Pennsburg Fire Company

Reported Dwelling Fire in Northgate Development

Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Box 87-55T was dispatched to Hayward Ave and Danville Drive in Upper Hanover Township for a reported dwelling fire.  Caller said they saw flames coming from a dwelling under construction.  Due on the assignment were TW65, SD65, E38, SQ71, Bucks T75 and Bucks T58.  AC65 arrived with nothing evident.  After investigation, a construction heater was found to be operating normally in the building.  No fire services needed and all crews were available in 10 minutes.  



Annual Pennsburg Fire Company Golf Outing May 3rd

Friday, March 28, 2014  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 May 3rd.  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.  If you have any questions, please contact Nate Cordero at the station 215-679-8293 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 Sponser form for details and feel free to contact Nate as well about the availability.  



Passing of Firefighter and Life Member James "Jimmy" Heimbach

Thursday, March 20, 2014   It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of James (Jimmy) Heimbach. Jimmy joined the Pennsburg Fire Co in 1977 as a junior firefighter, and has been an active member ever since. Jimmy could often be found at the firehouse doing truck checks or waiting for the next call. He was loved by everyone in the firehouse and was well recognized in the Pennsburg community. He has touched many of our lives in his 37 years of service with this grateful department. Our deepest condolences to the entire Heimbach family. 

The following information is in regards to our brother James Heimbachs' services. 

The Viewing will be held at Mann Slonaker Funeral Home 

222 Washington St
East Greenville

Thursday March 27th
From 10:00am till 11:00am

Services to follow. 

Burial Service will be at Pennsburg UCC

775 Main St

Any Questions Please Contact Chief Scott Seip 267-347-2554 or the Station 215-679-8293



Squad 65 Relocates to Station 86 Skippack

Saturday, March 8, 2014  Squad 65 was requested by 86 Command around 2130 hours to relocate to their station to cover calls while they operated at a dwelling fire in Skippack Township. Crews stood by in station until around 0030 hours and assisted them with returning their trucks to service



Tower 65 Assists Red Hill Station 71 Dwelling

Friday, February 28, 2014   Around 1100 hours crews were alerted to a possible dwelling fire on Winchester Place in Upper Hanover.  Chief 65 arrived to find the dwelling charged with smoke.  After investigation, crews found a fire near the bathroom and n the walls.  Squrt 71 arrived and a line was pulled to extinguish the fire.  Tower 65 arrived and performed ventilation and salvage functions.  Crews worked for about 45 minutes and returned to service.



Garage Fire in Milford Township

Thursday, February 13, 2014  Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Bucks 57 (Milford) on a working detached garage fire in Milford Township.  Bucks County radio advised Squad 65 to pick up the hydrant and lay into E57's split lay.  Once the supply line was connected, Squad crew assisted interior crews with fire attack and overhaul.  The garage housed multiple vehicles, storage items and rooms.  Crews opened up walls and ceilings to expose the hidden fire.  Crews worked for about an hour and were returned to service. While laying in, crews found the fire hydrant buried in the snow.  There was a delay in getting water to the scene due to this,  Please remember to dig out the fire hydrants in and around your homes.    



Squad 65 Covers Skippack Station 86

Monday, February 3, 2014  Squad 65 was requested to cover Station 86 around 1930 hours.  Squad and Assistant 65 responded with 6 and stood by in station for 5 hours while they operated at a structure fire in Lower Salford Township.  Crews returned to service around 0030 hours.



Squad 65 assists Station 38 on a Dwelling

Monday, January 27, 2014  Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Station 38 (East Greenville) on a dwelling fire on Treichler Road in Upper Hanover Township.  Squad and Chief 65 responded with 6 and were advised to send manpower to Engine 38.  Crews assisted with interior work and roof work on a stubborn chimney fire that extended into the walls and roof.  Crews worked for about 2 hours and were returned to service. 



Dwelling Fire in Upper Hanover Township

Monday, January 13, 2014  Around 2130 hours, Tower and Squad 65 were dispatched to assist Station 71 on a dwelling fire on Walt Road in Upper Hanover Township.  DC71 arrived and reported a working fire on the 2nd floor.  SQ 71 was instructed to take a water line interior to the fire.  TW65 was advised to set up for ventilation.  After further investigation, interior crews did not find any fire on the 2nd floor or attic.  A fire was located on Die C of the building on the exterior but running the exterior walls and into the garage area.  Crews from TW65 and E38 took lines inside the garage and shed area as started to open up.  A crew worked on the roof to open up the burnt area.  Overhaul was being done on the exterior fire and hot spots were contained.  Units were made available around 2330 hours and returned to service.  Other companies on the assignment were E38, E42, T42, Bucks R58 and Berks R15 as RIT as well as Medic 369.



Building Fire at Blommer Chocolate

Saturday, January 11, 2014  Around 1015 hours, crews were dispatched for a fire inside Blommer Chocolate in Upper Hanover Township.  Deputy 38 arrived and found a fire in one of the processing machines.  Engine 38 was advised to lay in and take a line interior to attack the fire.  Tower 65 arrived right behind and was advised to send manpower up to the scene and establish the water supply for E38.  Crews worked for about 90 minutes extinguishing the fire and ventilating the area before being returned to service.  Other companies on the assignment were Sqt71, E42 and Berks T58.  Engine 37 from new Hanover was requested to cover Station 65 for the duration.



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