MCFCA Announces 2014 Meeting Schedule

by Tim Ernst on December 15, 2013

Mark your calendars

Meeting Schedule for 2014

All meetings:
Dinner: 19:00
Meeting: 19:30

January 21, 2014 – Plymouth Fire Co Station 43
1323 Colwell Lane Conshohocken PA 19428

March 18, 2014 – Skippack Fire Co. Sta. 86
1230 Bridge Rd, Skippack, PA 19474

May 20, 2014 – Abington Fire Company Sta. 100
1920 Horace Ave. Abington, PA 19001

July 15, 2014 – Montgomery County Fire Academy
1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428

September 16, 2014 – Red Hill Fire Company Sta. 71
71 E 4th St, Red Hill, PA 18076

November 18, 2014 — Flourtown Fire Company Sta. 6
1526 Bethlehem Pike Flourtown, PA 19031

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l-r: Commissioner Leslie Richards, Ed Ross, Fire Chief’s Association President Brian Gwiazdzinski and current Treasurer Michael Gallagher Sr.

Ed Ross, who stepped down recently as Treasurer of the Montgomery County Fire Chief’s Association after serving in that capacity for 40 years, was honored for his decades of service at the organizations meeting in March at Flourtown Fire Company, Station 6.

Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards presented Ed with a proclamation signed by all three commissioners and the Fire Chief’s Association presented his a plaque in appreciation for his service.

Ed joined the fire service in 1949 and served as a firefighter and line officer at several companies in New York and New Jersey before moving to Whitpain Township in 1965.

He joined the Centre Square Fire Company that year, where he has served on numerous occasions as Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, President and Treasurer of both the company and its relief association, and Captain of Fire Police.

Ed, a Life Member of the Montgomery County Fire Chief’s Association, served that organization as its Treasurer from 1972 to 2012 and continues to serve as Assistant Treasurer.

In addition, Ed Ross served as an instructor at the Montgomery County Fire Training School from 1969 to 1976 and was recognized with an award for his exemplary service there and numerous awards for all of the other jobs he has filled. Pictured here: l-r: Commissioner Leslie Richards, Ed Ross, Fire Chief’s Association President Brian Gwiazdzinski and current Treasurer Michael Gallagher Sr.

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MCFCA Announces 2013 Meeting Schedule

by Tim Ernst on November 30, 2012

Mark your calendars

Meeting Schedule for 2013

All meetings:
Dinner: 19:00
Meeting: 19:30

January 15, 2013
Royersford Fire Company – 98B Station
269 Green Street, Royersford, Pa 19468

March 19, 2013
Flourtown Fire Company – Station 6
1526 Bethlehem Pike Flourtown, PA 19031

May 14, 2013
Limerick Fire Company – Station 54
390 West Ridge Pike Limerick, PA 19468

July 16, 2013
Montgomery County Fire Academy
1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428

September 17, 2013
Wissahickon Fire Company – Station 7
245 Race Street Ambler, PA 19002

November 19, 2013
Sassamansville Fire Company – Station 68
1865 Hoffmansville Road, Sassamansville, PA 19472

 

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The Montgomery County Fire Chief’s Association has purchased a laptop to keep the association records for membership data, financial data and other pertinent information of importance to the association.

The laptop is in the possession of the Treasurer. It will be at the meetings of the association and will be available to the members who request information as to their standing in the association, such as length of service, addresses, e-mail addresses, fire company affiliation, etc.

We are connected to the Internet and have access to the various county, state and Federal web sites.

Please use our contact form to reach us, it is checked every day for incoming messages and if there is an answer required it will be sent out the same day.

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The Palmyra Fire Department is hosting its 15th Annual Fisherman’s Flea Market on February 12th 2012. Our success as a volunteer fire department depends greatly on the generosity of organizations such as yours so that we can achieve our goal of another successful fundraiser. We’re hoping you could pass this information along to all the Chiefs in your organization. We look forward to your support and thank you in advance for your consideration.

Thank you
John Skowronski
609-605-6728
Fund Raising Committee Member

Palmyra Fire Department
15th Annual Fisherman’s Flea Market

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Charles Street School
100 West Charles Street, Palmyra, Burlington County NJ 08065
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Admission: $3
Early Admission at 8:00 AM: $10
New and Used Equipment
Fresh and Saltwater Gear
Rain, Snow, or Shine
For more info, contact: John 856-786-0718 or Rick 856-829-0805

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MCFCA Announces 2012 Schedule of Meetings

December 1, 2011

Mark your calendars Meeting Schedule for 2012 All meetings: Dinner: 19:00 Meeting: 19:30 January 17, 2012 Lower Providence Fire Company – Station 53 3190 West Ridge Pike Eagleville, PA 19403   March 20, 2012 Willow Grove Fire Company – Station 10A 227 Davisville Rd. Willow Grove, Pa. 19090   May 22, 2012 Ringing Hill Fire […]

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Historic Marker to be Unveiled Honoring Country’s First Volunteer Fire Company

August 1, 2011

Fire Companies throughout Montgomery County are invited to the 275th Anniversary of the founding of the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia. A Historic Marker will be unveiled and a celebration is being planned at the nearby Fireman’s Hall, hosted by the Philadelphia Fire Department. When: October 1, 2011, 10 AM Where: On Market between 2nd […]

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Change of May 2011 Meeting Date

April 7, 2011

Due to the elections being held on May 17, 2011 the May Meeting of the Montgomery County Fire Chiefs’ Association will be held on May 24th at: Oreland Volunteer Fire Company – Station 700 1500 Bruce Road, Oreland, PA 19075 All meetings: Dinner: 19:00 Meeting: 19:30

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January 2011 Meeting Recap – County Radio Status Update

January 20, 2011

The following documents are in response to MCFCA’s inquiry to the status of County Radios which was discussed at the January 2011 meeting of MCFCA. The following documents have been provided by Richard K. Lohwasser Jr., Assistant Director for Technical Services, Montgomery County E.D.S. E9-1-1 (download them through the following links [PDF format]): MCFire Chiefs […]

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Historic Photo of Montgomery County Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Assoc. Discovered

December 2, 2010

Pictured below is a photograph of the beginnings of the “Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Association” which appeared in the Time Herald on September 14, 1959. The caption reads: “Six new members for the Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Associati on are shown above being signed for membership by Norristown Chief Joseph Hartman, founder of tihe association, […]

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