PO Box 49, 16 Firehouse Road
Walnut Bottom, PA 17266
Phone: (717) 532-4999
Fax: (717) 532-6240
Last evening Engine 49 attended Newville's annual Halloween Parade. Members handed out candy in the heavy rain as onlookers stood under their umbrellas.
This was a busy week with fire prevention activities for Company 49 We visited 4 schools and 1 Daycare. The photo is from the Trinity Day Care in walnut Bottom, we would also like to thank Company 50 for bringing their Rescue to the daycare. Photo by Daniel Define
Congrats to the Jr Members who recently passed Mod's A, B & C. Logan Lynch & John Marsh completed Mod's A & B while Jake Vannaken completed Mod's A, B & C. We now have Will Davis and Cameron Lynch working on completing Mod D.
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
The meal for saturday night will be salsbury steaks with mashed potatoes, gravy,vegtable and dessert. We will also have our 2011 calendars with events and some treats for the little ones
On Sunday members of Co 49 as well as members from from Co 45, 47, 51 and FC 11 finished up the vehicle rescue tech class. In the photos is Co 49 members.
On Friday evening Company 49 hosted an open house for the public to come out and check things out. Some youngsters came out and enjoyed the evening checking out the fire trucks.
Tuesday Brush 49 participated in the Fire Prevention activities at Mt Rock Elementary School. Newville, West Pennsboro and Upper Frankford also had apparatus on display. It's great to see all the departments in the school district working together all week long with the Fire Prevention activities.
Yesterday Brush 49 was on display at the Shippensburg Lowes for their Safety Day. They had a great turnout and the weather was great.
For the month of September Company 49 responded to 6 medical assist calls and 8 Fire/Accident calls. This brings our totals to 61 Medical Assist and 98 Fire/Accident calls for a grand total of 159 calls
The South Newton Fire Company is again hosting the Hunters Safety Program. You must pre register on the Game Commissions web site. The Class starts at 6 PM Thursday night and 8 AM on Saturday. On Saturday lunch will be provided and this will be an all day class. You must attend BOTH days. This year the class will be held in the back part of our new Engine bays due to our banquet hall being rented.
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
Now that we have the Outdoor Extravaganza over with for another year we have our Meat Raffles and fall Gun Drawing to look foward too. We are looking foward to seeing a nice crowd for our Meat Raffle this coming saturday night. The meal will be Ham, Green Beans and Potatoes along with all the other normal items. We also have tickets on sale for the November Gun Drawing, see you ticket seller or call the firehouse to buy a ticket, remember there are only 300 tickets so dont wait.