Willow Street Fire Company

BUSY WEEK FOR THE VOLUNTEERS

Monday, January 25, 2016  This weekend and week proved very steady for the members. On the 22nd a blizzard rolled in dumping approximately 30 inches of snow on the area. Over the weekend alone the company handled 12 calls for service ranging from chimney fires to investigations to medical assists. The rest of the week brought a few vehicle accidents due to conditions from the storm and the amount of snow/ice. Thanks to all the members that were available to assist during the storm and its aftermath.

     
TOM AMICO IMAGES

TOM AMICO IMAGES



 

ACCIDENT ASSIST TO WEST WILLOW

Sunday, January 17, 2016  Sunday night at 2120 hours the Rescue was dispatched to assist 60 on a crash with reported entrapment on Rawlinsville Rd just off of Baumgardner Rd.  Deputy 60 (Strausner) arrived to find a single vehicle overturned on the icy roadway with one person still in the vehicle.  Crews from 60 and 50 stabilized the vehicle and removed the driver in about 10 minutes.  Rescue 50 was available within the hour.

     
JORDAN SLAGEL PHOTOS

JORDAN SLAGEL PHOTOS



 

ENTRAPMENT ACCIDENT ASSIST TO 55

Saturday, January 16, 2016  Tonight the Rescue handled two calls for service.  The first was an assist to 54 on Wheatland School Rd for a roll over accident.  West Lampeter Police arrived reporting no injuries and Chief 54 (J Alexander) had the 50 units respond in non emergency.

As the Rescue was clearing the 54 box New Danville Fire was on a serious accident on Rt 741 at Bean Rd in Pequea Township.  Command 55 asked to add Rescue 50 to the assignment.  Their units were working a two vehicle head on accident with entrapment.  Rescue 50 arrived and provided support to the New Danville and West Willow personnel working on scene.  Unfortunately one of the drivers did not survive the accident.  Our sincere condolences go out to the family of the deceased.  Tom Amico images

     



 

CRASH ON PENNSY RD

Saturday, January 16, 2016  County Communications dispatched the Rescue and Engine Co to 990 Pennsy Rd for a vehicle accident at 1023 hours.  The units made the response and arrived to find a single vehicle (pickup truck) into the trees in the S curve.  Personnel assisted the occupants until EMS arrived and checked for hazards.  All units were available in just over half an hour.

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

RESCUE ASSISTS LANCASTER CITY ON GENERAL ALARM

Thursday, January 14, 2016  Rescue 50 assisted Lancaster City at 1100 hours this morning.   City units were dispatched to 639 Beaver St for a reporting dwelling fire and arrived with a well involved end of row structure.  The Rescue assisted with tasks as assigned and was on scene for several hours before clearing.  Photos by Glenn Usdin

     



 

VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT

Saturday, January 9, 2016  At 2123 hours Company 50 was dispatched along with EMS to the 100 block of Lancaster Pike for a reported vehicle accident involving entrapment.  Rescue/Engine 501 arrived with a two vehicle head on accident and one person trapped.  The crews from the Rescue/Engine and Rescue 50 removed the driver side doors of a sedan to gain access to the patient who was then transferred to the care of EMS.  Units remained on scene for just over an hour while PSP conducted their investigation.

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

CRASH INVOLVING TRACTOR TRAILER

Thursday, December 17, 2015  The West Lampeter Companies were sent to the intersection of Beaver Valley Pike and Gypsy Hill Rd at just after 0800 hours for a reported crash involving a tractor trailer.  Communications advised of a passenger car under a trailer with injuries.  Engine 54-1 arrived with a patient still in the vehicle but not trapped.  Patient care was provided until EMS arrived.  Units cleaned up the debris on the roadway and cleared in under an hour.

     
PHOTOS BY TOM AMICO

PHOTOS BY TOM AMICO



 

RESCUE PROVIDES RIT AT APARTMENT FIRE IN MILLERSVILLE

Thursday, December 10, 2015  Just as the Rescue was being put back in service from getting new front tires County Communications dispatched the apartment building assignment at 149 New St in Millersville Borough.  Chief 905 (K Eshelman) arrived with a working fire on the second floor.  The Rescue responded with a crew of 5 and was assigned to provide Rapid Intervention for crews working the fire.  The crew provided such for approximately 15 minutes until it was determined the fire was out and our services were not needed. 

     
DON SHENK PHOTO

DON SHENK PHOTO

DON SHENK PHOTO

DON SHENK PHOTO



 

CRASH WITH CONFINEMENT ON WILLOW STREET PIKE

JEREMIAH REBMAN PHOTO

JEREMIAH REBMAN PHOTO

Tuesday, December 8, 2015  This afternoon at 1533 hours the Rescue was dispatched to the 1300 block of Willow Street Pike for an auto accident with reported entrapment.  Rescue 50 and Rescue/Engine 501 arrived together to find a two vehicle head on accident.  One of the vehicles had its driver side against the guide rail and the driver confined/injured.  The companies removed both passenger side doors and the B post to create better access for EMS to remove the patient via backboard.  Crews from 50 and 54 remained on scene until the vehicles were removed.

   


 

CRASH IN THE FIRST DUE

Friday, December 4, 2015  This evening as members were preparing for the annual tree lighting ceremony the alert came in for an injury accident at Eshelman Mill Rd and Locust Lane.  Rescue 50 and Rescue/Engine 501 responded along with Assistant 50 (Rhineer Jr).  Units arrived to find a two vehicle accident with minor injuries.  Crews assisted EMS briefly and cleaned debris from the crash. 

The tree lighting was well attended by the community and personnel that were on the call got to mingle with guests upon return to the station.  Santa came in on the 56 Lafrance to visit with all of the children in attendance.  Thanks to all that came out and don't forget to look for Santa throughout the area this month!!

     



 
 
 

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