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 and 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.
p styletext-align centerstrongCHALFONT COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SINGstrongpp styletext-align leftnbspnbspWill be held on Sunday November 30 2014 starting at 400PM.nbspnbsp The sing will be held at Station 34 located at 301 N. Main Street in Chalfont Borough.nbspnbsppp styletext-align leftSinging will take place around the Christmas Tree on the grounds of Station 34.nbspnbspnbsp Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving on a fire-engine escorted by a number of other Engines and Fire Company vehicles from the Chalfont Fire Company.pp styletext-align leftYoung children may visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus inside Station 34nbsponce Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at thenbspStation. Young children will also receive a small gift when they meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.pp styletext-align leftRefreshments will be served to everyone.pp styletext-align leftThis Event will be held Rain or Shine.nbsp Please dress warm and bring your singing voice.nbspnbsp Merry Christmasp
pspanAt 1040 PM on Saturday July 19 2014 nbspChalfont firefighters were dispatched to a basement fire on the 70 block of Unami Trail in New Britain Borough. While enroute Chief 34 was notified by Bucks County that the police were onscene reporting heavy smoke showing. Chief 34 upgraded the assignment to a working fire. Engine 34-1 arrived on location and laid in from a nearby hydrant with the crew going interior with a handline. Upon entering the dwelling crews immediately noticed that the floor was compromised and the building was evacuated. One firefighter partially fell through the floor while evacuating but was uninjured. Ladder 74 arrived on location and their crew went interior with a hand line through the rear of the residence while the Ladder was raised to Side B of the dwelling. The fire was quickly brought under control and contained to the basement. There was smoke damage to the upper floors of the fire building and an adjoining home. Two firefighters were transported to Doylestown Hospital for observation and were released.spanbr br spanEngine 34 and Tac 74 also responded along with mutual aid from Doylestown Hilltown and Plumsteadville. Warrington Fire Company covered Station 34. Chal-Brit EMS and VMSC-Lansdale provided rehab and medical services.spanbr nbspp
p stylemargin-bottom 0ptspan stylefont-family Arial font-size 9ptThe Chalfont fire company was dispatched to 17 Marian circle for a fire alarm at 126 pm Saturday June 28. Shortly after dispatch the call was upgraded to a dwelling fire. Battalion 34 Schea was first onnbspscene withnbspa fully involvednbspgarage and firenbspin the second floor and roof of the home. Engine 34nbsplt BairnbspLadder 74 lt Dando Rescue 34 Miller Chief 34 McGuire Responded. Upon arrival engine 34 layed in to the scene. Engine 34 ladder 74 quickly put two hand lines in to servicenbspone to the interior of the home and one to the garage side. Crews made quick work to extinguish the fire but due to the extreme heat of the day many mutual aidnbspcompanies were called in to help.opopspanpp stylemargin-bottom 0ptspan stylefont-family Arial font-size 9ptThis call shows how important fire alarms can be the family was home at the time of the fire. The firenbspcompany was first alerted by thenbspalarm system but by the time the first arriving company was on scene the firenbsphad quickly spread into the house. Always make sure to have working fire alarms in your homesnbspas well as to regularly check the batteries.opopspanppnbspp
divThe Chalfont Fire Company would like to congratulate one of our own Vinnie Malvoso for graduating from the Fairfax County Fire Academy on Friday July 25th. nbspVinnie will be joining the crew at station 39 North Point. nbspCongratulations on a well earned job and we wish you the best.nbspdiv