Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department


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.




Monday, January 20, 2014  At 15:29 The 15 House along with Turbot Township (CO17) was dispatched to the Penn 80 Truck Stop for an unknown type fire. While the Chiefs were responding Union County 911 advised that there was some type of an explosion in a truck that was parked. Chief 1503 arrived and was waived down by a witness that said the inside of a truck cab blew up. There was no visible fire or smoke from the truck just smoke stained windows. The witness also stated that the driver might still be inside. Unknown if it was a bomb or possible meth lab the Chief's waited until the engine arrived and had a hose line in place before entry was made. Both doors were locked so a window was taken and entry was made. Once inside crews found a man in the sleeper area severely burned with a strong odor of gasoline. The man was put into the MICU and awaited the arrival of Life Flight. It appears the man attempted to commit suicide by dowsing his cab with gas and lighting it. Due to no windows being open it ignited and then burnt itself out. PSP was on the scene also conducting their investigation.




Wednesday, January 15, 2014  At 16:48 Company 15 was dispatched to ACF in the borough for a fire in a filter system. Chief 1501 arrived to find the fire still contained to the filters with no extension to the duct work. Engine 15-2 arrived and began pulling out the burning filters and extinguishing the unit. This was the second call of the day at this facility and the third call here in two days. On the 13th units were dispatched to the paint shop for a working building fire. Fire was in the ventilation system and roof area of this building and was knocked down by the sprinkler system prior to the first arriving units. The paint shop sustained minor damage.




Thursday, January 9, 2014  At 08:28 Company 15 was sent to SR642 in the area of SR147 in East Chillisquaque Township for a reported pickup truck on fire. Chief 1503 arrived to find an S-10 truck with a small engine compartment fire. The driver of a passing garbage truck had knocked the bulk of the fire down with an extinguisher upon the arrival of the Chief. Engine 15-2 arrived and took care of the remaining fire that was still burning under the truck. Units were available at 08:52.



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