Santa will be making his way around Chalfont and New Britain on Saturday December 23rd. Listen for the sirens!
At approx. 0136 hrs. Chalfont Fire Company was dispatched to the 400 block of W. Butler Ave., Spatola’s Pizza, for a reported building fire. Police arrived on scene and reported heavy fire through the roof. Battalion 74 (Marino) arrived shortly after and confirmed the report and set up Chalfont . Ladder 74 (C. Guinan) was first on scene and set up for aerial operations. Engine 34 (BC Bintner) arrived and laid in from a nearby hydrant and went in service with three hand lines on each side of the building. Colmar Ladder 12 provided aerial operations on the delta side of the building. Doylestown Rescue 19 operated as a Rapid Intervention Team in case an emergency were to occur. The fire was placed under control at approx. 0209 hrs by Battalion 74.
Rescue 34, Engine 54, TAC 74, Hilltown Engine 60 and Montgomery Squad 18 also responded.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the New Britain and Bucks County’s Fire Marshall’s offices.
Thank you to Doylestown Ladder 79 and Warrington Engine 29 for covering our local during the fire.
On Tuesday May 23rd at approx. 15:22 Chalfont Fire Company was dispatched on Box 34-41 to the 1600 Block of Upper State Road for a reported Building Fire. Upon arrival Deputy 34 (Fluck) reported heavy smoke and flames visible through the roof of the dryer building and established Chalfont command. A tanker task force was immediately dispatched to assist in bringing water to the scene. Chief 19 (Cramer) reported a roof collapse and an external attack was then established. Rescue 78 arrived soon after and went into service with a hand line and a master stream. Engine 54 (Rhoades) arrived and laid into a dry hydrant on the property to supply the scene with water. Ladder 74 arrived after and started aerial operations on the side of the building. Crews were in service for approx. 40 minutes until the fire was place under control at 16:04. Crews remained on scene for several hours for overhaul operations. The last unit was released from the scene at 18:18. Engine 34 (F. Schea), Rescue 34 (Dacanay), and Tanker 34 also responded. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Bucks County and Doylestown Township Fire Marshalls. Assisting on this call were: Chal-Brit EMS, Doylestown Fire Company, Warrington Fire Company, Hilltown Fire Company, Plumsteadville Fire Company, Midway Fire Company, Dublin Fire Company, Point Pleasant Fire Company, and Montgomery Township Fire Company. Thanks to Silverdale and Colmar Fire Companies for covering our local during the fire.
At 2225hrs, Chalfont firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 50 block of Curley Mill Road in New Britain Township. Immediately after dispatch, Bucks County 911 received a 911 call from the residence reporting smoke in the dwelling and requesting a response from the fire company. Tactical Box 34-2 was immediately dispatched. Battalion 34 (Schea) arrived on location an immediately reported a working attic fire. Engine 34-1 (Lt. Marino) responded and upon arriving on scene laid a supply line from the end of the driveway and went into service with multiple hand lines and a ground monitor. Chief 34 (McGuire) arrived and established Chalfont Command. Ladder 74 (Lt. Dando) arrived and went into service in the driveway with the ladder and ground monitors. Shortly after entry into the dwelling, a partial collapse of the ceiling caused crews to retreat and Command called for an evacuation of the building. Chalfont Command called for a Tanker Task Force to assist in bringing water to the scene. Engine 34 and Tac 74 also responded. Crews were in-service for several hours, and returned from the fire at 0500.
Crews experienced difficulty at this incident due to the extremely low temperatures and freezing water, including not being able to use a nearby dry hydrant. The New Britain Township and Bucks County Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.
Assisting on this call were: Chal-Brit EMS, Hilltown Fire Company, Doylesytown Fire Company, Dublin Fire Company, Plumsteadville Fire Company, Colmar Fire Company, Point Pleasant Fire Company, Midway Fire Company, Northampton Fire Company, Montgomery Township Fire, Silverdale Fire Company, Dublin Fire Company, and the North Penn Goodwill. New Britain Township Public Works also responded and assisted with spreading of salt due to the roadway freezing.