Friday, May 25, 2012
The 5th Fire District of Montgomery County has announced the date of the next Water Battle. The 11th annual Water Battle will be taking place on Saturday, July 21, and will be hosted by Perseverance Fire Company of Souderton. The rain date will be Saturday, July 28. The 5th District Water Battle is a yearly event where fire companies within the 5th fire district of Montgomery County come together to compete in various events. Events including the common Tug of War, and several firefighter themed events called The Bucket Brigade, The Midnight Run and The Barrel on a Wire. The hosting company every year also has the privilege of creating a 5th surprise event, that will be revealed shortly before the event starts. So come to Souderton on July 21 and cheer on your local fire company as they compete for the trophies in each event and the prized Water Battle trophy.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
North Penn's Ladies Auxiliary is having a Flea Market. On Saturday, May 19th you will find the Ladies Auxiliary at the driving school on East Montgomery Avenue in North Wales between 2nd and 3rd Street. The market will be held 8 am to 1 pm, there will be baked goods, raffles and much, much more. If you would like a space to set up a table, contact Joyce at (215) 361-1446. Space is only $10, please provide your own table.
Come out to North Penn Volunteer Fire Company's Flea Market, hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary, May 19th, 8am to 1pm.
See you there!
Monday, May 7, 2012
After finishing up from Monday night drill, an EMS call for a women
in labor came in. Squad 62 was at Station 62-B at the time and a block
away from the call. With it's crew of 6, EMT's and a First Responder on
board, responded. QRS 62 also responded from Station 62-A with 2 more
members. Every member of the crews filled a role. The crews made the
mother comfortable and were prepared to deliver. The ambulance from 345
arrived and the mother was transferred from the car to the back of the
ambulance were she delivered the baby on scene. We are very proud of the
crews from Squad 62, QRS 62 and the 345 and 351 units, as well as PD at the
Being well trained and working together made a difference
tonight and helped bring another life into the world. Thank you to the
crews from tonight.
Squad 62Captain/FR Matthew J TraynorLieutenant/EMT Mark Donohue Jr.Engineer Tom GerhartFF/EMT Erick MyersFF Kenneth BurkartFF Jessica Smith
QRS 62Deputy/EMT Frank BaxterAsst. Chief Michael Janssens
Monday, April 30, 2012
Earlier tonight, members of the North Penn Vol. Fire Co. spent their time at Montgomery County Fire Academy's burn building. The burn building is a specially designed training facility that firefighters use to practice their skills. North Penn's firefighters practiced their hose advancement, fire extinguishment, search, ventilation and radio communication skills. Fire companies travel to the fire academy for the burn building because of the privilege to have controlled live fire training. Tonight North Penn practiced fighting residential fires, and in a few weeks will be returning to practice commerical building fires.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
There are new changes. The first new change is that the vacant QRS Captain spot has been filled. Fire Services Lieutenant Mark Donohue Jr. is now also QRS Captain. He will be assisted by a QRS Steering Committee to be named at a later date.
The next change is to the North Penn Fire website. There are two new pages added to the website. The first is "QRS" and the second "Fire Services." On the QRS page you will find a brief explanation of North Penn's Quick Response Services and the crew lists. On the Fire Services page you will find a brief explanation of the fire side of the company and examples of the types of calls they respond to.
We hope you enjoy the changes to the website.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Squad 62 went into Upper Gwynedd Township twice today. The first call was for a large field fire. Squad 62 arrived on location with a high volume of fire. A 2 1/2 inch hose was stretched and then 1 3/4 inch hose was gated off of that. 350 feet of hose was quickly placed in service to attack the flames. Units from Upper Gwynedd Fire Department arrived and placed an 1 1/2 inch hose of the gate and the two lines were in service. Extensive overhaul was performed by hand and by the aid of township vehicles. Squrt 14 went in service to soak down the area with their master stream.
Special thanks to North Wales Borough Public Works, Upper Gwynedd Township Public Works, North Wales Police Department, and Upper Gwynedd Police Department for their members assistance.
Later in the day, Squad 62 was called back into Upper Gwynedd Township for a rescue at a playground. 80, 62 and 345 were dispatched for this call. A successful rescue was performed and all units went available.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Today Squad 62 made three calls before backing into Station 62-A once. First the Squad was dispatched to DeKalb Pike and Hancock Road in Lower Gwynedd for a field fire around 1:30 pm. Chief 62 and Squad 62 responded to the scene.
Chief 62 released the Squad as it was added to a second alarm dwelling fire in Bucks County. Squad 62, with it's crew of 6, responded into the scene and assisted with checking and metering the exposures. Engine 62 stood by with a crew in station in North Wales during the call. After assisting with wrapping up hose, Squad 62 was released.
On their way back to the 62 local, Squad 62 was dispatched to the Upper Gwynedd side of 202. Squad 62 arrived on location with an active field fire. A line was stretched and several pressurized water cans. Engine 80 arrived and supplied the Squad with their water. The field fire was quickly contained. Squad 18 also assisted on the call.
Squad 62 finally backed into Station 62-A around 5:00 pm. Crews cleaned up and got everything back in service for the next dispatch.
Friday, March 16, 2012
It's 4:00 am on Friday, do you know where your firefighters are? A few of the North Penn firefighters and contributing members have woken up early today, as they do once a month, to make hoagies. At 4:00 am they get to work preparing pre orders for pick up by 6:00 am. Not on the pre order list and yet still want a North Penn hoagie? Don't worry, they do it all over again tomorrow, just not so early. If you would like a hoagie, or 2.... or dozen, come out to North Penn Volunteer Fire Company on Main Street, North Wales after 7:30 am. Saturday is a no pre order day, so walk ins are welcome. There are Italian hoagies, Tuna, and every month there is a special (could be turkey, ham or roast beef). Hoagies are $4.00. We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Around 4:00 am this morning, Air 62 was dispatched into Worcester Township for a working fire. Air 62 and Assistant 62-1 went responding with 6 personnel and Chief 62 was also enroute to the call. The fireground went into exterior operations and operated off of Event Channel 3. The FAST Team was not activated, no injuries on the fire scene.
Additional stations assisting with 83's call and with stand bys were 76, 61, 78, 80, 336 and 345.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Air 62 responded into Horsham Township this evening for a non-commercial building fire. Arrivig on location, Air 62 was instructed to stage at the top of the driveway. The FAST Team stood by until cleared by command. The FAST Team was not activated, no injuries on the fire scene.
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