Calls
Month Calls
Jan 24
Feb 19
Mar 30
Apr 24
May 27
Jun 35
Jul 23
Aug 34
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Oct -
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2017 TOTAL 216
2016 TOTAL 331
2015 TOTAL 343
2014 TOTAL 326
2013 TOTAL 306
2012 TOTAL 277
2011 TOTAL 331
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Station 27

2 N. Main Street | PO Box 315
Sellersville, Bucks County, PA 18960

Business: 215.257.4028 | Emergencies: 911

Tuesday
Apr112017

Tower Assists West End

Just prior to our monthly meeting, Tower 27 was dispatched to assist the West End Fire Company at a hospital fire in Quakertown. Initial crews on scene had located and extinguished the fire, but needed assistance with smoke ventilation. Tower 27 used three fans for about a half hour to clear smoke from the hallway.

 


Tuesday
Apr112017

Rubbish Fire

At 5:30am, SFD crews were dispatched to investigate smoke in the area of Bethlehem Pike in West Rockhill Township. The chiefs found a dumpster fire at a business on Old Mill Rd and Engine 27-1 redirected to extinguish the fire. Tanker 58 was added to the assignment in case additional water was needed.

 


Tuesday
Mar212017

Old Bethlehem Pike Extrication

Just before 9:00, Station 27 was dispatched along with Medic 108 to standby at an accident in the area of Suelke’s Produce. While Engine 27-1 was enroute, PD confirmed heavy entrapment and requested the rescue assignment, adding Rescue 18 to the call. Our engine arrived on location and had 1 patient trapped with heavy intrusion into the passenger compartment. Rescue 26 was also added to the assignment. Crews worked together to remove the roof and to extricate the patient from the vehicle.

 


Saturday
Jan142017

2016 Year End Report

Sellersville Fire Department Volunteers had an extremely busy year in 2016.  The Department responded to 331 emergency incidents that range from house fires, vehicle fires, and vehicle extrications, alarm systems, to assisting Police and EMS during the blizzard back in January.  SFD’s average turnout per Incident was 9 firefighters.  The average response time for 1st arriving Engine or Tower in either an Emergency/Non-Emergency speed was 9 minutes and 18 seconds.    The Department members in total spent 9,155.22 man-hours of dedicated service ranging from fundraisers, hosting a Car Seat Clinic, Fire Prevention (schools/Open House), and other activities throughout 2016.  

Of the 331 calls for 2016, 19.03% were fire related, 3.92% were Rescue/Medical related, 24.47% were hazardous condition calls with no fire, 8.45% were service related calls, 15.10% were of good intent, 16.61% were false alarms, and 12.38% were special incident related calls.

SFD’s busiest two days of the week were Mondays and Wednesdays totaling 54(16.31%) incidents.  The busiest shift throughout the entire year was the 0700-1500 hours shift, totaling 149(45%) incidents.

Sellersville Fire Department Volunteers also had an exceptional year Training.  In 2016, Sellersville Fire Department hosted the National Firefighter 1 Certification Class (ProBoard Cert), instructed by Bucks County Fire Academy.  The class was a huge success in which over 50 students from Bucks and Montgomery Counties participated in.  Sellersville had 10 members who participated in the Firefighter I National Class.  SFD also hosted CPR/First Aid/AED Re-cert training through American Heart Association (Heartsaver).  This past year for our yearly Hazmat Operations Refresher training we decided to sharpen our skills on Mass Decontamination through Bucks County Fire Academy. 

For the year of 2016 there were 107 training classes conducted for a total of 2,738.25 training man-hours.  A few of our members went out on their own to continue their education and took classes at the Bucks County Fire Academy to advance their levels in the following National Certification Courses: Firefighter 2, Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician (Dept. of Health), and Fire Service Instructor 1.  Other members took the following classes also through Bucks County Fire Academy to advance their levels of training: Pump 1, EVOC, Fire Police 1, Advanced Fire Police, and Drive to Survive, and Emergency Response to Terrorism – Basic.  

 

Tuesday
Dec062016

Winterfest

From the Sellersville Borough Website…

The 18th annual Sellersville Winterfest celebration will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 beginning with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at the Sellersville Fire Hall, 2 N. Main Street, Sellersville. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at the Fire Hall at 6:45 p.m. and trolley rides begin at 7:00 p.m. Participating businesses and churches will have activities at their locations throughout the borough! The Sellersville Museum will be open with the Christmas Tree Forest exhibit. THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT! Come out and participate in the fun!

There is no cost for this event, however, participants are encouraged to bring canned goods that will be collected at the Fire Hall to benefit the food pantry at F.I.S.H.  At the Borough’s table, we will have calendars and postcards for sale the feature photographs from around the parks and borough. Proceeds benefit the park system.

Saturday
Nov122016

31st Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Our Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their 31st annual Christmas Craft Fair this coming Saturday, November 12th. The doors will open at 9:00 AM, and the fair will continue until 3:00 PM.

There will be 60 vendors offering their crafts for sale, and light lunches will be available through the day, with Santa making his annual appearance from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

And the best part, FREE ADMISSION!

Wednesday
Nov092016

Working Fire In Silverdale

While the votes for the 45th President of the United States were still coming in early on Wednesday morning, Tower 27 was dispatched with Station 59 for a reported house fire on Lawndale Avenue in Silverdale Borough. Deputy was the first to arrive and reported to have heavy fire showing from the attached garage. Tower 27 arrived and split their crew to perform a primary search, opened up the interior for the Engine Company, while the chauffer and roofman vented the dwelling. Tower was back in service shortly before 0400 hours.

 

Tuesday
Nov082016

Clemens Family Corportation Donate

Last week, the Sellersville Fire Dept. hosted Mr. John Reininger, Corporate Vice President of the Clemens Family Corporation at our monthly business meeting. Mr. Reininger got to meet many of the members during his visit with us, and to see the equipment that we use in our many fire related activities.

While visiting with us, he presented the department with a ceremonial check in the amount of $40,000 from the Clemens Family Corporation to help defray the cost of the two command vehicles recently purchased by the department.

Needless to say, the department is both humbled by, and in awe of, the Clemens Family generosity. We send our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Mr. Reininger, and the Clemens Family Corporation for the faith and trust they have in us.

Below is a statement by Mr. Reining explaining corporation’s mission statement and core values.

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Originally founded in 1895 by John C. Clemens, The Clemens Family Corporation continues to operate as a corporation deeply rooted in values. Since its beginnings, the corporation’s values have been its strength. These values can be seen in the quality products and services offered by each company within the corporation.

While not forgetting where it came from, The Clemens Family Corporation continues to look ahead by operating as a good steward of the community and the environment while offering innovative products and services to its valuable customers.

Mission Statement: We aspire to operate in a way that honors the Lord Jesus Christ as demonstrated through Ethics, Integrity, and Stewardship.

Core Values: Our past success can be credited to a foundation of good people who firmly believed in our Core Values.

Our future success depends on each team member and family member continuing to be led by our Core Values and continuing to carry our legacy forward.

It is our expectation that each team member, every manager, and each and every family member will firmly adhere to our Core Values, helping to carry forth our unique culture that builds
unity and loyalty both to the company and to each other.

Chairman John Reininger
Corporate V.P.
The Clemens Family Corporation