Today at 3;35pm Shrewsbury Volunteers were dispatched to a reported technical rescue incident in Glen Rock Borough. Initial reports were a worker in an elevated bucket truck was injured and still in the air. Rescue 61 responded with technical rescue personnel on board. Enroute units from Glen Rock FD arrived and after assessing the incident canceled the York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team however R61 was continued for manpower. Units on scene called for and utilized Rose Fire Co. Tower 58 to reach the severely injured worker. Once the patient was brought to the ground and treated by EMS providers he was then airlifted by Stat Medivac to The Johns Hopkins Burn Center at Bayview in Baltimore. Shrewsbury personnel assisted with the landing site detail.
Crews from all departments involved returned to quarters and were cleaning up from the incident when a structure fire was dispatched in Glen Rock. First alarm included Glen Rock, Shrewsbury , Rose, Seven Valley and Loganville FD’s. Engine 59-1 (Glen Rock) responded and immediately upgraded the incident to a working fire. On their arrival heavy fire was located on the second floor in a section of row homes. Shrewsbury Volunteers responded with Engine 61-1, Rescue 61 and Utility 61. On arrival personnel deployed a back up line and continued search operations to confirm no one else was still in the buildings as well as checking for fire extension. Chief 61 (Myers) was requested by Glen Rock officers to establish command. Crews from all departments worked quickly and the fire was kept to the second floor of the fire building. KUDOS to Engine 59-1 crew on a job well done. During the incident one firefighter from Rose Fire Co. was injured and transported to York Hospital with an ankle injury.
Once the fire was contained and then extinguished the source of the fire was investigated and findings were passed on to the PA State Police Fire Marshall via phone. The fire was declared accidental in nature dealing with an electrical issue. Crews then worked together clearing the home of debris, picking up hoses and tools and units cleared when ready.
Shrewsbury Volunteers wishes to say great job to Glen Rock FD on a good knock down and thanks to all fire, EMS and fire police personnel for a job well done.