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Cow Rescue in Lower Oxford
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By Union Firemen
August 23, 2018

Box 2102

At 1153 hours, Chief 21 (Meadowcroft) was notified by the Chester County Fireboard of a reported cow stuck in a manure pit a farm in the 200 block of Widdowson Road in Lower Oxford Township.

The Union Fire Company No. 1, the Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company (36) and the Bart Township Fire Company (51) were then alerted to the scene. Station 36 and Station 51 are both equipped with specialized tools to be used in large animal rescues.

Crews arrived and confirmed one cow in the manure pit. The Crews worked to open the fence and to secure the cow from going under.

Lower Oxford Township also assisted with their front end loader.

Crews were able to harness the cow and tie it off to the loader. The loader was then able to safely lift the cow out of the pit and onto the hard ground.

After the successful rescue, the final units cleared in the incident at 1241 hours.

Units: Ambulance 21-1, Ladder 21, Rescue 21
 
Mutual Aid: Po-Mar-Lin (36), Bart Township (51), and Lower Oxford Township
 
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Dispatch
  • 10/19/2018: 10/19/18 14:33 FIRE-OUT BUILDING/SHED 2225 FRNKLN
  • 10/17/2018: 10/17/18 16:41 FIRE-POLES,WIRES,TRANSFORMER F 2103 ENOTT
  • 10/17/2018: 10/17/18 14:13 ALARM-CARBON MONOXIDE 2100 OXFRD
  • 10/15/2018: 10/15/18 19:47 ALARM-FIRE 2171 OXFRD
  • 10/15/2018: 10/15/18 08:17 FIRE-HOUSE FIRE 2103 ENOTT
  • 10/15/2018: 10/15/18 06:43 FIRE-BARN 2103 ENOTT
  • 10/15/2018: 10/15/18 06:33 FIRE-UNKNOWN TYPE FIRE 2103 ENOTT
  • 10/14/2018: 10/14/18 14:30 ALARM-FIRE 2100 OXFRD
  • 10/14/2018: 10/14/18 10:27 FIRE-ASSIST THE AMBULANCE 2150 OXFRD
  • 10/13/2018: 10/13/18 23:58 MEDICAL-CARDIAC/RESP ARREST - 2111 LWROXF

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