6/24/2014 – Trash Truck Fire, RT100 NB

At roughly 6:30 Tuesday night, the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company was dispatched to a report of a Garbage Truck fire on Route 100 North. Battalion 79 and Engine 79-3 responded to the call and found that the truck was fully involved with heavy fire. Stations 57 (West End Fire Company of Stowe) 69-B (Phillies Fire Company of Pottstown Boro) and 69-D (North End Fire Co of Pottstown Boro) were called in to assist in controlling and extinguishing the fire. Teamwork between the 4 companies allowed the fire to be knocked down. Multiple units remained onscene until midnight to clean up and remove the Garbage Truck’s full load of refuse.

Easter Egg Hunt 2014

The Upper Pottsgrove Township Fire Company will be holding its annual children’s Easter egg hunt on 4/19 starting at 10:00 AM, at Heather Place Park. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held at the station building. We hope to see you there! We will also be selling Easter flowers at the station on 4/18, 4/19 and 4/20!

2/19/2014 – MVA – Gilbertsville Rd

Today the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company was called to Gilbertsville Road in the area of Cherrytree Lane for a report of an accident involving multiple vehicles. Engine 79-2 responded to the area and secured the scene until several disabled vehicles could be removed from the scene. Assisting on the call were fire police from Gilbertsville Fire & Rescue (Station 67)

Feb 2014 Activities

The Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company had a very busy January, with a 65% increase in emergency calls from January 2013. Crew members assisted on multiple vehicle accidents caused by the harsh winter weather that has affected the region as of late. The company would like to remind all residents to drove carefully these winter months, especially during snow.

The Fire Company also used tonight training session to update their yearly first aid certifications.With more snow in the forecast in the coming weeks, the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company would like to advise all residents to use caution when driving in inclement weather.