On Saturday, training consisted of ladders, safety, and went through situations you might use ladders not related to a structure fire. You might be surprised some of the calls ladders have been used for in the past that are not expected.
Truck Update #5: This may be one of the last posts before the Truck is back in service. Doors have been relabeled, LED lighting is almost finished, and outriggers have been fixed to not sag. We are still on track for it to be back in service in September, and the only delays we have had so far are with the lighting.
Truck refurbishment update #4. Shelves are being put in and new doors are being put on. Current eta end of project is September. Things may change from now till then but so far so good.
Yesterday evening at approximately 15:00 hours Engine239 was dispatched to a Working House Fire in the 100 block of Oxford Road in South Middleton Township. Engine239 arrived on the scene and sent manpower forward to help with an extensive overhaul. Multiple units were on the scene with the heat and also needing a water supply source as no hydrants are in this area. Engine239 was on the scene for approximately 3 hours before going available. Great job by all. Photos were taken by Rachel Vaughn and Mike Whitzel.
Yesterday evening at approximately 1800 hours Engine 239 was dispatched to the 10 Block of Wild Rose Lane in Silver Spring Township for a House Fire. Engine 239 arrived on the scene and supplied water while manpower went up to the scene and assisted with overhaul. Crews were on the scene for approximately 2 hours before going available.
Truck 39 Refurbishment Update #3. Truck39 is out of paint and ready to go onto the next stage in the process of rust protection, Fixing the stabilization arms as they sag and a few other odds and ends. There is a lot left to do but we are confident it will be done and put in service in the next few months or so.
Yesterday morning at approximately 1000 hours Engine239 and Utility39 were dispatched to the first block of E High Street for a Structure Fire. Units arrived on the scene and assisted with manpower operations and overhaul before going available approximately 2 hours later. Original call from headquarters was for a fire alarm before being upgraded to a working fire. Multiple residents were treated for smoke inhalation due to the event. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Today at approximately 1400 hours Engine239 was dispatched to the area of Shady Lane/Claremont Rd in Middlesex Twp. For a Backhoe on Fire. PD arrived on scene confirming dispatch and Chief 7 arrived on the scene with a working fire. Crews spent approximately 30 minutes on scene before going available.