PO Box 49, 16 Firehouse Road
Walnut Bottom, PA 17266
Phone: (717) 532-4999
Fax: (717) 532-6240
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
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
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
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
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
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
|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 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.
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
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.
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.
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 and Cameron Lynch on passing Mod D. Thanks to Denny Clopper for the photos
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.