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2012 Archives

 

 

 
January 57
February 32
March 36
April 45
May 44
June 69
July 46
August 41
September 45
October 53
November 46
December 63
YEARLY TOTAL 577

 

 

 

577 calls for the year

 

Averaging 9 people per call that includes

Fire-Police and staff on Station.

 

405 calls in the first due area and 172 mutual aid responses

 

Calls per Unit

 

            Rescue Squad 2 - 234               Engine 2-1 - 227

            Engine 2-2 - 112                     Engine Tanker 2 - 40

            Tower 2 - 99                          Utility 2 - 90

            Special Unit 2 - 32                   Brush 2 - 31

 

Fire Loss by Municipality

 

 Waynesboro -  $ 62,300.00

Washington Twp. - $ 30,800.00

Quincy Twp. - $ 320,000.00

TOTAL FIRE LOSS - $ 413,100.00

 

2012 snow on Christmas Eve

 

  

Dec. 15, 2012 - Congratulations to the West Hickory Volunteer Fire Department

Forest County, PA on their new vehicle.

 

 

(Photo and Video by Jennifer Fitch - Herald Mail and HM 6)

VIDEO- Waynesboro House Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ( Photos by Steve Biesecker, Tiesch Thomasson, the Herald Mail - HM 6 and Public Opinion Newspaper, Co.5 )

 

Dec. 07, 2012 at 23:51 - Working Dwelling Fire with a burn patient - 201 Fairview Avenue in Borough of Waynesboro - Box 2-01 - Company 2 responded with Engine 2-1, Tower 2 and the Rescue Squad. Tower 2 and Captain 2-1 were first on the scene with a working fire. One occupant was transported to the Waynesboro Hospital. Fire Chief Dave Martin has the command and Deputy Chief Trayer Stoops was the Operations Officer. Assisting on the box was Mont Alto, Greencastle, Leitersburg MD, Smithsburg MD, Blue Ridge Summit, Franklin County Air 10, 2 BLS ambulances from Waynesboro and an ambulance from Mont Alto. In service time was 02:50 hours.

 

Dec. 04, 2012 - The new Hurst Gold "Jaws of Life" rescue system was sent along with the new Rescue Squad 2 to be custom mounted.

Dec. 01,2012 - Blazin Auto of Greencastle added a spray in liner to the Utility - 2's bed and the top of the compartments.

 

32ed Motorized WFD piece if apparatus

     

The touch screen controls, turn into the back-up and right side safety cameras for the operator and the officer.

 

 

 

 

Seeing your past  - in your future

 

Nov. 29, 2012 - The new Rescue Squad 2 was at Station 1 for three days before leaving to have  tools mounted at Pennsylvania Fire Apparatus. The Rescue Squad should be back in just a few weeks. 

 

 

Nov. 29, 2012 - Mike Huff and Jim Matthews over see that final touches on the new memoral stone at the Virginia Avenue Fire Station. The contractor was Misner's Excavating of Waynesboro (717) 749-7645 did a outstanding job.

     

 

   

Nov. 24, 2012 - Over 140 people enjoyed pancakes with Santa at the South Potomac Street fire station. The department used more than 70 pounds of sausage, 60 pounds of bacon, six gallons of fruit salad, five gallons each of coffee and hot chocolate, 100 pints of chocolate milk and bag after bag pancake mix.

A Special Thank you to the community sponsors:

Susquehanna Bank, Tom Shockey Collision, Mayor - Richard Starliper, Green Arbor Flower and Shrubbery Center, Mar-Won, Craig Friedly Potter and Moore Insurance and Oyer Electric.

 

Nov. 24 2012 at 01:33 hours - Working Barn fire with a single family dwelling as an exposure - Box 9-13 - 7517 Hege Road in Montgomery Township. Engine -Tanker 2 was dispatched as part of the "working fire dispatch" and was assigned to the water supply operations for 3 hours.

 

 

 

Nov. 03, 2012 @ 11:10 and 14:48 - Rescue Box 4-3 - Vehicle Crash - Washington Township Blvd. - Rescue Squad 2 responded to two different crashes with Company 4. On both calls the Squad Crew assisted with hazard control. The calls were cleared in less than 30 minutes each time.

 

 

Nov. 02, 2012 @ 17:51 hours - First Alarm Assignment Box 2-40 - Smoke in the Commercial building - Wayne Heights Mall Martin's Foods - 1511 East Main Street in Washington Twp. The box was dispatched  with engine companies 2,4,5, and W/C 9 - Tankers from 2, 5, A/C 3 and W/C 9, Rescue Squad 2, Tower 2 and Truck 17. two BLS Ambulances from Waynesboro EMS. Pre-Arrival information was reports of smoke in the warehouse section of the grocery store. Chief 2 was the first unit on the scene with nothing showing from sides A-B-C but quickly found smoke coming from a compressor on one of the freezer units, the store was order to be evacuated. The Duty Officer - Captain 2-1 assigned the first three engine hydrants and the rest of the in coming units to level one staged. The box was quickly down graded to Waynesboro units only and they went in service soon after at 18:33 hours.

Nov. 01,2010 @ 20:43 Hours - Rescue  Local Box 2-01 - Vehicle Crash - 4 West Main Street in the Borough. Engine 2-1 and the Rescue Squad 2 were until 21:23 hours.

 

 

Oct. 31 at 14:53 hours - Rescue Box 2-01 - Vehicle Crash with entrapment - 9 South Potomac Street in Waynesboro. Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, BLS Ambulance 2-8 and Medic 201 responded on the call. The Rescue Squad arrived to find one patient confined and the other occupants out of the vehicles. The Engine and Squad's crews stabilized the vehicles and assisted with patient removal. Units were in service at 15:17 hours.

 

(Photo by Lt. John Beck)

Oct. 23 & 24, 2006 - The Waynesboro Fire Department and the Red Cross operated two emergency shelters, handled 26 non-emergency public services and one emergency call during Hurricane Sandy.

(Photo by Fire Chief Dave Martin)

 

Oct. 26, 2006 at 12:45 hours - Vehicle Fire - Mentzer Gap Road in Washington Township - Box 4-03 - Rescue Squad 2 assisted Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue on the working car fire.

Oct. 20, 2012 at 14:08 hours - Wildland Rescue / Fall Victim - In the Michaux State Forest, on the Appalachian Trail off of the Old Forge Road in Quincy Township - Rescue Box 16-4 - Rescue Squad 2 responded on the box. The squad crew assisted with the patient packaging and helped bring him out to RANCER 5 for transport. Chief  16 (Larry Freeman) was the I.C. and WFD Captain 2-1 was on the first crew to reach the victim. The patient was transported by BLS Ambulance 16-8 to the Waynesboro Hospital. Engine Companies 16, 4, (2) DCNR - PA State Forestry units, Utility 5 and Ranger 5 worked well together! The box was placed available at 15:36 hours.

   

Oct. 16,2012 - Fire Safety and Education - Children from the Trinity Pre-School visited the South Potomac Street Fire Station. Career Firefighters Steven Biesecker, Jerry Hartman and Volunteer Firefighters Bert Ashway and Gary Summers showed the children the fire apparatus, what a firefighter looks like in uniform, as well in turn-out gear, What to do when a smoke detector sounds and how a firefighter slides down the fire pole.

Oct. 12, 2012 at 15:58 hours - Dwelling Fire - 119 Cleveland Avenue - Box 2-01. Engine Companies 2, 5, WC 9, Rescue Squad 2,Tower 2 and BLS from Waynesboro Ambulance Squad were dispatched on the call. Engine 2-2 was first on the scene and the crew pulled a single line and put out a fire on the side B porch. Deputy Chief Stoops held Engine 2-1, 2-2, 5-1, Tower 2 and the Ambulance. Washington County Engine 9-1 filled WFD Station 1. Waynesboro Police Department's fire investigator was called to the scene to investigate. Units were in service at 16:43 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Tyler Shank and Adam Mathews)

Oct. 05, 2012 at 00:26 hours - Box 2-50A - Working single family dwelling fire - 8100 Mentzer Gap Road in Quincy Township - The call was dispatched a crossed from the caller.

Responding units could see fire from miles away. Engine-Tanker 2 arrived on scene and reported fire from division 1 and 2 and fire from all sides. Duty 2 gave the order for a defensive attack and a requested for additional tankers. Waynesboro was assisted by Mont Alto VFC, Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue, South Mountain VFC, Rescue  Squad 7 from Fayetteville VFC, Waynesboro EMS and Adams County company 3 for their Engine-Rescue and Engine Tanker. There were Washington County units on the scene from Leitersburg MD. The home owner were out of town at the time of the fire. Command established a water supply sector, and a lager mobile water supply operation was set and maintained a solid water supply. No firefighters were hurt according to the Safety Officer. Units were available at 0444 hours. Crew were recalled to check hot spots later this evening. Engine-Tanker 2, Engine 2-2, and Rescue Squad 2 handled the call. The State Police Fire Scene Investigation Unit has been call it to pin point the cause of the fire. The fire is under  investigation.

 

 

( Photo by  Tyler Shank and The Record Herald)

Sept. 17, 2012 at 10:09 hours - Rescue Box - Vehicle Crash over turned with entrapment - 11,000 Block of Five Forks Road in Quincy Township - Box 2-30. The pick-up truck went off the west side of the road and hit a utility pole ó shearing it off near the base. One patient was transported to the Waynesboro Hospital. Units were available at 11:09 hours.

 

 

   

  

(Photos by Career Operator Steve Biesecker and the WFD web crew)

 

Sept. 17, 2012 at 01:24 hours - Dwelling fire with reported entrapment - 9456 Masters Road in Quincy Township, Box 2-40. The first arriving units found a total involved two story single family dwelling with all of the occupants out of the structure. A defensive attack ordered and  requested for additional tankers and brush trucks was made due to the large amount of fire and a wildland exposures. Waynesboro was assisted by Franklin County companies 3,4,5,8,17,19 and Air 10, Adams County company 3 and Washington County MD companies 7, 9 and Rehab Unit 255. Two firefighters were injured when they were stung multiple times by bees. They were transported to the Waynesboro Hospital where they were treated and released. BLS units from companies 2 and 5 as well as ALS from Medic 200 provided medical support. The fire was under control at 03:01 hours and unit were released at 06:42 hours, but returned later in the morning for rekindles. South Mountain VFC transfer and ran a non-injury crash for fluid clean up.

 

September 11, 2012 - Car 2 is In Service - Special Thank you to the Washington Township Supervisors, Washington Township Police Department, Tom Shockey Collision, Washington Township Relief Association, Waynesboro Police Department, Kyners Auto Sales, Chad Ely Signs and Graphics, Buchannan Trail Tire and Auto, Keeney Fire Extinguishers.

 

(Photos by John Tremper)

 

August 25, 2012 - Rescue Box 5-02 - Vehicle Crash, Car into with Fire - Furnace Road and Slabtown Road in Quincy Township - Rescue Squad 2 was on the call with Mont Alto.

   

Merle's Helmet

 

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of past Fire Chief Merle K. Biser on August 22,2012. Merle has been a familiar face around the fire station in Waynesboro for many decades. Merle was highly respected and will be missed.  Thank you Chief Biser for your service and dedication to the safety of our community.

 Thank you to Company 5 and Truck 27 from Washington County for standing by while the funeral service was conducted.  Company 5  and 4 filled our stations for viewing.

 Saturday, Sept. 1, at the ambulance squad.

   

August 23, 2012 at 10:47 hours - Electrical fire in a single family dwelling - 232 Wayne Avenue in Waynesboro, Box 2-01. Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, Tower 2 and the Fire Chief were on the call. Also on the box was Engine Company 5 and a single engine from Washington County Company 9. Chief 2 held the assignment to the Waynesboro units to investigate. Crews found a malfunctioning breaker and turned off the main power to the breaker box. Units were available at 11:18 hours

( Photo by Stephanie Harbaugh / The Record Herald)

 

August 07,2012 - Annual National Night Out at the Northside Pool in Waynesboro. Thank you to all of the volunteers  and career staff that made this a great community event. Please see our link to the Waynesboro Record Herald Newspaper for more photos.

( Photo By Dean Cool )

 

August 06, 2012 at 10:47 hours - Rescue Box 2-01 Vehicle Crash reported head on - 500 Block of West Main Street in the Borough of Waynesboro. Engine 2-1 and Rescue Squad 2 responded. Upon arrival found a passenger car head on into a work truck. Crews popped the driver's door on the car and assist Waynesboro EMS and Medic 2 with the patient's removal. The one patient was transport to Meritus Medical Hospital in Hagerstown, MD and the other was transport to Waynesboro Hospital.

August 05, 2012 at  00:33 - Hazardous Materials Incident - 9471 Hesshire Hill Court in Washington Township Box 2-40 - Upon arrival the residents had open all of the doors and windows. Lieutenant 2-1 John Beck was the incident commander and Captain 2-1 Brian Starliper was the operations officer. Engine 2-1 had emergency decon and accountability. Rescue Squad set up mechanical ventilation from the cold zone, and was assigned safety and medical. One patient was transported to the Waynesboro Hospital with possible chorine inhalation by Waynesboro Ambulance and Medic 202. Fire Department units cleared the scene about 01:30 hours.

July 27, 2012 just after 21:30 - Assist Pennsylvania State Police at Crime Scene - Box 5-02. 7600 block of Anthony Highway in Quincy Township. Waynesboro Fire - Police and Tower 2 were on scene until about 05:00 hours. Our thoughts and Prayers to all involved.

July 14, 2012 at 17:41 hours - Rescue Box 2-01 - Vehicle Crash overturned - 312 West Sixth Street in Waynesboro - Engine 2-2, Rescue Squad 2, the Duty Officer, BLS Ambulance 2-7 and Medic 201 responded. Units arrived to find one car on its side after striking a utility pole. The driver was not transported by ambulance, but by the local police department.  Lieutenant Simmers placed units in service at 18:37 hours. During this incident Special Unit 2 responded to a Class 2 Medical Assist call for a fall patient at the Trinity House Apartments.

 

 

( Photo by James Erdenbrack)

 

July 08, 2012 at 11:45 hours, Rescue Local, Box 2-50  - Vehicle Crash involving a motorcycle - Anthony Highway in the area of the Apple Blossom Dairy in Washington Township. Engine 2-1 and Rescue Squad 2 was on the box. EMS units responded from Waynesboro Ambulance Squad, Mont Alto EMS and Medic 201. Traffic was controlled by Fire-Police from Waynesboro, Mont Alto and the Washington Township Police Department.

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( Photo from Mont Alto VFC )

 

July 07, 2012 at 04:12 Hours - Abandoned Dwelling Fire, Box 2-50A - 9231 Anthony Highway in Quincy township. The first units arrived to find an abandoned mobile home totally involved. Lieutenant 2-2 Josh Simmers had the command and ordered a defensive attack.

The trailer had been abandoned for years and did not have electricity so the fire is considered suspicious, and is being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police Arson Task Force.

Re-hab was set up to prevent heat related incidents. No injuries were reported.

Waynesboro was assisted by Mont Alto, Blue Ridge Summit, South Mountain, Fayetteville, Leitersburg MD. and Waynesboro EMS. Units were in service in about two hours.

July 04,2012 -  Engine / Rescue Demonstrator from Rosenbauer has been purchased to replace the current Squad 2 and Special Unit 2.

 

( Photos by Herald Mail Newspaper )

 

June 19, 2012 at 15:12 hours -  Rescue Box 2-30 - Vehicle Crash / Head On - 5956 Buchanan Trail East in Washington Township - Engine 2-1 and Rescue Squad 2 responded as well ambulances from Waynesboro and Mont Alto, Medic 201 was the Advanced Life Support. The patients were transported to Waynesboro Hospital where one patient die from his injuries and the other was flown to Hershey Medical Center. Units were held to assist the Washington Township Police Department's Accident Investigation Team for over two hours.

(photo by the Record Herald)

 

June 19, 2012 at 07:57 hours - Garage Fire - 2 Poplar Street in the Borough of Mont Alto, Box 5-04 - Chief 5 when on the scene with fire show from roof of a 10 X 15 foot garage. Waynesboro responded on the box with Engine 2-1 and Tower 2. The box was in service 08:56 hours.

 

(Photos from South Mountain Vol Co.)

June 16, 2012 at 02:38 hours - Barn Fire Box 16-02 - 4730 Old Forge Road - Quincy Township. Waynesboro responded with Engine - Tanker 2 on the South Mountain box. The Engine - Tanker was part of the water supply operations until 03:48 hours.

 

 

(Photos by Stephanie Harbaugh / The Record Herald)

June 08, 2012 at 11:40 hours - RV fire with an exposure - 15402 Norwood Avenue in Washington Township - Box 4-01 - Rescue Squad 2 responded on the vehicle. The box was up-graded to a dwelling fire that brought Engine 2-1 and Tower 2. Chief 4 - James Meek arrived to find the 30-foot RV was totally engulfed in flames and a house approximately 40-feet away. Command 4 held Engines 4-2, 19-3, Adams Engine - Rescue 3, Ambulance 4-8 and Our Rescue  Squad until 12:48 hours. No injuries were reported.

June 06, 2012 at 16:44 hours - Rescue Local Box 2-01 - Vehicle Crash - 416 East Second Street in Waynesboro. Engine 2-1,Engine 2-2 and Rescue Squad 2 controlled the hazards and Waynesboro EMS took the patient refusals. Units cleared at 17:01 hours. Engine 2-1 and Rescue Squad 2 returned to the scene of the earlier crash to assist with the investigation.

  

 

 

(Photos by WFD Web Crew, the Record Herald, Herald Mail, Public Opinion)

 

June 06,2012 at 14:15 hours - Rescue Box 2-30 - Vehicle Crash,  head on, rollover down an embankment with entrapment and fire - 5890 Buchanan Trail East in Washington Township.  Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2 and Deputy Chief Stoops were out on the box from Waynesboro. Waynesboro EMS and Medic 202 was responding within a minute of dispatch. Due to the number of patients and extent of the damage additional resources were called to the scene. Ambulances from Waynesboro, Greencastle, Mont Alto, as well as an Engine from Mont Alto and Rescue Squad 3 from Rescue Hose. Medic 203 from Greencastle and Medic 7 from Fayetteville were also special requested to the scene. Two helicopters were requested to the scene, but only one was used. Tower 2 was also requested to the scene because the pick-up truck was dangling over a small stream. Three patients were transported to the Waynesboro Hospital where later the driver of the driver of the VW was pronounced dead, one patient was transported by ground to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD and one patient was taken to York Trauma Center by Life Net 81. Units were available on the scene at 15:47 hours, But remained on the scene for several more hours to assist with the Washington Township Police Department's Traffic Investigation Team. The road was closed until about 18:30 hours. Fire-Police from Waynesboro, Greencastle and Mont Alto were on the scene. Also a special thank you to Tom Shockey and his crew from Tom Shockey Towing for their assistance. Thank you to all the community that supported the responder with drinks and snacks.

 

 

Waynesboro Fire Department Deputy Chief Trayer Stoops

VIDEO - Crash Scene interview (Fire)

Public Opinion Newspaper Video by Markell DeLoatch

 

By JENNIFER FITCH

 

Washington Township Police  Department Sgt. Vernon Ashway

VIDEO- Crash scene crash interview (Police)

Link to Herald Mail - The tri-states Newspaper

 

 

(Photo Denise Bonura / The Record Herald)

 

(Photo by Dean Cool)

June 01, 2012 at 17:40 hours - Inside Investigation - Grove / Bowersox Funeral  Home at 50 South Broad Street in Waynesboro - Box 2-01. Engine 2-1 and Tower 2 arrived to find a Stone building struck by lightning. The stone chimney on side D was blown apart by a bolt of lightning. The building was occupied at the time, but there were no injuries. Stones from the chimney was found over 75 feet from the building. Company 2 as available at 18:18 hours.

          

 

 

                 D/C Stoops in charge                 Captain 2-1 in Re-Hab           

 

May 28, 2012 at 18:24 hours - Working Dwelling Fire - Box 2-30, 12009 Scott Road in  Washington Township. Waynesboro responded with Engine 2-1, Engine 2-2, Engine-Tanker 2, Tower 2 and Rescue Squad 2. Deputy Chief Trayer Stoops had the Scott Road command. Company 2 was assisted by Rescue Hose Co - Greencastle, Mont Alto, Marion,  Leitersburg MD and Long Meadow MD. Also Waynesboro Ambulance Squad and Mont Alto EMS was on scene for Re-Hab and Stand-by. Tower 2 arrived on scene with fire showing on side-D first floor. There was no one home at the time of the fire. A search was done, the family dog was found on the second floor, sadly he perished. There was heavy damage in the kitchen and heat and smoke damage throughout the rest of the house. No injuries were reported. EMS did a great job of Re-Hab on a hot day! The Washington Township Police Department's Fire Investigator Ashway was on the scene and will release his findings shortly. The last unit cleared the scene at 21:02 hours.

    

  (Photo by James Erdenbrack)

May 18, 2012 at 16:39 - Rescue Box - Vehicle Crash - Car VS School Bus - Box 2-50A  - Quincy Township - 9598 Anthony Highway  - Engine 2-1 and Rescue Squad 2 and 2 BLS ambulances from Mont Alto. Units were available at 18:37.

May 17,  2012 at 17:10 hours - Dwelling Fire in  vacant house. Box 501 - 3000 Block of Anthony Highway in Guilford Township. Waynesboro Responded with Engine 2-2 and Engine -Tanker 2.  Units were placed in service at 17:50 Engine 2-2 Filled five house.

    

May 02, 2012 at 16:40 hours - Rescue Local Vehicle Crash - North Grant Street and West King Street in Waynesboro - Box 2-01 - Engine 2-1 ,Rescue Squad 2 and BLS from Waynesboro EMS were on the scene. Fire - Police closed the street to all traffic. Units ere available at 16:56 hours.

 

 

(Photos by Career Operator Steve Biesecker)

 

April 30, 2012 at 09:22 hours - Replacements on the Rescue Local - Vehicle Crash, tractor trailer VS pick-up truck - 15,010 Buchanan Trail East and Military Access Road in Washington Township - Box 4-01 - Engine 2-1 and Rescue Squad 2 fill the assignment. Fluids on the roadway had the crews using large amounts absortant to control the hazards. Units were in service at 10:40 hours

 

   

(Photo by Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion Chambersburg's Newspaper )

 

April 27,2012 at 14:33 hours - Camper on fire next to a single family dwelling - 105 West Walter Avenue in the Borough of Greencastle - Box 3-04 - Waynesboro responded with Engine 2-1. The box was ungraded to a full dwelling with working fire special dispatch. Engine 2-1 was available at 15:59 hours.

(Photo by James Erdenbrack)

April 24, 2012 at 19:51 hours - Church Fire - 2355 New Franklin Road, Guilford Township - Box 17-01 - New Franklin Assembly of God. Engine - Tanker 2 responded on the Commercial Building Fire  assignment.

 

    

    

     

(Photos from Biglersville Hose & Truck Company)

April 20, 2012 at 04:54 hours - Engine-Tanker 2 was transferred to Adams County Company 27 Buchanan Valley Fire Company. While enroute Engine-Tanker 2 was dispatched on Adams County Box 5-13 (Arendtsville) for the  "working" lumber plant fire at Mountain Valley Lumber on Nawakwa Road. Engine -Tanker hauled 11 loads of water. ET-2 was available at 10:35 hours.

(Photo by James Erdenbrack)

 

April 13, 2012 at 05:55 hours - Rescue Box - Vehicle Crash with ejection - 10355 Five Forks Road, Quincy Township - Box 2-17 - Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, Ambulance 2-8 and Medic 201 responded on the call. Air medical helicopter Life Net 81 was started to the scene and an engine from Mont Alto dispatched to cover the landing zone, but was cancelled. Deputy Chief 2-A arrived and confirmed the dispatch. He did a patient assessment and report a class 4 patient. The Franklin County Coronerís Office was requested to the scene. Fire -Police from Waynesboro, Mont Alto and Greencastle had the road closed so that the Pennsylvania State Police could investigate the incident.

  

    

  

     

( Photos by Tyler Shank, James Erdenbrack and the WFD webcrew)

 

April 07,2012 at 15:44 hours - Wildland / Mountain Fire with dwellings in danger - 11281 Weatherstone Drive in Washington Township - Box 4-03 - Waynesboro responded with Brush 2, Special Unit 2 and Engine 2-2.

At one point crews had to be backed out , so that a air drop could be made safely. The last Company 2 unit when available at 20:17 hours, But the clean-up lasted late into the evening.

( Photo by Captain Bob Blizzard )

 

April 07,2012 at 15:40 hours - Wildland / Brush Fire - Pleasant Valley Road, Smithsburg, Washington County MD - Box 7-05 - Engine-Tanker 2 responded with both department captains on board. The Engine-Tanker drafted from a dry hydrant filling other tankers and wildland brush units. They were available at 18:27 hours.

(Photo by Tyler Shank)

 

April 06,2012 at 06:02 hours - Automatic Fire Alarm / Smoke in the building - 6596 Orphanage Road, Quincy United Methodist Home - Box 5-10 - Waynesboro was respond with Engine 2-1, 2-2, Rescue Squad 2 and Tower 2. The Rescue Squad was held by Chief 5 for smoke removal. Units were in service at  06:35 hours

 

April 01,2012 at 19:42 hours - Electrical fire in a single family dwelling - 7964 Tomstown Road - Quincy Township, Box 5-06,Company 2 responded with Engine 2-2 with 2, Rescue Squad 2 with 2 and Engine - Tanker 2 with 5.   Units were placed in service at 19:51 hours.

 

 

(Photo  courtesy of Company 5)

 

March 12 ,2012 at 07:32 hours - Electrical fire in a single family dwelling - 6075 Mt. Zion Road in Quincy Township - Box 5-02. Waynesboro Responded with Engine 2-2 and Engine Tanker 2 and later filled the box with the Rescue Squad and Tower. Chief 5 held the box to Company 5. Chief 5 placed the box in service at 07:51 hours.

 

March 09, 2012 - The Record Herald, Waynesboro's newspaper had a feature article on Life Member Robert "Bob" Shockley. Bob was this Friday's SUPER SENIOR! Staff Writer Denise Bonura did a very nice job telling everyone what we all ready knew; Bob Shockey has dedicated his life to the service of others! Bob you have earned our respect and love! Please buy a copy of todays Record Herald or check it out on line at http://www.therecordherald. You can meet Bob at BINGO on Saturdays at the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad.

 

Feb. 24, 2012 at 17:47 -  Chimney fire in a single family dwelling - 14329 MacAfee Hill Road - Washington County Maryland - Box 7-06. Tower 2 responded as the first due truck. The Tower crew took the roof and chained the chimney. Units cleared the scene at 19:05 hours

 

 

Feb. 21, 2011 at 13:26 hours - Kitchen Fire in a duplex - 403 West Main Street in Waynesboro - Box 2-01 - the box brought Engine 2-1, Tower 2 and the Rescue Squad from company 2, Engine companies 5 and Washington County 9 and the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad were dispatched, but were cancelled en-route, when the Tower's crew reported the fire was out and only a light smoke condition. The Engine and Tower crew checked for extension and the squad crew ventilated the dwelling. The Fire Chief Dave Martin held the engine while he investigated the duplex for Waynesboro's fire safety codes for rental properties.  Engine 2-1 was in service at 14:49 hours. The Waynesboro Fire - Police closed one line  of traffic on West Main Street until the operations were complete.

 

 

Feb. 03, 2012 at 20:30 hours - Rescue Local - Vehicle Crash - West Main Street and Franklin Street in Waynesboro - Box 2-01. Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, BLS Ambulance 2-8 and Deputy Chief Stoops respond on the call. Rescue Squad 2's crew assist with patient care and hazard control. Engine 2-1 crew took hazard control on the second vehicle. EMS transported one and took patient refusals for the rest. Waynesboro Police and Waynesboro Fire-Police closed three blocks of Main Street so that we could operate safely. Deputy 2-2 placed the box in service at 21:22 hours.

 

(Photo by James Erdenbrack)

Feb. 01, 2012 at 16:19 hours - Rescue Local Vehicle Crash - Car VS pole - 6944 Nunnery Hill Road - Quincy Township - Box 2-50A - Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, BLS Ambulance from Waynesboro and Deputy Chief Stoops responded on this call. Fire-Police from Waynesboro and Mont Alto closed the road until the power company replaced the pole. The assignment was placed in service at 17:14 hours.

 

 

Jan. 31, 2012 at 13:17 hours - Fire in a single family dwelling - 11840 Orlando Circle in Washington Township - Box 2-40 - Waynesboro responded with Engine 2-1, Engine-Tanker 2, Tower 2 and the Rescue Squad. Engine companies from Mont Alto, Blue Ridge Summit,  Fountaindale , Leitersburg MD and two BLS units from the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad were also on the scene. An electrical malfunction in the homes dishwasher was the cause for the smoke. The box was put into service by Chief 2 at 14:33 hours. About twenty minutes later Engine 2-1 and Utility 2 returned as a public service to placed new smoke detectors outside of every sleeping areas and on each floor.

 

   

Jan. 31,2012 at 11:32 hours - Rescue Box - Vehicle Crash - West North Street and CV Avenue in Waynesboro - Box 2-01 - Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, Medic 201, Ambulances 2-8, 2-9, 5-7 and Chief 2 responded on the call. Three patients were transported to the Waynesboro Hospital. Units were placed in service at 12:15 hours.

 

   

 

Jan 29,2012 at 12:30 Hours - Rescue Local - Vehicle Crash - Van VS Pole. Box 2-50 -10,000 Block of Anthony Highway in Quincy Township - Engine 2-2 and Rescue Squad 2's crews controlled the hazards, while Waynesboro Ambulance 2-8's crew attended to the patient that was not transported. Fire Police from Waynesboro and Mont Alto closed PA Route 997, so that the crews could work safely. The units were in services at 13:27 hours

 

 

   

(Photos by Steve Biesecker)

 

Jan. 24, 2012 at 23:31 hours - Fire in a single family dwelling - North Main Street in Smithsburg MD - Box 7-01 - Tower 2 responded on the first alarm assingment. Tower 2 was in service at 01:05 hours.

 

 

   

 

   

Jan. 23, 2012 at 18:53 hours - Kitchen Fire in a single family dwelling - 12089 Penn Mar Road in Washington Township - Box 4-02 - Waynesboro responded with Engine 2-1,Engine - Tanker 2, Tower 2 and the Rescue Squad 2. Engine 2-1 laid in, by orders of  command 4 and the Tower had a 1 3/4 line inside. Rescue Squad 2 and the Engine-Tanker level one staged until released. It turned out to be food on the stove, and the dwelling was ventilated.  Company 2 units were in service at 19:45 hours.

 

 

   

Jan. 22,2012 at 03:44 hours - Apartment Building Fire - 144 West North Street in Waynesboro - Box 2-01 - The call was dispatched for smoke in an apartment building. Upon arrival of Engine 2-2, Captain 2-1 reported a working attic fire. Apparatus on the scene was Engine 2-1,2-2,3-2,4-2,5-2, WC 7-1,WC 9-2,Tower 2, Truck 17, WC Quint 27, Rescue Squad 3, Air 10 and BLS Ambulance 2-8.  Captain 2-2 had the command, Captain 2-1 was assigned operations, Deputy Chief 4 was the safety officer, while WC Captain 9 was the Staging Officer. The fire was knocked down within 30 minutes, but there was extensive overhaul. Three families were displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross. The fire was caused by an overloaded electric circuit. There were no working smoke detectors. The City of Hagerstown's Truck 1 and South Mountain's Engine 16-2 transferred to South Potomac Street Fire Station. The last units cleared the scene at 06:30 hours.

   

(Photos by Markell DeLoatch / Public Opinion Chambersburg's Newspaper)

 

09:40 Hours Engine 2-1, Tower 2, Rescue Squad 2 and Utility 2 were recalled to the scene for a possible rekindle. Crews found a hot spot in the blown insulation. Units were available at 10:15 a.m.

 

 

Busy Saturday!

Jan. 21,2012

00:20 hours - Inside Investigation, odor of heating oil - 202 West Third Street in Waynesboro . Box 2-01-  Engine 2-1 and Rescue Squad 2 were on the scene until 00:46. During this call Tower 2 was dispatched to Washington County MD for a chimney fire and failed to get out due to staffing.

(Photo by James Erdenbrack)

 

10:24 hours - Vehicle Crash - Wayne Highway and Manheim Road - Rescue Box 5-03 - Quincy Township -
Rescue Squad 2 was cancelled en route at 10:28 hours

15:31 hours - EMS local - Medical Assist - Buchanan Trail East , Washington Twp. - Box 2-30 - Utility 2 with a staffing of three. In service at 15:53 hours.

Tower 2, Squad 2 and Engine -Tanker 2 was dispatched to Antrim Church Road Box 3-28 for a possible barn fire. At the end of the dispatch communications advised Duty 3 that they had received a call that it was a controlled burn and no services were requested. The box was cancelled before units responded.

18:30 hours - Vehicle Crash -5210 Old Forge Road in the area of the pipe line - Quincy Township - Box 16-4 - Rescue Squad 2 was cancelled en route at 18:38 hours.

 

18:49 hours - Chimney fire in a single family dwelling - 10238 Old Forge Road in Washington Township - Box 4-03 Waynesboro responded with Engine 2-2, Rescue Squad 2 and Tower 2.

The Tower crew laddered the dwelling, remove burning materials from the flue and assisted with checking for extension. Engine 2-2 and Rescue Squad were held in staging. Units were availible at 20:07 hours.

 

 

 

Jan. 17, 2012 at 16:13 hours - Hazardous Condition - Carbon Monoxide leak - 123 West Main Street in Waynesboro - Box 2-01. Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, Ambulances 2-8 ,2-9 and Deputy Chief Stoops responded on the assignment. Upon investigating crews found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the apartment building. The carbon monoxide level was over 900 parts per million in the basement and near 400 ppm on the first floor. Crews shut down the furnace and ventilated the building using multiple fans. Seven people showed signs of carbon monoxide exposure and were transported to the hospital to be checked. Mont Alto's engine company transferred to the South Potomac Street Fire Station. Deputy Chief Stoops placed the box in service at 18:00 hours.

 

 

(Photo by Stephanie Harbaugh / The Record Herald Waynesboro's Newspaper)

 

Jan. 17,2012 at 10:50 hours - Rescue Box 2-95 - Vehicle Crash with a vehicle on it side. 13780 Anthony Highway South at intersection of Lyons Road in Washington Township. Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2 , 2 BLS ambulances from Co.2-A and Medic 79 from Smithsburg MD were on the assignment. Two patients were transported to the Waynesboro Hospital. Units were placed available by Chief 2 at 11:38 hours.

 

 

Jan. 16, 2012 at 09:57 hours - Hazardous Condition - Carbon Monoxide detector sounding with a patient. Rescue Box 2-30 - 6176 Marsh Road in Washington  Township. Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, BLS from Waynesboro Ambulance Squad and Advanced Life Support from Medic 200 responded to the call. Units were in service at 10:49 hours.

 

 

Jan.16,2012 at 01:54 hours - Tower 2 transferred to Company 1 - Headquarters Fire Station - 130 North Second Street in the Borough of Chambersburg while Truck 1 was on a third alarm assignment in Shippensburg. Tower 2 went in service at 04:27 hours, without any calls.

 

   

(Photo by James Erdenbrack)

 

Jan. 15, 2012 at 20;11 hours - Rescue Box - Vehicle Crash reported as a T-Bone collision with entrapment. Box 2-50 -Tomstown  Road and Anthony Highway in Washington Township. Engine 2-1, Rescue Squad 2, Two BLS Ambulance for Waynesboro and one from Mont Alto responded with ALS From Medic 200. While enroute to the scene Captain 2-1 put Air-Medical on stand-by.  The patients were transport to local hospitals and Air-Medical was cancelled. Fire-Police from Waynesboro and Mont Alto directed traffic to keep the responders safe. Units were available at 21:04 hours.

 

       

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Jan. 04, 2012 at 17:23 hours - Fire in an apartment complex - 278 Hawbaker Avenue in Waynesboro - Box 2-01. Engine 2-1, Tower 2 and Rescue Squad 2 responded with Engine Company 5, Washington County 9 and EMS from Waynesboro Ambulance Squad. Truck Company Captain Brain Starliper reported an electrical fire contained to the outlet box, and held the box to Waynesboro units. Mont Alto's Engine 5-2 filled the Potomac Street station until the captain placed the box available at 17:52 hours.

 

 

 

 

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