PO Box 49, 16 Firehouse Road
Walnut Bottom, PA 17266
Phone: (717) 532-4999
Fax: (717) 532-6240
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
|STATE POLICE HELICOPTER HOIST RESCUES INJURED CLIMBER|
|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.
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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.
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
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
Yesterday afternoon the silence was broken. After 1 full week of no calls Engine 49 was dispatched for an auto accident with a vehicle overturned in the middle of the road at 710 Walnut Bottom Road in Southampton Township. Engine 49 arrived and contained a small fluid spill and swept debris from the road. Chief 52 placed us in service a short time later.
This morning Tanker 49 was alerted at the request of Chief 50 to respond to a bus fire in Penn Twp. on the north bound decel ramp of Interstate 81. Tanker 49 arrived and staged until being released by Command 50.
Wednesday afternoon shortly after 1 pm Company 49 forest fire members were alerted as part of the Piney Mt. Strike team to respond to Franklin County in the area of Whitetail Ski Resort for a Mt. Fire. Utility 49 responded with 3 and upon arrival worked with the strike team to get a fire line secured around the fire. Crews worked until approx. 20:30 before going available.
This morning units were dispatched for a mobile home fire, 3696 Ritner Hwy. Engine 49 and Engine 247 arrived around the same time pulling handlines and worked to extinguish the fire. Units worked over an hour before going available. Photo by Larry Davidson