Friday, May 4, 2018

On Monday April 30th, at 1748 hours, Engine 21 was dispatched to Grant Dr in Wormleysburg as part of the first alarm for a house fire. Chief 1 arrived with heavy fire from the end unit of a row of townhouses. Engine 21 responded quickly, arriving on scene, securing hydrant for water supply. Several hand lines and our Blitzfire were pulled and utilized to knock down the bulk of the fire. Crews remained on scene for several hours.
Special thanks to members from Northeast Fire and Rescue for helping with getting Engine 21 back in service.
Photos courtesy of Dustin Weese

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Feb 27, 2018

This morning at 752 hours, the first alarm was sent to the 5-82 box on Grandview Ave for reported smoke from the building. C21 arrived and found smoke coming from a detached building that housed generators. East Pennsboro Twp units, along with 13 and 14 arrived, making entry into the building. Crews quickly determined it to be a generator issue and secured the power, shutting down the generators.
Just before this box was downgraded, the first alarm was sent to Senate Ave for reported smoke from the 7th floor of a commercial office building. Units from Lower Allen, Hampden, and Harrisburg City were added. Chief 1-21 and 5A arrived to find no conditions and sent crews to investigate. Due to the initial reports and the size of the building, a supply line was laid and charged. Interior crews searched the building to find nothing.
Both incidents were found to be caused by a power interruption in the area and PPL responded.
While on scene of the second call, Eng 21 and Squad 13 handled an AFA on Senate Ave which was caused by the water pressure changing when the hydrant was charged.

Monday, February 26, 2018

 Sunday, February 25, 2018

At appx. 2303 hours, Company 21 along with Hampden Twp FD (Co 30) and Camp Hill FD (Co. 14) were dispatched to Rt. 581 E at Rt. 15 for a single vehicle accident with rollover and fire. Chief 5A (Matter) arrived to find a single vehicle partially on its side with one patient who out of the vehicle. Crews from Rescue 14 and Company 30 extinguished a small fire inside the engine compartment of the vehicle.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Afternoon Training

E221 and MP 21 both with deck guns flowing
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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Crews Make Quick Work of Basement Fire; Prevent Extension to Rest of House

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Busy Sunday for Company 21

     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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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.