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.
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.
Oct. 19th – Congratulations to our volunteers Eric Radabaugh and Heath Swab who successfully passed their Firefighter I written and practical tests this weekend. Both now are certified under the NFPA’s Firefighter I program (NFPA 1001).
October 7th – Two separate crashes in the southern end of the township kept Monroe Fire Company crews busy this afternoon.
The first incident was dispatched at 1:06 p.m for an auto accident involving a vehicle into a pole in the 1300 block of Leidigh Drive. Engine 25 and Chief 125 arrived on scene to find a SUV sheared off a pole with wires down. Once it was verified the wires were de-energized, crews stabilized the vehicle and extricated a passenger from the vehicle. The driver was able to self-extricate and refused treatment. The passenger was transported by ground to an area hospital for treatment. Crews returned available at 1:44 p.m.
A second accident was dispatched at 3:33 p.m. for an auto accident in the 1300 block of Creek Road. Headquarters advised Chief 125 of a vehicle into the creek. Chief 125 arrived on scene and verified there was not a need for water rescue boats to respond. The vehicle was stabilized using a winch tie-back to Engine 25. Crews then removed the vehicle’s doors to extricate the driver. Once extricated the driver was transported by ground to a local hospital for treatment.
While Company 25 operated at the Creek Road incident, Company 36 (Citizens’ Fire Company No. 1 – South Middleton) handled an automatic fire alarm in the township. Many thanks to Company 36 for the additional coverage.
Company 25 remained on scene at the Creek Road incident to assist with traffic control while a wrecker removed the vehicle from the creek. All units returned in service at 5:04 p.m.
Monroe Fire Company will host a Thirty-One Bingo on November 3. Doors open at noon with Bingo starting at 1:30 p.m.
There will be 27 prizes for $22 (6 faces/22 games) with additional available.
A light lunch is also included.
For additional information, please click here.
Download the event flyer: Flyer Basket-31
Our next bingo is January 19, 2014.
A tractor trailer carrying a 135′ concrete I-Beam was attempting to negotiate a 90-degree curve at the rail crossing. The truck was unable to maneuver through the curve and attempted to reverse when the crossing arms activated. The truck was then struck by a west-bound intermodal freight train. The impact caused three locomotives and nine container cars, loaded with double-stack intermodal containers, to derail.
Crews arrived and extinguished the fire and performed patient and hazard assessments.
Chief 25 (Heckert) assumed command and Chief 125 (Farrell) lead the operations section. A unified command structure involving Fire, EMS, PSP, and Norfolk Southern was put into place as agencies arrived on scene.
All injuries were minor in nature and no hazardous materials on board the train were released. Company 33 (New Kingstown) assisted at the scene with their spill trailer to contain a diesel fuel spill from one of the locomotives.
In addition to Monroe Fire Company, fire resources from Companies 27 (Citizens’ – Mechanicsburg), 33 (New Kingstown), 36 (Citizens’ Fire Company No. 1 – South Middleton), 45 (Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services), and 64 (Citizens’ Fire Company No. 1 – Dillsburg) responded to the scene. EMS agencies from Cumberland Goodwill EMS (Carlisle), Dillsburg EMS, and Yellow Breeches EMS responded.
Perry County Engine 11 (Perdix) and Tanker 19 (West Enola) transferred to Monroe Fire Station to cover the township during the prolonged railroad incident. The transfer companies handled an automatic fire alarm.
York Road remained closed from more than 24 hours for cleanup. The Pennsylvania State Police are conducting an accident investigation in partnership with Norfolk Southern, who is leading cleanup operations.
Check out our Facebook page for photos from a scene. A complete photo gallery will be uploaded to our website in the next couple of days.
September 2nd – Engine 25 was dispatched at 12:46 a.m. to assist with a vehicle accident in the Borough of Dillsburg at South Chestnut Street and E York Street. York County placed Engine 25 available while en route at 12:58 a.m.
At 6:48, Engine 25 was once again dispatched to an auto accident. This one was in the 1200 block of Creek Road and was reported as a single vehicle into the creek. Crews found a sedan overturned in the creek. Chief 125 (Farrell) entered the creek to determine if anyone was in the vehicle; however, the vehicle was found unoccupied. The driver self-extricated prior to arrival of the fire company and EMS and was apparently uninjured. Engine 25 remained on scene while the vehicle was removed from the creek. Company 25 was available at 8:13 a.m.
The third crash of the day was dispatched at 11:46 for a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Leidigh Drive and Lutztown Road. Chief 125 and Engine 25 arrived to find two vehicle, partially blocking the intersection with all occupants out of the vehicle. E25′s crew secured the vehicles and performed fluid control. Both drivers were transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Company 25 was available at 1:16 p.m.
September 1st – Engine 25 was dispatched to an auto accident at the intersection of West Lisburn Road and Heisey Road at 12:14 a.m. Crews arrived to find a single vehicle overturned with a pole down across the roadway. There were no injuries as a result of the accident. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.
Aug 22nd – Company 25 was dispatched at 8:58 a.m. for an unspecified medical emergency in the 100 block of Old Stonehouse Road South. Mini-Pumper 25 and Chief 125 responded to assist West Shore EMS and the Pennsylvania State Police with an injured patient who was located in a wooded area.
After a patient assessment, Lifelion was requested to land at Company 25′s station to transport the patient to University Medical Center in Hershey.