Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department


Tuesday, September 19, 2017  On Tuesday night the Milton Fire Department participated in a simulated drill at Weis Markets fleet maintenance garage. Crews arrived to a simulated tractor trailer fire inside a building with extension to the second floor. CO 15 crews put into service multiple hand lines, deployed ground ladders, and set up ventilation. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Monday, September 11, 2017  Monday September 11, 2017 at 1800 hours the Milton Fire Department along with several mutual aid departments and local law enforcement participated in the annual 9/11 memorial service held at Veterans Memorial Park. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Sunday, September 10, 2017  Sunday the Milton Fire Department had the privilege of escorting The Mifflinburg Hose Company through our first due coverage area as they participated in their 2nd annual 9/11 Memorial Walk. Members of the MHC started the trek at 03:00 in Hughesville and ended on the front apron of station 3 in Mifflinburg at approximately 14:30. They traveled south on Rt. 405 through Muncy, Montgomery, Watsontown, Milton and then headed west on Rt. 45 through Lewisburg and ended at Station 3 in Mifflinburg. The walk covered 34.3 miles honoring the 343 fire fighters that gave their lives on September 11, 2001. The Milton Fire Department would like to congratulate the Mifflinburg Hose Company on the successful completion of their walk.




Saturday, September 9, 2017  Saturday September 9th members participated in the annual harvest festival activities held in the downtown area of Milton. Each year the Milton Fire Department sets up a stand and sells fresh cut french fries, fish sandwiches, hot dogs, ham patty sandwiches, and soda. The Milton Fire Department would like to thank the following individuals and business for their generous donations of supplies for this years stand. Con Agra Foods, Fetter's Meats, The Fence Drive-In, Pepsi of Williamsport, McDonald's of Milton, Race Street Sunoco, Dollar General- Milton, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Eric Moser, Byerly's Meats, Weis Markets, Wal-Mart, Giant, and Speedy's. The department would also like to thank all the patrons for your continued support each year. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Monday, September 4, 2017  At 12:33 the Milton Fire Department along with CO 17 was dispatched to State Route 405 in Turbot Township for a vehicle into a building. UC 911 advised one patient in the car with a head injury. Chief 1502 arrived to find a passenger car into the building and a gas meter damaged with no active leak. Rescue 15-1 arrived and stabilized the vehicle and assisted MICU 15 with patient removal. Engine 15-1 assisted the rescue with vehicle hazards. Units on scene: Chiefs 1502 Lupo, 1701 and 1702, Rescue 15-1, Engines 15-1, 17-2, MICU 15, Traffic 15, and PSP. Photos by Jay Mabus and Benjamin Williams.




Friday, September 1, 2017  At 02:30 crews just returned from a call in Montandon when Truck 15-1 was dispatched to transfer to the City of Sunbury while their units operated at a 5 alarm barn fire. While on the transfer assignment Truck 15-1 along with multiple other transfer companies were dispatched to a multiple vehicle MVA on the Veterans Memorial Bridge in the city. Crews arrived to find a passenger car and a SUV head on with multiple injuries. The truck crew assisted with securing vehicle hazards. Truck 15-1 also handled a natural gas leak in the city before returning. The Truck responded with 4 volunteers and was transferred for 10 hours.




Thursday, August 24, 2017  At 22:58 hours the Milton Fire Department was dispatched along with Company 17, Ambulances 2-2, 8-3, and MICU 91 to Interstate 80 in the area of mile marker 215 east bound for a single vehicle MVA. Chief 1501 arrived to find a single passenger car that had launched off the highway above, landed on SR 254, hit a concrete barrier head on, and then caught fire. Two motorists had assisted the driver getting out of the car. 1501 used a water can to knock down the fire until Engine 15-2 arrived and made sure any remaining fire was extinguished. Crews from Engine 15-2 and 17-2 then controlled any remaining vehicle hazards. Units on scene: Chiefs 1501 Stump, 1502 Lupo, 1503 Derr, 1701, Engines 15-2, 17-2, Rescue 15-1, Ambulances 2-2, 8-3, MICU 91, 1561, 1562, and PSP. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Tuesday, August 22, 2017  Tuesday August 22, 2017 members lay to rest Past Chief Fred Kurtz. The Milton Fire Department had over 30 members attend the service and lay Chief Kurtz to rest. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they adjust to his passing. A special thanks to the following Fire Department's for covering our first due during the ceremony and the multiple departments that participated in the ceremonies and the procession. Chief Kurtz was definitely smiling down on us for sure. Mifflinburg Hose Co. Rescue 3-1 William Cameron Engine Co. Truck 2-1 White Deer Township Fire Co. Engine 5-2 Warrior Run Area Fire Department Tanker 9-2 Turbot Township Fire Co. Engine 17-2 Pottsgrove Fire Co. Engine 12-1 West End Fire Co. Engine 7-1 Montgomery Fire Co. Engine 13, Ambulance 13




Saturday, August 19, 2017  At 14:50 the 15 House was dispatched to the intersection of Mahoning and South Arch Streets for a two vehicle auto accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles blocking the intersection with all occupants out of the vehicles. Engine 15-2 responded and took care of all the vehicles hazards. Units on scene: Chiefs 1501, Engine 15-2, CO 15 and 5 Fire Police, MICU 15, Ambulance 5-2, and Milton Police Department. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Thursday, August 17, 2017  The members and officers of The Milton Fire Department are saddened to announce the passing of Past Chief Fred Kurtz. Fred's passing was very sudden and unexpected by everyone. He joined the former Goodwill Hose Company in 1969. In his 48 year career with the department he held nearly every position including Chief of Department. He was very instrumental in the merger of the 3 separate fire companies into The Milton Fire Department Inc. which took place in 1998. Fred was a 1971 graduate of Milton High School and had served in the Navy for 30 years, retiring as a Master Chief. While serving with distinction he helped implement and lead a new unit for augmentation by Aviation Boatswain's Mates for Fire & Emergency Rescue Crews as the Senior Enlisted Leader/Executive Officer. He had worked for Weis Market in his early years, AC&F for 30 years, and Norfolk Southern for 13 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Muncy and the F&AM Lodge 256, Milton, an active member of the Milton Fire Department for 48 years beginning with the Goodwill Hose Company in 1969. With the Milton Department he had served as Asst. Chief, Deputy Chief, and Chief of Dept. from 1992 to 1999. He was the treasurer of the Fireman's Relief Assoc. of Milton from 1979 to 1982 and from 1989 to present. He was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 1986, Swisher in 2000, and MFD Service Award in 2001. Our sincere condolences go out to his family in this very sad time. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Services will be August 22 at 11am at Bethany UMC on South Front Street Milton, with burial at Harmony cemetery.



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