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.
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.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP - Around 7:00 PM Ladder 62 was dispatched with Montgomery Township for a house fire. 18 units arrived on scene and had heavy fire on the exterior of the building. Crews made an interior attacked but where forced to evacuate the building due to heavy fire conditions. Around 8:30 PM an Engine from 62 was requested to go into the scene for manpower.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
LOWER GWYNEDD TOWNSHIP - Around 5:00 PM North Penn Vol. Fire Company was dispatched for an automatic alarm. Chief 62 arrived on scene with nothing showing. After further investigation, it was discovered that there was a smoke condition inside the house. Engine 62-1 and Tower 33 made forcible entry into the home and found a stove on with food. North Penn and Center Square ventilated the house. Crews became available around 5:45.
Monday, June 30, 2014
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP - Around 10:10 AM North Penn was dispatched to assist Fire Department of Montgomery Township for a vehicle rescue assignment. A dump truck was reported to pull down numerous utility poles. Crews arrived on scene and found numerous live wires down. One person was reported trapped in the dump truck.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
NORTH WALES BORO - Members from North Penn helped with the annual Tex Mex 5k. The is one of the largest events in North Wales and draws 1,500 runners from around the area. Fire police blocked road ways while fire and ems helped with any emergencies.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
NORTH PENN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Tonight along with 1,000 of her classmates, firefighter Jess Smith will be graduating from high school. Jess has been a member with us for over two years and has also recently graduated from the Montgomery County Fire Academy. Good luck Jess from all us at North Penn.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
LOWER GWYNEDD TOWNSHIP - North Penn was dispatched around 8:00 PM for a vehicle accident with injuries on route 202 at Swedesford Road. Crews had one victim trapped. Rescue was complete within a couple of minutes. Route 202 was shut down in both directions for about 1 hour.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP - Around 10:15 PM Squad and Ladder 62 along with area companies were dispatched for a report of a pipe line smoking from the ground. Crews arrived on scene and discovered a gas leak with high levels of CO inside adjacent buildings. Crews were ordered to evacuate all buildings. North Penn remained on scene for over four hours.
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