Last Sunday, members and the Chief took E221 and MP 21 to West Creek Hills for some pump training. Crews were practicing pumping and supplying other equipment. Crews also went over different appliances we carry and their uses and correct operation. Crews were out for a few hours pumping. Some neighborhood kids came to play and cool down from the heat.
Blitzfire in operation and also and 1.75" water curtain
Around 10:45 this evening, the first alarm was dispatched for smoke in a house in box 5-02, which is in Company 21's response area. Engine 121 (FF Tschinkel) responded, heading for the closest hydrant to deploy a 5" supply line. Chief 5B (Matter) arrived to find a single-story home with heavy smoke showing. Engine 121 arrived a moment or two later and wrapped the hydrant, laying 5" hose to supply Engine 220 (CAPT 20) with water. Engine 213 picked up the hydrant, standing by to charge the supply line, if needed.
Interior attack crews determined the bulk of fire to be in the basement, which was well involved with fire. They were able to make a quick knock down, preventing extension to the rest of the home. Overhaul began and lasted about an hour and a half before crews returned to service.
Apparatus on scene: Engine 121, Engine 120, Engine 220, Engine 17, Engine 213, Rescue 20, Truck 217, York County RIT 69, Chief 5B, Chief 5
Originally scheduled to be a maintenance day at the station, Sunday turned out to be much more involved for the Creekside Volunteer Fire Company. Around noon, company members began working on a project aimed at converting a previously-used trailer into a special-use vehicle. Within 20 minutes, the company received an alarm to help EMS with a patient who had gone into full cardiac arrest. Mini Pumper 21, with Chief 21 on board, responded and helped perform CPR.
After getting in an hour of work on the above-mentioned "trailer project", Creekside received an alarm for another EMS assist. Engine 121 responded with 3 personnel within seconds and helped Ambulance 4-75 with their patient.
Work on the trailer continued into the early evening, then members headed home to catch up with their families and eat some dinner. Just prior to 9 p.m., a first alarm came in for a chimney fire a few blocks up the hill from Company 21's station. The first alarm brought units from companies 21, 20, 17 and 13. The fire was contained to the chimney and safely extinguished without further damage to the residence. Crews returned to their stations and headed home for some much due rest.
Monthly meat raffle will be on April 29, 2016. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the raffle starting at 7:00 p.m. The free meal this month will be chicken pot pie, applesauce and a snowflake dinner roll. Beer, soda and water are also included for all ACTIVE players.
10 - $1.00 regular rounds, 2 - $2.00 rounds for larger meat prizes. Half-a-hog gift certificate raffle tickets will also be available.
Come out and join us for a great night of fun. Various meats and cheese up for raffle thanks to Country Butcher in Carlisle.
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Companies 21, 14 and 30 were dispatched to Rt. 581 Westbound at Exit 5B for a single vehicle auto accident with vehicle overturned. Upon arrival, Crews from Company 14 and 21 checked the vehicle but found no person(s) in or around the vehicle. Short time later, driver of the vehicle returned to the scene. Crews stood-by until the vehicle was removed from the scene.
This morning, the 1st alarm was sent to Pine St in Enola, box 17-01 for working house fire. E221 (DC Hipple) went responding and upon arrival, reverse layed from Rescue 20 to the hydrant at S Enola Dr and Adams St for secondary water supply. E221 crew went forward to assist at the scene. Shortly after the arrival of E221, the 2nd alarm was dispatched which brought in E121. E121 arrived and staged sending manpower forward.
While units were onscene, the 21-03 box was struck for an accident at Taylor Bridge Bypass and Erford Rd. Thanks to companies 12, 13, and 14 for handling the accident while we were operating on the house fire.
The EPFD is holding an informational meeting regarding a
request for an increase in funding for the Fire Department.This meeting will be held on September 17th
@ 7:00 PM at the Capital Blue Cross Theater in underground of Central Penn
College.Fire Department personnel will
be on hand to explain the need for the increase.A question and answer session will
follow.Please come out and support your
ALL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.