Willow Street Fire Company

WORKING PICKUP TRUCK FIRE IN THE FIRST DUE

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Just before 1500 hours the West Lampeter Volunteers were alerted to 600 Penn Grant Rd at the Ascension Lutheran Church for a vehicle fire.  Engine 502 responded and was advised by County Communications that a pickup truck was on fire that contained an 80 gallon diesel fuel tank in it's bed.  502 arrived with a working fire in the crew cab of the truck and made quick work of the fire with a 1.75 inch line.  Engine 54-2 and engine 501 provided additional support.

A short time later the Rescue was called to Penn Grant Rd and Peach Bottom Rd for spill control.  The same truck that was on fire sprung a leak in it's diesel tank while being flat bedded and spilled fuel onto the roadway.  The crew from the rescue put absorbant on the roadway to mitigate the problem.

     



 

CRASH IN PROVIDENCE

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  In the early morning hours the company was dispatched to the 300 block of Lancaster Pike for an auto accident.  Companies arrived to find a single vehicle into a guide rail with one minor injury.  Crews from the Rescue and Rescue/Engine assisted EMS and performed the usual hazard control.

     



 

RESCUE AND TRUCK ASSIST LAFAYETTE AT HIGH STEEL

Monday, July 14, 2014  Just after 2000 hours the Rescue was dispatched as part of the working fire  assignment to assist Lafayette 63 at 144 Greenfield Rd at the High Steel Plant.  Some sort of electrical malfunction sent 800,000 volts through the entire structure causing anything electric in the building to burn up or explode.  As the Rescue was responding command upgraded the assignment to a second alarm bringing Truck 50 as well.  The rescue crew was assigned to RIT along with City Engine 3 and Truck 66.  The crew took up a position on side Alpha and monitored the scene while the Truck crew was assigned to ventilation and also to the roof.  Units remained on scene for approximately 2 hours before being released. 

     
PHOTOS BY WOODY WOODWARD

PHOTOS BY WOODY WOODWARD



 

THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED THE HOPE FOR HEROES EVENT

Saturday, July 12, 2014  We would like to thank everyone that attended the Hope For Heroes event.  Monies raised are going to the Gary Sinise Foundation and the USO to help both active duty Military and Veterans. 

Without these brave men and women we would not be the greatest country in the world!!! 

     
PHOTOS BY PHOTO 5 IMAGERY (BOB DEVONSHIRE)

PHOTOS BY PHOTO 5 IMAGERY (BOB
      DEVONSHIRE)



 

RESCUE ENGINE PULLED FROM STANDBY TO ASSIST AT BARN IN BART

Friday, July 11, 2014  At 2330 hours the rescue engine was dispatched to standby at Quarryville 57 while their units assisted at a barn fire in Bart 51's first due.  While on standby Command 51 asked for the stand by companies to move up to the scene.  The crew was dropped off at the scene to assist with overhaul while the rescue engine's driver (C Rhineer Jr) was assigned to haul water (yes that's right - haul water!!)  The crew worked on scene for a little over an hour before being released from the scene to go back to standby.

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

FATALITY ACCIDENT ON LAMPETER RD

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  Just before 1400 hours the West Lampeter Departments were dispatched to Lampeter Rd at Lamp post Ln for a reported auto accident with entrapment.  County Communications reported a two vehicle head on accident with as many as three people trapped.  Crews from 54 and 50 worked to free a heavily trapped occupant and also assisted EMS with patients from the other vehicle.  EMS transported all patients from the scene; however, one patient passed away at the hospital.  

Units remained on scene for several hours assisting the police department.

WSFC would like to pass along our sincere condolences to the family of the young driver that passed away. 

     
TOM AMICO PHOTOS

TOM AMICO PHOTOS



 

"SILO" FIRE ON LAMPETER RD

Monday, July 7, 2014  Just after 2200 hours County Communications dispatched a reported silo fire at 1520 Lampeter Rd.  Units were advised that pallets were burning on top of a concrete silo possibly due to fireworks.  A crew from 54 climbed to the top of the silo to be sure the pallets were extinguished and Tower 50 provided lighting assitance.  Crews were available in short order.

     
PHOTOS BY PHOTO 5 IMAGERY (BOB DEVONSHIRE)

PHOTOS BY PHOTO 5 IMAGERY (BOB
      DEVONSHIRE)



 

ASSIST TO 60 ON ROLLOVER CRASH

Tuesday, July 1, 2014  At 1449 hours County Communications dispatched the accident with reported entrapment to the area of 319 Marticville Rd assisting Co 60.  Rescue 50 responded with 5 personnel and arrived to find a single vehicle rolled over on its side after striking a tree.  The crew deployed the Paratech struts to stabilize the vehicle and then flapped the roof to gain access to the driver and remove her to awaiting EMS.  The Rescue cleared just after 1600 hours.

     



 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!!

LEFT TO RIGHT - JEFF KOSHUTA, EMILY DEBENEDITTO, ANDREA BOOK

LEFT TO RIGHT - JEFF KOSHUTA, EMILY
      DEBENEDITTO, ANDREA BOOK

Sunday, June 22, 2014  WSFC would like to congratulate our three high school graduates!!!  Andrea Book, Emily DeBeneditto and Jeff Koshuta graduated from the Emergency Services Program at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center.  Andrea and Emily both graduated from Solanco High School and Jeff graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School. 

We are very proud of these three and we wish them well in all of their future endeavors!!!!!

   


 

MEMBERS COMPLETE YEARLY PACK RECERTS

Tuesday, June 17, 2014  This evening the pack qualified members of WSFC went through the yearly air systems recertification.  Each year members must demonstrate proficiency in the various skills associated with our air packs, RIT packs, Truck air, Rescue air, confined space and in house air systems.

Members paired up in teams of two and first had to demonstrate the ability to don the air pack in full gear within 60 seconds. After this the pair does the following:

Each advance their own 1.75 inch handline and flow water.

Walk a specified distance while breathing air and at the halfway point each switches to the buddy breathing system and breathes their partners air.

Hook up to the Scott Rit Pak via the RIT connection and also via the extended line schrader fitting. 

Connect to the platform air system after turning the system on at the turntable.

Hook up the air station from the Rescue to the high pressure air line and utilize the low pressure lines to operate the work masks at the proper pressure.

Fill their air cylinder from the in house cascade system.

Return air pack to proper operating order after complete inspection.

All of the above items are vital to our ability to do our work effectively under differing conditions and circumstances.  Each and every member must pass all of the above without assistance to be able to continue as an interior qualified firefighter.

Thanks to all of the members that came out on this balmy night to re-qualify.  Those members that were not able to attend need to contact Captain Ebersole asap to schedule.

     



 
 
 

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