Four alarm fire at F&S Produce in Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey on September 17, 2019 that required the response from four counties. (Dennis C. Sharpe photos)
Monday morning at 10:34, Adams County Box Alarm 22-3 was struck for the barn fire at 2425 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg Pa.
It was clearly evident from the number of calls the Adams County 911 Center was receiving that this was going to be a working fire. A large black header was visible for miles.
Units were notified on dispatch of a working barn fire. Truck 1 arrived with an 80’ wide by 450’ long barn with fire showing. The barn was being used for storage. No animals occupied the barn. Firefighters were challenged from dispatch as this fire had a large fire load since the building was completely filled with storage items, making it too dangerous to fight the fire from the interior.
Multiple master streams and a ladder pipe from Truck 1 were used to extinguish the fire. In addition there were several propane tanks on the exterior of the building. Firefighters worked fast to cool the tanks. Several pieces of construction equipment were removed from the scene by the property owner as firefighters battled the blaze. It took nearly 2 hours to bring the fire under control.
Photos by Chris Eiker – for 911 Photography
Sunday afternoon, April 4, 2013 The Adams County 911 Center located in Gettysburg Pennsylvania began receiveing calls for an apartment building fire with people trapped. At 13;46s hours, Box 29-1 was dispatched for a apartment building fire with possible people trapped.
Chief 29 of the Southeastern Adams Volunteer Emergency Services Fire Company (S.A.V.E.S ) went responding, and requested a working fire dispatch as heavy black smoke was visible several miles away at the S.A.V.E.S. fire station.
Chief 29 was notified that the dispatcher was receiving multiple calls of fire and people trapped and possible jumpers.
Engine 29 arrived, laying a five-inch supply line from a hydrant about two blocks away, positioning themselves at the B/C corner of a eight-unit apartment building with heavy fire showing from the third unit from the end (Bravo end).
A second alarm assignment was requested. EMS immediately packaged an injured victim and left the scene within minutes of arrival via ambulance.
Quint 29 positioned on Side A with E/T 29 right behind them. Hand lines were advanced in from both sides A and C. Heavy fire was found to be in the initial unit as well as extended into the Delta exposure unit. The fire ran the cockloft into apartment 4, venting itself between units 2 and 4.
Entrapment reports proved negative after searches were completed. A person was reported to have jumped prior to the fire department’s arrival. Extensive overhaul was needed. The American Red Cross assisted the families affected by the fire on scene.
Steve Roth – 911 Photography