Lancaster County Station 33

100% Volunteer

Serving the Eastern End of Brecknock Township

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2015     120
2014     129
2013     117

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Bowmansville Fire Company

 

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Since 11-21-2006

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146 West Maple Grove Rd
P.O. Box 302 Bowmansville, PA 17507
Phone 717-445-6293
Fax      717-445-8271
Email  bvfc33@bowmansvillefire.com
 

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BOWMANSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

100 YEARS OF DEDICATION TO OUR COMMUNITY

HOUSE FIRE ON READING ROAD

5/07/14 Station 33 was dispatched at 16:13 hours for a reported house fire in the area of 1692 Reading RD . Chief 33 (Good) responded and reported heavy smoke from a mile out. Engine 33-1 responded with Captain 33-1 (Lehman) as officer along with Deputy 33 (Leinbach) and Engine 33-2. Chief 33 (Good) arrived on scene and reported a well off structure and requested a second alarm. Engine 33-1 arrived and put one 1 3/4 and one 2 1/2 handline in service. Engine 33-2 arrived and laid a 5 inch supply line from Reading rd up the lane and supplied engine 33-1. At the same time Deputy 33 (Leinbach) arrived and took operations, also Berks tanker 72 (Brecknock arrived and help supply engine 33-1 until water supply was set up. There was six tankers shuttling water to the scene and numerous other companies helping out at the scene. Afterward station 33 had many sections of hose and tools to wash and clean up. All station 33 units were put available around 21:30 hours.

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A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CONTRIBUTED TO OUR ANNUAL FUND DRIVE

 

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TREES AND WIRES DOWN

10-3-2015 Station 33 had just returned from a previous call and as crews were still at station we were dispatched for trees and wires in the area of the 400 block of East Maple Grove rd. Deputy 33 (Lehman), Asst. 33 (Sensenig) responded along with Engine 33-1, Engine 33-2, and Brush 33. On arrival Deputy 33 and Asst. 33 found a tree had come down in the area of Oak Creek Campground and taken the hot wire down to the ground and there was also a pick up truck that was driving down the road and got hit by the tree (no injuries). Deputy 33 assumed command and with all other station 33 apparatus on scene the area was blocked off and we waited for PPL to show up. PPL did arrive and station 33 crews cleared the tree and the road was reopened.

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VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON READING RD

9-16-2015 Station 33 was dispatched to a reported vehicle accident in the area of 1600 block of Reading rd around the county line. Deputy 33 (Lehman) responded along with Engine 33-1, Engine 33-2, Ambulance 36-1 (Fivepointville). Deputy 33 arrived on location and reported one vehicle and one patient out and walking around. Deputy 33 took command while EMS 36 Chief (High) assessed the patient. With no EMS care needed, ambulance 33-1 and Engine 33-2 returned available. Engine 33-1 and Deputy 33 remained on the scene until the tow came and the road was reopened.

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FIRE PREVENTION

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The month of October is Fire Prevention and once again crews from Station 33 went out to the local schools and gave a presentation to all of the kids. This year a crew from ambulance 36 (fivepointville) joined them.

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STAND BY IN CHESTER COUNTY

10-31-2015 On Saturday a crew from Station 33 went to Chester County station 8 (Keystone Valley) for a stand by. Deputy 33 (Lehman) along with seven members from station 33 went to Parkesburg and stood by from 8:00 to 16:00 hours while the members from station 8 were training at the Chester County fire school. While there Engine 33-1 was dispatched to a reported woods fire along Lower Valley rd. On arrival it was found to be a controlled burn and all units returned.

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VEHICLE FIRE ON PA TURNPIKE

11-06-2015 At around 5:00 hours Station 33 was dispatched to a reported truck fire on the PA Turnpike east bound around the 298 mile marker. Chief 33 (Good) responded and was advised of a working tractor trailer fire. Engine 33-2 and Squad 33-1 responded along with Tanker 32, Engine 32-1,Squad 32-1 (Fivepointville), Tanker 34 (Churchtown), responded and Tanker 72 (Brecknock) Berks County stood by in Station 33. The fire was a result of a vehicle accident and truck was carrying some copier (ink) toner. Station 33 and 32 remained on the scene for over five hours until the last unit went available.

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