Storm brings down branches on power lines

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On Thursday night, July 9, a violent storm rolled through the area, bringing high winds and heavy rains. After the storm had passed, the fire company was dispatched for a wires call in the 900 block of Almshouse Road in Doylestown Township. On arrival, Deputy Chief Mike Wood reported a large branch down on the power lines with a small fire. After searching the adjacent home and checking for extension, PECO Energy arrived on scene and secured the power. Warrington Fire Company also responded to the scene. There were no injuries or major damage.

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Independence Day RIT assignment with Midway

Ladder 5's main is extended to the roof of the dwelling as overhaul operations begin.
Ladder 5’s main is extended to the roof of the dwelling as overhaul operations begin.

Rescue 19 was dispatched as the RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) for the building fire on Box 15-2, 5071 Grundy Way, Buckingham Twp. Chief 5 had heavy fire on arrival, and Midway crews got a fast knock down on the fire. The crew from Rescue 19 monitored fireground safety and was ready to enter for firefighter rescue if needed. They were later placed in service to assist with extensive overhaul. This was the second working fire with Midway in 48 hours, as Ladder 79, Engine and Canteen 19 responded to 3783 E Brandon Way on 7/2.

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Lt. 19 Grant Castor, FF Cody Stoner and Capt. 79 Dan Kline review operations.
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Rescue 19’s crew assists Midway with overhaul.
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Lt. 19 Grant Castor and FF Todd Kulp prepare to enter the fire building for more overhaul.

 

Rescue Crews Respond to Edison Quarry

Crews from Doylestown & Warrington Fire Companies responded to assist Warrington Ambulance to remove a worker who sustained a back injury while working near a rock crusher at Edison Quarry in Doylestown Township. The patient was packaged & transported to an area hospital.

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Ladder 79 Assists Warrington with Dwelling Fire in Zero Degree Temperatures.

Dan Hinkle and LT-79 Matt Grogan cut inspection holes in the roof looking for hot spots.
Dan Hinkle and LT-79 Matt Grogan cut inspection holes in the roof looking for hot spots.

 

The Warrington Fire Department was dispatched to a dwelling fire on 2-19-15 on Oak Ave. A one and a half story dwelling with fire in the attic. While Warrington was occupied with fighting the fire, Doylestown Ladder 79 was dispatched to cover their station for any other calls that may come in while Warrington was out. Warrington Command, Chief 29 Mike Bean, requested Ladder 79 to respond to help with overhaul. Crews worked interior to hook ceilings and on the roof, looking for stubborn hot spots throughout the attic area. Crews were in service for an extended period of time and had to deal with air temperature close to zero degrees. ALl members returned safely by 2am. Photos by Jeff Kennedy.

 

 

Ladder 79's crew. LT-79 Matt Grogan, Dan Hinkle, Steve Downs, Tony Montemurro, Peter Mills, and Jeff Kennedy
Ladder 79’s crew. LT-79 Matt Grogan, Dan Hinkle, Steve Downs, Tony Montemurro, Peter Mills, and Jeff Kennedy

Doylestown Volunteers Respond to Ash Mill Road Dwelling Fire

The pagers went off Saturday morning, February 7, 2015 for a reported dwelling fire at Ash Mill Road and Route 202 in Buckingham Township. Doylestown was called in to assist Midway Fire Company with the reported fire. Engine 19 and Ladder 79 were dispatched to assist with firefighting and Rescue 19 was dispatched to provide RIT coverage for the firefighters working on the call. Photos from Bret Morris.

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Ladder 79 crew raises a ladder.
Ladder 79 crew raises a ladder.
Ladder 5 crew working on the roof
Ladder 5 crew working on the roof

Roof fire kept small by fast action

 

Ladder 79's main was used to light the scene on the roof.
Ladder 79’s main was used to light the scene on the roof.

The fire company was dispatched to 490 Almshouse Road at 11:29 PM on January 16, 2015. On arrival, Deputy 19 Mike Wood had a 2 story dwelling with fire showing from the roof, and the homeowner knocking down the fire. The cedar-shake roof caught fire in the area of the chimney, and on leaving the home to drive a guest home, saw the fire. He raised a ladder to the roof and controlled the small fire with an extinguisher. Members of the fire company checked for any extension with thermal imaging cameras.

nate Coia and Tony Montemurro lower equipment to the ground after the fire was fully extingusihed.
Nate Coia and Tony Montemurro lower equipment to the ground after the fire was fully extinguished.
Ladder 79's main was used to light the scene on the roof.
Ladder 79’s main was used to light the scene on the roof.

Captain 79, Dan Kline, uses the thermal imaging camera to check for extension on the roof.

Captain 79, Dan Kline, uses the thermal imaging camera to check for extension on the roof.

Rescue and Ladder cover Warwick Station 66 for House Fire

The volunteers of the Doylestown Fire Company were out Sunday evening to assist in coverage for Warwick Township as they battled a fire on Meetinghouse Road. Members were at Station 66 for a couple hours and returned home after the fire was out. No additional calls came in while Station 66 crews were at the dwelling call.

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Additional information about the fire in Warwick can be read here: Bucks County Courier Times

Mutual aid on dwelling fire in Chalfont

The fire company was dispatched to a dwelling fire with Chalfont Fire Company on Saturday, July 19 at 10:50 PM. Rescue and Engine 19 responded with Deputy and Battalion 19 to 70 Unami Trail in Chalfont. The fire was in the basement of an end of row townhome. Members assisted in search and ventilation.

Dan Hinkle ventilates a second floor window.
Dan Hinkle ventilates a second floor window.
Grant Castor opens a window on side A.
Grant Castor opens a window on side A.
Todd Kulp's feet as he enters the window.
Todd Kulp’s feet as he enters the window.
After a search of the second floor.
After a search of the second floor.

Fast work prevents further damage

 

Jay Fetterolf and Tony Bartolomeo open the garage door with a power saw.

On the afternoon of July 17, 2014, Doylestown Fire Co. was dispatched to a report of a dwelling fire in Buckingham Township. En route to 3070 Yorkshire Road, Battalion 79, Denny Loux, Jr., was informed by Bucks County Fire Radio that a Buckingham Township Police officer was reporting a working fire in the garage. Chief Loux confirmed the working fire on arrival and established Doylestown command.

 

The fire was contained to the garage of the home, and Engine 19 was tasked with taking aline to the interior of the home and attacking the fire from the interior. Deputy 19, Mike Wood, arrived and was assigned operations and Midway Fire Company Deputy 5 Steve Turbyfill took interior operations. The crew of Engine 19 advanced the line and began the fire attack as Ladder 79 arrived and started ventilating. Tanker 5 arrived and supplied Engine 19. Rescue 29 was dispatched as the RIT team. Lingohocken and Warwick Fire Companies also assisted on the fireground, along with Central Bucks Ambulance. After a quick attack and knockdown, the fire was placed under control in 39 minutes.

 

There were no injuries, and all occupants safely evacuated the dwelling before the arrival of companies. Damage was limited to the garage, where a vehicle was destroyed.

Heavy smoke pushes from the garage before the arrival of the first engine.
Heavy smoke pushes from the garage before the arrival of the first engine.
Fire in the soffet on side C.
Fire in the soffet on side C.
Kyle Downs opens up the roof.
Kyle Downs opens up the roof.
Deputy 19 and roof ops.
Deputy 19 and roof ops.
Conditions  from the front of the garage as the first line went in service.
Conditions from the front of the garage as the first line went in service.
Kyle Downs preparing for roof operations.
Kyle Downs preparing for roof operations.
Deputy 19, Mike Wood sizes up the fire and gives orders.
Deputy 19, Mike Wood sizes up the fire and gives orders.
Ladder 79 arrives.
Ladder 79 arrives.
Conditions on Engine 19's arrival.
Conditions on Engine 19’s arrival.
Kyle Downs and Jessica Meisinger-MacDonald opening the roof.
Kyle Downs and Jessica Meisinger-MacDonald opening the roof.
Chief 5 Hugh Hager heads to the interior as the manpower pool stands by.
Chief 5 Hugh Hager heads to the interior as the manpower pool stands by.
Tanker 5 supplied Engine 19.
Tanker 5 supplied Engine 19.
Midway Engine 15 crew overhauling on side C.
Midway Engine 15 crew overhauling on side C.

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.

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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`
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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
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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