Columbia Borough Fire Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Columbia Borough Fire Department shall be to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the Borough of Columbia and neighboring communities from fire and other related emergencies or natural disasters. This public safety goal shall be achieved by providing professionally trained personnel educated in the areas of fire prevention, suppression, and tactical operations from the adverse effects of fire and rescue situations, or exposure to other hazardous conditions.

   
 

Run Totals 11/1/2013-11/7/2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013  Nov. 1 Medical Assist, Columbia Borough- Engine 801

Nov. 1 Buliding Fire, Rapho Township- Rescue 804

Nov. 1 Boat In Distress, Manor Township- Boat 801, Boat 804, Squad 801, Rescue 805

Nov. 2 Building Fire, York County- Truck 801

Nov. 3 Person Struck, Columbia Borough- Engine 804, Rescue 804, Chief 804

Nov. 3 Fire Alarm. West Hempfield- Engine 804, Truck 801

Nov. 3 Water Rescue, Columbia Borough- Boat 801, Boat 804, Squad 801, Rescue 805

Nov. 3 Fire alarm, York County- Truck 801

Nov. 4 Stand By, Columbia Borough- Engine 801

Nov. 5 Medical Assist, Columbia Borough- Engine 801

Nov. 5 Vehicle Fire, West Hempfield- Engine 804

Nov. 6 Alarm Bells, Columbia Borough- Engine 804

Nov. 6 Vehicle Accident, Columbia Borough- Engine 807, Rescue 804

Nov. 6 Apartment Building, Columbia Borough- Engine 801, Engine 804, Engine 807, Rescue 804, Truck 801, Truck 807

Nov. 6 Transfer Assignment, York County- Engine 804 to Station 44, Engine 801 to Station 41

   


 

CARDIAC ARREST SAVE

Monday, November 11, 2013  On September 24, LCWC prealerted Rescue 805 for a cardiac arrest at 715 Plane street. Rescue 805 made the response with 5 and arrived within one minute. Upon arrival the crew found a 52 year old male in cardiac arrest. Members began high performance CPR, placed him on high flow oxygen and applied an AED. Rescue 805 members shocked the patient two times using the AED before the arrival of the transporting ambulance. Today we're happy to report the patient is alive and home and is doing well! Tonight the members from Rescue 805 and Chief 804 were awarded a unit citation from Columbia Borough for our life saving efforts. Rescue 805 crew consisted of Captain/EMT Justin Misal, Lieutenant/ER Cody Gray, Firefighter/Paramedic Megan Carr, Firefighter/ER Todd Boyles, Firefighter/ER Matt Watkins and Fire Chief/EMT Garry Wiseman. Living up to our motto, "WE STRIVE TO SAVE"!

   


 

WEST HEMPFIELD GARAGE

Sunday, November 10, 2013  AT AROUND 1800 HOURS ENGINE 804, TRUCK 801 AND RESCUE 804 WERE DISPATCHED FOR A COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE. ENGINE 804 MADE THE RESPONSE WITH 5 AND WAS ADVISED OF A 25' X 25' GARAGE THAT WAS FULLY INVOLVED WITH NO EXPOSURES. CHIEF 76 ARRIVED CONFIRMING THE ABOVE AND ADVISED ENGINE 804 TO SPLIT LAY FROM THE HOME OWNERS LANE. TRUCK 801 MADE THE RESPONSE WITH 6 AND WAS ADVISED TO POSITION TO USE THE AERIAL MASTER STREAM DUE TO THE NARROW LANE THE AERIAL MASTER STREAM WAS UNABLE TO BE USED DUE TO APPARATUS POSITIONING. RESCUE 804 MADE THE RESPONSE WITH 6 AND WAS DIRECTED TO SET UP THE RAPID INTERVENTION TEAM. CREWS FROM ENGINE 76-2, ENGINE 804 AND TRUCK 801 DEPLOYED A 200' 2.5 LINE, A 300' 3 STEP GUN, AND A 200' 1.75 HANDLINE FOR FIRE ATTACK. MEMBERS WORKED SEVERAL HOURS EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE AND OVER HAULING WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF WOODY WOODWARD.

     



 

"MOVE OVER" CAMPAIGN

Thursday, October 31, 2013  The Columbia Borough Fire Department would like to remind the motoring public to slow down and move over when you see Lights, Vest, or Reflectors on the Roads. 
 

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ENTRAPMENT AND REPORTED HOUSE FIRE

Saturday, October 26, 2013  At 0745 Rescue 804 was special called to assist West Hempfield Fire Rescue with a vehicle accident with heavy entrapment. Rescue 804 made the response with 7 and was advised to assist Rescue 76 with extrication. Members from 76 removed two doors to gain access to the patient. Due to the patients condition, LifeLion was put on standby which called for Engine 804 to set up the landing zone, but was not needed. Members from Rescue 76 and 804 packaged the patient and transfered care to EMS on the scene.

At 1145 hours, the Dwelling assignment was dispatched in the 100 block of North Eighth street in Columbia. Units responding were advised that there was a possible fire in the basement. Chief 80 arrived with normal conditions. Engine 804 and Truck 801 took position on side alpha to investigate. Engine 807 stood ready at the hydrant for a forward lay and Rescue 804 crew assisted the Engine and Truck crew. Members found the issue to be electrical, once ventilation was complete units went available.

     



 

CAN JOB ON HEREFORD

Friday, October 25, 2013  At 1755 CBFD units were dispatched for a house fire in the 1200 block of Hereford Drive. Caller reported seeing smoke and flames in a split level house with no one home. Deputy 804 arrived confirming smoke showing from side bravo requesting the working fire dispatch. Engine 804 made the response with 4 and was advised of a hydrant on the A/D corner of the house. Truck 801 made the response with 4 and  positioned side alpha and set the aerial for use. Engine 807 made the response with 4  and staged at a secondary hydrant at Pheasant and Hereford drive. Members from Engine 804, Truck 801 and Rescue 804 found a fire running the interior wall on side alpha which had consumed a chest of drawers. Engine 804 lineman knocked the fire with a water can while Truck 801 crew set up for ventilation. Once ventilation was complete units went available while the Chiefs performed the investigation. 

     



 

HALLOWEEN PARADE AND A FIRE

Thursday, October 24, 2013  Shortly before the annual Columbia Halloween Parade Rescue 804 was due for an automatic fire alarm in Mountville Company 7s district. Rescue 804 made the response with 7 personnel. Responding units were advised that there was a possible fire in the hotbox and that they were upgrading the assignment for an apartment fire. Rescue 804 arrived and made entry into the basement to conduct a search, upon entering the basement crew from Rescue 804 and Engine 7-1 found a small fire and assisted the engine company with extinguishment. The rescue chauffeur also assisted Truck Company 67 with laddering the building.

     



 

SPECIAL SERVICES PUT TO WORK IN MANOR TOWNSHIP

Thursday, October 17, 2013  At around 0230 hours Truck 801 and Rescue 804 were dispatched to a commerical building fire. Truck and Engine 67 arrived with a large two story garage with fire showing side charlie. Rescue 804 made the response with 7 and was directed to establish a water supply to Truck 67 for aerial master streams and stretch and man a leader line on side charlie. Truck 801 made the response with 5 and manned hand lines on side bravo. Truck 807 made the response with 4 and was directed to open up on the second division. Once the fire was knocked, Truck 801 and 807 returned available, Rescue 804 remained until daybreak to supply lighting.

     



 

STORMS KEEP CBFD BUSY

Saturday, October 12, 2013  Columbia Borough Fire Department responded to approximately 20 calls in a 48 hour time period due to heavy storms in the area. Boat 801 and Boat 804 and line systems were used  to pull people off of stranded vehicles in high water. In that 48 hour time period CBFD units responded to 13 different municipalities in Lancaster and York counties. Remember, turn around, don't drown!

   


 
 
 

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