Pennsburg Fire Company

Upper Hanover Vehicle Accident

Saturday, November 23, 2013  Station 65 was dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries on Kutztown Road in Upper Hanover.  Chief 65 arrived to find a commercial truck and passenger car collided almost head on.  No injuries were found.  Crews stood by and controlled hazards and fire police detoured traffic around the scene.  Crews were available within an hour.



Vehicle Accident with Utility Poles Down

Saturday, November 23, 2013  Around 2055 hours, Station 65 was dispatched for a single vehicle accident with possible injuries and utility poles down.  Captain 65 arrived to find a vehicle off the road and 2 PPL utility poles snapped and lying on the road.  Assistant 65-1 arrived and assumed control of the incident.  Fire Police quickly detoured traffic around the scene while emergency crews operated.  With live wires around the scene, crews stood by until all power was secured.  The road was closed through the night and into the early morning hours.  Township workers, PENNDOT and PPL crews worked through the night to restore power to the area.  Pennsburg OEM was notified and they set up services at the Borough building through the outage.  Fire Crews cleared around 2300 hours.



Multiple Calls and Multiple Working Fires

Friday, November 15, 2013  Station 65 was kept busy this week with multiple calls and multiple fires across the region.  Tuesday crews were dispatched to assist Bucks Station57/75 on a commercial building fire at the Brick Tavern Hotel.  Crews arrived to find a smoldering fire in the basement with limited access.  A hole was eventually cut in the floor to gain access and the fire was extinguished.  While on-scene, Squad 65 was alerted to assist Bucks 56 on a vehicle rescue on Route 309 in Springfield Township.  Crews assisted R56 with extricating one patient and securing the hazards. 

Wednesday morning brought a box in Pennsburg at the laundry facilities on Main Street.  Chief 65 arrived to find heavy smoke inside and a working fire in one of the dryers.  The clothes were removed from the building and crews from Tower 65 and Engine 38 ventilated the building and secured the dryer.  Around 10am, Squad 65 was dispatched as first due RIT on a working trailer fire in Trumbauersville.  Chief 58 arrived with heavy fire in one trailer with an exposure.  D58 set up command and advised Squad 65 to go in service on arrival as an engine and to replace the RIT.  Crews worked for about 90 minutes with extinguishment and overhaul.  Later that afternoon while Bucks 58 was operating at a woods fire in West Rockhill Township, Squad 65 was dispatched to cover Station 58.  While on standby, hot spots were uncovered by the board up company at the trailer fire.  Crews worked for about 30 minutes assisting the company and were returned to service a short time later by C58.

Thursday morning brought more incidents.  Crews were dispatched to assist Station 42 on an out building with exposure problems to a house.  CH72 arrived and found a working fire ont he out building and was working inside the dwelling.  Squad 65 arrived and was assigned to check the interior. With nothing found, crews were assigned to work on the roof in an attempt to stop the fire spread.  Crews also worked in the hill area near the dwelling with heavy fire running up the hillside. Crews used water cans, tools and hoselines to extinguish the fires.  Crews were onsite for about 90 minutes and were alerted to cover Bucks Station 18 while they operated at a woods fire in Richland Township.  Crews stood fast for about 60 minutes and were returned to service.  In the evening crews were alerted to Perkiomen Scholl for an AFA.  A65 arrived with a smoke condition from burnt food on Division 3.  Crews ventilated and were back in service in 30 minutes. 



Squad 65 Assists Lower Milford on 2nd Alarm Fire as RIT

Friday, October 18, 2013  Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Lower Milfrod Fire Company (Station 13) on a working fire on Pine Tree Lane in Lower Milford Lehigh County.  Squad 65 responded with a crew of 6 and were advised they were the 2nd RIT team and to set up in the rear.  Chief 65 arrived as well and was advised to assist Station 38 with setting up a water supply in a nearby pond.  Crews stood fast on the "C-D" corner while interior crews worked to extinguish the fire.  As a safety precaution, Division 2 windows were removed and ladders were thrown for egress.  Crews operated for about 3 hours until the incident was under control.  Units were released around 2230 hours.



Life Member Linford Diehl Passes Away

Sunday, October 6, 2013  On Friday October 4th, Life Member Linford Diehl passed away.  Lin was a member of Pennsburg fire Company since 1977. He was the father of Deputy Chief Ron Diehl and Firefighter Curt Diehl.  Lin was always seen around the firehouse and will be greatly missed by all the members and officers.  Below is the service information.

Linford E. Diehl, 74, of Green Lane, passed away October 4, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Loretta (Uhlig) Diehl. Linny was an appliance repairman. Survivors: Wife; children, Ronald (Karen), of Pennsburg, Sharon (Michael Snell), and Michael (Kathy) all of Green Lane; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services: Thursday, 11 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 3104 Main Street, Sumneytown. Viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. at church. Visit



Mother's Market Changes to Friday Night October 18th at 7pm

Thursday, September 19, 2013  Register now for a table/space at the Mothers Market! Sell all of your outgrown clothing, toys, kid furniture, anything kid goes! Limited to kid items.  Sale open to public Friday October 18th 7-9pm. Set up will begin at 530pm-6pm. Note the day change it is Friday this fall.

 Please contact Rindi at to register. Spaces will be approx 10 ft wide $12 /space or 2 for $20. 

If you are not selling items, please come out and support those who are.  The quality and low cost of the items for sale are great.   Its just $1 to shop all night.  All entry money is a donation to the Pennsburg Volunter Fire Co equipment fund.  There will be light refreshments onsite for a small donation as well.



Building Fire in red Hill Borough

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.



Vehicle Accident on Rt.663 Upper Hanover

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.



Gas Line Struck at Perkiomen School

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.



Vehicle Rescue on Main Street Pennsburg

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.



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