Willow Street Fire Company

MINOR DWELLING FIRE IN LAMPETER

Thursday, August 27, 2015  This afternoon at 14:48 hours the company was dispatched to assist Lampeter on a dwelling fire at 5 Kimberly Ct.  Upon response County Radio reported smoke from the second floor and a male unable to get out.  Police arrived and reported smoke showing from the second floor side Charlie and the male out of the residence.  Fire units arrived and upon investigation found a small fire involving a bathroom ceiling fan on the second floor.  The burning area was removed and the house naturally ventilated.  Units were clear within an hour.

     
PHOTOS BY CODY EDMUNDS

PHOTOS BY CODY EDMUNDS



 

RESCUE TRANSFERS TO MAYTOWN DURING 4 ALARM FIRE IN MARIETTA

STANDING BY IN MAYTOWN (KEVIN MCMINN PHOTO)

STANDING BY IN MAYTOWN (KEVIN MCMINN
      PHOTO)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015  While units battled a 4 alarm fire at a pallet business in Marietta Borough, Rescue 50 was transferred to Maytown to standby.  The Rescue spent most of the day there and was called in to the scene to assist with overhaul in the afternoon hours.  After a couple hours assisting Marietta the Rescue was released to make the long trek back home.

   


 

REPORTED ENTRAPMENT ACCIDENT IN PEQUEA TOWNSHIP

Thursday, August 13, 2015  Just after 1200 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist West Willow on a reported vehicle accident with entrapment at Rt 272 South and Penn Grant Rd.  50 and 60 units arrived to find a single vehicle overturned in a ditch with the patient still in the auto.  The driver was able to be removed through the rear window of the passenger care and transferred to EMS within a couple minutes of fire units arrival.  On scene companies performed hazard control and the Rescue Company was available in short order.

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

OUR SYMPATHY TO THE REESE FAMILY

Thursday, August 13, 2015  The members of Willow Street Fire Company would like to extend our sympathy to Fire Chief Mike Reese, Deputy Dave Reese and the entire Reese family on the loss of their mother LoAnn Reese.  LoAnn passed away Saturday after experiencing a medical emergency last week.  She was well known to a lot of the members and would always be seen with a smile on her face.  LoAnn's husband Elmer was Fire Chief of the former Bausman Fire Co which later formed the Lancaster Township Fire Dept along with the Wheatland Fire Co.  LoAnn served for many years in the Bausman Fire Co Ladies Auxiliary and was always there to support both her husband and her sons as they carried on the tradition of being firemen. 

We will greatly miss LoAnn and will continue to support her husband and sons as they work through this difficult time.

LoAnn's obituary and service information is provided below as it appeared on LancasterOnline.

LoAnne (Wallick) Reese

     
LoAnne and Elmer Reese

LoAnne and Elmer Reese



 

CRASH WITH 54

Monday, August 10, 2015  At 0914 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist 54 with a crash at Rt 222 and Penn Grant Rd.  Units arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident and all patients out of the vehicles.  Crews performed hazard control and assisted EMS with patient care.  All units were available within the hour.

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

"TRASH" FIRE IN PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP

Thursday, August 6, 2015  Just before 1400 hours the Engines were dispatched to 123 Lancaster Pike for an outside investigation.  Both engines responded together and were advised that a passerby saw alot of black smoke coming from the old Frey's Evergreen Plantation.  Upon arrival a well involved "pile" of porta john was found to be burning at the rear of the property.  After advising the owner that burning porta johns was not legal the crew put it out with the booste line off Engine 2.  Both units were available in short order.

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 

2015 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Tuesday, August 4, 2015  Tonight was the annual National Night Out sponsored by Target Stores.  The evening was held at the Lampeter Fire Co Fairgrounds and gave the Community we serve a chance to see its emergency responders.  Representatives from Police, Fire and EMS were on hand to show off their equipment and response capabilities.  The Sheriff's office had their k-9 there and provided a demonstration.  Lancaster County SERT was on hand as well.  Cylo from the Lancaster Barnstormers was on hand to dance with the crowd while DJ Chuck Colson spun the hits.  Hess' Barbecue handed out free chicken wings and french fries and the evening was capped off with a great fire works display put on by Schaeffer Pyrotechnics.  Thanks to all that worked hard to put this event on and to the Community for coming out and enjoying the evening. 

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 

RESCUE ON WORKING FIRE IN LANCASTER TOWNSHIP EAST

Monday, August 3, 2015  Rescue 50 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment assisting 63 on an apartment building fire at 905 E King St in Lancaster Township.  First arriving engine 64-3 reported a working fire on the deck on the 3rd floor.  Additional units arrived and found the fire had worked it's way into the attic/roof area and had to do extensive opening up to expose the fire.  Rescue 50 was assigned the RIT sector for the duration of the call.

     
BOB DEVONSHIRE PHOTO

BOB DEVONSHIRE PHOTO

BOB DEVONSHIRE PHOTO

BOB DEVONSHIRE PHOTO



 

AUTO ALARM AND CRASH IN FIRST DUE

PHOTO BY BRAD KURTZ

PHOTO BY BRAD KURTZ

Friday, July 31, 2015  At 1430 hours the Company was dispatched to 211 Willow Valley Square at Willow Valley Manor for an automatic fire alarm.  Tower 50 arrived and was advised that the alarm was reported false due to a malfunctioning smoke detector.  As this was occurring a West Lampeter Police Officer came upon an auto accident at Willow Street Pike and Millwood Rd with injuries.  Tower 50, Engine 502 and Engine 54-2 responded from the auto alarm while Rescue 50 responded from station.  Units arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with one injury.  Personnel assisted EMS with patient care and cleared the scene of hazards and debris.  All units were available in approximately 45 minutes.


   


 

TOWNHOUSE FIRE ASSIST TO 66

Thursday, July 30, 2015  This afternoon the Tower, Rescue and Engine were dispatched to assist 66 with a Townhouse fire at 310 Waterford Ct in Lancaster Township.  Captain 66 arrived first with heavy smoke from the second floor of the end row townhouse.  Engine 66-1 was first arriving and stretched an apartment line and began a knockdown of the fire.  Engine 64-2 arrived second and performed search finding a small dog on the second floor.  Towers 66 and 50 arrived together and the 50 crew began throwing ladders as well as going interior to open up and assist the engine crews.   The Tower Chauffeur retrieved the oxygen and pet masks and began resuscitation efforts on the small dog, getting him breathing again for transport to the SPCA.  Rescue 50 arrived on scene and assumed RIT duties on side Alpha.  Crews from multiple companies worked together to open up the fire unit and the adjacent unit (exposure B).  Units from 50 were on scene for approximately an hour before being released.


Earlier in the day the Rescue was dispatched to assist 57 with a house fire on Buck Rd.  The Rescue arrived and was put available as the fire was contained to a small area next to an outside air conditioner unit.


     
PHOTOS BY DON SHENK

PHOTOS BY DON SHENK



 
 
 

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