12/20/11 - The
Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. #1 announces the purchase of a
2003 Pierce Enforcer rescue to replace the current Rescue 6.
This unit has many features the company was looking for that
are not on our current rescue, and is also much newer.
Stay tuned for updated pictures as this unit "ripens" and
gets put in service.
MVA IN BOX 7-10
12/18/11 - Rescue 6
responded to the intersection of Carlisle Rd and Center
Mills Rd to assist Co. 7 (Bendersville) with a 3 car MVA.
The rescue crew assisted with fluid control and returned to
MVA W/PEDESTRIAN STRUCK
12/16/11 - Co.6 and
Medic 28 were dispatched to box 6-5 for a vehicle accident
with a pedestrian struck. Subsequent reports stated
that it was a head-on collision, and with a pedestrian
struck. Rescue 6 assisted with EMS and hazard control,
and Engine 6-2 handled the landing zone for LifeLion at
Rescue 6, Engine 6-2
Ambulances 6A, 6A1, 7A, 1A, Medic 28
WATER MAIN BREAK
12/12/11 - Chief
6(Smith) and Engine 6-2 assisted Biglerville Boro crews with
a water main break on West Hanover St.
ANOTHER ENGINE RUN TO A 1 BOX
12/10/11 - Engine 6-2
was dispatched to box 1-6-30 as part of the first alarm
assignment for the house fire. E6-2 arrived just after
Engine 1-2 (Gettysburg) and picked up their supply line, and
sent its crew to assist E1-2 with investigation and
PORCH FIRE IN THE 1-6 BOX
12/7/11 - Engine 6-2
and Tanker 6 responded to 2215 Biglerville Rd (Anchor
Estates Mobile Home Park) in box 1-6 for a porch fire
attached to a mobile home. Deputy 1 (Shank) arrived
and reported that the fire was believed to be out at this
time. Engine 6-2 was the first arriving engine
company, and was assigned to check the porch and house for
any remaining fire or extension. After nothing was
found, the box was placed in service.
BOX 6-8 MVA
12/3/11 - Co. 6 was
dispatched at 1546 for a vehicle accident at Old Carlisle Rd
and Bull Valley Rd in box 6-8. 6A arrived and found 2
vehicles on opposite sides of the intersection with moderate
damage and no injuries. Rescue 6 arrived and assised
EMS and checked for hazards, and the box was placed in
GRAIN DRYER ON FIRE
11/15/11 - Engine 6-2
responded to box 1-8 for a grain dryer on fire. Upon
arrival, E6-2 was directed to assist Truck 33(United) with
RIT operations. Chief 6(Smith) was assigned the
Operations group, and the rest of the crew stood by as RIT
until released by Command 1.
PHIL ASPER MEMORIAL DEDICATION
11/12/11 - At 1400
hours, the Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. #1 held the
dedication ceremony for the Philip P. Asper Memorial in
front of our station. Phil was a past Assistant Chief
of the department and was instrumental in our annual stag
shrimp feed, which has been renamed in his honor.
Thank you to all from our community who attended, and a
special thanks to Co. 5 (Arendtsville) for coming and
showing your support.
RESCUE AND TANKER FOR THE HOUSE FIRE
11/6/11 - Rescue 6 was
dispatched in the early morning hours for the RIT assignment
for a house fire in Co. 4's (Cashtown) area. First
arriving units found a well-involved house trailer.
Rescue 6 arrived and set up for RIT, staging on side A.
Tanker 6 responded off the box and hauled 2 loads of water
before returning to service.
11/4/11 - Co. 6 was
dispatched shortly before noon for a vehicle fire on
Shriver's Corner Rd. With units enroute, Adams advised
that the vehicle should be a box truck carrying race car
parts. Just prior to the arrival of Engine 6-2,
Assistant Chief 25(Crouse) advised that he was on the scene
with a working fire. Engine 6-2 arrived with a well
involved trailer and went to work, pulling an 1 3/4" attack
line and opening up the sides of the trailer to make an
attack. Other members of the engine crew pulled a
backup attack line and assisted with equipment. Tanker
6 w/Lt6(Freed) arrived and supplied Engine 6-2, with Lt 6
taking command. Engine 6-1 also responded. Units
overhauled and salvaged what could be saved, but most of the
equipment was a loss.
(Photos by various members)
10/18/11 - Personnel
participated in ropes training at the station, led by Lt
10/17/11 - Co. 6
responded to the intersection of N Main St and York St in
Biglerville Boro for a vehicle accident. Upon arrival,
it was determined that the crash was actually
non-reportable, and Co. 6 assisted PSP on the scene.
At 1631, Co. 6 was alerted for a vehicle
accident in box 6-8 at the intersection of Heidlersburg Rd
and Old Carlisle Rd. Units arrived to find 1 vehicle
that had travelled up an embankment and back onto the road,
with front end damage and 1 patient with a head laceration.
The rescue crew handled the patient until the arrival of
ambulance 9A, and helped clear off the road and returned to
(Photos by Jr. FF Julia Freed)
RESCUE GOES FOR RIT, TRANSFERS
10/16/11 - Rescue 6 was
dispatched at 1636 to Box 9-2-30 for the RIT assignment for
a fire at 105 State St. Upon arrival, the fire was
out, and Command 9 asked the rescue to standby at Co. 9(York
Springs) with Cumberland County Engine 236 (Citizen's Fire
Co). Rescue 6 was released at 1722.
SERVICE TRUCK GETS NEW LIGHTS
Service 6 has now been upgraded with an LED
lightbar purchased through a grant to replace the old
rotator style lightbar.
1 INTO A POLE AT HOLLOBAUGH'S
9/30/11 - Co. 6 & 7 and
Medic 28 were dispatched for a vehicle accident in front of
Hollabaugh's Fruit Market in box 6-7. 6A and Chief
6(Smith) arrived to find one vehicle off the road into a
pole, with the driver out of the vehicle. Chief 6 held
the box to 6A, and 6A transported the patient to Gettysburg
Hospital as a precaution.
2 RUNS FOR SUNDAY MORNING
9/25/11 - Engine 6-2
was dispatched to Transitions Healthcare nursing facility in
box 1-6-30 for the first alarm assignment for smoke in the
building. Engine 6-2 responded with 4 and once on the
scene staged by the hydrant on side A, and was released
shortly after this.
At 1205, Rescue 6 and Engine 6-2 were
dispatched for a vehicle accident with entrapment on Zeigler
Mill Rd in box 5-5. The rescue company performed
extrication and returned to service at 1240. Engine
6-2 was directed to set up a LZ at the Biglerville
Elementary School, but was placed in service.
1 TRAPPED ON CENTER MILLS RD
9/24/11 - Co. 6 and
Medic 28 were dispatched at 0243 for a vehicle accident with
injuries on Center Mills Rd between Old Carlisle and Bull
Valley roads in box 6-8. Chief 6 (Smith) arrived on
the scene and found a pickup truck on its side under a pole,
with the driver still entrapped and 4 other occupants out of
the vehicle. The box was upgraded, bringing Engine 7-1
and ambulance 7A. Extrication was made even more
difficult than usual due to live wires down on the scene,
and the crews from the 6th Cavalry and 7th Battalion worked
for 37 minutes before the driver was extricated. 6A
transported to York Trauma, and the box was placed in
service at 0500.
Rescue 6, Engine 6-2, Engine 7-1, Engine 7-2
Ambulances 6A, 6A1, 1A, Medic 28
(Photos by Dominic Englebert and
FAST RAIN BRINGS FLASH FLOODING
9/23/11 - Some hard
fast rain in the morning hours brought much flash flooding
across much of Adams County, hitting Gettysburg Boro the
hardest. Rescue 6 was dispatched around lunch time to
assist Co. 1(Gettysburg) with a CO detector activation in
Gettysburg Boro. While enroute to that call, the
rescue encountered high water over numerous parts of
Biglerville Rd. While this was happening, Co. 6 was
dispatched for a water rescue on Biglerville Rd in the 6-1
box. Engine 6-2 and ambulance 6A responded and found 1
vehicle off the side of the road in high water, and the
occupant still in the vehicle. The driver was assisted
from her car to the ambulance, and was transported to the
hospital for evaluation. After units returned to
quarters, Service 6 with a crew and pumps headed to
Gettysburg to assist with pumping out numerous flooded
HELPING MORE DISTANT NEIGHBORS
9/10/11 - Co.6 once
again answered the call for help from a distant neighbor,
traveling to the boro of Steelton in Dauphin County to
assist them with pumping out basements. Service 6 and
Utility 6 made the trip with a crew of 4. Crews found
most basements to have 4+ feet of water in them, and worked
on 3 basements before being told to stop operations due to
concerns of more flooding later on in the evening.
ENGINE GETS LIGHTING UPGRADE
Engine 6-2 now has its
lighting package upgraded, with an LED lightbar, and all
flashers have been upgraded to LED's, due to recent issues
with the old warning lights.
HELPING OUR (DISTANT) NEIGHBORS
9/8/11 - Service 6 and
a crew of 3 loaded up pumps and headed to Co. 29(SAVES) to
assist them with pumping out flooded basements in their
area. While there, the crew also took in a vehicle
accident. The service and crew returned to Co. 6 at
approximately 1800 hrs, just in time for another crew to
take the service and pumps to assist York County Station
1(West York) with pumping basements. Here, Service 6,
along with Brush 7(Bendersville) and Engine 4-3(Cashtown)
pumped basements to free up West York's personnel to run
calls. Several units from Franklin County also came
later to assist with the pumping operations.
(Photos from Co. 29 by FF Little)
THE CAVALRY ASSISTS ON PORCH FIRE
8/28/11 - Co. 6 was
dispatched on the first alarm assignment for a house fire at
173 Park St in
Bendersville Boro. Tanker 6, Engine 6-2, Rescue 6 and
ambulance 6A all responded on the box, with the engine crew
assisting on the interior and the rescue crew assigned to
ventilation. A quick knock was made by Engine 7-2, and
units returned to service after some overhaul.
8/25/11 - Tanker 6 was
dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment for a barn
fire on Poplar Hill Rd in box 9-8. Lt 9(Funt) arrived
on the scene and confirmed working barn fire, and requested
additional resources. Engine 6-1, Rescue 6 and
ambulance 6A also responded on the fire. Engine 6-1's
crew reported to the scene and assisted with overhaul and
checking the nearby residence for fire extension, Rescue 6
staged on scene to fill air cylinders, Tanker 6 assisted
with water supply, and 6A was assigned rehab.
8/22/11 - The pre-alert
sounded at 0229 for an odor of smoke in a residence in box
6-8. Lt 6(Freed) arrived on the scene and found
nothing evident from the exterior, and the homeowner safely
evacuated from the home. The crews of Engine 6-1 and
E7-2(Bendersville) investigated and found an odor, but no
evident cause. The box was then held to Engine 6-1,
Tanker 6, Tower 5, and Engines 7-1 and 7-2 for further
investigation. With no cause found, the box was placed
in service at 0304.
WORKING FIRE IN THE 1-6 BOX
8/19/11 - Engine 6-2
and Tanker 6 were dispatched as part of the first alarm
assignment for a reported working structure fire in box 1-6.
With units enroute, Chief 1(Baldwin) arrived on the scene
and reported 75% involvement of the structure. Tanker
6 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene,
and was instructed by Chief 1 to drop their porta-pond and
initiate water supply. Engine 6-2 arrived and
proceeded down the driveway to the residence laying 1200' of
supply line and began the
initial fire attack, followed by Engine 1-2 (Gettysburg),
with Assistant 6(Cook) being put in charge of Operations.
The second alarm was then struck, bringing Rescue 6 and
ambulance 6A. Rescue 6 was assigned to assist
with the interior attack, and 6A w/EMS Lt 6(Day) was
assigned command of the EMS Group.
Thankfully all of the residents made it safely out of this
fire, and units returned to service after about 5 hours.
ENGINE STANDBY AT CO. 25
8/18/11 - Engine 6-2
and ambulance 6A transferred to Co. 25(Heidlersburg) to
standby during the first night of their carnival. No
calls were answered while on the transfer, despite some
fairly heavy storms moving through the area, and units
returned to Co. 6 around 2100 hours.
Shortly after the return of Engine 6-2 to
quarters, the pre-alert sounded for box 25-1 for an odor of
smoke in the residence. Co. 6 responded with Engine
6-2, Engine 6-1, Tanker 6 and Rescue 6. Engine 6-2
proceeded back the lane to the house and assisted Engine
25-2 with investigation, and found a blown fuse in the fuse
box. The remainder of the units staged on the scene
until released by Command 25.
1 ROLLED OVER ON CENTER MILLS RD
8/14/11 - Co. 6 was
dispatched for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries on
Center Mills Rd in box 6-8. Assistant Chief 25(Crouse)
came up on the air advising that he was on the scene with 1
vehicle on its side off the roadway, and that the driver was
out of the vehicle. 6A arrived and took care of the
patient, and upon its arrival, Rescue 6 checked the vehicle
for hazards, and the box was placed in service a short time
8/6/11 - While members
were hanging out at the station after returning from the
ACVESA Convention, Co. 6, Engine 7-1(Bendersville), Rescue
1(Gettysburg, replacing R6 due to it being out of service),
6A, 7A and Medic 28 were dispatched for a vehicle accident
with entrapment on Arendtsville Rd. Engine 6-2
responded with the Chief (Smith) and 5 other personnel,
along with 6A, and found one vehicle up an embankment on its
side, with the driver only confined in the vehicle.
Stabilization and extrication were performed by Engine 6-2's
crew, and the remainder of the box was placed in service.
Engine 6-1 also responded and took a blocking position and
provided additional lighting.
During this incident, Service 6 was
dispatched for wires on fire in box 6-8. Chief 6
requested that an engine from Co. 25 (Heidlersburg) be
added due to Co. 6 already being on the crash. Service
6, Tanker 6 and Engine 25-2 responded for the wires, and the
6-8 box was placed in service shortly.
8/6/11 - Co. 6 dumped
the house to go to the 2011 ACVESA Convention Parade, hosted
by Co. 5 (Arendtsville). The 6th Cavalry came home
with the following trophies:
Place Ambulance (2008 Chevy/Lifeline)
1st Place Utility, ATV or Service Unit (Utility 6)
2nd Place Special Unit or Traffic Unit (Service 6)
2nd Place Rescue (Rescue 6)
2nd Place Ambulance (2004 Ford/Horton)
3rd Place Engine 1999 or Older (Engine 6-1)
3rd Place Engine 2000 or Newer (Engine 6-2)
(Additional photos in slideshow)
Co. 6 would also like to congratulate Arendtsville on their
100 years of service!
CO.6 ASSISTS PSP WITH SEARCH DETAIL
7/31/11 - Ambulance 6A
and Medic 28 were dispatched for an overdose at a residence
on Geurnsey Rd, and while they were enroute, Adams 911
advised that the patient was now taking off through the
woods and that units should stage and await the arrival of
PA State Police. Upon the arrival of PSP, Co. 6 was
requested to assist with searching for the patient.
Utility 6 and Rescue 6 responded, and before units could get
in position, the patient was located and the search detail
STANDBY AT CO. 9
7/29/11 - Engine 6-2
and a crew of 5 went to Co. 9(York Springs) to standby
during their carnival. No calls were answered, and the
engine returned to Co. 6 at 2240.
JUNIORS COMPLETE FRANKLIN JR ACADEMY
Junior Members Julia Freed, Brittnie Freed
and Sean Brown participated in and completed the Franklin
County Junior Firefighter Academy, held the last week in
(Additional photos in slideshow)
(Photos by Dennis Freed and Kim
AMBULANCE RUNS ANOTHER MVA W/FLYOUT WHILE ENGINE AND
TANKER RUN A BOX
7/12/11 - Co.
1(Gettysburg) units were alerted for a vehicle accident on
US Rt 15 northbound. Upon arrival, Co. 1 requested an
additional engine, ambulance and 2 medic units, which
included 6A. The patients from this crash were flown
from the scene by LifeLion.
(Photo by FF/EMT L Powell)
While 6A operated on the crash, the pre-alert
sounded for box 25-10 for a structure fire. Tanker 6
and Engine 6-2 responded, and Chief 6(Smith) responded to
the scene, reporting smoke showing upon his arrival.
First arriving units extinguished the fire quickly, and
Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 staged until being released.
Just after Engine 6-2 cleared the fire, 6A was alerted for a
medical call at Mott's, Inc. Due to the ambulance
responding from out of the area, Engine 6-2 responded as
medical assist. The engine crew assisted with patient
care and loading the patient, and then returned to service.
(Photos by FF J Biesecker and EMS
ENGINE GOES TO PUMP PRIMERS
7/9/11 - FF/Operator
Brown, EMS Lt Day and Jr. FF Brown, along with some members
of Franklin County Station 4 (Franklins) loaded up on Engine
6-1 and Duty 44 to head to Harrisburg for the 2011 PA Pump
Primer's Muster. Despite some tire issues on the way
there, the crew made it to the muster and were able to
participate in the mass pumping and took in the activities
of the muster.
On the road home from Harrisburg, Engine 6-1
encountered even more problems with tires and Operator Brown
and EMS Lt Day decided that the safest thing to do would be
to have it towed home to have the tire problems fixed.
Asst. 6-1(MacBeth) came and picked up the crew in his POV to
continue the ride home. While on the road, the tones
were dropped for a motorcycle accident with multiple
patients on Rt 15 Northbound in Co. 25's area, bringing both
ambulances 6A and 7A. Since the scene was directly on
the route home, Asst.6-1 and the others stopped and assisted
on the scene with packaging the patients and loading them
into the helicopters.
7/8/11 - Co. 6 was
alerted at 0654 for a tractor trailer leaking fuel on S Main
St across from the 7-11 in Biglerville Boro. 6A
investigated and found a tractor trailer partially blocking
the roadway with a steady leak of diesel fuel from one of
the saddle tanks, and requested that Spill 41-2 be
dispatched also. Rescue 6 responded and arrived and
controlled the spread of the leak with peat-sorb, and
supplies were brought down from the spill trailer to assist
with spill containment and control. Co. 6 units
remained on the scene to monitor the situation until a
cleanup company arrived, and units went in service at
Rescue 6, Engine 6-2, Service 6, Spill 41-2,
Ambulance 6A, Car 41(County Hazmat coordinator)
In the afternoon hours, ambulances 7A and 9A
(York Springs), along with Medic 28 and Cumberland County
Medic 89 (West Shore EMS) were alerted to respond to the
Mott's plant in Aspers for 2 ill subjects. Engine co.
7 was then added to the box, and Assistant Chief 7 (Cramer)
then requested Rescue 6. 6A, which had just cleared
Gettysburg Hospital from a previous call, was added as 9A
went out of service with mechanical problems. Engine
7-1 and Rescue 6 monitored the building with gas meters and
EMS treated and transported the 2 patients. Shortly
after returning to the station, Rescue 6 was alerted for
another medical call, this time in Biglerville Boro.
The rescue arrived and provided patient care until 1A
(Gettysburg) could arrive to transport the patient, as 6A1
was out of service.
MED ASSIST TURNS INTO LZ
7/4/11 - At 1107, Co. 6
was dispatched to assist 6A with lifting at the scene of a
med call. As Service 6 was preparing to go responding,
the assignment was changed to a landing zone, so the crew
loaded up on Engine 6-1 and responded to the scene,
establishing the landing zone in a nearby field.
At 1508 hours, Co. 6 personnel were paged to
standby at the station with Utility 6 ready to assist on a
mountain fire in box 5-7. The utility was not needed,
however Rehab 6 was requested to the scene by Command 5.
2 MORNING MVA'S
7/2/11 - Co. 6 and
Medic 28 were dispatched at 0404 for a vehicle accident on
Heidlersburg Rd in the area of Old Carlisle Rd. Asst.
6(Cook) arrived on scene and found the towing company on the
scene with the vehicle already loaded up, and only
requesting EMS for an evaluation of the driver.
Command 6 held the box to 6A and Medic 28, and placed the
rest in service.
At 1111 hours, Co. 7, Engine 7-1, Ambulances
6A, 7A and Medic 28 were dispatched to 79 E York St in
Biglerville Boro for a vehicle accident with entrapment
involving a tractor trailer. Captain 6(Redden)
responded and confirmed dispatch, finding the driver of the
car unresponsive. Rescue 6 and Engine 7-1 performed
the extrication, while Engine 6-2 handled the landing zone
for LifeLion at Co. 6.
TANKER MAKES A RUN, AMBULANCE TRANSFER AND MISC
7/1/11 - At 0847 hours,
Tanker 6 was dispatched as part of the second alarm
assignment for a house fire in box 1-1 (Lake Heritage
development). The tanker staged on scene with other
apparatus before being released by Command 1.
Ambulance 6A-1 transferred to Co. 1 during this call and
stood by with Engine 9-2(York Springs) and Quint 29(SAVES),
and handled 2 EMS calls before being released.
Co. 6 was dispatched at 1523 for an
electrical pole on fire at 74 Geurnsey Rd in box 6-8.
Chief 6 arrived and scene and reported an electrical pole in
the front yard of the residence fully involved. Engine
6-2 responded with the Lt (Freed) and 4, and upon arrival
attempted to secure utilities, and stretched the trash line.
The fire was attempted to be knocked down using an
intermittent stream technique, and the pole then collapsed.
While operating at this incident, Adams advised Command 6
that they had a report of a field fire approximately 1 mile
north of Biglerville on Carlisle Rd. Chief 6(Smith),
Asst. 6(Cook) and 6A responded from the scene of the pole
fire, leaving Engine 6-2 and 3 personnel to await the
arrival of the electric company. Tanker 6 and Engine
6-1 responded to the field fire, but were placed in service
after it was discovered that the fire was actually at 1415
Potato Rd, in box 7-6.
6/30/11 - Rescue 6 was
dispatched as part of the assignment at 1526 for an ATV
accident in box 7-10. The rescue crew assisted with
packaging and loading the patient into the ambulance, and
returned to service at 1552.
ENGINE TRANSFER TO CO. 1
6/28/11 - Engine 6-2
and a crew of 6 loaded up and traveled south to standby for
Co. 1 (Gettysburg) along with Squad 4 (Cashtown) and a crew
manning Truck 1 while they held the first night of their
annual carnival. Amazingly, the crews ran no calls,
and the engine returned to Co. 6 shortly after 2300.
VEHICLE INTO THE HOUSE IN THE NARROWS
6/25/11 - Company 5 (Arendtsville),
ambulances 6A and 7A and Medic 28 were dispatched for a
vehicle into a house on Narrows Rd at Fairgrounds Rd.
Chief 5 (Schriver) arrived on scene and requested Rescue 6
for additional assistance. The rescue responded with 5
personnel, and once on scene was briefed by Chief 5, and
began taking measurements and cutting lumber to shore up the
walls of the house. The crews of Engine 5-1, Special
Unit 5 and Rescue 6 worked together to accomplish this, and
once the shoring operation was completed, the pickup truck
was pulled out of the house by the towing company. The
house stayed intact, and the hole was then covered with a
tarp and secured, and crews returned to service.
(Additional photos in slideshow)
BIGLERVILLE COMMUNITY DAY
6/18/11 - Company 6
took Engine 6-2, Ambulance 6A and Rehab 6 to set up a
display at the Biglerville Community Days held at Oakside
Park. After the 5K run was over, the engine was taken
down to the pond and set up the deck gun for a display, as
well as the forestry line so that the young (and young at
heart) members of the community could flow some water.
ENGINE STANDBY FOR FLAG BURNING
Engine 6-1 and a crew were requested to
standby for the American Legion while they conducted their
annual flag burning to properly dispose of old, worn out
(Photos by FF/EMT Powell)
HAZMAT, CAR FIRE AND MVA ON THE SAME DAY
6/10/11 - Service 6 and
Spill 41-2 were dispatched at 0759to assist units operating
on a vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer in box
23-1 at mile marker 1 on US Rt 15. The spill unit
returned to service at 1405.
Co. 6 and Engine 7-2 were dispatched to box
6-5, 2880 Table Rock Rd for a car fire. Just as this
call was dispatched, bystanders informed personnel on
station that there was a fire up the street in the boro.
County then gave updated information confirming this in
subsequent dispatches. Chief 6 (Smith) went on the
scene with a well involved car fire, and Engine 6-2 assumed
fire attack upon arrival. Engine 7-2 arrived and
assisted the crew of E6-2 with overhaul, and units returned
to service in about 30 minutes.
(Additional photos in slideshow)
In the later evening hours, the tones dropped
for a vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer in box
7-6 at the intersection of Carlisle Rd and Gablers Rd.
Units arrived on scene and found a sedan still in the
roadway with 1 patient still confined in the vehicle.
Engine 7-1 arrived and stabilized the car and began
extrication. Rescue 6 was assigned to assist with EMS
and check the tractor trailer for hazards. During this
incident, a call was dispatched for 6A, and Rescue 6 was
released from the scene to assist with the med call.
The pt was extricated and taken by 7A to a trauma center.
ENGINE AND TANKER ON 19 BOX
6/8/11 - At 0825 hours,
Engine 6-2 was alerted to transfer to Co. 19 (Bonneauville)
while they operated on a house fire in box 19-5. At
0840, while enroute to the transfer, Engine 6-2 was
requested to the scene. Upon arrival, Engine 6-2
assisted with interior operations. Tanker 6 was also
dispatched to assist, and took part in water supply
operations. Units returned to service at 1036.
(Photos by J. Biesecker)
RIT ON THE 4-3 BOX
6/7/11 - Rescue 6 and
Tanker 6 were dispatched at 0946 as part of the first alarm
assignment for a mobile home fire in box 4-3. Tanker 6
was out the door quickly, and Rescue 6 followed a few
minutes later to fulfill the RIT assignment. Upon
arrival, Tanker 6 assisted with water supply, and Rescue 6
was instructed to get as close as possible and set up RIT on
side A. The rescue made access through a nearby
orchard and set up. RIT was released at 1153, and Co.
6 returned to service.
(Additional photos in slideshow)
The Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. #1 would
like to congratulate Chief Mike Smith on his recent
engagement. We wish him and Kristy a long and happy
Since January of this year, Co. 6 members
have been working piece by piece at renovating the lounge to
keep it up to date and more inviting for volunteers to hang
out at the station. This renovation process included
tearing out the counter tops that were in the middle of the
room and mounting them on the walls, mounting cabinets that
were graciously donated to the company, installing a new
flat screen tv bought with funds donated by the members of
the company, wiring surround sound speakers, hanging up
pictures and items to remind us of the past, putting in a
new floor to replace the carpet half of the room, and
installing new, brighter lighting. Other station
renovation projects included hanging cabinets in the
bunkroom, completing installation of new lighting in the
engine bays, as well as in the dining hall and office areas.
(Additional photos in slideshow)
Members of Station 6 have recently been
enjoying the company of a few ducks and ducklings, which
seem to have taken a liking to the firehouse, and have even
ventured inside on some occasions.
5/23/11 - Co.6 members
had the opportunity to look at and test drive a demo rescue
engine from Crimson Fire. This particular unit is the
Crimson Transformer, which had some interesting features for
personnel to look at and take in. Co. 6 appreciates
the folks at Crimson for allowing us to look at this piece.
TRACTOR TRAILER INCIDENT ON THE SQUARE
5/22/11 - Fire Police
were dispatched for traffic control for a disabled tractor
trailer in the center of town. It turned out that as
the truck was turning to head to Inland Container, his
trailer broke just behind the axles of the truck due to the
load having shifted. Equipment from Inland was brought
down the street to the scene and Rescue 6 and a crew that
was on station then went to the scene to assist with
RIT ON THE 4-2 BOX
5/17/11 - Adams County
dispatched units at 1837 to 4273 Chambersburg Rd in box 4-2
for a structure fire with entrapment, sending Rescue 6 on
the initial alarm. Not long after the initial
dispatch, ambulance 6A was dispatched along with ambulance
2A (Fairfield) and a second medic from 28 (Gettysburg
Hospital) now for multiple burn patients at the same fire.
6A responded quickly, and then Rescue 6 responded with 6
personnel. While enroute, Command 4 advised R6 that it
would have the RIT assignment. Rescue 6 arrived and
set up for RIT, and staged ready for action until released
by Command at 1933. 6A transported 1 patient and
rendezvoused with STAT Medevac at the Thomasville Airport.
6A1 was also dispatched, but placed in service upon their
arrival on the scene.
5/16/11 - Rescue 6 was
dispatched at 1555 as part of the assignment for a vehicle
accident on Carlisle Rd (Rt 34) and Quaker Valley Rd.
Shortly after the rescue went responding, Chief 7 (Bretzman)
went on the scene with 3 vehicles involved and reported that
there was a subject entrapped in the vehicle. Rescue 6
arrived and assisted with stabilization of the vehicle and
hazard control, and returned to service at 1635.
BRUSH FIRE IN GARDNERS
5/11/11 - Tanker 6,
Engine 6-2 and 6A responded to assist Co. 7 (Bendersville)
with a brush fire in box 7-8. Units were originally
dispatched to Gardners Station Rd, but then some were
diverted to locations on Peach Glen-Idaville Rd and
Reservoir Rd as the fire spread. Tanker 6 assisted
with water supply, Engine 6-2 staged and sent its crew to
assist with manpower, and 6A staged in the area. Units
returned at 1751.
HAZ MAT GOES TO NEW OXFORD
5/10/11 - For the
second time in as many days, Service 6 and Spill 41-2 were
dispatched for a mutual aid hazmat incident, this time in
box 33-13. The spill unit assisted Co. 33 (United)
with control of a large diesel fuel spill in a parking lot.
Service 6 and Spill 41-2 were dispatched at
1657 to assist Co. 1(Gettysburg) with spill control in box
1-4 at the scene of a previous auto accident. The
spill unit controlled spills of motor oil and hydraulic
fluid from a dump truck involved in the accident, and S6 and
S41-2 returned to service at 1936.
TANKER ROLLS TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Tanker 6 responded to Cumberland County for
an odor of something burning in a house on Pine School Rd in
box 236-01. Tanker 6 arrived on scene at 0527 and
staged until released by command.
MVA IN THE TOWNSHIP
Co. 6 was dispatched at 1923 hours for a
vehicle accident in the intersection of Biglerville Rd and
Rake Factory Rd in box 6-5. Units arrived and found 2
vehicles involved in a head on collision, with no injuries
to the occupants. Crews controlled hazards from the
vehicles and returned to service at 2003.
MORE FLOODING BRINGS MORE CALLS
More heavy storms rolled across the area
early Thursday morning, bringing heavy rains and winds and
severe storm and tornado warnings. Co. 6 was
dispatched at 0602 for a water rescue at 94 E York St.
While units went enroute, Adams advised that the occupants
in the apartments at the old Station 6 had called and
requested to be evacuated from the building due to rising
water. Engine 6-2's crew made their way inside and
conversed with the occupants, who decided to stay in their
residences due to the water receding. Co. 6 units
returned to service, and not much later, Co. 6 was
dispatched for a water rescue at 545 Center Mills Rd.
Engine 6-2 and 6A responded and Adams advised that there was
a vehicle stuck in high water, and that it was beginning to
float in the water. Units arrived and the engine drove
to the vehicle and the crew assisted the occupant into the
cab, and brought her out to 6A for evaluation. 6A then
took the driver to Co. 6 while she waited to be picked up by
a relative. Co. 6 also pumped out multiple basements
due to flood waters.
CRASH IN THE BORO
Co. 6 was dispatched at 0805 for a vehicle
accident at the intersection of E York St and Fifth St in
Biglerville Boro. 6A arrived to find an SUV v.s.
tractor trailer head-on, and both drivers out of their
vehicles and on the sidewalk. Chief 6 (Smith) arrived
soon after this, and took command. Engine 6-2
responded due to Rescue 6 being out of service for
maintenance, and controlled hazards from the vehicles while
6A's crew evaluated the drivers of the vehicles.
In another storm-related incident, Co.
6 was requested to go to OC Rice on N Main St and assist
with cleaning mud out of the basement which collected there
due to the flooding of the previous days. Engine 6-1
and Service 6 went to the scene, and used forestry hose to
clean up the mess.
(Photos by FF Little)
STORM WATERS CAUSE BASEMENT COLLAPSE
Co.7 was dispatched just before 1900 for a
basement collapse at 109 Park St in Bendersville Boro.
Chief 7 arrived and also requested Rescue 6 and the collapse
team from Cumberland County (Team 500). Rescue 6
arrived and staged on the scene waiting for the arrival of
the Cumberland units. Upon the arrival of Cumberland
County Rescue 45(Carlisle) and Franklin County Squad 15(West
End/Shippensburg), it was determined that Rescue 6's
manpower would not be needed, and R6 returned to service.
These units also placed the remainder of Team 500 in
service. 6A staged on the scene until the operation
was completed, and then returned to service.
As heavy storms rolled across Adams county,
creeks and streams rose rapidly due to heavy rains, and
flash flooding closed many roads. Co. 6 personnel were
kept busy all Saturday night and into Sunday morning with
pump details and water rescues, running 39 incidents in this
time period with 22 personnel staffing 5 apparatus. At
one point, the crews ran 3 back-to-back water rescue calls
at the intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and Center Mills Rd
in box 6-8. 6A, Engine 6-2 and Rescue 6 responded from
the scene of a vehicle in water in Co. 5's area to the first
of these incidents, and requested Engine 7-1 to also respond
to access the incident from the north side. As units
cleared this incident, County advised that they had reports
of 3 people in the water calling for help a little farther
down Center Mills Rd. FF Englebert then went on the
scene there reporting 2 people hanging on to a tree in fast
moving water. E6-2, R6 and E7-1 responded from the
previous incident, and additional resources were requested,
bringing 6A, 6A1, 7A, 9A, Medic 28, Boat 11(East Berlin),
Cumberland County Boat 45(Carlisle), York County Boat 18(Jacobus),
Tower 5 and Engine 5-1. Engine 7-1 and Engine 6-2
arrived and began to prepare to rescue the individuals,
while Rescue 6 arrived and also began preparations.
Co. 6 & 7 personnel worked together throwing a PFD on a rope
to the individuals and pulling them out of the water one at
a time, and the individuals were then transported to the
hospital. A rescue attempt was made by Boat 11, but
the current was found to be too strong to safely execute a
rescue. As this incident was cleared and with the
water receding, Engine 7-1 advised Rescue 6 of another
vehicle stuck due to the road washing away at the
intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and Center Mills Rd.
E7-1 stayed with the occupants of the vehicle until the
arrival of R6, which then stayed on the scene with the
occupants until PSP could arrive to assist them.
MEMBERS COMPLETE BVR OPS
On a rainy Saturday morning, FF Stallsmith
and EMS Lt Day successfully completed the Basic Vehicle
Rescue-Operations course held by the Adams County Emergency
Services Training Center, with the practical portion being
held at Co. 9 (York Springs).
(Photos by Alicia Gould)
(Additional photos in slideshow)
SMOKE FROM A TRAILER
Engine 6-2, Tanker 6, Rescue 6 and 6A
responded for a reported possible trailer fire in Co. 5's
first due. The ambulance, rescue and tanker were soon
released by Command 5 as the fire was found to be in a dryer
vent. Engine 6-2 was requested to stay on the scene
and assist Engine 5-1 with repacking their handline.
E6-2 returned to service soon after.
ONE OVER THE EMBANKMENT
Company 6 was dispatched at 0110 for a
vehicle over the embankment at 318 Guernsey Rd. Chief
6 (Smith), followed by EMS Lt 6 (Day) arrived on the scene
and found a pickup truck over the embankment next to the
railroad tracks on Quaker Run Rd in the area of Guernsey.
Upon the Chief's arrival, the driver of the vehicle was
still in the vehicle, but then exited the vehicle, and soon
after this the driver fled the scene to a nearby residence.
Co. 6 units (Rescue 6, Engine 6-2 and 6A) arrived and staged
on the scene, waiting for PA State Police. There were
no hazards from the vehicle, and the driver was uninjured
and soon found and taken by PSP Troopers. Co. 6
cleared the scene at 0143.
RESCUE ASSISTS CO. 1
Rescue 6 was dispatched at 0257 to
Gettysburg Boro to assist Co. 1 with a CO alarm at 240 W
High St. The rescue responded with 4, and arrived and
assisted with monitoring one of the apartments affected.
Rescue 6 returned at 0326.
At 1829 hours, Co. 6 and Tower 5 (Arendtsville)
were dispatched for a chimney fire at 1330 Goldenville Rd.
Crews arrived and found the chimney to be clogged, and
Engine 6-2 monitored the 2nd floor of the structure with the
TIC while the crew of Tower 5 worked to clear the clog, with
the crew of Rescue 6 dismantling the fireplace on the 1st
floor and performing salvage operations. Crews cleared
the scene at 1932.
RESCUE RUNS FIRE IN YORK COUNTY
Rescue 6 was dispatched around 0530 to box
11-4 as RIT for a structure fire with entrapment. The
rescue responded with 4, and upon arrival was instructed by
command to set up for RIT operations in front of the
structure. Shortly after getting set up, a mayday was
called as part of the wall collapsed on 2 firefighters, and
the RIT team was activated. The 2 firefighters both
were able to self-extricate themselves and were uninjured.
After this, the RIT team conducted another walk-around of
the building to ensure that nobody else was injured or
trapped, and then returned to RIT staging and stood by while
the fire was extinguished. Later on in the incident,
it was determined that this incident actually was in York
County, but was still in Co. 11's first due.
Unfortunately, this fire claimed the lives of 2 occupants,
as well as 2 dogs. Co.6 personnel also assisted with
the search for and removal of the victims, and once
operations ceased, the RIT team was deactivated and Rescue 6
returned to service.
CRASH IN THE BORO
Co. 6 was dispatched just before midnight
for a vehicle accident with injuries in the area of 12 E
Hanover St in Biglerville Boro. Captain 6(Redden) arrived on
scene first, followed by Chief 6(Smith), and they found a car vs
tractor trailer with one minor injury. Rescue 6
initially arrived on scene, but was soon returned to the
station and Engine 6-2 was brought to the scene to wash
debris off the roadway. Units soon cleared the scene and the
vehicles were removed from the road.
CRASH ON CARLISLE RD
Rescue 6 was dispatched as part of the
assignment for a vehicle accident in box 7-6. Because
the rescue was having work done to its radios at the time,
Engine 6-2 responded instead. Upon arrival, E6-2 found
Assistant 7 (Cramer) on the scene, advising no injuries.
Asst 7 then held the box to Engine 6-2 and placed all others
in service. The engine crew checked for hazards on
both vehicles, and the engine cleared the scene.
PROPANE TANK FIRE
Tanker 6 and Engine 6-2 were dispatched as
part of the first alarm for a gas tank on fire next to a
house in box 1-5. Both units arrived on scene and
staged until placed in service by Command 1.
2010 Appreciation Banquet
The Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. #1 held its
annual appreciation banquet on February 19, 2011. A
great meal was enjoyed, followed by yearly reports by the
Fire Chief, EMS Captain, and Ladies' Auxiliary. Awards
followed this, and then a special presentation to the family
of Phil Asper, followed by a video presentation highlighting
the company's activity in 2010. Then a night of music
and fun followed into the early morning hours. Special
thanks to our transfer crews:
Engine: Vigilant Hose Co. (Emmittsburg, MD)
Rescue & Tanker: Franklin Fire Co.
Ambulance: SAVES (Co. 29)
LANDING ZONE FOR LIFE LION
Around lunch time, ambulance 6A was
dispatched for a class 2 fall victim in the boro. It
was soon determined by the ambulance crew that a medic was
needed, bringing Medic 28, and shortly after this,
airmedical was requested. Engine 6-2 assisted with the
landing zone, landing Life Lion in the parking lot of Co. 6.
After the patient was taken by the helicopter, all units
returned to service.
Co. 6, 7 (Bendersville) and 9 (York
Springs) had a joint training night for apparatus
familiarization held at Co. 7. Rescue 6 and a crew
FEBRUARY IN-HOUSE TRAINING
For February's monthly company training
night, members went over extricating patients from vehicles,
and using rescue struts.
A SMELLY SITUATION
In the late morning, Co. 6 received a phone
call from the boro office asking for assistance with
flushing a clogged sewer line. Tanker 6 and Service 6
assisted boro personnel and plumbers on the scene, using
approx. 1700 gallons of water to assist in flushing the
sewer line running through the parking lot of the St Paul's
Tanker 6 was alerted as part of the first
alarm assignment for a barn fire in box 4-3. Engine
6-2 also responded off the box to assist with manpower, and
ended up hitting the pond at the Knouse Foods Orrtanna plant
for a fill site. Upon arrival, the engine crew used a
chainsaw to cut a hole in the ice on top of the pond to be
able to secure a water source. Tanker 6 hauled
numerous loads of water, and Engine 6-2 filled tankers while
units at the scene brought the fire under control and
conducted extensive mop-up operations.
ICE STORM BRINGS MULTIPLE CALLS
In the early morning hours, Co. 6 was
alerted for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries.
Chief 6 arrived and found 1 vehicle down an embankment in
trees, and assisted the driver to his vehicle. The
chief advised incoming units to exercise caution due to icy
conditions on the roadway. 6A arrived and treated and
transported the patient, and the box was placed in service.
Units were called out 2 hours later for the same incident.
Not long after the crash, Tanker 6 was
alerted as part of the first alarm for a smell of something
burning in a house in Co. 27's (Buchanan Valley) first due.
Tanker 6 was placed in service prior to arriving on the
Chief 6 requested Service 6 a little before
lunch time to assist him with hi-dry behind a residence on
Main St in Biglerville Boro. Rescue 6 responded in
place of the service truck, and arrived on the scene to find
oil spilled in the snow underneath a minivan.
Absorbent was put down to soak up the oil, and Rescue 6
returned to service.
MORE WINTERY WEATHER
With the forecast calling for more inclement
weather, including ice, Co. 6 members once again bunked in
to assist with getting the apparatus out on calls more
quickly and safely. Tanker 6 responded to a chimney
fire in Cumberland County, and personnel worked on
installing cabinets in the lounge and bunkroom.
With the threat of an overnight snowstorm, a
few members of the 6th Cavalry bunked in at the station
overnight to assist with getting the trucks out the door
more quickly. Personnel equipped "Lawn Mower 6" with
the snow plow, and worked to keep the apron in front of the
apparatus bays clear of snow, until a passerby stopped and
assisted with his pickup truck. The crew assisted with
one public service call, and ambulance 6A responded for an
ill person on Shippensburg Rd, but it was an otherwise quiet
Co. 6 responded with Engine 6-2, Tanker 6
and Rescue 6 to assist Co.1 (Gettysburg) with an appliance
fire in a structure in box 1-6. Engine 6-2 arrived
soon after Engine 1-2 and was directed to assist Engine 1-2
inside the building. Tanker 6 staged behind E6-2, and
Rescue 6 staged on the scene briefly before Command 1 held
the box to Co 1, and E6-2.
Later in the evening, the pre-alert sounded
again, this time for a gas leak in a residence with a
patient in box 25-4-30, the Walnut Grove Mobile Home Park.
Engine 6-2 responded with 4 and followed Engine 9-1 (York
Springs) in, and assisted with metering the house. A
strong propane odor was present in the house, and crews
discovered that both of the residences propane tanks were
empty. Aero energy was called, and Command 25 held the
box to Co. 25 (Heidlersburg), and placed the rest in
service. Rescue 6 also responded on the box.
Co. 6 was dispatched in the evening hours to
assist Co. 25 (Heidlersburg) on the first alarm for smoke in
a house. Co. 6 responded with Engine 6-1, E6-2, Tanker
6, Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A. Units arrived and found
a light smoke condition, and signs of a chimney fire that
had been extinguished by the residents prior to the arrival
of fire units. Units ventilated the structure using
fans, and the box was placed in service.
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