Citizen's Fire Company No. 1 is greatful to receive a new flag from the Woodsmen's Life of Hershey. Our current flag is showing some wear and needs to be replaced. Thank you to Mr. Umbrell and The Woodsmen's Life of Hershey for a new flag. ... See moreSee less
Box 2-01 in Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company first due was sounded for an investigation inside. Immediately after which communications upgraded to a dwelling fire, due to flames reported in a dryer.
Deputy 2 arrived to find smoke from the front door and confirmed fire in the laundry room.
Tower 1 arrived assuming the first due Truck assignment. Primary searches and opening up, searches proved negative.
Wagon 1 arrived assuming the 2nd due Engine assignment, securing the water supply and advancing a backup line.
The fire was held to the room with minor extension into the ceiling.
The pictures with this post were taken while crews were cleaning up. ... See moreSee less
Come out to save a life! Each day in Central Pennsylvania, patients at area hospitals utilize between 275 to 300 units of blood and products derived from blood. Hosting blood drives or sponsoring the blood bank helps to save and enhance the lives of these patients. Find out more about donating at cpbb.org/donorinfo/
Blood DriveMarch 24, 2018, 9:00amPalmyra FireCome out to save a life! Each day in Central Pennsylvania, patients at area hospitals utilize between 275 to 300 units of blood and products derived from blood. Hosting blood drives or sponsoring the blood bank helps to save and enhance the lives of these patients. Find out more about donating at cpbb.org/donorinfo/... See moreSee less
This evening's training was the mandatory annual SCBA training. Members participated in classroom discussion and then demonstrated their proficiency by performed a 60 second donning test, conducted practical evolutions while seated in the apparatus, and emergency buddy breathing operations. ... See moreSee less
Please share to raise awareness on the dangers of driving over fire hose.
On January 9th, two members were injured when a civilian vehicle ran over Wagon 1’s supply line. See below a message from Chief Dugan and the video from Wagon 1’s rear camera which was also shared by STATter911.com.
A vehicle tried to leave the parking lot through an exit which was blocked with 5-inch supply hose. The exiting vehicle struck the hose which pulled it tight, causing the hose to strike two firefighters. The firefighter to the rear of the wagon was hit from the front causing him to be thrown forward and suffered a minor shoulder injury. The chauffeur of the wagon, who was at the pump panel (not seen in the video), was struck by the hose from behind causing him to thrown backwards. The chauffeur struck his head on the asphalt and was knocked unconscious. The chauffeur is still recovering from his injuries and the other firefighter is back to full duty. The driver of the vehicle has been charged with the following: Reckless Endangerment Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property Unauthorized Driving Over Fire Hose It is imperative that motorists do not drive over fire hose due to the dangers and damage it can cause. What if a vehicle strikes a charged hose line and disrupts or cuts off the water supply to a crew using a hand line inside a burn building? If a motorist encounters fire hose they should immediately stop and try to find an alternate route. If they are not able to find another route, then the motorist should make contact with a firefighter on the scene before moving their vehicle. ... See moreSee less
I work with the guy who got injured not only did he get a concussion but his back was messed up severely. We are hoping he gets better soon.
Hope he heals totally , head injuries are the worst , God bless these two men, prayers for healing head& back and wherever else there is injury . sorry this ever happened . Best regards for health recovery .
Best wishes for everyone's speedy recovery. Can't believe there are really stupid people.
Hope he makes a fast recovery. Sad that people just don't care
Smitty has been a member here at PFD for 5 years, with many prior years experience in the fire service. He is both an active firefighter and serves in the administrative arena as the Vice President of the department.
Box 1-02 was sent out for a commercial building fire last evening. Wagon 1 w/5 (Chief Dugan) arrived to find smoke showing from a vacant grain mill, upgrading the box to a working fire and taking the first due Wagon assignment. Tower 1 w/5 (AC Gernert) communicated with the Wagon for best access, coming in a separate way, nosing into the Wagon taking 1st due Truck responsibilities. Engine 1-1 w/7 (LT Robb) arrived to assist the Tower and Wagon crews.
The Tower crew forced the door for the Wagon fire attack group, pushing into the building while continuously flowing water as hi-heat and a large volume of fire was encountered. Once water was applied, a coordinated ventilation effort was done horizontally and vertically by the outside team of Tower 1 on the front side and Truck 58 in the rear.
A great effort was put forth by all crews on scene to bring the fire under control. There was many voids to find fire in and a few collapse areas to work around however overall saving the building.