Tanker 35 was dispatched around 0815 to assist Huntingdon Station 3 with a boat fire at Shy Beaver Boat Launch. 3′s crews had the fire knocked down upon Tanker 35′s arrival. Tanker 35 nursed Engine/Tanker 3.
Branden S Diehl, Public Information Officer said, ” The owner’s quick thinking saved environmental concerns and additional damage to other structures. After the owner noticed the boat was on fire he moved it to an open area in a gravel parking lot away from other vehicles and structures. He also unhitched the boat from his vehicle. He did everything right. Despite prompt response and arrival times, the boat is a total loss.”
Company 35 would like to remind boat owners to keep a Class ABC fire extinguisher on board their boat and in the vehicle transporting the boat. Additionally, owners are reminded to periodically check their fuel lines and fuel tank for vapor and gasoline leaks.
Rescue 35 was dispatched Sunday to assist Company 36 and Unit 16 with a two car, head-on collision at the Riddlesburg bridge. Chief 36 reported two cars involved, and requested assistance with patient extrication, packaging, and traffic control. Unit 15 as well as a unit from Southern Cove Ambulance assisted with patient transport. Company 35 Fire Police took over traffic operations, and remained on scene until the vehicles were cleared from the highway.
Rescue 35 was dispatched assisting Company 36 with an MVA South of Linda’s Little General on SR 26. Rescue 35 arrived on scene, and was placed available by Chief 36. The single vehicle MVA blocked North-bound traffic on 26. Company 36 fire personnel provided traffic control until the vehicle could be removed.
The spring Mayfly hatch made for a snow storm-like experience, as they dive bombed the windshield.
Company 35 was hit out for two separate calls today, both assisting Huntingdon County. The first came in around 1220 for an assist with Station 3 on a camper fire. Chief 3 arrived on scene cancelling Tanker 35, and requesting a standby crew at his station. Engine 35 fulfilled the crew. The second call was around 430 for a three car MVA assisting Station 17. Chief 17 cancelled Rescue 35 en route.
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania Firefighter Timothy Peters, 46, responded to a medical assistance call with his fire company (Pine Grove Hose, Hook and Ladder Fire Co. No. 1) on the afternoon of April 30, 2015. Later that evening at 1930 hrs, Peters was stricken by an apparent heart attack at his residence. Emergency personnel were summoned and treated Peters then transported him to the hospital where he succumbed to his injury. Pine Grove is northeast of Harrisburg. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, as well as to our brothers and sisters at Pine Grove!
Today we said thank you to Lindsay Bell and Elizabeth Park, the 2014 Fire Queen and Princess. They did a great job representing us! We trust they will stay active in the company.
The new court is Amanda Stoudnour, Queen; Chase Stoudnour, Prince; and Raelee Wise, Princess. A special thanks to all that participated, especially the parents who allowed their sons and daughters to participate, and to the judges who had an exceedingly tough job!
Though we didn’t keep the 3 for 3 Sunday trend alive, we certainly worked hard enough to have worked three fires. Today Engine, Tanker, Special Unit 35 and several car loads of manpower were out assisting with a wildland fire. Engine 35 was the primary unit at the fill-site established at the Aitch Boat Launch, and Tanker 35 nursed Engine/Tanker 3 as well as filled brush units on scene. Multiple resources were called in from three counties to battle that blaze that consumed a large amount of forested land. Firefighters were assisted by water air drops. In total 35 crews were on scene for approximately five hours.
Branden S. Diehl, Saxton’s PIO said, “At the time of the call smoke could be seen from Saxton Outdoor and Supply–some seven miles south of the fire. Several homes were luckily on the downwind side of the fire. Hand lines and crews were in place to protect the structures if the wind shifted–fortunately that didn’t happen.”
DCNR and multiple EMS units assisted on scene. Marklesburg’s Fire Police assisted with traffic control.