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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 18:30
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The 3rd Annual fire prevention Night Returns!!! Bring the kids and the family to join the Crews from the 71 house in the return of our Annual Fire Prevention Night Tuesday October 15th 2013!!! The events are scheduled to begin at 6pm with several demonstrations from various fire companies and Emergency Service Providers around the Valley! Some of the events are listed below. ● Smoke Simulation Trailer – Learn what to do in the event of a house fire and how to create a escape plan!!! ● Vehicle Rescue Demonstration – See how Firefighters use different types of rescue tools on a car!!! ●Medi-Vac Helicopter Landing A real medical helicopter will be landing at the firehouse that evening!!! ●Fire Hose for the kids to play with – Kids get to hold and use a real fire hose with one of our firefighters!!! ●Vehicle Fire Demonstration – Watch as One of the Fire Trucks Crews demonstrate how to put out a burning car!!! ●Plus much, much more!!! We will also have light refreshments provided by the Ladies Auxiliary and lots of goodies to hand out to the kids!!! We all at The Red Hill Fire Company hope to see you there!!!
Monday, May 27, 2013 23:35
ARTICLE COURTISY OF THE TOWN & COUNTRY NEWSPAPER.
Written by Kelly Chandler, Staff Writer
Amid the wreckage of bricks and broken glass, a juvenile walked away uninjured after his red Nissan Sentra crashed through the front of the Turkey Hill Minit Market at 515 Main St. in Red Hill Monday night.The accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. at the convenience store, which suffered structural damage and was closed Tuesday and into Wednesday.
According to Red Hill Fire Marshal John Lehr, the driver was west on Sixth Street when he failed to stop at the “T” intersection at Main Street and jumped the curb at Turkey Hill and crashed into a traffic signal box.
The vehicle kept going at a high rate of speed, narrowly missing a row of gas pumps and an employee, who was reportedly outside sweeping, before crashing into the building. The store is open until midnight daily.
“How he missed the gas pumps, I don’t know,” Lehr said, retracing the car’s path into the building. “I’m amazed.”
The driver reportedly refused medical treatment at the scene.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation but a local official said the teen reported his vehicle’s accelerator stuck and he was unable to stop.
Lehr reported damages will likely exceed $100,000 to both the traffic device and the store. An employee at the location declined comment Tuesday morning. The store and gas pumps were still closed as of Wednesday afternoon.
The store was deemed structurally sound by Red Hill’s engineer, Barry Islett, following the crash, allowing employees inside.
A phone call to Turkey Hill’s corporate office was unanswered as of press time Wednesday.
State police, Skippack barracks, were unable to issue any further information on the accident by Wednesday.
State police, Red Hill Fire Company, Red Hill borough personnel and Upper Perk Am-bulance assisted at the scene.
An investigation continues.
Friday, May 24, 2013
On the afternoon of May 22nd the Fire Company along with Squad 65 (Pennsburg) were dispatched to the 200 block of Main Street in Red Hill for an overturned vehicle with entrapment. Crews worked for a short time to remove the door and occupants.
The following afternoon, Squad 71 was dispatched to assist station 42 (Green Lane) with a vehicle rescue in the area of Rt-29 and Park Road in Green Lane Borough. Also due on the assignment was Squad 78 (Upper Salford). Prior to arriving the Squad was instructed that they will be taking a door and roof once they arrive. Once the crew from the Squad had the door removed enough access was gained requiring no further action. Crews cleared a short time later.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 22:47
Just before 11pm, Montgomery County dispatch put out the call for a dwelling in the 1700 block of Ziegler Road in Marlborough Township. Units on the initial dispatch were 42 (Green Lane), Squirt 71,Tower and Squad 65 (Pennsburg), Engine 72 (Tylersport) and Bucks Tanker 58 (Trumbauersville).
Upon responding the County advised that they were getting multiple calls for a attatched garage on fire. Squirt 71 took to the road with a crew of 5. Shortly thereafter Chief 65 reported a well involved house and requested the first in engine drop a supply line from Upper Ridge and Zeigler Roads.
The County advised Squirt 71 of those orders. The Squirt arrived first in, laid 600′ of 5″ supply line and went into service with both 2″ foam lines. An additional 1 3/4″ line was also pulled from the Squirt. Engine 72 nosed into the Squirt and also deployed 2 attack lines while Tower 65 staged behind the Squirt and sent their manpower to the front of the home. QRS 71 also responded with a crew of 4.
Command requested the North zone of the tanker task force to respond. Shortly thereafter most of the tankers were recalled due to a quick knock by the first arriving units.
Crews operated for just over 3 hours before clearing. Thumbs up to the first arriving crews for a nice stop !
Saturday, March 23, 2013 15:00
Around 1500 hours Squad 71 was dispatched to assist Station 42 (Green Lane) on a haz mat incident. The dispatch called for 42, Squad 71 and Squad 65 (Pennsburg).
Squad 71 responded with a crew of 6 and arrived just behind Chief 71 to find an underground tank leaking what appeared to be gasoline at an abandoned property. Chief 42 arrived and had the County haz mat unit respond (Station 81)
Crews stood by while the haz mat unit decided on what action to take. All units cleared at 16:45 hours.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:17
Squad 71 was dispatched for RIT to assist Berks Station 58 (Hereford) who was operating at a working fire involving a large commercial storage building. Squad and Assistant 71 (Gillmer) responded with a crew of 6 and set up on side “A” of the structure. Crews from Berks, Montgomery, Lehigh and Bucks County were all operating at the fire. The Squad returned after being on scene for 3 hours.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:17
At 12:17 hours Squirt 71 was dispatched on the 1st alarm assignment to assist station 42 (Green Lane) on a dwelling fire. Units due were 42, Squirt 71, Squad and Tower 65 (Pennsburg), Engine and Tanker 87 (Upper Frederick). Prior to units responding, Marlborough Police reported a working fire.
Chief 42 arrived and confirmed a working fire and requested the Northern Montgomery County Northern tanker task force and special called additional tankers. Squirt and Assistant 71 responded with a crew of 8, arrived and went to work with fire suppression. The Squirt being fed by tankers supplied Tower 65 in front of the structure.
Crews operated for nearly 3 hours after being evacuated due to rapidly deteriorating conditions in the dwelling.