Pennsburg Fire Company

Squad 65 Relocates to Station 86 Skippack

Wednesday, January 8, 2014  Squad 65 was dispatched around 1930 hours to relocate to Station 86 (Skippack) while they operated with Harleysville 89 at a working dwelling fire in Lower Salford Township.  Squad 65 and Asst 65-2 went enroute with 5 and covered their first due for about 2 hours.  Once back in their first due CH86 (Marriott) release the Squad and the company was available around 2200 hours.



Vehicle Extrication in Pennsburg

Monday, January 6, 2014  Station 65 was dispatched for a vehicle accident with entrapment around 1510 hours on Main Street in Pennsburg.  Chief 65 arrived with one vehicle on its roof and one entrapped.  Squad 65 was advised to set up stabilization and remove the doors.  Crews used the Paratech Struts and cribbing to stabilize the vehicle and the combi tool to remove the door.  Enough access was gained for EMS to remove the patient and assess for injuries.  Crews also controlled the hazards and traffic around the scene.  All units cleared within 40 minutes.



Trailer Fire in Upper Hanover

Monday, December 23, 2013  Squad 65 was dispatched to assist East Greenville Fire Company (Station 38) on a trailer fire with exposue to a commercial building on Pillsbury Drive in Upper Hanover Township.  Chief 38 advised Squad 65 to send manpower up to the scene and assit crews working in and around the trailer.  65 crews operated saws and a second hoseline on the trailer.  Crews worked for about an hour and returned to service.  Fire Police closed State Street around the scene.



Santa Claus Visited The Upper Perk Valley

Saturday, December 21, 2013  Santa Claus visited the Upper Perk Valley on Saturday 12/21/13 riding atop Tower 65.  Santa and his elves travelled around Station 65's first due giving out candy bars and candy canes and getting pictures taken with all the kids of the area.  Thank you to Santa and all the elves that gave up time with their families to be there for our community. 



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. 



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