Welcome to the home page of the Ridley Park Fire Department. We provide Fire and Rescue services to the Borough of Ridley Park and neighboring communities. This website is dedicated to the hardworking firefighters, both past and present, who have given so much to make this department what it is today. We hope you find our website to be both educational and enjoyable!
We Need Members!!
Do you live in the Ridley Park area?
Do you have a great attitude and a desire to volunteer and help your community?
Are you at least 14 years old?
We’ve had many members move out of the area recently and we need to replace them.
No experience is necessary and we will provide all training.
Were you a firefighter in the past, but feel you can no longer do the job?
We need drivers as well and would gladly welcome your help.
Please, visit our “Join Us“ page to fill out an online application today!
Fire Extinguisher Training at Interboro High School
November 5, 2013
A crew from Ridley Park assisted Prospect Park Fire Company
in training the Interboro High School’s food service workers on the proper use of fire extinguishers.
Following a slide presentation by Prospect Park, the workers came outside for some
hands-on practice with live fire on Ridley Park’s Bullex Fire Extinguisher Training System.
Accident with Entrapment
October 30th, 1:10am
Dispatched with Company 08 to 4th and Lincoln Ave in Prospect Park for an MVA with entrapment.
Arriving crews found a vehicle accident with the vehicle into a pole and one entrapped.
Crews performed a quick door removal, windshield removal, and dashboard lift, as well as scene cleanup/hazard removal.
Fire Prevention Week 2013
October 6 through October 12. 2013
Another successful Fire Prevention Week! Firefighters visited with classes from St. James Regional, Lakeview Elementary, Ridley Park Presbyterian Church Daycare, as well as one class from Leedom Elementary. Ridley Park also provided assistance to neighboring companies with the new 12th District Fire Safety Trailer and provided its Bullex Fire Extinguisher Training System for neighboring Open Houses. By the end of the week, Ridley Park helped provide fire safety education to over 1,300 people.
Ridley Park Fire Company Open House
October 12, 2013
The Fire Company hosted its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House (always held on the Saturday at the end of Fire Prevention Week). Visitors were treated to free refreshments, balloons, door prizes, fun giveaways for the children, and fire prevention literature for the adults. Visitors were also able to put out a house “fire” with a child-sized fire hose, learn how to use a fire extinguisher with live fire from our Bullex training system, practice crawling low through smoke, and practice escaping a fire from a bedroom. Children were also able to dress up in small-sized fire gear and have their pictures taken. The 12th District Fire Safety Trailer also made its Ridley Park debut. In the trailer, visitors of all ages learned cooking and fireplace safety in the kitchen/living area before going into the bedroom where they crawled low through smoke, checked the door for heat, and finding it hot, exited out the bedroom window. One lesson from the trailer was reinforced during the demonstration. Firefighters heated up a pan of cooking oil until it ignited. The crowd then watched as a firefighter poured just eight ounces of water onto that pan, creating an explosion of fire that would have certainly destroyed a kitchen. It was a great day with a great crowd, which seems to get bigger each year. Hope to see everyone there again on October 11, 2014!