Happy Memorial Day!
Date: 05.28.2018

Today we remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy the freedom we have. #MemorialDay18 #AlwaysRemember 



 

Graduation Day
Date: 05.09.2018

Congratulations to class 1705 of the Montgomery County Fire Academy on successfully completing and earning your Firefighter I certification. Our own Tyrone Barnes was a member of the class.






 

Officer I Certification Earned
Date: 05.05.2018

Congratulations to Assistant Chief Pat DeHoratius on achieving his Fire Officer I Certification.  Pat completed forty hours of management training over the past month.  We thank you for your dedication to training.



 

Firefighter I Earned
Date: 05.02.2018

Congratulations to Firefighter Tyrone Barnes on earning his Firefighter I certification through Montgomery County Fire Academy.  Tyrone completed the 188 hour four module program over the course of 9 months.  We thank you for your dedication to training.



 

Ladder Assist
Date: 04.29.2018

Just after 8 pm tonight the building assignment went out for the City Line Shopping Center in Bala Cynwyd. Stations 28, 22, Engine 26 and Ladder 21 responded. Initial reports of smoke in the building turned into a basement fire at Jimmy Johns sandwhich shop. The working fire dispatch brought trucks from the remainder of the township companies and Narberth Ambulance. Ladder 21 took up a position in the front of the building, put the aerial to the roof and pulled a line and hooked to the hydrant as a precaution. Crews checked the Bravo exposure (Qdoba) for signs of extension and assisted with ventilation. The assignment was scaled back as the fire turned out to be leaves in a window well burning sending lots of smoke into multiple buildings.






 

Train Crash
Date: 03.29.2018

Shortly after 5:00 pm this afternoon, the dispatch went out for a train crash on the Norristown high speed line. Squad and Ladder 23, Rescue 21, Rescue 22, LM-5, FM 34-3, Narberth Ambulance, and Lower Merion Police responded to the County Line Road overpass of the Route 100 line to find north and southbound trains stopped north of the station with a broken pole and wires down and damage to the third rail protective cover. Luckily there were no injuries. Once power was secure, firefighters assisted evacuating all trains and assisting the passengers up to the street level. As we were ready to clear the scene, a report of a passenger having an asthma attack on a train came in. Through contact with Montgomery County dispatch, phase II put the train's location closer to the Montgomery Ave station. Rescue 21 and Squad 23 responded to assist Narberth Ambulance with removing the individual in distress from a southbound train approximately 400 yards south of the Montgomery Ave station. Rescue 21 was in service for just under 2 hours.






 

Warming & Comfort Station
Date: 03.05.2018

Members of our community who are without power and would like a warm place to stay or would like to charge mobile devices are welcome to stop by between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm.  Our doors are open for you.


 

Nor' Easter
Date: 03.04.2018

March has come in like a lion as the expression goes. The Nor' Easter that hit Friday did extensive damage across the area. We have been extremely busy running 21 calls since 1pm Friday afternoon. The calls ranged from trees into homes to carbon monoxide alarms to fire alarms to accidents with entrapment.






 

Santa Sunday
Date: 12.17.2017

Today our volunteers staffed the engine and utility and headed out  through our community to spread holiday cheer.  Santa freed up some time and rode atop Engine 21.  Candy canes and gelt were distributed.  We even had dog biscuits for four legged friends who came to meet Santa.  We had a great day and thank everyone for coming out to see us.




 

End of an Era
Date: 12.07.2017

Last night marked the official beginning of a transition in leadership for our company. Chief John Fallon is retiring after 16 years. Deputy Chief Ted Schmid was elected to serve as Chief effective the first of the new year. Assistant Chief Dave Watrous was elected to the Deputy Chief position. We thank Chief Fallon for his leadership, service and dedication to the company and community.



 

Congratulations!
Date: 12.05.2017

Congratulations to former assistant chief and current part time employee Anthony Molchany on his new employment! Anthony was sworn in as a career firefighter in the borough of Norristown last night.  We are very proud of you and wish you a safe and successful career.



 

Busy 12 Hours
Date: 10.21.2017

It has been a busy 12 hours for us. At 8:25 PM last night we were dispatched to assist Belmont Hills Fire Company on an accident with entrapment at State & Hillcrest with two occupants and a door to go. Squad 22 arrived, determined there was no entrapment and we were recalled. At 10:28 PM we responded to the 100 block of Harrogate Road for a fire alarm. At 6:35 AM this morning tones dropped for another accident with entrapment at City Avenue and Rock Glen Road bringing Rescue 21, Engine 21 and Squad 22 from Belmont Hills. The notes stated there was an overturned vehicle with one occupant inside and ruptured gas tank. Rescue and Chief 21 arrived along with Philadelphia Fire Department E41/L24. Chief 21 determined no entrapment and Squad 22 was recalled. Rescue 21 returned as well and Engine 21 remained on scene due to the gasoline spill handling the leak until the tow arrived.  All injured parties were treated and/or transported by Narberth Ambulance.






 

In Memoriam
Date: 10.13.2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Past President, Firefighter and friend Joseph W. Nagle.  Joe served as a firefighter at Penn Wynne for 15 years and was President of our fire company for four years.  We thank you for your friendship, dedication and service to the community.  Rest in peace Joe.



 

Fire Prevention Open House a Success
Date: 10.11.2017

A great night tonight at our fire prevention open house. Thanks to all the community members that came out to see our program. We hope you enjoyed the various demonstrations and education. We’ll see you next year. Until then, our doors are always open to stop in.






 

Fire Instructor 1
Date: 09.23.2017

Today Assistant Chief Patrick DeHoratius and Lieutenant Mark McCauley successfully completed the Fire Instructor 1 program achieving national certification in the discipline.  Great job Pat and Mark!  



 

In Memoriam
Date: 09.07.2017

We are sad to announce the passing of Director Charles Dorkey.  Charlie had a full and rewarding life from military service to his career in textile manufacturing and later real estate to his community service.  Charlie was a Lower Merion Township Commissioner for South Wynnewood, a director of the Ard-Wood Civic Association and a tenured Director for our fire company.  We are grateful for his years of service to us and the community.  Rest in peace Charlie.



 

Vehicle Rescue Drill
Date: 08.30.2017

Tonight members gathered at the station for our weekly drill which was focused on vehicle rescue. Scene safety, stabilization and extrication skills were reviewed. Members practiced a stabilizing a vehicle on its side, a roof flap and various methods to remove doors. Ironically, not 20 minutes after drill was finished we were dispatched to assist with a vehicle rescue on the Schuylkill Expressway. The notes stated a vehicle was on its side with two occupants trapped.


 

Farewell to Summer BBQ
Date: 08.27.2017

Members gathered at the station this afternoon for a "Farewell to Summer" BBQ. Various specialties were brought by our volunteers and the company supplied the hamburgers and hot dogs. We enjoyed great food and camaraderie. It is hard to believe Labor Day is next weekend. #family




 

Donating Made Easy
Date: 08.23.2017

Check out our new "Donate" page on our website.  Members of the community now have the ability to donate to us electronically using PayPal.  Other means to donate are through United Way and Amazon Smile.  

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The Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company thanks you for your continued support.


 

Confined Space Certification Earned
Date: 07.15.2017

Congratulations to Assistant Chief David Watrous, Lieutenant Mark McCauley, Firefighter Ethan Mazer, Firefighter Kevin Swan and Firefighter John Fraunces!  These gentlemen and volunteers reached a milestone in training successfully completing and achieving 1006 Confined Space Rescuer I and II certifications. These members completed approximately 48 hours of training during May and June in preparation for this month's testing. This initiative was supported through the Southeastern Montgomery County Technical Rescue Task Force. Congratulations to the other members of the task force from Lower Merion, Upper Merion and Norristown who also achieved certification.


 

House Fire in Bryn Mawr
Date: 06.24.2017

Just after 6pm tonight, Bryn Mawr Fire Company and the Gladwyne Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to Carisbrook Road in Bryn Mawr for a dwelling. Lower Merion Police arrived on location reporting heavy smoke showing. The township working fire dispatch went out bringing a truck from the remainder of the stations. Rescue 21 responded, stood by as the fast team and assisted with throwing ground ladders. Once the fire was under control, we were put into service assisting with overhaul of a second story roof area that was heavily charred by fire. Rescue 21 was in service for just under three hours. Thanks to Narberth Ambulance for standing by and providing rehab services.






 

CO Call at the Greenhill
Date: 06.22.2017

Just after 7PM the company was dispatched to the Greenhill Condos for a carbon monoxide (CO) activation from a 4th floor unit which was called in by an alarm company. Engine 21 arrived just as the residents were returning home. As crews began to walk down the hallway our multi-gas meters began to alarm that there were elevated CO readings. The fire alarm was then pulled to evacuate the residents.

The balance of the company responded and took control of the elevator to help move a number of semi-ambulatory residents. Additional manpower was requested bringing Station 26 Narberth Fire Company, Air 24 from Gladwyne Volunteer Fire Company to fill our breathing apparatus, as well as Medic 313 Narberth Ambulance. Crews worked for almost two hours evacuating residents, investigating the source of the problem, and ventilating multiple floors, all of which had elevated CO readings. The source was pinpointed to the hot water heater, which was shut down by PECO, and residents were able to return to their units. Special thanks to Lower Merion Police for helping evacuate residents.

Photo credit to our own Brad Remick.






 


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