03/06/2018 12:05:13 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A S VINTAGE RD / LINCOLN HIGHWAY EAST PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 Assist Station 45. Rescue 47 (Captain 47) W/6 Responded. Assistant 45 Arrived With Multiple Vehicles And Tractor Trailers With No Entrapment. The Rescue Arrived And Check The One Tractor Trailer For Hazards And Returned @ 12:21.
03/04/2018 19:37:56 MEDICAL ASSIST 3135 LINCOLN HIGHWAY EAST PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Rescue 47 Was Request By EMS 43 On The Scene. The Rescue Made The Response And Cleared The Call @ 19:51.
2/26/2018 09:56 MEDICAL ASSIST 360 KENEAGY HILL ROAD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. EMS 43 Arrived finding The Door Locked Called For Fire Department For Forcible Entry. Before The Rescue Responded EMS 43 Gained Entry And Recalled The Fire Department At 10:02.
2/20/2018 10:59 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE TO 33 MARTIC HEIGHTS DRIVE MARTIC TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2. Engine 47-2 (Lt.47-3) W/6 Arrived Station 58 To Standby Along With Tanker 62 While They Were Working A Dwelling Fire. The Crews Washed Their Hose For Them And Then Cleared The Station Standby At 14:50.
2/15/2018 21:38 MEDICAL ASSIST 3096 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47. Chief 47 And Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/5 Responded. The Units Cleared The Call @ 22:03.
02/15/2018 19:56 CARDIAC ARREST-CLASS 1 3096 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Squad 47-2. Squad 47-1 Made The Response. Station 47 Cleared The Call @ 20:31.
02/10/2018 14:49 RESCUE-RESIDENTIAL-1A 3063 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E LEACOCK TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47 And Engine 47-2. Chief 47 Responded LCWC Reported Child Is Now Free, With That Info Chief 47 Recalled Station 47.
02/09/2018 17:09 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-UNKNOWN INJURY 3099 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47 (Captain 47) W/6 Squad 47-1 (Assistant 47-2) W/5 Made The Response. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 17:32.
02/07/2018 10:58 BUILDING-COMMERCIAL-1A 5806 LIMEVILLE RD SALISBURY TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47 Assist Station 42. Rescue 47 (Captain 47) W/8 Arrived Preparing For RIT Setup With The Rescue Was Released @ 11:34.
This Is 2017 Incident Report With LCWC Reports 133 Incidents For The Paradise Leaman Place Fire Company Station 47. LCWC Does Not Give A Report For Squads And Boats.
The Incidents For The Fire Apparatus For 2017.
Engine 47-2 - 70
Rescue 47 - 56 As A Rescue And 25 For A Engine For Total Of -71
The Township Responses For The Engine, Rescue, Brush, Squads & Boats Were As Follows.
Paradise Township - 72
East Lampeter Township- 13
Salisbury Township - 13
Leacock Township - 9
Bart Township -5
Strasburg Boro- 4
Martic Township - 3
Strasburg Township - 3
Upper Leacock Township - 3
Fulton Township - 2
Lancaster City - 2
Drumore Township- 1
Providence Township - 1
Quarryville Boro - 1
West Lampeter Township - 1
Just A Reminder We Are An ALL VOLUNTEER Department. We Have Men And Women That Work Very Hard To Keep The Company Going. The Volunteers That Respond To These Calls Also Are Constantly Training, Working Fundraisers, Going To Community Functions, They Have Weekly Bingo, Monthly Meetings, Monthly Equipment Maintenance, The List Goes On And On. Without These Dedicated Volunteers None Of These Responses Would Have Been Possible Unless The Township Would Have Paid Staff And That Would Cost The Tax Payers In The Township Thousands Of Dollars. Please Support Them At Their Fundraisers And Donations On Their Fund Drives. We Thank The Community As Well As The Township Supervisors For The Ongoing Support.
"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.
01/31/2018 21:18 UTILITY/WIRES 3333 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Brush 47 And Engine 47-2. Chief 47 And Deputy 47 Arrived With Power Indicators Flickering And The Call Was Cleared @ 21:22.
01/31/2018 18:36 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-STANDBY 3317 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 And Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/8, Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/7 And Squad 47-2 W/5 Made The Response. The Units Arrived With Debri And Fluids On The Roadway. The Cleanup Was Completed And Units Cleared The Scene @ 18:55.
1/31/2018 02:19 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 1 ROUTE 30 / BLACK HORSE RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 And Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/8, Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/4 And Squad 47-2 Made The Response To Find A Vehicle Into A Utility Pole With A Pole Broken And Wires Down Closing Rt. 30. The Utility Companies Were Notified And Arrived To Clear The Roadway And The units Cleared The Call @ 03:34.
01/29/2018 01:05 BUILDING-DWELLING-1A 144 GIBBLES HILL ROAD BART TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 Assist Station 51. Rescue 47 (Lt.47-3) W/8 Arrived With Crews Going To Manpower Staging. The Rescue 47 Cleared The Scene @ 02:32. Photo's From BTFC And CFC
01/25/2018 17:21 MEDICAL ASSIST 3213 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/8 Arrived To Assist Amb. 43-1 On The Scene. The Rescue Cleared The Scene @ 17:32.
01/23/2018 11:50:59 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-STANDBY 3144 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Chief 47 And Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/6 Arrived With 2 Vehicles. The Crew Cleanup The Debri On The Roadway And Cleared The Scene @ 12:14.
01/18/2018 06:43:56 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 2 STRASBURG ROAD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) W/8 Made The Response. The 47 House Cleared The Call @ 7:12.
01/18/2018 05:13:20 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A 3047 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E LEACOCK TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Assistant 47-2, Rescue 47 (Captain 47) W/8 Squad 47-2 Arrived With A Vehicle Into Utility Pole With Entrapment. The Crew Worked On Extrication Along With EMS As Well As Applied Oil Dry To The Oil Leaks. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 5:54.
1/18/2018 03:17:49 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 2 95 N KINZER ROAD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Fire Police 47. Squad 47-2 Responded, But Returned To Station When Station 47 Was Dispatched To Leacock Township MVA @ 5:13.
01/06/2018 20:41:25 INVESTIGATION-INSIDE 72 HAWTHORNE CIRCLE PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 Covering For Station 50. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) W/5 Made The Response Along With Chief 53 And Engine 53-2. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 21:22. The Rescue Returned To Station 50 And Then Released @ 21:31.
01/06/2018 19:53 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 2901 WILLOW STREET PIKE WEST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP -Rescue 47. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-1) W/5 Made The Response To Stand By Along With Engine 53-2 While They Were Working A Dwelling Fire. We Were On Standby When Received A Call In Providence Township @ 20:41.
01/06/2018 18:16:21 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 1 ROUTE 741 / S BELMONT ROAD PARADISE TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/6 Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/4 Arrived Assisting EMS, As Well As Working With The Spill Control. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 18:59.
01/06/2018 00:25:21 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 802 PEQUEA AVE SALISBURY TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/8 Made The Response To Standby While They Were Assisting Station 52 On A Dwelling Fire. The Rescue Cleared The Standby @ 01:28.
01/05/2018 11:54 BUILDING-COMMERCIAL-2A 3222 W NEWPORT ROAD LEACOCK TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2 Assist Station 44. Engine 47-2 (Captain 47) W/5 Was The 3rd Arriving Fire Apparatus Went Thru The Field To The Charlie Side Putting 2 - 1 3/4" Lines In Service Protecting The Back Side Exposures As A Pickup Truck, Tractor & The Outdoor Furnace. The Engine Crew Worked The Back Side Until Returning @ 13:46.
Cold Weather Safety Tips
When you are outside, frostbite and hypothermia are possible so you need to protect yourself.
1. Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing.
2. Wear a hat. Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
3. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
4. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
1. There has only been a short period of ice making weather. Ice has not had a chance to thicken and firm up
. 2. It is recommended you stay off the ice at this time.
To keep pipes from freezing on an outside wall:
1. Let hot and cold water trickle or drip at night from a faucet.
2. Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to un-insulated pipes under a sink or near an outer wall.
3. Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.
4. If you plan to be away: (1) Have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing, or (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler systems).
If Pipes Freeze:
1. Make sure you and your family knows how to shut off the water, in case pipes burst.
2. NEVER try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch. Use a hair dryer instead.
3. Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent, deadly killer claiming about 1,000 lives each year in the United States.
1. Install a carbon monoxide detector.
2. NEVER run generators indoors.
3. Open a window slightly when using a kerosene heater and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. 4. NEVER use a gas oven to heat your home.
5. If your heat goes out, you can keep warm indoors by closing off rooms you do not need, dressing in layers of lightweight clothing, and wearing a cap.
Wood-burning stoves, fireplaces and heaters:
1. Always keep a screen around an open flame.
2. NEVER use gasoline to start your fireplace.
3. NEVER burn charcoal indoors.
4. Do not close the damper when ashes are hot.
5. Use only safe sources of alternative heat such as a fireplace, small well-vented wood or coal stove or portable space heaters. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.
12/22/2017 05:06:46 SPILL CONTROL 3292 LINCOLN HIGHWAY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Chief 47 And Rescue 47 (Lt.47-1) W/5 Arrived Applying Oil Dry And Cleanup. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 05:51.
12/21/2017 15:22:48 BRUSH-1A 48 SLAYMAKER HILL ROAD PARADISE TOWNSHIP- Brush 47 Assist Station 45. Brush 47 W/3 Responded, But Was Recalled By Chief 45 While Enroute 15:27.
12/20/2017 21:06:38 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A 93 N BELMONT ROAD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47 And Deputy 47 Arrived With 2 Vehicles Inside The Belmont Road Covered Bridge. Rescue 47 (Lt. 47-2) W/8, Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/7 Arrived Assisting EMS With Patient. Squad 47-1 Responded To Assist With Traffic Control. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 23:25.
12/20/2017 12:59:47 VEHICLE FIRE-1A CHERRY HILL RD / PARADISE LANE PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2 Rescue 47. Engine 47-2 (Assistant 47-2) W/4 And Rescue 47 Arrived With Heavy Smoke from The Top Of A Trash Truck, Going To Work With 1 3/4" Preconnects For Fire Attack. The Units Cleared The Scene @ 14:52.
12/18/2017 17:19:56 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-TRACTOR TRAILER-1A 3317 LINCOLN HWY E 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 @ 17:42.
12/09/2017 17:03:38 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-STANDBY 247 S BELMONT RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-1. Chief 47, Rescue 47 And Squad 47-2 Made The Response As Well As Fire Police From Station 51. The Units Cleared The Call @ 19:40.
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