December 8, 2013
At 0839, Truck 33 was dispatched in Box 1-8-30 to 30 Camp Letterman Dr for an inside odor investigation. Truck 33 arrived and checked the building with the 4-Gas Meter to find no hazards. Truck 33 was then placed in service by Command 1.
November 30, 2013
The tradition continues with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause coming to town, but not by sleigh, by fire engine. Several members volunteered to drive the Clause's around the area that United Hook and Ladder protects Saturday morning before they returned to the fire station to meet their adoring fans...the towns children. The Light family provided snacks, music and a lovely atmosphere in the dining hall for the families to come in and meet Santa and have their picture taken with him. This is the Light's 19th year doing this for their community.
November 29, 2013
United Hook and Ladder firefighters were dispatched to assist on the working house fire assignment Saturday morning just after the stroke of midnight. Rescue 33 responded with five for the RIT assignment under the command of Chief 33 (Rabine) and Engine 33-1 responded and reported to staging on arrival.For additional photos, go to the Photo Gallery
November 26, 2013
United Hook and Ladder was alerted for a brush fire to the rear of Hilltop Storage on the Red Hill Road Tuesday morning. Deptuy Chief Sipe arrived to find a small fire in the corn field being driven by winds in a area approximately 50' x 50'. Brush 33 arrived and made quick work of the rapidly spreading fire. The property owner said a aerosol paint can exploded in the trash he was burning sending debris into the field. The box was placed in service in less than thirty minutes.
November 26, 2013
At 00:55 hours Tuesday morning, United Hook and ladder was alerted for the 2nd alarm fire in York County, Hanover Borough on High Street. Company 33 was due for the RIT assignment and responded with Rescue 33 with a crew of six. Truck 33 was also dispatched for a transfer assignment to Station 46. To view photos of this fire, go to the Photo Gallery
November 25, 2013
Monday morning Box 19-5 was alerted for a brush fire at 340 Box Ox Road. Company 19 and 33 were due.Units arrived to find a large wooded log pile involved with fire next to a structure. Additional companies were added to the assignment for water and manpower. Companies extinguished the fire and soaked the area with foam. Unknown cause of the fire reported, but there was a structure right near the wood pile with a active fire in the fire place.Crews from United, Lake Meade, S.A.V.E.S., Irishtown and EMS 33.
Company 19 was already operating at a well involved barn fire in the 22-2 box.
November 19, 2013
On Tuesday November 19th, 33A-1 traveled to Gettysburg to assist the Gettysburg Fire Department with EMS during the 150th Celebration of the Gettysburg Address.
November 17, 2013
Santa Claus is coming to the United Hook & Ladder Co #33 in New Oxford, 21 N. Bolton St, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 from 1 PM to 3 P M. Bring your camera and make sure to capture a photo with Santa. Light refreshments will be provided during the event. We hope to see you there!
November 5, 2013
At 0907, UH&L, 29A, Medic 51, & Supervisor 46 were dispatched in Box 33-6 to the area of the Oxford Township building for a vehicle accident. Units arrived to find a two-vehicle head-on collision with injuries. Crews assisted EMS with patient care and controlled hazards. A bystander extinguished a fire in the engine compartment of one of the vehicle prior to UH&L's arrival. Deputy 33 had command.
October 24, 2013
At 05:48 hours, the pre-alert was sounded for a house fire with people trapped in Lake Meade. United Hook and Ladder was due with Truck 33, and then the Tanker33 when the working fire dispatch was requested. Units operated at a well involved house fire where several pets perished, but thankfully the report of people trapped proved incorrect. To view more photos of this incident, go to the photo gallery .
October 22, 2013
Box 33-8 was dispatched early Tuesday morning (01:40 hours) to the York Road near Morton Buildings for a tractor trailer accident leaking fuel.
The truck struck the guardrail along 30, tearing open the passenger side saddle tank, spewing hydraulic fluid all over US Route 30.
Units operating at scene included Engines 33-, 33-2, Rescue 33, Spill Unit 42-2 with Service 6, E1-1 EMS and fire police. For additional photos, go to the photo gallery .
October 11, 2013
Friday afternoon, after two days of heavy rains, nearly ten inches had fallen, Box 33-6 was sounded for the house collapse on East Locust Lane in Oxford Township. Units arrived to find a single family, one story ranch style home with the rear wall collapsed, and the remaining walls showing cracks throughout the foundation.
No residents were inside nor injured. The scene was secured by yellow fire line tape and the box was placed in service, turned over to the homeowners.
Deputy Chief 33 (Ben Sipe) had command. For additional photos, go to the photo gallery.
October 9, 2013
United Hook and Ladder along with ALS units from Hanover Hospital were dispatched for an auto accident, reported to be head on, with double entrapment Wednesday evening at 17:13 hours. Units arrived to find a SUV and a car entangled heavily with four injured occupants. Additional ambulances were requested to the scene. Engine 33-2 crew pulled the Hurst Tools but never placed into service. Rescue 46 was also special called to the scene. Three victims were transported via ambulance and one was flown from the scene by Stat13 helicopter. Assistant Chief 33 (Tyler) had command. For additional photos, visit the Photo Gallery
October 6, 2013
United Hook & Ladder Co #33 members and their families traveled to Emmitsburg, Maryland to attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, in which Firefighter Brandon Little was honored. Additional photos and videos can be viewed by clicking the link below.
October 2, 2013
Wednesday evening around 18:40 hours, York County Box 112-32 was alerted for the barn fire on Big Mount Road near West Canal Road. East Berlin engine 11-1 went on scene with heavy smoke showing from a approximately 50x75 barn. A working fire dispatch was sounded quickly followed by the second alarm assignment. Additional tankers were added due to the rural area for water supply.
Chief 11 (112) Lee Byers was the incident commander with Captain 11 (C. Leese) running command. To view more pictures of this incident, go to the photo gallery .
September 29, 2013
Crews from United Hook & Ladder Co #33 were kept busy during the day. At 1217, UH&L #33 and mutual aid departments were dispatched in Box 33-12, to the unit block of Eisenhart Dr for smoke from a house. Units arrived to find a pot of food and the box was reduced to Engine 33-1 and Tanker 33.
At 1504, UH&L #33 was dispatched in Box 33-14, to the 1100 Block of Abbottstown Pike for a vehicle fire. Chief 33, Engines 33-1 & 33-2, & Tanker 33 responded and were advised en route that this was now a vehicle accident with one vehicle on fire with a second accident in the area. Engine 33-2 & Tanker 33 arrived to find one vehicle fully involved and a separate vehicle accident in the area. Engine 33-2's crew made a quick knock while additional personnel assisted with patient care. 33A & 33A-1 responded also. Chief 33 had command.
At 1619, Engines 33-1 & 33-2 were dispatched in Box 33-5, to the 100 Block of Sunrise Dr for an outside odor of propane. Units arrived to find an odor of propane in the area.
September 29, 2013
Firefighters from United Hook & Ladder Co #33 along with firefighters from SAVES & Lake Meade Fire Co. spent the day conducting live burns at the York County Fire School as part of the basement fire class. Crews spent the day running several evolutions. Below is a link to CBS 21 News who attended the training session.
September 28, 2013
At 1432, UH&L, York A49-1, Medic 46-1 & Supervisor 46 were dispatched in Box 33-14 to the 1300 Block of Abbottstown Pike for a motorcycle accident. Units arrived to find a motorcycle that had rear-ended a vehicle and EMS requesting aviation. York Engine 46-3 was added to assist with the landing zone of Life Lion Carlisle. Engine 33-2 & Rescue 33's crews assisted with patient care. Fire Police assisted on scene until released by Pennsylvania State Police.
September 27, 2013
United Hook & Ladder firefighters were alerted at 02:44 Friday morning for RIT on the 2nd alarm building fire on Black Rock Road, just off Baltimore Street. Rescue 33 responded with five.
September 22, 2013
Several United Hook and Ladder EMS personnel participated in a live drill simulating a bus accident Sunday afternoon at the Hampton Fire Company. The Hampton Fire Co along with the Bermudian Springs School District hosted the event simulating the actual bus accident that happened to one of their school buses back in January of this year. At that time, the bus rolled over onto its roof trapping the driver and approximately 3o students on board with a multitude of injuries. Today's drill helped emergency responders from Fire, EMS and Police sharpen their skills in handling a mass casualty incident. It also allowed the school district officials a chance to sharpen their skills in organizing a chain of command to notify parents, as well as schedule an additional bus to come to the scene to assist in transporting the non injured students. To view more photos of this training, go to the Photo Gallery
September 21, 2013
United Hook and Ladder firefighters ran a car fire Saturday afternoon in the 2400 block of the Carlisle Pike in front of The Crash Clinic in Berwick Township. Eastern Adams Regional Police investigated the fire. Assistant Chief Tyler had command. To view additional photos of this fire, please go to the Photo Gallery
September 9, 2013
United Hook and Ladder firefighters responded with Truck 33 to the working mobile home fire on Heth Street in Lincoln Estates, west of Gettysburg Pa. Monday afternoon. Truck 33 responded with a crew of seven and reported to staging on arrival until released by Command 1. To see more photos of the incident, go to the photo gallery.
September 8, 2013
AT 15:37 hours Sunday afternoon, York County Box 33-100 was struck for the explosion with burn victim at 44 Beaver Creek Road in Paradise Township York County, just off the Lincoln Highway.
Units arrived to find what appeared to be a homemade incinerator that had exploded and one male subject severely burned.
Engine 33-2 arrived, advanced a hand line to extinguish any remaining fire in the container. The engine crew found several tires burning as well as a small propane cylinder.
EMS began treatment of the injured victim, as Engine 11-1 established a landing zone at the Paradise Township Municipal Building for a Stat helicopter.
The victim was flown to a hospital for his injuries.
Unis operating on scene included E33-2, E11-1, E3-1, EMS 11a, M51, M46, Stat, FP from 33 and 11 as well as Regional Police. For additional photos, go to the photo gallery.
September 5, 2013
Truck 33 was dispatched to assist on a reported chicken house fire in Box 25-2 Thursday evening at 21:48 hours. Truck 33 responded with six personnel with Chief Rabine as the officer in charge. Truck 33's crew threw one ground ladder, reported inside with buckets to assist. The incident cleared around 23:00 hours. To view more photos of the incident, go to the photo gallery.
September 4, 2013
The officers of United Hook & Ladder #33 are pleased to announce receipt of a $24,000 donation from the New Oxford Social & Athletic Club, Golden Lane, and New Oxford. The donation is for the purchase of two Stryker Power-PRO-XT powered ambulance cots, one for each of UHL’s two ambulances.
The PRO-XT greatly reduces strenuous lifting and associated risk of back injury to medics and EMT’s. These responders frequently experience spinal loading due to repetitive motions like lifting, lowering, carrying and bending. Use of the Power-PRO-XT has been proven to reduce spinal loading as well as resulting injuries and costs. The battery powered system raises and lowers patients with the push of a button. An easy to use back-up system allows operation of the cot in the event of power loss.
United Hook & Ladder #33’s first response municipalities include: New Oxford Borough, Abbottstown Borough, and the following Townships: Berwick, Hamilton, Mt Pleasant, Oxford, Straban and Tyrone. “We are grateful to the New Oxford Social & Athletic Club for providing us with the funds to improve our emergency service to the communities we serve, as well as protecting the health and safety of our paid and volunteer emergency staff” stated Joey Byrne, President of United Hook & Ladder #33.
September 3, 2013
At 0731, Engine 33-2 was dispatched in York County Box 3-32 to Lincoln Highway & Church Rd for a vehicle accident. Units had a two-vehicle accident with a grain truck on its side. Engine 33-2 assisted units on scene until released by Command.