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Congratulations to Captain 57 and Kletzing Family
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Congratulations to the entire Kletzing family on the birth of Noah Matthew Kletzing

Crash in the Square
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 
On July 22nd at 8:55 am Rescue Box 57-7 was transmitted for Milford Square Pike and Allentown Rd. Engine 57 was on scene within 2 minutes after being dispatched and reported negative entrapment with minimal structural damage to the dwelling. Units cleared after 60 minutes in service.

AFA to Fill the Box
Sunday, July 20, 2014 
On July 19th at 12:43 am MTFD was dispatched to the Hampton Inn on Rt 663 for an automatic alarm. Chief 57 went responding shortly after and Bucks County Radio gave reports of smoke on the 1st floor. Chief 57 upgraded the assignment to a tactical box brining additional resources. Ladder 57, Engine 75, Engine 57 arrived within minutes of each other and quickly went into service. After investigations and smoke throughout the 3rd floor the decision was made to fill the box. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews went to work checking for extension. The fire is currently under investigation. Crews went available at approximately 3:45 am. Thank you to all the mutual aide that responded to assist.

(Photos courtesy of Adam Finger Photography)

Milford Command
   Milford Command
Ladder 57
   Ladder 57
Motor Vehicle Accident
Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:13
Company responded to an accident in the 2600 block of Allentown Rd with reports of car into a pole and wires down in the roadway. The driver was ok, no extrication needed, and their condition was assessed by the squad. Fire police along with the wrecker remained on-scene until utility companies could clear the larger debris from the road.

Is your pool filled?
   Is your pool filled?
Pool filling season has arrived! This is just another service we provide to the community. If you need your pool filled or just topped off please give us a call at 215.536.1765 or EMAIL:

3500 gallons per load

  • In the township $120.00 Per load
  • Outside of the township $135.00 Per load
DO NOT DIAL 911 FOR POOL FILLS (Yes, this has happened before)

Jr. Firefighter Day Camp a HUGE Success!
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Yesterday, June 28, 2014 about 70 children ages 5-13 in the surrounding communities came to Milford Township Fire Department to participate in the Jr. Firefighter Day Camp. They tried out some of the equipment and learned about fire safety. This program was the first of it's kind for the Firehouse and will most likely be an annual event! Thank you to all of the Volunteer Members who came out to support the event and to make this a very special day for so many children in our area! A very special Thank You to our sponsors also! Univest Bank - Milford Branch, Biagioli Construction llc, D W Reynolds, LLC, Giant - Coopersburg, Giant, Quakertown North Plaze, Giant - Quakertown, BJ's Wholesale Club, K. Heeps, Inc. Without all of these business' this program would not have been a success. Thank you again!

Tri-axle rollover & Rescue
Thursday, June 26, 2014 06:24
Company responded to an early morning accident that resulted from a 73,000 lb truck encountering problem negotiating curves on Allentown Rd. The truck ended up on its side spilling its load and trapping the driver inside. Arriving fire crews removed windshield and assisted squad with patient. Driver was taken to area hospital with unknown injuries. When it was determined that no fuel spill or other hazards existed company took up. Fire Police remained on scene to keep roads closed until arrival of industrial wrecker to upright and remove truck.

Pennsburg Apt Fire
Sunday, June 22, 2014 
Early Sunday morning residents of an apartment building in Pennsburg were awakened to flames in the upper floors of the structure. 31 people were displaced from the 6:00 a.m. fire that required 6 companies from Montgomery, Berks and 4 from Bucks counties to control and overhaul. The roof and attic on 1/4 of the 3 story building collapsed complicating the task of extinguishing the stubborn fire.

In Memoriam
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that the members and officers of the Milford Township Volunteer Fire Co. send our condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Todd Rummel. And to the Three Forks Fire Dept in Montana where Todd was currently Chief, for their loss." " Todd will be missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten" " May he rest in peace"

 Todd Allen Rummel Obituary - June 20, 2014 Todd Allen Rummel, 43 years old, of Three Forks, MT, died on June 19, 2014 while serving his community as the Volunteer Fire Chief of the Three Forks Fire Department. Todd was born on November 10, 1970 in Quakertown, PA to Allen and Barbara Rummel. Todd is survived by his parents, his sister Beth Rummel-Flaming, niece Jenna, nephew Max, aunts Beverly Ewer and Kim Rummel, and his girlfriend, the love of his life, Brandi Steward and her son Marshall. He valued his Montana family; Brenda Steward, Erin DeWitt, Sammie DeWitt, and numerous close friends. Todd was raised in Milford Township and graduated from Quakertown High School and from Upper Bucks County Technical School as an automotive mechanic in the class of 1989. Todd served his community throughout his life, first as a firefighting officer for the Milford Township Fire Department, and as a life member of the Haycock Fire Company. Todd served in a variety of roles including Dive Team Member, Quick Response Unit EMT, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief. In 2006, Todd followed his heart and moved to Three Forks, MT. He began volunteering with the Three Forks Fire Department, becoming Fire Chief on May 6, 2014. Todd was employed as a mechanic at Farr Automotive in Bozeman.

On Todd’s last day, he was driving a fire engine down the street when he was flagged down by a young boy. Todd stopped the engine and invited the child and his father for a ride, demonstrating the lights and sirens. When they returned the boy and his dad were grinning non-stop, as was Todd. Todd will be remembered for his selfless attitude, for the passion with which he lived his life, and for his commitment to his community and cherished loved ones. He was a leader, a mentor, and most importantly, a role model for Brandi’s son Marshall with whom he had a special bond. Todd had a huge heart and was a friend to all he met.

The funeral service for Todd A. Rummel will be held at the Three Forks High School on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2 pm. A formal emergency vehicle procession will precede the service starting at noon. Flowers may be sent to 13 E. Date Street, Three Forks, MT. Donations can be made In Memory of Todd Rummel at the Manhattan Bank in Three Forks.

Welcome Home Marine
Saturday, June 14, 2014 
Members of MTFD participated in a Welcome Home event for a  local Marine from Spinnerstown . LCPL Ryan Whitbeck was honored  by members of the community with a parade and  follow up reception at the Swamp Church

Welcome Home Marine
Upper Perk High School, Smoke in the Building
Monday, May 12, 2014 
On the afternoon of Monday, May 12th multiple companies from Bucks and Montgomery counties where dispatched to the Upper Perk High school as there was reports of smoke in the building. Some of the Companies called include: Montgomery County Stations: 38, 42, 52, 58, 65, 71, 74, 78, 86, 87, 369. Bucks County Stations: 17,18, 57, 58. MTFD had crews out on Engine 57 and Ladder 57. All Photo Credit goes to Stephen Weidler Photography,

Annual Easter Egg Hunt a Success!
Saturday, April 19, 2014 
This year's Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success just as in years past. We hope everyone that came out had fun!

Daylight Saving Time
Saturday, March 8, 2014 
Milford Township Fire department urge families to set your clocks ahead one hour and change batteries in your smoke detector so you don’t become a statistic. Other suggestions for households include replacing alarm batteries when they “chirp” (signaling a low battery), test smoke detectors monthly, develop a fire evacuation plan including at least two escape routes, have charged fire extinguishers installed in or near the kitchen, and perform a fire prevention “house cleaning” to eliminate fire hazards.

As a reminder, do these things every six (6) months when you reset your clocks:

Check and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Replace any smoke alarms older than ten years. Replace any CO alarms older than five years.

Prepare a disaster supply kit for your house (water, food, flashlights, batteries, blankets).

Once you’ve created your home disaster kit, use the semi-annual time change to check its contents (including testing/replacing flashlight batteries).

It’s a good idea to carry a car-emergency kit in your car year-round, but be sure to add cold weather gear to your general car-emergency kit each fall. (Having a separate duffle/gear bag clearly marked “Cold Gear” specifically for your cold weather emergency gear makes it easy to add or take out of the car, seasonally.)

Check home and outbuilding storage areas for hazardous materials. Discard, properly, any which are outdated, no longer used, or in poor condition. Move any which are within reach of kids or pets.

Check and discard expired medications - those dates really DO have meaning some very common over-the-counter medications can cause serious problems due to change through aging.

Volunteers Clear Hydrants
Monday, February 17, 2014 
Last night 17 volunteers visited many of the Township roads and cleared over 120 fire hydrants from the snow and ice. We would like to thank the residents that already completed this task for us! If you are able to assist please keep up with the snow removal as it will save precious time when seconds count.

Garage Fire in First Due
Thursday, February 13, 2014 
Companies were dispatched to Heiter Rd for the report of a garage fire. BC57 (J. Carroll) went en route and received a report of a snowmobile inside the garage that was on fire. Additionally he also received that the fire was spreading to another garage which had vehicles parked inside of it. Upon arrival BC57 reported a 60 x 80 garage with smoke showing. Engine 57 responded and was given the orders to pull a hand line and make entry into the garage to fight the fire. Companies made a quick knock on the fire and were in service for about 4 hours. Thank you to mutual aid companies or Trumbauersville (58), Richland Township (56), Pennsburg (Montgomery 65), East Greenville ( Montgomery 38), Lower Milford (Lehigh 13). No injuries were reported.

Engine 57 at work
   Engine 57 at work
Engine 57 Crew
   Engine 57 Crew
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