Monday, April 16, 2012
Elizabethtown Fire Department will be hosting a Chicken BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 26th. Chicken dinners will be sold beginning at 10AM and continue until all meals are sold. Due to the high demand of our past Memorial Day Weekend BBQ's, 700 chicken dinners will be available.
Dinners will be sold for $8.00 and include a 1/2 chicken, baked potato, roll, applesauce and a drink.
No advance tickets are required and easy Drive-Thru service is available
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
At 19:06 hours, Rescue Engine 741 (Kinsey), Squad Co. 74 (Myers) and Chief 741 (Shriner) responded for a crash along 743 in the area of 283. Units arrived to find one car into a ditch with partial rollover. It was quickly discovered that one patient was still inside and confined. Crews worked as quick as possible conducting stabilization and a roof flap. Crews then assisted ems with patient care. Units cleared the scene an hour later.
Photo Received By Chief Hess
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The day started for EFD volunteers at 10:13 hours for a engine co. transfer to Station 75 (Mount Joy) while 1st alarm units were battling a brush fire that got out of hand due to high wind conditions.
Engine 742 (Halbleib) responded on the transfer assignment along with Tanker 28 (Penryn). After being at Station 75 for twenty minutes, Chief 75 (Hess) requested the standby engine co. to respond to the scene for manpower. Engine 742 responded and arrived to assist 715 (Mountville) with extinguishment. Crews worked on the scene until about 13:00 hours before returning.
At 15:11 hours, Rescue Engine 741 (Myers) and Lt. 743 (Loucks) responded to a two car crash at the intersection of S. Market and Arch Streets. Fluid control and debris clean up was established and the box was placed in service.
At 16:18 hours Squad 74 assisted on a med local on W. Park Street.
Just after dinner at 18:19 hours, The box was dropped for a fire reported in a house on Mount Gretna Road. Units arrived to find nothing showing. After a quick investigation crews found a malfunction with a water heater and the box was placed in service.
As the companies were coming back from the first box, a second box was dropped this time on N. Market Street for the building on fire at the DOC. Engine 742 (Bamberger), Tower 74 (Wagner) and Lt. 743 Loucks arrived to find nothing showing, but had a smoke condition inside. A 3" leader line was deployed along with (1) 1 3/4 attack line to the 1st division. After searching the building on all divisions and sub-divisions, crews found a burned up circuit in the area of the elevator shaft. The box was placed in service an hour later.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
At 19:50 hours, Tower 74 (Shaffner) responded along with the 1st alarm units for a fire reported at the new Donegal High School which was currently under construction.
Chief 75 (Hess) arrived to find smoke showing from the roof top in the middle of the structure.
Tower 74 arrived and was given the roof operations assignment. Command 75 asked for the 2nd alarm after discovering heavy fire conditions in the structure. Crews deployed ground ladders for egress and used saws for cutting operations. Crews worked on the 75 box till about midnight before being released.
Station 74 responded to an additional 5 other incidents that day including: 3 crashes, a house fire in the first due and a fire alarm.
All photos Courtesy of Chris Haldeman
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
At 14:07 hours, Rescue Engine 741 (Myers) and Chief 742 (Shaffner) responded to the intersection of Elizabethtown and Grenntree Road for a vehicle into a pole.
Crews arrived to find one car into a pole with no reported injuries. Crews stood by until PP&L arrived. Box cleared in 25 minutes.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
At 07:25, Tower 74 (Seltzer-Co.67 ), Rescue Engine 741 (Stouffer- Co.50) responded to the 200 block of Black Swamp Road for a fire reported.
Chief 71-2 (Pavalonis) arrived to find a shed back a long lane and confirmed a working fire. First arriving units, RE 741, Engine 712 pulled (2) 1 3/4 attack lines and quickly extinguished the bulk of the fire. The Truck Co. assisted with overhaul and hot spots.
Fire was reported under control from Command 71 within 10 minutes. Crews cleared the 71 Box within 30 minutes.
A special thank you goes out to the standby crews (67 Rohrerstown) and "old" school Dauphin County for covering our first due overnight into the morning so our members of the EFD could enjoy a evening out celebrating our annual banquet. The cover crews responded to 3 incidents during the time period. Thank you to Lee Eppley and Kevin Basehore for being the drivers!
EFD would also like to thank the volunteers and members for a great year in 2011. E-Town Fire Dept responded to 997 incidents for 2011. The firefighters and fire police of Station 74 could not be thanked enough for their hard work and dedication in 2011.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
At 14:18 hours, Tower 74 (Halbleib) responded on the working fire dispatch to Marietta (710) to assist on a house fire.
Tower 74 arrived and staged at S. Bank and E. Market Streets. Crews were assigned to assist Ladder 75 (Mount Joy) with opening up the bravo side via attic windows. A second crew from 74 assisted with opening up on the second floor. Tower 74 used (1) 1 3/4 attack-line to help with the extinguishment of the fire in the attic via ground ladders. Crews continued to work on overhaul after the fire was placed under control. Tower 74 worked the fire ground for 2.5 hours before being released.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
At 23:10 hours, Tower 74 (Halbleib) responded to Grandview Road in Mount Joy Township for a reported barn on fire.
Chief 75 (Hess) from FDMJ arrived to find a chicken house with fire showing and established the command.
Tower 74 arrived and was assigned master-streams operations on the alpha side. Crews discovered a 500 foot long chicken house fully involved at the time of setup. Tower Co. 74 operated master-streams for about an hour before shutting the operation down. Crews then took a quick break and was reassigned to assist Engine Co. 751 with hand-line operations on the delta side of the structure. Crews worked the box assignment for almost 4 hours before returning to quarters.
Monday, March 5, 2012
At 18:35 hours, Rescue Engine 741 was dispatched to East Donegal Township, Route 743 and Donegal Springs Road for a crash with entrapment.
Rescue Engine 741 arrived and was assigned to assist 79 with extrication and stabalization. Crews worked for about twenty minutes before clearing.
Monday, March 5, 2012
At 12:24 hours, Engine 742 (Halbleib), Tower 74 (Adkins), Chief 741 (Shriner) responded to the 300 block of West High Street for a report of an apartment building on fire.
Chief 741 arrived to find light smoke showing from the alpha side and established the 74 Command.
Engine Co. 742 arrived laying in from the hydrant on High Street. Crews quickly investigated and found burnt food on the stove. Tower Co. 74 was given the ventilation assignment due to smoke being on both floors. The box was held to 74 and 70 (Rheems). The fire assignment was cleared within 30 minutes.
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