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111 S Main St, Biglerville, PA 17307 - (717)677-7532 - Fax: (717)677-0124
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ALS SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
"With the announcement of Wellspan EMS discontinuing pre-hospital ALS service as of July 1, 2015, the Biglerville Hose & Truck Co#1 which has provided BLS (Basic Life Support) service to the Upper Adams area for over 55 years with almost 30 years of that time with career staffing, has made the decision to expand into ALS (Advanced Life Support) service. Biglerville Hose & Truck Co#1 has contracted ALS services from Healthstat Medical Solutions of Hanover PA to provide one ALS provider 24/7 which will upgrade our current BLS transport model."
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.