The Alert Fire Co. No. 1 volunteers were very active, once again in Kerr Park and at the firehouse during the Annual Downingtown Good Neighbor Day ~ Fourth of July Celebration, today.
Starting at 6:00 AM several of the members got together and had breakfast at the diner then at 7:00 AM, the volunteers split into crews that manned a water station in front of our firehouse for the annual Run-For-Life and an EMT Team in Brush 45 provided first-aid at Manor and Downing Ave’s. while a crew for Engine 45 was available for emergencies. In addition, our volunteers provided emergency and fire crews throughout the day and night, during all of the events of Good Neighbor Day.
In addition to the many Good Neighbor events, the Downingtown Fire Dept. was invited to represent Chester County in the nationally televised, Wawa Welcome America Parade, in Philadelphia, PA. We were honored to participate in the nations largest Fourth of July Parade with Tower 45. The theme for the 2015 parade was to honor emergency services and also representing Chester County were the West Grove Fire Co. and the Malvern Fire Co. In addition to Chester County, there were a representative fire company from the Philadelphia Fire Dept, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Bucks County from Pennsylvania, plus Delaware and New Jersey.
This was a great honor to represent Downingtown Borough, East Caln Twp. and the volunteer fire service on a national stage! And we would like to thank the organizers of the Wawa Welcome America Parade for including the DFD in this event.
The day ended with the annual fireworks show in Kerr Park. The DFD would like to thank our mutual aid companies that assisted us throughout the day and evening to help the Good Neighbor Day Emergency Response Team run smoothly. We hope that you enjoyed and had a happy and safe Fourth of July!