November 2012 archive

Past Chief Jim Beistline 1940-2012

November 21 – James Roy “Jim” Beistline, 72, of Mechanicsburg, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Born May 18, 1940, Jim was a past Fire Chief of Williams Grove Fire Company and township Fire Marshall. Jim served as Fire Chief for a decade until 1977; during that time he saw the Williams Grove Fire Company and …

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Busy Sunday for Monroe Crews

Nov 18 – Monroe Fire Company volunteers were kept busy Sunday night by three fires dispatched over a period of 63 minutes. At 6:38 p.m., Engine 25 was dispatched on a first alarm assignment  for a report of smoke in a house in the 200 block of Ridge Hill Road in Silver Spring Township.  An …

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Vehicle Rolls, Takes Out Pole on Leidigh Drive

Nov 13; 4:20 p.m. – Engine 25, Rescue 45, and EMS units from Yellow Breeches EMS and Cumberland – Goodwill (Carlisle) EMS were dispatched to a reported single vehicle rollover with a pole and wires down at the intersection of Leidigh Drive and Criswell Drive in the township.  C125 (Farrell) arrived on scene and confirmed …

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Monroe Assists with Silver Spring House Fire

Nov. 11; 2:34 a.m. – Engine 25 was dispatched as part of a first alarm assignment for a house fire in Silver Spring Township in the 200-block of Ridge Hill Road. First arriving crews found smoke showing from the two-story farm house.  Crews found a fire in a bedroom and were able to contain the …

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Vehicle Rolls on W Lisburn Road

Nov 10; 12:07 p.m. – Engine 25 and Rescue 27 (Citizens – Mechanicsburg) were dispatched to a single rollover vehicle accident on West Lisburn RD, just west of the township line.  E25 arrived on scene to find a single occupant self-extricated from the vehicle and placed R27 available.  The patient was transported to a local hospital …

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Tanker 25 Responds to S. Middleton Fire

Nov 5 – Tanker 25 (Ziegler) responded to a house fire on Victory Church Road in South Middleton Township.  The fire, which was dispatched at 11:50 went to 2 alarms.  Tanker 25 was placed available at 1:00 PM.  Tanker 19 (West Enola) transferred to Company 25 during the incident.

Monroe Assists Upper Allen with Townhouse Fire

Nov 4 – Engine 25 was dispatched shortly after 4:00 pm to assist at a townhouse fire in the Allenview development in Upper Allen Township.  E25 responded with  a crew of five and assisted with fire attack and overhaul. While committed at the scene, E145 transferred to Company 25 and was dispatched to a mobile home fire …

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