Winter Storm Brings 4 Runs
Yesterday, (1-27) around 8 o’clock, during the brunt of the winter storm with about 5 inches of snow on the ground. Company 59 answered four calls, three in its first due.
Call #1: Chief 59-2 and Utility 59 responded to Box 59-7 assist the road crew with shutting down Oberlin rd and Longview drive due to trucks being stuck on the roadway. The crews were out for about an hour assisting with traffic control.
Call #2: While Chief 59-2 and Utility 59 were out with traffic control. The Engine was dispatched to PA 283 Westbound for a jack knifed tractor trailer that was leaking fuel. Engine 59 arrived on location with a saddle tank split open carrying about 170 gallons of fuel. The crew put down a spill pool and plugged the tank. The crew also applied hi-dry to the roadway to contain the fuel that was already on the roadway. Once the spill was contained and stopped command notified PSP of the situation. PSP not needing anymore fire department assistance, Command 59 placed the box in service.
Call #3: On the way back to Station 59, Box 88-2 was struck for a possible transformer fire at Turkey Hill. Engine 59 responded with six immediately. Chief 88 arrived on location with nothing showing. Engine 88-1 and Truck 88 took Side A. Engine 59 taking the second Engine assignment by taking a near by hydrant across the street. The fire was knocked before the fire Department arrived on location with no extension, Command 88 held the box to Company 88 with everything else in service.
Command: Chief 88
Engine: 59, 88-1, 54 and Lanco 7-4-1
Rescue: 59, 88
Call #4: The last call of the night came in around 11 o’clock. Box 59-5 was struck for an accident with injuries on PA 283 eastbound prior to the N. Union Street exit. Chief 59 responded and found the accident just after the airport connector with 1 vehicle in the roadway with airbag deployment with one injury. Chief 59 and MICU 4-1 assisted with the injury with Chief 59-2 assisting as well. Rescue 59 responded within a minute with 6 and checked down the road for the other vehicle involved. Rescue 59 arrived on location with a Kenworth Dump truck on its side into the Penn Dot shed area. Lt. 59 took operations with Chief 59-1 taking command of this part of the accident. The crew had the occupant still inside the truck uninjured just stuck inside. LT. 59 did a 360 of the vehicle and had a large fuel leak. The crew split with LT. 59 and FF Eiswerth assisting the Driver in extrication from the vehicle, with the other members taking care of the fuel spill. The driver was extricated and brought down utilizing a little giant ladder. Rescue 49 also arrived on location, stretching a handline for protection due to the fuel leak and power to the vehicle not being able to be secured. Once the leak was secure, Rescue 49 was released by Command 59. Once the spill was contained and stopped command notified PSP of the situation. PSP not needing anymore fire department assistance, Command 59 placed the box in service.
Command: Company 59 Chiefs
Rescue: 59, 49
Utility 54 for Traffic Control
Pennsylvania State Police
MICU 4-1 & 7-3