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BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday, August 13, 2015  On Saturday September 5th the Milton Fire Department will be holding a blood drive at the firehouse at 121 Ridge Avenue. This event will be held from 11:00 AM to 6 PM. To schedule an appointment you can visit geisingerbloodcenter.org and click on Make An Appointment or call 866-996-5100. Walk-ins are also welcome. To prepare for your donation remember to eat well, stay hydrated, and bring ID. The members of the Milton Fire Department look forward to everyone coming out to donate. Your one donation will help support 3 lives.

   


 

TRUCK AND ENGINE ASSISTS LEWISBURG

Saturday, August 15, 2015  At 01:15 units were dispatched to North Fourth Street in the Borough of Lewisburg for reported smoke in a structure. Engine 2-1 arrived with smoke showing. Truck 15-1 arrived and assisted Engine 2-1 with locating the fire. The fire was found to be in a wall on the rear porch. Crews opened up the wall and knocked down the fire with two water cans. Company 15 units were available at 02:05.

   


 

123rd CENTRAL DISTRICTS CONVENTION

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Members of the Milton Fire Dept. headed to Saxton on Thursday for the annual Central District Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention. On Friday firefighter Cindy Lytle received the Robert E. Kerns Fire Prevention Award and also accepted on behalf of the department a Second Place Fire Prevention Award for population over 4000. A pumping contest along with the battle of the barrel went on throughout the weekend ending with a parade Saturday evening. The members had a great time relaxing and meeting up with some friends from the area. The 15 House will see everyone next year in Gallitzin.

     



 

HAY BAILS ON FIRE

Thursday, August 13, 2015  Thursday August 13, 2015 @ 15:49 Hrs. Tanker 15-1 was dispatched along with the Warrior Run Area Fire Company to the Federal Prison in Allenwood for a pile of hay bales on fire. Tanker 15-1 transported multiple loads of water to the fire scene. Tanker 15-1 returned to service at 20:30 Hrs. Photos by Warrior Run FD.

     



 

FATAL MOPED CRASH

Thursday, August 13, 2015  Thursday August 13, 2015 @ 20:54 Hrs. while Engine 15-2 was still on the Interstate crash Rescue 15-1 and Engine 5-2 White Deer Twp. were dispatched to Arch & Locust streets in the borough for an auto accident reported truck vs 2 motorcycles. Rescue 15-1 arrived on scene and started controlling vehicle hazards & assisting EMS with patient care. Engine 5-2 White Deer arrived and assisted the rescue with hazards and traffic control. Units on scene Chiefs 1501 & 02, Rescue 15-1, Engine 5-2, Ambulance 5-2, Micu8, Medic 60 & Milton Police Dept. Units returned to service at 21:54 hrs.

   


 

WAGON RESPONDS TO CRASH WHILE ON TRANSFER

Thursday, August 13, 2015  Thursday August 13, 2015 @ 16:40 Hrs. Engine 15-2 was dispatched on a transfer assignment to stand by at station 9 (Watsontown) while crews where on the hay bale fire. At 20:20 Hrs. Engine 15-2 and Rescue 9-1 were dispatched to Delaware Twp. Interstate 180 MP 7 WB for an auto accident reported tractor trailer overturned. Chief 1501 (Shaffer) arrived to find one tractor trailer on its side on the east bound side blocking the driving lane. Engine 15-2 arrived and set up traffic control and controlled vehicle hazards. Chief 1501 held all other units off the interstate. Units on scene Chief 1501, Engine 15-2, Micu15, and Milton Fire Police. Engine 15-2 returned to service at 00:10 Hrs. Photos by LT 1510.

     



 

TRACTOR TRAILER OFF THE ROADWAY

Tuesday, August 11, 2015  At 03:23 The 15 House was dispatched to Interstate 80 in the area of mile marker 212 for a tractor trailer off the road into the median. Chief 1503 checked the area of the 212 with nothing found. Union County 911 then advised they took a call that stated it was in the area of the 214 west bound. Chief 1502 arrived to find two tractor trailers on the right berm and one up an embankment on the left berm. The two trucks on the right berm were not involved in a crash they were just disabled. When the third truck came upon the two trucks a car suddenly slowed and the third truck swerved off the road into the median. No one was injured but the truck sustained moderate damage. The front axle was ripped off and the fuel tank had some damage causing a small fuel leak. Company 15 Fire Police remained on the scene until PennDot arrived to take over the lane closer.

     



 

BRUSH PILE FIRE

Friday, August 7, 2015  Company 15 was dispatched at 19:56 for a reported brush fire in the 3100 block of Shakespeare Road. Brush 15-1 arrived to find a brush pile that was being burnt had spread to a tree line and some rubbish. Engine 15-2 arrived and assisted the Brush crew with some hot spots and overhauling the area. A backhoe on site was used to assist with overhaul operations. Tanker 15-1 stood by and did not dump and water. Units were available at 20:53.

     



 

POSSIBLE WATER RESCUE

Friday, August 7, 2015  At 09:40 Boat 15-1 was dispatched to the Susquehanna River south of Lewisburg to assist Lewisburg with a possible person in the water. PSP found items on the bridge that indicated there could very well be a person in the water. Numerous boats from Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties were requested. Units checked the river with nothing found. PSP later tracked down the subject at a residence close by.

     



 

AFTERNOON CRASH

Friday, July 31, 2015  At 15:51 units just returned from a no injury crash at the Milton River Bridge when they were alerted to the 800 block of Mahoning Street for an auto accident with unknown injuries. Chief 1503 arrived to find a rear end collision with everyone out of the vehicles. The driver of the truck was uninjured and the driver of the car refused treatment. Rescue 15-1 took care of fluids running towards a storm drain while Traffic 15 assisted with heavy traffic.

     



 
 
 

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