Every piece of our apparatus (Engine 43 & 45, Squad 41, Truck 42, Special Unit 44, Traffic 44) are stationed at overpasses along Interstate 81 to honor the life of Major James Logan Spidel who tragically lost his life while serving in the Air Force. To read more about Major Spidel: https://jamesspidelmemorial.com/
At 3:46, Squad 41 and Truck 42 responded when 911 upgraded an AFA at Manor Care Nursing Home on box 1-02 in Chambersburg to “fire in the building”. 41 arrived and was assigned to start resident evacuations. Units found a small heater on fire and a slight smoke condition. No evacuations needed. Co.1 placed units in service.
Truck 42 just returned to quarters when a citizen ran to the firehouse saying there was an auto accident w/ a vehicle rolled over at W King St & Hood St. Truck 42 called out the accident and requested the assignment. Co.1 units still at Manor Care, Squad 41 cleared and responded as the Engine Co. Squad arrived and mitigated a fluid spill and initiated patient care. 2 patients refused treatment.
Congratulations are in order for Mekenna Jumper. She is graduating from Gettysburg High School with honors and from the Franklin County Career and Technology Center Fire & EMS program. She is currently a junior member volunteering at both our station and Buchanan Valley FD. Way to go Mekenna!
At 8:45, Squad 41 responded to Ravensburg Rd in the village of Big Cove Tannery in Fulton County for a working house fire . 41 arrived 32 mins after dispatch and started going to work. The crew advanced a handline into the charlie side kitchen area finding a room involved and fire running the walls on all floors. The squad crew opened up and flowed water on all floors for approx 2.5 hours before clearing.