Saturday night, Engine 27-1 traveled to the Southampton Fire Company to cover while their members enjoyed their banquet. Shortly after arriving, the crew handled an alarm at Hampton Crossing and then a reported auto extrication on the PA Turnpike. The alarm was set off due to a malfunction and the run on the Turnpike was in Montgomery County Stations 10’s (Willow Grove) area.
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Sellersville, Bucks County, PA 18960
Business: 215.257.4028 | Emergencies: 911
Before Engine 27-1 headed to the Southampton Fire Company to cover during their banquet, Rescue Box 27-78 was dispatched for a reported auto extrication in the Southbound lanes of the 309 bypass. BCR received numerous phone calls reporting that 2 vehicles were dragging racing and that one of them rolled over with people trapped inside. Chief 27 went on scene and found there was no extrication, and held to assignment to Station 27 apparatus and Rescue 26 to control the hazards.
At 1114 hours, Engine 27-1 was dispatched with Medic 151 to the northbound side of the 309 bypass in West Rockhill Township to standby at an accident. Shortly after, the assignment was then upgraded to a Rescue bringing Rescue 26 northbound and Rescue 18 southbound. Deputy 27 (Kelly) went on scene and reported a single vehicle approximately 30 feet down an embankment with 1 person trapped. Engine 27-1 arrived and shut down the road way while its crew started to stabilize the vehicle. With the road shut down, Rescue 18 came southbound in the northbound lanes and arrived the same time as Rescue 26 and began to extricat the patient.
At 1941 hours, with the Tower being out of service for an extended time due to repairs, Engine 27 and Tower 26 were dispatched to the Penn Foundation in West Rockhill Township for a fire alarm. After dispatch, the premise was reporting an odor of smoke from one of the rooms. The assignment was upgraded adding Engine 27-1, Rescue 26, Montgomery Engine and Squad 72, as well as Ladder 75. Engine 27’s crew began to investigate and found the cause to be one of the residents smoking in their rooms.
At 1427 hours, Field 27 and Engine 59 were dispatched to the 700 block of Diamond Street in Hilltown Township for a reported brush fire. Assistant 27 went on scene and reported a smoldering area in the rear of the residence. Field 27 along with Field and Engine 59 worked to fully extinguish the fire. When returning, Engine 59 came across another brush fire bringing Field 27 back to Diamond Street. Crews again worked to extinguish the fire before any other exposures were threatened.
Shortly after 2200 hours, QFD and surrounding companies were dispatched to the Stonegate Village Development in Richland Township for a reported house fire. Battalion 17 went on scene and had an end of the row unit with heavy fire showing and spreading to the bravo and delta exposures. The Tower was dispatched as part of the 2nd Alarm Assignment and reported to the man power pool. The Tower’s crew was split into three 2-man crews were put to work checking for extension in other units.