MECHANICSBURG PUBLIC SAFETY DAY

MECHANICSBURG PUBLIC SAFETY DAY

Saturday, June 15th

9:00am – 2:00 pm

Bookspan Parking Lot

1225 S. Market St, Mechanicsburg

Life Lion Medical Helicopter @ 10:00am

Rascal from the Harrisburg Senators arrives @ 10:00am

Live Music from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Pickles the Clown, Sparky the Fire Dog & Smokey Bear

 FREE ADMISSION 

Hamburgers & Hot Dogs – Car Wash – Bake Sale

Apparatus Displays – Children’s Safety House

Car Seat Inspections – Other Emergency Services Displays

All proceeds to benefit 2013 Cumberland County Fireman’s Convention 

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Apartment Fire – Lower Allen

Last night around 2015 hours, Rescue 28 (with 7) was dispatched as part of the 1st alarm assignment to Bethany Village West for reported smoke inside. The first in units arrived with smoke showing and deployed an attack line. The rescue arrived and did a search in the apartment of orgin. Company 28 had 10 personnel on scene.

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East Gate Plaza Fire – 5/1/13

On Wednesday, Engine 128 & Truck 28 were dispatched as part of the 1st Alarm assignment for smoke from a building at the East Gate Plaza in Hampden Township. The plaza is currently being torn down for a new gas station and bank. Companies in the area have previously trained at the building. As units were enroute, CC911 advised units of multiple calls of a working roof fire. Engine 128 (with 6) arrived behind Engine 3-12 (Lower Allen) and reverse laid 900 ft of 5 inch to a nearby hydrant. The crew then pulled a second handline from E312 to knock the visible fire on the roof down. The crew also assisted with overhaul and opening up the roof. Truck 28 did not make the response due to not having a driver. U28 did respond with additional manpower. Crews operated for about 2 hours. No injuries were reported. A special thanks to Staub’s Photography and Carole Jo O’Keefe for the pictures.

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50 Years Since the Brandtsville Train Wreck

April 28th was the 50th anniversary of the Brandtsville Train Wreck. The Carlisle Sentinel has published an article featuring Russ Baker, an honor member of the Washies and the events that ensued on that particular day. The article can be read below.

http://cumberlink.com/news/local/history/firefighter-recalls-aftermath-of-train-wreck-in-monroe-township/article_8e86ae5c-b037-11e2-a47d-0019bb2963f4.html

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New Technology for the Apparatus

Today, First Mobile Technologies was here to install our recently purchased tablet computers featuring Iron Compasses OnScene Xplorer mapping software. These computers will permit us to use up to date mapping programs instead of out of date run books that are obsolete. We were able to buy 3 tablet computers for the Engine, Rescue and Truck.  The tablets were purchased from monies from the State fire grant. A special thanks to Troy O’Neil for coordinating the purchasing since multiple departments purchased tablets.

Tablet Tablet

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Time for Spring Cleaning

Over the weekend, the Washies took advantage the this past weekends nice weather to spring clean the apparatus. The members took time to clean out the compartments and wash off the winter road salt/dirt. We appreciate the time they spent doing this!

Engine 128 Engine 128 Rescue 28 Utility 28 Truck 28

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Monroe Out Building Fire

At 1322, Rescue 28 (w/7) was dispatched on the 1st alarm assignment to the 800-blk of  Fisher Road, Monroe Twp. in the 25-08 box for a building fire. Chief 23 (Salter-Upper Allen) arrived on scene confirming a working fire in an out building. Rescue 28 arrived behind Company 25 (Monroe) and Engine 127 (Citizens) and immediately went to work assisting their crews. Crews assisted with overhaul and fire attack. Company 28 had 11 personnel on scene and cleared within the hour. No injuries reported.

 

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4/2/13 Training in Hampden

On Tuesday, crews loaded up and went to Hampden Township to drill on a strip mall that is being torn down. Crews took turns running lines, trenching the roof, breaking through walls and working with other departments. Company 28 got to work with East Penn, Hampden, Silver Spring, and Lower Allen. Everyone walked away learning something and enjoyed the evening. Thank you to Company 30 for the invite. A special thank you to Staub’s Photography for the photos!

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EASTER FLOWER SALE – MARCH 29TH & 30TH

The Washies will be hosting our yearly Easter flower sale on Friday March 29th from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday March 30th from 9 am till Sold Out. Their will be a variety of flowers offered for sale. We hope you can stop out and support us.

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Maze Training/Confidence Building

Tonight, the crews loaded up and met up with Company 37 to use their maze trailer. This maze is used as a confidence builder for newer members as well as training for all SCBA qualified personnel. The junior members paired up with experienced interior members and learned a lot from the different levels of the maze. This was also a night of review with the members of Company 37 with Truck 28. Since Company 37 runs all first alarm assignments in the borough, it provided them with a review and operation of the tower.  Everyone in attendance had a great time and was an experience for everyone who went through the maze.

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Reviewing the operation of Truck 28

 

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