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2/17-Engine, Tanker, and Mini Pumper 33
responded to Biddle Rd for a field fire shortly after 15:00.
C133 arrived with about an acre involved. MP33 used both booster
lines and T33 had their trash line in use. MP31 assisted on this
incident. Members worked about 45 minutes before returning to
the station to clean tools and equipment.
Another Chimney Fire
2/13-Engine, Tanker, and Traffic 33 responded
to an afternoon Chimney Fire on Conestoga Ln in Silver Spring
Township. C33 established Command 31 upon arrival. Crews have
been to this residence in the past and were very familiar with
apparatus positioning in order to reach the chimney. E33 and T33
used the alternate driveway loop while Truck 28 "backed in" to
the primary driveway in order for the boom to reach the chimney.
Crews performed standard operations and once confirmed no
extension reduced the box to 31, 33, 28, and 72. Crews worked
almost an hour before going available.
High Winds = Calls
2/13-With High Winds in the area late Sunday
night and most of the day Monday, crews kept busy. The pictures
above are just one of the tree removal calls we responded to.
This tree, on Foxanna Dr required the call out of the payloader
from Silver Spring Township Highway Crew. 7 Other Incidents were
handled in the two day period.
Minor Crash on Rt114
2/9-Squad and Traffic 33 assisted
Company 31 with an accident on Rt114 at Willow Mill Park Rd. The
Squad crew assisted with debris removal before all units
2/8-Engine and Tanker 33 assisted Co. 31 with
a Chimney Fire on Woods Dr. Crews worked for over an hour with a
stubborn fire finding minor extension into the area just above
the mantel and a completely blocked flue. While on this
incident, Squad 33 covered an oil spill on Linda Drive for Co.
1st Due Working Attached
Door from Garage to House
Same Door, looking from House to
2/6-At 15:30, Cumberland County dispatched
1st alarm units to an attached Garage Fire in the 200 blk of
Ridge Hill Rd. Chief 33 arrived at 15:32 with a working fire.
E33 arrived at 15:34 laying out from a nearby hydrant. Two lines
were stretched, one to the fire, and one to the interior of the
house. Tanker 33 supplied E33 and Squad 33 picked up the
hydrant. Crews put a quick knock on the fire and found no
extension into the house or crawl space. The dry wall in the
garage held the fire. Crews overhauled the garage and contents
to insure the fire was out. Additional arriving units provided
manpower to assist. E127 (on the 1st alarm) was then transferred
to Station 33. Crews cleared the scene at 17:16. Thanks to the
crew from E127 for assisting with getting the Engine back in
service. The cause remains under investigation. Co.33 responded
with 18 personnel and all rigs from the station. Commendable job
to all crews!
2/3-While the Squad and Tanker were
committed, Co. 33 was sent to the 7300 blk of Wertzville Rd for
an accident with wires down and vehicle over the embankment.
Chief 7 was updated while units were responding of entrapment.
MP33 and Tanker 24 responded from Station 33. Co. 34 and Rescue
45 were committed on the fire as well and their transfers (New
Bloomfield and West End) responded to the accident. Crew worked
around downed cable and phone wires to extricate the occupant
from the vehicle 18 minutes after arrival. Traffic 33 responded
to Deer Ln to close the roadway. E33 established a landing zone
for Life Lion at Turkeyfoot assisted by E134. Thanks to West
Shore for covering Station 33 during this incident.
RIT and Tanker to North
2/3-At 22:29, Company 33 was alerted for RIT
on 2nd alarm for the House Fire on Enola Rd in North Middleton
Township. Squad 33 (with 7) responded. At 22:36 Tanker 33
was added. Squad crew established RIT while crews worked to gain
control of the fire and provide overhaul. No activations
occurred and RIT was eventually released into manpower to
assist. Tanker 33 nursed two (2) loads of water to E239. Co. 33
cleared at 01:15. Tanker 24 transferred to Station 33 while a
crew remained to staff E33.
Head on Accident with
1/31-Squad (with 6), Tanker, Mini Pumper, and
Traffic responded to assist Co. 31 with an accident with fire in
the 7100 Blk of Wertzville Rd. Chief 31 arrived with a working
fire and all patients out of the vehicles. Tanker and Rescue 31
handled the fire and Co. 33 assisted with patient care and
provided manpower. Crews were on scene just over an hour until
the wreckage and roadway was cleared.
Working Auto Salvage
1/28-At 02:36, the 1st alarm was sent to
Gasoline Alley in Middlesex Township at Carlisle Auto Salvage
for a Building Fire. Chief 7 was advised that the Police were
reporting a working fire. E33 (with 7) and T33 made the
response. E33 arrived and sent its crew forward to assist. Chief
133 took operations and Chief 33 took Side "C". Squad 33 (with
3) responded on the 2nd alarm and was assigned as the fill site
Engine on a hydrant. Crews worked for several hours to bring the
fire under control which ultimately destroyed the building and
contents. Co. 33 cleared at 07:16 hours. Special thanks to West
Shore and Lisburn for transferring to Station 33.
Vehicle Over Embankment
1/25-At 19:27, Squad and Traffic 33 assisted
Co. 31 with a vehicle over the embankment on Silver Spring Rd at
the former Karns location. Crews found a vehicle that traveled
down from the parking area, struck a concrete barrier and then
became wedged. The driver was not hurt. Crews stood by until a
wrecker lifted the vehicle and removed it.
On its Side on I81
At 06:18, Company 33 and R31 responded to I81
SB ITA of MM53 for an accident involving a vehicle on its side.
C33 arrived confirming dispatch. An ambulance from Co. 40
returning from a previous call had arrived quickly and reported
everyone out of the vehicle. The box was held to Squad 33 while
crews checked for hazards. Units cleared within 15 minutes at
the request of PSP.
01/19-Essential to all departments is
insuring that the rigs and equipment carried functions properly
when needed. It is no different at our company. It is the
responsibility of the Line Officers to insure that the rigs are
Working Fire in Monroe
At 18:16, Engine and Tanker 33 were
dispatched to Brindle Rd in Monroe Twp for a House Fire. C25
arrived with a working fire. Crew made entry through Side "A"
and encountered near hoarder conditions and worked to gain
control of the fire. Crews were on scene several hours in the
overhaul phase to insure the fire was out. Thanks to West Shore
and Penn Twp for transferring to Station 33. E313 handled one
medical assist call while covering.
RIT to Shiremanstown
12/30-Company 33 was dispatched for RIT on
2nd alarm responding to W Green St in Shiremanstown. Squad 33
(with 6) assisted as the RIT group on Side "C" of the structure
until placed available without incident.
Working Truck Tractor
At 04:28, Companies 33 and 39 were sent to
the Flying "J" Travel Plaza for a tractor trailer fire. Chief 7
arrived with a working fire. E33 followed the Chief pulling two
(2) lines stopping the fire before it extended into the trailer.
T33 supplied E33. Co. 39 provided additional manpower to assist
with overhaul. Crews cleared at 05:34
Vehicle on its Side
12/27-Company 33 and R31 were sent to Woods
Dr and Commerce Dr for an accident involving a vehicle on its
side. Squad 33, MP33, and R31 arrived together finding occupants
out of the vehicle and checked for hazards. Traffic's 33 and 31
closed the road at both ends. Crews remained until the vehicle
was removed and debris cleared.
1st Call for "The Squad"
12/23-At 14:55, Companies 33 and 31 were sent
to I81 NB MM55.2 for an accident. Squad and MP33 responded along
with Rescue, Engine, and Traffic 31. Traffic was very heavy due
to holiday traffic. Traffic 31 arrived first and reported to C33
that there was confinement. R31 and E31 staged at Exit 57.
Former Chief 10 (Kann) was on scene providing information to
Traffic 31 which was relayed to C33. R31 then committed to 81 to
assist. Squad and Mp crew stabilized the van in order to
extricate the driver. The driver's door and "B" post were
removed; the occupant was then removed by EMS and Fire Crews.
This represented the very first call for the new Squad; two
extrication tools were used on its first call!
Santa Run Announced!
11/27-The 2016 Santa Run
will be Saturday, December 17th beginning at 08:30. For
Additional Information, check our Santa page by clicking
12/6-For the month of
November the fire company responded to 59 calls for service. Of
those, 4 were Fire Calls, 19 Rescue Calls, 6 Hazardous Condition
Calls, 4 Service Calls, 20 Good Intent Calls, and 6 False
Alarms. The busiest day of the week was Tuesday with 13 calls.
The remainder of the report can be found
Vehicle Accident Standby
11/27-MP33 and Chief 33 responded non
emergency at 10:30 to the Sunoco Station at 1257 Harrisburg Pk
after the Police requested a unit to standby where a box truck
struck a fuel pump. Crews arrived to find no hazards and
remained until the wrecker was able to lift the truck off the
steel pipe barrier. MP33 cleared at 11:23.
Landing Zone at Station
11/23-After responding on a medical assist
response, EMS deemed it necessary to fly the patient via Life
Lion Helicopter basaed on grid lock holiday traffic in the area.
MP33 established the LZ to the rear of Station 33. The patient
was transferred to Life Lion and crews cleared the scene around
November Meat Raffle
11/18-The November Meat Raffle was well
attended with a large crowd and great meat packages!. Hope to
see you back for the next raffle on Friday, December 16th!
Back to Back Calls
11/18-Engine, Tanker, and MP33 responded at
08:07 to assist Co. 31 with a reported gas leak inside at 6
State Rd. E33 crew assisted with metering. While staging, a
crash was sent in the 6400 blk of Carlisle Pike at 08:23. MP33
and T33 responded. C172 (Eberly) arrived and requested to hold
Co. 33 and
Squad 30 (in place of Co. 31). Crews performed standard
operations and cleared at 08:50
Chicken BBQ at Fall
10/21-The NKFC will be
conducting a Chicken BBQ at the Silver Spring Township Fall
Festival to be held on Saturday, October 22nd. The BBQ will be
somewhat different than in the past in the fact that we will
offer just the BBQ Chicken Half; no full meal this year. Based
on past experience combined with the number of other food
vendors at the festival, we have decided to do only the chicken
half. Cost of the half will be $6.00. You may purchase one or
more halves. Chicken will be ready at or close to 11am
(depending on the winds) and will be available until sold out.
1st Meat Raffle of the
10/21-Our first Meat Raffle
for the Fall/Winter fund raising schedule will be held Friday,
October 21st (schedule change). Doors Open at 5PM, Raffle begins
at 7PM. There will be twenty (20) rounds at $1.00 each as well
as a change for 1/2 hog. Small games of chance will also be
available for purchase. The meal will be a breakfast buffet. It
would be great to see you tonight, bring a friend or two and
come on out!
For Sale - Squad 33
8/30-Our 1998 EOne Rescue Pumper, Squad 33,
"For Sale". A web tour can be found by clicking
additional information or to set up a time to stop by the Fire
Station, please contact the Fire Chief at 717-648-5871.
9/8-For the month of
August, Company 33 responded to 57 Calls. Of those calls, the
breakdown is as follows: Fire - 4,
Rescue Calls - 24, Hazardous Conditions - 1, Service Calls - 8,
Good Intent Calls - 14, False Alarms - 6. The busiest day of the
week was Monday with 12 calls. Average staffing per call was 10.
Total hours in service was 595.85. A total of 40 different
members responded to call in August.
9/8-As week approach Fire
Prevention week in October, the fire prevention page has been
updated with new contact information. Please feel free to check
the page by clicking
Festival Just Around the
7/13-The 2016 Festival is
just a few weeks away. As we begin to prepare for this event,
like any event it takes people; people to help us and people to
attend. The social media world we live in nowadays is sometimes
our best friend. While we all look forward to this event, we
also like to get the word out to everyone. This year's Festival
will be Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th. Each night
begins at 4pm with platter meals from the social hall kitchen.
Seating for the inside kitchen food is in the air conditioned
apparatus bays. The pavilion kitchen will be open at 4:30pm each
night with seating under the pavilion. Fire company games will
be open as soon as help allows but normally by 5PM. The will be
no carnival type rides this year; with cutting back to two (2)
nights it is very hard to find a good ride vendor who will
operate for just two nights. We do feel that this year will be
another year of a time to enjoy each others company, relax, play
games, eat good food, and listen to live music. We would
appreciate your support this year! additional information can be
found on the festival
page by clicking the link.
Tractors and Farm Equipment
needed this year for our annual display and parade - please
contact Matt Nailor at 717-226-5067
1st Due Field Fire
Thanks to Corinne Harvey for use
of the above photo
7/11-At 12:24, Companies 33 and 31
were sent to Valley View Dr for a field fire. Duty Chief 33 (Hinken)
was advised by County of multiple calls and responding crews had
no doubt that there was a large incident as smoke was visible
for miles. Additional apparatus was requested to assist. Units
operated for nearly 45 minutes to gain control of nearly 8 acres
of wheat field. It is rare for this large of a field fire due to
burning ordinances, however this field was started by an
overheated bearing in a bailer, it spread rapidly and very
intense by winds. Once all fire was out, crews wet down the
entire burnt area using brush truck and mini pumpers which can
"pump and roll", meaning drive while flowing water. Units were
committed just shy of 2 hours. Thanks to assist companies from
Monroe, Union, Carlisle Barracks, Upper Allen, and Silver Spring
Ambulance. Thanks to West Shore and Lisburn who were transferred
to Station 33.
Mutual Aid Triple Pull
7/8-Company 33 responded with Engine, Tanker,
Mini Pumper, and Traffic for the Barn Fire on Brandt Rd in
Monroe Township at 10:15. Tanker 33 used the portable tank and
shuttle a total of 4 loads of water during the incident. Engine
33 supplied manpower to assist with fire ground tasks. MP33
established one of two fill sites for refilling tankers. The
Mini was set up at Lisburn Rd and Boyer Rd at a new pond. Crews
cleared at 15:04. Thanks to Shermans Dale for transferring to
Morning Crash with
6/10-At 04:56, the Township Companies were
dispatched to an accident reported with entrapment and fire on
I81 NB MM54.5. Squad and Mini Pumper (with 8) responded along
with Rescue and Traffic 31. Chief 33 was advised that MICU740
was on scene and was able to remove the driver and was
requesting aero medical to the scene and that the fire was
extinguished. Units arrived and provided assistance to EMS crews
working on packaging the patient. MP33 set up the LZ on the NB
lanes of the highway. Crews also checked the vehicle for hazards
and confirmed fire out however the bumper line was pulled and
charger if needed. The car reportedly crossed from the SB lanes
through the median and struck a tractor trailer. The truck was
located a couple hundred feet north of the accident. Chief 7
assisted with operations at the truck, which was placarded for
hazardous materials. Chief 202 (Taylor) responded for technical
assistance. No leaks ro damages were found to the contents.
units cleared shortly before 07:30.
6/7-For the month of May,
Company 33 responded to 61 Calls for Service. The breakdown is:
Fire 8, Rescue 18, Hazardous Condition 5, Service Calls 2, Good
Intent 17, False Alarms 11. The average manpower per call was 12
personnel. A total of 42 different members answered calls during
May. Busiest day of the week was Tuesday with 15 calls. The
remainder of the report can be found on the
Smoke in the Warehouse
6/5-At 06:59, Companies 33, 38, 39, 45, and
RIT25 were sent to 21 Roadway Dr for Smoke in the Building.
Engine, Squad, and Tanker 33 responded. Chief 7 arrived and
established Command 7. Engine and Tanker 33 took a position to
enter near dock door 39. Crews encountered a moderate smoke
condition in the north section of the warehouse and began
investigation. Crews from Co. 38, 45, and 39 assisted. With no
overnight shift, employees arriving for work discovered the
smoke; there was no clear indication of the source. Crews worked
for an hour thoroughly checking the isles and other areas inside
including the roof top units. The source was narrowed to a roof
top unit. Ventilation took most of the day, however all
apparatus cleared the scene shortly after 09:00.
Last Day of School
6/3-Chief 133, Squad and Engine 33 proceeded
to CV High School to pick up two of our Juniors on the last day
of School. The crew then proceeded to Chili's for Lunch. Thanks
to D/C Horning for setting this up and keeping the tradition
Welcoming A New Baby!
6/2-Congratulations to FF Josh Sprague and Member Shannon
Patrick on the birth of their 2nd daughter. Rylee Jean Sprague
arrived at 09:05 and was 7lbs, 13oz, 20 3/4". Everyone is doing
fine and Big Sister Brailyn is very proud of her new Sister!
Truck Tractor Fire
6/1-At 08:22 Company 33 and E239 were sent to
the parking area of Love's Truck Stop in Middlesex Township for
a tractor trailer fire. Chief 7 arrived on scene with the fire
out and held the response to E33. E33 arrived and used
absorbents to control fluid run off from an apparent mechanical
issue. E33 was out 15 minutes.
Mutual Aid Training at
5/31-Engine and Squad 33 with 14 members
participated in mutual aid training sponsored by Hampden
Township Volunteer Fire Company and held at HACC. Crews were
able to train on 1st alarm assignments by being "dispatched" to
the incident then given tasks upon arrival. It was a great night
of "run in" training and we thank Hampden for the invite.
Accident with Fire
5/31-At 15:15 Squad, Mini Pumper, and Traffic
33 assisted Co. 31 with an accident on Rt114 at Bent Creek Bv.
The accident was reported with confinement and fire. R31 arrived
with fire in the engine compartment and Police using an
extinguisher. Squad 33 (with 4) arrived and split crews to
extinguish the fire and stabilize the 2nd vehicle then assist
EMS with packaging and removing the patient. Crews remained
until the vehicles were removed and debris cleared.
Close Call in the
5/21-At 09:40 Engine, Tanker, and Chief 33
responded to the 100 blk of Fieldstone Dr in Middlesex Township
for Smoke Coming from a House and Siding Melting. C33 arrived
with residents evacuated and Police reporting smoke in the
basement. The 360 revealed a smoldering fire in the tan bark on
Side "A". Chief 7 (Beam) held the 1st alarm response to just Co.
33. The Engine crew stretched a line and overhauled the area
removing several sections of siding and insulation to confirm no
extension. Just a light odor of smoke was inside and no need to
ventilate. Co. 33 was on scene 15 minutes.
Nice Addition to the
5/17-Following Training, Members installed
our donated "Fire Hose" Flag. One of our talented members, Jeff
Pottinger, made this on his own using fire hose no longer in
service with our company. The pictures certainly do not do it
justice as it is one of a kind. Thanks again to Jeff and to our
members for properly securing it to the lounge wall.
Late Night Crash on the
5/18-At 00:05, Squad and Mini Pumper 33 took
in a crash assisting Company 31 in the 6600 blk of Carlisle Pike
in Hogestown. Squad 33 (with 6) arrived and stabilized the
vehicle for EMS. R31 provided additional lighting and manpower.
Due to patient conditions, Life Lion Helicopter was requested to
fly. MP33 established the landing zone at Company 31. Units
cleared the scene at 00:45.
Tuesday Night Training
5/17-For Tuesday Night training, Squad and
Engine performed a few "run in" drills focusing on the first 10
minutes of an incident. The rigs traveled to a cul-de-sac on
Thorncroft Dr. During the first run, Engine 33 was the attack
piece with its crew advancing three (3) lines at the same time
where hose management was stressed. The Squad crew established
water supply off a hydrant and to support the Engine. The goal
was to establish water to the Engine before it ran out of tank
water. Crews reloaded the hose then performed a 2nd "run in"
reversing the Squad and Engine assignments this time. Crews did
a great job! it was nice to get out into the neighborhoods again
as several residents were out watching; many actually inquiring
if there was an actual fire since we were flowing water. Thanks
to those who came out for training!
2016 Super Raffle
Here to See the Winners List in PDF Format
One Extricated from
4/30-At 17:14, Squad, Utility, and Chief 33
responded to 40 Dauphin Dr for an Accident with Entrapment. C33
arrived with a single vehicle buried to the "B" post under the
front of a parked truck trailer. The driver appeared to be
moving inside. Medic 88 was able to make access and begin
patient care. Squad 33 (with 6) arrived positioning to use the
front winch if needed to pull the vehicle from under the trailer
for extrication. C133 approached the vehicle and quickly
determined the winch operation would not be needed. The crew
stabilized the vehicle then flapped the roof from the "C" posts
forward. The driver's seat back was lowered and a long spine
board was used to removed the driver out over the rear dash.
Extrication was completed 6 minutes after arrival. R31 stood by
in the event aero medical would be needed. The driver was
transported by ground to a local hospital. Units cleared within
35 minutes. Nice work by the Squad crew! Thanks to FF Hostetler
for capturing the pictures.
Working Car Fire on I81
4/30-At 15:14, Engine, Tanker, and Traffic 33
responded to I81 SB ITA of MM 50 for a Car Fire. Crews arrived
to find fire in the Engine compartment. E33 crew pulled one line
and was able to extinguish the fire quickly. Mutual aid units
were placed available. Crews cleared at 15:45. While on this
Incident, at 15:22 MP33 responded to another reported Car Fire
on the Interstate ITA of MM54. Crews found and overheated
vehicle with no fire department response needed. Thanks to Co.
39 for use of the picture.
4/2-For the Month of March,
Company 33 responded to 63 Calls for Service. The breakdown of
calls is as follows: Fire, 5 -Rescue Calls, 15 - Hazardous
Condition, 4 - Service Calls, 6 - Good Intent Calls, 26 - False
Alarms, 7. The company was in service 377.22 hours. The busiest
day of the week was Thursdays with 13 Calls. The remainder of
the report can be found on the
1st Due Working Car Fire
4/2-Just prior to 1600, Co. 33 and T31 were
sent to 66 E. Main St for a Car Fire. C33 arrived on scene with
a working fire. E33 and T33 arrived shortly after the Chief and
placed a line into service. The vehicle owner advised he had a
full tank of gas; while extinguishing the fire, the fuel tank
ruptured making for a unique challenge to completely extinguish.
Crews forced the hood and trunk with the spreaders to insure
fire was out. Co. 33 remained on scene until the wrecker removed
the vehicle and debris cleared.
Squad for RIT to Lemoyne
Curt Werner Pic
3/9-At 11:37, Squad 33
transferred to Co. 13 while they operated on a 2nd alarm
multiple house fire. Squad 33, with crew on station listening to
radio traffic, was already enroute before dispatch and was in
Lemoyne when the transfer was sent. Squad 33 was requested by
Command right away for RIT. Squad 33 (with 5) provided the RIT
group monitoring fireground operations for several hours. Crews
worked closely with Harrisburg City Chief 2 (Souder) during fire
control and overhaul. The only issue faced was several false
emergency radio activations. Squad 33 returned at 15:06. Station
33 was staffed while the Squad was out and handled three
Training at HACC
3/8-Members had the opportunity to use the
smoke maze at HACC for the Tuesday night training seminar. Crews
were able to refresh search and rescue skills in zero visibility
while negotiating several obstacles.
Crash Involving Police
3/8-At 08:31, Squad (with 6) and Traffic 33
assisted Company 31 with an accident involving a Police SUV with
Confinement. Crews arrived with 3 vehicles involved, 2 of them
having confinement. Crews extricated both patients and provided
fluid control. Units cleared the scene at 11:21 after the
2016 Awards Banquet
27th, Members and Guests of the New Kingstown Fire Company
celebrated another year. The banquet was held at the Carlisle
Country Club. The following awards were handed out:
President's Award - Award
Given to Penny Brammer. Penny has been an active support member
of the fire company for many years, helping behind the scene in
many capacities including at the pavilion during the annual
festival. Penny has been known to "crack the whip" a time or two
when needed to get the boys in line and keep them focused.
Most Improved Firefighter -
Award Given to Dave Berkheimer. Dave joined the fire company as
a junior member. After graduation and marriage, Dave chose to no
longer be active however he maintained his membership and
remained in touch with several members. Dave came back to active
status, completed his first full year back with us in 2015. Dave
also influenced his Wife, Son, and Daughter to join and become
Junior Firefighter of the Year - Award Given to Terrin Brammer.
Terrin has been an asset to the fire company over the past year
and active in training. For a junior firefighter, Terrin
received training through and including Mod "C". He is
knowledgeable as an exterior firefighter and can be counted on
with equipment locations.
Firefighter of the Year -
Award Given to Josh Sprague. Josh has been a member since a
Junior, During 2015, Josh completed training to the level of
Interior Firefighter. Josh is an active "from home" responder
normally staffing the 2nd or 3rd out rig. He is a 2nd generation
member following his father, Darryl.
The following members were
recognized as top responders:
Top Fire Police - Lee
Top Junior - Bailey Horning
Top Ten Firefighters
(Left to Right)
#1 - James Hall
#2 - Keegan Toot
#3 - Alexander Hall
#4 - Jacob Hutcheson
#5 - Michael Gutshall
#6 - Greg Brammer
#7 - Dave Berkheimer
#8 - Dillon Blais
#9 - Matt Hinken
#10 - Christian Betz
The top responders received a small token of appreciation from
the fire company, along with an embroidered blanket, and care
package (care packages donated by the Strasbaugh family).
President James Hall recognized Brian Brenneman for his years of
work as Engineer for the Fire Company. Brian performed the job
for the last several years and was instrumental in saving the
fire company thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.
President Hall also
recognized the continued support of the Silver Spring Township
Supervisors and Staff, presenting a plaque to Chairperson Nancy
After Dinner and Awards,
Members enjoyed a video presentation covering the past year in
pictures. The evening was then turned over to the DJ to finish
out the night.
Thanks once again to our members, regardless of whether you
respond to calls, work fundraisers, or support the fire company
in some fashion. Thanks for a great 2015 as we embark into 2016
and what is beginning to be another busy year for the fire
Meat Raffle Friday Night
2/26-The monthly Meat
Raffle will be held Friday, February 26th with doors opening at
5PM. Raffle begins at 7PM. The meal will be BBQ Sandwich and
French Fries. Beverages will be available for purchase. There
will be a total of 24 regular rounds at $1.00 per ticket.
Special round sold for 1/2 hog. Small games of chance will be
available throughout the evening. Thanks in advance for your
Harrisburg Pike Accident
2/23-At 12:41, Companies 33, 39, and R45 were
sent to the 1800 blk of Harrisburg Pk for a vehicle accident
with entrapment. Medic 88 (Hesse) arrived and reported no
entrapment. Crews arrived and performed standard accident
procedures. Squad 33 cleared in 30 minutes.
RIT to York County
2/23-Company 33 was sent for RIT to the 300
blk of Mumper Ln in Carroll Township, York County at 07:01 for
the Attic Fire. Squad 33 (with 4) made the response. The
established the RIT group on Side "A". Crews on scene had a
bathroom fan fire which extended into the attic area. Squad 33
cleared in just over an hour. At 13:57, RIT was sent to the same
location after the fire rekindled in blown-in insulation in the
attic area. The Squad crew once again established RIT. The crew
remained on scene for nearly two hours this time as crews worked
to insure the fire was out, removing several trash cans of
Working House Fire
2/12-Just after 1600, the 1st alarm was sent
for a House Fire on Cromwell Ct in Silver Spring Township.
Engine, Squad, Tanker, Utility, and Traffic 33 responded. Upon
arrival, crews were put to work on various tasks on the fire
ground. Co.31's standby Companies (Hampden and Shermans Dale)
took in first due assignments. Crews encountered a furnace fire
with extension. Quick work prevented extensive damage, however
significant overhaul was needed to insure the fire was out,
mainly due to use of "blown in" insulation. Company 33 cleared
just before 1800.
Crash Involving a Pole
2/12-Squad, Mini Pumper, and Traffic 33 took
in this accident on Bernheisel Bridge Rd near Stoney Ridge Park
at 07:29. Squad 33 arrived with a single vehicle which struck a
pole. The operator was out of the vehicle. MP33 was placed
available and Traffic 33 shut off traffic at Country Club Rd.
The Squad cleared within 15 minutes.
RIT To Upper Allen
2/7-At 06:37, Co. 33 was alerted for RIT on
the Mobile Home Fire. Squad 33 (with 4) made the response. Co.
23 arrived with a well involved mobile home. Co. 33 set up RIT
and monitored operations. Co. 33 remained on scene for nearly an
hour before returning.
2/3-For the month of
January, Company 33 handled 99 calls for service. The breakdown
is as follows: Fire Incidents - 26, Rescue Calls - 20, Hazardous
Condition - 12, Service Calls - 12, Good Intent Calls - 21,
False Alarms - 8. A total of 1628 personnel responded with
averaged 17 per call. The busiest day of the week was Saturday
with 35 calls. The remainder of the report can be found on the
Upper Allen House Fire
1/27-RIT33 was sent on the House Fire on
Hemlock Dr at 16:13. MP33 responded with 4 and arrived just
behind 1st due units. Due to initial on scene staffing, RIT was
placed into service with fire attack. 2nd alarm was sounded
quickly bringing RIT69. Co. 33 performed numerous tasks at the
scene. Once the box was reduced, Co. 33 returned to the RIT
function until placed available at 17:45.
1/27-Winter Storm Jonas is
now in the books and reports have been caught up. Company 33
responded to 47 calls for service from 1/22 to 1/24. The
breakdown is as follows: Fire Incidents - 20, Rescue Calls - 9,
Hazardous Condition - 4, Good Intent Calls - 6, False Alarms, 1.
The major calls from service was furnace related incidents where
snow blocked roof vents or gas leaks due to furnace malfunction.
Total Manpower responding was 1072 which averaged 23 members per
call. 29 different members handled calls while several
additional provided support at the station which included meals
all weekend. The busiest day for calls was Saturday with 32, 13
calls were handled Sunday, and just 2 on Friday. A total of
474.47 manpower hours were racked up for incidents while the
total hours of station staffing was over 700 hours. Apparatus
Response was: E33 - 14, MP33 - 24, Tanker - 3, Utility - 9. Once
again the members of the fire company provided coverage to the
residents and businesses of our community; the tasks were
completed even with 30" of snow. Thanks again!
Winter Storm Jonas
1/23-As Company 33 prepared for Winter Storm
Jonas a few days ahead of the storm, crews made sure the rigs
were filled with fuel, extra shovels in place, and the soda
machine stocked. Members staffed the Station from Friday through
Monday during the storm. Numerous calls for service were handled
as the snow continued to pile up. Communications with the
Highway Crews were the key to effective response during high
snow. No major incidents were handled during the course of the
storm. Thanks to all those who helped with call response,
staffing, making meals, clearing sidewalks, and clearing the
Meat Raffle Canceled
1/22-The Meat Raffle for
January 22nd has been canceled. In the interest of public safety
and to concentrate on potential responses, we felt it to be in
our best interest to cancel. The event will not be rescheduled.
Stay Safe this weekend! See you in February.
New Addition to Public
1/11-Thanks to Member Tom Freer for building
a "house fire" for the company to use during public education
programs. The house is complete with "fire" on hinges which will
allow for kids to spray water and simulated extinguishing the
fire. Talented Members have always been a crucial part of the
fire company. We Thank Tom for his hard work on this project.
2016 Fund Raisers
1/8-The schedule for 2016
has been posted HERE.
As you review the page, you will notice a difference from past
years. As one of our members said "the events schedule has been
strategically modified with the intent to maximize our fund
raising. We want to focus our efforts on emergency responses,
continued training, and service to our communities". Our
commitment has always been to the community, by reducing the
amount of time spent raising funds, it now enables us more time
for training of our members as well as to effectively handle the
increased call volume. We would like to thank our many
supporters over the years with our events and look forward to
the support again in 2016!
1/8-As 2015 ended, the NKFC
responded to the most calls over the past ten year period ending
with 832 incidents. The breakdown of incidents is as follows:
Fire - 94, Rescue Calls - 269, Hazardous Condition Calls - 65,
Service Calls - 80,
Good Intent Calls -242, False Alarms - 81, Severe Weather
Related - 1. The company responded to 24 different
municipalities in Cumberland, Perry, and York Counties. The
busiest day of the week came up as a tie between Monday and
Wednesday with 129 calls each. There was a total manpower of
9,106 that responded which averaged 11 personnel per call. Calls
were answered by 65 different members. The company was in
service a total of 6,063.16 hours with an average time per call
of 35:05 minutes. Apparatus (minus the 2 Chief Officer Vehicles)
ran over 16,800 miles during the year time period. Thanks to all
of our dedicated members, who are volunteer, that made 2015
possible. Additional statistics will be posted once completed.
1/8-For the month of
December, the Volunteers at NKFC answered 56 call for service.
Of those, 3 were Fire Incidents, 16 Rescue Calls, 2 Hazardous
Condition Calls, 3 Service Calls, 23 Good Intent Calls, and 9
False Alarms. The busiest day of the week was Thursday with 11
calls. There was a total manpower of 631 which averaged 12 per
call. Co. 33 responded to 7 different municipalities during the
month. The remainder of the report can be found on the
Fully Involved Truck
11/24-The township companies were on the
street at 22:22 responding to the CV High School driveway for a
tractor trailer fire. Chief 133 (Horning) arrived with a working
fire in the cab. E33/T33/T31 arrived together with crews pulling
two (2) lines. The fire was under control quickly and crews
confirmed no extension into the trailer. A diesel fuel leak had
to be contained as well. Crews were out just over an hour. H & J
Towing and School Officials handled cleanup. The truck was
making a turn around after missing his destination while already
suffering a mechanical issue which may have lead to the fire.
Mid Day Accident on the
11/24-At 12:25, Crews from Co.'s 33, 39, and
R45 were sent to the 1200 blk of Harrisburg Pike for an accident
involving a not alert patient. R45 arrived first and stabilized
the vehicle. Squad 33 and E239 arrived and provided manpower to
assist EMS. MP33 arrived and its crew assisted with debris
removal and securing batteries. Crews were out just over an
11/24-At 14:17, Co.'s 33 and 39 were sent to
the Harrisburg Pk @ I81 for an Accident. Chief 7 (Beam) was
advised of a tractor trailer involved and the Traffic Signal
support post on the ground, Chief 7 found a heavily damaged
truck cab. As Squad 33 arrived, Chief 7 found the pickup truck
approximately 400' north of the accident under the I81 overpass
against the barrier wall. Due to significant traffic backlog,
this vehicle went unnoticed. Chief 7 reported heavy entrapment
and requested Rescue 45. Squad 33 repositioned for extrication.
Several vehicles in the backlog had to be moved in order for the
Squad to get a good spot. Crews stabilized the pickup and
developed an extrication plan. All four (4) rescue tools were
pulled from the Squad with members going to work on both sides
of the pickup simultaneously to gain access to the driver. The
driver's door, passenger front door, passenger rear door, and
passenger "B" post were all removed. Medic 88 was inside the cab
with the driver during the entire operation. Life Lion
Helicopter was requested to the scene. The driver was properly
packaged to be removed from the driver's side. Extrication was
completed 23 minutes after arrival. This is the 2nd accident in
2 days where crews worked both sides of the vehicle in order to
remove the patient, something not uncommon-crews making a
primary and secondary opening. Excellent work by all crews on
this incident. E239 was directed to the tractor trailer for
fluid control and debris removal, their crew also assisted with
patient removal and loading into Life Lion. Fire Police from Co.
33, 39, 3, and 31 assisted at the scene. Well over 200 cones
were used to provide a single lane of traffic both north and
southbound past the incident scene. Due to extensive damage to
the traffic lights and hurricane pole, this needed to be removed
and new pole and lights set in place. Fire Police remained until
after 1900 assisting at the scene.
11/21-At 15:19, Companies 31, 33, and 30 were
sent to the area of I81 SB just north of Exit 57 for an
accident. Chief 231 (McDonald) was advised of a single
vehicle rollover with the patient confined. R31, Sq33, and R30
arrived with crews stabilizing the vehicle, then working
simultaneously on both sides of the car to extricate the driver.
The passenger side doors were removed and the patient was
removed through this location. Crews were also working on the
driver's side to gain access for EMS. Extrication was completed
in 9 minutes. Crews cleared the scene just after 16:00.
11/15-Thank you to all that
attended the Turkey Supper Saturday Evening. Our sincere
apologizes to those of you that were turned away after we ran
out of Turkey. Public dinners are very hard to plan for and this
time we simply did not have enough. Just over 800 people were
either served or received take out meals in less than 3 hours.
The overwhelming support was tremendous once again and for this
were are grateful. Thanks once again!
Plan Now to Attend
10/27-Our Family Style
Turkey Supper is fast approaching. This year it will be held
Saturday, November 14th with serving beginning at 3PM. Take outs
are available through a separate line in the apparatus bay. The
meal will consist of: Real Roast Turkey, Homemade Filling,
Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Corn, Roll and Butter, Dessert,
Beverage. Cost is $12.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children 6-12,
and youngsters 5 and under are free. More information will be
posted later and on our facebook page!. Get your family and
friends together! This meal is the next best thing to grandma's
cooking!! You won't be disappointed!!
11/5-Our busiest month came
to an end with the close of October with 89 calls for service.
The breakdown of calls were: Fire - 6, Rescue - 28, Hazardous
Condition - 9, Service Calls - 7, Good Intent Calls - 30, False
Alarms - 9. A total of 763 members responded which averaged 9
per call. The remainder of the report can be found on the
11/5-We've received word
from the North Pole that our annual Santa Run Date will be
Saturday, December 12th. Please check our
Santa page for
locations and start times! We hope you plan your day around us!
Chicken BBQ at SS Fall
10/23-The NKFC will be
having a Chicken BBQ in conjunction with the Silver Spring
Township Fall Festival on Saturday, October 24th at Stony Ridge
Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Rd. Serving begins at 11:30. All
meals will be "take out" style. Meal consists of 1/2 BBQ
chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll and butter, and bottled
water. Meals will be $9.00; half chicken only will be $4.00.
Apparatus will also be on display!
First Meat Raffle of the
10/23-The first Meat Raffle
of the Fall will be held Friday, October 23rd at the Fire
Station. Doors Open at 5:00PM and the Raffle begins at 7:00PM.
The meal will be Chicken Corn Soup and Hot Dogs. A total of 24
rounds will be played for $1 each. Players will be able to
purchase tickets for 1/2 hog as well as small games of chance.
Come out and enjoy the evening and bring a friend or two. Hope
to See you!
Working House Fire
10/12-At 01:27, 1st Alarm was sent for a
House Fire in the area of Bethpage Dr in the 31-01 Box of Silver
Spring Township. Chief 231 was advised of multiple calls for a
house under construction. E31 arrived and layed out to the scene
with E33 picking up their line and supplying them. Crews made a
defensive attack then went heavy duty once Truck 28 was in
service. Crews operated for several hours with overhaul to
insure the fire was out. Chief 31 requested the fire marshal to
investigate. Co. 33 cleared at 04:10.
Car into the Woods
10/7-MP33 assisted Co. 31 with tree removal
from a non injury accident near the Gulf Station in Hogestown.
The vehicle was found unoccupied from an overnight accident.
Trees were removed in order for Miller and Sam's to remove the
vehicle. This incident occurred while fire prevention was
getting started at Silver Spring Elementary.
Vehicle into the House
10/6-At 23:49, Units were sent to the 500 blk
of Hogestown Rd for an accident involving a vehicle into a
house. E33 (returning from the previous incident) was responding
at dispatch. E33 arrived behind R31 and was assigned to check
the interior of the home and to pull and charge a handline. C33
took interior operations finding the nose of the vehicle into
the basement of the residence. Squad, Tanker, and Traffic 33
responded from the station. Crews had the driver of the vehicle
to extricate once stabilized. After that, the task was to insure
that the home was stable in order to remove the vehicle. Chief
27 and Chief 233 made their assessment. Several areas were
opened up inside to insure the foundation wall was intact as
well as wood framing. As the vehicle was being removed, the
winch cable on the rollback severed and the removal had to be
finished with the winch off Rescue 27. After careful work, the
vehicle was removed without further damage. Crews then removed
bricks, block, and other debris from the home before sealing the
opening with a tarp. Units cleared this incident at 01:46. Great
work by all companies involved.
Engine and Squad Due to
10/6-While working on a few tasks at the
station, the 1st alarm was sent for a dryer fire on Crofton Ct
in Hampden Township. Engine 33 and RIT33 (Squad) were due on the
assignment. Both units responded together. The crew from E33
assisted where needed including air monitoring inside the
residence. Squad 33 was not needed and was placed available
before setting up for RIT. The exterior crew from the Engine
assisted with rolling hose. E33 cleared around 22:30.
No Major Injuries on I81
10/5-Squad 33 assisted R31 wth debris removal
following an accident on I81 NB Exit 57. Chief 131 arrived with
extensive damage to the van pulling a cargo trailer. The driver
self extricated and luckily there was not a passenger. After
clearing the road surface, crews checked out the van and used
the time to discuss extrication tactics if there had been
someone pinned. Crews cleared within 45 minutes.
10/4-For the month of
September, NKFC Volunteers responded to 57 calls for service.
The breakdown is as follows: Fire Incident - 7, Rescue Calls -
19, Hazardous Condition - 3, Service Calls - 9, Good Intent
Calls - 13, False Alarms - 6. The busiest days of the week was a
three way tie - Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all with 9
calls. Average Personnel responding was 10 per call. 45
different members turned out in September, which included 15
different apparatus drivers. Additional information can be found
on the statistics page.
Lawn Tractor Fire
9/14-Co. 33 and T31 were sent to the 300 blk
of N Locust Point Rd for a Lawn Mower on Fire at 14:56. C33 and
MP33 (with 4) responded. C33 arrived with a working fire and
held the response to MP33. The crew made quick work of the fire
however the John Deere was totaled. Crews were available within
20 minutes. Co. 33 had three (3) other calls during the day.
9/11-Today we remember the tragedy that
occurred 14 years ago in New York City, The Pentagon, and
Shanksville. We remember the lives lost that day and those who
have passed on as a result of 9/11; countless members of the
FDNY and other agencies, as well as the community that have
suffered medical issues and complications. Everyone can remember
what we were doing when the news came on; we remember like it
was yesterday. We also remember many in our community that
showed a renewed sense of pride for those in the emergency
services field (Police, Fire, and EMS workers). As we reflect on
9/11/01, don't forget the first responders in our own community,
they are the ones that face everyday problems and provide
quality services day in and day out. Take time to say Thank You!
Working Mobile Home Fire
9/4-At 14:11, the 1st alarm
was sent to 82 Linda Dr in Silver Spring Township for a Mobile
Home Fire. E33 (with 4), Tanker, Mini Pumper, and Traffic 33
made the response. E33 arrived sending its crew to assist E31
with fire attack. T33 was used to supply E31 along with T34 (Shermans
Dale). MP33 sent its crew to assist. E31 found the majority of
the home involved. Crews were able to knock down visible fire
quickly however the home will be a total loss. Thanks to E313
and T250 for transferring to Station 33 while we were committed.
The fire is under investigation by the PSP Fire Marshall. Co. 33
had a total of 16 members for this daylight response.
Training with Company 31
9/4-Co. 33 was invited to attend training
with Company 31 to work on hose relay operations. Both companies
met at the Delta Point development off Rt114. A total of 2600'
of 5" hose was layed out which basically stretched the entire
length of the development. Using E31 as the pumper and E33 as
the engine, a flow of at least 1750 gpm was obtained. Tanker 31
was then placed midpoint to boost the pressure and increase
flow. The night was logged as a success. This type of operation
would be needed with any large type commercial building or
warehouse in our first due area. Thanks to Company 31 for the
9/2-The NKFC continued busy
with the 4 straight month in a row running over 80 calls. During
August, members responded to 84 total calls. A total of 12 calls
were Fire Incidents (4 of those working fires), 26 Rescue Calls,
11 Hazardous Conditions Calls, 9 Service Calls, 23 Good Intent
Calls, and 3 False Alarms. The busiest day of the week was
Thursday with 16 calls. There were only 2 days during the month
where no calls were received. A total of 49 different members
responded to calls during August. The average manpower per call
was 12 personnel. Thanks to all members who turned out in August
and get the rigs on the street.
Gas Leak in Walden
8/27-Engine 33 was requested at 09:32 to
assist E31 with a gas leak outside. E31 found a 2" gas line that
had been struck by a back hoe. E33 (with 3) arrived and its crew
assisted with evacuating several homes in the immediate area.
E33 also established a water supply if needed. Squad 33
responded as well and metered the inside of the daycare which
was also evacuated. Once UGI had the leak secured, crews checked
the area then allowed residents access to their homes and
students and staff back into the daycare. As units were
returning, the same units were sent for a fire alarm at 6555
Carlisle Pike. Units investigated a false alarm. Later in the
afternoon, the township companies responded to a grass fire in
the 7000 blk of Wertzville Rd. Chief 131 (Morton) held MP31 only
Fuel Spill at Love's
8/20-Mini Pumper and Utility 33 with the
Spill Trailer responded to 1165 Harrisburg Pike for a reported
fuel spill at 16:20. Chief 7 arrived with a non injury accident
involving radiator fluid, not fuel. The crew from Co. 33 used 3
bags of absorbent to control and cleanup fluids before going
available. Co. 33 handled two other storm related wires calls
later in the evening.
Tanker Transfer to
8/16-At 11:25, Tanker 33 was requested to
transfer to Co. 52 (Vigilant) while they operated on a Barn Fire
in Franklin County. No calls were handled during the transfer.
T33 cleared at 18:31.
Evening Car Fire
8/11-At 19:00, E33 (responding from training)
and T33 (from the Station) assisted Co. 31 with a well involved
vehicle fire in the 100 blk of Texaco Rd. E33 arrived pulling a
handline placing a quick knock on the fire. The combo tool was
used to force several of the car doors for overhaul. Units
cleared the scene at 19:51.
Photo at time of dispatch from
8/8-At 18:58, the 1st alarm
was sent to the 200 blk of Ridge Hill Rd for a Silo Fire. E33
arrived to find a dismantled barn and debris on fire but no silo
involved. 1st alarm units staged while the scene was
investigated. E25 and T31 was held to assist with extinguishing.
Crews were out 30 minutes.
Working Fire in Mech and
8/5-Engine 33 was alerted to transfer to Co.
27 while they worked a 2nd alarm fire on W Loucst St. As E33
completed the transfer, the were added to the incident for
manpower. Shortly thereafter, MP33 also responded to assist. Co.
33 had 10 personnel on scene. Thanks to E152
(Vigilant-Shippensburg) for transferring to the Station 33. Co.
33 cleared at 17:27. At 17:44, MP33 and E33 responded to Trindle
Rd and Sinclair Rd for an accident. E10 (New
Cumberland-responding from Co. 27) and E25 assisted. Portable 33
arrived with E10 and requested to hold MP33, E10, and EMS. MP33
cleared at 18:26.
Working Shed Fire with
Remains of the 20x20 brick
Siding melted off the gable end of the House
Siding melted off the enclosed porch
8/4-At 10:42, the 1st alarm
was sent for the House Fire in the 1st block of N Locust Point
Rd. C33 had a good column while responded. C33 arrived with a
working fire and the House as an immediate exposure. E33 arrived
and laid in the driveway pulling two lines for fire attack and
exposure control. T33 pulled in the driveway and supplied the
Engine. Due to no hydrants in the area, E25 laid in from Trindle
Rd to pick up the split lay. E127 set up for rural water supply.
Crews checked for extension into the house finding no smoke or
fire inside. Additional manpower assisted with overhaul. The PSP
Fire Marshall was requested to the scene. Thanks to the assist
companies (Silver Spring, Citizens, Monroe, Upper Allen, Union,
Washington, Hampden, and Silver Spring EMS). Thanks to E313 and
T250 for covering Station 33.