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Members of Chester's "New" Paid Fire Department

Many thanks to Florence E. O'Bryan, FOBionicBlonde@aol.com, for providing Dates of Death for many of the deceased members.

Some known members of the "New" Paid Fire Department:

ID Last Name First Name Middle Name Date of Death Biography Obituary Picture Notes Source
466 Abbot Michael "Mickey"           Mickey was a tillerman, he drove the back of the ladder truck. He taught many of us this art. Michael P. Murtha
506 Albany, Jr John         Picture Class of 2004 John Albany, Jr.
211 Archibald Lawrence           Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
477 Beggs Jimmy             Michael P. Murtha
175 Birney Matthew             Mary MacLean Birney, sister-in-law
469 Borghese Sam             Michael P. Murtha
229 Cacciatore Ronald           This was the second class in the history of Chester fire department to attend Philadelphia fire academy. We were the 167 Philadelphia fire recruit class, hired in May 1994 CEvers1893@aol.com
230 Capasso Anthony "Rock"           Apprentice Firefighter in 1989  
231 Carr Steve           Apprentice Firefighter in 1989  
225 Charlton Everett           This was the second class in the history of Chester fire department to attend Philadelphia fire academy. We were the 167 Philadelphia fire recruit class, hired in May 1994 CEvers1893@aol.com
176 Cherry Marvin R d.          
177 Combes Robert   d.          
178 Cornish Harry "Bud"   d.          
232 Cox Anthony           Apprentice Firefighter in 1989  
179 Detweiler George "Poo"              
180 Diggins Edward "Eddie"              
226 Evers Charles           This was the second class in the history of Chester fire department to attend Philadelphia fire academy. We were the 167 Philadelphia fire recruit class, hired in May 1994 CEvers1893@aol.com
228 Forbes Frank           This was the second class in the history of Chester fire department to attend Philadelphia fire academy. We were the 167 Philadelphia fire recruit class, hired in May 1994 CEvers1893@aol.com
181 Francis John "Junior"   d. 6/16/1992   Obituary      
182 Friend Robert           Bob was the first Training Officer. He later became Captain. Michael P. Murtha
467 Fusco Gene           Gene was also among the first of the paramedics. In mid 1970's was one of a group who volunteered for paramedic training. They were among the first group of trained paramedics and EMTs on the East Coast. Michael P. Murtha
183 Gamble Dave              
212 Glascow Gregory           Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
184 Gresch John "Jack"             John (Jack) Gresch
185 Griffin Richard           Assistant to the Fire Commissioner  
242 Griggs James "Jay"           Apprentice Firefighter in 1990  
213 Herrell Jerald           Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
233 Hladasz John "Stick"   d.       Apprentice Firefighter in 1989  
186 Hollis Rudell "Rudy"           Retired; Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
508 Johnson Devon         Picture Class of 2004 John Albany, Jr.
214 Johnson James           Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
243 Jones Aaron           Apprentice Firefighter in 1990  
215 Jones Vernon           Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
187 Kokoszka Walter "Koko"   3/14/2001         Walter "Koko"'s daughter
234 Lambert, Jr. Ray "Count Jr."           Apprentice Firefighter in 1989; Capt. & Shop Steward in Local 1400 IAFF  
292 Lambert, Sr. Raymond "Count"           Also transferred to the new "Paid" department until his retirement in 1993; President for Local 1400 IAFF  
235 Landrum Stacy           Apprentice Firefighter in 1989  
189 Lewandowski Mark A           Mark A. Lweandowski
216 Lewis Kermit           Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
190 Lloyd Frank             Jim Owens, son of James "Porky" Owens, Jr.
217 Lytle Roland           Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
191 MacDonald James "Jimmy"   d.       Fire Captain  
195 Majeski Anthony "Jeff"   d. 1980 at age 51         Mike A. Majeski, son
196 Manz George             Jim Owens, son of James "Porky" Owens, Jr.
218 Matjahevicz John           Apprentice Firefighters, Class of 1977: This, the first class of Chester Firefighters, attended Fire Training school at Felton Fire Station #5. Michael Wesley
197 Mattiavich John              
236 Maysky Eugene "Load"           Apprentice Firefighter in 1989  
192 McClelland Butch             Jim Owens, son of James "Porky" Owens, Jr.
237 McCray C. Walter         Apprentice Firefighter in 1989; resigned, now a D.J. in Brookhaven  
471 McDonald Ed           Brother of James McDonald Michael P. Murtha
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If you have any additional information or pictures that you would like to contribute about any of the members of this fire company, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com. Be sure to include the number in the "ID" column in your email so that I can accurately identify the individual.

2001, 2002 John A. Bullock III.

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