Photo of the Day
September 11, 2014 – September 11th is a significant date in our nation’s history, as it marks the anniversary of the devastating terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In remembrance of this day, Rose Tree Fire Company will be displaying our Nation’s flag to be seen by all who pass the station. God bless to all those who lost their lives and the brave heroes that responded to the emergency. We will never forget.
As you might have already noticed, there is a lot of activity happening around our building. A few weeks ago, we broke ground for a new two-bay addition. Construction is well underway with the footers and foundation walls already completed. Steel beams have been installed to prepare for the bay openings, and the roof trusses are on their way.
Although construction timelines sometimes change as projects move along, we hope to be operating out of our newly expanded station before the end of 2014. In the meantime, check back with us often for more updates and pictures of the progress of the project!
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - The fire company sincerely regrets to announce the death of past Chief Robert Burnett, Sr. Robert passed away on June 29th. He was a life member of the Rose Tree Fire Company and was a past Chief. He also previously owned a daycare center at his home. Robert’s second home was on the Chesapeake where he loved to boat, fish and crab. He was pre-deceased by his wife Christine and step son John Forte. Survivors: Sons Robert W. Burnett Jr. of Oxford (Past Assistant Chief at RTFC) and James T. Burnett of Marmora, NJ. (Past Firefighter at RTFC). Sisters Jean Limburg and Judy Hause. Step son Jamie Forte of Fort Worth, TX. Also survived by 10 Grandchildren. www.jnelsonrigbyfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2590751&fh_id=12567
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - At about 19:30 Rose Tree Fire Company was dispatched to the area of State Rd. and US 1 for a vehicle fire.
Chief 73-9 (Brown) arrived and reported a car well involved.
Engine 73 arrived and led off with a 1 3/4″ attack line and attacked the fire from a safe distance. They later pulled a 1 3/4″ line with a one inch piercing nozzle to extinguish the fire under the hood.
Rescue 73 arrived and assisted with overhaul.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 – At 03:01 Rose Tree Fire Company was dispatched to the 600 block of Summer Street for a building fire. Also due were Co. 23 (Media), Tower 44 (Springfield) and RIT 53 (Broomall), along with Medic 237 (Riddle Hospital and Media Fire Co.).
Chief 73-9A (Trevelino) was first on location and reported a 1 1/2 story single family dwelling well involved, with a 3 story wood frame exposure becoming involved. Chief 73-9 (Brown) requested a Second alarm which brought Truck 41 (Newtown Square), Engine 51 (South Media) and Rescue 52 (Brookhaven) along with Medic 104-7D (Riddle Hospital). Chief 73-9 established Summer Street Command.
Quint 73 arrived and placed a 2 1/2″ line in service on the primary fire building while Squrt 23 laid a 5″ supply line to feed Quint 73. The Squrt crew pulled a 1 3/4″ line off Quint 73 for exposure protection.
Engine 73 laid a second 5″ supply line and their crew was assigned to the exposure building while Squrt 23′s crew was redirected to the original fire building.
Tower 44 was assigned the roof and outside ventilation along with Truck 41. Chief 44-9B was assigned the Sector C division (rear of the building).
Crews from Rescue 52 and Engine 51 assisted with interior operations.
RIT 53 set up in front of the building.
Another challange that the crews were faced with was a downed electric line in the front yard of the original fire building. PECO (local electric company) was called to secure the power line.
The scene was under control in about 1 1/2 hours.
(Photo’s taken by Frank Wesnoski)
Monday, March 3, 2014 – Yes, it’s true! Spring is almost here! At 2:00 AM this Sunday, March 9, 2014 Daylight Savings Time begins.
Rose Tree Fire Company encourages all residents to change their smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries when you reset your clocks this weekend. Once you change the batteries, TEST the detectors to be sure they are working. If your detector is 10 years old or older, it should be replaced.
A fire can double in size every 30 seconds. The sound of the alarm will give you and your family those few extra seconds to get out and stay out of your home. Checking your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm and changing the battery are one of the simplest things you can do to protect your family.
To learn about how smoke alarms work and why they are so important, follow this link to the United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/campaigns/smokealarms/alarms/index.shtm
Sunday, February 16, 2014 – Congratulations to Firefighter Charles Jordan for being voted by the members as the 2013 Rose Tree Fire Company Firefighter of the Year.
Charlie has been a member of the fire company for 34 years. He served as a Trustee, Lieutenant, and also as the Fire Company President.
Charlie is retired from the United States Postal Service and currently works a couple part time jobs and has his own pet sitting business.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued several hazardous weather announcements affecting our area tonight through Thursday.
The warnings indicate that we need to be prepared for a major winter storm that has the potential for heavy snow, sleet, rain and coastal flooding. Much depends on the track of the system as it approaches, so stay tuned to news alerts and weather updates for the latest forecast. For up the minute information, go to: www.weather.gov/phi. If the power is out, tune battery operated radios into station KYW 1060 AM.
During extremely cold weather, the risk for home fires can increase. To avoid fire danger, you should remember the following:
- Never use a stove or oven to heat the home.
- If using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep it at least three feet away from anything that can burn, such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
- If using a fireplace, keep the screen or doors closed to catch sparks and rolling logs. Make sure burning embers are out before going to bed.
- Maintain and operate portable generators in accordance with the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions.
- Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage. The smoke from a running generator contains carbon monoxide and needs to be properly ventilated.
See attached safety sheets on carbon monoxide and portable generator safety. For anyone that is unable to stay in their home, the Red Cross can help. Click here for an updated list of Red Cross shelter locations:http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter or you can call the Philadelphia Red Cross chapter at (215) 299-4000.