Fire calls

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Crews dispatched for possible house fire

At 03:27 units were dispatched for a possible house fire in the area of Ritner Hwy and Firehouse Rd. Second call back from the original caller advising after further investigation this was a large pile of debris. Engine 49 and Chief 49 arrived at 2002 Ritner Hwy to confirm this was a large pile of stumps burning with nobody around. The box was held to Company 49 units. We extinguished the bulk of the fire due to flying embers. The owner came out and advised he had not burnt the pile for over 3 weeks  but did stir up the pile yesterday. Units cleared a short time later. Photos by Co 49

Engine 49 responds to Lebo Rd, Penn Twp.

This morning around 10 am Engine 49 responded to an auto accident, vehicle into a tree. Chief 150 arrived advising negitive injuries and held Engine 49. Engine 49 arrived and secured hazards before returning to service. Photos by Larry Davidson

Tanker on Franklin County House Fire

Yesterday Tanker 49 responded to assist Company 51 on a house fire in Franklin County.

2 alarm house fire in Shippensburg Boro

Earlier this evening Engine 49 responded to the Boro of Shippensburg for a 2 alarm house fire on South Washington Street. Photos by Denny Clopper

Car into the woods

Yesterday (Thursday) Engine 49 was alerted on the 52 box for an auto accident on I-81 South Bound in the area of Mile marker 31. Engine 49 arrived to find a car about 50' off the Interstate into the woods. Because of the location and circumstances the roof needed to be removed to extricate the patient. Units operated for about an hour before being placed in service by Chief 152.

Bicyclist struck

This morning Engine 49 along with Rescue 47, Ambulance 47, Medic 87 and Life Lion Carlisle responded to the 200 block of Stoughstown Road for a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival we found it to be a bicyclist struck. The subject was flown from the scene. Photos by Denny Clopper

One on its side in North Newton Twp.

Tuesday morning at 09:22 Company 49 was alerted to North Newton Twp., 915 Shippensburg Rd for a vehicle vs a pole, vehicle overturned and on fire.  Engine 49 arrived shortly after Ambulance 47 and Engine 147 and staged. About 1 minute later command placed Engine 49 in service. Photo by Denny Clopper

Company 49 assists with corn field fire in Penn Twp.

Brush 49 along with other units were alerted Friday afternoon shortly after 16:00 for a field fire in the area of 1540 Walnut Bottom Road in Penn Township. Utility 49 was returning from the Country Butcher Shop when this call came in and I received a call from FF B. Foltz advising this was to the rear of his house in a standing corn feild moving quickly. Chief 50 arrived on the scene to find a quick moving fire in a cornfield and approaching a house & garage. He requested 3 additional brush trucks and 2 Engines to assist. This added our Engine and our Tanker was already responding after the Brush truck. The Brush & Tanker arrived and started fire attack. The Engine arrived and was assigned to protect the exposures. Company 49 units cleared in about an hour.  Thanks to Daniel Define from Co 50 for the photo's

Box Truck overturned on the Interstate

This morning units were dispatched for an overturned tractor trailer in Penn Twp. in the area of mile marker 34 north bound. Engine 49 arrived to find a box truck on its side up a steep embankment with the driver still inside. We removed the windshield to get the driver out and crews from Engine 147 and Squad 54 assisted with extracation of the patient and getting him into the Ambulance. Units cleared a short time later with miles of backlog on northbound I-81. Photos by Larry Davidson

Early morning rollover on the mountain

This morning around 5:30 am Engine 49 was alerted to 1622 Centerville Rd in Penn Twp. After responding county advised this may be near the county line or around the top of the mountain. Captain 150 arrived on the scene in the "S" turns on Centerville Rd just prior to the Ridge Rd. in Cooke Twp. Engine 49 arrived just behind Rescue 50 and assisted with patient care and controlling the hazards before being released by Chief 50. Photos by Larry Davidson

Cabin Fire In the 51 box

Sunday Brush 49 was alerted for a cabin fire on the north side of the PA Turnpike in the area of the Blue Mt Interchange. Company 51 was originally alerted to the area of Sawmill Rd & Three Square Hollow Rd for a smoke investigation. Chief 51 located the smoke and found it to be a cabin & trailer already on the ground and requested additional units. This location was in a very remote area and could only be accessed by smaller fire equipment. Several Brush Trucks & Tankers were added to the box as well as Tanker 49, which was later placed in service prior to thier arrival. Brush 49 with a crew of 4 hauled 2 loads of water to the scene before being released  by Command 51. Photos by Denny Clopper

Company 49 assists with fall from rocks

Last evening Company 50 & 36 were dispatched for a person who fell from the rocks at Tumbling Run. Shortly after dispatch Chief 50 requested Company 49 be added to the call for manpower. We arrived and had manpower assist with hiking in to the patient, almost an hours hike. After crew arrived Chief 36 had operations and requested a helicopter to air lift the patient from the rocks. County contacted Maryland Trooper 3 & 6 who came in and exticated the patient. Good Job by all involved.


Michaux State Forest, Cooke Township, Cumberland County, PA --

                    A Maryland State Police helicopter based in Frederick successfully performed a night hoist rescue from the side of a mountain, after an 18 year old female climber fell 15 feet and suffered traumatic injuries.  
                     Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on July 26, 2010, an 18-year-old woman from Carlisle, PA was rock climbing with friends when she fell backward 15 feet off a rock, struck her head and lost consciousness.  Due to the remote location of the victim, it took over an hour for Cumberland County EMS to reach the victim.  The victim had head and chest injuries and as initial responders assessed the situation, it became apparent that a lengthy technical rescue would be required.  
                    Officials from Cumberland County Fire Rescue requested assistance from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command for the hoist rescue.  At 11:10 pm, SYSCOM, the communications center for the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, received the request for aerial rescue services.  
                    Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 3, based in Frederick, was dispatched along with Frederick County Advanced Technical Rescue Team (ATR), which is standard operating procedure for aerial rescues.  Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 6, based in Easton, was also dispatched to support the mission.  Trooper 6, flown by Pilot Jim Billings and Flight Paramedic Trooper First Class Adam LeCompte, landed at Frederick Municipal Airport and picked up additional ATR members Jamie Daily and Mike Smallwood, en-route to the Pennsylvania scene.
                    At 11:52 p.m., Trooper 3 was able to locate the victim in the remote forest area utilizing night vision goggles.  The crew of Trooper 3, Pilot Craig Renier, and Flight Paramedic Trooper First Class Gregg Lantz, utilized the rescue hoist on the helicopter to deploy Frederick ATR team members Richard Lyons and Kurt Hornicek, who once at the scene prepared the victim to be hoisted.  As Trooper 3 Pilot Renier held the aircraft steady, TFC Lantz operated the hoist.   
                    By 12:15 a.m. today, the victim was extracted through a small hole in the canopy of trees and brought alongside the aircraft.  Without landing, Trooper 3 moved the victim inside the helicopter, where TFC Lantz initiated patient care.  The victim was ultimately transported to York Hospital, York, PA, for evaluation and is reported to be in stable condition.  
                    This mission exemplifies continued successful coordination among the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, the all-volunteer, Frederick County Advanced Technical Rescue Team, and initial responding personnel.  The successful completion of a combined rescue and medevac mission further illustrates the effectiveness and value of a multi-mission capable aircraft serving the citizens of Maryland on a daily basis; and, in this case, a citizen from a neighboring state. 

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Friday brings 3 runs

Friday started out with a tree and wires down in the area of 150 Gutshall Rd in South Newton Twp, the second call was a house fire in the 1200 blk of Centerville road in Penn Twp (Engine & Tanker, pics below) and the third call was in the 900 blk of Baltimore Road in Southampton Twp for smoke in the structure (Engine cancelled prior to arrival)Thanks to Denny Clopper for the photos.

Another transfer and auto accident

Yesterday Engine 49 was alerted for another transfer to Company 38 while they operated on a garage fire in Middlesex Twp. Just as they were clearing County dispatched an auto accident, vehicle overturned in South Newton Twp in the 2100 blk of Ritner Hwy. Tanker 49 responded on this call as well as Engine, Rescue and Ambulance 47. Tanker 49 and Chief 49 arrived to find a SUV overturned off the road and the patient out of the vehicle. Engine 147 checked for hazards before returning to service, Tanker 49 remained for a short time until the tow truck arrived. Photos by Larry Davidson

Another Auto Accident at Oakville Rd @ Shippensburg Rd

Monday Afternoon Engine 49 was dispatched to assist Company 47 with an auto accident at the intersection of Oakville Rd & Shippensburg Rd. Photos by Denny Clopper

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