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Friends and Neighbors
The St. James Alumni Association is accepting donations for Thanksgiving gift baskets to be distributed to family's who need a little hand up getting by this holiday season.
If you are able, please consider donating and helping out our neighbors so they may be able to sit around the table with their loved ones in the season of family and togetherness. ... See MoreSee Less
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On this Monday 11 November 2019 the Eddystone Fire Company extends our sincere thanks and appreciation to our military veterans who signed on the dotted line, and stood tall for our Great Republic. From the Battle of Lexington & Concord to the sands of Syria.
Thank you Veterans for the service and sacrifice that you have made in the past, and thank you to those still standing tall for us all.
God Bless, God Speed...... ... See MoreSee Less
On Wednesday 23 October 2019, students from Eddystone Elementary School practiced their evacuation drill and fire prevention activities for Fire Prevention Awareness Month.
Each class went over the importance of fire safety and to check their smoke detectors monthly and develop a plan for escape at home.
We had special guests, Ember and Oakley on hand to greet the students.
Ember showed the children how to crawl low in smoke and Oakley showed them how to stop drop and roll.
We also had a contest for the kids to guess how many spots Ember has.
Today Wednesday 30 October we returned to the school and presented Savanna Rooney a gift and her 5th grade class a box of munchkins. While many kids had the same number of 300, Savanna came in solely with 302. Congratulations Savanna on your contest win.
As always it is a pleasure working with the Eddystone Elementary School on Fire Prevention and Safety every October. We look forward to seeing you all again next year. ... See MoreSee Less
That’s so awesome!!! Way to go Ember & Oakley🐾 Congratulations to Savanna 🥳
Keep up the good work.
She really looks like she’s got this too!!! Good job she devil 🐾🥰
My girl killin it...😍😍
Cuzzy Rowles Jr.
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Saturday 19 Oct 2019
The Eddystone Fire Company participated in the Ridley High School Homecoming Parade.
The youth of Eddystone Borough have attended the Ridley School District since 1966 when the Eddystone High School was disbanded and the youth were transferred into the newly formed Ridley School District.
The Eddystone Elementary School is still on the property of the old Eddystone High School campus and enrolls students from Eddystone Borough and the Crum Lynne section of Ridley Twp.
The Ridley Green Raiders Football Team beat Harriton 61-14 in the Homecoming game.
The Green Raiders are seeded 11th in the PIAA District One 6A.
Good luck in the playoffs
GO MEAN GREEN MACHINE!!!!!!!
DID YOU KNOW???
Since the 1966 merger of Eddystone, Ridley Twp, and Ridley Park into one unified school district the Ridley High School Varsity Football Team has NEVER had a losing (below .500) season.
Photos of apparatus courtesy of Mac McCullough. ... See MoreSee Less
william you are a great writer
October 2019 Fire Prevention Month
Look, Listen, Learn
We wish all of you safety, security, and reassurance we will do everything we can if called upon in an emergency to assist you and get you safe.
Remember, the first line of safety is your line in Prevention. ... See MoreSee Less
On Monday 23 September 2019 @ 0411hrs company dispatched to the 1300blk of E.13th St, Eddystone Borough for a detached two car garage, heavy smoke showing.
PD arrived on location with heavy smoke conditions, active fire in an unoccupied detached garage.
Engine 8 (on the street handling an incident in a neighboring municipality) arrived first engine and went in service with 1.75 attack line.
Engine 12 under the command of Assist Chief R. Weed responded and dropped 300ft, 5" supply line into Engine 8.
Assist. Chief R. Weed established 13th St. Command, and had crews ladder the roof to start opening up.
Fire knocked down and brought under control, overhaul conducted.
As incident was brought under control units were released from the scene.
Borough Fire Marshal R. Gliem Jr. was contacted and responded.
Once structure rendered safe, incident turned over to Borough Fire Marshal and Eddystone Police for investigation.
Engine restored and cleared incident after just over 2hrs on location.
Thank you to our mutual aid companies for their assistance, as well as Delaware County Fireboard. Its always greatly appreciated. Job Well Done!!!!
Resources On Incident
Eddystone Fire Company 12
Prospect Park Fire Company 8
Tinicum Twp Fire Company 48
Ridley Park Fire Company 7
Woodlyn Fire Company 67
S.M. Vauclain Fire Company 62
Holmes Fire Company RIT Team 43
CCMC Medic 100D
Eddystone Police Department 23 Cars
Eddystone Borough Fire Marshal R. Gliem Jr. FM23 ... See MoreSee Less
I can see my moms house...hi Mom!!!
On Thursday 19 Sept 2019 @ 1214hrs Company dispatched to 100blk N. Swarthmore Avenue Ridley Park Borough for a mutual aid response on a confirmed working multi-unit structure fire with possible entrapment.
Engines 12 & 12-1 under the command of Assist Chief R. Weed made the response.
While enroute police on location reported all occupants out, no entrapment, active fire.
Engine 12-1 first arriving engine stopped short of structure to allow access for ladder truck(s), established water supply to 12-1, and pulled 3 - 1.75" attack lines and advanced to the 3rd floor of the structure.
Incident Command established by Chief Eckenrode (Ridley Park Fire Company)
Fire was found on the A/B side of the 3rd floor apt unit.
Fire suppression conducted by interior crews. Fire self vented through the roof.
Ladder companies went in service and took the roof of the structure.
Fire contained to the upper level of the structure and knocked down by interior and exterior crews.
Extensive overhaul conducted. No injuries reported.
Incident brought under control, engines restored to service and released after 2.5hrs on scene.
Outstanding job on the part of Incident Command, Delaware County Fireboard, and all responding units on location. ... See MoreSee Less
Great stop guys!
1970 Hahn Custom Pumper
1250gpm Hale Pump
Struck from Service and Replaced by new 1987 Hahn Custom Pumper ... See MoreSee Less
Always could tell from a distance to sound of that engine.
1500 gpm Hale pump
Ron, the 1970 had a 1250 2-stage pump. The 79 had a 1500. They both looked very similar even though they were 9 years apart in age.
Tuesday 11 September 2001
Our country, the world would shake as the following events unfolded as we were attacked by not a nation, but an ideology carried out by the acts of evil men.
Flight 11 crashes into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99. The aircraft enters the tower intact.
Flight 175 crashes into the south face of the South Tower (2 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 77 and 85. Parts of the plane, including the starboard engine, leave the building from its east and north sides, falling to the ground six blocks away.
Flight 77 crashes into the western side of The Pentagon and starts a violent fire.
The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, 56 minutes after the impact of Flight 175.
Flight 93 is crashed by its hijackers as a result of fighting in the cockpit 80 miles (129 km) southeast of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Later reports indicate that passengers had learned about the World Trade Center and Pentagon crashes and were resisting the hijackers. The 9/11 Commission believed that Flight 93's target was either the United States Capitol building or the White House in Washington, D.C.
The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, 1 hour and 42 minutes after the impact of Flight 11. The Marriott Hotel, located at the base of the two towers, is also destroyed.
Five stories of part of the Pentagon collapse due to the fire.
7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building, collapses.
This cowardly, heinous act of terrorism would bring our people together. Race, Religion, Political Affiliation, Gender, etc NONE OF THAT MATTERED. Our Great Republic and her people were under attack. We rallied for each other.
On this date 2,977 people perished in the attacks on our homeland. Of them were the following 1st Responders.
343 FDNY Fire Personnel
71 Law Enforcement from NYPD & NY/NJPA
55 Military Personnel @ the Pentagon
We honor those who have fallen, we honor those who gave every last measure of themselves in saving countless lives evacuating structures but ultimately loosing thier lives in the process. We are grateful for thier selfless sacrifice for their fellow man.
In the years following over 1,000 more have passed on and more are sick as a direct result of the attacks that occurred that day. Please keep these men and woman, as well as thier families in your thoughts and prayers today, and everyday.
NEVER FORGET, NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED EACH DAY THAT COMES ON THE SUNRISE.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less