NOTTINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
BENSALEM TWP , BUCKS COUNTY , PA
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RUN STATS
362
Calls to date
9 / 25 / 2014

2014 Stats

Engine Jobs
3
Truck Jobs
10
Extrications
6
QRS
27

Monthly Stats

January
52
February
55
March
37
April
39
May
39
June
24
July
64
August
34
September
18
October
--
November
--
December
--

 

Year
Runs
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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OPEN HOUSE EVENT

The Nottingham Fire Department will be hosting our annual open house on
Friday October 24th from 6:30pm until 9:00pm.

This years event will feature a halloween themed costume party
in which children (or adults) of all ages will be invited to attend
wearing their favorite halloween costumes. Trick or treat.

 

Congratulations Caywood & Anna (9/20/14)

The officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department wish to offer congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.Caywood Osthaus who were married on Saturday September 20th. Best wishes from all of us for a long, happy and healthy life together.

 

 

Neshaminy Valley Apartment Fire (8/11/14) Box 88-15

1500 block of Neshaminy Valley Dr - 0215 hours
Chief 44 AOS with fire showing from a 2 story apartment building. L65's crew opened up the roof as Interior crews made a quick knock on the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Bensalem Township Fire Rescue.

 

Belmont Ridge House Fire (7/2/14) Box 65-23

200 block Tremain Rd - 2100 hours
Chief 65 AOS with heavy fire showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. Crews from E65,E84, R4, R8 & L65 were all placed into service. One firefighter was treated at the scene with minor burns. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Bensalem Township Fire Rescue.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

The officers and members of the Nottingham Fire Department wish to congratulate
firefighter Tim Schwartzer and the rest of the graduating seniors in the class of 2014.

 

House Fire in Belmont Hills (5/29/14) Box 84-9 

4643 N River Dr - 1215 hours
E222 AOS with smoke showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. BC222 established Bensalem command , E222, R4 & E88 placed 2 lines in service and conducted searches, L65 opened up the roof and vented the dwelling.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by Bensalem Township Fire Rescue.

Daytime House Fire in Parkland (5/23/14) Box 9-22

820 Avenue F -1210 hours
C9 AOS with smoke showing from a 2 story vacant dwelling. E9 placed a 2" line in service and made a quick knock on the fire, while crews from R8 & E65 checked for extension. The investigation is being conducted by the Middletown Township FMO.

 

Store F ire at the Feasterville Giant (5/22/14) Box 1-20

1055 Bustleton Pike - 0633 hours
E1 interior crew reported heavy smoke in electrical room, engine crews stretched hand lines in through the loading dock, L65 opened up the roof. Crews located the fire in the ceiling above the generator room. Companies were in service for an extended period with smoke removal from the store.

 

 

Afternoon House Fire in Hollandale (5/12/14) Box 88-35

4767 Fredonia Place - 1443 hours
BC222 AOS reporting heavy smoke showing from a one story single family dwelling. Engine-222 placed a line in service for fire in the rear of the dwelling. E88, E28-1, L8 & L65 were all placed in service. Interior crews reported a quick knock of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Bensalem Township Fire Rescue.

 

 

Village Greene House Fire (5/8/14) Box 16-8

1532 Society Hill Dr - 1829 hours
C28 AOS with smoke showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. All hands were placed in service, interior crews reported a small fire that was contained to the basement. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Bensalem Township Fire Rescue.

 

 

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.

 

 

Fatal House Fire in Parkland (3/18/14) Box 9-81

365 Elmwood Ave - 2010 hours
C9 AOS reporting heavy fire showing, with possible entrapment. Crews made an interior attack and 2 victims were removed from the dwelling. All hands were in service for several hours. Both victims pulled from the residence were pronounced dead at St. Mary medical center.

 

 

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 :
Secretary:

Dave Hunter
Robert Race III
James Esposito
Jason Harris
Trustee :
Trustee :
Trustee:
Body Delegate:
Dan Hinkle
Ryan Smith
Jay Zawierucha
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.

 

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3420 Street Road
Bensalem, Pa 19020

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