Pennsburg Fire Company

Thank You Everyone for a Successful Golf Outing

Monday, May 11, 2015   A big thank you goes out to everyone who supported the Pennsburg Fire Company on our 3rd Annual Golf Outing on May 3rd.  The committee worked hard to develop a plan and put it in motion to make this year a success.  We had the most golfers since this started and we had the most door prizes and raffle gifts than years before.  Just as the golf scramble was to start, crews were dispatched for a building fire at Perkiomen Place Apartments in Pennsburg.  Crews found an improper oven burning and were returned to service soon after and returned to the outing.  

A special thank you is in order for Moyer's Restoration and to Town and Country newspaper for their lead sponsorship.  A thank you as well to all of the other companies who supported us as sponsors and donation of gifts and prizes.  

Look for more details on next years outing coming soon.  We need your support and look forward to seeing you there.

Moyer's Restoration

Town and Country



Upper Hanover Dwelling Fire

Saturday, May 9, 2015   Crews were dispatched for a reported barn fire on Miller Road in Upper Hanover Township.  Chief 71 arrived to find fire showing from an out building.  Crews arrived and quickly extinguished the fire and protected the nearby dwelling exposure.  Assisting Station 71 were TW65, E42, T42, E38, Bucks T75 and T58 plus Medic 369. Crews returned to service within an hour.  FM87 is conducting the investigation. 



First Due Dwelling for Station 65

Friday, May 1, 2015   Crews were dispatched for a reported dwelling fire on Buck Road in Upper Hanover.  Chief 65 arrived to find smoke showing from the C side of the dwelling.  TW65 was advised to take the driveway and go in service with a water line for fire showing inside the dwelling.  SD71 was advised to lay into TW65.  E38 crew assisted 65 crews working interior and checking for extension.  Crews advanced an 1-3/4" line into the structure and found fire in the walls.  Command was established and the working fire dispatch was transmitted.  Crews pulled the walls and cut the floor to expose a deep seeded fire in the walls. SD 71 crew went to the roof and checked for extension and found none.  Medic 369 set up on Side D and provided rehab for firefighters.  Fire Police directed traffic around the scene for the duration.  While operating at the fire, another call was transmitted for a water flow alarm.  SD65 and SD 67 (on stand by at Station 65) took in the assignment.  Crews found the pressure had dropped in the system and went available.  Assisting at the scene were SD71, E38,, Bucks E75, Bucks R58 and TW18 (RIT) and Medic 369.  Crews went available in about 2 hours and the FM is investigating the incident.  



Upper Hanover Brush Fire

Tuesday, April 21, 2015   Crews were dispatched to the area of Route 663 and Kutztown Road in Upper Hanover for a reported brush fire.  While enroute, Chief 65 was notified of EMS responding for the homeowner who had fallen from a tree in the area of the fire.  Chief 65 arrived on Kutztown Road and had active fire running the woods threatening a garage.  Assistant 65 arrived on Church Road and had a fast moving field fire running towards a dwelling.  Command was established and 3 more brush units and 2 more tankers were requested.  Squad 65 arrived and pulled 400' of 3" line to a 200' 1-3/4" line to attach the fire.  Berks Brush and Tanker 58 arrived on the Church Road side and extinguished the fields.  T37, Berks Tanker 97, Brush 97-2 and 3 arrived on the Kutztown Road side of the incident and went in service.  Brush 87 was special called as well as Engine 38 for manpower.  Crews worked for 2 hours to bring the fire under control.  Thanks to 344 for rehab and ll the companies that helped that day.  While operating a brush fire on Gravel Pike was called in and some units were able to be released and responded there.  Numerous fires across the area were attributed to the low humidity and dry grounds.  



Squad 65 Assists Station 38 on Dwelling

Saturday, April 11, 2015  Around 1100hrs, Squad 65 was dispatched along with Station 38 East Greenville for a reported dwelling fire in the area of 4th and Main Street East Greenville.  Chief 38 (Wilson) arrived in the 100 block of 4th Street with smoke showing from a 3 story dwelling.  Engine 38 arrived and pulled a 1-3/4" crosslay and a supply line.  Squad 65 arrived next and staged to allow Ladder 38 room to set up.  65 crews forced entry into the dwelling and located the fire on Division 2 of the twin dwelling.  38 crews advanced the line to the fire floor and extinguished the fire.  Crews from 38 and 65 searched the dwelling for occupants and pets.  Fire was put under control in about 30 minutes.  FM office is investigating the incident.  Fire Police secured the area and traffic around the scene.  65 went available in about an hour.  



Vehicle Hits House in Pennsburg

Thursday, March 19, 2015   Initially Station 71 was dispatched to a vehicle accident with injuries at 11th and Main Street in red Hill.  Chief 71 arrived and advised it was in Pennsburg.  A vehicle had navigated across the intersection and into the corner of the house at 11th and Main in Pennsburg.  71 and 65 crews arrived and assessed the home to find major structural damage.  Miller Restoration was called to shore up the home and secure the property.  Crews stood by while the vehicle was removed.  EMS cared for the patient and passenger.  Upper Perk PD is investigating the incident.  Fire Police directed traffic around the morning accident scene.  



Tower 65 Assists Bucks 58 on Dwelling Fire

Monday, March 9, 2015  Tower 65 was due on a dwelling fire on Nursery Road in Milford Township Bucks County. Crews arrived on scene to find a working fire in the garage.  Tanker 58 and E72 arrived and pulled hose lines to extinguish the fire.  Tower 65 arrived and set up on side D as RIT.  Crews did a 360 and threw ground ladders.  Command advised Chief 65 to have the Tower crew pull an additional hand line and make entry on side D to check for extension and ventilate the structure.  Crews advanced the 400' line off Engine 58 and checked all 3 floors for extension.  Crews used PPV fans to ventilate.  Once the fire was under control, 65 units were returned to service.



3rd Annual Golf Outing May 3, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  Come out and support your local volunteer firefighters with a day of golf.  The Pennsburg Fire Company will be holding it's annual golf outing on Sunday May 3, 2015.  Registration starts starting at 11:30 am followed by lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1pm.  Dinner and door prizes will follow the round.  Cost is $300 per foursome or $85 per golfer before April 19th so register early.  Cost after that date is $340.00 per foursome.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Braxton at 484-387-0986 or email We look forward to seeing you for a day of fun, food, playing golf and spending time with the men and women that protect you and your surrounding communities.

We are also looking for a few more sponsors for the event.   Some of the hole sponsors, green sponsors and general sponsors are still available.  See attached sponsor form for details and feel free to contact Matt as well about the availability.  



RIT Assignment to Bucks 58 Dwelling

Tuesday, February 10, 2015   Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Bucks Station 58 (Trumbauersville) on a dwelling fire on Main Street in Trumbauersville Borough.  58 Command advised Squad 65 to set up on Side A.  Crews broke into 2 groups since the dwelling was in a row with limited access to the rear.  Crews found a smoke odor in one of the homes due to construction work going on.  No fire services needed and 65 was returned to service.  



Dwelling Fire Pennsburg Borough

Sunday, February 8, 2015  Box 83-51 was dispatched for a reported dwelling fire on Washington Street in Pennsburg Borough.  Chief 65 arrived to find nothing evident.  Upon further investigation, heavy fire was found in the basement and heavy smoke throughout.  Engine 38 was advised to lay into the scene and pull a water line to the basement.  Tower 65 arrived at the same time and pulled a water line to the first floor for basement access.  Both lines made a quick knock on the fire.  Crews laddered the building and set up for ventilation.  Squirt 71 arrived and their crews was sent to the basement for overhaul.  Other companies arrived and were sent to the exposure buildings to check for extension.  None was found and some companies were returned to service soon after their arrival.  Chief 65 (Seip) had command, Deputy 65 (Gibbs) had operations and Assistant 65 (Sink) had interior/Basement.  Crews performed overhaul on the basement and secured the area for the FM.  FM 83 started the investigation but advised command to contact the PSP FM and County FM.  The fire was under control in about 30 minutes and crews worked for about 2 hours.  Fire Police had the road closed for the duration of the incident.  EMS transported one of the residents and checked out another one.  Other companies on the assignment were E38, SQ71, Bucks E57, TW18 (RIT)  and R58 (RIT).  Investigation is ongoing.  



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