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NIST Fire Research

Thursday, October 22, 2015   Over 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.  

Below is the link to the NIST Fire Research Twitter for the most updated progress on their research:



Tower 5 assists Collingdale on a Working Fire

Friday, October 16, 2015   Tower 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 5's crew also assisted with overhaul. Crews operated on scene for just over a hour and a half. Photo Credit Kevin Oreskovich.



Laundromat Fire

Tuesday, October 13, 2015   Late 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 01(Folcroft), 09(Sharon Hill), 02(Norwood), and 43(Holmes) in placing the fire under control.



Annual Fire Prevention Open House

Tuesday, October 6, 2015  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. 



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



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