March 2011 archive

Monroe Fire Co Honors Members with Annual Banquet

    March 19 – Monroe Fire Company held its annual banquet today at Sunnyside Restaurant in Carlisle.  In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of 2010; the fire company honored several of its members.  The top honor of the night went to David D. Heckert, who served numerous positions within the company including fire chief and, most …

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1st Due Garage Fire Follows RIT Training

March 19 – Not long after crews returned from RIT training at Company 33 (see post below) a first alarm building fire assignement was struck for Box 25-06 for a garage fire at 96 Clouser RD.  The first alarm brought engine companies 25, 33, 27, and 23; truck 28, rescue 27; tankers 25, 23, and 33.  …

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RIT Training with Upper Allen and New Kingstown

  March 19 – Members from companies 25 (Monroe), 23 (Upper Allen) and 33 (New Kingstown) assembled at company 33’s quarters Saturday morning for a RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) review focusing on each company’s RIT equipment and operations.  Each company had to opportunity to demonstrate their equipment and share ideas and tactics when it comes to …

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Monroe Fire Responds to Fatal Upper Allen House Fire

 March 17 – Engine 25 was dispatched at 17:39 to a reported house fire with entrapment in the 300 block of Mt Allen DR (Box 23-04).  E25 responded with a driver, three interior firefighters, and one junior firefighter.  E25’s crew staged in the manpower pool before being moved to help extinguish hotspots and assist with …

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Members Train on New Forcible Entry Simulator

  Fire Chief Dave Heckert instructs junior member Sara Weary on forcible entry techniques on an inward swinging door.   March 15 – Members spent two hours training on Monroe Fire Company’s new forcible entry simulator this evening.  The simulator, which was purchased with money awarded through a state grant, allows members to drill on …

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

  March 12 – As you change your clocks this weekend, Monroe Fire Company reminds you to change your smoke alarm and CO alarm batteries.  This is also a good time to review your home evacuation plan.

Heavy Rain Brings Flooding

  March 10 & 11 – Heavy rains brought flooding to the township on March 11.  The heaviest rain fell overnight on March 9th and into March 10.  Monroe Fire Company was called to the 1200 block on Indian Peg RD on March 10 for the report of a flooded basement.  Crews remained on scene …

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And We’re Back…Almost

March 6 – After being out of service since Friday afternoon, is back online…almost.  You’ll notice we’re missing some pictures and we’ll get those back online as soon as we can.  Un fortunately, due to reasons beyond our control, the primary server where our website is hosted experienced “an incident” and as a result, …

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Monthly Incident Reports For Jan and Feb Avail

Monthly incident reports for Monroe Fire Company for the months of January and February are now available.  Click on the month links to view them.