In Memory of John " Whitey " Whiteside Jr. 9/5/1958 - 6/22/2017
The Bart Twp Fire Company will be holding a benefit auction at the fire house on Monday, June 26th for one of our members, John "Whitey" Whiteside. Whitey has recently became very sick and the Fire Co would like to help him out with medical expenses. For more information, See Attached Flyer. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the benefit!
06/12/2017 06:12:58 MEDICAL ASSIST 2939 LINCOLN HWY E EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Rescue 47 W/3 Responded To Assist AMB 43-1 On The Scene. Rescue 47 Cleared The Call @ 6:32.
06/07/2017 18:23:10 FIRE POLICE 1514 VILLAGE RD STRASBURG TOWNSHIP-Fire Police 47 Assist 5. Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Responded To Assist With Traffic Control. The Squad Cleared The Call @ 20:50.
06/06/2017 03:04:15 BUILDING-DWELLING-1A 1433 VILLAGE RD STRASBURG TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2 Assist Station 5. Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/7 Arrived Going To Manpower Staging, Then Going To Work On Roof Ventilation On The Garage As Well As Overhaul. The Engine Crew Assisted Engine 5 To Get Back In Service Loading All Their LDH Back On The Engine, Then Cleared The Scene @ 05:27. Images From WGAL.
06/02/2017 15:16:55 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 33 MARTIC HEIGHTS DR MARTIC TOWNSHIP- Boat 47-1. Squad 47-1 (captain 47) W/5 With The Boat Trailer Responded For The Boat Transfer To Station 58 While They Were Working An Inland Fire On The River. The Boat Cleared The Standby @ 17:21.
05/31/2017 16:36:50 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A 2931 OLD PHILADELPHIA PIKE LEACOCK TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47 Assist Station 41 2nd Rescue Due. Command 41 Determined That The 2nd Rescue Was Not needed And Rescue 47 Was Recalled Before responding @ 16:40.
05/30/2017 07:44:08 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A 118 CHERRY HILL RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Assistant 47-1 Responded LCWC reported Upgrading To Entrapment With A Vehicle Rollover. Assistant 47-1, Rescue 47 (Captain 47) W/7, Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/5 Arrived Confirming Entrapment Starting Vehicle Stabilization And Extrication With The Engine Pulling The Front Bumper. It Was A Great Job By Everyone Involved With Extrication In 12 Minutes After The Rescue Arrival. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 08:32.
05/28/2017 09:24:03 BUILDING-APARTMENT-1A 89 N FULTON ST STRASBURG BOROUGH-Engine 47-2 & Rescue 47 Assist Station 5. Engine 47-2 & Rescue 47 Made The Response. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 10:06.
05/24/2017 23:08:47 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 203 FRANKLIN ST STRASBURG BOROUGH-Engine 47-2. Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/7 Transfered To Station 5 Along With Truck 63 While They Were Working A 2 Alarm Dwelling. The Engine Cleared The Standby @ 1:07.
05/23/2017 21:16:32 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A 53 LEACOCK RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47 Arrived Right After Dispatch With 1 Vehicle Into The Bridge Reporting No Entrapment. Deputy 47, Rescue 47 W/7 & Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Arrived Assisting EMS. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 21:55.
05/19/2017 17:24:32 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 1 OLD PHILADELPHIA PIKE / S HOLLANDER RD LEACOCK TOWNSHIP- Engine 47-2 Assist Station 44. Engine 47-2 Was Recalled Prior To Responding.
05/17/2017 20:33:43 BRUSH-1A 72 CHERRY HILL RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Brush 47, Engine 47-2 & Rescue 47. Chief 47, Brush 47 (Lt. 47-1) W/3, Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/7 Responded Finding A Working Field Fire. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 20:52.
05/17/2017 07:52:21 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-MASS TRANSIT-1A LINCOLN HWY E / ROUTE 896 EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 Assist Station 48. Rescue 47 (Captain 47) W/8 Arrived To Assist 48 Personnel Pulling An 1 3/4" Preconnect Safety Hand Line. The Rescue Cleared The Scene @ 08:59. The Fire Police Were Requested To Assist With The Traffic Detour Working The Ronks Road & RT 30. Squad 47-2 Cleared The Scene @ 15:15. Chris Kennedy & Lancaster Online Photo's.
05/13/2017 20:28:36 BUILDING-COMMERCIAL-1A 5293 LINCOLN HWY SALISBURY TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2 Assist Station 42. Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/7 Arrived Going To Work Pulling Ceiling, Opening Walls, Overhaul Until Being Released @ 21:37.
05/13/2017 20:15:40 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 802 PEQUEA AVE SALISBURY TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) W/8 Made The Transfer Assignment. The Rescue Was Released From Standby @ 22:42.
05/11/2017 03:03:14 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-TRACTOR TRAILER-1A 3265 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47 Arrived Several Minutes Later With A Tractor Trailer And A Box Truck Head On Collision With RT 30 Completely Blocked Requested Traffic Control Units For A RT 30 Detour. The Tractor Trailer Was Jackknifed Into The Guard Rail With The Fuel Lines Leaking. Rescue 47 (Captain 47) , Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/4 And Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Made The Response. The Rescue And Engine Crews Arrived Pulled The Engine's Bumper Line, Going To Work on Containing The Fuel Leak, Applying Oil Dry As Well as Looking For Other Hazards. The Crews Assisted The Tow And Cleanup Companies. Our Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To The Families Involved. Thank You To All Mutual Aid Companies That Were There To Assist In The Traffic Detour. The Last Units From 47 Cleared The Scene @ 11:02.
05/09/2017 21:11:12 AUTO ALARM-COMMERCIAL 2 TOWNSHIP DR PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2 & Rescue 47. Chief 47 Arrived The Scene And Recalled The Company @ 21:15.
05/09/2017 12:36:31 PUBLIC SERVICE-FIRE 158 PARADISE LN PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2. Chief 47 Took Engine 47-2 To An Amish School For A Presentation With The Students On Fire Safety. The Engine Returned @ 15:02.
05/06/2017 16:17:43 PERSON STRUCK-CLASS 1 36 S BELMONT RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Engine 47-2 And Rescue 47 Made The Response. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 16:45:24.
04/30/2017 01:35:02 BUILDING-BARN-2A 331 WALNUT RUN RD STRASBURG TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 Assist Station 59. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) W/8 Arrived assisting The Personnel On The Scene With Various Assignments. Rescue 47 Cleared The Scene @ 05:05.
04/30/2017 00:58:05 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 2901 WILLOW STREET PIKE WEST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) W/8 Responded To Station 50. While The Rescue Was Arriving At Station 50 LCWC Called Rescue 47 To Respond To The Fire Scene @ 01:34.
04/28/2017 16:15:54 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 217 E STATE ST QUARRYVILLE BOROUGH-Engine 47-2 Stoodby At Station 57 Until Being Released @ 19:03.
04/28/2017 16:09:57 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 33 MARTIC HEIGHTS DR MARTIC TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2. Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/6 Went Responding Until They Were Reassigned To Go To Station 57.
04/28/2017 12:43:28 BUILDING-COMMERCIAL-1A 5360 LINCOLN HWY SALISBURY TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 Assist Station 42. Rescue 47 Responded W/5, And Was Recalled While Enroute @ 12:55.
04/22/2017 09:12:31 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 2271 ROBERT FULTON HWY FULTON TOWNSHIP- Boat 47-1. Squad 47-1 (Captain 47) Towing The Boat Trailer With Boat 47-1 And Boat 47-2 Responded. The Units Cleared Station 89 @ 9:22.
04/22/2017 08:33:46 RESCUE-WATER-BOAT IN DISTRESS 1798 SLATE HILL RD FULTON TOWNSHIP-Boat 47-1. Squad 47-1 (Captain 47) Towing The Boat Trailer With Boat 47-1 And Boat 47-2 Responded. While Enroute Chief 89 Requested The Boat To Transfer To Station 89 @ 9:12.
04/21/2017 17:36:49 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-FIRE-1A STRASBURG RD / HOOVER RD SALISBURY TOWNSHIP- Fire Police 47 Assist Station 45. Squad 47-1 Responded To Assist With Traffic Control. The Squad Cleared The Scene @22:13.
4/21/2017 16:14:14 CARDIAC ARREST-CLASS 1 3306 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Squad 47-2. Squad 47-1 Responded To The Scene. The Squad Cleared The Scene @ 16:53.
04/20/2017 08:08:38 BRUSH-1A 2 TOWNSHIP DR PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Brush 47, Engine 47-2 & Rescue 47. Chief 47 & Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/6 Responded To Find A Mulch Pile Steaming clearing The Incident @ 8:20.
04/12/2017 18:27:25 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A HOFFMEIER RD / ROUTE 30 SALISBURY TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 Assist Station 42. Rescue 47 (Lt. 47-1) W/6 Responded To Assist Station 42. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 19:00.
04/12/2017 17:42:15 AUTO ALARM-COMMERCIAL 3063 LINCOLN HWY E LEACOCK TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 For And Engine. Chief 47 Arrived And Recalled The Alarm Due To Cooking @ 17:45.
04/12/2017 12:51:18GAS LEAK-1A 379 KENEAGY HILL RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2 & Rescue 47. Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/5 Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) Made The Response. Tanker 51 Arrived Followed By The 47 Units Checked The Propane Tank and Going Interior To Investigate For a Gas Odor. The Odor Source Was Found. Engine 47-2 Was Put Out Of Service At The Call For A Mechanical Issue. The Units Cleared @ 13:18.
"I Wish You Could See"
I wish you could know what it is like too search a burning bedroom for trapped children, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen
I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 3 in the morning as I check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late. But wanting his wife and family to know everything possible was done to try to save his life.
I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through your turnout gear, the sound of flames crackling, the eeriness of being able to see absolutely nothing in dense smoke-sensations that I've become too familiar with.
I wish you could understand how it feels to go home in the morning after having spent most of the night, hot and soaking wet at a multiple alarm fire.
I wish you could read my mind as I respond to a building fire "Is this a false alarm or a working fire? How is the building constructed? What hazards await me? Is anyone trapped?"
Or to an EMS call? "What is wrong with the patient? Is it minor or life-threatening? Is the caller really in distress or is he waiting for us with a 2x4 or a gun?"
I wish you could be in the emergency room as a doctor pronounces dead the beautiful five-year old girl that I have been trying to save during the past 25 minutes. Who will never go on her first date or say the words, "I love you Mommy" again.
I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab of the engine or my personal vehicle, the driver with his foot pressing down hard on the pedal, your arm tugging again and again at the air horn chain, as you fail to yield the right-of-way at an intersection or in traffic. When you need us however, your first comment upon our arrival will be, "It took you forever to get here!"
I wish you could know my thoughts as I help extricate a girl of teenage years from the remains of her automobile. "What if this was my sister, my girlfriend or a friend? What were her parents reaction going to be when they opened the door to find a police officer with hat in hand?"
I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door and greet my parents and family, not having the heart to tell them that I nearly did not come back from the last call.
I wish you could feel the hurt as people verbally, and sometimes physically, abuse us or belittle what I do, or as they express their attitudes of "It will never happen to me."
I wish you could realize the physical, emotional and mental drain or missed meals, lost sleep and forgone social activities, in addition to all the tragedy my eyes have seen.
I wish you could know the brotherhood and self-satisfaction of helping save a life or preserving someone's property, or being able to be there in time of crisis, or creating order from total chaos.
I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little boy tugging at your arm and asking, "Is Mommy okay?" Not even being able to look in his eyes without tears from your own and not knowing what to say. Or to have to hold back a long time friend who watches his buddy having rescue breathing done on him as they take him away in the ambulance. You know all along he did not have his seat belt on. A sensation that I have become too familiar with.
Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you will never truly understand or appreciate who I am, we are, or what our job really means to us...
I wish you could though.
APPRECIATE AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL EMS WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS, & LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN YOUR AREA. ONE DAY THEY'LL PROBABLY BE SAVING YOUR PROPERTY OR YOUR LIFE. WHEN YOU SEE THEM COMING WITH LIGHTS FLASHING, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY. THEN PRAY FOR THEM AND THE NEED THEY ARE RACING TOO.
In Deep Regrets The Paradise Leaman Place Fire Company Announces The Passing Of Another Life Member Henry Fisher. Henry Fisher Was Like A Dad, Brother, Grandfather And A Great Friend To Many Of Us For Many Years At The Paradise Leaman Place Fire Company. He Served The Community And Was Very Active For Over 40 Years As A Firefighter, LT, Captain, Fire Police Officer As Well As Dinner Committees And Fund Raisers. His Sons And Grandsons Are Following His Examples In Volunteering And Serving The Community Here in Paradise as Well as Other Area's That They Live In. Please Keep The Fisher Family As Well As The Paradise Fire Company Members In Your Thoughts And Prayers!
Henry S. Fisher, 73, of 115 Black Horse Rd., Paradise, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Born in Paradise, he was the son of the late Levi S. and Sarah Stoltzfus Fisher. He was the husband of Emma Stoltzfus Fisher. Mr. Fisher was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Also surviving are: five children, Rebecca S. wife of John S. King, Quarryville, Malinda S. wife of Samuel K. Glick, Manheim, Levi J. husband of Fannie Stoltzfus Fisher, Jonas D. husband of Sara Beiler Fisher, both of Paradise, Sarah Ann wife of Ben K. Fisher, Leola; 39 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, David S. married to Lydia Fisher Fisher, Stephen S. married to Lydia Stoltzfus Fisher, both of Oxford, Levi S. married to Lydia Stoltzfoos Fisher, Paradise; sisters, Katie married to James Bawell, Gordonville, Hannah married to John Miller, Sarah married to Isaac Stoltzfus, both of Paradise, Emma married to Jacob Zook, Manheim; and a foster sister, Violet married to the late Curtis Horst, Lancaster. Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Reuben King.
Funeral Services: 9 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017 at the late home. Interment: Gordonville Cemetery. Viewing: at the late home till the service. Kindly omit flowers. Furman's – Leola
03/26/2017 22:06:27 CARDIAC ARREST-CLASS 1 3250 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Squad 47-2. Amb. 43-1 Was On The Scene Requested To Upgrade The Incident To A Cardiac Arrest. Squad 47-1 Made The Response. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 22:19.
03/25/2017 06:04:42 FIRE ACTIVITY 802 PEQUEA AVE SALISBURY TOWNSHIP-Squad 47-1 & Squad 472 Transfered Manpower To Station 42 To Staff Engine 42-2 And Rescue 42 While They Had Their Annual Mud Sale . The Units Returned @ 16:48
03/21/2017 13:13:20 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 1 24 MEADOW LN PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47 & Engine 47-2 Made The Response. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 13:53.
03/20/2017 23:56:01 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 1 3314 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47 (Lt. 47-3) W/6 & Squad 47-2 W/4 Made The Response. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 00:47.
03/20/2017 15:21:51 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 2 3333 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47 Arrived With A Vehicle Into A Utility Pole, With Pole Endangering The Rt 30 Traffic. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) W/5 And Engine 47-2 W/4 Responded. Mutual Aid Fire Police Were Requested For Assistance. PP&L Arrived To Take Care Of The Pole & Wire Issues And Rt.30 Was Reopened And Units Cleared @ 16:29. Thanks To All Companies For Your Assistance.
03/18/2017 02:08:29 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-STANDBY 328 N BELMONT RD LEACOCK TOWNSHIP-Fire Police 47 Assist Station 43. Squad 47-2 Made The Response. The Squad cleared The Scene @ 03:52.
03/15/2017 21:01:47 FIRE POLICE N BELMONT RD / W PEQUEA LN LEACOCK TOWNSHIP-Fire Police 47 Assist Station 43. Squad 47-1 Made The Response And Then Cleared The Scene @ 22:15.
03/15/2017 00:39:54 CARDIAC ARREST-CLASS 1 8 ROCK RIDGE AVE PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Squad 47-2. Squad 47-2 Made The Response And Cleared The Scene @ 01:23.
03/13/2017 13:45:02 BUILDING-DWELLING-1A 115 N JACKSON ST STRASBURG BOROUGH-Engine 47-2 7 Rescue 47 Assist Station 5. Chief 5 Arrived Several Minutes Later Confirmed A Pellet Stove Issues And Held The Box Alarm To Station 5.
3/11/2017 12:24:06 AUTO ALARM-COMMERCIAL 20 HARRISTOWN RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2 And Rescue 47. Assistant 47-1 And Engine 47-2 Made The Response And Cleared The Incident @ 12:30.
03/10/2017 21:21:39 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-TRAIN-1A RAILROAD AVE / LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2, Rescue 47 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47 went Responding LCWC Reported A Train Hit A Horse & Buggy In The Area Of Meadow Lane and The Train Is Stopped In The Area. Chief 47, Deputy 47, Assistant 47-1, Rescue 47 (Captain 47) W/8 Squad 47-2 Responded Searching The Area. Deputy 47 Located The Train In The Area Of Township Drive & Rt 30. The Units Were Making The Response To That Location Amb. 43-1 Found The Location Where The Horse & Buggy Was Struck In The Area Of Railroad Ave. The Crews Assisted In Transferring Passengers From One Train to Another Train And Cleanup until Clearing The Scene @ 23:26.
03/08/2017 21:54:56 CARDIAC ARREST-CLASS 1 115 BLACK HORSE RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Squad 47-2. Chief 47 & Squad 47-1 (Lt 47) Made The Response. The Units Arrived Assisting Amb. 43-1. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 22:51.
03/02/2017 13:09:38 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 33 MARTIC HEIGHTS DR MARTIC TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2. Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/7 Handled Standby Assignment and Was Released @ 15:26.
03/02/2017 10:07:11BUILDING-DWELLING-1A 133 PLEASANT VIEW DR STRASBURG BOROUGH-Engine 47-2 & Rescue 47 Assist Station 5. Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/4 Made The Response, But The Box Alarm Was Recalled While Enroute @ 10:14.
03/01/2017 08:38:09 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A 4952 LINCOLN HWYSALISBURY TOWNSHIP -Rescue 47 Assist Station 45. Rescue 47 (Captain 47) W/8 Responded With LCWC Reported Vehicle Into A Utility Pole With Entrapment. Rescue 47 Arrived Assisting The 45 Personnel With Fluid Control As Making Sure The Patient Was Free Waiting for EMS. The Rescue Cleared The Scene @ 9:02.