Open House & Historical Plaque Dedication

Thursday, September 18, 2014  Come join us on October 5, 2014 from Noon till 4:00 pm for our Open House and Historical Plaque Dedication. The Historical Society will present the plaque at 2:00 pm. We will have light refreshments, the fire safety trailer, and other activities for everyone to enjoy. So bring your family down to the Station and meet the men and women that give their time to protect you and your loved ones.



Rememerance of 9/11

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
Time for Remembrance

Today we as Men, Women, Fathers, Mothers, Children, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Police Officers, and others stop to remember the tragedy  that occurred on September 11, 2001. After 13 years the images still in our minds and the names and faces of our fallen Brothers and Sisters forever remain in our hearts. We shall remember this day not for the horrific loss we endured. Rather for the outstanding display of Heroism, Bravery, Sacrifice, and Humanity that was displayed that day.  The FDNY made the Fire Service proud with their unfaltering acts of Heroism, Bravery and Sacrifice. While all over the United States people reached out to offer help. Watching the footage you see random acts of Humanity preformed by complete  strangers. It was our nations worse day, but in some ways our best day.

So we ask you to join us and take a moment of silence at 9:00 am to remember those who we lost that day. For the ones who have inspired us with their Bravery, awed us with their Heroism and saddened us with their Sacrifice.

May We Never Forget !!!!



Chicken BBQ & Pit Beef Sale

Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:00 am Attention all readers,

We will be holding our next Chicken BBQ/Pit Beef Sale on September 6th beginning at 11 am and running till we are Sold Out (usually around 3pm). Please pass the word around about this event. The reason is that, for some reason, all of our advertisement material fail to list this particular event. We will be here ready to go and we hope to see you here !!!!!



Fire Prevention Week 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014  The Officers and Members are gearing up for another informational Fire Prevention Week this year. Members will be visiting numerous day cares and schools during the week.They will also be teaching fire extinguisher training to some day care staff . In addition the Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company will be holding an Open House October 5th  beginning at 12 and and running to 4 pm. We will have the  Fire Prevention trailer, light refreshments & other information stands. At 2:00 pm members from the historical society will be on hand to dedicate a historical plagues to the fire department for it's years of service to the community so be sure to stop by.



National Night Out

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  Come join us at this year's National Night Out at the New Freedom Carnival Grounds from 6 to 10pm.  Come meet the folks that protect you everyday!!!  Our trucks and tools will be display for you to see and we will be there to answer all your questions.



Chicken BBQ & Pit Beef Sale

Saturday, August 2, 2014  Come join us tomorrow August 2nd beginning at 11 am here at the Fire Station for our Chicken BBQ & Pit Beef Sale. Menu includes;

BBQ Chicken meal  (half of chicken, baked potato, Apple sauce & Roll) - $7.50

Pit Beef Meal ( 5 oz sandwich, French Fries & Drink) - $7.50

Pit Beef Sandwich (5oz) - $6.00

Cheesy or Gravy Fries - $1.50

Regular French Fries - $1.25

Drinks (Sod or Water) - $1.00


Hours of the sale are 11 am to sold out .

Feel free to take your meal home or eat it here in our climate controlled building.

For additional information or directions call 717-235-2654



3 Alarm Fire in Shrewsbury Township

Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:47 hour York County 911 struck out Box 61-10 for a Residential Structure Fire... Front porch on fire in the 13000 block of Rennoll Road in Shrewsbury Township. The Box called for Companies 61 (Shrewsbury), 59 (Glen Rock), 58 (New Freedom), Baltimore County 45 (Maryland Line), Truck 58, Rescue 61 and Ambulance 59 to respond. Chief 59-2 (Naylor) reported having smoke visible from several miles away and requested to have Brush 59 added to the call to establish a water source at a near by pond. Ambulance 59 was the first unit to arrive and reported a working structure fire. Chief 59-2 quickly followed and reported a 2.5 story single family dwelling with heavy fire showing the front of the structure and established the Command. Engine 59 was next to arrive and laid off 1200' of 5" supply line. Members stretched 2 hand lines and quickly knocked the bulk of the exterior fire. Command reported switching to an interior attack and crews from 59, 58 and 61 advanced into the structure. Interior crews reported they were having trouble finding the stairs to the second floor due to hoarder conditions.

After several attempts crews were able to make access to the second floor and knock most of the fire. Crews still had pockets of fire hidden in the walls and in the attic. Crews were finally able to cut holes in the attic floor and use foam to extinguish all the remaining fire. Command was finally able to place the fire under control at 15:14 hours. In all, Command requested 3 Alarms to bring the fire under control due to the heat the manpower that was needed. Several Firefighters were treated at the scene for heat related issues and a couple for minor steam burns. The house was vacant at the time of the fire and no civilians were injured. The cause of the fire appears to be a family member burning in a burn barrel and a ember caught the scrubs next to the house on fire which then quickly spread to the home.

Alpha side View on Arrival

Alpha side View on Arrival

Alpha/Bravo corner

Alpha/Bravo corner


Rescue Runs to Carroll County

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 19:11 hour Rescue 59 was alerted to assist Carroll County units, responding to River Valley Ranch,  for a "Special Rescue" reported subjects trapped under a tree in Box 7-50. Rescue 59 (OIC A/C Naylor) responded immediately with a total of 6 personnel. As the Rescue arrived on scene Command (Assistant Chief Sterner) reported numerous patient, none trapped,  including 1 in "Trauma Arrest". Command had requested aviation but due to the severe storms in the area they were unable to fly. Command reported they had 2 separate incidents working; 1 was down live power lines on fire next to the cabins and 2 multiple patients injured from felling trees. Members from Lineboro, Hampstead and  Medic 79 were busy treating the trauma arrest.

Command advised Rescue 59 to proceed to the scene and handle the wires incident. Once on scene it was determined that there were several more patients in a nearby building being treated by members from Lineboro. Rescue 59 was instructed to divide their crew in half; 1 crew lead by Lieutenant McCullough handled the wires and the 2nd lead by Assistant Chief Naylor provided medical support to the patients inside the building. In all crews handled 9 patients; 1 life threatening, 6 serious, and 2 minor. The call ran very smooth due to excellent teamwork between all the Companies that operated on this difficult incident. Members operated at the scene for 4.5 hours before being released by Command. 



Triple Pull for Working Fire in Springfield Township

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  At 22:29 hours on June 23rd Company 59 was dispatched on the first alarm assignment for a reported house fire in the 9000 block of Yellow Church Road Box 63-10 in Springfield Township. Engine 59 (OIC A/C Naylor) quickly responded with a total of 6 personnel. While responding EMS 59-A (Dale Richardson) went on scene reporting a working fire, fire through the roof of the garage threatening the house. Based on this information Chief 63 (Ream) requested a 2nd Alarm. The 2nd Alarm added Rescue & Tanker 59 to the call. Both units immediately hit the street, Rescue (OIC FF Boyd) with 4 and Tanker (OIC A/C McCullough) with 2.

Engine 59 was the first unit to arrive and found a single family Tri-level home with heavy fire showing from the attached garage. Members stretched 2 attack lines into the home, one to the garage's interior access and one to the second floor. Members quickly knocked the bulk of the fire within minutes. Members, with the assistance from crews from 19 & 63, began to check the walls on both floors and in the attic for fire extension. Crews find minor extension in one of the bedroom walls put quickly extinguished it. Members were able to contain the fire to the garage area with some minor damage to the living space. Members operated on the scene for approximately 1.5 hours before being placed available. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall's Office.

View of the Alpha side

View of the Alpha side

Note the damage to the garage

Note the damage to the garage


Looking to Upgrade Our Rescue Tools

Friday, June 13, 2014  Members have spent several evenings testing different brands of hydraulic rescue tools over the last few weeks. The department is looking to upgrade their nearly 13 year old system with a more updated one. As car manufacturers continue to build more advanced vehicles it is harder for departments to keep up on the modern technology. The department is looking to utilize a federal grant to try and obtain monies to help wit the upgrade.



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