Busy Couple of Days for Company 59
Dryer Fire – April 1
Company 59 was dispatched to a dryer fire at Wingate Hotel on Eisenhower Boulevard. Engine 59 responded with 5 people, within minutes arrived on scene and stood by the hydrant while Engine 49 laid a supply line to the hotel. Chief 49 advised heavy smoke in the lobby but interior crews extinguished the small fire without much incident. Engine 59 crew assisted with ventilation and packing Engine 49’s supply line to put them back in service. Engine 59 was out for about an hour.
Command: Chief 49
Units: Engine: 44, 49, 59
Truck: 50, Harrisburg City Tower 3
Structure Fire – April 4
Company 59 was dispatched to a possible structure fire in Middletown borough. Company 88 (Middletown) got on scene and advised heavy smoke from the rear of the structure. Company 88 extinguished the small fire in the bathroom. Company 59 held at manpower then were released.
Command: Chief 88-2 and Captain 88
Units: Company 88
Engine: 59, 54, and Lancaster 7-4-2
Truck: 46, 50
Brush Fire – April 5
Company 59 was dispatched to a working brush fire at Strites Orchard. Company 59 responded within minutes. Upon arrival, Company 59 was advised there was about an acre involved. Crews knocked down the brush fire within an hour.
Command: Chief 59-1
Units: Tanker 59
Engine 59, 59-1
First Alarm Structure Fire – April 5
Company 88 was dispatched to a working structure fire with entrapment. Chief 88 arrived on scene and advised negative entrapment. Company 59 responded within moments of the dispatch, Engine 59 responded with 8. Rescue 59 responded with 6. Company 88 advised Engine 59 to send manpower to engine 88 while the engine stages at the hydrant. Crews knocked down the extensive fire from the front and rear of the structure. Truck 46 started on the roof. Interior crews advised the structure was weakening; crews battled the rest of the fire from the outside. Control was marked at 1720 hours. Crews were out for about 2 hours.
Command: Chief 88-1
Units: Company 88
Engine: 59, 54, 46, Lancaster 7-4-2
Truck: 50, 46
Rescue: 59, 49
EMS: Amb-54, Northwest EMS, MICU 7-3
Photos courtesy of Jason Coleman Cobb. Thank You.