Two of Minquas's junior firefighters graduated this afternoon from the Chester County Junior Public Safety Camp. Jeffrey Robertson and Avery Cooper joined several other juniors from around the county at the state of the art training center in South Coatesville. These young volunteers dedicated 40+ hours the past week in the classroom and participating in hands on training to further their knowledge, ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Chester County EMS Council held their 12th Annual EMS awards ceremony in the Red Clay Room at the Kennett Square Fire Company May 19th, where Minquas Fire Company and several members were honored for their exemplary services. This ceremony coincides with National Emergency Medical Services Week, which honors the dedication of those who provide daily frontline lifesaving medical services.
Minquas fire and EMS attended the Downingtown West High School graduation Thursday night. This year, we are proud to have 3 of our own members graduating, Kelly Ryan, Amanda Stewart, and Rashelle Brennan. Kelly will be attending Alvernia University and Amanda and Rashelle will be attending Delaware County Community College. Congratulations to Kelly, Amanda, and Rashelle as well as all the Downingtown ... (Full Story & Photos)
This morning, members of the DFD (Minquas and Alert) participated in Lowe's annual Kids Day. The apparatus was on display for the public to tour and see all the different types of equipment that the apparatus carries. In addition to the fire apparatus, there were police vehicles (DPD and Chester County Sheriff's Office), tow trucks, and construction equipment on display. Though the weather did not ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Friday afternoon, fire/EMS apparatus visited Beaver Creek Elementary School in the westward section of Downingtown. Students were able to tour the fire engine and ambulance as well as ask any questions to the staff on scene. ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Thursday afternoon, the Downingtown Fire Dept. was dispatched to the 400 block of Boot Rd. for a building fire, report of a fire on the roof. On arrival, crews found an HVAC unit on fire. Engine 46-1 (Lt. Marks) deployed a hoseline to the roof and extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading further into the interior of the building. Crews checked for extension and placed the incident ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Downingtown Fire Department participated in the annual Drunk Driving Mock Car Crash hosted by Downingtown West High School. This demonstration is done each year to teach students the possible effects of drunk driving and with today's technology, texting and driving. Each year, people's lives are changed forever due to drunk/impaired driving and/or texting and driving. Please drive responsibly ... (Full Story & Photos)
Sunday was a busy day for members of Minquas and DFD. It started out with back to back calls around 8am with a motorcycle accident and a fire alarm. While some members were on station engaging in some physical fitness in the early afternoon, Station 46 was dispatched to relocate to Station 49 (East Brandywine) while they assisted Station 48 (Glenmoore) on a brush fire involving about 1 1/2 acres. ... (Full Story & Photos)