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Late Entry June 12th - Wednesday evening the Franklin Fire Company placed an order with Glick Fire Equipment for a Pierce Arrow XT 105' Ladder. The new 42 Truck is scheduled for an early 2014 delivery.
June 16th - SQ41 and T42 were dispatched on the 1-01 Box around 9:30pm for the house on fire. E1-4 arrived to find a single story single family wood frame with fire showing from the attic on the Delta side. Command 1 started the Working Fire Dispatch which brought E43 to the scene. SQ41 Team A advanced a line into the attic and put a quick knock on the fire. Team B forced entry for Team A then completed a primary search of the residence. SQ41's driver set up lighting on Division 1. Truck 42 set up ground ladders, vented the attic windows and the driver set up PPV. E43's crew staged.
June 14th - T42, E43 and E45 were dispatched at 3:46pm for the house on fire. DC7 arrived on scene of a 2 story single family wood frame home with smoke showing from side C. DC7 requested the Working Fire Dispatch and a Second Alarm. While crews from several companies mounted an aggressive interior attack, Truck 42 set up on side A, threw ground ladders and vented the roof. The truck crew then completed a primary search and started opening up on Division 1. E43 and E45's crew were teamed up to assist with operations on Division 1. The engine companies found fire extended into 2-3 rooms in the B quadrant and were able to get a line on it. Operations were hampered by a large hole in the floor and complex roof design but crews were able to save the home.
June 12th - Sta.4, Co.8 & A1-7 responded at 16:17 for a motorcycle accident at the 14 milemarker south bound on I-81. Just prior to arriving Communications advised of a firefighter on scene requesting Air Medical, C46 advised to have them started to the scene if available. Units found one motorcycle into the guardrail with one Priority 1 patient between the south bound entrance/exit ramp at Wayne Avenue, the Squad crew began stabilizing the patient then worked with ALS to get the patient packaged for air transport. Had a Priority 3 patient that was having medical issues from running back to help the accident victim, EMS attended to him, C46 had Life Lion 3 land just south of the accident, crews assisted with loading the patient into the helicopter for transport. Sta.4 cleared at 17:11.
June 11th - Crews ended the night responding with SQ41 & E43 just before 21:30 to the intersection of Falling Spring Road and Edwards Avenue for another auto accident. Reports enroute were several vehicles and patients with poles down. SQ41 found one auto in the roadway and one auto into a utility pole that was hanging over the intersection, all occupants were self extricated and were being attended to by EMS crews. Crews secured both vehicles, placed hi-dry on the fluid leaks and removed debris from the roadway. One patient was transport to the local hospital, the scene was turned over to PSP and Fire Police, Sta.4 cleared at 22:04.
SQ41 assisted on a Priority 1 Medical Local just around the corner from the accident as they were clearing. The Squad was in service at 22:18.
June 11th - SQ41 & E43 responded at 05:46 to the intersection of Philadelphia Avenue and Sunset Pike for an auto accident. The Squad arrived with two vehicles head-on and the roadway partially blocked, the crew investigated finding a total of three patients. Command requested two additional BLS units and two ALS units to the scene, the Squad crew assisted with triage and packaging of all three patients while E43's crew took care of hazards. Sta.4 cleared around 06:15.
June 7th - Box 18-13 was struck at 22:29 for a reported kitchen fire in the 9600 blk of Circle Drive, E43, E45 & SQ41 responded with 17 personnel. Units from Co.18 arrived with a working fire, E43 arrived and was assigned to assist with fire attack, the crew split with Team A making entry to assist with fire attack as Team B horizontally ventilated the structure. Team A worked the kitchen area opening up walls and ceilings to expose fire in the attic area, the B Team once complete with ventilation met up and assisted with opening up walls and ceilings. SQ41's crew relieved E43's crew and continued overhaul and wet down on the first floor, E45's crew remained in staging until being released by Command 18. Sta.4 cleared the scene at 00:17.
June 5th - SQ41 & 45 responded around 19:15 to yet another accident on Interstate 81 this time involving a motorcycle at the 13 mile marker northbound. AC48 arrived shortly after dispatch with a motorcycle and two riders down in the median along the gaurdrails at the Kriner Road overpass, crews from Sta.4, 8 and 17 assisted EMS personnel with patient care and packaging. Command requested two helicoptors, one to the Chambersburg Hospital and one to the soccer field at the Andrew Buchanan Elementary School. Units cleared the Interstate just before 20:00.
June 1st - SQ41 & E43 were out the door at 20:52 responding to I-81 southbound in the area of the 11 milemarker for an auto accident with roll-over. SQ8 arrived confirming roll-over with one auto on I-81 and one off the roadway in the field and all occupants refusing treatment/transport. Upon further investigation five occupants of the one vehicle decided to go to the hospital, Command held SQ41 and the EMS units, all patients were collared and boarded for transport. The Squad crew checked both vehicle for hazards finding none, units cleared the scene at 21:52.
May 31st - Co.7 & Sta.4 responded at 20:45 to I-81 southbound in the area of the 17 milemarker for an auto accident. DC47 arrived on scene and found two vehicles in the median with all occupants self extricated, DC47 recommended to Command 7 to hold SQ41 and EMS. A total of four patients were transported from the scene by A1-7, A7-7, A7-8 and A373, the Squad crew secured both vehicles before clearing at 21:35.
May 30th - T42 & E43 headed to 580 Wilkson Lane in the 7-4 Box for a possible house fire. Co.7 units arrived to a 2.5 story farm house with nothing showing, after investigating found an electrical fire. T42 was advised to proceed back the lane and E43 staged, the Truck crew assisted with checking for extension with none found Command 7 held the Box to Co.7 & 17, Sta.4 cleared around 19:25 hrs.
Prior to arriving back at the station units were alerted to 14 mile maker southbound on I-81 for a tractor trailer accident, units on scene found a two tractor trailer rear-end accident with significant fluid spill on the roadway. A8-8 transported one patient from the scene while crews from Sta.4 and Co.8 began clean-up of debris and fluids. Command requested a sand truck from PennDot to the scene, Co.8 & E45 were released and SQ41 remained on scene to assist Dave's Trucking with removal of the trucks and additional debris clean up. SQ41 cleared at 20:49.
May 29th - SQ41 & E43 responded at 19:16 to the 3200 blk of Lincoln Way West for an auto accident. DC47 found two autos off the roadway in a parking lot with 1 minor priority 3 patient and a small fluid leak. EMS took care of the patient, the Squad crew handled the spill and E43 took care of scene safety. Units cleared at 19:28.
An hour later SQ41, T42 and E43 were back at it responding to the 3rd Borough Box for the day this time to Edge Rubber at 811 Progress Road for fire in the building. The Squad crew was assigned to assist with ventilation and shut down the sprinkler system, also confirmed with maintenance that stated 4 exhaust fans were on. The fire was contained in the machinery and extinguished by employees and the sprinkler system, T42 positioned on the A/D corner and laddered the roof. The crew found all 4 fans working properly and set up PPV on side D to assist with ventilation, E43 staged. Sta.4 cleared the scene at 21:10.
May 29th - Members started the the day with the first run around 13:40 to 18 S. Federal Street in the Borough for a porch fire. SQ41 arrived to a 2.5 story apartment building with nothing showing, investigated further to find a small fire on a second floor porch and extinguished it with the "Can", Command held the Box to Co.1 and SQ41 for a few minutes before clearing at 13:55.
10 minutes after returning from the porch fire another Borough Box was struck at 14:11 to Red Robin, 921 Norland Avenue for a grease fire. Co.1 units arrived with the building already evacuated, a moderate smoke condition inside and the fire extinguished, Command held the Box again to Co.1 & SQ41, the Squad crew assisted with ventilation before being released at 14:20.
May 23rd - SQ41 & E43 responded to 2194 Lincoln Way West at 22:27 for an auto accident. C46 arrived with two autos in the intersection of Lincoln Way West and Frank Road. The Squad crew arrived and checked finding no hazards and assisted EMS with loading one patient for transport, E43 staged and set up for scene safety. Units cleared the scene at 22:46.