Mt. Penn Fire Company

Posts tagged Spill trailer

Assist to Exeter on serious crash

Assist to Exeter on serious crash
On April 30, shortly after 8p.m. Rescue 1 was dispatched to assist Exeter(Co25) to 37th St. and Perkiomen Ave. for a vehicle crash with entrapment, multiple patients. On arrival there were two cars with 3 people trapped on the eastbound side of the road. The occupants of one car were freed quickly and sent off to the hospital with EMS. [...]

Here and there

Here and there
The snow ended last night but it was getting colder!  Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company to 529 E Wesner Rd. in Maidencreek Twp. just before 6:30a.m.  Arriving units had a fire in the basement that extended to the first floor.  Arriving crews encountered frozen hydrants near the scene and had to initially rely on tank water.  Fortuna [...]

Haz-Mat response to Douglass Township

Haz-Mat response to Douglass Township
On April 21 shortly after 3p.m.  Mt. Penn was dispatched to respond with the spill trailer to 56 Edge Hill Rd. in Douglass Township.  A while earlier several companies were dispatched for a reported structure fire at that address.  A large garage had become  involved due to a controlled burn that got out of hand.  The structure fire would g [...]

Tuesday strikes again…..sort of

Tuesday strikes again…..sort of
On February 20 shortly before 9a.m. the spill trailer was dispatched to 1273 W. Philadelphia Ave. in Colebrookdale Twp. to assist Boyertown Area Fire/Rescue(Co95) with a tractor trailer crash that was leaking large amounts of diesel fuel and heading towards the Ironstone Creek.  The driver had lost control of his vehicle and ran off the right [...]

Assist to Exeter on Vehicle Crash

Assist to Exeter on Vehicle Crash
On June 12 just before 4p.m. the spill trailer was dispatched to assist Exeter (Co25) on a vehicle crash at W. Neversink Rd. & Dewald Rd.  When Exeter crews arrived they found an SUV had struck a roll-on roll off truck just behind the drivers door which heavily damaged the piping to the 40 gallon hydraulic tank causing it to rapidly leak. [...]

Early May Potpourri

Early May Potpourri
Well, the first week of May is just about over and it has been steady for Mt. Penn.  In addition to the structure fires in Oley and Birdsboro we have been dispatched to several other calls during the week keeping us busy. In what could have been a much more serious incident, the structure assignment was sent to the Hollywood Court Apartments [...]

Assist to Oley with spill trailer

  On September 16 the spill trailer was dispatched at 10:15a.m. to assist Oley (Co5) with a vehicle crash at the East intersection of Routes 73 & 662.  A car and tractor trailer collided which caused the saddle tank on the truck to rupture and spill a large amount of diesel fuel.  The crews assisted with keeping the spill contained a [...]

Rescue and HazMat trailer assist Lowe...

Rescue and HazMat trailer assist Lower Alsace
On November 10 about 10:45a.m. the rescue truck was dispatched to assist Lower Alsace (Co4) in the area of Antietam Rd. & Lewis Rd. for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries.  On arrival crews found a small SUV that had struck the guard rail and then went over the embankment, coming to rest at the shoreline of Antietam Lake.  Fortunately [...]

Busy Columbus Day for Mt. Penn

Busy Columbus Day for Mt. Penn
Columbus Day turned out to be busy for the Mt. Penn crew.  It started with a possible structure fire in Amity Township in the vicinity of 551 Old Swede Rd. which turned out to be a normal condition from a manufacturing plant.  There have been numerous calls to this location in the past and crews were shortly recalled by the officer in charge [...]

Utility 1 assists Exeter with spill t...

Utility 1 assists Exeter with spill trailer
On June 29 just after 10am Utility 1 was dispatched to respond with the County spill trailer to Route 422 West & Daniel Boone Rd in Exeter Township to assist Company 25 on a vehicle crash with a large fuel leak.  The Exeter crews had arrived earlier and extricated the driver of a dump truck after he had struck the rear of a tractor trail [...]

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Department Activity

Summary of department activity
January51Prior Year (2020) Stats
January - 39
12 more call(s) this year.
February48Prior Year (2020) Stats
February - 45
3 more call(s) this year.
March56Prior Year (2020) Stats
March - 32
24 more call(s) this year.
April53Prior Year (2020) Stats
April - 56
3 less call(s) this year.
Working Fires9

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The mission of the Mt. Penn Fire Company is to protect the lives and property of the people of Mt Penn from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing Rescue services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a 100% Volunteer work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.