Tag: Crashes

Feb 27 2016

Pilot Rescued From Airplane At Gettysburg Airport

Airplane 911siteGettysburg Fire Department was dispatched this afternoon to the Gettysburg Airport on Chambersburg Road for an Airplane down. Firefighters arrived to find an occupied airplane 50 feet in the air wedged in trees. The pilot was uninjured, however confined in the airplane high in the trees. Because of the location, no fire apparatus was able to access the location. Several plans to rescue the pilot were put into place, all of which were extremely time consuming. Firefighters were able to free stand a 35′ ladder (church raise) and secure it mid-air using ropes to assess the stability of the plane. Maryland State Police Trooper 3 was called to assess whether they could drop a rescue basket down from above, however high winds prevented that attempt. Gettysburg Firefighters continued working by clearing access lanes into the wooded area to bring more equipment in. From free standing ladders firefighters began clearing limbs around the plane while additional resources responded. Eventually they were able to secure the plane to the trees with ropes, and used two 45′ ground ladders to secure a rope rescue system in place. Rescuers from the Advanced Tactical Rescue Teams roped a body harness into the cab for the pilot, who was able to place it on himself. Once the harness was verified, the pilot was lowered 50 feet to awaiting EMS, over 3.5 hours after the initial call.

*We witnessed an outstanding team effort from Gettysburg Fire Department, Cumberland Township PD, AREMS as well as the many neighboring agencies that responded. This was a call where you ask yourself, how many tools do you have in your toolbox*


Feb 20 2016

Double Flyout From Md I-70 Crash

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Maryland State Police med-evac crew of Trooper 5 arrives on  scene of a personal injury crash on Interstate 70 at mile marker 18 in Washington County Maryland. Two priorty one patients that were riding motor cycles  were reportedly flown fromthe scene  to trauma center. Photos by Shane Shifflett 

Feb 16 2016

Icy Conditions Contribute To Head-On Crash

1A head-on crash this morning during very icy road conditions brought the Gettysburg Fire Department along with EMS from several departments to the 1900 block of the Hanover Road (US Route 116) near Hoffman Road. Photo gallery by contributing photographer Tony Pandoli


Feb 07 2016

Hard Crash In East Hempfield Township

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Lancaster County 911 Center dispatched an auto accident with mass casuality Sunday at the intersection of State Road and Colebrook Road. Rescue crews found a two car crash with injuries, one transported by EMS. Photos submitted by Kirk Neidermyer of 3rd Alarm Photography

Dec 29 2015

Crash In Hanover Borough

911 Photography caught a ride on engine 46-1 today for a crash just up the street from the Wirt Park fire house. Units arrived to find a two car collision with the occupant injured in the silver SUV. EMS49 transported one to Hanover Hospital, fire department did fluid control and fire police kept everyone safe. Hanover Borough PD investigated. 

Dec 09 2015

Pin Job In The Valley

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Adams County Company 27, Buchannon Valley handled a crash with entrapment early Wednesday morning in the 6800 block of the Chambersburg Road (US Route 30).  Photos by Curtis Bryan