Pennsburg Fire Company

Assist to Red Hill Vehicle Rescue

Thursday, August 27, 2015   Station 65 was dispatched to assist Red Hill (Station 71).  Crews arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident head on collision on James Road in Upper Hanover Township.  EMS arrived to find one subject still trapped in the vehicle.  Rescue 65 responded and assisted with the extrication as well as set up of the landing zone for EMS.  Fire Police assisted with closing James Road as well.  Crews worked for about 45 minutes and were released.  



New Member Arrival

Tuesday, August 25, 2015   Congratulations to Lt. Bill McCormick and Firefighter Brianna McCormick on the birth of their daughter Jacey.  Jacey came a bit early on 7/30/15 at 2138 hours and weighed 5lbs. 12oz. and is 18" long.  Jacey is growing fast and mom and her are doing fine.  Welcome to the Pennsburg Fire Company family.  



Vehicle Accident with Fire

Wednesday, July 15, 2015   Station 65 was dispatched for a vehicle fire after an accident on Route 663 in the area of Shady Nook.  Assistant 65 (Sink) arrived to find a vehicle well involved with multiple poles down and wires across the road.  Chief 65 (Seip) arrived and added additional fire police to close Route 663 around the scene.  Squad 65 arrived and pulled 1-3/4" foam line and extinguished the fire.  Crews overhauled the vehicle and waited for Verizon to arrive and secure the poles.  EMS treated the driver for non life threatening injuries.  Crews were in service for about 90 minutes.  



Vehicle Rescue in Upper Hanover at Route 663 and Geryville Pike

Monday, July 13, 2015   Station 65 was dispatched along with Medic 369 for a vehicle accident with injuries at Route 663 and Geryville Pike.  Assistant 65 arrived to find 2 vehicles down an embankment with both drivers still inside and injured.  Call was upgraded to a  rescue as Squad 65 was ordered to perform vehicle stabilization on both vehicles and make entry into vehicle one.  Medic 369 was caring for one patient and the crew assisted them in removal and packaging.  A65 called for additional manpower and Squad 71 was dispatched.  Crews removed trees from the area around the vehicles to access the patient.  71 and 65 crews removed the 2nd patient from the vehicle and turned them over to EMS.  Crews then cleaned up the debris from the highway and grass area.  Fire Police directed traffic around the scene and PSP is investigating the incident.  Crews were returned to service in about 60 minutes.



65 Assists Red Hill at Multi Patient UTV Accident

Wednesday, July 1, 2015   Station 65 was requested to assist with an engine and manpower at a multi vehicle UTV accident in Upper Hanover Township.  C71 arrived to find multiple occupants with severe injuries about 1/4 mile into the woods.  71 crews and EMS set up to triage the patients.  C71 established command and 3 medical helicopters were requested.  Command called for more manpower to help stabilize the UTV while the patient was extricated.  Squad and Chief 65 went enroute with 6 and assisted with patient packaging and landing zone activities.  More manpower was needed and Rescue 65 responded with 6 and set up a second LZ near the command post.  3 patients were evacuated to trauma centers and crews went available per 71 Command.  Fire Police assisted with traffic due to the high volume in the area.



Vehicle Rescue in Pennsburg

Wednesday, July 1, 2015   Station 65 was dispatched to a vehicle accident with rescue.  Chief 65 arrived to find one a one vehicle accident with one person trapped.  Squad 65 was advised to stabilize the vehicle that was trapped on a pole.  Crews used cribbing and Paratech struts to stabilize the vehicle and removed the uninjured person from the vehicle.  EMS checked her out and released her.  PD is investigating the incident.  Crews cleared in about 45 minutes.



Station 65 Assists Red Hill on Multi Trauma Victim Accident

Wednesday, July 1, 2015   Station 71 (Red Hill) was dispatched to an accident involving all terrain vehicles in the fields behind a home on Geryville Pike in Upper Hanover.  Chief 71 arrived to find multiple victims from a multi vehicle accident in a field.  EMS requested 3 helicopters to transport the victims.  Command 71 requested Field 65 and then full company to assist with victim stabilization and removal.  Deputy and Assistant 65 handles the multiple landing zones and 65 crews assisted EMS with packaging.  Fire Police also assisted at the scene.  While clearing from this scene, 65 crews were dispatched to a second accident with injuries in Upper Hanover.  Rescue and Chief 65 arrived and assisted EMS with patient care.  All companies were returned to service by 2200 hours.  



West Rockhill Township Garage Fire

Monday, June 8, 2015   Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Bucks Station 58 with a working garage fire in West Rockhill Township around 1500 hours.  Squad 65 and C65 (Seip) responded with 5 and were assigned primary RIT company.  C58 established West Rockhill Command and advised he had an attached 2 car garage with heavy fire showing and possible extension to the dwelling. D65 (Gibbs) was assigned Operations and C58 (Diehl) had interior. E58 arrived and pulled 2 handlines and entered side A to extinguish the fire.  Crews also pulled another line to extinguish the fire from the outside.  Squad 65 arrived and set up on side A with crews working on both floors.  SD71 was dispatched as send RIT and took over RIT operations once 65 crews were put to work.  Crews pulled walls and overhauled the garage as well as used handlines to extinguish the remaining fire.  Crews worked for about 90 minutes before being returned to service.



Hereford Garage Fire

Sunday, May 24, 2015   While assisting Red Hill Fire Station 71 at a Vehicle Rescue with helicopter landing in Upper Hanover, Chief 65 was notified that Tower 65 was due on a working garage fire in Hereford Township Bucks County.  Berks Chief 58 arrived to find heavy fire showing from a large commercial garage with numerous oxygen and acetylene tanks that were exposed to the fire.  T58 crew pulled a blitz fire and handline.  Tower 65 arrived and was set up on side C/D.  Squad 65 arrived and went to side A and advanced the handline interior with T58 crew as well as pulled ceilings to expose the fire.  Crews from Tower 65 assisted with overhaul.  Companies went available in about 2 hours.



Vehicle Rescue in Upper Hanover

Monday, May 11, 2015   Station 65 and Medic 369 were dispatched for a reported vehicle rescue on Route 663 in the area of Klinerd Road in Upper Hanover around 1630 hours on Monday.  Chief 65 was advised by MCEDS that a vehicle had struck a school bus with students on-board.  Chief 65 arrived and confirmed that one driver was trapped in a van.  Squad 65 arrived and went in service with multiple tools and cribbing.  Rescue 65 arrived and assisted the Squad crew.  Engine 38 was dispatched to land a medical helicopter near the scene.  Crews worked for about 30 minutes to free the trapped driver and then was turned over to EMS.  The driver of the school bus was treated for minor injuries and the students on the bus were cared for and released to their parents.  Fire Police from multiple companies diverted traffic along the busy road for about an hour while crews worked.  



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