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2010 ARCHIVE INCIDENTS


 

FATAL CRASH ON SHRIVER'S CORNER

12/24/10 -  At 1333, Co. 6 and Medic 28 were dispatched for a vehicle overturned with a subject down in the roadway on Shriver's Corner Rd at Goldenville Rd.  Rescue 6 and 6A responded at 1334 and as they responded, county advised that the crash was now reported with entrapment, bringing Engine 7-1 and 7A.  While enroute, county also advised that fire police personnel from Co. 1 (Gettysburg) were on the scene reporting a vehicle on its side and a subject trapped under the vehicle.  As Rescue 6 and 6A arrived, personnel on the scene advised that the patient was already deceased.  Command 6 held co. 6 to the scene and placed all others in service.  Co. 6 personnel assisted the county coroner on the scene, and then returned to service.

 

 


3 ALARM FIRE

12/11/10 -  Units were dispatched a little after 2pm for a garage fire in box 33-9.  County then advised  that it was actually a warehouse fire in box 25-3.  As units responded, the second alarm was struck, bringing Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6.  Engine 6-2 responded with 6 and was ordered to set up a fill site at a pond north of the scene.  Engine 6-1 also responded with 4 and layed all 1500 ft of 5 inch starting at Engine 6-2.  Engine 9-2(York Springs) continued the hose relay, laying all of their 5 inch, followed by Engine 7-2(Bendersville), setting up a pumper relay operation.  Engine 6-2's pack crew then walked to the scene and assisted with fire suppression efforts until command was advised by PEMA to stop firefighting efforts due to hazardous materials in the runoff.  A large haz-mat operation was then initiated, in an effort to keep the hazardous runoff from contaminating the nearby creek.  Once this was completed, and on the orders of the state Fire Marshal, fire supression efforts began again, during which Engine 6-2 came to the scene and operated a blitzfire line.  E6-2 was then sent to another fill site at the creek behind the nearby AgCom mill and supplied tankers before returning to service.  Service 6/Spill 41-2 and 6A also responded to the scene.  Thanks to the Vigilant Hose Co. #6 of Emmitsburg, MD for providing Engine/Tanker 64 our initial transfer, and then the Friendship Engine & Hose Co of Chambersburg, PA for transfering Engine/Tanker 14 to our station when E/T 64 was called to the scene.

(Additional Photos in Slideshow)

 

 

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YET ANOTHER STRUCTURE FIRE

12/8/10 -  Engine 6-2 was dispatched to assist Co. 9 on the scene of a garage fire in box 9-5.  E6-2 responded with 5 and upon arrival, personnel reported to staging, and were put to work performing overhaul operations.  After extensive overhaul and salvage, Engine 6-2 returned to service.

 

(Additional Photos in Slideshow)

 


 

ANOTHER MUTUAL AID STRUCTURE FIRE

12/3/10 -  Engine 6-2 was dispatched around 0330 as the first engine on the second alarm for multiple structures on fire in Gettysburg boro.  The engine responded with a full crew and assisted in fire attack operations.  Rescue 6 responded to the scene later, as the fire went to 4 alarms.

Photos Courtesy 911 Photography.  More from this incident here

 


 

MUTUAL AID STRUCTURE FIRE

12/2/10 -  Co.6 was dispatched for Engine, Rescue and Tanker as part of the first alarm assignment for a house fire in box 7-10.  Tanker 6 responded first, followed soon after by Engine 6-1, E6-2 and Rescue 6.  Engine 7-2 arrived on the scene and found nothing showing from the exterior, but upon investigation found a fire in the basement.  Co. 6 personnel assisted with fire control and mop-up operations, and Rescue 6 filled SCBA bottles.  Thanks to the Vigilant Hose Co. #6 of Emmitsburg, MD for transferring Engine-Tanker 64 to our station while we operated on the scene.

 

(Additional Photos in Slideshow)


 

STRUCTURE FIRE IN THE BORO

11/28/10 -  The pre-alert sounded in the early afternoon hours on Sunday for an apartment fire in Biglerville Boro.  Assistant 25 came on the air soon after dispatch and advised smoke showing.  Units responded and controlled the fire and performed salvage and overhaul.  The fire was contained to a wall and small area of the ceiling in an uninhabited apartment.  Units packed up and returned to service a few hours later.  Thanks to Co. 29 and Co. 2 for transferring Tanker 29 and ambulance 2A to our station during the fire.

 

(Additional Photos in Slideshow)

 


 

11/13/10 -  Utility 6 and Utility 5(Arendtsville) traveled to Caledonia with crews to provide EMS services for PSP while they conducted a search in the woods.  No injuries were reported, and the crews returned to service in the early evening.

(Additional Photos in Slideshow)

 


 

Co. 6 RESPONDS TO CRASH W/ENTRAPMENT

11/1/10 -  Co. 6 & 7(Bendersville) and Medic 28 were dispatched in the early evening for a MVA with possible entrapment in the intersection of Rt. 234 and Old Carlisle Rd.  Chief 6 responded immediately and found a pickup truck v.s. car head-on, with one subject confined in the car.  6A and 6A1 responded soon after, with Rescue 6 soon behind.  Rescue 6 arrived and went to work extricating the driver, along with Engine 7-1.  Engine 6-2 arrived soon after this, and handled the landing zone for LifeLion in a field next to the incident.  An additional medic from 28 and ambulance 1A(Gettysburg) also assisted on the scene.  A total of 5 patients were taken from this incident, 1 by LifeLion and 4 by ground.  The roadway was closed for approximately an hour during this incident.

 

(Additional Photos in Slideshow)

Rescue 6 Response Video


 

 STRUCTURE FIRE W/POSSIBLE ENTRAPMENT

10/22/10 -  Units were dispatched in the early afternoon hours for a structure fire in box 4-2 at Scooter's Tavern on Rt. 30. With units still enroute, county advised that there was now reported possible entrapment, which turned out to be negative.  Rescue 6 was dispatched to fill the box and responded with 5 personnel, and Engine 6-2 responded a little bit later with 5 to provide extra manpower.  The rescue crew staged as the RIT team, while Engine 6-2's crew assisted with overhaul and mop-up.

For additional photos of this incident, visit 911 Photography

 

(Additional Photos in Slideshow)

When co. 6 units returned to the station after the structure fire, they found Tanker 6 back in service after having a lighting upgrade done.  The malfunctioning lightbar has been replaced with an LED bar, and the oscillator lights on the front and rear have been replaced with LED's.  Thanks to PA Fire Apparatus for performing this upgrade.

 

 

 

 


ELECTRICAL FIRE

10/1/10 -  The pre-alert sounded late in the evening for box 25-5 for an electrical fire in a house.  Tanker 6, Engine 6-2 and Rescue 6 responded, with the tanker and rescue staging on the scene, and Engine 6-2's crew assisting on the interior of the house.  Command then held Co. 25, Truck 1, Engine 6-2 and ambulance 1A to the scene, and placed all other units in service.

 


 

MVA ON SHRIVER'S CORNER

9/28/10 -  Co. 6 and Rescue 1 (Gettysburg) were dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries on Shriver's Corner Rd in the area of Goldenville Rd in box 6-6.  6A arrived to find 2 vehicles involved in a head-on crash, with one vehicle a significant distance up the road from the other.  Engine 6-2 and Rescue 1's crews assisted with patient packaging and hazard control and then returned to service.  

 


 

CHICKEN HOUSE FIRE

9/23/10 -  Co. 6 assisted Co. 25 on the scene of a chicken house fire on Red Bridge Rd.  Tanker 6 participated in tanker shuttle operations, and the crew of Engine 6-2 assisted with overhaul operations.  

 

Photos Courtesy 911 Photography.  More from this incident available here 


 

2 CRASHES ON SATURDAY

9/18/10 -  The cavalry was called out on saturday morning for a vehicle accident on W York St at High St.  6A arrived and found multiple patients on the scene and transported one to the hospital, as the rest were patient refusals.  Rescue 6 and Engine 6-2's crews assisted EMS and controlled hazards from the vehicles.

 

 

 

During Fall Fest later in the evening, Rescue 6, 6A and Engine 9-1 (our transfer engine) were dispatched for a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in Biglerville Boro.  All 3 units responded and found a motorcycle vs pickup truck, with the motorcyclist partially pinned underneath the bike.  Rescue 6 and Engine 9-1's crews assisted EMS with packaging the motorcyclist and with debris removal, and returned to Fall Fest shortly.


 

The Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. would like to thank all those who came out and supported us during this year's Fall Fest.  We would also like to thank the United Hook & Ladder and York Springs fire departments for providing engine transfers for us.  See you next year!

For the list of raffle prize winners, click here

 

More Pictures Here


 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY CONVENTION

9/11/10 -  Co. 6 dumped house to participate in the 2010 Cumberland County Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention hosted by Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services. The Cavalry brought home the following awards for out of county apparatus:

1st Place

6A(new)-BLS Ambulance

Rescue 6-Rescue

Engine 6-1-Engine Pre-1990

Rehab 6-Special Services Unit

 

2nd Place

6A1(old)- BLS Ambulance

Tanker 6- Tanker

Utility 6-Special Services Unit

 

A special thanks goes to the Buchanan Valley Fire Co for transferring Engine 27 to our station

 

(Additional Photos in Slideshow)

 


 

RESCUE RUNS HOUSE FIRE, TANKER GOES NORTH

9/8/10 -  At 1016, units were dispatched to box 9-7 for a structure fire.  Rescue 6 responded with a crew of 4 and assisted with salvage and overhaul operations.  The rescue returned at 1146.

 

At 1844, Tanker 6 was dispatched to Cumberland County along with Engine 7-2 for a dump fire at Mountain Creek Campground in box 136-105.  Tanker 6 supplied Cumberland Tanker 250 and returned to service at 2002. 

 


 

ENGINE TRANSFER, THEN TO THE SCENE

9/7/10 -  The tone dropped at 0553 for Engine 6-2 to transfer to Co. 33 (United Hook & Ladder) Station 1 while they operated at a house fire.  Engine 6-2 completed the transfer at 0620, and then at 0709 was called to the scene to assist with cleanup operations.  Engine 6-2 returned to service at 0801.

 


 

ACCIDENT ON BIGLERVILLE RD

8/29/10 -  Co. 6 was dispatched at 1631 for a vehicle accident with injuries on Biglerville Rd and Winding Brook Rd.  6A and Rescue 6 arrived to find 2 cars involved in a rear-end collision, and 3 patients.  Ambulances 7A and 1A were then dispatched to assist at the scene.  Engine 6-2 responded from the scene of the crash to handle a landing zone for Life Lion for one of the patients, while 1A and 7A transported patients by ground.  The box was placed available at 1722.

Pictures by Carly Strawsburg

 

 


 

MVA INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS

8/26/10 -  At 1602, units were dispatched to the intersection of Heidlersburg and Guernsey roads in box 6-8 for a vehicle accident involving a school bus.  Units found a school bus rear-ended by a truck, and that all the students on the bus were uninjured.  1 patient was transported from the scene by 6A, and units returned at 1638.

 


 

GAS LEAK IN THE BORO

8/14/10 -  Co. 6 and mutual aid units were dispatched at 1427 for a gas leak in a structure on Penn St. in Biglerville Boro.  Units arrived and found a gas line in the house to be leaking, secured the gas line, and called the gas company.  All units returned to service at 1453.

 


 

HOUSE FIRE IN ARENDTSVILLE

8/7/10 - The pre-alert sounded at 2116 for a possible structure fire reported by PA State Police in Arendtsville Boro.  Co. 5 units went on scene with a working fire.  Engine 6-1 responded with 5 personnel, and upon arrival were directed to pull a second handline off Engine 5-1 and enter the structure.  E6-1 also supplied Tower 5 with water.  Tanker 6 staged on scene next to E6-1 and Rescue 6, which supplied lighting, fans and hand tools.  Engine 6-2 also responded, and staged at Queen and Pearl streets and supplied lighting.

 


 

ACVESA CONVENTION

Co. 6 took Service/Utility 6 and ambulance 6A to York Springs to participate in the parade for the 2010 ACVESA Convention. 

 


STOVE FIRE IN THE BORO

8/2/10 - The pre-alert sounded in the early evening hours for a stove fire in a house in Biglerville Boro.  Engine 6-1 responded with 5, and found there to be no fire, only some smoldering dog food under the stove.  Command 6 held the assignment to Co. 6, and Chief 6 placed the box in service shortly after.

 

 


 

HAZ MAT INCIDENT AT KNOUSE

7/30/10 - At 1318, Co. 6 personnel were paged to meet with Chief 6 at the station for an emergency work detail.  With a crew already at the station, the chief advised that Knouse Foods had experienced a leak of liquid sugar which got into the stream behind the facility, and that they needed assistance in flushing out the stream into a waiting vacuum truck.  Engine 6-1 and Tanker 6 responded, with the engine crew pulling the trash line, as the tanker traveled a little downstream and utilized the rear dump.  Co.6 returned to service at 1418.

Pictures by FF Little

 

At 1719, units were dispatched to box 4-4 for a house fire.  Co. 4 (Cashtown) units arrived to find a working house fire, and requested additional units, bringing Tanker 6 and Rescue 6 to the scene.  While Co. 6 units were enroute, command 4 advised that there was possible entrapment, bringing Medic 28.  Engine 6-2 also responded to the scene.  Tanker 6 supplied Engine-Tanker 27 (Buchanan Valley), and the rescue and engine crews assisted with extinguishment and overhaul operations.  Crews then stayed late in to the night to provide lighting for the Fire Marshal to conduct his investigation.

First 2 pictures by Greg Buterbaugh 

 


 

STORMS TAKE DOWN TREES AND WIRES

7/25/10 - In the early afternoon hours, County advised all personnel that the National Weather Service had issued a sever thunderstorm warning for Adams County.  As the storms moved through the area, bringing heavy winds and rain, Communications began receiving numerous calls about trees and wires down across the county.  Co. 6 was dispatched at 1425 for a tree down across wires and across the roadway in the 900 block of Old Carlisle Rd.  Service 6 responded with extra saws, quickly cleared the roadway, and moved on to the 400 block of Benders Church Rd.  After this, reports came in of wires down blocking Guernsey Rd.  Fire Police responded and shut down the road for utility crews.  Then at 1635, Engine 6-1 went to Knouse Foods on Hanover St for an automatic fire alarm when power was restored to Biglerville Boro.  The engine and Tower 5 staged while Chief 6 (Smith) investigated, and units returned to service at 1654.

 


 

ACVESA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

7/24/10 - The 234 Connection team, consisting of members from Co. 6 and Co. 25 (Heidlersburg) once again participated in the ACVESA softball tournament, and as usual a good time was had by all.

 Pictures coming soon

 


 

HAY BALE FIRE

 

7/23/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched at 1232 to assist Co. 25 (Heidlersburg) with a hay bale fire on Millar Rd.  Engine 6-2, Tanker 6 and 6A responded, with the tanker hauling 4 loads of water, the engine crew assisting with overhaul and extinguishment, and the ambulance setting up rehab.  Units returned to service at 1621.

Pictures by FF A. Biesecker

For more pictures of this incident, visit 911 Photography

 

Thanks to the Vigilant Hose Co. of Emmitsburg, MD for filling in at the 6th Cavalry with Engine-Tanker 64 while we operated at the fire.

Pictures by FF Huff 

   

 

At 2348 hours, Engine 6-2 was dispatched to set up a landing zone at the station for Life Lion for a patient on 6A.  The engine set up the landing zone, but was then cancelled by Medic 28, and the ambulance transported by ground.

 


 

STANDBY IN BARLOW

 

7/15/10 - Engine 6-2 traveled south to standby at Co. 22 during their carnival.  The crew enjoyed an evening with no calls, and then returned to service at 2232.  While still enroute back to Station 6, the crew responded to a medical assist call at the station.

 

   

 


 

CRASH WITH WIRES DOWN

 

7/10/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched at 0433 for a vehicle accident with pole and wires down in the 400 block of Arendstville Rd.  Chief 6 responded and found no patient with the vehicle, and advised the crew of Rescue 6 to start searching the area for the occupants of the vehicle.  As crews wrapped up their search, the driver returned to the scene, and was checked by EMS.  Also assisting on the scene were Cumberland Township Police and PA State Police.  Crews checked for hazards and returned available, with fire police remaining on the scene until utility crews came to clear the roadway.

 

 

Rescue 6 and 6A went to Gettysburg Boro in the evening to standby during the Bike Week parade.  Crews stood by and received no calls, and returned to service at 1840.

 

 


 

STANDBY AT CO. 33

 

7/9/10 - Engine 6-2 and a crew of 5 traveled to New Oxford for a standby at Co. 33 Station 1 during their carnival.  The crew enjoyed an uneventful evening with no calls, and returned available at 2255.

 

 


 

 

MED ASSIST TURNS INTO LANDING ZONE

 

6/30/10 - Ambulance 6A and Medic 28 were dispatched in the afternoon hours for an injured subject off Biglerville Rd.  Units arrived to find one subject who had been struck by a few large hay bales, and requested medical assist from Co. 6 to be dispatched.  Service 6 responded with 3, and after their arrival, it was determined that airmedical was needed, and Engine 6-2 was dispatched to set up a landing zone in the field near the scene.  Engine 6-2 responded and assisted Service 6 with the LZ.  Co. 6 personnel then assisted the crew from Life Lion with packaging and loading the patient, and returned to service at 1959.


 

TRAILER FIRE IN THE 1-6 BOX

 

6/26/10 - At 2304 hours, Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 were alerted as part of the first alarm assignment for a trailer fire in the Anchor Estates Mobile Home Park.  Engine 6-2 arrived first on the scene and pulled an attack line to extinguish the fire.  Tanker 6 followed and established water supply at the entrance to the park.  Units packed up and returned to service at 0010.

Pictures by Jr FF Biesecker

 


 

HEAD-ON CRASH IN BENDERSVILLE

 

6/25/10 - Rescue 6 and 6A were dispatched at 1525 for a head-on vehicle accident in Bendersville Boro at the intersection of Carlisle Rd and Main St.  The rescue crew assisted EMS and controlled hazards, and returned to service at 1603.

Pictures by LT 6

 

 

 


 

6/19/10 - Company 6 participated in the Community Days festivities held at Oakside Park, taking Engine 6-2, Service 6, Utility 6, and Rehab 6 for display and to provide care for anybody that needed it.  The Engine also handled the landing zone for STAT Medevac to land for their display.

Photos by Deputy 6

 


 

6/15/10 - Co. 6, along with Engine 7-1, was dispatched at 1254 for a vehicle accident with entrapment on Carlisle Rd.  The patient was self-extricated, and 6A obtained a refusal.  Rescue 6 and Engine 7-1 controlled hazards and assisted EMS.

 


 

6/14/10 - Rescue 6 was dispatched at 2133 for a public service detail, assisting Biglerville Boro crews with lighting while they worked on a water main leak.  The rescue returned to service at 2308.


 

6/2/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched at 1321 hours for a fluid spill at the intersection of Heidlersburg and Old Carlisle Roads.  Chief 6 requested that Service 6 and Spill 41-2 respond, finding a farm tractor that had lost approximately 20 gallons of hydraulic fluid.  The crew covered the area with peat-sorb and did other clean-up.

 


WATER SUPPLY CLASS

 

6/6/10 - Engine 6-2 and a crew participated in a rural water supply class held at the Adams County Training Center. 

Pictures courtesy 911 Photography.  To see more photos of this class, visit 911-Photography.com 

 

 


 

6/1/10 - Rescue 6 and Tanker 6 were dispatched at 1953 for a structure fire on Mummasburg Rd in box 5-4.  Both units responded, but were placed in service while responding.

 


 

Memorial Day Parades

Co. 6 participated in 2 Memorial Day parades this year, first in Bendersville on 5/29/10, and then Biglerville on 5/30/10.

Bendersville

 

Biglerville

 


 

5/27/10 - The 6th Cavalry was dispatched at 0718 for a reported vehicle accident with entrapment in Biglerville Boro.  Asst 6 (Cook) arrived on scene to find a garbage truck into a pole with wires down, and a bystander assisting the driver with self-extrication.  Co. 6 units controlled hazards, and returned to service in a short amount of time.

 

 

At 0826 hours, Co. 6 was alerted for an automatic fire alarm at Knouse Foods.  Chief 6 investigated and found nothing, and placed the box in service.

 

At 1419, Co. 6 was dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries in box 6-7.  Chief 6 arrived on scene and found there were no injuries, and that the accident was in reality non-reportable, and placed the box in service.

 

At 2343 hours, in the middle of heavy thunderstorms, Co. 6 was alerted for an automatic fire alarm in box

6-6 at the SPCA.  Engine 6-1 responded with 5, and investigated, found nothing, and placed the box in service.

 


 

5/26/10 - Engine 6-2 participated in a field day for the Biglerville Elementary kindergarten class.  Personnel dressed up in full turnout gear with SCBA, gave a tour of the engine, gave a siren demonstration, and even allowed the kids' teachers to try on some gear.

MORE PICTURES

 


 

5/20/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched in the morning for a medical assist, assisting ambulance 6A with a fallen person at Knouse Foods.  The ambulance crew determined that aeromedical was needed, and Engine 6-2 was dispatched to set up a landing zone at Co. 6.  Upon their arrival, Medic 28 determined that the patient would be taken to York Hospital by ground, and cancelled the landing zone.  The 6th Cavalry then played babysitter to the medic unit until the ambulance returned home.

 

 


 

5/8/10 - FF Day participated in a structural burn session which ended with a live burn on 5/8/10, and was accompanied by Photographer 6-2 (Alicia Gould) on the burn day. 

For more pictures, click here.

 


5/7/10 - The Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. said goodbye to Phil Asper today.  Engine 6-1, E6-2, Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A and crews traveled to Gettysburg for the funeral services, and then participated in the procession to the burial site in Fairfield.  Phil played an important role in the department for many years, and will be missed by all. A special thanks to the Franklin Fire Co (Franklin County Station 4) for the engine transfer, and Alpha Fire Co (Littlestown) for the ambulance transfer.

 

 


 

The Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. regrets to announce the passing of Phil Asper, former Assistant Chief and head trustee of our department.  He will be missed greatly.

Service details are as follows:

Viewing: Thursday, May 6 from 6-9pm at St Francis Church in Gettysburg

Funeral Service: Friday, May 7 starting at 2pm at St Francis Church

 


 

 

ANOTHER HOUSE FIRE IN GETTYSBURG BORO

5/5/10 - Engine 6-2 was dispatched once again for a fire in box 1, this time an apartment fire on Middle St.  The engine responded with a full crew, and assisted with a search and overhaul operations.

 

Pictures courtesy 911 Photography.  To see more photos of this incident and others,

visit 911-Photography.com 

 

 

Also on May 5th, the 6th Cavalry gathered at the station to check out a demo rescue truck from Rescue 1.

 

 


 

HOUSE FIRE IN GETTYSBURG BORO

5/4/10 - Engine 6-2 was dispatched as part of the second alarm for a working house fire on Highland Ave in Gettysburg Boro.  Rescue 6 was later dispatched to fill the box.  The engine laid approx. 600 feet of supply line from a hydrant and assisted with fire attack, pulling the 2 1/2" line and an 1 3/4" line, while the rescue crew reported to staging and assisted the engine with fire attack. 

 

Rescue 6 Response Part 1

Rescue 6 Response Part 2

On Scene Video

 

Pictures courtesy 911 Photography.  To see more photos of this incident and others,

visit 911-Photography.com

 


 

TRACTOR FIRE IN THE 25-6 BOX

5/1/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched at 1521 to assist Co. 25 (Heidlersburg) with a tractor fire next to a structure.  Engine 6-2 arrived first, followed by Tanker 6, and pulled the foam line to extinguish the fire. (Pictures by Greg Stallsmith)


 


 

TRANSFER TO EAST BERLIN, THEN MATTRESS FIRE

4/30/10 - Engine 6-2 was alerted at 0511 to transfer to Co. 11 while they operated at a house fire.  The engine responded with 5, and staged at Co. 11 until they returned, and assisted with cleaning hose.  6-2 returned to service at 0958.

 

At 1200, Co. 6 was dispatched to assist 6A with removing a patient off a farm tractor.  During that call, the pre-alert sounded for box 25-4-30 for a possible trailer fire.  Engine 6-2 responded with a full crew, and upon arrival assisted with extinguishment of a mattress fire and ventilation.

 

Engine Response Video

 


 

VEHICLE INTO THE POND ON ARENDTSVILLE RD

4/26/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched at 0705 for a vehicle into the pond in the area of the Apple Bin Restaurant on Rt 234.  Chief 6 and 6A arrived to find the occupant out of the vehicle, with no injuries.  Personnel assisted the tow company with vehicle retrieval, and returned to service at 0818.


 


 

BUSY DAY FOR THE CAVALRY

4/16/10 - At 0036 Rescue 6 and Tanker 6 were dispatched  for a structure fire in box 8-1.  Tanker 6 supplied Engine 7-1, and Rescue 6 filled air bottles, while the crew assisted with overhaul.


 

Rescue 6 was dispatched at 1804 for a vehicle accident in box 7-3 on Wenksville Rd, with a car and a 4-wheeler into a tree.  The rescue was cancelled while enroute, but then directed to stage in Bendersville Boro for a possible landing zone, but was then placed in service, as 7A transported by ground.

(Photos courtesy Michelle Powell)

 

Then at 2046, Co. 6 was dispatched for a vehicle accident at the intersection of Heidlersburg Rd and Geurnsey Rd in box 6-8.  Chief 6 arrived to find a boat trailer that became unhitched from a pickup, and the boat off the trailer.  There were no injuries, and the box was placed in service at 2052.

 

At 2047, Co. 6 was dispatched for an Automatic Fire Alarm at Knouse Foods on Hanover St.  Tanker 6 responded and talked with Knouse Foods security personnel, who advised that there was no problem, and the box was placed in service at 2054.


 

ENGINE GOES ON NEW OXFORD STRUCTURE FIRE

4/8/10 - Engine 6-2 was dispatched at 1119 to transfer to Co. 33 Station 1 (New Oxford) while they operated on a structure fire in New Oxford Boro.  While enroute, Command 33 requested Engine 6-2 to the scene.  Upon arrival, FF Powell and FF Day reported to staging, and from there was directed to relieve Quint 29's crew with roof ventilation. Later on, FF Powell was also directed to assist with overhaul operations.

(First Photo by Chief 6)

Engine Response Video


 

At 1911 hours, Engine 6-2 was dispatched to transfer to Co. 33 Station 2 (Abbottstown) while they operated on a barn fire in York County.


 

CRASH IN THE MORNING, TRANSFER IN AFTERNOON

4/7/10 - The 6th cavalry as called at 0743 for a vehicle accident in Biglerville Boro in the area of the post office.  Rescue 6, Engine 6-2 and ambulance 6A responded, and arrived to find a van rear-ended by a Ford Bronco, with 1 injured person.  Crews assisted in debris removal and fluid control, and returned at 0809.


 

At 1502, Engine 6-2 was alerted to transfer to Co. 2 (Fairfield) while they operated at a mountain fire.  6-2 responded with 5, and returned at 1828.  These pictures by FF Powell:


 

RESCUE RUNS CRASH, ENGINE AND TANKER ON 2 BRUSH FIRES

4/6/10 - Rescue 6 responded to box 7-6 for a vehicle accident in the 300 block of Quaker Valley Rd.  Crews arrived to find a box truck laying on its side off the roadway.  Rescue 6 assisted Engine 7-1 with checking for hazards, and returned to service at 1444.

 

At 1455 hrs, Co. 6 was dispatched to assist Co. 5 (Arendtsville) with a brush fire on Fairview Fruit Rd.  Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 responded, with the engine handling fire attack, and the tanker supplying units on the scene.  It was determined that the fire was sparked by an out-of-control controlled burn.  Units returned at 1607.

 

Then at 1650, Co. was dispatched again for a brush fire, this time in box 9-8.  Tanker 6 supplied Engine 6-2 and Cumberland County Mini Pumper 36 (Mt. Holly), and the engine's manpower cut a fire line and helped with mop-up.  Units returned at 1810.

 


 

SHED FIRE, TRANSFER, BRUSH FIRE

3/20/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched at 1415 for Tanker 6 and Engine 6-1 on the first alarm for a shed fire in box 9-8.  Tanker 6 staged on scene, and Engine 6-1 was directed to transfer to Co. 9 (York Springs) while enroute.  Just after Engine 6-1 was released from the transfer, county dispatched Co. 9 units for a brush fire on County Line Rd, and Chief 9 requested that Engine 6-1 respond.  Upon arrival, the engine supplied York County Engine 65-1 (Franklintown) with water, and the engine crew assisted with fire attack. 

Engine 6-1 Brush Fire Response Video

 



 

CRASH IN THE 7-6 BOX

3/19/10 - Rescue 6 was alerted at 1842 for a vehicle accident on Quaker Valley Rd in box 7-6.  The rescue responded with 5, and assisted EMS on the scene.  Units returned at 1908.

 


 

HAZ-MAT TRAILER GOES TO LITTLESTOWN

3/18/10 - Spill 41-2 was dispatched at 0934 to assist Co. 20 (Alpha/Littlestown) with a fuel leak resulting from a tractor trailer rollover.  Service 6 and the spill unit returned to service at 1109.

 


 

DUTY NIGHT

Co. 6 held a duty night on March 12, starting at 7pm.  Members arrived, ate dinner, and then worked to make and install a windshield on Utility 6, and then spent the rest of the evening socializing, while the ambulance crew ran a call or two.


 

2 VEHICLE CRASH IN THE BORO

3/12/10 - Company 6 was dispatched to the intersection of Hanover St. and South Main St. in Biglerville Boro for a vehicle accident with injuries.  Units arrived and found 2 vehicles with moderate damage, off the roadway, and administered care and controlled hazards.

 


 

SHED FIRE ON LAKE MEADE RD

3/10/10 - At 0725, Tanker 6 was dispatched to assist Co. 10 (Hampton) for a working shed fire in box 10-4.  Tanker 6 assisted in tanker shuttle operations, hauling 2 loads of water.  Engine 6-1 was called a little later to fill the box, and staged on scene.

 


 

BOX 5-8 CHIMNEY FIRE

3/5/10 - As the shrimp feed was beginning to wrap up, units were dispatched to box 5-8 for a chimney fire.  Tanker 6, Rescue 6 and 6A all responded.  Engine-Tanker 27 arrived first on scene and confirmed dispatch.  On scene, Rescue 6 provided lighting, Tanker 6 supplied Engine 5-1, and 6A staged.  Brush 27 was later called to the scene to utilize its foam system, marking its first call.

Rescue 6 Response Video

 


 

 SEARCH DETAIL ENDS QUICKLY

2/28/10 - Service/Utility 6 was dispatched at 0254 to assist Co. 5 (Arendtsville) with a search detail in box 5-9. Units were advised to look for a teal colored Ford pickup.  Utility 6 and crew assisted Brush 27 with searching down Miles Burn Rd, and came across the vehicle, as well as 2 others, who were making their way out of the state park.  Command 5 was advised of this, and units were placed available at 0429.

 


 

STRUCTURE FIRE ON WENKSVILLE RD

2/25/10 - Co. 6 was alerted for the tanker, rescue and ambulance on the first alarm assignment for a working shed fire in box 5-7.  Tanker 6 and 6A staged on scene, and Rescue 6 was placed in service upon arrival.

 


 

1 ROLLED OVER ON BIGLERVILLE RD

2/24/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched at 1332 for a vehicle accident with rollover.  Units arrived to find a minivan on its side, with 1 patient self-extricated, and 2 patients still in the vehicle.  Rescue 6's crew removed the windshield to allow the occupants to exit the vehicle, and the rescue and engine crews controlled the hazards. 

 


 

TANKER GOES FOR STRUCTURE, ENDS UP BEING GOOD INTENT

2/23/10 - Tanker 6 was dispatched at 2133 hours for a possible structure fire in box 1-8.  As units responded, Chief 1 (Baldwin) and Deputy 33 (Poist) investigated, and found nothing.  Chief 1 then placed the box in service, as nothing was found.

 


 

ENGINE PARTICIPATES IN FUNERAL DETAIL

2/22/10 - Engine 6-1 traveled to Littlestown to participate in the funeral service and procession for Mike Sneeringer, former chief of the Alpha Fire Dept.  After the services, units traveled to station 29 (SAVES) for a time of food and fellowship.  During this time, Service 6 and Spill 41-2 were dispatched to box 29-1 for a diesel fuel spill.

 


 

TANKER GOES ON ANOTHER STRUCURE

2/21/10 - Tanker 6 was dispatched at 2001 hours for a house trailer fire in box 9-8.  Chief 8 advised county that he was in the area and reported explosions.  Tanker 6 arrived and hauled 1 load of water before being placed in service at 2116.

 

 


 

 

APPRECIATION BANQUET

2/20/10 - Co.6 held its annual Appreciation Banquet for 2009.  It was a night of food, awards, and reports, followed by music and fun.  The following awards were given out: Top 5 Fire Responders, Top 5 EMS Responders, Line Officer's Award, Chief's Award, and a "special" award was given to the Chief to commemorate the cat-in-a-tree call we responded to last year.  Award winners included FF Jared Day (Line Officer's Award) and Deputy Chief Eric Bowmaster (Chief's Award).  Special thanks to Co.7 (Bendersville) for manning the rescue, Franklin County Sta. 4(Franklin) for covering the engine, and Co. 29 (SAVES) for staffing the ambulance for the night.

  2010 Fire and EMS Line Officers

 

2 BACK TO BACK BOX ALARMS

2/19/10 - Tanker 6 was dispatched at 1834 for a stove fire in a house in box 1-8.  The tanker responded, and staged on the scene.  Shortly into that incident, county contacted Chief 1 (Baldwin) and advised him that they had another structure assignment, this time in box 1-4-30.  This assignment brought Engines 4-1, 6-2, 22-2, Tower 5 and ambulance 2A to the scene.  Units arrived to find a very light odor of smoke in a stairwell, originating from a light fixture.  Command asked for Chief 1 to come to the scene, and released all units other than Engine 4-1.

 


 

RESCUE AND TANKER ON HOUSE FIRE

2/15/10 - Rescue 6 was dispatched at 1250 for the RIT assignment on a house fire in box 9-7.  The rescue responded with 7 personnel, and staged on scene with the crew ready to assist if needed.  Tanker 6 was also requested to the scene to fill the box.  The rescue crew then assisted with salvage and overhaul after the fire was out.  Units returned to service at 1435.

 


 

ENGINE HANDLES LZ AT STATION

2/12/10 - At 0749 hours, Engine 6-2 was dispatched to set up a landing zone for LifeLion at the Arendtsville Elementary School.  Before responding, the location of the LZ was changed to be at Co. 6.  Engine 6-2 set up behind the station, and assisted 6A and LifeLion personnel with the patient transfer.  The LZ was cleared at 0834.

 


 

UTILITY ASSISTS ON AMBULANCE CALL

2/11/10 - Due to the large amount of snow and the drifting that ocurred after, Co. 6 set up to be automatically dispatched for medical assist with all ambulance calls for the duration of the storm.  6A and Service 6 were dispatched at 0411 for a diabetic emergency, and once on scene, determined that neither vehicle could make it back the lane to the residence.  Utility 6 was then brought to the scene, and transported the patient from their residence to the ambulance.

 


 

RESCUE AND ENGINE ON GAS LEAK

2/10/10 - Rescue 6 was dispatched on the initial alarm for a gas leak in a structure in box 25-4-30.  Engine 6-2 was later dispatched when command 25 filled the box, as units were slow to respond due to blizzard conditions.  Rescue 6 and Engine 6-2 staged on Old Harrisburg Rd with Truck 1, and were then placed in service.

Drifting snow in front of the engine bays


 

TANKER GOES ON STRUCTURE FIRE

2/9/10 - Tanker 6 was dispatched at 1719 as part of the first alarm for a working garage fire in box 27-4.  Once on scene, T6 supplied Engine 5-1, before returning to service at 2104.

 


 

UTILITY SLED GOES ON FIRST CALL, AND A MVA IN THE EVENING

2/7/10 - Utility 6 and the Sled were dispatched at 1034 to assist Co. 27 (Buchanan Valley) with an EMS call.  The Utility responded and staged on scene but was not needed, as the township plow truck made access.

 

At 2051 hours, Co. 6 was alerted for a vehicle accident with a gas leak behind 96 E. York St. in Biglerville Boro.  Assistant 6 responded and advised Engine 6-2 to respond first.  6A, E6-2 and Rescue 6 responded, finding a single vehicle that slid on the ice and knocked off a gas meter, and an odor of gas in the area.  Engine 6-2 and 6A staged at the scene in the alley, while Rescue 6 staged in front of the old fire station.  Units returned at 2232.


 

LOTSA SNOW!

2/6/10 - As snow blanketed southern Pennsylvania, Co. 6 personnel staffed the station overnight.  Thanks to Richard Weidner for plowing out the station parking lot.

 

 


 

ELECTRICAL FIRE IN MORNING, PVC PIPE ON FIRE IN AFTERNOON 

2/2/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched along with numerous other companies as part of the first alarm assignment for an electrical fire in a turkey barn at Hillandale Farms in box 25-2.  Co. 6 units staged on scene until being released by command.

 

At 1359 hours, Assistant 25 requested an engine and tanker each from companies 25 and 6 for a pile of pvc pipe on fire threatening a storage trailer.  Engine 6-2 arrived first on scene, and pulled the foam line for fire attack.  Crews extinguished the fire, and packed up and returned to service at 1447.


 

WATER EVERYWHERE!

1/25/10 - After a quiet 2 weeks, the rain poured down on Adams County, flooding numerous basements.  Co. 6 handled many flooded basements in our own area, then sent a crew and pumps on Service 6 to assist Co. 1(Gettysburg) with flooding in Gettysburg Boro.

 


 

APARTMENT FIRE IN ARENDTSVILLE

1/11/10 - Engine 6-1, Tanker 6, Rescue 6 and 6A were alerted at 0531 for an apartment fire in box 5.  Engine 6-1 staged at the hydrant, while Rescue 6 staged in front of the building and provided lighting both on the exterior and interior of the building.  Tanker 6 and 6A also staged until being released by command.  Units went in service at 0606 hours.

 

 


 

STRUCTURE FIRE ON BEAR MOUNTAIN

1/10/10 - Engine 6-2, Tanker 6 and Rescue 6 were alerted in the afternoon for reported smoke coming from next to a house in box 7-4, on Bear Mountain.  The first units went on scene with a well involved house fire.  Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 were requested to proceed up the mountain to assist with fire attack, while the Rescue staged on the hard road, and sent their personnel up the mountain on Service 6.  Crews assisted with fire attack, salvage and overhaul, and returned to service after approximately 3 hours.

 

Photos Courtesy Bendersville Fire Co.


 

CRASH ON SHRIVER'S CORNER RD

1/2/10 - Co. 6 was dispatched at 0550 hours for a vehicle accident in box 6-6 on Shriver's Corner Road in the area of Goldenville Rd.  6A, Rescue 6 and Engine 6-2 responded, packaged and transported one patient and controlled hazards on the vehicle.  Units returned to service at 0614 hours. 

 


 

FIRST CALL OF 2010

1/1/10 - Rescue 6 was dispatched at 0623 hours to box 25-7 for a vehicle accident at Schoolhouse and Bull Valley roads.  The rescue responded with 7 personnel, but was placed in service while enroute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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