Fire Prevention Week 2013 kicks off October 6th and the volunteers of the Fairview Township Fire Department are participating in multiple events that week to spread the word about Fire Prevention. The focus topic this year is preventing kitchen fires “Get Cookin’ With Fire Safety!”. This year, like many years in the past, the members of the Fairview Township Fire Department will be conducting fire safety demonstrations at township schools, as well as evaluating fire drills. We also host demonstrations at a few day cares in the township and are hosting 2 open houses. We are also hosting a fundraiser at Bob Evans on Limekiln Rd, where you can come out and enjoy a meal at regular price, and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the Fire Department. The schedule of events is listed below. A list of the events will also be posted on our Facebook page as well.
For residents in Fairview Township who have children in schools expect to see fire prevention materials come home with your children! Talking to your children about fire safety is an important topic of discussion and this is the week to do it! Practice fire safety in your home at all times, but a refresh of that information to your children should be done this time of the year while they are learning about it in school. Knowing your escape routes from your house may prove to save the life of yourself and your children one day.
At our open house events we will be featuring apparatus displays, tours of the fire stations, free smoke detectors for township residents, and lots of handouts for both kids and adults about fire safety. There is never a fee to come to the open house, and we encourage you to come out and engage with your local volunteer fire department. These men and women are the ones who will respond to emergencies at your home should you ever have one.
If you have a group that would be interested in having a fire safety program hosted, please contact us so we can make arrangements.
Tuesday October 8th – Bob Evans Fundraiser 4pm to 9pm
Wednesday October 9th – FTFD Open House At Lewisberry Station (Lewisberry Borough) 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Thursday October 10th – FTFD Open House At Station #1 (Lewisberry Rd) 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Friday October 11th – Fire Safety Presentation at Fishing Creek Elementary and Best Friends Daycare
Tuesday October 15th – Fire Safety Presentation at Salem United Methodist Church
Fairview Township Fire Department is pleased to announce we will again be hosting a Movie Night at our Lewisberry Borough Fire Station. This years event is Saturday September 14th, 2013. The doors at the fire station open at 7:00PM and the movie begins promptly at 8:15PM. The movie featured will be Disney’s Ratatouille. The fire department will be providing Root Beer Floats and Popcorn for all those in attendance! There is no cost associated with this event, and all are welcome to come out for a night of family fun! Fire trucks will be on display as well as a special appearance by Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog!!
This week has been a fairly busy week for the volunteers from Fairview Township Fire Department. Tuesday crews ran a total of 5 calls, including a working car fire, a serious vehicle accident, a reported oven fire, and an automatic fire alarm. Wednesday crews were alerted around noontime for a reported vehicle accident with ejection on Valley Rd. Crews responded in minutes. Upon arrival of EMS, they immediately called for air-medical to land at the scene. Crews arrived and assisted EMS with patient care and setting up the landing zone.
Later in the afternoon crews were alerted for the working structure fire in Strinestown, on box 26-1, bringing Tanker 68 and 2 engine companies from 68. Upon arrival crews assisted with overhaul and extinguishment. Crews remained on the scene for approximately 1 hour.
Today the volunteers from the Fairview Township Fire Department were on standby for Company 19 (York Twp) while they helped host the York County Firemans Convention. Engine 68-2 (Lt Freistat) was at the Convention judging area when crews noticed an obvious smoke column coming from off to the north. The engine crew was just leaving the judging area when a 36 box was struck for a reported barn fire. Engine 68-2 quickly added on and responded to the scene.
Chief 19 (Bastinelli) confirmed a working fire in a multi-story dwelling, not a barn. Once the location was confirmed Engine 68-2 and Rescue 36 laid a supply line down the driveway approx. 3000ft. Engine 68-2 became the relay supply engine and supplied Harford County MD Truck 431 and Tanker 36, who in turn was supplying 2 hand-lines and the waterway on Truck 19 (Lt Stocker). Crews remained on scene for approximately 4 hours for extended operations in extinguishment, overhaul and clean up.
A great job was done by all personnel on the scene today. Despite the fact that many of these departments don’t work together on a regular basis, or may never work together on another incident again, everyone pulled together and got the job done today.
Following the incident the members were on their way back to the township when they were notified that Engine 68-2 had won the award for Best Appearing and Most Functional Engine 2003 and Prior.