March 28th, 2013
Please keep the members of the Ekom Fire Department (LAURENS, SC) and the community that they serve during this rough time.
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at Ekom Fire Dept. in Laurens Co. (Mar. 28, 2013/FOX Carolina)
LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -Firefighters in Laurens County are working to battle a blaze at one of their own fire stations.
At one point, the entire building was on fire with flames shooting through the roof.
Firefighters at the scene said two engines, a tanker, a brush truck and a service truck were lost in the blaze. They said the station had just recently received several grants to acquire equipment that is now lost.
There is no word yet on the extent of the fire or what sparked it.
March 26th, 2013
March 26, 2013 Members of UAFD finished our yearly training requirements of Hazmat Operations Refresher. This training was a (2) two nights and had lecture and hand-on review of operations at a Hazmat scene.
March 24th, 2013
March 24, 2013 UAFD responded to a fire at a KFC in Mechanicsburg for RIT. Just after 8:15 a.m. Engine 123 responded to the 6500 block of the Carlisle Pike for reports of a water heater fire and crews on scene reported smoke coming from the roof and eaves. Engine 123 with crew if (6) arrived and set up RIT operations and was never called into service. Crew from UAFD reminded on scene for about 1.5 hrs.
March 21st, 2013
March, 21 2013 UAFD was called to the intersection of S. Market & Winding Hill Rd. for a auto accident involving two vehicles blocking roadway. Chief 23 arrived on scene to find a patient confined. Engine 123 performed a “door pop” on the vehicle to gain access to remove patient. The patient was package by Lower Allen EMS and take to local hospital. Fire units remained on scene for about 25 mins.
March 8th, 2013
We are now selling tickets for our bowling benefit that is being held Saturday, April 27 2013 at 1:00 pm at Trindle Bowling Center in Mechanicsburg, PA The cost is $25.00 per bowler with you receiving (2) games, bowling shoe rental and (2) 20 oz. drinks with all you can eat Hot Roast Beef Sandwich, Hot dogs & Cold Cut Sandwiches.
We are also making it special for all the firefighters if you bowl the 2nd game in (TOG) Turn Our Gear you will be entered into a tournament with the top (6) six bowlers moving on into a playoff game to win prizes.
If you would like to purchase a ticket please contact one of the following.
Jim Salter (Upper Allen Fire Dept.) 717-648-6846
Joe Metallo (Washington Fire Co.) 717-823-1709
Rachael Lawrence (Citizens Fire/Rescue) 717-773-5292