East Greenville Fire Company

Chimney Fire

Saturday, January 10, 2015 18:42 38 was dispatched to Gravel Pike in the Twp. for a chimney fire.  Chief-38 (Wilson) arrived and reported odor of smoke in the residence. E-38 (A/C Wetzel) arrived and proceeded to check the interior fireplace.  Ladder-38 (Lt. Hacker) arrived and laddered the chimney. Berks Tanker-58 (Hereford) arrived and assisted with the outside laddering and checked the top of the chimney for blockage.  Chimney reported clear and the engine crew secured the stove and pipe on the interior.  Structure ventilated and units were made available a short time later.



Auto Accident in the Borough

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 08:20 Units were alerted for a vehicle accident with injuries at Main and 6th Sts. in the Borough.  Squad-38 (A/C Wetzel) arrived to find a two vehicle accident in the intersection.  Air-38 also made the response.  Crews assisted with securing the vehicles and debris removal.  Units cleared in 45 minutes.



Assist Berks Station 58 - Working House Fire

Friday, January 2, 2015 09:42 Units were alerted at 09:42hrs to Gravel Pike to assist Berks County Station 58 (Hereford) on a reported dwelling fire.  Berks 58 units arrived and confirmed a working fire in a single family dwelling. E-38 ( D/C Shafer) arrived second due and the crew assisted with suppression efforts.  Squad and Air-38 also made the response.  Multiple units from Berks, Mongomery, Lehigh and Bucks Counties assisted at the scene.  38 units were cleared by command around 12:00 noon.



Assist Lower Milford Twp. on a Vehicle Rescue

Saturday, December 27, 2014 22:15 38 was alerted to assist Lehigh County Station-13 (Lower Milford) with a vehicle accident with entrapment on Kings Hwy in the area of Milky Way.  Chief-38 (Wilson) arrived and confirmed a single vehicle into a tree with the driver trapped.  Squad-38 (D/C Shafer) arrived and began stabilization and extrication efforts.  Vehicle was stabilized with struts and cribbing and a front end displacement was started.  Engine and Air-38 also made the response and assisted with extrication efforts.  Driver was extricated and transported to the trauma center by ALS.  Units worked the scene for 1hr and 10 mins before being placed available by command.  



Chimney fire in the Twp.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 20:02 38 was dispatched to Hosensack Rd. in Upper Hanover Twp. for a reported chimney fire.  Chief-38 (Wilson) arrived and reported a small fire in the chimney.  Units arrived and crews went to work controlling the fire.  Crews operated for about 45 mins before being placed availble by command. 



Engine and Squad-38 to Bucks for the Dwelling

Saturday, December 13, 2014 16:23 Engine and Squad-38 were dispatched to Scheetzs Church Rd. in Milford Twp Bucks County for a dwelling fire.  Companies arrived to find an active chimney fire with extention in the walls.  Crews from both units assisted with opening up walls and extingushing the fire.  Units operated for about two hours before being placed available by command.



Vehicle Rescue in the Twp.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 02:42 Station-38 was dispatched to Water St. in the area of Knoll International Group for a vehicle accident reported with entrapment.  Chief-38 ( Wilson) arrived and reported a single vehicle into the woods with the driver trapped. Squad-38 arrived and began to stabilization and extrication efforts.  Servere damage to the vehicle posed a complicated extrication which required multiple tools to be utilized.  The driver was extricated and transported to the trauma center by ALS.  Units cleared the incident at 04:25hrs. 



Chimney fire in Lower Milford Twp.

Friday, November 14, 2014 17:32 Sta.-38 was dispatched to assist Lehigh County Station 13 (Lower Milford) on a chimney fire.  E-38 and L-38 made the response.  Companies arrived and the crews assisted with extinguishment and overhaul.  Units on the scene for 1 hour and 15 mins. before being placed available.



Working fire in East Greenville Borough

Sunday, November 9, 2014 01:42 In the early monring hours, Montgomery County Communications dispatched the apartment building fire assignment in the borough.  Police arrived first and confirmed a working fire.  Chief-38 (Wilson) arrived and reported a 1-story apartment attached to a dwelling with fire showing from the A-side.  E-38 (A/C Wetzel) arrived and took the hydrant across the street from the address. Crews deployed a Blitzfire gun and attack line to knock down the heavy fire.  L-38 arrived and assisted with search and ground ladders.  Squad-65 arried and was assigned to the C-side for suppression efforts.  Command requested the second alarm for manpower.  Multiple units arrived and assisted with final extinguishment and overhaul.  Excellent job by the crews on the scene as the fire was held to the original structure, with no extention into the attatched dwelling. Command began releasing units, and E-38 was available at 07:00hrs. 



More work in the Township

Thursday, November 6, 2014 03:37 Volunteers were awakened when the commercial box alarm was sounded for the building fire in Upper Hanover Twp.  Chief-38 (Wilson) arrived and reported an active fire in an outside roasting machine attached to the building.  E-38 (A/C Wetzel) arrived and dropped a 300ft. supply line from the hydrant.  L-38 (Capt. Fry) and Twr-65 arrived and crews made their way to the top of the machine to access the fire.  Twr-65's made the top of the unit and an attack line was stretched off the bucket.  Firefighters battled a driving rain in their efforts to extingush the fire.  The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and crews were rotated to check for extention and overhaul.  Units remained on scene for 2 hours, command then placed the box in service.  



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