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.
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!
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is with profound sadness that we must announce the passing of past President and Life Member John E. “Jack” Connard. We will miss his wit, candor and smile. He was still active, still ready to start an argument, then let loose a big smile to let everyone know he was “stirring the pot”.
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!
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!