Willow Street Fire Company

OUR SYMPATHY TO THE TUCKER FAMILY AND QFD

Wednesday, January 28, 2015  We would like to extend out heartfelt sympathy to the Quarryville Fire Company on the loss of Active Firefighter / Life member William H. “Pop” Tucker after battling leukemia.  He was 74.

Pop was a great man that was liked by all and pretty much known to be on every call that Quarryville had.  Whenever we worked with Quarryville on calls it was usually not hard to find Pop standing at the pump panel or on the base of Truck 57 with his pipe in his mouth.  He had a quick wit and was always good for a laugh! 

Our hearts are with you Quarryville and also with Pop's family.  He will always be with you!

   


 

ACCIDENT AT VO-TECH

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  At 14:49 hours the West Lampeter Companies were dispatched to the 1700 block of Hans Herr Dr for a reported accident with entrapment.  Units from 50 and 54 arrived to find two vehicles that had struck head on in the Vo Tech complex.  Companies stabilized the vehicles and performed a door removal to assist EMS in removing the patient who had a leg injury.  Crews were clear in short order.

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

CRASH ASSIST TO 54

Monday, January 26, 2015  This afternoon at 16:20 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist 54 in the 1400 block of Millport Rd for an accident with reported entrapment.  Chief 50 (M Reese) arrived to find a single SUV on its side with a female still in the vehicle.  Engine 54-1 and Rescue 50 stabilized the vehicle and assisted the patient out and to waiting EMS.  Two patients were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT

Saturday, January 24, 2015  This afternoon at just after 1500 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist West Willow with an accident reported with entrapment at Rt 741 and Millwood Rd in Pequea Township.  Tanker 60 arrived with a single SUV into a brick wall with three people trapped.  The Rescue arrived and was assigned to the passenger side priority patient.  The crew removed the rear door for access and then forced the front door to gain access to the patient.  The Rescue was on scene for a short time before clearing.  Rescue Engine 501 and Squad 501 also responded.

     
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DON SHENK PHOTOS



 

CONGRATULATIONS TO JEFF KOSHUTA USMC

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS PRIVATE JEFFREY KOSHUTA (CENTER)

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS PRIVATE
      JEFFREY KOSHUTA (CENTER)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Firefighter Jeff Koshuta graduated from Marine Corps Boot Camp on January 15th and the members of Willow Street Fire Company would like to wish him the best as he now embarks on his career as a United States Marine.  Private Koshuta got the chance to visit for the week and take in a couple runs before he heads back for Combat Training in North Carolina and then Job Training in Missouri. 

Jeff - we are proud of you and know that you are going to be one hell of a Marine!!

   


 

ASSIST TO 57 FOR SMOKE IN THE BUILDING

Saturday, January 17, 2015  This morning at just past 0900 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist 57 with a reported building fire at Walter Aument Family Health Center in the Borough.  Rescue 50 responded with 6 personnel and performed the pre determined RIT while the crews from 57 checked the building.  The source of the smoke in the building was traced back to a faulty air handler and the Rescue was placed available after about a half hour.  Truck 50 also made the response and assisted on scene as well.

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

MEMBERS SAY GOODBYE TO THE OLD TRUCK

Friday, January 16, 2015  Today was a bittersweet day for the Willow Street Volunteers.  After serving the community of Willow Street for 28 years, the old Truck 5-12 left town for good to begin service in Bear Creek Fire Dept in South Carolina.  The Fire Chief and President of Bear Creek made the trek up to Willow Street and spent the afternoon and evening on Friday operating and driving the truck to get familiar with it.  Several of our members were present to show them operational aspects of the unit and go over records and maintenance with them.  After taking them out to dinner we bid them farewell and they left the Willow Street area at about 2030 hours to begin the long trip south. 

It goes without saying that there is alot of sentimental history seeing this Truck leave us.  Many of us worked quite a few fires with her and there are many former and retired members that are sad to see her go as well.  We wish Bear Creek all the best with the old girl and know that she will continue to protect their citizens just as she did in Willow Street for many years!

     
SPICE PHOTOS

SPICE PHOTOS



 

MINOR CRASH IN PROVIDENCE

Wednesday, January 14, 2015  This afternoon at 1515 hours the Company was dispatched to a vehicle accident standby at Rt 272 and Pennsy Rd in Providence Township.  Rescue Engine 501 and Rescue 50 responded and were advised of a two vehicle accident originally reported with no injuries; however and EMT was on scene requesting EMS to check a patient.  Both units arrived and performed hazard control while EMS checked the occupants of the vehicles.  Both units cleared in about an hour.

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

ANOTHER STEADY DAY

Monday, January 12, 2015  Today started out with a light freezing rain which caused a couple incidents for the Willow Street Volunteers. 

Just after 0800 the Rescue was dispatched for an auto accident at Rt 272 and Mount Airy Rd.  Chief 50 arrived to find a single vehicle on its side with no injuries.  The Rescue arrived and no services were needed.  

At 0937 the Rescue was dispatched to assist 54 with an auto accident in the 1600 block of Morningside Dr.  Units arrived to find a single vehicle off the road into the Creek with no injuries.  Crews from 54 and 50 utilized absorbant materials to help pick up some of the fluids coming from the vehicle into the creek.  All units were available at 1013 hours. 

Later at 1513 the Tower was dispatched to assist West Willow on a gas leak at 51 Wyndmere Way.  The Tower arrived to find an outside gas meter leaking and requested UGi to the scene.  Units checked the residence and found no problems inside and kept a protection line in place until UGI could correct the problem.  All units were available within the hour. 

Finally, the last call of the day was a reported building fire at the old McClunes service center at 136 Lancaster Pike.  Chief 50 arrived to find a large controlled burn immediately next to the building and held the assignment to Engine 502 only to extinguish the fire.  The engine was available at 1847 hours.

     
MORNINGSIDE DR CRASH (SPICE PHOTOS)

MORNINGSIDE DR CRASH (SPICE PHOTOS)



 

RIT ASSIST TO 57 FOR BUILDING FIRE

Saturday, January 10, 2015  This morning at 0913 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist Quarryville 57 with a building Fire at the Hess Express on Beaver Valley Pike in Providence Township.  The Rescue went enroute with a crew of 6 and were assigned to RIT on side Alpha.  The crew staged for approximately 30 minutes while companies worked.  First in companies found a fire above the ceiling and made quick work of it by opening up and removing the burnt materials.  The Rescue was available in just under an hour.

     
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TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 
 
 

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