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Update Regarding Newtown Township's 2017 Budget Proposal

We are very pleased to announce that the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors and the Newtown Township Manager have pledged to continue to support the Township’s relationship with the Newtown Fire Association. Any previously proposed changes to Newtown’s fire services will be removed from the 2017 draft budget. We would like to thank the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors and Newtown Township Manager for carefully evaluating how to best protect the safety of the Newtown community. We would also like to thank the Newtown Borough Mayor and Newtown Borough Council for their support, our surrounding fire companies, and most importantly, members of the public such as yourselves who have shown your support for the Newtown Fire Association throughout the past few weeks. The Newtown Fire Association has been a valuable part of the Newtown community for 127 years, and this tradition will carry on for many more years to come. Thank you for your support!

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NFA 2017 Budget

Please click here to view a copy of the NFA's 2017 budget.

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Stoopville Road Dwelling Fire

On July 17, 2016, crews from the Newtown Fire Association were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire in the 100 block of Stoopville Road. Deputy 45 arrived on scene with heavy smoke showing and the assignment was upgraded to a working fire, adding crews from the Upper Makefield Fire Company, Lingohocken Fire Company, Northampton Fire Company and Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company. Crews worked to quickly contain the fire.

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Upper Makefield Building Fire

On Saturday March 12, Ladder 45 and Rescue 45 responded to assist the Upper Makefield Fire Company at a building fire on Old Dolington Road. Crews were in service for approximently four hours performing fire suppression.

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Buckingham Barn Fire

On Wednesday January 6, Engine 55-1 and Engine 55 responded to assist the Lingohocken Fire Company at a barn fire in Buckingham, along with the Northampton Fire Company and Warwick Fire Company. Crews were in service for two hours performing fire suppression.

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Liberty St Garage Fire

On Wednesday November 18, just after midnight, firefighters from the Newtown Fire Association were dispatched to a report of a building fire on Liberty Street, directly across from Station 45. Shortly after being dispatched, the assignment was upgraded to “address of fire” as police arrived on scene and reported a working fire in a detached garage. Rescue 45, Engine 55, Ladder 45, Chief 45, Chief 252, Deputy 45 and Battalion 45 quickly arrived on scene and worked to quickly extinguish the fire and prevent further extension. A neighbor who called 911 to report the fire noted that their dog alerted them to the incident by barking.

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35th Annual Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster

On Sunday August 16, 2015, members of the Newtown Fire Association attended the 35th Annual Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster hosted at the Wheaton Arts Center. NFA antique apparatus such as the 1923 Kearns Doughy Pumper, 1923 Kearns Doughy Pumper, and the 1812 Patrick Lyons Hand Pumper "Old Washy" participated in the event. The apparatus were presented with several awards.

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Newtown Gate Townhome Fire

On Saturday April 18, 2015, crews from the Newtown Fire Association were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire. Chief 45 arrived on scene with heavy fire showing. Crews began a quick attack of the fire using handlines to bring it under control. Firefighters from Yardley-Makefield and Northampton assisted at the scene.

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2015 Awards Banquet

The Newtown Fire Association's 2015 Fire Banquet took place at Westaby Hall in Fairless Hills on March 28, 2015, in celebration of 125 years of service to the Newtown community. Those recieving awards included Charlie Keller for 50 years of service to the NFA. Firefighter Ed Orr recieved the President's Award, Mary and Dave Callahan, and Carl Forsyth recieved the Chief's awards, and firefighter Leif Nordfveit received the Firefighter of the Year Award.

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2015 Line & Administrative Officers

Presenting our 2015 Officers – Assistant Engineer Bob Adams, Jr., Safety Officer Rick Gerhard, Captain 55 Joe Creighton, Lieutenant 45 Kevin Dippolito, Assistant Engineer Rob Sutton, Chief 45 Matt Gerhard, Deputy 45 Brian Gerhard, and Battalion Chief 45 Nick Weaver. Not pictured are Captain 45 Zach Dunkelberger, and Chief Engineer Bob Adams, Sr.  For our 2015 Administrative Officers – from left to right - Trustee Charlie Keller, Treasurer Warren Dallas, President Will Fabian II, Trustee Robert Sutton, and Trustee Ray Pugh. Not present is Vice President Zach Dunkelberger , Secretary Kirk Jones, and Trustees Chris Jones and Joe Martindell. Pictured in the background is the Newtown Fire Association’s 1796 Patrick Lyons Hand Pumper "Old Washy".

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Newtown Places 1st At Rescue Competition

Firefighter Rick Gerhard, Firefighter Rob Sutton, Firefighter Will Fabian and Battalion Chief Brian Gerhard scored first place at an annual rescue competition in Bristol Township on Saturday October 18.

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Congratulations Al Jones - 65 Year Member

On August 23rd, 2014, life member Albert Jones was presented with an award for 65 years of service to the Newtown Fire Association. Al joined the Newtown Fire Association in 1949, and provided two more generations of Newtown firefighters, and is still in the station every morning for coffee and caring for the station. Congratulations, Al! We look forward to many more years of stories and good company!!

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Fire Academy Graduates

Congratulations to Firefighters Erin Riley and Bethany Allison, who both graduated from the basic fire academy tonight at Bucks County Community College! Both members spent the last 2 months - 5 days a week attending the 200 hour class. Good job ladies!

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Cloverlee Lane Dwelling Fire

At 11:45 PM on July 27, 2014, crews from the Newtown Fire Association were dispatched to a dwelling fire on Cloverlee Lane in Newtown Township, in the middle of a severe thunderstorm. Battalion Chief 45 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire showing from the rear of a garage connected to the dwelling, and established Newtown Command. Firefighters forced entry into the front of the garage to make an interior attack, and ventilated the roof to further access the fire and prevent it from spreading into the home. All occupants were able to exit the house safely. Neighbors and residents on scene were of the belief that the home was struck by lightning, and police and the fire marshal’s office will be investigating. Newtown Firefighters were assisted by the Upper Makefield Fire Company and Yardley Makefield Fire Company. Newtown Township Police and the Newtown Ambulance Squad were also on scene.

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Thank-You Rita's of Village Shires!

The members of the NFA would like to thank Rita's of Village Shires, and Kevin and Cathy Dippolito for assisting us during Rita's Spirit Day! 15 percent of all sales were donated to the fire company during Sunday, June 22.

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Congrats, NFA Grads!

The members of the NFA congratulate Junior Firefighters Maria DeLuca and Shjon Orr, along with the rest of the class of 2014 pn their graduation from Council Rock High School!

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Rt. 532 Auto Extrication

At 2:03 PM, Engine 55-1, Rescue 45, Rescue 80, and Medic 145 were dispatched on Box 80-55 to Rt 532 and Stoopville Rd for a landscaping truck that rolled over, with the occupants trapped inside. Engine 55-1 was first to arrive and assisted the occupants out of the vehicle.

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Uppper Silver Lake Rd House Fire

On Monday, March 31st the NFA was dispatched to a report of a house on fire in the 100 block of Upper Silver Lake Road. Arriving in less than 4 minutes from dispatch, Rescue 45 (Capt Weaver) arrived with smoke showing and dropped a supply line. With Ladder 45 and Utility 45 pulling up immediately following, lines were stretched and ladders thrown. Chief 45 (Forsyth) established command, and the fire was placed under control in 15 minutes. The FMO is investigating the cause of the fire, and their were no injuries reported.

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Penndel House Fire

At 11:48 on Monday February 24th, Rescue 45 (RIT) and Engine 55-1 were dispatched on Box 8-2 for a dwelling fire on Holly Avenue in Penndel.  Upon arrival, Engine 55-1 dropped a supply line from Engine 9 to a hydrant near Spring Avenue as problems were encountered with the water supply where the fire was located.  Rescue 45 set up as the Rapid Intervention Team and later went to work with overhaul.

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Newtown Boro Business Fire

Shortly after 2:00 pm on Monday, January 27, 2014, crews from the Newtown Fire Association and Newtown Emergency Services Department were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire at 246 South State Street in Newtown Borough. Engine 55-1 and Chief 252 (Glenn Forsyth) arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from a historic dwelling converted into a law office, and the assignment was upgraded to a working fire. Interior firefighters reported fire in the basement spreading up through the roof. Due to deteriorating conditions, firefighters were briefly evacuated. Newtown firefighters were assisted by crews from the Northampton Volunteer Fire Company, Yardley-Makefield Fire Company, Langhorne Middletown Fire Company, and the Penndel Fire Company. The Parkland Fire Company and Falls Township Fire Company were later added to the assignment while covering Newtown Station 45, and Engine 81 from the Upper Makefield Fire Company was subsequently called to cover Newtown. There were no injuries reported. The fire is currently under investigation.

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2014 Line Officers and Administrative Officers

2014 Line Officers: Carl Forsyth - Chief 45, Brian Gerhard - Battalion 45, Matthew Gerhard - Battalion 55, Nick Weaver - Captain 45, Steven Gentile - Lieutenant 45, Robert Adams, Sr - Chief Engineer

2014 Administrative Officers: Will Fabian – President, Zach Dunkelberger – Vice President, Ethan Crivaro – Secretary, Warren Dallas – Treasurer, Rob Sutton – Trustee, Chris Jones – Trustee, Charles Keller – Trustee, Shawn Keen – Trustee, Ray Pugh – Trustee.

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