Dec 09

Vehicles Strike Utility Poles in Separate Accidents

A single vehicle accident occurred in the 1200 block of York Road on December 9, 2014 at approximately 11:14 a.m.

A single vehicle accident occurred in the 1200 block of York Road on December 9, 2014 at approximately 11:14 a.m.

December 8 – 9, 2014 – Two vehicle accidents occurred in Monroe Township over two days; in each incident a vehicle struck a utility pole.

The first incident occurred on December 8, at approximately 8:30 p.m.  A single vehicle struck a utility pole along West Lisburn Road in the area of Speedway Drive.  Traffics 31 and 33 were requested to the scene to closed West Lisburn Road between South Locust Point Road and Williams Grove Road.  The accident resulted in power being knocked out to more than 400 customers in Monroe and Carroll Townships.  The road remained closed overnight until utility crews replaced the pole the next day.

The second incident occurred on December 9, at 11:14 a.m.  Engine 25 and Rescue 45 were dispatched to an auto accident with a vehicle into a pole in the 1200 block of York Road (PA Route 74).  Chief 25 and Engine 25 arrived on scene and placed the Rescue available.  Engine 25 cleared at 12:03 p.m. and fire police cleared at 1:09 p.m.

PA State Police are investigating each incident.

Dec 04

Santa Visits the Township December 8th & 9th!

It’s that time of the year again!  Monroe Fire Company will bring Santa Claus and some of his helpers to areas of the township to visit with the children.  Check the schedule below to see when Santa will be near you!

If you have a message for Santa, be at one of the designated areas at the specific time mentioned in the following schedule.

Monday, December 8th

6:00 pm Lisburn Meadows W. Lisburn RD & Meadow LN
6:30 pm White Rock Acres Kuhn Rd & Deer RD
7:00 pm Monroe Township Building 1220 Boiling Springs RD

 Tuesday, December 9th

6:00 pm Brandtsville Miller BLVD & Greenfield DR
6:15 pm William’s Grove Mobile Home Park Playground
6:30 pm Monroe Acres Fairway DR & Westview DR
7:00 pm Wertz Development Wertz AVE & Spring CR
7:20 pm Rebert Acres Hillside DR & Helen AVE
7:35 pm Kiner BLVD Elicker RD

 

MONROE FIRE COMPANY WISHES EVERYONE A VERY SAFE, HAPPY & HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON!!

 

Sep 16

A Busy Tuesday…

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Sept. 16 – Monroe’s volunteers got an early start to the day, responding with Company 33 (New Kingstown) to a motor vehicle accident at 3:04 a.m. at the intersection of North Locust Point Road and West Trindle Road in Silver Spring Township.  Crews found a single vehicle off the roadway and the driver had self-extricated.  Company 25 cleared the incident at 3:45 a.m.

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Company 25 also responded to an early afternoon medical assist in the township and a vehicle fire in the 900 block of West Grantham Road.  Headquarters dispatched Engine 25 at 4:22 p.m. for a vehicle fire in the area of Ashcombe’s Farm and Greenhouse.  Engine 25 arrived and found an SUV in the parking lot with fire evident from the engine compartment.  The engine’s CAFS bumper line was pulled and a quick knock was made on the fire.

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Crews wrapped up the day with an in-house training session on vehicle stabilization techniques.

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Sep 10

Website Redesign

September 10 – Pardon our dust.  We are in the process of a remodel of the website.  If you notice any issues such as broken images or links, please let us know by emailing us here.

Aug 16

Motorcyclist Dead after White Rock Crash

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 18

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

Mar 18

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.

Mar 03

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.

Feb 03

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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Jan 17

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

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