It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Capt. Thomas Royds. “Roydsy,” as he was affectionately known, died in the line of duty serving the residents of Lower Merion as a career firefighter. We extend our condolences to the Royds family and our brothers and sisters at Lower Merion Fire Department and Lower Merion Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 2844.
Ridley Park Police is requesting assistance of 7 fire police officers to assist with this years fireworks at the lake from 5pm till 10pm on July 3rd. Fire Police will be meeting at Constitution Terrace and W. Ridley Ave for assignments. Ridley Park Police Chief has advised that they will be closing the roads at 5pm this year. Anyone that can assist please contact Jesse Francis (Traffic 48) at 610-496-8198 or Steve Edwards at 610-842-7238. Thank You in advance.
Tinicum Township is requesting assistance of fire police on June 26 from 6pm to 10pm at Manor Field located at 420 & 291 (Wanamaker Ave & 291). Tinicum Township is requesting 5 fire police officers to assist with this event. A letter has been received for those that need one, click the link below to download the letter. Anyone available please contact Jesse Francis (Traffic48) at 610-496-8198. Thank You in advance.
Upcoming County Meetings
July 14, 2021 – 911 Center
September 8, 2021 – NEED HOST COMPANY
November 10, 2021 – Brookhaven Fire Company (52)
Contact Art Gorga at firstname.lastname@example.org if your company can host the September Meeting
From Paul Blanford;
On 1/27/2021 Lois had a fire at her home. At this time Lois is doing well but certainly overwhelmed. She is staying at a motel in Broomall and waiting for the insurance company to complete their investigation, they have been very cooperative. When we find out if she needs anything and what she needs we will reach out and let everyone know. In the mean time please keep Lois in your hearts and prayers.
Thanks To All, Paul.
Dave S (Traffic 68) is looking for fire police assistance for the funeral of Bye Heacock – Monday 2/8/2021 at Pagano’s Funeral Home on Foulk Rd. Viewing from 9am – 10am; service until 11am; burial at Edgewood Memorial Gardens, Glen Mills. Meet at Booth Corners at 8:30 am. Apparatus has been invited. Let Dave know if you can assist. Dave – 610 . 299 . 9956
To All Members,
Yesterday, 1/27/2021, there was an incident involving our Association Recording Secretary Lois Johnston at her home. A fire started in the exhaust fan in the bathroom and had spread into the wall. Her grandson smelled something burning and escorted everyone out of the house and called 911. Fire department arrived on scene, located the source, pulled the meter, and extinguished the fire in approximately 10 minutes resulting in smoke damage throughout the house and fire damage in the bathroom and kitchen. Most importantly there were NO INJURIES.
Lois and her family will be staying with other family members until repairs are made. The Association will assist the family in anyway they need assistance and if anyone would like to call or email and check on Lois and her family the number is 610-453-3422. Text message is preferred and her email is email@example.com
Starting in January 2021 we will be posting a monthly newsletter. The newsletter will be put together by President Paul Blanford and posted monthly. The newsletter will keep everyone up to date with what is going on in the organization. It will also have the members that are sick so that we can keep up on how everyone is doing and keep them in our prayers. Attached is the 1st newsletter for January 2021. Hope everyone stays safe and healthy .
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To all Delaware County Fire Police:
It is with great sorrow we mourn our brothers and sister: Lisa Pasquarella, Fran Desmond, Art Sciachetti and Jerry Gaspero. Certainly, all were dedicated to our fire police cause and will be truly missed. The turnout of officers at the recent services was a true testament to their commitment and involvement.
A special note of appreciation to Dave Schlott for presiding at the funerals for Fran and Gerry. The “Heroes” pamphlets of prayers were most appropriate and appreciated. Please take time to read it or if you need one, please contact Dave.
Although there have been no meetings since last January, the organization continues to support the membership. The drive by for Joe Bradley’s 80 birthday is a prime example of our commitment to our members. Please Congratulate Mike Parks on this 87th birthday and John Pucino on his 84th. Keep on truckin’ guys!
Due to Fran’s Untimely death, I will now move up and assume an interim presidency with Mike Parks as 1st Vice President. I have asked Art Gorga to assume the 2nd Vice President position. All other positions shall remain the same until our next meeting. The officers and board will determine when it is safe to meet again. Our Memorial service is on hold, but not forgotten.
A special note to thanks to Earle Pensyl for updating our financial status.
Thanks to all who have been stepping up to the plate and helping out with many special activities. Also, to Art and Amanda for attempting to put together a viable email list.
Should you wish to contact me, I am at:
Please stay safe and stay well. Happy New year!
Paul A Blanford
It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Jerry Gaspero. Jerry was a member of the Upper Chichester Fire Police Association and Reliance Fire Company Station 61 now Upper Chichester Fire Department Station 10. Jerry passed away this morning in the hospital. No further details are available at this time. We ask that you keep his family, friends, and extended family from the Reliance and Upper Chichester Fire Departments along with Upper Chichester Fire Police Assoc. in your heart and prayers. Once more information is available it will be posted.
Sorry everyone but due to updated restrictions by Gov. Wolf and the state of Pennsylvania there will be NO HONOR GUARD. Due to number of people restricted in the building to 10 people at a time Honor Guard has been Canceled. If you wish to pay your respects we are asking that you please stagger your time between 12:00 and 13:45. Services will be held at 14:00 and can be viewed online at the link below. Thank you for your time and understanding.
Services will be streamed live at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88095784137?pwd=MUU1QkVXQlNsUkpNREVKQ1NXSnNyQT09
Meeting ID: 880 9578 4137