This weeks Photo of the Week was captured way back in the mid 1980′s. The photo captures the late Harry Meals, paramedic coordinator of Medic 28 working a trauma patient on board the helicopter while the late New Oxford FF Water Fick (Left),and past New Oxford FF Mike Deshong (right) looks on and yours truly down below with the longer hair, white shirt doing who knows what.
Box 083 sounded at 0126 hours Monday for a automatic alarm in Hanover Borough for New York Wire, Hanover and Penn Township companies arrived to normal conditions from the exterior. While investigating inside, nothing was evident, firefighters returned outside to find heavy smoke pushing from the roof. After going back inside, fire was discovered on divisions 1,2, and 3 of the drying facility. Three hand lines were stretched while truck 49′s crew opened up the roof. The companies operated from several hours at the incident. Photo courtesy Matt Groft.
At 13:45 Sunday afternoon with high winds conditions, Box 1-6-30 was alerted for a small brush fire impeding 60 Cedar Ave in Cumberland Township.
Ambulance 1A of the Gettysburg FD arrived and advised a small shed well involved, the box was upgraded to a working structure fire assignment.
A burning barrel extended to the brush and nearby 10×10 shed. ( E 1-1, E 6-2, T1, Tanker 6, Brush 5 and Gettysburg Fire Police) Go to Gallery to view more of Chris Eiker’s photos.
Sunday afternoon at 16:48 hours, Box 5-02 was struck to the rear of Crackers Bar for a barn fire. Captain 5 arrived on scene shortly after with a working fire outside / against a barn spreading rapidly. This was the 2nd barn fire in Company 5′s first due are this weekend. Photographers Curtis Bryan and Brian Denham brought us this Photo Gallery.
This weeks Photo of the Week takes us all the way back three decades to February 1983 when myself along with several alarms worth of volunteers battled the multiple alarm fire at the historic Lincoln Square hotel in downtown Gettysburg Pa. This fire was ruled arson yet no one was ever convicted for the crime. Companies came from five counties and two states to battle this fire in sub freezing temperatures