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23 YEARS AGO TODAY THE VERNON INDUSTRIAL BUILDING BURNT

Wednesday, January 23, 2013  HARRISBURG BUREAU OF FIRE


FIRE ALARM RECORDS


VERNON INDUSTRIAL BUILDING, JANUARY 23, 1990


Compiled by David W. Houseal, HFD historian

An official log of the fire does not exist. Leroy “Skip” Esworthy was the dispatcher that morning and events moved so fast, he had no time to make a detailed log. The official city fire report also is not very detailed and does not list any alarm times, nor companies responding. The follow... [ more ]  

 

 

EIGHT YEARS AGO TODAY, A LOOK BACK AT BLACK SUNDAY

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 

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On January 23, 2005, a fire was reported on the 3rd floor of an apartment building at E178st in the Bronx. Arriving first at 0803hrs, Engine 42 took side A and began advancing a line to the third floor where Ladder 33 forced and held the door in preparation of the engine company. With a dry line to the fire apartment, moderate gray smoke was coming from behind the door. At this time E42 chauffer informed the crews he had a froz... [ more ]  

 

 

11 YEARS AGO TODAY THE HARRISBURG METRO RAN 3 WORKING FIRES KEEPING DAUPHIN COUNTY UNITS BUSY

1st of 3 fires Halloween 2001

1st of 3 fires Halloween 2001

Wednesday, October 31, 2012  Halloween 2001 started out with a 2nd alarm vacant house fire in Swatara Township early in the morning. Crew's wen't deffensive with big lines and were out a few hours with the first job. The 2nd job was a 3rd alarm row home fire on South 18th St in Harrisburg City. While units were tied up on that job transfer units and local units made a grab on Walnut Street in Susquehanna Township at a room and contents job. This was another bitter cold Halloween Day full of tricks and 3 treats! 
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2nd of 3 fires Halloween 2001

2nd of 3 fires Halloween 2001

The final job of Halloween 2001

The final job of Halloween 2001

 

11 YEARS AGO TODAY ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 343 FIREMAN WERE MURDERED

Tuesday, September 11, 2012  SEPTEMBER 11th 2001
 
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          0814hrs on September 11th 2001, the world changed forever. At this time, it is believed hijackers made their move aboard American Airlines Flight 11, shortly after leaving Logan International Airport. Stabbing three occupants and spraying the first class cabin full of mace, they quickly took control of the plane.
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ASSISTANT CHIEF WAYNE COHENOUR KEEPS CREW FROM MILLCREEK ENGINE COMPANY 20 ALIVE WITH HEROIC ACTIONS!

Monday, July 30, 2012  After seeing a picture floating around of an Engine Company from Mill Creek, PA wrecked severely my heart dropped. One of my good friends that lived at the Progress Fire Company in the early 90’s, Jamie Beale is very active with this company in Mill Creek and with no information I feared the worse. After calling him and getting the story I was compelled to share this information on their Assistant Chi... [ more ]  

 

 

READING CITY RECRUIT CLASS 2012 GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND!

Friday, July 20, 2012  Reading City, PA Recruit Class 2012 goes above and beyond to help out a Brother and the community. You may have seen the restored fire hydrant advertisements on this and other websites. These are being sold to benefit Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel who has a brain tumor and has been of work since February.

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Photo Courtesy of Reading Eagle: Tim Leedy.     Representing the latest class of recruits at the Reading Fire Academy, Steve Ginder of Richland, Lebanon County, left, presents a refurbished fire hydrant to Deputy Fire Chief Ron Wentzel, who has a brain tumor and has been off work since February.

Photo Courtesy of Reading Eagle: Tim
      Leedy. Representing the latest class
      of recruits at the Reading Fire Academy,
      Steve Ginder of Richland, Lebanon
      County, left, presents a refurbished
      fire hydrant to Deputy Fire Chief Ron
      Wentzel, who has a brain tumor and has
      been off work since February.

 

 

CONGRATS TO THIS SUMMERS NEW INTERIOR FIREFIGHTERS

Friday, July 20, 2012  Congrats to the newest group of interior firefighters in Central PA, remember your learning and binder of certificates has just begun. With that being said………….



Firefighting, an experience based trade cannot be mastered in a single class or certification so get to the f... [ more ]  

 

 

PUMP PRIMERS 2012

A "Big Mack"

A "Big Mack"

Sunday, July 15, 2012  Every year antique apparatus from all over the East Coast get's together at the riverfront in Harrisburg City, PA to tell lies, flow lines and browse the swap meet.

Enjoy a few pictures from this years event

 

 

 

IF YOU HAVENT HEARD - ITS GOING TO BE AFRICA HOT SATURDAY!

Friday, July 6, 2012  If you are a firefighter, drink water all day today and Saturday or you will end up in the hospital or worse, thats all............good talk! 

 

 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Photo Courtesy of Chad Livelsberger from York County, Station 41

Photo Courtesy of Chad Livelsberger from
      York County, Station 41

Wednesday, July 4, 2012  From the Staff at CentralPABravest and FireFighter-Fit, have a safe and happy 4th of July! 

Enjoy the fireworks show from the best seat in the house, the tiller bucket of DCFD Truck 17.

Video Courtesy of Joe Brown from http://www.firehousepride.com/

 

DCFD Truck 17

 

 

THREE MILE ISLAND EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION TEST TODAY

Thursday, June 28, 2012  Wondering why the sirens are going off Thursday? All 96 emergency notification sirens in the 10-mile radius around Three Mile Island (TMI) Generating Station will be sounded for three minutes on July 28 starting at 1215. 



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THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE STOUT FAMILY

Bob and his wife Kimberly

Bob and his wife Kimberly

Wednesday, June 27, 2012  The Staff at CentralPABravest and FireFighter-Fit send our thoughts and prayers to the Stout family.

Bob Stout, Chief 29 lost his wife Kimberly to a long battle with cancer. Kim was an active member at the Halifax Fire Company in Dauphin County where Bob is currently the Chief and the Dauphin County Hazmat Team. The Stout family is very dedicated to public service and has inspired, mentore... [ more ]  

 

 

THIS IS FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEK

Firefighter health and safety week

Thursday, June 21, 2012  Check out this video from a local Chief.......be careful out there Brothers and Sisters, this video sums it all up! 

 

 
 

FLAG DAY 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012  Thanks to the Lancaster Bureau of Fire in Lancaster City, PA for sending us a few shots of their American Pride on Flag Day 2012! 

 

 

 

68 YEARS AGO AMERICAN TROOPS LANDED ON THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY AND GAVE THEIR ALL

Wednesday, June 6, 2012  NORMANDY LANDINGS
“D-DAY”
 
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          With the world already at war for two years, President Roosevelt appointed General Eisenhower as the Supreme Allied Commander in December 1943. He was given this title with simple orders: "Enter the Continent of Europe, and in conjunction with other United Nations, undertake operations aimed at the heart of Germany and the destruction o... [ more ]  

 

 
 
 

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