Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Crews responded to a fire at the Street Road Industrial Park Tuesday night, then extinguished a kitchen fire at Bucks Landing less than two hours later.
A quiet day turned into a busy Tuesday night for the Warminster Fire Department as engines responded to two fires within two hours. The first call came in a little after 6 p.m. when an office worker at the Warminster Corporate Center on Street Road saw smoke pouring in from a vent, according to Fire Chief Mitch Shapiro. It turned out to be an HVAC fire on the roof of Building C. "Some insulation caught fire," said Shapiro. "By the time we got to it, it was only smoldering. It only took a few minutes to put it out." The next call came in at approximately 7:30 p.m., this time at the Bucks Landing Apartment complex. According to Shapiro, a kitchen fire in a second floor unit caused the alarm. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Ol' St. Nick will tour the township neighborhoods riding atop Warminster and Hartsville firetrucks.
He's cutting it a bit close, but Santa Claus is finally arriving for his annual tour of Warminster neighborhoods this weekend. The Hartsville Fire Company will take Santa to the Stover Mill and Country Crossing Developments on Saturday, beginning at 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, the full tour goes into effect, with Hartsville and the Warminster Fire Department escorting Santa throughout town starting at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The driver of the car, Falls Township Police Chief William Wilcox, was sent to St. Mary Medical Center with head injuries.
A car accident Wednesday morning at the intersection of Jacksonville and Bristol roads caused a propane delivery truck to overturn. Warminster police officers closed off access to northbound Jacksonville at the Bristol intersection for several hours during the cleanup and investigation. The details of the crash are still under investigation. According to a statement released by the Warminster police department, Falls Township Police Chief William Wilcox was operating a department vehicle on eastbound Bristol Road when the propane delivery truck traveling northbound on Jacksonville struck it and then overturned. Wilcox drove off the road and into a flower bed on the northeast corner of the interection. He was taken to St. Mary Medical …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The volunteers at Ivyland Borough's fire department go through a rigorous weekly regimen that sharpens their skills.
With more than 40 volunteers both inside and outside the town borders, the Ivyland Fire Company boasts one of the quickest response times in Bucks County, according to Chief Jeff McCallister. One of the secrets to their success is the weekly training exercises the crew conducts every Monday night at a neraby office park. WarminsterPatch and Metra4.com were invited to check out what goes into one of their training sessions. All of the area fire departments are always looking for more able-bodied volunteers. For the Ivyland Fire Company, call (215) 675-9333. For the Warminster Fire Department, call (215) 675-4691. And, for the Hartsville fire Company, call (215) 672-9242. Video courtesy Metra4.com.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The firehouse on Madison Ave. held demonstrations and allowed kids to climb into the trucks.
The Warminster Fire Department held an open house at its station on Madison Ave. last night at 6:30 p.m. Young visitors had the chance to climb into one of the trucks and check out the equipment the firefighters use to enter smoke-filled homes and buildings. Other activities included a firehose simulation, a stop, drop and roll mat and a mock steel door that firefighters used to demonstrate how they enter locked rooms with heavy doors. Outside, a section of the parking lot was roped off for a demonstration of how the firefighters extinguish a car fire.