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Box 61-01 Structure Fire-High Risk
Friday morning 3/4/2022 at 05:49, Shrewsbury was dispatched to a structure fire a block behind the fire station. Southern Regional PD arrived first and advised of heavy fire showing.
Engine 61-2 arrived at 05:57 and dropped a supply line from the Scout House at Playground and N. Sunset. Chief 61 established Command and advised of fire showing from the B & C sides both 1st and 2nd floors.
Engine 58-2 (New Freedom) arrived within 2 minutes of the first Engine and pumped 61’s hydrant. 58’s crew moved forward to assist with the 1st floor fire attack.
Engine 59-1 (Glen Rock) arrived within the next 2 minutes and established a 2nd water supply from a hydrant on Main Street. Engine 59’s crew made an aggressive fire attack on the 2nd floor by laddering a 1 story bump out and entering through the 2nd floor windows.
Southern Regional Police contacted the property owner at 6:10 am and confirmed it is commercial and nobody was inside at the time.
At 6:11 am, Command requested a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower to assist with fire control and overhaul of the building.
Additional departments arrived (listed below) and the bulk of the fire was officially knocked down at 06:30.
The Shrewsbury Volunteers would like to thank all of our Mutual Aid Departments for their assistance. We worked with some departments that we “normally” do not work with. In the volunteer fire service, each day and each response may be a different crew of people from each station. Sometimes due to work schedules and other factors, it takes a little longer to get equipment on the street. In those cases, the system is setup to get the next closest unit to respond. Friday was an example of the system working to get equipment to the fire.
The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical in nature and the loss estimate is still being determined.
The final units cleared the scene and reopened North Main St around 9 am.
No injuries were reported.
Units On Scene:
Engine 61-1 (Shrewsbury)
Engine 61-2 (Shrewsbury)
Rescue 61 (Shrewsbury)
Engine 58-2 (Rose Fire Co)
Engine 59-1 (Glen Rock)
Baltimore County Engine 451 (Maryland Line)
Baltimore County Utility 457 (Maryland Line)
Baltimore County Engine 60 (Parkton)
Engine 18-1 (Jacobus)
Engine 63-1 (Loganville)
Truck 77 (Alliance)
Truck 89-1 (YAUFR)
Truck 99-1 (York City)
Rescue 26 (for Air) (Stinestown)
Ambulance 59-2 (Glen Rock)
Micu 58-1 (Rose Fire Co)
Southern Regional Police Departmant
Hereford Fire Department filled in at Shrewsbury to cover any additional c
Santa Claus will once again be coming to Shrewsbury the weekend before Christmas. He needs to check his list (twice). Since the Reindeer need to rest up for the big night, the Shrewsbury Volunteers have offered to give him a ride around town. This year he will be riding in a sleigh behind one of our fire trucks.
We invite you to come out to wave, scream, and share in our annual tradition. (BRING COOKIES!!!)
We will make every attempt to visit everyone who wants to see the Jolly ‘ole Fella. If you do not see your street on the list below, please contact email@example.com or comment on our Facebook page. (Please note: Santa must stay in Shrewsbury’s area in case there is an emergency).
If, by chance, there is an emergency that the Fire Engine needs to respond to, Santa has requested to ride along and offer his assistance to those in need. In the event that happens, we have a make-up night (12/15), where we will re-visit those streets that were missed. We will try our best to keep our Facebook page updated with the latest information throughout the evenings.
On behalf of the Shrewsbury Volunteers & Santa, Merry Christmas.
Santa departs the fire station at 6:30pm each night.
South Main St
Hickory Nut Rd
Keeny Sunset Dr.
Mt Airy Rd
Russet Farm Dr
Sun Glow Dr
Windy Hill Road
Brook Meadow Circle
Clear Run Drive
E. Clearview Dr
North Highland Dr
Spring Creek Dr
North Main St
South Sunset Dr.
Glen Valley (W. Clearview to Kratz)
Tree Hollow Dr.
***NEW NEIGHBORS*** Lillian Ct, Ervin Drive, and Donald Drive
12/15/2021 MAKE-UP NIGHT.
This morning at 11:32, Station 61 along with Truck 58 were dispatched for an investigation inside. While responding to the station, Chief 61-1 was advised by Southern Regional Police that they are on scene with an active alarm and odor of smoke. Chief 61-1 requested a full 1st alarm assignment based on SRPD’s findings.
Engine 61-2 and Truck 58 arrived to find an unoccupied apartment with two dogs and smoke inside. When crews entered, the dogs left on their own. Crews found an accidental fire in the kitchen. Neighbors were able to immediately retrieve one of the dogs.
Some time went by, but FF Hudson was able to successfully retrieve the second dog safely.
No injuries were reported and the Box was placed available at 12:24
Along with fighting fires, Shrewsbury Volunteers prides ourselves on the ability to handle vehicle accident and rescue incidents. Throughout the years we have always tried to keep up with technology in vehicle extrication techniques and tools. Our members train constantly to be proficient and try new ideas. Today was another example. Our department reached out to rescue tool dealers for the ability to examine current battery operated tools and then use them in a training environment. Our current rescue tools are connected to hydraulic hoses and operate at high pressures. The new generation battery operated tools reportedly operate just as good or better then our current tools. Battery operated tools also provide an unlimited operational range since they are not connected to 100 foot hoses on our heavy rescue squad.
Hurst Jaws of Life Rescue Tools contacted us and was able to provide excellent training. Last Tuesday night we had classroom session and went over the capabilities and usage of the equipment. Today, our department took Engine 61-2 and Rescue 61 to Brown’s Junkyard and spent 6 hours using the new tools and dismantling over 6 vehicles. Proven techniques and new adaptations on vehicle rescue were completed. The tools operated exceptionally well. At day’s end the crews were tired but happy with the rescue tool’s performance. We will continue to look at options and make decisions in the future on our rescue tool inventory. COVID has impacted our department which is pushing capitol purchases back. Grants are being looked at and in the end our ability to work at vehicle accidents and rescues will be even better. Keep posted on our progress on this upgrade project.
Thank you to the following who made this day possible.
-Station 61 officers and members for their time and commitment
-John Brown’s Salvage and Junkyard for allowing us to practice
-Alliance Fire and Rescue Services for relocating Rescue 77 to Shrewsbury Station 61 for the day.
-Hurst Jaws of Life Tools and MES Fire ( John Morgalis and John Sileski ) for providing equipment and advisement.
Please visit our Carnival Page @ http://danieli107.sg-host.com/carnival/
This weekend, on the carnival grounds, Troop 90 is hosting the 13th Annual Merit Badge Camporee. From Friday through Sunday, over 780 merit badges will be earned in 72 different subjects.
Over 300 Scouts are in attendance with an additional 100 adult leaders.
Please drive carefully in and around the fire station this weekend.
On Saturday March 2, The Shrewsbury Volunteers took time to let our hair down and relax. We want to thank our Mutual Aid partners for attending and spending time with us. Special Thanks to our guest speaker Michael W. Robinson SR, we appreciate your words of wisdom.
Many awards and plaques were given out through the evening, below are some highlights:
Fire Fighter of the Year: RJ Englestad
Top Training Hours: RJ Englestad (529 hours)
Most Responses: RJ Englestad (443 calls)
Cadet of the Year: Hunter Anthony
President’s Award: Matthew Mitzel
Recognition Plaques were given to the 911 Dispatchers, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, PSP, SRPD, Shrewsbury Borough, and Shrewsbury Township. Without the help and support of these Agencies and People, we could not provide the services our Community expects and deserves.
The Shrewsbury Volunteers had a busy Thursday afternoon and evening.
At 3:18 PM, Engine 61 transferred to Red Lion, Station 34, to handle any calls. They were assisting on a structure fire in Lower Windsor Township.
Not long after returning home, at 6:11 PM, Station 61 was alerted to assist The Loganville Fire Department with an industrial accident at Adhesive Research in Springfield Township. Rescue 61 responded as part of the York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team. The Rescue 61 crew arrived and worked with crews on scene to free an employee who his hand trapped in a machine. You can also make use of construction accident attorneys in case of need.
Then at 7:58 PM, The Shrewsbury Volunteers were alerted to a vehicle accident on I-83 North Bound at MM 4. It was reported that a tractor trailer struck a disabled car on the shoulder and then flipped over the bank. Rescue 61 arrived on scene to find an overturned tractor trailer and the driver was out of the vehicle with minor injuries. The occupants of the disabled vehicle were not in the car when it was struck. Maryland Line Fire / EMS, along with Jacobus EMS assisted with patient care and operations. The Personal Injury Attorneys in Rosemead – Law Office of Daniel Deng can provide with legal help.
Lawyers in Bethesda, MD wrongful death attorneys explained the entire scenario in their detailed reports. While responding to the tractor trailer accident, Engine 61-1 was diverted to assist Glen Rock Fire Department with a working chimney fire in Shrewsbury Township. Upon returning from the fire, Engine 61-1 went to the reliable auto accident attorney to provide lighting until they eventually returned to station at 1:30 AM.
Good Job by all of our Mutual Aid Partners, it was a busy run and we are hoping for a quiet weekend!!!
This is a quick update and explanation on some of the features of the Shrewsbury Fire Mobile App.
If you downloaded our App, you probably received a bunch of Alerts today that didn’t make much sense. The primary reason for our App was a backup alerting function for our Fire Fighters. Our Fire Fighters carry a pager most of the time, and rely on an App called Active 911.
The Active 911 app relays information from the York County 911 to Fire Fighters’ smart phones. When there is a breakdown in the system (anywhere from York 911 to the Active 911 computer or our own smart phones) the Fire Fighter’s phone will not Alert.
Carrying a pager AND having a second alerting mechanism ensures that we get notified and get responers moving towards the emergency. This morning, there were issues getting messages out to Active 911, however, our App still provided a secondary method to notify our members of an emergency.
Some have asked about the APP not providing additional information. The Alerts You get are the same ones We get. The Shrewsbury Fire App is limited to 128 characters, so in most cases the only thing cut off is the list of apparatus requested and part of the cross street.
The Shrewsbury Fire App Alerts about 30 seconds after the Fire Fighter’s pager Alerts. So, as soon as we get it, you get it. This is automated, so we will not be sending manual updates via the Alert feature. Our Facebook will provide further info should it be warranted.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Shrewsbury Volunteers are proud to present our new cell phone app. The app is available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
The app will provide many features for our members and our community:
Along with Facebook, our website, and now this mobile app, we are always looking for ways to keep the community informed of the activities of the Fire Department.
Click on the Google Play or Apple App Store icons above to start your download. (There is a one time fee of $0.99 to offset the cost of providing the app). We are also providing an additional donation option within the app if you like what you see and want to contribute towards the yearly maintenance fees.
Scan QR Code to go directly to App store listing (Android and IPhone)
On 11/23 at 5:04 PM, the Shrewsbury Volunteers were dispatched to Bohr Court in Shrewsbury Township, for a reported house on fire. Engine 59 (Glen Rock) arrived to find a 2 story house fully involved with fire. Engine 61-1 was the second arriving Engine and supplied Engine 59 with water from a nearby pond.
Due to the narrow drive and hoses in the lane, all arriving crews had to hike up a steep hill to reach the scene. The crew from 61 was split, half to help with the house and the other half went into the woods to extinguish two brush fires that were a result of the house fire.
One person was transported to the hospital by Ambulance 59, no firefighters were injured.
Station 61 responded with Engine 61-1, Rescue 61, and Brush 61. Jefferson Fire Company stood-by in Shrewsbury to handle any additional calls.
All Shrewsbury units returned to quarters at 9 PM.
The Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company was proud to present the Kelly Miller Circus to the carnival grounds June 11th and 12th. From aerialists to a human volcano to clowns, thousands of spectators were able to see a fun-filled circus.
The Kelly Miller Circus hosted 4 shows Monday and Tuesday both at 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Families from near and far packed the house to enjoy and incredible 90 minute show packed full of thrills and excitement.
The Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company appreciates your support as a part of the proceeds from the circus comes directly back to the fire company.
On April 26, 2018, the Shrewsbury Volunteers will be hosting our First Annual Golf tournament.
$120 / player up to 4 players per team.
2115 White Hall Rd.
White Hall, MD 21161
Payment Options: Download, Print, and mail flyer with payment or sign-up online using our secure payment method at www.shrewsburyfire.com/golf (bottom of page)