Unit Citation

Many of the Newtown Square Fire Company activities have only the short public notice as the apparatus responds to the emergencies. From time to time, these emergencies become true tests of the training and experiences that have become earned through education and activity.

During the near midnight evening of Tuesday, November 8, the Newtown Square Fire Company was dispatched to an assist in a residential fire in the 1000 block of Cedar Knoll in neighboring Edgmont Township. In addition to full fire ground services, special building-saving activities earned for responding crews a special recognition- a Newtown Square Fire Company Unit Citation.

In the assembled activity held at the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting on Monday, February 27, the presentation of a Newtown Square Fire Company Unit Citation for the crew members was shared with the media, family, and the community.


On November 8, 2016 at 23:43 hours, The Newtown Square Fire Company along with the Edgmont Fire Company and Rocky Run Fire Company were dispatched to 1025 Cedar Knoll in Edgmont Township for a reported dwelling fire.  The Newtown Square Fire Company arrived on scene with the Edgmont Fire Company and the Rocky Run Fire Company to find a 2-story Single Family Dwelling with heavy fire from all sides of the dwelling.  Crews stretched numerous hand lines in an attempt to save the building.  The crew members from the Newtown Square also protected an adjacent home as embers landed on the cedar shake roof of the home, lighting small fires on the roof. Crews worked throughout the night to extinguish the fire and restore equipment. Crews operated for six hours before returning to station.  The outstanding effort of the following members reflects great credit upon themselves and the Newtown Square Fire Company.

Engine 41 Crew:                                       Ladder 41 Crew:

Asst. Chief Brian McNeill                         Chief Doug Everlof

FF Joseph Certo Jr.                                FF Peter Williams

Lt. Eric Harper                                      Capt. Chris Young

Lt. Zach Conan                                     FF Will Hewes

FF Greg Amato                                     FF Vincent Mazzotta

FF Joel Certo                                        FF Joseph Bail

Fire Police:

Capt. Carl Ewing

Thomas Ford

Nathan Glazer

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