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Station Phone : (717) 392-5097
Station Fax : (717) 392-5140
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Chicken BBQ time is fast approaching!!!
Friday, August 21, 2015 
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Grab the kids and head on out to the Lafayette Fire Station on Saturday September 19th for the annual Fall Chicken BBQ. We start selling half chickens and dinners at 10am. Come early to get yours! 

Half Chickens: Come with bag of chips

Dinners: Include half chicken, baked potato, roll, butter, applesauce, cookies and a drink

All proceeds benefit our VOLUNTEER fire company!!!


 
   
   
WE SUPPORT OUR BROTHERS IN BLUE
Thursday, September 3, 2015 
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It is time for our community to stand united and support the dedicated men and women of our local police department and law enforcement officers throughout the country. Our police officers here in East Lampeter Township are very professional and dedicated to protecting and serving this community where we all live. Every day they are out on the streets ensuring our families are safe, ensuring our homes are secure while we sleep, or our cars do not get stolen or damaged. These men and women take risks daily so our quality of life can remain great. They are our neighbors too. They are usually the first to arrive when our hearts stop beating, or when we crash our car and are injured. they are the first to respond when bad situations occur, they face people who are angry, who have weapons, or are high on drugs and these officers deserve our respect. So please, in light of all of the recent negative publicity around police officers, please show your support for our men and women in blue. Thank a police officer for everything they do. We at Lafayette appreciate each and every one of you!!  

#all lives matter!!


 
   
   
Joint Training Evolutions
Monday, August 31, 2015 
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Due to tonight being a 5th Monday of the month, Lafayette, Witmer and Bird in Hand crews got together for some joint training. This evenings evolutions were what we call the engine company round-robin. Several basic engine company scenarios are set up throughout the Greenfield Corporate Center and each engine company and crew rotates through these stations. Tonight's stations included a rural water station where crews had to draft water out of a stream, a 2.5" Line advancement station, A fast paced blitz attack station where crews must establish a water supply while using their wagon monitor before their tank water runs out, a foam station, and a ladder pipe station where the supply needs to be drafted from a porta tank. Each company completed most of the skills despite being interrupted twice for calls. Thanks for everyone who came out!


 
Engine 63-2 at the foam station
   Engine 63-2 at the foam station
Engine 63-1 drafts from a porta-tank to supply Tower 63
   Engine 63-1 drafts from a porta-tank to
      supply Tower 63
FOR SALE
Sunday, August 30, 2015 
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The Lafayette Fire Co. has the following equipment for sale:

Four (4) - Snap Tite Hydrant Assist Valves - all couplings are 5" Stortz - All valves are fully operational and are being sold due to a change in our water supply operations - Make an offer!!!

One (1) - Akron Deluge Gun - Gun is rated at 1000gpm and includes stacked and a fog tip. Gun has two 3" inlets. 360 degree turntable included with this gun.

One (1) - Elkhart Deluge Gun - Gun is rated at 1000gpm and includes stacked tips only. Gun has two 3" inlets and an adapter for a permanent mount prepiped.

Any interest please e-mail Chief Scott Hershey - Make an offer on all equipment - Buyer to pick up at Station 63.


 
Hydrant Valves
   Hydrant Valves
Elkhart Deck Gun
   Elkhart Deck Gun
FIRE IN A FIELD
Friday, August 28, 2015 
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Around 10:30pm this evening Co. 63 was alerted for an unknown type fire in the area of the 2000 block of Lincoln Highway. As units responded a strong odor of rubber burning could be detected. Eventually the fire was discovered in the 300 block of Strasburg Pk. The fire was several hundred yards off of the road in a field and involved tires and plastics. Engine 632 made the trek through the fields to get to the site and extinguished the fire. Units were on scene for about 45 minutes.


 
   
   
Apparatus Profile - The Truck Company
Friday, August 28, 2015 
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Today we continue our series of apparatus profiles as we explore Truck 63. In the fire service, the Truck Company is considered the elite, the people who make up the truck crew have the hardest jobs on a fire scene and need to be the best trained. While Engine Companies typically are responsible to get water on the fire and water to the fire, the Truck Company takes care of everything else. Normal tasks associated with the Truck include searching for and rescuing people, ventilation, placing ladders, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, and special rescue work such as rope and high angle and RIT (Rapid Intervention). Truck 63 was purchased new in 2007 and has a 95' elevating platform which is capable of holding 3 personnel and can flow up to 2000 Gallons of water per minute. The truck holds the most portable equipment out of all of our apparatus and is the largest and heaviest vehicle we own. The Truck carries 6 personnel and sees the more work out of all our apparatus.  Check out the photos for more information.


 
Tower 63 at work
   Tower 63 at work
Several hooks occupy the front bumper and are easily accessable
   Several hooks occupy the front bumper
      and are easily accessable
School is back in session
Sunday, August 23, 2015 
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Tuesday the local children in our neighborhood who attend the Conestoga Valley School District will go back to school!. As you begin to see those familiar big yellow buses we want to remind everyone to use caution around buses and when children are present and to NEVER drive past a bus when it's red lights are flashing. Not only is this very unsafe, it is highly illegal too. Not even our fire apparatus with lights and sirens on are permitted to pass school buses when they are engaged in a stop.


 
   
   
Lafayette Receives Second Federal Grant in a week
   
Friday, August 21, 2015 
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The Lafayette Fire Company has been notified that we are the proud recipients of a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant. This grant, in the amount of just over $16,000, is earmarked towards the purchase of new handline attack hose, nozzles, foam eductors, and lightweight suction hose. This is the second week in a row that Lafayette has been awarded federal money and the first time ever that we have received two federal grants in the same year. Since 2005 Lafayette has actively pursued federal and local grants as often as possible since they are excellent sources of revenue to fund many essential projects. Over the years we have been able to obtain Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, A Station breathing air compressor, Apparatus Laptops, Turnout Gear, a new Hydraulic Rescue Tool system and a very significant grant for the construction of our fire station. Equipment projects like this enable us to always have the best possible gear and equipment so we can continue to provide the best possible service to our community.


 
TRUCK VS. UNDERPASS
   
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 
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Around 7am this morning Co. 63 was sent to the 100 block of Greenfield Rd. for a crash. On arrival units found a truck which had struck the railroad underpass and had fluids leaking. Crews took care of the spill and stood by while the truck was removed. Units were on scene for about 30 minutes


 
Squad 63-1 - Progress Report
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 
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Production of the new squad has already begun. The attached photos show the body in production at the Swab plant in Elizabethville PA. The body will have 7 compartments with roll-up doors and several smaller tool compartments. The Ford chassis has been ordered as well. Stay tuned for further updates


 
   
   
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