March 2010 archive

Engine 25 Homecoming

March 29 – Monroe Fire Company officially took delivery of their new Pierce PUC CAFS engine today.  The engine arrived at the station early in the afternoon.  Driver orientation has already begun and crews began loading hose and fittings Monday night.  Additional training still must take place as well as lettering and equipment mounting before …

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Engine 25 Final Inspection

Several Monroe Fire Company members recently took a trip to the Pierce Manufacturing facility in Appleton, WI to make a final inspection of the new Engine 25.  Captain Devin Flickinger took several photos during the trip, including two of a very special friend the guys made on the return flight.  Click the image above to …

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Monroe Fire Company would like to remind everyone to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when you change your clocks ahead 1 hour. If you need smoke detectors for your home, click on the link on the right hand side of the page for more information.

Former Member Martin “Skip” Bernheimer Passes Away

Former Monroe Fire Company member Martin “Skip” Bernheimer passed away March 10th, 2010 following a sudden illness. Skip, who was Lieutenant 245 at the time of his death, was also a former member of Union Fire Company of Carlisle, and the Cumberland-Goodwill Fire/Rescue. Skip served as an assistant chief for Cumberland-Goodwill prior to the merger …

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Production Report #6 Available

March 8th – The sixth production report is now available in two parts for download.  The first part shows exterior work on E25 and the second report shows interior work that has been completed.  To download the reports, visit our Engine Build Page.

Tanker Responds to Fatal Lower Frankford Fire

March 8 – Tanker 25 was dispatched to the scene of a fatal house fire in Lower Frankford Twp at 05:52 hours today.  Firefighters discovered a body in the ruins of the home, located near the intersection of  Old Mill RD and Wildwood RD.  The Cumberland County Coroner’s office and Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall are investigating …

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E-One Engine Off to Metal Twp

  March 5th – Monroe Fire Company finalized the sale of its 2001 E-One CAFS Rescue Engine to Metal Twp (Franklin County Co. 21) today.  We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Metal Twp for purchasing the engine and wish them as much success with the engine as we’ve enjoyed over the past many …

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Out with the Old; In with the Older

March 2 – The E-One fire engine has been stripped of its equipment and is now officially out of service.  The “new” Pierce has all equipment mounted and is ready for service.  If you are not yet familiar with equipment placement, see an officer as soon as possible. Special thanks to Cumberland Valley Hose Co …

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Engine Production Report 5 Available

  March 2 – The fifth production report for the new Engine 25 is now available on the Engine Build page for download.  The report shows the chassis and body now assembled and also shows the cab interior as well as compartment space.