East Greenville Fire Company

Working Fire in Pennsburg Borough

Sunday, June 22, 2014 05:53 Station-38 was dispatched for a report of a dwelling fire in the Borough.  Mongomery County dispatch began recieving multiple calls reporting a fire in Pennsburg Borough.  The address was corrected and the box alarm re-transmitted with the correct address.  Chief-38 (Wilson) arrived and confirmed the address, reporting a working fire in a 3-story multiple unit apartment buliding.  E-38 (A/C Wetzel) arrived first and dropped a supply line from a hydrant to the front of the building.  L-38 and Twr-65 arrived seconds later, L-38 positioned on the B/C corner and Twr-65 took the A-side of the building.  Chief-65  had command and requested the second alarm for manpower.  Squad-38 arrived and secured secondary water to the C-side of the buliding.  Crews stretched multiple hand lines and both aerials were deployed to the roof.  Interior crews found heavy fire on the 3rd floor and made an aggressive interior attack to knock down the bulk of the fire.  Ladder crews vertically vented the roof and opened up the soffets on the A-side of the buliding.  Aggressive coordinated fire attack held the fire to the original apartment.  Crews from Mongomery, Bucks, and Berks County operated on the scene for 4 hours before returning to servivce.        



Box Alarm Sounded After Reported Fire Alarm

Saturday, June 21, 2014 13:50 Station 38 was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm in Upper Hanover Township.  Chief-38 ( Wilson) marked up and was advised by county dispatch that there was a report of smoke in the building.  Incident was upgraded and the box filled for the commercial building fire.  This added Squad and Tower-65 (Pennsburg), Squirt-71 (Red Hill), E-42 (Green Lane), and EMS to the assignment.  Chief-38 arrived and found a light smoke condition in the building.  Crews located the source of the smoke and the assignment was held to units on location.  Crews operated on the scene for 40 minutes.



TIPS Course Offering

 The East Greenville Fire Company will be hosting a Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) course sponsored by General Insurance Company on August 17th at 6:00.

TIPS is a dynamic, skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking by enhancing the fundamental "people skills" of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. TIPS gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies.

Course Registration Deadline: August 8th.

Cost: $25.00

Course Location:  East Greenville Fire Company #1, 401 Washington Street, East Greenville PA, 18041

Course Length:  2-1/2 Hours

Instructor:  Tony Blackwell

To Register - Call 215-679-7875

See Course Outline Sheet for Course Rules and Additional Information



2 Calls Keep Volunteers Busy Sunday Evening

Sunday, May 18, 2014 20:05hrs Station-38 was alerted for a possible dwelling fire in East Greenville Borough.  Chief-38 (Wilson) arrived with normal conditions and investigated.  E-38 (Capt. Fry) arrived and assisted with locating an odor in the residence.  Upon investigation, crews found a malfunctioning heater.  While on the scene, Chief-38 was advised by communications that they were dispatching a second incident in the borough for an unknown type fire.  Crews in the station for the first incident responded with Squad and Ladder-38.  Deputy-38 (Shafer) arrived and was advised by the caller that there was a small fire in the rear yard.  Investigation found small debris fire that was extinguished by homeowner.  With no fire department services required, units cleared within 10 minutes. 



Squad-38 assist Berks County Station 58

Friday, May 16, 2014 16:07hrs As a steady rain fell through most of the day, Station-38 was alerted to assist Berks Station 58 (Hereford) on a reported vehicle rescue.  Squad-38 (A/C Wetzel) made the response and was requested by Chief-58 to assist with patient care upon arrival.  Crew assessed 1 patient and assisted with patient packaging and removal to the transporting ALS unit. E-38 aslo responded and assisted with debris removal.  38 units cleared in 30 minutes.    



2014 Harrisburg Fire Expo

 Members of the EGFD traveled to Harrisburg on Friday to attend the 2014 Fire Expo.  Among the many trucks and tools on display, members of the EGFD were most interested in their new 2014 Ford Explorer Interceptor outfitted by KME and their 2013 105' Aerial built by Smeal.  Special thanks to Barry Messerschmidt from KME and Dwayne Shellhamer from Smeal and Shellhamer Emergency Equipment for the great job done on both units.



Back to Back calls Keeps Daytime Crews Busy

Monday, May 12, 2014  Shortly after lunchtime, the box was sounded for a barn fire in Douglas Township.  Station 67 (Gilbertville) units arrived and reported a working fire and requested additional resources.  Squad-38 (A/C Wetzel) made the response and the crew assisted with extinguishment and overhaul operations.  At 14:00 hrs, Engine and Ladder-38 were dispatched to the Upper Perkiomen High School in Red Hill Borough for the building fire.  Squirt-71 (Red Hill) responded to the school for the activated fire alarm.  Upon investigation, the crew found smoke in the building and evacuated the school.  Chief-71 requested the second alarm bringing multiple units to the scene.  Squad-38 cleared the Douglas Township box and responded to the second alarm.  L-38 aslo made the response and arrived first due ladder, positiononing on side bravo of the structure.  Investigation found a faulty HVAC unit.  Power was secured to the unit and crews ventilated the affected area of the school.  Command scaled back the assignment and units returned to service shortly after.  



Building Fire Assignment in Upper Hanover Twp.

Monday, April 14, 2014   At 09:01 hrs., Box 87-91 was dispatched for the commercial building fire in the township.  Call received from plant fire brigade personnel reporting odor of smoke in the metal shop area.  E-38 arrived first due and crews entered the building with brigade members and investigated the affected area.  Crews accessed the roof and found contractors working on a HVAC unit that caused the odor in the building. With no hazardous conditions found,  units secured and the box was made available.    



Vehicle Rescue in the Borough

Saturday, April 12, 2014  EGFD was alerted at 03:15 hrs. for a vehicle accident w/ injuries at 5th & Main in the borough.  Units arrived to find a 1 vehicle accident with 1 person trapped.  Squad-38 arrived and crews stabilized the vehicle and began extrication efforts.  Patient extricated from vehicle and transported by ALS to trauma center.  Crews remained on the scene to assist PD with lighting.  Units cleared at 05:30 hrs.



Brush Fire with Lehigh County Station 13

Friday, April 11, 2014   4-11-2014:  EGFD units were alerted at 15:32 hrs. to assist Lehigh County Station 13 (Lower Milford Twp.) on a large brush fire.  E-38 made the response and assisted with containing and extinguishing the fire.  Units operated for 1 hr and 20 mins before returning to service. 



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