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2009 Runs

 

 

House Fire

 

Dec 28th

At around 1230hrs, E1-56 responded with 4 to 9450 Ward Drive in Warren Township for a chimney fire. E1-56 arrived and advised Chief 9 of a working house fire. LDH was laid up the lane and firefighters advanced a line through the front door. Tower 9 arrived and began truck operations as additional units arrived to assist in water supply and fire suppression. E1-56 and T56 were released several hours later to be called back on the 30th and the 1st for rekindles.

 

We apologize for the poor picture quality.

 

 

MVA with Ejection

 

Dec 27th

 

Fire & EMS units were dispatched to the 19000 block of Great Cove Road this morning for an auto accident with rollover and ejection. Engine 1-56 responded with 6 along with 2 BLS and Medic 1-56. Units arrived arrive to confirm one vehicle on its roof with one ejected and one self extricated. Fire Dept secured the vehicle and checked for hazards and EMS packaged the patients. While on scene, the 2nd Engine was alerted to the Borough of Mercersburg for a possible building fire. Engine 2-56 responded with 5 and was placed in service a short time later.

 

 

 

Company Christmas Party

 

Dec 26th

 

Members gathered at the Legion this evening to enjoy themselves at the annual Company Christmas Party. Special thanks to the American Legion for the use of the banquet hall and to Bill Penwell and Bounty Hunter for an AWESOME performance.

 

 

 

 

Training Burn

 

Nov 28th

 

 

 

 

 

Borough MVA

 

Nov 27th

 

At around 0030 hrs, just as late night bingo had ended, Engine & Ambulance 56 were alerted to 3rd and Lincoln Way for an auto accident. Engine 1-56 and Ambulance 1 & 3-56 responded immediately and arrived to find two vehicles at the intersection. Three patients were transported to the Medical Center and Fire Dept handled the vehicles.

 

 

 

Knobsville House Fire

 

Nov 23rd

 

Co56 units were alerted to 351 Knobsville Road in Todd Twp for a reported house fire. Engine 1-56 and the Chief responded with 6 initially and arrived finding smoke coming from the attic with no one home. Crews pulled attack lines and made access to the attic and encountered heat and smoke conditions. The fire was knocked down and the house ventilated as additional crews checked for extension.

 

 

56 was assisted by 57, 55 & HC14.

FC E18-1 covered the hall.

 

UTV Assists EMS

 

Nov 22nd

 

MICU 2-56 and UTV 56 responded to Bark Road and Betsy Road for an ATV accident. EMS arrived to find the patient to be inaccessible by Ambulance. The UTV arrived and met the EMS crew to assist in packaging the patient and extricating to the awaiting Ambulance. The patient was transported to the FCMC to be flown a short time later. The UTV then returned available.

 

 

 

Mutual Aid

 

Nov 19th

 

Engine 1-56 responded with 5 to Cherry Lane in Dublin Twp for a house struck by lightning. E1-56 arrived behind E2-57 with nothing evident from the outside. Personnel checked the house inside and out. With nothing found, Command 57 released 56.

 

 

 

Car Fire

 

Nov 10th

 

At 1545 hrs, Engine and Ambulance 56 were alerted to 18734 LHW for a car fire. Engine 1-56 arrived with the fire out. Personnel checked the vehicle and the building it was next to for extrension.

 

 

 

Auto Accident w/ Fly Outs

 

Nov 9th

 

Engine 1-56, Ambulance's 1 & 3-56 responded at 1441hrs to Great Cove Road and Back Run Road for an auto accident with unknown injuries. 56 units arrived with two vehicles involved and two Class 1 patients. Medic 1-56 responded and both patients were taken to the hospital where they were flown out a short time later. The 3rd Ambulance was requested to the scene by Command shortly after.

 

 

 

MVA w/ Rollover

 

Nov 7th

 

At 1015hrs, Co56 units were alerted to the 24000 Block of Great Cove Road for an auto accident with a vehicle overturned. Engine 1-56 and Chief 56 arrived with EMS to confirm dispatch. One patient was self extricated and transported to the FCMC.

 

 

 

Tree on a House

 

Oct 31st

 

Engine, Truck, and EMS 56 responded at 0938hrs to 436 Reservoir Road for a tree on a house with possible entrapment. Chief 56 arrived to find tree limbs on a porch with the residents self extricated. EMS handled patient refusals.

 

 

 

Mobile Home Fire

 

Oct 29th

 

At around 1300hrs, Co56 units were dispatched to 21 Geralds Circle for a mobile home fire. Engine 1-56 and Chief 56 responded initially and were advised of a working fire. E1-56 arrived and personnel put a line in service. The fire was brought under control and some overhaul was needed. 56 was assisted by 55, 57, and FC9.

 

 

 

Hang Glider Down

 

Oct 25th

 

Co56 units were alerted to Buchanan Trail and Doyle Lane for a hang glider down. Engine 1-56 and EMS responded and arrived to find a hang glider hung up in a tree with the person just needing help down from the tree. Fire Dept assisted and EMS handled a patient refusal.

 

 

 

Garage Fire

 

Oct 19th

 

Just as units had returned from Franklin County, Co56 was alerted to assist Co57 in Dublin Twp on Sinoquipe Road for a garage fire. Engine 1-56 responded with 6 and arrived on scene with smoke coming from a 3-bay car garage. Personnel put a line in service and found fire coming from an appliance in the garage. A quick knock was put on it and some minor overhaul was needed.

 

 

 

Warren Twp Barn Fire

 

Oct 19th

 

At 1240hrs, Engine 1-56 and Tanker 56 responded with 8 personnel to 18550 Furnace Road for the barn fire. First arrived WC5 and FC9 units found a barn off with exposures and requested additional units. Engine 1-56 arrived third in and picked up line at the end of the lane. Tanker 56 arrived began to shuttle water. 56 remained on scene until the fire was brought under control and was released at 1950hrs.

 

 

 

Engine & Tanker to FC

 

Oct 18th

 

Engine & Tanker 56 were alerted at 0535hrs to Path Valley Road for a reported house fire. Engine 1-56 responded with 6 along with Tanker 56 with 5 and arrived to be placed in service a short time later.

 

 

 

Chimney Fire in the Borough

 

Oct 10th - Engine 1-56 & Truck 56 responded to South Second Street for a chimney fire. Units arrived with fire in the flu. The Engine's crews checked for extension while the Truck's crews set up. No extension was found and the chimney was cleared. Units returned within an hour.

 

MVA w/ Rollover

 

Oct 8th - At around 2145 hrs, Co56 units were alerted to LHW and Great Cove Road for an auto accident with a vehicle overturned. Engine 1-56, Ambulance's 1 & 2-56, and Medic 2-56 responded and arrived to confirm. EMS handled patient refusals.

 

Fire Prevention 2009

 

Oct 5th - 9th - Several members assembled to give presentations to local area schools. Kids were given lectures on how to prevent fires and knowing what to do incase of a fire. Helmets and fire prevention kits were handed out and kids were given tours of the trucks. They were also excited to spray water from the fire hose. Smokey the Bear made a guest appearance as well.

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone who made this years fire prevention a success.

 

Two Female Medics Hired

 

 

Stephanie Goddard & Samantha Martin

have been recently hired by the Company.

 

Back to Back Rollovers

 

Sept 27th

 

Engine, Ambulance and Medic 56 responded to the 1400 Block of LWE for an auto accident with rollover. Units arrived to find a vehicle on its side off the roadway with one subject confined. EMS made access to the patient while the Fire Dept secured the vehicle and began extrication. Total extrication time being 10 minutes. EMS transported Class 3 to the FCMC.

 

 

 


 

While cleaning up from the above incident, Co56 units were alerted once more for an auto accident with reported rollover at LHW and Black Bear Road. Units responded and arrived on scene with one auto on its roof with patients self extricated. EMS handled refusals while the Engines crew check for hazards.

 

 

 

Assisting on the Barn Fire

 

Sept 25th

 

At around 2300 hrs, Engine & Tanker 56 were alerted to assist HC14 on a barn fire on Decorum Road. Engine 1-56 and Tanker 56 responded with 11 and arrived to assist in suppression and overhaul. Truck 56 was also on scene.

 

 

 

MVA w/ Rollover

 

Sept 18th

 

At around 0830hrs, Co56 units were dispatched to Lincoln HWY in the area of Black Bear Road for an auto accident with unknown injuries. Chief 56 and EMS arrived with one vehicle into the guide rails with one Class 2 patient and two refusals. EMS transported while the Fire Dept. handled the vehicle.

 

 

 

Live Burns

 

 

                           Lincoln Highway Burn                                    Cito Road Burn

 

MVFC Receives Donation

 

Sept 4th

 

 

Community State Bank of Orbisonia, which recently built a new bank in McConnellsburg,

donated $10,000 to the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company.

This money will be utilized towards the new building fund.

 

Special Thanks to the Community State Bank for the GENEROUS donation !!

 

Hay Bales on Fire

 

Sept 1st

At around 0430 hrs, Co56 units were alerted to the 3300 Block of Peach Orchard Road for hay bales one fire. Initial calls advised of over 50 hay bales on fire along the road. Engine 1-56, Tanker 56, Brushes 1 and 2-56 and EMS arrived on scene to confirm dispatch. With no exposures, Command decided to let it burn. Brush 2-56 remained on scene while other units returned.

 

Tractor Trailer vs Motorcycle w/ Fire

 

Aug 30th

Engine, Ambulance, and Medic 56 were dispatched at around 1500hrs to 18734 LHW for an auto accident involving a tractor trailer and a motorcycle with fire. Chief 56 and Medic 1-56 arrived on scene to confirm dispatch.

Engine 1-56 and Tanker 56 arrived and stabilized the trailer while crews worked in suppressing the fire. EMS handled one patient and transported to the LZ. 3 BLS from 56 were on scene assisted by Medic 60. Engine 2-56 handled the LZ.

 

Auto Fire

 

Aug 24th

 

At 1445hrs, Engine and Ambulance 56 were alerted to 11433 LHW for a car fire. Engine 1-56 and the Chief arrived with a van hauling another vehicle well off. Personnel put a quick knock on it and foamed the vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 BBQ Chicken  -  March 28th

 

 

 

 

BBQ Chicken & Ribs were sold at the Firehall today.

It was cooked on the new trailer.

Everything was sold out in 1 1/2 hours.

 

The BBQ Trailer is available to be rented out to the public.

For more information, Contact Jason Buterbaugh @ 717-860-9524

 

Auto Accident

 

March 26th

 

Engine & Ambulance 56 were alerted to the 15000 BLK of Great Cove Road for an MVA with unknown injuries. Ambulance 3-56 had just cleared an MVA prior to being dispatched and responded along with Engine 1-56 w/ 5. Units arrived with two vehicles involved, the roadway blocked with (2) minor injuries. One patient was taken to the FCMC Class 3 while the Engine's crew stabilized the vehicles and controlled hazards. All units returned once the roadway was opened.

 

Medic & Ranger on Land Rescue

 

March 24th

 

At 1112hrs, Medic 56 was dispatched to Timber Lane in Peters Township on the land rescue assisting MMPW. While enroute, Co9 units were given the information and due to the location of the patient, Ranger 56 was dispatched. The Ranger responded with 4 and arrived to meet Co9 personnel with the patient. The patient was packaged and loaded onto the Ranger and taken to the awaiting ambulance. The patient was then flown out via STAT MedEvac. As Ranger 56 was going available from the rescue, it was requested to the scene of a brush fire on Welsh Run Road. Ranger 56 arrived to be placed available.

 

 

 

 

 Assist on Field Fire

 

March 21st

 

Brush Company 56 was alerted at 1357hrs to assist Co57 on a field fire at 223 Davis Lane. Brush 1-56, Brush 2-56, Ranger 56, and Engine 2-56 responded with a total of 13 and arrived on scene to assist in the estimated 6 acre fire. Ambulance 3-56 was also on scene to assist in Rehab. Company 56 units returned at 1530hrs.

 

 

 

 

 McConnellsburg Members Attend Fire Warden Training

 

50 Year Member Don Kerlin,

Long Time DCNR Employee Tom Haubrick Receives a 45 Year Award,

MVFC Chief Pete Lynch Receives 30 Year Award

 

 Tanker Assists on House Fire

 

March 20th

 

Tanker 56 responded with 6 at 1220hrs to 21952 Hollow Road in Huntington County for a house fire. The Tanker arrived to assist in overhaul operations and dropped one load of water before going available.

 

 

 

 CO Dectector with a Patient

 

March 17th

 

At 1330hrs, Co56 units were alerted to 404 Back Run Road for a CO detector activation. Engine 1-56 and Ambulance 3-56 responded and arrived to investigate. The house was vented prior to arrival so no readings were found. One patient was transported to the FCMC.

 

 

 

 Building Fire ... Almost

 

March 14th

 

At around 1800hrs, as members were attending the 150 Club Drawing at the station, Box 156-01 was sounded for a building fire to the rear of 138 Buchanan Trail. Chief 4-56 went on scene with heavy smoke coming from the rear of the Rainbow's End Restaurant. Engine 1-56 arrived with 6 advancing a line to the rear of the building. The fire was contained to the outside porch and freezer. Minor overhaul was performed and the building was ventilated while crews checked for possible extension. All units returned with an hour.

 

Engine 1-56 w/ 6, Engine 2-56 w/ 5, Truck 56 w/ 4, Tanker 56 w/ 3, and EMS.

 

 Assist on House Fire

 

March 14th

 

Company 57 and 56 units were alerted to Stoney Lane in Taylor Township for smoke in the house. First arriving 57 units found heavy smoke coming from the house. 56 arrived and assisted in knockdown and overhaul operations. The fire was located and contained to the crawl space beneath the house.

 

Engine 1-56 w/ 6, Tanker 56 w/ 5, Truck 56 w/ 3, Car 56 w/ 2, and Ambulance 1-56.

Company 55 covered during the fire.

 

 Non Injury MVA

 

March 12th

 

At 2100hrs, Engine and Ambulance Company 56 was alerted to 5197 LHW for an auto accident with unknown injuries. Engine 1-56 responded with 6, and Ambulance 3-56. Chief 56 arrived with one auto, off the roadway with minor front end damage, possibly two patient refusals. The Ambulance arrived and obtained refusals while the Fire Dept set up lighting, secured the vehicle and hazards. Fire Police controlled traffic until the box was placed in service.

 

 

 

 Field Fire

 

March 11th

 

Company 56 was dispatched at around 1300hrs to 8129 Big Cove Tannery Road for a field fire. While enroute, units were advised of a two plus acre fire with exposures. Tanker 55 was alerted to assist. 56 units arrived and contained it to about 2 acres. The wood pile which started the field fire was then extinguished. All units returned within an hour.

 

 

 

Brush 1-56 w/ 2, Brush 2-56 w/ 2, UTV 56 w/ 3, Engine 2-56 w/ 5,

Ambulance 3-56, and Tanker 55.

 

 1st Due Field Fire

 

March 6th

 

At 1200hrs, Co56 units were alerted to Laurel Ridge Road and Mt. Ridge Rd for the field fire. Brushes 1 & 2-56, UTV 56, Engine 2-56, Tanker 56, Ambulance 3-56, and Brush 55 were on scene of the 4 acre field fire with some extension into the woods. The fire was contained and units returned at around 1300hrs.

 

 

 

 

Total of 22 Co56 Personnel.

 

 Auto Accident

 

February 28th

 

 

Engine & Ambulance 56 were dispatched to Buchanan Trail and LWE for an auto accident with unknown injuries. Chief 56 responded and arrived at the given location with nothing found. A better location was given at Buchanan Trail and Geralds Circle. All units arrived with one auto off the roadway with one Class 3 patient. EMS transported one and units returned within a half hour.

 

 Assisting on Vehicle Fire

 

February 27th

 

Engine 1-56 was alerted to the 16000 Block of Buchanan Trail West to assist MMPW on a vehicle fire at around 1530hrs. The Engine responded with 6 and arrived to assist in fluid control and to supply water to Engine 9-1.

 

 

 

 Auto Fire

 

February 25th

 

Co56 units were alerted at 0600hrs for an auto fire in the 800 Block of LWE. Engine 1-56 and Chief 56 arrived on scene with 5 with a car well off next to a mobile home. A line was put in service and the fire was brought under control with no extension into the mobile home. Tanker 56 was also on scene due to the nature of the call. Units cleared within an hour.

 

 

 

 

 56 Assists with House Fire

 

February 23rd

 

Engine 1-56 was alerted at 1150hrs on the working fire dispatch to assist Co9 with the house fire at 11020 Mercersburg Road Box 9-03. Engine 1-56 responded with 6 at 1151hrs and arrived on scene to  assist in knockdown and overhaul operations. Tanker 56 was alerted shortly after with Chief 9 requesting additional tankers. Co56 returned at 1645hrs.

 

 

 

 

 Field Fire

 

February 21st

 

At 1149hrs, Co56 was dispatched to 478 Shady Grove Drive for a field fire. Brush 1-56 responded with 2 at 1150hrs and arrived first with fire spreading quickly towards the wood line. Brush 2-56 arrived and headed the fire off just before the wood line while Brush 1-56 protected exposures. Engine 2-56 and Tanker 56 supplied Brush's 1 and 2-56 and Brush 57 with water. Units were on scene fro approx. 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

 Transfer to Co55

 

February 16th

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker 56 transferred to 55's quarter's while they operated on a house fire in Washington County. Transfer time was approx. 1 hr with no calls handled.

 

 

 

 UTV 56 Assists PSP

 

February 14th

 

The Pennsylvania State Police requested the "Ranger" to assist in the ongoing search for a body in the Harrisonville area. Fire & EMS crews worked with State Police in pumping water out of wells in hopes of finding the body. Crews worked for approx. 4 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 Mountain Fire

 

February 13th

 

Brush 1 and 2-56, Tanker 56 and UTV 56 responded on the 9-05 Box on Sylvian Drive for the mountain fire at 1754hrs. Units went on scene and utilized UTV 56 to haul manpower and water into the mountain side to extinguish a small fire. Co56 returned at 2043hrs

 

 MVA w/ Confinement

 

February 12th

 

Engine 1-56 and EMS responded to Ayr Township, Buchanan Trail and Horton Drive for an auto accident with unknown injuries. Chief 56 arrived on scene with two autos head on blocking the eastbound lane. With numerous patients found, the 2nd and 3rd 56 Ambulance was requested along with ALS (Medic 56). Engine 1-56 arrived and "popped" the drivers side door of the one vehicle (confinement). All 3 Ambulances from 56 were on scene with A1-56 transporting one to the FCMC (Medic 1-56 on board)A3-56 taking one to the FCMC (Medic 2-56 on board), and A2-56 obtaining patient refusals. Fire Dept remained on scene along with Fire Police until the roadway was cleared.

 

 

 

 Mutual Aid ... Brush Fire

 

February 12th

 

At 1030hrs, Brush 1 and 2-56 responded with 4 to Punch Bowl Road in Franklin County to assist on the brush fire. Both units arrived to assist on the 30+ acre fire. Tanker 56 was later alerted for water and manpower. All 56 units cleared at 1250hrs, Co55 covered the station during the incident.

 

 

 

 Wires Down

 

February 12th

 

 

Engine 1-56 responded with 5 at 0720hrs to 299 Normans Lane in Todd Township for wires down. The Engine and Chief arrived with live wires down on a parked car. The pole attached to the house had snapped off causing the downed wires. Engine 1-56 remained on scene until the arrival of the power company.

 

 

 

 Fuel Spill

 

February 10th

 

 

 

At 2356hrs, Engine Company 56 was alerted to 124 Woodside Drive for a fuel spill. Engine 1-56 and Chief 1-56 arrived to find a van leaking gas. The leak was stopped and the spill cleaned up ... Co56 went in service.

 

 

 

 

 

 Brush Fire in Warren Township

 

February 9th

 

 

 

 

At 1345hrs, Brush 1 and 2-56, Engine 2-56 and Tanker 56 responded to Forge Road in Franklin County for a brush fire. Units arrived to assist in containment and returned at 1645hrs.

 

 

 

 

 Routine Maintenance

 

February 8th

 

 

 

 

Some weekly maintenance being performed on Truck 56.

 

 Dual Vehicle Fire

 

February 4th

 

Engine and Ambulance 56 were alerted at 0353hrs for a vehicle fire at 125 LWW. Engine 1-56 and Chief 56 responded with 6 and arrived on scene to find two vehicles, one fully involved, one well off. Fire crews put two hand lines in service and made a quick knockdown. Tanker 56 was on scene and utilized a foam line to foam the vehicles. All units returned at 0445hrs.

 

 

 

 MVA w/ Entrapment

 

February 3rd

 

At 2310hrs, Engine Company 56 along with EMS was dispatched to 828 LWE for an auto accident with entrapment. Engine 1-56 responded with 5, Ambulance 1 and 3-56 and Medic 60 in place of 56 also responded. Chief 56 arrived first with two patients self extricated, and two autos off the roadway. Ambulance 3-56 transported one Class 2 and obtained a patient refusal. Fire Dept remained on scene to assist PSP until clearing at 0005hrs.

 

 

 

 UTV Assists EMS

 

February 3rd

 

EMS 56 was dispatched to North Mountain Top Drive for fall victim Class 1. MICU 2-56 responded and once on Mountain Top found the lane to be extremely icy. UTV 56 was dispatched to be on the safe side incase the Ambulance was unable to access the patient. UTV 56 responded along with manpower of 10 and staged at the intersection of Mountain Top Drive and Meadow Ground Road. The Ambulance was able to access the patient and once out of icy conditions, the UTV was placed in service.

 

 

 Engine & Tanker on Garage Fire

 

January 31st

 

At 2247hrs, Engine & Tanker 56 were alerted on a possible dwelling fire in Franklin County - 547 Path Valley Road. Engine 1-56 responded with 6, Tanker 56 w/ 5. Engine 9-1 arrived first finding a well off garage (not attached to the house). 56 units arrived to assist in knockdown and overhaul operations until released at 0015hrs.

 

 

 

 Members Attend Funeral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31st

 

Company 56 members along with Company 9 members attended the funeral of Kayla Jo Myers, the victim of the January 27th Fort Loudon Inn Fire. It was a very somber time for everyone attending.

 

 

MVFC Officers and Members

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kayla's family in their time of need.

 

 Not Very Often Do You See This ...

 

November 5th 2008

 

Chief 56 received a call at around 1745hrs from a member stating his brother was in cardiac arrest on Rt 522 near Giant. At the same time, Medic 56 received the very same call at the station. EMS personnel acted quickly and responded to the given location. Ambulance 2-56 and Medic 56 arrived finding a 55 year old male outside of his vehicle in cardiac arrest. Personnel quickly loaded the patient off the middle of the roadway and into the ambulance. Crews worked the patient all the way to the hospital where he was stabled, then taken by ground to the Chambersburg Hospital. With as many calls like this we have, it's not very often you see this person alive. Today, Harold Blue visited the people who helped in saving his life. He was very grateful as were the EMS Staff of his recovery.

 

 

January 31st 2009

 

 AFA w/ Co57

 

January 29th

 

 

 

At 2019hrs, Co57 & 56 units were alerted to 2058 Forbes Trail Road for an automatic fire alarm. Engine 1-56 responded with 5 & Tanker 56 with 4. While enroute, Headquarters advised of a heat detector going off. 56 units arrived to assist in correcting the problem.

 

 

 Chimney Fire

 

January 28th

 

Co56 units along with 55 & 57 were dispatched at 1913hrs to 562 School House Road in Licking Creek Township for a chimney fire. Engine 2-56 responded with 6 at 1913hrs and arrived on scene with Chief 56 finding smoke coming from the chimney. Due to the horrible road conditions, additional manpower was shuttled to the scene. Personnel found the fire to be contained to the chimney with no extension. Fire crews ran chains through the flu and went available within a half an hour.

 

 

 

 Building Fire w/ Entrapment

 

January 27th

 

At 0708hrs, Engine & Tanker 56 were alerted to Franklin County - 13703 Main Street in Fort Loudon at the Fort Loudon Inn for the building fire with entrapment. Engine 1-56 responded immediately with 5 followed by Tanker 56 w/ 3. First arriving Co9 units found the structure to be well off with confirmed entrapment. E1-56 arrived third and assisted in the aggressive interior attack. After numerous evacuations, and some structural collapse, the fire was eventually brought under control. 56 units were on scene until released by Command 9 at 1400hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total of 16 Co56 Personnel

 

 Mutual Aid ... AFA

 

January 24th

 

At 2319hrs, Co57 & 56 units were dispatched to 1432 Trails End Road in Licking Creek Township Box 357-01 for an automatic fire alarm. Engine 1-56 responded with 6 at 2321hrs along with Tanker 56 w/ 4 at 2323hrs. While enroute, Headquarters advised Chief 57 of a bedroom smoke alarm sounding. Command 57 held Engine 57 to the scene and advised Co56 units to stage on Pleasant Ridge. Within a few minutes, 56 units were placed in service.

 

 Mutual Aid ... Brush Fire

 

January 24th

 

Brush 1-56, Brush 2-56 and Car 56 responded with 8 personnel to 1236 Sawmill Road in Belfast Township at 1307hrs for the brush fire assisting Co55 (Needmore VFC). First arriving 55 units found a rapidly spreading grass fire endangering numerous buildings. Command 55 requested an additional Tanker bringing Tanker 56 w/ 5. 56 units arrived to assist in the containment and to hit any hot spots. All units returned at 1404hrs.

 

 

 

 Dryer Fire ???

 

January 23rd

 

At 0918hrs, Co56 was dispatched to Ayr Township, 16333 Great Cover Road for a dryer fire.

Engine 1-56, Tanker 56 & Ambulance 3-56 responded at 0920hrs with a total of 12. While enroute, Headquarters advised Chief 56 it was called in by a passer-by who had seen fire coming from a dryer vent. Engine 1-56 along with Chief 56 arrived at 16333 Great Cove Road in Ayr Township to find a grain bin with smoke coming from a stove pipe. Upon investigation, it was determined this was a "living quarters". Command 56 advised Headquarters of the situation to which Headquarters inquired if units were in Knobsville. Knowing that Knobsville was on the North end of the county in Todd Township, Chief 56 responded to the location of 26333 (not 16333). Upon arrival, the Chief found a single story dwelling with a 5" stove pipe on the side of the house with smoke coming from the pellet stove. Chief 56 advised Headquarters to which Headquarters described the caller to be very vague in the description of the address thus causing the confusion of Company 56 units. After all this ... 56 units returned available.

Original Dispatch - 16333 Great Cove AYR TWP

 

Actual Location - 26333 Great Cove TODD TWP

 

Address Clearly Marked

 

 47th Annual Awards Banquet

 

January 17th

 

The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company held our 47th annual awards banquet this evening to give recognition to the members. Guests enjoyed a meal catered by the Mountain Gate Restaurant, followed by awards. EMT of the Year was awarded to LD "Chip" Keebaugh received from EMS Captain Lynch. Ambulance Chiefs Award went to Robert McQuade received from Deputy EMS Chief Harris . Fire Chiefs Award went to Ed Stonecipher received from Chief Lynch. Fireman of the Year was a tie this year and was awarded to both Joe "Boo" Harris and David "Dub" Hover III. The Top 15 Fire Responders were given "Wack Packs". The Top 10 EMS Responders were given EMS Jackets. Guests enjoyed an 11 min slide show program followed by gag gifts to lighten the evening. A good time was had by all, thanks to FC18 for covering 56 Fire & EMS.

 

Co-Fireman of the Year Joe "Boo" Harris

 

Co-Fireman of the Year David "Dub" Hoover III

 

 

Firemen of the Year

Fire Chief's Award - Ed Stonecipher

 

 

EMT of the Year - LD "Chip" Keebaugh

 

Ambulance Chief's Award - Robert McQuade

 

 

For More Pictures of the Banquet, Visit the "Lighter Side"

 

 Busy Start to '09

 

January 1st - 16th

 

Company 56 kept busy during the first 16 days of 2009 with 18 calls, running anything from a land rescue, brush fires and a few MVA's, to house and building fires. A few of these runs are listed below.

 

 

January 7th - At 1836hrs, Engine, Truck, Tanker, & Ambulance 56 were alerted to 120 North Second Street for smoke in an apartment. Engine 1-56 responded at 1837hrs with 5 and arrived on scene along with Chief 56 to find heavy smoke conditions in the apartment. After entry, it was determined food on the stove caused the smoke. Command 56 held it to the Engine while crews vented the building. Command placed the 56-01 Box in service at 1900hrs.

 

 

 

 


 

January 12th

Tanker 56 responded with 7 at 1154hrs to Huntington County on Locke Road for the dwelling fire. First arriving units found a working fire and began knockdown operations. Tanker 56 arrived third behind ET14. 56's crew assisted in operations and was released at 1414hrs

 

 

Pictures Courtesy of Metal Township Fire Dept. Co21

 


 

January 12th

At 1804hrs, Co56 units were alerted to Franklin County, Peters Township at 16948 Buchanan Trail West (WJAL) for a commercial building fire. Engine 1-56 responded with 6 and arrived on the scene with

Chief 9 and found the lane up to the building to be impassable due to ice. The Engine's Crew proceeded with caution on foot up the lane. Utilizing chainsaws, firefighters cleared the lane of low hanging branches. Chief 9 and crews from 56 & 9 first arrived at the building with heavy fire. Brush 1-56 was the only unit to make it up the ice covered lane. 5" hose was laid up the lane to a gated "Y" where lines were then ran off of Brush 1-56 and the "Y". Crews worked together in knockdown and overhaul operations until Command 9 released all units at 2100hrs.

 

 

 

 

Photo on Bottom / Right Courtesy of Sta4.

 

E1-56 w/ 6, Tanker 56 w/ 5, Truck 56 w/ 4, Car 56 w/4

Ambulance 3-56 and UTV 56 were also on scene.

 


 

January 16th

Engine & Tanker 56 were alerted on the 9-18B Box at 1344hrs for a possible dwelling fire. Engine 2-56 responded with 4 and Tanker 56 w/ 5 at 1345hrs and arrived on scene to assist in overhaul operations. Company 56 units returned at 1511hrs. Engine 1-57 covered the station while units operated in Franklin County.

 

 

 

 

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