2 N. Main Street | PO Box 315
Sellersville, Bucks County, PA 18960
Business: 215.257.4028 | Emergencies: 911
At 2325 hours, Stations 26 and 76 from the Perkasie Fire Company were alerted to the 1500 block of West Rock Road in East Rockhill Township for the reported dwelling fire. The inital caller reported the wood stove being on fire with another caller reporting a house on fire. Pennridge Regional Police arrived first on scene to report a well involved house. Engine 27-1 and Wagon 27 were just clearing an accident call on the 309 Bypass and were added to the assignment. The Engine was assigned to the dump site while the Wagon was assigned the Tanker fill site. SFD units flowed water for 3 hours and filled a total of 13 Tanker loads of water.
At 0209 hours, Tactical Box 27-26 was transmitted for a reported camper fire in the 1000 block of Anna Lane in West Rockhill Township. The inital report was called in by a neighbor reporting hearing an explosion and a camper being fully involved. Utility and Engine 27-1 arrived on scene to confirm the report of a 24’ camper fully involved. The Utility (Chief 27) took command while Engine 27-1 stretched an 1” 3/4 smoothbore hand line to extinguish the fire. Tanker 58 supplied Engine 27-1 with water and assisted with overhaul. Ladder 18 and Wagon 27 stoodby in manpower.
Late last night at 2359 hours, Tower 27 was dispatched to cover Montco Station 74 (Souderton) while they were operating at a barn fire. The Tower’s crew along with Montco Engine 76-3 from Towamencin covered Station 74 until 0129 hours when both units were alerted to respond in at reduced speed for manpower assist. Tower 27 crew assisted with putting hot spots out, overhaul, and rolling up hose. After the assignments were completed, Tower 27 was released by Command and went back in service at 0310.
Before 0530 hours, Rescue box 58-33 was transmitted for an auto extrication reported to be in the southbound lanes of the 309 bypass north of the Perkasie/Lawn Avenue Exit in West Rockhill Township. Beginning this year, this section of the bypass is now a Trumbauersville box that brought Engine 27-1 northbound and Rescue 18 southbound. Battalion 17 and Chief 27 arrived on scene and reported there to be initially no entrapment. Rescue 18 arrived on the southbound side and Engine 27-1 arrived on the northbound side and pulled a protection line. Engine 58 arrived to assist Rescue 18 with a door pop that was ultimately needed for patient access. The Engine company was available within the half hour.
At 0020 hours, Station 27 was dispatched for a reported chimney fire off of Orchard Road in Hilltown Township. The caller was reporting that the fireplace and house was filling with smoke. The Wagon and Tower arrived simultaneously and sent their crew to the interior and the roof. The fire box was cleaned out and a small fire was found that the Tower’s crew handled by droppong chains down the chimney liner. The house was then turned over to the homeowner who was advised to contact a chimney sweep.
The Sellersville Fire Dept. will be hosting a Sunday afternoon dinner bingo on Sunday, January 24, 2016.
Our doors will open at 11:00 am, and we’ll be serving a sandwich, bowl of soup, and a beverage (lemonade, coffee, or tea) until 12:30. The lunch is free, and provided compliments of the Sellersville Fire Department as a part of your admission fee.
The bingo games will begin promptly at 1:00 PM
See the attached poster for BINGO details.
The Sellersville Fire Department had a busy year in 2015. The Department responded to 343 emergency incidents that range from house fires, vehicle extrictions, alarm systems, to assisting a resident with getting her cat out of a tree.
The amount of Fire related incidents responded to was 66 (19.24%), Rescue & Emergency Medical Services was 14 (4.08%), Hazardous Condition (with no fire) 75 (21.86%), Service calls 13 (3.79%), Good Intent calls 53 (15.45%) False Alarms 62 (18.07%), and Special Incident types 60 (17.49%).
Not only were we busy running the most fire calls we have had in the past 5 years, but we were also busy with numerous training activities. For 2015, our members attended a total of 86 training classes for a total of 1,818.56 man hours. These training hours ranged from weekly Tuesday drills, to certification classes through Bucks and Montgomery County Fire Academies.
To add more to our busy year, as a Department we had a total of 38 different activity functions in which 1,928 Department personnel participated in for a total of 8,222.83 man hours while still being 100% Volunteer.
If you want to be apart of a great team as well as give back to your community, please feel free to submit an application right here on our website or stop by the Station any Tuesday or Thursday night after 7pm.