Yet another Interstate Mess

Around 2:30 this morning Engine 49 along with other units were dispatched to I81 NB in the area of 35.5 for an auto accident with entrapment involving 2 tractor trailers. First arriving EMS unit advised the correct location was just north of the NB rest area. The driver of unit 1 was ok and the driver of unit 2 was self extricated and transported to the hospital. Command 50 (Asst Chief Beecher) placed Engine 49 in service a short time later. NB I81 will remain closed for several hours while the cleanup continues. Photos by Dan Burkett

First call of the year, Accident with entrapment on the Interstate

This morning around 4:30 am Engine 49 along with other units were dispatched  for an accident with entrapment on I-81 at 35.5 N/B. Engine 49 arrived with Squad 54 just behind us and we worked together to to extricate the driver of unit 2. After extrication was complete the driver was transferred to Ambulance 47 before being loaded into Life Lion. Command 50 (Chief Alleman) held Engine 49 and Rescue 50 until the majority of the wreck was cleared up by Johns Mobile . Photos by Denny Clopper and Larry Davidson  

December Stats

For the month of December Company 49 responded to 16 fire & accident calls. We also responded to 6 medical assist calls.

This brings our total to 199 calls for the year

Chimney fire in Southampton Twp.

 Today Company 49 responded to a chimney fire on Kline Road in Southampton Twp. Engine 49 crew checked for extension before being placed in service by Command 52. Photos by Denny Clopper

Another busy day for the 49 house

Yesterday was another busy day for Company 49 with 4 runs. The day started around 07:42 for an overturned tractor trailer on I-81 in Penn Twp. in the area of 35.5 S/B. Engine 49 was placed in service by Chief 50 just prior to arriving on the scene. The second call was a brush fire to the rear of 30 East Main St in Walnut Bottom, South Newton Twp around 13:30. Brush 49 arrived to find a 10 x 10 area and returned to service in a few minutes. The third call came in at 16:27 and took us back out onto I-81 S/B in South Newton Twp. for a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival, Chief 49 found it to be a disabled vehicle and the box was placed in service. The last call of the evening came in just after 22:00 for Tanker 49 to respond to a house fire in Lurgan Twp. Franklin County on Mowersville Road. A short time later Engine 49 was also requested to the scene. Tanker 49 arrived and staged and the Engine crew assisted with overhaul. Company 49 units were placed in service around midnight. T/T rollover photo stolen from Co 47 - House fire photo by Denny Clopper

Christmas brings 3 call day

Yesterday Company 49 ran 3 calls, First was a possible gas leak in the area of 560 Walnut Bottom Rd in Southampton Twp around 17:00. Company 49 arrived to find a gas line feed going into JLG had blown the pop off valve. Units staged and monitored the air in the area until UGI arrived and secured the leak, we cleared in about an hour. The second call came in around 20:00 and was for manpower at the scene of a house fire in Upper Frankford Twp. in Bloserville. Engine 49 arrived and assisted with overhaul pulling some ceiling and cleaning debris out of a room on Division 1. We were on scene for a little over an hour before being placed in service by Command 48. The 3rd call came in around 23:00 for a medical assist in North Newton Twp. House fire photos by Denny Clopper

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

Santa visited Station 49 today

Today Santa visited Station 49. We had a good turn out of kids and members to help with this event. The Auxiliary handled the event at the Station while other members traveled the Township handing out Candy Bars and Oranges. A special thanks to Rick Foreman for the donation of the Oranges and thanks to the Auxiliary members who made cookies and helped set up and tear down for Santa at the Station. In the photo below Will Davis sits on Santas lap asking for a "Pony" for Christmas

Happy Holidays!!

The Officers and Members of the South Newton Township Volunteer Fire Company would like to wish everyone 
a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Year

Santa is coming to Company 49

Santa will be coming to visit the fire station on Sunday December 19 from 1 - 2 PM. Kids are invited to stop by and visit santa during this time.

November Stats

For the month of November Company 49 responded to 14 fire/accident responses and 2 medical calls. We also attended 5 training sessions.

Year to date totals - 67 Medical calls and 116 Fire/EMS calls for a total of 183 calls

Tanker on Franklin County House Fire

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

Thanks for your continued support

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Meat Raffle on Saturday night. We had around 190 people in attendance. As we wrap up our fundraising for the year we hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving and remember to give THANKS for all that we have. Our fundraising kicks off 2011 with a Meat Raffle on January 15.  Special thanks to Chris & Matt at Schmiggitty Sauce for there excellent sauce that has been used at the last several events. If you had meatballs at our recent Gun Drawing or won a jar of SCHMIGGITTY sauce at a recent Meat Raffle you may purchase this for $5 a jar. It's so GOOD.

Meal announced for Saturday nights Meat Raffle

The meal Saturday night will be Slippery Ham Pot Pie. For those that dont like pot pie we will have a limited amount of soup & sandwiches. We will also have 2011 calendars of our events available as well as alittle appreciation gift for all players. Come on out and bring a friend or two.

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