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2014 INCIDENTS

  FIRE EMS
Jan: 16 93
Feb: 14 88
Mar: - -
Apr: 14 -
May: 13 -
June: 18 -
July: - -
Aug: - -
Sept: - -
Oct: - -
Nov: - -
Dec: - -
Total: - -

 

 

Calls as reported by

Adams County 911 CAD

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


111 S Main St, Biglerville, PA 17307 - (717)677-7532 - Fax: (717)677-0124


 


ENGINE INVESTIGATES OUTSIDE GAS ODOR

12/29/14 - Engine 6-2 responded to the area of 30 Hillcrest Dr in the boro for an outside odor of gas.  The engine crew investigated around the area and inside the residence and found nothing of concern, and returned to service.

 


CAR INTO FIELD

12/23/14 - Units responded to the second vehicle accident in as many days in Co. 5's area; units found a vehicle into a cow pasture, and assisted the driver to safety to be evaluated by EMS.

 


MVA ON ICY ROADS

12/22/14 - Co. 5, with Rescue 6 and Ambulances 6A and 7A were alerted for a vehicle accident at the intersection Shippensburg Rd and Pine Grove Rd.  Command 5 advised incoming units to stage in the area, until they could locate the incident.  The actual incident was then found to be on Pine Grove Rd, and the assignment was held to Engine 5-1 and Ambulance 6A, placing Rescue 6 in service.

 


TANKER ON WORKING FIRE

12/21/14 - Tanker 6 responded in the early morning on the working fire dispatch (WFD) for a house fire in box 33-9.  The tanker staged on the scene before being released, after Co. 33 units made a quick knock on the fire.

 


TOWNSHIP MVA

12/20/14 - Co. 6 and Engine 5-1 were dispatched for a vehicle accident at the intersection of Biglerville Rd and Zeigler Mill Rd.  Units found a 2 car MVA blocking the roadway, and the box was held to Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A for hazard control and patient evaluation, and the rest were placed in service.

 


DECEMBER TRAINING

12/16/14 - December's monthly training consisted of personnel reviewing basic vehicle stabilization and patient packaging

 


RESCUE RUNS MUTUAL AID BOX ALARM

12/13/14 - Rescue 6 was alerted as part of the first alarm assignment for 2980 Old Route 30, in box 4-4, marking the fourth box alarm for the company in 3 days; the rescue ended up being placed in service while enroute when the box was scaled back.

 


FIRST DUE BOX ALARM

12/12/14 - The box alarm was dispatched for smoke in a mobile home in box 6-5.  Engine 6-2 was out the door quickly, and Deputy Chief 6 arrived on the scene to find a malfunctioning kerosene heater, and held the box to Engine 6-2 for investigation and ventilation.  The engine crew removed the heater from the house, and set up fans to remove the smoke before returning to service.

 


2 BOX ALARMS

12/11/14 - Tanker 6 and Engine 6-2 responded in the early morning to the 100 blk of Old State Rd in Dickinson Twp, Cumberland County for smoke in a house.  Engine 6-2 was placed in service while enroute, and Tanker 6 staged on the scene until being released by Command 6.

 

In the evening hours, Company 1 units were alerted for a vehicle fire at the KFC on Steinwehr Ave in Gettysburg Boro.  Quickly after this, the assignment was upgraded to a commercial fire box, as the vehicle was parked at the drive-thru ordering window.  Engine 6-2 assisted with checking for extension on the interior of the building before the box was placed in service.

(Photo by Joe Robinson)

 


ENGINE AND TANKER GO ON GOOD INTENT BOX ALARM

12/1/14 - Co. 6 was alerted as part of the first alarm assignment for a possible house fire at 750 Brysonia Rd.  With units enroute, Communications advised that the call was received from a neighbor's house, advising they could see flickering light in the windows.  Co. 5 units arrived and found the source to be light from a pellet stove, no FD services needed, and placed the box in service.

 


MINOR MVA

11/23/14 - Co. 6 and Engine 1-1 responded to the intersection of Shrivers Corner Rd and Goldenville Rd for a vehicle accident.  Units found a 2 vehicle rear-end collision, with minor injuries.  Rescue 6 assisted with vehicle stabilization and patient packaging, and upon arrival Engine 1-1 also assisted with patient packaging, and Ambulances 6A and 6A-1 transported the patients to the hospital.

 

 


DEJA VU 

11/14/14 - Units were alerted in the early morning hours for a building fire at the Mountain Valley Farms sawmill.  Assistant Chief 6(MacBeth) arrived on the scene quickly and confirmed a working building fire.  Tanker 6 assisted in tanker shuttle operations, and Engine 6-2's crew assisted with fire attack while the engine laid supply line around to the C side of the building, and the crew then pulled attack lines and the engine supplied Cumberland County Engine 53's aerial operations.  Units operated on the scene for hours before the box was placed in service. 

 

 


BOX ALARM FOR CANOPY FIRE

11/9/14 - Co. 6 was alerted as part of the first alarm for a canopy on fire next to a house in the Bear Mountain development in box 7-4.  Co. 7 units arrived and found storage canopies on fire impinging on a propane tank.  Engine 6-2 was assigned to find a pond and establish a fill site, and Tanker 6 assisted with water supply at the scene before returning to service.

 


BRUSH FIRE

10/27/14 - Units were alerted to 490 Rake Factory Rd for a field fire behind the residence.  EMS Lt 6(Stallsmith) arrived on the scene and reported approximately 1 acre of the field on fire.  Engine 6-2 arrived soon after this and stretched the forestry line to begin extinguishing the fire, and was assisted by Brush 5, Brush 7, Mini Pumper 7 and Tanker 25.

 


MVA W/ROLLOVER, NO INJURY

10/21/14 - Co. 6, Engine 5-1 and Medic 28 were alerted for a vehicle accident with rollover on Goldenville Rd just off Biglerville Rd.  Rescue 6 arrived on the scene and found 1 vehicle rolled off the roadway and into a field.  The box was quickly held to Rescue 6 and EMS.

 


BICYCLIST STRUCK

10/5/14 - Rescue 6, Ambulance 6A and Medic 53 responded for a report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in the area of Hollabaugh's on Carlisle Rd.  Units arrived packaged the patient for transport by EMS.

 


MINOR MVA

9/19/14 - Co. 6 and Engine 7-1 were alerted around 0900 hrs for a vehicle accident at the intersection of Carlisle Rd and W Geurnsey Rd.  Units arrived to find a minor MVA on Yellow Hill Rd just off the intersection with Carlisle Rd and checked for hazards and assisted EMS with patient packaging before placing the box in service.

 


POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL FIRE

9/13/14 - The box alarm was transmitted in the morning hours for an electrical fire in a house in box 6-1.  Units arrived and investigated, finding a melted outlet and some residual heat in the walls.  The power was secured by the occupants prior to FD arrival, and the box was placed in service after investigation was completed.

 


SMALL BRUSH FIRE

9/8/14 - Co. 6 and Brush 7 responded to the 700 blk of Carlisle Rd for a brush fire along the roadway. Units arrived to find a small area of brush smoldering and soaked the area before placing the box in service.

 


BACK TO BACK RUNS

9/2/14 - After heavy storms rolled through the area, Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A were alerted with Co. 7 for a pole and wires down on top of a car at the intersection of Center Mills Rd and Orchard Ln.  Units arrived to find a tree down blocking the road, but no car and no wires, and placed the box in service.

Just after returning from this incident, Co. 6 and Co. 5 were alerted for an inside investigation in box 6-5.  Engine 6-2, Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A were out the door quickly and arrived on scene to find the residence evacuated, and the occupants reporting a possible electrical problem.  Personnel investigated and found no discernable problem and placed the box in service.

 


MVA ON THE BORDER

8/19/14 - Units were alerted in the early afternoon for a vehicle accident in box 6-5 on Arendtsville Rd.  Shortly after dispatch, communications corrected the incident to a 5-6 box, as it was farther towards Arendtsville than initially reported.  With units enroute, communications advised there was a report of a jeep overturned in the orchard.  Ambulance 6A arrived and found there to be no injuries, and units checked for hazards before returning to service.

 


AMBULANCE ON SERIOUS MVA, ENGINE ON ANOTHER

8/18/14 - Ambulance 6A responded with other units on a MVA with triple ejection on US 15 southbound in box 25-1.  6A provided care along with other EMS units and transferred care to LifeLion, and the patients were flown to an area trauma center.

Photo courtesy of LifeLion

With units operating on this incident, EMS Lt. 6(Stallsmith) radioed communications advising of an accident at Heidlersburg Rd and Old Harrisburg Rd.  Engine 6-2 responded on this incident, and 6A cleared the first call and responded as well.

 

In the midst of these incidents, Ambulance 7A handled a class 1 call in Co. 7's local area as well. 

 


TANKER RUN TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY

8/15/14 - Tanker 6 was alerted along with Co. 7 and Tanker 9 for a tractor fire in Dickinson Twp, Cumberland County at 54 Chestnut Ridge Rd.  Engine 7-2 was first on the scene, and held the box to themselves and CC Brush 136.

 


CO PROBLEM

8/13/14 - With a few personnel at the station doing some training, a phone call was received at the station requesting the FD to come check the residence at 799 Carlisle Rd for a possible CO problem.  The rescue responded and monitored the residence with no readings on the meter.

 


OLD RESCUE UPDATE

Chief 6 grabbed these shots of the old rescue in its new home in North Carolina!

 


ACVESA CONVENTION

8/9/14 - Rescue 6, Service 6, Rehab 6, UTV 6 and Ambulance 6A1 all participated in the 2014 ACVESA Convention parade, hosted by Co. 7(Bendersville).

 

 


ENGINE GOES ON GETTYSBURG BOX

8/8/14 - Engine 6-2 was alerted on the first alarm for a possible house fire in the 200 block of S Washington St in Gettysburg Boro.  With personnel on station preparing for County Convention, the engine was out the door immediately.  A short time into the incident, an officer from Co. 1(Gettysburg) arrived on the scene and placed the box in service on a "malicious call". 

 


FIRST DUE COMMERCIAL BOX ALARM

8/5/14 - The pre-alert dropped at 2138 hrs for box 6-5, for an electrical fire at the Apple Bin Restaurant.  Co. 6 units arrived and found a small fire and extinguished it quickly, and held the box to Co. 6 and Engine 5-1, and released the remainder to divert to another box alarm in Co. 5's(Arendtsville) area.  The cause of this fire is believed to be a lightning strike.

 


OLD CARLISLE RD MVA

8/4/14 - Co. 6, Engine 7-1, Ambulance 7A and Medic 53 were alerted at 2010 hrs for a vehicle accident in the 1400 blk of Old Carlisle Rd for a vehicle accident with 1 overturned.  Rescue 6 and 6A arrived and held the box to Rescue 6 and EMS units.

 


HOUSE DUMPS FOR STOVE FIRE

7/30/14 - Co. 6 units were alerted on the first alarm for a stove fire in a house on Oxford Rd in box 25-2.  Engine 6-2, Tanker 6, Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A all responded and staged before being released by command.

 


CO ALARM

7/29/14 - Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A were alerted for a CO alarm at 799 Carlisle Rd.  Units arrived and monitored the house, finding some moderate CO readings inside, ventilated the house and advised the occupants to have plumbers and HVAC experts check out the problem.

 


CENTER MILLS MVA

7/28/14 - Co. 6 and Engine 7-1 were dispatched at 1550 hrs for a vehicle accident in the 700 blk of Center Mills Rd.  Deputy Chief 6(Leedy) arrived on the scene and found a car that struck a tractor trailer and a cement wall before coming to rest off the side of the road.  He then held the assignment to Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A, and the box was in service a short time later. 

 


ENGINE AND TANKER ON BARN FIRE

7/26/14 - At 1155 hrs, Communications sent units to box 10-3 for a barn fire.  Co. 10 units reported a smoke column visible from their station, and arrived to a working barn fire.  Engine 11-2, on transfer to St. 6 for our Wine Fest, responded from our station.  Shortly after this, Engine 6-2 was alerted to replace units that had failed to respond, and was out the door quickly with 5 personnel.  Shortly after this, Command 10 requested 2nd alarm tankers, bringing Tanker 6.  Upon arrival, E6-2's crew assisted with fire attack and overhaul, and the tanker hauled 6 loads of water.  Units from Adams, York and Cumberland counties operated on this fire.

 

Units involved:
Engines:10-1, 11-1, 11-2, 26, 27, 33-1, 5-1, 6-2, 7-2, 9-1, York 46-1, 49-2, 65, 11-1, 9-1, Cumberland 223

Tankers: E10-2, ET14, ET29, T29, 11, 25, 26, 33, 6, 9, York 65, E3-1

Truck 33

Rescues 26, 20

Ambulances 11A, 33A

Service 11, Utility 11

Numerous Fire Police


ENGINE GOES ON COMMERCIAL BOX

7/25/14 - Engine 6-2 was alerted as 5th due engine on the commercial box assignment for smoke in the building at 35 Buford Ave in Gettysburg Boro.  The engine was the first piece on the street, with 6 personnel, and arrived 3rd due and took a position in the alley on the "C" side of the building, and was assigned to send its crew to the Command Post for staging.  After Co. 1 units investigated, nothing was found and the box was placed in service.

 


GRILL FIRE

7/17/14 - Co.6 was dispatched on the first alarm for a grill on fire next to a house on Orchard Ln in Co. 7's first due.  Tanker 6 and Engine 6-2 arrived just after Engine 7-2, with the tanker following 7-2 to the scene and engine picking up 7-2's supply line at the pond.  Upon arrival, units found the fire mostly out, and held the box to Co. 7.

 


ENGINE AND AMBULANCE ON GETTYSBURG BOX

7/4/14 - Engine 6-2 and Ambulance 6A were alerted on the commercial fire assignment at 35 Chambersburg St in Gettysburg Boro.  Co 1 units arrived to find a small fire, extinguished it and held the box to Co. 1 units.  Engine 6-2 was placed in service upon arrival on the scene.

 


FIRST DUE BOX ALARM

7/1/14 - The pre-alert dropped at 2011 hrs for a stove fire in a house at 103 E York St in the boro.  Deputy Chief 6 (Leedy) was on the air immediately, and arrived to find nothing showing.  The box was then held to Engine 6-2 and Rescue 6 to assist with investigation and ventilation.

 


MVA W/FLYOUT

6/30/14 - Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A were alerted at 1716 hrs on the initial assignment with Co. 7 for a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 1500 blk of Center Mills Rd.  Initial arriving units found an SUV into a pole, with wires and the top of the pole down on top of the vehicle, as well as a tractor trailer that had become involved in the wires.  The driver was treated and transported by EMS, but it was found that there was another patient apparently trapped under the dash.  Rescue 6 was assigned to bring all portable extrication equipment up to the scene, but then was advised to only bring manpower to assist.  The determination was made that no extrication could be done until Met-Ed arrived and secured the power.  In the meantime, LifeLion was landed at Co. 7 with Engine 6-2 handling the LZ, and the flight crew was brought to the scene.  Personnel stood by and continued to communicate with the patient to assess the situation, and once the power was secured, the vehicle was stabilized, a simple extrication was completed, and the patient was flown to an area trauma center.

 


MVA AND MED ASSIST

6/29/14 - Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A were alerted at 1810 hrs to assist Co. 5 with a motorcycle accident in the 1200 blk of Shippensburg Rd.  The rescue was cancelled while enroute, and the ambulance continued in and transported to an area trauma center.

 

Shortly after the rescue returned, ambulance 1A, Medic 28 and Co. 6 med assist were alerted for a diabetic patient on Biglerville Rd.  Service 6 was out the door quickly, and provided EMS care until the arrival of the ambulance and medic unit.

 


AFA TURNS INTO BURNT COOKING

6/22/14 - At 1826 hrs, Co. 6 was alerted for an automatic fire alarm at 128 W Hanover St in the boro.  Deputy Chief 6 arrived just before the engine, reporting nothing showing from the exterior.  The engine arrived and investigated, finding a light smoke condition inside the residence, which was caused by burnt cooking.  The engine crew ventilated the residence and then returned to service.

 


2 MORNING CALLS

6/20/14 - Co. 6, 6A and Medic 53 were alerted at 0842 to Clearview Ln for a cardiac arrest.

 

At 1040, Engine 6-2 was alerted to assist Co. 7 with a vehicle fire on a trailer; the engine was then cancelled before responding.

 


CAR FIRE IN THE 8 BOX

6/18/14 - Co. 6 was alerted at 1557 hrs for a car fire in box 6-8 on Old Carlisle Rd.  Engine 6-2 arrived and found a well involved car, and pulled a line to extinguish the fire.  Tanker 6, Service 6 and 6A also responded, and staged on the scene until released.

Video is available here


 

4 CALL DAY FOR THE 6TH

6/17/14 - Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A were alerted around 0630 this morning to the intersection of Carlisle Rd and Aspers-Bendersville Rd for a vehicle accident w/entrapment with Co. 7.  Units arrived to find a patient confined in the vehicle but not injured, and extricated the patient.

While units were operating on the first incident, County began receiving calls indicating that there was another MVA approximately 1/4 mile south of the original incident.  Command 7 was advised and Engine 7-2 and Rescue 6 responded from the first incident to investigate, and ambulance 9A was dispatched.  E7-2 and R6 arrived and and found multiple vehicles involved, with 1 into a tree, and requested ALS.  Ambulance 6A and Medic 53 cleared from the first call and handled this incident, and the patient was flown to a local trauma center via lifelion.

 

In the afternoon hours, with ambulance 6A out of the area on another call, Co. 6 med assist, ambulance 7A and Medic 28 were alerted for seizures at a residence across the street from Station 6.  Co. 6 personnel arrived and provided EMS care until the arrival of 7A and M28.  Thank you to ambulance 2A (Fairfield Fire-EMS) for transferring to Co. 6 while our EMS units were out!

 

Later, in the early evening, Engine 6-2 was alerted for an automatic fire alarm at OC Rice Equipment.  6A, on the air for fuel, responded and spoke with the manager of the facility and requested that the box be placed in service as E6-2 went responding. 

 

In addition to these, Co. 6 personnel took time out this evening for training night to take a tour of the International Paper facility located in the boro.


TANKER GOES ON WORKING FIRE

6/16/14 - Tanker 6 was alerted in the early afternoon on the working fire dispatch in box 27-7 in the 6000 block of Chambersburg Rd.  First alarm units arrived to a well-involved structure, and were able to bring the fire under control quickly.

Photos of the incident are available at 911 Photography


Unfortunately, the family involved in this fire lost everything, and did not have insurance to cover the loss.  Co. 27 is working to assist in the recovery effort, and is asking for donations of the following clothing items:
10 year old BOY, Size 10
7 year old GIRL, Size 8
2 Year old GIRL, Size 18-24 month
Mother: 7/8 pants and Med-Large

Please contact Chief 27 (677-9234 ext 2 or 677-0870) or a Member of Buchannan Valley Fire Dept if you can assist. The kids also lost all their toys and their pets. Thank You for your Assistance!

 


DEPUTY CHIEF FINDS MVA IN PROGRESS

6/9/14 - At 1640 hrs, Deputy Chief 6 radioed County reporting a motorcycle accident on Arendtsville Rd at Yellow Hill Rd with a patient down in the roadway.  As County dispatched the call, the DC requested airmedical, and assigned 6A and Rescue 6 to respond to the scene, and Engine 6-2 to handle the LZ at the Biglerville High School.  Units arrived and assessed and packaged the patient, and 6A transported to the LZ and transferred care to LifeLion.

 


UNIQUE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

6/8/14 - Some Co. 6 members took advantage of a unique training opportunity, along with Co. 1 and Co. 5.  With the Gettysburg Middle School scheduled for demolition, school district officials and Co. 1 worked together to provide an opportunity for area fire departments to train together.  Personnel trained on hoseline advancement, search/rescue, truck ops, forcible entry and elevator operations.  Special thanks to GASD and Co. 1 for this opportunity!

 

 


INDUSTRIAL RESCUE AND MVA

6/7/14 - At 0318 hrs, Co. 6 and Medic 53 were alerted for an industrial rescue at Knouse Foods in the boro.  Rescue 6, 6A and Deputy 6 arrived and found a subject with his hand trapped in a machine in the plant and started to work with wrenches and sockets to dismantle the machine.  Engine 6-2 arrived and assisted with the extrication.  After approximately 1 hour of work, the patient was freed from the machine and turned over the crew of LifeLion and flown to an area trauma center.

 

At 1555 hrs, Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A were alerted for a vehicle accident in box 5-9.  With units enroute, Command 5 held the assignment to Co. 5 and 6A.


HEAVY VEHICLE TRAINING- ROUND 2

5/30-6/1 - A few members took Rescue 6 to participate in a Heavy Vehicle Stabilization and Extrication class held by Mid-Atlantic Technical Rescue and hosted by United Hook & Ladder #33; this is the same type of training held by Co.7 last year.  The Evening Sun has a nice article here.

 


IN HOUSE RESCUE TRAINING

5/20/14 - Members spent training night practicing vehicle rescue skills on a vehicle donated by one of our members.

 


ENGINE TRANSFER TO EMMITSBURG

5/17/14 - Engine 6-2 transferred to Frederick County, MD Station 6 while they held their annual Spring Fling fundraiser.  The engine stood by with crews from Thurmont, MD and Leesburg, VA and had a quiet day.

 


EARLY MORNING MVA, FIRE PREVENTION

5/6/14 - Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A responded on box 7-6 for a vehicle accident reported with entrapment.  Units found a box truck on its side, and Co. 6 and Engine 7-1 assisted the driver with self-extrication before returning to service.

Later in the morning, Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A conducted a fire prevention detail for Biglerville preschool students

 


MEMBERS COMPLETE PUMPS TRAINING

5/4/14 - 4 members completed Pumps 1, hosted by Co. 7.

 


RIT ASSIGNMENT IN BOX 2

4/26/14 - Rescue 6 responded for RIT on the second alarm for a house fire in Fairfield Boro.  Upon arrival, the Rescue crew staged as RIT and then was assigned to assist with overhaul.

 


CONFINEMENT IN A 5 BOX

4/22/14 - Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A responded to box 5-6 for a vehicle accident.  With units enroute, an officer from Co. 5 went on the scene reporting 1 subject confined in the vehicle.  Engine 5-1 popped the door just prior to the rescue's arrival, and both crews assisted with extricating the patient and packaging with EMS.

 


2 BACK TO BACK

4/14/14 - Tanker 6 was alerted at 1701 hrs for an electrical fire in South Middleton Twp, Cumberland County on Pine School Rd, and was out the door right away.  At 1705 hrs, Engine 6-2 was alerted to assist Co. 7 with a woods fire on Center Mills Rd.   Engine 6-2 responded quickly, and upon arrival the engine crew assisted with cutting a fire line and extinguishing the fire.  After initial extinguishment, crews worked on extensive mop-up.  Tanker 6 was cancelled by Cumberland County and then also responded to the woods fire.  Ambulances 6A, 6A1 and 7A also assisted on the scene.  Thanks to the Vigilant Hose Co. of Emmitsburg, MD for the initial transfer of Engine-Tanker 64, and also Co. 27 (Buchanan Valley) for transferring Engine 27 to our quarters after ET 64 was called to the scene.  Early in the incident, FF Huff was struck by a falling tree and was airlifted to an area trauma center; 2 other firefighters from other companies were transported to local hospitals later in the incident. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, brother Huff- we are hoping for a speedy recovery!


 


BOX ALARM FOLLOWED BY CRASH

4/13/14 - Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 responded to assist Co. 1 on the box assignment for a brush fire involving a shed on Cedar Ave.  The engine arrived and sent its crew up to assist with overhaul.

(Brush fire photos by Bill McLaughlin)

 

Shortly after units returned from the box, Co. 6 and Engine 5-1 were alerted for a vehicle accident at Main and York streets in box 6.  6A and Rescue 6 were out the door right away, and arrived to find 2 vehicles involved, blocking the roadway with 1 patient laying on the sidewalk.  Units worked on hazard control and EMS, and Engine 5-1 was diverted to a brush fire in their own box.


 

ENTRAPMENT IN THE TOWNSHIP

3/20/14 - Co. 6, Engine 7-1, ambulance 7A and Medic 53 were dispatched for a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 800 blk of Heidlersburg Rd in box 6-8.  Units arrived to find a pickup truck vs sedan head-on, with the truck on its roof and major damage to both vehicles.  Crews found 3 patients entrapped in the sedan, and the 2 occupants of the truck already self-extricated.  Rescue 6 and Engine 6-2 went to work to free the patients in the car, removing the roof, laying down both sides and performing a dash push.  As EMS triaged the patients, it was found that one patient was class 4, and the other 2 were class 1, and requested additional ALS and BLS units.  2 patients were flown to an area trauma center, and 2 more were taken by ground to local hospitals.  Co. 6 units remained on the scene to assist the Franklin County Coroner (Adams not available) and provide lighting for PSP to begin their investigation.  Our condolances go out to the families of those affected by this incident.

 

Unit Rundown:
Engines 6-2, 7-1, 25-2(LZ)
Rescue 6
Ambulances 6A, 7A, 1A, 1A1(cancelled), 9A, 33A

Medics 53, 28, 51

LifeLion 3, STAT 13

Franklin County Coroner

Traffic 1, Squad 25, various other Fire Police

 


UTV ASSISTS ON SEARCH

3/13/14 - UTV 6 was alerted at 2229 hrs for a search detail in box 33-8.  Units searched the area for an individual who was reported to have run away from home; this individual was found on the other side of the county a few hours later.

 


RESCUE GOES ON WYNDHAM HOTEL BOX

3/12/14 - Rescue 6 was alerted on the first alarm for an odor of smoke at the Wyndham Hotel in box 1-8-30.  Rescue 6 arrived and sent its crew inside to assist with investigation.  After investigation, it was determined that the smoke odor was coming into the hotel from a nearby campground, and the box was placed in service.

 


MINOR MVA

3/2/14 - Rescue 6 and ambulance 6A were alerted for a vehicle accident in box 5-9 at the intersection of Shippensburg Rd and Pine Grove Rd.  Rescue 6 was placed in service while responding, and the box was held to Engine 5-1 and 6A to respond non-emergency.

 


2 BOXES AND TRAINING

3/1/14 - Co. 6 was dispatched on the first alarm at 0711 hrs for a grain elevator fire in box 25-7.  Co. 6 units staged on scene before being released at 0823, when it was discovered that the problem was a burnt up bearing in the elevator.

 

Once units returned from the box alarm, personnel completed annual HazMat Ops refresher training.

 

At 1611 hrs, the pre-alert dropped for box 25-7 at 575 Center Mills Rd.  After dispatch, county corrected the box to the correct 6-8 box, and Asst Chief 25 went on the scene with a working fire.  Engine 7-2 arrived first and stretched lines on the house, with Engine 6-2 arriving 1 minute later and worked on establishing a dump site at the intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and Center Mills Rd.  Personnel worked on extinguishment and overhaul, and were able to save 1 dog from the house, but unfortunately 1 other dog perished and was found later.  Units operated for approximately 2.5 hours before the box was placed in service.

 

Unit Rundown:
Engines: 4-1, 6-2, 7-1, 7-2, 9-1, 25-2

Tankers: 4, 6, 9, 25, E10-2

Tower 5, Truck 1

Rescues: 6, 33(RIT)

Ambulances: 1A, 6A, 9A

 

Additional photos available at 911 Photography

Photos below by the Evening Sun

 


 ENGINE GOES ON CHIMNEY FIRE

2/23/14 - Engine 6-2 assisted Co. 1 with a chimney fire in box 1-6-30.  Units operated for approximately 45 minutes before returning to service.

 


FIRST DUE BOX

2/20/14 - The pre-alert dropped at 1545 hrs for an electrical fire at 70 Clear View Ln in box 6-5-30.  Engine 6-2, Tanker 6 and ambulance 6A arrived on the scene together with normal conditions from the exterior; the occupant of the house advised that he had an electrical outlet in the basement that was melted and smoking, but that he had turned off the breaker and everything looked okay.  Personnel investigated with the thermal imager and found no hazardous conditions present; the box was held to Co. 6 and Tower 5.  After further investigation, the box was placed in service.

 


EARLY MORNING BARN FIRE

2/17/14 - Units were alerted at 0132 for a barn fire at 362 Dug Hill Rd.  Asst 6 (MacBeth) arrived on scene just after dispatch and found a working barn fire.  Engine 7-2 arrived, stretched lines and worked on extinguishment.  Rescue 6 staged and provided lighting, and manpower assisted with overhaul of the lean-to structure; Tanker 6 assisted with water supply.


LONG RUN FOR BOX ALARM

2/15/14 - Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 were alerted at 0342 hrs on the Working Fire Dispatch for 2630 Hunterstown-Hampton Rd in box 10-2.  Both units arrived on the scene and staged with other personnel before being placed in service.

 

Photos from this incident are available at 911 Photography


GAS ODOR IN THE TOWNSHIP

2/5/14 - Co. 6 was dispatched in the evening hours for an outside odor of gas at 318 Guernsey Rd.  Engine 6-2 arrived, metered around the entire outside of the house, focusing on the gas meter and service entry points, and found nothing and noted no odor.

 


GAS ODOR IN THE BORO

2/1/14 - Units were dispatched to 62 E York St in the boro for an inside odor of gas.  Engine 6-2 arrived and metered the residence, with no findings on the meter and no odor noted; the box was then placed in service.


FIRST DUE BOX ALARM

1/22/14 - The pre-alert dropped at 1931 hrs for an oven fire in box 6-6 on Schrivers Corner Rd.  Deputy Chief 6 (Leedy) arrived on scene and investigated, reporting no active fire, and held the box to companies 6 and 5.  Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 arrived on scene and assisted the DC with investigation, finding that the resident had accidentally turned the oven to the "cleaning cycle" with pots and pans still in side the oven, causing the rubber and plastic components to ignite while inside the oven.  The engine crew worked to unlock and clear out the oven, and checked for extension before returning to service.


TRACTOR TRAILER FIRE W/HAZMAT

1/21/14 -  Rescue 6, Ambulance 6A and Service 6 w/Spill 41-2 responded to assist on a tractor trailer fire with hazmat at the Knouse Foods Orrtanna plant in box 4-3.  First in units encountered a tractor trailer on fire involvoing various hazardous materials, including Toluene.  Units operated on the scene for approximately 6 hours to mitigate the situation.


RESCUE AND TANKER ON CASHTOWN BOX ALARM

1/4/14 -  Rescue 6 and Tanker 6 responded on the first alarm for a mobile home fire in box 4-6 on Hilltown Rd.  Co. 6 units arrived and staged on scene before being placed in service.


ENTRAPMENT MARKS FIRST CALL FOR 2014

1/1/14 -  Co. 6 units were alerted just after 0400 hrs to assist Co. 1 with a vehicle accident with entrapment in box 1-6 at the intersection of Biglerville Rd and Herrs Ridge Rd.  Rescue 6 and Rescue 1 worked together on stabilization and extrication, pulling the Hurst tools and removing the roof to gain access to the patient.  6A assisted 1A with patient care on 2 patients, and Engine 6-2 handled a landing zone at Biglerville Rd and Goldenville Rd for STAT 13 and LifeNet 8-1.


NEW YEARS STANDBY 

12/31/13 - Engine 6-2 performed the annual standby for New Year's Eve at Lincoln Square in Gettysburg Boro.  After the fireworks were over, the engine crew performed the customary walk around the block to check for hotspots or fires caused by the fireworks.  The crew encountered a trash can on fire against a house, extinguished it and notified the resident of the house.  The rest of the block check went without incident, and the engine returned to service.

 

 


 

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