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.

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/

Fun Saturday morning

This past Saturday, August 3, members participated with the Central Bucks Regional Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop. Along with Central Bucks EMS, brought our new Engine 79 out for it’s first in service event. We had a great time and got to talk with many community members. We’re grateful for all the positive comments, and of course the big smiles and laughs of the kids of all ages.

A salute from one of our biggest fans.
Engine 79’s crew- Todd Whalen, Lt. 79 Tommy Kirk, and Asher Mithoefer.

Few for the books

Ladder 79 and Rescue 19 on the Ferry Road scene.

On July 30, the fire company was dispatched for a dwelling fire at 1426 Ferry Road in New Britain Township. On arrival, it was found that a water line in the basement had ruptured and shorted out the electrical panel in the basement, starting a small fire. Firefighters contained the situation until PECO arrived to de-energize the home. There were no injuries and minor damage. Thanks to Plumsteadville and Dublin Fire Companies and Central Bucks Ambulance for their assistance.

Firefighters Kyle Downs and Julian Kendter work to contain the spill along North Main St.

On July 31, the company was dispatched to the area of 625 N. Main St. in Doylestown Borough for a fuel spill. A tank truck containing waste oil had begun to leak, and a large amount of slippery product was leaking down North Main Street. Firefighters, along with Doylestown Borough Public Works and Bucks County Water and Sewer workers, mitigated the spill and hazards in advance of an environmental cleanup company’s arrival.

Firefighter Julian Kendter places a catch basin under the leaking truck.
Firefighters Steve Lee and Russ Bryant bring oil dry to the scene.

The arrival

The new engines have arrived in Doylestown! Here they are as the arrived at Station 79. We’ll have more info, photos and video soon. Look for them in the Memorial Day parade and as we start to train drivers over the next month.

Car fire shuts down Rt 611

Firefighters Nick Tartaglia and Paul Kreuter advance the hoseline. 

Dispatched at 12:06 PM, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 for vehicle fire on Southbound Rt. 611 at Edison. Acting Battalion 19-2, Don Talenti, arrived and had a vehicle well involved on the side of the road. Engine 19 arrived and stretched a line, assisted by Ladder 79’s crew. Fire Police were on hand for traffic control. Southbound traffic was stopped for about 40 minuets, and there were no injuries. Congratulations to Talenti and Tommy Kirk for milestones!

Traffic is at a standstill on Southbound 611.
Crews from Engine 19 and Ladder 79 prepare to attack the fire.
Nick Tartaglia hits hot spots.
Firefighters Bill Price and Justen Hilton work to open the hood as the fire is extinguished.

Congratulations Jess!

2nd Lt. Jessica Meisinger, USMC
Photo courtesy Sara Grogan/https://www.facebook.com/saragphotographybuckscounty/

We are honored to share the news that our Jess, excuse us, now 2nd Lt. Jessica Meisinger, USMC, received her promotion this week after completing Artillery Officers school in Oklahoma! Congrats Jess, we’re all so proud of you. We’ll get the locker sign updated ASAP!