Rescue 35 was dispatched to assist Company 36 with a motor vehicle accident (MVA), approximately 0.5 miles North of the Riddlesburg Bridge on SR 26. Chief 35 was first on scene and reported one vehicle with patient self-extricated. Crews assisted with hazard mitigation, and traffic control. Company 35 Fire Police assisted on scene with traffic control. Unit 15 also assisted on scene.
At approximately 0550, Company 35 was dispatched for a barn fire on Raven Run Road. Chief 35 was first on scene and reported a fully involved barn. A request for additional tankers was made, and Engine 35 set-up the primary attack. Company 36 provided a 5″ supply line to Engine 35 from the water supply. Tanker support was provided by Huntingdon County Stations 17 and 3, as well as Tankers from Bedford County Companies 32, 41, and 36. Rescue 3 provided standby coverage at Saxton’s station. Company 35 Fire Police assisted on scene with traffic control and tanker-shuttle support. The barn was used primarily for storage.
Company 35 had just finished Fire Prevention activities at Gordon Apartments when they were alerted for a two car MVA on SR 26 North. Chief 35 arrived on scene and reported two vehicles involved, with a truck being rear-ended by an tractor trailer. He requested two ambulances for patient transport. Rescue 35 and 15-1 and 15-2 responded. Company 35 was assisted on scene by Huntingdon Station 3. Crews worked to extricate the pick-up truck’s patients, and cleared debris from the roadway. Both Company 35 and Station 3 Fire Police assisted with traffic control. The highway was closed for a brief time before being opened to one lane traffic. PSP is investigating.
Rescue 35 was dispatched for a MVA at the intersection of 6th and Mifflin Sts. Chief 35 arrived on scene and reported two vehicles involved with occupants self-extricated. Crews arrived on scene, and performed hazards/fluids mitigation as well as removed debris from the road. Company 35 Fire Police also assisted on scene.
Company 35 members quickly left their monthly meeting to respond to a purported single vehicle accident. Around 1945 Rescue 35 respond to the accident North of the Six Mile Run Bridge. Chief 35 was first on scene and reported a single vehicle into the embankment with no entrapment. Crews worked to contain fluids, and ensured there was no risk of fire. Unit 15 personnel assisted on scene. Company 36 assisted with additional scene lighting and traffic control. Company 35 Fire Police also assisted on scene with traffic control. Normal traffic was restored and all units returned to station at approximately 2030.
Today Saxton Liberty’s grades 4 thru 6 visited the fire station. They watched a safety video, used 9-1-1 simulators, learned about smoke and CO detectors, tried on gear, learned about equipment, practice two escape routes, used a structural collapse camera, and were able to use a forestry hose. The teachers even got in on the fun. The students walked to and from the station, and were escorted by Company 35 and Station 17 Fire Police. For the safety children’s safety their faces have been blurred.
Company 35 will be commemorating Fire Prevention Week all this week. The activities start earlier today with grades 1 thru 3 visiting the firehouse. The activities continue tonight at Kelly Apartments, and firehouse visitations will end with Saxton Liberty’s grade 4 thru 6 visiting the firehouse Tuesday morning. This year’s theme is ” Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives.” Join us in spreading the word, and be sure to check your smoke detectors. If you have questions about fire safety or fire prevention activities, contact us via our webpage or give us a call!
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