June 15, 2013
Box 33-1 was dispatched at 19:43 hours for United Hook and Ladder Fire Department, EMS from United, East Berlin and ALS units from Hanover Hospital.
Chief 33 arrived, confirming dispatch, requesting a third BLS unit as well as two helicopters to the scene. A landing zone was established at Carlisle Pike and Forrest Drive in the field.
United firefighters performed a door pop on the red cars front seat passenger door. The driver was heavily entrapped and a prolonged extrication was completed with roof removal, the drivers side doors being removed and a dash push. Four patients were transported from the scene to area hopsitals.
June 5, 2013
At 1510, units from United Hook & Ladder Co #33, 29A, Medic 51, & Supervisor 46 were dispatched in Box 33-3 to York Rd & Kilpatrick Rd for a vehicle accident. Units arrived to find a 3-vehicle accident, with one being an unloaded school bus. Assistant 33 had command while units controlled hazards and assisted EMS. Fire Police from 33 and Co 1 assisted Pennsylvania State Police.
June 1, 2013
1911 - Truck 33 and Rescue 33 for RIT were dispatched in Box 26-2, unit block of Ewell Dr for a house fire. Units were placed in service shortly after responding.
1937 - Rescue 33 for RIT was dispatched in York County Box 49-3 to the 2400 Blk of Grandview Rd for the working garage fire. Rescue 33 responded but was cancelled by Command 49 while en route.
1958 - Engine 33-1, Engine 33-2, Rescue 33, & 33A were dispatched in Box 33-9, 2100 Blk of Hunterstown-Hampton Rd for a gas grill fire. Chief 33 arrived to find a gas grill on fire. Engine 33-1 knocked the fire and secured the propane bottle. (Photos below)
June 2nd - At 1531, Truck 33 was dispatched in Box 26-2, to the unit block of Bragg Dr for an oven fire. Truck 33 responded but was cancelled while en route.
May 28, 2013
May 27, 2013
In the 0200 hour of Memorial Day 2013, box alarm 19 was alerted for the porch fire.
Chief 19 (Poland) arrived to find a three unit row house with heavy fire and smoke visible from the middle unit on the Charlie Side, and immediately requested the working fire dispatch assignment. United Hook and Ladder firefighters were alerted on the working fire dispatch for RIT.To view additional photos of the fire, go to the PHOTO GALLERY.
May 14, 2013
With the department working towards replacing Rescue 33, the committee invited Pierce Manufacturing to bring a rescue to be viewed. We would like to thank Dover Township Volunteer Fire Department & Fire Chief Glenn Jansen for bringing Rescue 9 down for the evening. A final decision will not will be made until later in the year.
May 9, 2013
United Hook and Ladder firefighters battled a working car fire on Oak Drive Thursday evening. Chief 33 arrived to find a passenger car with heavy smoke showing from the engine compartment with fire visible in the wheel wells. Engine 33-1 advanced a hand line with Alex Chu on the nozzle. A fast knock of the fire was made, a completed wet down and units took up in about twenty five minutes.
"Chu" had the line for what was his last fire before he returned to Taiwan. Chu had to return to Taiwan to serve in the military for his country. We know he will serve the military as well as he served our fire department and citizens of the New Oxford and Abbottstown communities. We will certainly miss him and his smile until he returns to the United States again. To view additional photos and video of the fire, go to the PHOTO GALLERY .
April 25, 2013
April 20, 2013
Several United Hook and Ladder firefighters participated in weekend training class at the Bendersville Fire Company. The classroom and hands on training was vehicle rescue of larger type trucks such as concrete mixers, tractor trailers and dump trucks verses passenger cars. To view additional photos of the training, please visit the PHOTO GALLERY.
April 14, 2013
United Hook and Ladder firefighters responded Sunday afternoon for the apartment building fire on the 2nd alarm. Our firefighters assisted in overhaul operations.To view additional photos of the fire, please visit Photo Gallery #1 and Photo Gallery #2.
April 10, 2013
With the department looking to replace Rescue 33, the committee invited the vendor Rescue 1 to bring a demo to the station for the membership to view. Crews were interrupted for brief period of time to respond on a field fire. We would like to thank Rescue 1 for taking time to come out with the demo. A final decision will not be made until later in the year.
April 10, 2013
At 1403, Co 33 was dispatched in Box 33-100 for a woods fire. Brush 33 arrived to find about one acre of woods on fire and spreading rapidly. Crews worked quickly to contain the fire and were on scene for about two hours mopping up. UH&L #33 was assisted on scene by East Berlin, Hampton, Irishtown, Thomasville, & Penn Township. Deputy 33 (Sipe) had command with Assistant 33 (Tyler) running operations.
April 10, 2013
A brush fire was dispatched at 18:14 hours for 122 Cottage Lane off York Road.
Adams 911 advised Chief 33 it was small but spreading rapidly.
Chief arrived and confirmed the report with a 200 x 200 field fire.
A engine, tanker, brush and service unit handled the small fire.
For additional photos of this incident, go to the PHOTO GALLERY
April 9, 2013
Several members took advantage of a special offer by Steve at 911 Photography for a formal portrait session. For $20.00, our members received (2) 8x10's and (4)4x5' prints and (1) electronic file for social media purposes. This offer is being made to all United Hook and Ladder members. Watch the board in the fire house for future dates photos will be being taken at Station 1. Our goal is to have on file a photo of every active member of the department.
April 8, 2013
Monday evening, seven firefighters from United Hook and Ladder responded on the working apartment building fire in Gettysburg Borough for RIT. To see more images from this fire, click on the PHOTO GALLERY. The photo of fire was captured by Darryl Wheeler of the Gettysburg Times.
April 4, 2013
At the April meeting last night, member Hsien-Yu Chu or better known as Alex Chu was given the Chief's Award by Fire Chief Steve Rabine.
Alex is from Taiwan and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Unfortunately Alex is here on a temporary visa and will be returning to Taiwan later this month as his visa will expire. Alex has become a friend to many at United Hook & Ladder Co #33 & beyond and will be greatly missed. We would like to wish him the best of luck and we couldn't be prouder to have him as a member of the department.
April 1, 2013
Box 33-14 was alerted at 15:31 hours Monday afternoon for the house fire.
Engine 33-2 under the command of Lt. Moul arrived simultaneously as second due Engine 49-3 to find a two story, single family dwelling with nothing visible from the exterior or street.
A resident was screaming the upstairs was on fire and full of black smoke.
A hand line was pulled from E33-2 up the steep yard to the rear of the home. A quick look inside revealed a smoke condition. Crews advanced the line to the second story bedroom black smoke.
Ventilation was initiated by taking the upstairs windows and charging the line to the exterior, clearing all smoke inside.
The fire was held to the room of origin. The box was placed in service around 1615 hours.
Deputy Chief Ben Sipe had command. For additional photos of this incident, go to the PHOTO GALLERY
March 30, 2013
The annual tradition of escorting the Easter Bunny throughout our first due communities continued this Saturday morning with Engine 33-1 being the Easter Bunnies chariot.
March 30, 2013
United Hook and Ladder was dispatched Saturday morning for the working fire in Penn Township, Hanover Pa. for RIT. The assignment was cancelled shortly after dispatch as the fire was placed under control. One team United fireman was already in Hanover and responded directly to the scene, waiting for the rest of the team to arrive. Additional photos may be viewed in the Photo Gallery.
March 24, 2013
At 0937, Co 33 was dispatched in Box 33-8, to the 3200 Block of York Rd to assist EMS with a gunshot victim. Service 33 responded and assisted EMS with patient removal from several hundred yards in a muddy field. EMS then requested aeromedical to the scene. Service 33 proceeded to Morton Buildings on York Rd and set up a landing zone for Stat 13.
March 23, 2013
United Hook and Ladder firefighters participated in a Elevator Rescue Operations class taught by HACC Instructor Samuel Clark. The class was several evenings of class room instruction and on Saturday hands on training at the Brethern Home complex. Go to Photo Gallery for additional photos of this training.
March 22, 2013
Friday evening at 21:03 hours, United hook and Ladder was alerted for a house fire in York County Box Alarm 49-02 at 208 Hall Drive in Penn Township, Hanover Pa.
Rescue 33 responded for the RIT assignment.Go to Photo Gallery for additional photos of this incident.
March 22, 2013
United Hook and Ladders Rescue 33 and EMS personnel responded to the intersection of Red Hill Road and Mt Misery Road for a two car auto accident to assist the Irishtown Fire Department. Rescue 33 personnel assisted with fluid control.Go to Photo Gallery for additional photos of this incident.
March 3, 2013
Sunday morning at 12:27 hours, York County Box 33-100 was struck for the house fire at 14 Mary Street, Paradise Township with the cross street being Altland Street.
Chief 33 went responding and was advised a few minutes later the police department was reporting a working fire in a mobile home with possible entrapment. Chief 33 requested the working fire dispatch and RIT be assigned to the box.
Engine 33-2 arrived on scene first reporting heavy fire from side Alpha.
A 2nd alarm was requested. Chief 33 ordered the deck gun placed in service off E33-2.
The residents were located safely away from the burning home. The fire was placed under control at approximately 01:20 hrs.
Pennsylvania State Police Fire marshal requested to the scene.
Engine 33-2's driver won best dressed award for the evening. Dale Reichert just returned home from the ACVESA Fireman's Ball when the box alarm was sounded, no time to change, he responded in class A uniform.
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February 27, 2013
At 19:57 hours, Adams County box 33-10 was struck for a brush fire impeding on a structure to the rear of 314 Green Springs Road.
Deputy chief 33 (B. Sipe) went responding and was informed they were responding to a brush fire impeding on a approximately 10x20 shed to the rear of a house.
Engine 33-1 and York County Engine 49-2 went responding within two minutes of dispatch.
Paramedics from Hanover Hospital was in the area at time of dispatch, responded and reported a well involved shed fire next to a house with extension.
The working fire dispatch was alerted bringing additional mutual aide companies.
Engine 33-1 arrived, the crews pulled 1.75" line, Engine 49-2 arrived next, supplied a five inch line to 33-1, with truck 33 in next.
The engine company made a fast knock on the burning shed and the extension to the house. Truck crews made entry to the home checking for extension to the cockloft area of the home as well as using a thermal imaging camera on the walls internally of the house.
The fire was placed under control and the box was placed in service at 20:57.
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