Cpl. Williams Helms Retires After 22 Years

The Officers of the Glenolden Police Department would like to congratulate Cpl. Williams Helms on his retirement. Corporal William Helms started his career in law enforcement with the Glenolden Police Department in May of 1999. During his career Cpl. Helms served as the DARE Officer and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in April […]

Glenolden Fire Co. Assists in Darby Fire

Tower 5 operated on the 500 Block of Commerce Street last evening assisting Darby Fire Co. # 1 Station 4 on a Working Fire. Crews had fire in the walls and in the attic space on Division 2. Tower 5s crew operated on the fire floor opening up alongside other units.

Elmwood Ave Building Fire Under Control After Just 10 Minutes

**Working Fire** Shortly after 7:15pm this evening, Company 5 and surrounding units were dispatched to the 600 Block of Elmwood Ave for a Building Fire. PD arrived with smoke showing from the basement. Tower 5 arrived at a 3 story single family with smoke showing. LT5A held Elmwood Ave Command. Crews contained the fire to […]

Woodland Ave Experiences Fire Shortly After 11AM

Engine 5 operated on the 800 Block of Woodland Ave shortly before 11am yesterday. Engine 9 @engineco9 arrived with smoke showing, locating a fire in a bedroom on division 2. E5 arrived behind Squrt 4. Crews operated for over an hour opening up before clearing and returning. Shortly before 4pm, the Building Fire Assignment was […]

Glenolden Fire Co. Fights Building Fire in Folcroft, PA

Last evening Tower & Engine 5 responded to the 1800 Block of Delmar Drive for a Building Fire in the rear. Squad 1 arrived with nothing showing however located fire under a rear deck. Tower 5 arrived as the First Due Truck splitting crews and opening up with @engineco9 & Company 1. Crews operated for […]

Building Fire and Confirmed Entrapment in Glenolden, PA

Around 5:40 this evening, Company 5 and surrounding companies were dispatched to the area of Chester Pike & Lamont Ave for the Working Building Fire with Confirmed Entrapment. Glenolden Police arrived to find smoke showing and 2 victims hanging from 2nd floor windows. Tower 5 under the command of Assistant 5 (J. McGowan) along with […]

Accident Late Last Night Leaves One Entrapped

Company 5 along with Rescues 1 & 43 were dispatched around 23:40 hours for an Accident w/ Entrapment. 32 Cars (Glenolden Police) arrived confirming 1 entrapped. Engine 5 arrived with 1 patient confined in the vehicle. Crews assisted EMS with removal of the patient with a stroke basket due to the angle of the hill […]

Vehicle Engulfed in Flames

Engine 5 operated at this vehicle fire earlier this afternoon at the Glenolden Wawa. Engine 5 arrived at an SUV well off and went into service, extinguishing the flames a few minutes later.

Former Fire Chief Fred Mills Passes Away- Oct. 31

We are saddened to announce the passing of Chief Fred Mills. Chief Mills was a life member of the Glenolden Fire Co. where he also served as Fire Chief from 1972-1973, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Fire Chiefs Association. Please keep Chief Mills and his family in your thoughts and prayers.   Rest […]

Glenolden Fire Co. Heads to Darby to Assist in Building Fire

Around 0500 hours this morning, Tower 5 was dispatched on the box alarm to assist Darby Fire Co. # 1 Station 4 on the reported building fire. Crews arrived with smoke showing hitting the working fire dispatch. Tower 5 arrived as the 2nd Due Truck Cō. throwing the bucket to the roof and opening up […]