Friday, November 22, 2013
This evening units from Progress and Engine 31 (Edgemont) were dispatched to the 2900-block of Birch Street for a reported Chimney Fire with fire from the top of the Chimney. Engine 32, 32-1, Truck 32, Chief 32 and Chief 32-1 made response and following SOG's Engine 32 laid in and found smoking pushing from the eves of the home. Command requested the box to be upgraded to a full box alarm as crews began going to work stretching lines and checking for extension. Engine 31 secured the water supply and the units on the upgraded box staged and held their manpower. No extension was found and quick work was made of the Chimney Fire.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
In the early morning hours this morning, Harrisburg City units where dispatched to the Harrisburg Park Apartments Complex for a reported fire with people jumping. City units arrived and confirmed fire showing and had 2 patients who had already jumped. Command requested the 2nd alarm which brought Truck 32 (Truckmen Seeds) with 4 to the scene. The Truck took a position on Side Charlie and deploying numerous ground ladders, sending a crew to the roof, and also a crew inside to assist with opening up. The truck operated on the scene for approx. 2 hours before returning.
Monday, October 28, 2013
This afternoon Engine 32 (Truckman Linhart) with 7 and Tower (Capt. Lawrence) with 4 along with Engine 37 (Rescue) were dispatched for an Automatic Fire Alarm in a residence off of Ionoff Rd in the 32-6 box area. Engine and Truck 32 arrived with no smoke or fire evident from the exterior and all windows and doors secured. Crews noticed an odor of something burning like food while at the front door so a dry handline was stretched and they forced entry. Upon opening the door they were met by a moderate smoke condition and a patient lying on the floor. The patient was removed by members and immediately started EMS care until the Ambulance arrived. The source of the smoke was found to be a plate of food on the stove top.
Friday, October 25, 2013
This morning after getting the Tower cleaned up from the 2nd alarm fire in Middletown and crews getting ready for fire prevetion, Communications dispatched Box 37-3 for a Chimney Fire on Mountainview Rd. The box was quickly upgraded to a Structure Fire with reports of smoke throughout the house which sent the Tower.The Tower with 4 (Capt. Lawrence) and an officer from 37 was quickly on the scene confirming a basement fire with extension to the 1st floor and the attic. Engine 37-1 arrived and stretched 2 lines and made a good push on the fire while the Tower laddered, opened up on the interior as well the roof. Crews operated on the scene for a few hours before returning. While operating at this fire, Engine 32 was staffed with 7 and handled an AFA in the township.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
This evening, Firefighter Nick Willcox was presented with a Life Saving Award by the Susquehanna Township Commissioners and Public Safety Advisory Committee: Firefighter Willcox, upon hearing a radio transmission from EMS reporting a house fire with entrapment next to the Progress Fire Station, donned his protective equipment and ran to the fire. Listening to reports from EMS and without the protection of a hoseline, he entered the fire building, moving past fire and heavy smoke, and encountered a conscious victim on the stairs to the 2nd floor. FF Willcox assisted this occupant from the house. Learning there was still a teenage boy in the house, he entered a second time, passing fire and smoke, and located the second victim in a second floor bedroom. The victim was waking up. FF Willcox placed his glove over the victims mouth and nose and used his own body as a shield, removing him from the house. It is in the highest honor of the fire service that we recognize FF Willcox for his bravery.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
This morning around 0715 hours Communications dispatched units from Progress and Rescue to Box 32-1 in the area of the Bridge Construction on Schoolhouse Ln for an Accident with Entrapment. Chief 84 (Drees) and Engine 32-1 (Capt. Lawrence) went enroute to be updated of a track hoe overturned with the operator pinned by his legs. The only access to the incident was from the Lower Paxton Twp. side of the incident so Engine 33-1 was special requested. Engine 32-1 arrived and confirmed the track hoe was overturned with 1 person trapped and the machine wedge into a trench. Command requested that Harrisburg City Rescue 1 be dispatched as well as aeromedical be placed on standby at the request of the medic onscene. The machinery was stable in the position it was so crew went to work removing the blacktop to gain access to the patient. Extrication was completed in 10 minutes from arrival of the fire department. Engine 33-1 and Chief 33 handled the Landing Zone for Life Lion. Great Work by all the Fire and EMS crews involved with this incident.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Tonight the Progress Fire Company held its annual Open House during Fire Prevention week. The members gave bucket rides, engine rides, and performed demonstrations to show the proper ways to handle a stove fire.
Thank you to the Edgemont, Rescue, and Paxtonia for their participation at our event as well as Lower Swatara Fire for the use of the Fire Safety Trailor!
Friday, October 4, 2013
The Progress Fire Company would like to invite our community, family, and friends to our Annual Open House. The event is being held Monday October 7th, 2013 from 6 pm till 9pm at our station located at 3440 Maple Street. We will have fire prevention demonstrations, food, and other emergency services on display. This event is FREE to our community so please come out and enjoy an evening for your local fire responders and see what they do and learn some tips to stay safe around your home.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
In the early morning hours the Truck was dispatched as part of the working fire dispatch to Penn Township Perry County for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the windows and doors of division 1. The truck crew arrived to place multiple ladders around the building as well as overhaul division 2.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Tonight the brothers gathered for Corey Deals last dinner as a Progress Live-In. Corey is leaving us to begin his career as a paid firefighter with the Cherokee County Fire Department in his home state of Georgia. Congratulations and Good Luck from all of the Officers and Members of Progress!
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