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2012

Totals

Month Fire BLS ALS
Jan: 19 64 74
Feb: 18 36 41
Mar: - - -
Apr: - - -
May: - - -
Jun: - - -
Jul: - - -
Aug: - - -
Sep: - - -
Oct: - - -
Nov: - - -
Dec: - - -
Total: 37 100 115
Total:   215

2011

Totals

Month Fire BLS ALS
Jan: 16 70 -
Feb: 25 66 30
Mar: 22 74 39
Apr: 16 58 38
May: 13 59 54
Jun: 14 59 62
Jul: 11 68 48
Aug: 19 73 70
Sep: 14 52 59
Oct: 24 70 72
Nov: 17 50 66
Dec: 10 69 87
Total: 201 768 625
Total:   1393

2010

Totals

Month Fire EMS
Jan: 11 46
Feb: 13 59
Mar: 12 52
Apr: 15 55
May: 15 76
Jun: 10 61
Jul: 28 57
Aug: 10 51
Sep: 15 55
Oct: 4 51
Nov: 19 49
Dec: 23 64
Total: 174 676

2009

Totals

Month Fire EMS
Jan: 13 46
Feb: 10 65
Mar: 16 70
Apr: 15 53
May: 13 51
Jun: 12 47
Jul: 13 49
Aug: 15 55
Sep: 11 46
Oct: 17 63
Nov: 13 52
Dec: 12 53
Total: 160 651

2008

Totals

Month Fire EMS
Jan: 15 58
Feb: 15 50
Mar: 11 48
Apr: 17 52
May: 10 52
Jun: 13 40
Jul: 3 54
Aug: 11 64
Sep: 10 80
Oct: 16 69
Nov: 16 60
Dec: 23 51
Total: 175 639

 

 

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RECENT NEWS & INCIDENTS


CARBON MONOXIDE  - BLOOMFIELD BORO

March 2 – This evening at 2043 hrs, Rescue 8, Ambulances 89-1, 89-2, 89-3, 109-1, 29, 129, 129-1 and 49 and Medics 1, 1-1, 81 and 88 were dispatched for a carbon monoxide incident with 5 patients laying in the yard and additional patients still in the residence.  Ambulance 89-1 arrived on scene assuming EMS command.  Rescue 8, Utility 8 and Engine 8 assisted on the scene with patient care and checking the building for additional occupants and checking the residence with the gas meter.  Ambulances 49 and 129-1 were placed in service enroute, but the remaining units all transported patients to local hospitals.  Ambulance 89-2 returned to the station and was on standby to provide coverage in the our first due and Newport, Duncannon and Shermansdale areas until those units became available.  Company 8 went available at 21:29 after the house maintenance man arrived on scene and was informed of the situation. Fire police closed S. Carlisle St. ( 34 fire personnel responding ).

After members returned and had everything back in service, we enjoyed cake for Jeff Drum's 42nd birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeff !!!
 


FEBRUARY Report

Response Report

Top Firefighters

Apparatus

Dick Groff   -  16 Rescue  -  9
Keith Waltz  -  15 Engine  -  9
Tony Bentley/Rick Robinson  - 14 Tanker  -  8
Austin McClaren/Colby McClaren - 12 Utility  -  5
Harold Spotts/Chad Tressler  - 11 Brush  -  3

Top Firepolice

Terry Dupert   -  17

Craig Kline  -  16

Randy Beam/Bob Kellichner  -  12

Average response per incident was 21 personnel


MUTUAL AID STRUCTURE FIRE - Wheatfield Twp.

February 29 – The second working fire for Duncannon in Wheatfield Twp. with Company 8 assisting. This afternoon at 1639 hrs. units were dispatched to Dellville Rd. in the 600 block for a house fire. Duncannon made a good stop on this fire, with Company 8 helping with overhaul and venting. Tanker 8 pumped into Tanker 2 with fire police closing the road. Company 8 went available at 1822 hrs. ( 31 fire personnel responded  )

Thanks to Engine 11 for standing by at Station 8.


MUTUAL AID STRUCTURE FIRE - Wheatfield Twp.

February 27 –  Shermansdale Fire Company was on scene of a field and woods fire in Carroll Twp. in the area of the 6300 block of Spring Rd. when Chief 12 asked for Brush and Tanker 8 to assist at 1538 hrs.. Brush 8 helped with extinguishing the field and hitting hot spots with the Tanker supplying tanker 12-1. Company 8 went available at 1723 hrs. with fire police controlling traffic. ( 20 fire personnel responded  )


MUTUAL AID BRUSH FIRE - CARROLL Twp.

February 27 – At 1241 hrs. a 1st alarm for Company 2 and mutual aid Companies were dispatched for a reported shed fire near a house in Wheatfield Twp. on Panels Church Rd. Engine and Rescue 8 responded. At 1248 hrs., Tanker 8 was added with the working fire box after County advised Chief 2-1 the house was now involved. Duncannon personnel had a quick knock down with Company 8 helping with overhaul. Tanker 8 went available at 13:46 with Engine and Rescue at 1403 hrs.. Fire police helped with traffic control. ( 19 fire personnel responded  )


Field Fire - Wheatfield Twp.

February 21 – Today at 1611 hrs. Company 8 was dispatched to a corn field on fire in Wheatfield Twp. off Yankee Dr. Chief 8 arrived and assigned Brush 8 to pump and drive with Engine 8 to pull handlines to help extinguish this field fire. Manpower from Utility 8 helped with the fire line, with Tanker 8 staging on Windy Hill. Company 8 went available at 1648 hrs., with Fire Police controlling traffic. ( 25 fire personnel responding  )

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Don Walker - Photographer


CHICKEN BBQ

February 18 – This morning members started to prepare for the annual winter chicken barbecue with the proceeds going towards the building fund. With the mild temperature, the 23 members enjoyed a nice day for barbecuing.  Customers were ready for some fire company chicken as we sold out in fifty minutes.  Thanks for your support.

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Don Walker - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE TWP.

February 15 – Tonight at 2129 hrs, after members peeled potatoes and set up the hall for our fire and EMS banquet, County dispatched Rescue 8, Ambulance 89-2, and Medic 1 in the area of 352 Clouser Hollow Rd. Spring Twp. for a reported vehicle on its side with possible confinement.  Units arrived to find a pick up on its side, with a male standing up with no injuries but unable to self extricate.  Fire personnel stabilized the vehicle and checked for any hazards before helping the driver out of his truck.  Rescue 8 went available at 2223 hrs. with fire police controlling traffic. ( 27 fire personnel responding  )

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Don Walker - Photographer


CHIMNEY FIRE - JUNIATA TWP.

February 12 – This morning at 1054 hrs, County dispatched Company 8 and Ambulance 89-3 for a chimney fire at 980 Hollow Rd. Juniata Twp.  Units arrived to find a wooden board and a cinder block put on the top of the chimney by the homeowner who was trying to extinguish this fire since 0800 hrs. The roof crew ran chains and the torpedo down to unblock the clogged flue, while the interior crew extinguished the fire in the insert and checked for any extension. After running the chains numerous times and removing all debris from the fire box and smoke shelf Company 8 went available at 1210 hrs. Fire police controlled traffic. ( 22 fire personnel responding )


RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - Bloomfield Boro

February 5 – At 13:49 the tones went out for a reported house fire in the 300 block of Keystone Way in the Boro of New Bloomfield. Chief 8 arrived and reported smoke showing. Engine 8's crew advanced a 1.75 handline into the basement from a outside entrance and had a quick knock down keeping this fire to just the basement area. Truck 10's crew did a search and checked for any extension with the other companies helping with overhaul and ventilation.  Tankers 10 and 12 dumped into a fold-a-tank set up in front of Tanker 8 just to be ready, with Engine 10 setting up a fill site at the Boro shed. Box 8-01 Engines 8,10,2  Tankers 8,10,2,12  Rescue 8  Truck 10, Utility 8, and Ambulance 89-3.  Company 8 went available at 16:09 ( 33 fire personnel responding)

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Don Walker - Photographer


January Report

Response Report

Top Firefighters

Apparatus

Keith Waltz  -  19 Rescue  -  12
Dick Groff / Tony Bentley  - 18 Engine  -  8
Chad Tressler  - 17 Tanker  -  7
Keith Comp/Mitch Robb - 16 Brush/Utility  - 1

Top Firepolice

Craig Kline  -  19

Terry Dupert   -  17

Randy Beam  -  12

Average response per incident was 20 personnel


AUTO ACCIDENT - CARROLL twp.

January 26 – County dispatched Rescue 8 and Ambulance 89-3 for an accident in the area of Mecks Corner in Carroll Twp. at 2234 hrs.. Units arrived to find a truck off the roadway into a small ditch with the driver out. Fire personnel checked for any hazards and fire police controlled traffic till the roadway was opened.  EMS assessed the driver with this being a sign off. Rescue 8 went available at 2322 hrs.( 24 fire )


RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - JUNIATA twp.

January 20 – Tonight, Newport Fire Company was dispatched for a mobile home fire in the 5600 block of Middle Ridge Rd., Juniata Twp.  As Newport units were enroute, County advised Chief 10 that callers were now reporting a fully involved mobile home.  With this information, Chief 10 added Tanker 8 at 2143 hrs. Engine 8 was then added minutes later, and assigned to set up a fill site on Orchard Road. Tanker 8 hauled two loads of water and dumped to supply Engine 10.  Engine 8 set up a fill site using its 500 gpm portable pump and filled tankers. Fire personnel assisted with extinguishing and overhaul.  Fire police controlled traffic at the fill site.  Tanker 8 went available at 2304 hrs. and Engine 8 at 2339 hrs. (26 fire personnel responding)


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE twp.

January 18 – Rescue 8, Ambulance 89, and Medic 1 were dispatched for a vehicle overturned on Spring Road Centre Twp. in the area of Jericho Rd. at 0640 hrs. Units arrived to find the driver out and requiring no medical treatment. Fire personnel helped clear the roadway with fire police controlling traffic. Company 8 went available at 0736 hrs. ( fire personnel responding - 13)

As members were leaving the station, County dispatched tanker 8 at 0752 hrs. to transfer to station 2 as they were working a building fire in Dauphin County. Tanker 8 was on standby with Rescue 5 till 1218 hrs. with no runs. (Thanks Company 2 for the pizza.)


RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - SAVILLE twp.

January 15 – At 0626 hrs, Engine and Rescue 8 were dispatched to the area of 2069 Rock Hollow Rd, Saville Township, to assist Ickesburg Fire Company with a structure fire.  Enroute, units were advised of a house under renovation, fully involved and almost on the ground.  Chief 3-1 arrived on scene confirming the dispatch.  Engine 3 knocked down the fire quickly with a master stream and a water supply was established from a pond beside the driveway to the residence.  Company 8 crews assisted with hose line advancement to the rear of the structure.  Fire Police assisted with closing down the road.  Company 8 had 19 fire personnel on scene and returned to quarters at  0830 hrs.

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Steve Kidd - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE twp.

January 14 – At 2206 hrs. Rescue 8 and Ambulance 89 were dispatched for a reported truck in a ditch on Jericho Rd. near Clouser hollow Rd.  Ambulance 89 arrived to find the driver  out of the truck and requiring no medical treatment and was turned over to PSP.  Company 8 provided lighting  and checked for any hazards.  Fire Police controlled traffic.  Units operated with 28 personnel on the scene and returned available at 2258 hrs.


RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - WHEATFIELD twp.

January 14 – At 0306 hrs. Engine and Rescue 8 were dispatched to assist "The Almighty's" at 717 Newport Rd for a residential structure fire.  Engine 8 was assigned to establish a fill site on Sulpher Springs Rd and Rescue 8 to report to the scene.  At 0318 hrs, the working fire dispatch was transmitted, adding Tanker 8 to the scene.  Tanker 8 hauled 2 loads of water.  Rescue 8's crew assisted with salvage and overhaul.  Engine 4 transferred to station 8 until Co. 8 went available at 0705 hrs.  Company 8 units operated with 25 personnel on the scene.


RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - TYRONE twp.

January 13 – Around 1030 hrs. New Bloomfield Fire Co. was dispatched with Landisburg, Ickesburg and Newport Fire Companies for a reported structure fire.  Engine, Rescue and Tanker 8 responded with 26 personnel.  Units were placed available enroute by Chief 4.


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE twp.

January 13 – At 0627 hrs, Rescue 8 and Ambulance 89-1 were dispatched to the 1200 block of Shermans Valley Rd. for an auto accident with possibly no injuries.  Units arrived on scene to find a pole sheared off.  Ambulance 89-1 assessed the patient and requested Medic 1 to rendezvous on the square of New Bloomfield.  Ambulance 89-1 went enroute towards Hershey Medical Center and requested Life Lion to fly.  The landing zone was established by Duncannon Fire Co. at Shermanata Dr.  Units went available at 0732 hrs. and had 20 fire personnel on the scene.

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Don Walker - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE twp.

December 30 – New Bloomfield Fire and EMS, Newport EMS, Landisburg EMS and West Shore EMS were dispatched for a vehicle accident with entrapment.  Rescue 8 arrived on scene to find confinement and two vehicles head-on. 

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AUTO ACCIDENT - Carroll twp.

October 26 – New Bloomfield Fire and EMS and Duncannon EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Spring Rd and Sandy Hollow Rd. for a two vehicle auto accident.  Ambulance 89-2 arrived on scene and held the units to Rescue 8 and two ambulances from New Bloomfield.  All other EMS units were placed available.  Rescue 8 crew arrived on scene and assisted EMS with patient care and debris removal. 

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Don Walker - Photographer


mutual aid - Carroll twp.

October 6 – At 1611 hrs, Tanker 8 (12-1) was dispatched to assist Company 12 at Diemlers Recycling on Sleepy Hollow Rd. Carroll Twp. for L.P. cylinders and gas tanks on fire. Tanker 8 responded and arrived on scene and pumped off a tank of water to tanker 12.  As this call was taking place the real tanker 8 was being brought back to station 8 to be put back in service. With a crew in station, water and equipment was put back on and tanker 8,  Chief 12 requested tanker 8 also to the scene.  Company 8 went available with both tankers at 1718 hrs. (How ironic that the only call tanker 8 had was to assist company 12. )  (25 members responded)

THANKS AGAIN Shermans Dale Fire Co.

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Don Walker - Photographer


PHASE 1 WATER RESCUE

October 1 – This weekend members from Station 8 and West Enola Station 19  took part in a 16 hour Phase 1 Water Rescue.  On Saturday with the water being on the chilly side students enjoyed a swim in Dan Paul's pond after a lecture and power point from Instructor Marvin Reist. On Sunday, with rivers still over their banks this class made their way to Shermans Creek to do their hands on work. (15 members training)


TANKER 12-1 TEMPORARY REPLACES TANKER 8

September 22 – As September comes around the annual service to all the fire apparatus and pumps with a State Inspection are due. Tanker 8's day came with bad news, a major piece of metal was found in the transmission. With this unit being out of service a call was made to Chief Mike Minnich of Company 12 to ask if we could use tanker 12-1 until tanker 8 was fixed.  On Saturday, September 24, tanker 12-1 became tanker 8 for the next 13 days.  A special thanks to Company 12 for letting us use their second tanker.  This is very much appreciated.


elevator INCIDENT TRAINING

September 21 & 28 – An 8 hour Handling Elevator Incident was held for two Wednesday night trainings for members through HACC.  B.C. Sam Clark from Harrisburg Bureau of Fire gave a power point and lecture on the first night.  Members then did a hands on training on elevators at the county building in New Bloomfield the second night. (26 members training)


MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT - CARROLL TWP.

August 31 – Tonight at 1944 hrs. as members were doing our monthly maintenance, county dispatched Rescue 8, Ambulances 29 ,129 and C/M 88, in place of Ambulance 89 and Medic 1,  for a reported motorcycle accident in Carroll Twp. around Meck's Corner.  MICU 89 had a crew on station and responded.  New Bloomfield EMS arrived on scene with two males that required no medical treatment and were sign-offs, all other EMS units were cancelled.  Fire police controlled traffic and rescue 8 went available at 2011 hrs. (30 members responded).


2011 PERRY COUNTY FAIR FIRE PROTECTION - OLIVER TWP.

August 24 – Engine 8 with six went to the Perry County Fair for our annual fire protection rotation. With no emergencies, the crew was able to enjoy some good food and see some old friends.


CAMPER FIRE - CENTRE TWP.

August 20 – At 1700 hours, company 8 and tanker 12 were dispatched for a reported camper fire in the 1600 block of Jerico Rd. in Centre Twp Tanker 12 was placed in service after New Bloomfield fire arrived on scene to find a small camper on fire. Crews ran one line and extinguished this camper and went available at 1748 (23 members responded).

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Don Walker - Photographer


RURAL WATER SUPPLY EXERCISE - CENTRE TWP.

August 17 – Tonight's training took us out to Holman Lake at Little Buffalo State Park for a rural water supply exercise.  Engines 8, 10-1, Rescue 8 Truck 10 Tankers 8, 3, 4, 10, 12 and Utility 8 took part. Engine 10-1 set up a fill site near the east end boat ramp and a 500 GPM portable pump off of Engine 8 was set up on Little Buffalo road about the middle of the lake to help fill tankers. Tankers ran a 2.5 mile loop and dumped into two fold-a-tanks that Engine 8 drafted out off. Engine 8 supplied Truck 10 and a ram deck gun for over one hour with a flow of over 700 GPM. Thanks to the other companies for coming out and training. (NBFD 20 members training)

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Steve Kidd - Photographer


Ol' Farmer McLaughlin says the corn is ready

August 13 – Thanks again to Dave and Patti McLaughlin for generously donating sweet corn for the third year in a row.  Members gathered beginning at 9:00 am to husk, silk, cook, cut and freeze corn for our supply.  Also, thanks to the fifty-three members and families for all of their help this year.

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Company 8 - Photographer


LP GAS EMERGENCIES TRAINING - CENTRE TWP.

August 8 – Jim Swenson owner of Swenson Fuels, Inc. provided a class on L P gas emergencies with a tour of his storage and tank trucks, as well as a power point presentation by Dan Waters, who travels the east coast giving classes.  Jim also provided a good 6 meal for everybody. Companies that attended were Ickesburg, Newport, New Bloomfield, and Shermans Dale.

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Company 8 - Photographer


LANDING ZONE - LITTLE BUFFALO STATE PARK, CENTRE TWP.

July 22 – Engine 8 was dispatched to assist Ambulance 89-1 and Perry Medic 1 at Little Buffalo State Park for aero medical operations. 

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Steve Kidd - Photographer


2011 FIREMEN'S CLUB PICNIC

July 16 – The New Bloomfield Sportsman's Club was the place to be for another great outing for the New Bloomfield Firemen's Club. 

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Don Walker - Photographer

A big Thank You goes out to Chuck and Deana Fry for building and hand painting a set of corn hole boards for our company.  They are one of a kind and just amazing!


PUMP PRIMERS MUSTER - RIVERFRONT PARK, HARRISBURG

July 13 – Members from NBFD gave a presentation with a short film and talk and showed the New Bloomfield Cub Scouts around the firehouse and a fire truck ride.

Company 8 - Photographer


PUMP PRIMERS MUSTER - RIVERFRONT PARK, HARRISBURG

July 9 – Utility and Cooler 8 made their annual trip to Harrisburg, PA to help at Pump Primers to keep food and soda cold for their muster in River Front Park.

Steve Kidd - Photographer


FOURTH OF JULY CARNIVAL

June 28 - July 2 – Thank you to the Community for coming out and supporting the carnival.  We enjoyed 5 nights of pleasant weather and ended the last night with a great fireworks display.  Thank you to all!

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Steve Kidd - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE TOWNSHIP

June 27 –New Bloomfield Fire Company and EMS and Newport EMS were dispatched at 1416 hrs. for a vehicle accident on Keystone Way, near the power plant.  Rescue 8 and Ambulances 89, 89-1 and 109 responded.  While responding, county advised of one vehicle that sheared off a telephone pole and two patients ran from the vehicle and layed down in the field.

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Steve Kidd - Photographer


2011 NEW BLOOMFIELD FIREMAN'S CARNIVAL

June 20 –New Bloomfield Fire Company members began working on setting up for the 2011 Fireman's Carnival.  The carnival runs from June 28 - Julys 2. with fireworks on the 2nd at 11:00pm.. 

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Don Walker - Photographer


WATER RESCUE TRAINING

June 8 –New Bloomfield Fire Company members participated in a water rescue training. 

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Don Walker - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE TOWNSHIP

June 4 –New Bloomfield Fire and EMS were alerted around 1716 hrs. for a vehicle overturned on State Park Rd. near Shoaff's Mill.  Rescue 8, Ambulance 89-1 and Perry Medic 1 responded.  As  units responded, County advised that a patient was out of the vehicle and the vehicle was smoking.  Perry Medic 1 arrived on scene to find 1 vehicle overturned on the road and no fire.  Units returned available at 1803 hrs.  (23 fire personnel responded).

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Steve Kidd - Photographer


COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - CENTRE TOWNSHIP

June 3 –They come in threes, ( A good book available right now with that title ) One hour before our Friday night meeting the tones went out at 1759 hrs. for a reported commercial building fire at 106 Centre Dr. Centre Twp.  Companies 8, 10 and tanker 3 with EMS from New Bloomfield were coming on the air when Chief 8 held this to company 8 after firefighters on the scene put out a pine tree and tan bark on fire with a pw and dry chem. New Bloomfield fire crews pulled a trash line to hit any hot spots and removed melted siding and checked for any extension inside and out finding none Company 8 went available at 1829 hrs. ( 31 fire personnel responded) Side note: earlier in the day, employees dumped two buckets of water on a small fire in the tan bark.

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Company 8 - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE TOWNSHIP

June 3 –At 1121 hrs. Rescue 8, Amb. 89-1 and Perry Medic 1 were again dispatched for a reported one car accident at Boose Rd. and Shermans Valley Rd. Centre Twp. with entrapment. County advised units of confinement now with a unresponsive person with this info Medic 1 had Life Lion put on stand by.  All New Bloomfield units arrived on scene to find no confinement. Medic 1 asked for air medical with this Engine 8 was dispatched at 1133 hrs. to set up a landing zone west of the scene. Fire personnel assisted with EMS with a female patient and carried her to Life Lion. Fire police controlled traffic Rescue and Engine 8 went available at 1214 hrs. (19 fire personnel responded) 

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Company 8 - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - CARROLL TOWNSHIP

June 3 –This morning at 0749 hrs. Rescue 8 and Ambulance 89-1 and 29-1 were dispatched for a two car accident in the area of Mecks Corner Carroll Twp. with unknown injuries. Fire personnel assisted 89-1 with one patient and 29-1 handle sign offs. Fire police controlled traffic Rescue 8 went available at 0840 hrs. (16 fire personnel responded) 

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Don Walker - Photographer


MEDIC UNIT NAMED - NEW BLOOMFIELD HEARTBEAT

June 2 – Jason Hoffman, EMS Board of Director and Patrick Shay, Sr, paramedic,  presented a $100 savings bond to New Bloomfield Elementary School fifth grade student, Joseph Kruba, for receiving the most votes on his idea for the name of the paramedic unit.  The Board of Directors approached the school with an opportunity for a student to name the unit.    Joseph's winning name was the "New Bloomfield Heartbeat".  Congratulations and thank you Joseph.


DECORATING PAST MEMBERS GRAVES FOR MEMORIAL DAY

May 25 – Remember our past members.  Meet at the cemetery in New Bloomfield on Wednesday, May 25, at 1800 hrs to set Grave Marker Flags.  "Loyal to our Duty"


EMS WEEK AT KARNS - CENTRE TWP.

May 22 – New Bloomfield EMS concluded EMS Week with an event at Karns in New Bloomfield.  The original date was rained out on May 15th.  Organizations participating in the event this year were:  New Bloomfield EMS, New Bloomfield Fire Company, Life Lion EMS, West Shore EMS, PA State Police, Perry County Sheriff's Dept, Crime Stoppers, JLN Educational Services, Perry-Cumberland Domestic Violence Services, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg and Perry County Office of Aging .

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Jason Hoffman - Photographer


FATAL AND FLY OUT - SPRING TOWNSHIP

May 22 – New Bloomfield EMS, Perry Medic 1, was alerted with Landisburg Fire Co. and EMS, Shermansdale EMS and West Shore EMS, Perry Medic 81, for a motorcycle accident involving 2 motorcycles with 2 unconscious patients in the area of 572 Landisburg Road.  Engine and Utility 4 arrived on scene confirming dispatch.  Perry Medic 1 placed Life Lion in the air.  Medic 1 arrived on scene moments after Ambulance 49.  Medic 81 arrived on scene and confirmed class 4 patient and assisted with the class 1 patient.  Chief 4 dispatched Shermansdale Fire Co. to setup a landing zone at Taryn Company.  Great team work by all the companies involved!


COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - SPRING TOWNSHIP

May 19 – Once again the tones dropped at 17:50 for a first alarm assignment in box 4-09 Spring Twp. for a commercial building fire at West Perry Sr. High for a machine on fire in a shop. Companies 4,3,8 and truck 10 went responding and were advised enroute of a now fully involved room,.  With this info, Chief 4 up-graded the box to a second alarm. Company 4 arrived to find a small fire and contained quickly.  Chief 4 held the box to companies 4 and 8.

Rescue and engine 8's crews set up PPV fans for a large shop full of smoke without windows( this took a little work ) and assisted with removal of debris.  After helping with repacking the 5 inch back on engine 4, company 8 went available at 18:52. (35 fire personnel responded)

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Lori Saunders - Photographer

Thank you Landisburg Fire Co. for providing the pictures.


INHOUSE TRAINING - PORTABLE PUMPS

May 18 – Our regular Wednesday night training this week was the start of our water supply group. Members went over the set up and operations of our two 500 GPM portable pumps. With the weather being a little wet we stayed close to home. With a little out of the box thinking we came up with our own water source for members to get some hands on work. (fire personnel training 27)


AUTO ACCIDENT - BLOOMFIELD BOROUGH

May 16 – At 1844 hrs. Rescue 8 and ambulances 89,89-1 and 109 were dispatched to a reported two vehicle accident in the Boro of New Bloomfield. No injuries and all persons were sign-offs. Chief 8 placed 89-1 and 109 in service. Rescue 8 available at 1906 hrs.. Fire police controlled traffic. (Total fire personnel responding 21)

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Don Walker - Photographer


PERRY MEDIC 1 EXPANDS COVERAGE RESPONSE

May 16 – The New Bloomfield EMS is proud to announce to the residents of Perry County and thanks the following additional municipalities for choosing Perry Medic 1 as their primary advanced life support provider.

Juniata Township

Miller Township

Saville Township

Spring Township

Tyrone Township

New Bloomfield's advanced life support unit now provides service to all, or parts of, 14 municipalities.      


MUTUAL AID BARN FIRE - SPRING TOWNSHIP

May 7 – Today at 16:13 a first alarm went out for a reported barn fire in the 4000 block of Wagners Gap Rd. Spring Twp. Tanker 8 was dispatched and arrived on scene. A good water supply was established from a stream on the property so tankers were not needed.  At 1632 hrs. Chief 4 transferred engine 8 to station 4 as this left station 8 empty engine 2 was called to stand by in New Bloomfield. Tanker 8 went available at 1734 hrs. and engine 8 was available at 1927 hrs. after helping company 4 with repacking hose and cleaning up.  Rescue 8 was staffed in station.( Total fire personnel responding 26 )

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Company 8 - Photographer


WEST PERRY MOCK ACCIDENT

May 5 – Members of Landisburg Fire and Ambulance, New Bloomfield Fire and EMS, Ickesburg Fire and EMS, Shermansdale EMS, West Shore EMS and University Hospital conducted the 2011 mock accident in preparation for the prom.

Units participating in the accident were:

Engines:  4, 3 Rescues:  8
Utilities:  4 Ambulances:  49, 39, 89, 89-1, 129
Advanced Life Support:  1, 83 Life Lion
Coroner Pennsylvania State Police

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Don Walker - Photographer


MUTUAL AID STRUCTURE FIRE - JUNIATA TOWNSHIP

May 5 – Newport Fire Company and EMS were dispatched to Center Rd. for a structure fire.  County advised Chief 10 enroute that they had a fully involved trailer.  Newport Fire units arrived on scene and requested Tanker 7.  Shortly after Engine 7 and Tanker 8 were dispatched around 0645 hrs..  Later in the call, Chief 10 requested Rescue 8 for manpower.  NBFC had 16 fireman operating on the scene and returned to service at 0930 hrs.

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Company 8 and Steve Kidd - Photographers


UTILITY 8 GETS HOOKED!

May 1 – The New Bloomfield Fire Company would like to thank H & J Towing and Recovery for towing Utility 8 in the fall.  Another KME bit the dust......  Utility 8 has been returned and placed back in service.


AUTO ACCIDENT - CAROLL TWP.

April 29 – New Bloomfield Fire Co and EMS and Shermansdale EMS were dispatched to the 7100 block of Spring Rd. for an auto accident involving a motorcycle.  Rescue 8, Ambulance 129 and Perry Medic 1 responded to find a non-injury auto accident.

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Don Walker - Photographer


NEW BLOOMFIELD DAISYS VISIT THE FIREHOUSE

April 28 – The Daisy troop from New Bloomfield had their meeting at the fire house with a fire prevention movie, tour of the fire apparatus and finished off with a ride in the rescue.


CHICKEN BBQ

March 12 – Members of NBFC gathered on Saturday for a chicken bbq.  Thank you to the community for coming out and supporting us.

Don Walker - Photographer


MULTI-FATAL HOUSE FIRE - S.W. MADISON TWP.

March 8 – New Bloomfield EMS, Perry Medic 1, was dispatched to assist Blain Fire Company for a house fire with 7 children entrapped at 51 Madison Road.  Perry Medic 1 arrived on scene and was given EMS Command by Ambulance 19.  Perry Medic 1 requested 4 more additional BLS units, 1 additional ALS unit and 2 helicopters on standby.  Ambulances 89 and 89-2 responded to assist.  Transport 8-2 was later requested to the scene.  Fire crews arrived to find heavy fire and were immediately placed in a defensive mode.

Units on scene:  Engines 1, 1-1, Tankers 1, 1-1, Ambulances 19, 39, 89, 89-2 and 49, P/M 1 and C/M 88.

Contributions may be made to the family's church:

Church of the Living Christ

P.O.  Box 180

Loysville, PA  17047


AUTO ACCIDENT - CENTRE TOWNSHIP

February 17 – New Bloomfield Fire Co. and EMS were dispatched for a vehicle accident with rollover.  Rescue 8, Ambulance 89-2 and Perry Medic 1 responded.  Ambulance 109 responded as a second BLS unit. 

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Don Walker - Photographer


RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - CARROLL TOWNSHIP

February 11 – Engine and Tanker 8 were dispatched to assist Shermansdale Fire Company for a residential structure fire at 335 Creek Rd.  Tanker 8 shuttled 2 loads of water to the scene, while Engine 8 setup a fill site at Creek Rd and Pisgah Road.  Engine 8 filled approximately 12-15 tankers.  Thanks to Liverpool Fire Company for transferring Engine 5 to stand by in Company 8's quarters.

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Steve Kidd and Don Walker - Photographers


PERRY MEDIC 1 GOES IN-SERVICE

February 2 – The New Bloomfield EMS is proud to announce to the residents of Perry County that the first in-county advanced life support unit (ALS),  Perry Medic, 1 is in-service.  This was a process that began in the beginning of 2010 and proceeded until now.  Thanks to all the hard work and dedication in allowing us to provide this valuable service to you.

       The NBEMS Board of Directors would like to thank the following municipalities for choosing Perry Medic 1 as their primary ALS unit for all of or parts of their municipality.  Perry Medic 1 is stationed in New Bloomfield and is the closest ALS unit to the western municipalities in the county.  We look forward to expanding our service to other areas in the future.

Bloomfield Borough

Blain Borough

Centre Township (New Bloomfield EMS territory)

Carroll Township (New Bloomfield EMS territory)

Jackson Township

N. E. Madison Township (Blain Ambulance territory)

S. W Madison Township (Blain Ambulance territory)

Toboyne Township

Wheatfield Township (New Bloomfield EMS territory)

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Jason Hoffman - Photographer

 

JOLLY OL' SAINT NICHOLAS COMES TO TOWN

December 11 – Mr. Claus happened to be in the area and stopped in for a visit.

Steve Kidd - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP

December 6 – New Bloomfield Fire and EMS were dispatched to Dellville Rd. for an auto accident with roll-over.  Crews arrived on scene, stabilized the vehicle and assisted EMS with patient care.

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Don Walker - Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP

November 26 – New Bloomfield Fire and EMS were dispatched Paradise Rd for an auto accident, vehicle over an embankment.

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Don Walker - Photographer

 

TURKEY SUPPER PREPARATION

November 13 – Members of NBFC8 prepared an "all you can eat" turkey supper for Nov. 13.  Over 230 meals were sold.  Thank you for your support of another successful fund-raiser.

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Don Walker - Photographer

 

RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - CENTRE TOWNSHIP

November 11 – New Bloomfield Fire and EMS, Newport Fire and Ickesburg Fire companies were dispatched to the area of 341 Erly Road for a structure fire.  Engines 8 and 10, Tankers 8, 3 and 10, Rescue 8, Truck 10 and Ambulance 89-1 responded.  Units arrived on scene to find a chimney fire with extension.  Engine and Rescue 8 personnel handled the incident.  Chief 8-2 placed the units from Co. 3 and 10 available.  Company 8 had 41 fire personnel operating on the scene.

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Photos courtesy of Chad Tressler


RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - TYRONE TOWNSHIP

November 7 – New Bloomfield Fire Company was dispatched to assist Landisburg Fire Company and EMS at a chimney fire with extension.  Engine, Tanker, Rescue and Utility 8 responded.  Units arrived on scene to find fire in the second floor.  Crews from Co. 4, 8 and 3 extinguished the fire on the second floor, while a crew from Co. 8 performed salvage in the living room with the fireplace and extinguished the fire in the fire box and lower portion of the chimney.  Units operating on the scene were Engines 4, 8 and 3, Tankers 4, 4-1 and 8, Rescue 8, Truck 10, Utility 8, Cumberland Air 45 and Ambulance 49.  Company 8 operated with 31 fire personnel on the scene.

Thank you to Duncannon Fire Co, Engine 2, for standing by in our station.

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Steve Kidd and Lori Saunders, Photographers


AUTO ACCIDENT - WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP

November 7 – New Bloomfield Fire Company and EMS were dispatched for a vehicle accident on New Bloomfield Rd.  Rescue 8 and Ambulance 89-1 responded.  Enroute, units were advised of a vehicle into a barn.  Rescue 8 requested Engine 8.  25 fire personnel responded on the call.

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Steve Kidd, Photographer


RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - OLIVER TOWNSHIP

November 6 – Newport Fire and EMS and Engine and Tanker 8 were dispatched from New Bloomfield Fire Company for a residential structure fire on Lower Bailey Rd.  Ambulance 109 went on the scene with a working fire.  Units operating on the scene were Engines 10, 10-1 and 8, Tankers 10 and 8, Truck 10, Rescue 8, Ambulance 109 and QRS 109.  Company 8 operated with 22 fire personnel on the scene.

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Steve Kidd, Photographer


CRIBBING AND AIR BAG TRAINING

October 27 – Members met at the weekly training to work with cribbing and airbags. 

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Steve Kidd, Photographer


DELVILLE RD. - WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP

September 30 – New Bloomfield Fire was dispatched for trees down.  Tanker and Utility 8 responded.  Crews cut the trees and cleared the road.  Company 8 operated with 17 fire personnel.

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Don Walker, Photographer


FIELD FIRE - SPRING TOWNSHIP

September 5 – New Bloomfield Fire and EMS were dispatched to a field fire at 5 Clouser Hollow Rd.  Engine, Tanker, Brush 8 and Ambulance 89-2 responded.


SAVE IN CENTRE TOWNSHIP

September 4 – New Bloomfield EMS was dispatched for heart problems.  Enroute, county advised of a cardiac arrest and upgraded the box to an AED response, which called for Utility 8.  Ambulance 89-2 arrived on scene and initiated CPR with AED.  Congratulations to the EMS and fire crew for a save.


FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL TRAINING

August 29 – Members from New Bloomfield Fire Company participated in a firefighter survival training.

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Don Walker, Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - CARROLL TOWNSHIP

August 11 – Rescue 8 and Ambulance 89-1 were dispatched to Meck's Corner, Route 274, for an auto accident with a vehicle overturned.

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Don Walker, Photographer

 


NBFD8 PREPARES THE 2011 CORN SUPPLY

August 1 – Company members met to pull, husk, cook and cut-off the corn supply for 2011.  Thanks to Dave McGlaughlin for planting the corn for our use.

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Don Walker, Photographer


AUTO ACCIDENT - WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP

July 29 – Rescue 8 and Ambulance 89-1 were dispatched for an auto accidents.  Ambulance 89-1 arrived on scene to find a vehicle off the road in the woods.

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Don Walker, Photographer

 

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