Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Just after morning rig checks were complete the company was alerted for the reported chimney fire on green valley road in the township. Truck 19 arrived and set up to do chimney ops to determine if the fire was out in the chimney . Crews from Engine 35-2 arrived and took the interior checking for any signs of fire that may have extended into the home. Units operated for about 30 minutes until it was determined that the fire was out .
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
As you snuggle in front of a cozy fire or bask in the warmth of your wood stove, you are taking part in a ritual of comfort and enjoyment handed down through the centuries. The last thing you are likely to be thinking about is the condition of your chimney. However, if you don't give some thought to it before you light those winter fires, your enjoyment may be very short-lived. Why? Dirty chimneys can cause chimneyfires, which damage structures, destroy homes and injure or kill people. Chimney fires can burn explosively - noisy and dramatic enough to be detected by neighbors or passersby. Flames or dense smoke may shoot from the top of the chimney. Homeowners report being startled by a low rumbling sound that reminds them of a freight train or a low flying air plane. However, those are only the chimney fires you know about. Slow-burning chimney fires don't get enough air or have enough fuel to be as dramatic or visible. But, the temperatures they reach are very high and can cause as much damage to the chimney structure - and nearby combustible parts of the house - as their more spectacular cousins. With proper chimney system care, chimneyfires are entirely preventable.Read more: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/chimneyfires#ixzz2A2I0jkVM
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Committee member's will be heading to KME to go over final inspection and signing of papers to take deliver of the squad. Unit will leave KME and head to Fire Rescue Products in Harrisburg for warranty and dealer prep. Rig should be in service sometime in January after driver training is complete.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
At noon today Truck 19 was alerted for a structure fire in North Hopewell Township. The truck responded with 4 firefighters and assisted at the scene of a fire in a tractor sales and service center on Winterstown Road.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Engine 19-1 and Engine 35-2 responded to a crash on Springwood Road this morning just South of Pauline Drive. Two vehicles collided and one left the roadway. There were no injuries however traffic was effected for about an hour.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Today members of Goodwill Fire as well as firefighters from Leo Independent Fire Engine Co. No. 1, Dallastown Fire Company and Harrisburg Bureau Of Fire as well as River's Truck Center, Inc.participated in a Special Vehicle Rescue Class. The class covered such things as heavy lifting, rigging and extrication with large vehicles. We are especially thankful for our developing relationship with River's Towing who certainly made this class a success. Their eagerness to participate and work together in the future is a great example of a public/private partnership that will certainly benefit our municipalities in the future. — at York County Fireschool.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Engine 19-2 and Truck 19 responded to Coventry at Waterford Apartments in Windsor Twp for a structure fire. Engine 19-2 had the hydrant and Truck 19 had the front of the building. The fire was contained to the void space in one of the apartments. Goodwill Fire assisted Yoe Fire Co.on their box.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
After month's of waiting the new squad is on it's way to final assembly .
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Goodwill Fire Celebrating 100 years of service, 1913-2013. The banquet was held at the Horticultural Hall at the York Fairgrounds on the 2nd of November 2013.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Rescue Squad 19 is on its way to the paint shop after getting doors installed this week. The Squad is still on delivery for the end of October beginning of November.
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