Archive | April, 2014

Company Drill

Monday evening, April 21, 2014 Newtown Hook and Ladder held training on fire ground operations.

Twenty five department members and officers attended this training. Evolutions involving ground ladders and the aerial power ladder set up were performed as well as training with multiple power tools and Rapid Intervention Team Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. Additional driver and operator training was conducted on Engine 112 and Engine 1.

Brush Fire

Sunday, April 20, 2014, shortly after noon Newtown Hook and Ladder responded for a reported brush fire on Old Farm Hill Road. Engine 112 responded and found less than ½ acre brush fire. Partial extinguishment was performed by the home owner before crews arrived. The Fire Department finished extinguishing the brush fire and overhauled the area.

Vehicle Fire

Sunday, April 20, 2014, mid-morning Newtown Hook and Ladder was dispatched for a car fire on Church Hill Road. Engine 111 responded and extinguished a small engine compartment fire with tank water and one hand line.

Brush Fire

Monday, April 14, 2014, Newtown Hook and Ladder responded with Dodgingtown Fire Department to the scene of a brush fire located on Sugar Street in Dodgingtown. Engine 112 and Engine 111 responded and assisted with manpower and additional water to extinguish an approximate ½ acre brush fire in the woods alongside the road.

Motor Vehicle Accident on Interstate 84

Monday, April 14, 2014, shortly before 1 pm Newtown Hook and Ladder was dispatched with Newtown Ambulance to interstate 84 westbound between exits 10 and 9 for a two car MVA with injuries. Engine 111 and Rescue 113 responded and personnel assisted emergency medical services and stood by on scene until both vehicles were removed.

Brush Fire

Thursday, April 10, 2014, just after noon Newtown Hook and Ladder and Hawleyville Fire Department were dispatched to Papoose Hill Road for a brush fire. Arriving crews found a bush burning in close proximity to a residential dwelling. Engine 112 and Engine 111 responded and extinguished approximately ½ acre of fire. Hawleyville Fire Department Engine 331 and Tanker 339 responded to the scene to assist and provide additional water to overhaul the fire. All crews returned to service approximately one hour later.