Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Germantown Road Summer Kitchen Damaged

On July 29, 1962 at 1:00 a.m. the Vigilant Hose Company was dispatched to a summer kitchen fire at the Dallas Plasterer residence, on the Germantown Road, Shippensburg R. D. 3. At the time of the incident the Vigilant engine was on duty at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds, keeping watch on the horse show arena. As a result of being at the fair the Vigilant’s had their first woman respond on a fire alarm. Mrs. Glen Bitner (Irma) was at the fairgrounds with her husband; not wanting to leave her alone Glen took her along on the engine. Damage was confined to the roof of the building, a cause was not listed and damages were set at $1,200.

Later that morning the Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, and West End Fire and Rescue responded to 4 North Penn Street to extinguish a burning roast.

I have made a change to the site starting today by adding labels to the post. At the bottom of each post you will see a date, company name, county or LODD, these automatically go to a list on the right side of the page. If you want to see all WEFR items for example you click on the WEFR in the label list and it will bring them all up. I presently have the last ten post done and hope to have all the post finished in the next day or two. This will make it easier for people to find what they are looking for. I will also be doing this to my photography site.


Kenny said...

Brad, Where, praytell, is/was Germantown Rd? You know I've been around a year or two but I'm drawing a blank on that one.

Bradley Myers said...

I do not have an answer for you Kenny. Being 1962 someone still involved in the fire service should know, you living in town would have a better chance of getting that answer. Pap Sanders, Dad, CW, Ged or one of those guys might know. If you find out please let me know.