Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 22

Rapid Intervention Team Drill

Nov 22 – Monroe Fire Company, Upper Allen Fire Company, and New Kingstown Fire Company conducted thier quarterly RIT training at the Monroe Fire Company station.  Crews used an interior portion of the station that was to be demolished to simulate several scenarios including a basement window bail out, wall breech, and trapped firefighter scenarios. …

Continue reading »

Nov 19

Another Appalachian Trail Rescue

Nov 18 – At 4:26, Headquarters dispatched Company 25 and Rescue 45, along with Yellow Breeches EMS (91), Cumberland-goodwill EMS (40) and a West Shore Medic (M89) to a report of hikers who fell 30-40 feet on the Appalachian Trail, near the White Rock Acres development (Box 25-10). Due to the complexity of such an incident, …

Continue reading »

Nov 06

Need a Smoke Detector? We’ve Got ‘Em

Nov 6 – One again this year, Monroe Fire Company has teamed up with ABC27′s Operation Save-A-Life program to offer smoke detectors to households in need. Kiddie Corporation generously donated thousands of smoke detectors to be distributed across Central PA to families in need. Through this program, it is Monroe Fire Company’s goal that no …

Continue reading »

Nov 05

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 …

Continue reading »

Nov 01

Change Your Clocks; Change Your Batteries

This weekend remember to change your clocks back one hour.  In addition, this is the perfect time of year to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. In addition to changing your smoke alarm batteries this weekend, the USFA recommends following these simple steps to protect your life, your loved ones, and your …

Continue reading »

Nov 01

Busy Trend Continues into November

Nov 1st – The recent busy trend continued into another day with four more incidents handled during the day on Tuesday, November 1st. The first incident was dispatched at 02:31 for a barn fire in the 200 block of Country Club RD in Middlesex Twp.  Tanker 25 operated at the scene of the barn fire …

Continue reading »