Willow Street Fire Company

CONGRATULATIONS TO LAMPETER STRASBURG GIRL'S SOFTBALL TEAM ON AN OUTSTANDING YEAR

Thursday, June 16, 2016  Congrats to the L-S girl's softball team on a great year!!  The Pioneers went into the State PIAA Class 3A Championship game today against Yough and fought very hard throughout the game losing by a score of 1-0.  We are proud of the Lady Pioneers and were happy to greet them when they got back in town this evening. Way to go ladies!!

     



 

DRY HYDRANT/PUMP TRAINING

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  This evening the West Lampeter Companies got together to practice dry hydrant and pumper training.  Personnel practiced hooking up and drafting as well as supplying multiple lines of different sizes and lengths.  We also used this time to qualify some drivers on different apparatus.  Thanks to Edmunds Photography for the drone images.

     



 

CRASH IN PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP

Monday, June 13, 2016  At 1240 hours the Company was dispatched to the 300 block of Rt 272 South for a vehicle accident involving fire.  Rescue/Engine 501 arrived with no fire and the patient extricated and in the care of EMS.  Crews assisted EMS briefly and were clear in short order.

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

CRASH AND ASSIST ON GARAGE FIRE

Sunday, June 12, 2016  This afternoon the Willow Street Volunteers handled two calls for service.  The first was for a motorcycle crash at Penn Grant Rd and Woodhall Dr.  Units arrived to find a motorcycle vs a passenger car and the rider up and walking around with a hand injury.  No services were needed and as the Rescue was going available Lancaster Township Fire special requested our Engine for a garage fire they were working on.  Engine 502 responded with a crew of 6 and assisted on scene in the 600 block of Bean Hill Rd for a time.

     



 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BEN EIDEMILLER

Friday, June 10, 2016  WSFC would like to congratulate Firefighter Ben Eidemiller on his graduation from Lampeter-Strasburg High School.  We are also proud of Ben for earning a $1,000 scholarship through the Lancaster County Fire Chief's Association for his volunteerism.  The award was sponsored by Compleat Restoration.  Way to go Ben!!!!

   


 

MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON WILLOW STREET PIKE

Thursday, June 9, 2016  At 10:00 hours the West Lampeter companies were dispatched to the 2800 block of Willow Street PIke for a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.  Units arrived to a motorcyclist on the ground and immediately assisted EMS packaging the patient for transport.  Personnel remained on scene for a bit assisting PD and for cleanup of the roadway.

     



 

AND THE HELMET WINNER IS...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016  Chuck Haines of New Danville.  Thank you to all that participated in our helmet raffle.  We look forward to doing more raffles of this type in the future.

   


 

CRASH IN THE FIRST DUE

Tuesday, May 31, 2016  This afternoon just after 1400 hours the West Lampeter Companies were sent to the intersection of Willow Street Pike and Willow Valley Dr for a vehicle accident.  Units arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with moderate injuries and one of the vehicles down into the bushes in front of Darrenkamps.  Crews assisted EMS with patient care and securing the vehicle that was down the embankment.  All units were available in short order.

     
TOM AMICO IMAGES

TOM AMICO IMAGES



 

CRASH AT WILLOW STREET PIKE/PENN GRANT RD

Friday, May 27, 2016  At 1024 hours County Communications received reports a vehicle accident at the intersection of Willow Street PIke and Penn Grant Rd.  Rescue 50 arrived with a two vehicle accident with moderate injuries.  Crews had to pop a door on one of the vehicles to gain access to the driver.  All units were available just after 1100 hours.

     
TOM AMICO IMAGES

TOM AMICO IMAGES



 

YEARLY AIR PACK RECERTIFICATION

Tuesday, May 24, 2016  Yearly each of our interior qualified firefighters must complete an air pack recertification to demonstrate proficiency in their use and maintenance.  This year we tried something a little different with a course set up that each member had to complete.  The first part of the test had each firefighter checking over the air pack to be sure that it was in good operating order.  The course then consisted of walking a maze while buddy breathing with a partner until arriving at the RIT PAK which is then hooked up to one of the firefighters before completing the maze.   The next step is to advance a 100' charged hoseline and then drag it back to the ready position.   Next each firefighter climbed a 16' ladder with a tool, dropped the tool off at the landing and grabbed another handtool to take down the ladder.  After this each member has to demonstrate starting a ventilation saw.  Finally, each team had to move a large truck tire across the macadam 8 feet utilizing a sledge hammer.

At the end of the drill each firefighter noted the air pressure used from start to finish.  This is a good way for our members to practice conserving air while still working at various tasks that we might need to do on the fireground.

Once the recertifications were completed we set up another drill to demonstrate knowledge of the air packs and self rescue.  Each member put tin foil on the inside of their facepiece to simulate an opaque environment.  They were then led to an area where a pack frame and cylinder were located and were tasked with putting the cylinder onto the pack while wearing full ppe and structural gloves.  Once the pack is assembled the firefighter must breathe air and put the pack into place on their back and finally find their way out utilizing only feel on a hoseline that is wrapped around itself. 

We would also like to congratulate Firefighters Emily Debeneditto and Ashley Reese on completing their training to be Interior Qualified Firefighters!!

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 
 
 

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