NOTTINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
BENSALEM TWP , BUCKS COUNTY , PA
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RUN STATS
149
Calls to date
4 / 5 / 2014

2014 Stats

Engine Jobs
2
Truck Jobs
5
Extrications
1
QRS
17

Monthly Stats

January
52
February
55
March
37
April
5
May
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June
--
July
--
August
--
September
--
October
--
November
--
December
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2013
499
2012
506
2011
607
2010
671
2009
604
2008
667
2007
727
2006
665
2005
638
2004
581
2003
544
2002
488
2001
565
2000
455
 


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In Memory of Marie Harris ( 4 / 4 / 14)

It is with deep regret the officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department announce the death of Nottingham Life Member Marie Harris, who passed away on Friday April 4, 2014. Mrs Harris was the wife of past Chief and Life Member Joseph Harris and the mother of Chief Ron Harris and past Chief Don Harris. Thoughts and prayers of the entire NFD family are with the Harris family during this time.

 

 

In Memory of Zenovy (George) Izak (1934 - 2014)

The officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department wish to express our condolences to Assistant Chief John Izak and his family , his father Zenovy (George) Izak passed away on March 20th at the age of 80. Thoughts and prayers of the entire NFD family are with the Izak family during this time.

 

 

Truck Co. Goes To Work in Penndel (2/24/14) Box 8-2

91 Holly Drive - 1140 hours
Ladder 8 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. All hands were placed in service.

 

 

 

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Pa Turnpike Mass Casualty Incident (2/14/14) Box 2-76

Pa Turnpike Eastbound - 0825 hours
Engine 65, Engine 222, Engine 84, Bensalem EMS and Bensalem PD responded to a MCI on the PA Turnpike just prior to the Bensalem Interchange.  Crews assisted medic units with patient care and securing hazards.  The highway was closed for approximately 7 hours and about 30 people were transported to area hospitals. 

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Nottingham Village Dwelling Fire (2/10/14) Box 65-1

2900 block Windsor Drive - 0830 hours
BC222 AOS and reported smoke showing from a one story single family dwelling and set up Nottingham Command.  Engine 222 established a water supply and went in-service with a 1-3/4" waterline along with Special Service 222.  Engine 65 arrived and conducted a search and ventilated the dwelling.  Ladder 1 and Rescue 8 assisted with overhaul operations.  Bensalem Township Fire Rescue and Bensalem Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

 


 

First Due Apartment Fire at Thunder Hollow (2/6/14) Box 65-16

Engine 222 AOS and reported heavy smoke showing and went in-service with a 1-3/4" waterline.  Chief 65 arrived shortly thereafter and established Nottingham Command and ordered Engine 65 to assist Engine 222's crew, Engine 88 to stretch a second hand line to the courtyard and Ladder 8 and Ladder 1 to vent the roof.  Interior crews reported all searches were negative and that they had heavy fire running the void and attic spaces, additional hand lines were stretched.  Roof operations opened three ventilations holes and reported extension into the "C" exposures.  Engine 44, Engine 84, Rescue 8 and Rescue 9 were also on scene and in-service.  The fire is under investigation by Bensalem Township Fire Rescue; approximately 13 out of the buildings 16 apartments suffered fire, smoke and/or water damage.



 

Congratulations Al-B & Jennifer (1/19/14)

Congratulations to Lieutenant Alan (Al-B) Welsh Jr. and Jennifer on the birth of their first child , Brayden Michael Welsh ( 7.4 lbs ) Born January 19th

 

 

Auto Fire Route 1 @ Old Lincoln Hwy (1-18-14) Box 65-28

 

 

Nottingham Fire Department 2014 Officers

Chief :
Deputy Chief :
Assistant Chief :
Battalion Chief :

Ron Harris
Rob Sponheimer
John Izak
Jeff Sarcewicz
Captian :
Ladder Lieutenant :
Engine Lieutenant: Station Lieutenant :
Kevin Costello
Mike Sekulski
Alan Welsh Jr.
Ken Hopkins III

President :
Vice President:
Treasurer :

Dave Hunter
Robert Race III
James Esposito
Trustee :
Trustee :
Body Delegate:
Dan Hinkle
Ryan Smith
Ed Callahan

 


Early Morning Turnpike Extracation (12-20-13) Box 65-78

An early morning crash on the Pennsylvania turnpike involving three tractor trailers caused the eastbound lanes to be closed for approximately 7 hours. Crews from E65, E84, R2, R4 & R9 all assisted with the rescue operations and hazard control at the scene.

 

 

NFD Open house 10/12/13

Thank You to all of our friends, families and members of our local community that came out for this year's annual open house, and thank you to all of local businesses and organizations that made donations or spent the day with us. All money raised from the sale of food, lemonade and raffle tickets will be donated to the Alex's lemonade stand charity in the name of the Nottingham Fire Department. Thank you for your support.

 

Bucks County Fallen Firefighters Memorial (9-29-13)

NFD members attended the annual Bucks County Fallen Firefighters memorial service, which was held in the courtyard of the Bucks County Courthouse. The name of Bensalem Paramedic Daniel McIntosh was added to the memorial. McIntosh died in the line of duty March 7, 2010.

 

Newport Garage Fire (8-23-13) Box 88-1

5700 block of Hulmeville Rd - 2130 hours
Chief 44 arrived on scene with a fully involved garage , All hands were placed in service.  No injuries were reported and  Bensalem FMO was on scene handing the investigation. 

 

 


 


Penndel Two Alarm Warehouse Fire (8-21-13) Box 8-38

Langhorne Carpet Company - 1945 hours
Chief 8 arrived on scene with heavy smoke showing from the roof area , interior crews reported fire in a machine. All hands in service. Second alarm was struck for manpower.

 

In Memory of Smokey (2001 - 2013)

SMOKEY

 

 

In Memory of Dave Moyer (7/30/13)

It is with deep regret the officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department announce the death of former member David Moyer, who passed away early Tuesday morning. Dave was a big part of the Nottingham Fire Department in the late 80's and early 90's , he will also be remembered for his many many years as a Bucks County fire dispatcher and Radio Room supervisor. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moyer family at this time.

 

 

Four Alarm Apartment Fire Middletown Twp (7-26-13) Box 7-13

Racquet Club Apartments - 2100 hours
Chief 7 arrived on scene with heavy fire showing from the the roof and second floor of a two story garden apartment. All companies were placed in service. Second and third alarm were requested. Master stream placed in service. The Fourth alarms was requested for manpower.

 

 

Two Alarm Fire at Nifty Fifties (7-19-13) Box 65-6

22PD on location reporting a working fire, Deputy 65 AOS, established Nottingham Command and placed all hands in-service.  Heavy smoke was visible and as crews were stretching a 2  1/2" attack line, fire vented from the windows on the Side A/B corner.  Interior crews reported deteriorating conditions and command struck a second alarm and ordered the building evacuated.  Master streams were placed in-service to knock down heavy fire conditions from the roof area, then interior crews were placed back in-service.  All units remained on scene for an extended period of time and one minor injury was reported. Bensalem Fire Rescue (FMO), PD and ATF were on location handling the investigation.

 

 

Rooftop Fire at the Clubhouse Diner (4-29-13) Box 65-6

Chief 65 AOS reporting fire showing from the roof area of the Clubhouse Diner. Engine 65 established a water supply and went in service. L65, TW16 & R8 were also placed in service and the fire was quickly knocked. Bensalem FMO on location for the investigation.

 

 

 

Parkland House Fire (4-24-13) Box 9-12

Chief 9 AOS with smoke showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. Crews from E9 & R8 encountered heavy fire on the second floor while L65 ventilated the dwelling. E7 & R4 were also placed in service. No injuries were reported and  FM244  was on scene handing the investigation. 

 

Phiiladelphia Fire Department LODD

Thoughts and prayers of the officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department are with the members, friends and family of the Philadelphia Fire Department.

 

House Fire in The Valley (4-4-13) Box 88-5

Battalion 222 AOS, 2 story middle of the row town home with smoke showing. All hands were placed in service. No injuries were reported and  Bensalem FMO was on scene handing the investigation.

 

Overnight House Fire (2-15-13) Box 28-77

Companies were dispatched to the 2200 block Lakewood Ave for report of a dwelling fire.  Chief 16 (Incident Command) AOS and reported heavy fire showing from the rear and roof of a single family dwelling.  Ladder 65 arrived and went in-service with truck co operations and then pulled an 1 3/4" waterline to the interior.  Rescue 16 went on location and stretched an 1 3/4" water line (they were supplied by Engine 37).  R-16 reported had an issue with its pump and a second line was pulled to the interior by Engine 37.  Deputy 65 (interior command) reported heavy fire conditions in the attic.  All hands were placed in-service for an extended period of time (additional companies on the fire ground were Engine 65, Ladder 16, Quint 28 and Rescue 4, Medic 185).  No injuries were reported and  Bensalem FMO was on scene handing the investigation.   

 

In Memory of William Yoast (1/3/13)

It is with deep regret the officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department announce the death of Nottingham Charter Member William Yoast, who passed away on Thursday January 3,2013. Mr. Yoast was appointed as the Nottingham Fire Department's first President in April of 1958, and elected as Company President in 1959. Thoughts and prayers of the entire NFD family are with the Yoast family during this time.

 

 

Nottingham Fire Department 2013 Officers

Chief :
Deputy Chief :
Assistant Chief :
Battalion Chief :

Ron Harris
Rob Sponheimer
John Izak
Jeff Sarcewicz
Captian :
Station Lieutenant :
Ladder Lieutenant :
Engine Lieutenant :
Tom Topley
John Paul Shirley
Mike Sekulski
Alan Welsh Jr.

Pesident:
Vice President:
Treasurer:
Secretary:
Dave Hunter
Robert Race III
James Esposito
Kevin Costello
Trustee:
Trustee:
Trustee:
Body Delegate :
Ryan Smith
Dan Hinkle
Ken Hopkins III
Ed Callahan

 

 

In Memory of Hank Degner (12/10/12)

It is with deep regret the officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department announce the death of former member Hank Degner, who passed away on Monday after a long courageous battle with cancer. Hank served as both Station Captain and Lieutenant during his many years at Nottingham. Earlier this fall the members of the NFD went to visit Hank and presented him with an honorary Life Membership, the highest honor given in the department. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Degner family and everyone within the fire & ems community lucky enough to have considered Hank a friend.

 

 

Fatal House Fire in Eddington (10/31/12) Box 28-4

 

 


NFD Members Keep Busy During Hurrricane (10/29/12)

On Monday October 29th hurricane Sandy made landfall on the east coast and impacted the entire region. The Nottingham Fire Department responded to over 25 fire/ems incidents, including the delivery of a baby at the Knights Inn and 2 working fires. The Bensalem EOC reported that 60% of Bensalem's residents lost power due to downed power lines brought down by high winds and fallen trees. Thank you to the NFD members for putting in the hours to man the station during and after the storm.

 

 

 

NFD Open house 10/13/12

Thank You to all of our friends, families and members of our local community for helping make the NFD's annual open house another success.
Special thanks to Carrabba's, CPR Restoration Company, Hillis Adjusters, Walgreens, Bensalem K9 unit, American red Cross, Bensalem Community Service Club, Dave & Busters, Pony Express, Herrs, Bensalem EMS, Ultrazone, Print Masters, Trenton Thunder, JAM Entertainment and the hard working girls for staffing the Alex's Lemonade Stand.

 

 


Congratulations Jay & Jessica (10/1/12)

Congratulations to Firefighter Jay Zawierucha and Jessica on the birth of their son Jason Robert who was born October 1st, weighing in at 7 lbs 9 ounces. Mother, baby and Carney are all doing well.


 

Congratulations Scott & Lori (9/25/12)

Congratulations to Firefighter Scott Ischinger and his wife Lori on the birth of their first child, Laura Marie Ischinger born September 25th at 7:36 pm, weighing in at 5lbs 2 ounces.

 


Congratulations Firefighter Jason Gray

The Officers and Members of the NFD wish to congratulate Firefighter Jason Gray on being hired as a firefighter in the Chester Fire Department.

 

 

In Memory of Life Member Mark DeCarlo (8/14/12)

It is with deep regret that the officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department announce the death of Life Member Mark DeCarlo, who passed away on Tuesday August 14th. Mark joined the NFD in 1967 and spent 35 years as an active firefighter in the department and held many positions within the organization including company President. Thoughts and prayers of the entire NFD family are with the DeCarlo family during this time.

 


Congratulations Jason & Teresa (8/5/12)

Congratulations to Firefighter Jason Harris and his wife Teresa on the birth of their daughter Julia Ann, little Julia was born at 1:35 this morning.



Congratulations Dave & Caryn (8/3/12)

Congratulations to Captain David Marshall and his wife Caryn on the birth of their second child , Alexander Jacob Marshall was welcomed into this world at 2:51 this morning weighing in at 7lbs and 13oz.


 

 

Middletown Township 4 Alarm Apartment Fire (7/15/12) Box 22-66

Chief 21 arrived on scene at Harpers Crossing Apts reporting heavy fire showing from the roof of a 3 story apartment building and immediately requested a second alarm. Ladder 65 was sent to station 8 for a cover assignment, and added then to the scene when the 3rd alarm was struck after a mayday (firemen down) was called at the scene. All hands were placed in service and a total of five (5) firemen were transported to local hospitals. A 4th alarm was later sounded for additional manpower. A lightning strike was determined to be the cause of the fire.

 

 

 

Vacant Dwelling Fire Overnight (6/5/12) Box 88-23

Engine 65 arrived on scene at Bristol Rd & Rosemarie Dr with heavy fire shwoing from a vacant dwelling. E65 established its own water supply and went in service along with E88, E44, R8, R9 & L65. Bensalem FMO on location for the investigation and no injuries were reported. 

 

 

 

Trailer Fire in Trevose (5/18/12) Box 4-7

Deputy 65 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire showing from a trailer home in the Penn Valley Trailer Park. Engine 84, Rescue 4 and Ladder 65 were placed into service. Bensalem FMO on location for the investigation and no injuries were reported. 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Ralph & Julia (4/28/12)

The officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department wish to offer congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Huttick, who were married on Saturday April 28th.
Best wishes from all of us for a long, happy and healthy life together.

Phiiladelphia Fire Department LODD

Thoughts and prayers of the officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department are with the members, friends and family of the Philadelphia Fire Department.

 

 

Overnight Apartment Fire on Durham Place (4/1/12) Box 88-13

Engine 88 arrived on scene with smoke showing from a 2 story apartment building. Engine 44 and Ladder 65 were placed in service. The bulk of the fire was quickly knocked. Medic 185 & Medic 186 transported 2 patients to local hospitals. Bensalem FMO was on location for the investigation.

 

 

MVA In Front of Station 65 (2/11/12) Box 65-1

On Saturday , Engine 65 and Deputy 65 arrived on location of a 2-vehilce MVA in front of Station 65 and reported one person entrapped.  Engine 65 went in-service with a combination tool and was able to free the trapped occupant.  Medic 186 transported all patients to local hospitals. 

 

 

Apartment Fire in the Valley (2/8/12) 88-15

On Wednesday morning , Ladder 65 and Deputy 65 responded to 1577 Neshaminy Valley Drive (ARK Terrace Apartments) for an apartment fire with possible entrapment.  Chief 4 arrived and reported heavy fire showing from the second floor and ordered Engine 88 to establish a water supply and go in-service.  Ladder 65 arrived and was advised by command to spilt its crew, assist Ladder 8 with roof ops and assisted interior crews with searches (all searches were negative). The occupants of the apartment were able to escape the apartment via a rear balcony.  All hands were placed in-service including: Engine 44, 4, 84, Rescue 9 and Rescue 8. Medic 186 transported one subject to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.  Bensalem Fire Rescue (FMO) was on location for the investigation.  4 apartment units were damaged by the fire and/or smoke. 

 

 

Salem Harbour Apartments (12/13/11) 37-1

 

 

Extrication Closes Turnpike (10/29/11) 65-78

As a rare fall snow storm hit the Philadelphia area on Saturday October 29th, crews were dispatched to the PA Turnpike in the area of the Bensalem Interchange for an auto extrication.   Engine 65 AOS and reported 2 patients entrapped and 1 partially ejected.  Engine 65, Rescue 4 and Rescue 9 went in-service removing the roof and dash of a BMW.  Additional Medic units were called to the scene (M-114, M-168 and M-154).  Westbound lanes of the PA Turnpike were closed for over an hour. 

 

 

NFD Runs Early Morning Job With E222 (10/25/11) 28-10

FM222-7 AOS and reported heavy fire showing from the second floor of a single family dwelling.  Engine 222 established its own water supply and stretched an 1 3/4" waterline to the interior.  Chief 65 set up Eddington Command and ordered Engine 65 to act as a the truck company and open the roof.  Interior crews reported bulk of the fire knocked down and the  primary and secondary searches to be negative. Engine 88, Quint 28 and Medic 185 on scene.  Bensalem FMO on location for the investigation and no injuries were reported. 

 

Thursday Night Duty Crew Runs 12 Calls (6/9/11)

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by high winds, heavy rain and hail rolled in Thursday evening toppling trees, tearing down power lines and knocking out power to several parts of lower bucks county. The flooding , downed trees and wires also forced many road closures within Bensalem. The NFD responded to 12 weather related incidents Thursday night into Friday morning.

 

Engine 65 Added to Extrication Street Road @ Bustleton Pike (6/7/11) 1-39

 

Congratulations Rob & Steph it's a Boy (5/31/11)

Congratulations to the Sponheimer family, Deputy Chief Robert Sponheimer and his wife Stephanie on the birth of their second child, Anthony Robert Sponheimer ( 7 lbs 4oz) born 5-31-2011.

 

Public Storage Fire (5/20/11) 4-5

Deputy 65 AOS and reported heavy smoke showing from a 200' x 25' storage building. Engine 4-1 established a water supply and along with Engine 65 forced numerous garage doors to locate the fire. The fire was located in Unit 275 and quickly extinguished. Ladder 65 and Ladder 1 assisted with opening up / forcing garage doors and checking for extension. Fire Investigators from Bensalem Township FMO were on location. No injuries were reported.

 

 

 

 

Afternoon Garage Fire in Parkland (5/20/11) 9-52

Companies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Brownsville Rd early Friday afternoon. Assistant 8 AOS reporting heavy fire showing from a detached garage. Crews from E9, R8 , L21, and E65 were all placed in service.

 

 

 

 

Basement Fire Injures Homeowner and Two Firefighters (4/22/11) 88-31

Companies were dispatched to Hunters Court (Hidden Valley) for a report of a dwelling fire with entrapment. Police were on location reporting heavy smoke showing from a 2 story (middle of the row) town home . E88 and E222 arrived on location and went in-service with an 1 3/4" water line. Chief 65 (Harris) established Newport Command and placed Ladder 65 in-service with searching and venting the dwelling and placed E44 in service stretching an interior back-up line. Interior command (Sponheimer) advised they had a heavy smoke condition on the first floor and they were attempting to gain access to the basement. Crews then reported heavy fire in the basement and extending to the first floor. All other searches were negative. Two firefighters from Newport FD were transported to the hospital for burns. Ladder 8 , Rescue 9 and Engine 7 were also on location along with Medic 185 and 186. Bensalem FMO and PD on location for the investigation.

 

 


Duty Crew Makes Quick Work of Dwelling Fire (3/28/11) 65-7

Chief 65 reported heavy fire showing from side A of a two story single family dwelling. Engine 65 established a water supply and went in service 1 3/4" waterline. Engine 65 made a quick knock and contained the fire to the living room. Upon arrival Engine 88's crew pulled a back up line and L8's crew opened up and ventilated. Bensalem FMO and PD on location for investigation.

 

 

 

 

First In Fire For Engine 65 , Rosemarie Drive (3/20/11) 88-21

DC44 reported heavy smoke showing from the first floor of a two story duplex and established Newport Command.
Engine 65 dropped a supply line and went in service 1 3/4" waterline. Upon arrival Engine 88 pulled a second 1 3/4" waterline off Engine 65. Newport Command reported crews were in service with 2 waterlines and a primary search also placed the fire under control. Bensalem FMO and PD on location for investigation. 

 

 

Nottingham Village House Fire (3/19/11) 65-1

DC65 reported heavy smoke showing from a 1-story single family dwelling (2900 block of Windsor Dr).  Engine 65 established a water supply and went in-service with an 1 3/4"  waterline.  BC65 (interior command) reported fire in the kitchen and heavy smoke throughout the dwelling.  Interior crews quickly knocked down the bulk of the fire and reported negative on all searches.  Ladder 1 arrived and went in-service with salvage and overhaul.  Assignment was held to Engine 65 / Ladder 1 and Medic 186.  Fire was placed under control in 8 minutes.  Bensalem FMO and PD on location for investigation. 

 

 

 

Congratulations Ryan & Chrissy (3/18/11)

The officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department wish to offer congratulations to Chrissy and Ryan Smith, who were married on Friday March 18th. Best wishes from all of us for a long, happy and healthy life together.

 

 

 

First Due Fire on Murray Ave (2/11/11) 65-4

DC65 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing from the rear of a large 2 story dwelling.  Engine 65 went in-service with a 1 3/4" waterline and discovered the fire was contained to a detached 20 x 20 pavilion on the rear porch of the home.  Engine 28 provided Engine 65 with additional water and Ladder 1 checked for extension.  Bensalem FMO on location and no injuries were reported. 

 

 

 

 

Rooftop Fire at Target Store (2/9/11) 4-80

Companies responded to the Target Store (Rockhill Drive) for a report of a roof fire.  Engine 222 went in-service with a 1 3/4" waterline to the roof (large 10 ton heater on the roof fully involved).  Ladder 65 and Ladder 8 opened up the roof around the heater and checked for extension.  No injuries were reported but the store was closed for a few hours.  Bensalem FMO was on location for the investigation. 

 

 

Winter 2011

 

 

Route 1 Extrication (1/22/11) 65-28

 

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