Dwelling Fire in Buckingham

On September 29th at 19:34 hours, Doylestown Fire Company was dispatched to a 3 alarm dwelling fire on Milords Lane in Buckingham. The fire originated in one home and quickly spread to the nearby houses, completely destroying two of them, damaging two others and displacing several families. Several fire companies from Bucks and Montgomery counties were called in to assist with the rapid moving fire. Paul Kreuter, Battalion Chief 19, took command, got the scene under control and successfully prevented the fire from spreading to additional homes. Peco was also on the scene to shut off gas to the four homes involved in the fire. The gas meter on one of the homes was damaged from the fire and ignited, further complicating the effort. Peco was eventually able to dig up the gas line and crimp it to shut off the flow.

Photo provided courtesy of Ray Lekich (PVFC)

Fire Prevention Open house and George Casey 5K pre-race festivitites

Fire trucks will be open for tours at the Shewell Ave. Firehouse.

The Doylestown Fire Company’s annual fire prevention open house will be held on October 7, 2011 and have fun and education for kids and adults. There will be fire trucks, fire safety information and education, gear for kids and adults to try on, and Doyle theĀ Dalmatian! The Teddy Bear Clinic from Doylestown Hospital’s Emergency Department will be there to attend to the health needs of kids’ favorite stuffed friends.

Also, there will be late registration available for the George Casey Memorial 5K run, and information on the event, as well as credential pick up and a vendor fair.

The event is free! It runs from 6:30-9 PM at the Shewell Ave. Firehouse at 68 Shewell Ave, in Doylestown Borough.

George Casey 5k

Join us on Saturday, October 8 for the George Casey 5k Memorial. The race will run through downtown Doylestown. George was a dedicated police officer and firefighter, who found his passion in firefighting. He passed away on December 28. This race, in memory of him, will benefit Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 and Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company.

Pre-registration is available until October 2. Race day registration will also be available. Pre-registration guarantees you a tshirt, discount on registration & a swag bag (race goodies, coupons, etc).

Visit the race website for more information (http://www.georgecasey5k.org).