January 9, 2018

Several members braved frigid temperatures to assist at the Hilltop Condo fire. A big thank you to North Penn Good Will Services for their assistance.

December 8, 2017

The meeting will be held on Jan. 10th, 2018 at S. M. Vauclain Fire Co. Board Meeting  starts at 7pm.

November 27, 2017

A 3 hour Fire Police Update & Refresher Course will be offered at Delco ESTC on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. from 18:30-21:30. County Certificates will be issued. The cost of the course is $15 per person.  Please contact Commissioner John Gould with any questions.

Registration is open at the training center use the below link or call 610.237.8630




November 1, 2017

The November meeting will be held at station 39 on Wed. November 8th. The board meeting will start at 7pm with Dinner at 7:30 and meeting to follow.

October 12, 2017

All members are encouraged to send any request for assistance to Deputy Commissioner John Gould. jgould@lansdownefire.com

Request will be posted to the website.201709151334

September 15, 2017

Good  Afternoon


For next Tuesday afternoon’s Delaware County Incident Management Task Force meeting, I am trying to finalize an agenda.


One item is to enhance our Incident Recap section to talk about more incidents.


Therefore, in light of back to school season, I have a homework assignment for you.


Please go back and think about any incidents your organization may have responded to over the last few months.  It does not matter if they were small or larger in scale. or if they were on the highway or an arterial.

  • Are there any that stand out?
  • What went right, an could be considered a best practice?
  • Did something go wrong or possibly could have been done better?
  • Were there any unique circumstances?
  • Any lengthy incidents that maybe could have been shortened?

If you want to let me know any specific, I can add them on the agenda, otherwise I will  go around the room an ask each agency about recent incident responses.


Also, if you have any other agenda topic ideas, or suggestions, please let me know.


Thanks in advance for your help.




Christopher King | Associate Manager, Office of Transportation Operations Management

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520

215-238-2849 | cking@dvrpc.org | www.dvrpc.org

September 15, 2017

Delaware County Fire Police Association

Board of Director Meeting, 9/13/17

Darby # 4, Station 76

Meeting called to order at 1934 by Ex-Chairman of the Board, Nick Picozzi.

  • Received several request for Fire Police assistance:
    • 9/16/17, Norwood looking for 6-8 Fire Police for fireworks, 2130 to 2300 hrs. in Lower Park.
    • 9/18/17, Honor Flight for Vets, starting at I-95 NB rest area, De/PA border, meet @ 1700 hr.
    • 10/8/17, Ridley Park Fall Festival, 6-8 FP requested from 1300-1900 hrs.
    • 10/15/17, Honor Flight for Vet,
      • (See Delco Fire Police Web site for letters of requests and start times).
  • 10/14/17:  Goodwill Fire Co. hosting Fire Prevention, from Noon to 1700 hrs.
  • 9/19/17: There will be a Traffic Incident Management meeting at the 911 Center.  Contact Chris King if you would like to attend.  The meeting is free.  Phone #:  215-238-2849 or email: cking@dvrpc.org.
  • A boot will be passed around for collection to assist a Fire Police group in Texas/Florida.

Meeting adjourned at 1950 hrs.

Respectfully submitted,

Art Gorga

Art Gorga

1st District, Alt. Dir.

September 15, 2017

Delaware County Fire Police Association

Nominations of Officers for 2018-2020



  •  Marie Donnelly
  •  Fran Desmond
  • 1st Vice President:
  •  Paul Blanford
  • 2nd Vice President:
  •  Mike Parks
  • Recording Secretary:
  •  Bob Owsiany
  •  Lois Johnston
  • Assistant Recording Secretary:
  •  Dave Evans
  • Treasurer:
  •  Earl Pensyl
  • Financial Secretary:
  •  Amanda Desmond
  • Fire Commissioner:
  •  John Gould
  • Deputy Commissioner:
  •  Gary Milligan
  •  Mike Elder
  • NOTE: Each District to elect Director and Alternate Director if their term is expiring for next meeting. Next meeting will be November 8th. Location to be Determined. BOD mtg. @ 1930 hrs. and General Meeting starts 2000 sharp.