Rescue 44 Attends Upper Main Line YMCA Emergency Services Day
 
By Battalion Chief John Sly
August 9, 2017
 

On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 Rescue 44 attended the 15th Annual Upper Main Line YMCA Emergency Services Day. As a previous supporter at the event, we were asked to return for this milestone anniversary.

Chief Eamon Brazunas of the Berwyn Fire Company organized the event and requested us to attend to provide a static display of our Rescue truck and equipment.

Firefighters and equipment from numerous other fire companies were on hand and each had a specific task and area for various demonstrations.

In addition to Berwyn, Paoli, and Westwood, crews from the Radnor Fire Company, Malvern Fire Company, East Whiteland Fire Company, Newtown Square Fire Company, Valley Forge Fire Company, Tredyffrin and Easttown Police Departments, Pennsylvania State Police, the Chester County Hazardous Materials Team, the Chester County 911 Center, and an air medical helicopter from PennSTAR were all on hand.

Over 450 children attended another successful event.

Congratulations to the Berwyn and Paoli Fire Companies for another successful educational event for the YMCA and the kids.

 
Units: Rescue 44
 
The Upper Main Line YMCA is located in Easttown Township
The Upper Main Line YMCA is located in Easttown Township
Rescue 44 arrived and staged with East Whiteland Engine 05-1
Rescue 44 arrived and staged with East Whiteland Engine 05-1
 
Students had the opportunity to look through Rescue 44's vast array of equipment
Students had the opportunity to look through Rescue 44's vast array of equipment
Over 400 attendees had the opportunity to look over various emergency apparatus and speak with personnel at this popular annual event
Over 400 attendees had the opportunity to look over various emergency apparatus and speak with personnel at this popular annual event
 
Paoli and Berwyn Fire Companies set up to conduct a vehicle rescue demonstration
Paoli and Berwyn Fire Companies set up to conduct a vehicle rescue demonstration
 
Valley Forge Brush 68 on display
Valley Forge Brush 68 on display
Event organizer Chief Eamon Brazunas from the Berwyn Fire Company
Event organizer Chief Eamon Brazunas from the Berwyn Fire Company
 
Event attendees had the opportunity to use a fire hose to knock a target off a cone
Event attendees had the opportunity to use a fire hose to knock a target off a cone
 
PennSTAR air medical helicopter arrives to display at the event
PennSTAR air medical helicopter arrives to display at the event
Children were able to learn proper use of a fire extinguisher using this training prop
Children were able to learn proper use of a fire extinguisher using this training prop
 
Radnor Fire Company handled the wetdown to end the day's events
Radnor Fire Company handled the wetdown to end the day's events
PennSTAR takes flight to return home
PennSTAR takes flight to return home
 
A group photo of all the first responders who participated in this year's event
A group photo of all the first responders who participated in this year's event