Today Centre Square Fire Company was requested to assist with an animal rescue, Chief Miller, Captains Delaney and Barnshaw responded with Tower 33 to successfully rescue Coco the Parrot!
Sunrise Assisted Living
A big thank you from the members of Centre Square Fire Company to all the residents and staff at Sunrise Assisted Living for the card of appreciation and continued support.
GO GO DOG TOYS
A big thank you to Go Go Dog Toys for partnering with Centre Square Fire Company and picking up 1800 feet of our decommissioned fire hose to be recycled into dog toys. Thank you for your support of Centre Square Fire Company and local animal shelters!
A big thank you to Paul Hoffman and Pennsylvania American Water Company from Centre Square Fire Company for the generous grant of $500.00 that will enable the purchase of two very much needed V-Watch Voltage Detectors. Thanks to Pennsylvania American Water Company for keeping our members safe!
On May 28, 2021 at 8:42 pm Station 33 was dispatched for a vehicle fire on the 1000 block of Walton Road. Chief 33 arrived to report an SUV fully involved. Squad 33 arrived with crew extinguishing using 750 gallons of water and foam. Fire Police were on scene closing Walton Rd. There were no injuries.
Elmwood Park Zoo
The Elmwood Park Zoo recently recognized first responders from the Whitpain Township Police Department, Centre Square Fire Company, and Second Alarmer's Rescue Squad with free First Responders memberships. These memberships were created by the zoo as a way of thanking first responders from various Montgomery County police, fire and EMS departments.
Congratulations to Tess Giordano for completing 188 hours of Firefighter 1 training.
Congratulations to Mark Thompson for completing 188 hours of Firefighter 1 training.
Congratulations to Gabbie Saylor for completing 188 hours of Firefighter 1 training.
Normandy Farms Carriage House
At 8:07pm on Thursday, March 4th, Centre Square Fire Company was dispatched to the Normandy Farms Carriage House for an automatic fire alarm. Approximately 5 minutes later, Whitpain Township Police Department and Centre Square Fire Units arrived to find heavy smoke and flames from the roof of the two story structure. The response was immediately upgraded to a commercial building fire, bringing apparatus and manpower from Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Department, North Penn Fire Company, and Norriton Fire Engine Company. Crews worked swiftly to ensure that all occupants were out of the building while engaging in an aggressive fire attack. The fire was placed under control at 9:25pm with no injuries to the public or responders. The Normandy Farms Carriage House is a popular overnight venue for wedding parties, as it contains 9 suites. One of Thursday night's guests included a wedding party set to wed this evening (Friday March 5th). Fortunately, firefighters were able to quickly remove the bride's dress and all of the wedding party's luggage, allowing their wedding to continue without a hitch. Also providing assistance were Wissahickon Fire Company, Worcester Fire Company, Second Alarmers Rescue Squad, Plymouth Ambulance. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Whitpain Township Fire Marshal's Office. Our sincere thanks to all the agencies involved and our warmest congratulations to the bride and groom!
Karamoor Estate Fire
On Friday, November 20th at 5:49 am, CSFC along with mutual aid were dispatched for a commercial building fire.
Thank you, Saint Helenas Knights of Columbus, for the generous donation of snacks and drinks.
CSFC would like to thank Jao Brand, for the generous donation of hand sanitizer.
Thank you to Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages and Amy Fruncillo for the generous donation.
CSFC would like to thank Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits, LLC for the generous donation of hand sanitizer.
Residential Building Fire
At 7:30 am on March 23, CSFC along with several neighboring fire departments were dispatched to a residential building fire on the 300 block of Maple Avenue. Following a second alarm assignment and an additional call for manpower it took 75 firefighters from 11 companies, 1 hour and 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Congratulations to Career Firefighter Robert Gannon on his recent retirement after serving Whitpain Township for 20 years.
Burn Boot Camp
Thank you so much for the honor of recognizing us for the Mission Moment- we are incredibly blessed and grateful. Thank you Devan Kline for making this all possible.
A Near Miss
On Wednesday, October 2 at 14:44 hours, Stations 33 and 44 were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire at mile marker 21.7 southbound on the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike. Upon arrival at 14:50 hours, Chief 33 staged his vehicle on the shoulder, approximately 30 feet to the north of the incident, while Square 33 was positioned to block the right-hand lane of travel for scene protection. Chief 33 found a passenger vehicle being towed by a tow truck, parked on the shoulder with no apparent fire. PA State Police and Turnpike safety vehicles has yet to arrive on scene. As Chief 33 and Captain 33-1 exited their vehicles to investigate and speak with the tow truck operator, an out-of-control minivan veered from the center lane into the right lane, striking the driver's side rear bumper and side compartment of Squad 33. "I am convinced that if there wasn't a blocking vehicle in place at this incident there would have been serious injuries or fatalities", said Lee Miller, Chief of CSFC.
Thank you to Mission BBQ for your recent serving of dinner to the CSFC membership during our monthly business meeting.
Universal security instruments recalls two inspect smoke alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.
Congratulations to Ted Moore on his recent graduation, achieving his Firefighter 1 Entry Level Certification.
Outstanding Service in 2018
At the Board of Supervisors Meeting, the members of CSFC were recognized for their outstanding service in 2018. The following award recipients were recognized: Firefighter of the year- Sam Clemmer, Rookie of the Year- Kareem Lee, Training Award- Mike DeDomenico Sr., Fire Police Award- Robert MacKay Sr., Chiefs Award- Zayne Brunner, Presidents Award- Fred Saylor, Chief Engineer's Award- Robert Tyler Brunner, Fellowship Award- Ted Fonash, Attendance Award- Sharon Brunner, Matthew Kozeniewski, Ted Fonash, Zayne Bruner, and Robert MacKay Sr.
CSFC attended a dedication at American Legion Post, West Ambler.
Custom Pumper in Service
CSFC has taken delivery of a 2018 Pierce Impel pumper. It has a four-door cab with seating for six-occupants with raised roof and full-height rear doors.