Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department


Saturday, April 19, 2014  At 12:45 the day started off with a brush fire on Page Road in Turbot Township. Chief 1503 arrived to find an area 100'x100' spreading rapidly towards the woods. Prior to Brush 15-1 arriving, the fire made it into the woods and the Chief requested and additional brush trucks, and an additional tanker. The crew from brush 15-1 started making a hit but the fast moving fire spread into a heavily wooded area. Mutual aid companies assisted with fire attack and extensive overhaul. Units on the scene: Brushes 15-1, 5-1, 12-1, 9-1, Engines 15-1, 9-1(fill site), 5-1, Tankers 17-1 and 12-1. While units were getting ready to clear the Page Road call Union County 911 advised Command that there was another brush fire in are first due. Brush 15-1 and Chief 1503 responded to the 1300 block of Industrial Park Rd in West Chillisquaque Township. Units arrived to find about two acres involved. Command requested a Utility and Tanker from Lewisburg due to units still on Page Road. Brushes 12-1 and 9-1 were available a short time later from the first call and assisted with the one in West Chilly. Units were available at 16:13. While crews were cleaning up at The 15 House, the Brush was dispatched at 16:50 to assist Lewisburg on Housel’s Run Road in the southern part of West Chillisquaque Township for a large field fire. While enroute the Engine and Tanker was also dispatched. Company 15 was available at 17:55 hours.




Tuesday, April 15, 2014  At 15:09 Engine Company 15 was dispatched to the 200 block of Locust Street in the borough for a reported car fire. Chief 1503 arrived to find a small car with a well involved engine compartment and a minivan as an exposure. The owner got the minivan moved before it became involved. Engine 15-2 arrived and had a quick knock and was available at 15:36.




Thursday, April 10, 2014  At 22:59 Company 15 and Rescue 9-1 (Warrior Run) were dispatched to Interstate 80 in Turbot Township at mile marker 213 for a tractor trailer accident with possible entrapment. Crews arrived to find a tractor trailer down a steep bank with the driver still inside. Once the crew from Engine 15-2 made it down to the truck it was confirmed that the driver was not trapped but was seriously injured. Rescue 9-1 assisted with patient removal up the bank with their ropes due to rescue 15-1 being out of service for refurbishment. Units were available at 23:46 hours.




Sunday, March 30, 2014  At 04:41 Company 15 was dispatched to the 300 block of Crawford Road in Delaware Township for a second alarm house fire. The Engine and Tanker were due and responded with 8. Engine 15-1 arrived and assisted with overhaul operations. The Tanker didn't dump any water and later returned. Company 15 units were available at 06:08.




Wednesday, March 26, 2014  At 16:11 hours The 15 House was dispatched to the 300 block of Park Ave. in the borough for a reported brush fire. Chief 1503 (Lupo) arrived to find a 100' x 100' area burning with exposures and spreading up the hillside. The Chief requested an additional brush truck from White Deer Township (CO5). Prior to any apparatus arriving on the scene a small shed became involved and Command requested an additional engine from Warrior Run (CO9) due to the exposures nearby and windy conditions. Brush 15-1 arrived and dropped one guy to try to knock the shed down and then proceeded up an access road on the hill. Engine 15-1 arrived next and stretched an 1 1/2" up to the shed. Crews from company 5 assisted Brush 15 with the wildfire. The crew from Engine 9-1 took care of any hot spots on the western side of the fire. Units were available at 17:00.




Wednesday, March 5, 2014  At 14:52 Company 15 was dispatched to the 300 block of Vine Street for a reported porch fire. Chief 1501 arrived to find the fire knocked down by the tenant of the house. Engine 15-1 arrived and checked for extension and did some minor overhaul. The Engine was available at 15:12.




Thursday, February 27, 2014  On Monday February 24th the Rescue headed east to KME to receive its makeover. New paint, compartment doors, and lights inside and out are just a few things on the list. The project is expected to take about two to three months to complete. Pictures throughout the process will be posted.




Monday, February 17, 2014  At 17:31 Rescue and Tanker 15-1 were dispatched to Fern Park in upper Delaware Township for a working bar fire. Chief 904 arrived to find fire showing from the rear of the structure and requested a full second alarm along with third alarm tankers. Rescue 15-1 arrived and assisted CO 9 with fire suppression on the second floor. The fire was contained to the kitchen and second floor areas with the bar area sustaining smoke and water damage. Crews from Union, Montour, and Lycoming counties also assisted on the scene. Company 15 units were available at 20:24 hours.




Tuesday, February 11, 2014  Please help the Milton Fire Dept. by clearing any snow from a fire hydrant that is in your neighborhood or by your house. By keeping fire hydrants clear of snow, the public can help firefighters to easily locate them and access water quickly, preserving valuable time during an emergency.




Thursday, January 30, 2014  At 07:08 Engine 15-2 and Rescue 15-1 was dispatched along with White Deer Twp. (CO5), Warrior Run (CO9), and Lewisburg (CO2) to the 1300 block of the White Deer Pike in White Deer Township for a working house fire. Chiefs 903 & 501 arrived to find a large two story home with fire from the first and second floors. Tanker 5-1 was first to arrive and was ordered to swing the pipe and knock it down. Engine 9-1 arrived next and laid in and was ordered to pull lines. Engine 15-2 and 5-1 arrived on the scene just behind Engine 9-1 and assisted with advancing lines. As crews just made entry and found the steps the orders were given to evacuate the structure. Crews backed out and knocked down the some heavy fire before making entry again on the second floor. While working on the second floor the order was given again to evacuate. Command decided to go defensive due to heavy fire in the walls, ceilings collapsing, and holes in the floors. The house was built in the late 1800's and the heavy wood plank walls made it difficult to access the fire. The temperature that morning was around three degrees which also caused some problems. Company 15 was available at 11:18 while Company 5 remained on the scene.



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