27 May 2011
Working Fire Assignment
At 0515 on Friday, May 27, 2011 Engine
Co. 27 was alerted for a working fire assignment, box 13-12 on
Fairview Road. Capt. 13 arrived to find a house fully involved and
crews initiated a defensive only attack. ET-27 dropped a load of water
then established a fill site where crews filled tankers until 0845.
Co. 27 also handled many storm related
calls in the 27 and HFD district for wires and trees down.
25 May 2011
Another First Due House
At 2246 on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Co.
27 was pre-alerted for box 27-5, another first due house fire in the
13500 block of Marsh Pike. Chief 27 arrived to find HFD Capt. 33 with
a garden hose knocking down the fire from a light fixture in the
garage where a bird had decided to build its nest. Chief 27 held Quint
27 to secure the power and check for extension. All units were
clear within 20 minutes.
24 May 2011
First Due House Fire
At 0134 on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Co. 27
was pre-alerted for box 27-1, a first due house fire in the 11800
block of Patrick Road. While Co. 27 units were enroute the Washington
County ECC advised that they believed this to be a working house fire,
and that they were going to start a working fire assignment. HFD E-3
arrived on-scene with fire showing on side "A". Chief 27 arrived
on-scene and established command. Quint 27 opened the roof while
RE27-2 brought a second water supply. Crews were able to quickly
knock down the fire and command held the units for overhaul operations
after the FM's investigation was completed.
23 May 2011
Airport Mass Casualty Drill
Every three years the FAA requires our
area airport to conduct a large scale mass casualty drill. The
scenario this year was that a fuel tanker hit a plane on the ramp as
passengers were boarding. Chief 27 was in charge of staging
until command requested all units to the ramp to assist with moving
pts. to treatment areas. FF Adams was in charge of the Yellow Area
where most of the 27 crew worked. Good job by all who took part, and
the crew that stood-by at the station and ran a transfer to HFD Truck
22 May 2011
House Fire in PA
At 0630 on Sunday, May 22, 2011 Engine
Co. and Quint 27 were alerted mutual aid to Franklin County, PA in the
1400 block of Hykes Road box 3-13 for smoke coming from a residence.
Chief 3 arrived on-scene and reported smoke showing from the
residence, crews found a single room and contents fire and quickly
knocked down the fire. Chief 3 held Co. 3, Co. 13, and Quint 27
for overhaul operations. ET-27 transferred to Station 3 until
all units cleared the scene.
21 May 2011
Lawn mower Fire
At 1926 on Saturday, May 21, 2011
Engine Co. 27 was alerted along with HFD Eng. 3 for a lawn mower fire
on Atlantic Drive. E-3 arrived to find an off duty firefighter
on scene knocking the fire down with a fire extinguisher. The
owner had no injuries and the units went into service.
21 May 2011
Co. 27 members got an early start on
the day preparing for our chicken BBQ. The chicken was on the pit by
just after 0700 and we were sold out by 1230!! Good job done by all
and thank you to everyone who supported us!!
20 May 2011
Shed Fire in PA
At 0546 on Friday, May 20, 2011 Engine
Co. 27 was alerted to assist Franklin County, PA Co. 3 with a possible
shed fire. Co. 3 reported a fully involved shed and held Co. 3
units and ET-27 for the remainder of the call.
17 May 2011
Touchdown in Maugensville
At 2054 on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, just
after the Washington County ECC advised that a tornado touched down in
the 13 district, Chief 13 started calling his units to assist with
storm damage and requested that Co. 27 be transfered to 13's station.
Before the ECC could do that, Co. 27 was dispatched to assist with the
storm damage. RE27-2 and Capt. 27 assisted with checking
structures and occupants, while Brush 27 began removing trees from the
roadways and residences. The following day Quint 27 was
requested to assist the Washington County building inspector and Natl
17 May 2011
PIC in the Meadow
At 1640 on Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Engine Co. 27, Squad 13, and CRS were alerted for a PIC on Longmeadow
Road. A/C 27 arrived on-scene and reported a three vehicle collision
holding all units. One pt. was transported and all hazards were
removed. The scene was turned over to the WCSD but not before the
accident caused a major traffic back-up in the village of Paramount.
14 May 2011
At 1639 on Saturday, May 14, 2011
Engine Co. 27 was alerted with Eng. 13 and Squad 13 to the 18800 block
of Eliason Way for a possible gas leak. ET-27 arrived to assist
Co. 13 units with locating the source of the leak and metering the
area. The source was found to be an old underground gas meter, Duty 13
held E13-1 until the arrival of the gas company.
11 May 2011
At 1005 on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Engine Co. 27 and HFD Utility 3 were alerted for a dumpster fire.
RE27-2 and Lt. 27 arrived to find a working dumpster fire with minor
extension to the fence surrounding it. They quickly knocked the fire
down and filled the dumpster with water to make sure it was fully
extinquished and turned the scene over to the city FM's office.
10 May 2011
At 1920 on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Engine Co. 27, along with CRS, was alerted for a PIC on Leightersburg
Pike. Chief 27 arrived on-scene to find a bicyclist struck by a vehicle,
with one pt. down in the roadway. RE27-2 arrived to assist with pt. care
until the EMS unit arrived. Support 27-7 handled traffic while the
EMS personnel packaged the pt. The pt. was transported to MMC and the
roadway was shut-down until the WCSD finished their investigation.
06 May 2011
A Busy Morning
At 0505 on Friday, May 06, 2011
Quint 27 was alerted for an inside odor in the borough of Greencastle,
PA. Units metered the structure and found nothing, clearing the
scene in under 30 minutes. Meanwhile, seconds after the Quint was
dispatched the engine company was alerted for a working code in the 27
05 May 2011
At 2102 on Thursday, May 05, 2011
Co. 27 was alerted for a PIC in the 12800 block of Cathedral Ave.
Chief 27 arrived to find a pt. walking around in the roadway but no
motorcycle. RE27-2 provided lighting for the EMS crews and WCSD
and the pt. was transported.
05 May 2011
Commercial Building Fire
At 0845 on Thursday, May 05, 2011
Co. 27 was alerted for a commercial building fire in the Co 13 area.
An engine and the Quint from Co. 27 responded as D/C 13 arrived onscene
with a smoke condition and the fire believed to be out. Held Co.
13 and Co. 27 units for ventilation, the units cleared under an hour.
27 April 2011
31 Cent Scoop Night at
The evening of Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Quint 27 went to Baskin-Robbins for their annual 31 Cent Scoop Night to
honor America's firefighters. Baskin-Robbins is donating $100,000
to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The crew enjoyed a
fun packed night of scooping ice cream and giving tours of Quint 27.
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the National Fallen
Firefighters Foundation and the Meadow!!
27 April 2011
1st Due House Fire
At 1334 on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Co. 27 was alerted for a 1st due house fire in the 19100 block of
Reidtown Road. The caller advised they could see fire coming for
the neighbors house. Quint 27 arrived to find normal conditions at
the dispatched address, but did find live wires on the road and in the
yard. Crews checked the house for any hazards; finding none
command held Co. 27 units and placed the rest of the box in service.
26 April 2011
At 2058 on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Co. 27 was alerted for a car stuck in the water with occupants still
inside in the 20200 block of Trovinger Mill Road. Quint 27 with
Lt. 27 responded very quickly, followed by RE27-2. 75-3 (CRS) and
HFD E-3 arrived first but advised they were not able to see any stranded
vehicles. Quint 27, Co. 20 (WC Special Ops), and RE27-2 units came
in from the opposite side of Trovinger Mill Road. Lt. 27
established command upon arrival with a vehicle stranded about 50 yards
from the roadway with three occupants still inside. The crew from
Special Ops made their way out to the vehicle and assisted the three
occupants back to dry ground. The three occupants were checked by
CRS and released.
26 April 2011
Car into a Building
At 1156 on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
after several test pages from the ECC Co. 27 was alerted for a car into
a building at the same address the ECC had been using for the test
pages. Chief 27 arrived on-scene to find a two vehicle accident
with one of the vehicles into a house casuing minor structural damage.
A second EMS unit and due Squad were requested. Crews assisted the
EMS units with two patients and the scene was turned over the WCSD.
23 April 2011
It is with great sadness
Sad news came for our brothers north in
PA at the Rescue Hose Company. Master Sgt. Benjamin Bitner, age 37
was killed today while serving overseas in Afghanistan. This was
Master Sgt. Bitner's 10th operational deployment. A memorial
service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 2pm at the Special
Events Center, 407 Washington St., Greencastle, PA.
23 April 2011
PIC in the Meadow
At 1958 on Monday, April 23, 2011
Co. 27 was alerted for a PIC at Longmeadow Road and Marsh Pike.
Chief 27 arrived on-scene to find a T-bone collision with all occupants
out of the two vehicles. D/C 27 arrived on-scene and had command.
Identified three patients for transport and a second BLS unit (Fran.
A3-8) was requested. Crews removed hazards and performed traffic
control until the cars had been removed.
21 April 2011
1st Due House Fire
At 0235 on Thursday, April 21, 2011
just as ET27 was clearing a transfer to Co. 13 the Meadow was
pre-alerted for box 27-5, a house fire in the 19500 block of Lorraine
Terrace. ET27 and Capt. 27 arrived on-scene within a minute after
dispatch and found heavy smoke throughout the entire house. The
crew from ET-27 found fire in the furnance room and quickly knocked it
down. Command had units reduce their rate of response as crews
search for extension. Co. 27 and Co. 13 units were held for
17 April 2011
At 1631 on Sunday, April 17, 2011
Longmeadow was dispatched for a house fire in the 13000 block of
Greenfield Ave. EMS (CRS) arrived on-scene with smoke showing.
Lt. Co. 13 established command and Quint 27 was assigned to throw
ladders, ventilation, and disable the utilities as Engine 13 was working
on extinguishing the fire in the basement. The crews had the fire
knocked in about 10 minutes and command held Engine 13 and Quint 27 for
10 April 2011
Many Thanks to Everyone
Longmeadow would like to thank all the
Mutual Aid companies, families, and friends for their endless support
during past week with the passing of Chief Engineer Richard Baer.
Our community will surely miss him. A special thanks to following
companies who covered our first due throughout this time: Sharpsburg
(Co.1), Leitersburg (Co.9), Halfway (Co.26), Boonsboro (Co.6), and
09 April 2011
Fox's Pizza Fundraiser
Longmeadow VFC and Fox's Pizza teamed up
for a fundraiser on Saturday, April 09, 2011. If you ordered a
pizza from Fox's Pizza this Saturday you might have had a fire truck
show up with your pizza! The crews had fun delivering the pizza's
and at the end of the night Fox's donated 15% of the sales and all the
tips made that day. Thank you Fox's for the fun time and the donation!!
04 April 2011
A Day of Sadness
It is with deep regret that the Long
Meadow Volunteer Fire Company announces the passing of one of our own,
Chief Engineer and Charter Member Richard Baer. Richard was
instrumental in the formation of the LMVFC in 1971 and has been an
active member since. He has held numerous positions with the
organization throughout the years and was a past Fire Chief.
Richard was still extremely active with the LMVFC up tii his unexpected
passing and he will be sadly missed by all.
The viewing will be held at the
Osbourne Funeral Home, 425 South Conococheague Street in Williamsport
on Saturday, April 9th from 1800-2100 hours.
The funeral will be held at the
Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike in Paramount on Sunday,
April 10th beginning at 1500 hours. A precession to the burial
site will immediately follow the service to the Ringgold area.
After internment, there will be a gathering at the Paramount Brethren
in Christ Church at 19106 Longmeadow Road (please note the different
locations of the funeral and the gathering).
The family asks that no large fire
apparatus be brought to the viewing or funeral - if your organization
chooses to send personnel in a company vehicle, please limit it to a
01 April 2011
FF Sperling Returns
FF Justin Sperling returns home today
after graduation from USMC boot camp.
20 March 2011
At 1721 hrs on Sunday, March 20 Engine
Co. 27 was alerted as part of the working fire assignment for a house
fire in the 1300 block of Outer Drive. RE27-2 responded with a
crew of five and established RIT, later in the incident the 27 crew
assisted in over-haul operations. Crews remained on the scene for
about 1 1/2 hrs.
19 March 2011
Spring Money Bonanza
On Saturday, March 19 LMVFC held its
annual spring Money Bonanza. Many people came out for a fun
evening with good food and lots of winners! Thanks to all who
helped support this event and to the Hancock Fire Co. for covering our
area during the event!
18 March 2011
At 2244 hrs on Friday, March 18 Engine
Co. 27 and Quint 27 were alerted to assist HFD with an apartment fire
with entrapment. Srg 27 arrived onscene to find a smoke condition
and the distressed occupant. Srg 27 assisted the subject out of
the apartment and kept the fire in check using a water dish and the
faucet until additional units arrived. Ventilation was set-up and
command (HFD B/C 1) held an engine, truck, and the utility. Co. 27
units returned to service.
17 March 2011
At 1441 hrs on Thursday, March 17 Engine
Co. 27 was alerted for an industrial accident with entrapment right
after clearing an outside fire in the same box area. Chief 27
arrived and established command and had incoming units stage until they
were able to locate the pt. HFD E-3 & Capt. 31 were already in the
quarry and located the pt. on a shelf. They further advised
command that there was no entrapment. Command held E-3 and Medic
75 for the Pr 1 pt. Chief 27 remained onscene with law
14 March 2011
PIC with Entrapment
At 2031 hrs on Monday, March 14 just as
the monthly membership meeting let out Longmeadow was alerted for a PIC
with entrapment. Units arrived to find a single vehicle off the
roadway into a tree with one occupant still in the vehicle. Chief
27 had command and RE27-2 set up for rescue operations. Squad 13
was held until the pt. was extricated from the vehicle. All units
cleared the scene within 45 min.
12 March 2011
PIC - Interstate 81
At 0950 hrs on Saturday, March 12 RE27-2
was alerted with Co. 13 for mutual aid to Fran. County, PA for a PIC at
the 12MM of I-81. Co. 13 units arrived onscene and found the
accident to be in Washington Country involving a single vehicle on its
side. Sgt 13 established command while EMS assessed the pt. and
determined them to be Pr 4. RE27-2 assisted in extricating the pt.
and then returned to service.
05 March 2011
At 2011 hrs on Saturday, March 05 the
Meadow was alerted for a house fire in the 300 block of Fridinger Ave.
HFD units were the first to arrive onscene and reported light smoke
showing from the residence. Upon further investigation there was a
small fire in the living room which was quickly extinguished. HFD
held a single Eng and Truck. Co. 27 units were returned to service.
02 March 2011
Quint First In On The 9 Box
At 1350 hrs on Wednesday, March 02 the
Washington County ECC struck Box 9-4 for a reported kitchen fire in the
20700 block of Millers Church Road. Co. 9 Engine 9-2 reported a
column of smoke visible from miles away. Quint 27 was the first to
arrive on scene to find a one-story single family dwelling with a large
volume of fire showing from sides A and C and requested the working fire
assignment. The crew from Quint 27 launched an aggressive interior
attack and were able to keep the fire from consuming the remainder of
the residence. Engine 9-2 arrived on scene and Deputy Chief 9
established the Millers Church Road command. ET 27 was the next
arriving unit and laid a supply line into Quint 27 for water supply.
RE 27-2 also responded and established a fill site at the hydrant at
Longmeadow Road and Leitersburg Pike. Crews from all companies did
an excellent job in working together to keep the fire from destroying
all the contents of the house. HFD Engine 2 was transferred into
the 27 house and ran two calls while the 27 units were committed to the
28 February 2011
Special Call to the 26 Box
At 0451 hrs on Monday February 28 Co 27
was alerted for manpower to the fireground on the 26 Box. Support
Unit 27-7 responded with four to the 17400 black of Virginia Ave. to
assist with a house fire. The crew from the Meadow performed
extensive overhaul on the old 2-1/2 story dwelling. Initial crews
had their hands full with a basement fire that rain inside the walls to
into the second story of the structure. The Meadow was more than
hapy to come out and give whatever it takes to get the job done.
23 February 2011
Less than three minutes after being
dispatched for the 27-1 Box at Patrick Road, the Washington County ECC
struck Box 27-6 for a reported fire at the NMS Nursing Home on Marsh
Pike. Special Ops Chief 20 arrived on scene and found a small fire
that was out on arrival with no FD services needed. Units were
cleared to be able to respond to the 27-1 Box on Patrick Road.
23 February 2011
Another House Fire with
Less than 24 hours after the last house
fire, the Meadow was dispatched for a house fire with entrapment.
At 0726 hrs on Wednesday, February 23 Co. 27 was dispatched for 27-1 Box
in the 11800 block of Patrick Road. CRS, Hagerstown Engine 3 and
Utility 3 were the first to arrive on scene of the two-story family
dwelling with a working fire on the second floor. Crews from HFD
located the victim on the first floor and removed them from the
building. The patient was transport by CRS for smoke inhalation.
Crews from HFD then made an aggressive attack on the fire and were able
to keep it mostly contained to the room of origin. Capt. 27
arrived on scene and established Patrick Road command. Crews
remained on scene for extensive overhaul, as the fire had spread into
the wood-frame walls, and to assist the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
22 February 2011
House Fire with Rescue
At 1016 hrs on Tuesday, February 22,
Washington County ECC struck out Box 27-3 for a house fire with
entrapment in the 12800 block of The Terrace. Quint 27, Hagerstown
Engine 3 and Utility 3 all arrived at the same time with a confirmed
entrapment in the basement of a one-story single family dwelling.
The crew from Quint 27 and Utility 3 entered the basement and were
able ti rapidly remove the victim and worked the code with CRS.
Chief 27 established The Terrace command and requested a working fire
assignment. Co. 13 Engine 13-2 arrived on scene and picked up
water supply for Engine 3, while RE 27-2 arrived and established a
secondary water supply. Crews encounted heavy fire spreading from
the basement into the kitechen through the interior stairwell. The
interior crews were able to advance the hoseline down the stairs to get
a knock on the fire. Crews remained on scene for several hours
performing overhaul and assisting the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
Despite the best efforts of all companies involved in the rescue and
working the code, the victim passed away the next day - our thoughts and
prayers go out to the family.
19 February 2011
Annual Awards Banquet
Co 27 We celebrated our Annual Awards &
Recognition Banquet on Saturday, February 19th at the Knights of
Columbus on Leitersburg Pike. There was an excellent turnout of
the membership to this wonderful event - great job by the 2010 Banquet
Committee!! Special thanks to the Clear Spring Fire Company for
running our Rescue Engine and the West End Fire Company from
Shippensburgh for running Quint 27. The transfer crews didn't get
shut-out and handled a kitchen fire reported out on Marigold Drive.
The following awards were given out:
John J. Roche Award - Diana Mayhue
Firefighter of the Year Award - Scott
Chief's Award - Jack Latimer
Leadership Award - Justin Mayhue
Top Responder Award - Nick Bonhage
Top Training Award - Sergeant Gary
Also, two special awards were given out
to Mike Eck and James Nicol not only for serving the LMVFC, but for
this great nation last year on deployment with the military.
19 February 2011
Mutual Aid to Paw Paw, WV
The 19th of February began with ET27-1
sitting on a transfer at Station 10 and got more interesting 20 minutes
after midnight. Brush 27 was alerted with multiple Washington
County companies to Morgan County, WV just east of Paw Paw for a woods
fire. The Brush unit responded immediately with the Chief, Deputy
Chief, and FF Karsin. After a 50 minute response, Brush 27 arrived
on scene and was immediately put to work. After all was said and
done, the crew was on scene about 3 hours and handled four loads of
water and put lots of work into the fire. Brush 27 finally
returned to the station at 0530 hrs.
18 February 2011
Seven Calls in the Meadow
The 18th of February began shortly after
0800 hrs with an alarm activation with Engine 3 on Pangborn Blvd.
At 0900 hrs a medic assist was handled in Fountainhead followed by
another at 1115 hrs. At 1220 hrs, Quint 27 responded on the task
force assignment with Co 7 and Co 9 for a smoke investigation on
Ringgold Pike. Nothing was found and the Quint was cleared by
Deputy Chief 9. There was a slight break in the action until 2030
hrs when another alarm activation was alerted with Engine 3 on Cheryl
Drive, which ended up being burnt toast. At 2330 hrs, Co 27 was
dispatched on a working fire assignment on Grouse Lane in Funkstown.
ET27-1 responded with six under the direction of the Assistant Chief.
Before arriving on-scene, they were redirected to transfer to Station