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Chambersburg, PA 17201
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Current Statistics

BLS Calls 211
Fire Calls 59
BLS Calls 4,939
Fire Calls 1341
Fire Safety Inspections 672
Fire Drills 9
Station Tours 11
Public Education events 46
Attendance 4,973
Child Seat Installation 148
Smoke Alarm Installation          437
CO Alarm Installations 181
Total homes visited for alarms 127
Street Signs Provided 10
HAAS Alert Drivers Notified 32,221
2023 Unit Totals
 HQ Ambulance 4,649
 Mck Ambulance 290
 Engine 1-1 796
 Engine 1-2 605
 Engine 1-4 30
 Tower 1 419
 Utility 1 4
 UTV 1 9

Thursday brings multiple calls

CFD crews were kept busy Thursday with multiple calls. Ambulance 1-7 handled 13 EMS calls throughout their shift while all CFD crews were kept busy with 5 other calls.

Units were out the door just before 0900 hrs to the 900 block of Norland Ave for an odor of gas in a business. Units arrived and met with employees that reported an odor of gas in the kitchen area. Crews metered the business finding all normal readings. After further investigation, crews located a vent pipe detached from a water heater. Crews turned the scene over to the business and contractor on scene then cleared the scene.

Shortly after returning from the gas odor call, Engine 1-2, Tower 1 and Ambulance 1-7 were alerted to the 1000 block of Wayne Ave for a fire alarm. Crews arrived with normal conditions from the business and after investigating, determined the alarm triggered due to a power outage in the area.

Crews were out the door again at 1621 hrs for an odor of gas in an apartment building in the 300 block of South Main Street. Crews arrived and began to investigate, finding a strong odor of gasoline in the apartment. Crew located the source of the odor to be from another apartment that was cleaning gas cans in their bathroom. Tower 1 ventilated the building to minimize the odors and cleared the scene.

Just after midnight, CFD and mutual aid were sent to the 100 block of East Catherine Street for smoke inside a residence. Engine 1-2 arrived on scene with normal condition from the exterior and began to investigate. Engine 1-1 crew arrived and stretched a crosslay into the residence and began to assist with investigation. A slight haze was encountered inside with an odor of something burning. Crews located a blower motor on the furnace not operating and overheated. Crews secured the unit and turned it back over to the residents.