Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department


Thursday, February 9, 2017  Milton Savings Bank recently distributed "round two" of its customary year-end contributions to local organizations. From left are Jennifer Burke of The Salvation Army, Bill Wilhelm of Hand UP Foundation, D Scott Pfaff, VP/Chief Executive Officer of Milton Savings Bank, Chief Joe Stump of the Milton Fire Department, and Lisa Grant, VP/Chief Lending Officer of Milton Savings Bank. We greatly appreciate the continued support to the fire department.




Monday, February 6, 2017  At 18:34 Truck 15-1 was dispatched to assist CO 2 along with units from 3, 5, and 6 to 42 S. 3rd Street in Lewisburg Borough for an odor of gas in church. Truck 2-1 arrived and went to investigate finding extremely high levels of gas in the building. Engine 2-1 arrived and secured a supply line to Truck 2-1. Engine 3-1 and Truck 15-1 arrived and assisted with air monitoring and ventilation as well as securing the main gas source. Engines from 6 and 5 were diverted to standby. CO 15 units on scene: Chief 1503 Derr, Truck 15-1, and 1561. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Sunday, February 5, 2017  At 13:15 Tanker 15-1 was dispatched to Center Road in Montour County to assist with a well involved barn fire. Tanker 15-1 dumped a total of 5,400 gallons of water. Engine 15-2 was then dispatched to establish a fill site at the dry hydrant at Shakespeare Road and Route 45. The Wagon filled a total of 25,100 gallons of water. Tanker 15-1 was available at 16:00.




Sunday, February 5, 2017  Saturday evening the department held its annual banquet. Congratulations to our 2016 Milton Fire Department Award Recipients. Al Walter (Lifetime Membership), Joe A. Stump (Lifetime Membership), Joe E Lupo (Kenneth E. Swisher Award & Lifetime Membership), Christine Oberdorf (Service Award), Jay Peachey ( Fire Fighter of the Year Award). Not present but recognized for Lifetime Membership- Chris Snyder, Eric Goodbrod, and Brad Guffey. Middleswarth Chips received the Fire Fighter at Larger Award for all their contributions over the years to our Palm Sunday Dinners.




Wednesday, February 1, 2017  At 11:32 Company 15 Fire Police were dispatched to assist Lewisburg with traffic control on Col. John Kelly Road in the area of Dancing Bear lane due to an auto accident. Traffic 15 responded with captain 1561 on board and provided traffic control until the scene was cleared. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Tuesday, January 31, 2017  At approximately 20:15 while Company 15 members where training on vehicle extrication behind Station 2 they witnessed a box truck run into the railroad bridge on Race Street causing severe damage to the truck. The driver drove away from the scene and Chief 1501 advised UC 911 of the incident. Milton PD finally got the truck stopped in the 200 block of Filbert Street and requested fire apparatus for a fuel leak. Engine 15-2 responded and contained approximately 5 gallons of diesel fuel. Units on scene: Chiefs 1501, 1503, Engine 15-2, CO 15 Fire Police, and Milton PD. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Friday, January 20, 2017  At 20:35 Company 15 Fire Police was dispatched to assist PSP with traffic control on Stamm Road for a tree down. A vehicle that did not see the tree in the roadway struck the tree causing damage to the vehicle. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Friday, January 20, 2017  At 23:00 the Milton Fire Department along with CO 17 was dispatched to Interstate 80 at mile marker 213 east bound for a tractor trailer accident. Chief 1502 arrived on the scene to find a single tractor trailer on its side blocking both lanes of the highway with one patient out of the truck. Rescue 15-1 arrived and controlled vehicle hazards and assisted ems with patient packaging. Due to the roadway being blocked command requested additional fire police to shut down the Interstate at the 80 / 180 interchange until PennDot arrived. Crews remained on scene for several hours. Units on scene: Chiefs 1502 Lupo, 1503 Derr, Rescue 15-1, Traffic 15, 1561, MICU 15, CO 17, Medic 60, Ambulance 2-2 and PSP. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Monday, January 16, 2017  At 13:21 the Milton Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Mahoning and South Arch Street's for a two vehicle auto accident. Chief 1502 arrived to find two vehicles in the roadway with two patients with minor injuries. Rescue 15-1 arrived and assisted with patient care and controlled vehicle hazards. Units on scene: Chief 1502 Lupo, Rescue 15-1, MICU 15, 1561, Ambulance 8-3, and Milton Police Department. Photos by Jay Mabus.




Saturday, January 14, 2017  At 13:09 the Milton fire department was dispatched to East Chillisquaque Township on Interstate 80 in the area of mile marker 216 eastbound for a vehicle accident with injuries. Chief 1501 arrived to find multiple vehicles on and off the roadway between the 215 off and on ramps. A total of 5 vehicles were involved, however only one patient was transported with minor injuries. While the Chief was responding, a second crash was dispatched in Turbot Township at the 212 off ramp to Interstate 180 westbound. Chief 1702 arrived there to find one vehicle off the roadway with minor injuries. Units on the scene: Chief 1501(Stump), Rescue 15-1, Engine 15-2, Traffic 15, FP Captain 1561, MICU 8, Ambulance 8-3 (WRAFD), Ambulance 5-1 (WDT), and PSP.



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