Willow Street Fire Company

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.

     



 

REPORTED SMOKE IN THE MCDONALDS

Excuse me but is the Drivethru closed??

Excuse me but is the Drivethru closed??

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  This afternoon at 14:30 hours the first alarm assignment was dispatched at 301 Willow Valley Square for a reported building fire at the McDonalds. Units responding were advised that employees reported a possible smoke condition in the rear near the electrical panel.  Engine 502 arrived with nothing showing and crews checked the building with nothing found.  While units were checking County advised of a fire alarm at Willow Valley on Crestwood Dr which also proved to be false.  Assist units from the McDonald's call handled the alarm for us.

   


 

ASSIST TO 58 AT BUCK FOUNDRY

Thursday, October 9, 2014  At 10:52 hours the Rescue was dispatched for RIT assisting 58 at The Buck Company, 897 Lancaster Pike in Providence Township. Deputy 58 (Rich Fuhrman) arrived with a fire in a dust collection bin inside the plant. The bin contained metal dust and shavings from the Buck's foundry process.

Engine 581 stretched a line inside and Truck 57 set up to the roof to check for fire around the roof line of the bin vent. Rescue 50 responded and provided RIT for a brief time for the crews working inside and on the roof of the structure.  The Rescue cleared in about an hour.

     



 

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014  This year's fire prevention theme is "Working smoke alarms save lives!!! Test yours every month!!"  Fire prevention week runs from October 5th to October 11th. 

It is extremely important to test your smoke detectors on a monthly basis.  Even if you have hard wired smoke detectors they still need functioning batteries if the power goes out in your home.  Be sure that each and every level of your home is equipped with smoke detectors and make sure they are working by testing them. 

Your life and your family's lives depend on them!!!!

     



 
 
 

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