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 "V"
Valve
Mechanical means for stopping and starting flow in a conduit; many types used in firefighting, including gate, foot, clapper (backflow preventers), sprinkler-heads, etc.
Vapor suppression
Process of reducing the amount of flammable or other hazardous vapors, from a flammable liquid, mixing with air, typically by careful application of a foam blanket on top of a pool of material.
Vehicle fire
Type of fire involving motor vehicles themselves, their fuel or cargo; has peculiar issues of rescue, explosion sources, toxic smoke and runoff, and scene safety.
Ventilation
Important procedure in firefighting in which the hot smoke and gases are removed from inside a structure, either by natural convection or forced, and either through existing openings or new ones provided by firefighters at appropriate locations (e.g., on the roof). Proper ventilation can save lives and improper ventilation can cause backdraft or other hazards.
Ventilation saw
A high-powered saw with metal-cutting teeth or disc for quickly making large openings in roofing materials.
Venturi effect
Creating a partial vacuum using a constricted fluid flow, used in fire equipment for mixing chemicals into water streams, or for measuring flow velocity.
Vertical ventilation
Ventilation technique making use of the principle of convection in which heated gases naturally rise.
Voids (building)
Enclosed portions of a building where fire can spread undetected.
Vollie
A volunteer firefighter.
Volunteer fire department
A group of part-time firefighters who are not paid when on-call, during incidents, or drills. Often professionally trained and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"

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