The Quint is a 2012 Rosenbauer 78′ Viper EXT ladder/pumper combination. The truck carries a 500 gallon water tank, several preconnect attack lines of various lengths, a 20 gallon foam tank, a Waterous 1500gpm pump, the Rosenbauer EZ Foam System, hydraulic rescue tools, and additional firefighting equipment. The Quint will typically be our first out piece of apparatus unless the call type would require additional rescue equipment carried on our Squad. Below are some photos of training from before the Quint was placed in service.
December 16 is when Santa will be visiting West Norriton Twp with the help of the Jefferson Fire Company. Be on the lookout, kids!
Mike San Felice, 66, a long time member of the fire company, was killed today while working on the PA Turnpike.
Mike was a husband, father, grandfather, and a Vietnam veteran. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike’s family.
Update – 10/23/12
Viewing times for Mike San Felice have been released. Viewings will be held at the Volpe Funeral Home, 707 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19403. Friday, 10/26 – 18:00 to 21:00 and Saturday, 10/27 – 08:00 to 09:15.
October is fire prevention time.
Kids, visit Sparky’s fire prevention page here:
You can see fire company apparatus and personnel at the following events:
- Saturday, 10/6, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Home Depot at Valley Forge Marketplace
600 S. Trooper Rd.
- Wednesday, 10/10, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Swedesburg Fire Co – Fire Prevention Expo
Henderson Square Shopping Center
310 S. Henderson Rd. in Upper Merion
- Thursday, 10/11, 05:30 PM – 08:00 PM
Chick-Fil-A at Valley Forge Marketplace
680 S Trooper Rd.
- Friday, 10/12, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Lower Providence Fire Co. – Fire Prevention Expo
The Jefferson Fire Company participated in the townships 2012 West Norriton Day celebration. Members of the fire company brought apparatus for display, staffed an information booth, set up an interactive display for kids, assisted with landing the PennSTAR medical helicopter and stood ready to assist during the final fireworks celebration at the end of the night.
Many residents and their children enjoyed interacting with the fire company and we enjoyed educating residents on what it is their local volunteer fire company can do for them.