Tanker 57 responded at 1:36 am to this barn fire on West Christine Road (Rt. 272) just off of Rt. 1 in West Nottingham Township assisting the Union Fire Company No. 1 ~ Oxford, PA. Tanker 57 operated as part of the 1st alarm tanker task force and dumped 2 loads of water.
While Tanker 57 and Bart Township Fire Company Tanker 51 were at the fill site, a firefighter from Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, Inc.was injured after being knocked over by water pressure from what is suspected to be the relief valve from the manifold. 51 and 57 crews jumped in, called for EMS and rendered aid. Thankfully, the firefighter was conscious and should have a good outcome.
Just to pass along, good work to the other two firefighters from Engine 28 from Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, Inc., as they tended to one of their own. Even though shook up, and one was even tossed by the water also, they acted professionally and skillfully. Nice job, and we hope that the injuries are not serious.