Recent Calls
Sat. Jan 28th 2017
Vehicle Fire Extends Into Building At Hegins Township Business

Engine 27 was dispatched at 1640 this afternoon to 929 East Mountain Road in the Village of Fountain, Hegins Township, Schuyl...

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Tue. Jan 24th 2017
Small Chimney Fire In Lykens Township

Box 27-2 was transmitted at 1149 this morning for a possible chimney fire at 479 Picnic Road in Lykens Township. Lieutenant 2...

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Fri. Dec 2nd 2016
Early Morning Building Fire In Washington Township

Engine and Tanker 27 were dispatched as replacements at 0518 this morning to 253 Weaver Lane in Washington Township for a bui...

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Mon. Feb 6th 2017
Members Drill On Vehicle Stabilization And Patient Packaging

Tonight for company drill, members drilled on vehicle stabilization and patient packaging and extrication. Different vehicles...

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Thu. Jan 19th 2017
Rescue 27 Returns From Specialized Fire Equipment

A couple of months ago, Rescue 27 was delivered to Specialized Fire Equipment in Middletown to have them fabricate shelving f...

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Mon. Dec 19th 2016
2017 Operations And Administrative Officers Announced

The Gratz Area Fire Company #1 would like to present the Operations and Administrative officers for 2017:Chief 27 - Harry Wel...

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1st Alarm Well Off House Fire In The Township
Thu. Jul 25th 2013

Box 27-1 was dispatched at 1151 this morning for a reported house on fire with rapid calls in the area of Picnic Road and Route 25 in Lykens Township. Engine 27 (B. Welker) with 3 was en route at 1157 and struck the 1st Alarm due to the rapid calls and thermal column. Tanker 27 (Hammaker) with 1 also went en route at 1157, followed by Chief 27 (H. Welker) at 1158, and Rescue 27 (S. Dreher, Sr.) with 1 at 1207. Engine 27 laid out from the last hydrant on Market Street, putting 1,400' of 5" on the street before proceeding to the scene and finding a vacant single story ranch-style home well off. Engine 27 dumped the tank water via the top-mounted deluge gun immediately and stretched an 1 3/4" attack line and a 2 1/2" attack line. Rescue 28 (Pillow) completed the lay, approximately 700', and supplied Engine 27. Truck 22 (Lykens) arrived, taking the address and going in service for elevated master stream operations. Once positive water was established, the bulk of the fire was knocked down fairly quickly via defensive operations. Crews from various departments then began overhauling the structure with the assistance of a local resident's trackhoe. After completing the overhaul operations, the box was placed in service at 1714. The updated address of the incident was 859 East Market Street in Lykens Township, a 27-2 Box.

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A big thank you to Station 22 (Lykens) for repacking all of the 5"!

Command: Engine 27 (B. Welker), was later passed to Chief 27 (H. Welker)

Units on scene: Engines 27, 26, 28, Northumberland 65, & Schuylkill 14-10; Trucks 22 & 20 (RIT); Rescues 27, 21, 23 (RIT), & 28; Squad 26; Tankers 27 & 26; FM 1 & PSP FM; MICU 1-1 & Northumberland Ambulance 548

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View of the apparatus placement on Side Alpha.
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Crews from various departments overhauling on Sides Alpha and Charlie.
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View of the layout from the hydrant.
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Gratz Area Fire Company #1
P.O. Box 8
Gratz, PA 17030
Non-Emergency: 717 365-3121
Emergency: 911
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