This weeks training saw the Washies with a unique opportunity. With upcoming building renovations on the Navy Base, we were provided the chance to practice our skills on a structure scheduled for demolition. The crews were split into 2 main areas. Fire Chief Gary Neff led a group of Washies onto the roof to work on vertical ventilation while Lieutenant Dalton Peters worked with the 2nd group inside the structure reviewing forcible entry procedures. The members of the Washies would like to thank the members of Company 37, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, for this opportunity.
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Tonight, while the members were participating in training drills at the Navy Base, the Borough companies were dispatched for a transformer fire on Old Silver Springs Road. The members who stayed behind at the station responded with Engine 228 while some of the training crew responded from the base, along with the other Borough units. After PP&L arrived on-scene and secured the situation, all units were returned. Pictured below is the crew of Engine 228, the youngest member at age 50.
The AARP Crew
The members of the Washington Fire Co. and the Citezen’s Fire & Rescue Co. got together on Tuesday evening and took advantadge of the warmer weater to conduct a joint training. Crews worked on hose line advancement. Additional photos can be viewed on our Facebook page by clicking on this LINK.
As always, Thank You for your continued support……..
We now have Gun Raffle Tickets available for purchase at the Station, 53 E. Main Street in Mechanicsburg. Tickets are $50 each. The Raffle will be held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 29th beginning at 12 Noon. The purchase of a ticket includes food and beverage, served from 12 – 6 on the day of the event. Doors open at Noon. The Prize List includes:
- 54 Guns
- 2 Crossbows
- 4 Four-wheelers
- 1 Bad Boy Buggy
- 2 Hunting Trips
- $12,500 Cash Grand Prize ($25,000 Total Cash Prizes)
The Events Page listing all of our fund raising events for 2017 has been updated. Please click the EVENTS link for more information.
On Saturday, February 18th, the members of the Washington Fire Co. #1 of Mechanicsburg, as well as invited guests from surrounding departments and special invited guests, gathered for the 159th Annual Awards Banquet held at the Mechanicsburg Club. The program consisted of a meal, followed by a speaker, and then the annual Company awards were presented. A DJ completed the evening w/ music and dancing. A special shout-out to the members of the Hampden Twp. Vol. Fire Company for providing additional coverage to our response areas. More photos can be seen on our Facebook page at this link: PHOTOS
Due to unforseen issues with our website, we had to restore it back to an earlier date and time. We are actively working on getting the website updated again. Please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/washies28/
Thank you for your patience and understanding……..
Around 1130 pm last night, the 1st alarm assignment was dispatched to the Shenadoah Apartments on East Allen Street for Smoke in the Building. Chief 28 arrived to find a kitchen fire out on the 2nd floor of the 3 story apartment building. The resident used a bucket of water to put out a grease fire on the stove that had minor extension to the wall. The apartment was charged with smoke to the knee level. Engine 128 (with 4) laid a supply line and also pulled a handline for precautionary reasons. Engine 127, Trucks 28 & 23, Rescues 28 & 28 arrived and assisted with manpower and ventilation. Engine 227 staged at the hydrant with Engine 223. Engine 137 also staged. The box was quickly reduced to the Borough Companies and Truck 23. Ambulance Co. 82 provided EMS services. Units cleared within an hour with Chief 8 in command. Company 28 had 16 personnel on scene.
Yesterday morning around 0045, Engine 128 was dispatched to assist Company 27 with a Pickup Truck fire in the 300 block of South Washington St. Chief 8 quickly held E127 and placed Company 28 inservice.
Just after 0430, the 1st Alarm Assignment was sent to the 1st block of West Simpson Street for a reported garage fire. Mechanicsburg PD arrived and confirmed a working garage fire. Engine 128 arrived second in and supplied E127. The fire was quickly knocked down. Company 28 members assisted with fire attack and overhaul. Crews were out just over an hour.
The PSP Fire Marshal is investigating both incidents.
Around 930 am, both departments were sent to the intersection of Main & York Streets for a reported MVA w/ possible entrapment. Rescue 27 & Rescue 28 arrived to find a very minor mva with negative entrapment and 1 person to be injured. Engine 228 also responded. Crews assisted with debris removal and cleared within 20 minutes.
7-11 – After a quiet week of no calls, Truck 28 was dispatched as part of the 1st Alarm assignment in Silver Spring Township for Smoke in the House. The Truck responded with 6 and staged on Side A. The crew assisted with packing 5 inch on E127 before returning.
Not long after crew returned from the truck call, Rescue 28 was dispatched to transfer to Lower Allen Station 2 (Company 12) while they operated on a 1+ alarm fire in the township. The Rescue transferred with 9 personnel and handled no calls during the 3 hour stay.