Rescue Crews Respond to Edison Quarry

Crews from Doylestown & Warrington Fire Companies responded to assist Warrington Ambulance to remove a worker who sustained a back injury while working near a rock crusher at Edison Quarry in Doylestown Township. The patient was packaged & transported to an area hospital.

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Hands on training- thanks to Keenan Motors

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Steve Lee practices with a chain saw on a soon-to-be-demolished structure.

 

 

At the old Doylestown Lumber on Weds., April 22., members of the fire company gathered for a hands-on training session.  We were able to use the facility thanks to the generosity of Keenan Motors, who are developing the site for a new Mercedes-Benz dealership.

There were two parts of the training- a challenge course and power saw operation.

A series of obstacles was set up in a large room in one of the buildings for fire fighters to simulate crawling in a building on a search and rescue mission. Next, some of the old wood barn structures were cut up as training with gas-powered saws.
We often ask for permission to use structures that are going to be demolished so our firefighters can get hands-on, real-world training with tools and personal safety gear. Thanks to everyone who has allowed us to hold these valuable trainings that help keep the residents and our firefighters safe!

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Pre-training briefing.

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Battalion 19 Jim Shepard helps Don Talenti with the now blinded SCBA mask.

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BC 19 leads the first group up the ramp to the challenge course.

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Rich Priolo and Don Talenti navigate the course.

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Don Talenti exits the tube.

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Deputy 19 Mike Wood prepares the second group for the course.

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Dan Hinkle works with Rich Priolo on power saw operation.

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Steve Lee removes part of a wall.

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Sam Tilley works to remove some wall parts.

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Dan Hinkle watches Sam Tilley use the power saw.

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Dan Hinkle reviews the nights training.

 

Accidents Shutdown Roadways During Pancake Breakfast

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Special Service 36. Luckily, no one was badly injured in this accident.

 

If you were at the firehouse on Saturday March 21, 2015 for the pancake breakfast, you would have seen our volunteers running out the door for 2 major traffic accidents during the day. The first call was for a multi-vehicle accident on 611 just north of the Barn Plaza. First responders found a pickup truck with heavy front end damage that collided with a fire truck from Richlandtown Fire Company, along with a couple other vehicles that were involved after the initial accident. Minor injuries were reported and the highway was closed for an extended period of time to remove the vehicles. The 2nd accident involved a single vehicle on northbound 202 bypass, just south of the off ramp at 202 and 313. A single vehicle collided with the center median and guard rails, requiring the first arriving units to remove the passenger door to extricate the driver. Crews were in service for a short period of time to remove the driver of the vehicle. The driver was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Despite both of the calls, the fire company was able to serve over 1700 breakfasts to the community that came through. Thank you for your support!

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A closer view of accident with SS36 on 611.

 

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Engine 19-1 takes up from the 611 accident. Ladder 79 blocked the highway for rescue crews to work safely.

 

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Rescue 19 in service on 202 Northbound.

 

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Crews from Doylestown work to remove the patient from the vehicle.

 

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Hydraulic Holmatro tools were used to gain access into the vehicle.

 

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Patient has been removed, Central Bucks Ambulance prepares to transport to the hospital.

 

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The rescue ground as seen from Ladder 79 as crews begin to go available.

 

 

Pancake Breakfast 2015 is Almost Here!

_DSC1496As always tickets are available at the door on the day of the big event, which starts at 6:30 AM till Noon on Saturday March 21st at the Shewell Avenue firehouse. C’mon out to enjoy a great breakfast and meet the volunteers who serve the community!

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Door Pop on South Main Street

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Rescue 19 on scene with Past Chief Ed Truman and Battalion 79 Denny Loux Jr

Doylestown Fire Company was dispatched for a door pop on South Main Street in the area of Clemens Road on 2-24-15 at approximately 10am. Crews found a 4 door wagon with the the door stuck due to an accident. Rescue 19 went in service with hydraulic tools to open up the door. Photos from Bret Morris.

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View of the accident from the front of Rescue 19.

 

Ladder 79 Assists Warrington with Dwelling Fire in Zero Degree Temperatures.

Dan Hinkle and LT-79 Matt Grogan cut inspection holes in the roof looking for hot spots.

Dan Hinkle and LT-79 Matt Grogan cut inspection holes in the roof looking for hot spots.

 

The Warrington Fire Department was dispatched to a dwelling fire on 2-19-15 on Oak Ave. A one and a half story dwelling with fire in the attic. While Warrington was occupied with fighting the fire, Doylestown Ladder 79 was dispatched to cover their station for any other calls that may come in while Warrington was out. Warrington Command, Chief 29 Mike Bean, requested Ladder 79 to respond to help with overhaul. Crews worked interior to hook ceilings and on the roof, looking for stubborn hot spots throughout the attic area. Crews were in service for an extended period of time and had to deal with air temperature close to zero degrees. ALl members returned safely by 2am. Photos by Jeff Kennedy.

 

 

Ladder 79's crew. LT-79 Matt Grogan, Dan Hinkle, Steve Downs, Tony Montemurro, Peter Mills, and Jeff Kennedy

Ladder 79’s crew. LT-79 Matt Grogan, Dan Hinkle, Steve Downs, Tony Montemurro, Peter Mills, and Jeff Kennedy

Doylestown Volunteers Respond to Ash Mill Road Dwelling Fire

The pagers went off Saturday morning, February 7, 2015 for a reported dwelling fire at Ash Mill Road and Route 202 in Buckingham Township. Doylestown was called in to assist Midway Fire Company with the reported fire. Engine 19 and Ladder 79 were dispatched to assist with firefighting and Rescue 19 was dispatched to provide RIT coverage for the firefighters working on the call. Photos from Bret Morris.

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Ladder 79 crew raises a ladder.

Ladder 79 crew raises a ladder.

Ladder 5 crew working on the roof

Ladder 5 crew working on the roof

Roof fire kept small by fast action

 

Ladder 79's main was used to light the scene on the roof.

Ladder 79’s main was used to light the scene on the roof.

The fire company was dispatched to 490 Almshouse Road at 11:29 PM on January 16, 2015. On arrival, Deputy 19 Mike Wood had a 2 story dwelling with fire showing from the roof, and the homeowner knocking down the fire. The cedar-shake roof caught fire in the area of the chimney, and on leaving the home to drive a guest home, saw the fire. He raised a ladder to the roof and controlled the small fire with an extinguisher. Members of the fire company checked for any extension with thermal imaging cameras.

nate Coia and Tony Montemurro lower equipment to the ground after the fire was fully extingusihed.

Nate Coia and Tony Montemurro lower equipment to the ground after the fire was fully extinguished.

Ladder 79's main was used to light the scene on the roof.

Ladder 79’s main was used to light the scene on the roof.

Captain 79, Dan Kline, uses the thermal imaging camera to check for extension on the roof.

Captain 79, Dan Kline, uses the thermal imaging camera to check for extension on the roof.

New officers installed at January Business meeting

Bill Cope, right, presents the gavel to new President Jay Fetterolf, as Doylestown Borough mayor Ron Strouse looks on.

Doylestown Fire Company’s new slate of officers for 2015 was sworn into office on Wednesday night, Jan 7, 2015. Doylestown Borough mayor Ron Strouse officiated the installation ceremony, which saw a passing of the gavel from Bill Cope, who served as president of the fire company for 8 years, to newly elected President Jay Fetterolf. Fetterolf, a life member of the company who has also served as 1st vice president for the past 2 years, is the 18th president in the fire company’s history. Like his predecessor Cope, Fetterolf is a 3rd generation firefighter, as his father and grandfather were both members of Midway Fire Company, where they also served as president of the Lahaska-based fire company. Cope will now serve as the 1st vice president.

The all volunteer members for the fire company responded to 676 calls for service in the year 2014.

The line and executive officers for 2015 are-

Chief- Sam Cramer, Jr.

Deputy Chief- Mike Wood

Battalion Chiefs- Denny Loux, Jr. and James F. Shepard

Captains- William Fluck and Dan Kline

Lieutenants- Matt Grogan and Grant Castor

Fire Marshals- Steve Walther and Ed Truman

Safety Officers- Tom Smith and Annie Vancosky

Fire Police Captain- Drew McPherson

Communications Officer- Ed Loux

Asst. Communications Officer- Nick Popchuk, Jr.

Public Information Officers- Ollie Groman, Sr. and Larry Browne

Fire Prevention Officer- Larry Browne

President- Jay Fetterolf

1st Vice President- Bill Cope

2nd Vice President- Steve Walther

Treasurer- Bob McCrillis

Asst. Treasurer- Tony Montemurro

Recording Secretary- Peter Mills

Asst. Recording Secretary- Steve Downs

Financial Secretary- Jack Connard

Asst. Financial Secretary- Jay Stough

Head Trustee- Bill Price

Trustees- Jim Hampton, William Loughnane, Kyle Downs, Kevin Morris, Larry Browne

Newly installed fire company president Jay Fetterolf addresses the members of the company in his first meeting as president.

Newly installed fire company president Jay Fetterolf addresses the members of the company in his first meeting as president.

Fire police officers take the oath.

Fire police officers take the oath.

Elected and appointed officers take the oath of office for 2015.

Elected and appointed officers take the oath of office for 2015.

Doylestown Borough mayor Ron Strouse (2nd from right) administers the oath of office to the elected and appointed officers of the fire Comapy. Chief Sam Cramer, Jr., president Jay Fetterolf and 1st Vice President Bill Cope recite the oath.

Doylestown Borough mayor Ron Strouse (2nd from right) administers the oath of office to the elected and appointed officers of the fire company. chief Sam Cramer, Jr., president Jay Fetterolf and 1st vice president Bill Cope recite the oath.

Bill Cope, right, presents the gavel to new President Jay Fetterolf, as Doylestown Borough mayor Ron Strouse looks on.

Rescue and Ladder cover Warwick Station 66 for House Fire

The volunteers of the Doylestown Fire Company were out Sunday evening to assist in coverage for Warwick Township as they battled a fire on Meetinghouse Road. Members were at Station 66 for a couple hours and returned home after the fire was out. No additional calls came in while Station 66 crews were at the dwelling call.

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Additional information about the fire in Warwick can be read here: Bucks County Courier Times