Monday, September 29, 2014
Congratulations to Battalion Chief Dennis Latshaw and his wife Rindi on the birth of their daughter, Savannah Grace who was born on 9/23 at 12:33pm and weighs 7lbs. 11.8oz. Savannah joins her 3 brothers Caden, Colby and Teaghan. Mom and baby are doing fine.
Monday, September 22, 2014
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 8th 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. This years Fire Prevention theme is Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives.... Test your Monthly"t". Our members will be on hand to show you some ways to make and keep your home fire safe and how to check your smoke detectors and how to change your batteries.. A few things to remember: Change your smoke detector batteries at least once a year but check them monthly. 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. We hope to see you at our station.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Come out this Saturday and support your local volunteers. The Pennsburg Fire Company will be participating in the annual community day located on Main Street in Pennsburg and East Greenville this Saturday September 6th from 10am to 4pm. The fire company will have a fire prevention display and apparatus staged in front of Rite Aid at the corner of Rt. 29 and Rt. 663. We will also have a food tent set up at 2nd and Main in front of Gibbons Fast Tag. The fire company will be selling Hatfield Sausage Sandwiches, lemonade, bottled water and hot dogs. Also near our tent will be Moyer's Restoration who will raffle off a Weber 3 burner Grill. All proceeds go to the fire company. Come out and see us plus many other vendors and shows.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Tower 65 was dispatched by Berks County to assist Station 97 (Eastern Berks Fire) on a working dwelling fire. Crews from Berks Station 97, 39, 58 5 and 21 arrived to find a working fire in a detached garage. Tower 65 was added as RIT. While enroute, Assistant 39 advised Berks that Tower 65 was not needed and returned to service.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Crews gathered at 1830 hours for a planned drill at an acquired structure on the grounds of Perkiomen School. Crews were placed into Search and Rescue teams and assigned a floor to search. Each floor had zero visibility from a smoke machine. Crews learned and practiced new ways to perform searches for trapped victims. The next evolution was a VEIS (Vent Enter Isolate Search) scenario. Crews encountered a smoke filled room while accessing it only from a ground ladder. Crews entered the room and performed a quick but effective search of the room. While in the room, each crew encountered a change in evolution that trapped them from their ladder exit. Each crew had to breach a wall (plaster lathe) and find an alternative escape route. Crews worked hard all night and after all equipment was cleaned and returned to service, a critique of the nights drill was performed and many lessons were learned. Thank you to Perkiomen School for the use of the building and to all the crew members that came out to learn.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Crews were alerted to assist Easter Berks Fire in Bally for a reported dwelling fire. Berks crews arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of the structure. Tower and Chief 65 (Seip) responded and were assigned RIT duties. Crews threw ladders and were positioned on all sides. Crews assisted with ventilation once the fire was under control. 65 units were available in about 2 hours.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Strong storms hit the region overnight bringing strong rain and dangerous lightening to 65's first due. 65 crews were dispatched for a water flow alarm at US Tape on Quakertown Road in Upper Hanover Township. While on scene, Bucks County was transmitting a tactical box in Trumbauersville's first due on Allentown Road. Crews stood by at US Tape until the key holder arrived, did a interior sweep of the building and found nothing. Tower 65 was released and responded on the box. CH58 had 58 Command and advised E58 to pull into the driveway and pull a water line and go in service to the garage. Tower 65 arrived next and was told to ladder the building and perform overhaul. E%& laid a supply line to the scene. Crews operated for about 2 hours and returned to service. 65 Officers responded back to US Tape for an additional alarm. Also while crews were out another alarm system was transmitted in Marlborough Township that 65 would have been due on plus a fire police call in Milford Township for trees down.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Squad 65 was dispatched by 86 Command to cover their station while they operated at a building fire on Collegeville Road in Skippack Township. Crews stood in station for about 2 hours before being returned to service.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Squad 65 was dispatched to cover Bucks Station 18 while they operated at a dwelling fire in Richland Township. While at station 18, a tactical box was dispatched in Trumbauersville's local on Hillcrest Drive. Squad 65 and Lehigh Ladder 4 arrived and were advised that there was smoke in the basement. Asst. 65 went to the interior and found a smoke haze and burning electrical smell in the basement. Power was secured to the dwelling and crews continued to check the residence with the TIC. BC58 had command and Chief 65 had operations. Ladder 4 set their main to the roof to check for a possible lightning strike. E58 arrived and took it's crew interior. No other issues were found except in the basement and all units except Bucks 58 were made available. Crews operated for about 45 minutes.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Tower 65 was dispatched to cover Station 67 (Gilbertsville) while they were operating at a working barn fire. While enroute, Tower 65 was advised to move into the scene as the RIT company. Tower with a crew of 5 set up RIT on Side B/C and C/D corners. While crews were operating, the walls collapsed on 2 sides and crews were removed back to an extended distance. Once operations were shut down, Tower 65 crew helped with clean up and putting trucks back in service.
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