Tag: Gettysburg Fire Dept

Jun 17 2016

Vehicle Accident with Fire

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Gettysburg Fire Department was alerted for an auto accident with fire this afternoon in front of the Peace Light on Mummasburg Rd in Cumberland Twp. Firefighters found a 2 vehicle accident with injures and 1 SUV on fire. Adams Regional EMS tended to the patients while the crew from Rescue-Engine 1 extinguished the fire. The incident was under control in a few minutes.

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Jun 09 2016

Accident with Door Pop

CAE_9521Gettysburg Firefighters handled an auto accident with confinement this morning on Fairfield Rd at Bream. Rescue 1 performed a quick door pop and assisted Adams Regional EMS with packaging several patients.

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Apr 17 2016

Smoke in the Building from Mulch Fire

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Gettysburg Firefighters found Smoke throughout the building at the Hilton Garden Inn. The smoke appeared to be the result of a Mulch Fire near the HVAC unit. The building occupants were evacuated for a short period of time until the incident was placed under control by firefighers.

Apr 10 2016

Gettysburg Shed Fire

Sanders Road Shed Fire (6 of 61)Gettysburg Fire Department along with mutual aid from Biglerville & Heidlersburg found a well involved shed fire this afternoon on Sanders Road just north of Gettysburg. Firefighters quickly extinguished the shed and several small brush fires resulting from flying embers. Chief 1 (Shank) had command.

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Mar 18 2016

Car Burns on U.S. Route 15 Near Gettysburg

15 carfireGettysburg firefighters battled this well involved car fire today on U.S. Route 15, south bound near Hunterstown Road exit. Photo by Tony Pandoli

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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*

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