At 10:40 PM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Chalfont 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.
Engine 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.