November 9, 2010
On 11/09/2010 at 15:21:00 United Hook & Ladder Company 33 was dispatched To 4942 York Road in New Oxford, PA 17350. The location is a Manufacturing Facility. The incident was determined to be an EMS assist call. Arrived on scene to find EMS providing care to a patient who fell approximately 25' through the roof. R33 crew assisted with patient packaging and removal from the building. E33-1 established a landing zone for Stat 13. Stat 13 arrived and the pt was transported to York Hospital. No other FD services were needed and the box was placed in service.
November 4, 2010
On 11/04/2010 United Hook & Ladder Company 33 was dispatched To Fiddler Drive for a gas leak. Arrived on scene and found Columbia Gas already on scene. The tech reported a leak below the shut off valve to the rear of the structure. He also stated that there was an odor in the house. The house was monitored and found to have a low reading. The remaining homes were evacuated. A 5" supply line was laid from the hydrant on the corner to the scene with 1 1 3/4" hose line stretched for exposure protection and dissipation of the gas. Columbia Gas was assisted with what ever they needed. Once the gas was secured the residences were rechecked and found to be ok. No other FD services were needed and the box was placed in service.
October 25, 2010
On 10/25/2010 at 12:14:00 United Hook & Ladder Company 33 was dispatched To York Road & Kilpatrick Road /New Oxford, PA 17350. The location is a Highway or divided highway. The incident was determined to be a Motor vehicle accident with injuries.
Arrived on scene and found a vehicle accident. Triage was performed along with hazard control, No other FD services were needed and the box was placed in service.
October 24, 2010
On 10/24/2010 at 05:15:00 United Hook & Ladder Company 33 was dispatched To 936 Big Mount Road East Berlin, PA 17316. The location is a 1 or 2 family dwelling. The incident was determined to be a Building fire.
Dispatched to assist with the structure fire. T33 was originally dispatched to assist with water supply. E33-2 was then called and established a fill site and filled 6 tankers. R33 was then dispatched for the RIT assignment. R33 arrived on scene and set up the RIT staging area on the A/D corner of the building. No other services were needed and later placed in service by Command 11.
October 22, 2010
On 10/22/2010 at 21:06:00 United Hook & Ladder Company 33 was dispatched To 77 Jacqueline Drive New Oxford, PA 17350. The location is a 1 family residential dwelling. The incident was determined to be a Building fire. Arrived on scene to find smoke coming from a single family trailer. E33-1 arrived and stretcher 1 1 3/4" handline into the structure through a door on side D. The main fire was found in the kitchen area and quickly knocked down. The fire had extended into the roof void space and the ceilings were pulled. TK33 arrived and began to assist with overhaul and salvage. R33 arrived and provided air and light support. ET14 was in charge of water supply and had established a dump site. E33-2 established a fill site in the borough. ET19 deployed a back up line to the D side of the structure. E29's crew assisted with salvage and overhaul. RIT 46/49 was requested and staged on the scene. According to the occupants, they were cooking French fries with grease on the stove when the fire started. The fire started in the grease and then spread from there. The occupants advised that they believed the stove was turned off after cooking but may of been mistaken. No other FD services were needed and the box was placed in service.
October 7, 2010
For the second time in two days United Hook and Ladder was dispatched for a structure fire at this location. Tuesday, units arrived to find a small fire that originated in a bathroom light fixture, spreading into the roof trusses. Today, a light smoke smell by the home owners and restoration company alerted the members back to the location. A search with Thermal Imaging Camera's proved negative and this became a good intent call. East Berlin Fire Department assisted on todays call.
September 26, 2010
Sunday evening, Tanker 33 was dispatched at 20:19 hours for a mobile home fire in Jackson Township, York County. Tanker33 went responding within three minutes. Tanker33 stood by on the scene until released by Command 3. Additional photos at 911 Photography
September 23, 2010
After a 0430 alarm for a motorcycle crash, crews were on station cleaning up when at 0650 hours, the pre-alert was sounded for a barn fire on Red Bridge Road, just off Oxford Road. Truck 33 crew went responding and was first fire apparatus on scene with light smoke conditions visible from a chicken house approximately 300' x 75', occupied with thousands of chickens. Withe a beautiful sunrise happening, the crew up Tk33 quickly threw ground ladders and set about to open up the roof for ventilation, while Engine 25's crew made a interior attack. Tk-33's stick was set to the A/D side., while Rescue 33's crew entered with hand tools to assist with pulling insulation in the ceiling area. Chief 25 was the incident commander, reporting approximately 2000 chickens perished in the fire and one firefighter was transported to a area hopsital for a medical condition. Pennsylvania State Police Marshal was requested to the scene by command. While operating at this box, a third alarm for the day was sounded for a outside electrical fire in the 33-100 Box, Paradise Twp, Engine 33-2 and Assistance Chief 33 handled that call. The first day of Autumn began with a busy morning for United Hook and Ladder members.
September 23, 2010
At approximately 04:30 hours Thursday morning, United Hook and Ladder was alerted for a motorcycle crash on The Lincoln Highway in York County, Paradise Township in front of the Rutters Store. Units arrived to find a Ninja style motorcylce lying in the roadway, as well as the driver. EMS crews packaged the patient while the engine crew maintained fluids control. The rescue crew stabilized the second vehicle involved and did a door pop with a Haligan bar to free a backseat passenger. Chief Rabine had command and the box cleared shortly after 05:00 hours.
September 15, 2010
At approximately 10:00 hours, companies 33 and 10 along with medic 51 were alerted for a crash with wires down and entrapment.
Medic 51 arrived on scene first confirming dispatch, changing to confinement of one patient.
Rescue 33 arrived and secured scene due to wires down, unknown if they were live. Met Ed had one hour ETA.
Engine 10 crew went to work stabilizing the patient and extrication by removing windshield and cutting the roof away.
The patient was removed and air lifted to trauma center by Life Lion helicopter that was standing by on scene in the nearby field. The incident was clear in just over a hour, United and Irishtowns fire police remained longer for traffic control.
September 7, 2010
Tuesday turned out to be a busy day for fire for the United Hook and Ladder 33 volunteers. A mid-afternoon fire reported to be in a out building used by employees from the nearby turkey processing plant. United unts arrived to find employees battling the blaze themselves with fire extinguishers. Firefighters used a few "cans" to douse remaining hot spots. Shortly after this fire cleared, a another fire was reported in the Irishtown area for a gas grill on fire on a deck.
September 7, 2010
Volunteers from United Hook & Ladder Company # 33 responded to a residential house fire this morning at 0530 hours. First arriving units found heavy smoke and fire on the first and second divisions on side “Charlie” of the building. Chief 33 (Steve Rabine) had command. Chief 33 confirmed that all occupants were out of the building upon the first engines arrival. Engine 33-1’s crew advanced two 1-3/4 attack lines to extinguish the fire. Truck 33 opened up the windows and roof for ventilation. The fire was controlled in approximately 45 minutes. The Irishtown, SAVES, Hampton, East Berlin, Hanover and Penn Twp. fire departments also assisted with extinguishing the fire. An engine for the Biglerville Fire Co. transferred to Station 33-1 to cover the area while units were operating at the house fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal’s Office. The cause is yet to be determined. There was 8 residents displaced by the fire. To view additional pictures of this fire visit 911 Photography
September 2, 2010
Friday afternoon found United Hook and Ladder 33 responding for a crash at Cross Keys on the north-west corner in front of Getty gas station. Assistant chief 33 (B. Martin) had command and held the box to the rescue and ambulance. The incident cleared in approximately twenty minutes, with fire police remaining on scene for traffic control.
August 20, 2010
Friday morning activities were interupted in the 10 o'clock hour with a box alarm in York County, Box 33-101. Adams County dispatched a mobile home fire in Paradise Heights off Moulstown Road. Assistant Chief 33 (B. Martin) went on scene and reported a working motor home fire. The crew of Engine 33-2 went to work with a handline, and laddering of the roof. The fire was placed under control within thirty minutes. Departments assisting on the assignement were East Berlin, Thomasville and Porters Sideling, EMS units were Ambulance 49 and Medic 46. To view additional photos of this incident, visit 911 Photography.
August 14, 2010
United Hook and Ladder responded for a multiple vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Abbottstown Borough. One patient transported to a area hospital. Engine 33-2, Ambulances 33 and 11 handled the incident. Lieutenant Tim Tyler had command as the duty officer.
August 13, 2010
Friday the 13th around 1830 hours, the pre-alert struck for a mobile home fire at Chesapeake Estates on Jacqueline Drive. Deptuty Chief Poist went on scene with smoke showing from the roof of a single wide mobile home. Crews from United Hook & Ladder and Irishtown Fire Deptartment forced entry and found heavy smoke conditions throughout the home. A small fire was found in a closet while checking for heat sources with a thermal imaging camera. Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshals were requested to the scene. The fire is now under investigation. Departments assisting on scene of the fire included Irishtown, S.A.V.E.S. and Bonneauville. Several transfer companies covered stations for the operating departments. For additional photos, visit 911 Photography.
August 9, 2010
United Hook and Ladder's Brush and Tanker operate at a small debris fire at 1000 Abbottstown Pike Monday evening around 1800 hours. Assistant Chief 33 held the box to these two units to extinguish an unauthorised control burn near a few structures. He instructed the residents on the proper procedure for control burns and offered a few safety tips for burning outdoors.
August 7, 2010
Truck 33 took the honors of best appearing ladder truck at this years Adams County Volunteer Emergency Services Association convention hosted by the York Springs Fire Department Saturday.
August 7, 2010
United Hook and Ladder was alerted for a accident with unknown injuries on the Brickyard Road near the old Alwine Brick Company early Saturday morning. Ambulance 33 arrived on location advising county control they had a car into a brick building. The ambulance crew investigated and then reported they had a deceased driver of the car. Duty officer Dale Reichert arrived, assumed command and held the box to Ambulance and Rescue 33 while police and the Adams County coroners office investigated. Additional photos of this incident at 911 Photography.
August 6, 2010
Friday was a beautiful day for our annual golf tournment. Thirty three teams competed for prizes as well as the traveling ACVESA trophy for highest score among teams registered as fire departments. This year the trophy went to the Barlow Fire Dept for a second time. Our tournament is held annually the Friday before the Adams County Volunteer Firemans Convention. United Hook and Laddder would like to thank all the golfers, sponsors as well as The Bridges Golf Club for this years tournament. To view pictures of this years event, please visit the 911 Photography website.
August 6, 2010
Arman Young left San Diego California eighteen months ago on foot for New York City honoring the victims of September 11, 2001. Carrying a packpack and a totem pole type memorial covered with fire and police patches, shields, flags and thousands of signatures of supporters from across America. This pole weighed approximately 50 pounds. Mr. Young stopped into United Hook and Ladder's station 1 Friday evening. After accepting the use of the shower room and a hot meal with all the players of the annual golf tournament, he posed for pictures with several members of United Hook and Ladder as well as a few friends from Barlow Fire Dept. He expects to be in New York City in three weeks.
August 5, 2010
The third run of the day for United Hook and Ladder sounded in the 17:00 hour for a car into a tree in Abbottstown Borough on Country Club Road. Engine 33-2 arrived to find a car off the roadway with heavy front end damage after striking a large tree. Deput Chief 33 Poist held the box to Engine 33-2, Ambulance 33, Medic 51 and fire police for traffic control. To view additional photos of this incident, visit 911 Photography.
August 4, 2010
Wednesday afternoon, just before 16:00 hours, United Hook and Ladder Rescue and Ambulance 33 were alerted to Box 14-1 for a vehicle crash with a car into a pole. Irishtown Fire Dept. line officers arrived, confirmed dispatched and advised wires down across the roadway. Rescue 33 staged on top of the hill at Irishtown Road and Red Hill Rd. They were released a short time later, as well as the ambulance after obtaining patient releases. For more photos, visit 911 Photography
August 2, 2010
Monday evening at 17:19 hours, the tones dropped for a vehicle accident with entrapment in York County, Paradise Township, on Big Mount Road. United Hook and Ladder was due with Engine 33-2 and Rescue 33. The engine crew arrived and began setting up the Hurst Tools for a extrication of the driver, the sole occupant. The crews from both the Engine and Rescue cut a roof flap. Fire personel from East Berlin, United and Thomasville assisted EMS with patient removal. The patient was flown via Stat 13 to a area trauma center.
August 1, 2010
Sunday afternoon, United Hook and Ladder was alerted to Box 33-6-30, the Brethern Home retirement village for a car into a building. Assistant Chief 33 (Martin) arrived to find a single car into the rear wall of the garage, no injuries. Power was shut off to the building and the scene was turned over to facility maintenance and police department. The box was held to the ambulance on scene, rescue and engine cancelled.
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