History of the Malvern Fire Company
A March 16 newspaper account described
a fire in a three-story apartment on the north side of East King and Third Avenue.
Seventy-live men with 12 trucks fought the fire for 2 1/2 hours. (DLN)
Mrs. Peirson reported at the June 26, 1961
Auxiliary meeting that the group had purchased a cigarette license for $1, good for one
year. The Auxiliary voted to buy 500 feet of hose for the new truck, at a cost of $600.
The G V Gazette May
31,1962 account of the fire in the southern section of the Paoli Shopping Center put the
loss at close to $1 million.
A December 2 ,1963 Auxiliary meeting,
postponed a week from the regular night, opened with a moment of silent prayer for the
late President John F. Kennedy.
The 75th Anniversary festivities were
dramatically interrupted by the Malvern Farm Supply fire which was reported in the Daily
Local News June 12, 1964.
"Fire, out of control for more than an
hour yesterday afternoon swept through the old Malvern Farm Supply building and threatened
the Malvern Post Office, only 12 feet from the structure," began Bill Hauck's
"However, the efforts of more than 200
volunteers from six companies confined the blaze to the wooden structure, which ran about
three-quarters of a block on King St., at Powelton Ave.
"Fire Chief John J. Buffington estimated
the damage at more than $100,000.
He said that $70,000 of the loss was material
stored in the building by the Plastomatic and Liquid Nitrogen Co's. both of Malvern...
Plans were announced at the March Auxiliary
meeting for a chartered, 40-person bus trip June 26 to the World's Fair in New York. The
cost was $7 per person, plus the $1.50 admission. The Ladies' Auxiliary Marching Unit
placed first at an East Whiteland parade.
At the September 27 Auxiliary meeting, it was
noted that the Company neglected to invite the Ladies to its September 19 picnic. Plans
were announced for bus transportation to the October 2 annual banquet at Kimberton. The
Auxiliary decided there would be no gift to the Company until the differences
were settled. However, the Ladies fixed
sandwiches and beverages for about 50 firemen October 10 following a fire fighting
A September 30. 1965 Suburban Advertiser
picture showed the new $12,000 Cadillac ambulance with committee members Charles 0. Bennet
and Jerry and Joseph LeBresco. The V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 5203, Paoli, purchased sheets,
pillow-cases and blankets for the new ambulance. (DLN)
The Auxiliary voted In May ,1966 to give the
Company permission to withdraw money in a joint account to purchase a quonset hut for
storing supplies and voted to donate $500 to the Company at the annual banquet.
The loss was estimated at $750,000 after the
Immaculata College field house fire as reported in the November 18, 19S7 Daily Local News
Representatives of the Junior Women's Club of Malvern were pictured in the June 16, 1969 Daily
Local News presenting two scoop litters to Ambulance Service Chairman David
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