Monday, October 1, 2012
Bristol Fire Company Fire Police Captain David Wintz, who died in the line of duty in May, was honored Sunday morning outside the county courthouse in Doylestown.
Helen Wintz closed her eyes tightly shut; tears began to stream down her face. As her eyes slowly opened, she intensely looked at her late husband's name, newly engraved into the Bucks County memorial for fallen firefighters in Doylestown. Bristol Fire Company Fire Police Captain David Wintz died in the line of duty on May 16 after suffering a heart attack minutes after leaving the scene of the massive three-alarm chemical fire at the Dow campus. On Sunday, the devoted father and longtime public servant was honored in the 2012 Bucks County Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Fire service colleagues from throughout Wintz's 50-year career attended the Sunday morning ceremony in the Bucks County Courthouse courtyard. Local dignitaries and …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Bristol Fire Company Police Captain David Wintz will be honored in Doylestown on Sunday.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Bristol Fire Company (Station 51) and the Bucks County Fire Chief’s and Firefighter’s Association will pay tribute to late Bristol Fire Police Captain David Wintz, who died in the line of duty while directing traffic during a three-alarm blaze at Dow Chemical's Rohm & Haas Bristol plant in May 2012. The eighth annual event will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Bucks County Courthouse, located at 55 E. Court St. in Doylestown. Wintz — who served as a firefighter for 50 years — died of a heart attack shortly after leaving the scene of the fire after he became ill. Emergency responders from Bristol Fire Company arrived at Wintz’s home to try to revive him, but were unsuccessful. Wintz’s name will be added to a memorial …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Bristol Monday during services honoring Fire Police Captain David Wintz. The long-time volunteer died last week shortly after leaving the scene of a three-alarm fire at the Dow Chemical Plant.
Family, friends and first responders from across the region gathered together in Bristol Borough Monday to attend the mass for Bristol Fire Company Fire Police Captain David Wintz. Wintz, 65, died early last Wednesday after feeling ill and leaving the scene of the massive three-alarm fire at the Dow Chemical plant. After pulling into the driveway of his Penn Street home and exiting his tan truck with red emergency lights affixed to the top -- a staple at Bristol fire scenes -- Wintz went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead shortly after by doctors at Lower Bucks Hospital. Many of the first responders who worked to try to revive the fallen Wintz said they knew him through his nearly 50-years of serving in local fire companies in …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Bucks County officials said teams are working around-the-clock to ensure the safety of the site and community after a three-alarm fire caused two tanks to release chemicals in the air.
Officials said clean-up efforts at the Dow Chemical Plant in Bristol are ongoing after lightning struck two tanks, causing a three-alarm fire on May 16. Odors from the two chemicals, Ethyl Acrylate and Butyl Acrylate, were released into the air following the incident, according to Bucks County officials. Dow Chemical officials said the material is contained, but as cleanup moves forward to completion odors may still be a factor in the region. Deputy Director Juliet E. Kelchner -- Bucks County Commissioners' Office of Public Information -- said county officials said the vapors are currently at acceptable levels, and may continue until the clean-up is complete and the air has time to clear. The offending odor is made more obvious in the …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Captain Dave Wintz suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after leaving the scene of a three-alarm blaze at the Dow Plant in Bristol Township.
Funeral services for fallen Fire Police Captain 63-year-old Dave Wintz, with the Bristol Fire Company, will take place early next week, according to fire officials. Wintz left the scene of a three-alarm fire at the Dow Plant in Croydon after feeling ill Wednesday. He later died of a fatal heart attack shortly before sunrise, Deputy Chief Francis Hufnell said. Viewing services will be on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Wade Funeral Home located at 1002 Radcliffe Street in Bristol. The mass will follow at 11 a.m. at Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church located at 1025 Radcliffe Street in Bristol. A funeral procession will then proceed to Resurrection Cemetery at 5201 Hulmeville Road in Bensalem. Bristol …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Lightning strike blamed for 3-alarm fire at Bristol Township Dow Plant.
UPDATED 1:21 P.M. A lightning strike is to blame for a massive three-alarm blaze at the Dow Chemical facility at Route 413 and State Road in Croydon that destroyed two large tanks that held chemicals used in the manufacturing of acrylic paint products, according to local and county officials. No first responders were injured due to the blaze. But 63-year-old Dave Wintz, a fire police captain with the Bristol Fire Company, left the fire scene after feeling ill and later died of a fatal heart attack shortly before sunrise, Deputy Chief Francis Hufnell said. Firefighters and hazmat teams from Bucks, Montgomery and Burlington County in New Jersey responded shortly after 3:35 a.m. to the blaze and worked with Dow’s in-house emergency response …