Santa Makes his Annual Visit to First Due Coverage Area
 
By Fire Chief Frank Dowlin
December 24, 2017
 

On Sunday December 24, 2017 Santa made is annual visit to the Modena Fire Company to make his rounds in their first due response area.

Residents of Modena, South Coatesville, East Fallowfield, and parts of Newlin, West Marlbough have been seeing Santa ride a Modena fire truck past their homes for the past 30 plus years on Christmas Eve.

Some residents even told us that this company tradition has become a tradition for their families, some say it don't feel like Christmas until they see Santa on that truck.

For company members, this has become a yearly tradition that was started before most of the active crew can even remember but is one tradition that will never change. The evening starts around 3pm and for four hours’ crews travel around the district handing candy to the excited children in the area. This year there were 20 plus members in attendance.

This year Santa was delayed a little as in the middle of his route the company was dispatched to a structure fire in East Brandywine Township, luckily it turn out to be a heater malfunction and Santa was able to finish his rounds.

We would like to thank the residents for your kindness and gifts throughout the night and hope we made your Christmas a special one.

If any resident had taken pictures and would like to add them to this news article, please e-mail them to chief37fd@aol.com and we will that they are added.

From all the members at Modena we wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday.

 
Units: Engine 37-2, Engine 37-3, Squad 37, Ambulance 37-2
 
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