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2015 Officers

Saturday, January 10, 2015  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 Righter Captain/ Safety Officer- Jonathan McGowan Lieutenant- Tom Lamb Engineers- Chief Engineer- Mike McHugh Engineer- Erek Bierlein Engineer Ryan Fuehrer Engineer- Chris Lamb Asst. Engineer- Mike Bramble Administrative Officers- President- Bob Worrell Vice President- Erek Bierlein Secretary- Brian Hassle Sr. Treasurer- Gerry McGettigan Financial Secretary- Ryan Fuehrer Board Of Directors- Chris Galanaugh Jonathan McGowan Jack MacVeigh George Hassle Ryan Fuehrer Gary Thompson Chris Lamb We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, and hope for another safe and successful year.



Slyvan Ave Building Fire

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Glenolden Fire Company was dispatched to a house fire just before midnight on New Year's Eve. Upon arrival the house was well involved. Engine 05 started with an exterior attack and proceeded into an interior attack. Crews operated into the new year and the fire was placed under control within an hour. Glenolden Fire Company was assisted by Folcroft Fire Co. Station 01, Sharon Hill Fire Company 09, Holmes Fire Company 43, Norwood Fire Company 02, Upland Fire Company 57, Aston Township Fire Company 17, Chester Township Fire Company 47 and CCMC Medics along with CID and the Glenolden Police Department. Visit our Facebook page for more pictures and a video.



Cover at Station 46/ Sparks Circle Block Party

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Members took time this Saturday to help out Rocky Run Fire Company while they were out for training, Tower 5 covered their run area from 0700-1600 so they could focus on aerial operations. While covering the local the Tower crew under the supervision of Chief Jason Wilhelm and Lieutenant Jon McGowan took some time to do some training of our own on Station 46's new roof mock up. Crew practiced vertical ventilation as well as roof-top tactics. We would like to thank Rocky Run Fire Co. for allowing us to utilize their training prop to hone our skills as well as for lunch during the cover. While the Tower was busy on the cover assignment Engine 5 took some time to help out the residents of Sparks Circle with some water fun for their annual Block party.



Building Fire in Sharon Hill

Sunday, August 3, 2014  Just after 3pm Company 5 was dispatched to the 400 Block of Clifton Ave for a Building Fire to assist Company 09. Tower 5 and 09-2 arrived to find an odor in the building, crews checked the building and found a smoke condition in the basement, crews located the source and determined the fire to be out. Apparatus positioning was great, Ladder to the front of the building and engines in place where they should be. Nice work by Capt. Brian Righter with great positioning at the hydrant.



FF Jon Ley Promoted

Thursday, July 24, 2014  The Officers and Members would like to congratulate one of our own, FF Jon Ley on his promotion to Captain in the Chester City Fire Department. Best of luck to you Capt.



Toll House Tavern Burns Down

Thursday, June 12, 2014  Just after Midnight Company 5 was dispatched to assist Norwood (02) for a building fire at the Toll House Tavern on Chester Pk. Soon after dispatch the police upgraded the call to a Working Fire. Tower 5 arrived right behind Engine 02 to find heavy smoke and fire in the roof area. Crews from Glenolden, Norwood, Prospect Park, Holmes, Sharon Hill, Folcroft and Tinicum Township Fire Companies worked for roughly 3 hours to get the fire extinguished. Great job done by all crews on scene. The Link Below Has the full story on the fire



Apparatus Professonially Photographed

Friday, June 6, 2014  Friday June 6th Dave Smiley Jr. of Nozzlenut Photography came to Station 5 and Photographed our trucks, free of charge. Thank you Dave for the great shots.



Mothers Day Flower Sales

Sunday, May 11, 2014  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Glenolden Fire Company with our Mothers Day Flower Sales, this year was a success and your continued support is greatly appreciated.



Engine 5 Returns!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014   Glenolden Fire Co. welcomes back Engine 5, finally back from extensive repair. A huge thanks goes out to Collingdale Fire Co. 1. for loaning us 06-2 to use while Engine 5 was out of commission. Another big thanks goes out to 10-8 Emergency Vehicles for handling the repairs to Engine 5. They did a fantastic job. 



New Officers For 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014   Glenolden Fire Company is happy to announce its Officers for 2014.
Line Officers:

Fire Chief- Jason Wilhelm
Asst. Chief- Mike McGowan
Ladder Captain- Chris Galanaugh
Engine Captain- Brian Righter
Saftey Officer- Gary Thompson
1st Lieutenant- Jon McGowan
Chief Engineer- Mike McHugh
Engineers- Erek Bierlein, Ryan Fuehrer, Chris Lamb
Asst. Engineer- Mike Bramble

Administrative Officers:

President- Bob Worrell
Vice President- Mike Gaffney Jr.
Secretary- Brian Hassel
Treasurer- Gerry McGettigan
Financial Secretary- Mike Gaffney Sr.

Board of Directors:

Chris Galanaugh 
George Hassel
Jack MacVeigh
Erek Bierlein
Jon McGowan
Gary Thompson
Mike McHugh

The Officers and Members are looking forward to a safe and productive year for the Glenolden Fire Company.



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