Rescue Assists Cumberland County

This morning Cumberland county station 20 was hit out for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival command called for our Rescue to respond to assist. Crews arrived and worked seamlessly together, working fast to extricate the heavily entrapped occupant. The patient upon extrication was transported to Life Lion and flown from the scene. Good job by all!

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Working Structure Fire in the 3 Box Multiple Alarms

In the early evening of the 26th Dauphin county communications dispatched Box: 37-3 (4704 Laurel drive) in the mountain dale neighborhood for a reported house fire. Chief 37, Chief 84, Engine 31 / 37 / 38, Truck 32, Rescue 35 / 37, Tanker 35 / 37 / Cumberland 17 / 20.
Chief 37 went on scene with smoke showing. Engine 37 (5) arrived shortly after and stretched two handlines into division 1 and completed primary searches on division 2 (all negative).
This alarm quickly went to a full first alarm and then a second alarm (tankers only) due to not having any hydrants in the area.
Crews worked for over and hour before marking control. No firefighters or civilians were injured.

Thank you to standby companies and all the mutual aid companies for their response. In total units from Dauphin. Cumberland and Perry Counties all worked together to bring the fire under control. Thanks to Jason Coleman Cobb (Capital City Fire Photos) Dustin Weese, WJ Productions, and Mike Mihalo for photos and videos.

Santa is on his Way!

This Sunday Santa will once again be joining the members of Rescue to make his rounds visiting the children in our first due. Please click on the link below to see when he will be in your area!

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Chimney Fire Season

As we start into the cold months of winter, chimney fires always become a serious concern. Below you will find a link giving valuable information as well as an evaluator tool to help determine your risk of a chimney fire.

http://www.csia.org/homeowner-resources/the_facts_about_chimney_fires.aspx

 

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First Alarm in the 5 Box

Today just before 11:00 the tones were dropped for a structure fire with possible entrapment. Chief 37-1 signed on the air with a column and upon hearing possible entrapment upgraded to a first alarm assignment. Engine 37 arrived with Engine 37-1 picking up their hydrant to start hitting the fire in the garage area. Engine 32 brought secondary water and got handlines in operation inside the dwelling along with crews from company 35. Additional companies assisted with a large amount of overhaul before control could be marked. Good job by all companies operating on the scene making a quick stop to a rapidly advancing fire.
Special Thanks to Companies 38 and 44 for standing by in our quarters as we worked the assignment.
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Tanker and Rescue head North

This afternoon just after 4 crews from Halifax (Station 29) were alerted for a structure fire. First arriving units found fire on the charlie side and starting progressing a line there. As they were pulling the initial attack line the fire took hold of the structure and began to rapidly spread. Command called for an additional alarm bringing Tanker 37 to the scene. As crews continued to work the fire the Rescue company was called upon to cover company 29’s as well as the Engine from company 32. Once water was established and more manpower became available the first in companies made a quick stop of the fire.

After clearing the scene the Tanker joined units transferred into company 29. Units remained on stand by until shortly after 10.

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