Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
With recents developments of COVID-19, we have noticed an obvious drop in call volume, which ultimately means people are heeding the warnings. That all changed early Friday morning.

42 Truck & Squad 41 started off going west to Fort Loudon for a trash compactor on fire against the building. Units were placed in service while responding.

Soon after, a possible electrical issue in Chambersburg caused multiple fire alarms to activate at relatively the same time. With Co.1(Chambersburg) committed on other alarms, Sta4 handled a few, no emergencies were found and alarms were restored.

The working fires of the day you can see in the earlier posts.

With Transfers in place, Franklin County dropped a 3rd box alarm, the time in Hamilton Twp, 1st due box 44-09 at 225 Sollenberger Rd, The Old AMVETS building. Crews found a malfunctioning power cord and secured the issue, Command placed all units in service.
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
3100 Etter Rd, Hamilton Twp
Box 8-04(Marion)

Just as 42 & 43 were going to work in New Franklin, Franklin County 911 again dropped another box alarm. E45 w/ Capt 44 2nd due on the box responded w/ 3. While responding, 911 advised of a brush fire that extended to the house and that the family was evacuating. Crews found just that. The fire was spreading up the side of the house and threatening the attic space. A quick acting father, used a garden hose to keep the fire in check, ultimately saving his house. Brush 8 being the 1st suppression unit on scene, deployed their booster line. Capt 44 w/ operations and the crews opened up and flowed more water, ensuring no fire extension!
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
4/3/2020
5:08pm

1153 Swamp Fox Road, Guilford Twp
42 Truck w/5
E43 w/3

Franklin County 911 toned out box 17-3 (New Franklin) for a garage fire. First arriving units found smoke showing from a 50x100 implement garage. 42 Truck & C46 arrived and crews started opening up the building. The roof team deemed the roof too unstable to perform ventilation. Command 17 advised of a defensive master stream operation. E43 & DC47 set-up a water supply fill site in the village of New Franklin. They filled almost 50,000 gallons of tankers. The pictures below show an obvious flashover situation inside the building.
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
🚨Avoid The Area🚨

Sta 4 & EMS are still currently on the scene of a single vehicle accident on Grand Point Rd between Kohler Rd & Fox Hill Rd. The vehicle was head-on with a telephone pole which subsequently was split in half and laying on top of the car. Power was cut out in the immediate area. Fire Police have the area shut down. The power co. has been contacted. It will take them some time to get the road open again.
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
Going on now!