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2 BACK TO BACK
4/14/14 - Tanker 6 was alerted at 1701 hrs for an electrical fire in South Middleton Twp, Cumberland County on Pine School Rd, and was out the door right away. At 1705 hrs, Engine 6-2 was alerted to assist Co. 7 with a woods fire on Center Mills Rd. Engine 6-2 responded quickly, and upon arrival the engine crew assisted with cutting a fire line and extinguishing the fire. After initial extinguishment, crews worked on extensive mop-up. Tanker 6 was cancelled by Cumberland County and then also responded to the woods fire. Ambulances 6A, 6A1 and 7A also assisted on the scene. Thanks to the Vigilant Hose Co. of Emmitsburg, MD for the initial transfer of Engine-Tanker 64, and also Co. 27 (Buchanan Valley) for transferring Engine 27 to our quarters after ET 64 was called to the scene. Early in the incident, FF Huff was struck by a falling tree and was airlifted to an area trauma center; 2 other firefighters from other companies were transported to local hospitals later in the incident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, brother Huff- we are hoping for a speedy recovery!
BOX ALARM FOLLOWED BY CRASH
4/13/14 - Engine 6-2 and Tanker 6 to assist Co. 1 on the box assignment for a brush fire involving a shed on Cedar Ave. The engine arrived and sent its crew up to assist with overhaul.
(Brush fire photos by Bill McLaughlin)
Shortly after units returned from the box, Co. 6 and Engine 5-1 were alerted for a vehicle accident at Main and York streets in box 6. 6A and Rescue 6 were out the door right away, and arrived to find 2 vehicles involved, blocking the roadway with 1 patient laying on the sidewalk. Units worked on hazard control and EMS, and Engine 5-1 was diverted to a brush fire in their own box.
ENTRAPMENT IN THE TOWNSHIP
3/20/14 - Co. 6, Engine 7-1, ambulance 7A and Medic 53 were dispatched for a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 800 blk of Heidlersburg Rd in box 6-8. Units arrived to find a pickup truck vs sedan head-on, with the truck on its roof and major damage to both vehicles. Crews found 3 patients entrapped in the sedan, and the 2 occupants of the truck already self-extricated. Rescue 6 and Engine 6-2 went to work to free the patients in the car, removing the roof, laying down both sides and performing a dash push. As EMS triaged the patients, it was found that one patient was class 4, and the other 2 were class 1, and requested additional ALS and BLS units. 2 patients were flown to York Trauma, and 2 more were taken by ground to Gettysburg Hospital. Co. 6 units remained on the scene to assist the Franklin County Coroner (Adams not available) and provide lighting for PSP to begin their investigation. Our condolances go out to the families of those affected by this incident.
Medics 53, 28, 51
LifeLion 3, STAT 13
Franklin County Coroner
Traffic 1, Squad 25, various other Fire Police
UTV ASSISTS ON SEARCH
3/13/14 - UTV 6 was alerted at 2229 hrs for a search detail in box 33-8. Units searched the area for an individual who was reported to have run away from home; this individual was found on the other side of the county a few hours later.
RESCUE GOES ON WYNDHAM HOTEL BOX
3/12/14 - Rescue 6 was alerted on the first alarm for an odor of smoke at the Wyndham Hotel in box 1-8-30. Rescue 6 arrived and sent its crew inside to assist with investigation. After investigation, it was determined that the smoke odor was coming into the hotel from a nearby campground, and the box was placed in service.
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.