Apr
13
2014

First Barbecue of 2014

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The first barbecue of 2014 will be Saturday April 26th.   This barbecue will benefit both the Rutherford Fire Company, and the Children’s Miracle Network.  Dinners are still $7.00 which include 1/2 Chicken, Roll,butter and a Baked Potato.  Dinners are usually ready at approx. 10 a.m. and served until sold out

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Apr
12
2014

Box 45-5 Working Vehicle Fire

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This afternoon Company 45 along with Engine 44 responded to a working vehicle fire @ Grayson & Milroy road in the 5 box.  Chief 91 arrived on the scene to confirm a working fire.  Upon arrival of the engine the crew went to work and made a quick knock down. Nice job by everyone there

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Units on the scene, Engine 45 (5),  Squad 45 (4), Utility 45 (1), Engine 44 (2), Chief 91

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Apr
11
2014

Bunk room project in final stages

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The renovation of the Bunk room is in its final stages.  There are a few finishing touches that will be completed in the next 2 weeks and then we can mark it as completed.  Thank you to everyone who is helping complete this project.

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Apr
9
2014

Local Training utilizes most twp. companies

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Tonight, crews from 45,44,456,& 49 held local drills at an acquired structure on Joyce lane.  Various operations were conducted thru-out the night.  Crews conducted run-in drills, ventilation, breaching walls, and other scenarios.  It was a great night of training by all in attendance.april training car fire 45-5 005april training car fire 45-5 010april training car fire 45-5 011

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Apr
2
2014

Bunk Room Renovation Project Underway.

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The Bunk room renovation project is finally underway.  Instead of having 1 large bunk room with several beds it will now be 2 separate rooms with accommodations for two (2) live-ins in each room.  The object of the program will be to enhance the current firefighters who live close to the station.  The project is scheduled to be completed in approx. 2 weeks

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Apr
1
2014

16 Firefighters make twp. incentive.

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dollar signCongrats to the 16 Rutherford Firefighters who made the 1st quarter incentive.  Mike Barone, Mark Beatty, Tommy Burfeind, Jon Canulli, Joe Canulli, Andy Cassel, Pat Cronen, Dan Gorenc, Joe Lloyd, Matt Papinchak, Justin Patterson, Bob Patterson, Gabe Puhak, Bobby Shutts, Chris Spohn, Paul Williams.  Rutherford Fire responded to 104 calls for the quarter, and attended a total of 391.50 combined hours of training.

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Apr
1
2014

Company 44 & 45 Training

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Tonight company 44 & 45 loaded up the rigs and headed to Joyce lane to practice ventilation & overhaul.  Crews took turns cutting vent holes and pulling ceilings in the acquired structures.  Once again it was a great night of training and learning.

 

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Mar
26
2014

2 firefighters dead, at least 16 people hospitalized as Boston Fire Department battles 9-alarm blaze

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The inferno broke out around 2:43 p.m. Wednesday on Beacon St. in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood. All available fire personnel have been called to help fight the massive blaze.

At some point during the blaze, a group of firefighters were trapped by the flames while fighting the fire in the basement,

Two firefighters have died and another 16 people have been hospitalized after a nine-alarm, wind-driven blaze broke out in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

The inferno began in the basement of a four-story brownstone at 298 Beacon St. around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Boston Fire Department. It later spread up through all the floors and out through the roof.

The city is experiencing 45 mph wind gusts Wednesday so crews were fighting to keep the blaze from spreading.

A nine-alarm fire means the blaze is severe enough to bring out all available fire crews,  More than 150 firefighters were battling the fire from outside the structure.

No residents are reported missing. Massachusetts General Hospital says they are treating two patients.

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Mar
23
2014

Box 49-2 Commercial Structure Fire

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This has been a busy past couple of days, as crews from Swatara Twp. companies responded to another working fire in the 49 box area.  This evening the Squad responded with 6 to assist Company 49 and other twp. and mutual aid companies at a working structure fire on Paxton Street at the Scottsdale Plaza.  The fire was burning in the area of 3 phase power lines entering the bldg. therefore crews had to wait until PPL secured the power.  Once secured crews went to work.

Command:  Chief 49

Units:  Engine: 32-1,40,41,44,49    Rescue: 49,88  Squad: 45, Truck:  456, 50, Air: 30

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Mar
22
2014

Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Saturday Afternoon crews loaded up the Engine & Utility and headed to Harrisburg for the Annual St. Patty’s day parade.                                                              march photo 041  parade 2014

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