18 August 2015
1543 hrs, to the rear of AmeriCold Corporation, 60 Steamboat Blvd., Engine 23-1 was alerted for smoke in the area. On arrival Engine 23-1 encountered a tractor-trailer, well involved and backed-up to the loading dock. The Box was upgraded to a High Risk Structure Fire assignment. The tractor-trailer was loaded with Egg Beaters. There was no extension of fire to the structure and no injuries.
20 July 2015
0335 hrs, 135 Zions View Road, East Manchester Township, Firefighters were alerted for a Residential Structure Fire. York County Communications advised Chief 10 (Stevens) enroute that the occupants were out of the house, with visible flames in the bedroom of a ranch style home. Chief 10 added (2) Tankers to the assignment as this is a non-hydrant area. Arriving on-scene, heavy fire was visible from both bedroom windows on the B-C corner. A Working Fire Assignment was requested. The fire was under control within 20 minutes. Heavy fire damage to the bedroom an crawl space above, with heavy heat and smoke damage through-out Division 1. The homeowner was transported with moderate injuries. The cause was determined to be accidental, smoking in bed.
07 March 2015
The Members of Rescue 23 spent Friday evening and Saturday in a special rescue class, Man vs Machine. This class is designed to challenge Rescue Technicians in extricating patients from day-to-day problems, a ring stuck on your finger, to more involved scenarios like a hand trapped in a meat grinder or an impalement on rod iron fence. The training involved both classroom and hands-on sessions. The class was hosted by Company 19 (Goodwill Fire Company of Spry) and Instructed by P.L. Vulcan Fire Training Concepts LLC.
Cutting apart the meat grinder .
Stabilizing the impaled patient on a fence.
Impaled hose-dummy immobilized, ready to cut.
Simulated patient trapped under the car.
Using hydraulics to lift the car.
Learning to cut in the torch skill station.