Early this morning the tones were hit for a reported structure fire in the 37-1 box. Chief 37-1 and 84 responded and received updated information of a porch fire with PD on location reporting they had the fire knocked. Later reporting possible fire in the porch roof. Chief 84 arrived on location and reported light smoke from the residence. Engine 37-1 laid in and pulled a line having Engine 37′s crew come up to serve as fire attack. Truck 32 arrived on location and assisted with opening up and checking for extension. Crews remained on location about 40 mins before clearing the scene.
Units: E37, E37-1, CCE20, E31, R37, R35, L32
Command: Chief 84/ Chief 37-1
As part of the companies water rescue program, members are required to participate in a yearly swim and skills re-certification. Tonight members swim a measured course in moving water then practiced both self rescue and some boat based rescue skills.
The day after performing this recert the skills were put to the test in the Susquehanna River for a 38-4 box. Crews responded with Dauphin Middle-Paxton Fire company for a Kayaker who had been struck by a power boat. Crews assisted with extricating the victim from the water and bringing her safely to shore.
Today around lunch time crews were hit out for an accident with injuries. Chief 84 and Rescue 37 hit the street and received additional information of possible double entrapment. Chief 37-1 called for an additional Engine as units arrived. Chief 84 arrived on location first and confirmed one entrapped. Once evaluating the scene the box was down graded and held to only 37 units. Engine 37 arrived on location and pulled a protection line. Crews had to take both doors on the drivers side and spread the dash to get the occupant extricated. The number of air bags and locations made the situation (even with the power secured) tough to work through. Once the patient was extricated crews assisted with patient packaging.
Command: Chief 84, Chief 37-1
Units: E37, R37, E32-1, Sq32
Today has proven to be a busy day for the company, with calls ranging from watercraft in distress to vehicle fires the company is already 6 deep with calls for the day. Here are a few pics from one of the incidents during the day; A reported vehicle fire, Chief 37 and 37-1 arrived on location for a vehicle with the passenger compartment filled with smoke. Engine 37 arrived on location and quickly used the trash line to put out the fire.