Pennsburg Fire Company

Squad 65 Covers Bucks Station 18 and Runs a Dwelling Fire

Friday, June 13, 2014   Squad 65 was dispatched to cover Bucks Station 18 while they operated at a dwelling fire in Richland Township.  While at station 18, a tactical box was dispatched in Trumbauersville's local on Hillcrest Drive.  Squad 65 and Lehigh Ladder 4 arrived and were advised that there was smoke in the basement.  Asst. 65 went to the interior and found a smoke haze and burning electrical smell in the basement.  Power was secured to the dwelling and crews continued to check the residence with the TIC.  BC58 had command and Chief 65 had operations.  Ladder 4 set their main to the roof to check for a possible lightning strike.  E58 arrived and took it's crew interior.  No other issues were found except in the basement and all units except Bucks 58 were made available.  Crews operated for about 45 minutes.



Gilbertsville Barn Fire

Monday, May 12, 2014   Tower 65 was dispatched to cover Station 67 (Gilbertsville) while they were operating at a working barn fire.  While enroute, Tower 65 was advised to move into the scene as the RIT company.  Tower with a crew of 5 set up RIT on Side B/C and C/D corners.  While crews were operating, the walls collapsed on 2 sides and crews were removed back to an extended distance.  Once operations were shut down, Tower 65 crew helped with clean up and putting trucks back in service.



Tower 65 Due As RIT in District Township Berks County

Thursday, April 17, 2014   Tower 65 was dispatched to Weir Road in District Township for a working building fire.  Berks 97 units arrived with a  fully involved hobby shop with exposures.  Tower 65 was advised by Berks that RIT was not needed due to the structure being completely razed.  Crews went available shortly after.



Dwelling Fire Marlborough Township

Thursday, April 17, 2014   Squad 65 was dispatched along with Station 42, 72, Squrt 71, Engine and Tanker 78 and Bucks Engine and Tanker 58 to a dwelling fire on Scott Road in Marlborough Township.  CH72 arrived to find active fire in a chimney and advised E72 to ladder the chimney and work on the firebox.  As more crews arrived, crews worked to ventilate the dwelling and remove all fire from the fire box. All units except 72 units and E42 were held at staging along Swamp Creek Road.  All units were made available in about 30 minutes.



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.    



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