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
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.
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
(Additional Photos in Slideshow)
ANOTHER MUTUAL AID STRUCTURE FIRE
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
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from this incident
MUTUAL AID STRUCTURE FIRE
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
CHICKEN HOUSE FIRE
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.
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from this incident available
2 CRASHES ON SATURDAY
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!
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
Engine 6-1-Engine Pre-1990
Rehab 6-Special Services Unit
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
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
ENGINE TRANSFER, THEN TO THE SCENE
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
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
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
Co. 6 took Service/Utility 6 and ambulance 6A
to York Springs to participate in the parade for the 2010
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
First 2 pictures by Greg
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
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
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.
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
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
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
MED ASSIST TURNS INTO LANDING ZONE
- 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Engine 6-2 and a crew participated in a rural water supply
class held at the Adams County Training Center.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Funeral Service: Friday, May 7 starting at 2pm at St Francis
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,
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
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
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 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.
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
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
ENGINE GOES ON NEW OXFORD STRUCTURE FIRE
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
2/6/10 - As snow
blanketed southern Pennsylvania, Co. 6 personnel staffed the station
overnight. Thanks to Richard Weidner for plowing out the station
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.
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.
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
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
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
Photos Courtesy Bendersville Fire Co.
CRASH ON SHRIVER'S CORNER RD
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
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
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