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...
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
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At noon crews were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire at 69 Red Berry Road in the Red Rose Gate section. E-77-1 arrived first and reported fire on Side-B of the dwelling. Crews pulled a line and m...
Monday, September 12th, 2022
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Crew from E-77-1 control hazards at the scene of a head-on crash on Cobalt Ridge Drive South Monday night.
Friday, August 26th, 2022
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Just before 6pm Friday crews responded to Woodbourne Road & Cobalt Cross Road for a reported MVA. Crews arrived to find a pickup Vs a Tractor Trailer head-on with the driver of the pickup trapped....
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...
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
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E-7 at Foxwood Manor Apartments at their Community Night/Fire Prevention detail.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
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Vendors still needed for the Annual Hulmeville Old Towne Flea Market on Sept. 24th 2022. CALL 215-752-7740 X4 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
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Our members 9-11 Reflection
Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Hello,

Let me introduce myself. I am Timothy Wert, the webmaster and 1st Lieutenant at the Oxford Valley Station. With the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 quickly approaching, I felt that some of our members should share our stories of what we were doing on the Day of 9-11, and what how it has changed us as a person, or our life. Our member’s range from seasoned firefighter’s to current members in the Armed Services. Here are their stories; the first one comes from Probationary member Joe Chapin. Joe is an active member of the United States Navy and is a Chief Petty officer, Chief Operations Specialist. The next interview was Rich McCullough, the followed by 2nd Lieutenant Chris DeVicaris and then followed by myself.

What we’re you doing at the time of the attacks (place, and event)? It was my senior year at Saegertown High School and I was in History class when the news came over the TV.
What were your feelings at the time of the attacks, and what are your feelings now about the attacks? My initial reaction was confusion because no one knew exactly what happened and who was behind it. After time went on, I became angry that we were attacked on our own soil.
Did you know anyone who was in NYC at the time of the attack? No; I did not know anyone in the attacks, but 343 means a lot to me as a firefighter.
How did the attacks change your life, view, on yourself? The attacks gave me a renewed sense of patriotism and a commitment to defend our country.
Did the attacks make you join the fire service or in your case the military, and if so why did it make you join? I joined the fire service a year and a half before the attacks. I enlisted in the Navy's Delayed Entry Program 3 months prior to the attack and shipped off to Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Illinois on June 25th 2002. I have been serving since then and recently been promoted to a Navy Chief Petty Officer. I'm currently on 1 year orders to The Horn of Africa as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Firefighter Rich McCullough a life member of the Department:
What we’re doing at the time of the attacks (place and event)? At the time of the attacks, I was heading to Springfield, NJ, for a visit for a new computer system. Septa was purchasing for the Railroad Power System Control. When we were exiting the Jersey Turnpike we could see the Twin Towers on the skyline. They looked like the smoke stacks to a large factory. The worst was seeing the people jumping from the buildings, truly horrible sight to see.
What were your feelings at the time of the attacks, and what were your feelings now about the attacks? Horrible; we meet a women at McDonalds in Springfield, NJ. That morning that was in hysterics that she couldn’t her daughter who worked in the Twin Towers. We consoled her as best as we could and said that well maybe “she called out that day”. We never did find out what happened with her daughter.
Did you know anyone who was in NYC at the time of the attack? The only person we knew that was in NYC at the time of the attack was the ladies daughter from above.
How did the attacks change your life, view, of yourself? My view, and life is now a stance of, anything can happen at any time. Nothing is set or fixed. Terrorism doesn’t just happen overseas, it can and does happen here at home.
Did the attacks make you join the fire service? No the attacks did not make me join the fire service. I joined the fire service nearly 17 years before event.
Lieutenant Chris DeVicaris:
What were you doing at the time of the attacks (place and event)? I was in the middle of a meeting with a county official in Langhorne about flooding, on the Neshaminy Creek, and the possibility to raising homes along Main Street in Hulmeville, and helping out business after Tropical Storm Allison in July of 2001. At time of the attacks, I offered the Adventure Day camp as a satellite station for any County, or Municipal government functions that may have been needed.
What we’re your feelings at the time of the attacks, and what are your feelings now about the attacks? At the time before the attacks, I felt we were safe all around until the attacks. After they occurred I realized how vulnerable we were on the safety and security of this country. The attacks gave us a rude awakening and took us out of our comfort zone. My feelings at this point are that we are making great strides to protect ourselves and our borders.
Did you know anyone who was in NYC at the time of the attacks? At the time of the attacks, I did not know any in NYC.
How did the attacks change your life, view, on yourself? The attacks changed me to the point that I do feel safer then the day of the attacks. I feel this way because the country had a rude awakening and the country mobilized everyone to securing the boarders and realizing that we are more aware of what is happening in the world.
Did the attacks make you join the fire service? No; I was in my 17 year as a member of the Wm. Penn Fire Company.
Finally myself. Lieutenant Timothy Wert:
What were you doing at the time of the attacks (place and event)? At the time of the attacks, I was in my 11th grade American History class at Neshaminy High School. I was sitting at my desk, when an office clerk came to the door and handed a note to my teacher a note. I remember the look on his face as he was a retired Army officer for nearly 30 years in the Army. My American History teacher advised the class that a serious incident has just occurred and that American History as we know it was being made. He advised that the Twin Towers in NYC had been struck by two air planes, and that they were actively burning. We were also advised that if any student had family or relatives in NYC to go to the office for a dismissal but no T.V’s or radio’s were to be turned on to listen. A short time later, I changed classes were I was greeted by fellow classmates who were upset. I remember a fellow student saying “whoever did this is going to pay for it, and that American will be bombing very shortly”. As I left the classroom to go run a class errand, I heard an assistant Principle tell fellow teachers in the hallway that one of the towers had collapsed that the other tower was leaning.
What were your feelings at the time of the attacks, and what are my feelings now about the attacks?
At the time of the attacks, I was shocked, scared, hurt, and aggravated. I was wondering what would happen next. I wanted to watch the T.V. and see what was going on, and watch American History in the making. As of today my feelings for the attacks are still very somber. I still feel for the FDNY’s 343, the NYPD’s 23, and the PAPD 37 on that day, as well as other victims from that day. I am also happy on that day, because American shows there pride and displays their patriotism.
Did I know anyone in NYC at the time of the attacks? I did not know anyone personally in NYC at the time of the attack.
How did the attacks change your life, and view on yourself? I was always very patriotic, and that the highest of our County. My view changed of the world in the sense that we are no longer as safe as what we thought we were. The mentality of that will never happen here went away. We were in a time, that our lives were changed, and that our country would change. Things that we wanted to do, or used to do, we now had restrictions, or we could no longer do. Our training in the fire service changed from just fighting fire, and handling medical incidents, to training for terroristic events, and new incident command structures.
Did the attacks make me join the fire service? I was getting ready to enter my 2nd year in the department.
In closing, the events of 9-11-2001, has changed our lives, memories, and our American History. We have found what it means to be an American, what our country stands for, and what Patriotism is. We will never forgot that day, the events of that day, or the times of those days. I encourage you on 9-11 to take time out, to reflect on your life, pray for the victims of that day. I encourage you to display your 50 stars, and 13 strips, RED, WHITE, and BLUE American flag every day. Showing your patriotism for this County, shows other countries that we are United, yes United, the United States of America. No matter what happens in our country, We the People of this Country, will always be the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Thank you and Be safe.
Our members 9-11 Reflection
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On the 28th of April, members of the Wm. Penn Fire Company participated with member's of the Newportville Fire Company for a joint training burn session at Montgomery County Fire Academy in Montgomery County, Pa.
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
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On Saturday April 14 Th, 2012, 6 Wm. Penn Member traveled to the Fox Chase section on Philadelphia to pay there respects to Philadelphia Firefighter Daniel Sweeney. Daniel Sweeney was killed in the Line of Duty Death on April 9Th , 2012 after a building collapse in an exposure building following a ...
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The officer's and members of the Wm. Penn Fire Company extend our condolences to the Philadelphia Fire Department, and Ladder Company 10. Philadelphia Firefighters were operating on a 5 alarm fire in the Kensington section of Philadelphia when a collapse occured in adjacent structure as crew's were...
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This evening, Officers and members of the Wm. Penn Fire Company welcomed home Chief Petty Officer Joseph Chapin from his deployment with the United States Navy. Joe spent 13 months on deployment to numerous locations.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
The Wm. Penn Fire Company is pleased to announce of being a receipent of a $150,000 for Radio Replacement. Wm. Penn was part of 9 organizations to file a regional joint grant for new radio's to meet the 2013 Federal Mandated Re-Banding act.
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
The Wm. Penn Fire Company announces the 2012 administrative and line officer. Administrative Officer's: President: John Diegel Sr. Vice President: Jeff Diegel Secretary: Rick Montonario Treasure: Brian Abrescia Finanical Secretary: William Wheeler Trustee: William Wheeler Line Officer's: C...
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The Wm. Penn Fire Company is proud to announce that Firefighter/ Paramedic Matthew Oswald has accepted a Career Firefighter/ Paramedic position with Horry County Fire Rescue in Horry County, SC. Matt joined the Wm.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
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Hello, Let me introduce myself. I am Timothy Wert, the webmaster and 1st Lieutenant at the Oxford Valley Station. With the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 quickly approaching, I felt that some of our members should share our stories of what we were doing on the Day of 9-11, and what how it has c...
Friday, August 26th, 2011
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On August 25th, 2011 First Lieutenant Timothy Wert proposed to his girlfriend Rachel Siegrist of Bensalem. Tim is a 11 year member of the Wm. Penn Fire Company. Rachel and Tim, are very excited. No date has been set.
Monday, June 6th, 2011
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Over the past few weeks, Utility 7 has received a graphics upgrade thanks to Innovative Work wear on Rt 13 in Bristol, Pa. Back in 2002, the Bucks County Fire Chief's association changed the classification of Apparatus; this changing any man-power type piece is now considered a Utility truck unles...
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The Wm. Penn Fire Company would like to congratulate firefighter Joe Renson, and his finance Michelle Grasso. Joe proposed to Michelle on 5/31/11. Joe is a 9 year member of the Wm. Penn Fire Company and is a Deputy with the Bucks County Sheriffs Department.
The Wm. Penn Fire Company would like to congratulate firefighter Joe Renson, and his finance Michelle Grasso. Joe proposed to Michelle on 5/31/11. Joe is a 9 year member of the Wm. Penn Fire Company and is a Deputy with the Bucks County Sheriffs Department.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
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Wm. Penn Fire Company and Middletown Township made one little boy feel very special. During a recent township event to help support the Middletown Township Veterans Memorial Park, a raffle was held to give one kid a ride to his school in the morning.
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On March 19th, 2011 Firefighter/Emt James Bampfield received his Life membership award, which signifies James 20th year of active membership with the Wm. Penn Fire Company. Below is Firefighter James Bampfield's biography.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
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On a very nice Wednesday, Wm. Penn member's and Newportville Fire Company member's combined together to conduct a car fire training night at Newportville Fire Company Station 12. Member's burned 3 car's for several different burns.
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Engine 77-1 with 6 veteran Firefighter traveled to Feasterville Fire Company(Bucks County Station 1) for cover assignment, while Feasterville member's were able to enjoy a relaxing night for there annual Banquet.
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On the normal Monday night training night for Wm. Penn, the Bucks County Haz-mat team visited Wm. Penn for our member's to have a chance to review their apparatus, and equipment. Station 89(Haz-mat Team station number) brought down Haz-Mat 89-3, and Haz-mat 89 to Station 7, as well as 6 member's fr...
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
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For second straight year, the Delaware Valley, has been socked up another harsh winter with several snow storms again this year. For the third time in three weeks, Wm. Penn area has been blanketed by atleast 5 inch's or more of snow.
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
The 2010 call totals are in. Wm. Penn set an all time company total of 694 calls. Station 7 responded to 276 calls. Station 77 set a record for calls with 418 calls for the 2010.
Friday, December 31st, 2010
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The Wm. Penn Fire Company is pleased to announce that Firefighter/Emt Jon Renson and girlfriend Megan Morris have been blessed with a baby girl. On New years eve, Megan gave birth to Kayla Renson at 10:15p.m.

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