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New Members
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 
Our recruitment campaign is off to a wonderful start. This month we are happy to welcome 9 new members to our family: -Helen Dunlap as a fire police officer -Larry Bingaman as a fire police officer -Andrew Mowery as a firefighter -Don Boyer as a firefighter -Thao Bui as a firefighter -Jason Boyer as a junior firefighter -Hollie McCraghan as a junior firefighter -David Sheaffer as support staff -Linda Sheaffer as support staff We appreciate these individuals commitment to serving their community and we look forward to working with them. If you are interested in joining our team check out

Squad 63-1 Update:
Monday, May 16, 2016 
The new Squad 63-1 is in the final stages of its making. Its still waiting on some final touches like decals, and a few other small things. Committee members of the new squad went to inspect everything that has been competed so far, this evening. Look for it this weekend in the LCFA fire expo at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Were expecting the unit to be in service in about a month.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 
Around 2:30AM this morning, Company 63 was dispatched to the 1800 Block of Lincoln Highway East (Just at the bottom of our driveway) for an Accident reported w/ Entrapment. Medic 600 (Lancaster EMS - Supervisor) arrived to find one vehicle that had taken down a utility pole with power out in the area. Units were on scene for several hours until power was restored.

Live Burn Training
Saturday, May 14, 2016 
Today, Company 63 headed to West Chester Fire Training Center for a live burn training. Crews ran through multiple evolutions on a multiple story "commercial building" practicing hand line advancement and fire attack methods. To end the day, units did run in "responses" practicing basic fire ground functions on arrival. We'd like to thank Gordonville Fire & EMS Co., Witmer Fire Protective Association, and Bird-in-Hand Fire Company for coming along, also WCFTC, for allowing this drill to happen.

Welcome Home FF Phillips!!
Friday, May 13, 2016 
We'd like to congratulate Firefighter Zach Phillips on completion of his Basic and Advanced Army Training. FF Phillips was away for the past 7 months, being trained for his position of a Chinook Mechanic in the PA Army National Guard. Over the past 7 months FF Phillips spent 3 of them at Fort Benning, Georgia for Army Basic Training - BCT. After finishing BCT he headed to Fort Eustis, Virginia for his Mechanic Training. Today, he graduated from training, officially certified as a chinook mechanic, and will return home this afternoon! Great work Zach, and we look forward to having you back!

Make-A-Wish 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016 
Today, Engine 63-3 and Truck 63 loaded up and headed to the 27th annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Convoy. This years convoy broke a record for being the longest convoy in the world with 590 trucks present. Its a day for these children to get away from the pain and all of the treatments, and to get out there as if they weren't even battling these illnesses. The support and fellowship is unbelievable and we couldnt be anymore honored to be apart of it. We'd like to send our condolences to all of the children who have lost their life fighting their battle with illnesses. We hope all of the horns, sirens, cheers, and prayers were heard from them all in heaven, because it was for them! Also sending our prayers to all of the children who are currently battling illnesses, including our very own Make-A-Wish child Dekota and the whole Hartman family. Dekota has been a rider of Truck 63 for several years now, and has certainly made a huge impact on our lives and department. Stay strong and God Bless all of these children and their families, we stand beside you!

Sunday, May 8, 2016 
Company 63 handles an Accident w/ Entrapment at the intersection of E. King Street and Conestoga Drive in Lancaster Township (East) to start the day off. Engine 63-1 arrived to start stabilization of the vehicle involving entrapment and started cutting the patient free. Truck 204 (Eden) and Engine 63-3 arrived to assist Engine 1s crew.

Friday, May 6, 2016 
Around 4:30 this afternoon, Company 63 was sent to the area of Greenfield Road and Lasalle Ave. for a Spill Control. Units arrived to find around 30 Gallons of diesel fuel on the road way and running into nearby storm drains with the rain water. Deputy 63 requested the HAZMAT-2 (Lancaster County HAZMAT) for more assistance in cleaning up the spill. Units were on scene for a few hours cleaning up the diesel fuel.

PUMPER FOR SALE - ONLY $199,000!!!!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 
Lafayette Fire Company has for sale the following:

2003 Pierce Quantum Pumper

2250 GPM Hale Pump

500 Gallon Water Tank

75 Gallon Class B Foam Tank

Pierce Husky 30 Foam Injection System

SCBA Seating for 6

49000 Miles

Detroit Series 60 - 500 hp Motor

Allison Automatic Transmission

Harrison 15kw Hydraulic Generator

11 Preconnected Handline capabilities

2000 GPM Prepiped Elkhart Monsoon Monitor

Asking Price $199,000.00

The engine is being sold due to downsizing of our fleet and should be available in the first quarter of 2016. Serious inquries should be directed to Chief Scott Hershey (


Tuesday, April 19, 2016 
Early this morning while most were sleeping, the volunteers were awaken around 2:30AM for a Building Fire at the Dart Container Building on Pitney Road. Medic 6-1 (Lancaster EMS) and Assistant Chief 63 (Phillips) arrived to find a working machine fire within the building. First in units extinguished the remaining fire with a handline and stood by for about 2 hours, venting the large warehouse facility. A big thanks to Witmer Fire Company, Ronks Fire Company, Bird-In-Hand Fire Company, Lancaster Township Fire Department, Strasburg Fire Company, Gordonville Fire Company, and Lancaster EMS for the assistance.

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