World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of ... (Full Story & Photos)
Berwyn Fire Company reminds everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you reset your clocks this weekend. A fire doubles in size every 30 seconds and the sound of the alarm can give you and your family those few extra seconds to get out. Checking your smoke detector and changing the battery is one of the simplest things you can do to protect your family. When smoke alarms fail ... (Full Story & Photos)
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Berwyn Fire Company is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Bob Byrne, Editor INCOMMUNITY Magazine , September 20
Mary Ellen Toscani is Berwyn Fire Company's Firefighter of the Year
Mary Ellen Toscani meets a lot of strangers in her line of volunteer work. "Usually when we are seeing people it's on the worst day of their life - auto accidents or bad things like that." Rarely is it in a situation when they would choose. That's because Toscani, 25, is a volunteer firefighter with the Berwyn Fire Company. If you ... (Full Story & Photos)
(L-R) Captain Christopher Bullock, Firefighter/EMT Tom Hardon, Firefighter/EMT Josh Lichman, Firefighter Mary Ellen Toscani and Lieutenant Evan Brazunas completed the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster County.
Berwyn personnel participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb hosted at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster County. Over 200 first responders climbed the equivalent of 110 stories during this annual event.
What is a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb?
On the morning of September 11th fire service members convene in high-rise buildings across the United States to climb 110 stories as a tribute to their ... (Full Story & Photos)