Pennsburg Fire Company

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.  



Task Force Assignment Norristown Apartment Building Fire

Thursday, February 5, 2015   Tower 65 was dispatched along with the Western Montco Fire Task Force to assist Norristown Fire Department while they operated at a 3 alarm fire in an apartment building.  Initial crews found fire in the basement and extended up a trash chute to all floors but mostly the 4th and 5th floors.  Reports of multiple people trapped inside and on the fire escape were reported.  Crews made many rescues using portable ladders, tower ladders and main ladders.  2nd alarm companies made a push into the building to extinguish the fire but the amount of fire and rooms involved forced crews to evacuate.  Command requested the 3rd alarm to assist and then the Montco Fire Task Force to assist companies in service and cover empty stations.  Tower 65 and Chief 65 responded with 5 firefighters and were assigned to manpower and then a RIT company.  Crews worked for about 4 hours and then returned to service.  



Squad 65 assists Tylersport Station 72 on a Dwelling Fire

Wednesday, February 4, 2015   Squad 65 was dispatched to initially be the RIT company on a dwelling fire on Hill Road in Salford Township.  72 Command was advised that Rescue 86 made the response and Squad 65 was redirected to cover all calls from Station 72.  While enroute, MCEDS advised Squad 65 to respond directly to the scene for manpower.  While arriving, the apparatus was staged about 1/2 mile away and crews walked up the icy road and driveway to get to the scene.  Crews had made a good knock on the fire and 65 crew was used in overhaul.  Crews removed the floor around the fire area and overhauled the kitchen area.  Crews worked for about 2 hours and were returned to service.



Squad 65 Assists Trumbauersville with a Dwelling

Saturday, January 31, 2015   Squad 65 was dispatched to assist Bucks Station 58 with a working dwelling fire in Richland MEadows.  Squad 65 responded with 6 and were assigned the RIT company.  The crew split in 2 and did a 360 of the structure.  Crews worked for about 45 minutes until the incident was under control and then were released by 58 Command.  



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