Engine, Tanker, Traffic, and Chief 133 responded to assist Co. 31 with a Car Fire in the 400blk of Sample Bridge Rd. C133 arrived with a working car fire. T33 arrived and pulled a preconnect for fire attack. E33 supplied manpower and equipment to the scene. The was the first use for the new Milwaukee battery powered rotary saw. ... See moreSee less
Special Thank You to Silver Spring Community Fire Co. for allowing us use of E31 for the past several weeks while the real “E33” was OOS for warranty work. It was much appreciated and kept us in service with the Engine. E33 returned to service this afternoon. ... See moreSee less
Squad (4), Engine (3), Traffic, and Chief 33 responded this morning for an accident with entrapment in the 6600 block of Carlisle Pike. C33 arrived with one vehicle off the road and driver trapped. Squad 33 went to work stabilizing the vehicle and extrication. Ladders were used on the bank to insure footing. Crews removed the doors, roof, and then raised the dash to extricate the driver. Thanks to Silver Spring Community Fire Co. and Mechanicsburg Fire Department Station 1 for their assistance on this incident. Additional pictures will be posted later. ... See moreSee less
Last night was training night. We traveled to the Cumberland County Training Center to use the tower for hose line advancement and run-in drills. Crews practiced deploying hand lines and advancing them up the tower to a predetermined floor. Crews also practiced advancing up a ladder, as well as VES tactics. ... See moreSee less
Wont be long now!!The bridge on Sample Bridge Road is anticipated to open in May, at the latest. The project included the full replacement of the 161-year old Cumberland County, PA owned bridge. Sample Bridge will be the first bridge in Silver Spring Township with a sidewalk and will serve as a connection between communities and two Silver Spring parks (Hidden Creek and Vincent DiFilippo Nature Preserve).
A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned to celebrate the opening of the bridge. The community is welcome to attend.
Check back here for ceremony details as they are confirmed! ... See moreSee less
The Township Squads responded to the 200 block of Hempt Road for an Accident with Confinement. C33 arrived with 2 vehicles and drivers confined in both. The less serious was extricated after the vehicle was stabilized while the second vehicle required use of floor jacks to move the vehicle away from the guard rail. The drivers door was removed “hinge side” first then after the patient was stabilized was removed from the vehicle. Not all accidents require “standard methods” so proper training and equipment knowledge is key to a successful operation. Crews were on scene just over an hour. Hempt Rd was closed to all traffic until the wreckage was cleared. ... See moreSee less