We Need You!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014   BRFR is looking for new members!  Join our exciting team as a firefighter, driver, fire police, or support staff and help your neighbors in need!   Click on the "Join Us" tab for the link to a membership application and other important info. Complete the application and drop it off at one of our four stations, or come to the Millersville station on the 2nd Tuesday of any month at 7:00pm for our company meeting.  The address of each station is listed on the "contact us" page of our website. You can also email us anytime if you have any questions!  We look forward to meeting you!

If you have any questions you can email us at recruiter@bluerockfire.com

     



 

Busy Month so far at BRFR

Tuesday, October 21, 2014   October has been a very busy month already for BRFR members.  Blue Rock units have been alerted to more than 50 calls for service, including several working fires.  Members also completed several public education events in area schools for Fire Prevention month, participated in homecoming festivities at Penn Manor and Millersville University, all in addition to the regular monthly training and meetings. Check out the pictures for some highlights.

     
Units stage for the Millersville Parade

Units stage for the Millersville Parade

MU Bonfire

MU Bonfire



 

Check us out on Facebook!

Monday, October 20, 2014  BRFR has several social media sites that you can follow to stay up to date on BRFR calls and other activity!

BRFR Main:

https://www.facebook.com/bluerockfire

Station 901:

https://www.facebook.com/RescueEngine901

Station 903:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Engine-Company-903/304846946255151

Station 905:

https://www.facebook.com/Engine905

https://www.facebook.com/Rescue905



   


 

Busy Week at BRFR

Wednesday, September 24, 2014   BRFR crews have been alerted to more than 20 calls over the past week, including fire alarms, vehicle accidents, service calls, and structure fires.  Members also participated in several trainings, public events including preparedness day, and a benefit bike ride. Click on the heading for more pictures!

Check out this link to Fox 43's story on preparedness day at Milersville University:

http://fox43.com/2014/09/23/students-in-lancaster-county-learn-survival-skills/

     
E905 lays out for an odor of smoke in a building at Millersville University

E905 lays out for an odor of smoke in a
      building at Millersville University

Rescue 905 assisting Company 67 on an industrial building fire

Rescue 905 assisting Company 67 on an
      industrial building fire



 

House Fire on W Charlotte St

Conditions on the arrival of Chiefs 90 and 905

Conditions on the arrival of Chiefs 90
      and 905

Friday, September 19, 2014   On Friday afternoon BRFR units along with mutual aid companies were dispatched for a house fire at 427 W. Charlotte Street in the Springdale Farms development in Manor Township.  LCWC advised units of multiple calls reporting a garage fire attached to the house.  Chiefs 905 and 90 arrived on the scene confirming the report.  Engine 905 arrived and made an initial attack on the fire and was assisted by other 90 units as well as mutual aid units from 66, 67, 50, 53, 07, and 75.  Companies were able to keep the fire contained to the garage area of the home, with very minimal extension into the living quarters.  Thank you to all agencies who assisted!

Photos can be seen here through Tim & Amanda's Freelance Pictures:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.711159115636825.1073741901.610934368992634&type=1

"Fire damages home in Manor Township" - LancasterOnline:http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/fire-damages-home-in-manor-township/article_69410fec-4033-11e4-a2c8-001a4bcf6878.html

   


 

Members Participate in 9/11 Stairclimb

Sunday, September 14, 2014   Several BRFR members walked to remember at the annual 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster.  Participants climbed the equivalent of 110 stories of stairs representing the number of stories in the twin towers of the World Trade Center. All members completed the climb wearing full turnout gear and carrying tools.


Never Forget

   


 

Landfill Fire

Wednesday, August 27, 2014   Around 21:30 hours BRFR units were alerted to the Creswell Landfill for a reported building fire.  Callers from miles away reported see a large fire on the landfill property.  Chief 903 and Engine 903 arrived to find a large pile of wood product on fire threatening several vehicles and power lines.  Engine 903 made an initial attack on the fire protecting the exposures, while other BRFR units arrived and assisted with fire suppression and water supply. Thanks to all mutual aid companies who also assisted!

     
E3 arrived first making the initial attack

E3 arrived first making the initial
      attack

E7 drafts from a pond on site

E7 drafts from a pond on site



 

Soggy Santa Night

Monday, December 9, 2013   On Friday night BRFR members continued the annual tradition of delivering Santa to the Millersville tree lighting ceremony. Despite the very rainy and cold conditions, Santa arrived in style on Engine 6, lit the tree, and listened to the wishes of all the children.  While at the ceremony, crews handled a minor crash on Manor Avenue in the area of the tree.  

     



 

Vehicle Accident with fire

Friday, December 6, 2013  Around 0230 Friday morning BRFR units were alerted to vehicle accident reported with fire and entrapment in the 3700 block of Blue Rock road.  Companies arrived to find a single vehicle accident with no entrapment, but involving a working engine compartment fire and moderate damage to a house.  Engines 5 and 7 extinguished the fire while rescue 5 opened up the vehicle and assessed the structure.  Tanker 907 staged on scene while the QRS had patient care.  




Photos coming soon!

   


 

Structural Burn and Mutual Aid Fires

Thursday, November 14, 2013  On Saturday, a few BRFR crews went to the county fire school on Pequea Lane to complete some live fire training. Members completed a number of fire attack evolutions. This week BRFR crews also assisted several neighboring departments on working fires.  On Sunday evening Tanker 907 and Brush 903 were dispatched to assist Company 76 on a well-involved commercial building fire in West Hempfield Township.  On Tuesday morning Engine 905 and Tanker 905 assisted Conestoga Fire Company(53) on a building fire involving several buildings attached to a residence.  On Thursday afternoon, Rescue 905 was dispatched for a general alarm dwelling fire in Lancaster City as part of the metro RIT assignment.  BRFR units also responded to a number of other incidents this week within the 90 district including AFA's, gas leaks, reported house fires, a cornfield fire and medical assists.  Strong work by our 100% volunteer members!

     
Apparatus staged at 53 box

Apparatus staged at 53 box

Structural Burn

Structural Burn



 
 
 

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