COVID-19 Status update

The leadership of the Doylestown Fire Co #1 is in constant contact with Local, County, State and Federal authorities on the continuing COVID-19 outbreak. In order to minimize unnecessary contact, steps have been taken in both stations limiting visitors. We continue to be prepared to respond to any emergency.
 
We urge everyone in our community to take all warnings and directions seriously.  We’re all human, and understand that the necessary changes are difficult.
 
 As we do with all safety and fire prevention messages, we share these prevention messages so that we can come out of this situation in a quicker time-frame.
 
In the meantime, as you’re home with your families, take the time to check on your smoke detectors, making sure they all work. Please do not overload your power cords, surge strips or outlets.
 
We will continue to pass along information as we get it from authorities. Please practice fire prevention and home safety while you are at home
 
Please, stay at home, wash your hands, and stay safe.
 

For Sale- PACE INDUSTRIES 9D TRI-AXLE TRAILER

Pace Industries 9D tri-axle trailer GVWR 22,000lbs

Doylestown Fire Company is pleased to offer a 1987 Pace Industries 9D tri-axle Trailer for sale. Wheel size 6 x 14.5 (~7 years old) Load Range F Garage kept Wheel Ramps included Mounted Ramsey 8,000 lb winch Bed Length: Length: ~24 Width: ~7 6 Width between wheel wells: 6 3 Will include new PA state inspection (July 2020) Conditions of sale: Trailer is being sold in the current AS-IS condition without any warranty, either express or implied.

Be safe and considerate this Independence Day weekend!

As we enter the Independence Day weekend, please keep in mind a few facts about fireworks.


1- They are dangerous, regardless of the size. Not only can they injure or kill, but start fires.
2- The noise can injure or kill some animals. This is very traumatic for pet owners too.
3- Many in our community are sensitive to the noise made, as it can trigger PTSD and anxiety.
4- Because they’re legal, it does not mean you can do whatever you want with them, wherever you want. There are laws for how, when or why, and they will be enforced.
https://www.psp.pa.gov/public-safety/Pages/fireworks-safety.aspx


We all know that it’s disappointing to many that there are no public displays in the area this year. For many in our community, it’s a welcome break.
Be kind and safe.
And wear a mask when you leave the house!

House fire attacked quickly minimizes damage

Firefighter Rachel Loux pulls a line to the front door of the home.

At 4:37 PM on June 22, 2020, the fire company was dispatched for the report of a fire at 24 Walnut Lane in Doylestown Borough. On his arrival, Battalion Chief 79, Grant Castor, reported fire showing from the front right corner of the home and an active basement fire.

The fire was located in the home’s electrical equipment in the basement and burned through to the exterior of the house. Because of this, extinguishment of the fire was delayed while waiting for PECO energy to arrive and cut the power to the house, which they did about 20 minutes later. Chief Mike Wood placed the fire under control at 5:24 PM, and firefighters and investigators remained on scene until 7 PM. There were no injuries, and damage was limited to the corner of the home.

Thanks to our mutual aid response by Midway, Plumsteadville and Warwick Fire Companies and cover companies Lingohocken and Chalfont. Central Bucks EMS handled the very important rehab sector, as temperatures were in the upper 80’s with high humidity, putting firefighters at an increased risk. And thanks to our fire police and assisting units from Chalfont, Plumsteadville, Midway and Warwick.

Smoke was venting from the front door as firefighters entered to attack.
Firefighter Karen Truman and Junior Firefighter Ben Morris get a water supply going.
The twins- Engines 19 and 79- working in tandem to get water on the fire.
Firefighters from Midway and Plumsteadville arrive to assist.
Battalion Chief 79, Grant Castor and Safety officer 19, Tom Smith, discuss the operation.
Medics from Central Bucks EMS check firefighters and provide hydration and cooling on the hot, humid day.

Quick report and response saves home from serious damage

Rescue 78’s hose is repacked after the fire was extinguished.

Tactical Box 19010 transmitted at 1042hrs to the 1900blk of Lower State Road in Doylestown Township for a fire on the 1st floor. Rescue 78 first in to extinguish and quickly mitigate. Crews included Ladder 79, Engine 19, Engine 79 & Rescue 19. All worked for about 2 hours to salvage & overhaul.

Engine and Ladder 79 and Rescue 19 staged on Almshouse Road
Home was set back on a long driveway.

For Sale- 2002 Kawasaki Mule

Doylestown Fire Company is accepting sealed bids for the sale of a 2002 Kawasaki Mule

  • ~8,375 km, ~3,602 hours
  • Diesel
  • Truck is currently operational but it is recommended that certain service items are completed. Buyer is responsible for determination of service needs with their mechanic. Bids should be submitted via sealed envelope starting 03/04/2020 through 6:30 pm EST on 06/10/2020, bids can be submitted to: Doylestown Fire Company
    Attn: Sales Committee (Kawasaki Mule) – BC 79 68 Shewell Ave
    Doylestown, PA 18901 Conditions of sale: Truck is being sold in the current “AS-IS” condition without any warranty, either express or implied. The Seller does not warrant the fitness for any particular use or the merchantability of the Truck for any reason. The seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral or written statements made during the sale process. Further, all emergency lighting will be stripped from the vehicle prior to final sale if sold to an individual or private company. Truck will be sold to the highest 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 rescind, revoke, or amend and of the conditions set forth in the above conditions.
    Please email battalion79@doylestownfireco.org to schedule a time to see vehicle or for questions on the bid.

Thanks for thinking of us Carolyn!

We want to send out a huge thank you to our newest BFF, Carolyn Quinn, for her efforts in putting together a GoFundMe for the fire company in the wake of the Pancake Breakfast cancellation last month. Carolyn’s efforts raised $1070.55!!! In explaining her effort, she said “You guys have given me some of my favorite Saturdays growing up and I know I’m not the only one. Have a wonderful day!”We miss everyone-and hope to see you all soon!

Cancellation of Old Timers Night

We’re sad to inform you that in light of the ongoing public health emergency the 2020 Doylestown Fire Company No.1 Old Timers Night scheduled for June 3rd has been cancelled.
It is not a decision we take lightly, but with the strong conviction that it is in the best interest of the health and welfare of our Firefighters, Auxiliary members, staff and guests alike, we feel we must take this action.
We look forward to next year’s event in hope that we’ll be able to share memories and stories without the need for social distancing.
Please stay safe and healthy,

John Cope
Chairman
Paul Kreuter
President

April 15, 2013- remembering a fateful day

Seven years ago was a dark day in US history. The Boston Marathon bombing was a shock to us all. But the all-volunteer members of the fire company had a positive outcome that afternoon. A horse was reported stuck in Pine Run Creek in Doylestown Township that afternoon. With the assistance of Point Pleasant Fire Company’s Dive team members, the horse was removed from the creek and reunited with its rider.

Stay home, wash your hands and stay safe.

We’re here and ready.

https://www.doylestownfireco.org/2013/horse-rescued-from-creek/

Fire Company status and notices in light of COVID-19

The leadership and members of Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 want to let the community they serve to know that in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting precautions that we are ready and able to respond to and handle emergencies on Doylestown and surrounding areas as we have since 1879. We are in contact with all of the local, county and state authorities and making sure that our members follow the proper protocols for their safety and yours.

With  that, on guidance from health authorities, we must restrict access to our stations and apparatus to fire company members and authorized individuals only. Any visits or public activities are now postponed until further notice, as are visits to the firehouses. Our members will do everything they can to be friendly in public areas but will be maintaining a safe distance to assure social distancing.

We will continue to update our channels with pertinent information as this unfolds. We urge everyone to follow the guidance of the health authorities to minimize the spread of the virus, and to wash your hands often and well. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please message us on our Facebook page or through the contact us button on our website at www.doylestownfireco.org