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Passing of Life Member: Horace S Madtes

Thursday, January 8, 2015   We are saddened with the news that long time member Horace S. Madtes passed away early Wednesday morning. Horace was a mentor to many a company member over his sixty eight years. He also served in many capacities over those years, most notably Assistant Chief and President. He will be sorely missed by all. Please keep Horace's family in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral services for Life Member Horace S. Madtes are this Saturday, January 10th at North Wales Baptist Church, Shearer St., North Wales. Visitation hours are 9:30am until Noon. At Noon a Funeral Service will take place followed by Interment at North Wales Baptist Cemetery on Allentown Rd, Upper Gwynedd.



LODD 50 Years Ago Today

Saturday, November 1, 2014  NORTH WALES BORO - Please read the link below. It was 50 years ago today North Penn lost own of its own.The first part is Rita Proud’s account of her father’s life and moments leading up to his death. The second part is article from The Reporter the following day. Thank you to everyone involved for helping to share this story especially Rita Proud, her family, and her cousin Bill Clark (current North Penn Fire Company Capt. 62)



50 Years ago Today

Saturday, November 1, 2014  50th years ago today North Penn suffered a loss to one of its own. Full Story



Fire on Pennsylvania Ave in North Wales

Sunday, October 19, 2014   NORTH WALES BORO - Around 6:40 PM North Penn, Fairmount Fire Company of Lansdale,Fire Department of Montgomery Township, and Upper Gwynedd Fire Department were dispatched for a dwelling fire. Chief 62 (Chris Park) had heavy smoke in the area. Crews noted that there were hoarding conditions inside. Squad 62 stretched an attack line into the basement. Fire was under control in 30 minutes. Additional Manpower was needed which brought in Wissahickon Fire Company and Towamencin Fire Company. Norriton Fire Company was also dispatched for foam. Crews were on scene for over 4 hours. 

Thank you to everyone involved!



Concert Benefit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014   On Saturday October 18th The North Penn Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a concert to benefit the fire company starring Jimmy Fortune. He was a member for 21 years of the former group, The Statler Brothers. Jimmy is an American Country Music Entertainer. 

The event will take place at 8:00 PM at the Penndale Middle School in Lansdale. 

Ticket Cost: Inner Circle - $40.00
Gen Admission - $30.00
Balcony - $25.00

To purchase tickets contact Dave Quinn at or call him 215-699-4337 VOICE MAIL OPTION 3



School Bus Fire on 202

Wednesday, August 27, 2014   Around 10:45 AM North Penn was dispatched for a school bus on fire on 202 near Sumneytown Pike. Chief 62 arrived on scene and had smoke showing. Then Engine 62-1 arrived on scene and extinguished the fire.
Photos from Phil Janssens.



Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 





CALL: 215-361-1446




Photo by Phil Janssen

Photo by Phil Janssen

Wednesday, July 16, 2014   LOWER GWYNEDD TOWNSHIP - Around 8:15 AM North Penn was dispatched along with a Ladder from Fire Department of Montgomery Township, an Engine from Wissahickon Fire Company and a Squad from Center Square Fire Company for a garage fire.  Assistant Chief 18 arrived on scene and reported a working garage fire with a vehicle well involved.  Crews made a quick knock and the fire was contained to the garage.  



14th Annual Water Battle

2014 Water Battle Team

2014 Water Battle Team

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Saturday morning brought the 5th Fire District together to compete in the 14th Annual Water Battle. The showing of competing fire companies was down this year, but the moral, camaraderie and competition was high. North Penn sent a group of firefighters, captained by their Battalion Chief, to try and win the 5 events and the title of Overall winner. Though North Penn fell short in 4 out of the 5 events, they did bring home the first place trophy for Tug o' War with some assistance from 2 friends from 345, defeating the long standing champions in the event, Towamencin. The other events were the Midnight Run, Bucket Brigade, Keg on a Wire and a mystery event. Every year the Water Battle ends with a mystery event, thought up by the hosting company. This year's hosting company, Towamencin, created a 6 person relay race covering several firefighting skills like rescue drags, CPR, vehicle rescue, laddering, ventilation and radio communication.

Thank you to the 5th District for putting together another great Water Battle, Towamencin for hosting, to all the companies who sent a crew to compete and special thanks to everyone who came out to cheer on the North Penn Team.

North Penn's Water Battle Team

Captain: Batt Ch Matthew J Traynor

FF Kenneth Burkart

FF Stephen Forbes

FF Andrew Gerhart

FF Andrew Gold

FF Jessica Smith

FF Kimberly Walsh

JR Bradley Taylor

Contributing Member Carol Knechel




Thursday, July 3, 2014  UPPER DUBLIN TOWNSHIP - Around 12:35 PM Fort Washington Fire Company and Wissahickon Fire Company were dispatched for a house fire.  Police arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from the roof.  Fort Washington command requested additional ladders and engines.  Ladder and Squad 62 were then dispatched to help with manpower.  Crews remained on scene for over two hours.



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