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Do you smell the pancakes yet? We do!

And sausages too!
Save the date- March 17, 2018
Yes, St. Patricks Day is Pancake Day !
Details coming soon!

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 03/01/2018 @ 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. No Reserve.
Please email sales@doylestownfireco.org to schedule a time to see vehicle or for questions on the
bid.

Big night at the business meeting

 

President Jay Fetterolf, Mayor Ron Strouse and Chief Mike Wood after being sworn into office.

The Doylestown Fire Company’s January meeting is when the officers for the coming year are sworn into office. On Jan. 3, 2018, the new slate took their oath of office and got to work. Doylestown Borough Mayor Ron Strouse, a contributing member of the company as well, Administered the oath of office to the Line and Administrative, Fire Police and Auxiliary officers.

The line and administrative officers for 2018 are-

Chief- Mike Wood

Deputy Chief- Ed Truman

Battalion Chiefs- Jim Shepard and Ed Loux

Captains- Lori Westover and Dan Kline

Lieutenants- Don Talenti and Peter Mills

President- Jay Fetterolf

1st Vice President- Steve Walther

2nd Vice President- Kyle Downs

Treasurer- Tony Montemurro

Asst. Treasurer- Steve Downs

Asst. Recording Secretary- Karen Truman

Financial Secretary- Jay Stough

Asst. Financial Secretary- Bill Cope

Trustees- Larry Browne, Jim Hampton, Jeff Anlauf, Steve Cote, Michele Cevasco and Ray Bosche

In addition to the installation of officers and 3 fire calls, the body was presented with a $9000 donation from the Travis Manion Foundation to support our scholarship program. Robin Fetterolf-Dunckley of Steely and Smith Insurance presented the fire company with a certificate congratulating the company on taking all of the necessary steps for risk prevention and reduction from one of the fire company’s insurers, VFIS.

Receiving the check from the Travis Manion Foundation.

Robin Fetterolf-Dunckley presented Chief Mike Wood (l) and President (and sibling) Jay Fetterolf with a certificate of appreciation from VFIS Insurance for efforts towards risk reduction and prevention.

The members of the 2018 fire company line and executive offices are sworn in.

Fire Police officers being sworn in.

The Auxiliary officers after being sworn in with Mayor Strouse.

Snow, wind and hydrants

Here we go- the first warned winter storm of 2018. Snow and high winds and record cold temperatures. Are you prepared?

And we’re not talking milk, bread and eggs here. Do you have working flashlights, charged phones and spare batteries, and secondary sources of safe heat if necessary? Have a safe place for a generator far enough away from the home? Do you have a plan for any outside pets?

And of course, don’t forget about hydrants. They’re out there all the time, waiting. Be kind and make sure your local hydrants are clear and visible.

We’ll be ready. We’ll also be passing along any important information as the storm unfolds. Stay safe.

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!

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.