Utility 66 was due to Milestone Road in North Heidelberg Twp on a second alarm barn fire. Crews arrived and staged for a short time before being released from the scene.
The members would like to express our gratitude for the generous donation of several boxed lunches to our staff. It comes following two days of pretty much non-stop running calls. Crews were beat and exhausted and having the opportunity to sit down and have a great meal was awesome. We thank and fully support Ruby Tuesday’s @ the Berkshire Mall and general manager Christi Campbell.
The MTFR was dispatched for a MVA with entrapment on an off ramp from Rt 222. Crews arrived with one car on its side with the driver confined inside. The occupant was not injured and members were able to assist the driver out of the car.
An SUV ran off the road and ended up between two home on a residential street in Laureldale. Luckily there were no injuries and no need for our service. We were released by Station 13’s command.
E66 with a crew of 7 escorted students of the 2020 Muhlenberg High School Senior class. The parade to was show the support of our Twp as they are all affected by the affects of the Covid-19. We wish these graduates the best of luck in their future.
The MTFR was alerted by one of our Engines returning from a call of a MVA with entrapment and injuries. Crews from station 13 and the MTFR rolled the roof extricating two occupants and turning them over to EMS.
Members were requested to the scene of a home on Elizabeth Ave at the request of the Muhlenberg Twp Police Dept to gain access to the resident in a home. We arrived, found a tree had fallen in the rear yard blocking to the only accessible door to this home. We cleared the fallen tree enough to allow the resident to be able to get to safety if needed. We advised to contact a contractor to complete the tree removal.
On June 3rd, a severe storm ravaged our township blowing over numerous trees which damaged numerous homes and cars. Several were out of power for over 24 hours. Since the start of the storm until 845 pm Friday, our department answered 49 dispatched calls. Our members were exhausted but never gave up.
Our hearts ache for all those affected by this act of mother nature!!
The MTFR went in service May 8th, 2020. In the first month the transition has gone very well. We ran 43 calls during this partial month. We averaged a huge 12 member average response per call.
Busiest Day of the week: Wednesday 10
At approx 1552 station 66 and Tanker 34 were dispatched to the area of the zero hundred block of Skyline Drive for a vehicle fire. EMS on scene with a working fire. Our crews arrived with light smoke from the hood. Upon opening the hood, the fire was found to be extinguished as a resident helped with a dry chem. Command released the tanker and the crew from E66 stretched a short section of hose and wet the engine compartment down. Crews cleared @ 1616 hours.
The MTFR has successfully passed our inspection with the Eastern PA EMS Council to participate as a QRS agency assisting with patient care until the arrival of responding ambulances.
The Legacy station from Temple had obtained this practice / license since around the mid 1990’s and continued with it up until the merger.
The members of the MTFR mourn the loss of Jeremy Emerich as he fought a very tough battle with the Covid 19. Jeremy has been a member of the Fleetwood Fire Company, a Sergeant with the Exeter Fire Department. He worked for MedEvac and Bally EMS. He also served our country in the Military. Jeremy will be greatly missed by all. Rest in Peace my friend and please watch over all your brothers and sisters as we continue to do what we all need to do and help those in need of help.
At 1354 the initial dispatch rang out for a reported structure fire at the McDonald’s. E66 & R66 were due on the initial. Crews arrived with fire through the roof. Crews went to work as the 2nd Alarm was sounded bringing L66 to the scene as well. Crews worked the scene for almost three hours until released by command.
Thanks to David Reimer and Jerry Brey for some pics
At approximately 1205 hours, tones dropped for a rubbish fire in the area of 2029 Mt Laurel Rd. E66-3 on scene, went in service for a large pile of debris. ET13 arrived and supplied E66-3.
At approx 1724 hours, the Rescue assignment consisting of station 66, Engine 13, Rescue 34 and Muhlenberg EMS was dispatched to the area of the 2000 block of Mt Laurel Road in Alsace Twp. Crews on scene advised a women had fallen in the wooded area on a hillside. Crews were able to locate her and develop a solution for removing her. Crews made their way to the top side of the hill along with EMS. The patient was eventually packaged and extricated to the care of EMS. All units were clear by 1811 hours.