Saturday, November 23, 2013
While operating at the vehicle accident on Route 663, crews saw a fire near the Upper Montgomery Joint Sewer Authority building on Mensch Dam Road in Upper Hanover. Chief 71 was in the area and confirmed a working fire in a transformer area with several 500lb propane tanks as exposures. Squad 65 was directed to the incident and arrived to find the transformer and transfer station for the site generator well involved. Assistant 65-2 assumed control of the incident and advised that additional resources were needed. E38 and Berks Tanker 58 were dispatched to support 65 crews. Crews used an 1-3/4" line to protect the tanks and waited until confirmation the power wa off in the transformer before extinguishing the fire. The incident was turned over to site employees in about an hour. While crews were clearing, a fire alarm was transmitted at Perkiomen School. E38 and Captain 65 took in the assignment and found nothing while on scene.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Station 65 was dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries on Kutztown Road in Upper Hanover. Chief 65 arrived to find a commercial truck and passenger car collided almost head on. No injuries were found. Crews stood by and controlled hazards and fire police detoured traffic around the scene. Crews were available within an hour.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Around 2055 hours, Station 65 was dispatched for a single vehicle accident with possible injuries and utility poles down. Captain 65 arrived to find a vehicle off the road and 2 PPL utility poles snapped and lying on the road. Assistant 65-1 arrived and assumed control of the incident. Fire Police quickly detoured traffic around the scene while emergency crews operated. With live wires around the scene, crews stood by until all power was secured. The road was closed through the night and into the early morning hours. Township workers, PENNDOT and PPL crews worked through the night to restore power to the area. Pennsburg OEM was notified and they set up services at the Borough building through the outage. Fire Crews cleared around 2300 hours.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Station 65 was kept busy this week with multiple calls and multiple fires across the region. Tuesday crews were dispatched to assist Bucks Station57/75 on a commercial building fire at the Brick Tavern Hotel. Crews arrived to find a smoldering fire in the basement with limited access. A hole was eventually cut in the floor to gain access and the fire was extinguished. While on-scene, Squad 65 was alerted to assist Bucks 56 on a vehicle rescue on Route 309 in Springfield Township. Crews assisted R56 with extricating one patient and securing the hazards.
Wednesday morning brought a box in Pennsburg at the laundry facilities on Main Street. Chief 65 arrived to find heavy smoke inside and a working fire in one of the dryers. The clothes were removed from the building and crews from Tower 65 and Engine 38 ventilated the building and secured the dryer. Around 10am, Squad 65 was dispatched as first due RIT on a working trailer fire in Trumbauersville. Chief 58 arrived with heavy fire in one trailer with an exposure. D58 set up command and advised Squad 65 to go in service on arrival as an engine and to replace the RIT. Crews worked for about 90 minutes with extinguishment and overhaul. Later that afternoon while Bucks 58 was operating at a woods fire in West Rockhill Township, Squad 65 was dispatched to cover Station 58. While on standby, hot spots were uncovered by the board up company at the trailer fire. Crews worked for about 30 minutes assisting the company and were returned to service a short time later by C58.
Thursday morning brought more incidents. Crews were dispatched to assist Station 42 on an out building with exposure problems to a house. CH72 arrived and found a working fire ont he out building and was working inside the dwelling. Squad 65 arrived and was assigned to check the interior. With nothing found, crews were assigned to work on the roof in an attempt to stop the fire spread. Crews also worked in the hill area near the dwelling with heavy fire running up the hillside. Crews used water cans, tools and hoselines to extinguish the fires. Crews were onsite for about 90 minutes and were alerted to cover Bucks Station 18 while they operated at a woods fire in Richland Township. Crews stood fast for about 60 minutes and were returned to service. In the evening crews were alerted to Perkiomen Scholl for an AFA. A65 arrived with a smoke condition from burnt food on Division 3. Crews ventilated and were back in service in 30 minutes.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Lower Milfrod Fire Company (Station 13) on a working fire on Pine Tree Lane in Lower Milford Lehigh County. Squad 65 responded with a crew of 6 and were advised they were the 2nd RIT team and to set up in the rear. Chief 65 arrived as well and was advised to assist Station 38 with setting up a water supply in a nearby pond. Crews stood fast on the "C-D" corner while interior crews worked to extinguish the fire. As a safety precaution, Division 2 windows were removed and ladders were thrown for egress. Crews operated for about 3 hours until the incident was under control. Units were released around 2230 hours.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
On Friday October 4th, Life Member Linford Diehl passed away. Lin was a member of Pennsburg fire Company since 1977. He was the father of Deputy Chief Ron Diehl and Firefighter Curt Diehl. Lin was always seen around the firehouse and will be greatly missed by all the members and officers. Below is the service information.
Linford E. Diehl, 74, of Green Lane, passed away October 4, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Loretta (Uhlig) Diehl. Linny was an appliance repairman. Survivors: Wife; children, Ronald (Karen), of Pennsburg, Sharon (Michael Snell), and Michael (Kathy) all of Green Lane; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services: Thursday, 11 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 3104 Main Street, Sumneytown. Viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. at church. Visit www.falkfuneralhomes.com.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Register now for a table/space at the Mothers Market! Sell all of your outgrown clothing, toys, kid furniture, anything kid goes! Limited to kid items. Sale open to public Friday October 18th 7-9pm. Set up will begin at 530pm-6pm. Note the day change it is Friday this fall.
Please contact Rindi at RLatshaw23@gmail.com to register. Spaces will be approx 10 ft wide $12 /space or 2 for $20.
If you are not selling items, please come out and support those who are. The quality and low cost of the items for sale are great. Its just $1 to shop all night. All entry money is a donation to the Pennsburg Volunter Fire Co equipment fund. There will be light refreshments onsite for a small donation as well.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Station 65 was dispatched to assist Station 71 on a possible building fire at Upper Perk Manor Apartments. FM81 arrived to find a heavy smoke condition on the second floor. Deputy 71 arrived and requested the box response which added Tower and Squad 65, Engine and Ladder 38 and Engine 42. The fire was extinguished on a stove and crews used PPV fans to remove the smoke. Crews were in service for about 30 minutes and were released by Deputy 71.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Station 65 was dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries on Route 663 between Geryville Pike and Quakertown Road in Upper Hanover Township. While enroute, MCEOC advised AC65-2 that one vehicle was off the road into the tree with heavy damage. Squad 65 and SS65 crews arrived to find a single vehicle accident with one injury. The lone occupent self exticated and refused EMS traetment. Crews checed for hazards and assisted tow company with removal. PSP Skippack investigated the accident and Medic 369 checked out the driver. Fire Police Assisted at the scene to slow traffic around the accident. Crews cleared in about 45 minutes.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Station 65 was dispatched around 1050 hours for a struck gas line outside of Kriebel Hall on the grounds of Perkiomen School in Pennsburg. DC65 and Chief 65 arrived to find an active gas line severed and pushing gas into the building. Command was established and a box response requested for manpower as well as PECO for a priority. Crews from 65, 71, 38 and Bucks 57 worked to secure the area and evacuate the buildings. Crews from the gas company arrived and secured the broken line. Companies were released and command was terminated. Fire Police secured the roads around the school as well as students and pedestrians in the area.
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