07/29/2013 09:55:58 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-FIRE-1A 261 WOLF ROCK RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2, Rescue 47, Squad 47-2 & Tanker 45. Chief 47 Responded LCWC Advising A Dump Truck On Its Side And On Fire. Chief 47 Arrived Reporting The Dump Truck Not On Fire With
Fluids Leaking. Tanker 45 Upon Arrival Pulled A 1 3/4" Handline While Rescue 47 (Captain 47-1) W/6, Engine 47-2 (Captain 47-2) W/5 Arrived Going To Work On Spill Control With Booms, Pans, Putty, Pigtails And Diking Material. The Multiple Company Teamwork Went Into Play On The Call To Make a
Stop On Hazardous-Materials From Entering The Creek. The County Haz-mat Team Was Called For To Assist With Hazardous-Materials. Null's Towing Arrived With Multiple Units To Work On The Truck To Get It Back On Its Wheels. The Fire Crews Assisted On Transferring The Diesel Fuel And Hyd.
Oils. Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Closed Down Wolf Rock Road. Units Were Able To Clear The Scene @ 13:01. Photo's From Photo 5 & Null's Towing.
07/29/2013 06:51:57 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 1 3182 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP- Engine 47-2, Rescue 47 & Squad 47-2. The Call Was Called In By Radio By Assistant 45 With 1 Vehicle Off The Roadway Into A Tree. Rescue 47 (Captain 47-2) W/8, Engine 47-2 (FF I King) W/5, Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Arrived The Scene, Depowered The Vehicle And Waited For The arrival Of PSP. The Last Units Cleared The Scene @ 07:58.
07/27/2013 20:07:43 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 1 3299 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2, Rescue 47 And Squad 47-2. Rescue 47 (Captain 47-3) W/8, Engine 47-2 (FF I King) W/6, Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Arrived The Scene With A Buggy Down Over An Embankment. The Personnel Assisted The EMS And Directed Traffic Around The Incident. Units Cleared The Scene @ 20:36.
07/27/2013 00:34:44 BUILDING-DWELLING-1A 133 ROBERT EVANS WAY STRASBURG BOROUGH - Rescue 47. Rescue 47 (Deputy 47) W/8 Arrived The Scene With The Crew Going To Manpower Staging. The Rescue Cleared The Scene @ 01:13.
07/25/2013 15:13:26 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 2 3083 LINCOLN HWY E PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2, Rescue 47 & Squad 47-2. Rescue 47 (Captain47-1) W/7, Engine 47-2 (FF Hershey)W/4, Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Made The Response. Units Arrived With 2 Vehicles Involved Assisted EMS And Worked With The Traffic Around The Scene And The Singer Ave Intersection. Units Cleared The Scene @ 15:45.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Extreme Heat What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat?
People suffer heat-related illness when the body's temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn't enough. In such cases, a person's body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs. Several factors affect the body's ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather. When the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly. Other conditions that can limit the ability to regulate temperature include old age, youth (age 0-4), obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug use and alcohol use.
Who is at greatest risk for heat-related illness?
Those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age, people 65 years of age and older, people who are overweight, and people who are ill or on certain medications.
What is heat stroke?
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.
What are the warning signs of a heat stroke?
Warning signs of heat stroke vary but may include the following:
An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating) * Rapid, strong pulse * Throbbing headache
Dizziness * Nausea * Confusion * Unconsciousness
What should I do if I see someone with any of the warning signs of heat stroke?
If you see any of these signs, you may be dealing with a life-threatening emergency. Have someone call for immediate medical assistance while you begin cooling the victim. Do the following:
Get the victim to a shady area. * Cool the victim rapidly, using whatever methods you can. For example, immerse the victim in a tub of cool water; place the person in a cool shower; spray the victim with cool water from a garden hose; sponge the person with cool water; or if the humidity is low, wrap the victim in a cool, wet sheet and fan him or her vigorously. * Monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101-102°F. * If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call the hospital emergency room for further instructions. * Do not give the victim alcohol to drink. * Get medical assistance as soon as possible.
What is heat exhaustion?
Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, those with high blood pressure, and those working or exercising in a hot environment.
What are the warning signs of heat exhaustion?
The warning signs of heat exhaustion include the following:
Heavy sweating * Paleness * Muscle cramps * Tiredness * Weakness * Dizziness * Headache * Nausea or vomiting * Fainting * The skin may be cool and moist. The pulse rate will be fast and weak, and breathing will be fast and shallow. If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. See medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour.
What steps can be taken to cool the body during heat exhaustion?
Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages. * Rest. * Take a cool shower, bath, or sponge bath.
Seek an air-conditioned environment. * Wear lightweight clothing.
What are heat cramps and who is affected?
Heat cramps are muscle pains or spasms – usually in the abdomen, arms, or legs – that may occur in association with strenuous activity. People who sweat a lot during strenuous activity are prone to heat cramps. This sweating depletes the body's salt and moisture. The low salt level in the muscles causes painful cramps. Heat cramps may also be a symptom of heat exhaustion. If you have heart problems or are on a low-sodium diet, seek medical attention for heat cramps.
What should I do if I have heat cramps?
If medical attention is not necessary, take the following steps:
Stop all activity and sit quietly in a cool place. * Drink clear juice or a sports beverage.
Do not return to strenuous activity for a few hours after the cramps subside because further exertion may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Seek medical attention for heat cramps if they do not subside in 1 hour.
What is heat rash?
Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather. It can occur at any age but is most common in young children. Heat rash looks like a red cluster of pimples or small blisters. It is more likely to occur on the neck and upper chest, in the groin, under the breasts, and in elbow creases.
What is the best treatment for heat rash?
The best treatment for heat rash is to provide a cooler, less humid environment. Keep the affected area dry. Dusting powder may be used to increase comfort.
Can medications increase the risk of heat-related illness?
The risk for heat-related illness and death may increase among people using the following drugs: (1) psychotropics, which affect psychic function, behavior, or experience (e.g. haloperidol or chlorpromazine); (2) medications for Parkinson's disease, because they can inhibit perspiration; (3) tranquilizers such as phenothiazines, butyrophenones, and thiozanthenes; and (4) diuretic medications or "water pills" that affect fluid balance in the body.
How effective are electric fans in preventing heat-related illness?
Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Air conditioning is the strongest protective factor against heat-related illness. Exposure to air conditioning for even a few hours a day will reduce the risk for heat-related illness. Consider visiting a shopping mall or public library for a few hours.
How can people protect their health when temperatures are extremely high?
Remember to keep cool and use common sense. Drink plenty of fluid, replace salts and minerals, wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen, pace yourself, stay cool indoors, schedule outdoor activities carefully, use a buddy system, monitor those at risk, and adjust to the environment.
How much should I drink during hot weather?
During hot weather you will need to drink more liquid than your thirst indicates. Increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level. During heavy exercise in a hot environment, drink two to four glasses (16-32 ounces) of cool fluids each hour. Avoid drinks containing alcohol because they will actually cause you to lose more fluid.
Should I take salt tablets during hot weather?
Do not take salt tablets unless directed by your doctor. Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body. These are necessary for your body and must be replaced. The easiest and safest way to do this is through your diet. Drink fruit juice or a sports beverage when you exercise or work in the heat.
What is the best clothing for hot weather or a heat wave?
Wear as little clothing as possible when you are at home. Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. In the hot sun, a wide-brimmed hat will provide shade and keep the head cool. If you must go outdoors, be sure to apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to going out and continue to reapply according to the package directions. Sunburn affects your body's ability to cool itself and causes a loss of body fluids. It also causes pain and damages the skin.
What should I do if I work in a hot environment?
Pace yourself. If you are not accustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all activity. Get into a cool area or at least in the shade, and rest, especially if you become lightheaded, confused, weak, or faint.
07/12/2013 12:52:17 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 2 S BELMONT RD / ROUTE 741 PARADISE TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-2.Rescue47 (Assistant 47-2) W/8 Responded LCWC Reported 2 Vehicles In The School Yard. Engine 47-2 (Captain 47-3) W/6 And Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Response As Well. Units Arrived To Confirm The Report As Well As 1 Vehicle Against The School Building With It Destoying The Side Deck/Ramp. Units Returned @ 13:38.
07/10/2013 11:59:07 FIRE POLICE ROUTE 30 / MCILVAINE RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP- Fire Police 47 Assist Station 45 (Kinzers). Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Arrived Blocked Off Mcilvaine Road Assisting Station 45 While The Road was Blocked Because Of Wires Down. Units Returned @ 13:53.
Engine 47-2 Has Been In The Town Of Paradise Several Weeks Now. The Cab Lettering Is Complete, But The Body Needs To Be Completed. It Is Going To Glick's Fire Equipment For Tool Mounting This Week. The Lettering Will Be Completed There As Well As Radio Install. We Hope To Place It In Service Around August 1st.
07/06/2013 08:50:15 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 1 96 PARADISE LN PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2, Rescue 47 & Squad 47-2. Deputy 47 Responded LCWC Reported 1 Vehicle And A Horse Unknown If a Buggy Is Attached. Rescue 47 (Captain 47-2) W/7 Engine 47-2 (Captain47-3) W/5 Arrived Depowered The Vehicle And Cleaned Up The Roadway. Units Cleared The Scene @ 09:31.
07/05/2013 08:43:45 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 2 4967 ROUTE 741 SALISBURY TOWNSHIP- Fire Police Assist 45. Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Made The Response To Mcilvaine Road & Rt 741 To Assist 45 With Traffic Control. Units Returned @ 11:40.
07/03/2013 20:51:58 UNKNOWN TYPE-FIRE 166 S BELMONT RD PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Engine 47-2, rescue 47 & Tanker 45. Deputy 47 Responded LCWC Reported A Big Fire With People Running Toward It Unknown What Is Burning Behind The Given Address. Engine 47-2 (Lt 47) W/5 Rescue 47 & Tanker 45 Made The Response Staging @ 166 S. Belmont Road. Deputy 47 Found The Fire Across From 656 Strasburg Road In A Field Finding That It Was Attended Fire Recalling The Box @ 21:06.
06/30/2013 13:15:22 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 2 2992 LINCOLN HWY E EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47, Engine 47-2 & Squad 47-2. Chief 47 Made The Response LCWC Reported 2 Vehicles with 1 Vehicle Into A House. Assistant 47-1 And Chief 47 Arrived Confirming The Report As Well As A Utility Pole Struck With Multiple Patients With Chief 47 Establishing Command 47.. Rescue 47 (Lt. 47) W/7, Engine 47-2 (Safety 47-2) W/4 Arrived The Scene Assisting EMS With Patient Care And Checking The Structure Damage. The Units Cleared The Scene @
06/29/2013 12:39:05 STANDBY-TRANSFER FIRE 11 FURNACE RD BART TOWNSHIP -Rescue 47. The Rescue Cleared The 51 House @ 13:14.
06/29/2013 12:21:27 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT-1A S BELMONT RD / ROUTE 896 PARADISE TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47 & Fire Police 47 Assisting 51. Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Arrived Corner Catch Road & S. Belmont Road To Assist 51 With Closing The Road. Command 51 Requested Rescue 47 To Assist With Extrication. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) W/8 Made The Response. While The Rescue Was Enroute @ 12:39 Command 51 Requested Rescue 47 To Relocate Station 51.
06/28/2013 18:53:02 PERSON STRUCK-CLASS 1 3342 W PEQUEA LN LEACOCK TOWNSHIP- Rescue 47. Assistant 47-1 Made The Response LCWC Reported That A Vehicle Struck A Lawn Mower With a patient With Possible Head Injury. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) W/8, Engine 47-2 (Captain 47-3) W/5 Squad 47-2 (Captain 47-1) W/5 Arrived With Patient Already In Care Of EMS. Units Cleared The Scene @ 19:02.
06/28/2013 14:27:41 VEHICLE ACCIDENT-CLASS 24988 LINCOLN HWY E SALISBURY TOWNSHIP-Squad 47-2/Fire Police. Squad 47-2 (Fire Police) Arrived Assisting Station 45 Personnel With Traffic Control Until Clearing @ 16:24.
06/26/2013 09:05:48 MEDICAL ASSIST 3029 LINCOLN HWY E EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP-Rescue 47. Rescue 47 (Assistant 47-2) w/8 Arrived To Assist Ambulance 4-3-1 On The Scene With Bringing The Patient From The 2nd Floor Of The Residence. Rescue Cleared The Scene @ 09:24.