Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has passed and North Penn Volunteer Fire Company handled more than 70 calls from Monday and Tuesday. Crews were in station during the storm to staff Squad, Engine and Ladder 62 as well as the Chief and Deputy's vehicle and at times when needed, one of the Traffic vehicles. Calls ranged from smells of something burning, trees into houses and/or wires, CO detectors going off, fire alarms, medical calls and much more.
In station, 345 had an ambulance to assist with their call volume. Also, in station, North Penn had the pleasure of having Chaplain Tom Byron cooking for them. Tom Byron is a life member of North Penn. He made sure that the first responders had plenty of warm meals and fresh coffee to keep their spirits up while they handled the calls.
Many areas are still without power, including several of the men and women of North Penn. They will continue to handle the calls as they come in. There is still much clean up to do.
Thank you to everyone for their time and dedication during the storm and during the preparation leading up to Hurricane Sandy.