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Back row: Lee Perlmutter, Brandon Lee,
Tim Focht, Brian Focht, Rich Drennen,
Frank Kibler, Jim Lee Sr. Front Row:
Danny Focht, Katie Focht
Exelon has a strong tradition of involvement in communities that they serve and work. To that end, each year they recognize employee volunteerism by awarding a total of $140,000 in grants to 14 organizations around the country. These grants honor employees who understand the meaning of giving back to the community.
Chief Brian Focht, on behalf of the Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company was selected from a pool of Exelon employees from around the country for their annual ENERGY for the COMMUNITY Award. The fire company is fortunate to have two Exelon employees in our ranks; Chief Focht a PECO Senior Training Specialist and Battalion Chief Brandon Lee a PECO Senior Distribution Mechanic.
On May 9,2013 Exelon presented a check for $10,000 and a commemorative plaque to Chief Focht. On hand for the presentation from the Fire Company were, Chief Focht, Battalion Chief Lee, Deputy Chief Lee Perlmutter, Vice-President Frank Kibler, Treasurer Rich Drennen, Director of Property Jim Lee Sr. and Jr. firefighter Tim Focht. Chief Focht said that this is the first year for the Company or himself to apply for this award, and he was pleasantly surprised when he got the call that the Fire Company was selected to receive the award. The requirements were that the employee volunteers at least 50 hours of community service in 2012 and prepare a narrative detailing the volunteer hours along with a funding need.
The Fire Company will be utilizing these funds to purchase some personal protective equipment, training equipment and some command equipment.
Over the weekend, 4/5/13 to 4/7/13 Station 10 responded to 7 fire calls! 3 reported building fires are detailed below:
439 Newton Rd. More pictures in our
298 Blair Mill Rd. More photos in our
Kneeling: Zach Marshall, Andrew
McIntyre, Tim Focht Middle Row: Lt. Tom
Winterberg, Safety Officer Tom Smith,
Chief Brian Focht, Chief Alex Levy,
Deputy Chief Lee Perlmutter Back Row:
Lt. Dave McCann, Brian Drennen,
Battalion Chief Brandon Lee, Engineer
Bud Tucker, Chief Engineer Jim Lee, Sr.,
Dan Tucker, Fire Police Lt. Chuck Jones
Sr. Missing from photo, FP Lou
Members get Citation for Actions at Nursing Home Fire
On Thursday, March 28, 2013 members of the
Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company were given a Unit Citation from the Upper
Moreland Township for their response to the Willow Lake Nursing Home fire that
occurred on Jan. 18, 2013. Presenting the award was Acting Police Chief, Alex
Levy. The citation was also awarded to
the responding members of the Upper Moreland Fire Department, the Upper
Moreland Police Department, the Second Alarmers Rescue Squad and the facility
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Sunday, January 20, 2013 20:55
Station 10 was dispatched to an auto rescue on the PA Turnpike westbound between the Willow Grove interchange and Welsh Rd. It was reported that one car was overturned and the driver was trapped. Squad 10 arrived and confirmed that there was one vehicle on the shoulder that was overturned and the driver was partially out of the vehicle. The crew assisted EMS with removing the victim and stabilizing the vehicle.During this operation it was noticed that there was another vehicle further up the roadway in the high speed lane against the concrete barrier. EMS was assessing the patients condition and realized that the patient could not be removed from the vehicle easily. E-10 and Squad 10's crews went to work removing the roof and steering wheel so the victim could be removed and transported to the hospital.
Friday, January 18, 2013 17:43
At 17:43 hours on 1/18/13, Station 10 was dispatched to a reported fire Alarm at the Willow Lake Independent and Personal Care Facility at 1120 N. York Rd. in Upper Moreland. While en-route County notified Captain 10 that the Police were on location and had a smoke condition on the third floor. Capt. 10 requested the upgrade to a building fire. Squad 10 arrived and confirmed a fire in one of the resident rooms on the third floor. Squad 10's crew rescued the resident who was transported by helicopter to Temple University's burn center. Station 10 was assisted by Hatboro, Horsham, Roslyn and Warminster Fire Companies along with the Second Alarmers and Upper Moreland Police Department. Photos added to our Gallery
Sunday, June 10, 2012 21:48
Ladder 10 was dispatched to assist Station 15 (Horsham) with a dwelling fire. Crews arrived and quickly extinguished the fire, which, according to the Hatboro-Horsham Patch, was started by ashes from a BBQ grill. Go here to see the full story : http://uppermoreland.patch.com/articles/news-next-door-horsham-fire-caused-by-ashes-from-bbq
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