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