12/13/12 - Engine 6-2,
Tanker 6, Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A responded to assist Co.
1(Gettysburg) with a turkey barn on fire in Russell Tavern
Rd. Tanker 6 arrived first and dropped its porta-pond
and started the tanker shuttle. Engine 6-2 arrived the
same time as Engine 1-2, picked up the porta-pond to supply
Engine 1-2 and sent its crew up to assist with fire attack.
Lt 6(Day) was assigned as the staging officer. Initial
suppression efforts were directed towards protecting 2
propane tanks next to the barn, and later crews assisted
with salvage and overhaul.
11/19/12 - Co.6
responded to the intersection of Heidlersburg Rd and Old
Carlisle Rd for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries.
Asst. Chief 25 (Crouse) arrived on the scene and did an
initial size-up, finding a 2 vehicle accident with 1 driver
still in the vehicle blocking the intersection. Rescue
6 arrived and assisted with patient care/extrication and
hazard control, with Engine 7-1 handling the landing zone at
the scene. 1 other patient was taken to the hospital
Units on the call:
Engines 6-2, 7-1
6A, 6A-1, Medic 28
Traffic 1, other Fire Police
RESCUE RUNS 2ND ALARM IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY
11/5/12 - Rescue 6 was
alerted to respond to Victory Church Rd in South Middleton
Twp, Cumberland County on the 2nd alarm assignment for a
house fire. Rescue 6 and Engine 7-1 were given the RIT
assignment, and the rescue crew set up RIT and stood by
until released by Command 2.
(Photos by Jr FF S. Biesecker)
HURRICANE SANDY HITS THE AREA
10/29/12 - Hurricane
Sandy began affecting the area on Sunday night, and resulted
in numerous calls for Co. 6, including box alarms, flooded
basements, and trees down. Co. 6 also sent Service 6
and the 1993 rescue (AKA Rescue 6-1) to Arendtsville boro to
assist Co. 5 with pumping basements and supplying power to
0835 hrs: Co. 6 was dispatched
on the first alarm for a fire at 145 Pine Grove Rd in box
7-2. Rescue 6 and Tanker 6 responded, and were placed
in service after Engine 7-2 arrived and found a DVD player
that had been on fire in the residence, but was now out and
placed units in service.
1848 hrs: Med Assist was dispatched to assist
6A with lifting for a CVA patient
1904 hrs: Tree into a house at 2355 Table
1908 hrs: Structure fire at 59 Ditzler Ave in
Biglerville Boro. Units arrived to find a chimney fire
and held the box to Engine 6-2 and Tower 5.
2035 hrs: 6A and Co. 6 Med Assist were
dispatched for chest pains in box 6-1
2044 hrs: Structure fire at 785 Company Farm
Rd in box 25-1. Co. 25 arrived on scene and found
nothing, and placed the box in service
2056 hrs: Transformer fire in the 2400 block
Table Rock Rd
1119 hrs: Outside investigation, 18 Musselman Ave,
Biglerville Boro. Found wires that had been pulled
from a residence by a tree falling.
TANKER AND ENGINE GO TO THE VALLEY
10/26/12 -The tones
dropped at 1605 for a house fire at 712 Miltonberger Rd in
box 27-5, bringing Tanker 6 on the initial assignment.
Engine 6-2 was then dispatched at 1621 to establish a fill
site in the 800 block of Mountain Rd at the pond.
Tanker 6 arrived on scene and staged, and Engine 6-2
established the fill site, dropping 500 ft of LDH.
E6-2 filled E4-1, and staged ready to fill for the rest of
the incident before being placed in service.
10/22/12 -Tanker 6
responded on the first alarm for a commercial structure fire
at Hillandale Farms in box 25-3. Co. 25 arrived on
scene and found a fire in the wall, and Tanker 6 returned to
service after staging on the scene.
RESCUE RESPONDS ON COMMERCIAL FIRE BOX
10/6/12 -The pre-alert
sounded at 0200 hrs for smoke in the structure at the Day's
Inn on York Rd in box 1-8-30. Co. 1 arrived on scene
and found a light smoke condition in a mechanical room, but
the hotel management had silenced the fire alarm and refused
to evacuate the structure. Rescue 6 responded with a
full crew, and staged on side A with Engine 1-2 before the
box was downgraded to Co. 1.
VEHICLE FIRE IN THE FIRST DUE
9/29/12 -The tones
dropped for a vehicle fire at 1800 Table Rock Rd in box 6-1.
Engine 6-2 responded with 3, and arrived to find a Ford
Ranger well off, and pulled the trash line to extinguish the
fire. Tanker 6 and ambulance 6A responded as well.
ENGINE CO. RUNS BORO HOUSE FIRE
9/23/12 -Engine 6-2
responded to Gettysburg Boro as part of the Working Fire
Dispatch at 103 Hanover St for a structure fire. Upon
arrival, the engine crew went to staging, with Lt 6(Day)
assigned to take the crew from Rescue 20 and overhaul on the
2nd floor and attic. Captain 6(Freed) and the rest of
the engine crew were then assigned to assist on the 2nd
floor with overhaul.
9/16/12 -Engine 6-2 and
Tanker 6 were dispatched as part of the first alarm at 2440
Old Harrisburg Rd in box 1-7. Tanker 6 arrived and was
directed to stage, while the engine crew reported to Chief 1
(Baldwin) and were directed to standby at Engine 1-1 to
deploy a line if needed. Rescue 6 responded off the
box with 5, and staged on the road until Command 1 held the
box to Co. 1 units.
The Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. held its
annual Fall Fest September 13-15. We would like to
thank all of you who came out to support us this year, we
could not continue to operate and provide the services we do
wihtout your support! Our entertainment this
year was provided by Chris Woodward, Laredo, and The
Cruisers; also a big thank you goes out to the York Springs
Fire Co., South Mountain Fire Co, Liberty Fire Co (East
Berlin), Fairfield Fire & EMS, and Pleasant Hall Fire Co for
providing our transfers this year! Thanks again to
everybody for your support, and we look forward to seeing
you next year!
9/8/12 -The pre-alert
dropped at 1157 for a house fire at 445 Schoolhouse Rd in
box 25-7. Chief 6(Smith) arrived on the scene and
reported smoke showing, and the Working Fire Dispatch was
struck. Tanker 6 assisted in the water shuttle,
hauling several loads of water; Engine 6-2 dropped its crew
at the structure and then proceeded to set up a fill site at
a nearby pond, with Rescue 6 and 6A beaching in the yard on
side D of the structure. 2 firefighters sustained
minor burns on this fire, and 6A treated and released those,
as well as setting up rehab with assistance from 6A-1.
Special thanks to Co. 2 (Fairfield Fire & EMS) for the
engine and ambulance transfers whle we operated on this
9/5/12 -Co. 6 was
dispatched at 2201 for an MVA at 403 Arendtsville Rd.
6A responded first, finding 2 vehicles head-on, but no
injuries. Rescue 6 and Engine 6-2 both responded, and
checked the vehicles for hazards before placing the box in
service and handing the incident over to PSP. It turns
out that this incident had been called in previously as a
property damage incident, but then a passerby called it in,
resulting in the emergency response.
8/30/12 -Co. 6 medical
assist was dispatched to assist the Adams County Coroner.
Engine 6-2, Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A responded with a total
of 12 personnel, as well as Chief 6 (Smith) to the scene.
MVA TURNS INTO STRUCTURE FIRE
8/24/12 -At 1147, the
assignment was dispatched for a vehicle accident with a
vehicle into a house at 889 Cranberry Rd in box 25-10,
bringing ambulance 7A on the initial assignment. FP
6-6 was in the area, and arrived on the scene first,
reporting that the vehicle was on fire and the fire was
spreading to the structure, and County dispatched the
structure assignment. Lt 6(Day) responded to fill the
ambulance crew, and arrived on the scene confirming this
report. Ambulance 9A arrived and took both patients
from the MVA, freeing up 7A to remain on the fireground.
Engine 9-2 was first in, pulling an attack line and going
interior. 7A's crew then pulled the second attack
line, forced entry on side B and took the line to the second
floor and attic, conducting a primary search along the way.
After the bulk of the fire was extinguished, more units
began to arrive and overhaul was conducted. Tanker 6
and Rescue 6 both responded, with Tanker 6 supplying Engine
7-1, and Rescue 6 assisting with overhaul.
8/17/12 -The tones
dropped at 1148 for an MVA at 28 Main St in Arendtsville
Boro, bringing Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A. The rescue
arrived and assisted with fluid control and EMS, before
being placed in service.
8/16/12 -Engine 6-2
responded to assist on the structure fire at 6810 Old
Harrisburg Rd in box 9-7. Upon arrival, the engine
established a fill site at Wolfe's Bus Lines, but was then
pulled to the scene to assist with overhaul.
8/13/12 -The tones
dropped at 1734 for an MVA at 2 N Main St in Biglerville
Boro. Co. 6 units arrived to find a rear-end
collision, with 2 patients complaining of injuries. 6A
transported both patients, and the box was placed in service
within 20 minutes
8/5/12 -Co. 6 was
dispatched to 242 E York St for a CO Alarm sounding.
Rescue 6 and the Lt (Day) responded with 4, and advised
County to have 6A stage in quarters. Rescue 6 arrived
and the crew checked the house with the 4 gas meter, found
nothing and the box was placed in service.
7/21/12 -Rescue 6 made
the short trip to Jane's Market for a quick photo op with
one of Dale Jr's show cars!
Tanker 6 will be out of service for an
extended time to undergo repairs related to the Mt Valley
lumber yard fire. During this time, Co. 29 (SAVES) has
loaned us Tanker 29 to run as Tanker 6. Thank you Co.
29 for helping us out!
BOX 1-7-30 BOX ALARM
7/7/12 -EEngine 6-2
responded with Captain 6(Freed) and a crew of 6 as part of
the first alarm assignment for a house fire with possible
entrapment on Old Harrisburg Rd near the intersection with
Shealer Rd. As units responded, Adams advised that now
all of the occupants were out of the house. Engine 6-2
arrived and assisted with ventilation and helping Co. 1 load
hose, and returned to service.
At 1802 hours, ambulance 6A, Medic 28 and Co. 5 (Arendtsville) medical
assist were dispatched to 677 Upper Temple Rd, at Upper Temple, for heat
exposure. A few minutes later, 6A1 and a second medic from 28 were
dispatched to the same location for syncope. As 6A1 went
responding, Special Unit 5 requested a 3rd BLS unit for another patient,
bringing 7A. Special Unit 5 reported that there was a wedding at
this location, and with temps in the 100's, many people were
experiencing heat related symptoms. 6A began triaging possible
patients until the arrival of more units. 2 patients were
transported for evaluation, and the scene was cleared.br>
MVA ON 34
7/2/12 -At 2115 hours,
the tones dropped for a vehicle accident at 692 Carlisle Rd.
Units arrived to find 1 vehicle that had struck a utility
pole and overturned. One subject was taken by PSP from
the scene, and units returned to service.
COMMERCIAL GARAGE FIRE
30 minutes after the rescue returned from Gettysburg, the
pre-alert dropped for box 1-4 for the garage fire at 35
Belmont Rd, bringing Tanker 6 on the initial assignment.
A short time later, Engine 6-2 was dispatched to establish a
fill site. The engine responded with the Lt (Day) and
6, and established the fill site at the hydrant in front of
the Appalachian Brewing Company on Rt 30. Tanker 6
hauled 1 load of water, and the engine filled Tanker 6 and
Tanker 4(Cashtown) before being placed in service.
RESCUE TRANSFER TO CO. 1
6/27/12 -The toolbox
and a crew of 6 ventured to Gettysburg to standby with
Engine 23-2 (Greenmount) and Truck 1(Gettysburg) during Co.
1's carnival. No calls were answered, and the crew
enjoyed great food and hospitality from Co. 1.
BOX ALARM AT THE MOTEL
6/12/12 -The box alarm
was hit at 1837 for box 1-6, for the motel at 1980
Biglerville Rd, bringing Co. 1, Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6.
Tanker 6 arrived shortly after Engine 1-2, and Engine 6-2
was placed in service after going responding. Units
found a microwave with an electrical problem.
AFA/BURN VICTIM AT MOTT'S
6/8/12 -Co. 7 was
dispatched around 0900 hours for an automatic fire alarm at
Mott's. Right after this dispatch, ambulance 7A and
Medic 28 were dispatched to Mott's for an electrocution.
Engine 7-2 responded and found that a contractor was working
on an electrical box when a flash fire occurred, injuring
him. At the 5 minute mark, 7A did not have a crew, so
6A was dispatched to replace it, and Deputy 7(Melhorn)
requested Rescue 6. The rescue was cancelled before
responding, and 6A handled patient care with assistance from
Co. 7 until the arrival of Medic 28, when the decision was
made to fly the patient to a burn center. Engine 7-2
handled the LZ at Co. 7, and LifeLion transported the
patient from there.
PICKUP ON FIRE
6/7/12 -Co.6 was
dispatched for engine, tanker and ambulance for a vehicle
fire on Center Mills Rd. With units enroute, Captain
6(Freed) went on the scene reporting a working engine
compartment fire. A few minutes later, he advised the
fire had now spread to the cab and the cab was now fully
involved. Engine 6-2 arrived, pulled the foam line and
began extinguishing the fire. Tanker 6 arrived shortly
after that and hooked into the engine to supply as needed.
Rescue 6 also responded, and staged on the scene before
being placed in service. After the fire was
extinguished and mop-up complete, the handline was repacked
and Co. 6 units returned to service.
First 2 photos by Captain 6
6 HOUSE ASSISTS CO. 1 WITH FATAL CRASH
6/2/12 -In the early
evening hours, Co. 1(Gettysburg) was dispatched to the 800
block of Table Rock Rd for a vehicle accident with
entrapment, bringing ambulance 6A on the initial assignment.
A short while later, Command 1 requested Rescue 6 to assist,
and right after that requested Engine 6-2 for the landing
zone. Rescue 6 responded with the Lt(Day) and 5, and
the engine responded with the Deputy(Bowmaster) on board.
Upon arrival, Rescue 6 was assigned to assist Co. 1 with
recovery operations, and Engine 6-2 handled the LZ for STAT
and LifeLion. Rescue 6 assisted with lighting and
extrication of the deceased occupants of the car. Once
this was complete and the equipment was packed up, Rescue 6
returned to service. Our sincere condolances go out to
the families of the individuals involved in this unfortunate
STRUCTURE BOX AT THE BORO OFFICE
5/29/12 -The pre-alert
was sounded at 1858 for flames coming from the roof at the
Biglerville Boro Office, which also houses the boro Police
Department. Engine 6-2 responded with 6 and arrived to
find flames and smoke in the B/C corner of the attic area
and assumed fire attack. Rescue 6 and Tanker 6
responded shortly after the engine, and Deputy 6(Bowmaster)
assumed Command. Truck 1 set up on the B/C corner and
threw the stick to the roof, and Tower 5 set up on the A/D
Once interior units made access to the attic, a heavy smoke
condition was found, with little fire visible. Once
the fire was knocked down, overhaul and salvage operations
began, and Command held Co. 6, Truck 1, Engine 25-2 and EMS
and placed the remainder of the box in service. The
cause appears at this time to be a possible lightning
strike. Thanks to Engine 1-2(Gettysburg) for the
5/27/12 -After a period
of heavy rains, Co. 25 and 6 were dispatched to the
intersection of Benders Church Rd and Stone Jug Rd in box
25-7 for a water rescue. Units arrived to find a group
of people trapped in place by rising water, and assisted
them to safety.
MVA IN THE TOWNSHIP
5/14/12 -The vehicle
accident assignment was dispatched at 0903 hours at the 1100
blk of Goldenville Rd. Engine 6-2 and 6A responded and
found a vehicle into a tree on its side with confinement.
The engine crew cut the windshield and the patient
self-extricated, and was evaluated by EMS.
MVA IN THE 1 BOX
5/5/12 -Co. 6 was
dispatched at 1553 hours for a vehicle accident at the
intersection of Biglerville Rd and Goldenville Rd in box
6-1. Co. 6 units arrived to find a t-bone accident
with 4 patients, and requested additional EMS units, and
then controlled hazards on the vehicles before going in
GAS LEAK IN 25 BOX
4/20/12 -Co. 6 was
dispatched at 1719 hours as part of the assignment for a gas
leak in a structure on Company Farm Rd in box 25-1.
Engine 6-2, Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A responded, and once on
the scene, the engine crew assisted with shutting off the
gas to the house and metering the building, 6A staged and
the rescue was placed in service.
THE CAVALRY DUMPS HOUSE FOR LUMBER YARD FIRE
4/20/12 -AT 0132 hours,
the pre-alert sounded for special box 5-13 for a vehicle
fire next to a building at Mt Valley Lumber on Nawakwa Rd.
Tanker 6 responded immediately with the Captain (Freed) and
Lt(Day). With units enroute, FF MacBeth checked up on
the air reporting a fully involved pettibone impinging on
multiple truck trailers and the building. Engine 5-1,
Tanker 6 and Engine 7-2 arrived almost simultaneously, and
found the fire extended into the building and truck
trailers. E5-1 and T6 took the driveway and initiated
fire attack, with Engine 7-2 stopping at the beginning of
the driveway to attack the fire from there. As the
fire spread, units on scene ran out of water, and the flames
became so intense that E5-1 and T6 had to be moved; however,
because of the geography of the location, the units could
not be moved quite far enough away, and both sustained heat
damage, melting lights and even causing ripples in the body
of the tanker. Engine 7-2 also sustained a cracked
windshield due to the high heat. E5-1's crew had to
abandon fire attack and use the water they had to keep their
unit cooled down. As other units arrived, water supply
was set up, and Lt 6 established a secondary dump site with
E25-2 laying in from the road and E10-2 at the porta
ponds,to supply E5-1. This fire eventually went to 4
alarms, with every department in Adams County dispatched in
some capacity, whether to the the scene or for transfers.
Engine 6-2 handled a fill site at Celebration Hill Rd,
Rescue 6 provided lighting, Service 6 assisted with
miscellaneous duties on scene, 6A assisted with rehab, and
Tanker 6 was eventually able to break free from fire attack
to assist with the tanker shuttle. Thanks to the
Liberty Fire Co. (East Berlin) for the engine and ambulance
Units on the scene:
Engines: 1-1, 1-2, R1, 2-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-2,
7-1, 7-2, 9-1, 22-2, 25-2, Cumberland 236, Franklin 7-1,
Tankers: ET3, 4, 6, 9,
E10-2, ET14, ET19, ET20, 25, 26, ET27, T29, ET29, Cumberland
25, 52, Franklin ET2, 5, Frederick ET64, York E3-1
Trucks: TWR 5, Cumberland 36, E53, Washington
Special Services: R4, R6,
Franklin SQ15, Cumberland Air 53
Other: S1, U5, S6, SU7
Ambulances: 6A, 1A
3RD STRUCTURE IN 3 DAYS
4/10/12 -Co. 6 once
again responded to a structure fire in Co. 1's area, with
Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 going on the first alarm on Vista
Larga Dr in box 1-5. Tanker 6 was the first arriving
piece after Chief 1 (Baldwin), and was instructed to pull
handlines and start working on the fire. As this was
being started, Engine 1-2 arrived, and Tanker 6 was told to
hold up on the handlines. Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A
responded when the 2nd alarm was struck. Engine 6-2
went to the pond near the scene and supplied Engine 5-1, and
sent its crew to assist with operations on the scene.
Tanker 6 supplied Engine 1-2, and Rescue 6 sent its crew to
assist with operations and filled SCBA cylinders, while 6A
was designated as the transporting ambulance.
ANOTHER 1 BOX
4/9/12 -Co.6 responded
for the second time in as many days to the 1-8 box to assist
Co. 1(Gettysburg) with a structure fire, this time at 1760
Shrivers Corner Rd for a trailer fire. Engine 6-2
responded with 4, as well as Tanker 6 with 2. The
engine crew helped with packing supply line, and the tanker
set up its porta-pond and staged.
2ND ALARM STRUCTURE MAKES FIRST CALL FOR THE NEW
4/8/12 -After 2 quiet
days, Engine 6-2 was dispatched to box 1-8 to replace failed
units for what was originally dispatched as a vehicle fire
next to a house. Co. 1 arrived to find the fire
extending into the house, and requested a second alarm for
manpower, bringing Rescue 6 and Tanker 6. Co. 6 units
staged on the scene until released by Command 1.
Congratulations to FF/Operator Kevin
Biesecker on being the first to drive the new rescue!
NEW APPARATUS IN SERVICE
Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. #1 is proud to announce 2 new
pieces of apparatus in service. The first is a 2006
Ford/PL Custom ambulance, replacing the 1998 ambulance,
which went into service around lunch time, and ran its first
call in the early afternoon.
The second is a 2003 Pierce Enforcer rescue, replacing the
1993 E-One. It is equipped with many new tools and
features that the previous rescue did not have, and the
department felt that the upgrade was needed to better serve
MVA IN THE 8 BOX
4/2/12 - Co. 6 was
dispatched to the intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and
Cranberry Rd in box 6-8 for a vehicle accident. Engine
6-2 and 6A arrived to find a car off the road into the
trees. Ambulances 6A and 1A(Gettysburg) both
transported patients to York Hospital.
CO ALARM IN THE BORO
4/1/12 - Engine 6-2 and
ambulance 6A responded to 126 W York St for a CO alarm
activation. The engine crew monitored the house with
the gas meter, and found no readings. Deputy Chief 6
(Bowmaster) had command.
STOVE FIRE IN BOX 5
3/31/12 - At 1759
hours, the pre-alert sounded for box 5 at 111 N High St, bringing Engine 6-2,
Tanker 6 and ambulance 6A. Engine 6-2 and the Deputy
(Bowmaster) responded with 6, Tanker 6 with 2, and Service 6
responded with 5 personnel. Co. 5 arrived to find a
stove fire, and instructed Tanker 6 to come to the scene,
and E6-2 to stage at a nearby hydrant. E6-2 was then
directed to come to the scene, as water supply was not
needed. Crews assisted Co. 5 with repacking their handline and returned to service.
SPILL UNIT TO THE 9-5 BOX
3/29/12 - Service 6 and
Spill 41-2 responded to assist Co. 9(York Springs) with a
milk truck overturned. Units found a milk tanker on
its side, with approximately 4500 gallons of milk leaking
into a wooded area with streams and creeks running through
it. The spill was contained and cleaned up after
numerous companies responded to the scene for manpower.
2 FIRES FOR A TUESDAY
3/27/12 - At 0552,
Engine 6-2, Tanker 6 and ambulance 6A were dispatched as
part of the first alarm for a house fire at 58 N High St in
Arendtsville Boro. Engine 6-2's crew assisted with
fire attack while Tanker 6 stood by on the scene.
At 1545, Co. 6 was dispatched to the 3100
block of Old Harrisburg Rd in box 25-5 for a house fire.
Units arrived and found a small shed that was already on the
ground, with possible extension into the nearby hose
trailer. Crews from Engine 6-2 and Service 6 reported
to staging and were then placed in service. Tanker 6
staged on the scene, and was placed in service a short time
3/20/12 - Tanker 6
responded to 324 Peach Glen Rd in Dickinson Twp, Cumberland
County for a barn fire in Cumberland box 136-107. The
tanker assisted with water supply operations and returned to
ENGINE ASSISTS ON MOTORCYCLE CRASH
Engine 6-2 and 6A were dispatched at 1823 as
part of the assignment for a vehicle accident involving a
motorcycle at the intersection of Carlisle Rd and Cline's
Church Rd in box 7-11. Engine 6-2 and the Lt(Day)
responded with 4, and while enroute was advised to set up
the landing zone at the Idaville church. Once the LZ
was established, LifeLion 3 was cleared to land, and the
engine crew assisted 6A and LifeLion with loading the
patient into the helicopter.
(Photos by Staub's
MVA IN THE 8 BOX
Box 6-8 was dispatched at 0642 for a vehicle
accident at the intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and Center
Mills Rd. Engine 6-2 responded with 3, and arrived to
find a 2 vehicle crash with no injuries. The box was
placed in service at 0710.
2 VEHICLE MVA ON CARLISLE RD
3/13/12 - Co. 6 was
dispatched to 304 Carlisle Rd in box 6-7 for a vehicle
accident. Engine 6-2 responded with 6, and Service 6
and the Chief (Smith) responded with 2; units found 2
vehicles with a rear-end collision, and ambulances 6A and 7A
both transported 1 patient. The box was placed in
service after 40 minutes.
CREWS KEEP BUSY ON MONDAY AFTERNOON
3/12/12 - Tanker 6
responded to Dickinson Township, Cumberland County on the
first alarm assignment for a structure fire. CC Chief
6(Bretzman) arrived on the scene and reported a working
fire, and after evaluating the scene, determined that this
would be an exterior attack initially due to the volume of
fire. This fire was determined to be arson, and the
subject who set the fire was detained quickly. More
photos and details are available at
At 1806 hrs, Co. 6 was dispatched to 430
Guernsey Rd in box 6-8 for a vehicle accident. Engine
6-2 and the Asst. Chief (MacBeth) responded with 6 and
Service 6 responded with 3. Units arrived to find 1
vehicle v.s. farm tractor, with minor injuries.
Ambulances 6A and 7A each transported 1 patient, and the box
was placed in service at 1846.
At 1914, Service 6 responded to the Blue Sky
motel to assist on an EMS call. The service unit
returned to service at 1928.
NEW RESCUE UPDATE
3/11/12 - After a
weekend of hard work, the current Rescue 6 was permanently
taken out of service, and all the equipment transferred over
to the new piece. Once the transfer was complete, the
rig was sent back to PA Fire Apparatus to mount equipment
such as hand tools and rescue tools, as well as some other
odds and ends. We are hoping to have the new rig back
in the station permanently within 2-3 weeks, to begin driver
training and then put it in service.
MVA AT THE BORO LINE
3/3/12 - Co. 6 was
dispatched at 1044 to the 3400 blk of Biglerville Rd in
Butler Twp for an MVA with injuries. Rescue 6
responded with 5, Engine 6-2 with 2, as well as 6A.
When units arrived, they found 2 SUV's head-on, with
multiple patients and requested additional ambulances and
medic units, bringing 7A, 9A, 1A and Medics 28-1 and 28-2.
7A and 6A each transported 1 patient to Gettysburg, and 9A
transported 2 patients to York. 1A staged on the scene
and was released by command a short time later. EMT's
on the rescue crew also took 4 patient refusals, and the box
was placed in service at 1144.
Rescue 6, Engine 6-2
Ambulances 6A, 7A, 9A, 1A
Medic 28-1, 28-2
MULTIPLE CALLS KEEP CREWS BUSY ON SHRIMP FEED DAY
3/2/12 - Personnel
spent most of the day at the station setting up and
preparing for the Phil Asper Memorial Stag Shrimp Feed;
however, this preparation was interrupted by multiple calls
throughout the day.
At 1117 hours, the assignment was dispatched
for a vehicle accident at 403 Arendtsville Rd. Rescue
6 responded with 4 personnel, and found 1 vehicle into the
pond, with the driver self-extricated. The rescue crew
prepped the patient for the arrival of ambulance 1A, as 6A
was already out on another call. Chief 6(Smith) had
command, and the box was placed in service at 1149.
At 1246, ambulance 6A and Medic 28 were
dispatched to Penn St for trouble breathing. Upon the
arrival of the ambulance, the patient was found to be in
cardiac arrest, and the crew requested Co. 6 medical assist.
Rescue 6 responded with 3, as well as multiple personnel in
their POV's, and assisted the ambulance crew with patient
packaging and loading into the ambulance.
At 1708, Co. 6 and Medic 28 were dispatched
to the intersection of Biglerville Rd and Goldenville Rd for
a vehicle accident, with one subject having chest pain.
Chief 6(Smith) arrived and confirmed dispatch, finding 2
vehicles partially blocking the roadway. Rescue 6 and
the Asst. Chief (MacBeth) responded with 6, and upon arrival
was directed to check for hazards and assist EMS. 6A
transported 1 patient to Gettysburg, and the box was placed
in service at 1732.
At 1955, in the middle of the Shrimp Feed,
Tanker 6 was dispatched to assist Co. 10 (Hampton) with a
barn fire. Upon arrival on the scene, Tanker 6 staged
until released by Command 10.
SPILL TRAILER RUNS TO LITTLESTOWN
3/1/12 - Service 6 and
Spill 41-2 were dispatched at 1141 to the 4400 block of the
Baltimore Pike in box 20-1 to assist with fluid cleanup from
a vehicle accident that occurred there earlier in the
morning. The spill unit returned to service at 1341.
NON-INJURY TURNS INTO CONFINEMENT
2/24/12 - Ambulance 6A
was dispatched to 185 N Main St to assist PSP with a vehicle
accident. Upon responding, County advised that PSP was
originally sent out for a non-injury accident, but then
requested EMS, and that now the fire department would be
dispatched for an entrapment. Units arrived to find a
vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment building with
damage to the driver's door, and performed a door pop to get
the driver out of the car, who was uninjured. 6A transported
1 other patient for evaluation.
DUMPSTER FIRE AT IFCO
2/22/12 - Co. 6 was
dispatched at 2341 for a dumpster fire at IFCO (formerly the
Pallet Outlet). Engine 6-2 and the Lt(Day) responded
with 6, as well as Deputy 6(Bowmaster) and Tanker 6.
Units arrived to find a large metal dumpster with a large
volume of fire showing, with flames approximately 10-15 feet
in the air. Engine 6-2 pulled the trash line and
extinguished the fire, and returned to service at 0030.
(Photos by FF Ryan Little and Ambulance
Driver Michelle Powell)
APPRECIATION BANQUET FOR 2011
2/18/12 - Members and
friends of the Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. #1 took an
evening to relax, have fun, and look back at the year 2011.
The night started out with a meal, and then reports from the
Fire Chief, EMS Captain, Ladies' Auxiliary President, and
President. After this, awards were presented, a video
presentation was shown, and door prizes handed out, followed
by music and dancing late into the evening. During the
banquet, our transfer crews ran 2 EMS calls. The new
rescue was also on hand for those in attendance to view the
progress on it so far.
Award winners were:
Chief's Award: Dennis Freed
Line Officer's Award: Dan Keck
EMS Volunteer of the Year: Curt MacBeth
Jr. Firefighters of the Year: Brittnie Freed,
Julia Freed, Sean Brown
Special Awards were given to Co.
7(Bendersville), Co. 5(Arendtsville), and Co. 11(Liberty)
for their efforts in assisting with the life-saving rescue
of 2 individuals during the heavy flooding the area
experienced in April. A special award was also given
to Jr. FF Nicole Bowmaster for her efforts during this time
in keeping things in order at the station while all units
were out on rescues.
Former Assistant Chief Nick Cook also
received a special award to thank him for his years of
dedicated service to the department. We wish him
success in his future endeavors!
A special thanks to our transfer crews:
Engine: Franklin Fire Co. (Franklin Co. Station 4)
Rescue: Fairfield Fire-EMS(Adams Co. 2)
Ambulance: SAVES (Adams Co. 29)
ANOTHER NEW RESCUE UPDATE!
2/17/12 - The new
rescue is back in the station, however only for a short time
so that members can view the progress at our annual
Appreciation Banquet. Thanks to PA Fire Apparatus for
bringing it down for us to see!
ENGINE RUNS FIRE IN GETTYSBURG
2/16/12 - Co. 1 units
were dispatched to a garage fire on Barlow St in Gettysburg
Boro. Shortly after dispatch, County advised that the
Police Dept was on the scene with a working fire extending
into the house. Engine 6-2 was dispatched at 0824 to
replace units that had failed from the initial dispatch.
The engine responded with 4, and was assigned to assist with
overhaul, with Captain 6 (Freed) given interior operations.
Engine 6-2 was released by Command 1 at 0929.
At 0950, while crews were still cleaning up
equipment from the fire call, 6A, Medic 28 and Co. 6 med
assist were dispatched to Knouse Foods for a fallen subject.
Engine 6-2 and 6A responded immediately, and were advised by
County that a subject had fallen 16 feet, and that the
caller stated that an ambulance would not be able to make
access to the patient. Upon arrival, it was discovered
that the subject had actually fallen into an empty vinegar
tank, climbed out on his own, and was assisted from there to
a nearby vehicle. The engine crew assisted EMS with
packaging and loading the patient into the ambulance.
MVA IN THE BORO
2/15/12 - The tones
dropped at 0117 for a vehicle accident with entrapment in
Biglerville Boro. Rescue 6 responded with 5 personnel
and found 1 vehicle that had hit 2 parked cars, with 1
patient lying in the roadway, and another still in their
vehicle, but negative entrapment. Fire units assisted
EMS with patient packaging and hazard control.
Rescue 6, Engine 6-2, Engine 7-1
Ambulances 6A, 1A
MVA IN THE TOWNSHIP
2/13/12 - Co. 6 was
dispatched for a MVA in box 6-8 on Heidlersburg Rd.
Rescue 6 and the Deputy (Bowmaster) responded with 6
personnel, and Chief 6 (Smith) arrived on scene to find 1
vehicle into a pole with the pole snapped, and no injuries.
LZ AT CO. 6
2/5/12 - Engine 6-2 was
dispatched at 1048 to set up a landing zone for Stat MedEvac
13 at the station for a patient from an EMS call.
PRE-ALERT IN BOX 5
2/4/12 - Co. 6 was
dispatched on the first alarm for a gas leak in a structure
in Arendtsville Boro. Engine 6-2 responded with 6,
Rescue 6 responded with 4, Tanker 6 with 2, and 6A also
responded. Units staged on the scene until released by
CHIMNEY FIRE IN 7's BOX
2/2/12 - Rescue 6 was
dispatched at 1813 hours for a chimney fire on Gabler's Rd
in box 7-7. The rescue responded with 6 personnel, and
staged on the scene until released by command.
NEW RESCUE UPDATE
The crew at PA Fire Apparatus has been working hard to get
the new rescue refurbished and in service. So far,
work has been done mounting equipment in the cab, and it's
now the right color!
(Photos by Captain Freed)
Congratulations to FF Matt Bricker on graduating from the
Richmond Fire Academy and becoming a career firefighter.
FF Bricker is currently serving, ironically, at Station 6.
Good luck in your career and be safe out there!
(Photos from facebook.com)
LZ IN ARENDTSVILLE
1/28/12 - With the
Winter Party already under way, Companies 5 and 7 as well as
ambulance 6A, 7A and Medic 28 were dispatched for a vehicle
accident with entrapment on Quaker Valley Rd. After
units arrived, they determined that airmedical was needed,
so Engine 6-2 was dispatched at 1916 hours to set up the LZ
at the Arendtsville Elementary School. The engine
responded with a crew of 4.
(Photo from bendersvillefireco.com)
TRANSFER TO BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT
1/27/12 - An engine
crew of 5 traveled to Blue Ridge Fire-Rescue in Franklin
County to standby while they operated a wing night
fundraiser. The crew enjoyed a great meal, ran no
calls and returned home around 2330 hours.
PORCH FIRE IN THE BORO
1/25/12 - The pre-alert
sounded late in the night for a porch fire on Penn St in box
6. Chief 6(Smith) responded and was advised of
multiple calls stating that the porch of the residence was
on fire. Chief 6 went on the scene with no visible
fire. Upon the arrival of Engine 6-2, the crew started
overhaul and salvage on the porch, with Deputy 6(Bowmaster)
investigating and checking for extension on the inside of
the house. Other units arrived and assisted with
overhaul. Units were then placed in service with the
exception of Engine 6-2, which stayed until the arrival of
FM 1 to investigate. It appears that the fire was
caused by a discarded cigarette butt which caught a chair on
fire that was on the porch.
(Bottom row of photos by Jr. FF S.
CAR INTO HOUSE ON GOLDENVILLE
1/24/12 - Co. 6 was
dispatched in the morning hours to box 6-9 for a vehicle accident with
1 vehicle into a house, with no injuries. Units
arrived and found 1 pickup truck in the front yard, and
moderate damage to the house, mostly on the inside. 1
resident of the house was very fortunate, as she was
standing next to the bathroom sink where the impact site
(Photos by Capt. Freed)
1/23/12 - Rescue 6 and
a crew of 7 attended the funeral services for Co. 33 FF
The Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. #1 would like to express
our sincere condolances to United Hook & Ladder Co. 33 on
the line of duty death of Firefighter Brandon Little.
1/14/12 - Shortly after
1100 hours, Captain 6 (Freed) called County by radio after
coming across a field fire on Old Carlisle Rd. County
advised that they had no controlled burns listed in our
area, and at 1117 dispatched Co. 6 and 7 for the brush fire.
Units arrived and began putting the fire out, but were then
approached by one of the residents who began an altercation
with a few of the firefighters. PSP was requested to
the scene, and once the fire was out, the trooper took
reports. It appears that this fire was started by a
burning couch in the yard, and the moderate winds spread it
to the adjacent field.
1/5/12 - Tanker 6 and
ambulance 6A responded to assist Co. 5 (Arendstville) with a
vehicle fire at the intersection of Beecherstown Rd and
Punch Rd in box 5-6. Both units staged on the scene
until released by Deputy Chief 5 (Johnson).
Around lunch time, the pre-alert sounded for
box 25-4 for the house fire, bringing Rescue 6 as part of
the first alarm. Rescue 6 responded with 6 personnel,
and with units enroute, County advised that this was a
working fire. Upon arrival, Rescue 6 was assigned to
RIT. Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 also responded to replace
units that failed on the initial box. Engine 6-2's
crew assisted with interior operations.
FIRST CALL FOR 2012
1/3/12 - Co.6 was
dispatched at 0536 for a vehicle accident with one partially
into the pond at 403 Arendtsville Rd. Chief 6 (Smith)
responded and found no injuries, and placed the box in
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