Crew 13 participated in the 2016 Harrisburg Holiday Parade on November 19th. In total 8 members participated with two meeting us on the parade route. Everyone had a great time.
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Recently members of Crew 13 got to participate in basic vehicle rescue training. Crew members were taught how to remove a windshield, and windows in a vehicle. They also had a front row seat to see how the firefighters use rescue tools to remove the doors and perform other operations at a vehicle accident.
As you clear the snow in your neighborhood, please remember to clear a path to the fire hydrants. By removing the ice and snow from around the hydrants you will assist the fire department in any emergency responses that would require the use of the hydrant.
We recommend that you clear 3 feet to all sides of the hydrant as well as a path to the street. Most hydrants are very close to the curb, but there are some in our area that are several feet away from the street so please clear a path all the way out to the street.
Last Wednesday evening Crew 13 met at Harrisburg Bureau of Fire station #2 on 16th Street. The focus of the evening was donning turn-out gear and members practiced putting on the gear in 60 seconds or less. During the evening there was also time for the group to explore and learn about Wagon 4 and Tower 1 that are housed at the station. Crew members learned about various types of equipment carried by each piece. At the end of the tour they were able to get in the bucket of the tower, and also get a sneak preview of this week’s activities by getting a quick demonstration on the fire extinguishers.
Crew 13 is looking for new members. Are you between the ages of 14 and 20 looking for opportunities in the emergency services field? If so then Crew 13 is for you! Our Crew has participated in firefighter competitions, provided first aid coverage for events, interact with career firefighters, and presented fire safety to community youth groups. We also offer age specific training opportunities in emergency services with a schedule that provides full firefighter training and certification by age 18.
Come join Crew 13 at one of our Open House events:
October 6, 2105 – 6 to 8pm, Harrisburg City Station 1, 1820 N 6th Street, Harrisburg
October 7, 2015 – 7 to 8pm, West Shore Bureau of Fire Lemoyne Station, 326 Herman Ave, Lemoyne
October 8, 2015 – 6 to 8pm, Harrisburg City Station 2, 140 N 16th Street, Harrisburg