1069 Old Route 30 | PO Box 172 | Cashtown, PA 17310
(717) 334-3838 | Fax (717) 334-2872
|February 4-5-6, 2010|
|It's time again for the annual Cashtown Community Fire Department Fair, a 3-night event featuring homestyle dinners with our renowned fried oysters.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 - Turkey & Oysters - Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 5, 2010 - Chicken & Waffles & Oysters - Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2010 - Beef & Oysters - Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
The meal each night includes the meat listed above, fried oysters, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, green beans, water, coffee, pepperslaw, applesauce and homemade dessert. The basement games will open at 6:00 p.m. each night. Please come out and support the annual Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!
|February 6, 2010|
|For the first time in many years, the annual Fair will be cut short by one night. Snow started falling in the area around noon on Friday with forecasts calling for between one and two feet of accumulation before it ends on Saturday, to be followed by wind and drifting conditions. With travel expected to be treacherous, the decision was made Friday afternoon to officially cancel the third night of the Fair. Attendance was excellent on Thursday and was also better than expected on Friday considering that road conditions had already started to deteriorate. Thank you very much to everyone who supported the abbreviated 2010 CCFD Fair!|
|February 6, 2010|
|With the likelihood of receiving over a foot of snow over a 24-hour period, several members offered the Department the use of their personal equipment to assist with responding to any emergencies that might occur during the snowstorm. Two 4-wheelers (FF TJ Pritt & FF Brad Keefer) and a snowmobile (FF Zach Kane) are available and ready to respond if needed. Space was made alongside Brush 4 in the rear bay for the additional "apparatus". Additionally, Brush 4 is outfitted with snow chains and the heavy apparatus are all equipped with "on-spots". The firehouse will be manned with a crew all night from Friday into Saturday since the road conditions will greatly delay home response.|
|February 10, 2010|
Box Area 27-4
|With several inches of additional snow already on the ground and still falling heavily, Engine 4-1 was dispatched at 1719 hrs to 995 New Rd for a reported working garage fire. Deputy Chief 27 (Parr) arrived to confirm a well-involved detached garage, approximately 30' x 40' in size located about 500' back a narrow lane. Engine/Tanker 27 arrived first and proceeded back the lane to begin fire attack. Engine 4-1 responded with 6 personnel and the Deputy Chief (Nagle) and was the second arriving unit, following ET27 back the lane to supply them with tank water. Engine 27 arrived shortly thereafter and dropped a supply line which was picked up by Engine 5-1. A nearby pond was located at 980 New Rd and a water supply was established by Engine 7-1.
Several units had travel difficulties on New Rd as a result of the poor
conditions and were assisted by Franklin Twp road crews. Crews worked for several hours to bring the fire under control and to complete
extensive overhaul operations. No injuries were reported and the garage was a total loss. Engine 4-1 was available at 2102 hrs. Photos can be viewed at www.buchananvalleyfd.org.
Adams Co Units: ET27, E27, E4-1, E5-1, E7-1, E7-2, T6, TK1
|February 12, 2010|
Box Area 5-4
|Squad 4 was dispatched at 0739 hrs to the 1200 block of Cashtown Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment.
Engine 5-1 arrived to find a two vehicle collision involving a passenger car and a
pick-up truck with one patient confined in the car. E5-1 completed stabilization and
had initiated patient care when SQ4 arrived with 6 personnel and the Lieutenant
(Six). SQ4 performed a door pop and then assisted the Company 6 ambulances with patient packaging. Engine 6-2 was dispatched and established a landing zone at Company 6's quarters where the entrapped patient was flown out. The driver of the second vehicle was transported by ground. SQ4 was available at 0822 hrs. Pennsylvania State Police were on the scene to investigate.
Units: E5-1, SQ4, AMB 6A, AMB 6A-1, M28-1, PSP
|February 12, 2010|
|The Cashtown Community Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of $15,200.00 in the third round of 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) released February 12, 2010. The AFG Program is administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The money from this grant will be used to purchase and install a turn out gear washer and dryer at the firehouse.|
|February 13, 2010|
|Engine 4-1 and a crew of six headed to Franklin County on Saturday evening to standby for Waynesboro Fire Department while their members attended their annual awards banquet. E4-1 arrived at Company 2's Potomac Street station (Station 1) shortly after 1600 hrs and departed shortly after midnight following the conclusion of some intense rounds of pitch.
The only call of the evening came at 1650 hrs when E4-1 responded along with Tower 2 (staffed by WFD's paid driver and a standby crew from South Mountain FD) into Washington County, MD for smoke in the building at 11802 Crystal Falls Dr in Smithsburg (Box 7-2). Both units were placed in service while responding at 1706 hrs and returned to Waynesboro.
|On a side note, this was also FF Scott Bowling's first standby since turning 18 in January. He wasted no time in making friends with WFD's paid driver Jerry Hartman and they had developed quite a relationship by the end of the evening.|
|February 16, 2010|
Box Area 4-1
|Company 4, Rescue 1, Ambulance 1A and Medic 28-1 were dispatched at 0611 hrs to the area of 30 West Auto Sales at 1980 Chambersburg Rd in Seven Stars for a vehicle accident with rollover. Deputy Chief 27 (Parr) was in the area and arrived to confirm one vehicle on its side, one patient self-extricated and one patient still in the vehicle, both reporting no injuries. Assistant Chief 4 (Mayers) arrived on the scene with a corrected address of 2060 Chambersburg Rd and assumed command. Personnel stablized the vehicle and then removed the windshield to free the driver. Both occupants were checked by EMS and Amb 1A returned available with no transports. Company 4 cleared the scene at 0652 hrs. Pennsylvania State Police were on the scene to investigate.
Units: E4-1, SQ4, R1, AMB 1A, M28-1 (canceled en route), PSP
|February 19, 2010|
Box Area 1-4-30
|With Company 1 and several neighboring departments already operating on the scene of a box alarm east of Gettysburg
in Box Area 1-9, Engine 4-1 was dispatched as the first due engine at 1846 hrs to the Shelburne Apts (Gettysburg West Apts) at 727 Chambersburg Rd for smoke in the building. Adams County Control advised responding units that Cumberland Twp PD was on scene reporting a light smoke condition inside. E4-1 with the Deputy Chief (Nagle) arrived to find a 3-story multi-family occupancy with normal conditions from the exterior. D/C 4 established command and had a face-to-face with PD who advised there was an electrical odor in the hallway. E4-1 and E6-2 investigated and
confirmed a faint electrical odor in the common area (hallway) with the source appearing to be a suspended ceiling light. E22-2
investigated the other half of the building including a common attic area finding nothing. Tower 5 staged on Side A and was released shortly
Upon discovering code violations, Chief 1 (Baldwin) was requested to the scene upon clearing the first incident. Chief 1 arrived with E1-1 and assumed Command and made notifications to the utility company and property manager prior to placing the box available at 2026 hrs.
Units: E4-1, E6-2, E22-2, TWR5, AMB 2A
|February 27, 2010|
Box Area 4-2
|Company 4, Rescue 1, Ambulance 2A, and Medic 28-1 were dispatched at 1433 hours to the 3200 block of Chambersburg Rd for a two vehicle collision with rollover. Captain 4 (Markel) arrived on scene confirming dispatch and established command. All patients were self-extricated and being tended to by an off-duty police officer. SQ4 and E4-1 arrived and initiated patient care, secured both vehicles, and handled fluid spills. R1 was placed in service prior to arrival and Traffic 1 was requested to assist with traffic control. One patient was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and two others refused treatment and transport. M28-1 was canceled on scene by BLS. Pennsylvania State Police were on scene to investigate and Company 4 cleared at 1551 hrs.
Units: E4-1, SQ4, AMB 2A, M28-1, TRAF1, PSP | canceled en route: R1