Truck 28 to Mount Holly on 2nd Alarm for Building Fire

January 29th:  Truck 28 was dispatched at approx. 0330 as part of the 2nd Alarm assignment, to PPG Industries in Mount Holly to assist on a building fire.  The Truck responded with a crew of 5.  Once on scene, the crews were initially staged in manpower at the rear of the building.  A short time later, they were called to assist with interior operations which consisted of cooling the leaking molten glass.  Crews rotated, in shifts, until released by Command at appox. 0745.

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Saturday brings 2 runs including work in Hampden

Currently, Engine 128 (with 5) is operating on the scene of a house fire in Hampden Township. First arriving units had fire in the B/C corner. More information will be provided as available. York Engine 65-1 (Franklintown) is currently transfered to Co. 28’s quarters.

After 10am this morning, Companies 27 and 28 were sent to Heinz Rd in the Borough for a Fire Alarm. Engine 128 (with 4) arrived with normal conditions. The crew from the engine and Chief 127 walked to the warehouse with nothing found. The alarm was reset and units were placed in service. Chief 28 had the command.

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2 for Thursday

With 3 yesterday and 2 more today, the total has been 5 runs in the past 24 hours.

This morning, Company 28 was dispatched to a residence in the 800-blk of East Coover Street for a Co Detector Activation. Captain 27 arrived and advised it was potentially a faulty detector. Rescue 28 (with 6) and Engine 128 (with 2) arrived and confirmed the faulty detector. Chief 128 had command.

Not long after crews returned, units were dispatched for an Automatic Alarm at Citizens Bank on the square in Mechanicsburg. Engine 128(with 4) arrived and had normal conditions. They were met by maintenance on scene confirming work being done on the furnace with normal conditions. Chief 228 on board Engine 128 quickly held it to the Engine and placed the remainder in service.

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3 for Wednesday

Wednesday, January 23rd, saw frigid weather for the mid-state and 3 calls for the Washies.  Rescue 28 was dispatched around noon to Hampden Township for an odor of something burning inside a residence.  Crews were on-scene for approximately 15 minutes while the source of the odor was found.  About 4:20 pm, the Rescue was dispatched to Monroe Township for a reported auto accident w/ possible ejection.  Chief 25 placed the Rescue in service just at it arrived on scene.  The day was completed w/ the Truck being dispatched to Carrol Township, York County, for a reported building fire along Route 15 about 10:20 pn.  The Truck was placed in service by York County Communications shortly after responding.

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Transfer and Call Together

On Tuesday, January 22nd, Engine 128 was dispatched to transfer to York County Station 65, Franklintown, to cover their area while they operated on another scene.  Just after going responding on the transfer, the Borough Companies were dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at Northside Elementary.  Chief 128 arrived on scene and found it was the result of a small child who had accidentally pulled the alarm and placed the box available.

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Engine and Truck to Shiremanstown to assist with House Fire

On Sunday, January 20th, Engine 128 and Truck 28 were dispatched to the Borough of Shiremanstown as part of the 2nd Alarm response for a house fire.  The members arrived on-scene and were stationed in the manpower pool, awaiting assignment.  After approximately 30 minutes, the Company was release and returned.

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Truck 28 to Silver Spring Twp. for the Garage Fire

January 18 2013. Last night,  Truck 28 was dispatched as part of the first alarm to a reported garage fire in Silver Spring Township in the area of Carlisle Pike and Appalachain Drive. Chief 33 (New Kingstown) arrived with a working fire, with fire beginning to extend towards the house.  The Truck arrived on scene and conducted roof operations, checking for extension, and verifying the fire had not spread horizontally. No injuries reported.

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Photos by: Ed Kodish

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Truck 28 featured on cover of 2013 Ferrara Calendar

The new Truck 28 is getting national attention by being featured on the cover of Ferrara Fire, Inc’s 2013 calendar!  If interested in a calendar, please visit Ferrara Fire.


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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Washies!

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2013 Officers

The following are the Administrative and Fire Officers for 2013:

President – Ronald Trace
Vice President – Douglas Hench
Recording Secretary – Christopher Trace
Financial Secretary – Joseph Metallo
Membership Secretary – Kenneth Kise
Treasurer – Timothy Yeakle
Assistant Treasurer – Virginia Kise

Board of Directors – Douglas Hench (Chairman), Michele Motter, Sean Forsythe, Brian Snyder, Kenneth Kise

Fireman’s Relief – Christopher Trace, Kenneth Kise, Ronald Trace, Koni Hench

Fire Chief – Andrew Bixler
Deputy Chief – Michael Fahringer
Assistant Chief – Casey Leinberger
Captain – Brian Snyder
Lieutenants – Koni Hench, Lynn Fernbaugh

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