1069 Old Route 30 | PO Box 172 | Cashtown, PA 17310
(717) 334-3838 | Fax (717) 334-2872
|December 6, 2009|
Box Area 4-4
|Personnel were awoken at 0511 hours on Sunday morning for the report of a mobile home fire at 4821 Chambersburg Rd. Engine 4-1 responded with 5 personnel followed in short order by Engine 4-3 and Squad 4 with 2 and 4, respectively. Engine 4-1 and Captain
4 (Markel) arrived to find a well involved mobile home fire. An quick interior attack was made and the fire was stopped but not soon enough to prevent the mobile home from being a total loss. All occupants made it safely out of the structure before the fire dept arrived and no injuries were reported. Crews performed extensive overhaul
operations and assisted the fire marshal with his investigation before returning to service at 0809 hours. Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the
residents and to provide canteen services for the fire personnel. Deputy Chief 4 (Nagle) had Command and Captain 4 had operations.
Units: E4-1, E4-3, SQ4, E27, ET27, E5-1, TWR5, T6, R6, FL ET5, AMB 2A, FM1
|December 12, 2009|
|Company 4 placed new rescue struts in service at 1400 hours today following the completion of orientation training with the sales rep from Res-Q-Jack at A & A Auto Salvage on Chambersburg Rd. The new struts were purchased with money awarded from last year's Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service (VFCVAS) grant program through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The new equipment includes 3 struts along with an assortment of chains, clusters, and grab hooks. The equipment is carried on Squad 4 and is a welcomed addition to our current complement of rescue and extrication equipment. A huge thanks once again to A & A Auto Salvage for repeatedly allowing us to use your property and vehicles for training.|
|December 25, 2009|
|Company 4 responded to four calls in four hours on Christmas evening.
|December 26, 2009|
|At 1058 hrs, units were alerted for the electrical fire at 995 Old Route 30 in Franklin Twp (Box 4-2). The initial dispatch indicated that the residents were unable to evacuate one elderly family member. Lieutenant 4 (Six) arrived on the scene to confirm all occupants were out of the structure and that the fire had been extinguished by a resident. An electrical outlet in the dining room had shorted out and caught the curtains on fire, which had been extinguished prior to fire dept arrival preventing any further spread.
The box was quickly reduced to Company 4 units and the ambulance only. Some minor overhaul was completed in the area surrounding the receptacle to ensure no extension and the area was further checked with the TIC. Company 4 operated on the scene with 18 personnel and cleared at 1145 hrs after the fire marshal (FM1) completed his investigation.
Units: Engine 4-1, Engine 4-3, Squad 4, Amb 1A | canceled en route: Engine 27, Engine/Tanker 27, Engine 5-1, Tower 5, Medic 28
|Company 4 finished out the day with a medical assist at 1708 hrs on Old Route 30 in Cashtown (Box 4-2) and a box alarm to the Village of Laurel Run Apartments at 6361 Chambersburg Rd (Special Box 27-12) for smoke in the building at 2007 hrs. Company 27 arrived to find food on the stove and E4-1 and SQ4 were placed in service while responding at 2015 hrs.|