Pennsburg Fire Company

RIT Assist to Bally Borough

Sunday, July 6, 2014   Crews were alerted to assist Easter Berks Fire in Bally for a reported dwelling fire.  Berks crews arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of the structure.  Tower and Chief 65 (Seip) responded and were assigned RIT duties.  Crews threw ladders and were positioned on all sides.  Crews assisted with ventilation once the fire was under control.  65 units were available in about 2 hours.  



Strong Storms Hit Region Overnight

Thursday, June 19, 2014   Strong storms hit the region overnight bringing strong rain and dangerous lightening to 65's first due. 65 crews were dispatched for a water flow alarm at US Tape on Quakertown Road in Upper Hanover Township.  While on scene, Bucks County was transmitting a tactical box in Trumbauersville's first due on Allentown Road.  Crews stood by at US Tape until the key holder arrived, did a interior sweep of the building and found nothing.  Tower 65 was released and responded on the box.  CH58 had 58 Command and advised E58 to pull into the driveway and pull a water line and go in service to the garage.  Tower 65 arrived next and was told to ladder the building and perform overhaul.  E%& laid a supply line to the scene.  Crews operated for about 2 hours and returned to service.  65 Officers responded back to US Tape for an additional alarm.  Also while crews were out another alarm system was transmitted in Marlborough Township that 65 would have been due on plus a fire police call in Milford Township for trees down.



Squad 65 Covers Station 86

Monday, June 16, 2014   Squad 65 was dispatched by 86 Command to cover their station while they operated at a building fire on Collegeville Road in Skippack Township.  Crews stood in station for about 2 hours before being returned to service.



Squad 65 Covers Bucks Station 18 and Runs a Dwelling Fire

Friday, June 13, 2014   Squad 65 was dispatched to cover Bucks Station 18 while they operated at a dwelling fire in Richland Township.  While at station 18, a tactical box was dispatched in Trumbauersville's local on Hillcrest Drive.  Squad 65 and Lehigh Ladder 4 arrived and were advised that there was smoke in the basement.  Asst. 65 went to the interior and found a smoke haze and burning electrical smell in the basement.  Power was secured to the dwelling and crews continued to check the residence with the TIC.  BC58 had command and Chief 65 had operations.  Ladder 4 set their main to the roof to check for a possible lightning strike.  E58 arrived and took it's crew interior.  No other issues were found except in the basement and all units except Bucks 58 were made available.  Crews operated for about 45 minutes.



Gilbertsville Barn Fire

Monday, May 12, 2014   Tower 65 was dispatched to cover Station 67 (Gilbertsville) while they were operating at a working barn fire.  While enroute, Tower 65 was advised to move into the scene as the RIT company.  Tower with a crew of 5 set up RIT on Side B/C and C/D corners.  While crews were operating, the walls collapsed on 2 sides and crews were removed back to an extended distance.  Once operations were shut down, Tower 65 crew helped with clean up and putting trucks back in service.



Tower 65 Due As RIT in District Township Berks County

Thursday, April 17, 2014   Tower 65 was dispatched to Weir Road in District Township for a working building fire.  Berks 97 units arrived with a  fully involved hobby shop with exposures.  Tower 65 was advised by Berks that RIT was not needed due to the structure being completely razed.  Crews went available shortly after.



Dwelling Fire Marlborough Township

Thursday, April 17, 2014   Squad 65 was dispatched along with Station 42, 72, Squrt 71, Engine and Tanker 78 and Bucks Engine and Tanker 58 to a dwelling fire on Scott Road in Marlborough Township.  CH72 arrived to find active fire in a chimney and advised E72 to ladder the chimney and work on the firebox.  As more crews arrived, crews worked to ventilate the dwelling and remove all fire from the fire box. All units except 72 units and E42 were held at staging along Swamp Creek Road.  All units were made available in about 30 minutes.



Reported Dwelling Fire in Northgate Development

Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Box 87-55T was dispatched to Hayward Ave and Danville Drive in Upper Hanover Township for a reported dwelling fire.  Caller said they saw flames coming from a dwelling under construction.  Due on the assignment were TW65, SD65, E38, SQ71, Bucks T75 and Bucks T58.  AC65 arrived with nothing evident.  After investigation, a construction heater was found to be operating normally in the building.  No fire services needed and all crews were available in 10 minutes.  



Annual Pennsburg Fire Company Golf Outing May 3rd

Friday, March 28, 2014  Come out and support your local volunteer firefighters with a day of golf.  The Pennsburg Fire Company will be holding it's annual golf outing on May 3rd.  Registration starts starting at 11:30 am followed by lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1pm.  Dinner and door prizes will follow the round.  If you have any questions, please contact Nate Cordero at the station 215-679-8293 or email We look forward to seeing you for a day of fun, food, playing golf and spending time with the men and women that protect you and your surrounding communities.

We are also looking for a few more sponsors for the event.   Some of the hole sponsors, green sponsors and general sponsors are still available.  See attached Sponser form for details and feel free to contact Nate as well about the availability.  



Passing of Firefighter and Life Member James "Jimmy" Heimbach

Thursday, March 20, 2014   It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of James (Jimmy) Heimbach. Jimmy joined the Pennsburg Fire Co in 1977 as a junior firefighter, and has been an active member ever since. Jimmy could often be found at the firehouse doing truck checks or waiting for the next call. He was loved by everyone in the firehouse and was well recognized in the Pennsburg community. He has touched many of our lives in his 37 years of service with this grateful department. Our deepest condolences to the entire Heimbach family. 

The following information is in regards to our brother James Heimbachs' services. 

The Viewing will be held at Mann Slonaker Funeral Home 

222 Washington St
East Greenville

Thursday March 27th
From 10:00am till 11:00am

Services to follow. 

Burial Service will be at Pennsburg UCC

775 Main St

Any Questions Please Contact Chief Scott Seip 267-347-2554 or the Station 215-679-8293



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