Thursday, December 20, 2012
Station 65 was dispatched to assist Eastern Berks Fire (Berks Station 97) on a building fire at Bally Block Company in Bally Borough. Station 97 received the call as an automatic fire alarm and was upgraded when Deputy 97 arrived with smoke showing from one of the processing units on the roof of the structure. Tower 65 with a crew of 6 arrived and set the bucket to the roof for supression operations. Crews used a 1-3/4" line out of the bucket to extinguish the fire. Engine 97-2 supplied the Tower 65. Crews from Eastern Berks, Hereford, Boyertown 16 and 17, Topton also assisted with operations. A crew from Boyertown Station 15 stood fast as the RIT. 65 crews operated for about 60 minutes and were returned to service
Monday, December 17, 2012
Around 1540 hours, Tower 65 was dispatched to assist Bucks Station 18 on a dwelling fire in Richland Township. While enroute, Quakertown Command advised of the fire being under control and Tower 65 was redirected to cover Station 18. While on the cover, a Rescue Box was dispatched for Rt. 309 and Park Ave, right next to Station 18. Tower 65 along with Montco Rescue 74 and Bucks E57 arrived and went into service removing the trapped patient. Crews cleared that scene and went back to cover Station 18. Quakertown Command advised that all cover companies could secure and Station 65 was made available around 1700 hours.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tower 65 was dispatched to Friendship of Boyertown (Berks Station 15) on a working building fire at the Boyertown Inn on Reading Ave in Boyertown, PA. Tower and Chief 65 went enroute with 5 as the company was being dispatched due to being in station from previous calls. Enroute, the Tower was given orders by Boyertown Command to to be 2nd in ladder and set up on Side "B" of the structure and set the bucket to the roof and assist crews with ventilation. Once set up, the crews stood fast in the bucket and were not utilized. After about 60 minutes, the crews took up and were returned to service. Crews from the 3 Boyertown companies made a good knock on the 3rd floor fire. Ladder 37 was set up on Side "A" and was utilized as 1st in ladder company. Numerous other units were on scene to assist the Boyertown companies.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Santa Claus will be coming to the Upper Perk Valley on Saturday 12/22. Look in the Town and Country for the route and times that Santa and his elves will be visiting your area. Listen for Santa being driven around on Tower 65 starting at 10am. If you have any questions, contact the firehouse.
1000 View Road and Lakeshore Drive
1020 Pennsburg Square Shopping Center
1040 Montgomery Meadows Development (6th Street Intersections only)
1100 Lake Lane and Seminary Street
1120 Valley Court
1140 Runaway Drive
1200 Penn Street
1220 Shirley Lane
1240 Brooke Run Development (Brooke Road Intersections only)
1300 Northgate Development (Otts Road Intersections only)
Friday, November 16, 2012
Crews were dispatched for a dwelling fire with entrapment on Valley Court in Pennsburg Borough around 0030 hours. Chief 65 arrived with heavy fire showing from side A of a middle of the row multiple occupancy dwelling with possible extension to both exposures. Chief 65 established 65 command and reported all occupents were out of the structure. Command called for EMS to the front of the structure for a resident with burns. Tower 65 arrived and pulled an 1-3/4" line and initiated an exterior attack on the fire. Once darkened down, crews made entry and contained the fire to the building of origin. The bucket of the Tower was also used by crews for roof ventilation and overhaul. Crews from multiple companies assisted 65 at the fire and with covers. Montco FM and PSP FM are conducting the investigation. Crews were available around 0300 hours.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy came into the Upper Perk Valley Sunday after devestating the Jersey Shore area and New York. After numerous electrical fires and multiple trees down, units were notified of a possible dwelling fire on Kilnered Road in Upper Hanover. Chief 65 arrived with heavy fire showing from a rancher type dwelling. Tower 65 arrived and pulled multiple lines and made an interior attack. Squirt 71 was told to lay in from Rt.663 and supply Tower 65. Engine 38 had the draft site and other units filled roles in water supply operations. Due to the lack of hydrants, multiple tankers were added and a fill site was set up at 6th and Montgomery Ave in Pennsburg. Crews made an agressive interior attck and help save some of the dwelling. The fire occured during the height of the winds with some reaching 70mph. The fire was placed under control in about 90 minutes with extensive overhaul. Crews were hampered by downed power lines, whipping rain, high winds and cold temperatures. Crews from multiple counties assisted at the scene. Fire Police closed Route 663 for the duration of the fire and Medic 369 provided rehab. Upper Hanover FMO is investigating the cause.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Squad 65 was dispatched around 0430 hours to cover Bucks Station 18. Soon after dispatch, Bucks advised that Penn Am Command requested cover companies to the scene. Squad and Chief 65 responded with 5 and were staged on California Road once on scene. The Squad was then assigned to fire attack group on Side C. Crews reported to Chief 36 and went in service with multiple lines. Crews operated for at least 2 hours with fire supression and overhaul before being released. Tower 65 was dispatched to cover Station 18 but was called into the scene to assist with getting companies back in service. Crews were returned to service around 0900 hours.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Come out to the Pennsburg Fire Company station at 501 Penn Street Pennsburg for our annual Fire Prevention Open House. This years open house is scheduled for October 1oth between 6pm and 9pm. There will be a fire prevention table set up inside with fire safety literature and fire prevention items for the kids. Light refreshments will be served. This years Fire Prevention theme is "Have 2 Ways Out". Our members will be on hand to show you some ways to make and keep your home fire safe. A few things to remember: Change your smoke detector batteries at least once a year. Preferably every six month. Keep all combustible materials away from every heat source. Try not to use extension cords. Plug electrical items directly into the outlet. If using extension cords, please make sure that they are rated for what you are using them for. If you have questions, please ask one of our members. Have a fire exit plan and meeting place in the event of a fire. This years theme focuses on have a secondary exit in your home. If your door or hallway is blocked by smoke and fire, make sure you have a predetermined alternate exit for you and your children.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Tower 65 was dispatched around 0400 hours to assist Montco Station 1 on a 4 alarm condominium fire on Church Road in Cheltenham Township. Crews worked through the night bringing the fire under control. Once under control, multiple units were called in to give relief to the initial companies. Tower 65 and Assistant 65-2 with a crew of 6 made the journey down to the lower part of the county and were advised by 1 Command to set up on the corner of the B building and hit hot spots. The Tower was supplied by Engine 62 and flowed for about 90 minutes. Once all of the hot spots were extinguished, crews entered the structure and determined the stability of the building and then re-entered to clear each apartment. Crews worked until around 0900 hours and were released by 1 Command.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Box 83-51 was dispatched around 1230 hours Friday October 4th for a dwelling fire on Penn Street in Pennsburg. Chief 65 (Seip) arrived to find smoke showing from Side A. With that report a working fire was dispatched bringing the confirmed fire engine and the 2 RIT companies. Crews worked for hours to bring the stubborn blaze under control. Assisting on the fire were numerous other units from Montco, Bucks and Berks Counties. The Fire Marshal's office is continuing the investigation. All other information is being witheld at this time. Crews cleared the scene around 530 hours.
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