Tonight members of Companies 10, 11, 12, 41, and
46 attended our Annual North End Banquet at Fort
Indiantown Gap. Members enjoyed a meal,
beverages, and awards for the all of the hard
work during 2015. Also a special thanks to
Fire who provided coverage from Station 10
during the Banquet. RE1-1 provided a crew of 7
for call coverage along with RE75 (FITG) while
members enjoyed a break. While Covering Co. 1
took in a reported Truck Fire on Interstate 81
Northbound. A few hours later at the conclusion
of the Banquet, Company 1 returned to Palmyra.
Thanks again for the Coverage!
Carbon Monoxide Call with a Sick Person
Around 15:00, Lebanon EMA transmitted the 47-05
box for Carbon Monoxide possibly in a house, due
to an occupant feeling sick. The Engine w/4
(Asst. Campbell) and the Rescue w/2 (FF T. Mohn)
made the response shortly after dispatch. E10's
crew arrived and metered the building finding
levels over 30 ppm. A torpedo heater in the
garage area was found to be the source of the
High CO Levels and the crews then ventilated the
structure before returning to service.
Job of the Year
01/07/2016 - At 6:35AM Box 47-05 was struck for
the reported kitchen fire. The Engine made the
response with 6 (Capt. Fulk) and the Rescue with
3 (LT. Dulac) The Engine arrived on scene with
smoke showing and stretched a line, and quickly
knocked the fire down. The Rescue arrived on
scene and conducted a primary search and
Starting Off with a Fresh New Year!
Today we welcome in 2016. 2015, Jonestown Fire
ran a total of 274 Emergencies. 20 Working Fire
and 10 Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment.
2016 Line Officers
Chief: Robert Taylor
Chief: Jeffery Campbell
Capt.: Scott Fulk
Last American LaFrance is Leaving Jonestown!
Tonight the membership voted to sell our 1989
American Lafrance Pumper to a Private Collector
in West Palm Beach, FL. This engine has served
Jonestown Borough and the surrounding
communities for many of years.
Picture Via "NJFIREPICTURES.com"
to Back calls for the 10 House
At approximately 08:30,The Engine and Rescue we
dispatched for an Automatic Fire Alarm in Union
Twp.. Company 10 made the response with 9
volunteers. Chief 10 arrived with a light smoke
condition. Tasking incoming units to investigate
the source. E10 was second arriving to RE75,
together they found the source to be a
malfunctioning torpedo heater. Later the Rescue
(w/7) was dispatched for a MVA on I81 MM85. RE75
arrived with one car on its roof, pt out of the
vehicle. Rescue was held to assist with debris
removal before being released!
MVA in the 11 Local
09/25/2015 -Around 19:30 Stations 10 and 11 were
dispatched to State Route 72 for a motor vehicle
accident. The Rescue went responding with 7,and
upon arrival Deputy 11 tasked the Rescue crew
with debris clean-up. After the roadway was
cleaned up and traffic was flowing the rescue
Men from TEN" dispatched for the working
At approximately 19:30, The Engine and Rescue
were dispatched for the Reported House on fire
in the 40-05. Both piece made the response with
a total manpower count of 14! Upon arrival the
engine crew went to work, doing truck ops. The
Rescue's Crew filled cylinders and assisted with
overhaul. Great job to all parties involved!
Outside Investigation in the First Due
Around 21:30 Station 10 was alerted for an
outside investigation via LEMA. Asst 10 and the
Engine went in route. The asst, was
investigating on Colonial Dr. and sent E10 down
SR72. The asst. chief arrived to find a tree
fire the homeowner could not extinguished. The
Engine crew pulled an line and extinguished
Tonight Firefighter from companies 10, 11, 12,
40, 41, 46, and 75; trained on rural water
supplies at Shuey Lake at FTIG. E12 pulled a
draft and filled tankers, while E10 ran lines
and drafted from port-a-tank.
Tonight we conducted drill as part of our
extensive driver operator packet need to be a
chauffeur at Station 10. A Engine crew loaded up
and traveled to a local dry hydrant and the D/O
Trainee practiced pulling a draft from a static
water supply. We also ran our portable pump.
Training and Accident
Today around 13:30 the Rescue was dispatched for
a accident into a creek to assist RE41-1. The
rescue made the response and assisted with
extricating the patient across the small creek.
Later we trained with Companies 11,12,41,46 and
75 doing Vent Enter Search Techniques and
cutting ventilation holes in and on of 2
houses soon to be destroyed!
Outbuilding Fire in the
Around 22:00, Stations 10,47,12; were dispatched
for an out building fire. A caller reported
smoke coming from a Bathroom at the Jonestown
park. Chief 10 arrived with command and advised
county that he had smoke showing from bathroom
window. E10 arrived splitting its crew between
forcing the bathroom door and pulling a crosslay.
After forcing entry, crews found fire to be
contained to a trash can with no extension. Box
was held shortly after to the Engine Company.
Truck Fire with Cō.
Around 20:00, During our Mutual Aid training
with Companies 11,12,46; Station 11 was
dispatched for a truck fire on I81 South MM
95.5. Engine 10 responded to assist. While
enroute, State Police advised they had a working
fire and that they shut the interstate down. E11
arrived and pulled two lines, E10's Crew
assisted in overhaul of contents.
Working Fire in the
At approx. 14:00, The Rescue Company was
dispatched to Assist Company 32 with a Working
Fire. Due to heat and having to replenish crews,
more manpower was needed, and CMD requested for
the rescue. Crews from 10 assisted with
suppression and overhaul efforts, before being
Water Rescue on the
Around 18:00, Companies 10 and 47 were
dispatched for people in distress in the Swatara
Creek in the area of Ivy Lane and SR72. Chief
and Boat 10 went responding, and deployed from
the Jonestown Boat Launch. The rescue responded
to the old iron bridge to help locate PT's. The
Boat crew, picked up the patients out of the
water and dropped them off with he rescue crew
on shore. With everyone safely on shore, The box
was placed in service. Boat 75 (FTIG Fire) was
also dispatched to standby incase a 2nd boat was
93rd Annual Firemans
6/20/2015 – This Saturday the Lickdale Comm.
Fire Co. hosted the 93rd Annual Fireman's
Convention. Station 10 assisted Lickdale with
the parade portion of the convention.
Structure Collapse and
Around 16:00, The rescue was dispatched to
Fredericksburg for the reported structure
collapse. Rescue made response with 9 personnel.
Rescue-Engine 41-1 (Deputy 41), arrived to find
an unoccupied home with structural damage.
Deputy then placed box in-service and awaited
PSP. Later crews headed to Dale Richard Junkyard
to trained on Vehicle stabilization in different
Building Fire in Dauphin 39 Box
At apporx 14:30, The Rescue was dispatched for a
reported build fire on Route 22. Dauphin QRS 39
arrived with a working fire in Dauphin County.
The rescue crew arrived and sent manpower to
assist with suppression efforts. Mean while the
Engine and Schuylkill Rescue 21-50 (Ravine)
stood by at Station 10. Crews later assisted on
a Small garage fire on Mountain Road, the 12-04
Working Garage Fire in
Around 19:30, while attending training the 41-01
was hit out for a reported working barn fire.
Engine 41 arrived with a working garage fire.
The Rescue arrived as the First Due Special
Service and was tasked with putting a second
line in-service. Simultaneously, E10 was picking
up E41's supply line and sent manpower forward.
Crews preformed overhaul and cleanup.
Great Engine up for
last American LaFrance Engine, is officially Out
of Service. It has served us and the community
very well over the years. At this time we are
asking for $20,000. Some Details are listed
below. For any serious offers please contact the
Fire Chief, via 717-865-3635.
Around 10:00, Engine 10 was dispatched to assist
196MU with a Lifelion Landing Zone for a burn
patient. Engine went responding with 6,
established LZ and assisted EMS. Later at Noon,
Companies from 10,12, 42, 47; were dispatched to
Jonestown Borough for an inside investigation.
Engine arrived to find false detector activation
and held the box to the Engine. Box was
in-service shortly after.
Accident and Commercial
Around 14:00, Rescue 10 was dispatched to the
12-01 for a Accident with Injuries. Chief 75
arrived and confirmed they had entrapment. The
Rescue w/5, arrived and was assigned to go to
work and assist RE75 with extrication. Rescue
was released shortly after extrication. At 15:00
the rescue was special requested for manpower to
the 3-04, for a working commercial building fire
at a sawmill. Rescue 10 made the response w/9,
and was recalled by command shortly after the
fire was placed under control.
Malfunction and MVA
Around Noon, the Engine Company was dispatched
via Lema to assist Company 40 with a Reported
Outlet Fire. Engine 10 responded with 5 shortly
after dispatch. The Engine Arrived 2nd behind
E40 and held manpower while they investigated.
We were then released by Co. 40 after power was
shut down and outlet was being removed. Later
the rescue was dispatched to SR22 for a MVA with
Fire in the 12-08. Crews arrived and assisted
with Patient care and supplemented E12's crew
for suppression efforts. Crews were available
Chimney Fire in the
Engine 10 and 10-1, were dispatched to Quarry
Rd. for a Reported Chimney Fire. Chief 12
arrived with a working chimney fire. The Engine
arrived and split the crew, half to the roof and
the interior. Crews extinguished fire and
cleaned out of the chimney. Box was placed
in-service shortly after.
Freezing Rain causes
Today the Rescue Company handled 4 calls for
service due to freezing rain. Thankfully, 3 of
the accidents the rescue was canceled on. And
one crews assisted with Patient care and basic
vehicle operations. Between the 4 calls, the "10
House" maintained an average of 14 Volunteers.
Small Fire in the 11-01
Around 16:00 hours Companies from 10, 11, 12,
41, 46, 47, 75 were dispatched for a reported
structure fire on Hoover Drive. The Engine and
Rescue Company made the response. Engine 10
arrived second to Rescue-Engine 75 and assisted
with overhaul in the area of the fire. Later the
box was held to RE75 and E10.
Busy Day for the 10
3 calls for the day, first being a Accident on
Goldmine Road, Command 46 recalled the rescue
before arrival. While Crews were tied up on the
Goldmine Road incident, Station 11 was alerted
for a Car Fire on Interstate 81. Engine took in
the Call with 7, and arrived with a working car
fire. Crews stretched a line and knocked the
fire down. Last call of the day was an accident
on Allentown Blvd., Crews assisted with patient
care and debris cleanup.
Entrapment/ Landing Zone in the 47-07
Around 23:00, Engine 10 was alerted to setup at
landing zone for a motor vehicle accident on
North Lancaster Street. On arrival the engine
crew setup LZ, and then provided extra manpower
to assist with extrication of patient.
Tree Fire in the
At approx. 21:00 hours, LEMA alerted Station 10
to respond to Twin Creeks Drive for a Tree Fire.
Chief 10 arrived with a active tree fire. Crew
had to cut down the large tree and then
extinguish the fire inside of the hollow tree,
utilizing a portable pump. 14 Volunteers handled
this call and were available within an hour.
Odor Investigation in
Around Noon, Engine 10 was alerted to respond to
Grace Ave. in the 42-02 for Odor of something
burning in a commercial building. E10 hit the
street with 6 personnel and arrived as the 2nd
Engine. The engines crew, was assigned to
investigate the odor. The box was placed
in-service about 30 minutes later.
Accident with Injuries
on the Interstate
The Recue was dispatched along with Station 11
for a Tractor Trailer Roll over. Deputy 11
arrived with the PT out of the truck and had
Engine 11 and the Rescue to Stage behind his
vehicle and to send manpower up. Both crews work
diligently to stop an active oil leak and the
Rescue was returned shortly after.
Tonight crews from Stations 10,11,12,and 46
drilled on different tasks of the truck company.
We started with Salvage Operations and then
practiced on primary searches. The house was
smoked up to provide a more realistic
environment for the members to train in.
Brush Fire in the 47-05
This evening at 18:00, the Engine company was
altered for a reported Wildfire. The engine made
the response with 6 personnel. Chief 47 arrived
and held the assignment to Company 47. The
Engine returned to service.
Early Morning Door Pop
At approximately 04:00, R10 was dispatched with
Station 11 for a Tractor Trailer accident on
Interstate 78. The rescue went responding with 9
personnel. While enroute LEMA had reported that
there may be entrapment. Chief 11 arrived with
one PT. in the Tractor that was confined, and
told the rescue crew to go to work when they
arrived. Rescue popped the door and assisted the
EMS crew with packaging. The Rescue Company was
in-service within the hour. Later the Engine
Company took in a AFA in the 11-01.
Spill Control in the
Station 10 was dispatched around 18:00 for a
Spill Control at Jonestown Road and Maple Lane.
Assistant 10 arrived to find a Tractor Trailer
vs. a Pickup truck with a active Diesel leak.
Asst. Chief 10 requested for E12, PT47, and
Station 50. Rescue and Engine 10 arrived and
protected the sewer grate from the spilling
diesel, and pulled a protection hand line of the
engine. All units were clear in about 2 hours.
Accident in the First
8/31/2014 – Today the EMS crew from First Aid
and Safety called into LEMA that they had a
Accident. They then advised county that cars
were leaking fluids. The Engine and Rescue went
responding minutes later with 9 volunteers. We
arrived and assisted with traffic control and
basic vehicle operations.
Busy Day for the Engine
8/18/2014 – Lebanon City had a 2 Alarm Fire
today on North 10th Street, Later
brining E10 to Lebanon Station 2 for the
Transfer Assignment. During which the crew of 5,
handled an Fire alarm and a wires down call.
Later at around 19:00, the Engine was dispatched
to assist Co. 41 with a Motor Vehicle Accident.
Chief 41, placed us in-service shortly after.
Vehicle Rescue Training
7/31/2014 -Tonight crews
trained on stabilization techniques and the use
of various hand tools and other tools not used
as much during vehicle rescue.
Odor of Smoke and Pole
7/28/2014 -The first call
of the day was at the Jonestown Health Center
for a Odor Investigation around 15:00. Engine 10
arrived and positioned itself on Side D at the
Hydrant while crews investigated. Cause of the
odor was found to be faulty wiring on a water
cooler. The second call came in at 21:00, to
assist Companies 11 & 41 with a Pole Fire. Crews
arrived and stood by with other companies till
met-ed arrived and were released shortly after.
7/24/2014 - Tonight crews
from companies 10, 11, 12, 41,and 46 met at Dale
Richards Junkyard for Training. Crews split up
and practiced on various stabilization
techniques and then worked with hydraulic tools
and how to safely operate them.
Garage Fire in the
7/23/2014 - Around 21:0,
The Engine and Rescue were dispatched to West
Main Street in Bethel Twp. to assist company 41
with a working van fire. Engine and Rescue
companies arrived and assisted with
extinguishment and overhaul. Personnel wrapped
up hose and equipment and were released.
Garage Fire in the
7/14/2014 - Around 20:30,
Station 10 was dispatched to Swatara Twp. for a
Garage Fire. Asst. 10 and Chief 47 arrived
almost simultaneously and confirmed there was a
heavy smoke condition in the structure. Engine
10 layed in and crews pulled a line. Crew was
thenn split, they extinguished the fire and
ventilated the garage. Fire was quickly put out
and under control.
Fire in Swatara Twp.
7/9/2014 - Around 21:00,
The Engine and Rescue were dispatched for a
structure fire on Route 72. Engine 10 arrived
and reverse layed from Engine 9 and setup draft
site out of a portable tank on 72. Crews
assisted with attack and overhaul. The Rescue
filled cylinders. Units returned approximately 3
6/21/2014- Today 5 members
took part in a 16 Hr. Emergency vehicle driver
training course. After completing a test, crews
departed for the Northern Lebanon High School to
complete a comprehensive array of tasks and
obstacles to finish the class. Special thanks to
the two instructors who made this class
possible, Michael Leonard and Dev Kannan.
Pictures: Kenna Wolferd
Abandoned Mansion Fire
6/10/2014- Around 04:30,
this morning Station 10 was dispatched along
with Station 41 for a reported house fire on
South Center Street in Fredericksburg. County
advised responding units that it was a mansion
and they had reports confirming a working fire.
E41-1 arrived and confirmed a working fire and
layed in from the creek. Engine 10 was second
arriving establishing a water supply for the
defensive operation. Crews worked for approx.
ARFF Burn at FITG
5/14/2014- Crews loaded up
tonight in Engine 10 to participate in a live
ARFF burn at Fort Indiantown Gap. Class was
conducted by West Virginia University. Crew
trained on putting fuel spill, engine, tire, and
compartment fires. This is important to learn
because of the airport in our first due and the
mutual aid we run to the Military base. Other
companies that participated: 75, 41, 46, Dauphin
39 & 36.
Pictures: Lisa Rudy
Boat Dispatched for
Search and Rescue Operation
5/04/2014- Saturday the
boat was dispatched to assist the Pennsylvania
State Police with a missing person. Search was
unsuccessful due to murky waters. A joint
coordinated search was conducted on Sunday
morning with Boats 10 & 75. Crews thoroughly searched the creek for the
missing person. Additional crews were later
dispatched near the recovery site to assist,
including Stations 11 & 12, FASP and PSP.
Pictures: Barbra West -
RIP Skip. You will be
3 Alarm Fire in Lebanon
Crews from Lebanon City
Fire Department were dispatched to 133 South
10th Street for a stove fire. Commissioner 15
arrived with heavy fire conditions to the rear
of 133 and 135. Then transmitting the 2nd Alarm
and the RIT assignment. Due to a lack of
manpower the 3rd alarm was transmitted bringing
the rescue. We assisted packing hose and filling
cylinders. The Rescue returned approximately 2
Motor Vehicle Accident
in the Borough
3/30/2014 - At 14:10.
Station 10 was dispatched for a motor vehicle
accident at 10 South Lancaster Street in the
Borough. Chief 10 arrived to find a 2 vehicle
accident with minor injuries. The rescue and
engine arrived assisted with patient care and
cleaning up debris. Box was in-service within 30
Acquired Structure -
3/20/2014 - Crews from
Stations 10, 11, 12, 41, 46, and 75 had the
opportunity to do training on a structure that
was deemed to be demolished. Crews did various
drills, like breaching walls and vertical roof
Truck Fire in Bethel
3/18/2014 - Around 18:00,
The Rescue was dispatched to assist station 41
with a truck fire. The Rescue arrived and filled
cylinders and assisted repacking hose, rescue
cleared the scene shortly after.
Pump I Class and a
3/15/2014 - 8 members of
the fire crew took part of a pump operators
class hosted by the Mount Joy Fire Department.
Members finished off the class with a verity of
different scenarios and operations. On the way
back the engine crew took in a motor vehicle
accident with confinement on Interstate 81 along
with the Rescue. Engine arrived and assisted
crews from 12, 75, and Dauphin 36. The Rescue
was recalled while enroute. We would like to
thank the two instructors, Samuel Clark and Dave
Gribble for conducting the class!