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Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:51
RE 55-1 and Engine 60, along with SRPD and EMS units, were dispatched to the 2000 bl. Millersville Road (PA Rt 741) at the Conestoga River bridge, for a class 1 crash involving a tractor trailer.  Shortly after response, RE 55-1 was advised by countywide communications that the incident was possibly on the Lancaster Township side of the bridge, adding Company 66 (Lanc. Twp.) to the assignment.  First arriving units from 55 found a tractor trailer into the bridge abutment, blocking the eastbound lane.  Fire Police from several companies was utilized to block off Rt. 741. After verifying that the tank trailer was not carrying any hazardous substances, the 55 crew went to work to contain a large amount of crankcase oil that was beginning to flow through a small drain on the bridge deck, into the river below.  Co. 66 then assumed responsibility for the incident, releasing units from 55.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 08:30
The engine and tanker from 55 participated in a rural water supply drill in the southern portion of the township.  This event was set up by chief officers from Co. 60 (West Willow).  Eng 55-2 was placed into position as the third engine in a relay from the Pequea Creek, and was used as the fill site engine for the operation. Tanker 55 shuttled multiple loads of water.  This drill provided a valuable learning experience for a few of our newer members, and was a good refresher for the veteran firemen.

Other companies participating were 53 (Conestoga), 54 (Lampeter), 50 (Willow Street), 59 (Refton), 57 (Quarryville), 58 (Rawlinsville), 62 (WItmer), and 66 (Lancaster Township).

Saturday, August 31, 2013 23:49
The holiday weekend brought three calls for service for the 55 volunteers. Just prior to midnight on Saturday night, 55 assisted 60 (West Willow) on a Class 1 crash on the 300 bl. Marticville Road (Rt 324). Crews arrived to find a two vehicle crash on a sharp curve, involving a motorcycle and a jeep, which was overturned. After assisting with patient care and the usual hazard control, units remained on scene until around 0500, in order to provide lighting for the police investigation. Fire Police closed the roadway and detoured traffic around the scene.

Around lunch time on Sunday, RE 55-1 and the Squad responded to the 2100 bl. New Danville Pike, for another motorcycle crash.  This was found to involve only the cycle, crew briefly assisted EMS and checked the cycle for hazards before clearing.  The third run for the weekend was for a possible cardiac arrest at a residence, on Monday afternoon. SRPD and Chief 55 arrived and determined the incident was not as reported, fire units were cancelled.

NDFC thanks those who took time out of their weekend to serve the community !

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 19:00
The 55 crew joined Company 60 (West Willow) for joint training at the LCFA Fire School facility in W. Lampeter Township.  Crews used the class A burn building to conduct live fire training evolutions.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 15:02
Units from 55 and 60 (West Willow) handled a two vehicle rear end crash with injuries on the 300 bl. Long Lane (Rt. 741).

Monday, April 15, 2013 11:45
RE 55-1 and 55 Fire Police assisted 60 (West Willow) on the crash with injury on Baumgardner Road at W. Boehms Road.  Units arrived to find one patient inside a passenger vehicle which had collided with a large dump truck. Crews performed vehicle stabilization and assisted with patient packaging, and assisted with debris cleanup before clearing.

Saturday, March 30, 2013 23:38
Engine 1 was dispatched as part of the "working fire dispatch", assisting Company 66 (Lancaster Township) on the commercial building fire on S. Queen St., just south of the Lancaster City line.  Upon making the response, smoke and the glow from the fire could be seen from New Danville. The former Penn Glass building was found to be heavily involved upon arrival of the first units, and the majority of the suppression was handled by truck companies in aerial operations  We were assigned to lay a 5" line to a hydrant on New Danville Pike, the long lay was completed by Lancaster City engine 64-2.  The 55 crew remained on scene until approx. 0330.  .

Lancaster Twp Fire
Friday, March 29, 2013 09:00
The 55 crew held the traditional Easter weekend Boot Drive on the town square on Friday and Saturday.  Thanks to all who gave, your support is appreciated !

Sunday, March 24, 2013 14:41
Company 55, assisted by units from 60 (West Willow) and 53 (Conestoga), handled a small stovepipe fire across the street from the old firehouse. Units checked for extension and ventilated the residence.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 13:40
The 55 crew handled a small brush fire to the rear of a farm on the 100 block of Long Lane in the first due.  This fire originated at a pile of ashes that had been removed from a wood burning appliance.  NDFC reminds all to be careful with ashes, as even though they may appear cool, there could still be burning coals present.  Use a metal container with a lid to remove ashes, and allow them to cool for a day or two before dumping them onto dry vegetation.

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