As is the tradition for many years, the fire company provided Santa’s sleigh for his annual arrival in town, taking him and his elves to State and Main, where he dismounted and lead the crowd in the countdown to light the Borough Christmas tree. Taking in the celebration was the new Rescue 19, which made it’s public debut in grand style, as the Fox, now 90-years young, handled the Santa duties.
The new Rescue 19 arrived in quarters on November 15, 2013. It was welcomed by members and family members alike. A ceremonial push in the station capped the arrival. On Saturday morning the work began preparing the truck for service. Over the next weeks, the equipment will be mounted, drivers trained and firefighters will learn all of the new capabilities of new apparatus.
Thanks to Clorece Kulp for photos of the arrival.
On Oct. 4, 2013, from 6:30- 9 PM, the Doylestown Fire Company will host their annual Fire Prevention Open House and Community Expo at the Shewell Ave. station at 68 Shewell Ave. in Doylestown Borough.. In addition to the fire trucks and fire safety lessons, there will be representatives from community organizations as part of the first community expo.
Bring a canned or non-perishable food item for the Bucks County Housing Group’s food pantry. Lean about Hope for Hails, a group working to raise funds for Hailey Bezos, a 12-year old Lenape Middle Schools student who contracted a rare form of Encephalitis. The Pennsylvania State Police will be there with safety and crime prevention tips. Red Paw Emergency Rescue will be there with their response vehicle and an ambassador pet. The Central Bucks Family YMCA will be there with games for kids and information about programs, including the Blaze Brigade, a program for kids from 8-14 with the fire company to learn about firefighting and the volunteer opportunities.
There will be fire trucks to tour, a fire hose to put out a “house” for kids, demonstrations of firefighting techniques and home safety, and goodies for the kids. Central Bucks Ambulance will be there with tours of their equipment, as will the Bucks County Hazardous Incident Team.
For more information, check our website at www.doylestownfireco.org, or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DoylestownFireCompany, or on Twitter at @dfc1979news.
9/2/13 – At 10:36am on Labor Day crews were dispatched to 34 Crestland Tr for a reported accident with fire. Shortly after another call was received for wires arcing in the basement at 15 Broadale Ct. Deputy 19 and Battalion 19 arrived on scene to medium smoke showing inside the residence and a delivery truck outside with wires down. A fire was located in the kitchen in the area of the dishwasher. E19 arrived and crews had to stretch a 300 foot hoseline to work around the energized wires. L79 assisted with the search and extinguishment. The delivery drivers had self-extricated prior to arrival. PECO secured power to the scene and the water department was called to secure water service due to a broken pipe in the fire building caused by the power surge. Other units on scene included E19-1, E79, U79, E20, R29, L29, E15, and E95. Fire was contained to the kitchen of the dwelling with water damage to the basement due to the broken pipe.
Ladder 79 was dispatched to a working dwelling fire early in the morning of Sunday, August 25, at 821 Yearling Drive in Solebury Township. Midway arrived to a well involved single dwelling and went in service. Ladder 79 arrived and performed multiple tasks, and Engine 19 covered Station 5. There were no injuries. The cause is under investigation by the Solebury Township and Bucks County fire marshals. New Hope and Linghocken fire companies and Central Bucks Ambulance were on scene as well.
At 11:46 AM, June 1, 2013, the fire company was dispatched for a report of a small aircraft crash in the area of Rts. 611 and 313. On arrival, an ultralight aircraft was found to have hit the power lines that crossed over Rt. 611. The pilot was extracted by onlookers, and patient care was given by Central Bucks Ambulance. The pilot was transported to Temple Burn Center by helicopter, his condition is unknown at this time. The fire company was assisted by Plumsteadville Fire Company, and area fire police units. The FAA is investigating.
The fire company was honored to participate in the annual Doylestown Memorial Day parade- the longest running and oldest parade in the United States. Over 20,000 people lined the streets of Doylestown. We were humbled by the kind words and messages of support by the crowd as we marched on a beautiful May day.
After hearing of the successful rescue of a horse from the Pine Run in Doylestown Township on April 15, 2013, the members of the Newtown Reliance Company wanted to recognize the efforts of Doylestown and Point Pleasant Fire Companies. The Newtown Reliance Company for the Detecting and Apprehending of Horse Thieves and Other Villains was founded in 1819, and has continued as a social organization that supports equine causes. Will Fabian, a director and volunteer firefighter for the Newtown Fire Association, said that the organization had a business meeting a few days after the rescue and decided to recognize both fire companies with a donation of $250 each. Doylestown deputy Chief Mike Wood (center, with hat) and Point Pleasant Battalion Chief Darren Carroll (2nd from left) accepted the checks on behalf of their companies from Fabian, left, Newtown Reliance President Raymond “Skip” Goodnoe (2nd from right) and Reliance treasurer Paul Gouza, far right.
More info on the Newtown Reliance- http://newtownreliance.org/