Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 0122 hrs. To Pump Station Rd. Licking Creek Twp 357-01 for an auto accident with fire. Chief 457 arrived onscene confirming dispatch advised no occupants in area. Engine 156 and Chief 56 arrived onscene, engine crews put one attack line inservice with assistance from Eng Co. 57 fire was contained and extinguished. Both engine crews remained onscene for clean up and debris removal. Command 57 placed Company 56 units inservice at 0234hrs.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 1457 hrs. To Mountian House Rd and Hess Rd. Taylor Twp 157-03 for a hanglider stuck in a tree. Chief 157 arrived onscene confirming dispatch, Engine 257 and Brush 57 crews made a path through the woods to get to the patient. Company 57 crews was able to get the patient out of the tree. Truck 56 arrived onscene, Command 57 wanted the truck set up for removal of the hanglider out from the tree. Command 57 placed units inservice at 1628 hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 0814 hrs. To the area of Great cove Rd and Whipporwill Ln. Ayr township 156-02 for an auto accident. Chief 56 arrived onscene advised incoming units mutiple vehicles roadway completely blocked. Engine crew assited ems with patient evaluations and debris removal units went inservice at 0935 hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1630 hrs. to 122 West Walnut St. Boro of McConnellsburg Box 56-01 for a Fuel Spill in a basement. Units arrived onscene with approximaly 250 gallons of fuel in basement. Crews worked to contain the spill. Local EMA and DEP were notified. Upon EMA's arrival units went inservice at 1757 hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1440 hrs. To the area of Buchanan Trail and Water tank lane Ayr township 156-01 box for a pick up truck fire. Units arrived onscene to find one vehicle off the road way with the fire extinguished by a passing motorist. Crews checked vehicle for any further dangers units went inservice at 1500 hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1615 to Great Cove Rd. in the area of Big Cove Tannery Rd. Ayr Township 156-02 Box for a mountain fire. Units arrived onscene with approx. 1 acre of undergrowth on mountain burning. With assistance from Forestry Department and Brush 55 fire was contained and extiguished. Units went inservice 1812. Thanks to Franklin County CO. 18 for the Brush and Engine transfer.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1347 hrs. To 13260 Sipes Mill Rd. For a brush fire licking creek township box 356-03. Headquarters advised the fire was endangering a barn. Units arrived onscene to find a small fire already extinguished by home owner. Command 56 held the box to Brush 156 to wet down the area. Units went inservice at 1414 hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1332hrs to 527 Crossroads Rd, Ayr Twp 156-01 box for a possible shed fire. Chief 56 arrived onscene with a working shed fire and adjacent structure well off. Engine 156 layed supply line up lane and put two attack lines in service. Fire took approx. 15 minutes to bring fire under control. Ems had one burn patient flown to Baltimore burn center. Big thanks to mutual aid companies for assistance Co. 55, Co. 57, Medic 60, and Franklin County Sta. 9. Units went inservice at 1636 hrs.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 2258hrs to 969 Battle Ridge Rd, Dublin Twp 57-02 box for a chimney fire. Engine 256 and Tanker 56 arrived onscene and checked for any heat inside the residents by using the thermal imaging camera. Command 57 placed units available a short time later.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 1125hrs to 29169 Great Cove Rd, Dublin Twp 57-01 box for hay bails on fire on a trailer. Tanker 56 arrived onscene and place a hand line in service. Command 57 placed units available a short time later.
FAST: the companies preventive maintenance company spent Monday with a crew of 5 and went over the appararatus. This is a semi-annual visit. Co. 56 has entered into with this fine group. For further information see the address and contact on our photos.
R & R Roofing out of Shipppensburg has completed installing a new roof to the "ORIGINAL" fire hall.
The new addition was replaced two years ago with the anticipation that this will last another 10-15 years.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1103hrs to 306 Lincoln WY, Boro box 56-01 for a stove fire reported out. Engine 156, Tanker 56, and Ambulance 256 got onscene to find light smoke conditions in the appartment. Command 56 held the box to company 56 the rest in service. Engine crews checked for any extentions, none was found. Ambulance crews check the patient out. Command 56 placed box in service shortly later.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 1921hrs to 930 N Clear Ridge Rd Dublin Twp, box 57-01 for a garage fire. Engine 256, Tanker 56 and Truck 56 was dispatced with a total of 9 personnal. Engine 256 arrive onscene to help Company 57 with some overhaul. Tanker 56 staged at Company 57's station well Truck 56 went in service. Company 56 was available at 2004hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1616hrs to Lincoln HWY Licking Creek Twp, box 356-03. Chief 56 arried onscene to find a tractor trailer off the roadway up the truck run off. Engine crews used abosorbent sheets to abosorb the oil and fuel, and plug one of the fuel tanks that was busted. Ems crews transported to two patients to FCMC. Company 56 was available shortly later.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1506hrs to 18734 Lincoln HWY, Ayr Twp Box 156-01 for a tractor trailor fire. Chief 256 arrived onscene comfriming dispatch. Engine 156 and Tanker 56 arrived onscene, Engine 156 crews knocked the fire down. And Tanker 56 crews foamed the truck down. Company 56 crews cleaned up and went available shortly later.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 1616hrs to Lincoln WY and N 3rd Street Boro, box 56-01. Engine 156 and Chief 356 arrived onscene to find 2 vehicles with no injuries. Engine crews removed debris from the roadway. Command 56 place the box avaliable short time later.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 1121hrs to 9941 Waterfall Rd for a chimney fire. Dublin Township Box 57-01. Command 57 held Engine 157 and Engine 256, the rest in service. Engine 256 arrived onscene to assist Co. 57 with cleaning out the chimney. Units went avaliable short time later.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 2013 hrs to 650 Back Run Rd for a chimney fire. Ayr Township Box 156-01. Units arrived onscene with heavy smoke and flames showing from the chimney. Crews worked to clear chimney from heavy blockage and ventilate the home. Thanks to Engine crew from CO.55 for assistance onscene and to CO. 57 for transfer.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 1503hrs to 15908 Great Cove Rd. Ayr Twp. Box 156-02. Units arrived onscene to find one auto off the roadway negative injuries. Fire police remained onscene for traffic control units went inservice at 1519.
Company 56 fire units were dispatched at 1229hrs to 8087 Big Cove Tannery Rd. Ayr Twp. Box 156-02. For a fuel spill endangering a water source. Engine 156 arrived onscene to find a leak from a fuel tank approximately 30-40 gallons of fuel leaked into nearby stream. County EMA and DEP was notified pigmates used to contain spill units went inservice 1312 hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 0922hrs to Ayr Twp. for an MVA Box 156-01. Fire and EMS units arrived on scene to find 1 vehicles on the roof with one patient. Fire crews checked for hazards and assisted EMS with patient packaging. EMS transported one patient to Chambersburg Hospital. Command placd the box in service a short time later.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 2259hs to Ayr Twp. 404 Back Run Rd for a chimney fire box 156-01. Engine 156 arrived on the scene to find a 2 story dwelling with heavy smoke from the chimney and smoke condition in the residence. Command held the box to Co.56 and TR55. Crews worked to free to chimney of all debris and and cleared the residence off smoke. Command placed the box in service 30 minutes later.
Company 56 ems was alerted at 0654hrs to 4575 Breezy Point Rd, Dublin Twp. Box 57-01 for an MVA. Ambulance 3-56 arrived on scene with patient. Ambulance 3-56 transported patient to FCMC. Ambulace available shortly after.
Company 56 was alerted at 1319hrs to 7160 Little Cove Rd, Franklin County Warren Twp. Box 9-56A for a brush fire. Chief 56 arrived onscene advised incoming units to a field fire approximatly 1 acre burning. Both brush 9 and brush 1-56 worked together to contained the fire. Brush 1-56 returned in service within an hour.
Company 56 units were alerted at 1438hrs to 536 Oak Ridged Drive for a control burn that had became out of control and was endangering adjacent structure. Units arrived onscene with minor heat and fire damage to a shed. Chief 56 held Brush 156 and Engine 256 placed rest of box inservice. Units cleared at 1603hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 0040hrs to Licking Creek Twp. at the intersection of Lincoln HWY and Patterson Run Rd for MVA with rollover Box 356-01. Units arrived on scene, with one auto blocking the roadway. One patient still inside, crews worked to stabilize the vehicle. Extrication tools were used and a roof flap was done to extricate the patient. Extrication was completed in 10mins and fire crews assisted EMS with patient packaging. Patient was flown from the scene by Lifenet 8-1. E156 remained on scene to assist PSP with scene lighting. Units available at 0210hrs.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1649hrs to Ayr Twp. at the entrance to Giant for an MVA Box 156-01. Fire and EMS units arrived on scene to find 2 vehicles off the roadway with one patient complaining of neck pain. Fire crews checked for hazards and assisted EMS with patient packaging. EMS transported one patient to FCMC. Command placd the box in service a short time later.
The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of long time member Donald Griffith. You will be missed by all of us. RIP Griff
Service arrangements will be announced.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 2311hs to Ayr Twp. 152 Horton Drive for a chimney fire box 156-01. Chief 56 arrived on the scene to find a 2 story dwelling with fire in the chimney and smoke condition in the residence. Command held the box to Co.56 E157 and T55. Crews worked to free to chimney of all debris and and cleared the residence off smoke. Command placed the box in service a short time later.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1951hrs to Todd Twp. 21092 Great Cove Road for an MVA vehicle overturned box 256-01. Company 56 units arrived on scene to find one patient still in his vehicle with the vehicle on it's side. The engine crew stabilized the vehicle and assisted with patient packaging. EMS transported one patient to FCMC class 3. Command placed the box in service a short time later.
Engine Company 56 was dispatched at 0959hrs to Franklin County Peter's Twp Box 9-56A for a chimney fire. E256 responded with a crew of 5. Arrived on scene to assist Co.9 with roof operations. E256 returned to service a short time later.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched at 1338hrs to 135 Knobesville Road Todd Twp. Box 256-01 for an MVA. Units arrived on scene to find 2 vehicles blocking the northbound lane of 522 (Great Cove Rd). The engine crew assisted EMS with patient packaging as well as checked for and contained all hazards. EMS transported one class 2 patient and two class 3 patient's to FCMC. Command placed the box in service a short time later.
Company 56 fire/ems units along with mutal aid departments were dispatched to 536 Oak Ridge Dr Licking Creek Twp. Box 356-03 for a chimney fire w/extension. Chief 56 arrived on scene to find a fully involved home. All occupants were out of the residence and was placed in Amb 256 to stay warm. Chief 56 requested 2nd alarm tankers for water supply due to the location. Units operated on scene for approx 3hrs. Co 18 transferred for Engine standby and Lack-Tuscarora EMS transferred for EMS standby.
Company 56 fire/ems units were dispatched to 1 JLG Dr. in Ayr Twp Box 156-01 for an MVA. Units arrived on scene to find one vehicle of the roadway through a fence to rear of JLG. Units arrived on scene to find one occupant unresponsive. Command 56 requested areomedical to the scene for one class 1 patient. Command placed in units in service a short time later.
Company 56 members enjoyed a wonderful evening at the awards banquet. Co.56 would like to thank all those who attended. Special Thanks to the following companies for our transfer so we could enjoy the evening. Co.18&47 (St.Thomas/Newville) for our Engine transfer, Co.25 (Monroe Twp.) for the tanker transfer, and Co.22 (Lack-Tuscarora EMS) for the EMS transfer. The following people received awards. Chip Keebaugh "Ambulance Chief's Awards" Tom Haubrick & Harper Cline "50 year membership award" Molly Carbaugh "EMT of the Year" Ed Stonecipher "Fireman of the Year"
John Seville "Chief's Award" Pete Lynch "President's Award" Jamie Connelly "Top Responder Award"
Company 56 along with other mutual aid departments were alerted at 1943hrs to the Borough of McConnellsburg Box 56-01 for a chimeny fire. Chief 56 arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the side of the chimeny pushing through the bricks. Command 56 held the box to E156 and TK 56. The fire was contained to the chimney area. Command placed the box in service at around 2130hrs.
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