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With heavy hearts, the members of GSFR spent most of the day at their stations with one another and were kept busy running calls along with placing bunting on the stations and apparatus.
The 1st alarm assignment was sent to the McDonalds on West Main St for a reported building fire, units found a smoke condition on the interior traced back to an issue with a roof top HVAC unit.
While there, command was advised of a CO alarm call at the New Holland Apartments. Engine 39-3 and Truck 43 handled the 2nd call.
In the afternoon, 39 along with EMS and PD were sent to the railroad crossing at Shirk Rd. for a Vehicle vs. Train. Units arrived to find it as reported with one patient out of the vehicle.
While on scene, command was advised of another CO alarm call at the New Holland Apartments. Both alarms were traced to faulty detectors with no readings found on multiple meters. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for your service to our community.
Your hearts are so invested in our community, I was amazed what you all did for us when my brother Harold passed, know you are all in our thoughts and prayers over these past trying days and we appreciate all you do.
Thank you for all you do for the community. Lots of prayers and love 💕
Thinking of all of you and I am sorry to hear that it was such a stressful day today. Prayers to all of you and thank you for all you do
It never gets any easier. God bless and keep you Station 39. BTW I stop and pray for you and your brothers, every time I hear a fire dispatch. Anyone who reads this might consider doing likewise.
Sorry for your loss. Thank you for all that you do for the community.
Thoughts and Prayers To GSFR And to the Family.
Thoughts and prayers to the brothers and sisters at the 39 house
Thank you for all you do....prayers
Prayers to GSFR family❤
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Thoughts and prayers are with you all, and the family!
Keeping you all in my prayers😔💙
Thank you for all you do.
Oh my I pray for all 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💕
Keep that strong bond that you all have working together
I’ve never known this fine group of men and women to ever struggle to pull it together when things count. Proud of you all.
Sorry for your loss....
It is with deep regret that Garden Spot Fire Rescue announces the untimely passing of Firefighter Mathew Ruoss.
A loving Father, dear friend and fellow fireman.
You will be greatly missed. ... See MoreSee Less
Our condolences to all family and friends of Matt and to his volunteer sisters and brothers. Thoughts and prayers for all...
Condolences to the family prayers R.I.P Matt
Prayers to his family and friends.🙏🙏🙏🙏
Thoughts and prayers for the family 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends!
Condolences to the family and all of GSFR, stay strong...
RIP Matt, condolences to family, friends and GSFR.
RIP MATT PRAYERS SENT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND FELLOW FIREFIGHTERS WHICH IS ALSO FAMILY
Our sincere condolences to his family and to his volunteer brothers and sisters. Rest easy
So sad. Prayers for strength and peace.
RIP Brother thank you for your dedicated service, prayers to GSFR and his family in this difficult time
My deepest condolences to all #GSFRSTRONG
My sincerest condolences to everyone.... #GSFRSTRONG
Condolences to you and your family my he RIP
So damn sad. Rest in Peace Matt. You were so kind and an awesome person to talk to. 💔 Condolences to Sara, his son, his family, GSFR family, and everyone you touched.
Prayers and condolences
My thoughts go out to his family and his firefighting family. May he RIP and may God Bless the lives that he has touched in this hard time. ￼
My most sincere condolences to his family & firehouse family, RIP
Condolences to the family and to Garden Spot Fire Rescue
My sympathy goes to the fire company and to his family.
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers going out for strength.
May he rest in peace and condolences to his family and friends. Its been a horrible month, it seems like there has been way too many first responder deaths this year, why.
Prayers and condolences
So Sorry to hear this RIP Matt
So so sorry rip rest easy
Tonight, just like any other tueaday night at GSFR, members gathered for weekly training. Tonight GSFR hosted a Fire Dynamics class. 25 members gathered at our headquarters station to increase their knowledge on being able to understand what a fire is doing to increase our safety on fire scenes. Thank you to everyone who attended! ... See MoreSee Less
This week, October 6th to the 12th is Fire Prevention Week!
Our theme this year is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape™!”
We want to encourage your household to develop and practice a home fire escape plan; this seemingly basic behavior can have a life-saving impact.
A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home. Home escape plans should be practiced twice a year by all members of the household.
Garden Spot Fire Rescue will be visiting local elementary schools, preschools, private schools and home school groups all month long. Ask your children when they come home what they learned and talk with them about a home escape plan. We’ve seen firsthand how that advanced planning can make a potentially life-saving difference!
Happy Fire Prevention Week! ... See MoreSee Less
Why is North Railroad Avenue closed? That was a surprise at 330am trying to get where i needed to go
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW HOLLAND, PA – September 20, 2019 – At 9:10 p.m., Garden Spot Fire Rescue was dispatched for an investigation at Tyson Foods. Within 11 minutes, the call was upgraded to a hazardous material incident.
This incident was assessed as an accidental hazardous material release due to mechanical failure. Garden Spot Fire Rescue, along with Lancaster County Emergency Management, Lancaster County Hazmat, and New Holland Emergency Medical Services, served under cooperation of unified command to ensure the safety and effective handling of the hazardous material release.
Immediate action was taken to ensure the safety of local residents. State officials called or left voice messages notifying residents of the leak. Garden Spot Fire Rescue proceeded using social media to notify residents of the leak, encouraging people to close winds, shut off air conditioning units, and take shelter immediately.
Unified command continuously monitored the events through the night until all measures showed the incident was clear. Based on the monitoring and knowledge of the crews, sheltering in place was the best course of action to ensure maximum safety for all residents.
Should an evacuation be needed in any type of emergency, Garden Spot Fire Rescue will contact residents through multiple mediums including (but not limited to) telephone, social media, and door-to-door communication.
All authorized agencies were notified during and after the incident so proper actions can be taken for environmental and health concerns.
Garden Spot Fire Rescue was established to provide fire and emergency services for the residents and property owners of New Holland Borough, East Earl Township, and Earl Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Fire and emergency services are available to all who are in need of these services. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you all, once again a fantastic job by our first responders for keeping us in the loop and safe....
You and all emergency services did a great job!
Thank you to all involved!!! We appreciate your very hard work!!!
Thank you for your work. However, the emergency system needs some work. I live on the very next block and we did not receive any call to landline and windows were open all night.
I appreciate all GSFR does & while it is not in your hands to do the calling, the officials need to figure out what went wrong. My Dad lives behind the plant and didn’t get any calls. Neither did we.
Thank you for all you do for our community!
You guys are doing a great job with everything that's happening in this area right now.
Good job guys
Thank you for all the great work!
I got a call about 2 AM from someone who didn't identify themselves and they told me that the emergency was over. I didn't even know there was an emergency.
My parents live on Wecaf, right across the field from Tyson. The did not get a call about the emergency but got a call it was over. A neighbor got emergency call but no call it was over, 3rd neighbor got no calls & had windows open. Definately need to improve system.
I also did not hear a word about this. I am with in eye view of the plants. I heard a buzzing g noise then fire trucks and saw a mass of trucks at the factory, cheese plant, and I saw people walking around. Wish an announcement was made. Very unsettling.
By the time we got notification already had been outside and smelled it very strong.
We live 2 blocks from tyson and were never notified
We didn’t get a call to stay inside, etc., but at 1:30ish we got the all clear call. Not sure about all that but glad all was okay.
Any news on what leaked
Which of the two plants was it?
How do you get on the call list?
Do you want a Zombie outbreak!? Cause this is how you get a Zombie outbreak!!
Beth Hunter Edwards
Susan M. Browder-Crego (Sue)
Don Hudzinski Jr., Joe Kelly
Ammonia leak ?
Update : The shelter in place advisory has been canceled ... See MoreSee Less
I received a call from Harrisburg on my land line last night around 10 pm of the warning
No landlines, just cell phones. We live about 3 blocks from Tyson. No call. Smell was pungent, but not overwhleming. Neighbor saw it on the news and let us know. Slept with doors and windows shut.
I wasnt warned. Live 2 blocks from there. Slept with windows open. Had no clue until i woke up now
How were residents warned of this?? I just now saw that this was happening and I live on Locust St
I also got a call around 10 pm and another when lifted...my landline
UPDATE: THE SHELTER IN PLACE ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELED!
GSFR is currently handling a situation in the borough. If you smell anything unusual, please ensure all windows and doors are closed and take shelter immediately. ... See MoreSee Less
Just received a recorded message from Harrisburg about it. Close all windows and doors, shut off external fans, a/c etc. and stay indoors.
What does take shelter mean? Inside the house? Where in the house? What are we taking shelter from? Fire, explosion, windows and doors?
If the timestamp on your post is correct, I wasn't notified that there was a shelter in place warning until 20 minutes after it was lifted.
Disappointed we were not notified...we were in bed sleeping with windows opened...chalked the smell up to Zausners!...our property boarders Tyson
Have the nursing homes been notified?
what’s the mile radius for this
Is this going to effect school, or work for the morning?
Where exactly is this??
Must be bad Lebanon County Haz Mat is going there also
Is this normal?
Aida May, this was what I was talking about in my last message to you.
Where is the leak?
Should people close to the situation be evacuating? Like houses with young children?
Anybody know where it Is? Tyson?
Peggy Larson-BuhaloJoe Buhalo
Anne Kuenzli Gretchen Boian
Samantha Trago Amber Clary Bryan Clary
Crews are on scene of a working house fire. Please void the area. Main Street will be closed for an extended time. ... See MoreSee Less
Hello, could CBS 21 use these photos online and on air with proper credit?
May WPMT FOX43 use these photos on air and online with proper credit?
I hope there are no injuries. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Prayers to those involved
Prayers for all!🙏
Pray no one is harmed. Pray for the fire fighters safety
Wow. Great stop guys !!!!
Main St and Brimmer Ave.
PrYers for all
Is this Dr. Berstecher’s dental office?
Devin, Traci, Richard
Ilene Waters Varner
Jennifer L Hershey your old place?
Our phone lines will continue to be down for an extended period of time. During this time, please call 717-869-2361 for general information or email firstname.lastname@example.org while we continue to make repairs. Thank you for your patience! ... See MoreSee Less
Units from GSFR were dispatched as part of the upgraded assignment to assist White Horse (Co. 49) on a house fire.
Units from 49 were originally dispatched for a vehicle fire, due to proximity to the residence and involvement of the vehicle the assignment was upgraded.
Tanker 39 arrived and assisted crews from 49 with opening up the garage area to check for fire extension.
Truck 39 was placed available upon arrival and Engine 39-3 was canceled while en route. ... See MoreSee Less
Spring Seldomridge-Gouge probably what you were asking about earlier
Thank you to all who participated!
Our phone system is currently down. If you need to connect with any of our office staff, please feel free to email them at email@example.com or stop by between 9am and 4pm. Thank you for your patience as we work on having this issue resolved! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks, Lickety Split!
Go lickity split, it's acts like this that make you great.
Thank you Lickety Split!
Mitch Dissinger and Gina M. Black-Dissinger are awesome people! Very community minded and dedicated to the New Holland area. Thanks also to Tara Harting
Thank You Lickity Split
So awesome! ❤️❤️
Kirk Neidermyer look at you being the towns hero! 🚒🚨
This is awesome ♥️
wow that is awesome!!
Community taking care of community! 😀
I thought they would!! 🙂 <3 Great people!!
How about that
How great- thank you
Small town USA at its finest !!!
Thanks for taking care of our guys and girls!
I love our community!! ❤️
How wonderful. Thanks, Lickity Split.
And Tara Harting!
I spy Kirk Neidermyer
There's nothing like living in a community that really cares about others !! Thank you Lichty Split (Mitch and Gina M. Black-Dissinger) ❤️❤️❤️
Very nice!! Love this community ❤
Nice gesture from Lickity Split with Mitch and Tara. Thank you for the good will to GSFR.
**AVOID THE AREA**
A Crash at the intersection of Route 23 & Railroad will have this intersection closed most of the day. ... See MoreSee Less
Prayers to both truckers
Hope everyone is ok.
So close. Prayers for all.
Prayers to those involved
Glad I didn’t have to go to work this morning.
Hello, this is Ronda from WGAL. May we use these pictures on air and online? Thank you.
Oh my goodness. I’d be interested to know how that happened!
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I saw this. Are you near there?
So does anyone know what happen? Did the drive have health issues?
Hope he has good insurance
Hope everyone is ok! Doesn't anyone know how to DRIVE ANYMORE& OBEY TRAFFIC LIGHTS??? GOTTA GO-GO-GO!!!
Papa drove a truck nearly all his life, you know it drove mama crazy being a trucker wife
Any ideas on who the trucks were/are driving for?
A super pet peeve of mine, professional drivers who don't drive appropriately. Not to mention the idiots that slam in front of trucks and create hazards
So it seems as if one of the 2 trucks ran a red light and decided to have a kiss..
The traffic in there area isn’t bad at all. They are just rerouting people to use the back streets. Wasn’t backed up ata ll
Window shopping 😂😂!
Is that the Lucky Dog Thrift Shop?
With the speedlimit only being 35.....id love to know how this happened
What were they hauling?
Did the driver forget about the building or?...
I can't imagine. ..
Things happen when we not in town
Yeah involved you talk to Terrel is this morning they’re still cleaning up
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PURCHASED A TICKET!! OUR SALES WERE AMAZING THIS YEAR!! SEE YOU ALL SAT, SEPT 21ST!!
**TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED**
**YOU MUST HAVE A PRE-PURCHASED TICKET TO ATTEND**
LAST CHANCE FOR STEAK & LOBSTER DINNER TICKETS!
PRE-SALES END ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 13TH.
NO DINNERS AVAILABLE WITHOUT A TICKET.
See how to order below 👇
13TH ANNUAL STEAK & LOBSTER DINNER
Saturday, September 21, 2019
1 P.M. to 6 P.M.
at Station 3, 4315 Division Hwy, Blue Ball, PA
$25 per ticket
MENU: 1 lb. Lobster, 8 oz. Steak, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Coleslaw, Dinner Roll & Drink ... See MoreSee Less
Car Show tonight in Blue Ball
6 to 9:30 at Station 3
4315 Division Hwy
Bring your antique/classic car to show for $15. Registered cars get a 2019 Event patch and a door prize ticket!! Cars begin arriving at 4:30. No pre-registration required, so just come out!!
*Food available to purchase from the GSFR Canteen, plus Kettle Corn, Ice Cream and Funnel cakes.
*Fireworks at 9 PM
**Remember Route 322 will be shut down from Rt 23 to Musser Road. So watch for detour signs and respect our Fire Policeman on duty. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday night is Car Cruise, Music and Fireworks at Station 3 in Blue Ball. August 30th from 6 to 9:30 PM. We also have Double the Door Prizes, Food and ice cream for purchase! Fireworks begin at 9:00 PM. All proceeds benefit Garden Spot Fire Rescue. See you there!!
*Station 3 is located at 4315 Division Highway. Parking is available at the Flower & Home Marketplace. ... See MoreSee Less
do you have to enter for the car show or can you just show up.
Where will the car show participants park?
Michael T Bone Stief