Millersburg Fire Company
325 Center Street
P.O. Box 151
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1554
Boat 20 was dispatched this afternoon for a reported watercraft in distress. Units coordinated with Perry Rescue 5 and Boat 20 was requested to proceed about 1/2 mile north of Liverpool on the west side of the river. Boat 20 found a boat with three occupants onboard that had experienced mechanical problems and was towed back to the boat launch at Liverpool. This was the 6th call for the fire company in 24 hour period.
Monday, April 13, 2015 0222
Box 202 was dispatched this morning for an automobile accident in the 3300 block area of Shippen Dam Road. Chief 20 (Snyder) arrived to find PSP on scene with a single vehicle on its roof in the roadway. The occupant self extricated and was treated by EMS. Crews completed debris clean up and fluid control.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 1948
Units from Station 29 and Engine 20 were dispatched for a reported residential structure fire. The box was upgraded by Dauphin County due to multiple calls reporting a fully involved structure fire. Engine 20 arrived to find a fully involved two story wood frame structure partially collapsing. The engine deployed three pre-connects and the Blitz Fire.Engine 20 proceeded in the driveway and was supplied by Engine 29-1 from Middle Road where the Tanker dump site was established. Crews fought the fire in a defensive mode since the structure had suffered a collapse. Command 29 added several brush units since embers from the fire had ignited several natural vegetation fires in the area. Crews remained on the scene until about mid-night.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 1342
Units were dispatched this afternoon for a reported structure fire in the 200 block of Union Street. Chief 20-1 (Harris) arrived to find heavy fire from the second story of the fire building with impingement onto the two adjacent structures. A First Alarm was struck with special calls to follow for additional assistance. Supply line was laid from two different hydrants to supply numerous master stream and hand lines that were deployed to control the fire. Two aerial devices were also used to control the fire and perform overhaul operations. At the height of the fire there were approximately 50 volunteers from multiple communities on the scene operating. There were no injuries to responders.
After consultation between the fire company and the borough officials it was determined to bring in Grosser's Excavating to bring the entire origin building to the ground due to the stability of the structure.
Photos provided by Heather Alleman, Chris Dietz and Ken Miller. Additional info on the Millersburg Fire Company #1 Facebook Page.
Monday, March 16, 2015 0238
Box 20-1 was dispatched this morning for a reported structure fire in Lenkerville. Millersburg Ambulance Chief 20A (Lenker) seen the fire from his residence. Chief 20-1 (Harris) called for the first alarm as he could see fire visible from his residence and Chief 20 (Snyder) confirmed the same as he pulled from his driveway enroute to the scene. Chief 20 arrived to find a fully involved house fire on Berry Hill Lane in Upper Paxton Twp. Engine 20 was ordered to lay supply line from Schoolhouse Lane and Seventh Street and Rescue 21 to lay in from the hydrant at Seventh Street and Center Street and relay water to Engine 20. The supply lay was approximately 1700' of 5" hose. Engine 20 was ordered to place the Blitz Fire and pulled one preconnect to begin extinguishment. Once the water supply was established Engine 20's deck gun was placed in service, two additional preconnects were pulled and Truck 20 was put in operation. Crews operated entirely defensive.
Friday, March 13, 2015 1552
Units were dispatched this afternoon on Box 20-2 for a reported field fire on Shippen Dam Road west of Tarry Hall Road. Chief 20 (Snyder) arrived to find a fire spreading thru a cut corn field. Tanker 20 and Attack 20 arrived and crews were ordered to begin raking a line on the perimeter on the east side. The Attack proceeded into the field on the west side and sank in the soft ground. Command requested Brush and Squad 26 to assist. Chief 21-1 (Dill) contacted command and responded with a tow truck from West End Garage in Elizabethville to assist with retrieving Attack 20 from the field. Crews were able to contain the fire to an approximate 3 1/2 acre area with hand tools, two hand lines, and Gator 26. The fire was caused by unattended burning.
Monday, February 23, 2015 0608
Truck 20 was dispatched this morning to assist Company 29 with a chimney fire on Matamoras Road. Access to the chimney needed to be gained via a 35 foot extension ladder. Company 20 personnel assisted Company 29 with placement of the ladder and cleaning debris from the chimney.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Members of the Millersburg Fire Company braved the cold and snow on Saturday and participated in an Ice Rescue class. The course was a 16 hour PA Fish and Boat Commission class involving classroom and practical exercises. On Saturday participants donned dry suits and participated in self-rescue and victim rescue scenarios at a local pond. Crews used equipment obtained thru grants from the Dauphin County Gaming Grant Program and the PA Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall
Recall Date: February 12, 2015/ 6 a.m.
Recall Number: 15-079
Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Discharge
Name of Product: Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers
Hazard: A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.
Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher.
Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.
Units: About 4.6 million units in the U.S. and 175,000 in Canada
Description: This recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. The ratings can be found to the right of the nameplate. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. A 10-digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X. A nameplate affixed to the front of the fire extinguisher has one of the following model numbers:
Mariner 5 G
Incidents/Injuries: Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online from August 2013 through November 2014 for between $18 and $65, and about $200 for model XL 5MR.
Importer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc., of Mebane, North Carolina
Manufactured in: Mexico
About U.S. CPSC: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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Friday, January 23, 2015 1619
Box 20-2 was dispatched as a local alarm for a reported structure fire on Route 147 north of Midland Drive. Chief 20-2(Hardy) arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the second floor and attic and requested a first alarm assignment. Engine 20 arrived and was ordered to stretch a line inside the structure. Crews were able to locate the seat of the fire in a second floor bathroom with extension into the attic. Additional lines were stretched by the Truck crew and mutual aid companies. Crews preformed salvage and overhaul operations and ventilated the structure.
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