Web Site Updated 7/23
Last Night to Catch
7/26-Tonight is the last
night to catch Festival 2014 and we are going out with a BANG!
Fireworks go off at 10:30PM!. Tonight's platter meal is Open
Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich with choice of potato and either
applesauce or cole slaw. Everything else will run as it has the
past three nights including the Ride Midway. We really did well
last night and the food lines were long! We did our very best to
run everyone through as quickly as we could. Long lines occur at
every carnival and we certainly appreciate your patience as we
work hard to bring you our very best. Hope to see you back
Pictures from Friday
7/25-Great crowd last night for Night #3 of
Moving to Night #3
7/24-We've been working
hard this morning getting ready for Friday Night. Pies cut, soup
being made, sausage heated, plus plenty of prep work associated
with making sure it is all ready to go. Tonight's platter meal
will be Open Faced Hot Beef Sandwiches with choice of potato,
and either applesauce or cole slaw. All of your other favorite
foods as well as homemade chicken corn soup and ham bean soup
will also be available. Tonight's live on stage entertainment is
Laredo from 6:30-10:30. All of our games will be open and Bob's
Bingo will be in the apparatus bay. Sunshine Shows will have the
ride midway open and there are plenty of vendors set up as well.
Monroe Fire Co will be selling the Pit Beef Sandwiches from the
pavilion too! The weather looks to be great and we hope to see
you back tonight; if it's your first time we'd love to have you
Night #2 Over and
Summit Search and Rescue
7/24-Just a few pictures from
Thursday Evening at the Festival!
7/23-For Thursday Night,
things will pick up for the Festival. The main kitchen will be
open at 4PM and the Pavilion will follow shortly afterwards.
Platter meal in the inside kitchen will be Chicken and Waffles,
choice of Potato, and Applesauce or Cole Slaw. All of your other
favorite fair foods will also be available. For those of you who
missed the pulled pork BBQ sandwiches on Wednesday night, we
will be running those in the inside kitchen. Pit Beef Sandwiches
take place at the pavilion. Sunshine Shows will offer "ride all
night" wristbands for $15.00. The fire company games will be
opening by 5:30. Some of those include small games of chance,
dart game, soda toss, electronics stand (chances to win an L.E.D.
Tv or ipad kit), dime pitch and many more. Other vendors include
Rita's Ice, Brusters Ice Cream, Kettle Korn, and More. On stage
will be Southbound Express playing from 6:30 - 10pm. Come join
us! Plenty of FREE Parking available!
Day #1 in the Books
Hay Ride in Operation
Fire Co Game Tent #1
Fire Co Game Tent #2
7/23-We completed the 1st
night of the Festival around 22:00 hours. It was a good evening
tonight and could be considered a "training night" for the rest
of the week. We hope to see everyone back Thursday night!
4 Calls for Wednesday
7/23-After a quiet week crews took in 4 calls
today before the Festival opened up. At 06:52, E33, U33, and T33
responded to a reported car fire in the 6700 blk of Carlisle
Pike. C133 arrived finding a radiator issue and held E33. Crews
cleared at 07:01. At 09:16, Co. 33 and 31 responded to I81 SB
MM56.2 for an accident with an overturned vehicle. Sq33, MP33,
and Traffic 33 responded. C133 arrived with 2 vehicles in the
median. Sq33 arrived and crew prepared for stabilization. The
crew found all patients out of the vehicle then assisted EMS and
secured batteries. R31 crew checked the 2nd vehicle. Crews
cleared at 09:46. At 12:49, DC31 (Bohn) requested Sq33 to assist
on an accident on Bali Hai Rd. They were sent for debris
removal. The accident was found to be "a little more than that".
Sq33 crew secured vehicles and assisted with debris removal.
Crews cleared at 13:29. While refilling with fuel, the township
companies were sent to Commerce Dr at 13:41. Sq33 arrived and
found the alarm company testing the system. DC31 placed the box
available at 13:46.
Festival 2014 Food Menu
Click here for a
downloadable list of the food prices.
Wednesday Night Underway
7/23-Wednesday Night (Night #1) is underway
for Festival 2014. All of our games are open plus the Ride
7/11-With only basically
over a week, preparations have already began for Festival 2014.
We now have the page updated for your information. Additions
will be added over the next week which will include a
downloadable menu. Also, please keep in mind we only accept
cash; we do have an ATM on site for your convenience. Please
check out the
Signs the Festival is
around the Corner
7/18-Sure Signs that the Festival is right
around the corner. Tents arrived Thursday and Shaffer Trailer
arrived this morning.
Festival 2014 begins Wednesday!
Mini Pumper In Service
A/C Brenneman conducts
operator refresher training
FF A Hall on the blitzfire
E233 Supplying the MP
FF Toot, Lt Eckert, FF Hivner, and A/C Brenneman
7/15-At 21:00 hours, Mini
Pumper 33 went in service with County Control. There are still a
few items to be mounted in compartments but she is ready to
serve the community. Also, at this time Engine 133 was
designated "Engine 33" and Engine 233 became known as "Squad
Patch Completed on the
7/10-Ryder Graphics completed installation of
the Company Patch on the rear cab doors of the Mini Pumper
Update on the "Narrows"
7/6-The station crew took the
Mini Pumper for a ride and checked out the progress on the
widening project of the Bernheisel Bridge Rd "Narrows". The
major undertaking by Middlesex Twp involved cutting the rock and
side of the hill back over 5 feet to widen the roadway. The
project is moving along great.
Morning Confinement on
Load of Watermelons made for a
mess on the Highway
Driver's door removed for patient extrication
7/4-Prior to the start of the
4th of July picnics, Co. 33 and 30 assisted Co. 31 with an
accident involving confinement on I81 NB Just north of Exit 57
at 11:03. E233 (with 6) arrived 1st and began stabilization then
removed the driver's door just 8 minutes after arrival. Crews
from all 3 companies assisted where needed including washing the
pickup load of watermelons off the highway. Units cleared the
scene at 12:05
Mini Pumper Close to
being Ready for Service
6/28-Danz Lettering finished his portion of
the job on Thursday evening. Now the unit must sit a few days so
the new lettering and paint can cure.
Late Night Accident on
6/27-The township companies responded around
22:00 to Rt11 and Rt114 for an accident. Crews arrived to find 2
vehicles involved and performed standard vehicle accident
procedures. Units cleared just before 23:00
HVAC Issue Sends 1st
Alarm to Appalachian Harley
6/22-At 10:12, Co. 33 and 1st alarm were sent
to Appalachian Harley Davidson for an odor of smoke inside the
building. E133 arrived and laid out 900' of 5" from the hydrant.
Lt Gutshall was reporting a light smoke condition inside. Crews
investigated and traced the source to a ceiling mounted fan unit
which supplies A/C to a portion of the building. Co. 33 was
assisted by Silver Spring, Monroe, Citizens, Washington, and
Carlisle Fire Rescue. Units were available at 11:22
A Mess on Rt944
6/19-Both Engines assisted Co. 31 with an
accident on Rt944 near Linda Dr. Crews arrived to find a vehicle
struck a deer and the deer went in through the front windshield
creating quite the mess inside the van. Some of the deer
remained on the road surface as well. Crews cleared within 20
Squad (Mini Pumper)
returns from PA Fire Apparatus
6/16-The Squad (which will now be known as
Mini Pumper 33) returned to the Station after being completed at
PA Fire Apparatus. We have plenty of pictures to post from
inspection through lettering.
6/3-Last evening during the Fire Company
meeting, Vice President Keegan Toot was presented with an
appreciation plaque from the Vietnam Veteran's Association. As
many of you know, the Vietnam Veterans are present at many of
our functions. It was a nice gesture to receive such an award.
6/3-For the Month of May
the NKFC Volunteers responded to 49 total incidents. The
breakdown of calls is as follows: Fire Incidents-6, Rescue
Calls-18, Hazardous Condition-2, Service Calls-4, Good Intent
Calls-14, False Alarms-5. We responded to 6 different
municipalities during May. The busiest day of the week came up
as a tie between Wednesday and Saturday with 10 calls each.
Average turnout per call was 10 members. The remainder of the
report can be found on the
run stats page.
Stainless Trim installed to
Hose Bed Cover installed
Small access lid for additional storage
Another view of Hose Bed Cover
Work continues under the hood on wiring
Officer's seat moved back a good 6"
6/2-We traveled to see the
Squad again this morning. We don't have a delivery date yet
however we are very close. Hoping the next pictures we post will
be at the Fire Station!
Supporting CV Band
5/31-Engine 233 received a bath while
supporting the Cumberland Valley Band "Car" wash on Saturday at
Auto Zone in Hampden Township. Just another way "we" support
organizations like the Band.
Compartment Doors installed
5/27-Today we received
pictures of the Squad as the compartment doors (all but one)
have been installed. We continue to receive good news about its
Transfer to West Shore
5/12-E233 was requested to transfer to West
Shore Bureau of Fire Station #2 at 18:01 while they operated on
a multiple alarm fire in Harrisburg City. With no additional
calls received, E233 was released and went available at 22:23
AFA Reveals Light
5/12-Companies 33 and 31 responded at 12:58
to the Bobby Rahal Lexus Dealership on the Carlisle Pike for a
fire alarm. Capt Brammer and Lt Gutshall responded to the scene.
Chief 33 was given the update by them of an electrical odor on
the showroom. At that time County reported a 2nd call from the
business reporting a light ballast and requested the fire
company cancel. Units were held for investigation. E133 took
Side "A" while E31 staged at the hydrant. Due to the showroom
ceiling height, a scissor lift was brought in from a neighboring
Rahal dealership to make access. Once power was secured,
ventilation of the showroom began and E31 took Side "A" as well
to assist. Crews worked about 30 minutes to clear the odor
before going available.
Late Afternoon AFA
5/10-At 16:23, Company 31 and 33 responded to
Courtland Alley in the Walden section of Silver Spring Twp. E133
staged at the FDC on Side "D" of the structure. While
investigating, crews found a water leak prior to the meter
inside the sprinkler control room. While on scene, several
customers (and their children) of Sophia's walked up and a quick
tour of the Engine was provided before going available.
2nd Accident on the Pike
5/10-At 14:12, Companies 33 and 31 were sent
to Ridge Hill Rd and Carlisle Pike for an accident. C133 arrived
to find 2 vehicles involved, one of them with heavy damage from
striking a truck trailer. Chief 14 (Simpson) was on scene and
had the occupant of that vehicle (self extricated) in his
personal vehicle. E233 arrived and checked for hazards and
confirmed the 2nd vehicle had no injuries. R31 arrived and sent
its crew to assist EMS. Once completed with their task, R31
cleared. E233, Traffic 31, and Co. 33 fire police remained until
the vehicle was removed and debris cleared. The trailer, along
with several others, were being stored in a parking lot; the
impact of the initial accident sent the car careening into the
trailer. Units cleared at 15:00
Confinement on the Pike
5/10-Company 33, E123 and T20 (acting as Co.
31) responded at 11:58 to the 6900 blk of Carlisle Pike near the
Harvest Church for an Auto Accident. C133 (Horning) arrived to
find 2 vehicles involved and multiple patients. E233 arrived and
began to stabilize the vehicles for patient removal. After
conversing with EMS, the "B" post and rear passenger door were
removed in order to extricate a patient. E123 and T20 provided
manpower to assist. Extrication was completed in short manner.
Crews continued to assist EMS and secure the vehicles. Traffic
was detoured through New Kingstown during the incident by Fire
Police. Units cleared at 12:46.
5/6-At 22:47, Company 33 was dispatched for
an unknown type fire outside off Old Stonehouse Rd. E133 arrived
in the area and proceeded back a long farm lane finding a
controlled burn involving several tires. The crew pulled a
crosslay and extinguished the fire. Silver Spring Police did
speak with the owner and updated him of the burn ordinance. E133
cleared at 23:28.
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Afternoon Response to
4/30-At 13:59, Companies 33, 31, and 45 were
sent to I81 ITA of Exit 52 for an accident with entrapment. E233
(with 5) responded. While enroute C7 requested we access through
the parking lot of Tuckey on Stover Dr. E233 arrived and began
stabilizing the vehicle and removing a section of the I81
fencing. E245 arrived and provided manpower to assist. There was
no entrapment and both patients were rapidly removed from the
vehicle to be transported by Ambulance to Carlisle Airport where
Life Lion was waiting. E31 was staged and placed available. Due
to weather conditions, the Helicopter could only fly from
Airport to Hospital. E233 cleared at 15:33; Traffic 33 cleared
at 15:56 after assisting with traffic control for the
4/30-We received updated pictures of the
Squad today. The cab assembly process is moving along to the
point it is about finished. The rear body however needs to be
stripped, sanded, and repainted. While wet sanding and
polishing, they found several spots that were not up to par and
several areas where the old decal impression reappeared. Even
though these areas were prepped accordingly, the decal outlines
were still visible. So, this will delay the delivery about 3
weeks. These areas were brought to out attention in a timely
manner and needed to be corrected before we would accept it. We
certainly appreciate the staff at PA Fire Apparatus for not only
noticing this but working to make sure we are satisfied.
Getting Ready for Super
4/30-Members from NK and Shermans Dale have
been working hard over the past week getting thing ready for the
2014 Super Raffle, which has been Sold Out for Months. All of
the activity at New Kingstown has been preparing the grounds,
pavilion, and other areas. With the rain this week, it has been
tough especially with setting tents. A break yesterday allowed
High Peak to get the tents in the air. Tanker 33 was used to
fill 55 gallon drums with water in order to weight down the
frame tents. Look for more pictures as Friday is the "official"
set up day.
New AED's Placed In
4/30-Our new Lifepak 1000 AED's arrived and
were placed in service today. All of the Apparatus including
both Chief's Vehicles will now be equipped with defibrillators.
The Social Hall also will be equipped with the same style unit.
The prior four units were accepted as trade in's. The AED's were
purchased in a "Group Purchase" with several Fire, EMS, and
Police agencies in Cumberland and York Counties.
Thursday Visit to See
4/17-We took yet another trip to see the
Squad this morning. Cab doors are being installed and the wheels
have been painted and remounted on the chassis.
FF Boyce explains the cutters
Explaining the rotary saw
Made it to the roof!
Making the first cut
FF Hinken making the cut
Lt Eckert takes his turn
Lt Gutshall opening up
FF Toot making his third cut
FF Hall running the Saw
A/C Brenneman watching over the operation
Swiss cheese doesn't have this many holes!
4/16-Crews loaded up and
headed to the acquired structure for roof operation training led
by instructors Matt Boyce and Andy Souder. They went over
operation and handling of the two vent saws and rotary saw
carried on our apparatus, tools to take the roof and what each
can be used for. Different type of cuts were explained and the
reasons why each could be used. Once on the roof, members had
the opportunity to make several cuts, remove the material, then
open up the ceiling below for proper ventilation. After several
hours, the saws were pretty much trashed and we began to
breakdown operations. The members in attendance had a great time
and each learned more than they envisioned. It was beneficial
training and we thank our instructors for a great learning
experience. During training, E133 responded to two calls (Car
Fire and AFA). After returning to the station, Co. 33 was sent
1st due to Middlesex Twp along with the remainder of 1st alarm
for a House Fire on Ridge Dr. E133 (with 8) and Tanker 33 (with
1) made the response. Chief 7 arrived with normal conditions and
placed the box available stating a "good intent" call.
Career Day at CV High
Members of Co. 33 and 31 staff
The Engines parked outside
4/15-The township companies
were invited to attend CV High School's Careerapalooza today
conducted during lunch periods. The companies set up at the
provided tables with equipment, handouts, and a video to
hopefully gain a few new members. Various businesses and
recruiters were also attending. We would like to thank CV High
School for the invite and hope for additional opportunities in
Sunday ends with a
Engine 233 staged near the
4/13-After responding to two
(2) medical calls and a fire alarm, E233 and Traffic 33
responded to assist Co. 34 with a Motorcycle Accident on
Wertzville Rd at Bernheisel Bridge Rd. The crew assisted with
patient care and securing the cycle. Units were on scene about
A Better Look at the
4/11-Today we got our first look at the Squad
with the plastic removed. The cab mounted warning lights and LED
scene lights are installed and we saw the interior beginning to
come back together as well. We also saw the painted bumper for
the first time. The wheels were removed and being sanded to be
painted. It is still a work in progress but moving along.
Repacking lines for the next
Smoke from Ridge Vent
Forcing entry to the Rear
4/9-For the Tuesday evening
training, crews loaded the Engines and went to an acquired
structure for "run in" scenarios. The township companies have
been granted permission by the Faulkner group, who owns the
house, to use the house for basically everything except burning
it. Tonight the crews were rotated through several evolutions
over the coarse of the evening. Members had the opportunity to
run lines, advance a charged line inside "zero visibility",
throw ladders, conduct search and rescue operations, and act as
the OIC. The Chief and Assistant Chief were on hand to oversee
operations and give the initial "dispatch" of the engine crews.
Each OIC then gave their arrival size up and passed down
assignments to the crews who then carried out their assignments.
The crews were taxed with a different dispatch each time which
tested their abilities. Crews had a great opportunity tonight
with just about everything except "live fire". Opportunities to
practice in an actual house are few and far between. Thanks to
those who came out this evening and continue to strive to make
themselves and their company stronger!
Another Look at the
4/9-We received two updated pictures of the
Squad out of the paint shop. We can't wait to see it in person
in a few days!
Display at Crone's
4/5-The township companies were on display
(despite the cold and wind) at Crone's Tai Kwon Doe in New
Kingstown. Crone's had their Easter egg hunt and open house.
E233 was on display for the kids and adults to see and Co. 31
had their safety house on display as well. The safety house was
a big hit and the kids were able to practice home exit drills
with theatrical smoke. Thanks to Crone's for the invite!
Early Morning Entrapment
4/2-Companies 31 and 33 were sent to Sample
Bridge Rd and Wertzville Rd for an auto accident with entrapment
at 05:59. E233 (with 3), Utility 33, and Traffic 33 responded.
E233 arrived and began stabilization efforts. R31 arrived and
assisted. Together, both companies extricated the trapped driver
by removing both doors and "B" post. Extrication was completed
in 22 minutes. Crews cleared the scene at 07:00.
View of the Hood
4/1-No April Fool's Joke Here!
We are seeing Red on the Squad! Last week the Squad received its
Red Paint and pictures were emailed Tuesday to us. We are
planning a trip next week to see it in person as all the plastic
and tape should be removed and doors reinstalled. We don't have
a set date yet for it to be returned just yet but we can't wait
for it to be back in the village.
One More Ice/Snow Event
Single Vehicle Off the Road
3/30-As heavy rain turned
quickly to sleet, ice, and snow Sunday afternoon, Company 33 and
R31 were sent to the 6700 blk of Carlisle Pike for a vehicle
into a pole. C33 arrived with one vehicle off the roadway. Lt133
checked on the occupants and reported no injuries. The box was
reduced to Co. 33. E233 arrived and stood by until EMS arrived.
The Engine cleared within 10 minutes. Traffic 33 remaining on
scene until the vehicle was removed. Just one mile south of this
incident, the roadway was only wet; road conditions changed
drastically in just a mile.
Shaving for St.
Crowd in the Engine Bay
Another view from the Mezzanine
Don't Miss Any!
More to go on these guys
NKFC Group Shot afterwards
3/29-For the 3rd year, Co. 33
hosted the St. Baldricks event at the Station. Several members
from Company 33 and area Fire and EMS companies participated
this year, including several women. Each individual raised money
to have his or her head shaved. The event benefits Children's
Cancer Research. After the day ended, all the proceeds went to
the event including from the donated food, raffle items, and
donations. Nearly $13,000.00 was raised at the event. Thanks to
Mike and Christina Conrad for organizing once again. For
additional information regarding
St. Baldricks, click
Great Crowd for the Meat
3/28-Thank you to everyone
that came out for the March Meat Raffle. Obviously it was larger
than we thought while planning the meal as we ran out of Hot
Beef Sandwiches; fortunately we were able to fall back on
Chicken Strips. We have just one more raffle remaining, that
being April 25th. Thanks again!
Cleaning the Bays
3/28-Taking advantage of
the break in the clouds, the daylight staffers scrubbed the bays
floors, set up for the meat raffle, and performed rig and
equipment checks. Thanks to the crew of 9 that worked most of
1st Due Cornfield Fire
bystanders help with the Fire
as our Line gets in place
Dry conditions and light wind kicks the fire up
FF Hinken on the Line
3/27-At 17:57, Co. 33 and MP31
were sent to the 200 blk of Texaco Rd for a Field Fire. C233
arrived in the "S" turns with fire in a cornfield. E133, T33,
and Chief 33 arrived at 18:03. The line was pulled from T33 and
the fire was knocked down quickly. Several passers by and home
responders were on scene as well upon arrival of the apparatus.
Crews worked the area then wet everything down to insure the
fire was out. MP31 was placed available upon arrival. Crews
cleared in 20 minutes, but worked for another half hour at the
station cleaning equipment and hose. This was the 3rd call of
the day for Co. 33.
Quick Snow Squall Causes
Single Vehicle Overturned
3/26-At 04:59, Companies 31,
33, and 30 were sent to I81 Median just north of Exit 57 for an
accident with confinement. E233 responded with 6. R31/DC31
arrived with a person still in the vehicle confined upside down
by her seatbelt. R31 crew began stabilization. The crew from A75
was able to extricate the patient quickly and manpower from the
township companies assisted with packaging and checking the
vehicle. The box was reduced to the township companies and
traffic units. E233 cleared at 05:32, Traffic 33 cleared not
long after. E133 responded on a fire alarm on Walden Wy shortly
after returning to the Station.
Rubbish Fire Next to
E133 staged behind E31
3/24-E133 (with 5), T33 (with
1), and Traffic 33 responded to the 100 blk of Willow Mill Park
Rd for a woodpile next to a structure at 16:15. E31 arrived with
rubbish on fire and pulled their bumper line. The fire was close
to a garage and pump room for a swimming pool. They were able to
get a quick knock on the fire then began overhaul and the box
was reduced to the two Engines. E133's crew checked for
extension and was placed available in 10 minutes.
1st Mountain Fire for
View from Bernheisel and
3/21-At 16:31 Companies 34 and
33 were sent to the end of Peacock Dr in Middlesex Twp for a
Mountain Fire. Units had a good header visible while enroute.
Chief 7 arrived advising crews would have to "walk in" to reach
the fire. U34 and E134 arrived and sent crews in right away. U33
and T33 arrived and sent crews in to assist. Brush and Utility
39 along with UTV48 were added on. Crews constructed quick fire
lines to contain the fire until a water source could reach the
area. B39 was able to make access and stretch a line. Hand Crews
used chain saws, rakes, and leaf blowers to contain the fire and
overhaul the area. UTV48, a Polaris ranger 6x6 with 100 gal tank
and pump was a great asset on this incident. Crews cleared the
scene at 18:30. Thanks to those who helped clean tools, refill
extinguishers, and ready the saw for its next use. Residents are
reminded to use extreme caution; conditions are very dry despite
the snow over the winter. As the temperatures warm and folks
begin to clean up yard waste conditions for wildfires increase.
Please check with your local municipality for burning ordinances
or consider hauling your waste to a compost center.
3/20-The daylight crew built 12 more benches
today and positioned them under the pavilion. One more work
detail exists to finish the remaining benches to fill the
pavilion for our needs. Thanks to the crew that worked today!
Work on the Squad
Seeing some Red!!
Front of the body gets some Red as well
Steel Bumper installed
Another view of the Bumper
Interior of the Cab painted
Surely going to change the appearance of the front
Looking at the other side of the Cab
3/17-We took another trip to
see the Squad. The interior of the cab has been painted along
with the outside back of cab and the officer's side front
portion of the body. Areas inside that still show yellow will be
covered by trim and headliner. Everything is now ready for
vehicle to be taped off and exterior to be painted. The front
bumper has also been fabricated and installed. Cutouts were made
for LED lights, siren speakers, Federal "Q" Siren, and the
Winch. We were pleased with the work at this time. The will be
no other pictures until the cab and body exterior are painted.
We are excited to see it at that point!
Crash w Wires Down and
Upon arrival of Chief 33
E233 arrives and begins working on the field
After Power was secured, crew extricate the driver
closer view of the wreckage
Driver extricated was through passenger door
Wires and Pole tangled on the car
just about 2 acres of field burned
3/16-While conducting the
monthly breakfast, the township companies were sent to Hempt Rd
and State Rd for an accident with wires down on a vehicle and a
possible grass fire at 10:04. C33 arrived in the area and was
advised the accident was in the 200 blk of Hempt Rd. C33 arrived
and confirmed dispatch and could see the vehicle operator still
inside and wires all around the vehicle as well as the pole. PPL
had already been requested by County Control. E233 arrived
behind the Chief and was given the assignment of controlling the
field. Crews led off with portable extinguishers due to the
uncertainty of wires in the field. As they were controlling the
fire, a swift wind quickly flared up the fire and spread it
quickly. At that point a crosslay was stretched since a home and
fence row were now in danger. R31 arrived and staged on the RT11
side of the incident. Police had already made a visual contact
with the vehicle and advised her not to move or try to get out.
MP31 arrived and entered the field and assisted with controlling
the fire. E31 set up to refill MP31. Tanker 33 was requested to
the scene to nurse E233. PPL arrived at 10:57 and the driver was
finally extricated at 11:39 to EMS crews. Units cleared the
scene at 12:43. Hempt Rd remained closed for several hours while
PPL crews worked to restore the lines and power. Thanks to all
crews working this incident and those who continued to provide a
seamless transition at the breakfast.
Standby for Co. 25
3/15-5 members of Co. 33 staffed E25 Saturday
from 1600-2400 while Monroe held their annual banquet. The crew
loaded E25 and enjoyed a great meal, awards, and video while at
their banquet. As we were preparing to leave from Allenberry,
the 1st alarm was sent to Hillside Dr in the Monroe 1st due for
a Stove Fire reported out. E25 arrived just behind E133. Crews
investigated fire out with a moderate smoke condition.
Ventilation was conducted and crews cleared within 30 minutes.
E25 then traveled to Monroe Station 2 (Rutters) for drinks and
snacks before trying out the recliners in their lounge for the
remainder of the evening. This was the only call answered for
the evening. Congratulations to Monroe's award winners and
thanks for the hospitality.
3/10-Lt Eckert, FF Toot, and FF Hinken
participated in the FFA "Reflections" program this evening. The
firefighters folded an American Flag then presented it to FF
Toot during the program. Thanks guys for helping with their
FFA Day of Service
3/10-This afternoon a large group of FFA
Students representing several chapters arrived at the Station to
take part in their "day of service". The guys had plenty of work
lined up for them which included plenty of cleaning. The group
worked on windows, washing walls, cleaning floors, cleaning gear
racks, washing rigs, and alot more. After about 4 hours they
were finished and posed for a group shot with the Engine.
Chapters represented were: Chambersburg, Conneaut Area, Eastern
Lebanon County, Lampeter-Strasburg, and Garden Spot. We can't
say enough for all the hard work put in by the group and their
advisors. Thanks again and we look forward to next year already!
As a recap, the students were attending the State Legislative
Leadership Conference where they learned about the legislative
process, discuss current bills, and simulate the process. Then
the 436 students completed community service in the Harrisburg
Area at 16 different locations compiling over 1700 hours of
Taking Advantage of
FF Hinken at Work
Lt Eckert on another hoseline
3/10-This morning, the Fire
Chief and the Live-in's took advantage of the nice weather and
hosed down the front ramp. As one would imagine, the winter has
be rough on it and there was plenty of dirt, silt, stones, and
salt remaining. Everything was rinsed down. We hope this will
also keep the station floor cleaner.
New Benches for the
3/7-The task at hand for the
daylight staffers was to build new benches for the pavilion.
When the new pavilion was constructed 4 years ago, we knew that
there wasn't enough benches to fill it. Today 10 benches were
built and placed in the pavilion. It appears that another 10
will be needed yet. Thanks to everyone that helped with this
New tailboard installed
Another view of the tailboard
Pull Out Tool board in place
Another view of the Tool Board
Makings of the New Front Bumper
Intermediate rear step installed
3/6-We took our weekly trip to
see progress on the Squad. Everything is coming along nicely.
Check back again as the "Red" Paint color has been approved and
will be revealed soon.
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.
Annual HazMat Refresher
Instructor Taylor covers Air
3/2-Members gathered at the
Station for the Annual Hazardous Material Operations Refresher
Class. The 6 hour class was led by Mike Taylor, A Cumberland
County HM Chief Officer. The classroom session was held then the
group went to the apparatus bay to cover air monitoring with our
meters. Afterwards, D/C Horning held a refresher class for the
meters themselves. Thanks to everyone that participated this
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.