Monday, April 8, 2013
The fire occurred Friday afternoon at Kingsbury Condominiums.
Malvern Fire Co. responded to a report of a fire at Kingsbury Condominiums Friday afternoon, when police on the scene reported that an outdoor fire was extending to the building. The incident, which occurred at 4:30 p.m., is described as a "close call" on the fire company website:
Friday, April 5, 2013
Joe LeBresco signed up with Malvern Fire Co. on his 18th birthday in 1953.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Members of East Whiteland and Malvern fire companies helped extinguish an early morning blaze Thursday.
Local fire crews were dispatched to an early morning residential fire in Uwchlan Township that destroyed a house. Soon after the first alert came in at 5:32 a.m., police confirmed a house on the 600 block of Brecknock Drive was fully engulfed. The Lionville Fire Chief put out a call for additional resources, according to East Whiteland Fire Co.: Check the East Whiteland Fire Co. website for more photos and information.
Malvern Fire Co. responded to the one-car accident on South Warren Avenue Thursday.
One person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash in Willistown Thursday morning. Malvern Fire Co. was dispatched around 8 a.m. to the accident scene, where a BMW sedan had apparently left the roadway on the 600 block of South Warren Avenue, near the Paoli Pike intersection. For more photos and information, visit the Malvern Fire Co. website.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The fire company was founded Feb. 8, 1888, 'to answer the call of mercy and of duty.'
Malvern Fire Co. turned 125 years old Friday. A parade commemorating the milestone anniversary is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 5, according to Fire Chief Neil Vaughn. The fire company website lays out the details of the founding day, Feb. 8, 1888: With the smokestacks of the Pennsylvania Railroad trains triggering fires along the tracks through Malvern and the occasional house and business fires, residents of the Village of Malvern, then the northern-most part of Willistown Township, began to talk of fire protection in the 1880’s. Fires either were put out by bucket brigades or smothering, or left to burn out. The Malvern Free Will Fire Company was established February 8, 1888, by about 50 citizens of the village. Reportedly, the motto…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Main Line Chamber Foundation awarded scholarships to 24 volunteer firefighters and EMTs on June 12.
Twenty-four volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians were honored Tuesday night at the Main Line Chamber Foundation's "Hometown Heroes" Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony, now in its third year, honors students who are selflessly volunteering their time and energy to give back to the community. Among this year's award recipients are Daniel J. Sheridan and Evan J. Reed, both of East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Company, and Reed Apostol and Thomas Fitzgerald of Malvern Fire Company. View the photo gallery above for a few images from the evening. Below is the complete list of scholarship recipients: $1,500 Scholarships: $1,000 Scholarships: $2,500 Thomas J. Hays Memorial Scholarships:
Monday, June 11, 2012
The animal fell into a pond on Goshen Road and couldn't get back out.
Emergency responders often spend Memorial Day participating in parades and barbecues. This year, Willistown Police and firefighters from Malvern and Goshen spent much of the day trying to rescue an injured cow from a pond on Goshen Road. According to Malvern Fire Company: Sometime overnight, a cow fell into a pond and became stuck in the mud. Station 4 responded with Ladder 4, TAC 4, Squad 4 and two chiefs. Crews assisted a veterenarian from the Bolton Center in keeping the animal cool with both hoselines and a tent. Hoselines and webbing were used to create a harness, and a tractor was used to pull the animal from the mud. Once freed, crews remained on scene for an extended period of time helping to keep the animal cool with a hoseline …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Five members of Malvern Fire Company died in 1931 while responding to an emergency call.
On March 24, 1931, a crew of Malvern firefighters were en route to a brush fire when tragedy struck. The fire engine in which they were traveling failed to negotiate a turn near West King Street and Summit Road, according to current Malvern Fire Chief Neil Vaughn. The engine flipped, and five firefighters were killed that day. A memorial next to the flag outside the Malvern Fire Company headquarters on East King Street bears their names. On Saturday morning, April 14, another plaque will be installed in their honor outside the historic courthouse in West Chester a ceremony in West Chester, as emergency responders from the region and other dignitaries recall their sacrifice. A post on the Malvern Fire Company website lays out some …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
State Sen. Andy Dinniman and other local officials joined firefighters at the groundbreaking ceremony for a construction project that will grow the Malvern Fire Company headquarters.
The Malvern Fire Company held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning for the $1.3 million dollar expansion to the existing station. By spring, construction crews are expected to have added two new bays with a vehicle exhaust extraction system, bunking quarters and a radio room. Out of 65 applicants, Malvern Fire Company was one of three Pennsylvania fire stations to receive a federal grant of $1.1 million. Another $250,000 comes from a state grant. State Sen. Andrew Dinniman, state Rep. Duane Milne and recently re-elected Willistown Township Supervisor Norman MacQueen took part in the groundbreaking festivities. "The Malvern Fire Company firefighters are heroes for two reasons," Dinniman said. "First, they respond to any emergency, and…
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The Malvern Fire Company Fair ran from Tuesday through Saturday.
Hundreds of Malvern residents flocked to Monument Grounds on Friday night for food, fun and fireworks at the Malvern Fire Company Fair. The packed carnival included a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, swings and more, along with fun games and prizes. The Malvern Fire Company also gave fire truck rides to kiddies that circled around the neighborhood. The night concluded with a fireworks display shortly after 9:30 p.m. The fair is the Malvern Fire Company's largest fundraiser of the year, and in a good year, raises about $25,000 to $30,000 to support operations at the firehouse, according to Chief Engineer Joe LeBresco.