A busy day for Station 53
This morning at 0657, 53 and 47 (Jefferson) Fire Police were alerted for traffic control at a no injury crash in the 6300 block of York Road. NYCRPD arrived and requested Station 53 for debris removal. Engine 53-1 responded and arrived to find a tractor trailer up an embankment against a work van in the roadway. The trailer was an empty log trailer. The debris was cleared and the box placed in service.
At 1734 hours, Engine 53-1 was dispatched to assist Station 52 (Pleasant Hill) on the 1st Alarm Assignment for a residential structure fire on Baltimore Pike in West Manheim Township. A furnace malfunction was discovered and the assignment was held to equipment on scene.
At 1819 hours, Box 53-13 was struck for a chimney fire on Gardner Road in Heidelberg Township. Engines 53-1 and 53-2 responded quickly. Chief 53-1 arrived within 1 minute of the dispatch advising light smoke from the chimney and established the Command. Upon investigation, crews found a malfunctioning pellet stove and command held the assignment to Engines 53-1 and 53-2 and Truck 4 (Spring Grove). The box was placed in service shortly after.
Upon returning to the firehouse, members completed our monthly maintenance checks.
Photo is of the incident on York Road, credit Alida Wagman