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RHC NEWS & EVENTS
AUTO ACCIDENT & AN AFA FOR THE DAY
6/16/13 - 0024 hours: Co. 3 and WC 13 alerted for a vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 2. Units located the incident on Rocking M Lane, confirming no injuries or hazards were present before clearing.
1016 hours: E3-2 responded to 10155 Hades Church Road for a residential fire alarm; no services needed.
CONFINEMENT ON MOLLY PITCHER HIGHWAY SOUTH
6/15/13 - 0709 hours: Co. 3, WC E13-1 and M203 to the area of 13790 Molly Pitcher Highway for a motor vehicle collision. Arriving to one auto in the roadway at the address given and an extended debris field leading to another, personnel hydraulically accessed the occupant of the second vehicle and packaged two for transport to Meritas Medical Center. Fire Police maintained scene security during the lengthy clean-up with units clearing in about seventy minutes.
MOTHER NATURE GIVES RHC CREWS THREE RUNS FOR THE DAY
6/13/13 - 0723 hours: Box 3-13 alerted for a shed struck by lightning- 11828 Buck Run Drive. After locating no hazards in the building or near-by residence, units returned to service in fifteen minutes.
0913 hours: Co. 3 alerted for brush on fire at 2000 Castlegreen Drive. Accessing the area, crews located a rolled hay bale on fire and completed the lengthy task of extinguishing the material.
2047 hours: RHC to 13790 Molly Pitcher Highway for an outside investigation. Crews extinguished a small fire in a tree before returning to service in fifteen minutes.
MORNING BRUSH FIRE & TWO EVENING AUTO ACCIDENTS
6/12/13 - 1112 hours: Brush 3, E3-2, and Car 3 out for brush at 13985 Worleytown Road. Locating a smoldering rubbish fire, units returned to service.
1950 hours: Co. 3 and WC 13 to mile marker 2 on Interstate 81 for a personal injury accident. Arriving to one auto into the guard rail and blocking all northbound travel lanes, E3-2 secured traffic, Squad 3 mitigated fluids/removed debris, and A3-8 transported one for treatment.
2146 hours: Co. 3 to 3528 Buchanan Trail West- at Willowdale Road- for an auto accident. Squad personnel mitigated hazards and assisted with packaging three occupants from the two-vehicle incident for transport to Waynesboro Hospital.
ACCIDENT ON BUCHANAN TRAIL EAST AT HOLLOWELL CHURCH ROAD
6/11/13 - 1400 hours: Squad 3, A3-8 and Car 3 responded to an auto accident on Buchanan Trail East at Hollowell Church Road. No fire services were require but EMS transported one occupant.
SQUAD ASSISTS ON OUTSIDE GAS ODOR
6/10/13 - 0458 hours: Squad 3 to 1894 Warmspring Road, assisting Co. 8 (Marion) for an outside investigation. Command 8 placed units in service after the utility secured a release from a gas transmission pipeline pumping station.
RHC ASSISTS MAUGANSVILLE ON I-81
6/9/13 - 0521 hours: Squad 3 and E3-2 assisted WC Co. 13 (Maugansville) with a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 81 at the PA/MD line. Locating a single auto on its side just south of Exit 1, personnel secured the scene then checked out the self-extricated occupants. With no EMS transport required, Squad 3 remained on-scene until the vehicle was removed.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ON MCDOWELL ROAD
6/8/13 - 2336 hours: Squad 3, A2-9 and M203 to 1177 McDowell Road for a vehicle accident. Locating a motorcycle off the roadway with first responders providing treatment to its rider, EMS transported one to Meritas Medical Center.
RHC CREWS HANDLE THREE RUNS FOR THE DAY
6/7/13 - 0654 hours: Co. 3 alerted for a vehicle fire in the area of 225 South Antrim Way. After locating the tractor-trailer in the 11000 block of Molly Pitcher Highway, personnel determined the smoke was related to engine issues and no need for FD services.
1530 hours: Co. 3 and 8 to Interstate 81 at mile marker 6 for a vehicle accident; nothing found.
2238 hours: ET-3 responded to assist Co. 18 (St. Thomas) with a reported dwelling fire at 9648 Circle Drive; cancelled enroute.
AFA, FARM MACHINERY FIRE & A PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT
6/5/13 - 1013 hours: E3-1 to Food Lion Distribution, 200 Commerce Avenue for a commercial fire alarm.
1433 hours: Co. 3 dispatched to 4151 Buchanan Trail West for farm machinery on fire. With the equipment fire out upon arrival, Brush 3 and 9 extinguished two areas of the field ignited by the bailer before clearing in about an hour.
1543 hours: Squad 3 responded to assist GPD with clean-up from a property damage accident- 500 North Antrim Way. Arriving to a rear-end collision on East Walter Avenue, crew removed debris from the roadway and cleared in ten minutes.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT ON THE "I"
6/3/13 - 0634 hours: Co. 3 and 8 to Interstate 81 southbound at mile marker 6 for a property damage accident.
ANNUAL GOD BLESS AMERICA MOTORCYCLE RIDE PASSES THROUGH
6/2/13 -1200 hours: RHC continued to support the efforts of the Annual God Bless America Motorcycle Ride by providing traffic control and cheering on the riders along the way to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinsburg, WV.
POLE FIRE IN THE BOROUGH
6/1/13 - 2023 hours: E3-2 and Car 3 to 50 Eastern Avenue for a transformer fire. Personnel obtained pole identification information and relayed to the utility before clearing.
SILO FIRE AND AN AUTO ACCIDENT
5/31/13 - 0629 hours: RHC and units from WC Co. 13, 27, 26 responded to 1321 Mason Dixon Road for fire in a farm silo. With smoke and embers initially limited to the external ladder area, personnel gained access and located/extinguished a small amount of burning material. After another evaluation of the container, apparatus was available in about 2.5 hours.
1757 hours: Co. 3 responded for an auto accident in front of 164 East Baltimore Street. Arriving to two vehicles along the roadway, crews mitigated fluid leaks and assisted with packaging one patient for transport.
HOMECOMING FOR THE GREENCASTLE ANTRIM BOYS BASEBALL TEAM
& GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM
5/30/13 - 2100 hours: Fire and EMS crews met on the Square to welcome home the Greencastle- Antrim Boys Baseball and Girls Softball teams and their supporters- 2013 District 3 AAA Champions!
GREENCASTLE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
5/27/13 - RHC participated in the Greencastle Memorial Day Parade honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and their families.
MUTUAL AID TO MMP&W & AN AFA
5/27/13 - 0012 hours: E3-2 and ET-3 to assist Co. 9 with a brush fire next to a dwelling- 3689 Mercersburg Road, Peters Township; cancelled enroute.
1243 hours: E3-2 and Car 3 to 200 Commerce Avenue, Food Lion Distribution for an automatic fire alarm. Crews met with personnel and determined no need for FD services.
AFA AT PEAK PERFORMANCE
5/24/13 - 1145 hours: E3-2 alerted for a residential fire alarm at 1580 Buchanan Trail West. Finding no such address, personnel requested a call-back and Communications advised the alarm company was confirming the address with a business name of Peak Performance. Responders immediately recognized that the business was located at 1580 Buchanan Trail East and went enroute to the correct address before being cancelled.
LARGE OUTSIDE FIRE
5/22/13 - 2025 hours: Co. 3 alerted for a brush fire in the 11000 block of Grindstone Hill Road. Arriving to a fire involving a large pile of downed timber from an earth clearing operation, crews quickly knocked down the flames to control embers and- with the help of ET-2 and an Antrim Township front-end loader- completed extinguishment in about 1.5 hours.
RHC CREWS HANDLE TWO I-81 CRASHES
5/20/13 - 0458 hours: Co. 3 and WC Co. 13 to Interstate 81 northbound near the Exit 3 off-ramp for a vehicle accident. Crews located the incident- a tractor-trailer on its side- in the grassy area between the northbound exit and entrance ramps. Personnel removed two occupants (and their pet) from the cab while obtaining load information and checking for hazards. With EMS transporting one patient, units cleared the scene in about one hour.
1136 hours: Co. 3 and 8 to Interstate 81 at mile marker 6 for an accident involving a dump truck. Arriving to a vehicle in the median, responders extricated one from the cab for transport and- finding no hazards- cleared the scene in twenty minutes.
COMMERCIAL AFA & WIRES DOWN
5/19/13 - 2141 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 responded for a commercial fire alarm at 200 Commerce Avenue, Food Lion Distribution; cancelled enroute.
2321 hours: E3-1 and Car 3 to the area of 14754 Ridge Road for wires down from a hit/run non-injury accident. Personnel secured the scene and obtained service information for the utility company before turning the scene over to Fire Police.
AUTO ACCIDENT AN A RESIDENTIAL AFA
5/18/13 - 1846 hours: Co. 3 to 1032 Buchanan Trail East for an auto accident. Arriving to two vehicles blocking two travel lanes, crews mitigated fluids and assisted in obtaining transport refusals before clearing upon arrival of the towing company.
2009 hours: E3-1, Car 3 and E8-2 alerted for a residential fire alarm at 6399 Guitner Road; cancelled enroute.
VEHICLE LOCK-IN ON WILLIAMSPORT PIKE
5/17/13 - 1743 hours: Squad 3, A3-7 and Car 3 alerted for a vehicle lock-in at 12845 Williamsport Pike.
ONE TRANSPORTED FROM MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
5/16/13 - 1800 hours: Squad 3, Car 3, A3-7 and M203 responded for a motorcycle accident in the area of 13599 Molly Pitcher Highway. Locating a single vehicle into the guardrail, personnel secured the scene and assisted EMS with patient packaging.
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