A late night crash in the 3800 block of Concordia Rd brought Engine 7-2 and the Air to assist West Hempfield Fire / Rescue and the West Hempfield Township Police Department. Personnel arrived to find a single vehicle accident into the structure. Upon investigation, all occupants self-extricated and the residents were uninjured. Lancaster County Rescue Task Force #36 was notified to inspect and shore up the structure so the vehicle could be removed. Company 7 operated for about 40 minutes before being released by Command and returning.
On November 20, crews from Mountville, East Petersburg, West Hempfield and Hempfield fire companies converged on The Nook again for our annual air conservation drills for the joint training session. Crews played dodge ball until they ran our of air in their cylinders. This drill gives the members a sense of how long they can work, while exerting themselves, in an air pack. Thank you to the Nook for allowing us use of the facility and thank you to the members for your participation. See you next time.
After spending the last 7 weeks at Ft. Benning, completing his Infantry Training, FF Z. Schneck returns home. Zach is now a member of the “1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment” of the US Army. Please help us welcome FF Schneck home.
The company level drill for this week was “Forcible Entry Techniques”, lead by Assistant Chief Kalbach. Members reviewed and practiced different techniques for both inward and outward swinging doors, along with “through the lock” methods utilizing various forcible entry tools found on an Engine Company. This drill was completed with the use of the door simulators at LCPSTC.
This weeks company level drill was roof operations, conducted by Captain Duquin and Assistant Chief Kalbach. Members reviewed proper tool selection and placement as well as the basic practices of souding the roof and PPE. This video show A/C Kalbach demonstrating how to vent a roof using the roof simulator at the LCPSTC
Our 2017 Fund Drive is well underway. We are progressing toward our goal, but have only seen about an 18% rate of return from the residents and businesses in our first due. We strive to provide top-notch service to our community, however, we can not do that without your support as well.
Our annual fund drive provides the funding for us to continue to operate. We receive grants from both Federal and State agencies, but that is not enough to cover daily operations as well as other financial obligations. We as a department have been, and continue to be, vigilant with our spending. Continue reading “2017 Fund Drive Progress”
Company 7 was dispatched along with Rescue 80 (Columbia Borough Fire Department) to the intersection of 462 (Columbia Ave) and Prospect Rd for a reported 2 vehicle accident. Chief 7 (Gantz,Jr) and Captain 7 (Duquin) arrived and confirmed the report with WHTPD already on the scene. Crews controlled fluids and cleaned up the debris field while awaiting the tow company. Crews cleared the scene a short time later.
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