Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Lansdale fire company held its annual company banquet at PineCrest Country Club in Montgomery Township
Fairmount Fire Company of Lansdale held its annual fire company banquet at PineCrest Country Club in Montgomery Township last Saturday. At the banquet, four members were honored for accomplishments over the past year: Congrats to all award recipients! Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @LansdalePatch| Follow us on Instagram | Check out our YouTube page|
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Fairmount Fire Co. crews knocked down the fire in under a half hour
A small fire that broke out at 814 E. Hancock Street in Lansdale was brought under control in under a half hour by Fairmount Fire Co. firefighters. The front left corner of the home on the outside of the front porch was scorched and parts of the asbestos siding were removed to access the fire. The fire broke out a little after 7 p.m. and was under control by 7:40 p.m. Neighbors of Cypress Street and East Hancock Street witnessed the small fire. "We didn't know what it was," said resident Rich Frei. "We saw them bust the door in." Another resident on the scene said the smoke was coming from the side of the house, and fire crews had to take a piece of the siding off. "They think maybe from the heater, because the heater's on that side of the…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Jay Daveler, the fire marshal of Lansdale Borough, former Fairmount Fire Co. chief and owner of Nostalgic Collectibles and Davro Optical Systems, will be the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at Founders Day
Lansdale son Jay Daveler, who served 44 years as chief at Fairmount Fire Co. and continues to serve as fire marshal, is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Founders Day. Daveler found out about his award during a routine management meeting with borough Manager Timi Kirchner and Director of Community Development John Ernst over a cup of coffee at a local eatery. "I was given the assignment and I was thrilled to tell him," Kirchner said. "We had several things to discuss, as he's still the fire marshal. As we went through our business, I said, 'There's one more thing.' He looked at me and said, 'I don't do this very well. It shouldn't be me.' I said, 'Yes, it should.' We went through the reasons why we named him. He was deeply…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The Lansdale Borough tradition raises money for Fairmount Fire Company
On Saturday June 16, car enthusiasts, collectors and fans packed Lansdale's Main Street for the annual "Under the Lights" Car Show. The show benefits Fairmount Fire Company of Lansdale. Check out our photo gallery to see the sights from the beloved Lansdale tradition - and add your own too!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The year was marked by a polio vaccine, historic flooding, and three-cent stamps
A near-capacity crowd packed the Lansdale Parks and Recreation building on Tuesday night, as the Lansdale Historical Society treated guests to a presentation of all things 1955. The slideshow began with society president Dick Shearer displaying a few of his own pictures, which included school photos and an image of his family's first non-black vehicle. From there, the presentation covered several national and international stories, including the beginning of the civil rights movement, the opening of Disneyland, and Jonas Salk's polio vaccine. "It (polio vaccine) received its federal approval on April 12 of 1955," said Shearer, while displaying various images of the polio epidemic. "Two days after the drug received the approval, the county…
Monday, October 10, 2011
Hundreds honor the passing of former Lansdale Mayor Mike DiNunzio
"It's a good day for a great man." Those were the words said by Robert Babb, a Navy veteran and owner of the Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute, as he exited Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church after paying his final respects to his longtime friend, Mike DiNunzio. Monday's funeral service began with a police-led procession that took DiNunzio past the Fairmount Fire Company before traveling through the parking lot of Lansdale Borough Hall, where nearly 20 members of the Lansdale Police Department stood stoically as they saluted their former boss. Above them, the flag waved at half-mast. From there, the procession traveled up Main Street before reaching its final destination at Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church, where family, friends, and …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Borough council praised staff for their service during Hurricane Irene.
Prior to Wednesday night's round of committee meetings, the Lansdale Borough Council held a reception and awards ceremony to honor the efforts of its workers and volunteers throughout the entirety of Hurricane Irene. "What we all have to understand, with regard to the staff and the volunteers, is that when everyone else is settling in and settling down, that staff and these volunteers come out to help out the borough," said Borough Manager Timi Kirchner. "I got to watch that up close and personal, and let me tell you—it was something quite stunning." It wasn't just the efforts of the Fairmount Fire Company or the Lansdale Police Department, but the borough's workers as a whole, who maintained electrical power, sewage systems and all the …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Many borough residents had their power knocked out as a severe thunderstorm quickly moved through the area.
A fast-moving thunderstorm which produced heavy winds, dangerous cloud to ground lightning, and quarter-sized hail, made its way through Lansdale on Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power and causing chaos throughout the borough. Units from the Fairmount Fire Company, Lansdale Police, and the Lansdale Electric Department were dispatched to the intersection of West 6th Street and Cannon Avenue, as multiple powerlines had collapsed during the storm. With the lines down, traffic lights on Main Street, from Squirrel Lane to Broad Street, were down. Additionally, the traffic lights on Broad Street, from Main Street to Allentown Road, were also down. Some intersections had mobile stop signs in place, while others had fire police directing …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The 21st-annual Lansdale car show draws a huge crowd
A record crowd packed Main Street on Saturday night for the 21st-annual "Under The Lights" car show, which featured hundreds of cars spanning more than a century. Sponsored by the Fairmount Fire Company, a wide variety of cars lined both sides of Main Street from Valley Forge Road to Broad Street, with owners fielding a non-stop stream of questions from their seats behind each vehicle. Though many had attended the car show in previous years, it was a first for people like 10-year-old Autumn Alexander, whose mother Rebecca brought her out for the evening. "Autumn really wanted to come out and check out the cool cars," said Rebecca, who added that she had been to the show the last few years. Asked if she had a favorite car, Autumn replied, "…
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Move Your Car! Parking will be prohibited on specific streets beginning at 1 p.m.
The Fairmount Fire Company "Under the Lights Car Show" will kick off at 7 p.m., but parking restrictions go into effect at 1 p.m. until midnight. Vehicles remaining in these areas will be towed at the owners expense. Parking will be PROHIBITED in the following areas: Parking is also prohibited on public lots at Main and Susquehanna, Walnut Street and the Madison Lot. Be sure to MOVE YOUR CAR to an open side street or to the public lot at Derstine and Susquehanna avenues!