Sunday, October 19, 2014 17:22 hour York County 911 dispatched Company 59 (Glen Rock), 63 (Loganville) and Truck 58 (New Freedom) for a reported Silo Fire in the 10000 block of Mummert Drive Box 59-7 in Springfield Township. Chief 59 arrived on scene to report a working fire about halfway down a loaded silo and established Command. Command had Tower 58 ladder the silo and Engine 59 was the attack piece. Members stretched a 5″ supply line between Engine 59 and Tower 58 to supply the Tower with water. 100′ of 3″ hose was laid to the road to serve as a supply line from Tanker 59 and Tanker 63 to Engine 59. Members pulled a 200′ 1″ 3/4 hand line to the interior of the barn where farm personnel were unloading the silo. Members used heat guns and Thermal Imaging Cameras to monitor temperatures on the inside and outside of the silo. After several attempts to unload the silo failed, Command had to work farm personnel to come up with a different plan. The decision was made to use a hand line from the Tower’s bucket and enter the silo from the top and apply water to the fire. Members used 3,000 gallons of water before bringing the fire under control. Members returned to the farm on two more occasions and Loganville Fire Company returned once to apply an additional 7500 gallons of water before finally getting the fire out.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Retired Pennsylvania State Senator Michael L. Waugh (58 years old) passed away October 8, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mike was a Life Member of the Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company, awarded at our recent Appreciation Banquet in March, 2014 for his four decades of Public Service. Mike made many contributions to his community and the Fire Service both as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician and Chief Officer of several Fire Departments. Mike continued that public service as an elected official, first as a Supervisor for Shrewsbury Township, then as a State Representative (1993-1998) and Senator (1999- January 2014). He was currently serving as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Before his elected career, Mike help run his family’s successful construction business. One of Mike’s greatest accomplishments as an elected official was as a main sponsor of the State Building Code. He used is construction industry background and his fire service experience to shepherd the bill through the State House and Senate to insure that all new construction would be built to modern life safety and health standards. Before the bill’s passage, something as basic as smoke detectors were not required in all new homes statewide. Mike was also a successful farmer and an outdoorsman and an active member of many community service and business organizations. He always greeted you with a smile and a handshake and was always willing to listen to his constituent’s problems and work towards a solution. Mike was truly a valued and respected public servant. More information about Mike’ accomplished life can be found here in the linked York Dispatch story: http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_26687169/former-sen-mike-waugh-has-died-york-county or here in the York Daily Record story: http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_26686687/mike-waugh-longtime-york-county-republican-lawmaker-dies
The Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company extends its deepest sympathies to his wife, Wanda and the Waugh family.