Over the course of two Wednesday nights and a Sunday 13 DFD members attended Basic Rigging For Rope Rescue presented by Bucks County Community College Rescue Instructors. During this time members tied lots of knots, set up rigging systems and packaged patients in a stokes basket. This is the first step for members of the DFD to become certified in Rope Rescue as technicians. We would like to thank ... (Full Story)
The Minquas Fire Company No.2 hosted a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse on Thursday, August 14th from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM located at 1205 East Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown. 10% of all food, gift card, and ToGo orders from the evening was donated directly to the fire company fund.
On behalf of the officers and members of the fire company we would like to thank everyone who came out and supported this ... (Full Story)
The members and officers of the Downingtown Fire Dept. offer our thoughts and prayers to the Robert Miller family and the West Bradford Fire Co. for the untimely passing of Ryan Miller on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Ryan was currently an active firefighter with the West Bradford Fire Co. and a member of the Good Will Fire Co. No. 2 of West Chester and the East Brandywine Fire Co. Ryan’s father is currently ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Friday, July 4th the Downingtown Fire Department and surrounding agencies attended Downingtown Borough's Good Neighbor Day at Kerr Park. This is a yearly event that brings the community together for Independence Day. The day starts early in the morning with the annual Run for Life 5K, 10K & 15K throughout the borough streets. The cool weather and clouds provided ideal running conditions for all ... (Full Story)
On Wednesday shortly before our weekly drill night Downingtown Fire Department was dispatched to assist Coatesville Fire Department (Stations 41 & 43) with a house fire. Air/Light 46 made the response with along with Rescue 45 (Alert Fire Company). Upon arrival the crew from the Air/Light assisted with setting up portable lighting in the structure and rolling hose lines. Both Air/Light 46 and Rescue ... (Full Story)
The Downingtown Fire Dept. was invited to attend a ceremony to honor first responders from Downingtown at the Williamson Masonic Lodge No. 309.
The event was coordinated by Coatesville Fire Dept. EMS Chief Scott Thornton, who is a member of the Williamson Lodge. The Worshipful Master Daniel Hughes presided at the event and spoke about the similarities of Free Masons and emergency responders. He then ... (Full Story & Photos)
Today at approximately 3:21 PM, Downingtown Fire Department was dispatched to assist Thorndale Fire Company at the scene of an abandoned barn structure that was on fire in the area of the 5000 block of Horseshoe Pike, near Rock Raymond Road. Downingtown Police and Chief 39 arrived with an initial report of a 70 foot by 70 foot barn that was well involved in flames with extension to debris in the ... (Full Story & Photos)