Today, Ashley Firefighters were called out for a report of several railroad ties and brush on fire. 111 E-2 and E-3 quickly responded and crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire and clean up hot spots in the surrounding ground cover.
Hello, my name is Jocelynne Krout and I am writing you with a very special request.
As you may have or may not have heard by now, early Friday morning on November 27, 2009, fire devastated the home of our friend and family member Lt. Chris Krout, Wright Township Fire Department Line Officer.
Chris and his family were on their way to a short vacation in North Carolina to help his wife’s sister do some home repairs. Their vacation was cut very short as soon as he received the news. When he and his family returned home, there was nothing remaining. The fire had consumed the entire house, garage and three vehicles before the fire department was notified and there was nothing that could have been done. We are all very thankful that Chris, his wife, Laura Townsend Krout, his son Christopher and daughter Brittany, and all of their pets were not in the home.
The family and friends are organizing the “Krout Family Fire Benefit” will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010 at Bentley’s Bar in Ashley, Pa at 7:00 pm.
Ashley Fire-Rescue was dispatched to assist Hanover Twp. Emergency Services on Middle Road near the Industrial Park for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment early Saturday morning. Upon our arrival we were met by the crew of Rescue 5 and advised the patient was under the vehicle and a system of high lift jacks along with cribbing would be used to free the patient. A combination of over a dozen firefighters from both departments were used to complete the operation before paramedics from Hanover were able to transport the patient. An example of how great teamwork can be used to achieve a goal.
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Shortly after clearing from a garage fire, Ashley Fire Dept. was called out once again to a motor vehicle accident on Route 309 in the area of the John Deere dealer. The Rescue responded and found 2 vehicles in the roadway. Crews provided scene safety and hazards control while EMS tended to the occupants.
Late Wednesday evening units from Ashley Boro along with Wilkes-Barre and Hanover Townships were called to Coalville St. in Ashley for the report of a structure fire called in by Hanover Township PD. 111 Rescue arrived on scene to find a working fire. The crew quickly placed a line in service to put the fire under control. 111 Engine 2 laid a supply line from a hydrant on South Main St. Units were on scene for approximately an hour before returning to service.