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2016 INCIDENTS

  FIRE EMS FP
Jan: 14 - 7
Feb: 9 - 5
Mar: 18 - 2
Apr: - - -
May: - - -
June: - - -
July: - - -
Aug: - - -
Sept: - - -
Oct: - - -
Nov: - - -
Dec: - - -
Total: - - -

 

 

2015 INCIDENTS

  FIRE EMS FP
Jan: 19 96 1
Feb: 16 77 2
Mar: 18 102 5
Apr: 27 93 1
May: 11 108 1
June: 19 104 10
July: 13 87 3
Aug: 16 78 7
Sept: 9 85 3
Oct: 12 94 1
Nov: 13 83 5
Dec: 9 67 2
Total: 183 1074 41

 

 

Calls as reported by

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


Volunteers Needed!

 

Individuals from age 14-17 may join as a Junior Member (Download Application Here)


Individuals 18 years and older may join as a Senior Member (Download Application Here)

(To download, right click and select "Save Target As")

 

Individuals can participate in Firefighting, EMS, Fire Police, or any combination of the three! 

If you're not interested in any of those but would like to help the department with functions such as banquets and fundraisers, you may also join as a social member.


Upcoming Events

 


 

BINGO

 

First Thursday of every month

Doors open at 5pm

Dinner at 5:30 pm

Bingo at 6:30 pm

 

 

100th ANNIVERSARY CHALLENGE COINS

100th Anniversary Challenge Coins are available for sale!  Call Don MacBeth at (717)677-9352 to order!

 


SPECIAL BINGO

Saturday, May 14

Doors open at 4pm, games start at 7pm

Food served 5-6:30

For details, call Erma at 717-586-1808

Benefits the Ladies' Auxiliary



Recent News


2 FIRES

4/18/16 - Co. 6 units responded in the morning for a reported tractor fire in the 2600 blk of Biglerville Rd.  Engine 6-2 arrived to find a well-involved tractor

 

In the afternoon, Tanker 6 and Service 6 were alerted to assist Co. 5 with a working woods/brush fire on Nawakwa Rd.  Tanker 6 assisted with water supply and the Service crew assisted with fire attack

 


ROUTE 15 MVA

4/15/16 - Engine 6-2 responded to assist Co. 1 with a MVA on US 15 northbound


4/13/16 - Fire prevention detail for Biglerville Preschool students


NEW ADDITION!

4/4/16 - The Biglerville Hose & Truck Co. #1 welcomed our newest member today!  Congratulations to EMT Brett Dillman and his wife Kacie on the birth of their daughter!  Rylee Grace was born at 0431 hrs, weighing 7lb 9.8oz, and 19.5 inches long.

 


BRUSH FIRE, CAR FIRE

4/2/16 - Co. 6 units responded to assist Co. 5 with a brush fire impinging on buildings at 1240 Nawakwa Rd.  Later in the evening, Co. 6 units were on the street for a car fire, which resulted from a single vehicle accident where the occupants fled the scene prior to arrival.

 

Brush fire photo courtesy Co. 5 


BRUSH FIRE

3/24/16 - Tanker 6 responded to assist Co. 1 with a brush fire on Miller Rd in box 1-6

 

Photos courtesy Co. 4


TANKER FIRST IN ON 1-8 BOX

3/23/16 - Co. 1 and other units were alerted in the morning for a house fire on Martin Rd.  A Co. 1 line officer requested the Working Fire Dispatch while still enroute, adding Tanker 6.  Tanker 6 was the first arriving fire apparatus, and stretched lines and prepared to make an attack on the fire.  While lines were being stretched, E33-1 arrived, and their crew used the lines from T6 to make the attack.  Engine 6-2 also responded and assisted with a fill site at the 911 center.

 

Photos are available at 911 Photography

 


VALLEY TRANSFER

3/19/16 - 5 personnel transferred to Co. 27 (Buchanan Valley) to standby while their members enjoyed their appreciation banquet, and had no runs while there.  Thank you to Co. 27 for your hospitality!

 


HANOVER LODD FUNERAL

3/19/16 - Captain Day and FF Sam Biesecker travelled to Hanover to pay respects to Firefighter Earl Shoemaker of the Eagle Fire Company, who died in the line of duty after experiencing a medical emergency while driving a piece of fire apparatus to a building fire.

 

 


MONTHLY TRAINING

3/16/16 - For our March monthly training, personnel practiced forcible entry techniques and reviewed the forcible entry tools carried on our apparatus.  Thanks to ACVESA for loaning us the forcible entry prop!

 


5 CALLS KEEP CREWS BUSY

3/8/16 - Co. 6 volunteers were kept busy on Tuesday, being dispatched on 5 calls total.  Tanker 6 was alerted in the morning to assist Co. 4 with a brush fire on Bingaman Rd, but was then cancelled.  The afternoon kept crews busier, with units responding to a vehicle fire next to a house on Georgetown Rd in box 7-9.  Co. 6 units staged on the scene before being released.  Not long after returning from that, Co. 7 units were alerted for a brush fire on Big Hill Rd in box 7-11; Tanker 6 and Engine 6-2 were added to the call, with the engine establishing a fill site at Rice Fruit Company.  While units were cleaning up and preparing to leave the scene, AC911 advised command that they were preparing to dispatch a possible building fire in their area; several units cleared the brush fire and responded, finding a fryer on fire at Cameo's Drive-In.  Command reduced the box quickly, and units returned to service.  Just as units were clearing this call, Co. 6 was dispatched for medical assist for an unconscious person in Biglerville Boro, as both Co. 6 ambulances were already busy on calls.

 

 


BRUSH FIRE

3/7/16 - Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 assisted Co. 4 with a brush/woods fire on New Rd in box 4-7.  The fire started out as a controlled burn that got out of control and spread through the woods, burning a few acres before being brought under control.

 


UTV ASSIST ON PLANE CRASH

2/27/16 - UTV 6 responded to assist Co. 1 and numerous other agencies with a plane crash near the Gettysburg Airport.  The pilot was not injured, but the rescue was made difficult by the plane being stuck in the tree tops.  Excellent teamwork amongst all the agencies involved led to a sucessful rescue!

Photo courtesy Adams Regional EMS

More photos available at 911 Photography

 


FATAL HOUSE FIRE

2/26/16 - Rescue 6 and Engine 6-2 responded to assist on a working house fire with entrapment on Water Works Rd in Cumberland Twp.  Co. 6 personnel assisted with extinguishment and overhaul.  Photos available at 911 Photography

 


BRETHREN HOME FIRE

2/20/16 - Rescue 6 responded to assist Co. 33 with a working building fire at the Brethren Home complex.  Photos are available at 911 Photography

 


FIRE PREVENTION

2/19/16 - Co. 6 personnel made the short trip to Biglerville Elementary School for a fire prevention detail

 


ENGINE ASSIST ON GETTYSBURG FIRE

2/13/16 - Engine 6-2 responded to assist Co. 1 with a possible building fire on E Middle St in Gettysburg Boro.  The engine staged at the hydrant at Fifth and Hanover streets and the crew proceeded to the scene.

 


ENTRAPMENT AND LANDING ZONE

2/2/16 - MICU 6-2 and Ambulance 6-1 responded to assist on a vehicle accident with entrapment in the "square" of Heidlersburg, at the intersection of Heidlersburg Rd and Old Harrisburg Rd.  Engine 6-2 was later added to the call to establish a landing zone at Co. 25 for STAT Medevac.

 


YORK SPRINGS FIRE

1/27/16 - Co. 6 units responded to assist Co. 9 with a working fire on S Ridge Rd; initial arriving units arrived to find 2 mobile homes and multiple vehicles on fire.  Tanker 6 assisted with water supply, Engine 6-2's crew assisted with fire attack, and Rescue 6 filled SCBA cylinders.

 


BORO LANDING ZONE

1/26/16 - Engine 6-2 responded to establish a landing zone at Biglerville High School for a patient from an EMS call in the boro

 


CHIMNEY FIRE WITH EXTENSION

1/19/16 - Co. 6 and Co. 5 responded for a reported chimney fire in box 6-9 on Russell Tavern Rd.  Units arrived to find smoke pushing from the chimney, and on investigation found slight extension of the fire into the walls of the residence.  After opening up and extinguishing the hot spots, units returned to service.


GETTYSBURG BARN FIRE

1/18/16 - Co. 6 units responded in frigid temperatures in the early hours to assist Co. 1 with a working barn fire on Knoxlyn-Orrtanna Rd.  A Co. 1 firefighter who lives nearby was injured attempting to rescue horses out of the barn.  Photos available at 911 Photography

 


GETTYSBURG APARTMENT FIRE

1/16/16 - Engine 6-2 and Rescue 6 responded to assist Co. 1 with a working apartment building fire on Buford Ave in Gettysburg Boro.  Co. 6 personnel assisted with salvage and overhaul operations in the businesses below the fire apartment.

Additional photos available at 911 Photography


READING HOUSE FIRE

1/7/16 - Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 responded to assist Co. 10 with a second alarm house fire at 260 S Hickory Ln in Reading Twp.  Upon arrival, the engine crew assisted with overhaul, and the tanker staged on scene and was then released.

Photos by Harrison Jones Photographer

 


 

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