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December 2014

LCFC ATTENDS REGION 13 ICE RESCUE DRILL

1.9.15- LCFC was invited to attend the Region 13 Winter Ice Rescue Exercise held at Somerset Lake in Somerset County, PA. 5 members traveled to Somerset Friday evening and the drill took place Saturday morning. Crews from many different water rescue teams in Region 13 participated in the drill that refreshed many ice rescue techniques and the final drill of the day was a scenario with multiple victims in the water and on the ice, Thank you to Scott Grahn and Region 13 for the invitation.

December 2014

SEARCH DETAIL ASSIST TO 52

12.20.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Fairview FD around 1:20 pm with the Mule on a search detail for a missing person in the area of Neuro Restorative on Route 5. utility 566 and the Mule responded with a crew of 5. Units arrived at staging and LCFC Mule and West Ridge Argo were assigned searches along railroad tracks and fields from Tow Road to Dutch Rd. Fairview and Lake Shore units were searching roadways in the area. Northwest PA K9 S&R was dispatched to assist. LCFC Mule and Argo completed search with no findings. LCFC Mule was reassigned to assist K9 Search. After a few K9 searches findings led to the probability of the missing person leaving the area by vehicle. All units were placed in service and PS P continued investigation.


POSSIBLE AIRCRAFT DOWN LAKE ERIE

12.11.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Fairview FD, Lake Shore FD and US Coast Guard with a report of a possible plane down in Lake Erie between Avonia Beach and Walnut Creek. A caller reported seeing a plane flying low to the water and then appeared to go down into the water. LCFC Water Rescue 579, Boat 578 and Utility 566 responded. Crews arrived at Walnut Creek Access staging and prepared boat for launch if needed, while crew members evaluated Lake Conditions. 6-8 foot waves were found on Lake Eire. No confirmation of a plane in the water was available. Erie Airport reported no planes due to land and saw nothing on the radar at time of witnessed event. US Coast Guard Boat arrived in location and began search. USCG Helicopter from Detroit was enroute. LCFC remained staged and ready to respond if something was located. After further information was obtained. All units except for US Coast Guard boat conducting search were released from scene.





 




STRUCTURE FIRE WITH ENTRAPMENT

12.4.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Springfield FD around 1:00am for a reported residential structure fire with entrapment on Eagley Road. Cranesville, Girard, Platea and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist as well. LCFC Engine 563 and Engine 572 responded. First arriving unit reported a working fire with confirmed entrapment. LCFC units arrived and crew assisted with initial search and laddering the structure. Negative findings on initial search. Crews continued to search and perform fire suppression. LCFC Engine 572 was reassigned to water supply. West Lake RIT and Albion Engine 623 were dispatched to assist. Fire was placed under control and victim was located. Crews performed overhaul and awaited coroner and State Fire Marshal investigation. All units were clear around 6:00am. Edinboro FD also stood by at Springfield during incident.




 

CABIN FIRE AT CAMP SHERWIN

12.3.14- LCFC was dispatched to around 4:00am for a structure Fire at Camp Sherwin off of West Lake Road. Girard, Cranesville, Springfield, Fairview and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Deputy Chief 570 arrived on scene and reported a fully involved cabin. Engine 563, Engine 572 and Utility 566 responded. Crews arrived and began defensive operations with a Blitzfire and handline. Crews brought fire under control and conducted overhaul. Cabin was a total loss.

 
November 2014

ATV ACCIDENT ON NURSERY ROAD

11.29.14- LCFC was dispatched to around 7:15am for an ATV accident on Nursery Road. West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Squad 577 and utility 566 responded. Deputy Chief 571 arrived and reported a class 5 patient. LCFC handled traffic control while PSP and County Coroner performed investigation., Crews cleared around 9:00am.

 

FIRE AT GIRARD HIGH SCHOOL

11.23.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard FD on a structure fire at Girard High School around 3:20am. Fairview, Cranesville, Springfield and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563 responded shortly after dispatch. Girard Ladder 549 and LCFC Engine 563 arrived and investigated. An extinguished ceiling light fire with extension to the Gymnasium floor was found. Command held with Girard and LCFC engine. Crews ensured extinguishment ventilated structure. All units returned around 4:15am.

 

ANNUAL HAND GUN AND TURKEY RAFFLE

11.14.14- This evening LCFC held it's annual Hand Gun and Turkey Raffle. Thank you to all who attended and suppoorted this fundraiser. List of winners is below: List of winners from the gun raffle:
1. Taurus "The Judge" - Arlen Gray from Girard
2. S&W Body Guard w/Laser - Debbie Winters from Union City
3. Ruger MK II w/ extra clip - Randy Fedei from Fairview
4. 250 Rounds of 9mm ammunition - Pete Lucero from Fairview
5. Glock Mod 42 w/ extra clip - Steve Dombrowski from Girard
6. Taurus PT709 9mm - Jim Gross from Lake City
7. 250 Rounds of 9mm ammunition - Ken Taylor from Lake City
8. Glock Mod 21 w/ extra clip- Norm Sobczak
9. Ruger LC9 - Mark Laskowski

 

THREE BRUSH FIRES FOR THE AFTERNOON

11.4.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Springfield FD around 1:00pm with the Mule and Manpower on a Brush fire at a West Ridge Road residence. Utility 566 with the Mule and Engine 572 responded. LCFC units arrived and met with Springfield, Cranesville, Platea and City of Conneaut crews who were already on scene assisting. Crews extinguished the fire and completed overhaul on the nearly 2.5 acres. As things were wrapping up a second brush fire was reported at a Huntley Road residence less than 2 miles away, Units responded to that address and handled an acre and a half fire.  All units returned. While enroute back to station a third fire was located on West Lake Road near Townline Road. LCFC and Springfield Brush 649 handled  this small fire. All crews were in service shortly before 4pm.

ELECTRICAL FIRE AT PLEASANT RIDGE MANOR

11.4.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Fairview with one engine on an electrical fire at Pleasant Ridge Manor around 3:30am. Girard, Lake Shore Cranesville and West County Paramedics were also dispatched to assist. Engine 563 responded with a full crew. Units arrived and found an electrical outlet that had burnt. Power was secured to outlet and all companies placed in service. Engine 563 returned.

 

MVA ON NORTHCREEK ROAD

11.1.14- LCFC was dispatched for a 1 car MVA on Northcreek Road around 3:30PM. West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563 and Squad 577 responded. Units arrived to find 1 truck in the roadway with heavy damage. No patient was located in or around the vehicle. Due to possible injury to the patient and other known facts, PA State Police ordered a search of the nearby wooded areas for the patient. Northwest PA k-9 Search and Rescue team and Edinboro PD K-9 were dispatched to assist. LCFC Mule 56 responded as well. Crews searched for a couple of hours. Search led to no findings. Around 8:30pm All units were released by PSP. Additional information was obtained and fire and search crews no longer needed.

October 2014

ASSIST TO 64 ON GARAGE FIRE

10.27.14- LCFC was dispatched to assist Springfield FD on a Garage Fire around 6PM at a West Lake Road residence. Cranesville, Girard, Platea and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist as well. Engine 563 and Engine 572 responded. Units arrived and found a fully involved garage with exposures of a house. LCFC crews assisted with fire suppression and overhaul. Crews were on scene approximately an hour. Careless burning appeared to be the cause.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2014

10.10.14- LCFC and Girard FD spent the week at Elk Valley Elementary School teaching fire safety. Thank you to Elk Valley for continuing to work with us on providing this eductation to the students!

MULE ASSIST TO GIRARD ON TRAUMATIC INJURY

10.5.14- LCFC was dispatched around noon to assist Girard FD with the Mule on a traumatic injury off Westgate Drive. LCFC utility 566 and Mule 56 responded shortly after dispatch. LCFC units arrived at staging area and unloaded the mule. Mule and Res-Q Trailer responded into the area of the incident. patient was already packaged on back. Patient was loaded into stokes basket and secured on Res-Q trailer. Mule transported patient out to roadway where patient was transferred to Girard squad for transport to hospital.

NEW RESCUE BOAT

10.4.14- Today LCFC unveiled its new water rescue boat at our open house. The new boat is a 16 foot Achilles with a 40 HP jet drive motor. The boat was provided by the Northwest PA Emergency Response Group. The boat will be in service upon lettering and training. This brings the LCFC Water Rescue Boat fleet to 2 Achilles inflatables, 1 Sealegs amphibious water rescue craft and a Rapid Deployment Craft. LCFC continues to increase equipment training and capabilities to provide the best services possible.

LCFC OPEN HOUSE

10.4.14- Today LCFC held an open house at Station 56 from 12-6 pm. Equipment displays, Organization booths and live demonstrations highlighted the event. Thank you to all who attended and those who participated. West Erie County EMA, ARES/Skywarn, Erie County 911, NWPA K9 Search and Rescue,  Safe Kids, American Red Cross, Safe Kids, STAT Medevac, Springfield FD, Lake Shore FD, Sparky the Fire Dog and the LCFC Firefighters Auxiliary.

September 2014

RIT ASSIST TO LAKE SHORE

09.25.14- LCFC was dispatched around 6:15AM for the Rapid Interventions Team to assist Lake Shore at a reported structure fire on Shadyside Drive. Engine 563 responded shortly after dispatch. First arriving units reported a working fire in the attic. Engine 563 arrived and crew staged as RIT. Lake Shore and Fairview crews worked on extinguishment in the attic. Kearsarge r relieved LCFC from RIT duties and assisted with overhaul inside the home. Units returned shortly after 8am. West Lake also assisted.

WEST LAKE ROAD MVA

09.21.14- LCFC was dispatched around 5:00pm for a vehicle accident on West Lake Road near Godfrey Run Farms. Engine 563, Squad 577 and West County Paramedics responded. Units arrived and found three vehicles with moderate damage, one vehicle into a house.. 1 patient was found with injuries, Patient was assessed, packaged and loaded in to squad 577 for transport. Engine 563 remained on scene until all vehicle were cleared.

WATER RESCUE ASSIST TO LAKE SHORE

09.5.14- LCFC was dispatched around 8:3Opm to assist Lake SHore and US Coast Guard with a vesssel in distress off of Walnut Creek. Water Rescue 579, Boat 578, Utility 566 and Squad 577 responded.to Walnut creek Access. Boat 578 launched from Walnut Creek and responded to the search area. Lake Shore Boat 509 was already underway. While underway all units were placed in service. Vessel that was in distress made it safely to shore. Boat 578 returned to Walnut Creek and returned in service.

August 2014

UNITS ASSIST GIRARD ON POSSIBLE FIRE

08.27.14- LCFC was dispatched around 9:15PM to assist Girard FD. on a possible structure fire at a Tannery Road Residence. Platea, Cranesville and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563 and Engine 572 responded. First arriving units reported nothing showing. LCFC units arrived on scene and assisted with investigation. It was determined a burnt light ballast in the basement had caused smoke to fill the home. All units were released from he scene.

ASSIST ON SEARCH FOR KAYAKER

08.9.14- LCFC was dispatched around 10am to assist Spartansburg FD and Crawford County SCUBA Team with a search for a missing kayaker on Clear Lake. The search was a continuation of the efforts during the previous night of a kayaker who went missing, LCFC Water Rescue 579, Utility 566, Boat 5710 and Mule 56 responded to Spartansburg. Lake Shore FD responded with LCFC units. Once on location units staged. Victim was located and LCFC stood by during recovery efforts. LCFC was released a short time later. West Ridge and West Lake also responded from Erie County. Glade FD and Jamestown FD were also on standby.

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.

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