Rescue 2 with 5 (Safety Ed) was dispatched to South Annville Township for a horse rescue. There was a horse down an embankment. Chief 2 (Ba Sell) and Assistant 2 (C Bardsley) went directly to the scene. Three members from Lawn (3) were on the scene as well. Crews used the 100 foot winch, added 80 feet of chain, then got chain and ropes from the owners. The owners attached ropes to the legs and slid a pad and plywood under the horse. Crews were then able to pull the horse up the embankment. A veterinarian was on scene to sedate the horse. Crews were in service 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Regional training this evening was with Lawn (3) and Palmyra (1). Crews went to Reigle's Airport and was given a presentation by instructor Denver Gillam on different planes that fly in and out of the airport. How to de-power and turn off the fuel supply. A question and answer period followed. Thanks to Reigle's for hosting this training session.
Training this evening was Station 2 SCBA Certification. Crews had to don the SCBA, climb a ladder with hose 3 times, drag the hose dummy around the cones, hit a tire 6 times with a sledge hammer, pull a hose line forward and backward, return to the ladder and climb again, and put the ladder back in place. after that they were required to connect the RIT pack and do buddy breathing in the dark. 14 firefighters passed this certification. Several were absent and take another time.
Please note there will be no Bingo on Friday, April 20th due to floor renovations in the social hall.
Bingo will return Friday, April 27th.