Monday, October 8, 2012
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 1oth 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. Light refreshments will be served. This years Fire Prevention theme is "Have 2 Ways Out". Our members will be on hand to show you some ways to make and keep your home fire safe. A few things to remember: Change your smoke detector batteries at least once a year. Preferably every six month. 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. This years theme focuses on have a secondary exit in your home. If your door or hallway is blocked by smoke and fire, make sure you have a predetermined alternate exit for you and your children.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Tower 65 was dispatched around 0400 hours to assist Montco Station 1 on a 4 alarm condominium fire on Church Road in Cheltenham Township. Crews worked through the night bringing the fire under control. Once under control, multiple units were called in to give relief to the initial companies. Tower 65 and Assistant 65-2 with a crew of 6 made the journey down to the lower part of the county and were advised by 1 Command to set up on the corner of the B building and hit hot spots. The Tower was supplied by Engine 62 and flowed for about 90 minutes. Once all of the hot spots were extinguished, crews entered the structure and determined the stability of the building and then re-entered to clear each apartment. Crews worked until around 0900 hours and were released by 1 Command.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Box 83-51 was dispatched around 1230 hours Friday October 4th for a dwelling fire on Penn Street in Pennsburg. Chief 65 (Seip) arrived to find smoke showing from Side A. With that report a working fire was dispatched bringing the confirmed fire engine and the 2 RIT companies. Crews worked for hours to bring the stubborn blaze under control. Assisting on the fire were numerous other units from Montco, Bucks and Berks Counties. The Fire Marshal's office is continuing the investigation. All other information is being witheld at this time. Crews cleared the scene around 530 hours.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Around 2300 hours, Station 65 and Medic 369 were alerted for a single vehicle accident on Geryville Pike in the area of Old School Road. LT65-1 arrived to find a single vehicle accident with a truck that hit a telephone pole and a barn. Chief 65 arrived and ordered Squad 65 to secure the vehicle and control hazards. Fire Police were directed to shut down Geryville Pike between Gramm and Buck road. SS65 arrived and assisted with debris removal. Crews stood by while the tow service loaded the vehicle. The driver refused medical treatment and Medic 369 went available. The road was open after all debris was removed from the roadway.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Station 38 was alerted around 0500 hours or a commercial fire alarm at Blommer Chocolate in Upper Hanover Township. Chief 38 arrived and found fire in the processing area. A confiemed fire dispatch was sent adding Tower and Squad 65, Squirt 71 and Engine 42. Tower 65 was given orders to lay in and pressurize the standpipe. Interior reported processing units on fire and crew were stretching off the standpipe with 2 lines. All manpower was staged at Engine 38 and second alarm was transmitted for addition manpower. Chief 38 had command, Chief 65 had water supply, Deputy 38 had interior, Assistant 65 had manpower and Assistant 65-2 had accountability. Crews worked for over an hour to bring the fire under control and then spent additional time overhauling the units. Crews cleared around 0800 hours. Other units on the box were Berks Engine and Tanker 58, Bucks Engine 57 and 75, Bucks Tower 18, Rescue 42 and Rescue 74 (RIT Company). Bucks Ladder 57 and Montco Squad 67 were on standby at Station 65 to cover calls in the Valley. Medic 369 set up rehab.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Station 65 was dispatched for a gas leak outside on Valley Court in Pennsburg. Chief 65 arrived and advised Tower 65 to investigate th esmell of propane in the area. A resident smelled it near a dumpster in the development. While onscene, Montco EDS advised Chief 65 of a possible dwelling fire on Montgomery Ave in Pennsburg. Crews quickly cleared and went responding to the reported fire. Tower and Chief 65 arrived with have smoke in the area but the fire was a controlled burn on a property in Upper Hanover Township. Chief 65 requested FM87 be advised of the situation and all crews were cleared.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Come out and support the Pennsburg Fire Company on Saturday September 8th from 10am until 4pm. The fire company will have a fire prevention booth set up in front of Rite Aid on Main Street. The booth will contain fire prevention information and have hand outs for kids. Other activities are being planned as well. Also on display will be the fire company's equipment and apparatus. Make sure you stop by.The fire company will also be manning a food tent in front of Falk Funeral Home at 2nd and Main Street. The members will once again be selling water bottles and sausage sandwiches that you can get with peppers, onions and sauce. This year the fire company will also be selling hot dogs.Please come out and support your local all volunteer fire company. All proceeds go directly to help offset the operational costs of the fire company. We look forward to seeing you there this year.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Congratulations to firefighters Matt and Rachel Hinkle on the birth of their son Trenton James Hinkle. Future firefighters Trenton came into this world on July 19th @ 1437 hours weighing 9lbs 1 ounce and is 20.5" long. Trenton joins his brother and sister in the Hinkle firefighting family. Best wishes to all of them.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Tower and Squad 65 were alerted to assist Station 38 on a working fire at Blommer Chocolate in Upper Hanover. Chief 38 arrived and found a deodorizer unit on fire on the 5th floor of the building. Engine 38 arrived and stretched a line to the fire floor. Tower 65 arrived next and set up on Side A for roof operations as well as Ladder 38 on Side C. Squad 65 arrived after and was sent to stage and manpower was sent to the rear of Engine 38. Multiple units operated at the scene for about 2 hours to bring the fire under control on the hot night. EMS set up rehab to the rear of the command post. Special thanks to Bucks Tower 18 and Montco Rescue 74 for covering calls in 65's and 38's first due.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Station 65 was dispatched to assist Berks Station 97 on a working structure fire at Bally Block on in Bally Boro. Chief 97 was on location with a working fire in the wood storage area and duct work. Eastern Berks crews stretched a line interior to combat the fire. Berks Ladder 15 set up the main to the storage container for ventilation and extinguishment. Squad 65 arrived and was assigned RIT operations with crews both interior and on the roof. Squad 65 also was assigned to supply Ladder 15 with a supply line. Crews operated in the heat for about 4 hours. Multiple units from Berks, Montgomery, Lehigh and Bucks county assisted at the incident. Special thanks to Souderton Fire Rescue 74 for covering our station during this incident.
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