Boat is a common word for Wednesday.
Wednesday, (6/16), Box 456-3 was struck for a possible boat fire at 7901 Paxton Street. Engine 456 arrived on location with a fully involved boat with extension to another truck and near-by sheds, command upgraded the box to a structure fire box. Units started arriving and command quickly realized the need for a tanker due to hydrants not being close. Tanker 59 was dispatched and responded, once Tanker 59 arrived on location. The tanker was utilized quickly due to a few units almost running out of water. Tanker 59 fed water to Engine 45, while LT. 59 went to assist with fire suppression and overhaul. Once the fire was knocked down, access was made into the boat for hot spots along with the PSP Fire Marshall to investigate. Command 456 scaled the incident back to Company 456, Engine 45 and Tanker 59. Once the investigation was complete and overhaul was done. Command 456 placed the box in service. Tanker 59 supplied 2500 gallons of water for the incident.
Command: Chief 456-1
Operations: Chief 45-1
Engine: 456, 45, 41, and 44
Tanker: 59, 47
PSP Fire Marshall
Swatara Police Department
Photos Courtesy of Lawnton (44) Fire
After the Boat/Structure Fire in Swatara Township, Box 59-6 was dispatched to 1001 AIP drive for a fire alarm. Chief 59 quickly responded and arrived on location confirming a false trip and placed the box in service.
About 2 hours after the Fire Alarm, Box 59-9 was struck for a Recovery on the Susquehanna River. Utility and Boat 59 responded and assisted the Police Department in the recovery of the victim.
Utility 59 also responded to a fuel spill on Fulling Mill Road to end the day with four calls for service.