Providing fire protection to Media Borough, a ¾-square-mile town consisting of residential properties, a commercial district and governmental buildings. Providing emergency medical services to Media and Rose Valley Boroughs, Upper Providence Township and part of Nether Providence Township. In 2005 , the Media Fire Company responded to more than 3,000 calls for assistance.

RIT Assist

Friday, March 4, 2016   RIT 23 was dispatched to assist Company 71 (Chester Heights) on a working house fire. Snorkel 23 responded with 5 and stood by as the primary RIT team. No RIT services were needed during the incident. Company was on location for 2 hours before returning available.




Pictures by Dave Smiley 

     



 

Part Time Employment

Friday, February 19, 2016   Media Fire Company is hiring part-time FF/EMT. Email your resume to Scott.price@mediafirecompany.com. Attachment is listed below. 

     


 

Impending winter storm

Friday, January 22, 2016  A blizzard warning has been posted for our area beginning tonight at 7pm and lasting until Sunday morning at 10am. This could be a large and hazardous storm bringing large snow fall accumulations and high winds. Media Borough Mayor Bob McMahon has declared a snow emergency starting at midnight tonight and lasting until 8am Sunday morning. SEPTA has announced plans to discontinue service in our area after 4am Saturday morning. Delaware County will have extra staff at the 911 center beginning at 6pm tonight, along with representatives from Penn Dot, PECO, Pa. State Police, and Comcast. The fire department plans on having a fire crew in the station starting tomorrow morning along with our EMS staff. We would like to offer the following safety tips. 1) Please take your time shoveling. This could be a wet heavy snow which will make it difficult to shovel and plow. If you have a medical condition that could become worse if you shovel please have someone else shovel for you. Remember to take frequent breaks. 2) If your snow blower becomes clogged remember to shut the motor off and disengage the auger before you try to clear the clog. You should not stick your hand in the auger even with the blower turned off. 3) Please do not go out. This will allow the plow crews to do their jobs and also allow the emergency responders to make their responses in a timely manner. 4) If you lose power and use a portable generator to restore power to your home please keep the portable generator away from your home so Carbon Monoxide does not get into your house. Also remember to keep the exhaust clear so it does not become clogged. 5) Stay tuned to the TV or radio for weather updates. 6) If there is a fire hydrant on your block. Could you please locate it and remove the snow from around it. This will save us valuable time in a fire emergency. Remember to check the Borough's website for further information along with NOAA's website for additional forecast information. Be safe.

   


 

Working Fire in Aston

Wednesday, January 6, 2016  Around 1:30 pm, Company 23 was dispatched to assist Company 17 (Aston) for a working garage fire. Snorkel 23 responded with four and stood by as the secondary RIT team. Company 23 was released shortly after arriving on location. No RIT services were needed.

Snorkel 23 made the response.




At 1:03 am, Company 23 and 73 (Rose Tree) were dispatched to 126 East 2nd Street for a gas leak inside. 23-9 arrived on location with an odor in the building. Quint 73 arrived on location and was placed in service to investigate the basement and second floor for the source of the odor. Squrt 23 arrived and placed in service to investigated the first floor. During the investigation both units began to get readings of Carbon Monoxide in numerous locations. PECO was called to the scene to assist. PECO arrived, and located a CO leak from a basement heater unit. PECO secured the unit. Natural ventilation reduced the CO level's to 0. The property was turned over the the owner and the companies placed themselves available. 

Squrt 23 and Medic 23-7 made the response. 

   


 

Mattress Fire in Middletown

Wednesday, December 30, 2015  Company 23 was dispatched to assist Company 50 (Middletown) on a reported building fire. Tele-squrt 50 arrived on location to have a mattress fire in the rear bedroom and stretched an 1 3/4 attack line. The fire was placed under control within ten minutes. Rescue 23 responded with four and stood by as the primary RIT team until released by 50 command. 

   


 

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2015  The officers and members of the Media Fire Company would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy fire safe Holiday Season.

   


 

Dryer Fire in Media

Thursday, December 3, 2015  Companies 23, 73 (Rose Tree) and RIT 41 (Newtown Square) were dispatched to 1 State Road for a building fire. As Squrt 23 was responding, fire board advised them that police were on location with a working fire. Squrt 23 arrived first and had smoke showing from the rear of the building. The crew stretched the rear 200' two inch attack line to begin an interior attack. Squrt 23's operator handjacked a supply back to the hydrant to established a water supply. Quint 73 arrived and went in service with search and ventilation. Snorkel 23 assisted Quint 73 with ventilation of the first and second floor. RIT 41 stood by as the primary RIT team. The fire was controlled quickly with little damage to the building.  The fire was placed under control in the first ten minute mark. Company 17 (Aston) was dispatched, but recalled prior to arrival. 

23-12 had command. 

Squrt 23, Snorkel 23, 23-2 and Medic 23-7 made the response



   


 

Roof Fire in 59

Thursday, December 3, 2015  Around 6:15 pm, Company 23 was dispatched to assist Company 59 (Concordville) on a reported building fire. First arriving crews found a oven fire that had extended into the exhaust system. 23-2 and Snorkel 23 responded and staged in the front of the building as the primary RIT team. Once the fire was placed under control, Company 23 assisted with investigating smoke odors in attached building with no extension of the fire located. Media was released by 59 command..

23-2 and Snorkel 23 made the response.  

   


 

Machine Fire in Chester Township

Wednesday, December 2, 2015  Company 23 was dispatched to assist Company 47 (Chester Township) for a reported building fire. Initial crews encountered a machine on fire inside the building. Crews held the fire to the machine of origin. Rescue 23 responded with four and stood by on side C of the building as the secondary RIT team. No RIT services were needed. 

Rescue 23 made the response. 



   


 

RIT due in Aston

Sunday, November 29, 2015  Around 10:00 pm, Company 23 was dispatched as the 2nd RIT to assist Company 17 (Aston) on a building fire. While responding to the call, the fire was put under control and held to Company 17 and Company 65 (Garden City). Snorkel 23 returned available. 

   


 
 
 

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