Millersburg Fire Company
325 Center Street
P.O. Box 151
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Six members of the Millersburg Fire Company #1 successfully completed their Fire Fighter 1 certification testing today at the Harrisburg Area Community College. They completed the written portion of the test on Friday night and then completed skill station testing at the Shumaker Public Safety Center at HACC on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Fire Fighter 1 is one of the certification levels offered thru the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The program is a national certification program that tests fire fighters to the NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. These fire fighters dedicated themselves to hundreds of hours of training, practice and studying to achieve this important goal. Congratulations and a job well done to Jamie Etzweiler, Judd Hirsch, Ethan Keener, Joe Smey, Mark Strohecker, and Jay Whitcomb.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 0800
Crews from Millersburg Fire Company, Halifax Fire Department, Pillow Fire Company, and Lower Mahanoy Fire Company completed their training burn at the HACC Shumaker Public Safety Center. This was the culmination of completing the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Program which was started earlier in the year. The programs lead instructor was Lt. Colby Snyder and was assisted by Firefighter/EMT Sean Grimm and Chief Doug Snyder all PSFA Local Level Instructors. Students completed over 200 hours of training which included Firefighting, Hazardous Materials, and Incident Command training. Training included classroom and practical training in Millersburg and at the training house owned by the Reliance Hose Company in Elizabethville with a few live fire exercises at HACC. Eleven members of the Millersburg Fire Company completed the program and plan to continue and participate in Firefighter I Certification.
Monday, August 10, 2015 1916
Box 20-2 was dispatched this evening for a reported structure fire on Matters Lane in Upper Paxton Twp. Chief 20 (Snyder) responded and was told the caller could see smoke and flames from the house, a 1st Alarm was requested immediately. Upon arrival Chief 20 found a 2 1/2 story wood frame house approximately 90% involved. Engine 26 laid 1200' of 5" supply hose up Matters Lane from Shippen Dam Road and Engine 20 laid the remainder of the hose to the scene. Engine 26's crew was ordered to deploy two pre-connects and Engine 20 deployed one pre-connect and the BlitzFire. Crews were then assisted by crews from Engine 21 and Rescue 28. Water supply was coordinated by Chief 26 (Savage) with Engine 29-1 and Rescue 21 setting up two separate fill sites. Operations were defensive in nature due to structural collapse early after arrival.
Photo by Doug Snyder
Seth Lasko Photography
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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