At 19:05, Truck 63 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment to the first block of Stony Hill Road in Eden Township for a house fire. Multiple 9-1-1 callers reported a well involved house. The address is roughly 12 miles from our district and we would normally not be due on a fire that far away; but with ladder trucks from Quarryville, Willow Street, Strasburg and Gordonville unavailable, we were bumped up on the alarm ticket.
Thanks to our duty crew and regular riding members staffing our quarters, Truck 63 made the response within a minute of dispatch fully staffed. We arrived on location with first due companies already well entrenched in the fire fight. Our staff went into staging and then was put to work with overhaul. Truck 63 remained on location for roughly an hour before making the return trip to our first due.