Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company


Tactical Box 63

Tuesday, March 24, 2015  Special Service 94 and Tanker 49 were dispatched to assist Haycock Fire Company station 63 with a dryer fire on Mountain View Drive at 10:51. Rescue 49 was added for manpower. Tanker 49 arrived on scene and assisted with water supply. Special Service 94 arrived on scene and assisted with positive pressure ventilation and putting up ground ladders. Rescue 49 arrived on scene and assisted crews with fire ground operations. The scene was placed under control and crews were available in 1 hour.



Chimney Fire

Thursday, March 19, 2015  Station 49 was dispatched at 10:00 this morning to a chimney fire on Byers Road, between Beaver Run Road and Granite Way. Engine 94 arrived on scene to an active chimney fire. The Engine crew cleaned out the fireplace, and assisted the Ladder 49 crew with cleaning out the chimney. Engine 96 also assisted with the cleanup. Crews were available in 1 hour.



611 Accident

Tuesday, March 17, 2015  At 16:31 today, Engine 94 and Rescue 49 were dispatched to the 8100 block of Easton Road for a 2 vehicle accident. The second vehicle was pulling out of a commercial business driveway and was struck on the rear of the drivers side, sending it down over the embankment. The first vehicle was headed northbound prior to the collision. Rescue 49 arrived on scene, and assisted Chief 49 with patient care. The crew also applied oil dry to the leaking fluids and secured the battery system of the first vehicle. Engine 94 arrived on scene, and disconnected the second vehicles battery system and applied booms and absorbent padding at the bottom of the embankment. Crews were available after 1 hour.



Indian Rock Inn, Box 47

Wednesday, March 11, 2015  Ladder 49 crew ventilating the roof at Upper Black Eddy VFC building fire at the Indian Rock Inn. All hands in service. Rescue 42 ( Riegelsville ) and Engine 47 ( Upper Black Eddy) crews made a great stop to hold damage to a minimum.



Tactical Box

Friday, February 20, 2015  At 21:21 hrs on Friday night, Tactical Box 49-32 was dispatched for a extinguished dwelling. The nightly duty crew was in station, and Engine 94 and Deputy 49 were en route in less than a minute after dispatch, with a crew of 6. Engine 94 arrived to find a working chimney fire. Half of the crew was sent to clean out the fire box, and the other to set up a 24 foot ground ladder to the rear of the dwelling, for preparation to drop the chain. Ladder 49 and Chief 49 arrived, and took the chimney assignment to check for blockage and creosote build up. Crews found a blockage at the base of the chimney, cleared it, and ventilated the dwelling. Tanker and Field 49 also responded and assisted with manpower. Crews were in service for 1 1/2 hours.



Rescue Box

Monday, February 9, 2015  Rescue 49 and Engine 94 were dispatched to assist station 63 (Haycock VFC) on rescue box 63-10, for a person trapped under a vehicle in the driveway. Chief 142 arrived on scene first and confirmed a class 5. Crews awaited the arrival of the coroner. The vehicle was stabilized, while airbags were used to lift the vehicle off the victim. Companies were available in 2 hours.



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.



611 Accident

Monday, February 2, 2015  Crews were dispatched to an ALS fall victim on Frogtown road in Nockamixon township at 16:05. While returning, station 49 was transmitted for an auto extrication in the 7200 block of Easton Road at 16:37. Bucks County fire radio reported a jack knifed tractor trailer, with entrapment. Engine 94 arrived to find a jack knifed tractor trailer into several trees, with heavy damage, and the driver self extricated. Rescue 49 and Engine 94 crews began damming and diking a fuel spill from the tractor. While the tractor was being removed, both saddle tanks ruptured, spilling approximately 50-80 gallons of diesel fuel onto the highway. Crews quickly dammed the road way to prevent further spread of the fluids. Oil dry was applied, booms and absorbent padding were placed to soak up the remainder of the spill. Units remained on scene, providing lighting for the towing company, until 20:15.



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.



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