Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
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At approximately 1447 this afternoon Main-Transit was dispatched to investigate smoky conditions in the bar area of Red Lobster located at 7540 Transit Rd. Upon speedy arrival by our firefighters, we ...
Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
Harris Hill Firefighters responded to Advanced Auto Parts on Transit Rd. this past Sunday for a report of a car fire. Firefighters extinguished the car fire and provided medical care to a civilian who...
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
On July 10, 2022, 8-year-old Emily Fritzinger was in her backyard when she found her aunt suffering from a medical emergency and was under water in their pool. Emily alerted her family members, who in...
Monday, March 21st, 2022
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Saturday, November 26th, 2022
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2022 Lancaster Christmasville Parade
Saturday, November 19th, 2022
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Last night, (11-19-22) the County of Erie asked for help in many of the Southern communities. Harris Hill Vol Fire Company answered the call with 8 members and 3 SUV's, assisting the Angola fire ...
Sunday, November 13th, 2022
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Congratulations to junior firefighter Abdul Allahbaksh for successfully completing the New York State interior and exterior firefighter operations course. This 100+ hour course was held over the last ...
Friday, October 28th, 2022
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Check this out! It’s not every day we get to see Stevie Johnson wearing Harris Hill turnout gear. Thanks for joining us at Ledgeview Elementary School during fire prevention week!
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"
Gamewell
Brand of wind-up, fire alarm telegraph system for sending coded pulses to alert central alarm station of fire alarm activation; often still found in red boxes on street corners.
Gate valve
See also Hydrant Gate". Valve in which the shutoff device slides across the flow of liquid to obscure the orofice usually activated by a screw mechanism. Compare "ball valve.
Glas-Master tool
Brand of specialized vehicle extrication tool, most notably including a glass cutting saw for removal of automobile windshields.
Goer
An incident with persons reported.
GPM
Gallons Per Minute or how many gallons are being pumped out of a piece of equipment every minute
GPM method (gallons per minute")
Calculation of how much water, in GPM, will be necessary to extinguish a given volume of fire, under the circumstances (e.g., fuel class, containment, exposures, etc.).
Gravity tank
Water storage tank for fire protection; arranged above protected area to provide flow of water by gravity when needed.
Grease fire
A fire involving any manner of cooking oil or other flammable cooking or lubricating materials.
Ground fire
Fire that consumes the organic material beneath the surface litter ground, such as peat fire.
Ground ladder
A portable ladder designed to rest on the ground. Compare aerial ladder and roof ladder.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"

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