Fire calls

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Auto accident in North Newton Township

Yesterday units were dispatched to the intersection of Oakville Road and Shippensburg Road for an auto accident with a vehicle overturned. Units arrived to find a pole sheared off and a pick up truck overturned.

Not your everyday fill site

Yesterday afternoon Brush 49 was alerted to Southampton Twp. on Ott Road assisting Company 52 with haybales on fire. A short time later Engine 49 was alerted and was sent to establish a fill site. Engine 49 ended up in the bottom of the Quarry at Valley Quarries on Newville Road. We were in operation for less than an hour before being placed in service by Command 52. While in operation the Goodyear Blimp flew over.

Grass fire in Penn Township

Saturday Brush 50 and 49 as well as a Tanker from Company 50 was alerted for a grass fire, the 1500 blk of Walnut Bottom Road. Brush 49 arrived to find an unattended fire that had spread into some high standing grass. The fire was quickly extinguished and the tanker was placed in service. All units cleared in about 20 minutes. Photo by Chase Clippinger

Fatal on the I

Friday morning June 7th, Company 49 units along with Company 50, 47 and Squad 54 were dispatched to Penn Township in the area of mile marker 34.5 southbound. A rollback going north crossed the median and struck a tractor trailer head on. There was also another tractor trailer that rolled over and a Mini Van that swerved to miss the collision involved. Engine 147 started with the Rollback and found that driver was deceased. The driver of the tractor trailer was pinned and Engine 49 crew and Squad 54 crew worked to extricate that driver. Units operated on the scene for about 2 hours before being placed in service by command 50. The Interstate was closed for hours while the State Police did scene reconstruction and cleanup. Traffic 49 operated until just after 15:00 at exit 37 for traffic control. Photos by Larry Davidson

House Fire in Penn Twp.

Last evening shortly after 8 pm units were dispatched for a house fire. Lt. 147 arrived first reporting heavy smoke from division 2. Engine 49 and Utility 49 responded with 10 personel. Initial crews made a good stop on the fire and it was contained to division 2. Company 49 was released by command 50 about 2 hours later. Photos by Denny Clopper

Accident on Oakville Road

Early Tuesday evening units were dispatched to the intersection of Oakville Road and Ritner Hwy for an auto accident. Units checked the area and found nothing at the intersection. County then advised this may be on Oakville Road. Engine 49 arrived on Oakville road about 3/4 mile off Rt. 11 to find a single vehicle that struck a pole and was partly blocking the road. Hazards were secured and we were released by PSP a short time later. Photo by Denny Clopper

Crash with fly-out in the Township

Crews were dispatched last Thursday April 18 just before noon for an auto accident - South Newton Twp. - in the area of Chenelle Lane and Ritner Hwy. Chief 149/Engine 49 arrived and found the road to be blocked. EMS arrived and shortly after assuming patient care and requested to fly 1 patient. Squad 54 assisted with patient care and controlling hazards while Mini Pumper 47 was diverted to Company 49 to set up a Landing Zone. Photos by Denny Clopper

Company 49 covers Gettysburg for a night

Saturday night Engine and Traffic 49 along with Franklin County Engine 5-1 covered Adams County Company 1 while they attended their annual awards banquet. Engine & Traffic unit took the time to make it to the Battlefield for some phots and then later in the evening ran a medical call at Gettysburg College before returning home aroung 11:45.

House fire in Shippensburg Boro

Tuesday morning shortly after 06:00 Engine 49 was alerted to Transfer to Company 52. Just after responding County advised we were being diverted to the scene for the 2nd alarm assignment for a house fire (came in as a basement fire). Upon our arrival we sent our manpower foward to side A of the structure and stagged until being assigned to the Attic division to clear debris. We finished that assignment and Command 4 released Engine 49. Photos by Bill Johnson  

House Fire in Lower Mifflin Twp.

Tuesday evening Tanker 49 was dispatched as part of the second alarm house fire in the 800 block of Douling Gap Road. Upon arrival we supplied Engine 248. Tanker 49 dumped 2 loads before before being released by Command 47. 

Accident in North Newton Township

Thursday morning units were dispatched for an auto accident in the area of Oakville Road and Newville Road. Units arrived to find 2 vehicles involved and assisted EMS with extracation and packaging. Photos by Larry Davidson. 

Tanker 49 responds to Hopewell Twp

On saturday March 9 Tanker 49 was dispatched for a garage fire on Tabor Road in Hopewell Twp. We dumped 1 load of water before being released by command 51. Photos by Denny Clopper

Washdown in North Newton Twp

Wednesday night at approx. 20:30 Company 49 was dispatched non emergency to wash down the road (mud) Tanker 49 and Traffic 49 responded and cleared at midnight

Fire police and Traffic 49 assist in Shippensburg Boro

Yesterday morning Traffic 49 was dispatched to assist in the Boro of Shippensburg with traffic control due to an accident knocking power out. Photo by Fire Police Captain Carl Lynch

House fire in Southampton

This morning Engine and Tanker 49 responded to a house fire in Southampton Twp at 19 Kail Ave. Upon arrival Engine 49 assisted with fire attack and Tanker 49 supplied 52's Engine. Photos by Larry Davidson

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