Monthly Calls

Calls By Year
2013 602
2014 662
2015 718

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Even with the snow melting please be diligent in making sure all ventilation piping on your homes are clear of snow and ice! Any assistance with removal of snow from fire hydrants is also greatly appreciated!

Fire Safety Tip:
As the temperatures finally get colder be mindful of your chimney for both traditional fire places and alternative heating sources. Be sure that your chimney or vent pipes are clean and clear of obstructions! Be mindful not to overload electrical circuits with space heaters and be mindful of ventilation with kerosene and other fuel burning heaters as they can present a CO hazard.

Future Squad 31 Ordered

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016 6:00:00 pm - Chief Douglas McDonald signing the paper work with Fire Line Equipments Mike Jamison for the purchase of Squad 31. The unit will be a 2016 E-One EMAX Rescue-Pumper with a 1500 gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank, 10 gallons class A foam and 20 gallons class B foam. Delivery is scheduled for sometime in Oct 2016. The Squad will replace the current Rescue as the ...Continued
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Second Alarm Assignment
Wed, Jan 27th, 2016 4:37:00 pm - E31 responded in addition to the automatic second alarm assignment for manpower to Upper Allen township for a house fire. E31 responded with 4. Crews assisted on scene for about an hour. ...Continued
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Winter Storm Jonas

Fri, Jan 22nd, 2016 6:00:00 pm - The Silver Spring Community Fire Company was activated through the entirety of Winter Storm Jonas from late Thursday night until emergency operations were cleared Sunday into Monday. During the event Company 31 handled a high volume of calls with 35-40 storm calls recorded so far with more to be tabulated. Calls were recieved by normal methods from Cumberland County 911 as well as through the ...Continued
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Landing Zone for Life Lion
Wed, Nov 11th, 2015 12:24:00 pm - Co 31 was requested to establish a LZ for a fall victim. E31 responded with 4 and established the LZ. Crews assisted the flight crew with patient packaging and transport to the helicopter. Crews cleared after about 20 minutes. ...Continued
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Silver Spring Township Fall Festival

Sat, Oct 24th, 2015 11:00:00 am - The Silver Spring Community Fire Company and New Kingstown Fire Company along with the Silver Spring Township Police Department and the Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association attended the Township's annual Fall Festival at Stony Ride Park. The Township's Emergency Services were well represented during the day of food and fun. Thank you for everyone that stopped by to say 'Hi'! We look forward to ...Continued
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Model Home Fire
Mon, Oct 12th, 2015 1:27:00 am - At 0127 the first alarm assignment was sent to the 31-01 box for reports of a house fire. E31 responded with 5 and arrived to find a fully involved model home. Crews established water supply and deployed 2 1/2" lines and several master stream devices. Control was marked at 0158. Crews operated on scene for about 3 hours. ...Continued
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Mobile Home Fire

Fri, Sep 4th, 2015 2:11:00 pm - At 1411 hrs the first alarm assignment was sent to the 31-05 box for a mobile home fire. Multiple calls were received and PD went on scene with a working fire. 2nd alarm tankers were requested due to reports of a working fire and lack of hydrants in the rural box area. E31 and E33 arrived and initiated fire attack. Crews operated for about 3 ...Continued
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2 Alarm House Fire in Hampden
Sat, Jul 11th, 2015 11:23:00 am - At 1123 the first alarm assignment was sent to the 2400 blk of Lamb's Gap Rd in Hampden Twp.  R31 responded with 3.  E130 and C231 arrived on scene first to find a working fire in the B/C corner. At 1145 the second alarm was struck. E31 responded with 2. Units operated for about 3 1/2 hours. Thank you to Co 23 and Co 48 ...Continued
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House Fire
Tue, Jun 16th, 2015 8:34:00 am - At 0834 the first alarm assignment was struck for the 31-06 box at the request of PD on the scene for smoke from the roof. E31 responded with 3. E31 arrived on scene along with E128 and established water supply while E128 stretched a line. Crews found a small fire which was quickly extinguished and crews checked for extension. Crews cleared shortly after 1000. ...Continued
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77 Calls for May
Mon, Jun 1st, 2015 9:00:00 am - May surpasses January as the Silver Spring Community Fire Company's busiest month with 77 calls for service. Between the SSCFC and the New Kingstown Fire Company, Silver Spring Township was the highest responding municipality in Cumberland County. ...Continued
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