Truck 28 working on the roof
This morning at 7:29, Truck 28 & Rescue 28 were dispatched to the 33-101 box, in Silver Spring Township along Trindle Rd. for smoke from a body shop. Chief 33 (New Kingstown) arrived confirming a working fire. Rescue 28 (with 4) arrived and split the crew, one crew pulling a second line from Engine 133 and the other crew providing manpower to Truck 28 (driver only). Truck 28 then went to the roof, opening up at the peak on the A/B side. Engine 128 & Utility 28 responded as well and provided relief crews to the truck. Both Safety Officers assisted as well. Company 28 was on scene for about 2 hours with 11 personnel. A special thanks to Dauphin Engine 37-1 (Rescue of Susquehanna Twp) for covering the borough. No injuries were reported. Thanks to Curt Werner for the pictures
Truck crews switching out.
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Sunday, February 10th, saw 2 calls for the Washies. First, the Company was alerted to Lurgan Township for an animal rescue as part of the Cumberland County Technical Rescue Team (TROT). 4 members responded and were cancelled while en-route. Later, the Truck was dispatched to Silver Springs Township for a chimney fire in Hogestown. Crews arrived on scene and assisted the Township companies with roof operations to ensure the fire was extinguished and that it had not extended beyond the fire place and chimney. The Truck was released after 30 minutes.
Just before 1600 hours, Truck 28 (with 5) was dispatched on the 2nd alarm to York County, Carroll Township for a Commerical Building Fire. The truck crew arrived and was put to work right away assisting first alarm companies with opening up the interior rooms and fire suppression. All crews were then evacuated due to another possible building collapse. After Truck 23 (Upper Allen) completed master stream operations, the crew then went to the roof to open up and hit some hot spots. The truck returned after about 2.5 hours. No injuries to Co. 28 firefighters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos by: Ed Kodish