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SILO FIRE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY & A FUEL SPILL IN THE FIRST DUE
11/27/13 - 0915 hours: E3-1 responded to 14512 Fairview Hill Lane, Washington County to assist WC Company 13 with fire in a farm silo.
1703 hours: Squad 3 to 30 West Madison Street for an auto leaking gas. Personnel contained the product and the owner notified maintenance.
AUTO ACCIDENT & A HOUSE FIRE IN THE 2-01 BOX
11/26/13 - 0215 hours: Co. 3 and 8 alerted for an auto accident on northbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 8; nothing found.
1936 hours: Squad 3 to 215 Highland Avenue in Waynesboro for a dwelling fire. Crews worked for about 2.5 hours to assist Co. 2 by pulling ceilings and walls, extinguishing fire and checking for extension.
11/25/13 - 1904 hours: RHC to 1574 Eryldeen Farm Lane for brush. Responders extinguished a supervised fire that extended out of its burn pit.
11/24/13 - 0105 hours: Squad 3, Car 3, Utility 3 and A3-7 to the rear of 4572 West Weaver Road for an auto accident. Personnel secured the vehicle, removed and packaged the occupant for transport by Life Net 8-1 to York Hospital.
0940 hours: Co. 3 and 8 responded to Interstate 81 at mile marker 6 for a vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles. With incidents in the travel lanes and median of both directions, personnel accessed vehicles and triaged patients to prioritize transport to multiple facilities. Units assisted PSP and County agencies for an extended period, remaining on scene for about eight hours.
1756 hours: Box 3-18 alerted for an appliance fire in the residence, 3818 Clipp Court. Crews extinguished the contents of the dryer and checked the adjoining area for extension before clearing in one hour.
2034 hours: E3-2 transferred to Co. 8 (Marion) for thirty minutes while they operated at a chimney fire.
TWO AUTO ACCIDENTS & A PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT
11/23/13 - 0055 hours: Co. 3 responded for an auto accident in the 10500 block of Letzburg Road. Responders located one auto off the roadway with heavy front end damage after striking a utility pole, and no occupants on-scene. Fire Police remained until the utility completed repairs to allow the roadway to be re-opened.
0952 hours: Co. 3 and 8 alerted for an auto accident at mile marker 5 of Interstate 81. After checking the area, crews found the incident at mile marker 3 but no services were needed.
1104 hours: Squad 3 to assist GPD with a property damage accident at 140 South Antrim Way.
THREE RUNS FOR THE DAY
11/22/13 - 0106 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 out for a commercial fire alarm at 40 Mifflin Lane; no cause found.
1053 hours: RHC to 40 Mifflin Lane for a commercial fire alarm; no cause located.
1800 hours: Co. 3 and 8 to Interstate 81 northbound at mile marker 7. Car 3 confirmed an auto with mechanical problems at the weigh station entrance, requiring no fire department assistance.
ENGINE TRANSFER TO STA.4 - FIRST DUE CHIMNEY FIRE
11/21/13 - 0200 hours: E3-2 transferred to Station 4ís quarters, 158 West King Street while they operated at a house fire.
2140 hours: Co. 3, WC Co. 13 and Quint 27 to 661 Hykes Road for a chimney fire. Crews checked the adjoining spaces for extension while removing materials from the woodstove and chimney to eliminate the hazard.
RESIDENTIAL AFA ON HOLLOWELL CHURCH ROAD
11/20/13 - 0832 hours: E3-1 to 14942 Hollowell Church Road for a residential fire alarm activation; no cause found.
SMALL BRUSH FIRE, AN AFA & A MUTUAL AID HOUSE FIRE
11/19/13 - 1002 hours: Co. 3 and 8 to Interstate 81 near mile marker 7 for brush. A small fire on the roadside was knocked down before FD arrival, and crews applied water to complete extinguishment.
1330 hours: E3-1 responded to 9170 Molly Pitcher Highway for a commercial fire alarm.
2244 hours: E3-1 to 306 North Main Street in Mercersburg to assist Co. 9 with a building fire. Personnel worked overhaul before clearing in an hour.
SMOKE IN THE BUILDING AT JERRDAN
11/18/13 - 1137 hours: Co. 3 alerted to 1080 Hykes Road at JerrDan for smoke in the building. Personnel determined a worker smoke testing lines activated the alarm system and no fire department services were required.
BRUSH ASSISTS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY & A FIRST DUE HOUSE FIRE
11/15/13 - 1346 hours: Brush 3 responded for a brush fire in the area of 16122 Rust Run Road, Washington County, MD.
1821 hours: Box 3-18 alerted for a dwelling fire at 4775 Williamson Road. Responders arrived to fire from the roof and top floor of the two-story residence and started suppression operations. With the heavily damaged building requiring extensive overhaul, crews remained on scene for four hours.
COMMERCIAL AFA & AN AUTO ACCIDENT
11/14/13 - 0959 hours: E3-2 and Car 3 to 25 Commerce Avenue at Graphics Universal for a commercial fire alarm; cancelled enroute.
1435 hours: Squad 3 and Car 3 to Hill Road at Rabbit Road for a motor vehicle collision. Arriving to a vehicle into a tree and the occupant self-extricated, EMS obtained transport refusals before clearing.
INTERSTATE RUN & A MUTUAL AID RUN
11/13/13 - 1752 hours: E3-2 alerted for a blocking assist on Interstate 81 northbound, south of Exit 5. Crew arrived to find a three vehicle accident, mitigated fluids and cleared debris before going available.
1817 hours: E3-2 assisted Co. 9 (MMP&W) with a shed fire at 10996 Welsh Run Road, Montgomery Township, working fire attack and water supply.
OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION & A WIRES RUN
11/10/13 - 1255 hours: Co. 3 and 8 to 7564 Browns Mill Road for an outside investigation; nothing found.
1427 hours: E3-2 and Car 3 out for wires down in the area of 789 Eastside Drive. Personnel checked for hazards and notified the utility before clearing.
ENGINE TRANSFER TO MARION
11/9/13 - 0722 hours: E3-2 transferred to Co. 8 (Marion) while their units operated at a mobile home fire.
RESIDENTIAL FIRE ALARM ON SOUTH PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
11/8/13 - 2112 hours: E3-2 and Car 3 to 15816 South Pennsylvania Avenue for a residential fire alarm. Crews met with the resident and determined the detector was activated during a battery change.
AFA AT FOOD LION DISTRIBUTION
11/5/13 - 1012 hours: RHC to 200 Commerce Avenue at Food Lion Distribution for a commercial fire alarm activation; no services needed.
BARN FIRE IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
11/3/13 - 2351 hours: E3-1 and Squad 3 to assist Co. 2 (Waynesboro) with a reported barn fire. Crews provided scene illumination and worked overhaul for about two hours before clearing.
WIRES DOWN ON WINGERTON ROAD
11/1/13 - 0653 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 responded for wires down at 15331 Wingerton Road.
BARN FIRE & THREE AUTO ACCIDENTS
10/31/13 - 0246 hours: E3-1 assisted Co. 2 with a reported barn fire at 5625 Marsh Road, then transferred to Waynesboro Fire Departmentís Potomac Street station.
1027 hours: Co. 3 to 11001 Grindstone Hill Road for a motor vehicle collision. Crews mitigated fluids and assisted EMS with packaging one patient for transport.
1625 hours: RHC alerted for a vehicle accident in the area of 7325 Molly Pitcher Highway. After securing the scene, personnel addressed fluids on the roadway as Co. 3A transported one from the incident.
1854 hours: The response was quick to an accident at the intersection of South Washington Street and Molly Pitcher Highway- in front of the fire station. Crews checked the occupants of the two vehicles and extinguished a fire in the engine compartment of one of the autos involved before getting the roadway re-opened in about forty-five minutes.
PENSINGER ROAD AUTO ACCIDENT
10/30/13 - 2139 hours: Co. 3 to 575 Pensinger Road for an auto accident. Arriving to a single vehicle off the road, personnel secured the scene and pick-up truck involved as EMS confirmed no occupants for transport.
PARK BENCH ON FIRE
10/29/13 - 1710 hours: RHC alerted for a bench on fire at the King Playground, 260 North Carlisle Street. Crew worked with Greencastle Police to secure information after quickly extinguishing the smoldering fire on the park bench.
INSIDE INVESTIGATION OF GAS
10/28/13 - 1701 hours: Squad 3 and Car 3 to 142 North Washington Street for an inside investigation. Personnel worked with Columbia Gas to ventilate the residence while EMS checked its occupants before clearing.
AFA ON SPORTSMAN ROAD & AFA TURNS INTO SMOKE IN THE HOUSE
10/27/13 - 1538 hours: RHC alerted for a commercial fire alarm at the Greencastle Sportsmans Association, 3260 Sportsman Road; cancelled enroute.
2246 hours: Co. 3 dispatched for a residential fire alarm at 11643 Bemisderfer Road. Shortly after the initial, Box 3-02 was alerted to the same address for smoke in the dwelling. Communications reported a fire alarm sounding with a smoke condition. Crews arrived to light smoke on the first floor, confirmed the fire was contained to the chimney with no extension, and reduced the response. Units cleared the scene in about forty-five minutes after completing the clean-up.
AFA IN THE BOROUGH & AN AUTO FIRE ON I-81
10/26/13 - 0948 hours: E 3-2 responded for a commercial fire alarm at 324 West Franklins Street; occupants reported no services needed.
1728 hours: Co. 3 and WC Co. 13 alerted for an auto fire on Interstate 81 southbound- mile marker 2. Crews checked the vehicle and found a small fire- now out- due to a mechanical failure.
1987 SUTPHEN HEADS TO ITS NEW HOME
10/26/13 - 0900 hours: The 1987 Sutphen Engine Tanker made the journey to its new home with the Southern Jackson County Volunteer Fire Department in Kenna, WV (between Parkersburg and Charleston). Hereís hoping it will provide many additional years of useful service to our new friends in the Mountain State.
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