BUSY DAY WITH THREE CALLS

Tuesday, July 7, 2015  Millersburg Fire Company #1 units were kept busy today with three responses. At approximately 1:05AM the Truck, Engine and Tanker were dispatched to Dalmatia to assist at the scene of a structure fire. Shortly after the Truck and Tanker arrived the units were placed in service and returned. The Engine was cancelled enroute. The second call for the day came in at 7:22AM for a motor vehicle accident in the area of 1571 Route 209. Chief 20 and the Engine crew assisted PSP with traffic control and reopening of the roadway. the third call for the day came in at 5:09PM for a single vehicle accident on Race Street south of Union Street. Crews arrived to find a vehicle had struck two structures. Personnel assisted with securing the area and patient transfer to the EMS unit.

   


 

FIRE HOUSE UPDATES

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Over the past couple of months the Millersburg Fire Company has been making improvements to the fire house property. The lighting system thru out the building (inside and outside) have been changed over to energy efficient LED lighting. The outside area around the flag pole and in front of the building have been professionally landscaped. The most recent project has included the painting of the apparatus bays by local painter Jim Snyder in a two tone gray over red paint scheme. With a majority of the painting completed members worked today installing new equipment storage racks that were purchased with the 2015 state grant obtained thru the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

     



 

FIRE IN DUST COLLECTOR SYSTEM

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1354 Units were dispatched for a reported fire in the dust collecting system at S & L Spindles. Engine 21 arrived and Chief 21-3 (Crosby) assumed command. The plant fire brigade had a water supply established and hand lines deployed. Command ordered Truck 20 to put the aerial in service and Engine 20 laid supply line in from Weaver Road to establish a fire department water supply. Crews advanced pre-connects onto the collector platform and a truck was brought in to begin off loading product from the collector system. As the sawdust was being off loaded Truck 20 applied a water stream into the truck to make sure the fire was extinguished. A tanker dump site was established by Rescue 21 at the entrance and Rescue 28 established a fill site for the tankers.

   


 

ENTRY LEVEL FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM STARTS

Saturday, June 6, 2015  Twenty two firefighters from the Dalmatia, Halifax, Pillow, and Millersburg Fire Company's completed the 16 Hour Introduction to the Fire Service on Saturday. This is the first part of a 6 course program accredited by the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy that trains personnel to be a fire fighter. Lead Instructor, Colby Snyder is coordinating the delivery thru the Harrisburg Area Community College.

     



 

ENGINE 20 DISPATCHED ON STRUCTURE FIRE ON 29-4 BOX

Thursday, June 4, 2015 1653 Units were dispatched this afternoon for a reported structure fire on McClellan Road. The caller reported a mobile home filling with smoke possibly from a dryer fire. Engine 20 responded with 6 personnel. Upon arrival crews arrived with nothing evident and crews stretched a handline. Chief 20-3 (Koppenhaver) entered and discovered the problem was an electrical issue with the washing machine. Command 29 held the box to Engines 29 and 20. Crews secured power to the washer and removed the appliance from the structure.

     
Photo by Seth Lasko

Photo by Seth Lasko

Photo by Seth Lasko

Photo by Seth Lasko



 

MILLERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL GIRL'S SOFTBALL TEAM WINS DISTRICT 3 CHAMPIONSHIP

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  The Millersburg Area High School Girl's Softball team won their District 3 championship this afternoon beating Greenwood 9-0. They will now go on to compete in the state tournament. Congratulations and good job to the girls and good luck in the state tournament starting next week. The girl's were given a victory lap riding the fire apparatus around town tonight upon their return.

     



 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TRACK TEAM WINS TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, May 15, 2015 1830 The Millersburg Fire Company #1 gave the Millersburg High School Girls Track Team a victory lap around town on the apparatus in honor of their Tri-Valley League Championship.  Congratulations to the girls on a job well done!

     



 

ENGINE ON A MVA THIS MORNING

Friday, May 15, 2015 0620 Units were dispatched this morning for a reported accident with injuries in the area of 1520 Route 209.  Chief 20 (Snyder) arrived to find two vehicles blocking the west bound lanes and the drivers of each vehicle complaining of injuries.  Engine 20 arrived and was ordered to assist EMS with patient removal, fluid control and debris removal from the travel lanes.  Fire Police diverted west bound traffic onto Water Company Road until the lanes were reopened.  All units cleared and the roadway was reopened at 0700.

     



 

GARAGE FIRE ON RACE STREET

Friday, May 8, 2015 2318 Crews were dispatched this evening for a reported garage fire at Race and Bowman Streets. Chief 20 (Snyder) was advised it was a working fire and immediately requested the box be upgraded. Upon arrival there was fire visible from the roof and south wall of the structure. Engine 20 was ordered to deploy two preconnects and crews forced entry thru the garage door. Ladder 20 was ordered to standby at the hydrant at Church and Bowman Streets and then was ordered to lay supply line into Engine 20. Crews were able to get the fire knocked down and kept it contained to the structure of origin. Command held the box to Company's 20 and 21. Engine 21's crew assisted with lighting, ventilation, and then assisted with reloading the supply line on Ladder 20.

     



 

STRUCTURE FIRE ON BOYER ROAD

Thursday, April 30, 2015 1502 Box 202 was dispatched for a reported structure fire on Boyer Road in the township this afternoon. Chief 20 (Snyder) responded and and upgraded the box after being provided additional information that the caller could see fire from the front of the structure and a unit reported a column visible from Elizabethville. Chief 20 arrived to find a single story structure well involved and a 100 LB Propane cylinder venting. Engine 20 was ordered to lay 5 inch supply line in the lane (approximately 800 feet) and deploy hand lines to cool the propane tank and begin knock down of the fire. Engine 21 set up a porta-tank and supplied Engine 20. Engine 26 set up a tanker fill site at the Lykens Valley Golf Course and additional apparatus staged in the golf course parking lot and sent the man power to the scene. At the height of the incident 4 handlines and a blitz fire were deployed. Crews worked several hours on overhauling the fire building. Photo's by Seth Lasko Photography and Jackie Dougherty

     
Seth Lasko Photography

Seth Lasko Photography

Photo by Jackie Dougherty

Photo by Jackie Dougherty



 
 
 

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