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