SFD'S 16th Annual Child's Dream
Hosted At Vigilant Hose Company
June 9th 9am to 6pm
For an application
C.V. Hose Co.: 532-4515
West End Fire & Rescue Co.: 532-5555,
Chief Randy O’Donnell: 729-0869
Dead line for applying is May 17
5-4-13 ENGINE 152 TRANSFERS TO MARION FIRE CO. 8
Saturday morning Engine 152 transferred with a crew to Franklin
County 8, Marion, while they assisted on a job with Co. 3
5-3-13 LANDING ZONE AT LOWES
Late Friday evening Engine 1 and 2 responded to a vehicle accident
involving a bicycle. Engine 252 called for an LZ at Lowes. Engine
152 responded and awaited Life Net arrival.
5-3-13 TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON BRITTON ROAD
Friday afternoon crews responded to a vehicle accident on Britton
4-26-13 Shed Fire on Kline Road in Leesburg
The Vigilants were dispatched for a shed fire on Kline Road early
Friday evening. Units arriving on the scene found a 10x10 shed fully
involved and on the ground. The fire and surroundings were quickly
wetted down before units went in service.
4-24-13 Tractor trailer almost over
the I-81 Goodhart Road
Crews from 52 and 53 along with numerous fire police units responded
to a tractor trailer that left the north bound lanes of Interstate
81 and almost went over the Goodhart Road overpass. Units cleared
the roadway below while the wrecker crew pulled the rig back onto
the interstate. The highway was opened shortly afterwards.
4-20-13 Auto Accident on 100 block of South Queen Street
The station duty crew handles an auto accident in the 100 block of
South Queen Street in the borough on Saturday evening.
4-22-13 VHC LIFE MEMBER WILLIAM ' BUD' MONTAGUE PASSES AWAY
William 'Bud' Montague II, 81, passed away Monday April 22, 2013.
Born 1931, Bud, a USAF Korean War veteran, was a long time postal
carrier in Shippensburg. He was also a Life Member at the Vigilant
Hose Company, a Life Member at the Cumberland Valley Hose Company
and Life and Founding Member at West End Fire and Rescue, all in
Shippensburg and a Life Member at the Franklin Fire Company in
Chambersburg. For the full obituary go to the
Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home website.
4-13-13 BRUSH FIRE, RICH'S LANE, HOPEWELL TWP
Brush 52 was dispatched with Company 51 for a brush fire on Richs Ln.
While enroute, headquarters advised the called stated about a 30
foot area was burning and the fire was spreading fast. Brush 52
arrived on scene just behind Engine 251 and found about a half acre
burned with a slow moving fire. The crew wet down the perimeter,
stopping the fire's advance and then mopped up hot spots with the
crews from 51.
4-6-13 Smoke in a house on Richard Ave.
Company 52 was dispatched along with the SFD to Richard Avenue for
smoke in a house. E2 on the scene found a furnace malfunction.
(photos by Haney & D. Clopper)
4-5-13 Two wood fires with Newburg-Hopewell
Friday afternoon had the volunteers at VHC making two runs to the
Newburg area for brush fires. First was a trip towards Taber Road
for a woods fire. Company 52 was returned en route. Soon after the
tunes sounded again for a woods fire on Jumper Road. The Brush and
Tanker responded and each attacked the fire. Thanks to CO. 49 for
sitting standby while at Jumper Road. (photos from Jumper Road by D.
4-2-13 House fire on Roxbury Road in the Boro
Vigilant Hose along with the SFD were called to a basement fire in
the 200 block of Roxbury Road early Tuesday morning. Company 15 went
on the scene with a working house fire. (photos by B. Johnston & D.
3-30-13 WOODS FIRE ON GUM RUN LANE
Shortly after 1400 Saturday afternoon, Brush 52 and Tanker 52
responded to the 100 block of Gum Run Lane for the field fire. Units
extinguished the 1 acre blaze in less than an hour before returning
3-29-13 FIELD FIRE WITH FAYETTEVILLE
Friday morning had the Tanker running to Black Gap Road to help out
Franklin County Company 7 on a field fire.
3-28-13 CAR INTO A HOUSE ON HOLLER DRIVE, SME
At approx 1630 hrs the company responded to Shippensburg Mobile
Estates for a car into a home. Units worked on the scene for around
half an hour before returning to service.
3-18-13 OTTERBIEN SCHOOL RD CHIMNEY FIRE WITH EXTENSION
At approx 1630 hrs the company responded to Lurgan Township in
Franklin county for a chimney fire with heavy extension. Units
operated on the scene for a few hours after performing extensive
3-17-13 MOBILE HOME FIRE ON VALLEY DRIVE
Cumberland County 911 dispatched Box 152-01 to Shippensburg
Township, Valley Drive for the house fire at 0559 hours on March 17,
2013. Engine 252 responded and was advised that County received 2
calls reporting a working fire. The occupants were not accounted
for at the time of the 911 call. Engine 252 split laid at Valley
Drive and Conestoga Drive into the scene. Engine 252 arrived to
find a mobile home with fire showing from the windows on Side Delta
and Alpha on the east end of the unit. Crews advanced an attack
line through the front door and attacked the fire. A primary
search was negative for occupants. Fire was extinguished and
overhaul performed. Engine 154 laid in from the hydrant to the
split lay and Engine 152 picked up the supply line at the hydrant.
Command held Co. 52 remainder of the box was placed available after
approximately 1 1/2 hours. C52
3-9-13 SHED FIRE ON TABER ROAD, HOPEWELL TWP
Just before Noon Saturday, Co. 52 was alerted for the shed fire,
Hopewell Twp, box 151-01. Engine 252 arrived and assisted with fire
attack and overhaul. Engine 152 had the fill site on Three Square
Hollow Road. Crews operated for about an hour before returning to
3-5-13 SIDE BY SIDE HOUSE FIRES ON RUSTIC DRIVE
Early Tuesday morning County dispatched the Vigilantes, along with
the rest of SFD, to a house fire on Rustic Drive. Engine 2 was
advise there were numerous calls for this. Chief 52 asked for a
second alarm. E252 went on scene with two working fires in adjacent
houses. The wagon split it's crew and attacked both
fires simultaneously. After knock down manpower was assembled and
divided for overhaul and hot spot control. Engine 147 transferred to
the SESB for 52.
3-4-13 LZ SET UP ON BIG FLAT
Engine Company 52 was dispatched for an auto accident on Ridge Road
along with Squad 54 and Adams County 27. AC27 went on the scene,
which was in Menallen Township Adams County, and Engine 252
continued to Big Flat with the Squad to set up a landing zone for
3-4-13 HOUSE FIRE ON KAIL AVE IN SOUTH MTN ESTATES
The Vigilantes were dispatched at 1012 hrs for a reported fire at 19
Kail Ave. (South Mountain Estates). E-252 arrived with fire through
the roof. An interior attack was mounted and second alarm was
sounded. Company 52 was assisted by units from Co. 54, 53, 49, 50,
51, 47, as well as Franklin County Station 4, Co. 13 (RIT), and Air
10. (photo: Debbie Chestnut, The Sentinel)
2-28-13 FILL SITE FOR TURNPIKE TRUCK FIRE
Engine 252 was dispatched to Three Square Hollow Rd. & Clay Hill Rd.
to establish a fill site for units operating on a tractor trailer
fire on the turnpike. Co. 51 had a trailer filled with used tires
burning and shuttled water to the scene from the site with numerous
tankers from surrounding areas. The crew from Engine 252 was at the
site for approximately 9 hours and filled about 70,000 gallons of
2-4-13 VEHICLE OVERTURNED ON EAST KING STREET
Engine 252, Squad 54, Amb73 and Medic 84 were dispatched to
Shippensburg Township, 700 Block of East King Street for an vehicle
overturned. The roads were snow covered. Engine 252 found a
single vehicle "dirty side up" with the single occupant self
extricated in a bystander's car. EMS attend to and transported
patient. Traffic 52 assisted PSP. Fire department returned