Station 2 was dispatched to an inside investigation and upgraded to a structure fire. Engine 2 with 6 (Chief 2 B Sell) arrived to find smoke from the front door. E2 laid 5 " in and pulled a 200 ft handline as another crew forced the door and entered with a PW. Fire was in the laundry room and E2 crew had a quick knockdown. Extensive overhaul was done. Mutual aid from Palmyra (1), Lawn (3), Annville Cleona (58), Elizabethtown (L74), and Hershey (D48) assisted with operations and checking the adjoining condos. Rescue 2 with 3 (FF Schaeffer) Tanker 2 with 2 (FF Miller) and Special Unit (FF A Barnes) also responded. Great stop by first in crews.
Rescue 2 with 6 FF Valentin was dispatched to an accident to assist Station 3 (Lawn). The crew did basic vehicle ops and assisted with patient care. Upon returning they came across another accident. A tractor trailer in a ditch leaking diesel fuel, driver stated 300 gallons. The crew deployed the 150 gal pond and the 75 gal pond. Lebanon County Haz Mat team was called. Haz Mat stated that 100 gal actually leaked. Rescue 2 was in service 2 1/2 hours. Engine 2 with 3 (FF Douillette) responded as well as Fire Police.
At 18:53 Engine 2 with 6 (Deputy Br Sell) was dispatched to assist Palmyra (1) at a commercial structure fire. Rescue 2 with 3 (FF B Love) was dispatched at 19:00. Special Unit 2 as Fire Police (Dan Darkes) also responded. Engine 2 arrived and pulled the second line off of Wagon 1 and assisted with extinguishment. Rescue 2 went to manpower. Crews were in service 3 hours and 20 minutes.
Station 2 responded to 517 calls for service in 2017 resulting in 1,984.47 man hours. This does not include training, fund raising, station and grounds maintenance man hours. Top ten responders were:
1 - Chief Barry Sell - 357
2 - Firefighter Jason Valentin - 279
3 - Safety Officer - Ed Houser - 214
4 - Fire Police - Dan Darkes - 189
5 - Deputy Chief - Brandon Sell - 183
6 - Firefighter - Kathleen Douillette - 176
7 - Firefighter Robert Love - 168
8 - Engineer Terry Reigle - 143
9 - Captain Christopher Bardsley - 135
10 - Firefighter/EMT - Brian Douillette - 124
THANK YOU to everyone that volunteered to keep your community safe.
Campbelltown Rescue 2 has put into service a 2nd Amkus AMK-22 cutter. This cutter is capable of cutting High Strength Steel, Ultra High Strength Steel, and Boron steel. This will be our 2nd pre-connected AMK-22 cutter to go along with a pre-connected spreader, AMK-30CRT, and a front bumper mounted pre-connected combi tool, AMK-25C. Rescue 2 also carries a Amkus speedway cutter, AMK-21A cutter, small, medium, and large rams, and a portable power unit capable of 2 tool operation. Engine 2 carries a Amkus combi tool, cutter, and a portable power unit.
Training this evening was with Palmyra (1) and Lawn (3). Classroom training on New Vehicle Technology was presented by Safety Ed. Training consisted of problems you may encounter during extrication such as, air bag location and cutting areas, different types of metals used in vehicle manufacturing, hybrids, battery locations, and HID headlights. Sorry on photos.
The National Weather Service is calling for cold weather and wind. Please dress accordingly. If you are traveling make sure you are prepared for unexpected delays.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 2.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company would like to thank all who were in attendance of our Pork and Sauerkraut fundraiser!