Next Up: Thirty-One Bingo; August 17th

31logoBingoMonroe Fire Company will hold the next Thirty-One Bingo on August 17th at the fire station, located at 1225 Peffer Road, Mechanicsburg, PA.  Doors open at noon with Bingo following at 1:30 p.m.

There will be 27 prizes for $22 (6 faces/22 games) with additional available.

Light lunch is included and, as a reminder, we are a smoke-free facility.

In addition to Bingo there will be raffles, door prizes, and small games of chance.  Click here for a list of all prizes and additional event details.

Download the August Thirty One Flyer (.pdf)


For more information – Call Donna March 258-5397
or Mitzie Heckert at 691-8320 (day of the event 258-3458)
basketbingo@monroefire.net
Call ahead and get $2.00 off at the door.

Monroe Water Rescue Team Assists Kayaker

Emergency crews wrap up a water rescue after a kayaker overturned on the Yellow Breeches Creek in Upper Allen Township Sunday afternoon. (Eric Veronikis - Pennlive.com)

Emergency crews wrap up a water rescue after a kayaker overturned on the Yellow Breeches Creek in Upper Allen Township Sunday afternoon. (Eric Veronikis – Pennlive.com)

May 18 – Water rescue personnel from Monroe Fire Company were dispatched to assist Upper Allen Fire Department (#23) and Lisburn Community Fire Company (#24) with a reported kayaker in distress on the Yellow Breeches Creek in Upper Allen Township.

Boat 25 and Utility 25 responded to the scene, located along McCormick RD.

The kayaker became stranded underneath a bridge after her kayak overturned.  The kayaker was also not wearing a personal flotation device.

Rescue personnel assisted her to shore.  The kayak was not injured.

Pennlive.com News Story

Monroe Fire Company Holds Annual Banquet

Monroe Fire Company held its annual company banquet on March 14, 2014 at Allenberry Resort. Each year the company takes this opportunity to recognize those members who went the extra mile during 2013. Honorees are as follows:

- Firefighter of the Year: Eric Radabaugh
- Top Responders (1st Place): Jeremy Zeigler
- Top Responders (2nd Place): Heath Swab
- Top Responders (3rd Place): Eric Radabaugh

Several other members were honored for membership milestones for the number of years in active service.

A special thank you to New Kingstown Fire Company for covering the township while our members attended the banquet. New Kingstown handled a first alarm structure fire in the township for a grease fire reported out.

Monroe RITeam Responds to Double Fatal Fire

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Monroe Fire Company’s Rapid Intervention Team staging at the scene of a double fatal fire in the 1600 block of Carlisle Road, Lower Allen Township.

March 3rd – At 10:27 a.m., Monroe Fire Company’s specialized Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) was dispatched to a two-alarm residential structure fire in the 1600 block of Carlisle Road in Lower Allen Township.

The crew of four established a RIT staging area while Chief 25 performed a 360 degree threat assessment of the structure.  RIT monitored firefighting and attempted recovery operations inside the structure.  The team was demobilized by incident command shortly after heavy equipment was brought in to demolish the structure.  Company 25 returned to service at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Thanks to Perry County Engine 11 (Perdix) for covering the township while Monroe’s crew was committed at the scene of the fire.

Members Complete Ice Rescue Training

Two Company 45 members perform a rescue on Monroe Fire Company Lieutenant Heath Swab during a training evolution.

Two Company 45 members perform a rescue on Monroe Fire Company Lieutenant Heath Swab during a training evolution.

February 2nd – Several Monroe Fire Company members, along with members from Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services, completed an Ice Rescue and Emergency Response training program offered by WhiteCap Water Rescue Training, LLC.  The 16-hour course teaches students how to evaluate and respond to ice-based emergencies.  This includes identifying various ice conditions, use of ice-rescue tools, and various rescue techniques.

The Carlisle Sentinel did a story on the training program which can be read here.

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2014 Officers Announced

Monroe Fire Company announced the following officers for 2014:

2014 Officers

Administrative Officers

  • President – Mark Farrell
  • Vice President - Brad Robertson
  • Secretary – Eric Radabaugh
  • Ass’t Secretary – Jonathan Anschutz
  • Treasurer - Donna March

Operations Officers

  • Fire Chief – David A. Heckert
  • Deputy Chief – Mark Farrell
  • Assistant Chief – Devin Flickinger
  • Captain - Clint Murphy
  • 1st Lieutenant – Heath Swab
  • Fire Police Captain – Brad Robertson
  • Fire Police Lieutenant – Gene Woodward

Crews Respond to Trindle Road Crash

Dec. 22 – Companies 25 and 33 (New Kingstown) were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 1200 block of West Trindle Road at 5:15 p.m.  First arriving units found two vehicles involved, one of which sheared a utility pole.

Crews assisted with patient care, secured the vehicles and assisted with cleanup.  The roadway remained closed for several hours while Met-Ed replaced the damaged pole.

Photo: Santa Visits the Township

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Santa and his friends with one of our young friends during the Santa visit to the township.

Company 25 Assists at Vissagio’s Fire

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Engine 25 operates at the scene of a multi-alarm fire at Visaggio’s Ristorante, in the 6900 block of Wertzville Road in Silver Spring Township.

Nov. 10 – Engine and Tanker 25 responded to a multi-alarm fire at Visaggio’s Ristorante in the 6900 block of Wertzville Road in Silver Spring Township.  Engine 25 was initially dispatched at 6:10 p.m. as a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT).  In addition to RIT operations, Engine 25 assisted with its deck gun on the barn portion of the structure.  Tanker 25 was dispatched at 6:44 p.m.

Special thanks to Perry County Engine 11 (Perdix) and Adams County Tanker 9 (York Springs) which transferred to Company 25′s quarters to cover the township during the incident.

Meeting Changes Announced

Due to Thanksgiving and Christmas we are rescheduling the company meeting for November and December this year. The November meeting will be Wednesday November 20th and the December meeting will be Wednesday December 18th.

Please mark your calendars.

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