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.

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

Congratulations to Will Davis & Cameron Lynch

Congratulations to Will Davis and Cameron Lynch on passing Mod D. Thanks to Denny Clopper for the photos

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.

Thanks for your continued support

Thanks to all who came out tonight to support our Gun Drawing. Winners are as follows: 1- Ed Beam, 50- Mindy Goodhart, 100- George Scott, 150- Mike Hurley, 200- Joe Bilger,250- John Beam, 287- Rose Varner, 288- John Brown, 289 & 290- Jim Karper, 291- Joe Price, 292- Martha Flowers, 293- Ken Kough, 294- Todd Sherman,295- Tyler Scott, 296- H.K. Hopkins, 297- Ken Kough, 298- Steve Nenninger, 299- Bill Burkett and 300- James Koser

Gun Drawing Meal announced

We still have a few tickets for sale for Saturday nights Gun Drawing - Only 300 tickets sold @ $30 each and includes a meal and drinks. The meal will be Roast Beef, Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes & Gray, Green Beans and noodles. As always we will also have homade deserts with the meal. At break timewe have  Bologna, Cheese, Chips, Carrots, Celery and vegtable dip.

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