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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Remembering that fateful day

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The flag flies in front of the Bucks County Courthouse.

Members of the fire company attended the annual 9/11 memorial service at the Bucks County Courthouse. Ladder 79 flew the colors on Court Street, as speakers remembered the day that changed America.

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The Bucks County Corrections Department’s Color Guard presents the colors at the beginning of the ceremony.

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Fire Prevention Open House and Community Expo! October 4!

Use a real fire hose!

Use a real fire hose!

Come wish the Fox a Happy 90th Birthday!

Come wish the Fox a Happy 90th Birthday!

Fun for kids and adults!

Fun for kids and adults!

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.

Delivery truck snags wires, starts fire and flood

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.

 

A furniture delivery truck pulled down wires in front of the dwelling sending a surge of electricity that started a fire in the kitchen.

A furniture delivery truck pulled down wires in front of the dwelling sending a surge of electricity that started a fire in the kitchen.

This pole was pulled down by the furniture delivery truck.

This pole was pulled down by the furniture delivery truck.

Battalion 79 (B. Morris) and Engineer Dan Kline watch as power is secured

Battalion 79 (B. Morris) and Engineer Dan Kline watch as power is secured.

 

The fire was contained to the kitchen.

The fire was contained to the kitchen..