Engine Runs Small Fire in Sprinfield Township

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  At 10:03 hours York County 911 dispatched "Box 63-12" for a vehicle fire in the 9700 block of Loop Road in Springfield Township. The dispatch alerted Companies 63, 59 and Ambulance 59 to respond. Engine 59-1 (OIC FF J. McCullough) and Chief 59-2 (Naylor) responded with a total of 4 personnel. Chief 63-1 (Ream) checked on the air and advised for the Officer out of 59 be the Duty Officer he was going to the station to get a engine out. Chief 59-2 marked up as the Duty Officer and York reported a tractor on fire. Warden 72-2 arrived and reported a working fire. Due to the fact they had a working fire and units couldn't ascertain if the tractor was out in a field Chief 59-2 requested a Brush Unit be added to the call. Once on scene Chief 59-2 reported a fully involved Bobcat accessible by an engine and established Command. Engine 59-1 was next to arrive and stretched a 150' 1" 3/4 hand line and made the attack. Engine & Tanker 63 arrived and assisted with the fire attack and made quick work of a developing grass fire along the embankment. Crews made a quick work of the situation with the last units clearing at 10:39 hours with no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Photo Courtesy of A/C Ron McCullough

Photo Courtesy of A/C Ron McCullough

Photo Courtesy of A/C Ron McCullough

Photo Courtesy of A/C Ron McCullough


More Congratulations Deserved

Monday, May 20, 2013  The Officers and members would like to say congratulations to Tyler Dell & Nate Freet on obtaining their Interior Firefighter status. Their constant drive to improve their ability to serve the community and this department is truly noted.




Wednesday, May 15, 2013  We want to take this time to congratulate Firefighter Brandon Webster & Firefighter Josh McCullough on recently obtaining their  Emergency Medical Technician licenses. The class teaches students things like basic airway management, bleeding control, wound management, child birth, pharmacology and anatomy & physiology. In addition they received certification in CPR and AED usage.



We Need Your Help !!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013  We are calling on the residents of the York Township, Glen Rock and other surrounding areas to help raise money for the family of Fire Chief Rodney Miller. The Goodwill Fire Company Station 19 of York Township along with the Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company Station 59 will be out collecting money to be donated to the family of fallen Fire Chief Rodney Miller. We ask that you come by and make a donation ... Just remember every little bit helps !!!

Please refer to the flyer for the date, times & locations



Rest In Peace Gene Kirchner

Thursday, May 2, 2013  As we still mourn the loss of Fire Chief Rodney Miller the "Brother & Sisterhood" was dealt another devastating blow today. Fire Fighter Gene Kirchner from the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company died today from injuries received during a house fire with rescue on April 24th. Though our hearts are heavy with the loss of these two brave men, we find comfort in their bravery and dedication.  We now have these men along with many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting us from above. You have made us proud and you will never be forgotten!!!

May you now rest in peace!!



Engine & Rescue Run Entrapment Call

Tuesday, April 30, 2013  At 08:53 hours York County 911 alerted  "Box 59-4" for a "Motor Vehicle Crash with Entrapment ... 2 reported trapped"  in front 12843 Pleasant Valley Road in Shrewsbury Township. The dispatch called for Company 59, Ambulance 59, MICU 58 & Medic 102-4 to respond. Rescue 59 (OIC Capt McCullough), Engine 59-1 (OIC Lt Naylor) & Chief 59-2 (Naylor) responded with a total of 8 personnel. Chief 59-2 arrived to report one vehicle off the roadway on its side and established Command 59. After a quick 360 Command reported 2 patients confined.

Units arrived and began to stabilize the vehicle. Members removed the windshield to access the driver and removed the rear window and entered the back of the vehicle to access the child in the rear seat. The child was the first patient to be extricated by removing her through the rear window. It took members longer to extricate the driver members used reciprocating saws and hydraulic rescue tools to flap the roof of the vehicle and then had to cut the steering wheel ring to free the driver. Command called Rescue 61 from Shrewsbury in the assist with the extrication but members were able to extricate the patient as they arrived. Both patients were transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.



Thoughts and Prayers

Saturday, April 27, 2013  It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our Brother Chief Rodney Miller of the Loganville Volunteer Fire Company. Chief Miller was fatally injured in the line of duty while operating on a call on the Interstate just after midnight. We extend our thoughts and prayers to Chief Miller's wife, family and friends. In addition we hold all of our Brothers and Sisters from the Loganville Fire Company in our hearts during this extremely difficult time.

Chief Rodney Miller may you rest in peace!!!



Update: Missing Person

Photo of Missing Man

Photo of Missing Man

Friday, April 26, 2013  Police in York County have called off the search for a missing man in the Glen Rock area.

Southern York County Regional Police said Thomas Augustyniak, 53, was last seen Wednesday morning when he left his home to go for a walk.

On Thursday, a large search of the area was conducted using dogs, a state police helicopter, fire department personnel, and search and rescue teams.

Police said they are still investigating his disappearance and foul play is not suspected.

Anyone with information is asked to call Southern Regional Police at 717-235-3944 or 717-840-2971.

Read more: http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/york-adams/police-search-for-missing-man/-/9704248/19893908/-/116bbjez/-/index.html#ixzz2RcZTy9ip



Members Assist Police with Search Detail

Thursday, April 25, 2013  At 12:02 hours York County 911 alerted  "Box 59-1" for a "Public Service ... Assist Police with Search Detail" in the unit block of West Street. The alert called for Company 59 to respond. Rescue 59 (OIC FF McCullough) & Service 59 (OIC A/C Naylor) responded with a total of 6 personnel.  Units arrived on scene and did a face to face with the Police Chief and it was determined that 25-30 personnel would be needed to start the search. Chief 59-2 established "Fire Branch" and requested the 1st alarm assignment without the special service for manpower. That brought Companies 61, 63, 58 & Ambulance 59 to the scene. Fire Branch also special requested Southern York County Forest Fire Crew Company 72. Due to low manpower levels Fire Branch requested the following Companies: YC Mobile Command Unit,  YC 62, YC 57, YC 47, YC 1, YC 34, YC 52 & ATV 52, YC ATR, YC A-49, MICU 7, HC 7, HC A-792, HC Tracking Team, Baltimore County 44 & ATV 44, Baltimore County Medic 435, Carroll County ATR, Carroll County A-29 & Carroll County Dive Team 13 ... Members spent 9 1/2 hours operating at the scene before the search was called off.

York County Mobile Command Unit

York County Mobile Command Unit

Search Dog Teams Communcation Post

Search Dog Teams Communcation Post


We Offer Our Thoughts & Prayers

Wednesday, April 24, 2013  Our Officers & Members would like to express our wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Firefighter Gene Kirchner of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. Firefighter Kirchner declared a "Mayday" this morning on a 3 Alarm house fire in his first due. Firefighter Kirchner was rescued by follow Firefighters and transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore where his currently listed in critical but stable condition. Our hearts also go out to his family and to his "Brothers & Sisters" of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company during this difficult time. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers !!!!



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