Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company


Not Something You See Every Day

Thursday, September 8, 2016 15:42  Yesterday at approximately 3:50 PM Ottsville (station 49), Haycock (Station 63), West End (station 18) and medics 142 and 141 were dispatched to a call for an auto extrication for a male who was working in an excavator when a maple tree fell on the machine and crushed the cab, entrapping the man. Crews quickly responded and worked for 20 minutes to free the operator. He was then transported to the hospital by medics. Everyone did an amazing job and truly showed the skills and dedication of the local fire company‚Äôs. Great job to all!



Busy Day For Ottsville

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  This Monday June 13th ended up being a busy day for OVFC. Starting at 8:10am, Rescue 49, Tanker 49, and Special Service 94 responded to a dwelling fire. Once on scene Chief 49 witnessed the porch, roof of the porch, and floor on fire. Rescue 49 crew were able to make a quick response and stop, preventing the fire from spreading into the home. Station 23 Dublin, 24 Plumbsteadville,  26 Perkasie, 40 Springtown, 47 Upper Black eddy, 48 Delaware Valley, 59 Silverdale, and Medic 142 assisted in the call. Chief 49 would like to thank all of our mutual aid for all the help this morning! 

At 4:30pm Engine 94 and Rescue 49 responded to a QRS call with Medic 124.

At 5:20 pm Rescue 49 and Engine 94 responded to Station 24 Plumbsteadville's call for an auto extrication. Rescue 49 arrived to assist Medic 142 in packaging the patient to transport to Temple Med Flight One. Rescue 49 stayed on scene to assist Engine 24.  



A Message from Chief 49

Saturday, June 4, 2016  To the people affected by a recent post from a member of the Ottsville VFC on their personal FB page.

From time to time members post things that may be construed as being ok with our our fire company. This is not the case. The OVFC does not condone the recent statements made regarding the local police departments. We support and work with our local PD on all types of calls. We want this relationship to continue to move forward.

I apologize on behalf of the OVFC to anyone that was offended by the remarks. If anyone wishes to talk to me about this issue, please don't hesitate to call me at 610.587.6225.

Sincerely, William Shick Chief OVFC




Wednesday, May 18, 2016  Congratulations to Rookie Keith Milligan, and Junior Member Kyle Milligan for completing the firefighter essentials course!



Painting Party!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016  A Painting Party will be held Sunday May 22, 2016 at Station 49.

Event will be held on location at 249 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942.

                                             All ages are welcomed!

                                             Tickets are $35/person

Tickets are limited - Be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

RSVP: Contact Susan Keogh at or (610)-476-6731

               Painting will be instructed through Painting Parrot, Dublin Pa

                                  Snacks will be for sale during the party!

                                   Raffles available throughout the party!

                          This is a BYOA (Bring Your Own Alcohol) event!

This event benefits the Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company.




Saturday, March 19, 2016  Congratulations to Engineer, Dave Ramsden for achieving firefighter of the year for 2015! Thank you for all of time and effort you give to this company!



Important Notice for Residents

Friday, January 22, 2016 

Important Notice for Residents


Due to the upcoming winter weather

Starting Friday January 22  at 4pm (1600) to Sunday January 24 (or until no longer needed), the Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company located at 249 Durham Road will be open for the public as a shelter in case of power outages.

249 Durham Rd.
Ottsville PA 18942
Station # 610-847-5270



Three Vehicle MVA

Saturday, September 19, 2015  This afternoon at 1:17 PM, Rescue 49, Engine 94 and Medic 142 were dispatched to a traffic accident at the intersection of Route 611 and Durham Road. Crews arrived on scene to a three vehicle accident involving four victims. Rescue 49 crew provided medical care until Medic 142 arrived and three additional medic units. Engine 24 and Fire Police from Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company, and Deleware Valley Volunteer Fire Company were added to assist crews with traffic control. No serious injuries were reported. Crews were on scene for an hour and a half.



Oil Tank Fire

Saturday, June 6, 2015  At 15:51 Station 49, Tanker 42, and Tanker 40 were dispatched to a dwelling fire on Rt. 412 (Durham Rd) in the area of Palisades High School. Deputy 49 arrived on scene to an empty 1,000 gallon oil tank lined with residual oil, well involved. Engine 94 arrived on scene and extinguished the fire with Class B foam. Crews were on scene for 1 hour.



A Very Busy Day for Ottsville Crews

Sunday, May 31, 2015  Today at 12:59, Rescue 49, and Engine 94 were dispatched to Mountain View Drive for and auto extrication. Rescue 49 arrived on scene to a single vehicle overturned with no entrapment. Oil dry and pads were applied to leaking fluids. The company was available after 1 hour.



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