Fire calls

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South Newton Township Fly out

This afternoon we were dispatched for a medical call that resulted in a flyout. Utility 49 handled the medical call on High Mountain Rd and Engine 49 handled the LZ at Station 49. Photo's by Denny Clopper

Transfer & Flooding

This morning around 6 am Engine 49 was alerted for a Transfer to Company 52 while they operated on a basement collapse in Shippensburg Twp. (President 52's house) While on stand-by Engine 49 was alerted for flooding. We arrived to find about 2 feet of water in the basement. Special thanks to Rescue 27 as they were in the area for the basement collapse, so we borrowed a pump from Rescue 27. We returned to Company 52 and did not handle any other incidents before returning.

Barn Fire in Dickinson Twp.

Shortly after 4 pm on April 27 Tanker 49 was alerted to assist on a barn fire on Ritner Hwy. Tanker 49 dumped 1 load of water before being placed in service by command 6. Photo by Denny Clopper

Inside Investigation - Penn Twp.

Company 49 was dispatched along with the rest of the 50 box to the 100 blk of Beetem Hollow Road in Penn Twp. for an odor of something burning inside. Chief 150 arrived shortly after dispatch and quickly downgraded the box. Chief 50 held Engine 49 and Engine 147. After investigating crews found the odor to be coming from a malfunctioning washer. 

Fatal crash in Penn Twp.

This evening shortly before 19:00 Company 50 and Engine 49 was alerted for an auto accident with unknown injuries in the 1500 blk of Centerville Road. After responding county advised of additional information that this was a roll over with possible entrapment. PSP arrived and advised they had a working fire with a person still inside the vehicle. Chief 150 arrived along with Rescue 50 and extinguished the fire and had 1 class 4 patient. Engine 49 arrived and was placed in service shortly after arriving.



Another crash in Walnut Bottom

Monday morning shortly after 7 am Engine 49 was alerted for a pole & wires down. Engine 49 & Captain 49 (Murray) arrived to find this was an auto accident with a pole sheared off. There were no injuries and the Engine stayed on the scene until the arrival of PSP and the towing company. Photo by Larry Davidson

Motorcycle accident on West Main St in Walnut Bottom

Last Evening around 20:00 units were dispatched for a motorcycle accident in the area of Big Pond Road and Walnut Bottom Road. Chief 249 arrived advising it was in front of 510 West Main St in Walnut Bottom. EMS transported 1 patient as a result of the accident.  

Its Brush fire season

Today around 13:00 Company 49 units were dispatched to Walnut Bottom Rd & Big Pond Rd for a brush fire. Brush 49 arrived to find a small brush fire along the RR tracks. Units cleared the scene in a few minutes. Later in the afternoon Tanker 49 was dispatched for a woods fire in Southampton Twp. off Thorny Grove Rd. A short time later Brush 49 was added to the box. Units were on the scene for a short time before being placed in service by Command 52.

Wood pile fire at Shippensburg Twp. Park

On Friday Tanker 49 was dispatched to assist with a wood pile fire at the Shippensburg Twp. Park. Units were on scene for a short time before going available. Photos by Denny Clopper

Auto Accident in Penn Twp.

Saturday March 26 shortly after 07:00 units were dispatched for an auto accident in Penn Twp in the area of 1090 Centerville Road. Units arrived to find a suv that struck a tree. Engine 49 crew assisted with poping the door before being placed in service by Chihef 50. Photos by Larry Davidson

Field Fire in Penn Twp

Brush 49 was dispatched along with Company 50 units for a field fire on Tuesday March 22. Brush 49 and Brush 50 arrived and extinguished the corn field fire before going avalable a short time later. Photos by Chris Alleman



Chimney Fire in North Newton Twp.

On Sunday March 20 around noon units were alerted for a chimney fire in the 400 Block of Springfield Road in North Newton Twp. Crews arrived to find a blocked chimney and Chief 147 quickly reduced the box to Engine 49, Engine 247 and Truck 53. Units operated for a short time before going available. Photos by Denny Clopper

Fire destroys house in Dickinson Twp.

Tanker 49 was dispatched at 02:49 for a house fire at 1352 Pine Rd in Dickinson Twp. Original call was dispatched at 02:40. First arriving units found heavy fire on side D. Tanker 49 was held on the hard road until Tanker 150 was empty and then we supplied Engine 150. The 2 crew members on Tanker 49(FF Kovach & Captain Murray) were then assigned to assist with overhaul inside along with Chief 49. Tanker 49 went available at 05:41. Photos by Denny Clopper

Early morning fire in Penn Township

This morning around 2 am units were alerted and responded to a reported chimney fire in the 100 blk of Hair Road. While enroute county advised Chief 150 that there may be extension. Upon arrival of Engine 49 & Engine 247 it was confirmed that there was extension in the wall of an old 2 story farmhouse, the home owner had a garden hose and had the fire knocked down. Extensive overhaul was performed by crews from 49, 47, 50, 52 and 53 who operated on the scene for around 2 hours before being placed in service by Command 50 (Chief 150). The family was lucky that there were no injuries because thay had no smoke detectors in the house. Photos by Larry Davidson. 

Engine 49 on the 2nd alarm house fire in Newville Boro

On Tuesday February 1st Engine 49 was dispatched to a 2 alarm hose fire on Main Street in Newville Boro. Engine 49 was assigned to report to side C of the structure and prepare to supply the Truck (Engine 53) Engine 49 crew assisted with overhaul before being placed in service by Command 47. Photos by Denny Clopper.

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