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2015 INCIDENTS

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Recent News


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.


 


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.

 


MVA/ROLLOVER

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.

 


EMMITSBURG TRANSFER

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.

 

 


ROOF FIRE

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!

 


MORNING MVA

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

 


BACK-TO-BACK INVESTIGATIONS

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.

 


BORO MVA

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.

 


APPRECIATION BANQUET

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

Richard Gaither

Chris Myers

Kevin Biesecker

Ryan Little

Brandon Huff

 

Top EMS Responders

Tom Leedy

Eric Bowmaster

Chris Myers

Tyler Kime

Sean Cramer

 

Outstanding Member of the Year

Nichole Myers

 

Junior Member of the Year

Nathan Bowmaster

 

Thanks to the Union Fire Co. of Carlisle for standing by to run calls for us!


MULTIPLE CALLS

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. 
Rescue 6 and Chief 1 arrived on scene simultaneously, and Engine 5-1 arrived just after this.  Rescue 6 handled the initial investigation, and found the cause to be a malfunctioning light ballast, and held the box to the units on the scene, with Engine 5-1 assisting with investigation.  After conducting ventilation, the box was placed in service.

 


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.

Later in the evening, Rescue 6, Engine 6-2 and Ambulance 6A responded with Co. 7 for a chimney fire on Timber Ln in the Bear Mountain development.  With units enroute, Chief 7 advised to have units stage at the bottom of the mountain with the exception of the smaller 4 wheel drive units.

 


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.

 


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