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Have You Returned The Favor?
   
Thursday, December 1, 2016 
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For those of you who dont know, every Monday night our volunteers commit around 4 hours of their time to refreshing their skills and checking our equipment, assuring its ready for the next call. Not to mention the hours we put into paperwork, meetings, cleaning, community events, additional training, and the time spent responding to calls (almost 550 for the year so far). These hours add up throughout the year, hours that our members spend away from their families at the fire station, assuring our community is safe at all times of the day. Return the favor of our service and time put into the welfare of our community, by donating and allowing us to continue providing these services. Any and all donations are appreciated greatly and will be put towards something in our department that needs it! To all of our supporting community members, we cannot thank you enough!

 
Lafayette Receives Donation
   
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 
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Company 63 receives a donation this morning from Servpro Industries, Inc. for $2,000 from a Golf Outing earlier in the year, that company 63 was present for. This donation will help greatly, as any donation would. We'd like to thank the team of ServPro for their support and for their donation to our department!

 
A Brother In Need
   
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 
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A well known name and face throughout Lancaster County's Emergency Services, would be the one of Deputy Fire Chief Cory Imler. Cory serves with the Upper Leacock Fire Company and has served in the volunteer fire services here in Lancaster County for most of his life. Recently, Cory has been diagnosed with an advanced stage of a disease called Sarcoidosis, which attacks the organs within the body, causing severe scaring. Lets all give back to Cory for the many times he has given his time and service to the community, and help him continue what he loves doing, helping others. Check out the link attached for the full story, updates, and a donation bank. Any and all donations would help the Imler family tremendously to pay for treatments and such, also keep the Imler family in your prayers!

 
Caring Bridge Link
Vehicle Rescue Training
Monday, November 21, 2016 
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This evening, Company 63 headed to Lancaster County Public Safety Center for Vehicle Rescue Skills Refreshers. Crews went over all of the vehicle rescue tools that are carried on our units and then practiced basic door pops and removals, roof removals, and stabilization.

 
   
   
CAR FIRE IN THE DUE
Saturday, November 19, 2016 
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This afternoon, Engine 63-1 and 3 were sent to the 1700 Block of Pennsylvannia Ave. for a vehicle fire. Units arrived to find an engine compartment fire with the fire mostly extinguished. Crews confirmed extinguishment and ventated the dwelling, as the vehicle was originally in the garage but was removed early enough.

 
FF. Colon confirms extinguishment.
   FF. Colon confirms extinguishment.
   
WAGON GOES EAST
Thursday, November 17, 2016 
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Around 11:30 this evening, Engine 63-3 was sent to North Ronks Road in Company 48 (Ronks)'s first due as part of the second alarm assignment for an outbuilding fire. The engine responded shortly after dispatch, fully staffed with 6. Upon arrival, the engine was parked and the crew went to work hooking, to reach pockets of fire within the building. The engine was on scene for several hours.

 
Upon arrival of fire in units. Jake Lapp Photo.
   Upon arrival of fire in units. Jake Lapp
      Photo.
Ronks Fire Company Photo.
   Ronks Fire Company Photo.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!
Thursday, November 17, 2016 
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Do you want to help out in your community but don't want to be a firefighter? Lafayette is in need of dedicated Fire Police officers too! Fire Police are a special division of the fire company who assist at incident scenes controlling the flow of traffic and providing crowd control. Some basic training is required but the fire company will provide that! Once certified you will be issued the necessary equipment and you can begin responding to incidents. Stop by the station today and pick up an application if you are interested, we would love to have you on our team!

 
Fire Police LT. Hatfield
   Fire Police LT. Hatfield
   
EARLY MORNING RUN SOUTH
   
Monday, November 14, 2016 
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Around 2:30 this morning, Truck 63 was dispatched to Silver Lane in West Lampeter Township in Company 50 (Willow Street)'s first due. The truck was dispatched as part of the Second Alarm Assignment for a Dwelling Fire. The truck crew held the assignment of RIT before going to work assisting with overhaul and salvage.

 
Ventilation Training
Monday, November 14, 2016 
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This evening, Company 63 headed to Lancaster County Public Safety Center (LCPSTC) for Roof Ventilation Training. Volunteers refreshed on the kinds of cuts for roof ventilation as well as safe practices for working on roof ladders and off of the bucket on the ladder truck.

 
   
FF Colon cuts a vent hole while tethered into the bucket.
   FF Colon cuts a vent hole while tethered
      into the bucket.
Engine 63-2 Update:
Friday, November 11, 2016 
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3 weeks ago a fire occurred inside the pump enclosure area of Engine 63-2 while parked in our station. Engine 2 was damaged and had to be placed out of service. Since that day, insurance adjusters have been to the station to evaluate the damage and the prognosis looks good so far. Today, Engine 2 was loaded on a flatbed truck and taken to a fire apparatus repair facility near Chambersburg PA that specializes in Mack CF vehicles. Once there, disassembly of all the damaged areas will occur for a final evaluation. Pending a favorable (Keep your fingers crossed) review, repairs will begin. A rough time estimate for repairs once approved could be 1 to 2 months. Since the fire we have received many calls, visits and e-mails regarding our engine and we appreciate all of them! STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL UPDATES!

 
Engine 2 is stripped down for repairs
   Engine 2 is stripped down for repairs
Engine 2 is on the road to recovery!
   Engine 2 is on the road to recovery!
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