May 11th – Several Monroe Fire Company Water Rescue Team members took part in a demonstration today a Camp Tuckahoe. Here are several photos from the day’s events. Please check out our Facebook page for additional photos.
May 4 – A 3:15 p.m., Headquarters dispatched a first-alarm structure fire assignment for a report of a house fire in the 900 block of Park Place, Monroe Township. The 1st alarm was comprised of Companies 25 (Monroe), 23 (Upper Allen), 27 (Citizens’-Mechanicsburg), 28 (Washington-Mechanicsburg), 33 (New Kingstown), 45 (Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services), 64 (Dillsburg) and 65 (Franklintown).
Chief 23 (Salter) arrived on scene first and reported smoke from the left-side and rear of the home. The homeowner reported that there was fire in the wall on the left side of the home. E25 arrived and stretched two attack lines. Crews opened up the wall and found active fire, which was quickly extinguished. Crews then performed overhaul operations from the exterior and the basement.
An investigation revealed the fire was accidental in nature. Company 25 returned to quarters at 4:21 p.m.
April 8 – Coming off a day with three incidents, Company 25 was alerted at 8:59 for a report of a possible brush fire in the area of Old Stonehouse Road South and Boiling Springs RD. LT 25 arrived on scene to find a controlled burn and requested C125 (Farrell) to place the box available.
At 12:36 p.m., MP 25 and R27 were alerted to the hill east of W Lisburn RD and Fairway Drive for another report of a vehicle accident with a vehicle overturned. MP 25 arrived to find the patient had self extricated and refused medical transport. Company 25 conducted traffic control before turning the scene over to the PA State Police.
Later in the afternoon, at 17:09, Company 25 was alerted to respond to a reported hand injury as the result of a mechanical accident in the 100 block of N. Loop RD.
At 21:00 hours, MP25 and Tanker 25 were alerted to a report of a tree fire in the 400 block of Criswell Drive in the township. Crews arrived on scene to find a controlled burn had extended into a tree. Crews worked to contain and extinguish the fire and were available at 22:18.
April 7th – Sunday afternoon proved to be busy for Monroe Fire Company as its volunteers turned out for three consecutive incidents.
The first incident was dispatched as a medical assist for a fall victim in the 1500 block of Shughart Road.
After crews returned to station, Headquarters dispatched a building fire assignment to Oak Grove Farms at 846 Fisher Road (Box 25-08) in the township. Engine and Tanker 25 were on the road shortly after dispatch, at which time Headquarters advised they received information the involved structure was possibly a barn. The assignment was then upgraded to a barn fire assignment, which added several additional units.
Upper Allen Chief 23 (Salter) arrived first and confirmed a working fire in a wood frame out-building. Engine 25 and Tanker 25 arrived followed by Engine 127 (Citizens-Mechanicsburg) and Rescue 28 (Washington-Mechanicsburg). Crews quickly knocked down the fire, which had extended into the roof of the structure. Tanker 33 (New Kingstown) also assisted at the scene with additional water supply.
Other units dispatched on the box included: Eng. Co 33, Truck 23, Rescue 64 (Dillsburg), Mini-Pumper 25, Tanker 31 (Silver Spring), and Tanker 65 (Franklintown). These units staged on Fisher Road before being released by Command 25.
Company 25 returned to quarters and was cleaning up equipment when Headquarters dispatched Mini-Pumper 25 to assist with a woods fire in the 300 block of Oxford Road in South Middleton Township (Box 236-103). MP25 responded with a crew of three.
Once on scene, MP25′s manpower was sent to the right flank of the fire to cut a fire line and assist with mop-up operations.
Photos from the Oak Grove Farm fire will be added soon.
April 3 – Monroe firefighters got an extra early start to the day when they were alerted at 3:55 to transfer to Company 45′s quarters (Carlisle Fire/Rescue Services) while the Carlisle stations battled a house fire on W. Willow Street in the borough. While on the transfer, Co 25 was alerted at 5:12 to respond to a report of smoke inside Claremont Nursing and Rehab (1000 Claremont RD). C225 (Flickinger) had command and discovered the source of the smoke to be a wall mounted heater.
At 6:14, Company 25 was alerted to another first alarm structure fire assignment, this one was a chimney fire in Franklin Township, York County. Crews were available at 07:48.
At 15:47 hrs, Tanker and Mini Pumper 25 and Brush 33 were alerted to a possible field fire to the rear of Carlisle Fish and Game (1400 Block W Trindle RD). C25 arrived on scene and confirmed the fire was a controlled burn and placed the box available at 15:57.
Firefighter Brad Robertson removes burning material at the scene of a chimney fire in Franklin Township, York County. Photo by Curt Werner.
March 16th – Monroe Fire Company celebrated its 75th year – 2012 – with their annual banquet at Allenberry Resort. Several individuals were recognized for their service as part of the celebration.
Gene Woodward, fire police lieuntenant, was recognized for 40 years of service to the fire company. Gene was a member when the fire company was Williams Grove Fire Company and was housed along Park Place near the Williams Grove Speedway.
Jeremy Zeigler was recognized with the President’s Award for taking on a number of maintenance responsibilities around the fire station. Some of his accomplishments during 2012 include remodeling work and overhauling the station’s water supply system. Jeremy was also honored as the Fire Company’s Firefighter of the Year for 2012.
Monroe Fire Company responded to 294 incidents during 2012 and the following were the fire company top responders:
Third Place – Eric Radabaugh – 142 incidents
Second Place – Heath Swab – 170 incidents
First Place – Jeremy Zeigler – 193 incidents.
This year, Heath Swab took the lead on putting together a video/slideshow looking back at the past year’s accomplishments. The video is linked below.
A very special thank you to New Kingstown Fire Company for providing coverage to the township while members attended the annual banquet.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all for your hard work during the year.