Swedeland Fire Company

Swedeland Fire Co.
609 A Street
King of Prussia
PA 19406
Ph: 610-275-0177

New Black Stripping

Tuesday, December 22, 2015   With Ladder 48's reflective striping, lettering and decals now complete personnel loaded the first lengths of 5 inch supply line into the her hose bed last night. The tedious process of fire radio installation will begin tommorow at the Station.



Wood/Mulch Fire

Wednesday, December 16, 2015   Volunteers were deployed shortly after 6:00 AM this morning for an unknown type fire in the area of the Gulph Mills Village Apartments. A large stack logs and mulch piles were found to be on fire at the property at 569 Yerkes Road again. Engine 48 was immediately assigned to protect the homes on Holstein Road that were being showered with hot embers. Squad 48, with a supply line from the Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company's Squirt 49 and Pipeline 49 attacked the blaze from opposite side.



Ladder 48 Lettering

Thursday, December 10, 2015   Some fine artists dabble in mediums of oils and watercolors but the steady hands at Danz Lettering are known for their exquisite application of Gold leaf lettering and vinyl decals. Here is the New Ladder 48 in Station getting some new ink.



95 Years Old

Swedeland 95th

Monday, November 23, 2015   On November 23rd 1920 concerned citizens gathered and voted to form the Swedeland Volunteer Fire Company. Tommorow will mark exactly 95 years of service to Upper Merion Township and surrounding communities.Every Fire Company has a story of its genesis. For Swedeland, it is uniquely tied to the history of The Alan Wood Steel Company. Homes, a Chapel, a School and a Fire House all constructed by the rapidly expanding plant. Most Charter Members worked at the Steel Plant or Coking Facility. Attached is a video expressing our gratitude to those who forged the way for our Organization.



New Ladder 48 Update

Tuesday, November 17, 2015  The New Ladder 48 has finally made it out into the sun. Here She is with outriggers and main aerial ladder deployed. Lettering and reflective triple stripe will be added when it reaches Pennsylvania late November or early December. Swedeland Officer's will be travelling to Florida for a final inspection this week.



Bernard S. Gutkowski Award

Thursday, October 15, 2015  Congratulations to our own Rob Dronitsky! Rob received the Bernard S. Gutkowski Award for Upper Merion Township Firefighter of the Year. The Award is presented annually by Chief Fire Marshal John Waters at The Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors Meeting. The yearly recipient is voted on by all 4 Township Emergency Service Organizations.

Supervisor Bill Jenaway also presented Swedeland Chief Orangers with the VFIS Robert F. Little Memorial Fire Safety Education Award. S...upervisor Jenaway had accepted the award on Swedeland's behalf at the Pennsylvania State Firemans Convention as Fire Personnel were occupied with the events surrounding the Papal visit.

There were multiple other service awards presented to members from Swedeland, Swedesburg and King of Prussia Fire Companies as well as the Lafayette Ambulance Squad. Congratulations to all and thank you for your service and dedication.



Ladder 48 Cab and Chassis

Friday, October 9, 2015   Some more photos of the New Ladder 48's construction coming in from E-ONE. Here is the cab getting wired up and the chassis with the Cummins Diesel Engine in place.



Fire Prevention Visits

Wednesday, October 7, 2015   Swedeland Personnel joined Upper Merion Fire Marshal's Bill Daywalt and Bill Henderson visiting multiple Schools in the area for fire prevention. Besides memorizing 911 and the importance of smoke detectors, children are taught not to fear a Firefighters appearance. Pictured is Firefighter Christunas carrying out this pyschological tactic, with and without Her airmask.



Ladder 48 Update

Monday, September 21, 2015   Construction of Ladder 48 continues at E-ONE in Florida. Here are several photos of the Ladder in different stages of construction. Completion is expected in the middle of November.



New Garage Floor

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  Station 48's Main Engine Bay has received a new non-slip floor. The new floor was partially funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania State Fire Commisioner's Office. It will greatly enhance the safety and overall appearance of the original floor which has been in place for over 40 years.



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