Willow Street Fire Company

CRASH ASSIST TO 54

Thursday, August 7, 2014  This afternoon at 1446 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist 54 on a vehicle accident at the intersection of Lampeter Rd and Pioneer Rd.  Units arrived to find the crash at Pioneer Rd and Hitching Post Ln with an SUV into a tree.  Rescue 50 was on scene for a short time before clearing.

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  National Night Out was held again this year at the Lampeter Fair Grounds.  Members travelled over to the fairgrounds along with numerous other emergency service organizations for a night of mingling with the community we serve.  Good food and good music was on hand as well as numerous displays.  Some of our members even tried out the mechanical bull (including Louie!)  The night was concluded with a fireworks display for the attendees.  Kudos go out to Officer Dave Covey and the West Lampeter Township Police Department for putting together another outstanding night out!!

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

RESCUE AND ENGINE ASSIST 63 WITH GARAGE FIRE

Sunday, August 3, 2014  Just after 0200 hours the rescue was dispatched as part of the first alarm to 47 Ranck Ave in Lancaster Township for a garage fire.  The Rescue and Assistant 50  responded with 6 personnel and were assigned to the RIT sector.  Engine 502 was also dispatched on the working fire dispatch and were advised to stage upon arrival.  City Engine 3 made a quick knock down of the fire and RIT was stood down after 45 minutes.  Crews from 50 assisted picking up the lines and repacking them before being released.

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 

TUESDAY TRAINING ON ISO WATER DRILL

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  This evening for training the members traveled to the Smithville Mobile Home Park for an ISO water drill.  Both of the company's two engines were utilized to draft water from the mobile home park pond and flow water through a deck gun for two minutes.  Fire Chief Mike Reese added an additional challenge of pulling in from 200' from the pond, retrieving the hard sleeve from the rig, hooking it up, pulling a draft and flowing water within three minutes.  The first crew of 4 on Rescue/Engine 501 pulled a draft and had water flowing in 2 minutes 55 seconds.  The second crew of 6 on Engine 502 performed the task in 2 minutes 19 seconds. 

To finish out the night all the members participated in a run in drill with the engines with multiple handlines being pulled as well as the blitzfire and deck gun being utilized.  It was a great learning experience for new and old members alike.

     
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ROLLOVER IN PROVIDENCE

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  This morning at 0749 hours the Rescue was dispatched for a vehicle accident standby at Rt 272 south and Pennsy Rd.  Rescue 50 made the response with 4 personnel and was advised of a single vehicle overturned with the driver out of the vehicle declining medical attention.  On arrival the crew found a passenger car on it's roof after colliding with a guiderail on Pennsy just west of the southbound route.  The driver was checked and he declined any medical attention so the company stood by for the tow.  Rescue/Engine 501 also made the response.

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

VEHICLE ACCIDENT ASSIST TO 54

Saturday, July 26, 2014  This morning at 03:37 hours the Rescue was dispatched along with 54 units to the 1800 block of Lampeter Rd for a reported accident with entrapment.  Units were advised of a single vehicle into a telephone pole with a subject trapped.  Engine 54-1 arrived with a driver confined in a small passenger car, stabilized the vehicle and performed a door pop.  Rescue 50 assisted on scene with hazard control before clearing shortly thereafter.

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

WORKING PICKUP TRUCK FIRE IN THE FIRST DUE

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Just before 1500 hours the West Lampeter Volunteers were alerted to 600 Penn Grant Rd at the Ascension Lutheran Church for a vehicle fire.  Engine 502 responded and was advised by County Communications that a pickup truck was on fire that contained an 80 gallon diesel fuel tank in it's bed.  502 arrived with a working fire in the crew cab of the truck and made quick work of the fire with a 1.75 inch line.  Engine 54-2 and engine 501 provided additional support.

A short time later the Rescue was called to Penn Grant Rd and Peach Bottom Rd for spill control.  The same truck that was on fire sprung a leak in it's diesel tank while being flat bedded and spilled fuel onto the roadway.  The crew from the rescue put absorbant on the roadway to mitigate the problem.

     



 

CRASH IN PROVIDENCE

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  In the early morning hours the company was dispatched to the 300 block of Lancaster Pike for an auto accident.  Companies arrived to find a single vehicle into a guide rail with one minor injury.  Crews from the Rescue and Rescue/Engine assisted EMS and performed the usual hazard control.

     



 

RESCUE AND TRUCK ASSIST LAFAYETTE AT HIGH STEEL

Monday, July 14, 2014  Just after 2000 hours the Rescue was dispatched as part of the working fire  assignment to assist Lafayette 63 at 144 Greenfield Rd at the High Steel Plant.  Some sort of electrical malfunction sent 800,000 volts through the entire structure causing anything electric in the building to burn up or explode.  As the Rescue was responding command upgraded the assignment to a second alarm bringing Truck 50 as well.  The rescue crew was assigned to RIT along with City Engine 3 and Truck 66.  The crew took up a position on side Alpha and monitored the scene while the Truck crew was assigned to ventilation and also to the roof.  Units remained on scene for approximately 2 hours before being released. 

     
PHOTOS BY WOODY WOODWARD

PHOTOS BY WOODY WOODWARD



 

THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED THE HOPE FOR HEROES EVENT

Saturday, July 12, 2014  We would like to thank everyone that attended the Hope For Heroes event.  Monies raised are going to the Gary Sinise Foundation and the USO to help both active duty Military and Veterans. 

Without these brave men and women we would not be the greatest country in the world!!! 

     
PHOTOS BY PHOTO 5 IMAGERY (BOB DEVONSHIRE)

PHOTOS BY PHOTO 5 IMAGERY (BOB
      DEVONSHIRE)



 
 
 

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