1069 Old Route 30 | PO Box 172 | Cashtown, PA 17310
(717) 334-3838 | Fax (717) 334-2872
|June 4, 2011|
|Capt Strasbaugh chauffeured Engine 4-1 to the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Public Safety Training Center to provide support for the ACVESA structure burn class. The structure burn was conducted as part of the first ever Firefighter I certification program in Adams County that ACVESA is conducting in cooperation with HACC. However, the burn was also open to any other firefighters who wished to attend for just the burn class. Cashtown had two members participating in the burn: FF Joe Mason, who is part of the Firefighter I class and FF Scott Bowling who attended for the day. About 25 people participated in the burn from various departments across Adams and York Counties. Other assisting units at the burn were Engine 2-1 (Fairfield), Engine 10-1 (Hampton) and Ambulance 1A-1 (Gettysburg).|
|June 7, 2011|
Box Area 4-3
|The box assignment for the mobile home fire at 965 Bingaman Rd was dropped at 0948 hrs alerting units from Companies 4, 2, 1, 5, 6 and 27.
Engine 4-1 (Capt Strasbaugh) responded driver only when response checked by Adams County. D/C 4 (Bowling), who was en route to the station for the second engine, advised to realert and replace all non-responding units. Captain 2 (Jacobs) marked on the scene with a working fire and E4-1 arrived about a minute later to find two members with gear already on the scene, effectively creating a three-man engine crew. A 5" supply line was dropped back the narrow residential lane and attack lines were deployed. The mobile home (actually located at 1065 Bingaman Rd) was fully involved upon arrival and all operations were exterior only.
ET27 picked up E4-1's line and E1-2 established a fill site at the pond across from Bream's Orchards in the 100 block of Bingaman Rd while the additional arriving personnel began to assist with fire attack and started opening up.
The fire was extinguished within 30 minutes and extensive overhaul followed. FM1 (Herring) was on scene to investigate.
Units started being released after about 1.5 hrs with Company 4 remaining to assist with the investigation. E4-3 cleared at 1206 hrs to handle a medical assist call on Chambersburg Rd and E4-1 and FM1 were the last to clear at 1235 hrs.
Fire Units: E4-1, E4-3, E1-2, R1, E2-1, TWR5, T6, R6, ET27, FK ET64, FL E16-1, AMB 2A
|June 15, 2011|
|Confirmation was received on Monday that the tanker chassis has been completed at International and will be at the 4 Guys facility in Meyersdale, PA by the end of the month. Look for more frequent updates to begin in July as the body construction gets started.|
|June 23, 2011|
|The Department would like to congratulate FF Joe Mason on successfully attaining his Firefighter I certification. ACVESA, in cooperation with Harrisburg Area Community College, offered its first ever Firefighter I certification program this year and it was a huge success. Joe recently passed both the written and practical Pro-Board exams with flying colors. Again, congratulations and see you inside!|
|June 28, 2011|
|Squad 4 (Capt Strasbaugh) with a crew of 7 handled a standby at the Gettysburg Rec Park to cover calls for Rescue 1 for the first night of the annual Gettysburg Fire Department carnival. No calls were handled while transferred but the crew got to spend an evening fraternizing with the crew from Biglerville that was covering engine company calls with Engine 6-2. Thanks to GFD for your hospitality!|
|June 30, 2011|
|Engine 4-1 (A/C Six) with a crew of 6 handled the second standby of the week at the Gettysburg Rec Park to cover calls for Company 1 during the carnival. Engine/Tanker 19 (Bonneauville) was also standing by and per normal, no calls were handled. Once again, thanks to GFD for your hospitality!|