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.
 

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

No Matter the Weather

Capt. 79 Dan Kline reports the conditions of the chimney from the roof of 220 E. Ashland.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 was a bitter cold, but sunny morning. Temperatures in the teens make for a frigid start to the day, and a need to heat inside. The call came in at 8:02 AM, for a chimney fire at 220 E. Ashland Ave. in Doylestown Borough. Doylestown Borough fire marshal, Scott Fleischer, was first on scene and reported smoke in the interior of the home and smoke from the chimney. Engines 19 and 19-1 and Ladder 79 responded and mitigated the situation in 45 minutes.

In order to check the flues, a weight on a chain is dropped down the flue to knock loose any burning debris and loosen blockages. That requires ascending to the roof, regardless of the weather.

Remember- heaters are instruments that need to be kept running perfectly to prevent fires. The exhaust system is a big part of that. Keep your flues clean by getting professionals to inspect and clean them regularly.

Small entranceway fire stays that way

A fire in a support column at the Landmark building in Doylestown Borough was spotted and reported around 10:30 AM, January 16, 2020. Doylestown Borough fire marshal Scott Fleischer arrived on scene and reported visible fire from the column and smoke pushing from the structure’s roof. Engine 19 arrived on scene with Warrington Rescue 78, and quickly knocked down the wind-driven fire, keeping it from extending into the building. Ladder 79’s crew arrived and assisted with overhaul. The building was quickly and safely evacuated, and there were no injuries. Also assisting were Midway and Chalfont fire, Central Bucks EMS, and Doylestown and Chalfont fire police.