1069 Old Route 30 | PO Box 172 | Cashtown, PA 17310
(717) 334-3838 | Fax (717) 334-2872
|May 2, 2010|
|As in past years, Engine 4-1 once again participated in the annual Make-A-Wish convoy along with numerous other departments from Adams and York Counties. The "West Side" was well represented with Engine 27 from Buchanan Valley also participating.
Units: TK1, E4-1, ex-E7-1, E10-1, E11-2, E14-1 ET19, R20, R22, E26, E27, Q29, E33-2, YC E53-2, YC A59, YC E62,
|May 4, 2010|
Box Area 1
|The first alarm assignment was struck at approximately 1615 hrs for a house fire at 805 Highland Avenue in the Colt Park section of Gettysburg. First arriving units found a well involved rancher and additional resources were quickly requested to assist. At 1713 hrs, Engine 9-2 (transferred to Company 1) and Engine 4-1 were dispatched to the scene for additional manpower to assist with overhaul operations. E4-1 (FF Strasbaugh) responded with 4 personnel. E4-1 was advised to park the apparatus behind the Wax Museum and send its manpower to staging on Side A of the structure. E4-1's crew was assigned to assist with overhaul operations on Side C and operated for about three hours. E4-1 was available at 2012 hrs.
Adams Co Units: E1-1, R1, TK1, E4-1, TWR5, E6-2, R6, E9-2, R20, E22-1, E23-2, R33, AMB 1A, AMB 6A
|May 5, 2010|
Box Area 4-4
|Companies 4, 27, 5, and Ambulance 2A were dispatched at 2029 hrs to 4945 Chambersburg Road for a shed fire. Engine 4-1 and the Assistant Chief (Markel) arrived first, followed immediately by Engine/Tanker 27, to find an approximate 10' x 20' shed with fire in the A/B corner. The crew deployed the 300' preconnect and had the fire under control within minutes. Crews completed extinguishment and overhaul operations and the box was available at 2125 hrs.
Units: E4-1, E4-3, SQ4, ET27, E5-1, TWR5, AMB 2A
|May 12, 2010|
|It is with deep regret and heavy hearts that we announce the untimely passing of Tammy (Weishaar) Mayers this morning. Tammy was a current active member of the Cashtown Community Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary and wife of Deputy Chief Brian Mayers.
We extend our sympathy to all of Tammy's family and friends and, as a Department, will assist in any way needed during this difficult time. Details of the viewing and funeral will be provided as they become available. Please keep Tammy and her family in your thoughts.
|May 13, 2010|
Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monahan Funeral Home at 125 Carlisle St, Gettysburg
Members wishing to travel and attend as a group are requested to meet in the fire hall parking lot at 5:30 pm
Click here to view Tammy's obituary and an editorial as posted by The Gettysburg Times.
|May 25, 2010|
|Several CCFD members completed training programs within the past several days. FFs Steve Shetter, TJ Pritt, and Scott Bowling all attended a 4-hour RIT Awareness class in early May. FFs Shetter and Pritt then participated in a 16-hour hands-on RIT Operations program over the weekend of May 23 and 24. They spent the days working through different scenarios with other area firefighters in an acquired structure in the Aspers area. Photos will be forthcoming.
Additionally, FF Brent Strasbaugh completed a 30-hour Pro-Board Fire Instructor I course on May 24.
|May 31, 2010|
Box Area 4-1
|A quiet Memorial Day in the Cashtown area ended tragically as a result of a collision in the 500 block of Flohrs Church Rd. Company 4, Rescue 1, Ambulance 6A (in place of 1A), and Franklin Co Medic 7 (in place of 28) were dispatched at 1801 hrs for a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Captain 4 (Six) arrived on the scene to find a passenger car vs a motorcycle with multiple patients, one of which was pinned under the automobile. As units were marking up, Ambulance 1A and Medic 28-1 cleared their previous call and also responded. Both occupants of the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the automobile was transported to a local hospital. Company 4 crews remained at the scene to assist the Adams County Coroner with the investigation and extricated the pinned victim. Rescue 1 transferred to Company 4 during the incident and units cleared the scene at 2015 hrs.
Units: SQ4, E4-1, R1, AMB 1A, AMB 6A, M28-1, Franklin M7 (canceled en route)