Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company

 

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

   


 

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



 

Calls for 2015 as of today!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015  1: 1/1/15 at 9:29am, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Nockamixon Township, available in 30 minutes.

2: 1/1/15 at 12:01pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Tinicum Township, available in 45 Minutes.

3: 1/1/15 at 6:54pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Tinicum Township, available in 30 minutes.

4: 1/2/15 at 10:04am, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Nockamixon Township, available in 30 minutes.

5: 1/2/15 at 10:44pm, Barn Fire, Bedminster Township. 20' by 30' barn, with roof on fire. Apparatus on scene: E-94, L-49, R-49, TR-49,SS-94, F-49, TR-23, E-24, TR-24, TR-41. Covers: E-23, TR-48. Available in 2 hours and 15 Minutes.

6&7: 1/3/15 at 11:44am, E-94 QRS/MVA with Medic 124, Bedminster Township, E-94, R-49, F-49. Available in 1 hour.

8: 1/3/15 at 11:49am, FPOL for MVA. available in 45 minutes.

9: 1/3/15 at 5:33pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Bedminster Township, Available in 45 minutes.

10: 1/4/15 at 1:18pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Bedminster Township, available in 45 minutes.

11&12: 1/4/15 at 5:39pm, E-94 QRS/MVA with Medic 142 Nockamixon Township, R-49, E-94, L-49. Available in 1 hour and 30 minutes.

13: 1/6/15 at 12:02 am, Dublin VFC, Tanker 49 covering Station 23, available in 4 hours.

14: 1/7/15 at 7:04pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Nockamixon Township, available in 45 minutes.

15: 1/8/15 at 12:27pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Bedminster Township, available in 30 minutes.

16: 1/8/15 at 6:03pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Tinicum Township, available in 1 hour.

17: 1/9/15 at 11:19am, Fire Police for a Motor Vehicle Accident, Nockamixon Township, available in 1 hour.

18: 1/9/15 at 4:14pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Nockamixon Township, available in 30 minutes.

19: 1/10/15 at 5:52am, Fire Alarm, Nockamixon Township, E-94, TR-49, available in 1 hour.

20: 1/11/15 at 2:46am, Fire Alarm, Nockamixon Township, E-94, L-49, TR-49, available in 1 hour.

21: 1/11/15 at 9:45am, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Nockamixon Township, available in 30 minutes.



22: 1/11/15 at 10:50am, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Tinicum Township, available in 1 hour.



23: 1/11/15 at 4:25pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Tinicum Township, available in 1 hour.



24: 1/12/15 at 7:25am, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Nockamixon Township, available in 30 minutes.



25: 1/12/15 at 6:49pm, E-94 QRS with Medic 142, Bedminster Township, available in 30 minutes.



26: 1/12/15 at 3:50pm, Standby Motor Vehicle Accident with Medic 142, Nockamixon Township, R-49, available in 45 minutes.



27: 1/12/15 at 7:21pm, Fire Police for MVA, Durham Township, available in 1 hour and 10 minutes.

   


 

2 Calls

Monday, December 29, 2014  Engine 94 was dispatched to a residence in Nockamixon Twp. as the QRS Truck (Quick Response System) to assist the Ambulance. Crews were in the process of loading the Pt. into the ambulance when the patient went into full cardiac arrest. Engine 94's crew went with the Medic to assist with CPR and other duties leaving Engine 94 abandoned on the road for approx 1 hour. During the transport to the hospital, the Pt was shocked 10 (TEN) times to bring her back to life. As of 1415 today, the patient is in ICU and doing better.
GREAT JOB to Medic 142 and members from Ottsville Fire company who had a part in a successful save of a Cardiac Arrest Pt:

Chief Tom Rimmer
Deputy Chief Bill Shick Sr.
Battalion Chief D.J. Stahley

At approx 2100, Ottsville crews, along with Tanker 24 from Plumsteadville, were dispatched for a chimney fire off of Dark Hollow Rd. in Tinicum Twp. PD arrived and found an active chimney fire in the residence, with a smoke condition on the inside of the home. Rescue 41 from Pt. Pleasant Fire Co. were returning from a call in their area and were requested to respond since they were already on the road. Engine 94 maneuvered through a very tight and long dirt path up to the residence. Crews cleared the chimney and confirmed no extension into the house and were available approx 1 hour later. Had this been a working fire, it would have been extremely difficult to bring any other necessary apparatus to the scene because of the driveway, Chief 49 acted as a shuttle bus to bring our members from Ladder 49 and Field 49 to the scene.

   


 

4 Calls November 4th.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014  November 4th, 2014.


8:42 AM: Engine 94 was dispatched to assist Medic 142 in Nockamixon Township. Crews were available in 30 minutes.


11:35 PM: Field 49 and Engine 94 were dispatched to Haycock Township to assist Station 63 with a brush fire that covered approximately one and a half to two acres of land. Field 49 and Engine 94 went on scene and went to work pulling and operating 2 forestry lines and one 2 inch foam line. Crews were made available in 2 hours.


Crews on scene: Field 36, Field 17, Engine 36, Engine 96, Tanker 63, Field 63, Tanker 40, Medic 142.


2:10 PM: Engine 94 and Ladder 49 were dispatched to Nockamixon Township for a fire alarm. Crews were available in 20 minutes.


3:27 PM: Engine 94 was dispatched to assist Medic 142 in Bedminster Township. Crews were available in 30 minutes.





   


 
 
 

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