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2020 Fire Company Leadership Announced

2020 brings several changes to the officers of Monroe Fire Company. Changes this year include Jon McKinzie as Vice President of the Company; Christopher Wilkening as Deputy Fire Chief, and Heath Swab as Assistant Fire Chief. A full list of company officers, both administrative and operational can be found here.

First Due Barn Fire

July 8 – At approximately 10:15 AM, Cumberland County Fire Headquarters transmitted a first-alarm barn fire assignment for the 1100 block of Brandt Road in Monroe Township.  Chief 125 (Farrell) was informed by Headquarters that they were receiving numerous calls reporting the fire. Chief 125 arrived on scene first and observed farmers assisting with animal removal, …

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Vehicle Crashes into Churchtown Home

Members from companies 25, 33, and 45 operate at the scene of a vehicle into a home in the 1200 block of Boiling Springs RD, in Churchtown.

March 30 – At 20:23, Headquarters dispatched an incident for a vehicle into a structure in the 1200 block of Boiling Springs RD in the Village of Churchtown (Box 25-03). (C125) Farrell had command and C25 (Heckert) had operations.  After a size-up of the scene, command held Engines 25 and 233, as well as traffic …

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Fire Destroys Monroe Township Home

Blossom Terrace House Fire

February 13 – Today at 11:55 hours, Cumberland County Fire Headquarters dispatched a first alarm house fire assignment in the 1200 block of Blossom Terrace in the White Rock Acres development of Monroe Township (Box 25-10). A neighbor called 9-1-1 after spotting fire on the second floor of the residence. The first alarm assignment consisted …

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Book Detailing Monroe Hand-Drawn Engines for Sale

Monroe Fire Company recently published a history of the hand-drawn fire engines that are displayed at the fire house. The book, The Hand Fire Engines of the Monroe Fire Company, documents the early history of the Union Fire Company of Churchtown and the Bull Eye and Rumsey engines located there.  After the Chuchtown fire company …

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New Floor Installed at Station

A new floor was recently installed at the fire station. The project, which took about one week, was done to reduce the risk of slips and falls to firefighters and the public. A special thank you to Monroe Township for allowing the Engine and Tanker to be housed at the Township building. Also thank you …

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Lost Hikers Rescued

Nov 5 – At 14:34, Headquarters dispatched Company 25 to the Appalachian Trail access from Leidigh DR for a report of two hikers lost on the trail.  The hikers started at the trail access from Leidigh DR and hiked south on the trail before becoming lost.  Command 25 set up a command post on Gutshall …

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Storm Related Calls Continue into Sunday

Oct 30th – Monroe Fire Company was dispatched to two building fire assignments Sunday morning. The first was dispatched at 06:24 as a furnace fire in the 300 block of Whiskey Springs RD.  Tanker 25 was due on the first alarm assisgnment and was committed at the scene until 10:17. At 08:48, Headquarters dispatched a …

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Snowstorm = Busy Day

Oct 29th –  A historic snowstorm dropped several inches of heavy wet snow across the area today and resulted in approximatley a dozen storm related incidents.  Following a morning detail, many firefighters staffed the station to accept non-emergency phone calls in an attempt to lighten the call load that the county 9-1-1 center was taking.  …

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Aug 23 – This afternoon, just prior to 14:00 hrs, most of the East Coast experienced an earthquake. The quake was recorded at a magnitude of 5.8 and was centered near Richmond, VA. Several Monroe Fire Co firefighters staffed the station after the quake; however, no incidents or damage were reported in Monroe Twp. There …

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