Mt. Penn Fire Company

Monday Madness Part II

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Monday April 25th was another busy day for Mt. Penn just as last Monday was.  We had one less call but it still kept everybody on their toes throughout the day.

It began with a call to the Goodwill store in St. Lawrence just before 8a.m. along with Exeter (Co 25) for a reported odor of natural gas in the loading dock area.  Crews monitored the building with several meters but no readings were found.  The scene was turned over to UGI on their arrival.  Shortly after 11a.m. the same companies were sent to 130 Prospect St. at the Affordable Dental Care building in St. Lawrence for an AFA.  Nothing was found that would have caused the alarm system to activate and this call was quickly cleared.

At 11:40a.m. the rescue was dispatched along with Lower Alsace (Co 4) for fluids down from a crash on Angora Rd. at the Antietam Lake dam.  Company 4 was able to handle this on their own and the rescue was returned to station.  Just after 7:30p.m. the same companies were sent to 228 Melrose Ave. for a reported carbon monoxide alarm.  After extensive checking and monitoring, no cause was found and the home was turned back over to the occupants.

Shortly after 8p.m. and just after the rescue had returned to station, Mt. Penn was dispatched as the RIT company along with Amity (Co’s 6 &49), Birdsboro (Co 7) and Exeter (Co 25) for a possible structure fire in the area of Route 422 & Maplewood Dr. in Amity.  Nothing was found at the given location and apparatus staged around the area.  Further checking was done around the entire neighborhood but nothing was found.  As the ladder was returning to station Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace were sent to 2243 Fairview Ave. for a reported odor of natural gas.  No leak was found although there was an odor of something in the house.  Further checking revealed a small gas can in the basement that had been knocked over which had spilled some gas on the floor and causing the odor.  Crews were able to clear and return shortly after 9p.m.

What will next Monday bring?



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The mission of the Mt. Penn Fire Company is to protect the lives and property of the people of Mt Penn from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing Rescue services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a 100% Volunteer work environment that values health, wellness and cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.