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ENGINE RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR IN GETTYSBURG
12/31/15 - Engine 6-2 transferred to Gettysburg Boro to assist with the New Year's Eve festivities. After the fireworks rang in the new year, crews completed their customary block check to look for hotspots caused by the fireworks, and discovered some embers burning on the roof of a nearby residence. Deputy Chief 6 advised Command 1, and other units responded to assist. After extinguishing the hotspots, crews returned to service.
12/30/15 - Co. 6 and other units were dispatched to the 1400 blk of Carlisle Rd for a car fire next to the house. Chief 7 arrived on scene and reported a working car fire; he then held the assignment to Co. 7 and Tanker 6.
Photo by Chief 7
POSSIBLE HOUSE FIRE TO GOOD INTENT
12/29/15 - The assignment was dispatched to the 700 blk of Beecherstown Rd in box 5-6 for the possible house fire. MICU 6-1 arrived on scene with smoke showing, and the Working Fire Dispatch was dispatched. Upon further investigation, units found that the occupant of the home had done a burnout with his vehicle inside the garage, causing a smoke condition that became visible to the outside; no fire department services were needed, and the box was placed in service.
1 INTO THE CREEK
12/6/15 - Units were dispatched around 0100 hrs for a vehicle accident in the 300 blk of Bull Valley Rd. Units arrived to find a single vehicle overturned in the creek, with the driver out of the vehicle. EMS evaluated the driver while fire units checked to ensure that no fluids were leaking into the waterway, and then turned the scene over to PSP.
ATTIC FIRE, THEN HOUSE FIRE
12/3/15 - Co. 6 and surrounding companies were alerted in the late hours to 154 S Main St in the boro for a possible attic fire. As Engine 6-2 called responding, FP6-1 called on the scene with fire showing. With this report, the engine laid a supply line from the hydrant in front of the station, and arrived to find fire showing from a vent pipe in the roof. The engine crew pulled a handline and proceeded to the 2nd floor, finding a fire in the attic, and began efforts to extinguish the fire. Upon arrival of Tower 5, crews opened up the ceiling and finished extinguishing the fire, and after overhaul, units returned to service.
While crews were cleaning up, Deputy Chief 6 sent 2 personnel back to the scene to ensure that things were still ok; these personnel found that some of the blown-in insulation was smoldering, and doused the area before returning to the station.
A few hours later, crews were dispatched back out to the same location, this time for the reported house fire. Before units called responding, AC911 struck the working fire dispatch(WFD) after receiving multiple calls. Engine 6-2 responded using the same plan of attack as before, arrived on scene to find fire showing on the second floor. The crew stretched a line and forced entry, and began extinguishing the fire. Next-in companies assisted with fire attack and overhaul, and the WFD units were cancelled prior to their arrival on the scene. The cause of the initial fire is believed to be electrical in nature.
LAND RESCUE, ODOR INVESTIGATION
11/24/15 - Co. 6 units were alerted in the morning for an injured subject after falling out of a tree stand. MICU 6-1 and Service 6/UTV 6 responded to the scene, and after evaluating the patient, the MICU requested airmedical. Tanker 6 handled the LZ at the station while personnel extracted the patient from the woods.
Not long after clearing the LZ, Rescue 6 was alerted on the assignment for an inside odor of gas on Creek Rd in box 7-7. On arrival, the rescue crew staged on scene, and then assisted Engine 7-2 with repacking their supply line before returning to service.
2 CAR MVA
11/14/15 - Co. 6 and Engine 5-1 were alerted for a vehicle accident at the intersection of Russell Tavern and Goldenville Rd. Units arrived to find 2 vehicles involved and mostly off the roadway, and EMS began evaluating the occupants of the vehicles while fire personnel checked for hazards.
1 INTO THE POLE
11/3/15 - Co. 6 and Engine 5-1 were alerted in the evening for a vehicle accident on Zeigler Mill Rd just off Biglerville Rd in box 6-5. Units arrived to find a truck vs pole, with the pole sheared off and the truck off the roadway. MICU 6-1 found that the driver was inside a nearby house, and went to evaluate them while Rescue 6 and Engine 5-1 controlled a fluid spill from the vehicle; units cleared after turning the scene over to PSP.
11/2/15 - Units were dispatched in the morning to the area of 1320 Russell Tavern Rd in box 6-9 for a motorcycle accident. Responding units were advised that the MVA involved a motorcycle and a deer. Units arrived to confirm dispatch, however the deer had fled the scene.
Just after lunch time, units were dispatched to the area of Sandoe's Fruit Stand on Carlisle Rd for a vehicle accident. Units arrived to find a 2 vehicle rear-end collision, with minor damage to the vehicles. The box was reduced to Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A-1, and units cleared after checking for hazards and EMS evaluated the occupants involved.
JOINT TRAINING NIGHT
10/20/15 - Co. 6 hosted a joint training night with Co. 5 and Co. 7. Crews reviewed the equipment carried on Tower 5, and then proceeded to a vacant house in the area to practice basic truck company skills. Thank you to Co. 5 & 7 for coming down, and thank you to Knouse Foods Co-op for use of their property!
10/19/15 - Rescue 6, Tanker 6 and Ambulance 6A were dispatched on the first alarm for a house fire at 784 Pine Grove Furnace Rd in box 7-2. Co. 6 units observed a smoke column visible from the boro, and Engine 7-2 arrived with a working house fire, and units had the fire under control in a short time.
(Fire Photos by Daryl Shrader)
GOOD INTENT FIRST DUE BOX
10/18/15 - Units were dispatched in the early morning hours to 50 Third St in the boro for smoke in the basement. Engine 6-2 arrived and reported normal conditions from the exterior, and began investigation. After a short investigation, the box was reduced to Co. 6 and Co. 5 units, and units cleared a short time later, after finding the cause to be a heater problem.
HOUSE GOES ON 25 BOX
10/17/15 - Co. 6 units responded to assist Co. 25 with a possible house fire at 321 Company Farm Rd in box 25-1. Units arrived to find a fire in the walls, and went to work to find and extinguish it.
FIRE PREVENTION AND FIRE ALARM
10/13/15 - In the morning, Co. 6 personnel conducted a fire prevention/safety message for the staff and residents of a local group home.
Shortly after returning from that, Engine 6-2 responded to Knouse Foods on E Hanover St for an automatic fire alarm. Upon arrival, the crew spoke with the maintenance supervisor who advised that there was a system malfunction and that maintenance personnel were working on it; the box was placed in service with no FD services needed.
SHRIVERS CORNER MVA
10/3/15 - In the midst of the first weekend of Apple Harvest, units were dispatched for a vehicle accident at the intersection of Shriver's Corner Rd and Table Rock Rd. Units arrived to find a single vehicle into a tree stump, with minor injuries.
COMMERCIAL BOX AT KENNIE'S MARKET
10/1/15 - Units were dispatched just after noon for smoke in the building at Kennie's Market in box 6-5-30. Ambulance 6A arrived to find Deputy Chief 7 on scene and no active fire, and held the box to units responding. Units investigated and found a box in the kitchen area that showed some charring, no other signs of fire, and placed the box in service.
In the evening hours, Co. 6 units were dispatched on the assignment for a basement fire at 1650 Old Harrisburg Rd in box 1-7. After initial units arrived on the scene, investigation determined that the problem was a furnace malfunction, and reduced the assignment.
9/22/15 - Rescue 6 and MICU 6-1 responded to assist Co. 4 with a MVA w/one into the ACNB Bank building at High St/Chambersburg Rd. The rescue crew assisted with patient packaging and removal from one of the vehicles, and the rescue handled the LZ on scene for LifeNet 8-1.
HOUSE GOES ON FIRE
9/19/15 - As the last night of our Fall Fest was getting ready to start, Tanker 6 was dispatched on the assignment for a garage fire on Tapeworm Rd in box 25-3. Shortly after this, the engine was dispatched on the working fire dispatch(WFD), and Frederick Engine 6-3, our standby company, responded. Not long after this, the rescue was dispatched to fill the assignment. With all units responding, command held the assignment to units on the scene, including Tanker 6, and the other units returned.
OLD CARLISLE RD MVA
9/9/15 - Co. 6 and Engine 7-1 were dispatched for an MVA in the 1600 blk of Old Carlisle Rd in box 6-8. With units enroute, Chief 6 arrived on the scene and found 1 vehicle into a tree, with the occupant nowhere to be found, and placed fire apparatus in service. In the meantime, MICU 6-1 advised that they had found the patient at the intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and Heidlersburg Rd, and transported them to the hospital.
VEHICLE FIRE, MVA
8/28/15 - Units were dispatched for a vehicle fire at the intersection of Yellow Hill Rd and Carlisle Rd in box 6-7. With Engine 6-2 out of service for maintenance, Tanker 6, Service 6 and Engine 7-2 responded. Units arrived to a find well-involved SUV.
Shortly after returning from the fire, units were dispatched for a vehicle accident at the intersection of Heidlersburg Rd and Old Carlisle Rd. Units arrived to find a motorcycle vs car, with a subject laying in the roadway, and requested airmedical to the scene. MICU 6-1 handled patient care on that patient, and MICU 54-1 handled another patient, who was transported by ground to a trauma center.
FLOODING AND WATER RESCUES
8/20/15 - Heavy rains moved through the area, with some reports stating as much as 5" in a few hours time, resulting in massive flooding in the upper end. Co. 6 personnel pumped water out of multiple basements, and conducted a residential water rescue at the old firehouse on East York St.
DAY OF MISC FIRES
8/19/15 - In the afternoon, while MICU 6-1 was transporting a patient to the hospital from an EMS call, the crew came upon a lawn tractor on fire, and notified communications to dispatch the assignment. Engine 6-2 responded and arrived to find a well-involved lawn tractor.
In the evening hours, Co. 6 was alerted to IFCO on Biglerville Rd for a transformer fire. Service 6 responded and found the ground next to the electrical transformer charred and smoking, and requested Met-Ed to respond. Engine 6-2 also responded, and once Met-Ed secured the transformer, soaked the ground and placed the box in service.
HAY BALER FIRE
8/13/15 - Co. 6, Brush 4 and Brush 5 were alerted to 1800 Table Rock Rd in box 6-1 for hay bales on fire. Engine 6-2 arrived to find a hay baler on fire, with approximately 1 acre of the field also on fire.
UNITS ON RESCUE BOX
8/9/15 - Rescue 6 and MICU 6-1 were alerted with Co. 5 for a rescue assignment on Norris Rd in box 5-8. With units enroute, AC911 advised of reports of a subject pinned under a tree. Assistant 6 arrived on scene and advised that the patient was class 4(deceased) and to reduce the box.
RESCUE GOES ON NURSING HOME BOX
8/3/15 - Rescue 6 was alerted on the first alarm for a possible electrical fire at the Golden Living Center on Chambersburg Rd in box 1-4-30. The rescue responded with a crew of 6, and upon arrival assisted with controlling utilities.
ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
7/19/15 - Co. 6 and Engine 7-1 were on the road again for a motorcycle accident, this time at the intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and Cranberry Rd in box 6-8. Units found a motorcycle that skidded on the tar and chip road, causing the accident.
7/18/15 - Co. 6 and Engine 7-1 responded in the evening hours to the 200 blk of West Guernsey Rd for a motorcycle accident. Units arrived to find a single motorcycle accident, and held the box to Co. 6 units.
RESCUE RUNS BOX ALARM
7/16/15 - Rescue 6 was alerted as part of the first alarm assignment for smoke in the building at Battlefield Harley Davidson in box 1-8-30. Upon arrival, the rescue crew assisted Co. 1 with investigation.
6 DAY CALL FOR THE 6 HOUSE
7/7/15 - Co. 6 personnel kept busy, running 6 calls.
Tanker 6 and Rescue 6 responded in the morning to assist Co. 1 with a working mobile home fire in box 1-8 on Shriver's Corner Rd. The tanker assisted with water supply, and the rescue was placed in service during response.
While returning from the fire, Rescue 6 responded to assist MICU 6-1 with an EMS call on Biglerville Rd.
Shortly after the rescue returned to the station, Co. 6 was alerted for an AFA on Shriver's Corner Rd in box 6-6. While responding, Engine 6-2 was placed in service per the alarm company.
In the evening hours, Co. 6 was alerted to Knouse Foods Biglerville for an AFA. Chief 6(Bowmaster) and Engine 6-2 responded, and upon investigation nothing was found and the box was placed in service.
At 1934 hrs, units were alerted to 56 4th St for smoke in a house. Engine 6-2 laid a supply line and began investigating, finding former Chief 5 (Schlusser) on the scene reporting a light smoke condition. Crews forced the front door and found food on the stove causing the smoke condition, removed the pan and scaled back the box for ventilation.
Later in the evening, Rescue 6 and MICU 6-1 responded to the 900 blk of Narrows Rd in box 5-3 for a MVA w/entrapment. The rescue was placed in service while responding, and the MICU continued in to provide patient care.
INDEPENDENCE DAY MVA
7/4/15 - Units were alerted in the morning for an MVA on E York St between Third and Fourth St. MICU 6-1 arrived to find a vehicle into a pole, with the door jammed shut. Rescue 6 arrived, stabilized the vehicle and began working to remove the door. Engine 5-1 and 6-2 arrived and assisted with patient packaging and removal.
6/22/15 - For monthly training, personnel trained on dry hydrants and tanker operations
6/21/15 - As heavy rains moved through the area, flooding spread across the Upper Adams region, resulting in units responding to multiple water rescues in the evening hours.
6/16/15 - Co. 6 personnel made the short trip to Knouse Foods Biglerville for a facility tour. Thanks to Knouse Foods for their continual cooperation and hospitality!
HAZMAT UNIT GOES ON CHEMICAL FIRE
6/8/15 - Service 6 and Spill 41-2 responded to assist units in Conewago Twp on a multi-alarm fire at Miller Chemical, a fertilizer warehouse. Units were on the scene for many hours containing the fire and potentially hazardous materials spilling from the facility.
911 Photography has photos of the incident here
EARLY MORNING MVA
6/6/15 - Units responded in the early morning hours for a vehicle accident in the 400 blk of Arendtsville Rd. Units arrived to find 1 vehicle sitting in the front yard of a residence, which had struck a pole, kept driving through a ditch, apparently ramped out of the ditch, struck a tree, and landed in the yard. The occupant of the vehicle was nowhere to be found, and after assisting PSP on the scene, units cleared.
Later in the afternoon, Co. 6 units responded to assist Co. 25 with a reported bedroom fire on Gun Club Rd.
MVA IN THE NARROWS
6/5/15 - Rescue 6 and MICU 6-1 responded with Co. 5 units for a vehicle accident in the Narrows (Rt 234 west of Arendtsville). Initial arriving units found a pickup truck into a tree, leaking gasoline. MICU 6-1 handled patient care and fire units controlled the gas spill
The BFD would like to extend our congratulations to PSP Trooper Bird on his retirement! Trooper Bird worked out of the Gettysburg Barracks and worked with us on many incidents through the years.
CO 6 PLACES MICU IN SERVICE
6/4/15 - At 0700 hrs, Co. 6 placed our ALS service into service, becoming the first company in Adams County to operate a full-time MICU(Mobile Intensive Care Unit). A MICU is an ambulance which carries a paramedic and Advanced Life Support equipment on-board, instead of on a separate unit.
RESCUE TAKES RIT ASSIGNMENT
6/4/15 - Rescue 6 responded in the early morning hours on the 2nd alarm assignment for a house fire in South Middleton Twp, Cumberland County. The rescue took the initial assignment as RIT, then later in the incident assisted with overhaul.
5/28/15 - Units were dispatched at lunch time for a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 1400 blk of Old Carlisle Rd in box 6-8. Lieutenant 6(Day) arrived on the scene just after dispatch to find a single vehicle on its roof, with occupants extricated by bystanders.
5/18/15 - Engine 6-2 transferred to Emmitsburg, MD to standby for the Vigilant Hose Co. while their personnel worked their annual Spring Fling fundraiser
MVA AND HAZMAT
5/13/15 - Units responded in the morning for a vehicle accident on Old Carlisle Rd in the area of Bender's Church Rd. Units found a tractor trailer on its side leaking apple juice concentrate. The driver was self-extricated on arrival, and EMS tended to him while fire units began efforts to contain the spill. Co. 6 units were assisted by Co. 5, Adams County Hazmat, PA State Police, Butler Township road crews, and Richard Weidner Excavating for their vacuum truck.
ENGINE GOES ON HOUSE FIRE
5/6/15 - Engine 6-2 responded to Fairfield Rd in box 1-3-30 to replace failed units on a house fire. Upon arrival, the engine secured Engine 1-2's water supply and the crew assisted with overhaul operations.
EARLY VEHICLE FIRE
5/2/15 - Co. 6 units were alerted in the early morning hours for a vehicle fire on Old Carlisle Rd in the area of Heidlersburg Rd. Units found the fire to be at the intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and Rentzel Rd, and upon extinguishing the fire, found a subject inside the vehicle who was deceased. Units remained on the scene to assist the Adams County Coroner. Our thoughts go out to the family affected by this incident.
SOUTHSIDE MOUNTAIN FIRE
4/29/15 - Service 6 and Tanker 6 assisted Co. 2 with a reported mountain fire in the 2000 blk of Cold Springs Rd. Initial arriving units reported a fire approximately 10 acres in size. Units from Adams, Franklin, Frederick, and Carroll counties worked for most of the afternoon and evening to contain the fire.
3 CARS ON FIRE
4/26/15 - Co. 6 responded in the later morning to the 600 blk of Carlisle Rd for a vehicle fire. Ambulance 6A arrived on the scene and reported 1 well involved vehicle, with 2 others beginning to catch fire. Engine 6-2 arrived a short time later, and the engine and ambulance crews pulled a handline and extinguished the fire.
BEAR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FIRE
4/21/15 - Co. 6 units were alerted on the first alarm for a house fire in box 7-4 in the Bear Mountain Development. Engine 6-2 established a fill site on Ely Ln to fill tankers, and Tanker 6 assisted with shuttling water up the mountain.
LATE NIGHT TANKER RUN
4/18/15 - Tanker 6 responded in the late hours to Ridge Rd in box 22-1 to assist on a well-involved house fire.
HAZMAT RUN, THEN HOUSE FIRE
4/16/15 - Service 6 and Spill 41-2 responded to assist Co. 1 with a fuel oil spill in box 1-8. The spill unit assisted Co. 1 and the new Rescue 33(United) with containing a spill from a large home fuel oil tank.
While the spill unit was operating on the fire, Tanker 6 was alerted to assist Co. 9 with a working house fire in the 10000 blk of Carlisle Pike. Just after the spill unit returned to quarters, Engine 6-2 was added to the assignment, and was out the door immediately with a crew of 6. Co. 6 units arrived and staged on scene before being released by command.
ANOTHER MUTUAL AID FIRE
4/13/15 - Co. 6 units were alerted on the first alarm for a house fire with a possible burn patient in the 2500 blk of Heidlersburg Rd in Co. 25's area. Initial arriving units found a controlled burn that had spread to a house, and 1 patient who was treated and released by EMS.
4/8/15 - Rescue 6 responded on the first alarm assignment for a fire on the roof at Giant Foods on Natural Springs Rd. Responding units were advised of a HVAC unit on the roof that had apparently exploded, and there were reports of a fire on the roof. Upon arrival, the Rescue crew was assigned to assist with overhaul operations
MUTUAL AID RUNS
4/7/15 - Tanker 6 responded in the early morning hours to Franklin County for a house fire.
In the early evening, Co. 6 was alerted on the first alarm for a stove fire in a house in Co. 25's area on Oxford Rd. After initial units arrived, the assignment was scaled back to Co. 25, Engine 6-2, Engine 10-1 and Ambulance 6A for ventilation and evaluation of 2 minor burn patients.
EASTER BRUSH FIRES
4/5/15 - Co. 6 and other units responded to the 500 blk of Center Mills Rd in box 6-8 for a reported brush fire. Units arrived to find an area of a field on fire, and worked to extinguish the fire before it could spread to adjacent fields.
Shortly after returning from this fire, Co. 6 units were out the door again, this time to assist Co. 25 with a woods fire on Rock Valley Rd. Thanks to Vigilant Hose Co. of Emmitsburg for standing by in our quarters while we operated on this incident!
4/4/15 - Co. 6, Engine 7-1 and Medic 28 responded to the 600 blk of Carlisle Rd for a vehicle accident. Initial reports were of a subject unresponsive in the vehicle. Units arrived to find 1 vehicle off the roadway that had struck a culvert, and Rescue 6 pulled the Hurst combi-tool for a door pop, and units assisted EMS with getting the patient ready for transport.
Later in the day, Co. 6 units assisted Co. 7 with a brush fire impinging on a building.
In between the 2 calls, personnel also conducted training on the elevators at the Biglerville Library.
MVA AND BOX ALARM AT SAME LOCATION
3/28/15 - Units were dispatched to the area of Old Carlisle Rd and Bull Valley Rd for a vehicle accident. With units enroute, County advised of multiple calls of a vehicle into a pole, and reports ranging from a vehicle on fire to a subject impaled inside the vehicle. Units arrived and found a vehicle into a pole with wires blocking the roadway, no fire or empalement, and EMS evaluated the subject who was then turned over to PSP.
With Fire Police still on the scene while Met Ed was taking care of the wires, a Fire Police Officer from Co. 25 marked up requesting a structure assignment for a fire in the residence at the intersection of Old Carlisle and Bull Valley roads. After further investigation, the fire was found to be an ashtray inside, and the assignment was held to Engine 6-2.
2 WORKING FIRES
3/24/15 - Co. 6 and surrounding departments were alerted shortly after midnight for a house fire at 460 Arendtsville Rd in box 6-5. With units enroute, County advised that they had received 1 call stating a room was on fire, and then multiple calls reporting a well-involved mobile home. Tower 5 arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire. Engine 6-2 laid supply line from a nearby pond and hydrant, and the crews of Engines 5-1 and 6-2 pulled attack lines to extinguish the fire. The initial attack was hampered by live power lines dangling above the house, but after they fell out of the way, an interior attack was made. Crews extinguished the fire and later arriving companies assisted with overhaul.
Above photos by Curtis Bryan
Later in the evening hours, Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 assisted Co. 1 with a working house fire on Flickinger Rd in box 1-8. Photos from this incident are available at 911 Photography
POSSIBLE BARN FIRE
3/13/15 - Tanker 6, Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A were alerted on the first alarm for a barn fire on Excelsior Rd in box 5-3. With units responding, Chief 5 arrived on the scene and found a small fire in the barn that was extinguished by the property owner prior to arrival, and held the box to Co. 5 and Tanker 6. The ambulance evaluated a subject on the scene for possible injuries, and units returned a short time later.
TANKER ON BARN FIRE
3/11/15 - Tanker 6 responded to replace failed units for a reported barn fire on Barlow-Greenmount Rd in Co. 22's area. Tanker 6 arrived and staged on the scene before being released, after units extinguished a tractor trailer that was on fire next to a barn.
Photos are available at 911 Photography
IN HOUSE EMS TRAINING
3/7/15 - Personnel gathered on Saturday morning for an in-house EMS training day. This included training in Bloodborne Pathogens, a CPR/AED refresher, driving safety, and a review of our bariatric equipment.
MUTUAL AID FIRE
3/5/15 - Engine 6-2, Tanker 6 and Ambulance 6A responded to assist Co. 1 with a working house fire on Taneytown Rd in box 1-1. As the incident was scaling down, the ambulance then transferred to Co. 1 while their ambulance was out
Photos are available at 911 Photography
3/4/15 - In the evening hours, units from companies 6, 7 and 5 were alerted to a house in the 600 blk of Center Mills Rd in box 6-8 for an odor of gas inside. Due to icy road conditions, Deputy Chief 6 held the assignment to Engine 6-2 and held other units in quarters. Communications then advised that the incident would be in the 1600 blk of Center Mills, changing it to Co. 7's area, and Engine 6-2 staged in the area while Co. 7 handled the incident.
While this incident was happening, units were dispatched for smoke in a house on Woodside Rd in Co. 25's area, bringing Tanker 6. With E6-2 and E1-1 enroute, Lt 25 placed the box in service after investigating.
CENTER MILLS MVA
3/1/15 - Shortly before lunch time, Co. 6, Engine 7-1, Ambulances 6A, 7A, 1A and Medics 53 and 28 were alerted to the intersection of Old Carlisle Rd and Bull Valley Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment and 4 patients. Co. 7 units arrived to find 1 vehicle on its side, with 1 patient still confined inside the vehicle, and Co. 6 and 7 personnel worked on freeing the patient from the vehicle, and EMS units transported patients to local hospitals.
SMOKE IN THE HOUSE
2/28/15 - In the morning hours, Co. 6 and surrounding departments were alerted to 510 Old Carlisle Rd for smoke in a house. Engine 6-2 arrived and stretched a handline and found a smoke condition on the first floor, and went into the basement to investigate. After the source was found to be a furnace malfunction, the box was scaled back to Co. 6, Engine 7-2 and Tower 5. Crews ventilated the house before placing the box in service.
2/22/15 - Co. 6 and Engine 5-1 were alerted in the early evening for a vehicle accident in front of Knouse Foods on E Hanover St. Ambulance 6A arrived to find 1 vehicle that struck a pole, and a small fire in the vehicle. The ambulance crew was able to extinguish the fire with a portable extinguisher, and found that the occupant(s) of the vehicle had fled the scene.
2/21/15 - Co. 6 personnel braved a snow storm to come out for our annual appreciation banquet. In 2014, Co. 6 responded to 198 fire calls; our Ladies' Auxiliary donated $60,000 towards our new electronic sign and repairs of the station roof.
Top Fire Responders
Top EMS Responders
Outstanding Member of the Year
Junior Member of the Year
Thanks to the Union Fire Co. of Carlisle for standing by to run calls for us!
2/14-15/15 - Just before midnight, Rescue 6 was alerted to assist Co. 4 on a chimney fire, and was placed in service while enroute
Later, in the early morning hours, Rescue 6, Tanker 6 and Ambulance 6A were alerted on the first alarm for smoke in a house on Chambersburg St in Arendtsville Boro. Command 5 held the box to units from 5 and 6 for investigation, and found a furnace malfunction
Tanker 6 was alerted in the afternoon for a mobile home fire in Franklin County, and was placed in service while enroute
In the early evening, Service 6 responded with Ambulance 6A on a medical assist call in the boro
Later in the evening, Engine 6-2 responded to assist Co. 1 with an automatic fire alarm in Boyds School Rd and assisted with investigation
HOUSE GOES ON BARN FIRE
2/11/15 - Co. 9 and other companies were alerted in the late evening for a barn fire on Cranberry Rd. Units arrived found a shed on fire impinging on the barn, and requested the Working Fire Dispatch, bringing Co. 6. Engine 6-2, Tanker 6, Rescue 6 and Service 6 responded with a total of 14 personnel, and upon arrival assisted with salvaging equipment out of the shed.
FIRST DUE MVA, THEN BOX ALARM
2/9/15 - Co. 6 and
Engine 5-1 responded to the intersection of Biglerville Rd
and Goldenville Rd for a vehicle accident. With units
enroute, County dispatched a box alarm in box 1-6 for smoke
in the building at Samuel's Dental Arts on Biglerville Rd.
Rescue 6 arrived on the scene of the crash and spoke with
Ambulance 6A, who advised no fire dept services were needed,
and Rescue 6 and Engine 5-1 proceeded on to the box alarm.
FIRST DUE WORKING HOUSE FIRE
2/6/15 - Co. 6 and mutual aid companies were alerted around lunch time for a house fire in box 6-1, in the Table Rock area. Shortly after dispatch, Deputy Chief 5 arrived on the scene and confirmed a working fire. Units arrived and began working to extinguish the fire, and after a quick knockdown, companies worked on overhaul and salvage.
Photos from this incident can be viewed at 911 Photography
ENGINE, TANKER AND AMBULANCE ON WORKING FIRE
1/30/15 - Engine 6-2,
Tanker 6 and Ambulance 6A responded to assist on the working
house fire on New Chester Rd in box 33-9. During this
incident, a firefighter mayday was called as a member from
another company fell through the floor. He was
extricated quickly and taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Photos from this incident can be viewed at 911 Photography
FIRST DUE BOX ALARM
1/28/15 - Co. 6 and surrounding departments were alerted in the afternoon for smoke in a house on Yellow Hill Rd. Engine 6-2, 5-1, 7-2 and Tower 5 all arrived within about a minute of each other, with E6-2 and E5-1 pulling handlines and investigating. Units found a small fire in the house that had been extinguished by the homeowner prior to arrival, and personnel conducted overhaul and ventilation before placing the box in service.
2 EVENING CALLS
1/21/15 - Rescue 6 was
alerted in the evening hours for a vehicle accident with
rollover in Dickinson Twp, Cumberland County, and was placed
in service while enroute.
HOUSE GOES ON BOX ALARM
1/12/15 - Engine 6-2, Rescue 6, Tanker 6 and Ambulance 6A responded on the first alarm for smoke in the house in box 5-4. The engine crew assisted with investigation and ventilation, and other units staged on the scene.
TANKER AND AMBULANCE ON 27 HOUSE
1/11/15 - Tanker 6 and Ambulance 6A responded on the Working Fire Dispatch (WFD) for a house fire at 1777 Buchanan Valley Rd. The units staged on the scene until released by command.
ACCIDENT ON THE S-TURNS
1/10/15 - Co. 6, Engine 5-1 and Medic 28 were alerted for a vehicle accident in the 400 blk of Arendtsville Rd in the area of the S-turns. 6A arrived first and found 1 vehicle into a pole, and requested the Boro PD to respond until PSP could arrive due an uncooperative subject, and held the box to Rescue 6 and EMS.
ENGINE, RESCUE AND AMBULANCE ON WORKING FIRE
1/9/15 - Engine 6-2, Rescue 6 and Ambulance 6A were alerted on the Working Fire Dispatch(WFD) for an attic fire in the 1st blk of Breckenridge St in Gettysburg Boro. The engine crew was assigned to make access to the attic in the middle unit of the row, and the rescue crew was assigned to the end unit.
TANKER GOES ON WORKING FIRE
1/2/15 - Co. 33 and mutual aid companies responded to 950 Green Springs Rd in Berwick Twp for a working house fire, initially reported with possible entrapment. First in units encountered access issues due to the roadway being nothing more than a small path through the woods, and Command 33 requested Tanker 6, along with Tanker 9 due to their relative small size. Tanker 6 arrived and staged on the scene until being released.
ENGINE GETS FIRST CALL OF THE YEAR
1/1/15 - Engine 6-2 and a crew travelled to Gettysburg Boro to participate in the annual New Year's Eve celebration. After the fireworks were completed, the customary block check was done and there were found to be embers burning on the roof of a house on N Stratton St, and units responded extinguish them, marking the first fire call of the year in the county.