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2014 Total Calls

January 73
February 58
March 69
April 56
May 49
June 58
July 63
August 48
September 62
October 7
November  
December  
YTD Total 542
 

 

2013 Total Calls

January 72
February 60
March 54
April 59
May 49
June 54
July 63
August 47
September 63
October 58
November 64
December 57
YTD Total 701



 

Yearly Call Totals

2005 641
2006 627
2007 638
2008 612
2009 607
2010 668
2011 814
2012 629

2013

701
   
   
   
   


277 North Locust Point Road, New Kingstown, PA  17072
Phone 717.766.4033 Fax 717.796.1544

Breakfast Buffet with Santa   Sunday, December 7th  6AM-11AM

Web Site Updated 12/5

 
 

Santa Visits Our 1st Due Area

12/5-Santa will once again visit our first due areas of Silver Spring and Middlesex Township on Saturday, December 20th beginning at 08:30Am. For additional information click HERE.

Breakfast With Santa this Sunday!

12/5-Sunday will be our annual breakfast with Santa. The breakfast is our normal menu breakfast beginning at 6AM. Santa will be on hand beginning at 7AM through 11AM. He will be available to have his picture taken (bring your own camera or smart phone). There is no additional charge to sit with or visit Santa. Hope to see you at our House!

Meat Raffle

11/21-The November Meat Raffle will be held Friday, November 21st. The doors will open by 5:30 and Raffle begins at 7:00PM. The meal for tonight is chicken strips and french fries. There will be a total of 24 rounds at $1.00 each and a special round for 1/2 hog. Insulated carry bags will also be available this month. Bring a friend or two; we hope to see you tonight!

 
 
 
 
 

Turkey Supper Today!

11/8-Today is our annual Family Style Turkey Supper. Serving begins at 3:30. The menu is: Real Roast Turkey, Homemade Filling, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Corn, Roll and Butter, Dessert, and Beverage. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $4.50 for children. A separate take out line will be available in the apparatus bay. We hope to see you here!

Combine Fire







11/4-At 19:37, Mini Pumper, Tanker, Utility, and Traffic 33 responded with Co. 31 to the 100 blk of State Rd for a Combine on Fire in a Field. MP33 arrived at 19:44 with a working fire. Crews pulled both booster lines and got a quick knock on the fire. The farmer then assisted with opening panels for better access to insure the fire was extinguished. Units cleared at 20:19.

Transfer to St Thomas, Franklin County


E33 and Adams County Tanker 6

E33 and Cumberland County Tanker 49

11/4-The on station crew took a phone call from Franklin County Chief 18 at 1PM inquiring if we could handle a transfer to their Station. They were working their 2nd Barn Fire of the day and were running out of companies to transfer. E33 was dispatched shortly thereafter and responded with 4 personnel. E33 arrived and stood by originally with Biglerville Tanker 6. Chief 18 requested both units to the scene for food. T6 remained there and participated in water shuttle. E33 returned to Station 18 now with Tanker 49. E33 stood by several hours before being alerted to a Shed Fire in Metal Twp. E33 arrived with a working fire and assisted Franklin Co. 21 with overhaul. E33 cleared and returned to Cumberland County around 19:45 logging 138 miles for the day. While getting fuel, E33 responded to 617 Good Hope Rd for a woodpile and shed fire to assist Co. 30. The crew pulled a 3rd line from E130 to the rear for overhaul and fire control. Crews worked this incident for 1 hour before going available.

Parking Lot Sealed


Leiby's begins the main parking area

restriping

Finished Product

10/31-Greg Leiby Sealcoating (215-5394) took care of our paved areas this month at the Station. The is the 1st time the blacktop has been sealed since we completed construction. It certainly needed some attention. All of the parking area was then striped after being sealed. Greg and his crew did a great job.

Dust Collector Fire



10/30-The 1st alarm was sent for a dust collector fire on Brenneman Circle in the 33 box. Chief 33 arrived and met with staff who advised fire was contained to the dust collector bin. E33 arrived and stretched a line to Side "B" and made access. Crews checked the area with the imaging camera then used Pressurized Water Extinguishers to limit water damage. The bin was emptied and hosed down. Several buckets of debris were taken to the exterior and soaked as well. Command held the response to the township companies once it was confirmed no extension. Crews were on scene about an hour.

Sam's Club Tour



10/27-Today, the emergency services from Silver Spring Township took a tour of the new Sam's Club located at 6520 Carlisle Pike. Crews got to see the inside of the building for the first time and was also able to get on the roof. Several areas were noted for access in the event we would need to respond. Thanks to the staff at Sam's for allowing us to tour.

SS Township Fall Festival


Chicken BBQ for Sale

Township Apparatus on Display

10/25-Company 33 participated in the Township Fall Festival held at Stony Ridge Park. We sold out with the Chicken BBQ and apparatus was on display along with handout materials.

First Meat Raffle of the Season



10/24-Thanks to everyone that came out for the 1st Meat Raffle of our Fall Fundraisers. We appreciate the support and hope to see you back November 21st.

Fire Tax Proposal Fact Sheet

10/27-The attached link shows the PDF of the Fact Sheet presented at last week's meeting and the meeting which will be held this Tuesday (Oct 28th) at 7PM at the NKFC Fire Station.

Fire Tax Proposal Fact Sheet

Silver Spring Township Fall Festival on Saturday

10/24-The Silver Spring Township Fall Festival will be held this Saturday, October 25th at Stoney Ridge Park running from 11am-5pm. The fire company will have a Chicken BBQ at the Park with meals being served at 11:30. All meals will be in take out fashion. The meal will consist of 1/2 bbq chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll and butter, and bottled water. Apparatus from both township companies will be on display as well as fire prevention handouts. There will be plenty to see and do at the Fall Festival.

First Meat Raffle of the Fall/Winter Season

10/24-The first Meat Raffle of the Fall/Winter Season will be this evening at 7PM. The doors will open at 5PM. A free meal will be available to all players and will consist of open faced hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes. Drinks will be available for purchase. The raffle begins at 7PM. There are a total of 24 rounds which cost $1 each and an additional raffle for a 1/2 hog. Small games of chance will be available as well. Get you new carry bag sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary tonight! Bring a friend or two and come out for a great evening! Hope to see you there!

Horrific Crash on I81





















10/24-At 07:51, Companies 33, 31, and 30 were sent to I81 NB MM55 for a multiple vehicle accident. C33 was advised of additional reports indicating entrapment. MP33 and E33 responded with a crew of 8. C33 and M88 arrived with a dump truck overturned, 1 passenger car against the bridge and pinned by the dump truck and two other passenger vehicles on the north side of the accident involved as well. As the Chief and M88 began checking we found all occupants out of the vehicles, miraculously. As the fire units arrived, crews began assisting with patient care and checking for leaks. A total of four patients were transported with non life threatening injuries. With I81 N being totally blocked, fire police were tasked with closing the "I" at Exit 52, which diverted rush hour traffic onto the Carlisle Pike. Fire Police also assisted with clearing back log traffic. Once all patients were transported, fire crews worked with H & J Towing to assist them as needed. Fire units cleared at at 09:49 and Fire Police were available at 11:08

 
 
 
 

RIT to Carlisle Barracks

10/4-At 10:46, Squad 33 (with 4) responded to the U.S> Army War College (aka Carlisle Barracks) for RIT on the 2nd Alarm building fire. Squad 33 arrived, gathered equipment, and established the RIT Group at the main entrance to the building. Crews already had the fire under control and were in process of overhaul and ventilation of the 3 story facility. RIT was released after an hour on scene.

Truck Tractor Fire on I81


John Heberlig Photo






9/28-At 19:24, Co's 33, 41, R45, and E239 responded to I81 SB just prior to Exit 49 for a tractor trailer fire. C501 (Heberlig) arrived with a working fire. E141 arrived and pulled lines. E33 (with 5) supported their operations along with the crew from R45. E33 provided water to E141 then switched to T33. Crews performed overhaul once the fire was knocked down. Fire Police controlled traffic through the scene. Crews were out just over 1 hour.

Working Car Fire





9/25-E33 and Squad 33 responded at 17:32 to Trindle Rd and S Middlesex Rd for a Car Fire. Chief 7 arrived with a working fire. E33 deployed one line and made quick work of the fire. Crews made access to the engine and passenger compartment to finish the job. Units cleared at 18:17

Morning Auto Accident





9/23-Squad and Mini Pumper 33 responded to a morning auto accident at Carlisle Pike and Kost Rd. C33 arrived with 2 vehicles involved and everyone out. Mp33 arrived and began to secure batteries and control a small amount of fluids. Sq33 provided manpower. Crews were out about 30 minutes. R31 and Traffic 31 assisted.

Late Night Rollover



9/21-At 01:29, Squad, Mini Pumper, and Traffic 33 responded to the 500 blk of N Locust Point Road for an accident. Chief 33 was advised this was a result of a police pursuit and that the vehicle rolled multiple times possibly ejecting the operator. C33 arrived and was requested to begin a search of the area and that the driver was unaccounted for. Squad 33 and R31 arrived with crews searching with thermal imaging cameras. E31 and MP33 staged. A Police K9 was also used. After nearly an hour, the search was called off per the Police Department. Crews remained until the vehicle was righted and removed from the scene. Units cleared at 2:41

Fall Fundraisers Begin

9/17-With basically the month of August "off" from the fundraising schedule, things pick back up this weekend with the Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, September 21st. Doors Open at 6AM. There are no plans to change the menu or prices this fall. We hope to see you back; we've missed you! Also, the Basket Bingo Program will be Sunday, September 28th. More information on Basket Bingo can be found HERE.

If you would like to see the fall schedule, click HERE

2 More Accidents and a Medical Assist


Rt114 and Old Willow Mill Rd

9/16-The 2nd call of the day sent Squad 33 (with 2), Traffic 33, and E239 to the 1200 block of the Harrisburg Pike in front of the Waffle House, for an accident at 14:12. C133 arrived with occupants out of the vehicle. Squad 33 crew secured batteries and provided fluid control. Units were out 30 minutes. E239 was placed available upon arrival.

Squad 33 and Traffic 33 were back on the street tonight at 19:50 assisting Co. 31 with a Motorcycle Accident on Rt114 @ Old Willow Mill Rd. Upon arrival, Squad 33 was requested to set up a landing zone for Life Lion, however that request was canceled at the decision of EMS. Crews assisted where needed before being placed available. Traffic 33 remained and cleared at 20:38. MP33 handled a medical assist call later on Ashburg Dr for the 4th call of the day

Early Morning Accident on the "Border"


Remains of a Honda Civic

 

9/16-At 03:03, Companies 33 and 25 were sent to Trindle Rd and Locust Point Rd for an Auto Accident involving an overturned vehicle. C133, Sq33 (with 6) and Traffic 33 responded. C133 was advised of possible confinement then updated that the driver self extricated and "took off" on foot. The vehicle had struck several large concrete "jersey barriers" and rolled over. The driver was located and taken into Police custody. Units remained until the vehicle was removed. Thanks to E25 for the assist.

Busy Last Week Continues into this Week

9/15-Company 33 finished one of the busiest weeks in 2014 responding to 23 calls for service from Midnight 9/7 through Midnight 9/13. Calls continued Sunday and Monday racking up another 7 calls. Total calls so far this month = 36. Thanks to the Men and Women who answer these calls and get the rigs on the street!!!

Silver Spring House Fire







9/12-At 07:09, the 1st alarm was struck for a House Fire on Stone Run Dr in Silver Spring Township. E33, T33, and Traffic 33 made the response. E31, E128, and E31 all arrived at the same time. Crews found the homeowner using a garden hose on the exterior fire. Fire had extended from the tan bark to the peak of the roof. The fire was held in check. Crews made access to the attic to investigate for extension; none was found. Units overhauled the exterior of the house. Crews were on scene over an hour. Thanks to WSBF E313 for the transfer. Pictures from a good friend; thanks

9/11 Memorial Page Added

9/11-In honor and memory of the tragic events on
September 11th, 2001 we have added a page dedicated to our own memorial at the fire station featuring a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

9/11 Memorial Page

 

Never Forget!


 

Back to Back Calls









9/9-E33 and C33 responded to a Fire Alarm at 20:53. At 20:55 the Company was dispatched to a tractor trailer fire. E33 and C33 diverted to the truck fire. MP33 then took in the AFA with E31 and were placed in service after a 2nd call reported the home owner was just changing detectors. T33, MP33, and Traffic 33 responded on the truck fire. E33/C33 arrived with a working fire in the truck. The driver was able to separate the cab and trailer. The crew led of with a preconnect line advancing to the truck. Quick work was made of the fire which was mostly contained to the rear tires with impingement on the cab area. C33 checked for extension to the cab while C233 checked the trailer along with the crew from E141. No extension was found to either and the underside of the trailer was wet down to cool. Co. 33 remained on scene until the truck and trailer was removed and road surface washed down.

Tuesday Rescue Training


Working the Rescue System on the Mini Pumper










9/9-For Tuesday evening training, A/C Brenneman lead the group on Vehicle Rescue techniques. The crew was tasked with door removal using the "crush" for nator bolt and hinged side and also diminished clearance working in a tight space. Proper tool handling was stressed. As the night went on the crew worked on "B" post removal, roof removal, and dash displacement. It was a great refresher and a good work out using the rescue system on the Mini Pumper. As training was wrapping up, the company responded to back to back calls.

Heavy Entrapment on I76

9/9-Companies 45 and 33 were sent just prior to 4am to the PA Turnpike at MM227.9 EB for a Tractor Trailer Overturned with Entrapment. E145/R45 arrived and found the accident to be in the WB lane which made Squad 33 (with 4) first arriving in that lane. Co. 45 stopped in the Eastbound Lane. Chief 33 found the truck driver heavily entrapment in the cab wreckage driver side down and almost against an embankment. Crews established their extrication plan and began pulling tools and equipment. A large diesel fuel, crankcase oil, and antifreeze leak had the extrication area saturated. Hidry was laid down by due to the amount of foot traffic made everything a mess including cord reels and hydraulic lines. Crews worked for over an hour extricating the driver by flapping the cab roof and removing just about everything in the drivers area including part of the dash, steering column, pedals, and wiring. Once extricated, he was removed and packaged for transport to Life Lion Helicopter. Crews performed to the top of their ability and worked together in sync to get the job done. Thanks to E136 (My Holly) for additional manpower towards the end of extrication. E33 handled the Landing Zone at the Carlisle Interchange. Squad 23 (Upper Allen) transferred to Station 33 during the incident. While the Squad was committed, E33 was just backing into the Station when the company was hit for a pedestrian struck on the Carlisle Pike at Cumberland Dr. E33 and Squad 23 responded to this incident. Those units cleared at 06:37. Squad 33 cleared at 06:17. Crews spent over an hour at the station cleaning tools and equipment to get it back in order.

Hose and Ladder Testing Completed










Failed Hose Sections

9/6-Waterway Inc began working on our fire hose and ladders early this morning. Every section of hose carried on the rigs plus our "Rack" hose was tested according to specification; in all over 10,000 feet of hose from Co. 33 was completed. Our ladders were also tested to insure they are safe and able to be used. Co. 31's hose and ladders were also tested at Station 33. Thanks to those who gave up a Saturday and worked through the heat and humidity of the day. Thanks also to Jim and his crew from Waterway!

Afternoon BBQ



9/4-This afternoon just over 200 halves of chicken were cooked for the Cumberland County Republican Committee Picnic held at the fire Station Pavilion. The catered meal was ready around 17:00 hours.

August Report

9/3-For the Month of August the Company responded to 48 Calls for Service. Of those, 5 were Fire Incidents, 17 Rescue Calls, 4 Hazardous Condition Calls, 2 Service Calls, 13 Good Intent Calls, and 7 False Alarms. Average Manpower per call was 10. The busiest day of the week was Friday with 14 calls.

Afternoon AFA

8/31-At 17:14, Co's 31 and 33 were sent to 6416 Carlisle Pike for a Fire Alarm. E31 arrived and discovered the alarm originating at Lane Bryant. E33 took Side "C" and was requested to make access to the roof as E31 was investigating a water leak. After investigating the water leak was caused by a condensate drain line being clogged on a rooftop HVAC unit. with the line blocked, water backed up inside the unit eventually leaking into several ceiling tiles and onto the floor inside the store. It is believed that this also caused a duct detector to activate causing the alarm. Crews on the roof removed the drain pipe and maintenance was notified. Units cleared at 17:50

Accident on Rt114



8/31-At 00:32, the Township Companies were struck for an accident on Rt114 at Sporting Green Dr. Squad, Mini Pumper, and Traffic 33 responded. Squad 33 arrived behind R31 and was advised to stabilize vehicles. As the Squad crew began to stabilized one of three vehicles, the occupants reported they were not involved in the accident however by their location it was easily presumed the had been involved. The crew moved on and assisted R31 with the other vehicles. While securing the battery, several dogs were encountered inside, 2 of them already in transport cages. The 3rd, a "wiener dog" was sitting on the front seat. A 3rd cage was located in the trunk and the 3rd dog placed into the cage. Neither dog was injured and all three were picked up by a friend. Crews remained on scene until the vehicles were loaded and debris cleared.

 
 

Saying Good Luck to Matt







8/26-In lieu of the normal Tuesday Night training, we pulled a fast one on Live-In FF Matt Hinken. We had surprise "good luck" party for him at the Station. Matt is leaving us to be a Live-in at Bladensburg, MD to pursue his career. Although he will remain a member we won't get to see his smiling face everyday. Members brought their own favorite and we received a donation of steaks from Texas Roadhouse. These were cooked along with baked potatoes of a charcoal fire. Matt was even present and helped cooked. He never suspected a thing. The meal was followed by a slide show of pictures of Matt then "older" pictures rounded out the night. Thanks to everyone that came out. Matt will surely be missed; however we stressed that he always has a home in NK!

Late Afternoon Accident in Wertzville





8/24-As members were winding down from the Fire Company Picnic at the Station, the Township Companies were hit out for an accident on Wertzville Rd at Old Willow Mill Rd at 17:22. Squad, Mini Pumper, and Traffic 33 made the response. Squad 33 arrived first and began stabilizing both vehicles then used the come-along to hyperextend a door in order to provide more access for EMS crews. MP33 staged and Traffic 33 was set up on Rt944 at Rt114. Crews provided fluid control and securing vehicles. All units cleared by 18:14. This was the 4th call of the day for Co. 33

Fire Company Picnic









8/24-Members took time to relax at the annual fire company picnic held at the station pavilion. The picnic started with lunch at 13:00 featuring "covered dishes" of favorite hot and cold selections with burgers and dogs provided by the company. The highlight of the meal was dessert which featured a great looking (and tasting) patch cake by Maddie Baughman.  Afterwards, the annual kickball tournament took off. A good time was had by all; and like any event, it drew to a close when the company was alerted for the accident pictured above.

Village Rd and Carlisle Pike







8/22-Squad and Traffic 33 responded at 13:14 for the accident. R31/C131 arrived and began stabilization in order to extricate the driver. R31 crew performed a door pop with the spreader and crews assisted EMS with patient packaging. Crews also depowered both vehicles and provided fluid control. A light standard was struck and was under the vehicle. Crews confirmed no live power and made sure a breaker was shut off inside the building. Units cleared within 45 minutes.

"Border" Accident









8/21-Companies 33 and 25 responded to Trindle Rd and Sinclair Rd for a motorcycle accident. Units arrived with 3 vehicles involved, one of them a significant distance from the point of impact. Sq33 and E25 Crews assisted EMS and removed several hazards. The Mini Pumper crews from both companies checked the 3rd vehicle which was found into several trees behind the building. Crews were out almost an hour.

2 Landing Zones for the Day


Life Lion at the 1st Landing Site

8/18-Mini Pumper and Chief 33 handled a Landing Zone for a medical emergency at 11:32 hours. Crews established the LZ at the Hempt Polo Field on the Pike. At 17:10, a 2nd Landing Zone was established by the MP for another medical emergency; this time the LZ was set up behind Station 33.

Mini Pumper Attends Parade





8/14-The Mini Pumper took in its first parade tonight running to Path Valley. After being judged and staged, the parade began. For anyone that has never been to this parade, it is quite spectacular given the rural location. After the parade ended, the crew was able to grab some food and interact with other companies. The Mini Pumper received a 2nd place trophy when the awards were handed down. Thanks to Fannett Metal for a great parade! See you next year!

Daylight Training at Willow Mill


MP33 at Draft

Lt Baney training on E33

JR FF Horning on the hand line

Lt Eckert, FF Chrisock, and FF Hivner using the MP






8/13-Crews took the opportunity to take the Engine and Mini Pumper to Willow Mill Park Boat Ramp to provide new driver training and refresher on drafting and operations. Both units drafted and flowed water. In addition we were able to train on "pump and roll" operation with the Mini Pumper. Thanks to the crew of 10 for taking in this daylight opportunity.

Tuesday Training





8/12-For the Tuesday evening training members went over pulling and advancing large lines carried on the Squad. Crews worked with the 3' handline, blitz fire line, and leader line with the high rise pack. Besides advancing and demonstrating stretching properly, crews also repacked neatly. Thanks to the guys that came out and brushed up on your skills.

Locust Point and Rt11 for the Accident







8/11-At 10:05 the Township companies were sent to Locust Point Rd and Carlisle Pike for an auto accident. Squad, Mini Pumper, and Traffic 33 responded. Crews arrived to find two vehicles involved on different sides of the highway. Squad and Mini Pumper took the vehicle on the north side of the intersection while Co. 31 took the other. Co. 33 members stabilized the vehicle and assisted with patient packaging and removal. R31 depowered their car and assisted with patient care. A total of 3 patients were transported by EMS Units. Crews were out 45 minutes.

New Additions to the Mini Pumper







8/6-The new hose bed flap and high side compartment protector was added to the Mini Pumper today at the Station. These were  purchased from D & S Custom Covers and installed by members, D & S did the covers on the Engine and Squad a number of years ago and provides a durable high quality product. We were happy to be a repeat customer!!

Unknown Type Fire Outside







8/3-As Squad 33 and MP31 were returning from Penn Twp, Chief 31 reported a large column and unknown type fire outside off of I81 at Exit 52 at 00:24. Squad 33 arrived across from 80 S Middlesex Rd with an unattended controlled burn. Chief 7 arrived and requested the fire be extinguished. T33 was used for this operation. While the fire was in a large pit, the 1st load of water was off loaded through the rear dump valve and the 2nd load was pumped off through a hand line. Co. 33 was our nearly 2 hours extinguihing the fire.

Standby at Penn Twp



8/2-Squad 33 completed 3 nights of standbys at Penn Twp for their annual Fair. Crews ran a few calls during the time there and on Saturday also provided safety coverage for the awesome fireworks display. Thanks to Penn Twp for their hospitality

National Night Out





8/5-Company 33 attended the National Night Out at Target in Silver Spring Square. Crews were able to interact with the public and other emergency services. Thanks to Target for hosting once again!

Working Fire in Monroe Twp




We don't believe the Camera was welcome for this picture....

8/1-At 14:48 E33 and T33 responded to Monroe Twp for the House Fire on Genevieve Dr. E33 was 1st arriving with smoke showing from the roof area and was advised by Safety 23 (Murphy) of the location of the fire. The Engine crew made access checking the 2nd floor first then the attic which was charged with smoke and heat. A little giant ladder was needed since the only access was through a closet access point which was about 16" x 20". Truck 28 was ordered to open the roof in attempt to gain better access. Inside, the line was charged and placed into the attic access knocking down the fire. Crews then began salvage and pulling ceilings in the 2nd floor. Blown-In insulation created alot of work since this needed to be cleared out of the attic. Crews continued to overhaul the attic to insure the fire was out. Units were out just over 2 hours. Thanks to E136 and T24 for covering Station 33.

Last Night to Catch Festival 2014!

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 tonight!

Pictures from Friday



















7/25-Great crowd last night for Night #3 of the Festival

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 over!

Night #2 Over and Finished






Bob's Bingo!

Summit Search and Rescue








7/24-Just a few pictures from Thursday Evening at the Festival!

Thursday Highlights

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

Rita's Ice

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 Midway.

Festival Fast Approaching!

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 Festival Page!

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 33".

Patch Completed on the MP



7/10-Ryder Graphics completed installation of the Company Patch on the rear cab doors of the Mini Pumper today.

Update on the "Narrows"


Looking NB

Looking SB

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 I81


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 Rt11





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 minutes.

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.

 

Vietnam Veterans Presentation



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.

May Report

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.

Squad Update


Stainless Trim installed to protect edges

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.

Squad Update


Compartment Doors installed

Passenger Side

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 progress!

 

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 hours.

AFA Reveals Light Ballast





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.

Investigation Outside





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.

2014 Super Raffle Winner's List

5/4-Here is the Winner's List; Click the Link

Afternoon Response to I81







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 investigation.

Squad Update









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 Raffle 2014











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 Service



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 the Squad









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.

Training Continues


FF Boyce explains the cutters edge saw

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 School


Members of Co. 33 and 31 staff the Table

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 the future.

Sunday ends with a Motorcycle Accident


Engine 233 staged near the Scene

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 30 minutes.

A Better Look at the Squad

















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.

Acquired Structure Training


Repacking lines for the next evolution

Making Entry

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 Squad





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.

Seeing Red!


View of the Hood



Front Bumper


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. Baldricks


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 HERE

Great Crowd for the Meat Raffle

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!

Spring Cleaning


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 the day.

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

Mop Up

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 Overturned Vehicle


Traffic Camera

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 Building


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 the Spring


View from Bernheisel and Sherwood

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.

More Benches



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 Continues


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 Field Fire


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.

FFA Reflections







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 program.

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 service!

Taking Advantage of Warmer Weather


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 Pavilion


The beginning...

Progress

Finished product

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 project.

Squad Update


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 Village


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 Monitoring


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 year.

 

Turkey Supper to Start March

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 15:03.

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 minutes.

Both Engines Out on Overnight Incidents


Picture Stolen from Co. 30 Website

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 the Books




 

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 Lot!

 

Accident with Confinement





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.

Border Accident


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

Group Photo

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 out.

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.

Morning "Border" Accident





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 Side





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 Rt114


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 Year

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 convenience.

RIT to Monroe

1/14-While conducting 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 County Facility


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 Rain





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 07:11.

House Fire in Middlesex Twp


Moderate Smoke Pushes from the House

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 Investigation



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 Investigation


Line Stretched to the Front Door

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 Wertzville Rd





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 truck fire





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.

 


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