November 2010 archive

Busy on the Border

Nov 30th – The end of November kept Monroe crews busy, included two separate crashes at the intersection of W Trindle RD and Old Stonehouse RD.  The first incident occurred on Nov. 28th at 13:39 and was dispatched as an auto accident with unknown injuries on the Silver Spring Twp side of the road (box 33-102).  …

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Practice Thanksgiving Fire Safety

Nov 25 – As your family gathers together to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, keep in mind that Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  The NFPA adds that on average US fire departments respond to …

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Local Businesses Donate to Fire Prevention Effort

    Nov 19th –  Several local businesses recently contributed to a fire prevention outreach campaign being conducted by Monroe Fire Company.  Rutters Farm Stores is the most recent contributor, presenting Monroe Fire Company with a check for $1,000 during the grand opening of it’s newest store, located at the intersection of Boiling Springs RD and …

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Monroe, New Kingstown Complete RIT Training

November 14 – Firefighters from Companies 25 (Monroe) and 33 (New Kingstown) participated in a day-long hands’ on Rapid Intervention Training (RIT) that followed two nights of classroom training. Firefighters used a vacant home in the cemetary at Boiling Springs RD and York RD to conduct the training. Trainees practiced removing a firefighter from one …

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MFC Responds to Fire at Former IBM Plant

Nov 13 – Engine 25 was dispatched at 20:29 hours as part of a first-alarm assignment to a reported building fire at 180 Kost RD in Silver Spring Twp (BOX 33-10).  The industrial building once housed the IBM building just outside New Kingstown.  Tanker 25 was added at 20:47 as part of the second alarm assignment.  The fire …

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Scrapbooking Weekend A Success

Thank you to all who helped organize and attended this past weekend’s scrapbooking event.  The event, which took place November 6-7, was well attended.

Tanker Transfer to West Enola

    Nov 7 – Tanker 25 transferred to West Enola’s station (Company 19) tonight while they and several other departments operated at a hay bale fire in Perry County.

Change Your Clock; Change Your Battery

Nov 6 – 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 batteries.  This is also a good time to review and practice your family emergency plan. As a reminder to township residents; free smoke detectors are available through …

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Monroe Fire Responds to Solicitation Letter to Township Residents

Dear Monroe Township Residents:  It has come to our attention that several Monroe Township residents received fund drive letters from the Citizens’ Fire Company of South Middleton Township.  Monroe Fire Company contacted Citizens’ seeking an explanation for the solicitation of Monroe Township residents.  The mailing was erroneously sent to those township residents living within the …

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