Willow Street Fire Company

OUR SYMPATHY TO ROBERT FULTON AND RAWLINSVILLE FIRE

Friday, October 24, 2014  We would like to pass along our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Firefighter Christi Rodgers of the Robert Fulton Fire Company who passed away in the line of duty on Friday October 24th while responding to an alarm.  Her obituary and funeral arrangements are posted below courtesy of Lancasteronline:

Christi Marie Rodgers, 26, of Peach Bottom, PA, fell in the line of duty, on Friday, October 24, 2014. She was the wife of James P. Rodgers, II. She was born in Lancaster, a daughter of David and Janice Harven Jackson.

Christi had been employed as a scheduler and caregiver for Caring Matters, Inc., Lancaster, PA.

Christi was an active firefighter-EMT. She was a member of Robert Fulton Fire Company, where she currently served as secretary and medical officer, and also served with the Wakefield Ambulance Association. She was a past member of the Rawlinsville Fire Company, where she was a past secretary, and the Pequea Fire Company. Christi had also served as an EMT for the former New Providence Ambulance Association.

She was an active member of the Worship Center, Leola.

Christi loved the outdoors, where she hunted and fished. She had been an assistant soccer coach with her father for the Penn Manor Soccer Club, and had been a Girl Scout leader, receiving the Silver Award. She enjoyed rooting for her Baltimore Ravens.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her one month old son, Conner Patrick Rodgers, brother, David Jackson, husband of Jermel Johnson of Philadelphia, paternal grandparents, Florence and Jesse Jackson, Lancaster, maternal grandmother, June Harven of Huntingdon County.

The Funeral Service will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1104 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. The burial will be in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Peach Bottom, PA. Visitations will be held on Wednesday evening at the Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA from 6-8:00 PM and at Wesley United Methodist Church on Thursday from 9-11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Conner P. Rodgers Benefit Fund," c/o any Fulton Bank branch. Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 144 East State Street, Quarryville, PA. To send an online note of condolence to the family, please visit our website at:

   


 

ASSIST TO CONESTOGA ON OUTBUILDING

JEREMIAH REBMAN PHOTO

JEREMIAH REBMAN PHOTO

Monday, October 27, 2014  This afternoon at 14:04 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist Conestoga Fire Company at 210 Hillcrest Rd for an outbuilding.  Conestoga was originally dispatched for a woods fire that quickly spread and overtook a small shed.  The Rescue and Engine 2 responded to assist as some companies were having difficulty fielding crews.  Engine 2 proceeded to the Pequea Marina to fill tankers and the Rescue responded to the scene and assisted with mop up of the area.  The Engine ended up filling only one tanker before clearing.  Units were on the street for just over two hours.

   


 

BINGO WAS A SUCCESS!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014  This evening the Company held a Gift Basket/31 bingo at the firehouse.  The doors opened at 1630 hours and the bingo games began at 1800.  21 games were played and there was also a 50/50 drawing, chinese auction and strips tickets.  Food was provided by Chef Jeff and his assistants.  We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported us as well as all of the sponsors of the gift baskets and other giveaways!!  Thanks also goes out to Sue Reese and Jen Anastasio for spearheading this fundraiser and doing a lot of leg work ahead of time.  We hope to do it again in the future!!

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 

OVERTURNED TRUCK HAULING CORN

Thursday, October 23, 2014  This evening the West Lampeter Companies handled an overturned straight truck at the intersection of Beaver Valley Pike (Rt 222) and Village Rd (Rt 741).  Engine 54-1 arrived to find a truck hauling feed corn overturned with one vehicle in the spilled corn.  Luckily the small passenger car was not struck by the overturning truck itself and there were no injuries in that vehicle or the truck.  Rescue 50 and Rescue/Engine 501 responded along with the two squads for traffic control.  The Rescue remained on scene until 2020 hours or just over 3 hours.

     
BOB DEVONSHIRE (PHOTO 5 IMAGE)

BOB DEVONSHIRE (PHOTO 5 IMAGE)

PHOTO BY SPICE

PHOTO BY SPICE



 

ENVIRONMENTAL RESCUE ASSIST TO 90

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  This morning at 1110 hours Tower 50 was dispatched to assist Company 90 (Blue Rock) with a public service at 3200 Blue Rock Rd in Manor Township.  A tree trimmer had been working approximately 30 feet up in a tree when the branch his ladder was leaning against shifted causing him to cling to the tree so he would not fall.  The man's counterpart on the ground called 911 and Chief 905 (Eshleman) requested Truck 50 for the 45' Bangor ladder.  Upon arrival of the Tower it was decided that the Tower could be set up and the subject could be reached via the main aerial device.  The Tower was positioned and the man was brought down to safety a few minutes later.  Tower 50 was placed available at 1212 hours.

     
PHOTO BY BLAINE SHAHAN (LNP)

PHOTO BY BLAINE SHAHAN (LNP)

PHOTO BY BLAINE SHAHAN (LNP)

PHOTO BY BLAINE SHAHAN (LNP)



 

WORKING HOUSE FIRE

Monday, October 20, 2014  At 1230 hours County Communications dispatched the dwelling fire at 2106 Mill Creek Rd.  Upon response units were advised of multiple calls of smoke and fire from the structure.  Engine 54-2 and 502 arrived simultaneously with 54-2 taking the attack and 502 supplying.  The crews of 54-2 and 502 entered via the front door finding moderate smoke throughout the first floor.  The crew from 502 attempted to reach the 2nd floor to perform a search but were met with high heat and hoarder conditions which prevented a viable search.  Together the crew from 54 and 50 worked from the stairs and onto the second floor knocking down the majority of the fire.  The fire had also burned a 6 foot hole through the floor in the room of origin which dropped burning debris into a room on the first floor which was full of stored items.  Crews worked the scene for several hours overhauling the residence.  Multiple cats and dogs were also brought out of the residence and were given oxygen by members of Lancaster EMS and later checked over by Willow Run Veterinary Clinic Staff.   Assistant 50 (Rhineer Jr) and Chief 50 (M Reese) had command of the incident.  The State Police Fire Marshall has ruled the fire accidental due to an electrical issue.  Thanks to all of the assist companies and agencies as well as Quarryville Fire for standing by during the incident.

Units on scene: 

Engines 501, 502, 54-1, 54-2, 64-1, 64-2, 66-2

Rescues 905, 201

Trucks 66, 67

Lancaster EMS

     
PHOTOS BY WOODY WOODWARD

PHOTOS BY WOODY WOODWARD



 

REPORTED BUILDING AT GOD BLESS AMERICA

Monday, October 20, 2014  At 1100 hours the company along with surrounding units were dispatched to 2504 Willow Street Pike at the God Bless America gas station for a reported buiding fire.  Upon response units were advised of a fire in the bathroom.  Engine 502 arrived with nothing showing and found a burned up fan with no extension.   Personnel removed the fan and surrounding ceiling tiles and perfomred ventilation of the premises.  The incident was held to 50 and 54 with all units clearing 1130 hours.

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 

FIREFIGHTER JEFF KOSHUTA HEADS OFF TO MARINE CORPS BASIC TRAINING

Sunday, October 19, 2014  The membership of Willow Street Fire Co would like to wish Firefighter Jeff Koshuta well as he leaves tomorrow for Marine Corps Basic Training at Parris Island, South Carolina.  Jeff joined the fire company as a Junior Member and quickly showed that he was dedicated to becoming a proficient firefighter.  He was part of the Cadet Program at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center and is also in the Boy Scouts attaining the level of Eagle Scout.

We are fully confident that Jeff will be an asset to the Marine Corps and will do his best no matter the assignment.  Good luck Jeff and Semper Fi!!!

     
JEFF KOSHUTA (CENTER) AFTER THE 53 BOX

JEFF KOSHUTA (CENTER) AFTER THE 53 BOX



 

BARN FIRE ASSIST TO 58

Saturday, October 18, 2014  At 2116 hours the Truck and Engine 2 were dispatched to 442 River Rd in Martic Township for a barn fire assisting 58.  First in companies from 58 found a tractor fire that extended into the tobacco barn with heavy fire showing.  Those units began to work on the body of fire as assist units arrived to assist and provide additional water.  The Tower and Engine 2's crew assisted with various tasks while on scene before clearing at 2253 hours.  Rescue Engine 501 was initially dispatched to the scene but was then transferred to standby at Company 58.

     
PHOTOS BY BOB DEVONSHIRE (PHOTO 5 IMAGERY)

PHOTOS BY BOB DEVONSHIRE (PHOTO 5
      IMAGERY)



 

RESCUE AND ENGINE ASSIST TO CONESTOGA

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Just before 1730 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist 53 on a house fire at 306 Slackwater Rd in Conestoga Township.  First arriving units found a working fire on the Charlie side of the house.  The Rescue responded with a crew of 9 and on arrival the crew went interior and assisted opening up the interior walls to aid in stopping the fire spread.  Engine 502 also made the response.  The fire was quickly brought under control and the 50 units were available at 1852 hours.

     



 
 
 

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