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Fire at Willow Run
Friday, March 3, 2017 12:38
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Engine 55-2 was due on the 60 (West Willow) building assignment in the Willow Run complex, in the village of West Willow. Engine 55-2 was the third arriving unit, behind Tower 50 (Willow Street) and Engine 60. Engine 55-2 secured a water supply for Engine 60 on the working fire, which heavily damaged a multi unit apartment building. Tanker 55 was later added to the assignment. Crews assisted with various suppression and overhaul tasks before taking up.

 
   
   
First Due Investigation
   
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 13:41
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R/E 55-1 was sent out to the 100 block of Run Valley Road, in the southern part of the 55 local, for an investigation of smoke in the area, after nearby residents heard an explosion. A small fire involving electrical equipment was found in a fenced substation facility. Units stood by in the area until personnel from the utility company arrived to take care of the situation.

 
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The Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association has recently secured funding to support a county wide recruiting campaign. NDFC hopes to benefit from this effort, as additional help is always beneficial. We always have a place for additional firefighters, fire police, and support staff. Like we've said before - we supply the equipment and training, you provide your time and dedication. If you live in or near the New Danville area, stop by the firehouse any Monday evening, or any other time you see us around. You can also contact us through our Facebook page (see link below). Check out the LCFCA recruitment site www.becomeafirefighter.org .

 
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Two Tuesday runs for the Rescue Engine
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 15:08
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Tuesday afternoon brought two runs for RE 55-1. At 1508 hrs, we were sent to the 1200 block of Conestoga Blvd, in the "Rock Hill" area of Conestoga Twp, assisting 53 on the reported vehicle overturned into the river. Units arrived and confirmed the report, finding the occupant had self extricated. RE 55-1 was released shortly by the 53 command. At 1615, we were back on the road again, this time for the crash on New Danville Pike, near the old firehouse. Crews arrived to find that the vehicles had been moved into a driveway. Units took care of some minor hazard control and cleared quickly.

 
   
   
First Run of '17
Sunday, January 1, 2017 18:32
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Company 55 and Engine 53-1, along with area EMS and the SRPD, were dispatched to New Danville Pike and Marticville Rd. (the town square of New Danville) for a vehicle crash, reported one overturned with possible entrapment. Units arrived and verified the report. After stabilizing the overturned vehicle, the driver was removed and was turned over to EMS. Crews handled hazard control while Fire Police handled traffic and crowd control.

 
   
   
Final Run for 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016 16:26
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Company 55 wrapped up the year with RE 55-1 taking in a mutual aid run for the reported apartment fire in the 50 (Willow Street) first due. The crew was initially instructed to assist with getting a line into the apartment. It was quickly determined that the fire was out, however some ventilation was required, so the 55 crew turned their attention to that task. Crews were on the call for about an hour before clearing.

 
   
   
Firemen Really Do Remove Cats from Trees
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 17:30
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Chief 55 was contacted by communications regarding a cat in a tree complaint. After determining that the dispatcher was, in fact, serious, Chief 55, who was unavailable to respond, quickly contacted Deputy 55 and Captain 55-2, who both stated they would check into the situation. It was determined that a dog had chased a gray cat up a tree, and the cat's owner feared that her pet could not descend on it's own. A small crew was summoned, after which time the cat was safely brought to the ground.

 
   
   
Collision at the town square
Friday, December 23, 2016 14:52
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Company 55 and Engine 60, along with SRPD and EMS, handled a two vehicle crash at New Danville Pike and Marticville Road.

 
   
   
Training Night
Monday, December 5, 2016 19:00
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Company level training was held at the station. Many of our newer members got the opportunity to have some "hands on" time, using the hydraulic rescue tools, along with other equipment commonly used for vehicle extrication.

 
   
   
Friday Field Fire
Friday, November 4, 2016 11:47
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The Friday day crew was able to triple pull for a field fire along Long Lane, east of New Danville. Engine 2 and the tanker handled the fire, while Rescue/Engine 1 handled extinguishment of some smoldering corn fodder on a combine, which had been driven away from the burning field. Incident was handled quickly with no property damage. Earlier in the day, around 0700 hrs, RE 1 handled a crash on Route 324, about a mile south of the firehouse.

 
   
   
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