Yesterday during the remnants of Hurricane Ida, MTVFC staffed Field 75, Utility 75, Engine 57, Tower 57, and Special Service 57. As conditions worsened, it was emanate that our friends south of us was getting hit very hard with flooding. Field 75 was called to assist Perkasie Fire Company No. 1 and helped evacuate approximately 60 people plus other multiple water rescues in the area. Shortly after, Tower 57 was called to assist Sellersville Volunteer Fire Department with a dwelling fire. While in route the assignment was changed and assisted on the south side of the borough with water rescues and stood by for fire suppression. Both units returned back to the township at approximately 2:00 AM. Chief 57, Assistant 57, Engine 57 and SS57 assisted Trumbauersville Fire Company and Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company with a water rescue on Trumbauersville Road. One person was rescued by boat and sadly another person could not be found. Crews deemed it unsafe to continue the search and would continue searching at daylight. At daybreak multiple agencies where called back and recovered the vehicle with a deceased male inside. Also note, a MTVFC Fire Police member rescued 2 other individuals from a vehicle that was being swept away in the same area.
Bucks County Radio Room did a fantastic job with communications at the 911 center and handled everything with top notch professionalism. Thank you! v