On Wednesday evening Minquas members gathered for weekly training centered on our cascade system. Our cascade system is responsible for refilling our air pack cylinders and provides air for our apparatus (Air 46). Steve Miller gave a very detailed PowerPoint that gave step by step directions and detailed information for using the cascade system and Air 46. Following the presentation members reviewed ... (Full Story)
On Wednesday night members of the Downingtown Fire Department completed certifications in CPR, First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogens. Medics Brad Cosgrove, Joe Colace and Fire Captain Kenny Boyd instructed this class for all in attendance. Members reviewed the protocols for CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens while completing the practical portion of CPR. We would like to thank Brad, Joe and Kenny ... (Full Story)
On behalf of the entire active force of the Minquas Fire Company No.2 we would like to congratulate Captain Ken Boyd and Paige Barnes on their recent marriage ceremony this past weekend. May you both have many years of happiness together! ... (Full Story)
Looking to get a last minute tax deduction? Why not purchase a Memorial Brick and support our 9/11 Memorial Project! Minquas Fire Company No. 2 is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.
Bricks are only $50 for a 4"x8" brick and $100 for an 8"x8" brick. If you have a business name you would like to display on a brick, they are only $100 for a 4"x8' and $200 for an 8"x8"! We plan on beginning our Memorial ... (Full Story & Photos)
Slightly before midnight, Station 46 was dispatched to assist East Brandywine (Station 49) and Glenmoore (Station 48) with an odor investigation inside. Engine 46-2 made the response along with Ambulance 46-1. At the scene crews from all companies investigated the house with gas meters, thermal imagers and heat guns. After the source of the odor was determined all units returned to station around ... (Full Story)
The Downingtown Fire Department will be participating in Downingtown's Good Neighbor Christmas Parade on Saturday, 12/13 at 3:00pm. In addition to our fleet of fire trucks we will be pulling our antique steamer. The parade route will follow Lancaster Avenue from west to east starting at Gable Avenue. Santa will be making a special appearance again this year so look for him at the end of the parade. ... (Full Story)