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Welcome to Midway Volunteer Fire Company
 

Welcome to the official website for the Midway Volunteer Fire Company. The members of the Midway Volunteer Fire Company have been providing fire protection and rescue services to the communities of Buckingham and Solebury in Bucks County, PA since 1931. Our fire company is made up of 100% volunteers. These volunteers are your neighbors who are dedicated to protecting the residents as well as the homes and businesses of Buckingham and Solebury and the surrounding communities.

The Midway Volunteer Fire Company has two fire stations. Our main station is located at 5770 Route 202 in Lahaska, PA next to Peddlers Village. Our substation is located at 3879 Route 413, between Long Lane and Cold Spring Creamery Road. Monthly business meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at our main station in Lahaska starting at 7:30 PM. Training drills are held on the second, third and fourth Tuesday’s of each month. Check our calendar of events for times and locations as well as training topics to be covered.

 

Snow In the Forecast Here Is A Reminder To Businesses - Snow Removal From All Exits Around Businesses and Public Places.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 
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With all the snow and shoveling that has been done, did you remember to clear the snow from ALL the exit doors around your building?

 
 If there is an exit sign above a door the snow and pathway outside also needs to be clear even if they are not commonly used. Snow that is not shoveled outside exits hardens or freezes and some emergency exits are unable to open.
 
 It is easy to forget to shovel out a door that is not commonly used but not doing so is a dangerous. If you remembered to clear the snow from driveways, sidewalks and parking spots for your patrons, don’t forget to clear the outside of all the doors marked on the inside with an exit sign.
 
Keeping the exit cleared inside and out may save you, your employees, your patrons or even a firefighter looking for a way out of a fire.

 
Exit blocked by snow outside
   Exit blocked by snow outside
Exit blocked by snow.
   Exit blocked by snow.
With Snow In The Forecast Here Is A Freindly Reminder - Snow removal from Fire Hydrants and Address Numbers
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 
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We need your help so we can help you or your neighbors!

While shoveling your driveways and sidewalks, please remember to clear snow away from any fire hydrants in front of your homes or businesses. Also, please make sure your street address is visible wherever it is posted. Snow may cover your mailbox or your address on your home or business. Taking a few extra minutes to help us with this will enable us to find the correct location of an emergency call if needed. These few extra minutes may just save someones life.


 
Help us help you.
   Help us help you.
Clearances around fire hydrants.
   Clearances around fire hydrants.
Passing of Doylestown Fire Company Life Member and Past Fire Police Captain Dennis Loux Sr.
Sunday, November 16, 2014 
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The members of Midway Volunteer Fire Company wish to send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dennis Loux Sr. and the members of Doylestown Fire Company. Know we are there for you in this time of mourning as you were there for us. John and Denny are taking turns directing traffic for St. Peter at the pearly gates.

 
Dennis Loux Sr.
   Dennis Loux Sr.
   
Honoring Life Member - John P. Reinhardt
Saturday, November 8, 2014 
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The members of Midway Volunteer Fire Company and surrounding Police, Fire and EMS departments laid to rest Life Member, Past Fire Police Captain, and Past Bucks County Fire Police Association President John P. Reinhardt with full firefighter honors on November 8, 2014. The Members of Midway Volunteer Fire Company would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the surrounding departments for the outpouring of assistance and support following the loss of John Reinhardt. John’s service to the community touched Midway and many other departments. This display of respect for him shows how we come together in the fire and emergency services in these times of sorrow. There is no better feeling then to know that when in need you have our backs.

 
John Reinhardt Final Call video courtesy of Larry Browne.
: Members of Midway VFC stand with the Bucks County Fire Service Flag flying over the Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home in Doylestown honoring John Reinhardt’s service within the Midway VFC as well as across Bucks County.
Photo Courtesy: Bill Rowe
   : Members of Midway VFC stand with the
      Bucks County Fire Service Flag flying
      over the Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home
      in Doylestown honoring John Reinhardt’s
      service within the Midway VFC as well as
      across Bucks County. Photo Courtesy:
      Bill Rowe
John smiling down on us on the way to his viewing. He kept the rain off the apparatus until they got back home.
Photo Courtesy: Bill Rowe
   John smiling down on us on the way to
      his viewing. He kept the rain off the
      apparatus until they got back
      home. Photo Courtesy: Bill Rowe
In Loving Memory of Life Member John Reinhardt
Life Member & Past Fire Police Captain John Reinhardt
   Life Member & Past Fire Police Captain
      John Reinhardt
Sunday, November 2, 2014 
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The Midway Volunteer Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of Life Member, Past Fire Police Captain, and Past President of the Bucks County Fire Police Association John Reinhardt. The viewing will be held November 7th at the Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home located at 2335 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA. 18901 from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 8th at 11a.m. at the Second Baptist Church located at 6055 Swamp Rd, Fountainville, PA 18923. Following the conclusion of the memorial services, internment will be held at the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church located at 1856 Forest Grove Rd., Forest Grove, PA. 18922. Following the internment services, a luncheon will be held at Midway Volunteer Fire Company, Station 5, located at 5770 Rt. 202 Lahaska, PA. 18931. Any departments wishing to bring apparatus please contact Deputy Chief Steve Turbyfill at D5@midwayvfc.com or 267-688-5006. Further details will be provided as soon as they become available. Any further questions may be directed to the fire company at 215-794-5612

 
Raffle Grand Prize Winner
Keith Pladsen and family members with this year's Grand Prize.
   Keith Pladsen and family members with
      this year's Grand Prize.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 
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This year’s Grand Prize Drawing of two 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 EFI ATV's plus a 2014 Triton Aluminum ATV88 Trailer were won by Keith Pladsen of Newtown, PA. The winning ticket was #0904. 
The drawing took place on July 26, 2014 during the last night of our Annual Carnival and was drawn by our special ticket drawer, 6 year old Mackenzie of Warrington. Mackenzie was presented with a very large stuffed lion as our gift to her for her special assistance.
Keith picked up his prize along with some very excited family members. 
Midway Volunteer Fire Company congratulates Keith on winning our grand prize and wish he and his family safe and fun ATV’ing. 


 
Fire Academy Graduation: 7 Members Complete Basic Fire Academy Summer Class
2014 Summer Basic Fire Academy Graduation.
(l to r)Prob.FF Andrew Smith, Jr.FF Chris Wend, Prob. FF Sean Hurst, FF/EMT-P & Class Instructor John Townsend, Chief Hugh Hager, Past Chief Steve Cronin  (Pres of Bucks Co. Fire Chiefs & Firefighters Assoc.), Jr. FF Joseph Glauber, Prob. FF Alex Plugaru, Porb. FF Tyler Butler
   2014 Summer Basic Fire Academy
      Graduation. (l to r)Prob.FF Andrew
      Smith, Jr.FF Chris Wend, Prob. FF Sean
      Hurst, FF/EMT-P & Class Instructor John
      Townsend, Chief Hugh Hager, Past Chief
      Steve Cronin (Pres of Bucks Co. Fire
      Chiefs & Firefighters Assoc.), Jr. FF
      Joseph Glauber, Prob. FF Alex Plugaru,
      Porb. FF Tyler Butler
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 
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On August 6 2014, Seven members of Midway Volunteer Fire Company graduated from the Bucks County Community College, Bucks County Public Safety Training Center having completed the Basic Fire Academy for Firefighter 1. Those members that are 18 years of age or older competed 192 hours of Firefighter 1 training and have obtain their National Professional Qualification System (ProBoard) certification for Firefighter 1.    Please join us in congratulating Tyler Butler, Joseph Glauber, Sean Hurst, Quinn Jones, Alex Plugaru, Andrew Smith, and Chris Wend on this accomplishment and their commitment to serving our community.


 
Thank You for a Great 2014 Carnival!!
Saturday, July 26, 2014 
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Thank you for a Great 2014 Carnival. We would like to thank everyone that came out this year to our annual carnival that just ended on Saturday, July 26. This year's Grand prize of Two Polaris ATV's and a Triton Trailer where won by Keith Pladsen of Newtown, PA. The winning ticket was drawn by our special grand prize ticket drawer, 6 year old Mackenzie of Warrington. Mackenzie was presented a special gift from the fire company, a very large lion. The Auxiliary Prize winners for 2014 are; 1st Prize: Xbox One gaming system - Robin Fetterolf 2nd Prize: 2 Night stay at Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos - Alexis Graham 3rd Prize: 30 min facial, pedicure, and manicure at Skin & Tonic in Peddlers Village - Analyse Fiorawanti Additionally we would want to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers for their support. We look forward to seeing everyone next year when we celebrate our Auxiliary's 75th Anniversary.

 
Grand Prize ticket drawn by 6 year old Mackenzie, announced by Carnival MC Firefighter/Paramedic John Townsend
   Grand Prize ticket drawn by 6 year old
      Mackenzie, announced by Carnival MC
      Firefighter/Paramedic John Townsend
Mackenzie of Warrington, Pa presented with Special Grand Prize Ticket Drawer's Gift by Carnival MC Firefighter/Paramedic John Townsend.
   Mackenzie of Warrington, Pa presented
      with Special Grand Prize Ticket Drawer's
      Gift by Carnival MC
      Firefighter/Paramedic John Townsend.
Midway Responds to Dwelling Fire During Annual Carnival
Thursday, July 24, 2014 19:59
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Midway Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched at 19:59 on Thursday July 24th to a dwelling fire located at 3306 Ephross Cir, Solebury Township, PA. Initial reports from Bucks County Communications Department advised responding units of a garage fire in an attached garage. Enroute to the scene Deputy 5 reports a working fire due to the large smoke header visible. On arrival of Deputy 5 and Chief 5, Chief 5 requested 3 additional tankers and 2 engines. Crews responded from the annual carnival and arrived on scene within 5 minutes of dispatch with the department's entire fleet minus our field truck. Crews arrived to find heavy fire throughout the garage with propane tanks venting and other flammable substances burning, extending up the outside of the structure. All hands were placed into service. Crews made an aggressive stop and prevented the fire from extending fully into the rest of the structure. There was one civilian injury which was transported for burns to an area hospital. The family cat was rescued by Midway Battalion Chief Dave Shapp and treated at the scene by Central Bucks Ambulance. The Bucks County Fire Marshal Department investigated the incident. Midway received assistance from New Hope Eagle Fire Co., Point Pleasant Fire Co., Lingohocken Fire Co., Doylestown Fire Co., Warwick Fire Co., Central Bucks Ambulance and the Bucks County Fire Marshal Department.

 
Solebury Twp Police Dept. Facebook page
PhillyFireNews.com web link
Doylestown-Buckingham-New Britian Patch
Midway crews going into service. Photo courtesy of Solebury Twp. PD
   Midway crews going into service. Photo
      courtesy of Solebury Twp. PD
Family cat being treated by Central Bucks Ambulance after being rescued by Midway Vol. Fire CO. crews. Photo  courtesy of Solebury Twp. PD.
   Family cat being treated by Central
      Bucks Ambulance after being rescued by
      Midway Vol. Fire CO. crews. Photo
      courtesy of Solebury Twp. PD.
Passing of Life Member Bob Rushton
Bob Rushton (center) with Pres. Dave Hathaway and former Chief Steve Cronin at the company's 2009 annual banquet.
   Bob Rushton (center) with Pres. Dave
      Hathaway and former Chief Steve Cronin
      at the company's 2009 annual banquet.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 
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It is with profound sadness that the members of Midway Volunteer Fire Company announce the passing of Life Member and Trustee Emeritus Robert Rushton on Sunday 1 June 2014. Bob joined Midway in March of 1948 and served as Trustee Emeritus until his passing. He served the communities of Buckingham and Solebury for 66 years. Family and Friends are invited to Bob's Life Celebration from 6pm-8pm Thursday 5 June at Leaver-Cable Funeral Home, located at 4865 York Rd. in Buckingham, PA. Services & Internment will be private. Please keep Bob's family in your thoughts and prayers. At the families request: in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Midway Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 296, Lahaska, PA. 18931, would be appreciated.

 
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