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John J McNabb
Fire Chief 1993

2024 Incidents
Jan 59
Feb 45
Mar 57
Apr 56
May 52
Jun 44
Jul 42
Total 355

Past Incidents
2023 563
2022 566
2021 517
2020 494
2019 396
2018 460
2017 486
2016 367
2015 375
2014 387
2013 319
2012 251
2011 269
2010 251
2009 227
Total 5928

In Memory of FF Sean DeMuynck - Station 21
July 4, 2021 GFC Alarm #236

In Memory of LT. Thomas Royds - Stations 22 & 28
July 24, 2021 GFC Alarm #264

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Signed on May 26, 2023 at 9:07 PM
Name: Mimi Struthers
Location: Gladwyne

Dear Fireman and Firehouse Team,

We cannot thank you enough for hosting our son's birthday party at your firehouse. It was truly a memorable experience for all of us, and we appreciate the time and effort you put into making it such a special celebration.

The kids had a blast exploring the fire trucks, trying on the hose, and learning about fire safety. Your team was so patient and engaging with the children, and they all left with big smiles on their faces.

We are grateful for the invaluable service that you provide to our community every day, and we feel lucky to have had the opportunity to share in your world for a few hours. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in making our son's birthday one that he will never forget.


Mimi & John Struthers

Signed on January 11, 2023 at 1:23 PM
Name: Ed Fatz
Rank/Title: Retired
Location: Beaverton, Oregon

Last evening I was watching the 10 o'clock news on the Portland, OR FOX channel and they featured the Christmas tree burning at St. Christopher's and GFC was on display. The yellow engine was in the background and several of the crew in their 'turn outs' were shown providing support. It was a 'blast from the past' for a former member from the fifties and sixties. You are recognized all over. Keep up the good work. Ed

Signed on November 05, 2019 at 11:52 PM
Name: Sam
Web Address:

Thank you so much for your service and all you do for our community!

Signed on December 12, 2018 at 9:37 PM
Name: Linda Culbertson

Gentlemen of Gladwyne Fire Company;

That was an outstanding Wreath Ceremony honoring my husband at this Christmas time. He loved Christmas especially the tree sales and the Santa Claus run. Everything about the memoriam gathering was perfect - the buffet, walking to the grave site, the truck and lights, the gorgeous wreath and especially the prayers by the minister, and the kind words and
remembrances of the fire company members.

My husband would have been very appreciative of everything as he loved the Gladwyne Fire company Dearly!

Thanks again for every thoughtful effort to make the wreath ceremony memorable!!
Linda Culbertson

Signed on December 20, 2017 at 7:03 PM
Name: Linda Culbertson
Web Address: 470Coates Street

That was a beautifiul write up on my husband. He will be sorely missed!!!

Signed on July 23, 2016 at 9:52 AM
Name: Robert E. Lee Jr.
Rank/Title: Supvervisory Special Agent, FBI (Ret)
Location: Fairfax County, VA

I enjoyed your YouTube Video which took me back to my time working Car 16 for LMPD. I still hold a book in my Library titled, Volunteer Fire Company: Past and Present [Hardcover – March, 1979] by Ernest Earnest a member of the Gladwyne Fire Company and Professor at Temple University (if I recall correctly). Prejudiced as I am in favor of public seirvice through the volunteer fire service, I credit my own interests and education to the more senior members of the Weldon Fire Company in another part of Montgomery County. Gladwyne, along with all of America's Volunteer Fire Companies, deserve a lot of credit for bringing communities together and helping to create a sense of duty in many young members who take their lessons in purpose, process and safety protocols to so many other engagements in their lives. Thanks for all you do to bring people into the fold. Best, Bob Lee

Signed on January 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Name: Richard Durham
Location: South Burlington Vermont

This is why I am so proud to say that I was involved in such a great origination,You are Heroes,and It is nice to see that your firefighters are always on duty and run towards the danger and not away from it.

Signed on January 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM
Name: Paul Madalena
Rank/Title: Firefighter/engineer
Location: Buhl Idaho

Years before I joined Buhl, they had bought a truck from your department. I have seen a couple of hoses and nozzles with the name Gladwyne from that truck and was curious about your department. Great website.

Signed on January 15, 2014 at 1:13 PM
Name: sarah morris
Location: bryn mawr and glenmoore pa

i loved lucky

i will miss him a whole bunches

Signed on January 15, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Name: Richard Durham
Location: South Burlington Vermont

Rest in Peace Lucky,you were a good Boy!

Signed on January 14, 2014 at 8:01 AM
Name: Heather James
Rank/Title: EMT
Location: Narberth Ambulance

Rest in peace Lucky Dog. I always enjoyed watching you walk through the cemetery early in the morning with your buddy Jack. Enjoy your journey on the rainbow bridge.

Signed on January 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Name: Scott Focht
Rank/Title: Firefighter
Location: Belmont Hills Fire co. 22

All dogs go to heaven especially Lucky... Anytime our company would stop by or just make a random visit he knew who his fellow community Firefighters were and would always meet you in the engine room or on the apron with tongue out and tail wagging like crazy ready to greet you!!! R.I.P. Lucky.... You were one of a kind!!!

Signed on January 13, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Name: Cheryl Houseal

so sorry to hear about the loss of your mascot, Lucky... What a handsome boy he was! RIP sweet pain free at the Rainbow Bridge...

I am a volunteer for Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue.

Signed on December 17, 2013 at 9:11 PM
Name: paul kintzell
Rank/Title: firefighter
Location: upperdarby pa

Hello fellow friends just want to say hello and have a nice Christmas

Signed on September 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM
Name: John Verrecchia
Rank/Title: Firefighter
Web Address:
Location: Calabash, North Carolina

Fantastic website. Beautifully done. I lived on Conshohocken State Road many years ago and remember the Fire Chief at that time drove a Mercedes with a red light on the front of it.
The best to all my Gladwyne brothers. Stay safe out there.
Pet Lucky Dog for me.

Signed on July 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Name: Mark Harris
Rank/Title: Captain
Location: City of Rossville, Georgia

I have looked at a ton of web pages for fire departments. This is one of if not the best I have visited.

Signed on January 29, 2013 at 9:48 AM
Name: Angela Zarzycki

Gladwyne Pack 110
Cub Scout Tiger
Den 3
We thank Fire Fighter Szallasi and company for the awesome tour of the firehouse on Saturday. We learned so much about how you serve our community!


Signed on November 13, 2012 at 1:51 PM
Name: Ed Walters
Rank/Title: Asst Chief
Location: Phoenixville Pa.

nice site gang keep up the good work be safe

Signed on July 31, 2012 at 8:48 AM
Name: Richard Durham
Rank/Title: General
Location: South Burlington Lake Champlain Vermont

Tom Hayden ,I have known For most of my life ,I grew up across the street from him.
I will tell you this Tom you are a true Hero and that's a fact,this is not the first nor do i imagine the last time that you have saved a life in our township .
As much as I have always love to give you crap ,and It is a two way street ,
I commend you respect you and wish you a very fast recovery .
and by the way your your too dam fat for this type of thing.

Richard Durham former member GFC

Signed on February 21, 2012 at 1:36 PM
Name: Jeff Cruciani
Rank/Title: Chief Blakely Hose Co. No.2/T.O. Blakely Rescue
Location: Lackawanna County PA

Chief thank you very much for the kind acknowledgement. I apologize for not being able to personally attend the training. I would have enjoyed meeting the members of your department. Maybe we can get together for a Softball game when the weather warms up. We play in a "member only" league slow pitch and are not very good so don't send the ringers....Jeff Cruciani

Signed on October 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM
Name: JP
Location: Washington, DC

I grew up in the area and moved down south, but wanted to say thanks to you all for your service and dedication to protecting Gladwyne!

Signed on April 14, 2011 at 1:15 AM
Name: Dudley Field

I was a member of the Gladwyne Fire Department in the early 60's and have been a volunteer ever since. I was 16 yrs old, and served for 4 years, before going to college in N.J. I have fond memories of the men, the softball games, parades, the sale of Christmas trees, and the experience of serving as a Houseman for three years in the summer filling in for the regular paid men who had that responsibility. I loved those years and the Department. Keep up the good work, DudleyField

Signed on April 04, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Name: Mike
Rank/Title: Jr. FF
Location: Bryn Mawr

Great site guys!

Signed on December 26, 2010 at 10:02 AM
Name: Joel Goulet
Web Address:
Location: Wausau, WI

Thank you for being firefighters and keeping people safe. I applaud your service to your community. Thank you for all that you do. I'd like to let you know about some special Firefighters tribute pages on my website. I set them up to honor firefighters everywhere. If you get a chance, please check them out. Stay safe and have a great day.

Signed on November 29, 2010 at 8:34 AM
Name: Richard Durham
Location: South Burlington Vermont

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving,
Trees must be in ,Good luck with tree sales this year.

Signed on October 01, 2010 at 10:42 PM
Name: Joanne Dewey
Location: Lakeland, Fl

I have a lot of family history with the Gladwyne Fire Company. The actual firehouse is located next door to where my grandparents lived on State Road. My cousin Jack Anderson is a houseman currently serving the Gladwyne community. My grandfather John E. Baltz Sr. was an active member for many, many years. We used to sit in my grandparents living room window and watch the firemen sell Christmas trees during the season.It was always great joy on Christmas Eve to stand out front of my grandparents house waiting for Santa to drive by on the firetruck and get my orange or apple. Such wonderful memories of this great organization.

Signed on September 11, 2010 at 8:21 AM
Name: Steve Zipf
Location: Gladwyne, PA

As we pause to remember today, Thank You to each GFC member for your vigilance, dedication, service and contributions to our community.

Signed on July 26, 2010 at 2:12 PM
Name: Michael Schwartzberg
Web Address:


I saw Air 24 in the Baltimore Firehouse Expo. Congratulations on a great looking new piece!

Signed on July 19, 2010 at 7:50 PM
Name: Mark Forster
Web Address:
Location: King of Prussia

Nice truck (Air 24) hope it serves you well !!
I'll never forget the first time I saw old truck back in the late 80's...with the huge lights.....I think it was the BFI fire....

Signed on May 25, 2010 at 10:39 PM


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