Pennsburg Fire Company

Tower and Squad 65 Assist Quakertown On Dwelling Fire

Monday, December 16, 2013  Tower 65 was alerted around 0530 hours to assist Bucks Station 17&18 on a working dwelling fire on Paletown Road in Richland Township Bucks County.  Crews were assigned RIT and stood fast for about 90 minutes.  Squad 65 was alerted to cover Station 18.  While enroute, they were advised to handle a local box for an alarm system.  Crews were released within 2 hours and returned to service.



Dwelling Fire Hereford Township

Wednesday, December 11, 2013  Tower and Squad 65 were dispatched arround 2100 hours to assist Berks Station 58 (Hereford) on a dwelling fire on Deer Hill road in Hereford Township.  Chief 58 arrived to find a 2 story single family dwelling with fire showing from the 2nd floor. Tower 65 arrived and was advised to go to the roof for ventilation.  Crews threw ground ladders and proceeded to cut vent holes in the roof for the interior crews.  Squad 65 crew was directed to the manpower pool.  The fire was put under control in about an hour and 65 was returned to service some time later.  Fire Police assisted with traffic around the scene as well.



Transformer Fire with Exposures

Saturday, November 23, 2013  While operating at the vehicle accident on Route 663, crews saw a fire near the Upper Montgomery Joint Sewer Authority building on Mensch Dam Road in Upper Hanover.  Chief 71 was in the area and confirmed a working fire in a transformer area with several 500lb propane tanks as exposures.  Squad 65 was directed to the incident and arrived to find the transformer and transfer station for the site generator well involved.  Assistant 65-2 assumed control of the incident and advised that additional resources were needed.  E38 and Berks Tanker 58 were dispatched to support 65 crews.  Crews used an 1-3/4" line to protect the tanks and waited until confirmation the power wa off in the transformer before extinguishing the fire.  The incident was turned over to site employees in about an hour.  While crews were clearing, a fire alarm was transmitted at Perkiomen School.  E38 and Captain 65 took in the assignment and found nothing while on scene.



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.



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