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 17th, 2014
Monroe Fire Company has announced its next Basket/Thirty One Bingo event will take place on March 9, 2014 at the fire station located at 1225 Peffer Road, Mechanicsburg.
Doors open at noon and Bingo starts at 1:30 p.m.
There will be 27 prizes for $22 (6 faces/22 games) with additional available.
Light lunch is included; however, we are a smoke free facility.
In addition to Bingo, there will also be raffles, door prizes, and small games of chance.
No one under 14 years of age will be admitted and we do not accept checks.
For more information, including a printable event flyer, please click here.
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.
October 19th, 2013
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, 2013
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.