Yesterday around 11:40am, Box 88-2 was dispatched for a reported structure fire at 508 Holly Hall building in Middletown Borough. Chief 88 arrived on location with a 5 story multi-residential structure with heavy fire showing. Engine 88 and Truck 88 arrived and took first in engine and truck operations. Engine 59-1 with six personnel arrived and laid into side Charlie to supply Truck 46, dropping all 1200 feet of five inch supply line. Rescue 59 with three personnel arrived and sent man power forward. Tanker 59 arrived and assisted with water shuttles. Rescue and Engine crews then assisted with extensive overhaul until being released by command.
Rescue 59 was placed available at 15:55 hours.
Tanker 59 was placed available at 16:01 hours.
Engine 59-1 was placed available at 17:45 hours.
Engine 59-1 was placed available at 19:26 hours.
Great Job to all crews on scene.
Tim & Amanda Freelance Pictures
Credits to original owners
The Lower Swatara Fire Department will be holding a Housing for our 2012 Ferrara Engine, 2014 Ferrara Rescue, 2015 Ford Utility and 2015 Rock Proof Boat. Activities will be held on April 30 @ 1:00pm at the station, with light refreshments to follow. Departments wishing to attend RSVP to Jessica Etzle at 717-315-0364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lower Swatara Fire Deptment has set the date of April 30, 2016 for Housing Ceremonies for new apparatus recently placed in service. Information to follow in the coming weeks on this midday event.
Engine 59-1 and Rescue 59 currently operating on scene of MVA on 441. Road is closed at N. Union and Greenfield Drive as wrecker crew work to pull the rig from the ditch.
Rescue 59( F. Koller)
Engine 59-1 (K. Zimmerman)
Command: Chief 59-1(K. Phillps)
This week has brought some violent accidents to Lower Swatara Township. Tuesday morning was the first accident occurring on Southbound Interstate-283. This incident involved multiple vehicles, closing the interstate for hours for accident investigation as this was a fatal accident.
Life Lion EMS
Life Team EMS
Pennsylvania State Police
Pennsylvania State Police Accident Reconstruction Team
Dauphin County Coroner
The second crash occurred Wednesday evening on Route 230 at Rosedale Avenue. This was a two vehicle crash with one vehicle being torn into two pieces. The roadway and rail lines had to be shut down till the scene was cleaned up.
Lower Swatara Police Department
Penn State University EMS
The Lower Swatara Fire Department urges motorist be carefull when traveling all roadways.