Mar
3
2015

Multiple Alarm Fire

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Monday March 2, 2015 The Willow Grove Fire Company responded to a reported building fire at Trico Sheet Metal on Wyandotte Road. An employee in a neighboring building called 911 to report the fire at 5:20 p.m. There were many factors against emergency responders from the beginning, limited access road, and limited access to position apparatus due to proximity of exposure building, the PA Turnpike, high voltage lines and a collapse zone due to multiple explosions. From the initial alarm until the termination of the event  which went for 5 alarms we relied on and worked with the members of station 10 and our mutual aid partners. On behalf of the Fire Company and Citizens of Upper Moreland Thank you for the support we received. Many people (way too many to list) stepped up to support our operations, all of the responders families that did not have them home with them. Those that travelled from afar to lands not know to them. The Team that it took to manage this operation required people to fill roles that were vital to the mission.

The first arriving units arrived to find the building heavily involved in flames and quickly escalated the call to three alarms. There were explosions from compressed gas canisters in the building and a partial collapse. Firefighters began defensive operations and prevented the fire from spreading to a nearby neighboring building that contained flammable materials for an insulation business. Their efforts were hampered by limited access to water and icing caused by falling temperatures.

With all of those factors the fire was held to the building of origin, there were no firefighter or civilian injuries.

Brian Focht

Chief 10

 

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Mar
3
2015

5 Alarm Fire Strikes Upper Moreland

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Monday March 2, 2015 The Willow Grove Fire Company responded to a reported building fire at Trico Sheet Metal on Wyandotte Road. An employee in a neighboring building called 911 to report the fire at 5:20 p.m. There were many factors against emergency responders from the beginning, limited access road, and limited access to position apparatus due to proximity of exposure building, the PA Turnpike, high voltage lines and a collapse zone due to multiple explosions. From the initial alarm until the termination of the event  which went for 5 alarms we relied on and worked with the members of station 10 and our mutual aid partners. On behalf of the Fire Company and Citizens of Upper Moreland Thank you for the support we received. Many people (way too many to list) stepped up to support our operations, all of the responders families that did not have them home with them. Those that travelled from afar to lands not know to them. The Team that it took to manage this operation required people to fill roles that were vital to the mission.

The first arriving units arrived to find the building heavily involved in flames and quickly escalated the call to three alarms. There were explosions from compressed gas canisters in the building and a partial collapse. Firefighters began defensive operations and prevented the fire from spreading to a nearby neighboring building that contained flammable materials for an insulation business. Their efforts were hampered by limited access to water and icing caused by falling temperatures.

With all of those factors the fire was held to the building of origin, there were no firefighter or civilian injuries.

Brian Focht

Chief 10

 

 

Jan
31
2015

Station 10 Assists Warminster with two calls . . .

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On Thursday evening 1/29/15 Engine 10-2 was dispatched to assist Bucks Station 91 (Warminster) with a building fire,after being recalled and returning home they were dispatched to assist Warminster with an Odor of gas inside of the CVS at Street Rd, & York Rd. Picture taken by DC-10.

 

Jan
26
2015

Citizens for Fire Prevention interview Chief Focht

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Chief Brian Focht was interviewed on the TV show Freedom from Fire about the Willow Grove Fire Company’s Autism Awareness education program and video (Click on the Autism Information button on the left to see our video).

Jan
11
2015

Weis Market of Upper Moreland gives a donation to WGVFC

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Weis market gave a donation to the Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company as well as several other community organizations.

Jan
10
2015

2014 Year in Review

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Photo album of different calls through out the year.

Jan
9
2015

Station 10 responds to multiple a CO Detector with symptoms

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0209 this morning Station 10 operating at Blair Mill Village apartments for a CO detector with symptoms. Crews found carbon monoxide in multiple apartments. The scene was made safe, buildings ventilated and turned over to the facility and PECO.
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Jan
7
2015

Electrical Fire Outside

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Eng. 10 & Eng. 10-2 responded to a reported electrical fire outside. Upon arrival they found this . . .

PECO was notified

Jan
1
2015

Last call for 2014

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December 31, 2014 / Station 10 responds to a Gas-Odor / Leak Outside

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Dec
31
2014

Happy New Years

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Willow Grove Vol. Company wishes all our members and friends a Happy, Healthy and safe New Year. No matter where you are celebrating leave the fire works to the professionals, don’t drink & drive.  We do not want to meet by accident.


We are thankful for all of your support in 2014 and moving into 2015 we are excited at what lies ahead. Maybe you can be one of us. See what it is all about any Thursday night or visit tiller10.com.

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Dec
31
2014

Field Fire

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Station 10 in service Byberry Road field fire 100′ x 20′ large marsh area.

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Dec
28
2014

Assist to 35 PD

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Station 10 assisting 35 PD.

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