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August 2014

VESSEL IN DISTRESS ON LAKE ERIE

08.9.14- LCFC was dispatched around 7:20pm for a water rescue on Lake Erie near Avonia Beach. Lake Shore FD and US Coast Guard Station Erie were also dispatched. Reports of a vessel aground with unknown injuries was reported. Water Rescue 579 and Rescue Boat 578 responded. LCFC launched 578 from Avonia Beach and headed west. 578 located a vessel aground and occupants on the shore. 578 investigated and found no injuries. Lake Shore and US Coast Guard returned in service. 578 awaited vessel to be towed and escorted them to Walnut creek Access. LCFC returned.

ISO IMPROVEMENT FOR LAKE CITY BOROUGH

08.6.14- LCFC is pleased to announce an improvement in the ISO rating for Lake City Borough from 6 to 5. This is the result of Lake City Fire Company and Erie County Department of Public Safety - 911 Dispatch Center improvements. The ISO gauges fire response capabilities for a structural fire at a property within our municipality., The ISO rating is used to set Fire Insurance Premiums, so this lowering can have savings for commercial property owners.

ASSIST TO GIRARD ON STRUCTURE FIRE

08.5.14- LCFC was dispatched around 4:15pm to assist Girard FD on a residential structure fire at a Nickel Plate Ave residence. Fairview, Girard, Cranesville and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563, Engine 572 and Utility 566 responded. Units arrived and found a 2 story home with smoke showing. Crews made entry and found working fire in a bedroom. Fire was extinguished and home ventilated. Once investigation was completed all units were placed in service.

RICE AVE MVA

08.2.14- LCFC was dispatched shortly before 11am for a one car MVA on Rice Ave near Sampson Ave. LCFC units were in line up for the Dan Rice Days parade in Girard and quickly responded after dispatch.  Engine 563, Engine 572, Rescue 579 and Squad 577 arrived on scene to find one truck in a residence yard with moderate damage. One occupant was assessed and refused treatment. LCFC units remained on scene until PSP released traffic control.

July 2014

OVEN FIRE ON LAKESIDE DRIVE STREET

07.30.14- LCFC was dispatched shortly after 7pm for a structure fire at a Lakeside Drive residence. Girard, Springfield, Fairview, Cranesville, Lake Shore and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Dispatch advised a reported oven fire was reported. Engine 563, Engine 572 and Squad 577 responded.  First arriving units found smoke showing from rear of home. Upon investigation fire had been extinguished with no extension. LCFC units committed on scene and all others were placed in service. Home was ventilated and LCFC units returned.

WATER RESCUE ON ELK CREEK

07.28.14- LCFC was dispatched around 10PM for a water rescue on Elk Creek near the Tubes. Girard, Lake Shore, Erie County Technical Rescue Team, Crawford County SCUBA Team and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. A missing canoeist was reported, possibly pinned under canoe against a downed tree in creek. A second occupant of the canoe made it to safety and summoned emergency services.  LCFC Rescue 579, Utility 566 and the mule and Squad 577 responded. First arriving units investigated and located the canoe. The creek conditions were high and swift water.  A down stream rescue group was set up by Lake Shore and Girard. US Coast Guard Station Erie launched a vessel to the mouth of Elk Creek to search the lake in the event victim made their way out of the creek. US Coast Guard Helicopter from Detroit was brought in as well. Units staged on North Creek Road and walked or rode in to scene via Mule. The Technical Rescue Team set up rigging and a rescuer rappelled to the canoe for assessment assess. Coast Guard Helo provided scene lighting from above. No victim was found in canoe. Canoe was secured with rope and hauled out of the creek. A short time later victim was located in the search area, Victim had succumbed to being trapped. Mule assisted in victim recovery. All units were placed in service.

 









TRAINING WITH PA HART

07.25.14- LCFC had the chance to get some specialized training today with the Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team. The PA HART is a specialized team the utilizes the US Army Blackhawks as a rescue platform and hoists rescuers down to flooded/ swiftwater areas to rescue individuals where boats and other methods cannot reach them. They are also a rescuer for the rescue crews working on scene who may get in trouble. LCFC and Lake Shore FD learned  through scenarios of how the team works , operating around the helicopter, communications with the team and many other items that will assist in the event we work an actual incident together, Thank you PA HART for the opportunity to train!

ATV ACCIDENT OFF OF HAGGERTY STREET

07.13.14- LCFC was dispatched around 2:30pm for an ATV accident in the area of Van Air on Mechanic Street. West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist and STAT Medevac on stand-by. Squad 577 and Utility 566 with the Mule responded. First arriving units could not locate an incident near Van Air. After investigating units were directed to a path off of Haggerty Street. The Mule and Res-q Trailer were off loaded and responded back in to the incident with a full crew. The mule arrived and found one patient with moderate injuries, Patient was assessed, packaged and loaded on the Resq-q Trailer for transport to Squad 577. Mule transported patient to 577 . Helicopter was placed in service., Squad 577 responded ALS priority 1 to Hamot.

 

WATER CRAFT IN DISTRESS LAKE ERIE

07.08.14- LCFC was dispatched around 11:30am for a vessel in distress on Lake Erie near Raccoon Park. Dispatch advised a vessel with engine malfunction called for assistance due to impeding strong thunderstorm. US Coast Guard Ashtabula was also notified. Water Rescue 579 and Boat 578 responded. As LCFC units arrived in Springfield they were placed in service. US Coast Guard arrived on scene and had situation under control

June 2014

WATER RESCUE TEAM DEPLOYS TO CRAWFORD

06.25.14- LCFC was dispatched around 11:30 to stand by for possible deployment to Crawford/Venango area for Flooding. LCFC Water Rescue Team met at Station 57 and loaded equipment. Crew was ordered to transfer to Centerville, PA. Water Rescue 579, Boat 578, Utility 566 and Boat 5710 traveled to Centerville, PA. Upon arrival LCFC was placed in service as the waters had stopped rising and all rescues that were on going had been completed. Units returned home around 2am.

 

Route 5 MVA

06.22.14- LCFC was dispatched around 5:30pm for a one car MVA on Route 5 near Nursery Road. West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563 and Squad 577 responded. Crews found one car with moderate damage and one patient. Patient was assessed, packaged and loaded into Squad 577 for transport to Hamot. Engine 563 remained on scene for traffic control until vehicle was removed by tow company.

 

WATER RESCUE ASSIST TO 64

06.19.14- LCFC was dispatched around 1:00PM to assist Springfield with a possible Water Rescue on McKee Road at Conneaut Creek. Missing canoeists were reported. As units were preparing to respond original caller reported all missing individuals accounted for safe. Springfield and LCFC were placed in service.

2014 CARNIVAL

06.14.14- Another Carnival has come to an end. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, were a vendor, an entertainer or particpated in our parade.

May 2014

LAKE ERIE COMMUNITY PARK OPEN HOUSE

05.31.14- LCFC attended the Lake Erie Community Park Open House today. Squad 577, Mule 56, Utility 566, Boat 578 and Rescue 579 were on display. This event gave a preview of what's to come at the park. Thank you Girard Township for the invitation!

ASSIST TO EDINBORO AT TRIATHALON

05.31.14-  Today LCFC Water Rescue 579, Rescue Boat 578, Utility 566 and Mule 56 transferred to Station 38 for standby during the Edinboro Triathlon. Boat 578 launched and stood by on Edinboro Lake with West Lake Jet Skis and Boat, Mule 56 traveled around the biking and running course. Crews returned shortly after noon.

 

MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

05.26.14- LCFC participtated in the annual Memorial Day parades in Fairview and Girard. LCFC thanks all who have served our country and we also take this time to thank those who have served our community as volunteers in our fire company.

CREWS RESPOND TO REPORTED FIRE AT EPI

05.14.14- LCFC was dispatched around 8:30pm for a structure fire at Engineered Plastics on Maple Ave.  Engine 563, Engine 572 and Squad 577 responded. Girard, Fairview, Cranesville, Springfield, Platea and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist, First arriving units found a large dumpster behind the facility fully involved with exposures of the facility and a semi trailer. Fire was quickly knocked down and command held with LCFC, Girard and Fairview units, all others were placed in service. Crews checked for extension and ventilated the facility. Fire was extinguished and crews cleaned up and cleared around 9:30pm.

 

ASSIST TO ALBION AT BARNETT BUILDING

05.12.14- LCFC was dispatched this afternoon to assist Albion FD on a reported explosion with fire at the Barnett Building. LCFC Engine 572 and Utility 566 responded. While enroute LCFC units were ordered by command to stage at Northwestern Middle School and await further orders. Units from many area fire departments were responding to the incident. Crews on scene investigated and found a Methamphetamine  incident . PA State Police were on scene to handle the situation and fire crews remained on stand by. LCFC was released shortly after 4:00pmn from stand by.

AIRPORT RESPONSE DRILL

05.7.14- LCFC was dispatched around 6:30PM to assist the Erie Airport with a Alert III aircraft crash on land. Thankfully this was all part of the FAA required airport drill that was held at Tom Ridge Field. Engine 572, Squad 577 and utility 566 and the Mule are on the preplan and responded into the airfield as ordered by command. This full scale drill provides great opportunities to critique the responses from Fire, EMS and Police.


April 2014

ASSIST TO FAIRVIEW ON 2ND ALARM FIRE

04.29.14- LCFC was dispatched around 7:00am to assist Fairview FD with one engine on a residential structure fire on Lindbergh Drive. Engine 563 responded with a full crew. Fairview Assistant Chief arrived and reported a working fire. A 2nd alarm was requested which brought an additional engine from LCFC. Engine 572 responded. Engine 563 arrived and crew assisted Lake Shore and Fairview on initial attack. Crews found heavy fire conditions. Engine 572 arrived and was assigned to assist with water supply. Crews brought fire under control and kept fire from entering the 2 story portion of the home. Extensive overhaul was conducted. Crews were released around 9:30am. West Lake, Girard, Springfield, West Ridge, Platea, Franklin Township and West County Paramedics also assisted.

PORCH FIRE ON LAKE STREET

04.17.14- LCFC was dispatched around 2:30 for a reported structure fire on Lake Street. Girard, Cranesville, Fairview, Lake Shore, Platea and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563 responded shortly after dispatch. 563 arrived and found a small fire on rear porch. Command put all other units in service and held with 563. Crew extinguished fire and completed overhaul. 563 cleared around 3:15pm.

BRUSH FIRE ON ELK PARK ROAD

04.12.14- LCFC was dispatched to a Brush Fire on Elk Park Road around 1:30pm. Engine 572 and Utility 566 responded. Units arrived and found approximately a half acre of field burning. Crews worked a fireline and contained the fire. Fire was extinguished with use of Indian tanks and a forestry line. Crews cleared the scene around 2:00pm.

TWO BRUSH FIRES WITHIN MINUTES

04.10.14- LCFC was dispatched around 1:20 for a reported brush fire at a Nursery Road residence. Engine 572 and Engine 563 responded. While enroute LCFC was dispatched to a second Brush Fire at a West Lake Road residence. Engine 572 handled a small brush fire at Nursery Road and Engine 563 responded to the West Lake Road Fire. Utility 566 responded to West Lake Road fire. Units arrived at West Lake Road fire and found approximately 2 acres burning. Crews got ahead of the fire which was spreading quickly due to wind and create a fire line. With the use of hand tools and Indian Tanks the fire was brought under control. Crews spent about an hour extinguishing hotspots. Crews cleared around 3:15pm.

WATER RESCUE OFF AVONIA BEACH

04.4.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Fairview FD with a Water Rescue on Lake Erie  off of Lavonia Beach around 1:45pm. Dispatch reported a stranded fishermen on a piece of ice that had broken from shore approximately 200 yards off shore. Lake Shore Water Rescue Team, West Lake Air Boat and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. First arriving units confirmed one person on an ice floe approximately 300-4000 yards off shore. LCFC Rescue 579 and Boat 5710 responded. LCFC arrived on scene and Boat 5710 was carried to the water. Boat 5710 responded with a crew of 3 and extricated the person from the ice. Boat 5710 returned to shore with uninjured fishermen. Lake Shore and West Lake stood by as back ups. Boat 5710 was loaded back on trailer and LCFC cleared the scene.

 


ASSIST TO SPRINGFIELD ON STRUCTURE FIRE

04.1.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Springfield FD on a working structure fire at a commercial structure on Ridge Road at the Ohio State Line. Cranesville, Platea, Girard, West Lake, Conneaut Ohio FD and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563, Utility 566 and Squad 577 responded. Units arrived to find a working fire in an unoccupied storage building. LCFC crew assisted with establishing water supply from a hydrant and fire suppression and overhaul. Crews returned around 5:15pm. Building sustained heavy fire damage.

 
March 2014

ASSIST TO FAIRVIEW ON GARAGE FIRE

03.26.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Fairview FD on a working structure fire at a Shore Drive Residence. Lake Shore, Cranesville, Platea, Franklin Township and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist., Engine 563 and 572 responded. First arriving units reported a heavily involved detached garage. Command held with Fairview, Lake Shore and Engine 563. All others were placed in service. LCFC crew assisted with fire suppression and overhaul. All units around 2:45am.

MVA WITH ENTRAPMENT AND EJECTION

03.21.14- LCFC was dispatched around 9:45pm for a 2 car MVA with ejection and entrapment on Elk Park Road. Girard was dispatched for a Squad and Rescue to assist, as well as West County Paramedics for a ALS. Engine 563, Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Crews arrived and found 2 cars heavy damage with 1 ejection and 2 entrapment. Springfield was requested for a Squad and Engine. Squad 577 packaged and transported 1 ejected patient. LCFC, Girard and Springfield worked to extricate patients from car. Crew removed both front doors, Rolled the roof and the dash to extricated patients. Springfield and Girard Squads transported patients to Hamot. All units cleared around 12:45am.

LIFETIMERS LUNCHEON

03.23.14- LCFC held a Lifetimers Luncheon today at Station 56. These annual luncheons are a get together for current members as well as Lifetime members to share pictures and stories, helping record the history of the fire company.

WATER RESCUE ASSIST TO CITY OF ERIE

03.17.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist the City of Erie FD on a Water Rescue on Presque Isle Bay. Reports of an ice sailing boat through the ice with people in the water. West Lake, Lake Shore, West Ridge, Belle Valley and Emergycare were dispatched to assist as well. LCFC Water Rescue 579 and Boat 5710 responded. Crews were directed to the Chestnut Street Boat Ramp for staging. Units arrived and West Ridge ARGO made its way out to investigate. West Lakes Airboat was also deployed. The ARGO arrived in the area and found no emergency. All units were placed in service by City of Erie Command. LCFC units returned.

 

2013 BANQUET

03.15.14- This evening LCFC held its annual Banquet at Nick's Place in Edinboro. The banquet is a night we review the previous years incidents, training and events as well as honor the members of LCFC for their services. This year Robert Powell Jr received his 15 Year Pin and Cody Pound received his 1 Year Pin. Click on picture to right to view Banquet Video.

ASSIST TO 54 ON SMELL OF SMOKE IN BUILDING

03.11.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard FD on a smell of smoke in Twinkle Time Daycare around 7:00pm. Cranesville and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist as well. Engine 563 responded. Units arrived and began to investigate. An odor was found in the rear of the structure. No fire was found. Electrical was secured and LCFC released.

February 2014

MEMBERS COMPLETE RIT COURSE

02.21.14- LCFC had 13 members complete the Rapid Interventions Team Training held at Station 56. The 16 hour course taught many techniques and procedures to plan and initiate a rescue of a firefighter in trouble. Thank you to Instructors Joe Petrone and Kip Hayford. Also Cranesville FD for use of your training center.

MEMBERS COMPLETE ICE RESCUE TRAINING

02.16.14- LCFC had two members complete the PA Ice Rescue and Emergency Response course hosted by West Lake FD. Greg Summerson and Tim Olesnanik spent Saturday and Sunday in the class. Practical's on Sunday were held at US Coast Guard Station Erie. Thank you to West Lake for hosting the course, the instructors and US Coast Guard!

CREWS STAND BY DURING FROSTEBITE OPEN

02.16.14- LCFC Water Rescue Team stood by during the Joe Root's Frostebite Open golf event on Presque Isle Bay. A crew of 5 spent the day watching over the event, ready to respond if an incident occurred. West Lake Air Boat and US Coast Guard were also present. One injury occurred during the event and LCFC and West Lake tended to patient care until Millcreek Paramedics transported the patient.

TOUR FOR LOCAL SCOUT GROUP

02.11.14- LCFC had some special guest at the station this evening. Pack 53 Wolf Den members visited the fire station to learn about the fire equipment and what the fire company does. Thanks to the group for visiting us!

Jauary 2014

POSSIBLE ICE RESCUE ON LAKE ERIE

01.25.14- LCFC was dispatched around 910pm for a possible Ice Rescue on Lake Erie off of North Edgewood Drive. Caller reported lights on the ice appearing to be signaling in distress. Water Rescue 579 and Squad 577 responded. Girard Rescue 558, Squad 577, Lake Shore Rescue 508 and Utility 504, West Lake Rescue 485 and Air Boat 486 along with West County Paramedics responded. 577 met with caller  and 579 responded to the mouth of Elk Creek. All other units staged at BP Gas Station on Route 5. LCFC units located a visual on the two lights. After contact with US Coast Guard it was identified to be a Canadian Ice Breaker not in distress. All units were in service.

 

WEST LAKE ROAD MVA WITH ONE PINNED

01.19.14- LCFC was dispatched around 4:30pm for a vehicle accident on Route 5 near Fairplain Road. Fairview was dispatched for Rescue 539 and Fire Police. Engine 563, Utility 566 and Squad 577 responded. Units arrived to find one truck with heavy damage and entrapment. Extrication was started with use of the Holmatro Tool. Fairview Rescue 539 arrived and LFCF and FFD worked to remove the door and roof. Patient was extricated from truck and transported to Hamot. Roadway remained closed until vehicle was removed by tow company.

 

ONE CAR MVA WITH FIRE ON LAKE STREET

01.19.14- LCFC was dispatched aroun1230am for an unknown type outside fire in the area of Lake Street and Holly Drive. 561 arrived on scene at the Lake Street wooden bridge and found one car into concrete barricade blocks fully involved, no one around vehicles and unknown entrapment. Engine 563 and Squad 577 responded. Girard was dispatched to assist with and Engine and fire police. Fire was extinguished. No one was found in vehicle. Crews cleared the scene around 210am. Girard PD and State PD are investigating.

 

STRUCTURE FIRE ON TANNERY ROAD

01.09.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard FD on a working structure fire at a Commercial Building on Tannery Road around 10am. LCFC Engine 563 responded. Crews arrived and found a working fire on the first floor. Fire was extinguished and overhaul conducted. Crews were on scene about 3 hours. Cranesville, Platea, West County Paramedics, Fairview and Edinboro assisted on scene.

CAR VS POLE ON ROUTE 5

01.01.14- LCFC was dispatched for a one car MVA on West Lake Roads around 9:30pm. Engine 563 and Squad 577 responded. Crews arrived to find one car with moderate damage and a sheered electrical pole. Roadway was blocked by vehicles. One patient was assessed and refused transport by ambulance. LCFC units provided traffic control until vehicle was cleared. units returned around 11:30pm.

December 2013

ASSIST TO 54 ON RICE AVE MVA

Dec 31- LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard FD on a one car MVA with multiple patients and ejection around 11:40pm. West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist as well. LCFC Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Girard 541 arrived and reported one car with heavy damage , 2 ejections and 2 class 3 patients. LCFC units arrived and assisted with patient care and traffic control. Girard and West County Squads transported 2 patients to the hospital. LCFC was released from the scene around 2:30am.

 

ASSIST TO 54 ON RESIDENTIAL FIRE

Dec 22- LCFC was dispatched this afternoon to assist Girard FD on a residential structure fire on Prospect Street. Cranesville and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563 responded. Crews arrived to find a fire in the kitchen. Fire was quickly knocked down and placed under control. Fire was believed to have started around the oven. Salvage and overhaul was conducted. LCFC was released by command.

 

WATER RESCUE TEAM ICE DRILL

Dec 16- LCFC Water Rescue Team took advantage of the first ice of the year on local ponds and conducted an Ice Rescue Drill. Members worked with a pond on North Creek Road conducting scenarios with a person through the ice. The drill was a good refresher for the upcoming season.

2014 ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Dec 8- Today LCFC held its election for the 2014 officers. Below are the results:
Line Officers Business Officers Relief Officers
560- Marvin Waxham Jr President- Greg Summerson President-Greg Summerson
561- Tom Hosack V.President- Juston Cannon V. President- Steve Knapp
570- Juston Cannon Secretary-George Reichert Secretary-Geroge Reichert
571- James Gross Treasurer: Lisa Sackett Treasurer- Jen Waxham
  Trustee-Steve Knspp
Trustees-Calvin Barnes
                   Clifford Capps

 

LCFC ENGINE ASSISTS STATION 50

Dec 4- LCFC was dispatched this afternoon to assist Lake Shore FD at a working structure fire on Woodside Drive. Engine 563 responded. Crews on scene were working to bring a fire in a commercial structure under control. LCFC 563 arrived and crew went to work. Fire was placed under control and overhaul conducted. Engine 563 was released about an 1 hours later. West Lake, West Ridge, Fairview, Erie Airport FD and MPS assisted as well.

November 2013

SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT NEAR ROUTE 5

Nov 28- LCFC and West County Paramedics were dispatched for a snowmobile accident behind a Route 5 residence around 11:45. Engine 563, Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Crews arrived at the address and found 1 snowmobile on its side with one patient on the ground. Patient was assessed and packaged for transport to the hospital. Squad 577 and West County Paramedic transported patient to hospital. All units returned.

 

OPERATION DELIVER SANTA

Nov 29- Today LCFC Utility 566 was assigned to a special detail this evening. Operation Deliver Santa was conducted. Every year LCFC assists in brining Santa to town. 566 transported Santa's sleigh on a trailer to Girard's Fire Station where dozens were awaiting his arrival.

 
~October 2013

WATER RESCUE RECERTIFICATION

Oct 27- Today LCFC Water Rescue Team received its PA Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition Swiftwater Level 3a recertification. LCFC continues to improve its water rescue capabilities and teams skills. Many updates have taken place since receiving the first PA VRSR Level 3a certification in 2010 including a new rescue boat and the rechassised rescue truck. LCFC Water Rescue Team continues to stand ready to respond locally or by deployment.

ASSIST TO PLATEA ON HOUSE FIRE

Oct 26- LCFC was dispatched to assist Platea FD with a Rapid Interventions Team on the scene of a working residential structure fire on Neiger Road around 9:30am. Platea, Springfield, Girard, Cranesville, Fairview, Albion and Edinboro were on scene and requested a second RIT due to fire conditions. Engine 563 responded with a full crew shortly after dispatch. 563 arrived on scene and reported to command. Heavy fire conditions were still present and crews were working to bring under control.  LCFC RIT stoodby during suppression operations. Once fire was extinguished. LCFC crew was put to work on overhaul. Home was a total loss. Crews were released around 1:30pm.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AT EVES

Oct 11- LCFC and Girard FD spent the week at Elk Valley Elementary School teaching Fire Prevention to students. Each years members take time off work and volunteer to take to the classroom for teaching valuable fire safety to hundreds of students. Students learn things like Stop, Drop and Roll, 911, Safe Meeting Place, Smoke Detectors, Home Hazards and more. Thank you Elk Valley for the warm welcome each year!

MULE ASSISTS EDINBORO AT HOMECOMING

Oct 5 - LCFC was requested by Edinboro Fire Department to assist at the Edinboro Homecoming Parade. Mule 56 with a crew of 3 transferred to Station 38 around 7am. The Mule and Crew staged along the parade route. No incidents occurred during the parade. Crew returned around noon.

~September 2013

ENGINE GOES TO 54 ON REPORTED HOUSE FIRE 

Sept. 29 - LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard FD on a reported structure fire at a Pine Tree Drive Residence. Cranesville and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563 responded. Units arrived to find smoke coming from the home. Engine 563 hit the hydrant and layed a supply line to Girard Engine. Crews entered home and found smoke throughout. Fire was located only within the wood burning stove. Fire was extinguished. After thorough investigation. Wood burning stove and a issue with the damper were to blame. Crews ventilated structure and were placed in service.

VRSR RENEWAL INSPECTION

Sept. 27 - Today LCFC Water Rescue Program underwent its PA Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition for a Type 3A Flood/Swiftwater Rescue Deployable Team. The inspection went very well and LCFC anticipates renewal shortly. LCFC continues to improve training, equipment and operating procedures to ensure the best possible water rescue services available.

LCFC ASSISTS AT GHS HOMECOMING

Sept. 26 - LCFC assisted with the annual Girard Homecoming Bonfire this evening. Engine 572, Squad 577 and Utility 566 arrived around 6:30pm to prepare the bonfire. Crews lit, maintained and ensured spectator safety during the Bonfire. Units also participate in the Homecoming parade Friday.

ENGINE GOES TO 54 ON POSSIBLE FIRE

Sept. 25 - Today LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard on a possible structure fire at Elk Creek Lodge on Main Street. Cranesville, Springfield and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. LCFC Engine 563 responded. Crews arrived and found light smoke showing. LCFC was assigned to assist with search for source. Crews investigated and were unable to determine the source. The smoke had cleared and no indications of origin were located,. LCFC was released from the scene.

LAKE SHORE FD OPEN HOUSE

Sept. 21 - Today LCFC Water Rescue 579 and Boat 578 were on display at the Lake Shore FD Open House. Millcreek Fire Departments, US Coast Guard, Millcreek Paramedics and Erie County 911 were among groups present. Thank you LSFD for the invitation.

~August 2013

CREWS RESPOND TO NUMEROUS TREES DOWN

Aug 27 - LCFC was dispatched this evening for numerous trees down throughout the district. This evenings storm caused crews to close Route 5 for about an hour and Elk Creek Access roadway overnight due to trees blocking the roadways, Crews cleared Route 5 of approximately 4 large trees. LCFC also received a call for fisherman trapped at the Elk Creek Access Parking lot when trees fell and blocked the roadway to Route 5. Crews cleared a path through the downed trees so fisherman could get out. The Access remained closed overnight until State Park crews could clear the roadway,

 

CREWS RESPOND TO STOVE FIRE

Aug 21 - LCFC was dispatched this evening for a stove fire at a Lakeside Mobile Home residence. Engine 563, Utility 566 and Squad 577 responded. Dispatch advise fire was extinguished but ventilation was needed. Units arrived and crew entered home to confirm fire was extinguished. After confirmation, home was ventilated. Once clear of smoke LCFC units cleared the scene.


MULE GOES ON SEARCH DETAIL IN FAIRVIEW

Aug 21 - LCFC was dispatched around 1:30pm to assist Fairview with the Mule on a search detail at Pleasant Ridge Park in Fairview Township. West County Paramedics and West Ridge Argo were also dispatched to assist. Utility 566 and the Mule responded. Crews arrived and were given a briefing for a 92 year old female who went missing during a senior citizen picnic at the park. LCFC Mule and West Ridge Argo began searching paths through the woods near the park. State Police Helicopter searched overhead in the area. Nothing was found on search. Command began to implement a foot search. PSP was then notified that the woman was located safe at another location. All units were in service.

 

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 5

Aug 20 - LCFC was dispatched this evening for a motorcycle accident on Route 5 near the Elk Creek Access entrance. West County Paramedics was dispatched to assist and STAT Medevac was placed on stand by. Squad 577 and Engine 563 responded. Units arrived to find one motorcycle with minor damage and one patient with minor injuries. Patient was assessed and packaged for transport to the Hospital. Medevac was placed in service. Engine 563 remained on scene until PSP was finished with their investigation.

 

WATER RESCUE UNITS ASSIST AT CONNEAUT

Aug 17 - LCFC was requested for a boat and crew to assist at the annual Conneaut D-Day Reenactment. A beach landing reenactment that included boats and low flying aircraft were part of the event. City of Conneaut FD and other water rescue teams were also requested for the standby. Water Rescue 579 and Boat 578 with a crew of 3 transferred to the staging area around 1230pm. Once at staging Boat 579 launched and headed to their designated standby zone. The crew enjoyed seeing the reenactment from the water. No incidents occurred. Crews returned around 5pm. Thank you Conneaut FD for inviting us to be part of this event.

 

BRUSH FIRE ALONG LAKE ERIE BEACH

Aug 14 - LCFC was dispatched around 7pm for a outside fire off of Old Lake Road. Engine 572, Engine 563 and Utility 566 responded. Crews met with caller near on West Park Drive who directed crews to a park along the lake shore. Caller guided the crew about a quarter mile down trails to the lake shore where they found a small rubbish fire. Crews utilized Indian Tanks and hand tools to extinguish the fire. Units cleared around 8pm.

 

MVA AT LAKE ERIE COMMUNITY PARK

Aug 8 - LCFC was dispatched shortly before 5pm for a 2 car MVA with injuries at Lake Erie Community Park. Engine 563, Squad 577, Utility 566 and West County Paramedics responded. Units arrived to find 2 cars head with moderate damage, no entrapment and minor injuries. 3 patients were packaged and transported to Hamot. 3 others refused treatment. Crews remained on scene until cleared by PA State Police.

 

UNITS ATTEND DAN RICE DAYS PARADE

Aug 3 - LCFC units attended the annual Dan Rice Days Parade this morning. Hundreds lined the streets along the parade route. LCFC also ran the Chuck o Luck stand during the event as a fundraiser. thank you to those who supported our booth at the event.

 

VEHICLE FIRE AT CAMP ERIEZ

Aug 1 - LCFC was dispatched this afternoon for a vehicle fire with exposures at Camp Eriez. Engine 572 and Engine 563 responded. Units arrived to find working fire under the hood of a truck with no extension. Crews pulled a line off of Engine 572 and extinguished the fire. Once confirmed extinguished units cleared the scene.

 
~July 2013

GAS LEAK IN SAMPSON AVE HOME

July 28 - LCFC was dispatched this afternoon for a natural gas leak in a residence on Sampson Ave. Engine 563 and Squad 577 responded. Units arrived and met with homeowner who reported gas range was left on in home and strong smell filled home. Crews took readings at doorway and found slight reading. Source was turned off and home was ventilated. After ensuring no readings units cleared.

 

REPORTED VESSEL IN DISTRESS

July 25 - LCFC was dispatched to assist the U.S. Coast Guard and Springfield Fire Department with a vessel in distress off of Eagley Park around 2:40pm. Caller reported a vessel appearing to be signaling them with a mirror and be in some type of distress. Water Rescue 579 and Boat 578 responded. Units arrived at Eagley Park and prepared Boat 578 for launch. Crews met with the reporting source and identified the vessel that appeared to be signaling for assistance. Boat 578 launched and responded to the vessel. Boat 578 made verbal contact with boat and no distress was found. It appears the sun reflecting off the boats windshield in the waves appeared to have shown the distress signal the on shore individuals had seen. Boat 578 notified U.S. Coast Guard and returned to shore.

 

MEETING WITH U.S. COAST GUARD ERIE

July 24 - This evening LCFC sent Water Rescue 579, Boat 578, Utility 566 and Boat 5710 to a Water Rescue Operations meeting with U.S. Coast Guard Station Erie. Equipment and personnel from the area were invited by the Coast Guard to meet and discuss operational plans and look over the areas equipment. The session was very informative and we thank U.S. Coast Guard Station Erie for the invitation. Lake Shore, West Lake, Fairfield, East County Marine 1, PA State Police and Erie County Department of Public Safety were present.

 

WATER RESCUE DRILL OFF WALNUT

July 21 - Today LCFC participated in a Water Rescue Drill off of Walnut Creek with Lake Shore, West Lake and Belle Valley. Water Rescue 579, Boat 578, Utility 566, Boat 5710 and 5 Water Rescue personnel met with the other participating departments around 8am. A scenario of a boat taking on water with people in the water was set up. 4 total victims including 1 unaccounted for was reported. Crews conducted boat operations, searches, divers entered the water to search for unaccounted and crews practiced radio communications. All units worked very well together and drills like this help ensure a smooth operation when the real emergency occurs. Thank you Lake Shore for the invitation. A great day on the water!

 

ASSIST TO USCG ON PERSON IN WATER

July 19 - LCFC was dispatched around 3:20pm to assist U.S. Coast Guard with a person in the water from a sailboat approximately 5 miles off the Pennsylvania-Ohio line on Lake Erie. Water Rescue 579 and Boat 578 responded to Conneaut Harbor to launch due to high wave conditions.. Coast Guard Station Erie and Ashtabula had boats enroute. 579 and 578 arrived at Conneaut Harbor and prepared for launch. Conneaut FD was dispatched to assist with the incident. Boat 578 responded out of the harbor and towards the provided coordinates. As Boat 578 gained a visual on the vessel US Coast Guard Ashtabula arrived in the area. Located and retrieved the victim. Victim was transported to Conneaut Harbor for evaluation. Boat 578 returned to Harbor as well. Victim refused transport.

 

POSSIBLE WATER RESCUE ON ELK CREEK

July 13 - LCFC was dispatched around 7:30pm for a possible water rescue on Elk Creek. Girard, Lake Shore, Fairview Ropes Team and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Three overdue individuals was reported by dispatch. Chief 560 responded to meet with the caller. All other units were requested to stand by the station. The three individuals had been walking the creek from Platz Road to Girard Legion Park and were a couple hours overdue. 560 arrived with caller. The missing individuals were found safe out of the creek and all units were placed in service.

 

WATER RESCUE ON PRESQUE ISLE

July 13 - LCFC was dispatched around 3:40pm to assist the U.S. Coast Guard and West Lake FD with a Water Rescue off of Beach 8 on Presque Isle. West Ridge, Lake Shore, Belle Valley, Sherriff's Dive Team and Emergycare were dispatched to assist. A report of an overturned kayak was reported. Utility 566 and Boat 578 responded. While enroute LCFC was ordered to stand by. Units on scene located the object thought to be an overturned kayak and it was found to be a piece of plastic debris. All units were placed in service and returned.

 

VESSEL TAKING ON WATER OFF WALNUT

July 13 - LCFC was dispatched this morning for to assist Lake Shore FD and US Coast Guard with a Water Rescue off of Walnut Creek. A report of a vessel taking on water was reported. Water Rescue 579 and Boat 578 responded to Walnut Creek Access. Lake Shore Boat 509 was underway locating the vessel. LCFC units arrived and Walnut Creek and staged with Lake Shore Command. Boat 509 arrived at distressed vessel and found all occupant out of boat and onto a good Samaritans boat. Vessel taking on water was also in stern tow by a second good Samaritan. US Coast Guard escorted boats in to Walnut Creek. Lake Shore and LCFC were placed in service.

 

MULE ASSIST TO EDINBORO

July 9 - LCFC was dispatched to assist Edinboro FD with the Mule and All Terrain Res-Q Trailer around 11:20pm on a search detail near Washington Township Building. Utility 566 and the Mule responded to the staging area. Edinboro, McKean, Northwest PA K9 Search and Rescue and PA State Police had been working the incident for a few hours. West Ridge was also dispatched to assist with the Argo. LCFC units arrived at staging and awaited further orders. Franklin Township and Waterford FD were dispatched for additional personnel to assist. Shortly before 12:30am the missing person was located near the woods along the power lines off of Leacock Road. Mule 56 and the Res-Q Trailer were requested to respond in to the class 2 patients location, approximately 1/4-1/2 mile off of the roadway. West Ridge Argo also responded in with additional personnel. Patient was packaged and secured to Res-Q Trailer and transported out to roadway. Edinboro Squad transported patient to Hamot. Crews cleared around 1:15am.

 



WATER RESCUE DRILL ON PRESQUE ISLE

July 8 - LCFC participated in a Water Rescue Drill held on Presque Isle Beach 7 this evening. Water Rescue 579 and Boat 578 with a crew of 4 spent a couple of hours training with West Ridge, West Lake, Lake Shore, Belle Valley and the Presque Isle Lifeguards. Boat 578 was utilized to assist in a few scenarios with the Lifeguards and then invited members of other departments on board to learn the capabilities and what assistance LCFC needs if requested to respond to an incident. Thank you West Ridge for the invitation to the drill.

 

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

July 4 - LCFC would like to thank Girard FD and Springfield FD for assisting us with the Fireworks standby during the Zambelli performance. Units stood by during the fireworks in the event of a incident. Thank you also to the Perry 200 organization, Erie County Gamining Revenue Authority and Zambelli Fireworks for a great show!

 

ASSIST TO 54 ON MVA

July 3 - LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard FD on a two car vehicle accident on Route 20 near Westway Lanes arround 11:30pm. Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Girard Command reported 2 cars heavy damage with foud patients. LCFC units arrived on scene and was assigned 1 patient. Patient was assessed and loaded into Squad 577 for transport to Hamot. 4 Patients were transported.

 
~June 2013

DUMPSTER FIRES IN THE BOROUGH

June 21 - LCFC was dispatched around 1:30 am for a possible structure fire at an Elm Street residence. Prior to response LCFC was notified that this was for a dumpster fire. Engine 563, Engine 572 and Utility 566 responded. Units arrived to find a fully involved large dumpster. Fire was extinguished, A second dumpster fire was reported at a Cherry Street., Engine 572 responded and extinguished the fire. All units returned aronund 3:15am.

WATER RESCUE ASSIST TO CRAWFORD COUNTY

June 17 - LCFC was dispatched to assist Crawford County with the Water Rescue Team on a Jet Ski Accident on Conneaut Lake around 5:00pm. Lake Shore FD Water Rescue Team and Millcreek Dive Team were dispatched to assist as well. Crawford County Water Rescue and Dive Teams were also enroute. Water Rescue 579, Boat 578 and Squad 577 responded. While enroute all Erie County Departments were diverted to a Search Detail on Pymatuming Reservoir. All victims from Conneaut Lake were out of the water. Lake City, Lake Shore and Millcreek Dive Team arrived at Pymatuming and assisted on search, Units returned around 9:00pm

 

2013  CARNIVAL

June 15 - This evening brought the 2013 Carnival to a close. Thank you to the volunteers, vendors, entertainers, parade participants and community for your support. Below is a list of the winners for each night:
 
Thursday $500:      Mary Lou Northrop of Lake City
Friday $500:           Michael Przybyszewski of Lake City
Satruday $5000:    Frank Hudy of Lake City








UNITS ATTEND ALBION FD 100 ANN. PARADE

June 8 - Today Water Rescue 579, Boat 578 and Engine 572 attended the Albion FD 100th Anniversary Parade. Congratulations Albion FD for 100 years of service to your community!

 

WATER RESCUE 579 UPDATE

June 7- Today Water Rescue 579 underwent lettering and stripping completed by Octane Custom Design. The new graphics look great and LCFC thanks Octane for their work on the project. Members spent the past few days installing shelving, brackets, a new seat in the body and wiring of the trailer plug. Radios will be installed early next week. The truck should be in service by mid week just in time for Carnival.

 

WATER RESCUE TEAM ASSIST TO BROOKSIDE FD

June 6- LCFC was dispatched around 12:30pm to assist Brookside FD at the scene of a Rope Rescue near Shannon and Cooper Roads in Harborcreek Township. Many other fire departments were on scene or enroute as well including: Fairview Ropes Team, Lake Shore Water Rescue Team, West Ridge, West Lake and Belle Valley. Utility 566 and Boat 5710 responded. Units arrived on scene and a down stream water rescue safety was established. Rope Rescue Operations were occurring upstream where 3 individuals were trapped by swift rising water. All 3 were rescue and no water incidents occurred. LCFC cleared around 3:00pm.

WATER RESCUE ASSIST TO EDINBORO

June 4- LCFC was dispatched to assist Edinboro FD with the Water Rescue Team for 2 people in the water on Edinboro Lake around 3:00pm. Lake Shore FD water rescue, Crawford County SCUBA and Central Erie County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. LCFC Utility 566 and Boat 5710 responded. While enroute Edinboro Command cancelled all units. A good Samaritan picked up the individuals on their personal boat. All were accounted for and uninjured.

BOAT AND MULE TRANSFER TO STATION 38

June 1- LCFC was requested by Edinboro FD to assist at the Edinboro Triathlon with Boat 5710 and Mule 56. Both units with a crew of 4 transferred to Station 38 around 7:30am. Boat 5710 staged during the swimming portion of the race and the Mule followed along the course of the biking and running portions. Boat 5710 assisted one swimmer during the event. Units returned from Edinboro around 2:30pm.







~May 2013

REPORTED VESSEL TAKING ON WATER

May 31- LCFC was dispatched around 6:00pm to assist US Coast Guard Station Erie and Lake Shore FD with a Water Rescue on Lake Erie. US Coast Guard received a report of a vessel taking on water off of Walnut Creek. Utility 566, Boat 578 and Squad 577 responded to Walnut Creek Access. Boat 578 launched with a crew of 4. Boat 578 and a Coast Guard Erie vessel searched the waters from Elk Creek to Presque Isle. Boat 578 returned to Walnut Creek around 8:30 with due to incoming strong storms. No further reports were received and nothing was found during search. LCFC units returned. US Coast Guard is continuing their investigation.

WATER RESCUE ASSIST TO UNION CITY

May 30- LCFC was dispatched shortly before 1:00am to assist Union City with the Water Rescue Team. Two missing individuals who were believed to possibly be in the creek was reported. Members arrived at Station 57 and prepared to respond with Rescue Boat 5710, Utility 566 and Squad 577. Union City command placed all units in service. The two individuals were located unharmed.

 

UNITS ATTEND MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

May 27- Today LCFC units attended two local parades to honor the service of our Veterans and to salute our currently serving military. Utility 566 and Rescue Boat 578, Engine 563 and Squad 577 along with 5 members attended the parades. LCFC thanks all who have served and currently serve to protect our freedom.

 

LCFC PARTICIPATES IN PERRY 200 PARADE

May 25- Today LCFC 566 and Rescue Boat 578 attended the Perry 200 Parade in Erie. LCFC along with 8 other fire companies escorted the 9-11 Beam through the parade route. LCFC was proud to be part of this incredible parade.

 

RESCUE 579 RETURNS FOR COMPLETION

May 20- Today Water Rescue 579 returned to Lake City from its re-chassis project at Churchville Fire Equipment. The new unit turned out great. Featuring all LED warning light package, a 200 watt siren unit, hi-low air horns, back up camera, a body mounted Go-Light and of course the 2013 F-450 Quad Cab Chassis. The truck will now be completed with graphics from Octane Custom Design, a custom hitch from Crowe's Auto Body and High and Low Band Radio installation by Eagle Radio. All items will be finished within the next couple weeks.

 

LCFC HOSTS VFIS COURSES

May 11- Friday evening and Saturday LCFC hosted two VFIS (Volunteer Firemen's Insurance Service) courses at Station 56. Friday evening members completed a Highway Safety Instructors Course and Saturday members completed a Emergency Services Trailer Operations and Safety Instructors Course. Members from LCFC, West Ridge, Kuhl Hose, Albion, Glade, Oil City Gouldsboro, Monroeville, Busti and others were present for the class. Thank you to VFIS Instructors, all who attended and Fairview FD for use of cones for the practical session.

 

WATERCRAFT IN DISTRESS EDINBORO LAKE

May 10- LCFC  was dispathed to assist Edinboro with the Water Rescue Team for a vessel in distress on Edinboro Lake around 4:30pm. Lake Shore and Crawford County SCUBA were dispatched to assist.  Utility 566, Boat 5710 and Squad 577 responded shortly after dispatch. While responding all units were placed in service by command. Units returned.

 
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