The Members of Rutherford Fire would like to Thank everyone who came out and supported our September Barbecue. This was the last barbecue of the 2014 season. 332 Dinners were sold from Approx. 10 a.m. until approx 12:30. Watch for the start of our 2015 season in the spring. For more info. contact the station at 564-5734
Tonight the members of Rutherford Fire loaded up the rigs and headed to St. Catherine’s Laboure for a 9/11 Memorial service. Also attending the event were members from Lawnton Fire, Paxtang Fire, Chambers Hill Fire & Colonial Park. It was a well attended event, with refreshments afterwards. Thank you to the churches who set up and conducted the event
This afternoon while returning from and A.F.A. at Graysonview manor the Engine was dispatched to Eddington Ave. for an electrical Outlet Smoking. Upon arrival of the Engine crews found smoke showing from the structure. The engine crew pulled an attack line, secured a water supply and went to work as other units were arriving. While the engine crew made initial interior attack, E-44 crew ladder’d the structure. Fire damage was confined to the basement area, with smoke damage thru-out the structure.
Command: Chief 91, Accountability: Chief 456, Safety: Chief 45-2
Units: E-45, E-44, E-49, E-40, R-44, T-456. T-32. U-45. A-41
This evening as rain was starting to fall in the area Company 45 and Rescue 44 were dispatched to Derry & Pleasant view for an Accident with injuries involving 2 vehicles. Upon arrival of Chief 45 units were advised that 1 vehicle had confinement and that a door would need to be popped, and the other vehicle needed to be secured. Squad 45 arrived supplied lighting to the scene, while cribbing the vehicle. Rescue 44 popped the drivers door of vehicle 1 while crews did patient assessment on vehicle 2. The driver in vehicle 1 was transported after complaining of neck and shoulder pain, while the driver of vehicle 2 refused treatment.
Command: Chief 45
Units: Squad 45, Engine 45, Rescue 44, Life team EMS
On Thursday September 11th. St. Catherine’s Laboure Church, Good Sheperd Lutheran Church, Trinity ECC, and Community Alliance Church invites persons of ALL FAITHS to a Memorial Service in Honor of All First Responders. This service is open to ALL Responders and the Public. It will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Laboure, 4000 Derry street. We hope you will be able to attend.
Today Company 34, 40, 45, and 49 all headed up to Pottsville for the Schuykill County Firemen’s Convention. After judging in the morning everyone enjoyed breakfast. Then prior to the parade the grill was fired up and enjoyed burgers and dogs. The day was spent re-enforcing the true brotherhood in the fire service. When it came time for the award presentation, everyone in our group took a trophy home.
Paxtang, 1st Place Best appearing Engine, Swatara 2nd Place Best Appearing Engine/Rescue, & Furthest traveled, Paxtonia 1st Place Best Appearing Straight Stick without a pump, Rutherford 1st Place Best Appearing Engine. Rutherford-Swatara, Best Appearing Department with more then 2 companies within the municipality. Join Rutherford & Swatara Fire on Sept 10th as we present the twp. commissioners the trophy to display in the Twp. Bldg.
On Thursday Aug. 14th the Chambers Hill & Rutherford Fire Companies teamed up for a Night at the Senators Game. Members and Guests from both companies spent the beautiful evening enjoying each others company along with a picnic dinner and a baseball game. The weather was perfect, the only thing better would have been a Home Team win. Everyone had a great time, and we are already planning next years event.
The Annual National Night Out sponsored by the Swatara Twp. Police Dept. will be held on Tuesday August 5th. This years event will once again be held at the Vanetta Park behind the Derry Street 7-11, Stop out for some free food, door prizes, and displays from various organizations from thru-out Swatara twp.
On a muggy Monday afternoon (7/7/14) Company 45 was dispatched for a mulch(outside) fire in the 6 box. Lt-1, and Chief 45 went in route at the same time. With the location being a Multi Family Residential unit, Chief 2 opted to roll the Engine 1st instead of the Attack. Upon arrival of the Chief and Lt. it was upgraded to a Structure Fire box.The bush fire extended to side “D” of the structure, working its way up to almost the loft area. Engine 45 arrived, picked up its own water supply and went to work. initial crews did a quick knock down. Additional arriving crews checked apartments for extension. Crews were on the scene approx. 1.5 hrs, Red Cross assisted those who were displaced.x
Units: E44,45,41,48-1, R49, T456,48, A48,S45,Ch91