PAST INCIDENTS AND NEWS

2010 DISPATCH BREAKDOWN BY TYPE

          2010 DISPATCH BREAKDOWN LOCATION     

MONTH

EMS

MVA

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIRE ALARM

WATER RESCUE

OTHER

MONTHLY TOTAL

JANUARY 24 1 0 0 0 1 26
FEBRUARY 18 2 2 1 1 1 25
MARCH 23 0 0 0 0 5 28
APRIL 39 4 2 0 0 3 48
MAY 50 4 2 0 5 12 73
JUNE 32 1 2 0 1 5 41
JULY 24 3 2 4 0 4 37
AUGUST 39 3 3 1 3 1 50
SEPTEMBER 26 2 0 2 1 0 31
OCTOBER 46 5 1 1 2 16 71
NOVEMBER 26 0 4 1 0 36
DECEMBER 37 0 1 0 2 1 41
# OF TYPE 384 25 19 10 15 54 507
MONTH LAKE CITY GIRARD TOWNSHIP ASSIST  GIRARD ASSIST TO FAIRVIEW ASSIST TO SPRINGFIELD ASSIST TO OTHER MONTHLY TOTAL
JANUARY 16 7 3 0 0 0 26
FEBRUARY 16 4 2 2 0 1 25
MARCH 20 8 0 0 0 0 28
APRIL 29 12 4 1 1 1 48
MAY 40 24 7 0 0 4 73
JUNE 22 10 7 0 1 1 41
JULY 24 7 3 0 2 1 37
AUGUST 30 13 2 1 2 2 50
SEPTEMBER 21 7 1 2 0 0 31
OCTOBER 38 16 6 0 2 9 71
NOVEMBER 21 7 5 0 2 1 36
DECEMBER 30 6 1 0 1 3 41
Total 307 121 39 6 11 23 507

~ December 2010


RIT ASSIST TO LAKE SHORE FD

Dec 31- LCFC was dispatched to assist Lake Shore FD with the Rapid Interventions Team on a structure fire around 11:00pm. Engine 563 responded with a crew of 5 shortly after dispatch. Engine 563 arrived on scene and was ordered to stage per command. Lake Shore and West Ridge crews contained the garage fire and LCFC was placed in service. Engine 563 returned.

 


CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF PAT SHINE

Dec 24- LCFC extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Pat Shine who passed away December 24, 2010. Pat was a member for 30 years with the Glade Fire Department in Warren, Pa. He served 13 years as Chief. Pat was an integral part of the Pennsyalvania Water Rescue Program and an outstanding instructor. He was a major contributor to the PA Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition program for Water Rescue. We thank Pat for all he has given to the Water Rescue Service.


ICE RESCUE ASSIST TO WEST LAKE FD

Dec 22- LCFC was dispatched to assist West Lake FD on an Ice Rescue off of Forest Drive in Millcreek around 5:15pm. One person through the ice was reported. LCFC answered the call within minutes of dispatch.  LCFC was ordered to stand by per command. LCFC crew of 6 dressed out and prepared the equipment for possible response. West Lake crew investigated the area. Nothing was found. LCFC was placed in service and Station 57 secured.

 

 


MULE ASSIST SPRINGFIELD

Dec 9- LCFC was dispatched to assist Springfield FD with the mule on a injured hunter off of Route 215 around 8:00am. Utility 566 and the mule responded shortly after dispatch. LCFC units arrived on scene and were placed in service. Patient was brought out by Springfield's crew and West County Paramedic.

 

 

 

 

 


2011 ELECTION RESULT

Dec 5- Tonight LCFC held the 2011 election for officers. Below are the results:
Chief: Marvin Waxham Jr. President: Juston Cannon Relief President: Gary Cooper
Assistant Chief: Jeffrey Jobczynski Vice-President: James Gross Relief V-President: Allison Moorhouse
Deputy Chief of EMS: Elizabeth Jobczynski Secretary: George Reichert Relief Secretary: George Reichert
  Treasurer: Lisa Sackett Relief Treasurer: Jennifer Waxham


2010 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UPDATE

Dec 5- The Lake City Fire Company 2010 Membership Drive is underway. Lake City Residence should have received a mailing recently with the request for donation. Please mail your Membership Drive back with your tax deductible donation. 22.8% of the total mailouts have been returned. If you did not receive a membership drive mailing please email lcfc@lakecityfire.org

 

 

 

 

 


WATER RESCUE TEAM ASSIST TO KUHL HOSE

Dec 1- LCFC was dispatched to assist on a rescue of three hunters in the 10200 block of Perry Highway with the Water Rescue team and Mule. Water Rescue 579, Rescue Boat 578, Utility 566 with the mule and Squad 577 responded. Dispatch advised hunters were surrounded by water and unable to make their way back out of  the woods requiring assistance. Crews arrived on scene and unloaded the mule. The Rapid Deployment Craft was inflated and both units responded towards the incident scene. Crews found a wetland area between them and the hunters. A rope was secured across the wetland and the RDC pulled to the location of the hunters. Once on scene the hunters were placed in Personal Flotation Devices and assisted on the RDC. The RDC was pulled back to the dry land. Once crew and hunters were back on the dry land the mule transported them to an awaiting squad for evaluation. All 3 hunters refused treatment. Crews cleaned up their gear and returned.

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~ November 2010


RESIDENTIAL FIRE ALARM  ON FAIRPLAIN ROAD

Nov 17- LCFC was dispatched for a residential fire alarm at a Fairplain Road home around 6:00pm. Fairview FD was dispatched to assist with one engine. LCFC Engine 572, Engine 563 and Squad 577 responded. Crews arrived on scene and found nothing showing from the residence. Upon the arrival of the homeowner crews entered the home. After investigation it was found careless cooking set off the fire alarm. Chief 561 placed all units in service.

 


CREWS RESPOND TO OUTSIDE FIRE

Nov 17- LCFC was dispatched around 5:30am for an outside fire at a North Park Drive residence. Engine 572 and Squad 577 responded shortly after dispatch. LCFC units arrived on scene and found a small contained fire behind a residence. Homeowner agreed to extinguish the fire without the fire companies assistance. LCFC Units returned in service.

 


REPORTED STRUCTURE FIRE ON EDGEWOOD DRIVE

Nov 15- LCFC was dispatched for a Residential Structure Fire around 9:00pm at a Edgewood Drive home. Girard, Springfield, Lake Shore, Cranesville and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. LCFC Engine 563, Engine 572 and Squad 577 responded shortly after dispatch. First arriving units reported nothing showing from the residence. Upon further investigation it was found burnt food in the stove had filled the home with smoke. All unit with the exception of LCFC were placed in service. LCFC units remained on scene and ventilated the structure. LCFC units returned shortly before 10:00pm.


2010 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS UNDERWAY

Nov 14- The Lake City Fire Company 2010 Membership Drive is underway. Lake City Residence should have received a mailing recently with the request for donation. Please mail your Membership Drive back with your tax deductible donation. This is one of the main sources of funding for your Fire Company and the income helps cover costs of equipment maintenance and upgrades, training and every day expenses of the fire company. If you did not receive a membership drive mailing please email lcfc@lakecityfire.org.

 

 

 

 

 


ANNUAL FEATHER PARTY/ GUN RAFFLE

Nov 12- Thank you to all who supported LCFC during our annual Feather Party! A list of gun winners is posted below:

 
Glock 40 S&W Model 22 TIM COLVIN Ruger LCR 38 SPL+P

CINDY BONNER

Ruger LCP .380 Auto Pistol

MATT EICHER

Taurus “The Judge”

T. BRINK

Taurus Model 738 TCP .380 ACP

RICH ONCEA

Cobra Derringer Big Bore .38 SPL

ROSE MARTIN

Ruger SP101 Revolver 357 MAG

JON ATKIN

Taurus PT-111 Pro 9mm

TERRY LAVERY

Taurus “Judge Public Defender”

RANDY DANIELSON

Ruger SR9 9mm Pistol

MARY LEGNASKY


ENGINE ASSIST TO SPRINGFIELD FD

Nov 10- LCFC was dispatched around 1030am to assist Springfield FD on a Residential Structure Fire on West Lake Road. Girard Rescue 558, Platea Tanker 595, Cranesville RIT and West County Paramedics were also dispatched to assist. LCFC Engine 563 responded shortly after dispatch. Springfield Engine 643 arrived on scene and reported light smoke showing from the interior of the residence. After investigating fire was found to be extinguished. All other units with the exception of Springfield E643 and LCFC E563 were placed in service. Home owner extinguished a small fire with a fire extinguisher prior to fire department arrival. Crews assisted with ventilating the structure. Once ventilation was complete LCFC E563 returned in service.


CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS AND BATTERIES

Nov 07- LCFC reminds you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks Sunday November 7, 2010. Also test the detectors and ensure they are in working condition. Working smoke detectors save lives!

 

LCFC has smoke detectors available to Lake City Residence. Email lcfc@lakecityfire.org if you are in need.

 

 


RIT ASSIST TO LAKE SHORE

Nov 01- LCFC was dispatched to assist Lake Shore FD with the Rapid Interventions Team this morning on a residential structure fire on Chilton Lane in Fairview Township. Engine 563 responded shortly after dispatch. First arriving crew reported smoke visible from a single story home. E563 arrived on scene and the crew and RIT Gear staged near the command post. LCFC crew was ordered to assist inside the structure with salvage and fire suppression. Kearsarge FD was dispatched to replace LCFC as RIT. While crews were working inside the structure command called for an evacuation due to quickly deteriorating fire conditions. West Ridge Ladder truck was used to knock down the flames. Once knocked down crews reentered the structure and worked to contain the fire. Salvage and overhaul was conducted to ensure extinguishment. Home was heavily damaged. West Lake, West Ridge, Erie Airport, Kearsarge and West County Paramedics also assisted on scene.

 

While LCFC was on the scene of this incident, a reported structure fire in Lake City was dispatched. Thank you Girard FD and Springfield FD for handling this call.


~ October 2010


CALL BREAKDOWN  FOR  OCTOBER

EMS

MVA

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIRE ALARM

WATER RESCUE

OTHER

MONTHLY TOTAL

YEAR TOTAL
46 5 1 1 2 16 71 430

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PATROL

Oct 31- LCFC conducted its annual Halloween Pumpkin patrol this evening during Trick or Treating hours. LCFC units were out in the district assisting with public safety and handing out candy. No incidents occurred during the patrol.

 

 

 

 

 

 


MVA AT MARTIN AVE AND RICE AVE

Oct 31- LCFC was dispatched around 1:00pm for a car versus motorcycle accident at the intersection of Martin and Rice Ave. Girard was requested for a squad due to LCFC Squad 577 out on a previous incident. Utility 566 responded shortly after dispatch. Crews arrived and found a motorcycle and SUV with minor damage off the roadway. All occupant denied any injuries. Girard was placed in service. Utility 566 cleared the scene by 1:20pm.


MEMBERS ATTEND STRUCTURE BURN

Oct 23- Today 4 members of LCFC completed a Structural Burn Session at an acquired structure in Greene Township. Firefighter Emily Androlia, Lieutenant Juston Cannon, Deputy Chief Elizabeth Jobczynski and Assistant Chief Jeff Jobczynski attended the 16 hour class. The class covered many aspects of structural firefighting such as scene safety, hose advancement and ventilation. Many evolutions were held which gave crews hands on training in the many tasks at a structural fire scene. Thank you Kuhl Hose and the instructors for a great class!

 

 

WATER RESCUE TEAM ASSIST TO EDINBORO

Oct 21- Around 2:40pm LCFC was dispatched to assist Edinboro FD with a water rescue on Edinboro Lake. A capsized canoe with one person in the water was reported. Lake Shore and Crawford County SCUBA were also dispatched to assist. LCFC Water Rescue 579, Rescue Boat 578, Utility 566 and Jet Skis 5710 responded. While en route LCFC was placed in service. Edinboro's crew was assisted by a good samaritan with their boat to rescue the victim. Victim was uninjured. LCFC units returned in service.

 

 


DISPATCHED FOR MULE ASSIST TO ST. 50

Oct 21- LCFC was dispatched to assist Lake Shore FD with the Mule for a patient with a medical emergency along Walnut Creek around 1245pm. Fairview FD was also dispatched to assist. Utility 566 and the Mule responded. LCFC units arrived on scene and crews were able to access the patient without the use of the Mule. Patient was down an embankment on the creek bank. The stokes basket from the Mule was sent down and the patient was packaged and secured inside. Fairview's crew lowered a rope that was used to assist the stokes basket back up the embankment. Once patient was brought up a Squad transported them to the hospital. LCFC units returned.

 


MULE ASSISTS TO GIRARD ON FALL VICTIM

Oct 20- LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard with the Mule around 4:00 for a fall victim from a horse in the area of Fairplain Road. Utility 566 and the Mule responded. LCFC Units approached the area and were requested to go to Blair Road, unload the mule and respond to the scene. Mule and All Terrain Res-Q Trailer responded to the scene. Girard's crew and West County Paramedic packaged patient and loaded them onto the Res-Q trailer. Mule transported the patient to Girard's Squad who was staged off of Blair Road. Girard Squad 577 transported patient to the hospital. LCFC units loaded and returned.

Response #5 for the Mule in less than 2 weeks.

 


ASSIST TO PLATEA FD WITH THE MULE

Oct 19- LCFC was dispatched around 6:30pm to assist Platea FD with the Mule on a fall victim from a horse in the woods off of Orr Road. Utility 566 and the Mule responded shortly after dispatch. LCFC units staged on Orr Road and Platea Chief 580 requested the mule respond to the incident site, approximately 3/4 mile back in the woods. Platea's crew and West County Paramedic had patient packaged when Mule arrived. Patient was loaded onto Mule for extrication from woods to an awaiting squad on Orr Road. Platea Squad 597 transported patient to the hospital. LCFC units loaded up and returned.

 

This is the fourth response for the Mule within the past two weeks. Thank you Cycle City for this regional resource!

 


MULE GOES TO LAKE SHORE

Oct 17- LCFC was dispatched to assist Lake Shore FD with the Kawasaki Mule around 1:30pm at the scene of an injured fisherman near Walnut Creek off of Manchester Road. Utility 566 and the Mule responded shortly after dispatch. LCFC units arrived on Manchester Road and Lake Shore command requested the mule to respond behind a residence and assist with transporting the patient to the roadway. The mule met up with Lake Shore and Fairview crews who had brought the patient up from the creek bed in a stokes basket. Patient was loaded onto the the Mule's All Terrain Res-Q Trailer for transport to the roadway. Mule and patient arrived at the roadway and transferred patient to Millcreek Paramedics Squad for transport to hospital. LCFC units cleared the scene


CREWS RESPOND TO BRUSH FIRE

Oct 11- LCFC and Girard FD were dispatched for a brush fire in the area of Middle Road and Fairplain Road around 12:20am. LCFC Engine 572, Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Girard 559 and Engine 553 also responded. Crews arrived in the area and found a large brush pile on fire near the gravel pits. Crews pulled a line off of Engine 572 and contained the fire. Overhaul was conducted to ensure extinguishment. The property owner assisted with the use of a back hoe.  Once fire was confirmed extinguished units cleared the scene.

 

 


ASSIST TO SPRINGFIELD FD ON MVA

Oct 11- Squad 577 assisted Springfield FD on a 2 car motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Routes 5 and 215. Crews arrived on scene and found 2 vehicles with heavy damage and 1 patient entrapped. LCFC crew assisted with patient extrication with use of the Holmatro hydraulic tool. Crews removed two doors to extricate the patient. Patient was packaged and loaded into Springfield Squad 647 for transport to hospital. LCFC cleaned up their equipment and returned in service.

 

 

 


2 CAR MVA ON LAKE STREET

Oct 9- LCFC was dispatched around 9:10pm for a two vehicle MVA on Lake Street near Holly Drive. Girard and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. LCFC Squad 577, Engine 563 and Utility 566 responded. Crew arrived and found two vehicles with moderate to heavy damage. Crews began patient care. LCFC Squad 577 transported 2 patients and Girard Squad 557 transported 1 patient to the hospital. Crews remained on scene to clean up debris and provide traffic control. Once tow trucks cleared vehicles, all units returned.

 


WATER RESCUE ASSIST TO LAKE SHORE

Oct 9- LCFC was dispatched to assist US Coast Guard Erie and Lake Shore FD on a water rescue in the channel of Walnut Creek Access around 11:30am. West Lake and West County Medic 3 were dispatched to assist. Water Rescue 579, Rescue Boat 578 and Squad 577 responded shortly after dispatch. LCFC units were ordered by Lake Shore command to launch R578 from Walnut Creek Access. R578 was launched and responded into the channel. Crews found a water filled vessel on the rocks along the access. The two occupants of the vessel were assisted by Lake Shore and West Lake crews up the rock embankment with the use of ropes and a ladder. Rescue 578 stood by in the channel during rescue operation and boat recovery by Lake Shore Towing. R578 also collected debris in the water. Once vessel was recovered R578 returned to launch and all units cleared. Fairview FD also assisted on scene.


FIRE PREVENTION WEEK WRAPS UP

Oct 8- LCFC spent this week at the Elk Valley Elementary School teaching fire prevention to children in prekindergarten through 4th grade. Over 700 children participated. Children were taught things like stop, drop and roll and why to call 911. Girard FD and LCFC join for this week of education for Elk Valley students each year.

 

 

 

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2ND DAY IN A ROW FOR MULE RESPONSE

Oct 8- For the 2nd day in a row LCFC was dispatched to assist Edinboro FD with the Mule. Around 12:30pm the Mule was requested to assist on the scene of a injured person in the woods near Parkway Drive in Washington Township. Utility 566 responded with the Mule shortly after dispatch. Edinboro's crew and Medic 2 made their way back to the scene. Crews arrived at the accident scene and began patient care.  A second paramedic and Stat Medevac was requested by command. LCFC units arrived on scene and the Mule was directed to the accident site. Patient was packaged by Edinboro's crew and Medic 2 then loaded onto the Mule for transport to Stat Medevac's landing Zone. Patient was transferred to Stat Medevac for transport to Hamot. Mill Village also assisted with manpower on the scene.


MULE ASSISTS TO EDINBORO

Oct 7- LCFC was dispatched to assist Edinboro Fire Department around 3:20pm with the Mule for a fall victim from a tree stand in the woods off of Route 6N in Elk Creek Township. Utility 566 with the mule responded. Units arrived on scene and were ordered to unload the Mule with the All Terrain Res-Q trailer and respond to the accident site via an access path. Stat Medevac was requested to the scene. The Mule and Res-Q trailer arrived at the accident site. Patient had fallen approximately 16-20 feet after their tree stand broke free from the tree. Patient was packaged by Edinboro's crew and Medic 2. Patient was loaded onto the All Terrain Rescue Trailer and transported from the accident site to Stat Medevac 7. Once patient was transferred to Stat's crew, units cleared. At the same time Squad 577 handled an EMS call in the first due.


PA VRSR PRESENTATION

Oct 4- Tonight LCFC received its Pennsylvania Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition for Swiftwater Rescue/ Flood Evacuation. This accreditation represents a level of equipment and training compatible with the Federal Emergency Management Agencies standard for a deployable water rescue team. The accreditation expands the teams level of response from our region to other regions in the event of a call for deployment during a disaster, making the team a local, state and national asset. LCFC is one of only two teams and the only sole volunteer fire company in the state to receive this accreditation.

 

Thank you to all who came to the event or viewed it online. 

 

 

 


CREWS RESPOND TO ROLLOVER MVA

Oct 2- LCFC and West County Paramedics were dispatched around 3:30am for a one car rollover accident on West Lake Road near Old Lake Road. LCFC Squad 577 and Engine 563 responded. Crews arrived on scene and found one SUV on its side with no entrapment and 1 patient with minor injuries. Patient was assessed by EMS and refused transport. Crews remained on scene until tow truck arrived and vehicle was removed. PA State Police are investigating the incident.

 

 

 


MULE ON STAND BY FOR SPRINGFIELD

Oct 2- LCFC was dispatched around 3:15am to stand by for possible assist to Springfield FD with the Kawasaki Mule and Rescue Trailer on a Car versus Train incident on Crayton Road in Springfield Township.  Springfield units arrived on scene and found 1 vehicle with heavy damage and fire and no patients. LCFC was placed in service from this incident and dispatched for a MVA on West Lake Road around 3:30am.

 

 

 

 


~ September 2010


CALL BREAKDOWN  FOR  SEPTEMBER

EMS

MVA

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIRE ALARM

WATER RESCUE

OTHER

MONTHLY TOTAL

YEAR TOTAL
26 2 0 2 1 0 31 359

ONE CAR ACCIDENT SENDS CREWS TO RT.5

Sept 28- LCFC and West County Paramedics were dispatched around 3:15am for a motor vehicle accident on Route 5 near Culberston Drive. One vehicle on its roof off with unknown entrapment was reported by dispatch. LCFC Squad 577 and Engine 563 responded. Girard was requested for their rescue to assist. WCPA Medic 3 arrived on scene and reported 1 vehicle off the roadway on its roof. LCFC units arrived on scene and began searching for any patients. Chief 560 placed Girard on standby. Crews continued to search the area for any patients. After it was confirmed that no patients were present, Girard was placed in service. LCFC units remained on scene with PSP until vehicle was removed by tow truck.


MEMBERS ATTEND CHIEF BILLY GOLDFEDER LECTURE

Sept 27- Tonight members of LCFC traveled to Seneca High School to attend a lecture by Chief Billy Goldfeder on Fire Ground Injuries and Death: Firefighter and Fire Officers Survival Program. Chief Goldfeder is a well known and highly respected chief, instructor and contributor in the fire service.  The lecture focused on lessons learned from previous incidents and case studies to help acknowledge and resolve the problems which lead to injuries or death on the fire ground. Thank you Kuhl Hose and Mercyhurst college for offering this lecture.

 

 


UNITS ATTEND KUHL HOSE OPEN HOUSE

Sept 26- Water Rescue 579 and Jet Skis 5710 attended the Kuhl Hose Open House in Greene Township this afternoon. 579, 5710 , the RDC and other water rescue equipment was on display. The LCFC crew was also available to answer any questions. Thank you Kuhl Hose for the invitation to attend the open house!

 

 

 

 

 

 


MULE STANDS BY IN EDINBORO

Sept 25- Edinboro FD requested the LCFC Kawasaki Mule and rescue trailer to assist this morning in their district during Edinboro University Homecoming events. A crew of two and the equipment stood by during the homecoming parade. Fortunately no incidents occurred and the crew enjoyed watching the parade. Thank you Edinboro FD for inviting LCFC to assist with the event.

 

 

 


ASSIST USCG ON FLARE SIGHTING

Sept 5- LCFC was requested to assist U.S. Coast Guard Erie on a flare sighting over Lake Erie around 9:40pm. Rescue 579 responded to the original callers location on North Edgewood Drive. Crew collected information from the individual who had seen the object and forwarded the findings to U.S. Coast Guard Erie. U.S. Coast Guard Erie contacted Canadian Coast Guard. Object was found to be fireworks on the Canadian shoreline that were visible across the Lake. Rescue 579 returned.

 

 

 


PRESENTING THE NEWLY WEDS

Sept 4- LCFC firefighter Robert Powell Jr and his wife Christina Platz tied the knot this afternoon. Congratulations and best wishes to the couple from everyone at LCFC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


~ August 2010


CALL BREAKDOWN  FOR  AUGUST

EMS

MVA

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIRE ALARM

WATER RESCUE

OTHER

MONTHLY TOTAL

YEAR TO DATE TOTAL
39 3 3 1 3 1 50 278

CREWS RESPOND TO LOCOMOTIVE FIRE

Aug 31- LCFC was dispatched around 5:15am for a locomotive fire on the CSX tracks near Nursery Road. Engine 572 and Engine 563 responded. Crews arrived to find one locomotive with fire showing in the engine compartment. Engine 572 pulled along the railroad tracks to access burning locomotive. Crew pulled a line from Engine 572 and began fire suppression. Fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes. Fire heavily damaged engine compartment. No fire damage was found inside the cab area.  Overhaul was conducted to ensure all hot spots were out. Train traffic was stopped in the area during incident. All LCFC units cleared around 7:00am.

 

 

 


ASSIST TO U.S. COAST GUARD ASHTABULA

Aug 30- LCFC was requested to assist the U.S. Coast Guard Ashtabula with a water search and rescue on Lake Erie in the area of Conneaut Harbor around 9:45pm. A vessel in distress taking on water was reported. Water Rescue 579, Rescue Boat 578 and Squad 577 responded to Elk Creek Access for launch of 578. Once at Elk Creek Access. R578 was launched with 3 rescuers on board. R578 began a shoreline search from Elk Creek to Conneaut Harbor. Lake Shore Boat 509 was requested to assist. B509 responded to the area of Elk Creek and began a westward 2-3 mile off shore search. With no findings, USCG Ashtabula suspended the search shortly before 11:00 and released all units. Rescue 578 returned to Elk Creek Access and Boat 509 returned to Walnut Creek Access. All units were in service around 11:40pm. West County Paramedics also assisted.


MEMBERS COMPLETE FF SURVIVAL CLASS

Aug 29- LCFC had two members complete the Firefighter Survival Class offered by Kuhl Hose today. Assistant Chief Jeff Jobczynski and Deputy Chief Elizabeth Jobczynski completed the 16 hour class. The class teaches emergency procedures to be used in last resort situations for survival. Thank you to Kuhl Hose and the instructors for a great class!

 

 

 


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CANNONS

Aug 26- Congratulations to Lieutenant Juston Cannon and business member Maria Cannon on the newest addition to their family, Adeline Mae!

 

 

 

 

 

 


PERSONNEL ATTEND HOT DRILL

Aug 19- Assistant Chief Jeff Jobcznyski and Deputy Chief Elizabeth Jobczynski attended the Erie Airport Hot Drill today. The drill allows crews to practice fire suppression and rescue operations on a airplane simulator. Crews from other local fire departments and other airports also attended the drill. Thank you to Erie Airport Fire Chief Rick Robie for this opportunity!

 

 

 

 

 

 


CREWS RESCUE 4 ON WATER RESCUE

Aug 16- LCFC was dispatched to assist Springfield FD on a water rescue on Lake Erie near Raccoon Park around 1:15am. Two canoes with 4 persons, one flipped with two persons in the water hanging on to the side of the upright canoe and unable to paddle back to shore due to rip currents was reported by dispatch. US Coast Guard Ashtabula, Lake Shore Boat 509 and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. LCFC Water Rescue 579 with Rescue Boat 578 and Squad 577 responded to Summer City Boat Ramp for launch. Lake conditions of 3-4 foot breaking surf was present at time of launch. Rescue Boat 578 was launched and responded to the incident scene. Two persons in the water and two in upright canoe were brought aboard R578 and transported back to shore. One canoe was towed along side R578 and brought to the beach. 2 victims experienced mild hypothermia but refused transport. Lake Shore Boat 509 was placed in service. US Coast Guard vessel also returned after all persons and crew were accounted for. Once R578 was retrieved all personnel cleared the scene.

 


ENGINE ASSISTS STATION 64

Aug 15- LCFC was dispatched around 1:40 this afternoon to assist Springfield FD with one engine on a structure fire at a West Lake Road Residence. Girard, Cranesville, Platea and West County Paramedics were also dispatched to assist. Engine 572 responded shortly after dispatch. Dispatch advised caller reported a fire in the wall. LCFC and Springfield arrived on scene and found light smoke in the home. Crews opened up walls and investigated for the source of the smoke. Electrical wiring in the wall had became damaged and caused the surrounding wood to burn. Homeowner secured power prior to crews arrival. No fire was present. Girard, Cranesville, Platea and West County Paramedics were placed in service. Springfield and LCFC crew removed charred section of wall and ensured no extension. Once investigation was complete all units were placed in service and returned.


HISTORY COLLECTION LUNCHEON

Aug 14- This afternoon past and present LCFC members met at Station 56 to begin gathering and recording the history of the fire company. About 15 members took part in the luncheon. Hundreds of pictures were shared and dozens of stories told. The information gained today will begin the documentation of the history of LCFC. We hope to continue these luncheons in the future. Thank you to all the members who came out to share information and pictures! Check back soon for updates to the History page.

 

 

 

 


CREWS RESPOND TO REPORTED STRUCTURE FIRE

Aug 12- LCFC was dispatched for a commercial structure fire around 6:15pm at the Cherry Street Apartments. Girard, Cranesville, Lake Shore and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. LCFC Engine 563 responded. Assistant Chief 561 arrived on scene and reported nothing showing. No fire was found and all units except for Engine 563 were placed in service. After investigation it is believed the washers belt caused the smoke. Engine 563 cleared the scene around 6:45pm.

 


LCFC RESPONDS TO ROUTE 5 MVA

Aug 10- LCFC was dispatched this afternoon for a 2 vehicle accident on Route 5 near Mason Farms. Engine 563 responded. Crews arrived on scene and found 2 vehicles with minor damage. 4 patients were assessed and all refused treatment. Both vehicles were drivable. West County Paramedics assisted on scene. Once all vehicles left the scene, Engine 563 returned in service.

 

 

 

 

 


ASSIST TO STATION 64 ON MVA

Aug 8- LCFC was dispatched to assist Springfield FD with Squad 577 on a MVA at Route 5 & 215. Squad 577 responded. Units arrived on scene and found 2 vehicles with heavy damage, 1 vehicle on the roadway and 1 on its side in a ditch. LCFC crew assisted with assessing patients. 1 patient was transported by Springfield Squad to the hospital and 5 patients refused treatment. LCFC was released once patient care was completed.

 

 

 


UNITS ATTEND DAN RICE DAYS PARADE

Aug 7- LCFC Engine 563 and 572, Water Rescue 579 with Jet Skis 5710, Squad 577 and the Mule attended the annual Dan Rice Days Parade this morning. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Rice Avenue and Main Street in Girard. LCFC attends the parade each year to show support to the Dan Rice Days event.

 

 

 

 


CREWS ASSIST TO USCG

Aug 1- While crews were returning from the mornings drill, LCFC was requested to assist the US Coast Guard Station Ashtabula with a vessel in distress on Lake Erie. LCFC Water Rescue 579, Rescue Boat 578, Utility 566 and Jet Skis 5710 responded to Elk Creek Access for launch. 578 and the Skis made their way out of Elk Creek to the Lake. Once in the lake crews spotted a boat along the shoreline being pulled down the beach by two people. Units went to the boats location and questioned the individuals. It was confirmed that this was the vessel that had been reported in distress. The boat had became disabled due to engine trouble and the individuals on board were able to paddle the boat to shore. Crews notified US Coast Guard that vessel was found and in no danger. LCFC units accompanied the boat to the access area then went in service.


WATER RESCUE DRILL ON LAKE ERIE

Aug 1- LCFC, Lake Shore and members of the Millcreek Dive Team conducted a water rescue/dive drill this morning on Lake Erie. Crews met at Walnut Creek Access around 11:00 am and launched LCFC Rescue Boat 578, Jet Skis 5710 and Lake Shore Boat 509. Units transported divers to a location near beach 1 off Presque Isle. Divers conducted a dive on a ship wreck in the area. After dive drill was complete units returned to Walnut Creek Access. Ongoing drills like this help keep the teams skills sharp and enhance the multiple agency response relationship.


~ July 2010


CALL BREAKDOWN  FOR  JUlY

EMS

MVA

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIRE ALARM

WATER RESCUE

OTHER

MONTHLY TOTAL

YEAR TO DATE TOTAL
24 3 2 4 0 4 37 278

2010 LCFC CRUISE IN

July 31- This afternoon LCFC held it's annual Cruise In and BBQ Rib Dinner. Everything from classic Hot Rods to Custom Mustangs filled the field behind Station 56. Thank you to all who came down to support the Lake City Fire Company!

 

 

 

 

 

 


FUEL SPILL SENDS CREWS TO ELK CREEK

July 30- LCFC was dispatched around 3:45pm for a fuel spill in Elk Creek near the Elk Creek Access boat ramp. Water Rescue 579 and Rescue Boat 578 responded. Assistant Chief 561 arrived on scene and reported a small amount of diesel fuel on the water. R579 and the boat were ordered to launch at the mouth and travel south up the creek to investigate further. Crews found only a small amount of diesel fuel in the water. The PA Fish and Boat Commission and PA Department of Health also assessed the scene. It was deemed unnecessary to contain and absorb the small amount of diesel fuel. Rescue Boat 578 returned to the mouth and all units were placed in service. The diesel fuel was found to be from a truck that been parked near the boat ramp.


CREWS ASSIST EDINBORO ON HAZMAT SCENE

July 28- LCFC was dispatched to assist Edinboro FD around 9:15am on a Hazardous Material Incident on Edinboro Lake. Utility 566, Water Rescue 579, Rescue Boat 578 and Jet Skis 5710 responded. Crews on scene reported an oil or paint based substance coating an area of Edinboro Lake. Erie County Hazardous Materials Team, Erie County EMA, PA Fish and Boat Commission, PA Department of Environmental Protection and Washington Township also responded. LCFC units arrived on scene and Edinboro command Assistant Chief 390 ordered the crew to launch the Rapid Deployment Craft and a Jet Ski. The RDC was loaded with absorbent booms and then launched with a Jet Ski. Unit responded to the area of contamination. The RDC crew laid the booms out to help contain and absorb the material on the water. Edinboro FD launched a boat with additional booms. A sample of the material was taken for testing.  Crews continued to contain and absorb the material. Test results came back and the material was found to be a rare form of algae. The Jet Ski and RDC recovered the booms and returned to the boat ramp. LCFC was released from the scene around 12:45pm.


CREWS GO TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

July 28- LCFC was dispatched around 7:00am for a motorcycle accident on Elk Park Road near the tracks. Engine 563, Squad 577 and West County paramedics responded. Crews arrived on scene and found 1 patient with minor injuries. Patient was assessed and packaged. Squad 577 transported patient BLS to the hospital. Engine 563 and West County Paramedics cleared the scene a short time later

 

 



MOTORCYCLE VERSUS TRUCK ON ROUTE 5

July 20- LCFC was dispatched around 8:30pm for a motor vehicle accident on Route 5 near the Elk Creek Access. Dispatch reported a motorcycle versus car with injuries. West County Paramedics were also dispatched to assist. Squad 577, Engine 563 and Utility 566 responded. Units arrived on scene and confirmed motorcycle versus truck with heavy damage. Chief 560 assumed command. Two patients were found. One class 1 and one DOA. Girard FD was requested to assist with Squad 557, Rescue 558 and West County Paramedics for an additional medic.  Crews shut down Route 5 from North Creek Road to Townline Road. Class 1 patient was assessed and packaged. Squad 577 transported class 1 patient with two medics to Hamot. Patient succumbed to injuries upon arrival at Hamot. Crews remaining on scene assisted with traffic control and clean up. PA State Police remained on scene for investigation.


CREWS RESPOND TO STRUCTURE FIRE

July 13- LCFC was dispatched around 9:30pm for a reported Structure Fire at Sanctuary Church on Maple Avenue. Girard, Springfield, Cranesville and Lake Shore were dispatched to assist. LCFC Engine 563 and Squad 577 responded. First arriving units found a strong smell of smoke in the structure with no fire showing. Chief 560 assumed command. All incoming units were requested to continue in priority 2. Units staged at Elk Valley Elementary. Crews investigated the structure and found the source to be from a fan motor on a condensing unit that malfunctioned. Crews ventilated the structure by opening doors and windows. All units cleared by 10:30pm.


CREWS RESPOND TO ROUTE 5 MVA

July 5- LCFC was dispatched around 2:00pm for a two car MVA with injuries on Route 5 and Richardson Drive. Squad 577, Utility 566 and West County Paramedics responded. Units arrived on scene to find two vehicles with moderate damage and no entrapment. Patients were assessed and packaged. An additional squad from West County was requested.  Squad 577 and two West County Squads each transported a patient. Utility 566 crew remained on scene for traffic control and debris clean up. Once tow truck arrived scene Utility 566 returned and PSP remained on scene.

 


MULE TRANSFER ASSIGNMENT TO STATION 28

July 3- LCFC was requested for the mule to assist at Lawrence Park during their fourth of July celebration for EMS standby. Utility 566, the mule and a crew of 2 headed to Lawrence Park around 4:30pm. Once in Lawrence Park the mule and rescue trailer were unloaded and Station 28 command requested the crew to stand by at various locations and assist if needed. LCFC crew responded to 2 incidents while at event. Crews cleared Lawrence Park around 11:00pm

 


~ June 2010


WATER RESCUE ON LAKE ERIE

June 25- LCFC, Lake Shore FD, West County Paramedics and US Coast Guard Erie were dispatched this morning around 11:00am for a water rescue on Lake Erie off of Elk Creek. Water Rescue 579 and Rescue Boat 578 responded to Elk Creek Access. While responding crews were notified that the location was just west of Walnut Creek Access and not off of Elk Creek. A vessel taking on water and sinking with 4 occupants on board was reported. A nearby good samaritan picked up the 3 of the occupants from the sinking vessel. Boat 509 arrived on scene and picked up the remaining individual in the water. LCFC returned to station and stood by in case an additional squad was needed. Lake Shore Boat 509 met up with good samaritans vessel and transferred the remaining occupants onto their Boat. US Coast Guard arrived on location with now sunken vessel for investigation. Boat 509 transported occupants to Walnut Creek Access for medical evaluation. LCFC was placed in service.

 


ONE ENGINE ASSISTS GIRARD

June 20- LCFC and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist Girard FD on a residential electrical fire around 4:15pm at a Elk Park Road home. Engine 572 responded. Dispatch advised caller reported fire to possibly be out. Girard Chief 540 arrived on scene and had all units continue in priority 2. Engine 572 arrived on scene and stood by. After Girard crew investigated with thermal imaging camera fire was confirmed out with no extension. All units were placed in service.

 

 


ANNUAL CARNIVAL COMES TO AN END

June 19- The 86th Lake City Fire Company Carnival has come to an end. Thank you to those who came out and supported our event. Also thank you to the vendors, parade participants and volunteers who gave their time for the carnival. Below is a list of the main prize winners.

Thursday $500 Drawing Winner: Cindy Moran

Friday $500 Drawing Winner: Robert Wimer

Saturday  $5000 Drawing Winner: Ray Anthony

 


RIT ASSIST TO LAKE SHORE

June 19- LCFC was dispatched to assist Lake Shore FD with the Rapid Interventions Team around 1230am for a reported residential structure fire on Bogey Way. Engine 563 responded quickly with a full crew. First arriving units reported nothing showing. While enroute E563 was advised to respond priority 2. Crews on scene reported a smell of smoke in the structure. After investigating it was found to be coming from an outside source. Engine 563 was placed in service as it arrived on scene. Fairview FD and West County Paramedics also assisted. Source was a neighbors burn barrel.


CREWS RESPOND TO VEHICLE FIRE

June 13- LCFC was dispatched shortly before 11am for a vehicle fire on West Park Drive.  Engine 572 responded. Dispatch advised the responding crew that the fire was possibly out. Engine 572 arrived on scene with Pennsylvania State Police and found one vehicle with no fire showing. Fire was extinguished prior to crews arrival and damage was contained to the dash area. Crews disconnected the battery and investigated to ensure no extension.  After nothing further was found, crews cleared the scene.


SEVERE STORM BRINGS DOWN TREES

June 6- LCFC began the morning around 3:00am with a dispatch for a tree down blocking roadway on Route 5 near North Creek Road. Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Crews found multiple trees down all along route 5. Crews began to work to clear roadway. A nearby neighbor helped by utilizing a front loader. Some trees were so large and heavy the loader could not move them. Springfield Township was notified that heavy equipment was needed to remove trees along route 5 west of Townline Road. The morning continued with trees blocking the roadway in the area of Martin Avenue and Arneman Lane around 6:30am. After clearing roadway crews finally returned in service. This storm also caused 1 death in Springfield Township at Virginias Campground where a camper was rolled over onto a man by the wind. Update 6/7: The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage over the weekend was caused by a tornado. Starting as a EF0 with wind speeds exceeding 65 MPH and ending as an EF1 with wind speeds between 86 and 110 MPH. The tornado touched down intermittently for about 5 miles from Springfield thru Lake City and to Girard.


MULE GOES TO EDINBORO FOR TRIATHLON

June 5- LCFC assisted Edinboro FD with the Mule this morning for the annual Edinboro Triathlon. The Mule and ResQ Trailer stood by to assist if a medical emergency occurred during the race. The race consisted of a running and biking event. The swimming portion of the event was cancelled due to poor Edinboro Lake Conditions. Edinboro FD Squad transported one participant with heat exhaustion. No other injuries were reported.

 

 


NEW JET SKIS ARE IN SERVICE

June 4- The new 2010 Kawasaki Jet Skis, courtesy of Cycle City of Erie are now lettered and in service. Once again the generosity of Kawasaki and Cycle City will greatly increase the Lake City Fire Company’s Water Rescue Teams ability to serve the region with rapid response and search capacity. 

 


~ May 2010


A TIME TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED WITH LCFC

May 31- Today is a day we not only remember those who served in US Armed Forces but those who served with the Lake City Fire Company.  Below is a scroll of the members who have passed that were members of the Lake City Fire Company. Gone but not forgotten.

 

  WILLIAM ANDREWS   MANLEY BENTON    WILLIAM BUSHYEAGER    JAMES CHRISTIE    STANLEY CHASE    JOHN DETRICK    ROBERT DAGGET    CARL EAGLEY    ARTHUR FRANCIS    LYLE GIBSON    DAVID GARLOCH    HARRY GILLETTE    CARL HANNAH    GEORGE HAWKES   JAMES HATCH    WILBUR HOPKINS    JOHN JEWELL    JOHN KREIDER    ED LARSON
FRANK MCCARTY    GUY MORRISON    L. MYERS    GEORGE PALMER   FRED PASKETT    P.RICHARDSON    JOHN SARGENT    JOHN SKEEL    DALLAS SMITH    H. VANATTEN    CLARENCE WOOD    L. WILSON    PERRY KRAMER    RICHARD SARGENT    JAMES MCMAHON    ALBERT FORD    EARL ERDMAN    HOWARD GRIMSHAW    TED PAYNE    DONALD GRIMSHAW    DAVE WALKER
    JAMES CORNELL    WALTER ROSS    LEROY GOODENOW    EVERT GOODENOW       EMERSON MCCALL    RAY RAFFENBURG    BILL O'CONNOR    CEAL ALWARD    DONALD GEHRLEIN    CHUCK BURKE    FRANK MCCARTY    H. VANALTON    L. BROOKS    MURLE BROWN    HARVEY GERE    MURLE WELLS    JOHN BEATY    KEN MORGAN    P. RICHARDSON    OLIVER WAXHAM

BOAT IN DISTRESS ON LAKE ERIE

May 29- LCFC was dispatched to assist US Coast Guard Erie and Lake Shore FD with a boat in distress on Lake Erie near Avonia Beach around 2:20 this afternoon. LCFC Water Rescue 579 and Rescue Boat 578 responded to Elk Creek Access to launch. Lake Shore Boat 509 went underway from Walnut Creek. Lake Shore 509 arrived on scene and found one occupant on board a sinking vessel about 1 mile off of Avonia Beach. Lake Shore assisted occupant of sinking vessel onto their boat. Two other occupants had been moved to a passing good samaritans boat and transported to Walnut Creek Access prior Lake Shores arrival. US Coast Guard arrived and assisted with securing vessel. LCFC was placed in service as they arrived on scene. Lake Shore Boat 509 transported occupant of vessel and US Coast Guard Vessel towed sinking boat to Walnut Creek Access for retrieval by owner. Boat 578 returned to Elk Creek Access and units returned in service.


CREWS RESPOND TO STRUCTURE FIRE

May 28- LCFC was dispatched shortly before 10am for a residential structure fire at a home on Dunn Ave. GIrard, Lake Shore, Springfield, Cranesville and West County Paramedics were dispatched to assist. Engine 563 responded. Crews arrived on scene and found smoke showing from the two story home. An attack line was pulled from Engine 563 and crews entered structure. Entry team found a smoldering fire contained to one room. Crews used a water extinguisher and put out the smoldering material. Ventilation and overhaul was performed. No extension beyond the initial fire room was reported. Crews returned from scene around 11am.

 


LCFC PARTICIPATES IN PROM MOCK WRECK

May 27- LCFC, Girard FD, Lake City and Girard Pd, West County Paramedics, Deputy Coroner Dan Edder and Life Star participated in the Girard High School prom mock wreck this afternoon. The mock wreck is held to remind prom goers the possible effects of drinking and driving. In the incident one person was dead on arrival, one was severely injured and flown by helicopter and a third was arrested for DUI.

 

 


WATER RESCUE TEAM ASSISTS USCG

May 25- LCFC and Lake Shore FD were dispatched around 9:45am to assist US Coast Guard Erie with a search for a unmanned canoe in Lake Erie. Lake City Water Rescue 579 with Rescue Boat 578, Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Rescue 578 launched from Elk Creek and went underway with 3 personnel on board. Lake Shore Boat 509 responded from Walnut Creek. 578 conducted shoreline searches from Elk Creek to Walnut Creek. Lake Shore Boat 509 and US Coast Guard Vessel 47241 found unmanned canoe about 6 nautical miles off Community Park with no debris visible.  US Coast Guard vessel 47241 recovered canoe. Crews continued search the area to ensure no persons were in the water. After 578 completed shoreline search with negative findings, operations were terminated. 578 returned to Elk Creek and all units returned.


CREWS DISPATCHED FOR FUEL SPILL

May 23- LCFC was dispatched around 9:30 this evening for a fuel spill on Route 5 near Mason Farms. Dispatch advised a vehicles gas tank had fallen off and was leaking gasoline with approximately 10 gallons inside. Engine 572 responded. Crews arrived and found a fuel tank that fell off  vehicle and was not leaking. Units stood by until tow truck arrived. Once car and tank were removed units cleared scene.

 


WATER RESCUE @ GIRARD LEGION PARK

May 22- Around 8:15 LCFC was dispatched to assist Girard FD on a second water rescue call. This one was near Girard Legion Park, Utility 566 diverted from previous water rescue to the scene. Report of 3 people trapped along an Elk Creek cliff due to high water was reported. Crews arrived and confirmed the 3 people trapped. Edinboro FD was dispatched to assist with their water rescue team. Springfield was dispatched for an engine for scene lighting, Platea for a Squad and Crawford County SCUBA Team. Crews from previous water rescue responded to the call after their incident was terminated. Crews staged on South Creek Road, Tannery Road and at the Legion Park.  Once crews assessed the best access point a rope system was set up to raise patients. A team was set up downstream as safety. All three patients were hoisted up from the cliff. Once rescued LCFC mule transported patients to Platea's Squad for evaluation. Patients were uninjured. Crews operated on scene for approximately 3 hours. Girard, Fairview ropes team, Lake Shore, Springfield, Platea, Crawford County SCUBA and West County Paramedics Assisted.


WATER RESCUE @ GIRARD BORO PARK

May 22- A busy night with two water rescues started shortly after 8:00. LCFC was dispatched for the water rescue team to assist Girard at Girard Boro park. One person trapped by the rising waters of Elk Creek was reported. Water Rescue 579, Rescue Boat 578, Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Crews arrived on scene and confirmed one patient trapped.  LCFC crew assessed scene and determined a rope system was needed. Fairview FD was dispatched for the ropes team to assist. Fairview Ropes Team with members of Fairview, Kearsarge and West Ridge arrived and a dynamic ferry rope system with the Rapid Deployment Craft was set up. 2 LCFC Water Rescue personnel entered the water on the Rapid Deployment craft and made their way to the patient. Patient was rescued and RDC returned to shore. Patient was uninjured. Units were then diverted to assist at second water rescue.

 

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK MAY 22-28

May 22- Today begins the National Safe Boating Week. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage boaters to properly prepare their boats and safety equipment for the coming season. Click on the graphics to the right to learn more information about safe boating.

 

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Images related to the mission of the Fish and Boat Commission


KAWASAKI MULE GETS GRAPHICS

May 20- The new Kawasaki Mule received graphics this week from Octane Graphics of Millcreek. Along with lettering the mule also received reflective chevrons on the tailgate. LCFC would again like to thank Cycle City for their ongoing commitment by providing the Kawasaki Mule which enables the fire company to provide an additional and much needed resource to our community and region!

 

 


CAR VS MOTORCYCLE SENDS CREWS TO RT.5

May 16- LCFC was dispatched for a MVA at Route 5 and Route 18 around 3:30 this afternoon. Squad 577 and Engine 563 responded. Units arrived on scene and found 1 motorcycle and 1 van with moderate damage. Crews assessed and packaged 2 patients. Girard FD was dispatched to assist with a squad. Squad 577 and Girard Squad 557 both transported one patient to the hospital. Engine 563 remained on scene for traffic control until roadway was cleared. All units returned around 4:30pm.

 


JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT WE HAD SEEN IT ALL..

May 15- LCFC was dispatched this evening for a service call at the Elk Creek Access area. Crews were alerted that a alligator was found in Elk Creek near the boat ramp. Squad 577 and other personnel responded. Crews arrived and assisted the Pennsylvania Waterways Conservation Officers from PA Fish and Boat Commission with capturing the approximately 3 foot reptile. The alligator was successfully recovered uninjured and turned over to a reptile specialist. It is believed that the animal had been let go in the creek by it's owner. This is a reminder to pet owners of personal responsibility. Do not let pets free to the wild. If you can no longer take care of your pet seek appropriate means. 


LCFC CONDUCTS LIVE BRUSH FIRE DRILL

May 10- LCFC conducted live brush fire training for this weeks drill. Crews practiced fire suppression with water and foam, cut fire lines to help control the fire, practiced with the portable pump and reviewed other related tools and equipment. The drill was held at Camp Sherwin.

 

 

 


LCFC GOES TO MVA AT MIDDLE AND NURSERY

May 9- LCFC was dispatched shortly after 5:00 this evening for a motor vehicle accident at Middle and Nursery Roads. Squad 577 and Engine 563 responded. Chief 561 arrived on scene and found 2 vehicles with moderate damage and all occupants out. Units arrived on scene and evaluated patients. Command requested GIrard FD for Squad 557 to assist. Squad 577 transported 2 patients and Squad 557 transported 1 patient to the hospital. Crews remained on scene and cleaned up leaking fluids from vehicles and provided traffic control. Units cleared by 6:30.

 


DAY BRINGS MULTIPLE RUNS FOR LCFC

May 8- LCFC began the day with a dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on Middle Road near Fairplain Road. One vehicle rollover with no entrapment was reported. Squad 577 responded. While en route West County Paramedics arrived on scene and met up with an uninjured patient and PSP. All units were placed in service and PSP handled. The day also brought dispatches for trees down blocking the roadway on Route 5, Old Lake Road, Rice Avenue and Godfrey Road. Crews cleared roadways and provided traffic control.


WATER RESCUE TEAM GOES TO EDINBORO

May 6- LCFC was dispatched for the Water Rescue Team to assist Edinboro FD with a water rescue on Edinboro Lake. Lake Shore FD and Crawford County SCUBA team were also dispatched to assist. LCFC Water Rescue 579 with Rescue Boat 578 and Squad 577 responded. Edinboro Chief 381 arrived on scene and reported an overturned boat with one person on top of it. Edinboro launched their rescue boat and responded to the incident scene. Crews were updated that there were two occupants, one was on top and the other in the water, both wearing PFD's. Patients were picked up by a nearby fishing boat prior to rescue boats arrival. Edinboro's rescue boat arrived and patients transferred and were evaluated. LCFC arrived on scene and Rescue Boat 578 was launched and stood by at the scene while owner attempted to upright the boat. 578 returned to dock a short time later and all units went in service. Both patients refused treatment.


~ April 2010


CREWS RESPOND TO CAR INTO POLE

April 25- LCFC was dispatched for a car into pole on Lake Street near Elk Valley Elementary School around 1230am. Squad 577, Engine 563 and Utility 566 responded. Crews arrived on scene and confirmed one vehicle into a pole with wires down. Patient was self extricated. Patient refused treatment and crews conducted traffic control until Penelec secured downed power lines and vehicle was removed by tow truck. Crews cleared around 4:00am.

 

 


NEW MULE ARRIVES AT LCFC

April 14- Through Cycle City and the Kawasaki Loaner Program LCFC received a new 2010 Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans 4x4 Diesel utility vehicle. The unit will be outfitted with striping and lettering soon. Cycle City has offered LCFC the program since 2006. Since that time the Mules have been utilized in all types of fire department operations, such as transporting patients on the rescue trailer and transporting tools and crews on brush fires.  Thank you Cycle City for your ongoing commitment to LCFC and the region. Visit Cycle City at http://www.cyclecity1.com/ to see their entire selection of ATV's, Cycles and more!


RIT ASSIST TO LAKE SHORE

April 9- LCFC was dispatched around 3:15 this afternoon to assist Lake Shore FD with the Rapid Interventions Team on a residential structure fire on Morrison Drive. Engine 563 responded shortly after dispatch. First arriving units reported smoke showing from a single story residential structure. Crews worked on the scene for more than 3 hours. The home sustained heavy damage. Crews cleared around 6:30pm. Fairview, West Lake and Girard also assisted Lake Shore on this incident.


CREWS ASSIST GIRARD FD ON RESCUE

April 8- LCFC was dispatched around noon today to assist Girard FD with an agricultural rescue on Ridge Road. Dispatch reported four persons trapped in a grain bin. Utility 566 and the mule responded. Crews arrived on scene and found one patient trapped inside a grain bin.  Fairview, Springfield, Cranesville, West Ridge, West County Paramedics and Lifestar flight crew also assisted. A paramedic and one rescuer entered the bin to initiate rescue operations and begin patient care. Crews cut openings in the side of the grain bin to begin removing some of the corn. Once the patient was accessible crews packaged and removed them from the bin. Girard Squad with the flight crew transported the patient to the hospital. Rescue operations took about 2 hours. View video here


LCFC HOLDS ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

April 4- Today LCFC held it's annual Easter egg hunt at the Lake Erie Community Park. 150 dozen eggs were colored and hidden throughout the park. Dozens of kids showed up for the event and those that found one of the prize eggs received a chocolate bar. LCFC holds this annual event as one way to thank the community for their continuing support.

 

 


LCFC DISPATCHED FOR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

April 2- LCFC was dispatched this evening for a motorcycle accident on Lake Street near Elk Valley Elementary School. Dispatch reported a motorcycle into a pole with 1 patient. Engine 563, Squad 577 and West County Paramedics responded. Crews arrived and found one conscious patient. Crews assessed and packaged patient. Squad 577 transported patient to Hamot with medic. E563 remained on scene and crew cleaned up debris and fluids. All units cleared a short time later.

 


CREWS RESPOND TO ATV ACCIDENT

April 1- LCFC was dispatched this evening for an ATV accident off of Fairplain Road along the tracks. Squad 577, Utility 566 with the mule and West County Medic 3 responded. Crews arrived and unloaded the mule. The mule responded to the incident scene and found 2 patients with injuries  Assistant Chief 561 requested a second medic and squad. West County Medic 1 and Fairview Squad assisted. Crews assessed and packaged both patients and the mule transported the patients from the incident scene to staging on Fairplain Road. LCFC and Fairview squads each transported a patient ALS to Hamot.

 


~ March 2010


VEHICLE FIRE SENDS CREWS TO BILLINGS DRIVE

March 1- LCFC was dispatched shortly after 10:00 this evening for a vehicle fire in the area of Billings Drive and Cherry Street. Engine 563 and Squad 577 responded. While en route Lake City PD arrived on scene and reported fire to be out. Units arrived and confirmed one vehicle with nothing showing. After crews checked out vehicle and ensuring no fire, 563 and 577 returned in service.


MEMBERS CONTINUE FF I PREP COURSE

 

March 1- Members from LCFC and Springfield FD continued their Firefighter I prep course at Station 56 today. Crews reviewed fire hose and ground ladder skills and inspections with instructor Joe Petrone. The class ends on March 22 and from there firefighters can continue on and take the Firefighter I certification if they meet other training requirements. Firefighter I is a voluntary certification which members are encouraged to obtain.

 

 


~ February 2010


MONTH

EMS

MVA

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIRE ALARM

WATER RESCUE

OTHER

MONTHLY TOTAL

FEBRUARY 18 2 2 1 1 1 25

LCFC RESPONDS TO CAR VS GARDEN TRACTOR

Feb 26- LCFC and West County Paramedics were dispatched around 10:30 this morning for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 9100 block of West Lake Road. Squad 577 and Utility 566 responded. Dispatch advised a car versus garden tractor was reported. Girard was dispatched for a squad to assist. Crews arrived and found a garden tractor heavily damaged under the front of a vehicle with one class 4 patient in the vehicle and one class 3 patient approximately 30 feet away from garden tractor. Crews evaluated patients and transported one patient to the hospital. Crews remained on scene for traffic control for about about an hour until scene was cleared.

 


LCFC AND WEST LAKE TRAIN ON ICE

Feb 13- LCFC and West Lake FD conducted training exercises on Lake Erie off of Elk Creek today. West Lake brought out their Ice Rescue Boat and practiced with launching from the Elk Creek Access and making their way out to the lake. After the boat successfully made their way out onto the lake crews practiced ice rescue techniques off of Elk Creek. Crews returned to shore after 3 hours of training.

 

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563 ASSISTS TO FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

Feb 9- LCFC was dispatched to assist Franklin Township with one engine on a Structure Fire on Route 98 near Crane Road. Engine 563 responded to the scene. Crews had been operating on the scene for about an hour before LCFC was dispatched to assist. 563 arrived on scene and crew assisted on fire ground. Structure was a total loss. 563 was placed in service and cleared the scene around 10:00pm. Platea, Cranesville, Edinboro, Fairview and Lake Shore also assisted. Springfield and Girard were on standby.



~ January 2010


MONTH

EMS

MVA

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIRE ALARM

WATER RESCUE

OTHER

MONTHLY TOTAL

JANUARY 24 1 0 0 0 1 26

~ January 2010


ASSIST TO GIRARD ON ODOR INVESTIGATION

 

Jan 31- LCFC was dispatched this morning to assist Girard FD on an odor investigation at Country Fair with the multi-gas meter. Engine 563 responded with the gas meter. 563 arrived on scene and the crew was sent into the structure to begin air monitoring. Crews found a strong smell of propane near the entrance and a lingering smell inside the structure. The multi gas meter did not pick up anything. The source was found to be coming from outside the structure. The facility was ventilated by opening doors and LCFC was released command.


2009 LCFC BANQUET

 

Jan 30- Tonight LCFC members and invited guest attended the annual LCFC Banquet held at Nick's Place in Edinboro. The event honors those who contributed to the Lake City Fire Company during the 2009 year. The following members were honored for answering over 75 calls: Juston Cannon, James Gross, Mark Horstman, Elizabeth Jobczynski, Jeffrey Jobczynski, George Reichert, Jennifer Waxham, and Marvin Waxham Jr.

 

Check out this years Banquet Slide show to the right->

 


MEMBERS CONTINUE FF I PREP COURSE

 

Jan 18- Members from LCFC and Springfield FD continued their Firefighter I prep course at Station 56 this evening. The course prepares firefighters for the Firefighter I exam. Tonight crews reviewed self-contained breathing apparatus inspections and use. The course continues over the next couple months.

 

 


CONDOLENCES TO THE CIRILLO FAMILY

 

Jan 9- LCFC is saddened to announce the loss of Auxiliary member Gary Cirillo Sr. LCFC sends it's deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gary Cirillo Sr. View obituary here

 

 

 


2010 OFFICERS

 

Chief 560

 

Assistant Chief 561

Deputy Chief of

EMS 571

 

Lieutenant 56 L1

Fire Police Captain

Marvin Waxham Jr

Jeff Jobczynski

Elizabeth Jobczynski

Juston Cannon

George Reichert


March 25 - Structure Fire Sends Crews To West Lake Road

May 29 - House Fire Sends Crews To Lake Street

June 30 - Water Rescue Team Goes to Belle Valley

August 2 - Crews Respond To Lake Erie For Boat Taking On Water
August 18 - Water Rescue Sends Crews To Elk Creek
September 12 - LCFC and Dive Team Conduct Drill

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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY

NEW YEAR!!

 

 

INCIDENT AND NEWS ARCHIVE

2009 INCIDENTS AND NEWS