The Garden City Fire Co. No.1 incorporated in 1944, provides fire protection for Nether Providence Township, Rose Valley Borough and it’s surrounding communities. Our company along with our sister company South Media Fire Co. No.1 comprise the Nether Providence Township Fire Department of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


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70 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE
   
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 
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Garden City Fire Company is Celebrating 70 years of Dedicated Service to the residents of Nether Providence Township and Rose Valley Borough.


 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Monday, November 24, 2014 
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Officer's and Memeber's of the Garden City Fire Company.
 


 
   
   
ANNUAL HOLIDAY FLOAT IS COMING
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 
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The Garden City Volunteer Fire Company is pleased to announce that Santa Clause is coming to Nether Providence on Saturday December 13th & Sunday December 14th, touring the streets of the Fire Companies local. The Holiday Float has been a longstanding tradition of Garden City Volunteer Fire Company for the past 60 plus years! Every September the Fire Company's float committee members start the planning portion and the actual construction of the float starts in mid-October (with Santa of course overlooking the project from the North Pole). Firefighters will be accompanying the float handing out candy canes to everyone. Santa who has taking time out of his busy schedule will be riding on the float, taking those all important present request. Come out and enjoy the fun…..This year’s theme will be designed to replicate the 2013 Walt Disney American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film "Frozen"

 
   
   
Firefighter graduates-wins award
   
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 
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The members of the Garden City Fire Company would like to congratulate Garden City Firefighter Brandon Deek. Brandon graduated from Strath Haven High School this past June. He received the Swarthmore Garden Club’s annual Horticultural Award. He will be attending Williamson Free Trade School in the fall. His achievement made the pages of a recent addition of Swarthmorean newspaper.



 




 
MVA ON I-476
   
Sunday, July 6, 2014 
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On Sunday 7-6-2014 @ 17:50 hrs. the Garden City (Sta. 65) along with South Media (Sta.51) assisted the Woodlyn Fire Company (Sta. 67) with a MVA into the guard rail on the south bound off ramp of I-476 to north bound I-95; with one injury.  Crews from 65-2 assisted with securing the vehicle and fire protection while medics packaged the patient.

 

 


 
TRAINING NIGHT - Effective Hoseline Deployment
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 
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There is perhaps no more critical task that will directly impact a fire suppression operation than that of stretching the initial handline at a structure fire. This impact will be either positive or negative. Stretching the appropriate handline quickly and efficiently will lead to rapid fire suppression with both lives and property saved. Stretching an inappropriate size attackline, deploying the line to the wrong location for the desired task, or taking an increased amount of time to position the line can effect or change the incident commander’s strategic objectives. Tonight Assistant Chief Brent Hopkins (65-9B) and Captain Wayne Kuehler (65-12A) instructed firefighters on the art of stretching a handline into structure fires. Key topics included, choosing the correct line, work as a team, advance more then the nozzle and check the line before attacking.

 
   
   
Lost of a Friend
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 
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The Officers and Members regret to announce the death of Fire Police Captain Danny Yohey. Danny is a 20 year life member of the Garden City Fire Co.  Serving the last 13 years as Fire Police Captain, he will be missed.


 
   
   
Fire Guts Home On Allen Street In South Media
Sunday, April 27, 2014 
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Sunday evening the alarm was struck for the building fire on Allen Street. The 1st alarm brings Garden City (Sta.65), South Media (Sta. 51), Medic’s out of Media (Sta.23) and the RIT out of Parkside (Sta.45).  Nether Providence PD arrived first reporting a working kitchen fire.  Chief Ed Kline (51-9) arrived next requesting the 2nd alarm bring additional units out of Brookhaven (Sta. 52), Middletown (Sta. 50), Rose Tree (Sta. 73), Media (Sta.23) and additional RIT’s from Springfield (Sta. 44) and Garrettford-Drexel Hill (Sta. 20). The 65-5 (Ladder), Chief 65 and 51-1 (Engine) arrived within minutes of each other. The crew from the engine went into service with handline in the rear.  The crew for the Ladder went into service with 2 1 ¾” in the front door. Under the command Deputy Chief Pat O’Rourke the crews made access to the 2nd and 3rd floors.  Crews were removed from the interior for a short time while Ladder 65 was put into service to knock down fire up in the attic area.  The adjoining twin home sustained water and smoke damage. Three firefighters sustained minor injuries which include twisted ankle and minor cuts; one resident was transported for smoke inhalation. The fire is under investigation.  Pictures courtesy of Frank Wesnoski. All Rights Reserved.


 
   
   
2 ALARM HOUSE FIRE IN NETHER PROVIDENCE
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 
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Just after 7am Garden City, South Media, and Parkside for the RIT team were dispatched to the 800 BLK of Ridge Lane for the house fire. Engine 65-2 responded under the command of FF Pat Oā€™Rourke Jr with a staffing of 6. PD arrived first and reported smoke showing from the roof. Chief Ed Kline (51-9) requested the 2nd alarm for additional manpower. Engine 51 secured the water supply while the crew from 65-2 placed a 2ā€¯ hand line in service. Crews encountered fire on division one and the attic area. The crew from Ladder 65 went to the roof to open up. The fire was brought under control within an hour and crews started extinguishing hot spots. This was the start to a long day as a major snow storm brought a lot of snow and ice to our area. Companies handled numerous wires calls throughout the day. Thanks to Green Ridge and Ridley Park for covering while we were out.

 
   
   
INSTALLATION OF OFFICER'S FOR 2014
   
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 
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Tonight the Garden City Fire Company #1 held its annual installation of Officer’s for the New Year 2014. The purpose of the evening is to officially swear in the newly elected and the re-elected officers for the upcoming year. Prior to the start of the ceremony, Company President Lou Didomenico expressed his gratitude for the dedication and hard work displayed by the officers and members of the department throughout the previous year. He also noted that the residence of Nether Providence Township, are very fortunate to have you serve them. This year our Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s installation was Joseph ”Brother Joe” Delia. Joe is a 50 year life member and has serves in many capacitates throughout his years including Asst. Fire Chief. The evening concluded with Dinner & refreshments for everyone in attendance to enjoy. Good Luck to all in 2014.

 
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