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Monday Night Drill: Ventilation Practice

Monday, May 19, 2014  NORTH WALES BORO - During our weekly Monday night drill, North Penn practiced vertical ventilation using a roof prop.  The drill simulated a ladder crew being a on roof and allowed fire fighters to practice cutting the necessary holes in a roof.  Thank you to Bucks County Fire Academy and Upper Gwynedd Fire Department for lending there prop. 



Two Alarm Commercial Building Fire in Montgomery Township

Photo from Alternative Press of North Penn

Photo from Alternative Press of North

Sunday, May 18, 2014 24:00:00  MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP - Around 10:00 PM North Penn Vol. Fire Company was cleaning up from Upper Gwynedd's call and was dispatched to assist Fire Department of Montgomery Township on a building fire.  Chief 18 arrived on scene and reported fire through the roof.  Around 10:25, 18 Command request the 2nd alarm.  Crews remained on scene till about 12:30 AM. 



Attic Fire in Upper Gwynedd

Sunday, May 18, 2014   UPPER GWYNEDD TOWNSHIP - Around 6:45 PM North Penn Vol. Fire Company was dispatched with an engine to a report of a dryer on fire.  Chief 62 arrived on scene and reported smoke showing.   Upper Gwynedd Command upgraded the call which brought in more units from North Penn and surrounding departments.  Crews remained on scene till around 9:45 PM.  




Friday, May 16, 2014  NORTH WALES BORO - This Saturday May 17th, members from North Penn will be making and selling hoagies starting at 8:00 am.  Come out and support North Penn Vol. Fire Company.



Thank You to Foulkeways

Thursday, May 8, 2014   NORTH WALES BORO - Thursday evening members of North Penn Vol. Fire Company were provided dinner by Foulkeways Retirement Community as a thank you for our services.   During the dinner Chief Park received an award for our dedication to the retirement community from the new CEO of the company.  Thank you to the employees of Foulkeways who came out and catered the event. 



Live Burn at Montgomery County Fire Academy

Live Burn Building

Live Burn Building

Tuesday, May 6, 2014   MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIRE ACADEMY - Firefighter's from North Penn Volunteer Fire Company participated in a live burn Monday evening.  Crews practiced engine and ladder company operations.  The engine company practiced stretching hose lines into a simulated house fire while the ladder company preformed search and rescue.  While we there a group of research students from Drexel University called "Probee Saftey" were experimenting with a prototype that tracks the location of firefighters.  There project is to improve firefighter accountability on the fire ground.   Here is the a link to there website: PROBEE SAFETY WEBSITE

Thank You Montgomery County Fire Academy and Probee Safety. 



Vehicle Rescue on 202 Parkway

Saturday, May 3, 2014  MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP - 11:10 PM Squad 62 was dispatched with Fire Department of Montgomery Township for a vehicle rescue.  Squad 62 was request to stabilized the 2nd car involved and help with patient care.  18 units extricated 1 patient.   



Stand By in Horsham Township

Horsham's "B" Station

Horsham's "B" Station

Saturday, May 3, 2014   HORSHAM TOWNSHIP - Around 9:55 PM North Penn Vol. Fire Company was dispatched with an engine to stand by at Horsham's "B" station.   Horsham Fire Company had a working house fire.  North Penn covered Horsham Township for about 2 hours.  



Three Graduate from Montgomery County Fire Academy

Thursday, May 1, 2014   MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIRE ACADEMY - After 192 hours of training North Penn's own Jess Smith, Andy Gerhart, and Kevin Alvin graduated from the Montgomery County Fire Academy.  They earned the nationally recognized Fire Fighter 1.  The academy includes lecture and training regarding: Hazardous Materials, Ropes, Knots, Ladders, Highway Safety, Building Construction, Fire Behavior, Fire Hose Advancements and finishes with 16 hours inside a controlled burn building.  Congratulations to all the graduates.  




Thursday, May 1, 2014  WEST NORRITON TOWNSHIP - Around 8:30 AM Squad 62 from North Penn Vol. Fire Company and Ladder 54 from Limerick Fire Company were dispatched to stand by forJeffersonville Fire Company.   Jeffersonville and multiple fire companies operated along the Schuylkill River evacuating people from area apartments.  Crews remained on scene till 1:30 PM. 

Squad 62 and Squad 46

Squad 62 and Squad 46

Squad 62 and Ladder 54

Squad 62 and Ladder 54


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