Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company


Fire in UBE

Monday, February 20, 2017   OVFC Ladder 49, Engine 94, and Tanker 49 along with multiple mutual aid companies responded to Upper Black Eddy early this morning for a working dwelling fire. Ladder 49 crew vented the roof of the 2.5 story duplex while Engine 94 crew assisted with interior suppression and overhaul. Companies were in service for 3 hours.



New Addition to the OVFC family

Saturday, February 18, 2017   Congratulations to OVFC member Matt Judd and his wife Jen on the birth of their baby boy. Welcome to the family Gavin Matthew Judd!



Helping the Community

The members of OVFC gathered and donated over 60 lbs of canned goods for the lord's pantry helping to feed the less fortunate this Christmas! Just another way we can gather and help our community!




 Congratulations to one of OVFCs younger fire fighters, John Dowd, for graduating Marine Corp boot camp!John is following his father Pat, a retired Marine, in his career serving this great country. 

Thank you both for your service!   Semper Fi!





Thanks to a very generous donation from a member of the community, (who wishes to remain anonymous), we were able to purchase this G3 tunnel hull boat. It comes with an 80 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard motor and can operate in only six inches of water while on plane. It will be equipped to do a variety of water rescues and can also transport patients if needed. The boat will be in service soon and will be used in our coverage area at Lake Nockamixon as well as providing mutual aid to the fire companies along the Delaware River and other area lakes.

A special shout out to Jeff "Swamper" Bryan, who picked up the bill for the striping and lettering which was done by Scottie Kania at Scottie Designs and Lettering, and of course to our anonymous benefactor. THANK YOU!!!!

If you happen to see us out and about on a training exercise, please stop and say hi !



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.



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