Willow Street Fire Company

MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON BEAVER VALLEY PIKE

Friday, July 22, 2016  This morning around 1100 hours 54 and 50 were sent to the 1100 block of Beaver Valley Pike for a motorcycle accident.  Reports were received that a motorcycle went off the roadway at a high rate of speed and struck several objects.  The rider was thrown approximately 75 yards and was not awake.  EMS and fire units arrived and quickly packaged the male patient for transport to the hospital.  Engine 54-1 and Rescue 50 were available in short order and fire police remained on scene for approximately an hour while West Lampeter Police investigated the crash.  Tom Amico photos.

     



 

MINOR DWELLING FIRE IN THE FIRST DUE

Thursday, July 21, 2016  The first alarm assignment was dispatched at 15:47 hours for a house on fire at 111 First St in West Lampeter.  County Communications advised that a neighbor could see a fire on an attached porch of the house and that there were possibly dogs inside.  Police and EMS arrived reporting smoke and fire showing from the B/C corner.  Engine 502 arrived and placed a line in service to extinguish the bulk of the fire.  Upon further inspection the fire did not enter the home and remained exterior only.  Units from 54, 57 and 60 assisted on scene with overhaul.  All units were clear in just over an hour.  Jordan Slagel photos.

     



 

STOKES BASKET/TOWER TRAINING

Tuesday, July 19, 2016  This evening the members of 50 and 54 got together at the Vo Tech School to practice tying patients into stokes baskets and moving them from a roof to the ground safely.  We practiced the skills utilizing the stokes bridle as well as the stokes basket holder on the bucket of Tower 50.  Crews worked together to move multiple stokes off of the roof and safely to the ground.

     



 

HIGH RISE/LONG LINE TRAINING AT WILLOW VALLEY

Tuesday, July 12, 2016  This evening Company members travelled to Willow Valley Manor at the employee parking garage fo work on utilizing our high rise packs and extending long lines.  Personnel broke into two groups with one group practicing hooking up to standpipes and stretching to the next floor up utilizing 3" hose packs and the high rise pack.  The other group worked on pulling the 400' apartment line off of Engine 502 and extending it up two flights of stairs and across the parking lot deck. 

     



 

MINOR SMOKE ISSUE AT WILLOW VALLEY PROVIDENCE PARK CLUBHOUSE

Thursday, July 7, 2016  Just before 1800 hours County Communications alerted Co 50 and surrounding units to 10 Providence Park Dr at the Clubhouse at Providence Park for a reported building fire.  Chief 50 M Reese responded and was advised that the Alarm Co received the alarm and confirmed with the site that there was a smoke condition from a piece of equipment.  Chief 50 arrived to find a belt from a bowling alley that caused the smoke condition.  Units set up positive pressure fans to remove the smoke and monitored the air to be sure it was ok for the occupants to reenter.  Units were clear in under an hour.  Thanks to Lancaster Township Lieutenant Greg Leaman for the photos.

     



 

CONGRATULATIONS TO LAMPETER STRASBURG GIRL'S SOFTBALL TEAM ON AN OUTSTANDING YEAR

Thursday, June 16, 2016  Congrats to the L-S girl's softball team on a great year!!  The Pioneers went into the State PIAA Class 3A Championship game today against Yough and fought very hard throughout the game losing by a score of 1-0.  We are proud of the Lady Pioneers and were happy to greet them when they got back in town this evening. Way to go ladies!!

     



 

DRY HYDRANT/PUMP TRAINING

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  This evening the West Lampeter Companies got together to practice dry hydrant and pumper training.  Personnel practiced hooking up and drafting as well as supplying multiple lines of different sizes and lengths.  We also used this time to qualify some drivers on different apparatus.  Thanks to Edmunds Photography for the drone images.

     



 

CRASH IN PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP

Monday, June 13, 2016  At 1240 hours the Company was dispatched to the 300 block of Rt 272 South for a vehicle accident involving fire.  Rescue/Engine 501 arrived with no fire and the patient extricated and in the care of EMS.  Crews assisted EMS briefly and were clear in short order.

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

CRASH AND ASSIST ON GARAGE FIRE

Sunday, June 12, 2016  This afternoon the Willow Street Volunteers handled two calls for service.  The first was for a motorcycle crash at Penn Grant Rd and Woodhall Dr.  Units arrived to find a motorcycle vs a passenger car and the rider up and walking around with a hand injury.  No services were needed and as the Rescue was going available Lancaster Township Fire special requested our Engine for a garage fire they were working on.  Engine 502 responded with a crew of 6 and assisted on scene in the 600 block of Bean Hill Rd for a time.

     



 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BEN EIDEMILLER

Friday, June 10, 2016  WSFC would like to congratulate Firefighter Ben Eidemiller on his graduation from Lampeter-Strasburg High School.  We are also proud of Ben for earning a $1,000 scholarship through the Lancaster County Fire Chief's Association for his volunteerism.  The award was sponsored by Compleat Restoration.  Way to go Ben!!!!

   


 
 
 

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