Mar 25

Easter Egg Hunt Slated for March 28

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The Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Monroe Fire Company, 1225 Peffer Road, just outside Churchtown.

Registration begins at 10 a.m.. Hunt begins at 11 a.m. by age groups.

The event is for children ages 0 to 10.

Lunch will be served at noon. For more information please call Donna March, 258-5397

Mar 16

FFA Student Volunteers Help Spruce Up Station

Thanks to thirty four FFA student volunteers for helping with a little spring cleaning around the station:

Mar 06

Thirty-One Bingo Set for 3/22

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Monroe Fire Company will host our next Thirty-One Bingo on Sunday, March 22nd at the fire station.

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.

Click here for more information including a prize list.

Download and share a flyer here:  Thirty One Flyer 22 March

Jan 02

First Call of 2015: Field Fire

Mini-Pumper 25 operates at the scene of a field fire in the 1700 block of West Lisburn Road.  Photo by Jason Malmont - The Carlisle Sentinel.

Mini-Pumper 25 operates at the scene of a field fire in the 1700 block of West Lisburn Road. Photo by Jason Malmont – The Carlisle Sentinel.

January 2 – The first incident of 2015 was a corn field fire in the 1700 block of West Lisburn Road. Headquarters dispatched Companies 25 and 33, along with EMS Company 72 (Silver Spring) to the fire at 2:35 p.m. Company 25 responded with the Mini-Pumper, Tanker, and Utility with a total staffing of five volunteers. Company 33 responded with their Mini-Pumper and Tanker. MP25 went off-road and used its front-mount monitor to attack the fire while MP33 deployed hand lines. Remaining crews performed mop up operations. Crews cleared the incident at 3:22 p.m.

At 4:52 p.m., Engine 25 was dispatched for a transfer assignment to Company 45 (Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services) while they operated at a two-alarm building fire in the 100 block of East High Street.

Additional photos from the Carlisle Sentinel are available here:

Cumberlink.com Photo Gallery – Monroe Township Field Fire

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

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