Schedule for Santa Visits the Township – 2016. (click to enlarge).
It’s that time of year and Monroe Fire Company is proud to once again host Santa Claus and his friends as we escort him across the township to visit your families. If you have a message for Santa, be at one of the designated areas at the specific time as indicated in the schedule.
Monday, December 12
Lisburn & Meadow
White Rock Acres
Kuhn & Deer
Monroe Township Building
1220 Boiling Springs Road
Tuesday, December 13
Miller & Greenfield Drive
Williams Grove Mobile Home Park
Fairway & Westview
Tamanini Way & Franklin RD
Wertz & Spring
Hillside & Helen
MONROE FIRE COMPANY WISHES EVERYONE A VERY SAFE, HAPPY & HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON!!
July 8 – At approximately 10:15 AM, Cumberland County Fire Headquarters transmitted a first-alarm barn fire assignment for the 1100 block of Brandt Road in Monroe Township. Chief 125 (Farrell) was informed by Headquarters that they were receiving numerous calls reporting the fire.
Chief 125 arrived on scene first and observed farmers assisting with animal removal, as well as Cars and vehicles, cattle and a horse on the roadway. The barn was well involved from hay loft and a thermal column was visible for miles.
Engine 25 (E25) arrived next and pulled multiple lines to protect exposures and contain fire.
Tankers 25 and 33 (New Kingstown) dropped fold-a-tanks in front of E25 to establish water supply dump site. Fill sites were set up at pond (Lisburn and Boyer) as well as Konhaus Rd. and a tanker shuttle began from those sites to the dump site.
The fire was contained to original barn and all exposures were saved.
61,000 gallons of water was used to contain the fire and countless firefighters (more then 100) from the surrounding area (including neighboring counties) assisted.
Many thanks to all assisting companies including transfer from Perry 11 (Perdix), who was later called to scene, Cumberland County Company 17 (Enola #3), West Shore EMS, Rehabs from CO 100 and Adams 9 and Cumberland County Public Information Officer Megan Silverstrim.
April 15 – Monroe Fire Company responded on a mutual aid assignment to a RV fire on Route 15 in Carroll Township, York County.
Engine 25 and Chief 125 (Farrell) arrived on scene first to find a well involved Class A Motor Home that was also towing a Jeep Wrangler. C125 assumed command and Engine 25’s crew place a hand line in service to extinguish the fire. While working on the initial fire attack, the motor home’s propane tank began to vent fire. Attack crews backed off and Tanker 25’s deck gun was placed in service to knock down the fire. Squad 23 (Upper Allen) arrived and placed a second hand line in service.
Photo by Curt Werner
Engine 65 Franklintown & Community Fire Company) also assisted at the scene. As crews were performing overhaul, a vehicle accident was reported in the backlog that resulted from the fire. Squad 23, Engine 65, and EMS were diverted to the accident. Monroe’s crew completed overhaul of the original incident and turned the scene over to fire police and Carroll Township Police Department.
Photo is courtesy of Curt Werner. Check out our Facebook page for additional photos and a video.
Feb. 9 – Monroe Fire Company along with additional fire, EMS, and police agencies responded to an auto accident involving a school bus and a passenger vehicle at the intersection of West Trindle Road and South Locust Point Road on the border of Monroe and Silver Spring Townships.
First arriving crews found the bus, with students on board, and a passenger vehicle in a field with wires down in the intersection.
Firefighters and EMS personnel attended to extricating victims from the passenger vehicles and safely evacuating students from the bus. Sadly, one of the passengers in the car, a 20-year-old female, was deceased.
No students were seriously injured in the accident. The driver and two other passengers in the car were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
For more information on this incident, visit our Facebook page for links to a variety of media sources.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this incident.