pnbspOver the past 4 years the team from NIST Fire Research has been conducting tests at the Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center. They have tested many different aspects of firefighting from ventilation to hose streams and building construction. Many members of GFD have been heavily involved in assisting with this valuable research. Captains Righter and McGowan Firefighters Bramble McBride and Embert have put in countless hours to learn and understand the information being provided. Tower 5 has been utilized during their research. Now that their contract has concluded we would like to thank them for allowing us to be apart of this incredible research. We wish them the best of luck in their future research endeavors. nbspppbr typemozppBelow is the link to the NIST Fire Research Twitter for the most updated progress on their researchnbsphttpstwitter.comNISTFirep
nbspTower 5 was dispatched late Friday night to assist Collingdale Fire Company 1 on a working fire on the 200 block of Collingdale Ave. Tower 5 was directed to the roof for ventilation crews from Tower 5 and Quint 6 opened up the roof for the crews inside. Company 5s crew also assisted with overhaul. Crews operated on scene for just over a hour and a half. Photo Credit Kevin Oreskovich.
nbspLate Tuesday afternoon GFD was dispatched to 433 S Macdade BLVD for the building fire. Captain Righter 05-12A arrived to find the laundromat was charged with smoke and had multiple dryer units were involved. Engine 5 laid in and stretched 1 line. The fire was put in check quickly and there were no injuries sustained. Company 5 was assisted by Companies 01Folcroft 09Sharon Hill 02Norwood and 43Holmes in placing the fire under control.
The Officers and Members of the Glenolden Fire Dept. invite you your family and friends to join us Tuesday October 16th 2015 for our annual Fire Prevention Open House. We will be joined by many of our local fire companies and law enforcement agencies to promote Fire Safety and Prevention. There will be lots of activities for the children as well as plenty of information for the adults as well. We look forward to seeing everyone Tomorrow Night.nbsp
The Glenolden Fire Company is proud to announce its Fire and Administrative Officers for the year of 2015.Fire Officers-Fire Chief- Jason Wilhelm Assistant Chief- Michael McGowan Ladder Captain- Chris Galanaugh Engine Captain- Brian RighterCaptain Safety Officer- Jonathan McGowanLieutenant- Tom Lamb Engineers-Chief Engineer- Mike McHughEngineer- Erek BierleinEngineer Ryan FuehrerEngineer- Chris LambAsst. Engineer- Mike BrambleAdministrative Officers-President- Bob WorrellVice President- Erek BierleinSecretary- Brian Hassle Sr.Treasurer- Gerry McGettiganFinancial Secretary- Ryan FuehrerBoard Of Directors-Chris GalanaughJonathan McGowanJack MacVeighGeorge HassleRyan FuehrerGary ThompsonChris LambWe would like to thank everyone for their continued support and hope for another safe and successful year.