Crash requires extrication and medevac

The fire company was dispatched for Rescue Box 79-29 for a single vehicle crash with entrapment at Edison Furlong and Pebble Hill Roads at 9:45 PM on July 20, 2015. En route to the scene, Bucks County Fire Radio updated the location of the crash to be on Sugarbottom Road near Foy Drive. On arrival Deputy 19 Mike Wood reported a car in the woods with the driver, the sole occupant, trapped. Engine 79 and Rescue 19 arrived and went into service with hydraulic rescue tools and stabilization, as the vehicle was off the road and on the side of a hill. Central Bucks Ambulance was on scene with patient care as the extrication operation began. Warwick Fire Company assisted with the landing zone for the medevac helicopter at Bridge Valley Elementary.

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Firefighters prepare for the extrication.

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Bill Price and Lt. 19 Grant Castor set up a chain to secure the car as the extrication begins.

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Captian 19 Will Fluck and the Rescue 19 crew start the extrication.

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Firefighter Craig Lager outs the hydraulic cutters in service.

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Deputy 125 Scott Henley grabs supplies for the patient.

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Firefighters and medics work together to remove the driver from the car to a backboard.

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Teamwork is key in an extrication, as cooperation between EMS and fire gets the job done and the patient cared for.

 

Storm brings down branches on power lines

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On Thursday night, July 9, a violent storm rolled through the area, bringing high winds and heavy rains. After the storm had passed, the fire company was dispatched for a wires call in the 900 block of Almshouse Road in Doylestown Township. On arrival, Deputy Chief Mike Wood reported a large branch down on the power lines with a small fire. After searching the adjacent home and checking for extension, PECO Energy arrived on scene and secured the power. Warrington Fire Company also responded to the scene. There were no injuries or major damage.

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Independence Day RIT assignment with Midway

Ladder 5's main is extended to the roof of the dwelling as overhaul operations begin.

Ladder 5’s main is extended to the roof of the dwelling as overhaul operations begin.

Rescue 19 was dispatched as the RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) for the building fire on Box 15-2, 5071 Grundy Way, Buckingham Twp. Chief 5 had heavy fire on arrival, and Midway crews got a fast knock down on the fire. The crew from Rescue 19 monitored fireground safety and was ready to enter for firefighter rescue if needed. They were later placed in service to assist with extensive overhaul. This was the second working fire with Midway in 48 hours, as Ladder 79, Engine and Canteen 19 responded to 3783 E Brandon Way on 7/2.

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Lt. 19 Grant Castor, FF Cody Stoner and Capt. 79 Dan Kline review operations.

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Rescue 19’s crew assists Midway with overhaul.

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Lt. 19 Grant Castor and FF Todd Kulp prepare to enter the fire building for more overhaul.

 

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