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FOR SALE 1985 Chevy/Grumman Food Truck

FOR SALE
1985 Chevy/Grumman Food Truck 10,000 GVW with new (2007) 350HP gas engine
Doylestown Fire Company is accepting sealed envelope bids for the sale of a 1985 Chevy/Grumman Food Truck
• 77,595 miles
• 23 Feet
• 10,000 GVW
• Garage Kept
• Specs:
• Onan 7500KW electric start generator
• On-board Battery Charger
• Shoreline electric hookup
• 8’ x 14’ electric awning on serving side (passenger)
• Exterior work lights
• Portable Flash light
• Emergency lighting package (will only stay if sold to emergency organization)
• 6 Burner Propane Stove
• 24 x 36 flat top propane grill
• Deep Fryer
• Bunn Coffee Maker
• Integrated exhaust hood
• Triple Sink
• Hand Wash Sink
• 30 gallon fresh water tank
• 16 under-counter cabinets
• 2 – 24 x 30 x 36 refrigerators/freezers
• 2 – external mounted cabinets for propane system
Bids should be submitted via sealed envelope starting 11/20/2017 through 01/03/2017 @ 6pm EST, bids
can be submitted to:
Doylestown Fire Company
Attn: Sales Committee (Canteen)
68 Shewell Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901
Conditions of sale: Truck is being sold in the current “AS-IS” condition and has no implied or expressed
warranties. The seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements made
during the sale process. Further, all emergency lighting and Fire Company insignias will be stripped from
the vehicle prior to final sale if sold to an individual. If sold to an emergency services organization, lights
can remain on the vehicle. Truck will be sold to the highest qualified bid. Buyer must present certified
check to Doylestown Fire Company within 5 days of acceptance of bid. Buyer will be responsible for all
registration, tax, notary, and transfer fees. Doylestown Fire Company holds the right to rescind, revoke,
or amend any of the conditions set forth in the above. Minimum Reserve – $25,000
Please email sales@doylestownfireco.org to schedule a time to see vehicle or for questions on the
bid.

Congratulations are in order!

Firefighters Will Kinyon (l) and Mike Kleban.

Congratulations are in order for out newest Firefighter 1 graduates- Mike Kleban and Will Kinyon! Mike was also named outstanding student for the class. And yes, they’re not kids- Mike is the father of one of our members, Zach, adn Will spent 20 years in the Navy before joining.

In addition, firefighters Rachel Loux, Tommy Kirk, Nick Tartaglia and Todd Whalen were all named recipients of scholarships from the Bucks County Chiefs and Firefighters Association.
Strong work by all!

FOR SALE 2007 Chevy Tahoe Chief’s Vehicle

 

 

Doylestown Fire Company is accepting sealed envelope bids for the sale of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe 4×4 Chief’s Vehicle.

  • Approximately 56,000 miles
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Center Console
  • LED Light Bar and Siren Control
  • Active Check Engine light, possible cam and lifter issueBids should be submitted via sealed envelope starting 11/20/2017 through 1/03/2018 @ 6pm ET, bids can be submitted to:

Doylestown Fire Company
Attn: Sales Committee (Tahoe)
68 Shewell Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901

 

Conditions of sale: Truck is being sold in the current “AS-IS” condition and has no implied or expressed warranties. The seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements made during the sale process.  Further, all emergency lighting and Fire Company insignias will be stripped from the vehicle prior to final sale if sold to an individual. If sold to an emergency services organization, lights can remain on the vehicle.  Truck will be sold to the highest qualified bid. Buyer must present certified check to Doylestown Fire Company within 5 days of acceptance of bid.  Buyer will be responsible for all registration, tax, notary, and transfer fees.  Doylestown Fire Company holds the right to rescind, revoke, or amend any of the conditions set forth in the above.

 

Please email sales@doylestownfireco.org to schedule a time to see vehicle or for questions on the bid.

All clear on State Street now

Lt. 19 Don Talenti prepares to enter Artistic Pizza.

If you were in or around Doylestown Borough in the evening of Weds., August 9, you probably saw the fire company. At 6:51 PM, we were dispatched for a building fire at 86 West State Street. On arrival, Chief Sam Cramer, Jr. found a small electrical fire in the area of the gas meter on the exterior of 86 West. The restaurant was evacuated, and PECO Energy called.

In these type of responses, we have to wait for the utility company to come and secure the utilities, for everyone’s safety. This was determined to be a complex situation, and more assistance was called for. So we waited. It was a pleasure talking to everyone as they passed and asked questions.

Big thanks to Tim Wylie and the staff at Nat’s Pizza for the waterice!

After around 3 hours of standing by, we broke down the scene, leaving just the crew from Engine 19. Just as many of the company had returned home and started to relax, our pagers opened and reported an alarm sounding on the block east, at 6 W State St., followed quickly by a full building fire response. There was smoke showing as Chief Cramer and Battalion Chief Jim Shepard arrived. Luckily, it was a few overcooked pizzas contained to the over with no damage or injuries.

And all this on our drill night.

We were supposed to be training at a home that’s about to be demolished. Battalion Chief Will Fluck and his helpers worked a good part of Weds. afternoon preparing. We’ll give that another try next week.

One note, when you see us in gear with the trucks blocking traffic, we don’t take everyone’s safety lightly. We don’t block traffic for frivolous reasons. Please slow down, and go around. You’ll get there safely.

We care, about you.

The newest vehicle in the fleet, Utility 79, on the fireground.

Thanks to our mutual aid partners from Warrington Fire Company.

The command staff discusses strategy. Left to right, Don Talenti, Sam Cramer, Jr., Jim Shepard, Nate Coia and Will Fluck.

A few notes on fire safety

Firefighter Grant Castor clears a window for ventilation and firefighter safety.

The volunteer members of the fire company responded to a few “almosts” last week. “Almosts”, as in an incident that was almost much worse. With that in mind, and the knowledge that thankfully no one was seriously injured, we offer the following-

1- When cooking, don’t leave anything over heat unattended. We’ve had a string of kitchen incidents where unattended contents caught fire.

2- If a pot suddenly flashes and fire erupts, cover it with a fireproof lid. Don’t try to extinguish it if you can smother it.

3- Don’t attempt to move the pot.

4- Get everyone out and call 911.

5- Don’t attempt to fight the fire yourself. We are trained, equipped and ready. Our main concern is your safety.

6- Smoke detectors on every floor and every bedroom. They save lives.

We have many more of these. Got a question- please ask! If we can’t answer, we’ll get you to someone who can.

Because we care, about you.

Firefighters Peter Mills and Steve Downs clear the fire scene.

Members repack hose for the next call.

Firefighter Nick Tartaglia checks for fire extension.

Services for past Chief Sam Cramer, Sr.

Shelly Funeral Home, 5880 Easton Road, Plumsteadville, PA
Viewing Wednesday, June 21, 2017 From 6 PM till 8 PM
Viewing Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 10 AM till 11 AM
Service at 11 AM
Interment at Doylestown Cemetery, 215 East Court St. Doylestown, PA.

Passing of past chief Sam Cramer, Sr.

At Old Timers Night on June 7, 2017, past and present Chiefs (left to right) Doug Tilley, Jim Shepard, Sam Cramer, Sr., Steve Walther and Sam Cramer, Jr.

It is with profound sadness that the fire company must announce the passing of past chief Sam Cramer, Sr. Sam Sr., as he was known to generations of Bucks County firefighters, father of present Chief Sam Cramer, Jr., was forever an optimist, quick with a smile and ready to help anyone in need. In the past few weeks, he took a ride on the Chicken, the fire company’s 1968 Hahn, which was his favorite truck, one of many that he was responsible for bringing to the fleet as the Chair of many truck committees. He was also at last week’s annual Old Timers Night. He fought hard and will be dearly missed by all.
Services are pending and will be posted.

Sam Cramer, Sr., center, with son Chief Same Cramer, Jr., rear, and past chief Doug Tilley, left.

Old Timers night is a hit!

The evening started for Bill Grun, our friend and international internet sensation, when we picked him up in the Fox. Bill Cope at the wheel.

A pair of happy Bill’s- Cope driving, Grun in the officer’s seat.

Bill Grun talks to NBC10.

Old Timers, err life members Clayton Long, Charlie Penglase, Jack Connard, Bill Funk and Sam Cramer, Sr.

The debut of the new Utility 79, with Rescue 19.

A gathering of chiefs, past and present- Doug Tilley, Jim Shepard, Sam Cramer, Sr., Steve Walther and Sam Cramer, Jr.

Jeff Kennedy (r) reads a proclamation in appreciation of 45 years of service by Jay Stough (l).

Jay Stough, center, was honored for 45 years of service. Sam Cramer, Jr. (l) and Jay Fetterolf assisted.

Dan Hinkle, center, was awarded with his life membership. Sam Cramer, Jr. (l) and Jay Fetterolf assisted.

Jeff Hamilton, brother of late life member Mark Hamilton, accepted a flag in recognition of his brother’s service to the company. Sam Cramer, Jr. (l) and Jay Fetterolf assisted.

Jim Hampton (red shirt) was honored by both Midway and Doylestown Fire Companies for a combined 50 years of service. Presenting the award are (l to r) Chief Sam Cramer, Jr., Jim’s son Jason, Midway Chief Hugh Hager, and DFC President Jay Fetterolf.

A packed house enjoyed a relaxed dinner and conversation, along with the award ceremony.

The Doylestown Fire Company Auxiliary president beth Tilley presented fire company president Jay Fetterolf with a check for $7500 on behalf of the auxiliary and their fund raising events.

Fire at water treatment plant- smoke seen for miles

Lt. 79 Nate Coia works on setting up the main on Ladder 79

The fire company was dispatched to the ChalBrit water treatment plant on Lower State Road in Doylestown Township on May 24, 2017. Engines 19, 79, Ladder 79, Rescue 19 and fire police responded. Chief 19 Sam Cramer, Jr. was in charge of operations at his former place of employment for over 20 years. There were no injuries, but alot of fire gear needed to be washed afterwards.

Jess Meisinger heads to the fire after helping set up the ladder for service.

The fire was seated in the roof of the processing building.

Chief 19 Sam Cramer, Jr. ran operations, here with Chalfont Battalion chief Nick Marino.

Dan Kline and Jess Meisinger on a line on side A.

Chief 19 Sam Cramer, Jr. and Deputy 19 Ed Truman.

Firefighter Pete Mills on the pump panel of Ladder 79.

 

Small house fire creates concerns, challenges

Engine 19’s crew of Tommy Kirk, Nick Tartaglia and Evan Birmingham enter with the first line.

Box 79-41 was dispatched at 5:41 PM on May 22, 2017 for a dwelling fire at 37 Quarry Road in Doylestown Township. En route to the scene, Captain 79 Craig Lager and Chief 19 Sam Cramer, Jr. were informed by Bucks County Fire Radio that police were on scene and reporting heavy smoke from the dwelling. On arrival, a working fire was transmitted, with the possibility of 1 occupant trapped but not located. Initially companies were in service searching for a victim,  but after 20 minutes, the occupant walked up to the fireground, unhurt. Fire was knocked down quickly, but due to interior conditions overhaul was extensive and slow. There were no injuries. Thanks to all the companies who responded or covered, including Warrington, Hartsville, Chalfont, Plumsteadville, Midway, Warwick, Warminster Fire and Horsham covering Station 29. Also thanks to Warrington Community and Central Bucks Ambulance for rehab services on scene, and Doylestown Township and Central Bucks Regional Police Departments. The fire was placed under control at 6:11 PM, and companies cleared the scene at 8:22 PM.

Stretching the first line are Capt. 79 Craig Lager and FF Michele Cevasco.

Warrington firefighters arrive to assist.

More troops arrive to assist.

Conditions in the rear, along with limited space, made access difficult. Firefighters Jess Meisinger and Grant Castor access from side C.

Firefighter Kyle Downs works on ventilation at the front of the building.

Operations acting chief Mike Wood directs firefighters.

The dwelling was next to the Edison Quarry.

Fresh troops wait to be given orders.

Don’t let the gear fool you, that’s Lt. 79 Nate Coia, borrowing some gear.

The rehab sector, with Medic 129 personnel taking care of firefighters.