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.

Monroe Responds to Early AM Building Fire

March 31 – Engine 25 was dispatched at 2:46 a.m to a reported building fire to the rear of Baker’s Restaurant in Carroll Twp., York County.  The following images were taken by Curt Werner. 

Crews battle a smokey fire behind Baker’s Restaurant. Photo by Curt Werner.

  

From left: Firefighter Zeigler, Probationary Firefighter McCutcheon, Asst. Chief Farrell, and Firefighter Radabaugh. Photo by Curt Werner.

  

Photo by Curt Werner

 

Monroe Fire Company Holds Annual Banquet

March 28 – Monroe Fire Company held its annual banquet at Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse.

Special thanks to New Kingstown Co. 33 for covering the township during the banquet.

Looking back at 2014, Monroe Fire Company responded to 299 incidents, 188 of which (62.9%) were in Monroe Township.

In all, we responded to:

132 Rescue and EMS incidents
93 Fires
18 Weather-related incidents (such as trees and wires down and flooding)
17 Good-Intent incidents
14 False Alarms
11 Miscellaneous Incidents
10 Hazardous conditions (without fire)
4 service calls.

Our top responders (non-chief officers are as follows:

#5 – Clint Murphy – 83 calls
#4 – Brad Robertson – 103 calls
#3 – Eric Radabaugh – 147 calls
#2 – Heath Swab – 171 calls
#1 – Jeremy Zeigler – 180 calls

Thank you to all of our volunteers and their significant others for another successful year and your continued support!

Easter Egg Hunt Slated for March 28

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The Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Monroe Fire Company, 1225 Peffer Road, just outside Churchtown.

Registration begins at 10 a.m.. Hunt begins at 11 a.m. by age groups.

The event is for children ages 0 to 10.

Lunch will be served at noon. For more information please call Donna March, 258-5397

FFA Student Volunteers Help Spruce Up Station

Thanks to thirty four FFA student volunteers for helping with a little spring cleaning around the station: