Rooftop Fire at the Clubhouse Diner (4-29-13) 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) 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) 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) 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.
John Paul Shirley
Alan Welsh Jr.
Robert Race III
Ken Hopkins III
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) 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 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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.
Route 1 Extrication (1/22/11) 65-28
Fatal Dwelling Fire in Lower Southampton (12/31/10) 1-37
Multiple calls for a dwelling with entrapment, Police on location confirmed entrapment. Deputy 1 AOS and reported heavy fire showing from a single family dwelling. Chief 1 established Feasterville Command and requested a Box Assignment. Engine 1 dropped in and went in-service with an 1 3/4" waterline. DC65 and Ladder 65 arrived and went in-service for a rescue of an elderly male. DC65 advised command that his crew located the victim in a rear bedroom and would be removing him out a window on Side B. All hands placed in-service (L-65 then vented the roof of the dwelling). Other units on location E-2, E-4, E-6, L-2 and Rescue-6. County and State FMO on location investigating the cause of the fire
Ladder 65 Added on Eddington House Fire (12-15-10) 28-77
Saturday Afternoon Dwelling Fire (12-11-10) 16-2
Extrication Closes Westbound Lanes of Turnpike (11-3-10) 65-77
Companies were dispatched to 349.0 westbound on the Pennsylvania turnpike for a 5 vehicle MVA. E65 & R4 AOS to find and 1 patient who was self extricated from an overturned vehicle prior to arrival and 3 entrapped in a second vehicle . Rescue 4 went in service on the passenger side door and E65 & E222 assisted with stabilization and hazard control. Medic 186,114 & 113 transported a total of 4 patients to area hospitals. The westbound lanes of the turnpike were closed for over an hour.
Ladder Goes to Work in Feasterville (10-29-10) 1-52
Chief 6 AOS of a 3 story apartment building and reported heavy smoke showing from the 3rd floor. Engines 1 and 6 went in-service with 1 3/4" waterlines and Ladder 65 vented the roof. The fire was contained to one apartment and no injuries were reported.
Overturned Vehicle on Street Rd (10-29-10) 65-19
Engine 65 AOS of a 2 vehicle MVA on Street Road n front of Parx Casino . Engine crew secured all hazards and assisted Medic 186 with patient care.
Car vs Telephone Pole Essington Way at Debra Drive (10-25-10) 65-2
Turnpike MVA with Entrapment (10-24-10) 65-77
Deputy 65 AOS of a single car accident and confirmed one entrapped. Engine 65 and Rescue 4 popped the drivers door open and assistaned with patient care. Medic 114 and 186 transported the patients to Abbington Hospital.
Ladder 65 Assists Bensalem Police (10-24-10) 65-5
Ladder 65 responded to Galloway Road & Grace Avenue (in the area of Reedmans Farm) to assist the police department with scene lighting. 22PD was on location investigating the discovery of human remains.
First In Apartment Fire at Creekside Apts (9-27-10) 28-18
Bensalem Police were on the scene (Creekside Apartments) assisting complex maintenance with a utility complaint. The occupant of the 3rd floor apartment refused to open his door and barricaded himself inside his apartment prior to setting it on fire and jumping out of a 3rd floor window. Deputy 65 AOS and reported heavy smoke showing from a 3 story apartment building. Engine 65 established a water supply and went in-service with an 1 3/4" waterline. Chief 28 arrived and established Eddington Command and placed all hands in-service. Interior crews reported heavy smoke and heat conditions on the 3rd floor landing, but were having difficulties making the apartment due to the subject barricading the door. Upon entry into the apartment Engine 65 located heavy fire conditions in the kitchen and in the roof area. Ladder Companies 16, 37, and 1 laddered the building and vented the roof. Bensalem FMO and 22PD were on location investigating the fire and Bensalem EMS transported one subject to the hospital.
Second Job of the Night For Ladder 65 (9-24-10) 1-2
Engine 1's crew report heavy smoke on the 2nd floor of a large commercial building (B&R Fitness Club). Deputy 1 established command and placed all hands in-service. Ladder 65 placed ladders on Side C and forced doors in the rear of the fire building. Ladder 65 then was assigned to go interior and assist Engine 1's crew. Engine 1 & Ladder 65 crews located heavy fire in a 2nd floor exercise room, Deputy 65 was assigned interior command and advised command of heavy smoke and heat condition on floor 2. Deputy 65 requested command to have the truck companies on the roof open additional vent holes and have additional hand lines stretched to the interior of the building. Crews on the 1st floor discovered heavy fire conditions in an office(below the 2nd floor exercise room). Additional companies were added to the assignment and placed in-service by command. FM 243 is handling the investigation and no injures were reported.
Roof Fire at Neshaminy Mall (9-24-10) 84-8
Deputy 65 AOS and reported fire showing from the roof of Entrance #6. Deputy 65 assumed Trevose Command and placed Engine 84 and Ladder 65 in-service. Roof crews reported the fire was running roof while interior crews where reporting a moderate smoke condition in the AMC 24 Movie Theater. Command then placed Engine 4, Ladder 1 and Rescue 8. The fire was contained to a roof section of Entrance #6, however the movie theater and that wing of the mall were evacuated. FM222 is handling the investigation.
Parx Casino Automobile Fire (9-24-10) 65-122
Congratulations Jason & Teresa (7-28-10)
Congratulations to Jason and his wife Teresa on the birth of their son Matthew Patrick Harris, born Wednesday July 28th at 1632hrs weighing in at 7lbs 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.
Congratulations Dave & Caryn (7-17-10)
Congratulations to Lt David Marshall and his wife Caryn on the birth of their son Jackson Ridge Marshall born at 10:21am on Saturday July 17th, Jackson weighed in just over 6lbs.
Busy Week Continues for Ladder 65 (7-16-10) 1-12
Ladder 65 arrived on location (Jasmine Way) with Engine 1 with heavy smoke showing from the second floor of a single family dwelling. Crews discovered a fire in a second floor bedroom and quickly extinguished the flames. All searches were negative. Engine 2 and Rescue 6 assisted.
2 Alarm Fire in Upper Southampton (7-15-10) 2-17
Ladder 65 originally dispatched to cover Station 2 and then was added on the 2nd Alarm (James Way). Command reported fire on the roof of a large industrial building. Ladder 65 assisted Ladder 2, Ladder 90, Ladder 1, and Rescue 73 with roof operations.
Feasterville Dwelling Fire (6-25-10) 1-12
On June 25, 2010 (04:30hrs) Engine 65 was added to a dwelling fire on Jasmine Way in Feasterville. Deputy 1 reported heavy fire from the second floor of a single family dwelling. Engine 65 crew was split (laddering and venting the dwelling and back-up line to the 2nd floor). Interior crews encountered heavy fire on the second floor and attic space. All hands were placed in-service.
Early Morning Fire in Penndel (6-18-10) 8-10
Ladder 65 was dispatched to assist Station 8 for an apartment fire with possible entrapment at 169 Durham Road in Penndel. B/C 9 arrived on location with an apartment above a garage well involved. All hands were placed into service by command. Deputy 65 (R. Sponheimer) took interior command and Ladder 65 laddered the building and advanced an 1 3/4" from Engine 9 to the 2nd floor.
Truck Job for Tuesday Night Duty Crew (5-11-10) 8-73
Chief 8 arrived on scene with smoke showing from a 100' x 300' abandoned warehouse in Penndel Boro and established command, all hands in service, L65 was the second arriving truck company, went in service on side C with E9's crew.
Nottingham Fire Department
3420 Street Road
Bensalem, Pa 19020