Monday, February 20, 2012
If you are sitting at home in front of the TV on a Monday night, trying to think of something to do, we have done the thinking for you. Head down to North Penn Volunteer Fire Company on Main Street in North Wales around 7pm. The members of North Penn have drill every Monday night at 7. Come down to meet the members, find out what they do for the community, and if you are interested, find out how you can become a member.
If you came out this past Drill, you would have seen two trainings going on. You could have seen Lt. Mark Donohue teaching how to use low pressure air bags as well as ropes. Two very important groups of rescue equipment that we carry on Squad 62 and Ladder 62. At the same time you could have seen Capt. Matthew Traynor teaching how to use hydraulic rescue tools. Another group of rescue equipment that we carry on Squad 62 and Air 62.
So if you are trying to find something to do on a Monday night, head down to Station 62 to see more drills and find out how you can be a part of the membership if you are interested.
Friday, February 17, 2012
North Penn Volunteer Fire Company would like to thank their Ladies Auxiliary for donating $8,500 to the fire company. A check was presented from the Ladies to company President, John Strobel and Chief Chris Park Saturday night at the annual banquet. The Ladies Auxiliary raised this money over the year from special events, such as their annual Fall Craft Show and their bake sales. Thank you Ladies, your donation to the fire company is a wonderful gift, and we thank you for everything you do throughout the year.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday night was North Penn's Annual Firefighter Banquet and Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Chief Chris Park, President John Strobel and former President Tom Rebbie. The awards were given out as follows.
Michael Roellinghoff Sr.
Matthew J Traynor
Firefighter of the Year
Mark Donohue Jr.
Horace Madtes Jr. Spirit of a Firefighter Award
Life Membership was given to Steven Reber for his 25 years of Active Membership.
On behalf of the North Penn Volunteer Fire Company, it's Board of Trustees and it's entire membership, we would like to both congratulate and thank Robert "Skip" Schiele for being presented with his 50 Years Membership. Skip became a member of the company at the age of 21 in 1961, and since then has not only been a dedicated firefighter, but also held positions of Assistant Engineer and Chief Engineer, has been a member of the Board of Trustees and continues to serve as Treasurer of the Relief Association. Thank you Skip for your 50 years of dedicated service
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Today you might see Squad 18 sitting in North Penn's Main Station on Main Street, North Wales. Why? Tonight the men and women of North Penn will be taking their one night off from the year to celebrate another year protecting our communities, friends and our families. The Fire Department of Montgomery Township will be sending a Squad over tonight so North Penn can put the pagers on silent and relax at their annual Fire Banquet. The banquet includes a nice dinner, awards ceremony, video recapping the year 2011 at North Penn and plenty of time to hang out. Don't worry, North Penn leaves you in good hands for the night. Thank you to Station 18 for covering calls for the night.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Friday afternoon, North Penn was dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries. Squad 62 and QRS 62 arrived on location to find a two vehicle accident. Patient care was started and later transferred to two ambulance crews from 351. One patient was removed from one of the vehicles and before the second patient could be extricated, the driver side doors and B post had to be removed. Squad 18 was added to the call to assist with the rescue. After Squads 62 and 18 finished the rescue, 18 was released and QRS 62 was reassigned to a second call in Lower Gwynedd. Squad 62 assisted PD with traffic control until the vehicles were towed.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Wednesday, February 15th, the Montgomery County 5th Fire District will be having their annual awards dinner meeting at the North Penn Volunteer Fire Company's social club. The dinner meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. To defray cost of food and acquiring the hall, a $12 donation will be collected per person. Besides the awards, this is the meeting where the Water Battle hosting company is voted upon.
See you Wednesday the 15th at North Penn's Main Station, 141 S. Main St., North Wales.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
January is already over and North Penn kept busy. North Penn had 30 fire calls in January and 17 QRS calls, or EMS calls. They responded to a working fire in Montgomery Township, an electrical fire in Lower Gwynedd Township, smoke in a building in North Wales Borough, they responded as a RIT team to Towamencin Township and many more different types of calls. North Penn also had a hoagie sale in January. The next one will be February 18th, in the morning. They also had several drills as well, like their most recent at the Fire Department of Montgomery Township. To learn more about that drill, "Red Flags Keeping Firefighters Safe on the Fireground," tought by 34 year fire service vetern and former Chief of the Buffalo Fire Department Mike Lombardo, read the next story below called Drill at FDMT. If you are interested in finding out how you can become a part of the North Penn Volunteer Fire Company family, email, call or stop by on a drill night, Monday nights at 7:00pm.Email:Station62@NorthPennFire.comPhone:(215) 699-4337
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday night, members from North Penn had the pleasure to be invited to the Fire Department of Montgomery Township's drill. The drill was a great classroom presentation by Mike Lombardo, a 34 year veteran of the fire service and former Commissioner and Chief of the Buffalo Fire Department in New York and New York state fire instructor.
The presentation, "Red Flags Keeping Firefighters Safe on the Fireground," was an excellent class helping firefighters and fire officers to identify warning signs to MAYDAY situations. Mike Lombardo took experiences and lessons he has learned in his 34 years of service as well as actual Line of Duty Death incidents to create his presentation.
North Penn and it's members would like to thank the Fire Department of Montgomery Township for opening their engine bay doors to them for an excellent presentation, and North Penn would especially like to thank Mike Lombardo for giving his presentation.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Congratulations to Keith and Joann Reber. The two of them walked down the aisle early this morning. Keith, former Battalion Chief of North Penn, and his new wife Joann start their new life together today. Everyone from North Penn would like to congratulate the two of them, and would like to wish them nothing but happiness.
Congratulations newly weds.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
North Penn Vol. Fire Co. would like to thank local resident, Jeremy, and his mother for stopping by the station Monday afternoon and getting a tour. Jeremy and his mother noticed Engine 62 backing into the station, walked over and asked to see it. North Penn is proud that whenever the bay doors are open, members of our community are welcomed to stop in and get a tour. So, if you are ever walking down Main Street, North Wales and see an open bay door on the firehouse and a firefighter standing outside, feel free to ask about the trucks, gear or the duties they perform for the community. A North Penn Firefighter will always be willing to answer, and if you're interested, they can tell you how you can serve the community as a member of the fire company. A fire company that has been protecting and serving since 1888 as North Wales Hose Co. 1 and as North Penn Vol. Fire Co. 62 since 1930.
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