Wednesday, May 22, 2013
On Wednesday evening while crews were participating in meetings and new member training, Station 5 was alerted to a public service for ducks in a storm drain at the corner of George St. and Cottage Ave in the Borough. Rescue 5 made the response, performed the extrication, and reunited 6 ducklings with their mother.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
On Thursday morning BRFR units were alerted for spill control after a vehicle accident in the 300 block of Donnerville Road in the township. Units arrived to find a long stretch of roadway covered in oil, dropped by a school bus. Crews handled several vehicle accidents on the stretch of road as a result of the slippery conditions, in addition to controlling and diverting the spilled fluids. BRFR was assisted by Hazmat 2 and PennDOT, and worked the scene for nearly 3 hours.
Monday, May 6, 2013
This weekend BRFR members were busy completing training, assisting with public events, and responding to calls for service. On Saturday, several members culminated several weeks of training by testing to meet their 1006 general requirements for the technical rescuer certification. The fire police division spent the day closing off roads in the center of the district for the annual Turkey Hill Classic running and bike races, while the QRS unit provided medical support for the event. Call responses on Saturday included an AFA, an elevator rescue, a vehicle accident, and a gas leak. On Sunday, five BRFR members joined crews from Company 20 (Manheim Township) to complete 1006 confined space rescue I & II certification training, while several others wrapped up 1006 trench rescue certification with York County ATR(Advanced Technical Rescue). Another member spent the weekend at the PA State Fire Academy for ZFID(Fire Instructor Development). Call responses on Sunday included an AFA, reported building fire, and a vehicle accident.
Turkey Hill Classic
Friday, May 3, 2013
Friday morning started off with a commercial building fire response for Engine 5 and Rescue 1, to assist Company 66(Lancaster Township) at the Manor Shopping Center. Crews established a water supply and assisted with investigating. A few hours later, Engine 5 and Rescue 5 were dispatched to Lenhart Hall at MU for the elevator rescue. With no patient found upon arrival, crews cleared. Shortly after lunchtime, units were sent to the 1800 block of Columbia Avenue for the vehicle accident. With a relatively minor crash, crews recalled. En-route back to quarters, units from station 5 were redirected to an automatic fire alarm at an apartment building in the borough. Companies cleared after ventilating from burnt food. Finally, Rescues 1 and 5 made the evening response for a public service. With a citizen's cat was stuck under a utility shed, the rescue companies went into airbag operations for extrication.
Engine 5 and Tower 67 take side A at
Manor Shopping Center
Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday night crews gathered in the BRFR training room to check out the latest in vehicle technology. Members need to stay current on the newest vehicles on our roadways so we are prepared for how these vehicles react when involved in an accident or fire, and how we can manipulate these vehicles when preforming rescues. Instructor Eric Rickenbach shared some expertise on how to navigate new vehicle technologies including the latest Supplemental Restraint Systems, hybrid and electric powered vehicles, auto-start and key fob systems, reinforced frames and cages, and more. Thirty-five members of BRFR were present, and were joined by several members from Columbia #1. Special thanks to Instructor Rickenbach, and to all who took the time to attend. Check out Instructor Rickenbach's site at: www.rescuetechs.com
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The first in a series of BRFR open houses will be held at Station 901, located on Temple Ave in the West Lancaster section of the district. The open house will be held in conjuction with a Lions Club pancake breakfast, and is open to everyone. Mark you calander for Sunday, April 28th from 7am to 1pm. This is a great family event for all ages!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Monday afternoon Engine 905 and Rescue 901 were alerted to MU Stayer Hall for a trash fire. 93-5 (MUPD) was on scene advising of trash smoldering in an outdoor trashcan. Crews soaked down the debris and cleared within several minutes.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
On Saturday Boats 903 and 907 as well as Special Unit 903 responded to the area of Jack's Island along the Susquehanna River in Conestoga Township to assist in the search for a missing boater.
Boat 903 - Don Shenk photo
Special Unit 903 -Don Shenk photo
Thursday, April 11, 2013
BRFR is looking for new members! Join our exciting team as a firefighter, driver or support staff and help your neighbors in need! Click on the link below for a membership application. 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. We look forward to meeting you!http://www.firecompanies.com/MFC/public/userfiles/Active%20Approved%20Application1.pdfIf you are considering membership at BRFR, please sign our web guestbook so that we can open the lines of communication with you.
Monday, April 8, 2013
During the monthly meeting of the BRFR line officers, units were alerted to a brush fire in the 1800 block of Prospect Road. Tanker 907 arrived to find a brush pile as well as a large tree involved in fire. Engines 903, 907 and Brush 903 also made the response, and Chief 907 established the command. Crews worked to extinguish and overhaul the area before clearing.
Crews make initial attack
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