Columbia No. 1 Fire Department
 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department shall be protecting the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the Borough of Columbia and neighboring communities from the ravishes of fire and other disasters through public safety education, the extinguishment of fires, and providing to its customers an organization of men and women which they can depend and feel proud. Our objective shall be accomplished by upholding the professional image of the department by providing and maintaining suitable quarters, equipment and apparatus and promoting the spirit of good fellowship among its members for said purposes.

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REPORTED ENTRAPMENT ON THE BYPASS

Thursday, April 10, 2014  The COLUMBIA NO. 1 FIRE DEPARTMENT firemen assisted the Wrightsville Fire & Rescue Company (41) with a reported pin on the Rt. 30 By-Pass this morning.  

09:03- 801 ENGINE due Hellam Township, York County for the reported MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT.  Accident reported Rt. 30 East Bound at the Wrightsville exit.  Reported one vehicle overturned with people trapped.  801 ENGINE with four firemen followed by SQUAD 802 with three firemen.  Wrightsville Fire & Rescue Company (41) firemen on the scene with one person trapped.  ENGINE 801 and SQUAD 802 available at 09:44

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TUESDAY NIGHT IN HOUSE TRAINING

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  Tonight the firefighters from the COLUMBIA NO. 1 FIRE DEPARTMENT conducted in house training on ropes and notes.  Firemen used the time to perfect there knot and hoisting skills.  Earlier in the day the firemen ran two responses.  

11:07-801 ENGINE requested by the Wrightsville Fire & Rescue Company (41) to staff an engine and STAND-BY IN STATION.  Wrightsville brothers working an incident in York County and needed their first due covered.  801 ENGINE with five firemen.  ENGINE 801 available at 12:24.

13:17-801 LADDER due in Wrightsville Borough for the INSIDE INVESTIGATION.  Address of incident 209 Hellam St.  801 LADDER with four firemen.  Incident in the Wrightsville Fire & Rescue Company (41) first due.  801 LADDER available at 14:00.

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FIRE SHOWING ON THE MOUNTVILLE ASSIGNMENT

Monday, March 31, 2014 22:59 The COLUMBIA NO. 1 FIRE DEPARTMENT firemen ran two responses for the day.  Last response of the day had fire showing in the Mountville Fire (7) first due with one victim.  

05:22-801 ENGINE due in the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department first due for the CLASS II MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT.  Address of incident Rt. 30 West Bound at the Ninth Street overpass.  CHIEF 80 (RYNO) on scene two vehicle MVA with one patient.  ENGINE 801 available at 05:36.

18:07-801 LADDER/ENGINE/SQUAD and BOATS traveled to the Lancaster County Public Training Facility for a joint training with the other companies in the LANCASTER COUNTY RESCUE TASKFORCE (36).  Members from Blue Rock Fire & Rescue (90) and Manheim Township Fire & Rescue (20) joined for a joint training and to get new identifications tags.  801 fire back in the first due available at 20:59.

22:59-801 LADDER specialed on the Mountville Fire (7) building fire assignment.   Assistant 7 with command, reporting two story dwelling heavy fire second floor.  Units with heavy fire and 1 missing.  801 LADDER with seven firemen under the direction of CHIEF RYNO.  801 LADDER available at 01:11.

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EXTRICATION AT THE TRAINING CENTER

Tuesday, March 25, 2014  The COLUMBIA NO. 1 FIRE DEPARTMENT firemen ran two responses for the day then used the slow evening to tune up there extrication skills. 

07:54-801 LADDER due on the Blue Rock Fire & Rescue (90) BUILDING FIRE assignment.  Reported barn fire at 1964 Prospect Road in Manor Township.  Chief 905 in the area with a controlled burn, all units recalled.  LADDER 801 available at 08:00.

12:54-801 LADDER due in West Hempfield Township for the reported APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE.  Address of incident 2130 Oak Hollow Drive. 801 LADDER with four firemen.  Incident in the West Hempfield Township Fire & Rescue Company (76) first due.  LADDER 801 provided ventilation then went available at 13:20.

Later in the day, under the direction of CHIEFS AIDE RICKY ANDERSON, the 801 Firemen traveled to the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center to do some extrication training.

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LADDER ARRIVES WITH TWO UNRESPONSIVE CHILDREN

Sunday, March 23, 2014  The firemen from the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department ran three responses today.  First response of the day with two unresponsive children.

11:42-801 LADDER and ENGINE due in Columbia Borough for the INSIDE INVESTIGATION RESPONSE.  Address of incident 341 North Second St.  Reported two unresponsive children in residence.  CHIEF 80 (Ryno) on scene with strong odor of gas in the block.  801 LADDER with five firemen, followed by the 801 ENGINE with four firemen.  Incident in the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department (801) first due.  Reported carbon monoxide issue in the residence.  LADDER 801 available at 13:20.

13:37-801 ENGINE and LADDER due in Columbia Borough for the STUCK ELEVATOR.  Address of incident 400 Mill Street at the Trinity House Apartments. Incident in the Susquehanna Fire Company first due.  Two residents removed from the elevator, 801 available at 13:45.

21:29-801 ENGINE due in Columbia No. 1 Fire Department first due for the OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION.  Address of incident 115 South Third St. in the Borough of Columbia.  801 ENGINE with five firemen.  Report of smoke in the area. CHIEF 80 (Ryno) in the area reporting smoke from a wood stove, fire department can recall.  ENGINE 801 available at 21:36.

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FITNESS ROOM TRANSFORMED INTO MOVIE SET

Saturday, March 15, 2014  This morning members of Susquehanna Valley Emergency Services joined with the Columbia QRS and the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department to produce a film on HIGH PERFORMANCE CPR.  The film took place in the fitness room of the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department and was filmed by a crew from Susquehanna Valley EMS.  At 10 AM WGAL joined the crews and filmed a segment for a news broadcast. 

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LIEUTENANT LIGHTCAP PREPARING FOR DEPLOYMENT

Friday, March 14, 2014  LIEUTENANT TODD LIGHTCAP JR. is currently completing his training preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.  Keep in touch LT.

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THREE FOR FRIDAY

Friday, March 14, 2014  The COLUMBIA NO. 1 FIRE DEPARTMENT firemen ran three responses today to start the weekend.

00:10-801 LADDER due in Columbia Borough for the INSIDE INVESTIGATION RESPONSE.  Address of incident 837 Spruce Street.  801 LADDER with four firemen with ASSISTANT CHIEF MILES in the seat.  Incident in the Columbia Consolidated Fire Company (807) first due.  Report of something burning in the residence.  LADDER 801 available at 00:36.

12:19-801 ENGINE due in Columbia Borough for the GAS LEAK.  Address of incident 540 Walnut St.  801 ENGINE with four firemen.  Incident in the Columbia Consolidated Fire Company (807) first due.  801 ENGINE available at 12:31.

20:48-801 LADDER due in West Hempfield Township for the BUILDING  FIRE.  Address of incident 3952 Columbia Avenue, St. Anne’s Home.  801 LADDER with eight firemen.  Incident in the Mountville Fire Company  (7) first due.  Fire reported in St. Anne’s Village.  LADDER 801 available at 21:01.

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801 ENGINE RESPONDS AS PART OF MAYDAY RESPONSE

Wednesday, March 12, 2014  Today the 801 ENGINE responded to Fulton Township as part of the MAYDAY RESPONSE on a working incident in the Robert Fulton Fire Company (89) first due. At 11:49 Fire Box 2856 was dispatched in Company 89 first due.  Fire reported 117 Furches Road.  At 11:55 Chief 89 was on the scene with a 2.5 story dwelling smoke from the roof.  At 12:14 the MAYDAY was called.  Two firefighters working in Division one, fell through the floor to the basement.  At 12:17 the LANCASTER COUNTY RESCUE TASKFORCE (36) was dispatched as part of the MAYDAY TASKFORCE ENGINE 801 with 8 firefighters with SQUAD LEADER RYNO in the seat.  At 12:22 one firefighter still unaccounted for.  12:23 all firefighters removed from the structure.  Fast work by companies on the scene removed the two injured firefighters from the basement.  801 ENGINE responded in as part of the RESCUE TASKFORCE who assumed RIT for the remainder of the incident then was placed available at 16:05. 

801 FIREMEN also responded to four more incidents on this busy Wednesday. 

09:17- 801 LADDER due on the COMMERCIAL AFA.  Incident reported 1786 Columbia Avenue at Planet Fitness in the West Hempfield Fire & Rescue (76) first due.  LADDER 801 with five firemen with CAPTAIN MARTIN in the seat.  Assignment recalled enroute. 

10:08-SQUAD 802 due in the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department first due for the reported CARDIAC ARREST.  Address of incident 430 Avenue N.  Police Department on the scene requesting the assignment to slow the response.  SQUAD 802 available. 

14:08-While ENGINE 801 was working the MAYDAY ASSIGNMENT the 801 LADDER was due in Wrightsville Borough on the 4101 Box Alarm Assignment.  Incident reported 213 North Front Street in Wrightsville Borough for the INDUSTRIAL AFALADDER 801 recalled prior to response by the 41 Command. 

23:11-Day ended in the Borough of Columbia when the 801 ENGINE and 801 LADDER were due on Borough Box 3912 for the INSIDE INVESTIGATION.  Incident reported 740 Old Chiques Hill Road.  Chief 80 (RYNO) with the Borough Command.  Reported sparks from the outlet, no fire.  Units available at 23:34.

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