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Welcome To Chalfont Fire Company

 

The Chalfont Fire Company is located in Bucks County, in South Eastern Pennsylvania. Our coverage area includes Chalfont Borough, New Britain Borough, New Britain Township, and a small part of Doylestown Township. Our first-due consists of everything from rural at the north end of our coverage area, to suburban and commercial at the west end of our coverage area that borders Montgomery County, PA. Chalfont Fire Company responds to around 300 calls a year. We are equipped to answer many different types of calls, including, but not limited to: fire alarms, auto extrications, water rescue, Hazardous Materials, brush fires, and building fires. Chalfont Fire Company has been all volunteer since 1904 and proudly plans to stay that way for years to come.

 

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Tac 74


Congratulations Vinnie
   
Friday, July 25, 2014 
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The Chalfont Fire Company would like to congratulate one of our own, Vinnie Malvoso, for graduating from the Fairfax County Fire Academy on Friday, July 25th.  Vinnie will be joining the crew at station 39, North Point.  Congratulations on a well earned job and we wish you the best. 

 
Town House Basement Fire
Saturday, July 19, 2014 22:40
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At 10:40 PM on Saturday, July 19, 2014,  Chalfont firefighters were dispatched to a basement fire on the 70 block of Unami Trail in New Britain Borough. While enroute, Chief 34 was notified by Bucks County that the police were onscene reporting heavy smoke showing. Chief 34 upgraded the assignment to a working fire. Engine 34-1 arrived on location and laid in from a nearby hydrant, with the crew going interior with a handline. Upon entering the dwelling, crews immediately noticed that the floor was compromised and the building was evacuated. One firefighter partially fell through the floor while evacuating, but was uninjured. Ladder 74 arrived on location and their crew went interior with a hand line through the rear of the residence while the Ladder was raised to Side B of the dwelling. The fire was quickly brought under control and contained to the basement. There was smoke damage to the upper floors of the fire building and an adjoining home. Two firefighters were transported to Doylestown Hospital for observation and were released.

Engine 34 and Tac 74 also responded along with mutual aid from Doylestown, Hilltown and Plumsteadville. Warrington Fire Company covered Station 34. Chal-Brit EMS and VMSC-Lansdale provided rehab and medical services.
 


 
   
   
House Fire
Saturday, June 28, 2014 13:26
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The Chalfont fire company was dispatched to 17 Marian circle for a fire alarm at 1:26 pm Saturday June 28. Shortly after dispatch the call was upgraded to a dwelling fire. Battalion 34 (Schea) was first on scene with a fully involved garage and fire in the second floor and roof of the home. Engine 34 (lt Bair) Ladder 74 (lt Dando) Rescue 34 (Miller) Chief 34 (McGuire) Responded. Upon arrival engine 34 layed in to the scene. Engine 34, ladder 74 quickly put two hand lines in to service one to the interior of the home and one to the garage side. Crews made quick work to extinguish the fire but due to the extreme heat of the day many mutual aid companies were called in to help.

This call shows how important fire alarms can be the family was home at the time of the fire. The fire company was first alerted by the alarm system but by the time the first arriving company was on scene the fire had quickly spread into the house. Always make sure to have working fire alarms in your homes as well as to regularly check the batteries.


 
   
   
ROADS CLOSED INFORMATION
Saturday, June 7, 2014 
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Chalfont 5K Run, will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

The roads for the 5K Course, as well as some bordering roads, will be CLOSED at 7:30am on June 7th, within the Chalfont Borough.  The road closures will remain in effect until the conclusion of the 5K, and all particpants are off the roadways.  

Please plan you Saturday travel, shopping, breakfast, etc., plans accordingly, thank you.

Thank you, in advance for your cooperation and patience on this coming Saturday, JUNE 7th.


 
Mommy Market
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
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Chalfont Fire Co. Auxiliary will be hosting a mommy market. Come out April 12th from 9am-12pm. There will be gently used items for Baby and kids. Tables are available-$15 or 2 for $25. Call 215-822-6739 to reserve a table.


 
Homemade Soup & Chili, Used Book & Rummage Sale ( MARCH 2014)
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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The Chalfont Fire Company Auxiliary will be hosting a Soup & Chili (HOMEMADE),  Used Book and Rummage Sale.

The event will be held on Sat., March 15, 2014, from :

10:00am-12:00pm.

This event will be held inside Station 34, located at 301 N. Main Street, in Chalfont Borough.

Thank you in advance, for your continued support.


 
Three Alarm Building Fire at Salvage Direct
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 22:03
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 Shortly after 10pm, Chalfont firefighters were dispatched on Local Box 34-25 for an alarm system at an industrial site on the 70 block of Bristol Road. Shortly after dispatch, the assignment was upgraded to a working fire. Deputy 19 (Wood) arrived on location and reported heavy fire from the roof. Chief 34 (McGuire) and Deputy 34 (Fluck) arrived on location and a second alarm was added. Engine 34-1 (B.C. Shea) hooked up to the hydrant at Bristol Road and laid into the scene. Ladder 79, Engine 34, and Ladder 74 arrived on location and their crews went to work with hand lines and setting up master streams from the ladder. Engine 78-1 laid a supply line from the scene down the drive towards the hydrant. Engine 19 picked up the supply line and after laying in from the hydrant at Bristol Rd and Janton Way. Rescue 34 was assigned to the hydrant at Janton Way. Tower 66 also setup master stream operations. After extensive work the fire was placed under control and crews left the scene at approximately 2:30am.
 
In addition to Warrington, Doylestown, and Warwick, assistance was provided by the Colmar, Dublin, Plumsteadville, and Hartsville Fire Companies. Chal-Brit EMS also responded to the scene with a medic unit and the MCI Truck. North Penn Goodwill provided canteen services to approximately 85 firefighters. 
 
 


 
   
   
Chalfont Fire Fighters Assist Montco Sta 18 on Dwelling Fire
Thursday, February 9, 2012 16:48
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Around 5pm chalfont fire fighter were dispatched on Box 47-18 to assist Montco station 18 on a dwelling fire on Douglas Rd. Montgomery township. Engine 34(Lt.Bintner) Chief 34 and Deputy 34 responded. Deputy 34 (B. Fluck) arrived on located with fire through the roof of a single family dwelling. Engine 34 laid into the scene from the hydrant and supplied water to engine 60. The crew of engine 34 went into service with hand lines from the exterior. Fire was placed under control and chalfonts crews were released around 7pm.  


 
   
   
Chalfont fire fighters help Plumsteadville Fire Co
   
Thursday, April 1, 2010 14:30
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Chalfont fire company was dispatched on box 24-40 at 14:39. Engine 34-1 (LT. Bair) responded to help with man power due to the extreme clutter of the house. Engine 34-1 crew helped with salvage and overhaul of the large amount of clutter that was hoarded from the homeowner. Engine 34-1 was cleared at 18:00. (Fire Chief Brian DuBree said firefighters had to contend with clutter that "filled rooms from floor to ceiling" in the two-story Colonial on Split Log Drive. "It is a very nice house from the outside, but the homeowner was a hoarder and the amount of stuff inside the house made it difficult for my firefighters," said DuBree. He pointed to a large pile of clothing and boxes on the front lawn of the home. "That's just 1/16th of what we found in each room of the house," said the chief. DuBree said the fire stated shortly after 2:30 p.m. in a bedroom on the second floor. The homeowner and her dog were out of the home when firefighters arrived. He said that crews tried to enter the house through the front door but couldn't get it to open because of the number of items piled behind it."We actually had to remove the door," said DuBree. Because of the clutter, firefighters could not get around and DuBree ordered them out of the structure. "It became a safety issue for my crews," he said. One Plumsteadville firefighter was cut by flying glass. DuBree said he was treated for a head wound at the scene and went back to battle the blaze. The chief called in neighboring companies to help fight the fire from the outside. Asked if he had encountered a problem with hoarding before, DuBree said "nothing this bad." "It didn't allow us do our job," said the chief. The cause of fire is under investigation by the Bucks County Fire Marshal's Office. Among the companies that assisted Plumsteadville were Hilltown, Point Pleasant, Midway, Doylestown, Dublin and Chalfont.) (Intelligencer4-1-2010)

 
Chalfont Responds To Hazardous Warrington Fire
Sunday, June 7, 2009 10:09
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Shortly after 7 PM, Bucks County 911 dispatched Box 29-19 for a dwelling fire at 222 Valley Road in Warrington Twp. Multiple callers reported heavy fire and smoke coming from the building. Police arrived on-scene and advised fire officers of heavy fire. At 7:24 PM, Chief 29 (Bean) called for the 2nd alarm.  At 7:31 PM, Ladder 74 (Assistant Fluck) responded to cover Station 29. The third alarm was called for at 7:53 PM. At that time Ladder 74 proceeded to the staging area at 1700 Place. Ladder 74 was eventually called into the scene at 7:56 PM. Rescue 34 (Lt. Bair) responded to cover Station 29 at 7:59 PM.  At 12:22 AM, Rescue 34 responded to the scene to help shutdown operations. At 1:25 AM, Ladder 74 was released from the scene followed by Rescue 34 at 2:19 AM.

Throughout the call, firefighters dealt with challenges caused by several hazardous materials within the building. Bucks Count Hazardous Incidents Response Team was called to the scene to monitor the air and run-off. Additionally, all personnel at the scene were directed to wear their SCBA's at all times.

Firefighter from throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties responded to this fire. They were aided by multiple fire police units, canteen services from Stations 4 and 19, Bucks County's mobile command post (CP800), and fire investigators from municipal, county and state agencies.


 
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