Monroe Responds to Silver Spring House Fire

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.

School Bus Accident Leaves One Dead; Several Hospitalized

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.

Monroe Assists at Upper Allen Mobile Home Fire

Mutual Aid Companies prepare to make an attack at a mobile home fire in Upper Allen Township. Photo by Shelly Latsha.

Mutual Aid Companies prepare to make an attack at a mobile home fire in Upper Allen Township. Photo by Shelly Latsha.

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.

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Photo by Shelly Latsha

Photo by Shelly Latsha

One Killed in Township Crash

Feb. 6 – A multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of West Lisburn Road and Boiling Springs RD left a Carlisle woman dead.  Engine 25, Rescue 27 and Holy Spirit EMS were dispatched to the incident just before 10:30 AM.

Pennsylvania State Police report the victim was pronounced dead at the scene after her vehicle was struck broadside.

The Pennsylvania State Police and Cumberland County Coroner’s Office are investigating the incident.

Media Coverage:

Cumberlink

Pennlive

CBS 21

Photos: 1st Due Shed Fire

Feb. 3, 2016 – Crews battled a shed fire on Gutshall Road

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Lt. Rob Snyder operating at a first-due shed fire on Gutshall Road.

Driver/Operator Wade Shearer operating at the scene of a first-due shed fire on Gutshall Lane.

Driver/Operator Wade Shearer operating at the scene of a first-due shed fire on Gutshall Road.

One Flown from Creek Road Crash

Fire crews from Monroe Fire Company and Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services, along with EMS from Dillsburg and Yellow Breeches, work on removing a patient from a single vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Creek Road.  Photo by Curt Werner.

Fire crews from Monroe Fire Company and Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services, along with EMS from Dillsburg and Yellow Breeches, work on removing a patient from a single vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Creek Road. Photo by Curt Werner.

18 November – At approximately 9:30 p.m., Engine 25 and Rescue 45 (Carlisle Fire & Rescue) were dispatched for a vehicle accident with confinement in the 1200 block of Creek Road, Monroe Township.

Units arrived to find a single vehicle impacted a tree with the front of the vehicle in the Yellow Breeches Creek. Only one occupant was in the vehicle.  Crews stabilized the vehicle and removed the roof and passenger door.

The patient was extricated and flown by STAT MedEvac to Hershey for treatment.  EMS crews from Dillsburg (York County Company #64) and Yellow Breeches (Company 91) assisted at the scene.

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Fire crews from Monroe Fire Company and Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services, along with EMS from Dillsburg and Yellow Breeches, work on removing a patient from a single vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Creek Road. Photo by Curt Werner.

 

Monroe Assists at York Co House Fire

November 7 – Photo gallery from house fire in York County (Washington Township).  Photos by Curt Werner.

Fire Strikes Monroe Township Business

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June 1 – At 10:33 p.m., after receiving a 9-1-1 call reporting fire showing from a commercial building, Cumberland County Headquarters dispatched a first alarm building fire assignment for the 1000 block of West Trindle Road in Monroe Township.

The assignment brought units from Companies 25 (Monroe), 23 (Upper Allen), 27 (Citizens’ – Mechanicsburg), 28 (Washington – Mechanicsburg), 31 (Silver Spring) and 33 (New Kingstown) along with a BLS unit from Holy Spirit EMS.

First arriving units found a commercial structure with a bowstring truss roof with fire evident from a window on the A/D corner of the building.  A burning window air conditioner was present and removed from the window frame, allowing a hand line to quickly knock the body of fire inside the store.  The quick knock by the volunteers held the fire in a commercial retail space in the front of the building and prevented the fire from extending into the roof.

The remainder of the structure was checked and monitored for extension and extensive overhaul was completed in the affected retail space.

A structure with a bowstring truss roof presents tactical challenges due to the high failure (collapse) rate.  Fortunately, the fire occurred early enough in the night that it was quickly noticed and reported to 9-1-1.  If the fire had occurred a few hours later, the outcome would be significantly different.

A special thank you to Company 45 (Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services) for transferring to our station to cover the Township while we were committed to this incident.  No additional calls were handled by the transfer company.

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Man Pulled From Creek; Flown to Hospital

Crews load a male patient who was found in the Yellow Breeches Creek in to Life Lion for transport to Hershey Medical Center.

Crews load a male patient who was found in the Yellow Breeches Creek in to Life Lion for transport to Hershey Medical Center.

May 15 – Just before 1:00 p.m., Company 25 was dispatched to the 300 block of Criswell Drive for a possible water rescue.  Cumberland County Headquarters advised Chief 125 (Farrell) of a male in the water.  Headquarters added to bystanders entered the water and were attempting to deliver CPR.

The male was removed from the water and flown to Hershey Medical Center for treatment.  It is believed a medical condition caused him to fall in to the water.

Photo gallery by Curt Werner.

Three Injured in York RD Crash

 March 31 – Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of York RD and Lutztown RD. 

Engine 25 and Rescue 45 were dispatched at 6:47 p.m.  

Command 25 held the incident to Company 25, placing R45 available.  

Two adults and be child were transported to area hospitals for treatment. 

Junior Firefighter Tyler Heckert

 This was the first incident for our newest junior firefighter Tyler Heckert.

As a reminder, teens at least 14 years of age with working papers and the consent of their parent(s) or guardian(s) are eligible to apply for our Junior Firefighter program.   

Crew clean up devris at the scene of the accident.