Willow Street Fire Company

RESCUE ASSISTS REFTON ON HOUSE FIRE

Sunday, May 15, 2016  At 19:10 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist 59 with a reported house fire at 138 Pennsy Rd in Providence Township.  The crew from the Rescue provided RIT for approximately an hour before being release.  Engine 502 also made the response.

     



 

TUESDAY EVENING PUMP TRAINING

Tuesday, May 10, 2016   Tonight the members trained with some of our newer pump operators on hydrant pumping, supply pumping, and working multiple lines of different sizes including the Tower.  Thanks to all of the Volunteers that came out and trained to continue to learn and make ourselves better.

     



 

ASSIST TO 89 ON SMALL BARN FIRE

Monday, May 2, 2016  At 2210 hours the Rescue was dispatched as part of the 1st alarm assignment for an outbuilding fire at 1450 Harmony Ridge Rd in Drumore Township assisting Robert Fulton.  Chief 89 (Tomlinson) arrived with a fully involved barn collapsing into itself from an apparent lightning strike.  The Rescue crew made their way back the lane and worked the exterior of the on side Charlie pulling corn fodder away from the structure.  Engine 502 also assisted on scene in the same capacity.  Both units were on scene for just under 3 hours.

     



 

RESCUE ASSISTS 57 ON OUTBUILDING/WOODS

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  At 1443 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist Quarryville on an outbuilding fire at 3 Timberline Dr in East Drumore Township.  Units from 57 arrived to find a shed and child's playset well involved as well as some woods burning.  Rescue 50 assisted on scene with overhauling the burning area and was cleared in about an hour.

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, April 23, 2016  We would like to thank everyone that came out to our Open House today.  Although the morning started off a little drizzly; by noon the sun was out and it was a beautiful day!  We estimated between 200 to 250 people visited us throughout the morning and afternoon.

Thanks to our community for supporting us and thank you to the members that spent the day showing our pride!!

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

AFTERNOON CRASH AND BRUSH

Thursday, April 21, 2016  This afternoon the Volunteers were alerted to the 900 block of Lime Valley Rd for a Class 1 Accident.  Units from 54 and 50 arrived to a vehicle overturned with a female laying in the grass.  Personnel checked on the female while also addressing a large fuel spill from the vehicle.  Engine 54-1 layed a blanket of foam with the Pro Pak to suppress the vapors from the gas leak.  EMS transported one person.  Units were clear in a short time.

Later in the evening the Company was dispatched to the 300 block of Lancaster Pike South for brush.  Engines 1 and 2 responded and found a couple small areas of grass burning along the highway.  Engine 2 made quick work of the first small fire and Engine 1's crew checked on the other spots. 

     



 

WORKING PICKUP FIRE ON BATT AVE

Monday, April 18, 2016   At 16:04 hours the Township companies were sent to the 2700 block of Willow Street Pike for a reported auto fire.  The Engines had just returned from a brush fire on South View Rd assisting 54 so they were out within a minute of dispatch.  Chief 50 (M Reese) arrived with a working pickup truck fire off of Batt Ave.  Engines 502 and 501 arrived and made quick work of the fire.  The Pro Pak was used to finish the job.  Units were clear in just over 20 minutes.

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 

RESCUE ON GENERAL ALARM IN LANCASTER CITY

Saturday, April 16, 2016   At 23:49 the Rescue was dispatched to assist Lancaster City on a General Alarm fire at 631 Marietta Ave.  City crews and other surrounding companies were working multiple row homes that began at 631 and spread to 637 through the 3rd floor and cock lofts.  The Rescue was assigned to the Charlie Side and provided lighting while the crew performed various tasks as assigned by Command.  Rescue 50 was on scene for a couple hours before being released.  Truck 50 also stood by at City Station 1 during the fire.

     
GREG LEAMAN IMAGES

GREG LEAMAN IMAGES



 

TUESDAY TRAINING WITH CITY BUREAU OF FIRE

Tuesday, April 12, 2016   This evening we traveled into the City to meet with LCBF C Shift personnel and go over some of our rope equipment as well as have them show us the new magnetic hydrant wrenches.  Companies met at the former National Guard Armory on Chesapeake St and we were shown the City's bailout/search simulator.  City Firefighters built the prop and have been utilizing it for some time.  The prop includes a "drop floor" that can be released, dropping a firefighter down into a lower level to simulate disorientation.  We hope to be able to utilize the simulator in the future when we get together again.  

We then made our way to Almanac Ave so that the City Personnel could show us the newer fire hydrants that utilize a magnetic hydrant wrench.  Our Engines and Tower all have this new wrench and we got a chance to see how they work.  These hydrants are designed so that civilians cannot just utilize a wrench to open them.

Thanks to Captain Barton, Lieutenant Hamric and the rest of C Shift for taking time to train with us.

     



 

BARRICADED SUBJECT HAS COMPANY ON STANDBY

Sunday, April 3, 2016  At 18:08 hours WSFC was dispatched to standby in quarters for the Police Department and advised to contact County Communications for details.  The Police were on scene of an emotional subject that had barricaded himself in his second floor apartment and said that he had doused his apartment in gasoline and kerosene.  Since the residence was in the 2800 block of Willow Street Pike the busy roadway had to be shut down out of concern for passing traffic and the company needed to stand by in case the subject decided to light the residence on fire.  Multiple assisting agencies were called for fire police to close the highway down while West Lampeter Police and County SERT negotiators attempted to talk the subject out.  After about 7 hours the subject actually did light a fire on the second floor which luckily did minor damage; however, this caused the 50 units to go onto the street and prepare to fight the fire when the "all clear" was given.  At approximately 01:30 the police were able to enter the apartment and take the subject into custody without incident.  At that time fire personnel entered the apartment to be sure there was no further issues.  All units cleared just before 02:00 after being on the event 8 hours.  Thanks to Lampeter and West Willow Fire Companies for assisting us and standing by and big thanks to all of the Fire Police units that spent many hours directing traffic.

     
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PHOTO 5 IMAGERY PHOTOS



 
 
 

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