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RHC NEWS & EVENTS
ACCIDENT ON I-81
2/10/14 - 2338 hours: Co. 3 and alerted to Interstate 81 northbound in the area of mile marker 5 for an auto accident. After checking the dispatched location, responders found a vehicle in the median south of Exit 3. Speaking with the occupant, it was determined no services were needed and the units cleared.
ROLL-OVER ON BUCHANAN TRAIL EAST
2/9/14 - 2246 hours: RHC responded for an auto accident- vehicle overturned- on Buchanan Trail East near Grindstone Hill Road. Arriving on scene, crews found the vehicle back on its wheels with the occupant inside and assisted with patient removal/packaging for transport to Chambersburg Hospital.
AFA, CHIMNEY FIRE AND A FUEL SPILL
2/8/14 - 0018 hours: RHC to 504 East Leitersburg Street for an automatic fire alarm.
1834 hours: ET-3 responded to assist Co. 9 (MMP&W) with a chimney fire at 4984 Rice Hollow Road, Montgomery Township; cancelled enroute.
2106 hours: Squad 3 to 705 East Baltimore Street for a fuel spill. Personnel contained the product and mitigated the hazard with absorbent.
TWO FIRES AND AN ACCIDENT
2/7/14 - 1544 hours: ET-3 and Squad 3 assisted Co. 5 (Mont Alto) with a barn on fire- 4018 Altenwald Road, Guilford Township.
1803 hours: Co. 3 to 13790 Molly Pitcher Highway for a vehicle accident. Arriving on scene to two autos off the roadway, crew secured the vehicles and assisted with occupant removal for transport.
1932 hours: Box 3-09 alerted for fire in a mobile home in the area of 8755 North Rabbit Road; nothing found.
VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH FIRE
2/6/14 - 2227 hours: Co. 3 and WC Co. 13, ET-8 responded to Interstate 81 northbound near mile marker 1 for a vehicle accident. Finding a tractor-trailer and pick-up involved and fire engulfing the unoccupied tractor, crews initiated fire attack and accessed the trailer and prepared three occupants for transport to local hospitals. Extension to the contents was limited but a lengthy overhaul and scene clean-up committed units for three hours. Fire Police remained on-scene to assist PennDOT and PSP.
RHC CREWS HANDLE EIGHTEEN RUNS FOR THE DAY
2/5/14 - Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain may not stop the U.S. Postal Service, but made for a busy day at RHC:
2143 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 to 850 Hykes Road for wires;
1531 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 to Mifflin Lane, near the Greencastle Borough Maintenance Building for a tree on wires;
1407 hours: Co. 3 to 130 North Washington Street, Evangelical Lutheran Church for an automatic fire alarm;
1324 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 to 13723 Worleytown Road for wires down;
1249 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 to 541 East Baltimore Street for wires down across the roadway;
1039 hours: E3-1 and Squad 3 to 305 West Baltimore Street at CVS for an inside investigation, locating a problem in the electrical system;
1028 hours: Co. 3 to Casey’s, 155 South Antrim Way for a commercial fire alarm; cancelled enroute;
0951 hours: E3-1 and Brush 3 alerted for a brush fire in the area of 2900 Williamson Road; found downed wires arcing;
0814 hours: E3-1 to Filer Road for wires down;
0803 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 to 128 North Linden Avenue for a tree down on wires;
0753 hours: Co. 3 to 305 East Baltimore Street for wires down; hazard cleared by Greencastle Police department;
0738 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 to 14686 Ridge Road for wires;
0700 hours: Car 3 and WC E13-1 to 14200 Molly Pitcher Highway for wires down; cleared after checking for hazards;
0639 hours: Engine Tanker 3 and Car 3 to 801 Zarger Road for an inside investigation; found electric service related problem and secured utility;
0608 hours: ET-3 and Car 3 to 2300 block of Shinham Road for a tree on wires;
0521 hours: Engine Tanker 3 and Car 3 13450 Joann Drive for fire on electrical lines;
0443 hours: ET-3 and Car 3 to 711 Buchanan Trail West for a transformer on fire/sparking;
0433 hours: ET-3 responded to 7200 Molly Pitcher Highway for an outside investigation.
FIRST DUE FIRE IN THE MOBILE HOME & A
SECOND DUE HOUSE FIRE
2/4/14 - 2025 hours: Box 3-13A alerted for fire in a mobile home at 12266 Grant Shook Road. Crew located an overheated electric receptacle, opened up the surrounding area and checked for extension with the thermal image camera.
2045 hours: E3-1 and ET-3 to assist Co. 9 with a dwelling fire at 5192 Rice Hollow Road, Montgomery Township. Personnel worked suppression and overhaul before clearing in about two hours.
TWO ACCIDENTS, A BOX ALARM & A LOCAL ALARM
2/3/14 - 0401 hours: Co. 3 and WC Co. 13 to Interstate 81 southbound near mile marker 4 for an auto accident. Crews located one SUV off the roadway after it struck a sign and fence; no transport.
0818 hours: Squad 3 assisted Co. 2 (Waynesboro) with an inside investigation at 5800 Buchanan Trail East in Washington Township; cancelled enroute.
0937 hours: Squad 3 to Interstate 81 in Washington County, MD- southbound near Exit 10 for a motor vehicle collision; placed in service while responding.
1107 hours: ET-3 and Car 3 to 1565 Buchanan Trail East for wires down/transformer fire; nothing found.
TRANSFER TO NEW FRANKLIN & AN AUTO ACCIDENT ON BUCHANAN TRAIL EAST
2/2/14 - 0223 hours: E3-2 transferred to Co. 17 (New Franklin).
1741 hours: Co. 3 to 721 Buchanan Trail East for a vehicle accident. Personnel obtained transport refusals and checked for hazards before clearing.
AUTO ACCIDENT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY & LZ OPS
2/1/14 - 0208 hours: Squad 3 assisted WC Co. 13 with an auto accident in the 13000 block of Cearfoss Pike.
0235 hours: E3-1 staffed an air medical landing zone stand-by at 842 South Washington Street.
AFA FOLLOWED BY TWO ACCIDENTS FOR THE DAY
1/30/14 - 1149 hours: Co. 3 and 8 to Interstate 81 at mile marker 6 northbound for a vehicle accident. Arriving to one auto in the median and one on the roadway shoulder with minor damage, personnel checked for hazards before returning to service.
1322 hours: RHC to 164 East Baltimore Street for an auto accident.
2234 hours: Engine 3-1 and Car 3 out for an automatic fire alarm at the Greencastle-Antrim Primary School, 504 East Leitersburg Street.
SMOKE IN THE BUILDING
1/29/14 - 1645 hours: E3-1 checked a report of smoke from a building in the 200 block of West Baltimore Street; nothing found.
AUTO ACCIDENT ON BUCHANAN TRAIL WEST
1/28/14 - 2020 hours: RHC to 2322 Buchanan Trail West for an auto accident. EMS obtained transport refusals from the occupants of the two vehicles involved while the Squad crew mitigated fluids/assisted with clean-up.
CHIMNEY FIRE ON STRITE ROAD
1/27/14 - 1913 hours: Co. 3, E8-1 and Truck 17 responded for a chimney fire at 604 Strite Road.
STAND-BY, AUTO ACCIDENT AND A MUTUAL AID RUN
1/25/14 - 1633 hours: Engine 3-1 transferred to Washington County Co. 13 (Maugansville) to cover their area during the Annual Awards Banquet.
1914 hours: RHC to 15467 Pennsylvania Avenue for a motor vehicle collision. Arriving to one vehicle into a tree and occupant self-extricated, Squad personnel checked for fluids and assisted with packaging a patient for transport to Meritas Medical Center.
2323 hours: E3-1 to National Pike at Route 140 in Washington County for a personal injury accident.
RESIDENTIAL FIRE ALARM
1/23/14 - 1931 hours: Engine-Tanker 3 and Car 3 alerted for a residential fire alarm at 11800 Melrose Avenue; caused by a detector malfunction.
I-81 AUTO ACCIDENT & A TRANSFORMER FIRE
1/22/14 - 1740 hours: Co. 3 and 8 to Interstate 81 northbound at mile marker 8 for a vehicle accident; nothing found.
1921 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 to 12000 Molly Pitcher Highway for an electrical transformer on fire.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT ON THE INTERSTATE
1/21/14 - 2111 hours: Co. 3 and WC Co. 13 responded to Interstate 81 northbound at mile marker 3 for a property damage accident. Crews located a single vehicle off the roadway requiring no services.
AUTO ACCIDENT AND A MOBILE HOME FIRE
1/19/14 - 1007 hours: Squad 3 dispatched to Leitersburg Road at Marsh Road for an auto accident with entrapment. Arriving at the Washington Township incident with other units already on-scene, personnel confirmed no services were required and went available.
2108 hours: Box 3-28 alerted for a mobile home on fire at 9600 McClanahan Road. Crews located an overheated receptacle and accessed the wall to check for extension. Personnel restored electrical service to a portion of the residence and monitored the building for any issues before clearing.
TRANSFER CREWS HANDLE AUTO ACCIDENT ON MPHS
1/18/14 - 2019 hours: During the RHC Banquet, transfer crews from Co. 8 and WC Co. 27 responded with Squad 3 and ET-3 to an auto accident on Molly Pitcher Highway at Commerce Avenue.
ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
1/18/14 - 1800 hours: The annual Rescue Hose Company Banquet was held at the Special Events Center, with a good turnout of members and their families, representatives from municipalities and local businesses, mutual aid partners, media and friends of the Department. The Memorial Service and meal were followed by remarks and award presentations, and the evening capped off with music/dancing. THANKS to all those that helped us celebrate!
EMS Technician of the Year: Dave Delauter
EMS Rookie of the Year: Chad Naggy
EMS Chief’s Award: Mike Luger
Fire Apparatus Driver of the Year: Bill Shatzer
Fire Police of the Year: Dennis Kerlin
Junior Firefighter of the Year: Kevin Landis
Presidents Award: Kevin Barnes
Outstanding Service Award: Jeff Williams
1627 hours: Co. 3 to Buchanan Trail West at Grant Shook Road for an auto accident. Arriving to two vehicles off the roadway and one in the travel lane- EMS obtained patient refusals and Squad crew secured hazards.
1918 hours: ET-3 assisted Co. 9 with a chimney fire at 5294 Rice Hollow Road .
2014 Monthly Call Stats
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