Swatara Fire-Rescue personnel were busy over the weekend handling several calls. The weekend started late Friday evening with Tower 91 being alerted to respond to a Commercial Fire Alarm in Highspire. Tower 91 arrived as the first due truck and investigated to find a leaking riser to be the issue.
Saturday Started off at 630AM with a vehicle accident on Paxton St. Crews arrived to find that vehicles lost control due to a watermain break that damaged the road surface. Crews assisted with patient care and Fire Police remained on scene until PennDOT could take over traffic control.
Around 130 in the afternoon Swatara Fire-Rescue was dispatched to Highspire Road for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Prior to units arriving DC911 advised there was no entrapment and that the vehicle had come off of I-283. Crews assisted with patient care until EMS arrived.
While crews were at the crash, Engine 91-2 was alerted to Steelton for and odor of smoke with alarms sounding. First arriving units found the cause to be burnt food and Engine 2 was cancelled prior to arriving.
Sunday saw 4 calls for service. First around 1045 units responded to the Chambers Hill section of the township for a cardiac arrest. Shortly after that Engine 91 & 91-2 responded to the Oberlin area for a Residential Fire Alarm. Around 230 PM Swatara Fire-Rescue and mutual aid were alerted to Grayson Rd on the east end of the rail yard for a building fire. Responding units had smoke visible and requested the first alarm. Chief 91-1 arrived with smoke showing. Chief 91-3 arrived and deployed a PW on the area of origin as Tower 91 was arriving. The fire was contained to a small area of a porch attached to a trailer. Crews soaked down the area and retuned to service. Finally around 9 PM crews were alerted to assist EMS with a knox box at a local facility.
Swatara Fire-Rescue averaged 9 personnel per call.