At around 1900 this evening, Company 5 was dispatched to the 3600 block of Mt. Nittany Expressway for a tractor trailer roll over. Rescue 518 and Engine 514 responded on the run along with units from Company 3(Boalsburg). Rescue 518 arrived on scene to find one tractor trailer rolled over that had been traveling west bound and crossed the guard rail coming to a stop in the eastbound lanes. There were two injured patients who were able to assist each other in self extricating prior to fire department arrival. The crew from 518 assisted EMS while the crew from 514 and other arriving units were assigned to hazard control for a ruptured diesel tank and highway hazards. Units remained on scene for HazMat and wrecking crews to arrive and then went available a short time later.
Tonight Company 5 was dispatched for a vehicle crash with entrapment at the intersection of Benner Pike and Shiloh Road in College Township. Rescue 518 and Engine 510responded on the run with 12 volunteers. Units arrived on to scene to one car on all four wheels with one patient trapped inside. The crews stabilized the vehicle, secured hazards and performed a roof driver side door removal. The patient was then transferred to awaiting EMS and Company 5 returned to service.
Around 14:30 Centre County Communications alerted Company 5 for a vehicle collision on Interstate 99 at miler marker 67 in Patton Township. Engine 514 and Rescue 518 responded on the run with 11 volunteers. Units arrived on scene to a motorcycle versus tractor trailer head on collision with a one victim DOA in the median. State Police said the motorcyclist was heading northbound on the southbound lane and ruled the death a suicide. Rescue 518 went available and the crew from Engine 514 remained on location to assist the coroner.
At approximately 1:15 AM, Company 5 was dispatched for a vehicle crash in the Borough of State College. Engine 512 and Rescue 518 responded on the run with 12 volunteers. Moments later units arrived on scene to 2 vehicles with one person still confined to one car. Crews stabilized the car and performed a driver side door pop to free the victim. Crew went available a short time later.
At approximately 17:37 Company 5 was dispatched to 1405 S. Atherton Street in the Borough of State College for the reported building fire. Engine 512, Engine 514, Truck 516 and Rescue 518 responded on the run. E-512 arrived on scene of a 1 ½ story building with smoke showing and pulled the 200’ 1 3/4” pre-connect cross lay to the front door where they encountered smoked banked down to the floor with zero visibility. Crews located fire in the rear of the structure and made quick work of it. While the engine company was operating and opening up to check for extension, the truck and rescue crews performed searches, threw multiple ground ladders, ventilated horizontally and controlled utilities. Command held the scene to 2 & 2. Crews operated for just under an hour before returning to service.
As units were operating on the above fire, Centre County Communications alerted the Alpha’s for another reported building fire at the 1400 block of Martin Street in Ferguson Township. Company 5, Engine 310, Rescue 318(Boalsburg) and Engine 814(Pleasant Gap) were dispatched for the second call. Engine 514 cleared the above scene and took in the second call along with Utility 522. Police arrived on location believing the fire was out and the run was held to 514 per command. Units arrived on scene to find a 3 story multi-family dwelling with a small rubbish fire with minor extension to the outside of the building. Fire was placed under control and Company 5 went available from this location.
At 16: 39 hours Company 5 was dispatched for the vehicle fire. Engine 510 and Rescue 518 responded immediately with 6 each. Units had a heavy column of smoke showing while en-route. Chief 502 arrived to find a working vehicle fire with extension into the house and requested the box to be filled out. The engine arrived and went right to work pulling a line into the house and to the vehicle. The rescue assumed the truck assignment, throwing ladders, completed a primary and performed vertical and horizontal ventilation. Engine 514 secured the hydrant and supply 510. Crews knocked the fire quickly; however extensive overhaul was needed in the attic and side c of the dwelling. Units operated for about 2 hours clearing the scene at 19: 06.