Web Site Updated 2/27
Working Car Fire in the
Conditions on Arrival of M88
FF Hinken prepares to open up
Crew begins to knock down the fire
Crews get the fire under control
Overhaul of the Engine Compartment
3/5-Company 33 and T31 were
sent to W Main St in New Kingstown for a Car Fire at 00:23. E133
arrived at 00:27 with a working fire. T33 supplied E133 and T31
provided additional manpower. Crews were available at 00:54. The
Silver Spring Township Police are investigating. Thanks to Medic
Herman for the Photos.
Turkey Supper to Start
2/28-We will start March
off right with our Family Style Turkey Supper. Serving begins at
3:30PM. A separate line for Take Out Meals is available by
entering through the apparatus bays. The meal will be served
family style; meaning that we will bring you platters full of
food right to your table! The meals consists of Real Roast
Turkey, Homemade Filling, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Corn,
Gravy, Applesauce, Dessert, and Beverage. Adults are $10.00,
Children 6-12 $4.50, and those 5 and under are Free. We hope to
see you Saturday Night!
Double Pull to Hampden
Frank Kramer Photo
2/23-At 13:25, RIT33 was sent
to the 1st alarm attached garage fire on Scenery Dr in Hampden
Twp. E233 responded with a crew of 6. RIT was established on
Side "A" and the crew split to cover throwing ladders and sizing
up the incident. At 13:47, E133 was requested for additional
manpower. E133 (with 2) responded. E133's crew stood by in
manpower. Chief 33 was asked to take a 2nd meter inside for air
monitoring. E133 also had 2 juniors on board; they were put to
work rolling hose. E133 cleared at 14:37 and E233 cleared at
Vehicle on Its Side
2/20-Both Engines and Traffic responded along
with Co. 34 and R45 to the 100 Blk of Sunnyside Dr for an
accident with reported two people confined. E233 (with 7), E133
(with 2), and Traffic 33 made the response. Chief 7 arrived and
requested a little giant ladder from R34 to assist getting the
occupants out. E233 arrived and provided manpower to the scene.
R34 had just completed its assignment so additional manpower was
not needed. E133 staged at Turkeyfoot where Traffic 33 closed
the road. Due to icy conditions, Sunnyside Dr was closed until
PennDoT could apply anti-skid materials. Traffic 33 was the
final unit to clear at 02:38
Update on the Squad
2/12-A quick trip to PA Fire Apparatus to
grab a few more shots of the Squad. The project is moving along
well in just under a month's time of it being there. We hope to
see some "Red" before long. Keep checking back!!
Overturned on I81
2/18-At 16:24, Company 33, 41, and R45 were
sent to the area of I81 SB Exit 52 for an accident. As units
were marking up, Chief 7 was advised the incident was in Silver
Spring Twp which changed the assignment. The call was
redispatched which added Co. 31 and canceled the Carlisle Units.
E233 and Chief 33 responded followed by E133 and Traffic 33.
Chief 7 arrived on scene and requested to hold EMS and Co. 33.
E233 arrived and sent its crew to investigate. EMS had the
occupant already in the ambulance and the crew confirmed no one
else in the vehicle and no fluid leaks. With the Beltway wrecker
on scene providing traffic control, Co. 33 cleared within 15
Both Engines Out on
Picture Stolen from Co. 30
2/17-At 02:09, E233
transferred to Co. 36 Station #1 while they operated on a Barn
Fire in Adams County. E233 responded with a crew of 4. While
enroute to the transfer, E133 was sent on a basement fire at
02:25 in Hampden Twp. E133 responded with a crew of 6. E133
arrived as the 3rd Engine and sent its crew to work. The crew
split throwing ground ladders and fire attack in the basement.
Other duties were assigned. E233 cleared at 03:32 from the
transfer. E133 cleared the fire at 04:57. Thanks to WSBF E313
for covering Station 33 while we were out.
Another Winter Storm in
2/13-With another storm now
in the books, crews staffing the station ran a total of 8 calls
during the storm. Due to higher snow amounts, Co. 33 responded
on a medical calls to provide assistance to EMS crews. Crews
responded to 1 Fire Alarm, 1 Furance Malfunction, and 5 Medical
Calls. Average manpower per call was 16. Thanks again to Dustin
Eckert and the Souder Crews for clearing the Station Parking
2/10-At 14:36 the Township Companies were
sent to Bent Creek Bv and Blue Mountain Vista for an accident.
R31/C131 arrived with 2 vehicles and a door pop needed. E233
(with 5) arrived and assisted with cribbing the vehicle. The
passenger side door was attempted to be forced then removed with
the spreader in order to extricate the occupant. 2 patients were
packaged and transported for evaluation. E233 cleared at 15:19.
While on this incident, U33 handled a medical assist in place of
Co. 31 on Lilley Ln.
Overturned on I81
2/6-At 07:18, While E1 and the Tanker were
committed on the car fire, E233 and Co. 31 were sent to I81 NB
MM 55.7 for an Auto Accident. Chief 33, E233, and U33 responded.
Chief 33 arrived with a single vehicle overturned and patient
out of the vehicle. R31 arrived next and checked for injuries
and fluid leaks. Lt 233 (Eckert) took operations. E233 and U33
arrived and sent manpower forward to assist. Traffic 33 and Fire
Police remained on scene until the vehicle was removed. Traffic
33 was available at 08:19
Working Car Fire
2/6-At 06:58, Company 33 and E239 were sent
to 1800 Harrisburg Pike for a Car Fire. Units had heavy smoke
showing on response. Chief 7 had a fully involved passenger car.
E133 led off with a crosslay and began working on the fire.
Crews used the combo tool to gain access to the engine
compartment. Fire was controlled quickly and overhaul began.
Units cleared this incident at 07:44.
Crews clean up debris
Two Vehicles Involved
Members begin to assemble clean up equipment
1/31-At 12:53 Companies 25 and
33 were sent to the Intersection of Trindle Rd and Sinclair Rd
for an auto accident. E233 (with 7) and E133 (with 4) made the
response. E25/C25 arrived with two vehicles and patients in
both. E233 took one vehicle, stabilized, and assisted EMS
removing the patient. The bumper line was pulled as well. E133
staged in the event aeromedical was needed then brought to the
scene to assist. Crews cleared debris once all patients were
taken care of. Units were out 35 minutes.
New Table Top Received
2/1-The fire company received a new table top
for the lounge. The top was custom made by Paul Baum Log
Furniture and donated to the fire company. Thanks Paul; it looks
great and will certainly see some use!
Duty Crew Night
Members train on SCBA donning
Using the Hose Inflator
FF Ireland deployed the hose
Practice with the Porto-Power
2/1-For the first Duty Crew
night of the year members staffed the Station and prepared and
ate the evening meal, then proceeded to the bay area. Members
were asked to select a tool or equipment they needed refreshed
on. Several good suggestions were brought to the floor. Crew
trained on the piercing nozzle, foam pro pak, porto power, hose
inflator, and donning and doffing SCBA. Crews also took in some
good discussion. A movie ended the evening with several of the
crew bunking in for the night. Thanks to the members that came
Vehicle Into a Tree
1/31-At 21:36, E233 and Traffic 33 responded to
the 300 blk of N Old Stonehouse Rd for an accident reported with
a vehicle into a tree. Chief 7 arrived with the patient out and
steam from the engine compartment. E233 arrived and pulled the
bumper line and depowered the vehicle. Traffic 33 set up at
Appalachian Dr to close the road. Crews were out 20 minutes.
RIT to Carlisle
Lt Gutshall and Lt Eckert with
the RIT Cart
RIT Group established
2 Members "masked up" ready if needed
RIT gets called to action
Side "A" of the Fire Building
1/30-At 10:49, RIT33 was sent
on the 1st alarm House Fire on W North St in Carlisle Borough.
The fire went to 2nd alarm shortly thereafter. E233 (with 5)
responded. RIT was established across from the structure upon
arrival. Additional ground ladders were thrown and the RIT group
closely monitored operations. Not long after being established,
RIT was pressed into action as contact with a crew in division 2
was lost and the hand line to division 2 was noticed falling
from a window. As RIT was entering the structure, contact was
made and RIT was deactivated. RIT continued to monitor the
operation and several PASS alarm activations. These were tracked
down and found to be a result of firefighters not "bleeding
down" and securing their air packs properly. The fire went to 3
alarms for additional manpower. E233 cleared the scene at 13:40
hours. E133 was staffed in station by a driver and 2
firefighters. Thank you to Heidi Heberlig and
Capital City Fire Photos for use of the Pictures.
Squad Rehab Update
1/27-Thanks to Lt Baney for grabbing some
pictures of the Squad today while dropping off some equipment
this morning. Looks like things are well on their way!
Vehicle Takes Out a Pole
on Hempt Road
1/26-Companies 33 and 31 were sent to the 200
Block of Hempt Road at 09:47. Crews arrived to find a single
vehicle which took out a utility pole and landed in the
Hogestown Run. There were no injuries and the Police had
notified PPL to respond. Chief 33 held E233 and the Traffic
Units. It is believed the operator lost control of the vehicle
on the snow covered road from overnight snow squalls and winds.
E233 cleared at 10:30; the Traffic Units cleared at 12:00.
1/23-Companies 25 and 33 were sent to Trindle
Rd and Sinclair Rd for a vehicle accident at 07:52. Units
responded and were advised the accident was in Silver Spring
Twp. E25 arrived first and began checking vehicles. E233 arrived
from State Rd and assisted E25 with stabilizing the pickup truck
in order to safely remove the driver for transport by EMS. Crews
then focused on cleanup. Units cleared at 08:38.
Crew Find One on its
1/22-While returning from an alarm in Hampden
Township, E133 spotted a pickup truck on its side on Waterford
Dr in Silver Spring Township. E133 arrived to find the occupants
self extricated and checked for fluids. Chief 33 notified our
location and requested PD respond. E133 cleared in 15 minutes.
Working Mobile Home Fire
E133 Crew prepares to enter
the Mobile Home
Getting the Knock
One Line off E133
Origin of the Fire
1/20-At 13:27, Companies 33
and 31 were sent to Hathaway Dr in Middlesex Twp for a Mobile
Home Fire. C133 arrived at 13:31 with smoke showing. E133
arrived and led off with a 1 3/4" hand line. Prior to entering,
a window failed and blew a fire ball out. Entry was made and
fire was found just inside the front door and was quickly
knocked down. Heavy smoke was present throughout the home as
ventilation began. E31 crew assisted where needed. With no
extension, crews investigated the cause and based on findings
and reports from the occupants determined to be from a lit
candle that was apparently knocked over by a cat. Units were on
scene for just under an hour. Two additional calls were handled
after this incident, both of which resulted in cancellations.
Rush Hour Accident on
T-Bone Style Accident
Heavy front end damage to the Car
Extensive damage to the Truck
1/16-At 16:21 the Township
Companies were sent to Rt114 and Honey Locust Dr for an
accident. C231 arrived with two vehicles involved. R31 and E233
crews assisted EMS with packaging, fluid control, and extensive
debris removal. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage and were
towed from the scene. Crews were out about 30 minutes.
First Breakfast of the
1/16-Our first monthly
breakfast buffet will be held Sunday, January 19th from 6AM-11AM
at the fire station. There have been no changes to the menu as
of yet and you will be also able to pickup our event schedule
for 2014. As always there is an ATM on site for your
RIT to Monroe
training, Company 33 was dispatched to Monroe Twp at the
Allenberry Resort for a Building Fire at the PA Fly Fishing
Museum. E233 (with 6) responded with the RIT Crew from training.
T33 responded from the Station and E133 responded from training
once hose and equipment were loaded. E233 arrived and set up for
RIT at the scene. Co. 25 was sent for a Fire Alarm and during
investigation found smoke in the building. The fire was
contained quickly and the box was reduced. E133 and T33 were
canceled and the crew from E233 assisted with reloading hose
from E25. Units cleared in about an hour.
Run In Training at
Crews work to extricate the
victim from under a dumpster
Removing the Victim from the Building
1/14-For the weekly training
on Tuesday night, crews loaded the Engines and went to the
County Training Facility. Members had no idea what to expect and
only knew we were having training. The Engines were given
assignments while enroute over the radio making for a great
night of Run-In Scenarios. For additional information and
pictures, click here.
Morning Accident in the
1/14-January continues to be a steady month
for the NK Volunteers. This morning at 06:41 the Township
companies along with Hampden were sent to I81 NB just north of
Exit 57 for an accident. E233 responded with a driver and 4
firefighters. Chief 231 arrived with two vehicle involved. E233
positioned in a blocking pattern and stabilized the vehicle then
assisted EMS with removing the patient. MP31 crew checked the
2nd vehicle and assisted with debris removal. Co. 30 was placed
available to handle a call in their 1st due. E233 cleared at
House Fire in Middlesex
Moderate Smoke Pushes from the
Apparatus Staged leaving room for the Tankers
E213 at Station 33
1/8-After running 7 calls for
the day, the 8th call was sent out at 22:20 hours for the 3700
blk of Spring Rd for a Furnace Fire. With a Crew on Station,
E233 (with 6) hit the street right away followed not too far by
the Tanker (with 1). E233 was given the RIT assignment upon
arrival. As the crew made their way to the House, first in crews
were opening up and making their way inside. A basement fire was
found and heavy smoke from the 1st floor and roof area
developed. RIT was established on Side "C" as Chief 233 and Capt
33 made their 360 check. The crew stood by until control was
marked then broke down to assist as needed. T33 staged but was
never used. E213 was transferred to Co. 33 and E133 was staffed
with 3 personnel. T33 cleared at 23:11. E233 cleared the scene
at 00:11 hours.
Another First Due
1/6-The 1st Alarm 1st Due Box was sent at
13:34 to a Oven Fire on Appomattox Ct in Silver Spring Township.
E133, T33, and Chief 33 responded. Chief 33 was advised of the
fire possibly out and arrived at 13:39. E133 took side "A" as
the Police Department was confirming no fire. T33 staged with
the Engine and E31 stood by at the hydrant. Chief 133 had
investigation and reported the fire out and only needed natural
ventilation. The box was reduced at 13:43. Crews confirmed the
power was secured and cleared the incident at 13:56.
First Due Odor
Line Stretched to the Front
More Hose on the Street
1/3-At 21:23 Hours the 1st
Alarm was struck for Fieldstone Dr for an odor of smoke inside
the residence. E133 (with 5), T33, Utility and Traffic 33 made
the response. E133 laid out from a hydrant and arrived on Side
"A" leaving room for the Truck. A 1 3/4" handline was stretched
to the front door and the crew began to investigate. Other
apparatus arrived and sent manpower to Truck 28 to establish a
manpower pool. Crews inside investigated an odor which
dissipated and was not able to be reproduced. Crews remained on
scene for almost an hour but still were not able to locate the
source. Units cleared the scene at 22:25. It took almost an hour
at the station getting cleaned up and repacking hose.
Pole Sheared on
1/3-At 15:12, The Township Companies
responded to the 6900 blk of Wertzville Rd for an auto accident.
Sqd33, returning from a previous alarm, arrived on scene first
and began patient care and stabilizing the pickup truck. The
truck had sheared a telephone pole. R31 and E233 arrived and
crews assisted EMS with removing the patient for transport.
Crews were on scene about 15 minutes.
Soup Sale Saturday
1/3-Our 2nd Annual Homemade
Soup Sale will be held Saturday, January 4th from Noon until 4PM
(or sold out). Soup will be available by Take Out Only by the
Quart. We will be making Chicken Corn, Beef Vegetable, and Ham
Bean. Cost per Quart is $7.00 each. Feel free to stop by the
Station beginning at Noon. You may preorder your soup by calling
the Station (766-4033)Saturday Morning anytime after 8:30am.
Soup must be picked up then by 4PM Saturday if your preorder.
With the Cold temperature expected, what could be better than
some good hot soup!
Running the Line for the
1st Time This Year
Crews work to extinguish the
Lt 45 uses a rotary saw to open the hood
1/2-At 19:49 in the midst of
2014's first snowfall, the 1st alarm was sent for a pickup truck
fire next to the building at 1700 Harrisburg Pike bringing
Companies 33, 39, 38, 45, and Tanker 41. Chief 7 arrived with a
working fire with no extension to the building. E133 (with 5)
and T33 (with 1) arrived and placed one line inservice. The fire
was controlled quickly and the box held to Co.33 and E145 at
20:02. Units cleared the scene at 20:30.