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2008 Chevy Tahoe For Sale
Third District V.F.C. Station 14 is selling a 2008 Chevy Tahoe 5W4 4wd Special Service Package with 55,000+ miles. Vehicle annually serviced. New tires (Goodyear), new brakes & rotors 2013. Lights and siren package installed ($8k) by Havis Shield. Vehicle sold as is, without radios $28,000.00 or best offer. Interested parties can contact Chief Ray Finnell 267-784-2250 or 14chief@comcast.net.

FOR SALE: 1997 LTI 75' Mid Mount Tower
Basic Specs:
  • Simon Duplex D9400 Cab, Detriot Diesel Series 60 470 HP
  • 96" wide cab, seating for 8 personnel
  • GVW: 73,500 lbs
  • Air to bucket
  • 2 Guns in Bucket
  • 7KW Generator
  • Numerous scene lights
  • Some other equipment included
Ground Ladders Included
  • 10' folding (1)
  • 16' roof (1)
  • 20' roof (1)
  • 16' roof in main (1)
  • 20' extension (1)
  • 28' extension (1)
  • 35' extension (2)
Deputy Chief David Burns at 215-783-7481

The Third District Fire Co. reserves the right to reject any or all bids

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Seagrave Trip
November 19, 2013
Several members of the truck committee travelled to Seagrave to finalize the final draft specs on the new tower ladder. Construction is expected to start in December.

Specifications for New Tower Ladder
The Third District Fire Co. is proud to announce that they have signed a contract with Seagrave Fire Apparatus, LLC in Clintonville, Wis. to purchase a 2014 Seagrave Aerialscope II from the Pennsylvania Co-Stars Program with the following basic specifications:
  • The truck will have a 75' mid-ship telescoping tower capable of a 1,000lb tip load while being capable of flowing a minimum of 1,000gpm w/ no restrictions.
  • Stainless Steel cab with seating for six (6) firefighters
  • Overall length of 501"
  • Wheelbase to be approx. 247"
  • Air conditioning
  • Engine to be a 2010 compliant Cummins ISX 500hp w/ Telma retarder
  • Transmission to be an Allison 4000 EVS Automatic
  • Compartments shall be of the High/Low configuration w/roll up doors
  • Automatic snow chains
  • 10kw Hydraulic Generator
  • The truck will carry about of 200' of ground ladders
Delivery is expected mid to late third quarter of 2014.

Herbert W. Schoell Jr.

Vehicle Fire
March 30, 2013
At 6:49 Engine 14 was dispatched for an auto fire in the rear of Stonebridge Apartments. Deputy 14 arrived on scene with a contractor’s vehicle well involved. Engine 14 arrived went in service with the front bumper line.

Belardley Section Garage Fire
May 19, 2012
Around 4am Tactical Box 14-42 was struck for a dwelling fire in the Belardley Section of Bristol Twp. Police on scene reported a well involved shed with exposures to multiple dwellings and power lines down. E-14 arrived first and pulled 2 1 3/4 attack lines knocking the fire down. Several small explosions from gasoline cans woke up the neighborhood.

Dow Chemical Fire
May 16, 2012
Early May 16th a violent thunderstorm moved through Bristol. Around 3:45 am lightning struck a 1 million gallon flammable liquid tank at the Dow Chemical facility causing a large explosion felt throughout the area. A second 1 million gallon tank exploded blowing the roof off of the tank. Chief 99 called for a Box assignment and Chief 11 struck the second while enroute. The call went to 4 alarms and all run off was contained to the Dow Chemical Property.

Bristol Garden Apartment Fire
April 16, 2012
Box 12-13 was dispatched for an apartment fire at the Bristol Garden Apartments. Police on scene reported heavy smoke showing with possible entrapment. FM-225 arrive confirming the smoke condition. Engines 225 and 14 were first on scene. Deputy 14 found the fire on the outside of the building and was extinguished with a dry chemical extinguisher. Crews ventilated the building.

Lower End Fire School Burn
April 15, 2012
Bristol Township fire companies attended the first burn of the new Lower End Training Facility. E-14, L-11 and R-10 along with Falls E-30 worked several live burns throughout the day. This is one of the nicest burn facilities in the area.

Winder Village Dwelling Fire
April 2, 2012
Tactical 14-31 was dispatched for a daytime dwelling fire in the Winder Village Section of Bristol Twp. E-225 arrived first followed by E-14, crews pulled an 1 3/4 and knocked down a bedroom fire. The fire was contained to the room of origin.

Kenwood Dwelling Fire
March 26, 2012
T-14 responded to the Kenwood section of Levittown for a daytime dwelling fire. Crews arrived with heavy fire on the first and second floors of the rear of the dwelling. Wind conditions hampered extinguishment efforts. T-14 crew opened the roof, secured power and threw ground ladders for second means of egress.

Third Alarm Tower Response
February 25, 2012: 23:20
2320 Hours Tower 14 was dispatched to cover Station 98 then redirected to the third alarm on Box 98-5. Tower 14 was sent to staging then immediately sent to the scene via the Tyburn road side of the fire. Tower 14's crew used New York roof hooks to move 1200 feet of LDH so we could position the Tower on Side A-D next to the first arriving apparatus. Tower 14 was used for lighting and tools and Tower 14 crew took a RIT assignment on Side A of the row homes. 50 MPH wind gusts, a common cockloft and numerous energized wires contributed to a loss of 15 units.

Lower Bucks Hospital Fire
January 19, 2012: 16:25
Box 14-91 was dispatched at 16:25 on January 19, 2012. While responding to the station Captain 14-1 M. Ferguson had direct radio communications with L.B.H. security, who reported there was a fire on the 4th floor. As Chief 14 went responding, Bucks County 9-1-1 Communications Center notified the Chief there were “multiple calls, reporting fire and heavy smoke on the 4th floor”. Chief 14 requested a 2nd alarm be struck. FM225, the first fire personnel to arrive, went to the 4th floor and reported a fire in room 446 had been contained by the sprinkler system, and a search of the room was negative. Engine 14 supported the fire sprinkler system on side C, crews went to the 4th floor of the hospital. Incoming apparatus took a staging position on side A of the complex. Hospital medical staff performed well in relocating patients to safe portions of the hospital for safety. Fire placed under control @ 16:41. Second alarm companies were recalled. Hospital staff reported that the patient in the room left the floor and was later found in the wooded area behind the hospital by Bristol Township Police, who took the patient into custody. Crews worked tirelessly to shut down the water from the sprinkler head until the fire pumps were shut down and drained. Crews continued to work in the salvage mode to vacate the water that had flowed from the sprinkler system on the 4th and 2nd floors. Chief 11 had 4th floor command, Chief 52 and Chief 12, 2nd floor command, Deputy 52 was charged with manpower and equipment supply. The task force was requested for manpower, but was shortly released after arriving. The Emergency Room was temporarily shut down during the emergency, but opened a couple hours later. The fire remains under investigation by the Bristol Township Fire Marshals Office.

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2013 Call Log
Month Calls
January 41
February 38
March 31
April 29
May 26
June 28
July 38
August 33
September 34
October 25
November 39
December -
Total 362
2012 Calls: 454
2011 Calls: 418
2010 Calls: 374
2009 Calls: 446
2008 Calls: 527
2007 Calls: 547
2006 Calls: 472
2005 Calls: 515

2012 Apparatus Response
Apparatus Calls
Engine 14 313
Tower 14 59
Field 14 17
Utility 14 19
Decon 14 3

Contact Info:
** EMERGENCY: 911 **
Station: 215-788-6214
Fax: 215-788-3115