Tuesday, October 8, 2013
At 12:42hrs, GSFR was dispatched to assist Station 31 (Bareville) with a reported farm rescue. Deputy 31 went enroute and was advised of a male with his leg stuck in a corn picker. Rescue 39 went enroute with 6 personnel. Deputy 31 arrived and confirmed one person trapped in a corn picker with workers trying to free him. Employees freed the worker by cutting it apart with a torch, and the patient was placed into awaiting EMS care. Units cleared at 1300hrs.
Monday, September 30, 2013
With the New Holland Fair fast approaching,
it's all hands on deck at our stations. Stations and apparatus are
getting cleaned as well as concession preparations to be ready to serve
food on Wednesday. While all this is going on we were pleased to have Boy Scout troop 48 stop by for a tour of the firehouse this evening! Crews were briefly interrupted by a reported building fire on the 1000 blk of Main St.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Shortly after units cleared an inside
investigation in the first due, Engine 39-1 was transferred to the
quarters of Co. 52 (Christiana), along with Tanker 49 (White Horse) to
cover their local, while they operated at a greater alarm barn fire
in Chester Co.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The day started before dawn for many of the
volunteers. Today is the fall sub sale of "zone 3". members from area
depts. converged on sta. 39-3 to make subs at 6am to benefit joint
purchases and training. Eng. 39-1 along with Rescue 13 (Denver)
arrived at Chester Co. Sta. 45 (Downingtown) at 7:30am to cover their
borough while their dept. attends the annual state Firemens convention
parade in West Chester. Two side notes, our signs have begun to take shape! Over the coming weeks, all the stations will be completed. Also, congratulations to FF Steve Huyard on successful completion of national certification of FF-2!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This afternoon, Tower 39 and Rescue 39 were
dispatched on the silo assignment assisting Co. 35 (Farmersville). The
Tower set up and operated along with Truck 31 to open the silo chute and
check for extension on the filled, conventional silo. After
determining no extension and ok readings of nitrogen dioxide (silo gas)
were taken, units were released and returned to quarters.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
While members attend class at both
LCPSTC and HACC, Engine 39-1 covered the quarters of Co. 67
(Rohrerstown), while their members conduct training of their own at HACC.While at Co. 67, Eng. 39-1 was sent to Women's
& Babies hospital for an auto alarm. During response the assignment
was upgraded to a building. Once on scene, the engine crew located a
faulty detector with maintenance personnel. The assignment was then downgraded.
Later in the day, Tower 39 was sent to the Sheetz in Morgantown for the
reported building fire. The crew accessed the roof and found no
problems and returned a short time later.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
My ELANCO Story
By CAROLE DECK
Garden Spot Fire Rescue was honored with the Governor's Award
for Local Government Excellence at a ceremony held April 15 at the state
Capitol in Harrisburg. Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, on behalf of
Governor Tom Corbett, presented the award for "Building Community
Partnerships" to fire department representatives in recognition of
Liberty Fire Company and Blue Ball Fire Company's successful merger on
Dec. 5, 2012. "Today is recognition of your dedication to public
service, and a celebration of leadership and innovation that has
resulted in vibrant communities for the citizens you serve," said
Cawley. The Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence
are presented by the Governor's Center for Local Government Services, an
office within the Department of Community and Economic Development. Garden
Spot Fire Rescue was one of 12 municipalities across the state
recognized for their "dedication and commitment to strengthen their
communities and better serve their residents." The eastern
Lancaster County fire department was praised for: "building community
partnerships to provide fire and rescue service to New Holland Borough,
Earl and East Earl Townships. ... Completed in two years of research,
study, planning, design and implementation, the process could be modeled
by other municipalities in the future. The merger helps to ensure
continued volunteer fire/rescue departments in this area." Cory
Simo, fire department steering committee chair, said Garden Spot Fire
Rescue was honored to receive the Governor's award and to be invited to
the Capitol to accept it. "The award is confirmation of the
dedication between two organizations (Liberty Fire Company and Blue Ball
Fire Company) that came together and successfully worked towards a goal
to benefit the community and ensure continued volunteer fire service,"
said Simo.Garden Spot Fire Rescue station is located at 339 E.
Main St., New Holland, with substations at 620 W. Main St., New Holland,
and 4305 Division Highway, Blue Ball. Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/860198_Garden-Spot-Fire-Rescue-wins-statewide-excellence-award.html#ixzz2W0cda2f2
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
At 5:12pm Garden Spot Fire
Rescue’s 1st Alarm assignment was transmitted for a reporting
building fire. Deputy 39(J. Martin) went enroute and was advised by LCWC that
they were receiving multiple calls of a working building fire at 43 Emily Lane.
EMS Chief 3-7(Fisher) checked up and advised of a Working Fire with Heavy Smoke
showing. Deputy 39(J. Martin) arrived and Confirmed a 2-Story structure with a Heavy
smoke showing. Chief 39 (L. Martin) arrived and assumed the Command while
Deputy 39 (J. Martin) took the Operations. Chief 39 (L. Martin) requested 3
additional tankers be added to the assignment. Engine 39-1 arrived, hit the
plug right in front of the building and made an aggressive interior attack with
a 1 ¾ line. Engine 39-1 also deployed at 2 ½ to help with fire suppression. Truck
39 arrived and began venting windows and cutting a hole in the roof. Rescue 48
had the Rit. A Partial floor collapse of the 2nd story happened but
no one was injured. The Fire was placed under control at 5:51pm. The PSP Fire Marshall
was called to scene to investigate the cause of the fire. The building was a
complete loss and was estimated at a $200,000 loss. All crews went available at
8:54pm. GSFR would like to thank assisting companies: Martindale, Gap, Farmersville, Intercourse,
Ronks, and New Holland EMS. Also Engine 301 standing by at GSFR
Headquarters while crews operated at the fire.
Monday, February 25, 2013
GSFR was dispatched 14:37hrs. as part of the 1st Alarm Assignment for a Reported House Fire in Bareville’s fire due. Chief 31
(Smith) went enroute and was advised by LCWC that they were receiving multiple calls
of a working fire at 10 South Farmersville road. Chief 31 (Smith) arrived shortly
after the update and reported a Working fire to the rear with heavy smoke
showing from the structure. Engine 31-1 arrived and made an interior attack to
stop the fire. Tanker 35 arrived and stretched a 1 ¾ to the rear of the house.
Truck 39 arrived and sent 2 crews to the roof via ground ladders to vent. A
Crew from station 35 went to the roof from the rear to cut a vent hole. The fire
was placed under control at 3:00pm. Truck 39 Cleared at 15:32hrs.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
At 12:45hrs. GSFR Truck 39, Tanker 39 & Rescue 39 was dispatched as
part of the 1st Alarm Outbuilding Assignment. Chief 35 checked up within
seconds after dispatch reporting a Working Fire and requested 4 additional
tankers to the scene. Engine 35-1 arrived and deployed a 2 ½ with Blitz Fire and
(2) 1 ¾ lines to begin attacking the fire. Tanker 35 supplied Engine 35-1 with
water. Truck 39 arrived and setup aerial operations along with Truck 31. Truck
39 popped the roof. Tanker 39 assisted in the tanker shuttle. Tanker 29 setup a fill site at the end of the driveway.
Engine 29-1 went to Schaeffer School Road to setup a Fill site. Air 61 filled
air cylinders. Rescue 39 arrived and had the RIT. The fire was placed under
control at 13:18hrs. There were no injuries reported. Crews Cleared at
13:49hrs. The cause of the fire was a woodstove.
Captain 39-1 M. Fryer takes out the
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