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.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Crews were dispatched around 1210 hours for a vehicle accident with injuries in the 800 block of Main Street Pennsburg. Chief 65 arrived to find a multi vehicle accident with a victim trapped inside. Crews from Squad 65 used the Hurst tools to remove the doors and roof to allow access for Medic 369. Crews assisted with packaging and removal of the patient. Crews also controlled the hazards and fluids from the vehicles. Extrication was complete in less than 15 minutes and crews returned to service within an hour. Fire Police directed traffic around the scene.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Come out and support your local all volunteer fire company Saturday August 3rd. Times to be determined. The fire company will be providing a fully cooked chicken meal which will include a 1/2 chicken, baked potato, applesauce, creamed cabbage and a roll. All of this for only $9.00 per meal. You can either eat in the station or take out to your home. If you need assistance, please contact the firehouse. We look forward to seeing you there on August 3rd. The funds from this fund raiser go directly to supporting the fire company in providing the best service to our community.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Crews responded to multiple working fires at Blommer Chocolate in Upper Hanover Township. Around 2200 hours on Monday night, Station 38, Squad and Tower 65, Squirt 71 and Bucks Ladder & Engine 57 were due on a reported building fire at Blommer. Chief 38 arrived with smoke showing from a 4 story section of the factory in one of the augers and advised E38 to lay in and Tower 65 to set up on the corner of the building.. Crews worked handlines to suppress the fire in both the auger and roasting bins. Medic 369 set up rehab to assist the firefighters. Crews worked until around 0115 hours and were back in service. Around 0200 hours, crews were alerted to another fire at Blommer Chocolate but this time in one of the bag houses. The box sent the same apparatus as the first one. Chief 38 arrived to find smoke showing from the vent pipe and bag house area. Tower 65 arrived first and was advised to send crews to the roof and set up the bucket to the silo. E38 was told to lay in and go in service. Crews set up leader lines and pulled a high rise bag to the second floor where 65 and 71 crews operated in the bag area to extinguish the stubborn fire. Crews worked until around 0330 hours and then returned to service.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Thursday morning, companies from around the Valley took place in the annual water battle competition. Crews from Pennsburg, East Greenville, Red Hill, Seisholtzville, Eastern Berks and defending champion Hereford set up on the field at Old Goshenhoppen Church park. Crews drew numbers and started the competition. This year the barrell needed major repairs as did the cable and strapping. Members from Pennsburg made the repairs and members from Pennsburg and East Greenville took the time to repair the cable and strapping system. With not having any time on the line, crews from Pennsburg and Hereford tested the line before their first round. With many close battles and hard fought rounds, the finals wound up to be Pennsburg (coming out of the winners bracket) and Hereford. After 2 full round battles, Pennsburg came out on top. Crews celebrated by the ceremonial "Chief Dunk" in the pond that was formed by the water from the battles. Great job by all companies and thanks to the tankers that supplied water and East Greenville Engine 38 for pumping the lines during the competition..
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tower 65 was dispatched to Washington Township Berks County for a possible dwelling fire on Limekiln Road in Berks 97 first due. 97 Command was established and crews were checking for an odor inside. No fire was evident so Command recalled 65 units. Crews returned to service. Command 65 made it's maiden voyage to the call.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The new Chief's vehicle made it's first call tonight to Washington Township in Berks County. The 2013 Chevy Tahoe (Co-Stars) with a Hendrickson command cabinet and radio and lighting done by Marriott Emergency Equipment is lettered and ready for service. The former Chief vehicle is going to be utilized by the fire police as Traffic 65-1. The new command unit has the Montco MDC with the MSA accountability/firefighter tracking system, complete EMS kit with AED, water and ABC extinguishers, forcible entry tools, hand lights, safety cones, MSA SCBA, MSA 4 gas meter and a full command cabinet to safely run incidents. The unit was outfitted with a NFPA lighting and siren package as well as compliant striping. The vehicle will be going in service full time over the weekend.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On Saturday June 15th, the Pennsburg Fire Company Fire Police took Traffic 65 to Sellersville Fire Department's 125th Anniversary Parade. Crews worked hard and cleaned the traffic unit and were rewarded with a Second Place trophy. Great job and congratulations.
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