Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
Monday Night Drill: Drafting

Members spent 2 hours this evening going over proper drafting techniques including; the science, pump operations, maximizing GPM intake w/ dual hard sleeves & jet siphon operations. This worked out well because Sgt Miller & FF Verdier were just approved to begin Drivers Training. We also had most of the Jr Members attend which allowed Capt Ranck to work with them pulling lines and flowing water. Purchasing the used drop tank, just for drills and DT, has proven to be a wonderful investment!
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
🔥 1st Due Working House Fire 🔥

Just as members were cleaning up from the Saturday work detail, Franklin County 911 toned out the 44-09 box for a House Fire on Sollenberger Rd @ Sunset Ave.

Eng 43 & Chief 46 w/5, Truck 42 & DC-47 w/5, Eng 45 w/4, Squad 41 w/3 and Chiefs 48 & 49 responded right away and were on scene as units were still being dispatched.

E43 & The Chief arrived to a 2 story, single family, wood frame with smoke showing from the attic. Asst Chief 48(Olson) arrived seconds after and established Command, calling for the WFD, while Chief 46 assumed “Fire Attack”. E43 stretched the line through the house, finding the attic stairs and advancing up. The engine crew was met with moderate heat at the stairs, finding a room and contents fire. The entire attic was a converted living space. As the engine crew was putting water on the fire, Truck 42s crew was already on the roof and cutting a ventilation hole. The 2nd engine and Squad did a primary search which proved negative. Command placed all units in service with the exception of Sta4 & Tanker 13 in about 45mins.

Thank You Clippy for the photos(well some)
(See if you can name some of the “older generation” Sta4 firemen.)
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
Saturday Work Detail

A few weeks ago, someone came up with the idea that the Apparatus bay doors needed scrubbed and pressure washed. They aren’t wrong! Knowing we would need some extra equipment to get the job done, Shafer Equipment Rental of Chambersburg donated 2 scissor lifts and CPW Equipment LLC of Waynesboro donated their mobile pressure washer trailer. We want to Thank them for their generosity! We also want to Thank President Hull and MeeMaw for making sure the men didn’t go hungry!
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
Sta 4 was alerted at 5:28pm for a brush fire in the 800blk of Lincoln Way West.

Engs 43, 45, SU-44 and Chief 46 arrived to a 200x200 size pile involved and was found to be spreading to the near-by standing grass fields. Chief 46 established command and requested an additional brush truck bringing SU-17(New Franklin) and 1 tanker bringing Tanker 13(Letterkenny). Crews were able to quickly contain the field fire and then turned their focus to the pile. Crews spent an hour mopping up the area.
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
An 8pm call to the firehouse sends units to the Carsons Mobile Home Park for an Inside Investigation of a gas odor. Asst 48 Olson, Squad 41, Truck 42 & Eng 43 arrived to a new single wide and the homeowner reporting a strong odor of propane. Crews metered the residence and checked the new propane tanks. Nothing found.
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
7:01pm
Sollenberger Rd @ Brechbill Rd
Dispatched Auto Accident- vehicle in the water

Sta 4 and EMS arrived finding a single vehicle, off the roadway. The driver had self extricated and was not injured but required PSP assistance. Crews cleared relatively quickly.