Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Around 1200 hours, Station 65 was dispatched to assist Berks Station 58 on a working fire. Berks Chief 58 arrived to find heavy fire showing from a detatched garage. Tower 65 was advised to set up on Side A and set the bucket to the roof and flow the deck guns. Berks Engine 58 laid a 5" line up the road to the scene and flowed a blitz fire gun and multiple handlines. Initial operations were to flow water fromt he exterior but as the building was surveyed for stability, crews made a push in multiple doors to extinguish the remaining fire. Crews set up a draft site at the end of the road and multiple tankers dumped their water into porta ponds. Tankers were being filled at a hydrant off Route 100 at Starr Road. Squad 65 assisted with manpower and Special Service 65 set up to fill air cylinders. Fire Police assisted at the fill site and the scene. Crews worked for about 4 hours before returning to service. Thanks to Bucks Tower 18 (West End Quakertown) and Bucks Rescue 26 (Perkasie) for standing by while our crews operated at the scene.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
At 1220 hours Box 79-01 was dispatched for a reported dwelling fire on Hoppenville Road in Marlborough Township. Due on the box were E42, T42, R42, TW65, SQ71, E87 and T87. Engine 42 arrived to find heavy smoke showing and Chief 42 arrived next and added 10 tankers to assist due to the area not having hydrants. E42 pulled a line to Side C where the bulk of the fire was showing. TW65 arrived and was advised to pull a line and take interior via Side A. Crews made an interior attack for about 15 minutes before being pulled out due to heavy fire conditions and the water supply not being fully operational. TW65 raised the bucket to the roof to set up for master stream operations once water was established. Tankers were being filled at Rockwells Restaurant and were supplying porta tanks on one side of te fire and a phantom manifold on the other side of the fire. Crews worked for a little over an hour to bring the fire under control and then worked for another hour performing overhaul. SS65 set up cascade operations near the fire scene and EMS set up rehab as well. Numerous other units assisted at the scene and thanks to Bucks Sq18 and Montco R74 for providing coverage during the fire and helping get TW65 back in service. Fire Police had the road shut for the duration of the call.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Hereford Fire Company (Berks 58) on a dwelling fire with possible entrapment. Berks Chief 58 arrived to find a mobile home fire but all occupants exited the structure. Squad and Chief 65 went enroute with 6 and were advised to stagee on the road and send the crew up to manpower. 65 personnel were rotated in with crews to overhaul the structure and remove the contents as well as check for extension on the exterior. Crews worked in the single digit temperatures for about 90 minutes and were returned to service.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Around 1730 hours, Tower 65 was dispatched to assist Eastern Berks Fire Department as the RIT Company on a dwelling fire on Old Route 100 in Washington Township. Chief 97 arrived with a working fire and set up Command. Tower 65 was advised on the correct route of travel to set up and requested the second alarm. With information of multiple lines in service and multiple exposures, Asst 65-2 requested that Squad 65 be dispatched as a second RIT. Once on scene, the Tower crew broke up into three goups covering the main areas of operation as well as throwing additional ground ladders. Crews were operating on all 3 Divisions of the fire building as well as the roof. Crews were also operating in the exposure buildings as well. Squad 65 arrived and added crews to cover the working areas. After about 90 minutes, the fire was under control and 65 was returned to service.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Squad 65 was dispatched to assist EGFD Station 38 on a dwelling fire around 0230 hours. Chief 38 arrived to find smoke showing from a 3 story attached twin. Engine 38 arrived and went in service with CAFS line. Squad 65 arrived and was assigned to check for extension within the dwelling. Crews also threw ground ladders and were sent to the roof to prepare for vertical ventilation. Interior crews pulled ceiling and walls to expose the progressing fire. Crews worked for about 60 minutes to find and extinguish the stubborn fire. 65 was available around 0400 hours.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Squad 65 was alerted around 1700 hours to assist Bucks Station 27 (Sellersville) on a working garage fire on Ridge Road in West Rockhill Township Bucks County. While enroute, Chief and Squad 65 were advised to travel down the fire road and stage to prepare for RIT. Crews set up on Side A and Side C to assist crews that were operating at the fire. Crews stood fast as the safety team while firefighters from multiple Bucks and Montco companies worked to bring the roofing company garage under control. Units from 65 worked for about 3 hours in the frigid temperatures before being returned to service.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Box 83-51 was dispatched around 1730 hours for a possible dwelling fire on West 5th Street in Pennsburg bringing Station 65, Engine 38 and Squirt 71. Chief 65 arrived and advised of flames from the chimney. Tower 65 arrived set up for roof operations. Crews went interior to check the status of the wood burner. Squad 65 arrived and it's crew went to the roof. Engine 38 arrived and was assigned to assist the Tower crew. Squirt 38 arrived and was placed in manpower and then checked the outside clean out. Crews worked to remove the burning material from the fire box and the crew in Tower 65 bucket check the stack. Numerous clogs were found and cleaned to the clean out. All fire was extinguished and the unit was red tagged for service. Chief 65 (Seip) had Command, Captain 65 (Young) had Operations, Assistant 65-2 (Sink) had Interior and Assistant 65 (Gibbs) had Roof Operations. Medic 369 stood by and Fire Police closed off the area around the fire. Crews took up in about 45 minutes.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Milford Bucks Station 57 on a vehicle rescue on Route 663 just outside of Upper Hanover in MIlford Township Bucks County. Station 57 was on scene for an accident with one vehicle off the road on it side. Chief 57 arrived and upgraded to a rescue for stabilization. Chief 65 arrived and advised Squad 65 to go in service with the struts and prepare for a roof removal. Medic 108 had crews remove the window once the vehicle was stabilized and removed the trapped victim through it. Crews worked for about 30 minutes and were returned to service.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Around 0430 hours on New Years Day, 65 was alerted to assist Berks 97 on a working garage fire as the RIT Company. Tower and Chief 65 responded with 6 and were assigned to the manpower pool. Crews were rotated and 65 crews assisted with overhaul of the structure. 65 was made available around 0615 hours.
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