2014 Warrington Fire Company Line Officers
December 3, 2013
Chief 29 - Mike Bean
Deputy Chief 29 - Joe Fuchs
Battalion Chief 78 - Tim Campbell
Captain 29 - Eric Woodring
Captain 29-1 - Paul Martin
Lieutenant 29 - Dave Porco
Lieutenant 78 - Steve Hughes
Safety Officer - Ollie Groman
Safety Officer - Scott Martin
Busy morning for Warrington Volunteers
November 25, 2013
On 11-25-2013 at 0825 hours, Rescue Box 29-02 was dispatched to the area of Rt.611 and County Line Road. BCR reported multiple vehicles involved with one patient entrapped. 75-PD arrived on scene with a five vehicle accident confirming one vehicle overturned and a subject entrapped. Montco R-15 arrived on scene and began extricating the victim. R-29 (Capt. Woodring), BC-78 (Campbell) and E-78 (FF Dewitt) arrived on scene. R-29's crew stabilized the vehicle and went to work on the passenger side door. E-78 split their crew assisting with the rescue and stretched a handline. The victim was extricated in 10 minutes. BC-78 had command.
On 11-25-2013 at 0920 hours, Local Box 29-45 was dispatched to the area of Bristol Road and Valley Road. BCR reported several callers stating leaves were burning along the side of the road. BC-78 (Campbell) arrived on scene to find a 15-20 foot wall of fire stetching approximatley 800 feet along Bristol Road between Valley Road to Balentine Lane in the 66-02 box (Warwick Township). The assignment was quickly upgraded bringing five more engines to the scene and Field 83. Numerous houses were exposed to the fire. E-78 (FF-Dewitt) went in service on Bristol Road at Balentine Lane and R-29 (Capt. Woodring) was in service on Bristol Road at Valley Road. Numerous houses were evacuated by 76-PD and 75-PD. The wooded area, sheds and wooden fences were all involved to the rear of Persimmon Lane. Units operating on scene were Engine Companies 78,93,79,92,62,ME-15, ME-95, Ladder Companies 66,90 and Rescue Companies 29,66 and Field unit 83. All units cleared at 1043 hrs. C-66 (Weber) had command. BC-78 had operations along with DC-66 (A. McCarty), DC-93 (Mullely) and C-93 (McDonald).
On 11-25-2013 at 1150 hours, local box 29-26 was dispatched to the area of Street Road and Valley Blvd for smoke coming from the wooded area. E-29 (Capt. Woodring) arrived and found a 20x20 wooded area burning. E-78 (FF Dewitt) responded and was recalled. BC-78 (Campbell) was on scene with E-29 Units cleared at 1205 hours.
Extrication at Stump Rd. and Detweiler Rd.
November 16, 2013
On November 16 2013, Rescue Box 78-09 was dispatched for an auto extrication. BC. 78 (Campbell) arrived on scene an confirmed one vehicle on its side with one entraped. Engine 78 (Lt. Hughes) and Rescue 29 (FF Bodo) went to work with vehicle stabilization and patient removal. Extrication was complete in 12 minutes.
Vehicle Rescue on 202 Parkway
November 4, 2013
On November 4 @ 21:17 hrs, rescue box 78-11 was dispatched to the area of Rt 202 parkway in the area of Rt 152. 75 pd arrived on scene confirming a multi-vehicle accident on Rt 202 just south of Rt 152 with one subject entrapped. BC78 (Campbell) arrived on scene with a pickup truck on its side and had one subject entrapped. E-78 (FF C. Matthews) was instructed to go in-service with stabilization and flap the roof. R-29 (Capt. Woodring) assisted E-78 and had the patient extricated in 11 minutes. DC29 (Fuchs) had command. BC78 had operations and C29 (Bean) assisted with R29. The patient was transported by Medic 134 for an evaluation.
Car Fire on the 202 Parkway
August 20, 2013
On 8/20/13 at 1815 hours, rescue box 78-202 was dispatched to the area of 202 Parkway and Pickertown Rd. BCR received several calls of one vehicle overturned with the vehicle on fire and the driver still inside. BC-78 arrived on scene with the vehicle on its side and the engine compartment well involved. On arrival, it was confirmed that the driver was out of the vehicle. E-78 (Matthews) went in service with the bumper line. E-29 (Groman) assisted E78’s crew. C-29 and DC-29 also assisted on scene.
Automobile Rescue at 611 and County Line
July 29, 2013
On July 29th at 21:00 hours, Rescue Box 29-02 was dispatched for a two vehicle accident at County Line Road and Highway 611. One vehicle was overturned and there was no need for extrication. Cheif 29 (Bean) and Rescue 29 (FF Bodo) aided with patient packaging. Engine 29 (FF Lamond) remained on scene assisting police.
Chief Harvey Moves to Texas
Chief Harvey recently took a new position with his company in Lake Jackson, Texas. The officers and members of the Warrington Township Fire Company thank him for the 26 years of service he provided to our department and to the citizens of Warrington Township. We wish Chief Harvey and his family the best of luck on their new endeavors in Texas.
R29 To Apartment Fire in Horsham
July 9, 2013
On 07-09-2013 at 1059 hours, R-29 (Capt. Woodring) was dispatched to 213 Maple Ave, unit "L" (Maple Hill Apartments) as the RIT team on a working apartment fire. Chief-15 (Flanagan) arrived on scene with a two story garden style apartment with heavy smoke showing. R-29, C-29 (Bean), DC-29 (Fuchs) and BC-78 (Campbell) were put to work on arrival on the second floor. Warrington crews opened up on in the apartment above and encountered heavy smoke conditions. Crews operated for approx. 2.5 hours.
Engines 29 and 78-1 to Horsham for Brush Fire
July 6, 2013
On July 6, at 13:07 hours, Engines 29 (C29 Bean) and 78-1 (FF Matthews) responded to a brush fire in Graeme Park, assisting MontCo station 15, at the 800 block of County Line Road. Horsham Fire company was on scene with a large brush fire. E29 and E78-1 went into service protecting the North end of the field. Also on scene were Field 79, Field 83, Tanker 3, TAC 74, MontoCo Squad 18 and Montco Squad 95. Units operated for approximately 2 hours, gaining control of the 7 acre fire.
R29 To Extrication In Front Of BJs
June 23, 2013
On June 23 at 18:54 hours, Rescue Box 29-02 was dispatched for a two vehicle accident in front of BJs Wholesale Club, with one vehicle on its roof and two victims entrapped. R29 (LT Hochmuth) and E29 (Capt. Woodring) arrived and went into service with vehicle stabilization and patient removal. All units were back in service within 30 minutes.
R29 on Late Night Extrication
June 19, 2013
On June 19 at 00:22 hours, Rescue Box 78-11 was dispatched to the area of Rt. 152 and Upper State Road for the report of a vehicle into a telephone pole. 75-PD was on scene confirming one subject entrapped. Rescue 29 (Lt. Hochmuth) arrived onscene and went in service removing the driver's side doors and B-post. Engine 29 (FF Azzara) arrived and assisted medics with patient packaging. Rescue-34 and Engine-34 were on scene assisting. All units were back in service by 02:00
Rescue 29 to MVA on 202 Parkway
May 26, 2013
On May 26 at 15:38, Rescue Box 78-10 was struck for a multi vehicle accident on the 202 parkway. Multiple victims reported. C29 (Bean) and D29 (Fuchs) responded to the scene and alerted Rescue 29 (Capt. Woodring) that the accident was on 202, south of County Line Road. Rescue 29 arrived on scene and assisted in extrication of three patients from 2 vehicles. Chief 29 set up the Landing Zone for three helicopters on 202. All units available at 16:44.
Engine 78-1 to Chalfont for Dwelling
April 11, 2013At 00:58 hours, E78-1 was dispatched to cover Station 34 while they operated on a house fire at 69 Butler Ave. Chief 19 (Truman) arrived onscene with heavy fire showing on side "C" of a 2.5 story dwelling. E78-1 (Capt. Campbell) was called into the scene to assist with extinguishing hot spots and performing overhaul. The engine crew operated for approximately an hour and a half before returning.
Late Night Tactical Box 78-9
April 9, 2013At 23:49 hours, tactical box 78-9 was dispatched for the reported dwelling fire at 115 Murfield. A/Batt 78 (Campbell) and DC29 (Fuchs) arrived onscene with fire showing side "C". Engine 78-1 (Hughes) arrived and went in service with a handline to the rear deck. E78 crew extinguished the fire with negative extension into the house. L29 (Bean) assisted with ventilation. Montco Squad18 also assisted.
Busy Day for the Warrington Volunteers
April 7, 2013
L29 and E29 Assist on Horsham 3 Alarm Fire
On April 7, at 13:49 hours, Ladder 29 was dispatched ot assist Horsham (Montco Station 15) on a building fire at 290 Blair Mill Rd. Horsham units were onscene with heavy fire showing from a 2 story office building. Chief 29 (Bean), A/Batt 78 (Campbell) and Ladder 29 (Lt. Hochmuth) went into service with a master stream on side "C". Engine 29 (FF Martin) assisted with manpower on side "C". All units operated for approximately 3 hours onscene.
Shortly after returning from the Horham Job, tactical box 29-16 was dispatched for the dwelling at 101 Jarrow. Complaintant reported mulch burning up against the dwelling. L29 (A/Batt Campbell) arrived on scene to find a small brush fire with negative extension to the dwelling. Engine 29 (FF Martin) extinguished the fire.
After returning to quarters from the dwelling call, rescue box 29-2 was dispatched for a report of a 2 to 5 vehicle accident at the intersection of 611 and county line road. 75PD arrived onscene reported 2 vehicles involved, no entrapment and minor injuries. R29 (A/Batt Campbell) controlled hazards. E29 (FF Robbins) went available.
Tactical Box 74-62 Dwelling FireOn 02-19-2013 at 1351 hours, tactical box 74-62 was dispatched to 209 Hampshire Drive in New Britain Borough for a reported dwelling fire. FM-248 (R. Teschner) arrived on scene with a 2.5 story split level with heavy smoke showing from the roof and second floor. C-34 added Squad-18 (Montco), R-29 and L-12 (Montco) on the assignment. E-34’s crew made an aggressive push with the first line. BC-78 (A/Batt. Campbell) arrived shortly after E-34 and assisted with interior operations. L-29 (FM-275) arrived and assisted with ventilation on division “C.” L-29 and BC-78 cleared at 1448 hours.
Rescue Box 78-10On 02-08-2013 at 2309 hours, rescue box 78-10 was dispatched for a two vehicle accident with one subject trapped. DC-29 (Fuchs) arrived on scene and confirmed one trapped in a sedan. R-29 (Lt. Hochmuth) responded within one minute with a crew of four. R-29 went in service removing the passenger doors and “B” post. The patient was extricated in 10 minutes. E-78-1 (Capt. Woodring) was on scene and assisted R-29.
Local Box 29-02 Car FireOn 02-08-2013 at 1634 hours, local box-29-02 was dispatched for a vehicle on fire at 57 Easton Road (Enterprise Rentals). Sta.29 had a crew in station and took in the assignment with E-78-1. E-78-1 (Capt. Woodring) and DC-29 (Fuchs) arrived on scene with an engine compartment well involved with no exposures. The fire was quickly extinguished.
January 24, 2013
As snow accumilated in Bucks County, Tactical Box 66-35 was toned out at 1757 hours for the dwelling fire on the corner of Valley Rd and Maple Av. Chief 66 (Webber) arrived on location with fire showing Side A. Ladder 29 (Capt. Campbell) was dispatched to take in the cover assignment at Station 66. Shortly after Engine 78-1 (Capt. Woodring) was disptached as part of a tanker task force. Engine 78-1 dumped 1,000 gallons into a port-a-pond and advanced their manpower up. Soon after, Warwick Command struck the Box bringing in Ladder 29. Crews procceded in and joined the manpower pool on Side A. Crews operated for a total of 30 mins before returning back to quaters.
Tactical Box 29-45
January 25, 2013
Before the snow started falling in the tri-state area, Tactical Box 29-45 was struck for the dwelling fire. Engine 78-1 (Capt. Campbell), stationed out of 29s, had a crew in station and was on the road within three minutes. Chief 29 checked up on radio and was advised of a passing motorist reporting flames on the side of the house. Engine 78-1 arrived on location with a 2.5 single family dwelling with smoke showing on the Delta side. Crews stretched the 200' pre-connect and extingished the fire. Interior firefighters opened up observation holes to check for extension which proved negative. Ladder 29 (F.M. Pfitzenmyer) arrived on location and put a fan in service on Side A. Squirt 93 assited and provided man power. While crews operated on the fire, R-19 first disptached as RIT redirected to take in Local Box 29-45 at 1124 Arabian Road for the Water Flow Alarm. DC-29 (Fuchs) and Rescue 19 arrived and found a broken water pipe that froze. All companies were available shortly before 1600 hours.
The "611 Express" Goes to Work
January 19th, 2013
In the early evening hours at 2107, Rescue Box 29-50 was struck for the reported auto extrication in the area of St. Anne's Church on Rt. 611 south of Kelly Road. Deputy 29 (Fuchs) arrived and found a SUV 50 yards off the road way and on its roof with one entrapped. Chief 29 (Bean) arrived on location and took operations. Rescue 29 (Capt. Woodring) and Engine 78-1 (Lt. Hochmuth) went responding within three minutes. R-29 arrived and was initially told to go to work with stablization. E-78-1 arrived shortly after and controlled the hazards and assisted the Rescue Company. Crews utilized junkyard dogs and cribbing to stablize the vehicle. Rescue workers then removed the rear passenger door and "B" post. Crews finally utilized the large ram to make more room for the patient to be extricated. The patient was in care of Medic 129 within 19 minutes after dispatch and was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital. Crews stayed on scene briefly to proved PD with lighting before returning at 2145 hours.
Warrington Responds on Back-to-Back Tactical Boxes
January 5, 2013
Promptly at 1200 hours, Tactical Box 78-55 was dispatched for a reported chimney fire on 1600 block of Lower State Road. Police where on location with thick black smoke coming from the chimney. Engine 78 (Capt. Campbell), Engine 29 (Capt. Woodring) and Ladder 29 (Chief Bean) responded on the run. Crews arrived and found an active chimney fire. As crews were on scene, BCFR advised DC-29 (Fuchs) of Tactial Box 29-18 being dispatched for the 500 block of Easton Road for the dwelling fire. Engine 78-1 (FF. Bodo) went responding one minute after dispatch. Police arrived on location and reported heavy smoke showing from the basement and all occupants out. Engine 78-1 arrived with smoke showing on Side Delta. Crews quickly stretchd a line to the basment and extinguished the fire in the basment. Deputy 29 established Warrington Command and instructed Squirt 93 to lay-in from the hydrant. Engine 29 cleared the first call and arrived in and picked up 93s lay. Ladder 90 arrived on Side Alpha and went in service with a primary search which proved negative. Montgomery Engine 15-1 arrived and provided ventilation. The fire was placed under control at 1234 hours with minimal extentsion. The home suffered heat and smoke damage throughout the structure. The Warrington Township Fire Marshall's Office is handling the investigation. All companys returned back in service at 1430 hours.