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"Proudly serving Salisbury Township and surrounding communities since 1914"
"100% Volunteer 24/7/365...Neighbors helping Neighbors"
99 Years of Service 1914-2013
Parkesburg Past Chief William J. "Bill" Kochel
Condolences to Keystone Valley Station 8
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, December 03
The officers and members of the Salisbury Township Fire Company #1 wish to extend our condolences to Keystone Valley Fire Department on the passing of Past Chief & Life Member William "Bill" J. Kochel. Keystone Valley is comprised of the former Atglen, Parkesburg, and Pomeroy Fire Companies.
Bill's obituary:"William John "Bill" Kochel, 54, of Cochranville passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at his home. He was the son of Norman B. Kochel and Elizabeth F. Battistilli.
He was a 1977 graduate ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire Call Log 11/16 to 11/30/13
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, November 30
11/16/2013....09:30....Fire Chief's Investigation, 5600 block of Meadville Road in the Meadville section of Salisbury Township. Carbon Monoxide levels check. Chief 49.
11/18/2013....17:02....Vehicle Fire, Sandmine and Paes Road in Salisbury Township. Units arrived with an engine compartment fire. Engine 49-1, Tanker 49. (See seperate story)
11/20/2013....13:21....Woods Fire, 200 block of Octorara Trail in West Caln Township. Tanker 49 assist Wagontown Station 35. (See seperate story)... (Full Story & Photos)
West Caln Township Woods Fire
Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, November 24
The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home.
Statistics to share
Based on 2006-2010 annual averages:
*Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in home cooking fires.
*Two-thirds (67%) of home cooking fires started with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
*Clothing ... (Full Story & Photos)
West Caln Woods Fire
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, November 20
At 1:16 PM on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Tanker 49 was dispatched to assist the Wagontown Fire Company on a woods fire in the 200 block of Octorara Trail in West Caln Township.
Tanker 49's crew assisted with extinguishing the fire and overhauling the fire area.
Tanker 49 cleared the assignment at 2:15 PM.... (Full Story & Photos)
Tanker 49 shortly after arrival on the scene.
Sandmine Road car fire
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, November 18
At 5:02 PM on Monday, November 18, Station 49 was dispatched to the intersection of Sandmine and Paes Road in Salisbury Township for a vehicle fire.
Lancaster County Communications reported that the caller was stating that "the engine is about to burn up, flames beginning to form"
Chief 49 (R. Gossert) arrived on the scene and reported a working engine compartment fire.
Engine 49-1 arrived and deployed the bumper line and extinguished the fire.
Units cleared the scene at 5:49 PM.... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire Call Log 11/01 to 11/15/13
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, November 15
11/01/2013....19:36....Vehicle Accident, 500 block of Cains Road in Salisbury Township. Engine 49-1, Squad 49-1. Assisted by Keystone Valley EMS & Brandywine ALS. See seperate story.
11/03/2013....09:30....Chimney Fire, 500 block of Gault Road in Salisbury Township. Engine 49-1, Engine 49-2, Tanker 49, Squad 49-1. Assisted by Truck 42 (Gap). See separate story.
11/09/2013....14:23....Outside Investigation, 800 block of Glorry Lane in the CharMar section of Salisbury Township. Engine 49-1, Squad ... (Full Story & Photos)
Cains Road vehicle accident.
Conditions on arrival...(Chris Eno pic)
Two alarm barn fire on Plank Road
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, November 15
At 12:30 PM on Saturday, November 15, Station 49, along with mutual aid, was dispatched to a farm in the 5900 block of Plank Road for a barn fire.
Lancaster County Communications was reporting that multiple callers were reporting a working barn fire. A large column of smoke was visible to the responding units from miles away. Safety Officer 49-1 (Lantz) arrived on scene with a well involved barn fire and immediately requested a second alarm be struck.
Engines 49-1 and 49-2 arrived on scene and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Gault Road Chimney Fire
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, November 03
At 9:31 AM on Sunday, November 3, Station 49, along with Truck 42 (Gap), were dispatched to the 500 block of Gault Road in Salisbury Township for a chimney fire.
The fire spread from the chimney and extended into the surrounding walls.
Prior to the arrival of the fire units, The homeowner used a fire extinguisher and water hose to keep the fire in check until firefighters could further extinguish the fire.
Units cleared the scene at 11:34 AM.
Thanks to Chris Kennedy for the photos.
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Stations 49 & 42 were dispatched to the 500 block of Gault Road for a chimney fire. (Chris Kennedy photo)
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