Yoe Fire Company

Crews Handle Two Stucture Fires, Same Time, Next Door to Each Other

Wednesday, September 14, 2011  Around 2345hrs firefighters were called to Winners Circle Drive in the Equine Meadows development for a smoke condition. First in firefighters found a small fire in a wall behind a gas stove. While crews were extinguishing this fire a resident from the house next door alerted firefighters to a smoke odor in her home. Other crews entered the home and found a fire in the attic. This was extinguished and overhauled while the first fire was also handled. First alarm crews handled both fires with the assistance of 2 additional engines which were called to the scene to assist with manpower. About an hour or more prior to these calls thunderstorms rolled through the area. Residents reported a lightning strike very close to the homes. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of both fires.



Small Attic Fire in First Due

Tuesday, September 13, 2011  This evening Yoe firefighters were called to Appaloosa Way in Windsor Twp. for a report of smoke from a roof. Firefighters arrived on scene and made their way to the attic. Once there a small fire was discovered. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and checked for extension in adjoining areas.



Yoe Responds to Many Calls Related to Flood of 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011  By Firefighter Chuck Strouse
  As rains from Tropical Storm Lee pounded the area with rainfall amounts not seen since 1972. Yoe firefighters respnded to many calls for assistance. Starting at 9:30 on 9/7/11 the station was manned with several crews straight through until 2AM on 9/9/11. Some members were there for up to 42 hours straight. Call totals for those 42 hours:

24 - Water Rescue Calls (ATR)
1 - Structure Collapse Call (ATR)
2 - Fire Police Calls
2 - Automatic Fire Alarms
68 - Public Service Calls (Pump Basements)

Total 97 Calls in 42 Hours.



Yoe Fire Company Responds to Hurricane Related Calls

Sunday, August 28, 2011  As Hurricane Irene battered the east coast Yoe Fire Company crews handled many storm related calls. Starting at 23:30 crews handled 11 calls. The calls ranged from Trees down to reported structure fires. Yoe averaged 14 firefighters per call for the duration of the storm. ATR team members were also standing by in station ready to respond to any water rescue calls.



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