PAST FIRE POLICE OFFICER RAY LEIBY PASSED AWAY

Monday, November 10, 2014  MILLERSBURG- Raymond H. Leiby, age 72, of 147 Fulkroad Road passed away on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Mt. Carmel, PA the son of the late John and Stella Leiby. Raymond was retired from Island Concrete in Duncannon and was a member of the Millersburg Fire Co. and worked as a security guard at Millersburg High School for sporting events. Surviving are his wife Anna Miller Leiby; two sons Raymond E. Leiby and Kenneth Leiby both of Millersburg; two sisters Alma Yeager of Shamokin and Louise Brosius of St. Cloud, FL. He was preceded in death by brothers Jack, Melvin, Bill and his twin sister Ruth Pavelko. There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 am on Friday, November 14th at the Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. Services will be begin at 11 am with burial to follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Halifax. Donations can be made to Millersburg Fire Co. PO Box 151 Millersburg, PA 17061.

   


 

BARN FIRE IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1203 Stations 21 and 20 were dispatched around noon for a reported commercial structure fire on Bott's Road in Washington Township. County advised the caller reported boxes on fire in the milk house of a dairy barn and that the owners were moving the cattle from the barn. Units arrived with a column of smoke visible and fire spreading from the milk house area into the main barn. A first alarm was dispatched. All the cattle were evacuated from the barn and moved away from the scene as crews worked for over 10 hours to control and extinguish the fire. On a side note, two days later we found a black kitten in the firehouse that appears to have climbed into or onto Engine 20 and rode back to Millersburg undetected. Rick and Gary Ibberson placed food down for it and Firefighter/EMT Ashton Snyder and LT. Colby Snyder were able to catch him. Chief Doug Snyder then put the kitten in a cat carrier and returned him to the farm.

     



 

KIDDE SMOKE/CO DETECTOR RECALL

Thursday, September 11, 2014  If you have Kidde Smoke/CO detector installed in your house please read the following and visit http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/ for additional information. The Kidde recall affects the following: Name of Products: i12010S –10 Year Hardwired Smoke Alarm – manufactured 12/18/13 through 5/13/14 i12010SCO – 10 Year Hardwired Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm – manufactured 12/30/13 through 5/13/14 KN-COSM-IBA – Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm (front-load battery model only) – manufactured from 10/22/13 through 5/13/14 These units are AC/DC powered and capable of hardwired interconnect. They have a Kidde logo on the face of the unit. The model number is on the label on the back of the unit. Identied Hazard: If a power outage occurs at the same second that a unit is performing a sensor health check, the unit may go into a “latched” mode, causing it not to alert to the presence of smoke. It will sound if it receives a signal from an alarm in the same interconnected system. Once power is restored, a latched unit will sound an alert, regardless of the presence of re and/or carbon monoxide (for combination units) until power to the unit is completely removed. Remedy: Replace Unit. Consumers should not take the alarm out of service until they receive a replacement from Kidde. Kidde Product Support: Kidde toll-free at 1-844-553-9011 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, except holidays, or visit our website at www.kidde.com. Calls consumers may have of a technical nature that are not related to the recall should be transferred to our toll free number.

   


 

PROPANE TANK FIRE ON PHILLIPS ROAD

Saturday, September 6, 2014 1938 Box 20-2 was dispatched for a reported structure fire on Fulkroad Road. Chief 20 (Snyder) responded and was advised that there were multiple calls reporting a propane tank on fire at a farm in the 200 block of Phillips Road. Chief 20 requested that a first alarm be dispatched. Upon arrival Chief 20 found a 1000 Gallon Propane tank with fire impingement and the relief valve lifting intermittently flaring fire approximately 100 feet in the air. Engine 20 was ordered in the lane and to drop 5"supply line from the barn to an open area south-west of the tank. The crew was ordered to apply water to cool the tank with a hand line and to position a portable monitor to assist with tank cooling. Engine 26 was ordered to lay 5" supply from Phillips Road back the lane and set up to relay water to Engine 20. Engine 21 was positioned at the entrance to the lane and set up a dump tank and pump water to Engine 26. Tankers 20, 21, 26, and 29 were positioned to fill the dump tank. Further investigation found the fire was fueled from a ruptured supply line from the tank. Two handlines were positioned and Chief 20-3 (Koppenhaver) made entry and secured the shutoff valve. With the propane supply secured the crews continued to cool the tank. Once the tank was determined to be safe units were released. Engine 29-1 was put on standby in Station 20 until Millersburg's units were returned to service. Units operated for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. The incident appeared to have been caused by a lightning strike which ruptured the supply lin and ignited the leak.

     



 

ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 25 AND RISING SUN ROAD

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1823 Units were dispatched this evening for a reported two vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 25 and Rising Sun Road. Chief 20 (Snyder) and Engine 20 with seven personnel responded within two minutes of dispatch. Upon arrival Chief 20 found one passenger car with severe front end damage off the north side of the road and a pickup with a utility trailer off the south side of the road. Two patients were at the passenger, the occupants of the pickup indicated they were not in need of treatment. Chief 20 ordered the Engine to block traffic and provide crew members to assist with patient treatment and packaging. Command was passed to Chief 20-3(Koppenhaver) to allow Chief 20 to assist with patient care. Air Medical was requested to transport one patient and Lt 20 (C. Snyder) was assigned as the Landing Zone Officer with the LZ being setup in a grassy area to the north-west of the scene. Crews assisted with patient care, traffic control, spill control, and reopening of the roadway. Units remained on the scene for about two hours,

     



 

ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Monday, September 1, 2014 1500 The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was done today on the ramp of the Millersburg Fire House. The event was done in memory of past Fire Chief Robert "Jake" Lehman. There were over 60 participants from the Lehman family, community and fire company . A special thanks to Linda Lehman and Christi Lehman Moyer for coordinating the event. A video has been uploaded on the Millersburg Fire Company Facebook page. Thank you to all who participated and contributed to the ALS Foundation.

     



 

STRUCTURE FIRE ON PAXTON DRIVE

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.

   


 

STRUCTURE FIRE ON RIVER ROAD

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. 

     



 

ACCIDENT WITH CONFINEMENT

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.

     



 

PROPANE/LPG SAFETY TRAINING CONDUCTED

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.

     



 
 
 

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