Monroe Fire Company will hold our next Basket Bingo event on Sunday, November 13th. Doors open at noon with Bingo starting at 1:30. Click the images below for more information.
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.
Crews were on the scene about 7 hours total.
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.
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. 23 – Engine 25 and Mini-Pumper 25 were dispatched at 7:01 AM as part of a first-alarm response for a house fire in the 300 block of Mumper Lane in Carroll Township, York County.
Monroe firefighters assisted with fire suppression and overhaul, including extensive overhaul of blown-in insulation in the attic.
(Photos from the scene are courtesy of Curt Werner)
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Monroe Fire Company will hold a Thirty-One Bingo event on Sunday, March 13 at the fire station located at 1225 Peffer Road in Mechanicsburg (just outside the village of Churchtown on PA Route 174).
Doors open at noon with Bingo starting at 1:30 PM.
There will be 27 prizes for $22 (6 faces/22 games) with additional available. A light lunch is also included with admission.
In addition to Bingo, there will be raffles, door prizes and small games of chance.
Sorry, no one under 14 will be admitted and we do not accept checks.
For more information, including how to get $2.00 off admission, click here.
Feb. 12 – Monroe Fire Company responded on a first alarm building fire assignment for a reported house fire on Cromwell Court in Silver Spring Township just after 4:00 p.m.
Monroe firefighters responded as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) with both Engine 25 and Utility 25.
Arriving crews discovered a furnace fire with extension into the residence; however, damage was minimal thanks to quick work by the responding firefighters.
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.
Feb. 7, 2016 – Monroe Fire Company responded on a first-alarm structure fire assignment to a reported mobile home fire in the 4500 block of Rolo Court in Upper Allen Township.
Crews were dispatched at 6:38 AM to combat the blaze at the well-involved structure.
No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.
More photos are available at our Facebook Page.