Today was another excessive hot day however your Shrewsbury Volunteers are hard at work. Since midnight Shrewsbury Volunteers have run one working vehicle fire, two medical assists, one accident and a gas leak.
At 2:13pm Shrewsbury Volunteers were dispatched into Springfield Township for a multi-vehicle accident on northbound interstate 83. Loganville Fire Department was the primary department, Chief 63 had the command. Rescue 61 reseponded and on arrival assisted with stabilization and then removing the driver side doors of one vehicle for patient access. Several patients were transported by EMS services on the scene. Once all patients were transported and the accident scene secured Command 63 cleared Rescue 61. Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Police personnel remained on location until the interstate was completly re-opened.
At 4:22pm Shrewsbury Volunteers were out the doors again with Engine 61-2 and Rescue 61. This time we were enroute to Glen Rock Borough for a reported gas leak inside a business. Engine 59-1 (Glen Rock Fire Co.) arrived, established command and began the investigation. Engine 61-2 arrived and staged as per command. It was determined the odor was not gas but a floor cleaner being used in the builidng. Engine 61-2 and Rescue 61 were placed in service.
Shrewsbury Volunteers wishes to thank all residents who have stopped by this summer dropping off water, gatorade and snacks for our volunteers as they deal with the excessive heat. Your donations are greatly appreciated by all of our personnel.