We have checked the remains of the house from yesterday; there is visible smoke which is natural however everything is into the basement. The only thing standing is one of the chimneys. There is no current chance of of any fire extending outside of the basement as the smoke is from hot coals and ash; no visible fire. We talked direct to the closest neighbor as well this morning. The remains are listed at the 9-1-1 center as a controlled burn. We’ve received a couple calls at the fire station today with concerns and wanted to get a message out that we will continue to monitor it from time to time. ... See moreSee less
Thank you to everyone that played a part in the acquired structure burn earlier today. We will be posting numerous photos over the next several days as there are plenty to preview. We had three (3) fire service photographers, as well as others present and I'm quite certain there were thousands captured. The burn was conducted by PA State Fire Academy Instructors in conjunction with the New Kingstown and Silver Spring Community Fire Company. This type of opportunity does not knock on the door often; we are very thankful to the current property owner for reaching out to us in February; after months of preparation, paperwork, inspections, permits, and training, today was the culmination that brought it all together. "live fire" training conducted in a "real" home provides the opportunity to see how the fire will react in conditions that cannot be created in a concrete burn building. Multiple rotations of search, roof, RIT, and fire attack provided all an opportunity to work direct with the instructors who passed their knowledge down to us all. Crews began operations just after 8am and finally left the house burn, in a controlled state, to the ground after 2pm. We would like to thank Silver Spring EMS for providing rehab and vital checks of the firefighters throughout the day and Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services for providing the air unit which refilled air pack cylinders for the firefighters. We also must thank the residents for trusting in us; it was a learning experience for them as well. No other properties were damaged. There were no injuries. John FoggFloyd Wise... See moreSee less
Monday, May 2nd 1955 - Our 1936 Chevrolet Engine was rolled over responding to a tractor trailer fire on the PA Turnpike. This was the only major accident involving a New Kingstown Fire Company Apparatus in our history. There are still a few stories told of this accident that have been passed down over time. Thanks to local Fire Historian Randy Watts for sending this to us. Todd Leiss... See moreSee less
On Sunday, April 14th the Silver Spring Township Emergency Services will be conducting a “live burn” of a residence located at 145 Willow Mill Park Rd. Please read the press release provided to local neighbors in the vicinity of the home. Traffic will be restricted on Willow Mill Park Rd between Dewalt Dr. Only residents living in the closed section will be provided access. This type of training provides a controlled environment for firefighters to train on actual conditions encountered during a real fire. ... See moreSee less
I’m confused which is it? You say traffic will be restricted but the press release says temporarily restricted and that people are more than welcome to watch and ask questions? Could you please clarify??