September 16, 2015
Ladder Training at a soon to be demolished building on High Street in New Oxford Borough
At the end of the training an exercise with a ball was done to gain confidence while working off of a ladder.
July 10, 2015
At 2340, UH&L, Engine 14-1 & Engine/Tanker 14 were dispatched in Box 33-13 to the 100 Block of South Orange St for a house fire. Chief 33 arrived to find a working fire in a bedroom. Engine 33-1 laid in from a hydrant and Truck 33 positioned on Side A. Engine 33-1's crew stretched two lines while Truck 33's crew laddered the house. Crews located the fire and had it under control in about 10 minutes and contained it to the room of origin. The box was reduced to Engine 33-1, Truck 33, Rescue 33, Engine/Tanker 14 & A54-4. The cause of the fire is accidental in nature. Station 33-1 turned out 22 members for the responsewith most being on station for carnival. Chief 33 had command. Additional photos cab be found at 911-Photography.
June 10, 2015
At 2058 UH&L, York A49-3, & Medic 46-1 were dispatched in Box 33-10 to Carlisle Pike & Hanover St for a vehicle accident. While responding units were advised that police were on scene reporting entrapment and one vehicle to be on fire. Chief 33 arrived to find one patient trapped and another vehicle on fire. Rescue 33 arrivedand began stabilization. Crews removed the driver's door & performed a dash lift to extricate the patient within about 20 minutes. Engine 33-2 & Engine 33-1 assisted with extinguishment on the vehicle fire and also the extrication. York Engine 49-2 established a landing zone near the scene. Rescue 33 & Fire Police remained on scene until 0230 assisting PSP with lighting. Chief 33 had command.
June 3, 2015
The members of United Hook & Ladder Co #33 and Bonneauville Fire Company #19 voted unanimously at each department's respective meeting to merge. Bonneauville become UH&L #33 Station 33-3 on January 01, 2016. The members look forward to this merger and continuing to provide a high level of emergency services to the communities in which we serve!
June 1, 2015
At 2156 UH&L, Engine 11-2, 11A, Medic 51, & York Ambulance 3 were dispatched in York Box 33-101 to the 7200 Block of Lincoln Highway for a vehicle accident with rollover. Engine 33-2 arrived to find a tractor-trailer on its side off the roadway. Crews began to check the contents of the trailer and found it to be hauling 40,000 pounds of liquid laundry detergent. Crews from Engine 33-2 & Rescue 33 began to control the spill along with an oil & diesel fuel leak while Chief 33 was in contact with the York Haz-Mat Duty Officer. Crews remained on scene til around 0100 hours and the incident was turned over to PennDot & the police department. Chief 33 had command.
May 31, 2015
UH&L Members along with Hanover Fire Dept, Penn Township Fire Dept, & Pleasant Hill Fire Dept meet for their Regional RIT Training. Members ran through several drills and review new equipment and tools that can be used on RIT Responses.
May 11, 2015
At 1712 UH&L, Engine 11-2, 11A, & Medic 51 were dispatched in York Box 33-100 to the 7600 Block of Lincoln Highway for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Units arrived to find a SUV underneath the back of an RV and York ATR & Rescue 4 were added to the assignment. Crews began stabilizing the SUV & RV using cribbing & Para-Tech Struts, then used air bags to lift the RV off of the SUV. Crews then used the winch to pull the SUV out from underneath the RV. Crews performed a roof removal, removed both driver's side doors & the B Post. The patient was extricated from the vehicle and turned over ot EMS. York ATR was cancelled and Engine 33-1 handled the Landing Zone for Stat MedEvac 13. Assistant 33 had command. Fire Police from multiple departments assisted on scene.
April 16, 2015
At 2148 Rescue 33 was dispatched in Box 1-8 to 62 Hunterstown-Hampton Rd to assist Gettysburg Fire Dept. with a fuel oil spill. Rescue 33 arrived and set-up lighting. After assisting Spill 41-2 with attempting to empty the fuel tank, crews used the Para-Tech Rescue Struts to lift the tank and cribbing to stabilize it and plug the leak. Rescue 33 operated for about 1 1/2 hours until released by Command 1. This was the first response for the new Rescue 33 and the crew was:
Driver - Captain Shaffer, OIC - Deputy Kessel, Crew - Leiutenant Seighman, FF Dan Poist, FF P. Taylor
April 3, 2015
Friday afternoon around 1630 hours, United Hook & Ladder responded to a crash in York County where a car and pick up truck head nearly head on. Sadly, one elderly male succumed to his injures. United Hook & Ladder offers our condolences to the family and frineds of the victim. 911 Photo Gallery
April 2, 2015
Thursday afternoon, United Hook and Ladder was dispatched for a brush fire impeding on a mobile home in Oxford Township. Assistant Chief Poist arrived to about two acres of dry foilage burning with exposure issues to a mobile home and tractor trailer. Engine 33-1 arrived and deployed hand lines to begin extinguishing the fire before it extended further into the woods. With the assistance of Irishtown and SAVES Fire Departments, the fire was brought under control within 45 minutes with no extension to the mobile home or truck. 911 Photography Photo Gallery
March 31, 2015
United Hook & Ladder responded Tueday evening for a crash on Route 94 where a pick up truck and mini van collided nearly head on. EMS transported two to area hospitals. 911 Photography Photo Gallery.
March 28, 2015
During evenings annual appreciation banquet, several United FF/EMT's and two paramedics from Medic 51 were awarded citations for their role in the life saving response of Mr. Pat O'Connell.
It was explained that while Mr. O'Connell was playing a round of golf at the Country Club in Abbottstown Pa, he had sudden onset of cardiac arrest. The fast actions of Lt. 33 (Moul) 911 was called and EMS was dispatched, while he performed cpr, he sent someone to the clubhouse for the clubs AED. Lt. Moul initiated shock prior to BLS & ALS arrival. Mr. O'Connell was transported to Hanover Hospital for United Hook and Ladder ambulance where he survived his near death experience. ONLY 7.9% of witnessed cardiac arrest victims survive.
Mr. O'Connell gave a very heart touching speech, thanking his life savers for affording him another day with his wife, daughter and to see his soon to be born grandchild.
A very touching moment as he awarded all his hero's with a shake of the hand, a hug and their citations.
The top photo include: Paramedics L. Saurusaitis and S. Laughman
The bottom photo (Left to right) include: EMT's J. Reese, S. Small, K. Moul, L. Seigman, T. Brown, K. Gabor, and A. Staub. Missing from photo was T.Tyler, J. Myers and K. Harne.
March 28, 2015
United Hook and Ladder held their annual appreication banquet in conjunction with neighboring Bonneauville Fire Department Saturday evening at United Hook and Ladder statioin 1. During the evening, it was made offical that the two departments are in discussion of a two department merger, just five years from the date of the original merger of the New Oxford and Abbottstown Fire Departments, forming United Hook and Ladder. Both departments members had the opportunity to mingle, socialize and share a common bond of brotherhood while watching each departments honor their members for their dedication for 2014.
March 25, 2015
Adams County fire companies merge, create Adams Regional EMS
The consolidation will not affect fire service in Adams County.
Gettysburg Fire Department and United Hook and Ladder are joining forces to bring emergency medical services to 14 municipalities in Adams County, according to a news release.
The fire companies voted unanimously in January to merge and consolidate ambulance services, creating the Adams Regional EMS, which will run operations out of Gettysburg and New Oxford, with another operation in Bonneauville in the works, according to the release.
The merger, which will not affect fire service, will assume basic and advanced life support responsibilities by June 28, said Kevin Moul, an Adams Regional board member and United Hook treasurer. Basic life support includes emergency medical technicians who transport individuals to a hospital for medical attention. Advanced life support includes ambulances staffed by paramedics who are trained to administer care en route to the hospital and are equipped to handle issues such as cardiac arrests and congestive heart failure.
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March 24, 2015
Tuesday evening, Unityed Hook and Ladder firefighters responded to their second working fire of the day, this one assisting the Gettysburg Fire Department in Adams County Box 1-8, Flickinger Road. Company 33 responded with Truck 33 and Engine 33-1. 911 Photography Photo Gallery Here
Video Footage provided by 911 Photography
March 24, 2015
Tuesday morning at 00:31 hour, COmpany 33 was aleerted for the RIT assignment for a mobile home fire in Biglerville on the Arendtsville Road. Truck 33 responded on the working fire assignment. Truck 33's crew assisted on scene with overhaul. 911 Photography Photo Gallery Here
March 16, 2015
Company 33 responded to a working car fire to the rear of 207 Lincoln Way East Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters made quick work of the auto fire and prevented any extension to the nearby structure. 911 Photography Photo Gallery
March 13, 2015
We would like to thank everyone who came out to support our 31/Pamper Chef Bingo this evening! The event was a great success! We hope to see you in the Fall of 2015 for our next one!
March 6, 2015
United Hook & Ladder firefighters were alerted and responded to the report of smoke coming from a garage on Springfield Drive in Hamilton Township. Assistant Chief Poist arrived on scene with normal conditions from the exterior. Meeting with the caller (neighbor), she reported seeing light smoke from the peak of the garage. What apeared to be light smoke condition prompted command to order entry be made to the structure and search for the source. Interior crews reported back nothing found, and it was decided that the sun beating on the homes roof, melting the snow caused a steam condition. The box was placed in service by command. 911 Photography Photo Gallery
March 5, 2015
Thursday morning during a signifigant snow storm where eight plus inches of snow fell, United Hook & Ladder was dispatched for RIT on a working house fire on Taneytown Road in Box 1-1. Truck 33 was diverted to a stand-by asssignment at Gettysburg's quarters. While on the stand by, the members from Truck 33 decided to have a little fun and snow blowed a large "33" in the snow lying on the fire house apron. A little fun between fire houses is always good for the brotherhood.
February 27, 2015
United Hook and Ladder was alerted for a auto accident with one on its side in the 1100 block of the Abbottstown Pike. Engine 33-2 arrived to find one Ford Explorer lying in its side in the middle of the highway. The Ford Explorer struck a home heating oil deliver truck in the rear as the truck was parked along the highway making a delivery to a home. The driver of the Explorer self extricated and was possibly a patient refusal. Engine 33-2 was assisted on scene by EMS 33, 49 and Medic 46 as well as PSP. Fire Police had traffic control. Assistant Chief 33 (Poist) had command. 911 Photography Photo Gallery
February 26, 2015
At 1516 UH&L, Engine 11-2, 11A, Medic 51 & 46-1 were dispatched in York Box 33-101 to Lincoln Highway in the area of Moulstown Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Engine 33-2 arrived with one vehicle overturned and two occupants confined in the vehicle. Crews from Engine 33-2, Engine 11-2, & Service 33 stabilzied the vehicle, removed one door, and extricated the patients. Assistant 33 had command.
February 22, 2015
Long time member and Trustee Joe Reese keeps the apron cleared of snow Sunday morning after Mother Nature dropped around seven inches of snow on the area Saturday. Part of being a volunteer is making sure the apparatus can get out the doors for all emergencies.
February 21, 2015
United Hook and Ladder firefighters responded Saturday as part of the Rapid Intervention Team to a working garage / house fire in Penn Township. The team stood by on scene until released by command 49.
February 19, 2015
At 1541 Truck 33 was dispatched in York Box 3-32 for the odor of burning inside. Truck 33 responded and arrived behind Engine 11-1 and set-up to ladder the roof. Crews assisted with the investigation until released by command