Friday, July 11, 2014 2102 Box 20-5 was dispatched this evening for a residential structure fire on Paxton Drive. Chief 20 (Snyder) responded and was advised that the call taker could hear alarms in the background and the occupants were evacuating. Two additional tankers and an Engine were added to the box. While still enroute additional information was relayed that the caller stated that the bedroom was on fire and extending into the ceiling, the box was immediately upgraded to a 1st Alarm. The residence was located up a steep driveway that limited apparatus access. Chief 20 arrived to find a smoke condition evident throughout the house. Engine 20 was ordered to commit to the driveway and pull a line. The fire was contained to the bedroom of origin and was almost totally extinguished by an occupant with a garden hose from the outside. All apparatus were ordered to stay on Paxton Drive. Once it was determined there was no extension and the fire was out the box was held to Company 20 units and Engine and Tanker 21 were put on standby in Station 20. Crews overhauled the scene ensuring there was no extension and ventilated the residence.




Saturday, July 5, 2014 0905 Box 205 was dispatched for a reported corn crib fire endangering a barn on River Road in Upper Paxton Township.  Chief 20 (Snyder) responded and added an additional Engine and two tankers to the response.  Upon arrival Chief 20 found a corn crib burned to the ground and one well involved automobile.  Crews from Engine 20 were ordered to pull two lines and protect the exposure and begin extinguishment.  Once Tanker 20 arrived it was used to supply water to Engine 20 and then Engine 21 provided onboard water to Tanker 20.  Crews from Companies 20 and 21 extinguished and overhauled the area. 




Wednesday, July 2, 2014 0854 Box 20-1 was dispatched this morning for an accident with injuries at Johnson Street and State Street. Chief 20-3 (Koppenhaver) arrived to find a three vehicle accident involving a pickup truck, van and a tractor trailer. Rescue 21 was dispatched to assist with the removal of the patient from the van. Crews removed the "B" post to allow for the passengers side of the van to be opened to allow for removal of the patient. Crews also assisted EMS with patient care and loading for transport.




Thursday, June 26, 2014 1800 Bolig's Propane and the Millersburg Fire Company #1 sponsored a Propane/LPG Safety class for first responders on Thursday evening. There were 39 responders from Berrysburg, Elizabethville, Fisherville, Pillow, and the Millersburg Fire Companies present. Attendee's were instructed on the properties of propane, storage cylinders, safety devices installed on delivery trucks, and response considerations. Thanks to Bolig's Propane and Erik Bolig for sponsoring this training.




Tuesday, June 10, 2014  The Millersburg Fire Company #1 recently participated in an inspection by the ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc.) which included a review of the Emergency Communications, Fire Department and Water Supply. The review evaluates these area's and determines a classification which reflects the fire suppression capabilities for the area. The three area's are evaluated and scored on a 100 point scale. The points are broken down to Emergency Communications 10 points; Fire Department 50 points, and Water Supply 40 points. The previous classification for Millersburg was a 05/8B rating. After the review the new classification was improved to a 04/4Y rating. The first number ranks the areas that have fire hydrants installed and the second number is for the outlying areas. This improvement reflects the hard work of the members in maintaining the equipment, record keeping and training by personnel.




Saturday, June 7, 2014 1201 Box 20-5 was dispatched for a reported motor vehicle accident on Route 147 north of Tarry Hall Road. Chief 202 (Hardy) arrived to find a single vehicle off of the road on the railroad tracks. One victim was ejected from the vehicle. Engine 20 arrived and provided scene stabilization, assisted with patient care and transfer to the ambulance and traffic control. Air medical was requested and Attack 20 and Utility 20 responded to Lunt's Airfield south of the scene to establish a landing zone for Life Flight 5. Units remained on the scene until the vehicle was removed from the railroad tracks.




Thursday, June 5, 2014  The members of the Millersburg Fire Company No 1, would like to take a moment to congratulate two young men from our company who are graduating on Thursday evening from Millersburg High School.


The first is Junior member Jordan Gorski.  Jordan has been a dedicated member with our company for over a year and is always eager to help out wherever he can around the firehouse.  He has assisted us not only on running emergency calls but also on many public relations events such as Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Santa parade.


The second is Collin Harris.  Collin is the son of Donald (Chief 201) and Meredith Harris.  Collin has assisted us in various events such as playing Taps during Dauphin County Fireman’s Association Convention Memorial Service last year, Jake’s Journey for ALS fundraisers, and numerous Santa parades just to name a few.   


Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2014!  We wish you all the best with your future endeavors.




Wednesday, June 4, 2014 20:06 Box 201 was dispatched for a report of power lines down and a brush fire in the area of Wiconisco Street on Power Company Road. Chief 20 arrived to find energized lines down on the north side of the road with brush burning. Bystanders that were standing in close proximity of the lines were removed from the area. Attack 20 was positioned on the east side of the scene and the road was closed. PP&L secured power to the Millersburg area until the lines could be isolated for repairs. The scene was turned over to PP&L and fire units returned.




Saturday, May 31, 2014   The Millersburg Fire Company No. 1 held their annual Membership Appreciation Banquet on May 31, 2014 at Cedar Mahantongo Lodge. Certificates were presented to organizations and mutual aid companies for their support over the past year. 

The following members received awards during the evening:

Jake Lehman Senior Firefighter of the Year- Torrey Miller 
Jake Lehman Junior Firefighter of the Year-Jordan Gorski
Sparky Welker Top Activities Award- The Heckert Family
Yogi Bachtell Unsung Hero Award- Mark Koppenhaver
Marlin "Moon" Grim Member Choice Award- Sandy Snyder 

While we have presented the Unsung Hero Award and Member Choice Award before the leadership of the company decided to name each of these respective awards after Yogi Bachtell and Marlin "Moon" Grimm who both served as line officers in the company and passed away earlier this year. 

We would like to thank all of the members, families, mutual aid company, and organizations that joined us for the evening. We hope to see you all back again next year.

A special thank you to Gonder's Grubb House & Catering in Halifax for a delicious meal and to Hughes Awards & Sporting Goods for the fantastic job on the awards. 




Thursday, May 29, 2014 0619 Box 20-5 was dispatched this morning for a reported vehicle accident on Route 147 north of Paxton Drive.  Chief 20 (Snyder) responded and was advised it was reported to be a single vehicle into a utility pole.  Engine 20 responded with six.  Chief 20 arrived and found a single vehicle with heavy damage off the road against a detached garage and a utility pole sheared off leaning into the north bound lane of Route 147.  The single occupant was self extricated and was being cared for by some bystanders.  The Engine crew was assigned to assist with patient care, ensuring the vehicle was secure, and traffic control.  PP&L was notified due to the utility pole damage.  Once the patient was packaged and loaded in the ambulance, fire crews assisted with alternating traffic by the scene in the south bound lane.  Utility crews arrived and fire untis returned available.



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