CASHTOWN COMMUNITY FIRE DEPT.
1069 Old Route 30 | PO Box 172 | Cashtown, PA 17310
(717) 334-3838 | Fax (717) 334-2872
www.cashtownfire.org

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19
MAY
5
JUN
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47

UNIT STATS
ENGINE 4-1
10
TANKER 4
15
RESCUE 4
15
BRUSH 4
14

JOBS
2
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COLLISION AT "THE BLINKING LIGHT"

April 27, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-2
Company 4 and Ambulance 2-2 were alerted at 1714 hrs for a vehicle accident at the intersection of US Route 30 (Chambersburg Rd) and High St, a crossroads known to most locals as "the blinking light". It's been about 7 months since our last response to this infamous intersection for a traffic accident and crews arrived to find three vehicles involved. Luckily, only one driver needed to be transported to the hospital with minor injuries. CCFD operated on the scene with 12 personnel including fire police. The apparatus cleared the scene within 25 minutes while the fire police remained for another 45 minutes to assist PA State Police with traffic control.

Units: R4, E4-1, A2-2


   


BUILDING WALK-THROUGH AT QUAD/GRAPHICS

April 26, 2016
Fairfield Boro
Box Area 2
Seven CCFD members attended a building walk-through/tour at the Quad/Graphics book manufacturing plant in Fairfield along with members from Fairfield, Fountaindale, Emmitsburg, and Gettysburg. After a thorough, hour-long walk through of the 350,000 sq ft facility, the group was treated to grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and the usual sides. Thanks to Fairfield Fire & EMS and to Quad/Graphics for the invitation and hospitality!

Units: E4-1


   


ATV ACCIDENT

April 24, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-3
Company 4 and MICU 6-2 were alerted at 1336 hrs to the 1100 block of Poplar Springs Rd for an ATV accident. A corrected address of 50 Poplar Springs Rd was given but Rescue 4 arrived to find no incident at that address. Another corrected address of 50 Ragged Edge Rd was obtained and units arrived to find an injured person lying in the field along the gravel roadway. The patient was transported with non-life threatening injuries.

Units: R4, B4, E4-1, MICU6-2


 


BRUSH FIRE ASSIST TO 27

April 24, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 27-1
Company 27 and Brush 4 were alerted at 1116 to 530 Church Rd for a brush fire; Tanker 4 was added to the call at 1123 hrs. B4 assisted with extinguishment and T4 supplied 2 loads of water. Both units cleared within an hour and a half.

Units: ET27, B27, B4, T4, FLMICU7-8


  

 


... AND THE WOODS FIRES CONTINUE

March 26, 2016
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-7
Company 2 was alerted at 1326 hrs for a woods fire to the rear of 60 Corsa Ln off of Cold Springs Rd. Deputy Chief 2 advised he was in the area with a large column of smoke and requested two additional brush units bringing Brush 4 and Franklin Co Brush 16 at 1332 hrs. Engine 4-1 was alerted a minute later to fill the assignment for failed units and responded along with Tanker 4.

Crews from Company 4 assisted with containing and extinguishing the fire while E4-1 supplied E2-1 and T4 supplied Frederick Co B65.

In another case of putting the apparatus in the best place to get the job done, we needed a little tug to get the tanker out of the woods when the call was over...

Thanks to Buchanan Valley for transferring E27 to our station and thanks to Fayetteville for transferring E7-2 to our station when E27 was pulled to the scene as an additional tanker.

Units: E2-1, E4-1, E27, ET3, T4, B2, B4, FL B16, FK B65, SU2, A2-2


   

   


NICE WEATHER RETURNS... WITH BRUSH FIRES

March 24, 2016
Cumberland Twp
Box Area 1-6
Company 1 and Brush 5 were alerted at 1331 hrs for a field fire at 185 Miller Rd with Tanker 6 being added at 1334 hrs. Engine 1-1 arrived and requested a second brush and second tanker alerting B7 and T4 at 1339 hrs. T6 was assigned to supply E1-1 and T4 to supply E1-2. T4 supplied about 3/4 of its water and returned after about 30 minutes on the scene.

Units: E1-1, E1-2, T4, T6, B5, B7, S1, U7, MICU54-1


  

  

Franklin Twp
Box Area 27-1
Less than 5 minutes after returning to the station from the field fire in Gettysburg, Company 27 and Brush 4 were alerted at 1450 hrs for a brush fire at 165H Church Rd. B4 assisted Company 27 with extinguishment and operated on the scene for about 30 minutes.

Units: ET27, B27, B4, SU27, FL MICU7-9


  


ANOTHER FIRST DUE BRUSH FIRE

March 11, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-6
The box assignment was alerted at 1224 hrs for a brush fire endangering a structure at 980 Flohrs Church Rd. Brush 4 and Chief 4 arrived to find a field fire approximately 1/2 acre in size to the rear of the residence with no structures involved. The fire was controlled within five minutes of arrival using the booster line from B4 and a single 1" forestry line from T4. Mutual aid units arrived and assisted with a quick mop up and all units cleared the scene within 30 minutes. The fire was started by embers from a burn barrel.

Units: B4, T4, E5-1, TW5, ET27, T6, R6, A6-1


  

   


FIRE ON THE ROOF

March 9, 2016
Fairfield Boro
Box Area 2
The box assignment was alerted at 0725 hrs to 100 N Miller St for the commercial building fire at Quad/Graphics. Tanker 4 responded and was the second arriving unit, taking a staging position on Side D. Crews found a small fire on the roof and units were on the scene for about 40 minutes completing overhaul operations.

Units: E2-1, T4, FK ET64, FK TW6, A2-2


  

Tanker 4 was alerted later in the day at 1327 hrs on Franklin Box 7-5 to Mont Alto Rd and Falling Spring Rd in Guilford Twp, Franklin County for a shed fire but was placed in service while responding.

OUTSIDE FIRE IN THE FIRST DUE

March 8, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-3
Units were dispatched at 1327 hrs for a brush fire at 1037 Bingaman Rd. Crews arrived to find a brush fire that had extended into other miscellaneous materials as well as one automobile. All units cleared about 35 minutes after arrival.

Units: B4, T4, B2, E2-1, ET27, A2-2



This call was the beginning of a rather busy day with multiple runs to follow.
  • 1622 hrs - Brush 4 was alerted to assist with a brush fire at 360 Big Hill Rd in Menallen Twp (Box 7-11). B4 arrived on the scene and staged for a short time. B4 was released and requested to transfer to Company 7 (Bendersville).
  • 1710 hrs - Tanker 4 was alerted on Box 7-7 for a commercial building fire at the Cameo Drive-In at 1425 Carlisle Rd in Menallen Twp. Brush 4 also responded from the transfer at Company 7 with Cumberland Engine 2-36 and arrived to find a small grease fire. T4 was placed in service while responding.
  • 1934 hrs - Company 4 and Engine 1-2 were alerted for an outside investigation of an unknown type fire at Chambersburg Rd and Pine Valley Rd. B4, T4, and R4 responded and arrived to find a small brush fire along the roadway. E1-2 was placed in service while responding.

WOODS FIRE BRINGS 6 COMPANIES

March 7, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-7
Companies 4 and 27 and MICU 6-2 were dispatched at 1218 hrs for the brush fire at 407 New Rd. Brush 4 and Chief 4 arrived to find a woods fire behind the residence that was approximately one acre in size and extending up a steep hillside. Additional companies were requested for manpower and water bringing a total of six companies with approximately 30 personnel. It took 30 minutes to bring the fire under control and another 90 minutes to complete mop up operations with about one and a half acres involved.

Thanks to Vigilant Hose Company (Emmitsburg, MD) for transferring to our station with Engine/Tanker 64 while we were out! ET64 took in a mutual aid tanker run to Guilford Twp in Franklin County while they were transferred to Cashtown.

Units: B4, T4, R4, E5-1, E6-2, E10-2, T6, B5, B27, S5, SU2, MICU6-2, ALPHA10


   

   


Company 4 was dispatched at 1642 hrs on Box 27-7 for a brush fire endangering a structure at 7051 Chambersburg Rd in Franklin Twp. Brush 4, Tanker 4, and Rescue 4 responded but were placed in service while responding by Command 27 when the box was reduced to Company 27 and Franklin Company 7.

GET YOUR SHRIMP FEED TICKETS

March 12, 2016
Tickets are available for our next Shrimp Feed on Saturday, March 12, 2016! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the meal is served at 6:00 p.m.

The all-you-can-eat meal includes:

  • Steamed shrimp, served warm and cold
  • Breaded shrimp
  • BBQ and hot wings
  • Pan fried chicken
  • Fresh-cut fries
  • Homemade pasta salad
  • Homemade chicken corn soup
  • Assorted desserts

Contact Joe Mason or leave a message at the station at 717-334-3838 for more info.




ENGINE AND TANKER ON THE IRON SPRINGS HOUSE FIRE

February 7, 2016
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-6
Tanker 4 was alerted at 0839 hrs on the first alarm assignment for the house fire at 1034 Iron Springs Rd. Engine 4-1 was added when the working fire dispatch was sounded at 0843. The tanker and engine responded with 7 personnel. T4 supplied one load of water and E4-1 established a fill site at the intersection of Iron Springs Rd and Zoo Rd after dropping its crew off at the scene. Both units cleared the scene at 1113 hrs. Company 4 also had 3 fire police personnel on the scene assisting with traffic control. Thanks to Fayetteville for transferring to our station with Engine 7-1 while we were out.

Units: E2-1, RE2, RE3, ET3, E4-1, T4, E1-1, TK1, AMB 2A, MICU54-1 | Frederick Co. ET64, RS6, U6 | Franklin Co. E4-2, T19


   

Two videos of Engine 4-1 responding are available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/l6WWUxhUxgo and https://youtu.be/zDZKAWSSpCE


THE ANNUAL FAIR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

February 4-5-6, 2016
The annual Cashtown Community Fire Department Fair, a 3-night event featuring family style dinners with our renowned fried oysters is approaching quickly.
 
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Turkey & Oysters - Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - Chicken & Waffles & Oysters - Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - Beef & Oysters - Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
 
The meal each night includes the meat listed above, fried oysters, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, green beans, water, coffee, pepperslaw, applesauce, and homemade dessert. The prices this year will remain the same as last year and are $22 for adults, $9 for children ages 6-13, children under 6 eat free, $23 for carry outs (w/ 6 oysters), and $3 each for individual oysters. The basement games will open at 6:00 p.m. each night. Please come out and support the annual Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!


Chance tickets are also available. They can be purchased during the event or you may purchase them from any member up until the time of the drawing on Saturday evening. You do not need to attend the Fair in order to participate in the chance drawing and need not be present to win.


TWO INJURED ON ORRTANNA RD

January 12, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-3
Company 4 was alerted along with Ambulances 2 and 6 and Franklin Medic 7 at 1008 hrs for two pedestrians struck in front of 866 Orrtanna Rd. A sewer line is currently being installed and the roadway is reduced to one lane during the day for construction. Two workers were injured when a piece of equipment was caught in the tire of a passing tractor trailer and then thrown. Both patients were transported with non-life threatening injuries. Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the accident.

Units: R4, AMB 2A, A6-2, FL M7


 


HELICOPTER STANDBY FOR 27

January 4, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 27-1
Engine 4-1 was alerted at 0702 hrs to assist Buchanan Valley FD by establishing a helicopter landing zone in the 200 block of Buchanan Valley Rd for Life Net 81. Company 27 was operating on the scene of a serious vehicle accident in the 6300 block of Chambersburg Rd in Franklin Twp (Box 27-7). Three patients were transported to area trauma centers, one by air and two by ground. E4-1 cleared the scene at 0745 hrs after the helicopter safely lifted off. Company 4 fire police also assisted with traffic control at the scene of the accident which completely closed Route 30.

Units: E4-1


 


27 BOX FOR FIRE IN THE WALL

January 3, 2016
Franklin Twp
Box Area 27-4
Engine 4-1 was alerted at 1606 hrs for the wood stove on fire inside the house at 1319 New Rd. E4-1 arrived with 5 personnel and was assigned to assist with interior operations. Crews found fire in the wall and floor behind the woodstove and worked for approximately an hour to complete overhaul operations.

Adams County Units: ET27, E27, E4-1, E5-1, B27
Franklin County Units: E7-1, E7-2, MICU7-6 | canceled en route: E16-2, TK17, SQ41, T5


  

  


ENGINE TRANSFER TO FAYETTEVILLE

December 14, 2015
Greene Twp
Franklin Box Area 7-1
Engine 4-1 was alerted at 1421 hrs to transfer to Franklin County Company 7 while they operated on the scene of a first due house fire on Woodstock Rd in Guilford Twp. E4-1 handled the transfer with 3 personnel and were released within an hour. No calls were handled while transferred.

Units: E4-1


 


TANKER ASSIST ON THE VEHICLE FIRE

December 12, 2015
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-1
Tanker 4 was alerted at 1416 hrs to assist Fairfield with a vehicle fire at 287 Cold Springs Rd. Company 2 arrived to find a fully involved SUV. T4 cleared the scene at 1447 hrs.

Units: E2-1, T4, TRF2, AMB 2A


 


ACCIDENT WITH FIRE ON NEWMAN RD

December 10, 2015
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 16-10
Rescue 4 was alerted at 0556 hrs along with Franklin Engines 16 and 5, Franklin Ambulance 16 and Franklin Medic 7 for a vehicle accident with fire and possible entrapment in front of 2299 Newman Rd. Engine/Tanker 27 and Engine 4-1 were subsequently alerted and responded to fill the assignment for failed units. Franklin E5-1, R4, and ET27 arrived simultaneously to find a fully-involved pick up truck that had struck a tree. The fire was extinguished with a handline from E5-1 and it was confirmed that no occupants were in the vehicle. There were no injuries and units cleared after the fire was out and PA State Police had arrived on the scene.

Adams County Units: R4, ET27, TRF2 | canceled en route: E4-1, B27
Franklin County Units: E5-1, A16-8, A5-9, M7


 


ONE TRAPPED IN OVERTURNED SUV ON ROUTE 30

December 9, 2015
Franklin Twp
Box Area 27-7
Engine 4-1 was alerted at 0813 hrs to assist with a vehicle overturned with one trapped in the 6800 block of Chambersburg Rd. E4-1 responded with a crew of 6 and arrived to find Company 27 and Franklin Company 7 on the scene in the process of extricating the patient. E4-1's crew stood by to provide additional manpower and assisted with a gasoline leak from the vehicle before clearing the scene at 0845 hrs.

Adams County Units: ET27, B27, E4-1
Franklin County Units: SQ7, SQ41 (canceled en route), U7, MICU7-6, MICU7-9, TRF7


  

  


NEW RADIOS / REFRESHER TRAINING

December 8, 2015
Company 4 will be receiving its allotment of new Motorola 800 MHz portable radios from the county on Tuesday morning. There will be refresher training at the station on Tuesday evening (Dec 8) at 6:30 p.m. All active responders (fire, EMS, fire police) should attend if available. If you are not available Tuesday evening, contact an officer to meet for a one-on-one refresher. CCFD will be cutting over to the new system on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.



SHRIMP FEED: NOVEMBER 14

Don't forget to get your tickets for our Shrimp Feed on Saturday, November 14, 2015! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the meal is served at 6:00 p.m.

The all-you-can-eat meal includes:

  • Steamed shrimp, served warm and cold
  • Breaded shrimp
  • BBQ and hot wings
  • Pan fried chicken
  • Fresh-cut fries
  • Homemade pasta salad
  • Homemade chicken corn soup
  • Assorted desserts

A few tickets are left. Contact Joe Mason or leave a message at the station at 717-334-3838 for more info.





WORKING FIRE DISPATCH FOR THE GARAGE/SHED FIRE

November 7, 2015
Liberty Twp
Box Area 2-9
Tanker 4 was alerted at 1407 hrs on the working fire dispatch for a detached garage and shed on fire at 491 Tract Rd. Engine 4-1 was alerted at 1411 hrs to fill the box for failed units. Smoke was clearly visible in the sky while responding on Carrolls Tract Rd but the fire was quickly controlled by first arriving units from Fairfield and Emmitsburg and the box was reduced to just those units and Tanker 4. Engine 4-1 was placed in service while responding and Tanker 4 was released from the scene by Command 2 after staging for a short time.

Units on the scene: E2-1, SU2, T4, FK ET64, FK TW6, AMB 2A, FK A269
Cancelled en route: E4-1, ET23, S23, FL T19, FL E4-2, FK E63, FK RS6,


  

   


MINOR INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

November 6, 2015
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-4
Shortly after returning from the woods fire, Company 4 and Franklin Ambulance/Medic 7 were alerted at 1759 hrs for a vehicle accident in the area of 2725 Old Route 30. Rescue 4 arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway into the brush. The single occupant was transported to a local hospital.

Units: R4, FL MICU 7-9




WOODS FIRE IN MICHAUX STATE FOREST

November 6, 2015
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 16-12
Tanker 4 was alerted along with Franklin Company 16 (South Mountain) and Company 2 (Fairfield) at 1502 hrs to the intersection of Cold Springs Rd and Three Springs Rd to meet Michaux Forestry Rangers for a possible brush fire. Company 16 arrived to find a multiple acre woods fire and requested a brush task force which alerted Brush 4 at 1520 hrs. Units from 11 departments in Adams, Franklin, and Frederick Counties worked on the scene for approximately three hours.

Adams County Units: B2, SU2, B3, B4, T4, B23, S23, B27, ET27, AMB 2A
Franklin County Units: B16, E16-1, E16-2, B2, U2, B4, B5, T5, E5-2, B7, A16-9
Frederick County Units: ET64, B65


   


TRICK OR TREAT!

Trick or Treat will be held on the following dates/times in the area:
  • Franklin Twp: Thursday, October 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - This includes the villages of Cashtown and McKnightstown - Stop by the fire station for a treat!
  • Hamiltonban Twp: Saturday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - This includes the village of Orrtanna



VEHICLE OFF THE ROADWAY ON OLD RTE 30

October 22, 2015
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-4
Company 4 and Franklin Co. Amb. 7 were alerted at 1658 hrs for a vehicle fire in the area of 2725 Old Route 30. Engine 4-1 w/ 4 personnel arrived to find that the incident was actually a single-vehicle accident. A pick up truck came to rest about 25 feet off the roadway in the brush after striking a drainage culvert. The driver fled on foot after the accident and a passerby had extinguished all fire with an extinguisher prior to the fire department arriving. The scene was secured until the arrival of PA State Police who investigated the accident. CCFD Fire Police were also on scene to assist PSP with traffic control.

Units: E4-1, T4, R4, FL A7-6


 

  


SUNDAY MORNING SAVE

October 18, 2015
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-3
Company 4, Ambulance 2, and MICU 54-3 were alerted at 1025 hrs for an injured person from a fall, reported to be possibly unconscious. Brush 4 made the response and was first to arrive finding an adult male in cardiac arrest. The incoming EMS units were advised of the situation and Company 4 was alerted for additional manpower which brought Rescue 4 with a crew of 4. CPR was initiated and the AED from Brush 4 was connected to the patient. The patient was transported to the closest hospital and upon arrival had regained a pulse. The patient was being prepared to be transferred to another medical facility by the time the ambulance cleared the hospital. Thanks to all the responding personnel for the excellent teamwork!

Units: B4, R4, AMB 2A, MICU 54-3

   


FIRE PREVENTION DAY AT FRANKLIN TWP ELEMENTARY

October 9, 2015
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-2
CCFD members along with Buchanan Valley, Arendtsville, and Fairfield participated in annual fire prevention day at Franklin Township Elementary School. It's a busy day for both students and firefighters with a morning fire drill, interactive classroom discussions/demonstrations, and apparatus tours in the parking lot. The students and firefighters also get a chance to know each other better during lunch periods. We thank the students and staff of FTES for their hospitality and look forward to doing it again next year!

Units: R4, T4, ET27, B27, SU27, TW5, RE2, AMB 2A-1


    


ACCIDENT IN "DOWNTOWN" ORRTANNA

October 8, 2015
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 4-3
Company 4, Ambulance 2A, and MICU 54-1 were alerted at exactly 1200 hrs for an SUV into a tree in front of 1856 Carrolls Tract Rd in the Village of Orrtanna. There were no serious injuries but several occupants were transported by ambulance for evaluation at the hospital.

Units: R4, AMB 2A, MICU 54-1


 

  


450 CLUB: OCTOBER 17

Tickets are available for our 450 Club money and gun drawing on Saturday, October 17, 2015!

The all-you-can-eat meal includes:

  • Fried chicken
  • Ham
  • Baked beans
  • Dinner roll
  • Applesauce
  • Pasta salad
  • Chips, pretzels, bologna, and cheese are served at intermission

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the meal is served at 6:00 p.m. Contact Wade Riggs or leave a message at the station at 717-334-3838 for tickets or more info.



ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 30 IN SEVEN STARS

September 29, 2015
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-1
Units were alerted at 0343 hours to Chambersburg Rd in the area of Seven Stars Rd for a vehicle accident with ejection. Crews arrived to find one vehicle overturned with a single occupant ejected. The patient was transported by ambulance to a trauma center.

Units: E4-1, R4, R1, TRF1, AMB 2A, M54, Fire Police from multiple departments




450 CLUB: APRIL 18

Tickets are still available for our 450 Club money and gun drawing on Saturday, April 18, 2015!

The all-you-can-eat meal includes:

  • Fried chicken
  • Ham
  • Baked beans
  • Dinner roll
  • Applesauce
  • Pasta salad
  • Chips, pretzels, bologna, and cheese are served at intermission

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the meal is served at 6:00 p.m. Contact Joe Mason or leave a message at the station at 717-334-3838 for tickets or more info.




ACCIDENT AT THE COUNTY LINE

February 26, 2015
Greene Twp
Franklin Box Area 7-6
Rescue 4 was alerted at 1028 hrs to assist Fayetteville as the second rescue squad on a vehicle accident with entrapment involving a tractor trailer and SUV in front of the Bureau of Forestry Michaux District Office at 10099 Lincoln Way E at the Adams/Franklin County line. R4 (A/C Strasbaugh) responded with 4 personnel and assisted crews on scene with extricating the driver of the tractor trailer. The occupants of both vehicles were flown by helicopter to trauma centers. R4 cleared the scene at 1113 hrs.

Franklin County Units: E7-2, U7, MICU7-6, MICU7-8, TRF7, SQ41, U44, E45 (Landing Zone)
Adams County Units: R4, ET27


  

   

  


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE ANNUAL FAIR

February 5-6-7, 2015
The annual Cashtown Community Fire Department Fair, a 3-night event featuring family style dinners with our renowned fried oysters is approaching quickly.
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - Turkey & Oysters - Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - Chicken & Waffles & Oysters - Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Beef & Oysters - Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
 
The meal each night includes the meat listed above, fried oysters, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, green beans, water, coffee, pepperslaw, applesauce, and homemade dessert. The prices this year are $22 for adults, $23 for carry outs (w/ 6 oysters), and $9 for children. The basement games will open at 6:00 p.m. each night. Please come out and support the annual Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!


SHRIMP FEED: JUNE 21

Don't forget to get your tickets for our Shrimp Feed on Saturday, June 21, 2014!

The all-you-can-eat meal includes:

  • Steamed shrimp, served warm and cold
  • Breaded shrimp
  • BBQ and hot wings
  • Pan fried chicken
  • Fresh-cut fries
  • Homemade chicken corn soup
  • Assorted desserts

A few tickets are left. Contact Chris Markel or leave a message at the station at 717-334-3838 for more info.




ENGINE AND TANKER ON THE 27 HOUSE

June 16, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 27-7
Engine 4-1 was alerted at 1323 hrs to 6374 Chambersburg Rd for a house fire. Tanker 4 was added on the working fire dispatch just minutes later with a corrected address of 6294 Chambersburg Rd. Company 27 arrived to find a fully involved house. T4 was the fourth arriving unit and supplied E27. E4-1 also supplied water and the crews assisted with fire attack. E4-1 cleared the scene at 1508 hrs and assisted EMS with a medical response on Buchanan Valley Rd beforing returning to quarters. T4 cleared at 1601 hrs.

Adams County Units: ET27, E27, SU27, B27, E4-1, T4, E5-1, T6, TRF1, TRF2
Franklin County Units: E5-2, T5, E7-1, E16-2, E17-2, TK17, E45, SQ41, A7-7, A5-9
Cumberland County Units: AR53

Thanks to Engine 22-2 from Barlow FD for transferring to our station while we were out.

   


ATTN MEMBERS: NEW AED IN SERVICE

May 16, 2014
A new LIFEPAK 1000 AED has been received and placed in service. With this latest addition, all apparatus are now equipped with AEDs.


ENGINE & TANKER ON THE HOUSE FIRE

May 15, 2014
Menallen Twp
Box Area 5-8
Engine 4-1 and Tanker 4 were alerted at 1244 hrs on the working fire dispatch for the house fire at 60 Rocky Rd. E4-1 arrived with 3 personnel and the crew was immediately assigned to assist with fire attack while the engine supplied its tank water to Engine 7-2 while the dump site was being established. T4 arrived with 2 and dumped its water. Both units proceeded to the fill site established by E27 at the intersection of Wenksville Rd and Celebration Hill Rd to be refilled and then returned to the scene.  The crews continued to work while the apparatus staged until being released around 1445 hrs.

Adams County Units: E5-1, TW5, S5, E1-1, E4-1, T4, T6, R6, E7-1, E7-2, T9, T25, E27, ET27, AMB 6A
Franklin County Units: E7-1, E16-2
Cumberland County Units: E2-52, T52, AR53, A5-73

A huge thanks to Franklin County Engine 4-2 (Blue Ridge) for transferring to our station while we were out.

   

(First photo taken by Cumberland Valley Hose Company)


SHED/BRUSH FIRE

April 20, 2014
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-6
Box Alarm 2-6 was dispatched at 1231 hrs for a shed fire at 301 Lost Limb Ln off of Mount Hope Rd alerting Tanker 4 to the call. While en route, Adams County advised that the fire would be located back a very long lane and that the caller advised the fire was spreading into the woods. Engine 4-1 was added to the call several minutes later to fill the box. Company 2 arrived to find a small wood shed on fire with extension into the adjacent woods. T4 was advised to stage and E4-1 was diverted to transfer to Company 2. Due to the limited access, only one tanker at a time proceeded to the scene. ET3 and T4 each supplied one load of water. T4 cleared the scene at 1404 hrs with E4-1 clearing the transfer at 1411.

Units: E2-1, SU2, B3, ET3, T4, AMB 2A, TRF2 | canceled en route: TK1, E4-1


  


ANOTHER SMALL BRUSH FIRE

April 19, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-2
At 1237 hrs Companies 4 and 5 were dispatched for a brush fire in the area of 1400 Evergreen Way. B4 (Chief Bowling) arrived to find a burn pile that had started to spread into the adjacent woods. T4 and E4-1 arrived together shortly thereafter. The fire was quickly controlled and the burn pile extinguished. The assignment was held to Company 4 only and units were clear at 1317 hrs.

Units: B4, T4, E4-1 | canceled en route: B5, S5, AMB 2A


 

  


BRUSH FIRE ALONG ROUTE 30

Apil 13, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-2
Companies 4 and 27 were dispatched at 1413 hrs to the area of 4451 Chambersburg Rd for a brush fire. Chief 4 (Bowling) arrived to find a small fire along the roadway in front of a residence. The fire was quickly extinguished with the booster line from B4 and forestry line from E4-1 and all units were in service by 1442 hrs.

Units: B4, E4-1, T4, B27, ET27, AMB 2A




BRUSH TRANSFER TO MONT ALTO

March 15, 2014
Mont Alto Boro
Franklin Box Area 5-04
Brush 4 was alerted at 1657 hrs to transfer to the quarters of Franklin County Company 5 (Mont Alto). B4 (D/C Six) handled the transfer and returned home at 1839 hrs with no calls handled.

Units: B4




ONE TRAPPED ON ROUTE 30

January 10, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-2
Company 4, Engine 5-1, Ambulance 2A, and Medic 28 were dispatched to the area of the PennDOT shed in the 4400 block of Chambersburg Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment at 0950 hrs. Units arrived to find a single vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a tree with the driver trapped. An extensive extrication process ensued due to the manner in which the driver was pinned complicated by the level of damage to the driver's side of the vehicle that occurred during the crash. The extrication took approximately 42 minutes to complete. Air medical was unavailable due to weather conditions so the patient was transported by ground to an area trauma center.

A huge thanks goes out to all personnel who operated on the scene. The process went smoothly and the interaction between the various departments involved was seamless.

Units: R4, E4-1, B4, E5-1, AMB 2A, M28-1, TRF1


   


SECOND SMALL FIRE OF THE DAY

January 8, 2014
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-6
Engine 4-1 and Tanker 4 were alerted a second time for the day at 0635 hrs for what turned out to be another chimney fire with extension. Company 2 and Truck 1 had been sent several minutes prior for a chimney fire at 815 Iron Springs Rd. Company 4 was dispatched when the assignment was upgraded to a structure response and non-responding units were replaced. E4-1 and T4 responded with 6 personnel and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul, operating for about 2 hours.  Thanks to Engine 5-1 (Arendtsville) for transferring while we were out.

Units: E2-1, TK1, RE3, ET3, E4-1, T4, FK E63, FK ET64, AMB 2A


   


SMALL FIRE IN MOUNT CARMEL

January 8, 2014
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 2-7
Engine 4-1 and Tanker 4 were dispatched at 0107 hrs for a possible house fire at 1831 Mount Carmel Rd. E4-1 and T4 responded with 7 personnel (as well as two fire police) and were the first arriving units on the scene shortly behind Deputy Chief 2 (Jacobs). Crews investigated to find a chimney fire with extension and were able to quickly control the fire with a single handline. A thorough overhaul process kept units on the scene for close to an hour and a half operating in single digit temperatures.

Units: E2-1, E4-1, T4, FK ET64, FK TW6, AMB 2A


  


FIRST DUE MOBILE HOME FIRE

January 4, 2014
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-6
The box assignment for the mobile home fire was dispatched at 1426 hrs to 1400 Hilltown Rd. Crews arrived to find a well involved mobile home fire. The fire was marked under control within 10 minutes of arrival with the box being scaled back and some units released within 20 minutes. Remaining crews worked for about an hour and a half to complete overhaul and pick up.

Units: E4-1, T4, R4, R1, E5-1, TW5, S5, T6, R6, ET27, AMB 1A


  

 

(First photo taken by Company 27)


MINOR INJURIES IN CASHTOWN RD ACCIDENT

December 26, 2013
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-6
A brief, unexpected snowfall led to slick roads during the morning hours the day after Christmas. Company 4 and Ambulance 1 were dispatched at 0800 hours for a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cashtown Rd and Short Cut Rd. One patient was transported with minor injuries.

Units: R4, E5-1, AMB 1A


 


SANTA CAME EARLY THIS YEAR

November 23, 2013
Santa Claus came bearing gifts on the morning of Tuesday, November 19 and arrived not by reindeer and sleigh, but by a white delivery van from The Fire Store. All joking aside, the Department has received its new hose that was purchased with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $14,117. The grant award replaces all of the Department's 5" supply line and adds enough new 2½" attack line to outfit the engine with a new preconnect. For most of the members who have been eagerly awaiting its arrival for the past several months, it really did feel like an early Christmas present.

The hose was loaded this morning and members should take note of the new configuration.
On the hosebed of Engine 4-1, from left to right:

  • 200' - 2½" preconnect with smoothbore nozzle
  • 1,200' - 5" supply line
  • 300' - 1¾" preconnect with fog nozzle
  • 200' - 3" deadload

As a note about the 1,200' of 5": Two sections are white while the remainder is red. The white sections are loaded at the half way point (600') and as the last section (1,200') to make it easy to visually identify how much hose has been laid out and how much is still left on the truck. We will admit that this is not an original CCFD idea but seemed like a very good one so we copycatted.

The rear driver side compartment of Engine 4-1 is also home to two new short sections of 5" line: a 25' and a 50'. Likewise, the driver's compartment of Tanker 4 also has two new sections of 5" line: a 25' and a 50'.


   

  

The members of the Department are extremely grateful that we received the grant funds to make this hose purchase. Our current complement of 5" hose has been deteriorating quickly over the past several years and was in dire need of replacement. We strive to make the best use of our money and are excited and satisfied to see another worthwhile project come to completion.


SMALL "BRUSH" FIRE ALONG ROUTE 30

November 14, 2013
Cumberland Twp
Box Area 1-4
Crews had just finished getting the apparatus back in order from the house fire when Brush 4 was dispatched at 1638 hrs for a brush fire along the roadway in the area of 1661 Chambersburg Rd. B4 responded at dispatch with three personnel and arrived to find a small pile of leaves burning in a drainage ditch with a corrected address of 1540 Chambersburg Rd. No fire department services were needed and Chief 1 placed all units in service.

Units: Chief 1, B4
Canceled en route: E1-2, S1, AMB 2A


 

Company 4 also responded to three other calls in the past two days:
    11/13/13
  • 1800 hrs: Rescue 4 responded for a lift assist on Poplar Springs Rd (Box Area 4-3 | Franklin Twp)
    11/14/13
  • 1546 hrs: Engine 4-1 responded for an automatic fire alarm at St. Ignatious Church @ 1095 Church Rd (Box Area 27-11 | Franklin Twp)
  • 2131 hrs: Rescue 4 responded for an ALS medical emergency on Chambersburg Rd (Box Area 4-2 | Franklin Twp)
Six calls in under 36 hours is quite the busy streak by Cashtown standards.


4 HOUSE TRIPLE PULLS TO QUAKER VALLEY RD FIRE

November 14, 2013
Menallen Twp
Box Area 5-3
Company 4 sent three pieces of apparatus to the scene of a house fire (and brush fire) at 1371 Quaker Valley Rd this afternoon.

Engine 4-1 was dispatched at 1331 hrs on the first alarm assignment
Tanker 4 was dispatched at 1335 hrs on the working fire dispatch
Rescue 4 was dispatched at 1342 hrs to fill the assignment

The fire started in the attached two-car garage which was a total loss and spawned a brush fire in an adjacent wooded area. Quick work by first arriving units from Company 5 held the fire to the garage area and prevented it from spreading into the living area of the house. The crew from E4-1 assisted with extinguishment and overhaul operations on the garage fire while the crew from R4 was assigned to assist with controlling and extinguishing the woods fire. E4-1 and T4 supplied a total of 5,400 gallons of water, with E4-1 supplying one load and T4 supplying two loads. Company 4 units operated on the scene for approximately two hours.

Thanks to Franklin County Engine 7-2 from Fayetteville FD for transferring to our station while crews were out.

Units: E5-1, TW5, S5, B5, E4-1, T4, R4, E6-2, T6, R6, E7-1, MP7, B7, E27, ET27, CU AIR53, AMB 6A, AMB 1A
Canceled en route: E1-2, B2, R33


   


BRUSH AND TANKER ASSIST ON WOODS FIRE

November 13, 2013
Hamiltonban Twp
Box Area 16-3
Brush 4 was alerted at 1503 hrs to the area of 205 Whipporwill Ln to assist on a brush fire with Tanker 4 being alerted one minute later. First arriving units found an approximate one-acre area of field and brush that had burned. The fire had burned itself out but there were some remaining hot spots. B4 assisted with mop up in the wooded area and T4 was used to fill the numerous brush trucks. Both units cleared the scene within an hour.

Units: B16, E16-2, B4, T4, B27, FL B5, FLE5-2, FLA7-9


  

  


BRUSH ASSIST TO BUTLER TWP

November 5, 2013
Butler Twp
Box Area 6-4
Brush 4 was dispatched at 1216 hrs to 539 Yellow Hill Rd to assist as the fourth brush unit on a woods fire and responded with three personnel. The crew was assigned to assist with raking a fire line and mop-up and operated on the scene for about 40 minutes.

Units: E6-2, T6, E7-1, B7, MP7, B5, B4, T25, AMB 6A


  


ONE ON ITS SIDE ON MUMMASBURG RD

October 27, 2013
Franklin Twp
Box Area 5-4
Engine Companies 5 & 6, Rescue 4, Ambulances 6A-1 & 7A, and Medic 53 were dispatched at 1222 hrs to the intersection of Mummasburg Rd and Apple Way Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Engine 5-1 arrived to confirm one vehicle on its side in a field just east of the intersection with entrapment. R4 (Lt Bowling w/6) arrived to find E5-1 had stabilization nearly complete. Companies worked together to perform the extrication which was completed within about 15 minutes. Two patient were transported from the scene by EMS.

Units: E5-1, S5, R4, E6-2, AMB 6A-1, AMB 7A, M53


   


FOUR INJURED IN AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

October 14, 2013
Franklin Twp
Box Area 4-1
Company 4, Rescue 1, Ambulance 2A, and Medic 28 were alerted at 1440 hrs to the intersection of Chambersburg Rd and Seven Stars Rd for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Captain 4 (Mooney) arrived first to find the accident on Route 30 several hundred yards east of the intersection with three vehicles involved, multiple ALS patients, and no entrapment. Additional EMS resources were requested along with air medical and E1-1 to establish a landing zone at the Gettysburg Airport. A total of four patients were treated and transported from the scene.

Units: R4, E4-1, R1, AMB 1A-1, AMB 2A, AMB 2A-1, AMB 6A, M28, M52, SUPV28 | STAT13, E1-1 (LZ) | TRAF1, TRAF2


  

 


ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT AWARD

October 14, 2013
We are very pleased to announce that the Cashtown Community Fire Dept. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $14,117.00 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.  The AFG program is administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is the Department's fourth AFG award in the past ten years and will be used to purchase 1,500 feet of 5" hose to replace all of the supply line on Engine 4-1. Also included in the grant was 400' of 2 ½" hose to equip Engine 4-1 with a new attack line. The award was announced by FEMA on May 5, 2013. The hose is currently on order and is expected to be delivered by late October.


Last update: 05/14/2016