Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The annual pancake breakfast is Saturday, March 16.
The Doylestown Fire Company's annual breakfast returns this Saturday. Tickets have been on sale for a couple weeks, but still will be available at the door on the day of the event. It runs from 6:30 a.m. until noon on March 16 at the Shewell Avenue firehouse. Everyone is invited to head to the firehouse to enjoy pancakes and sausage, and to meet the volunteers who serve the community.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Doylestown Fire Co. fair raises enough to pay off the mortgage, businessmen urge inexpensive houses for workers, and Doylestown High School defeats Hatboro High School in basketball, 93 years ago this week.
Doylestown Fire Co. No. 1 will clear the mortgage [on the Shewell Avenue firehouse, built in 1902] with the proceeds from the fair that concluded on Saturday. It is estimated that the fire company raised $2,100, which is more than the $1,800 remaining on the mortgage. It was a big success each of the three nights, and the Armory was packed from early evening up until the auction started Saturday night. As before, the Kewpie dolls and fruit were the main attraction, and it was almost impossible to get close enough to the stands. Cakewalks and dancing were also very popular and it was no time before they were filled up. Fancy work was a big attraction for the ladies, and some wonderful pieces of work were auctioned off very cheaply at the …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Meet our first Firefighter of the Month for 2013.
Name: Tony Montemurro Age: 70 Hometown: Manhattan, New York City High school: Cardinal Hayes High School College: City University of New York Family: Susan (Wife) 45 years; David (Son); Beth (Daughter); Christy (Daughter); 5 Grandchildren Fire Company: Doylestown Fire Company Years volunteering: 9 months Other Volunteer activities: Our Lady of Mount Carmel….Nursing home communion services; Mentoring young adults; Shils Foundation Charter Schools in Reading, PA and Brooklyn, New York; Past President Yardley/Lower Makefield Jaycees What really made you want to be a firefighter? My initial interest was in response to the Doylestown fire company appeal for fire fighter volunteers, which intensified after meeting with the screening committee…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Firefighters battled a fierce blaze Friday morning.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 28, 2012
No one was injured but a Doylestown Township home was left a charred ruin after a fire broke out Friday morning. The fire started about 8:15 a.m. in the 200 block of Gatehouse Circle in the Charing Cross neighborhood in Doylestown Township, off of Old Dublin Pike. The Doylestown Fire Company responded, as did crews from nearby Midway, Chalfont, Dublin, Plumsteadville and Warrington. By 8:30 a.m., a second alarm had been struck, requesting more help. According to emergency reports, firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by about 10 a.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Related Posts:
Friday, November 23, 2012
This has been a tough week for area emergency responders. Read one local fireman's take on why they do it.
Head to downtown Doylestown for the arrival of Santa Claus Friday night.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Firefighters from nearly 20 area companies battled the blaze at a complex near the Doylestown Airport early Tuesday morning.
A fire ripped through a Doylestown-area industrial plant early Tuesday morning, shooting flames nearly 30 feet into the sky at its peak intensity. Area firefighters battled the blaze at Arbonite for more than two hours before finally beating it back. The fire broke out at 3826 Old Easton Rd around 5:30 a.m. By 6:25 a.m., firefighters put out a second call for equipment and assistance, and a third alarm was sounded around 7 a.m., according to emergency reports. Firefighters from 19 volunteer companies flocked to the scene, coming from as far away as Colmar and Quakertown, said Doylestown Fire Company spokesman Larry Browne. Two ambulance companies also responded. The Bucks County Hazardous Materials team also was called to the scene, …
Mark your calendars for the annual celebration as the big man returns to town for the holiday season.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sarah Larson
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Santa Claus is coming to town. The Jolly Old Elf will return to Doylestown this Friday, Nov. 23. Santa traditionally rolls into town on the back of the Doylestown Fire Company’s antique fire truck the day after Thanksgiving. Local high school choirs usually sing, and the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance will once again be offering free cookies and apple cider on the front porch of the historic Fountain House (Starbucks). The event starts around 6 p.m., and Santa is expected to arrive around 6:30 p.m., said Joan Doyle, Doylestown Borough Council's liaison to the DBCA. "We hope that everyone will come out," Doyle said at Monday night's borough council meeting. "It is a community project, and wonderful cooperation between many …
Monday, November 19, 2012
See which local firefighter was chosen to be honored this month.
Name: Bob McCrillis Age: 64 Hometown: Kittery, Maine High school: Robert W. Traip Academy College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute B.S.; University of Buffalo, M.A. Family: Wife of 23 years, Linda; blended family of four grown daughters, Leah, Liz, Alana and Aileen; four grandsons, three of which are nine (as set of twins) and one is six. Fire Company: Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 Years Volunteering: Four What really made you want to be a firefighter? I actually applied assuming that I would be detailed to sweeping up the station and polishing the trucks; I was looking for a way to give something back to the community and help a valuable service in Doylestown. Imagine my surprise when the officers decided I…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Doylestown firefighters took their fire safety talks on the road recently.
Volunteer firefighters from the Doylestown Fire Company took time out recently to visit area schools, spreading a message of fire safety awareness. The visits were part of the department's outreach efforts during National Fire Prevention Week. And by all reports, they were a highlight of the kids' days. "Our first and second graders had a blast squirting the fire hose, touring the fire truck, and learning about fire safety," said Linden Elementary's Emily Bredow, who teaches second grade. What did your kids learn during Fire Prevention Week? Do you practice a family home fire drill? Share pics and ideas in the comments.