Newtown Square Fire Company Celebrating its 100th Anniversary

Friday, 08 April 2016 00:00

 

On June 4, 2016, the Newtown Square Fire Company will be hosting a traditional fire fighters parade in conjunction with the annual Delaware County Firemen’s Association parade.  The parade and celebration will have invitees from the 5 surrounding counties, as well as local businesses and residents. We would be honored to have you join us for this special occasion.

This year the Newtown Square Fire Company will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.  Organized in 1916, the Newtown Square Fire Company has been providing volunteer service to the residents of Newtown Township, portions of Willistown Township, and its surrounding towns through mutual aide.  Our organization responds to over 600 calls for service each year.

The Newtown Square Fire Company and its Volunteers have flourished over this last 100 years thanks to the generosity and support of this great community. We do hope that you join us and support us in this momentous occasion. If you have any questions in regards to our event please feel free to contact us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

100th Anniversary Celebration and Parade Forms

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Cadet Firefighter Program

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 17:15

The Broomall and Newtown Square Fire Companies are looking for aspiring young cadets,ages 13-15 to participate in the Cadet Firefighter Program.

 

  • Train with seasoned firefighters
  • Learn firefighting skills and how to use equipment
  • Be trained in fire, rescue and emergency medical services
  • Become CPR/AED Certified
  • Participate in special events with the fire companies
  • Learn about the fire service and what it can provide for your future

 

Reserve your spot now at the orientation session :

7 pm on April 20, 2016 at the Broomall Firehouse

10 N. Malin Rd. Broomall, PA

Call 610-848-4242

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CadetFirefighterProgram

Click here for the Cadet Program Flyer

 

 

Member Monday - Engine Captain Christopher A. Young

Monday, 28 March 2016 00:00

Member Monday

Engine Captain Christopher A. Young has been volunteering for 4 Years with Newtown Square Fire Company. He also served 5 Years Willow Grove Fire Company (NJ), and 1 Year Elmer Fire Company (NJ), and 13 Years Elmer Ambulance Corps. Chris works as an Industrial Specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency
Chris retired after 30 years with United States Air Force, and truly missed the camaraderie. He had also stopped running with Elmer in 1994. He missed it. He missed being there and helping a family member, a friend, and a stranger when they are having the worst day of their life. Chris said “I enjoy giving of myself, volunteering, and giving back. I Love being a part of something that is bigger than myself.”
Chris also said “Training and gaining experience and always adding to my toolbox when it comes to the Fire service. I look forward and am hoping to retiring fully from work in about two years, and having the ability to give more of myself to volunteering with the Company. People look forward to retiring and doing things they enjoy, I look forward to retiring and doing something I Love!”
This year the Newtown Square Fire Company will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. On June 4th 2016 we will be hosting a traditional fire fighters parade as well as the Delaware County Firemen’s Association annual parade. We invite the residents to come out and support the fire company and watch the parade. If you have any questions regarding the parade please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
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Member Monday - Fire Police Captain Carl Ewing

Monday, 21 March 2016 08:29

Fire Police Captain Carl Ewing has been with the Newtown Square Fire Company for the last 54 years. Carl, seen above walking on the roof of the original Firehouse, is a lifelong resident of Newtown Square. When not volunteering Carl worked as a Biomed Technician and recently retired. Carl began volunteering with the fire company to serve his community and join a proud family tradition as a 3rd generation firefighter. Carl looks forward to spending his retirement continuing to volunteer with the Newtown Square Fire Company, spending time with his family, and getting to travel with his wife Marge.

This year the Newtown Square Fire Company will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. On June 4th 2016 we will be hosting a traditional fire fighters parade as well as the Delaware County Firemen’s Association annual parade. We invite the residents to come out and support the fire company and watch the parade. If you have any questions regarding the parade please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

#NSFCMemberMonday #NSFCturns100

 

Registration Open For AUXILIARY 71st SEMI ANNUAL FLEA MARKET

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 19:48

Ready for Spring? It will be here before you know it.

Spring cleaning?  Looking to make a little extra cash?  Reserve a spot at the Flea Market.

Registration is now open for our NEWTOWN SQUARE FIRE COMPANY AUXILIARY 71st SEMI ANNUAL FLEA MARKET.

Date: April 24, 2016 (Rain date: May 1, 2016)

Selling time: 9 am to 3 pm

Place: Newtown Square Shopping Center

3590 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

(East of Route 252)

Just $30 for a space. $35 day of.

Here is a link to print out the Registration Form.

Not selling? come browse for bargains and have a nice day out!

 

 

Newtown Square Fire Company - Info Release

Monday, 18 January 2016 15:32

INFORMATION SHEET

 

LAND ACQUISITION

335 NORTH NEWTOWN STREET ROAD

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA 19073

To our residents,

Our current station, located at the intersection of West Chester Pike and Rt. 252, is over 50 years old and needs to be upgraded. In addition, as a result of the modernization of the surrounding properties it is necessary for our fire station to re-locate due to logistical complications which impact operations. In response to these requirements the fire company recently purchased a 1.5 acre lot on the southeast corner of North Newtown Street Rd & Saw Mill Rd. When developed this new parcel of land will enable the volunteers to continue to provide first rate emergency services to our community, as we enter our 100th anniversary year.

We are currently in the planning process for this new station as we comply with Township regulations. This new station will:

- not have a roof top siren

- not include a public meeting/banquet facility

Further, we are engaged in discussions with the Township on how to help alleviate flooding in at the intersection of N. Newtown Street Road and Saw Mill Road. Also, homes in the vicinity of the new station should receive the benefit of favorable insurance coverage.

Our goal of the fire company is always to be good neighbors. We are listening to our citizens and will do our best to address your concerns.

Residents of Newtown Township are welcome to contact the fire company at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to ask questions, or make inquiries regarding the construction of the new fire station.

 

Delco Loses Firefighter

Friday, 04 December 2015 08:12

Public service providers are a family. These emergency responders are a tight-knit, loyal group, with a common mission—community protection.

For firefighters, police and EMS providers it has been said that any pain felt by one is experienced by all. This was demonstrated last week as the message of the fatal automobile accident that claimed the life of Newtown Square firefighter Scott Jones. Jones was a’ day-member’ of the Newtown Square Fire Company, as well as his Aston, home town fire service; and other communities’ fire or EMS organizations

In a common, pre-established coordination, Newtown Square rescue crews joined the Edgmont Fire Company in a response to a 2:30 a.m., Saturday two-vehicle, head-on accident on North Middletown Road (PA 352). Fatefully, the Newtown Square Fire Company rescuers were unknowingly assigned to the car that housed their colleague.

Firefighter Jones began his Newtown Square Fire Company services five years ago. The morning and afternoon drive time traffic constraints hampered timely emergency response by crew members to the local fire station. The setting of standards, followed by applications yielded the creation of a core of ‘day members’.

Scott Jones will be sadly missed for his skills and his humor. He eagerly also became involved in non-emergency station activities. He was an active participant in Fire Prevention school visits and worked with the Fire Company’s WXTU Food Drive for the St. Mark’s Emergency Food Center. Delaware County Food

Delaware County fire fighters will miss the dedication, skills, and eagerness for professionalism. This picture was taken during his efforts at collecting and storing food for the area Emergency Food Center during a WXTU food collection.  Thanks to his efforts and the support of this area, the Newtown Square Fire Company was honored for its impressive number of food items. Newtown Square FireFoto©

 

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Charcoal Dangers

Outdoor cooking has become a favorite American pastime.  While the focus of recreational cooking has moved to gas-fired activities, charcoal cooking still is popular for a collection of loyalists. The Newtown Square Fire Company reminds these traditional amateur chefs of some of the precautions when cooking with charcoal.

Outdoor cooks who continue to use natural charcoal for the cooking have been known to forget these precautions. In his cooking safety reminders, Fire Chief Doug Everlof stressed, “Unless special steps are taken when starting a charcoal fire, there are many dangers.”

The greatest danger occurs when a charcoal cooks becomes impatient when a bed of charcoal that was started doesn’t appear be burning.  In an attempt to accelerate the cooking, a second application of starter fluid can cause an explosion.

The hidden heat in one or more briquettes easily becomes the source of an explosive ignition. This flash-back of fire travels up the stream of starting fluid. When this fire enters the container, the next, almost instant reaction is either an explosion or a flash of uncontrolled fire.

In his fire prevention suggestion, Chief Everlof stressed, “Begin by initially applying the proper amount of fluid before attempting to initially start the fire.”

Equally dangerous cooking problems occur during the cooking as well as after the meal are prepared.  Never cook inside a garage or under overhead porches. From these locations, the carbon monoxide from cooking can enter the home and become a potent killer.  If inside the garage, the heat from cooking inside a garage can ignite fumes from stored items,

An additional danger exists after the meal preparation.  Each year, firefighters are called to fires beginning from the unsuspected heat left in what were thought to be “dead briquettes.”  Following the rules of outdoor cooking, place the used charcoal in a metal, not a plastic container, and leave it alone.  As an added safety step, add water to the container.

Burying spent charcoal that has been started with a petroleum fluid is very environmentally dangerous act.

Concluding his primer, Newtown Square’s fire chief added, “A good meal must include in its ingredients, a healthy dose of safety.  “Enjoy your outdoor charcoal cooking, but please do it carefully,”

 

 

 

 

 
Spring Safety Steps

Spring is a special time of the year for outdoor activities. The Newtown Square Fire Company asks all “yard mechanics” to begin any project that “goes below the surface of the grass or dirt” to begin with a simple, yet very important telephone call.

Thanks to a utility-assisting service and the availability of the 8 1 1 telephone number, gardeners, installers, or contractors.  In an extreme possibility, a broken natural gas or propane could result in a news-making explosion or fire. In less-extreme emergencies, the failure to plan and a survey call may result in the loss of electrical, phone or cable services, or an electrical injury or death.

Chief Doug Everlof stressed there are serious concerns for all emergency responses.  He explained, “The increasing dispatches citing a natural gas leak, both outside or inside of a residence are ‘super-serious. If there are any recognition of the utility’s added telltale aroma make the call to 9 1 1.”

Newtown Square’s fire chief added, “If there is any hint of leaking natural gas, the first step is to do nothing EXCEPT leave the building.  DO NOT turn on or turn off any light switches.  Grab the cell phone or wireless home phone and IMMEDIATELY go to a safe location outside. Then call 9 1 1 and DO NOT return to the property.”

Maintaining the Newtown Square Fire Company’s suggestions addressing prevention, this renewed plea to CALL BEFORE YOU DIG’s  8 1 1 is free for residential user and it is a good assurance of safety.  In planning any outdoor activities, make this call days in advance of the planned start of the ground-breaking work.

When exiting the residence, avoid making any contact with light switches or any lamps. These aids in eliminating the dangers from the unseen, small spark created inside a light switch activity. Also follow the Newtown Square Fire Company’s rule of GET OUT, CALL OUT, and STAY OUT.