East Greenville Fire Company

1st Annual EGFD Santa Run

Last Saturday members of the East Greenville Fire Company showed Santa Claus around town to the delight of some good little boys and girls.  Thanks to all who came out to support us.  We had a great time and will be looking forward to the Santa Run next year.  

Thanks to Blommer Chocolate for donating the chocolate bars for all the Santa Claus believers!!!



East Greenville Fire Company - Engine Room Christmas Party

Thursday, December 11, 2014  Members of the East Greenville Fire Company and their families gathered at the Globe Inn for our annual Engine Room Christmas Party.  A very special thank you is owed to the proprietors of the Globe Inn, Paul and Sharon Ulicny for once again donating a superb dinner and location for our party.

If you are ever in town and are tired of staying at run of the mill hotels, give the Globe Inn a try.  Check them out on the web at www.globeinn.net.



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.  



Box Alarm in the Township

Thursday, October 30, 2014  Montgomery County Communications dispatched the commercial box for a building fire in Upper Hanover Twp.  Units arrived to find a fire in a machine inside of the building. Attack lines stretched off E-38 and fire was brought under control within 15 minutes.  Units on the scene for about 1.5 hrs. before being placed available by command. 



E-38 2nd due on the box

Monday, October 20, 2014  E-38 was dispatched on the dwelling assignment in Upper Hanover Twp. to assist Sta. 65.  Deputy-65 reported a fire in the siding on the outside of the dwelling.  E-38 arrived and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul.  Crews worked on the scene for an hour before units were released. 



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



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