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Smoke in the structure
Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:50
Engine 55-2 and Engine 905 (Blue Rock- Millersville station) were detailed to a large campground for an odor investigation. Facility staff on scene reporting an odor of a possible electrical fire in a small mobile home. Units arrived and used thermal imagers to locate hot wiring within a wall. With no immediate danger being obvious, we allowed maintenance staff to disassemble the paneling, rather than tear into it ourselves and cause further damage. Upon opening up the walls, it was found that some wiring had melted and was starting to burn. After finding no immediate hazards, the structure was turned back over to staff for further repairs. Luckily this situation was detected early. Had staff not secured power to the unit when they did, this could have resulted in a working fire in a short time.

Tanker covers west side
Monday, April 21, 2014 17:05
Tanker 55 was alerted to stand by in Station 7 (Mountville) while units from multiple companies were out extinguishing multiple brush fires in that area. Tanker stood by for several hours, and was not sent on any runs.

First Due crash
Monday, April 14, 2014 20:57
The monthly business meeting was interrupted when 55 volunteers, along with mutual aid from Engine 53-1 (Conestoga) and Rescue 905 (BRFR), were dispatched to Long Lane and New Danville Pike for a vehicle accident. Engine 55-2 and the squad arrived quickly, finding one passenger confined. 55 crews stabilized the vehicle and set up for a door removal. Rescue 905, responding in place of out of service Rescue / Engine 55-1, arrived and assisted on the operation, while the crew from 53 controlled hazards on the second vehicle.

Late night crash
Saturday, April 5, 2014 01:57
Volunteers were awakened to assist 60 (West Willow) on a single vehicle crash on the 400 block of Baumgardner Road in Pequea Township. Units arrived to find a pickup truck that had crashed into the bridge abutment, and came to rest partially in a small stream. Fire and EMS crews removed the driver from the vehicle and checked for hazards before clearing.

Saturday evening brush fire
Saturday, March 22, 2014 17:57
Engine 1 and the tanker were requested to assist on a brush fire in the area of Wildflower Lane. 55 units were first arriving, finding a working fire in a grove of bamboo and other brush. Crews worked quickly to darken the bulk of the fire, and remained on scene for mop up.

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.

WGAL photo
   WGAL photo
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).

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