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.
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!
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
Monday, November 11, 2013
On Monday afternoon BRFR crews were alerted for a cornfield on fire on Donnerville Road in Manor Township. Chief 905 arrived with 2+ acres of cornfield on fire spreading quickly. Engines 5 and 6 stretched attack lines, supplied by tankers 5 and 7, and brush 3 and rescue 1 assisted with suppression and cleanup.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
BRFR would like to remind you how important it is to change your smoke detector batteries when you change your clocks this weekend. Smoke detectors have been proven to save lives in a fire, making them a very worth-while investment. If you live in Manor Township or Millersville Borough and are unable to change your batteries or need assistance with installing detectors, a BRFR crew can assist you.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Fire prevention week is upon us once again! BRFR would like to take this opportunity to remind you to make your home or business as fire safe as possible. At home, this includes installing and testing smoke detectors on each level, checking electrical cords and strips, practicing exit drills, and learning safe cooking habits, just to name a few.This year's theme is "Prevent Kitchen Fires." Check out the kitchen fire safety quiz at the link below. On the NFPA website you can also find other valuable fire prevention literature.http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week/fire-prevention-week-quiz
Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 7, 2013
Blue Rock Fire Rescue is committed to training it's members in all aspects of the fire service. In addition to sending members to training centers both locally and nationally, we train multiple times a month at our stations. Over the past several months members have drilled on everything from confined space, vehicle and water rescue to pulling hand lines to cutting with torches. Check out some of the photos for highlights!
Monday, September 9, 2013
Blue Rock Fire Rescue is very saddened by the loss of life member Craig Hohman. He was a valuable asset to many organization, including our own.Craig A. "Ho" Hohman, 57, died at his Manor Twp. home, with his loving wife, Sherri, by his side, on Monday, September 9, 2013. He was born in Lancaster to the late Joseph and Loraine Shiffler Hohman.A graduate of Penn Manor High School, he completed the Advanced Life Support Review Program and Paramedic Institute at St. Joseph Hospital and the Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course at St. Louis University, School of Medicine. Craig devoted his life to being a first responder as a paramedic for over 40 years, a volunteer fireman and a deputy coroner under Dr. Gary Kirchner. He was very active with West Lancaster Fire Department (Blue Rock Fire Rescue) and West End Ambulance Association. Craig ran the very first call with the ambulance in 1973.Craig is survived by his wife, Sherri J. Foster-Hohman, several aunts and cousins and many close friends.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
In the early morning hours on Wednesday, BRFR units were dispatched to Kreider Mulch in the Washington Boro area of the district for the mulch fire. Units from Station 907 arrived to find a large pile of mulch involved in fire. Crews knocked and overhauled the fire with assistance from numerous mutual aid companies.
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