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Thursday, May 9, 2013
This morning as the morning rush was getting underway, Harrisburg City Units were dispatched to Interstate 81 for an accident with injuries with a tanker truck overturned and on fire. Multiple of calls poured into the communication center advising the truck was carrying Diesel Fuel and was fully involved. The crew staffing the 32 house walked outside and could see a column from the ramp. Engine 32 was dispatched along with multiple tankers from all over Dauphin county to assist with setting up a water supply so Harrisburg City units could make an attack on the fire. Engine 32 with 4 (Truckman Willcox) was on the street in seconds and arrived to assist setting up the drafting site. Engine 32 crew assisted the brothers from the city with stretching lines and extending lines that were already in place. Command then tasked the Engine crew with checking the multiple different ramps and adjoining bridges for debris from the accident and fuel that may have still been burning. Engine 32 placed the bumper line inservice to extinguish these fires.
While the Engine was operating on the scene, the Truck was placed on stand by to cover Harrisburg City. The truck stood by with 6 members during the duration of the event.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tonight for this weeks company training crews went in depth again with conventional forcible entry. Angle Iron or "Safety Iron" many times is placed on door to cover up the gap between the door and the jam. This is common in many commercial occupancies in Progress. Crews learned how to use bevel to the jam and then adz rotation to defeat the iron strip. From their each pair would go right to conventional F/E to force the door using bevel to the door like usual. Another solid night of training by the Volunteers.
Monday, April 15, 2013
This year's Progress Fire Company sponsored STBA team. The team was victorious 3-2 in their opener. Good luck on a winning season.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
For March 2013, the company ran 60 calls. Average turnout per incident was 9. Busiest type of incident was Commercial Fire Alarm. Busiest day of the week was Monday with 15. The busiest shift was 2nd with 27. Top 5 responders: Firefighter M. Lipsett with 54, Chief R. Parsons with 33,Firefighter C. Deal with 28, Firefighter R. Neuenschwander with 28, Captain K. Strausbaugh with 28. The top 5 staffers: Firefighter M. Lipsett with 553:49hrs, Captain M. Lawrence with 317:49hrs, Chief G. McCoy with 309:32hrs, Firefighter R. Neuenschwander with 252:31hrs, Firefighter N. Willcox with 234:50hrs. Total Training hours for the month: 267.07hrs.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
For the second night in a row the Progress Volunteers catch work. Around 0230 hours a reported house fire was dispatched in the uptown section of Susquehanna Township. With the Tower Company being the only unit due initially and the large amount of in house staffing the Tower (FF Seeds) arrived first on 6th street with 6 firemen and a one story residence with heavy smoke showing. The Tower's inside crew went to work searching due to reports of multiple people trapped but held off on venting until the first due engine put a line in service. The outside team laddered all four sides and the OVM gave a side Charlie report stating he had fire showing from the basement windows on the delta side. The roofman after laddering joined the inside team in searching. The officer and canman made the basement and began a search of that division while barman and roofman completed a search of division 1. Quint 37 arrived and assumed the first due engine running their line to the basement. Once in place the Tower Chauffeur and OVM began venting horizontally for the crews operating on the inside. Wagon 32 (FF Altland) w/ 5 added to the box shortly after dispatch due to reports of work and was fourth arriving. They assumed 3rd due engine laying a secondary supplyline from the opposite end of 6th street and the crew assumed second due stretching a backup line off Quint 37 to division 1. Initial crews put a good knock on the basement and began opening up. Company 32 operated for 2 hours before going in service.More photos to come!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tonight the Volunteers headed to Earthlink to brush up on their basic skills. Members trained on Setting up and flying the tower, throwing 24's and 35's, Running 300' foot handlines, ran the extrication equipment, and take one leave one in a narrow hallway. Back to the basics for the beginning of the spring/summer training session.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
In the early morning hours a 35 box was dropped for a reported restaurant on fire across from a hotel on N. Mountain Rd. Lower Paxton Units began responding on the box and were updated that a Oriental Restaurant was fully involved. Communications received multiple calls and got a better location which made it a 34-03 box. Chief 34-1 (Bowerman) arrived and reported a two story restaurant with fire showing on side alpha. When the box was changed Engine 32 was dispatched as 4th due. The Wagon (Capt. Wolford) was on the street before the house siren went off w/ 6 Volunteers and arrived assuming 3rd due water supply responsibilities with their own secondary hydrant. The crew was assigned to assist Tiller 34 with outside duties and threw multiple portable ladders to the building. Due to reports that their was minimal fire on the interior of the building the crew from the Wagon gained access by one of their ladders to the division one roof area of the building where most of the fire was located. The crew started opening up on the exterior on side alpha division 2 and found extension. Captain 32 assumed division Alpha and Engine 34's second lineman brought his line up on the roof to extinguish the bulk of the fire. Command 34 asked for the working fire dispatch and the Tower Company from Progress responded. The Tower arrived with 6 firemen and reported to staging where the were released to cover Lower Paxton and Susquehanna while units operated. Companies operated for 2 hours with extensive overhaul before going in service. Photos from our own Chauffeur Gevers via Moccasinfirephotosinc!
Monday, April 8, 2013
Tonight at the Regular Company Meeting Company Chaplain Fonner and along with the President of the Susquehanna Township Lions Club donated a check to the Progress Fire Company for the use of the hall. We Thank them for their kind donation
Friday, April 5, 2013
This morning at 0645hrs Company 32 was dispatched to the 3900blk of Greenbriar Ter. for the house fire. Chief 32-2(Parsons) marked up and was advised of a caller reporting a bedroom on fire and a resident with trouble breathing. The Wagon (Capt. Strausbaugh) and Tower (Capt. Lawrence) both responded with 6 on each piece. Chief 32-2 went on the scene with a single story ranch house with smoke showing. The Wagon arrived with a hydrant on side A and ran the bumper line to find a bedroom off in the B/C corner of the house while the truck company went to work laddering the building and conducting searches. The Rescue Engine (FF Simpson) went with 3 and arrived staging at a secondary hydrant sending their manpower to assist. Crews made quick work of the fire and held it to the room of origin. T34 arrived and staged as the second due truck as the assignment was quickly held to Company 32 and Truck 34 due to the 16 Progress Volunteers that responded on the box. Crews began mop up and went ready in about an hour and a half.
After Truck 34 was released communications dropped the 34-1 box for smoke in a commercial building. The Rescue-Engine (also due on the box) took in the run from the scene. Units were updated of fire alarm activation with an odor of smoke in the building. Truck 34 quickly arrived and held the assignment to Co. 34 placing the Rescue-Engine in service.
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