Yesterday afternoon just before 4 p.m., Squad 45 was dispatched to assist crews from Lebanon & Dauphin Counties with a 1st alarm working commercial structure fire in East Hanover Twp. when command requested two additional rescue units. Upon arrival, the majority of the fire had been knocked down by previously arriving crews. The Squad crew was on scene for about 2 hours assisting with soaking hot spots and performing overhaul before being released by command shortly before the box was placed in service.
Engines: 36-1, 39, 39-1, 48, Lebanon 1-1
Rescues: 35, 37, 46, 48, Squad 45
Tankers: 35, 37, 38, 39, 47, 54, 59, Cumberland 17, Cumberland 20, Lebanon 11, Lebanon 2, Lebanon 2-1, Lebanon 6, Lebanon 7
Trucks: 34, Lebanon 1, Lebanon 12
Special Unit: 36
Rehab/Canteen: Lebanon 6, American Red Cross
Command: CH 36, CH39
Today’s Chicken BBQ, our first of the season, was a great success as usual. Thanks to all who came out to support Rutherford Fire and the Children’s Miracle Network. Please join us for the next BBQ on May 9 from approximately 10 a.m. until sold out. Meals include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, roll, and butter.
Please enjoy our company’s annual slideshow for 2014. We apologize for the tardiness of the video. Thank you to FF Jon Canulli for putting this together. Well done, and much appreciated.
This afternoon Engine 45 & Rescue 46 were dispatched to assist Company 47 at an Accident with injuries at Pine Hill & Nyes Rd. Engine 45 arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with No Entrapment. Crews from the Engine and Rescue 46 secured the battery and contained fluids. Two (2) patients were transported via Life Lion EMS to an area hospital to be checked out.
Units: E45,47-1, R46, A47 Command: Chief 47
Sunday afternoon (March 29th) Around 6:00 p.m. Engine 45 and other Swatara Twp. units were dispatched to assist at a working structure fire in the 47-8 box of South Hanover Twp. Upon arrival of Chief 47-1, a working fire to the rear of the single family home was found. Engine 45 secured a water supply at Beaver Bend Par 3 Golf and Crews went to work with Crews from Truck 46. Engine 46 arrived and secured a secondary water supply with crews from 46,34,36,456,47,48 & 59 filling manpower requirements. Rescue 44 crews stood by for R.I.T. For a short period of time Squad 45 set up at Rutters as a fill site for Tankers. This operations was put in service shortly after it started since an adequate water supply was confirmed at the scene.
Units: E45,46,47,36,34, T46, 456, R44, 88, Tkr 47,59, 39, S45,34
Command: Chief 47-1
At the Annual Firefighters Appreciation Dinner the Top 10 Responders for the Past 5 years were recognized by the Chief. These fighters were given a Leatherman as a token of appreciation. Highest percent made went to Chief-2 Bob Patterson 59.36%. Thank you to everyone who give up their time to serve our community.
On Sunday February 8th the members of Rutherford Fire gathered at the Wharf for the Annual Firefighters Appreciation dinner. After a delightful video presentation awards were given out to The Most Improved Firefighter, and The Firefighter of the Year.
This year both Awards went to Matt Papinchak, within 1 year Matt was able to get his FF-1 BVR Ops,& Tech. Haz-mat Ops and other certs.
He made 44% of the calls, and had a total of 476 training hours.