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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Did you know Doylestown Fire Company is 100% VOLUNTEER?

youDid you know Doylestown Fire Company is 100% VOLUNTEER?
That’s right, when you see the truck going down the road to a call the crew on board is made up of members of your community who are taking time out of their lives to help protect and save lives!!

Did you also know the number of volunteers in PA has dropped from 300,000 to 50,000 in the last 30 years?
Fire companies across the state need your help to continue protecting the community, so if you are interested in helping out, let us know.  At a minimum, please help spread the word about how your local VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS take the time out of their lives on a daily basis to help protect the communities and people that they love!

Training to stay prepared

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Members of the fire company meet weekly to train. We train for many different tasks, but our core is structural firefighting. On April 16, the fire company traveled to Fort Washington Fire Company’s training center in Upper Dublin to train with live fire in the facility there. The fire company trains in different facilities to get varied scenarios for members to experience, as not all structures are the same, nor is the fire behavior. We want to thank Fort Washington Fire Company for facilitating the training, and Ottsville Fire Company for bringing Utility 94 to the training and covering Station 19 for the duration of the training.

 

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Box 19-15, Arbonite Compressor Building

On April 15, 2014, the fire company was dispatched to Arbonite Co., 3826 Old Easton Road, Buckingham Twp., for a building fire. First arriving units reported fire and smoke from the roof, Battalion 79, Denny Loux, Jr., arrived and reported the working fire. Engine 19 and Ladder 79, along with Engines 15 and 41 and Tower 24, went to work. The structure was a small enclosure for a compressor on the exterior of a 1 story shop building on the complex.  Lines were stretched to knock down the fire and cool off a 55 gallon drum. Companies went to the roof to check for extension and into the interior. The fire was placed under control in 30 minutes. There were no injuries.

Box 19-15 4/15/14

BC5 Dave Shapp

BC5 Dave Shapp

Line being pulled off Engine 19

Line being pulled off Engine 19

Line being pulled off Engine 19

Line being pulled off Engine 19

Overhaul on the roof

Overhaul on the roof

Dan Hinkle and Sam Tilley on the BlitzFire with BC 19 Jim Shepard

Dan Hinkle and Sam Tilley on the BlitzFire with BC 19 Jim Shepard

Dan Hinkle and Sam Tilley on the BlitzFire`

Dan Hinkle and Sam Tilley on the BlitzFire`

Stretching a line

Stretching a line

Pushing the line

Pushing the line

Dan Hinkle pulling line

Dan Hinkle pulling line

Dan Hinkle and Sam Tilley on the BlitzFire

Dan Hinkle and Sam Tilley on the BlitzFire

Dan Hinkle and Sam Tilley on the BlitzFire

Dan Hinkle and Sam Tilley on the BlitzFire

Cooling

Cooling

Bill Price

Bill Price

BC 19 Jin Shepard

BC 19 Jin Shepard

Cooling off a 55 gallon drum

Cooling off a 55 gallon drum

DC 29 Joe Fuchs, Safety Officer

DC 29 Joe Fuchs, Safety Officer

Sam Tilley

Sam Tilley

Attack line

Attack line

Cooling

Cooling

Roof ops

Roof ops

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Cooling line

Cooling line