Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
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Just before 10pm WPFC firefighters were dispatched to Frosty Hollow Road & Bristol-Oxford Valley Road for a MVA. Chief-7 arrived on scene with a vehicle vs pole and into a fence. E-77-1 crews assi...
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
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Just after 3am today E-77-1 responded to assist Station-30 (Falls Twp.) with a warehouse fire at Americhem located at 20 Progress Drive. Crews had fire involving a machine inside the warehouse with ex...
Sunday, November 20th, 2022
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Just after noon time on Sunday E-7 and E-77 were dispatched for a fire investigation for reported smoke in the area of 67 Spinythorn Road. The assignment was quickly upgraded to a reported outbuilding...
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
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Just before 8:30pm both stations were dispatched to New Falls Road & Bristol Oxford Valley Road for a reported bicyclists struck and pinned under a vehicle. Chief-7 arrived and reported the victim...
Thursday, November 10th, 2022
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It is with great sadness the Officers and members of the William Penn Fire Company announce the death of Life Member Walter Hofmann. Thoughts and prayers for the family during this difficult time....
Friday, October 7th, 2022
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Crews spending this week conducting Engine Company Operations Training at the Lower End Fire School.
Sunday, September 18th, 2022
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Jay Moser received on behalf of the Fire Company a plaque and recognition from Brian Fitzpatrick United States Congress and Hulmeville Borough at the 150th Gala for the Fire Companies service and supp...
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
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Come out Saturday October 15th from 10am till 3pm at the Oxford Valley Mall for the Township wide Fire Expo. Scheduled events include Fire/EMS/Police demonstrations, Children's finger printing, fa...
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"
Gamewell
Brand of wind-up, fire alarm telegraph system for sending coded pulses to alert central alarm station of fire alarm activation; often still found in red boxes on street corners.
Gate valve
See also Hydrant Gate". Valve in which the shutoff device slides across the flow of liquid to obscure the orofice usually activated by a screw mechanism. Compare "ball valve.
Glas-Master tool
Brand of specialized vehicle extrication tool, most notably including a glass cutting saw for removal of automobile windshields.
Goer
An incident with persons reported.
GPM
Gallons Per Minute or how many gallons are being pumped out of a piece of equipment every minute
GPM method (gallons per minute")
Calculation of how much water, in GPM, will be necessary to extinguish a given volume of fire, under the circumstances (e.g., fuel class, containment, exposures, etc.).
Gravity tank
Water storage tank for fire protection; arranged above protected area to provide flow of water by gravity when needed.
Grease fire
A fire involving any manner of cooking oil or other flammable cooking or lubricating materials.
Ground fire
Fire that consumes the organic material beneath the surface litter ground, such as peat fire.
Ground ladder
A portable ladder designed to rest on the ground. Compare aerial ladder and roof ladder.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"

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