On Thursday the 14th, a little over a week left before Christmas Santa called upon the Avondale Fire Company to help him get to his destination of the New Garden Township Administration Building. Santa met with kids to receive last minute gift ideas. Santa was brought in lights and sirens on the foggy night by Driver Jim Decker Jr.
At 1753 hours on Tues Nov 28th the Avondale Fire Company was dispatched to a reported bus fire @ Rt 41 & Baltimore Pike in London Grove Twp PA. 1st arriving deputy 23 reported a bus well involved and instructed Engine 23-2 to use caution due to high tension lines above the bus. The crew from Engine 23-2 (driven by Lt Decker Jr) arrived and Senior Firefighters Ricky Franks and Jason Wilkins pulled a 1 ¾” hoseline and attacked the fire in the bus. Tanker 23-2 under the command of past chief Decker arrived immediately behind Engine 2 and established a water supply. Engine 23-1 under the command of Firefighter Mankin arrived and assisted the crew from Engine 23-2 with overhaul and clean up. The fire was placed under control within 15 minutes and units cleared with in an hour after the bus was removed from the scene. There were no injuries to anyone on the bus or any responding members.
Avondale fire company attended the annual Halloween parade at Candlewick development. All the kids from the neighborhood came out dressed up and walked in the parade once through the development. After the parade the crew from engine 23-3 was invited back for refreshments, and was also given a nice donation for the fire company.
At approximately 0630 hours on 10/14/06 the company was dispatched for a reported field fire in the 100 block of Cooper Road in New Garden Township. Chief 23 (Decker) responded to the area and was having difficulty locating the incident due to heavy fog conditions. The company was ready to recall when county received a call that hay was on fire at 123 Cooper Road. Chief 23 arrived and found a 100′ X 50′ X 12′ pile of hay involved. Chief 23 assumed the “Cooper Command” and directed Assistant 23 (Testa) to take operations.
Around 3:30pm Tuesday afternoon a F-1 tornado touched down in the area of Penn Green Road in the back yard of Guizzetti Mushroom Farms. Fire company crews were on the road immediately after the storm passed through the area investigating the damage, and making sure everyone in the area was alright. There were no reported injuries as a result of the storm. The storm ripped the roof off of one of the Guizzetti mushroom houses.