1069 Old Route 30 | PO Box 172 | Cashtown, PA 17310
(717) 334-3838 | Fax (717) 334-2872
|November 23, 2013|
|Santa Claus came bearing gifts on the morning of Tuesday, November 19 and arrived not by reindeer and sleigh, but by a white delivery van from The Fire Store. All joking aside, the Department has received its new hose that was purchased with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $14,117. The grant award replaces all of the Department's 5" supply line and adds enough new 2½" attack line to outfit the engine with a new preconnect. For most of the members who have been eagerly awaiting its arrival for the past several months, it really did feel like an early Christmas present.
The hose was loaded this morning and members should take note of the new configuration.
As a note about the 1,200' of 5": Two sections are white while the remainder is red. The white sections are loaded at the half way point (600') and as the last section (1,200') to make it easy to visually identify how much hose has been laid out and how much is still left on the truck. We will admit that this is not an original CCFD idea but seemed like a very good one so we copycatted.
The rear driver side compartment of Engine 4-1 is also home to two new short sections of 5" line: a 25' and a 50'. Likewise, the driver's compartment of Tanker 4 also has two new sections of 5" line: a 25' and a 50'.
|The members of the Department are extremely grateful that we received the grant funds to make this hose purchase. Our current complement of 5" hose has been deteriorating quickly over the past several years and was in dire need of replacement. We strive to make the best use of our money and are excited and satisfied to see another worthwhile project come to completion.|
|November 14, 2013|
Box Area 1-4
|Crews had just finished getting the apparatus back in order from the house fire when Brush 4 was dispatched at 1638 hrs for a brush fire along the roadway in the area of 1661 Chambersburg Rd. B4 responded at dispatch with three personnel and arrived to find a small pile of leaves burning in a drainage ditch with a corrected address of 1540 Chambersburg Rd. No fire department services were needed and Chief 1 placed all units in service.
Units: Chief 1, B4
|Company 4 also responded to three other calls in the past two days:
|November 14, 2013|
Box Area 5-3
|Company 4 sent three pieces of apparatus to the scene of a house fire (and brush fire) at 1371 Quaker Valley Rd this afternoon.
Engine 4-1 was dispatched at 1331 hrs on the first alarm assignment
The fire started in the attached two-car garage which was a total loss and spawned a brush fire in an adjacent wooded area. Quick work by first arriving units from Company 5 held the fire to the garage area and prevented it from spreading into the living area of the house. The crew from E4-1 assisted with extinguishment and overhaul operations on the garage fire while the crew from R4 was assigned to assist with controlling and extinguishing the woods fire. E4-1 and T4 supplied a total of 5,400 gallons of water, with E4-1 supplying one load and T4 supplying two loads. Company 4 units operated on the scene for approximately two hours.
Thanks to Franklin County Engine 7-2 from Fayetteville FD for transferring to our station while crews were out.
Units: E5-1, TW5, S5, B5, E4-1, T4, R4, E6-2, T6, R6, E7-1, MP7, B7, E27, ET27, CU AIR53, AMB 6A, AMB 1A
|November 13, 2013|
Box Area 16-3
|Brush 4 was alerted at 1503 hrs to the area of 205 Whipporwill Ln to assist on a brush fire with Tanker 4 being alerted one minute later. First arriving units found an approximate one-acre area of field and brush that had burned. The fire had burned itself out but there were some remaining hot spots. B4 assisted with mop up in the wooded area and T4 was used to fill the numerous brush trucks. Both units cleared the scene within an hour.
Units: B16, E16-2, B4, T4, B27, FL B5, FLE5-2, FLA7-9
|November 5, 2013|
Box Area 6-4
|Brush 4 was dispatched at 1216 hrs to 539 Yellow Hill Rd to assist as the fourth brush unit on a woods fire and responded with three personnel. The crew was assigned to assist with raking a fire line and mop-up and operated on the scene for about 40 minutes.
Units: E6-2, T6, E7-1, B7, MP7, B5, B4, T25, AMB 6A
|October 27, 2013|
Box Area 5-4
|Engine Companies 5 & 6, Rescue 4, Ambulances 6A-1 & 7A, and Medic 53 were dispatched at 1222 hrs to the intersection of Mummasburg Rd and Apple Way Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Engine 5-1 arrived to confirm one vehicle on its side in a field just east of the intersection with entrapment. R4 (Lt Bowling w/6) arrived to find E5-1 had stabilization nearly complete. Companies worked together to perform the extrication which was completed within about 15 minutes. Two patient were transported from the scene by EMS.
Units: E5-1, S5, R4, E6-2, AMB 6A-1, AMB 7A, M53
|October 14, 2013|
Box Area 4-1
|Company 4, Rescue 1, Ambulance 2A, and Medic 28 were alerted at 1440 hrs to the intersection of Chambersburg Rd and Seven Stars Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Captain 4 (Mooney) arrived first to find the accident on Route 30 several hundred yards east of the intersection with three vehicles involved, multiple ALS patients, and no entrapment. Additional EMS resources were requested along with air medical and E1-1 to establish a landing zone at the Gettysburg Airport. A total of four patients were treated and transported from the scene.
Units: R4, E4-1, R1, AMB 1A-1, AMB 2A, AMB 2A-1, AMB 6A, M28, M52, SUPV28 | STAT13, E1-1 (LZ) | TRAF1, TRAF2
|October 14, 2013|
|We are very pleased to announce that the Cashtown Community Fire Dept. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $14,117.00 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The AFG program is administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is the Department's fourth AFG award in the past ten years and will be used to purchase 1,500 feet of 5" hose to replace all of the supply line on Engine 4-1. Also included in the grant was 400' of 2 ½" hose to equip Engine 4-1 with a new attack line. The award was announced by FEMA on May 5, 2013. The hose is currently on order and is expected to be delivered by late October.|