August 16th, 2014
August 16 - Crews responded to a motorcycle accident in the area of Kuhn Road and Oak Hill Drive in the White Rock neighborhood at 1:11 a.m., August 16, 2014.
PA State Police report the motorcyclist was heading east on Kuhn Road, near Oak Hill Drive, when he lost control of a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle in a right curve in the road.
The motorcycle left the roadway and traveled into a ditch on the left side of the road, police said. He then hit a stop sign and was thrown from the bike across Oak Hill Drive where he landed along the tree line.
The patient was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he subsequently passed away. Our condolences to the victim’s family and friends during the difficult time.
May 18th, 2014
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
March 18th, 2014
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.
March 3rd, 2014
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.
February 3rd, 2014
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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January 17th, 2014
Monroe Fire Company announced the following officers for 2014:
- 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
December 22nd, 2013
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.
November 10th, 2013
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.
October 31st, 2013
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.