Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35Tanker 35, Middletown Volunteer Fire Department Rescue 88, and Reliance Hose Co. #1, Elizabethville, PA Engine 21 are standing by today for the Halifax Fire Department to allow their members to attend the services of a fallen member of their company. ... See moreSee less
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Halifax Fire Department
C/O Tyler Laudenslager Memorial Fund
22 South River Road
Halifax, PA 17032
Thank you all for your love and support.
Rescue Company takes the RIT assignment in 74s local.Last night around 22:15 hours Station 74 along with mutual aid were dispatched to the 1500 block of West Ridge Road for a reported house fire. Engine 74-2 arrived on scene with a 2.5 story single family dwelling with smoke from all sides and fire visible on the first floor. Due to the residence being back a narrow driveway with minimal room all units with the exception of Engine 74-2, were staged on West Ridge Road and a nurse tanker operation was utilized for water supply.
Two lines were placed in service with the fire being quickly knocked down by first arriving units. All visible fire was knocked and overhaul began at 22:43 hours with control being marked at 22:52 hours. Units remained on scene until 00:45 hours conducting extensive overhaul and extinguishing hot spots. PSP Fire Marshal was contacted for the investigation.
Station 74 was assisted by Bainbridge, Rheems, Mount Joy, Middletown, Londonderry, Hershey, Mastersonville, Maytown, and Lawn Fire Companies. Dauphin Rescue 33 and Truck 50 provided coverage to our area for the duration of the incident. Thank you to all units who assisted and to our standby companies. ... See moreSee less
US National Weather Service State College PA•Heat advisory for the lower Susquehanna Valley with maximum heat indices 100-105°F this afternoon •Scattered severe thunderstorms with locally damaging winds possible this afternoon & evening (1-9PM) •Isolated flash flooding possible across south-central PA especially in most vulnerable (urbanized) areas that can experience rapid runoff from heavy rainfall (1-2"+ amounts) 7/22/2020|7AM ... See moreSee less
On this day July 18,1947, Harold Mansberger a member of the Rescue Hose Company No.3 died while attempting a water rescue. Several individuals were boating at the Iron Mine Run dam when their boat capsized. FF. Mansberger was the first to arrive and entered the water to perform a rescue which ultimately took his life. Harold was the first line of duty death for the Rescue Hose Company and the first for the Middletown Fire Department.
Last evening, the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the 200 block of West Main Street for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment. County advised multiple calls were received and PD has a column. Chief 88-1 arrived on scene with a 2 story duplex, fire showing on second floor. The box was upgraded due to outside temperatures and the address was updated to the 400 block of Apple Ave. Engine 88 split laid from Main/Apple to the scene while Engine 54 completed the lay to the hydrant. Engine 88 crews split between search/rescue and extinguishment. Rescue 88 arrived securing a second hydrant at Wood/Selma. Rescue 88 crews assisted with interior operations and roof ventilation. All searches turn up negative. Command marked control approximately 45 minutes into the incident and Red Cross was notified for the victims. Engine 88 and Truck 50 remained on scene with fire investigators.
Thank you to the mutual aid units that assisted on scene, as well as Linglestown and Palmyra for standing by at our station to cover our area.
Special Thank You to the members and spouses for having food and cold drinks ready for our return. ... See moreSee less