Cashtown Community Fire Dept. - Adams County, PA Company 4
 
CASHTOWN COMMUNITY FIRE DEPT.
1069 Old Route 30 | PO Box 172 | Cashtown, PA 17310
(717) 334-3838 | Fax (717) 334-2872
www.cashtownfire.org

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2014-2015 STATS
MAR
15
APR
19
MAY
12
JUN
18
JUL
15
AUG
14
SEP
 
OCT
 
NOV
 
DEC
 
JAN
 
FEB
 
92

UNIT STATS
ENGINE 4-1
25
TANKER 4
21
RESCUE 4
40
BRUSH 4
9

JOBS
7
PINS
0


 

 
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SHRIMP FEED: JUNE 21

Don't forget to get your tickets for our Shrimp Feed on Saturday, June 21, 2014!

The all-you-can-eat meal includes:

  • Steamed shrimp, served warm and cold
  • Breaded shrimp
  • BBQ and hot wings
  • Pan fried chicken
  • Fresh-cut fries
  • Homemade chicken corn soup
  • Assorted desserts

A few tickets are left. Contact Chris Markel or leave a message at the station at 717-334-3838 for more info.




ENGINE AND TANKER ON THE 27 HOUSE

June 16, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 27-7
Engine 4-1 was alerted at 1323 hrs to 6374 Chambersburg Rd for a house fire. Tanker 4 was added on the working fire dispatch just minutes later with a corrected address of 6294 Chambersburg Rd. Company 27 arrived to find a fully involved house. T4 was the fourth arriving unit and supplied E27. E4-1 also supplied water and the crews assisted with fire attack. E4-1 cleared the scene at 1508 hrs and assisted EMS with a medical response on Buchanan Valley Rd beforing returning to quarters. T4 cleared at 1601 hrs.

Adams County Units: ET27, E27, SU27, B27, E4-1, T4, E5-1, T6, TRF1, TRF2
Franklin County Units: E5-2, T5, E7-1, E16-2, E17-2, TK17, E45, SQ41, A7-7, A5-9
Cumberland County Units: AR53

Thanks to Engine 22-2 from Barlow FD for transferring to our station while we were out.

   


ATTN MEMBERS: NEW AED IN SERVICE

May 16, 2014
A new LIFEPAK 1000 AED has been received and placed in service. With this latest addition, all apparatus are now equipped with AEDs.


ENGINE & TANKER ON THE HOUSE FIRE

May 15, 2014
Menallen Twp
Box Area 5-8
Engine 4-1 and Tanker 4 were alerted at 1244 hrs on the working fire dispatch for the house fire at 60 Rocky Rd. E4-1 arrived with 3 personnel and the crew was immediately assigned to assist with fire attack while the engine supplied its tank water to Engine 7-2 while the dump site was being established. T4 arrived with 2 and dumped its water. Both units proceeded to the fill site established by E27 at the intersection of Wenksville Rd and Celebration Hill Rd to be refilled and then returned to the scene.  The crews continued to work while the apparatus staged until being released around 1445 hrs.

Adams County Units: E5-1, TW5, S5, E1-1, E4-1, T4, T6, R6, E7-1, E7-2, T9, T25, E27, ET27, AMB 6A
Franklin County Units: E7-1, E16-2
Cumberland County Units: E2-52, T52, AR53, A5-73

A huge thanks to Franklin County Engine 4-2 (Blue Ridge) for transferring to our station while we were out.

   

(First photo taken by Cumberland Valley Hose Company)


SHED/BRUSH FIRE

April 20, 2014
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-6
Box Alarm 2-6 was dispatched at 1231 hrs for a shed fire at 301 Lost Limb Ln off of Mount Hope Rd alerting Tanker 4 to the call. While en route, Adams County advised that the fire would be located back a very long lane and that the caller advised the fire was spreading into the woods. Engine 4-1 was added to the call several minutes later to fill the box. Company 2 arrived to find a small wood shed on fire with extension into the adjacent woods. T4 was advised to stage and E4-1 was diverted to transfer to Company 2. Due to the limited access, only one tanker at a time proceeded to the scene. ET3 and T4 each supplied one load of water. T4 cleared the scene at 1404 hrs with E4-1 clearing the transfer at 1411.

Units: E2-1, SU2, B3, ET3, T4, AMB 2A, TRF2 | canceled en route: TK1, E4-1


  


ANOTHER SMALL BRUSH FIRE

April 19, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-2
At 1237 hrs Companies 4 and 5 were dispatched for a brush fire in the area of 1400 Evergreen Way. B4 (Chief Bowling) arrived to find a burn pile that had started to spread into the adjacent woods. T4 and E4-1 arrived together shortly thereafter. The fire was quickly controlled and the burn pile extinguished. The assignment was held to Company 4 only and units were clear at 1317 hrs.

Units: B4, T4, E4-1 | canceled en route: B5, S5, AMB 2A


 

  


BRUSH FIRE ALONG ROUTE 30

Apil 13, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-2
Companies 4 and 27 were dispatched at 1413 hrs to the area of 4451 Chambersburg Rd for a brush fire. Chief 4 (Bowling) arrived to find a small fire along the roadway in front of a residence. The fire was quickly extinguished with the booster line from B4 and forestry line from E4-1 and all units were in service by 1442 hrs.

Units: B4, E4-1, T4, B27, ET27, AMB 2A




BRUSH TRANSFER TO MONT ALTO

March 15, 2014
Mont Alto Boro
Franklin Box Area 5-04
Brush 4 was alerted at 1657 hrs to transfer to the quarters of Franklin County Company 5 (Mont Alto). B4 (D/C Six) handled the transfer and returned home at 1839 hrs with no calls handled.

Units: B4




ONE TRAPPED ON ROUTE 30

January 10, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-2
Company 4, Engine 5-1, Ambulance 2A, and Medic 28 were dispatched to the area of the PennDOT shed in the 4400 block of Chambersburg Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment at 0950 hrs. Units arrived to find a single vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a tree with the driver trapped. An extensive extrication process ensued due to the manner in which the driver was pinned complicated by the level of damage to the driver's side of the vehicle that occurred during the crash. The extrication took approximately 42 minutes to complete. Air medical was unavailable due to weather conditions so the patient was transported by ground to an area trauma center.

A huge thanks goes out to all personnel who operated on the scene. The process went smoothly and the interaction between the various departments involved was seamless.

Units: R4, E4-1, B4, E5-1, AMB 2A, M28-1, TRF1


   


SECOND SMALL FIRE OF THE DAY

January 8, 2014
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-6
Engine 4-1 and Tanker 4 were alerted a second time for the day at 0635 hrs for what turned out to be another chimney fire with extension. Company 2 and Truck 1 had been sent several minutes prior for a chimney fire at 815 Iron Springs Rd. Company 4 was dispatched when the assignment was upgraded to a structure response and non-responding units were replaced. E4-1 and T4 responded with 6 personnel and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul, operating for about 2 hours.  Thanks to Engine 5-1 (Arendtsville) for transferring while we were out.

Units: E2-1, TK1, RE3, ET3, E4-1, T4, FK E63, FK ET64, AMB 2A


   


SMALL FIRE IN MOUNT CARMEL

January 8, 2014
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-7
Engine 4-1 and Tanker 4 were dispatched at 0107 hrs for a possible house fire at 1831 Mount Carmel Rd. E4-1 and T4 responded with 7 personnel (as well as two fire police) and were the first arriving units on the scene shortly behind Deputy Chief 2 (Jacobs). Crews investigated to find a chimney fire with extension and were able to quickly control the fire with a single handline. A thorough overhaul process kept units on the scene for close to an hour and a half operating in single digit temperatures.

Units: E2-1, E4-1, T4, FK ET64, FK TW6, AMB 2A


  


FIRST DUE MOBILE HOME FIRE

January 4, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-6
The box assignment for the mobile home fire was dispatched at 1426 hrs to 1400 Hilltown Rd. Crews arrived to find a well involved mobile home fire. The fire was marked under control within 10 minutes of arrival with the box being scaled back and some units released within 20 minutes. Remaining crews worked for about an hour and a half to complete overhaul and pick up.

Units: E4-1, T4, R4, R1, E5-1, TW5, S5, T6, R6, ET27, AMB 1A


  

 

(First photo taken by Company 27)


MINOR INJURIES IN CASHTOWN RD ACCIDENT

December 26, 2013
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-6
A brief, unexpected snowfall led to slick roads during the morning hours the day after Christmas. Company 4 and Ambulance 1 were dispatched at 0800 hours for a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cashtown Rd and Short Cut Rd. One patient was transported with minor injuries.

Units: R4, E5-1, AMB 1A


 


SANTA CAME EARLY THIS YEAR

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.
On the hosebed of Engine 4-1, from left to right:

  • 200' - 2½" preconnect with smoothbore nozzle
  • 1,200' - 5" supply line
  • 300' - 1¾" preconnect with fog nozzle
  • 200' - 3" deadload

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.


SMALL "BRUSH" FIRE ALONG ROUTE 30

November 14, 2013
Cumberland Twp
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
Canceled en route: E1-2, S1, AMB 2A


 

Company 4 also responded to three other calls in the past two days:
    11/13/13
  • 1800 hrs: Rescue 4 responded for a lift assist on Poplar Springs Rd (Box Area 4-3 | Franklin Twp)
    11/14/13
  • 1546 hrs: Engine 4-1 responded for an automatic fire alarm at St. Ignatious Church @ 1095 Church Rd (Box Area 27-11 | Franklin Twp)
  • 2131 hrs: Rescue 4 responded for an ALS medical emergency on Chambersburg Rd (Box Area 4-2 | Franklin Twp)
Six calls in under 36 hours is quite the busy streak by Cashtown standards.


4 HOUSE TRIPLE PULLS TO QUAKER VALLEY RD FIRE

November 14, 2013
Menallen Twp
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
Tanker 4 was dispatched at 1335 hrs on the working fire dispatch
Rescue 4 was dispatched at 1342 hrs to fill the 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
Canceled en route: E1-2, B2, R33


   


BRUSH AND TANKER ASSIST ON WOODS FIRE

November 13, 2013
Hamiltonban Twp
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


  

  


BRUSH ASSIST TO BUTLER TWP

November 5, 2013
Butler Twp
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


  


ONE ON ITS SIDE ON MUMMASBURG RD

October 27, 2013
Franklin Twp
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


   


FOUR INJURED IN AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

October 14, 2013
Franklin Twp
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


  

 


ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT AWARD

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.


Last update: 08/20/2014

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