Willow Street Fire Company

AN EVENING OF "TEAM BUILDING"

Tuesday, June 30, 2015  This evening the members gathered to play some softball on the field behind the firehouse.  After a good raking of the infield and lining of the bases everyone warmed up for a bit before picking teams.  Unfortunately we only got a couple innings in before a storm rolled through forcing everyone to move down to the firehouse.  Thanks to Chef Jeff for cooking burgers for us!!  Thanks also to Tom Amico for taking some action shots!

     



 

STRONG STORM ROLLS THROUGH AREA

Tuesday, June 23, 2015  This evening at around 1730 hours a strong line of thunderstorms rolled through the county keeping the areas fire units busy.  The Willow Street Volunteers handled three calls for service.  The first was at the Double Tree Resort for an automatic alarm that was not caused by the storm but smoking.  Rescue/Engine 501 and the Tower handled this call and were clear in a short time.  As units were returning to quarters the fire alarm was struck for Willow Valley Spring Ridge.  Tower 50 arrived and was met by Security reporting a lightning strike to the building.  The Tower and Rescue/Engine crew checked each floor of the building and the roof finding a strike to one of the cupola's on the roof.  Crews checked the area to be sure there was no fire issue and with negative findings all units cleared.  Later the company handled a wires call on Mount Hope School Rd.


     
LIGHTNING STRIKE AT WILLOW VALLEY/J ANASTASIO IMAGES

LIGHTNING STRIKE AT WILLOW VALLEY/J
      ANASTASIO IMAGES



 

ROLLOVER CRASH IN 54'S FIRST DUE

Monday, June 22, 2015  This morning at 0900 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist 54 with a reported entrapment crash at Lampeter Rd and MIllport Rd.  Upon response units were advised of a two car crash with one overturned and possible entrapment.  West Lampeter Police arrived and reported no entrapment with minor injuries.  The Rescue crew assisted with debris and fluid control and cleared in short order.

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 

DWELLING ASSIST TO 59

Thursday, June 18, 2015  This morning at 0800 hours the Truck and Engine 2 were dispatched to assist 59 with a house fire at 272 Sawmill Rd in Providence Township.  Chief 59 (HIcks) arrived with smoke showing from side A.  The Tower arrived and the crew went to work laddering the single story structure and going interior to locate the attic fire.  Crews from 59, 57 and 50 made quick work of the fire in the attic and immediately proceeded to overhaul and salvage.  Crews remained on the scene for a couple hours assisting the PSP Fire Marshall. 

     
PHOTOS BY BOB DEVONSHIRE/PHOTO 5 IMAGERY

PHOTOS BY BOB DEVONSHIRE/PHOTO 5 IMAGERY



 

BARN FIRE ASSIST TO 58

Wednesday, June 10, 2015  Just before 1130 hours the Company was alerted to assist 58 on a barn fire 384 Schoolhouse Rd in Providence Township.  Truck 50 and Engine 502 responded as County was updating the barn was fully involved.  The Truck arrived and went to work pulling tin from the mostly collapsed structure while the Engine was sent to Smithville MHP to fill tankers.  Both units were on the event for over two hours.  Thanks to Ronks Fire for standing by for us and also handling a Fire Alarm at Willow Valley.


     
PHOTOS BY TOM AMICO

PHOTOS BY TOM AMICO



 

MEMBERS TRAIN ON NEW FOAM INDUCTOR

Tuesday, June 9, 2015  This evening the crew practiced utilizing the new foam inductor that was received with the hose grant.  The Rescue/Engine was set up to the rear of the firehouse and members practiced utilizing the inductor and laying a blanket of foam.  We still need to purchase an aspirating nozzle which will occur in the coming weeks.


     



 

NO INJURY CRASH IN PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP

Saturday, May 30, 2015  At 22:30 hours the Rescue was dispatched to the 900 block of Pennsy Rd for an unknown injury accident.  The Company runs unknown injury accidents in Providence Township due to the response time of State Police at times.  Rescue 50 arrived to find a Jeep down an embankment into some trees and brush and the driver out of the vehicle.  Luckily the female driver was not injured and she was subsequently placed in State Police custody.  The Rescue and Rescue/Engine 501 remained on scene until the vehicle was removed.


     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

RESCUE ASSISTS LANCASTER CITY ON GENERAL ALARM

Friday, May 29, 2015  This morning at just after 0900 hours the Rescue was dispatched on the General Alarm to 131 E Lemon St in Lancaster City for a dwelling.  City units arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the three story apartment building.  The Rescue responded with a crew of five and was assigned to RIT on side Charlie of the building.  The crew remained on scene in that capacity for just over two hours before being released. 


     
RYAN ROBINSON/LNP PHOTOS

RYAN ROBINSON/LNP PHOTOS



 

GODSPEED WOODY, WE WILL MISS YOU

Sunday, May 24, 2015  We mourn the loss of brother firefighter, emergency dispatcher and friend Woody Woodward who valiantly fought cancer and its effects for many years. Woody is well known throughout the County and surrounding areas for his big smile and "Hey pal" greeting. He was also a devoted father and all around good guy! We will miss his contagious smile and laugh as well as his voice on the County's Emergency Radio. Woody's obituary is below: Woody Woodward, 41, of Elizabethtown, PA died on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital after an amazingly courageous battle against cancer. His fight to live has been an inspiration to everyone he came in contact with. Born in Waterbury, CT, he was the son of Geri DeBaro Woodward, and the late Wilfred R. Woodward, III. He was the beloved husband of Gretchen Lichty Woodward. He adored her and said it loudly, proudly, and often. Woody’s life can be best described as “a life of service.” Every aspect of his life, from work to hobbies to relationships, centered around the needs of others. Throughout his cancer treatments, he maintained a positive attitude and took a genuine interest in his friends’ lives. His selfless spirit is admirable to all who knew him. At the age of 15, Woody became a Jr. Firefighter at Lafayette Volunteer Fire Company. He has served as a volunteer in one way or another with various fire departments from Lancaster County to Allison Hill in Harrisburg for over 25 years. He was a member of the Rohrerstown Volunteer Fire Company for 15 years and was employed as a 911 dispatcher for Lancaster County for 19 ½ years. He always had a love of photography. In 2010, after his cancer diagnosis, Woody chose to no longer ride the fire trucks. His role changed to fire photographer and until his death, was the official photographer for Rohrerstown FD and Manheim Township Fire and Rescue. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his son, Wyatt C. Woodward, his brother, Rodney M. Woodward, and his nephew, Evan R. Woodward. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Gathering at Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA, 17602 on Wed. May 27, from 1:00-4:00 PM. A Fireman’s Funeral Ceremony will be conducted at 4:15 P.M. at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested gifts be made in Woody Woodward’s memory to support the Thyroid Cancer Research Program at Penn Medicine. Checks can be made payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” and sent to: Katie Dewees Detzel, Penn Medicine Development Office, 3535 Market St, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104

   


 

HOUSE FIRE ASSIST TO RAWLINSVILLE

Wednesday, May 20, 2015   At 1107 the company was alerted to assist Rawlinsville Fire Co ( Station 58) for a house fire at 341 Snyder Hollow Rd. Deputy 58 (Fuhrman)  arrived with fire showing from the roof and charlie side of the house. Deputy 58 also reported that the fire was wind driven throughout the house.

Tower 50 arrived and was ordered to set up on the alpha / bravo corner and prepare for aerial ops. Tanker 60 ( West Willow ) arrived behind Tower 50 and was ordered to supply the aerial operations. Tower 50 started to knock the fire down with the bucket while flowing CAFS due to not having hydrants or additional tankers on the scene. After the fire was knocked down crews entered the structure to complete hitting hot spots and overhaul.

Units from 50 cleared the scene around 3:30 pm . Thanks to Engine 905 ( Blue Rock)  for covering the local while we were operating.

     
Photo : QFD57

Photo : QFD57

Photo: QFD57

Photo: QFD57



 
 
 

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