1069 Old Route 30 | PO Box 172 | Cashtown, PA 17310
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|December 3, 2010|
Box Area 1
|The box assignment was alerted around 0335 hrs for the report of a building fire at 112 Chambersburg St. First arriving units found a total of 4 buildings on fire: the original fire building (Civil War Chapel), and Exposures B, C, and D. A 2nd alarm was quickly sounded, followed shortly by a 3rd alarm at 0400 hrs, bringing Engine 4-1 and the Chief (Nagle) w/ 6 personnel. A 4th alarm was subsequently alerted as well.
E4-1 was the first arriving engine on the 3rd Alarm and was instructed to drop a supply line at the hydrant at the corner of Buford Ave and Spring St and lay in to the alley on Side C. E4-1 laid all 1050' of supply line and made it just to the rear of Exposure B where it positioned behind TWR5 and was nose-to-nose with ET19 which laid in from S Washington St.
E4-1 supplied TWR5 while the crew was initially assigned to operate in Exposure B. Crews threw additional ground ladders to the 3-story, 6-unit apt building and then forced several doors inside to perform searches, which all proved to be negative. The crew was then assigned to assist with extinguishment and overhaul of Exposure D with Chief 4 being assigned as the Exposure D Supervisor.
Crews worked for several hours to bring the fires under control with units starting to be released around 0700 hrs. E4-1 picked up and was available at 0740 hrs.
Adams Co Units: E1-1, R1, TK1, E2-1, E4-1, TWR5, E6-2, R6, E9-2, ET19, R20, E22-1, E23-2, E27, QT29, R33, AMB 1A, AMB 6A, AMB 19A, M28-1
|December 5, 2010|
Box Area 4-5
|Company 4, Tower 5 and Ambulance 1A were dispatched at 1739 hrs to 270 Hilltown Rd for a chimney fire. E4-1 (Capt Six) staffed with 6 personnel arrived simultaneously with E5-1 and TWR5 to find a 2-story bi-level home with normal conditions from the exterior. They were followed in short order by E4-3 (Lt Kane) w/3, SQ4 (Chief Nagle) w/2, and AMB 1A. The engine companies positioned on the roadway while the special services positioned in the driveway on Side D. Upon investigation, crews found that the liner had burnt apart at an elbow. Insulation was removed from around the liner and extension was confirmed to be negative. All units were in service by 1821 hrs.
Units: E4-1, E4-3, SQ4, E5-1, TWR5, AMB 1A
|December marks the beginning of the holiday season, which includes Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. The winter holidays and all of the wonderful activities that we associate with them - like decorating, cooking, parties, and warm seats by the fireplace - can also lead to holiday tragedy when not properly monitored. Make sure that you and your family know how to celebrate fire-safe holidays so tragedy doesn’t occur.|