Once again, Drill Night at the GFC turned into the real thing when a dispatch came in at 18:45 for a brush fire near the Bern Church Cemetery. Engine 55 and Brush 55 responded with a crew of 6.
Upon arrival, the GFC found Mt. Pleasant Co. 30 staging to attack a brush fire near the north east corner of the Bern Church Cemetery; they, and the GFC, were soon joined by Bernville Co. 29.
Brush trucks from the three companies battled the fire for a little over an hour. Augmented with manpower using shovels and forestry rakes, and with Engine 55 resupplying water for brush truck refills, their efforts managed to extinguish the blaze by around 20:00.
No structures were damaged. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Bern Township Fire Marshal.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Asst. Chief Terry Royce
Captain Joe Green
Firefighter / Chief Engineer Eric Thrush
FFs Dylan Heckman, and Dalton Noll
Probationary FF Dylan Noll
Fire Police Sgt. Donny Sando
Photographer Steve Spies