The morning started off with a reported MVA with entrapment on 283 westbound. Rescue 88 and Squad 88 responded to assist Company 54. Crews found a single vehicle into the woods with 1 victim trapped. The patient was extricated and placed in the care of EMS.
While at station cleaning tools from the previous call, Company 88 was dispatched to the Giant parking lot for a Vehicle fire. Captain 88 arrived to find fire in the passenger compartment. Rescue 88 arrived stretching the bumper line for extinguishment. Engine 88 arrived to assist.
At 1730hrs, a Structure Fire was dispatched in the 200 Block of Elm Street, Steelton Borough. Chief 88-2 (Coble) was on his way to work when he reported a visible column and upgraded the box. Chief Coble arrived on scene reporting a 3 story duplex with heavy fire to the rear. Per the request of Chief 50, Chief Coble established command. Rescue 88 arrived and was assigned to the fire building to assist the engine companies with opening up.
Upon clearing, Rescue 88 was sent to Station 50 to standby while they stayed on scene to perform extensive overhaul.
At 1858hrs, a residential fire alarm was dispatched in the 200 block of Ann Street in the Borough. Captain 88, Truck 88, Engine 71, and Rescue 88 responded. Crews quickly found alarm was due to culinary negligence; building was naturally ventilated and box placed in service.
Chief 88 and Captain 88 also handled a service call that evening.
The Middletown Fire Department and Middletown Police Department have teamed up once again and are selling these signs to show your support for your First Responders!
The sign can be purchased at the Firehouse on Adelia St for only $10.00.
The proceeds are going to be used for the Police and Fire Departments’ joint mission of “Operation Secret Santa”; where we help families from the boroughs of Middletown and Royalton who are in need, have a memorable Christmas.
The hawk from our post on Friday, has been rehabbed and released.
Raven Ridge Wildlife Center ***UPDATE*** On the afternoon of September 11th, 2020 we received a call from a very upset and frightened caller when she discovered a juvenile red-tailed hawk tangled in her son's soccer net. We wanted to share with you that he is free once again flying and far away from any soccer nets! Thank you to everyone who helped in the rescue... he now has a second chance because of the community that cares. ... See moreSee less
We would like to welcome the newest member of the 88 family, Amelia Rose. Weighing in at 5lbs 6oz. Congratulations to FF Clayton Billman and wife Rachel on a beautiful baby girl!!! ... See moreSee less
Raven Ridge Wildlife CenterLast evening we received a call from a very upset and frightened caller when she discovered a juvenile red-tailed hawk tangled in her son's soccer net.
She had no idea who to call but the fire department to see if they could somehow rescue this hawk. The Middletown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call but wasn't sure how they were going to do this rescue. They carefully and gently started to untangle the hawk and worked together to free the bird. They made sure not to get bit or get hooked by the fierce talons of a very stressed hawk.
The next call that the finder made was to Raven Ridge Wildlife Center, we stayed on the line in case there were any questions or need advice. The women asked if we would take the hawk to make sure it was OK if they could get it free, we said absolutely and started to get things ready for the hawk's arrival.
Within a few minutes, the firemen had gotten the entangled hawk free. The firemen were very adamant about getting this hawk to us, to make sure he did not sustain any injuries or lacerations from the netting. They put a towel over the hawk's head to keep calm while transferring the hawk into a cage for transport.
Chris and also Chris, both volunteer firefighters with the Middletown Volunteer Fire department #88, were able to transport the hawk in the back of the squad truck. The firefighters both carried the cage to the intake area, and the hawk was not happy and made it very clear. The rehabilitator put on her leather gloves and gently toweled the bird and put a hood on the bird to calm down. After an intake exam was done on the hawk and fluids administered, there were no injuries or lacerations. The hawk will be monitored for the next 48 hours and we will be getting the hawk ready for release.
We would like to thank the finder and the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department for going the extra mile to help rescue this hawk. When our community works together... great things happen! Now, this beautiful hawk has a second chance... THANK YOU! (pictures of the rescue were supplied by the MVFD) ... See moreSee less
Thank you so much for your help and your patience with me! It’s a day I will never forget! So glad he’s doing well!
Amazing efforts MFD!! Your dedication to this rescue is and ensuring the beautiful hawks safety is applaudable and nothing less than stellar. Thank you for caring for this wildlife creature and our community!
Well, that was “Hawk-ward”.... Rescue 88 just cleared from a Hawk stuck in a soccer net. After personnel successfully removed the juvenile red tailed hawk from the soccer net, the raptor was transported to Raven Ridge Wildlife Center for evaluation and rehab. ... See moreSee less
Yesterday evening just before 17:00 hrs Truck 88 was dispatched to assist Station 74 with a garage fire in the 300 blk of Old Hershey Rd. in Mount Joy Township. First arriving crews found three garages on fire. Truck 88 w/5 arrived taking second due truck and was assigned to open up for the hose line crews. Engine 88 w/8 was later dispatched to assist with manpower. ... See moreSee less