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12 YEARS AGO TODAY ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 343 FIREMAN WERE MURDERED

Wednesday, September 11, 2013  SEPTEMBER 11th 2001
 
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          0814hrs on September 11th 2001, the world changed forever. At this time, it is believed hijackers made their move aboard American Airlines Flight 11, shortly after leaving Logan International Airport. Stabbing three occupants and spraying the first class cabin full of mace, they quickly took control of the plane.
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4TH ALARM+ EQUIVALENT IN SILVER SPRING MD APARTMENT BUILDING

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1544 This afternoon at around 1544 hrs Montgomery County ECC began to receive multiple calls of a reported apartment building on fire at 9300 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring.  MCPD arrived on scene almost right away reporting fire blowing from the building.  Co. 16 (Four Corners) arrived and reported fire showing with a report of multiple people trapped.  All units went to work to extinguish the fire and rescue the occupants.  The amount of apparatus called equaled a 4th + a... [ more ]  

 

 

HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE IN PORT CARBON

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 

PORT CARBON - SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA:  On August 26, 2013 at 14:10 hours the Port Carbon, Palo Alto-Citizens, Palo Alto-East End, Saint Clair-Alert Fire Companies, Pottsville City Fire Department (Yorkville, Good Intent, Humane and West End Fire Companies) and Pottsville-Schuylkill Haven EMS were dispatched to the 219 block of Pike St. in Port Carbon for a house fire.  The police ar... [ more ]  

 

 

BARN FIRE IN NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY

Photo courtesy of Chief 31, Gary Hatterer

Photo courtesy of Chief 31, Gary
      Hatterer

Monday, August 5, 2013  This afternoon around 1430 hours York County Command 31 struck the 2nd alarm to the scene and a 3rd alarm to stand by in quarters for a barn fire at 3145 Lewisberry Road.
Units that we know of:

Engines 31, 68-2, 28-1, 27

Truck 24 and 69

Rescues 31 and 31

RIT from Company 24








 

Courtesy Of Charles Schoffstall...Photos taken by Mark Moody

Courtesy Of Charles Schoffstall...Photos
      taken by Mark Moody

Photo Courtesy of N Huggins

Photo Courtesy of N Huggins

 

 

2 ALARMS IN UPTOWN HARRISBURG CITY TODAY

Sunday, December 2, 2012  Today around 1130 units from the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire were dispatched to Nth 6th and Peffer for smoke from a house. Units checked up with smoke in the area as they opened the bay doors at Station 1 a block away. Wagon 3 and Tower 2 arrived shortly after dispatch and asked for the 1st alarm. This brought in the balance of the Harrisburg City units. The first in units were also confronted with people trapped in the 2nd floor windows. As the Wagon stretched, Truck 2 made the rescues and Chi... [ more ]  

 

 

HAY TRUCK FIRE CLOSES 322 EAST BOUND

Saturday, November 17, 2012   Crews from DC 38, 37 and CC20 worked a hay truck fire that closed Route 322 EB between the railroad bridge and Fishing Creek Rd exit in Dauphin County tonight. Traffic was back logged for miles due to the returning Penn State traffic. 







 

 

 

HOUSE FIRE IN UPPER DAUPHIN COUNTY

Saturday, November 17, 2012  Sat, Nov 17th, 2012 12:45:00 am - EARLY THIS MORNING COMPANY 23 WAS ALERTED TO THE 22-1 BOX FOR A REPORTED HOUSE FIRE.  SHORTLY AFTER DISPATCH CHIEF 22 AND 22-1 WERE ON THE SCENE ADVISING WORKING FIRE WITH HEAVY SMOKE AND FIRE SHOWING FROM SIDE C CHARLIE.  ENGINE 23 WAS ASSIGNED THE 2ND DUE ENGINE COMPANY DUTIES, THE ENGINE SECURED ITS OWN WATER AND TOOK POSITION IN THE REAR.  CREW WAS SPLIT ONE CREW WENT INTERIOR WITH THE CREW FROM ENGINE 22... [ more ]  

 

 

UPPER ALLEN TOWNHOUSE GOES 3 ALARMS

Sunday, November 4, 2012 1600  This afternoon shortly after 1600 hrs Cumberland County 911 struck Box 23-4 for the area of 605 Allenview Drive in Upper Allen Township for a reported house fire.  Chief 23 (Salter) marked on the air right away and county advised they were receiving multiple calls reporting a working fire.  Chief 223 (Kaminski) then marked on the air reporting a heavy smoke column visible from his house.  Chief 223 arrived on scene with heavy fire showing and requested a 2nd alarm.  ... [ more ]  

 

 

FIRST DUE BASEMENT FIRE FOR DUNCANNON FIREMAN, PERRY COUNTY

Sunday, October 21, 2012  While Squad 2 was clearing from a crash on 11/15, Box 2-04 sounded for a reported structure fire at 105 Paradise Road in Wheatfield Township. Squad 2 (Dep. Chief Worner) cleared and responded on dispatch and was advised of a working basement fire, and requested the working fire dispatch. Engine 2 (FF Hoover) arrived with the Tanker (FF Keen) and Squad right behind, and pulled 150' 1 3/4" attack line, followed by another 200' 1 3/4" for an aggresive interior attack, with Deputy Chief Wor... [ more ]  

 

 

2 YEARS AGO 5 LIVES WERE LOST DESPITE HEROIC EFFORTS BY THE HARRISBURG BUREAU OF FIRE

Thursday, October 18, 2012  Tonight around 1930 hours units from Harrisburg City were dispatched to 2105 Jefferson Street for a reported structure fire. The actual fire was found in a row of vacant and occupied units on 625 Forrest Street . Chief 4 (Hartman), Wagon 3 and Tower 2 arrived to find heavy fire showing and reports of multiple people trapped. Crew's from the Bureau of Fire made an aggressive search and pulled the five trapped victims to awaiting EMS. Despite the heroic efforts by the Brothers finding all ... [ more ]  

 

 

LANCASTER COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS GET SOME WORK IN BIRD IN HAND

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 

Units from local companies were dispatched to B&B Structures near Stumptown and Gibbons roads around 1600 for a reported working building fire.



The structure involved was behind Sam Blank's home in Bird-in-Hand, the building was used to build sheds and store building materials and is in the... [ more ]  

 

 

WELL INVOLVED ON ARRIVAL IN LINGLESTOWN, DAUPHIN COUNTY

Sunday, September 16, 2012  Today at 1430 hrs Dauphin county communications dispatched box 35-9 for house fire. Chief 35-1 (Crum) went enroute seconds after dispatch. DCC advised that they were receiving multiple calls reporting the house at 2368 Forest Hills dr. was well off. Chief 35-1 arrived finding a 2.5 story single family with fire throughout the entire structure. Engines 37 and 35 arrived and pulled hand lines to start the defensive attack. Engine 35 laid 2000’ of supply line from Forest... [ more ]  

 

 

HOTEL FIRE IN BELLFONTE, CENTRE COUNTY

Sunday, September 9, 2012  This morning around 0200 hours units from Bellfonte were dispatched to 110 East High Street for a building fire. Units arrived to find smoke showing from the Dode Hotel. Units ended up evacuating the building and going deffensive.

Additional information to follow

 

 

 

SMOKE INVESTIGATION TURNS INTO COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE IN SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY

Saturday, September 8, 2012  This morning at 0556 Company 32 was dispatched to the Lower Paxton Susquehanna Twp line for a smoke investigation. Chief 32-2 arrived to the area of 39th and Jonestown Road to find an Italian Restraunt on fire. The box was then dropped bringing in the rest of the units. Engine 32 and Tower 32 took the Alpha side and Ladder 33 took the Charlie side performing 2nd arriving aerial duties. Crews from Progress made a quick knock and held the small fire to the kitchen area. Crews were out abou... [ more ]  

 

 

TRAILER FIRE IN LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY

Wednesday, September 5, 2012  Tuesday morning, Company 59 along with mutual aid were dispatched to Jo-Lee drive for a reported smoke from a trailer. Chief 59-1 arrived on location with the police department reporting heavy smoke from the trailer, setting up command 59. Rescue 49 arrived first, dropping line at the complex for Engine 59 to pick up. Engine 59 picked up the hydrant and sent manpower to assist the 49. Rescue 49 crews stretched a single line into the structure knocking the small fire in the laundry room down w... [ more ]  

 

 
 
 

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