Following a long-standing tradition, the Newtown Square Fire Company has a special bond with children.  For many of the current officers and crew members of this 100-year old community service organization, their first personal memories began with a fire fighting organization visit.

They continue this bond through their own time, talent, training and community services.

At the Newtown Square home, a series of events within a local family the youngest of their three sons began to experience breathing difficulties.  The Newtown Square Fire Company, the Newtown Township Police, and the Riddle Hospital Paramedics promptly responded to this emergency.

During the February 27 Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the attendees saw a presentation of a Newtown Square Fire Company Unit Citation. The recipients were the members of the Fire Company crew, responders from the Newtown Township Police Department, and Paramedics with the Riddle Hospital.  Joining in this event was the media, family, and the community.

The local firefighters continued their bond with the young recipient by obtaining for him a personalized piece of young, firefighting response clothing.

Both the firefighters and the family look forward to this early bond continuing. This series of events may hopefully be a Fire Company recruiting memory for this young man and his two brothers.


On December 8, 2016 at approximately 16:12 hours, the Newtown Square Fire Company along with Riddle Paramedics and Newtown Township Police were dispatched to a Hunt Club Lane home for a 2 years of age child in respiratory arrest.  The Newtown Square Fire Company arrived on location to find Newtown Police performing rescue breathing on the young child.  The crew from Squad 41 assisted with airway management and CPR on scene.  Upon the arrival of Riddle Paramedics, the child was rushed to the Medic Unit where the child was rapidly transported tote Bryn Mawr Hospital.  Upon arrival at the hospital, the child was breathing and regained consciousness.  The child was transferred over to the staff of The Bryn Mawr Hospital where further care was provided.  This life saving award is bestowed upon the following members for their immediate actions to save this child’s life.  Their outstanding efforts displayed reflect great credit upon themselves and the Newtown Square Fire Company.

Newtown Square Fire Company
Doug Everlof
Anthony DiMauro
Matthew Brinkmann
Brian McNeill

Newtown Township Police
Sgt. Brian McNeill
Det. Sgt. John Newell
Officer Christopher Barksdale

Riddle Paramedics
Kaitlyn Gallagher
Daniel Caldwell
Eugene Smith

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