Category: Miscellaneous Incidents

Jan 14 2015

Rope Rescue Of Canine


A firefighter from the Franklin’s Volunteer Fire Department located in Chambersburg Pa. hold on tightly to a dog that he just rescue from a quarry. The dog either fell or jumped over the wall of the quarry and landed in the very cold water. Firefighters used a rope rescue operation to successfully return the dog to it’s owner. Photo Gallery Here.

Nov 27 2014

Snowmobile Burns In Lancaster County


3rd Alarm Photography’s Kirk Neidermyer captured this well involved snowmobile Wednesday evening after the seasons first snow fall.  The companies used non-traditional methods for extinguishment, two pressurized water cans and SNOW.  Additional photos HERE.

Sep 12 2014

Burnt Chicken

FILBERTSTHanover firefighters set up the positive pressure ventilation fan to use on a house in the 200 block of  Filbert Street in Hanover Borough Friday afternoon after the elderly female resident burnt chicken on the stove, setting off the smoke alarms in her house. The fire dept. cleared the house of smoke, verified she was okay and went in service within twenty minutes.

Jul 08 2014

Tree Smashes Cars

IMG_7521Barlow Fire Departments Rescue 22 along with the Gettysburg Fire Department responded to Little Round Top on the historic National Park Battlefield in Gettysburg this evening for a large tree down over five vehicles. The original report of people trapped proved negative. Photo by Ryan Eiker

Jul 08 2014

Strong Storm Hits Adams County


Quint 29 of the Southeastern Adams Volunteer Emergency Services operate at a tree down on King Street in Abbottstown Pa. Tuesday evening.

What a evening Mother Nature provided Adams County around 1900 hours this evening. A fast moving wicked strong storm came roaring into Adams County and left a trail of destruction from the Franklin County line to the York County line. Calls all over Adams County included trees on cars with people trapped (reportedly), trees down on houses, elevator rescues, brush fires with wires down as well. First one I took was a tree into a house in New Oxford Borough at 115 Pleasant Street, from there I hitched a ride with Chief 33 to a tree on a car with entrapment (proved negative on entrapment) on Rt 194 north of Abbottstown, from there, stopped at a tree down on King Street in Abbottstown near The Altand House which Quint 29 handled, we diverted to a transformer explosion with wires down on Kohler School Road. After I departed from the chief, they took another run into York County for a brush fire. All of them pretty much non emergencies, but possibly life threatening in a few of the situations to bystanders had any of the wires come in contact with them.

Jun 29 2014

Cave Rescue Assignment


The Rawlinsville Fire Company along with numerous mutual aid companies worked for several hours to extricate a woman who fell inside the Wind Cave in Martic Township just East of the village of Pequea Saturday evening. Firefighters were advised of a woman who was exploring a cave when she fell 30 feet inside the cave. Rescuers hiked back through the woods up a steep rocky trail to the entrance of the cave. Once they arrived at the cave rescuers rigged ropes and other equipment to access then extricate the woman. Once removed from the cave firefighters had to hand carry the woman in a stokes basket back out the trail to a waiting ambulance that transported the woman to a local hospital. Fire officials on the scene reported that the woman’s injuries were not life threatening. The woman was treated at the scene just outside the cave for possible hypothermia due to the cool damp conditions inside the cave. Photo by Bob Devonshire of Photo-5 Imagery