Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company


Chimney Fire

Thursday, February 5, 2015 19:52 Station 49 & Tanker 24 were transmitted for a chimney fire on Park Road in Tinicum Township. Chief 49 arrived on scene and reported an active chimney fire in a large two and a half story dwelling. Engine 94s' crew took interior operations, securing the wood stove. Ladder 49 was instructed to back into the driveway and extend the main to the roof. Crews reported a blockage in the chimney and it was removed. The fire was placed under control at 20:35 and units were cleared at 20:50



Fuel Spill

Thursday, February 5, 2015 17:14 This evening, just after 5:00, Ottsville crews were dispatched to a fuel spill at the local Turkey Hill convenience store. Engine 94 arrived on scene to find approximately 15-20 gallons of gasoline on the ground near the fuel pumps. Field 49 and Special Service 94 arrived shortly after, and assisted with placing oil dry on the spill. The scene was then secured with caution tape and oil booms were placed in front of the storm drain. Crews were made available after 1 hour on scene.



Alex 'Babe' Zheltonoga

Wednesday, January 28, 2015   The Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company would like to send our condolences to the Zheltonoga family.
Life member Alex 'Babe' Zheltonoga of Ottsville died peacefully on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at his home at the age of 92. He was the son of Alexander and Mary (Lang) Zheltonoga. Alex was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Salome (Trouts) Zheltonoga, and his brother, George. He is survived by his children, Judith Savich, James Zheltonoga (Donna Jean) and Salome Myers (Douglas); four grandchildren, six great grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. He worked at Bethlehem Steel, Good Brothers, Neely Ford and Penn Engineering. Alex was a veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Ocean Theater. He was an active member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Ottsville, American Legion post 339, and Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company, During his life, he volunteered in many community services such as scouting and delivering Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golf, gardening, travel, ballroom dancing, and crossword puzzles. Creative hobbies included wood carving and decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs. Alex will be remembered for his kind and gentle nature. Thank you for your service brother, and rest in peace.



Frances J. Lovett

Wednesday, January 28, 2015   The Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company would like to send our condolences to the Lovett family. 
Life member Frances J. Lovett passed away in her home at 89 years old. She was born October 18, 1925, in Revere, Pennsylvania, to William and Mary Saddel Breiner. For about four years, she was last employed as a cook for Grimmies Tavern in Ottsville. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Ottsville. Frances was also a life member of the Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Keelersville Club of Perkasie. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, George Lovett; her three children, Joan Deckert, Mary Ann Kulp, and Thomas Carney; ten grandchildren, and one sister, Dolores VanDoren. She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters. Rest in peace sister, and thank you for your never ending love and support



Truck Fire

Thursday, January 22, 2015 07:40 Engine 94 was dispatched to assist Medic142 for an ALS fall victim at 07:40. While enroute, they were redirected to 500 Church Hill Road for a vehicle fire. Chief 49 arrived on scene to a fully involved truck fire. Engine 94 arrived and pulled an inch and three quarter foam line and extinguished the vehicle. Crews were made available at 08:38.



Single Vehicle Accident

Sunday, January 18, 2015 16:18  Crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Ridge Road, just past the Nockamixon Dam. Rescue 49 arrived first on scene, to find a truck flipped on its side, with a gas leak. Engine 94, and Ladder 49 arrived shortly after. Crews stabilized the vehicle, and applied pigs and blankets to a small amount of spilled fluids. Rescue 49 pulled the 1 3/4" front bumper line as a precaution. One patient was transported for neck and back pain, no further injuries were reported. Crews were made available in an hour in a half.



2 Car MVA

Sunday, January 18, 2015 09:41  Engine 94 responded to a second motor vehicle accident in front of 506 E Dark Hollow Road, involving 2 vehicles. The first vehicle lost traction, and slid down an icy driveway, into the middle of the road. The second vehicle was headed east bound, and struck the passenger side of the sliding car. One class 3 patient was transported to Doylestown with neck pain. The company was available after 1 hour.



3 Car Accident

Sunday, January 18, 2015 08:40 Rescue 49, Engine 94, and Medic 142 responded to a motor vehicle accident at Route 611 & Spruce Hill Road. The first vehicle slid across ice, onto the embankment, overturned, and slid into oncoming traffic. The second vehicle was pushed into a third vehicle by the overturned truck. One trauma patient was transported to Doylestown Hospital under code red protocol. No other major injuries occurred. Companies were available at 10:40.



Ice Rescue Training

Friday, January 16, 2015   Station 63 (Haycock Volunteer Fire Company), hosted an ice rescue drill this evening at Lake Nockamixon. Crews trained navigating across the ice, self rescues, victim removals, and basic tool use. The OVFC would like to thank the HVFC for allowing us to test different equipment, and inviting us to train with them



Thursday, January 15, 2015   Today, 3 Members took ladder 49 to Bensalem to pay their respects, as station 28 (Eddington) bid their farewells to a longtime member. Rest in peace brother, and thank you for your service.

Ladder 37 & Ladder 49 Funeral arch

Ladder 37 & Ladder 49 Funeral arch

From Left to Right: Deputy Chief Bill Shick, Firefighter Julia Sokoloski, and Firefighter Anthony Aravich

From Left to Right: Deputy Chief Bill
      Shick, Firefighter Julia Sokoloski, and
      Firefighter Anthony Aravich


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