The Upper Pottsgrove Township Fire Company will be holding its annual children’s Easter egg hunt on 4/4 starting at 10:00 AM, at Heather Place Park. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be held at the Fire Station.
In the state of Pennsylvania, roughly 90% of fire stations are staffed by volunteer firefighters. The men and women that make up the bulk of the state’s firefighters do so without any type of compensation at all, but provide an essential service to local municipalities all over the state of Pennsylvania.
People become volunteer firefighters for a multitude of reasons, whether out of civic pride, personal enjoyment or as a stepping stone to becoming a career firefighter. They provide essential emergency services and provide residents of the municipalities they serve with substantial tax savings.
For more than 66 years, the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company has provided the residents of Upper Pottsgrove Township with Fire & Rescue services on an all-volunteer basis. Members of the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company are provided with all training and equipment costs by the Fire Company, and training is done at your own pace.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter and have questions, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or download a membership application by clicking this link.
Thursday, 8/7/2014, the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company was dispatched to the 1500 block of Aspen drive for a report of a trash fire. Battalion 79 arrived on scene and reported a minor fire on the rear deck of a residential structure, with Engine 79-2 arriving soon after. The fire was quickly extinguished by Upper Pottsgrove firefighters from Engine 79-2 and Engine 79-3.
In the early morning hours of July 30th, the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company was called to Route 100 North just before the Farmington Avenue offramp for a accident standby. Engine 79-2 assisted in recovering a van that had become entangled in the guardrail assembly. Crews cut away sections of the guardrail, and eventually the van was able to be pulled off the rest of the guardrail assembly by Berks-Mont towing.
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.
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!
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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)
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.