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Employment Application
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 

Tinicum Township Fire Company is accepting applications for the position of career Firefighter / EMT

GENERAL PURPOSE: Protect life and property by performing firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials, and Fire Prevention duties. Perform maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities as outlined by the Supervisor and/or Executive Board of the Fire Company.

Required Minimal Qualifications

• 21 years of age upon completion of application

• High School diploma or GED

• 3 years of combined firefighting and EMS experience

• No Criminal Record

• Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and clean driving record over the last 3yrs

• Firefighter I ( Pro-Board/IFSAC)

• Current EMT-B certification or higher with CPR/AED for health care providers

•Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC)

• Haz-Mat Operations with annual update

• Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician (VRT)

•National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100,200,700 and 800

For applications please use our website and visit the “Downloads” or you may pick up an application at Station 48. Applications may be placed in the mail box in front of Sta.48 or may be hand delivered to any Career Staff Member only. Application deadline is February 16, 2017 at 1400 hours. No phone calls please.

Michael L. Burns
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 
Michael L. Burns III, 68, of Tinicum Township, PA, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in his home in Lester, PA from complications related to multiple myeloma. He leaves his wife, Sue Burns (nee Betsch); son Michael, husband of Jill (nee Cantor), of Ardmore; two grandchildren: Rose and Maggie; and a brother: Robert, husband of Ethel (nee Campbell), of Lester. Mike was preceded in death by his wife Rosanne Burns (nee Turiocy); and his parents, Michael L. and Sophie Burns (nee Chimeleski). Mike was born in Ashland, PA, and attended both Ridley Park High School and Interboro, where he played football and threw shotput. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt Midway-class aircraft carrier during Vietnam. The ship’s nickname is shared with his first-born grandchild: “Rosie.” He was honorably discharged. Following service, Mike graduated from Widener University. He then served as a police officer for 30 years with the Tinicum Township Police Department and retired as Sergeant. Mike also served as a volunteer fireman in Tinicum Township, Mike was a 50 year+ member where he was active with the Essington and Lester Fire Companies. Following retirement from the police force, Mike was the Security Specialist for the Rotorcraft Division of Boeing in Ridley Park, PA. He was also the inventor of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,347,539, 8,544,200, and 8,667,725, issued for “Trigger Guard for Loading and Unloading A Weapon.” Mike was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, St. Gabriel Church, and the Knights of Columbus. Mike enjoyed spending time with family at his home in Cape May, NJ, and walking along the beach of the Delaware bay. He was also a fan of the Philadelphia sports teams. Mike's viewing will be held on Friday, January 27, from 6pm to 9pm, and again on Saturday, January 28, from 8:30am to 9:30am, at Cavanagh Funeral Home in Norwood, PA. A funeral mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church in Essington, PA on Saturday, January 28 at 10am, followed by a burial at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Speaks, online at www.autismspeaks.org, or by mail to Autism Speaks, ATTN Web Gift, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Joseph L. Zentmyer Jr.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 
In Memory of a Loving Husband and Father Joseph L Zentmyer Jr., was born September 4, 1939 In Darby, PA. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, surrounded by family. Joseph spent the majority of his life dedicated to community service. In his younger years he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a life member of the Essington Fire Company where he rose to the rank of Fire Chief. Just as his father before him, he served as Tinicum Township Fire Marshal. In his retired years he served as a member of the Buxton N.C. Fire Department. He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Libby); Sons: Paul, Scott, Joe III; Grandchildren : Dawn, Rebecca, Rachel, Scott (Alex), Cheryl Ann, Brandon, Emily, Casey, Joe IV (deceased); and Great Grandchildren : Katelyn, Logan. There will be no viewing or funeral.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 
CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY Santa's coming to the Tinicum Township Fire Station on Saturday December 17th from Noon to 2pm Tinicum Township children 10 years and younger are invited to visit Santa, and get a gift. Hot dogs, pretzels, drinks will be served. Santa will be riding around Tinicum Township on a Firetruck on Friday evening, December 16th after 6pm. Don't miss him. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE TINICUM TOWNSHIP FIRE COMPANY!

Ferdinand Matino Jr.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 
Ferdinand Martino (Fred) 54, of Essington, PA, suddenly at home on October 1 2016. Fred is survived by his 2 sons, Anthony Martino and Brandon Martino of Milmont Park. Also survived by his parents Ferdinand Martino of Essington, PA and Florence Martino of Woodstown, NJ, his brothers, Steve Martino of Broomall and Bob Martino of Glenolden, his sisters Chris Martin of Camas, Washington and AnnMarie Martino of Boothwyn, PA. A graduate of Interboro High School, class of 1981, Fred enjoyed scuba diving, music, playing trumpet in the school's marching band, concert band and jazz band. He also played in the Iron Cross Drum and Bugle Corpse in 1979-80, and continued his love of music playing guitar. A life of service to others, he was a life member and volunteer of the Essington Fire Company (now Tinicum Fire Company), a past Assistant Fire chief and received numerous awards and citations for his service. Working multiple jobs that always overlapped, he was an EMT and paramedic at Crozer Hospital, and a police officer for both Upland Borough and Eddystone Borough. He also worked security for Villanova University and Swarthmore College. His last job was with Crozer Hospital as head of security, before his illness. Fred was a member of the oldest and largest fraternity in the world, he was a Freemason. He joined Chester Lodge No.236 on January 8, 2003 advancing through the various offices becoming Master of his lodge in 2009 and again in 2015. In November of 2004 he joined Chester Royal Arch Chapter No.258 becoming Past High Priest in 2008 and 2015. Continuing his journey through the York rite bodies he became a member of Riblah Council No.59, Royal & Select Council of Master Masons and was Thrice Illustrious Master two times. On October 22, 2004 Fred was Knighted a member of St. Alban Commandery No.47, Knights Templar of Pennsylvania serving as Commander and Past Commander in 2009 and 2016. Fred enjoyed the activities in many of the affiliated Masonic bodies including Penn Forrest No.21, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Emergency Services Masonic Degree Team, Delaware County Shield and Square Club, Westinghouse Square Club, Delco Lambskin Square Club. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Sunday from 12:30-2:00pm at Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood Pa. 19074 followed by his funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family set up a fund for his children: Attn: Fred Martino Childrens Fund TD Bank, 131 West MacDade Boulvard, Folsom, PA 19033. Add your thoughts, prayers or a condolence to Ferdinand 's guestbook.

Friday, October 9, 2015 






William J. Adams Jr.
Friday, September 25, 2015 
The Tinicum Township Fire Company regrets to announce the untimely death of Life member and Tinicum Township Fire Marshal William J. Adams Jr., age 68. Bill was a lifelong resident of Essington, PA, a graduate of Eddystone High School, Bill retired after 26 years as Assistant Chief of the Federal Fire Service. He was a 50 Year Life Member and Past Assistant Chief of Essington Fire Company and currently the Tinicum Township Fire Marshal. Survivors: Beloved husband of Patricia M. Adams, loving father of Albert(Meagen)Adams, Kimberly(Michael)Widmer and Sean(Julia)Adams, cherished grandfather of Jared, Colin, Carson, Jorja, Melanie, Falynne, Haley and Riley, dear brother of Maryanne Adams and Patricia Sweeney. Funeral Mass: 10am on Thursday October 1, 2015 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 500 Wanamaker Avenue, Essington, PA 19029. Viewing: 6-8pm on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home 343 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA 19036 and 9-10am on Thursday Oct. 1, 2015 in the Church. Burial: SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Contributions: American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite 105, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Passing of Township Fire Marshal
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 
The Officers & Members of the Tinicum Township Fire Company regret to announce the death of Township Fire Marshal William (Bill) Adams. Bill was a 50 year life member of the fire company who served many positions throughout his tenure. Bill was a Past Assistant Chief, Ambulance Captain and Board of Director prior to accepting his position as the Township Fire Marshal. Bill was also currently the chairman of the ways and means committee, while chairing this committee he headed up many projects that brought critical funding into the fire company to assist in offsetting annual expenditures of running the fire company. As details become available for Bill’s services will update our social media accounts. Please keep the Adams family in your prayers as they deal with this trying time.

Harry Clark
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 
It is with regret the Fire Company announces the death of Life Member Harry Clark Funeral Arrangements are as follows: Funeral is Thursday September 24th at Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home 608 S. Old Middletown Road Media Pa. (Middletown) 10:00am to 11:00am Burial following at Lawncroft Cemetary

Monday, August 3, 2015 
Today the Tinicum Twp Fire Company would like to announce the SALE of 2 of our reserve Engines. We are in the process of selling our 1980 and 1987 Ford/E-One Engines. If you would like to view the information on the these pieces of apparatus please follow the links below to the posting on www.fentonfire.com

1980 Ford C-8000 1250/500 (E2811)
1987 Ford C-8000 1250/500 (E2813)
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