A major crash overnight in Gettysburg Pa. has one pick up truck slamming hard into a building housing Li’s Buffet, which also was the Gettysburg Fire Station for many years. A one hour, twenty five minute extrication was needed to free the driver before he was air lifted from the scene onboard Life Lion.
Tag: Dover Township Fire Dept
Sep 21 2015
Several fire departments, EMS units and Pennsylvania State Police responded early this morning just before 8am for a vehicle accident where a passenger car went under the rear of school bus. The first chief officer to arrive on scene confirmed heavy entrapment, requested aeromedical to the scene. As the first rescue company arrived, three additional rescue companies were added to the assignment, as well as the Pennsylvania USAR truck. A 58 minute extrication was needed to free the lone occupant. The bus had one student on board who was not injured. The injured occupant of the car was flown to York Hospital where sadly she succumbed to her injuries.
Sep 07 2015
An early morning building fire at the popular Morningstar Markets on the Lincoln Highway near Thomasville brought fire departments from York and Adams County to the scene. Thomasville FD arrived to fire and smoke showing in a smaller 25×50′ attached building to the main market buildings. The fire was contained to the smaller building.
Jul 26 2015
The Gettysburg Fire Department hosted a 16 hour structural burn class over the past week and today, held a “live burn” on a house donated by a local church along Table Rock Road in Gettysburg Pa. At the end of the class, the house was lit on fire one last time to burn it to the ground. While on fire, a group photo was captured to remember the educational and fun day of training.
May 31 2014
The United Hook and Ladder Fire Department sponsored a heavy vehicle rescue class this weekend at the New Oxford station to learn techniques on removal of passenger cars and victims from underneath large type vehicles commonly found on our local roadways.
A concrete mixer was over turned on a passenger car in one scenario. A tractor trailer laid over on a passenger car was another. A tractor trailers rear wheels on top of a car and a large quarry dump truck had a car pinned between it and another dump truck. All great scenario;s with special challenges. Go HERE for additional photos of today’s training exercises.