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Lafayette receives F.A.S.T. Board donation
   
Thursday, February 16, 2017 
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Earlier today we were advised that through an effort led by Chris Haldeman from Stevens Fire Co. and Makin' the Hit.com that Lafayette would be receiving a donated F.A.S.T. board (Firefighter Assistance Search Team). This board was designed by a Philadelphia PA firefighter for use in the rapid extrication of downed firefighters or civilians in emergency situations. This is perfect timing as Lafayette has been working to improve our RIT program and this piece of equipment will be a much welcome addition to our arsenal. We need to thank Haldeman for his efforts to bring these boards to Lancaster County and to Garden Spot Frame Towing & Recovery on Greenfield Rd. for their generous donation of this board to Lafayette. If you or your business would like to donate a board to your local fire company, or any fire company in Lancaster County please visit https://www.gofundme.com/fast-boards-for-firefighters to make a contribution.

 
Special Operations - Foam
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 
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This evening the member departments of the Lancaster County Foam Task Force 36 gathered at the 63 house for an equipment familiarization. 3 bulk foam trailers owned by Lancaster County Emergency Management are stationed and operated in Lafayette, Neffsville, and the City of Lancaster. All 3 departments also operate an engine assigned to accompany their trailers to incidents. This evening's meeting was merely a refresher to all personnel on the equipment carried by each unit. This precedes a task force practical drill which will occur later this year and a regional exercise that is planned as part of the South Central Terrorism Task Force for South Central Pennsylvania. Overall the Lancaster County Foam Task Force retains over 2000 gallons of foam concentrate to combat large scale flammable liquid fires.

 
   
Engine 63-2 and Foam 63
   Engine 63-2 and Foam 63
Engine 63-2 Update:
   
Friday, February 10, 2017 
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Engine 2 has returned!!! This morning Engine 2 made the 100 mile drive from ITE Fire Apparatus in Marion PA back to our station. Engine 2 returns with new electrical wiring, a new pump primer motor, new starter, air dryer and a new power generator following the fire that damaged the engine in November. Engine 2 will remain out of service for a few more weeks while it receives some upgrades in the station and some modifications in order to allow it to serve as the 2nd due engine once Engine 63-3 is sold. A huge thanks to ITE for their professional work in repairing our engine and allowing it to serve for many years to come.

 
FIRST DUE HOUSE FIRE
Friday, February 10, 2017 
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Around 6pm the box was struck for a house fire in the 100 block of Red Oak Rd. in the Oaks complex. Responding units were advised of a garage fire. Assistant 63 (J. Keens) arrived and reported a working fire in an attached garage. Engine 62-2 (Witmer) arrived first, secured a water source and deployed handlines with assistance from 41 and 63 engine crews. Engine 48-2 (Ronks) was assigned RIT and Tower 63 went to work opening the roof. The fire was held in the garage with moderate damage to the garage and a vehicle parked inside. Crews operated for over an hour. Shout-out to Co. 50 (Willow Street) for covering our station.

 
   
   
TOWER RUNS HOUSE EXPLOSION
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 
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Around noon today Tower 63 was sent as part of the first alarm to the 2800 block of Lincoln Highway E. in Soudersburg for a reported house fire. Responding units were advised of multiple 911 calls indicating the home exploded and people were still inside. Chief 48-3 (Bowman) was first to arrive and reported a gas explosion with fire and all occupants were accounted for, due to structural damage Bowman declared the fire a defensive operation which means nobody is permitted to enter the building. Crews remained on the scene for 2 hours keeping the fire in check until an excavator could be brought to the scene to demolish the home.

 
   
   
New Hall Rental Fees
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 
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Effective 1/23/2017 the following fees will apply to the rental of our social hall facility: * - Rental Fee - $300.00 * - Kitchen Fee $50.00 * - Security Deposit $250.00 Security Deposit is refundable if facility is returned to proper condition. If you wish to rent our hall click on HALL RENTALS on this page

 
VEHICLE FIRE AT WALMART
   
Saturday, January 21, 2017 
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Around 0530 this morning, the tones were struck for a Vehicle Fire in the parking lot of the Walmart Superstore in the 2000 Block of Lincoln Highway East. Engine 63-1 and the Duty Officer (Deputy 63) arrived to find an engine compartment fire in the vehicle. Crew members made a quick knock, isolating most of the fire to the engine compartment of the vehicle. Engine 63-3 arrived to supply Engine 63-1 with water. Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

 
Harold Nonnenmacher
   
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 
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The members of Lafayette send our condolences to the family of Life Member Harold Nonnenmacher. Harold served Lafayette as a Fire Police officer for many years and at age 95 was the oldest member of the Fire Company. Funeral Services are listed below Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend services to Celebrate his Life at Conestoga Valley Church of Christ, 2045 Horseshoe Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602 on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Werkheiser officiating. Private family burial will be held at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ephrata, PA. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Harold’s memory to, Conestoga Valley Church of Christ at the address above; please memo, Harold D. Nonnenmocher Fund.

 
Truck Operations 101
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 
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Over the past 2 days, the 63 house along with numerous mutual aid companies have been training on the 900 building at Tanger Outlets. The building is slated for demolition to make way for a large expansion project in the mall and the management of Tanger was gracious enough to allow the fire service use of the building in its final days. Personnel from Lafayette, Witmer, Bird in Hand, Ronks, Manheim Twp, Strasburg, Lampeter, Gordonville and Upper Leacock spent time training on roof ventilation, search & rescue, RIT scenarios, wall breaching and ladders at the site. We wish to thank everyone who came out and especially to Monica at Tanger for giving us this awesome opportunity. All photos from Photo 5 Imagery

 
   
   
2016 Top Responders
   
Thursday, January 5, 2017 
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We want to take a minute and congratulate our top 10 responders for 2016. Out of a total of 597 calls for service the top 10 are: - Scott Hershey (420) - Howard Hershey (388) - Dylan Leed (369) - Dave Keens (264) - Ethan Wickenheiser (259) - John Long (239) - Matt Pfeiffer (222) - Jeff Keens (220) - Brandon Pecora (202) - Dalton Kuhn (201) We thank these and all of our members for their dedication to the community

 
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