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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.

 
   
   
Farm Equipment fire in first due
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 15:05
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Engine 55-2 and the tanker took in a fire involving a combine and a cornfield, along Short Lane in Pequea Township. Upon arrival of Engine 2, an additional tanker and one brush unit were requested, bringing Tanker 53 (Conestoga) and Brush 60 (West Willow) as mutual aid.

 
   
   
Minor First due fire
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 18:37
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While several members were in class at the County Training Center, 55 and mutual aid companies responded to a reported house fire in the village of New Danville. Crews found that exterior siding had burned at ground level on the bravo side of the balloon frame residence, with a smoke condition in the basement. The area was quickly opened up to check for extension, and smoke was removed from the structure. Crews were in service about 30 minutes.

 
Grant award announcement
   
Friday, August 26, 2016
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The members of 55 are pleased to announce that a FEMA grant to replace our aging self contained breathing apparatus has been awarded to us, along with Willow Street Fire Co. We began the application process about a year ago, working with Company 50 and grant writer John Sly on this regional project. We look forward to obtaining and training on the new equipment within the coming months.

 
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