Busy Day on Wednesday Sept 2nd
By Past Fire Chief Allen Beiler
September 4, 2020

Busy day for Honey Brook Fire Company

Wednesday Sept 2nd started early for Honey Brook Fire Company Volunteers with a reported building fire at Bakery Feeds (97) Westbrook Drive) dispatched at 05:09 AM.
Honey Brook (33) house responded with Engine 33-1, Engine 33-5, Rescue 33, Squad 33, Traffic 33, along with EMS Amb 189 and Medic 93. (Twenty eight Honey Brook Volunteers made the response.)

The box brought in additional mutual aid from
Lancaster County- Truck 39 and Engine 39-3 from (39) Garden Spot; Engine 301 from(30) Weaverland Valley; Tanker 34 from (34) Caernarvon;
Chester County Ladder 69 from (69) Twin Valley; Ladder 49 and Engine 49 from (49)East Brandywine for RIT.
Deputy Chief Kern established Westbrook Drive Command with a working fire in large diameter ductwork alongside a 100’ x 200’ single story commercial building.
Engine 33-1 laid in 800 ft of 5” supply hose and Engine 301 picked up the hydrant on Westbrook Drive. Trucks 39 and 69 were placed into service opening hatches and checking for extension on the ductwork.
Crews were in service for several hours.
Lancaster County White Horse Engine 49-2 stood by at Station 33 with a crew of six.

At 5:36 AM the second call came in for a water flow alarm at 5064 Horseshoe Pike. This alarm was handled by incoming East Brandywine Fire Engine 49. Water flow from the water main system at Bakery Feed fire was the cause. Engine 49 quickly cleared.

Third call was at 09:57 AM Rescue33 along Squad 33 and EMS Ambulance 89 responded to 2 Merwood Drive for a residential rescue.
Mutual aid from Twin Valley (69) was on the box. However, they were already committed on another call, and they were covered by Lanco Caernarvon FD (34) but units were recalled before arrival.
The incident was a child stuck in a toy shopping cart. Crews quickly extricated the child. Captain 33 had Command.

Fourth call of the day dispatched at 1643 for a Fire Alarm at 463 Quarry Road. Engine 33-1, Engine 33-5 responded and crews quickly checked the residence and cleared. Asst Chief Ream had Quarry Road Command.

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