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Chicken BBQ, a Success!
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
This Saturday Spring was kicked off with our Annual Spring Chicken BBQ! We would like to thank all of our volunteers who made this event a success, as well as the community for your support. Did you miss us? Make sure you check back for the announcement of our Annual Fall Chicken BBQ!

Paul S. Frymyer
Saturday, April 5, 2014 
The Lafayette Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of Paul S. Frymyer. Paul, known to most of us as Pappy has been a member of Lafayette since the mid 90's and served as the Fire Police Captain for several years and as a Director on the Board as well. Paul also headed up Bingo when it used to be held at the station. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul's family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held as follows:

Visitation - Wednesday April 9th from 7pm to 9pm

Visitation - Thursday April 10th from 10am to 11am

Funeral Service - Thursday April 10th at 11am

All services held at Fred F. Groff Funeral Homes - 234 W. Orange St. in Lancaster PA

Graveside services to follow funeral at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery in Millersville PA

Friday, April 4, 2014 
Around 5:30pm today Co. 63 was sent to the Sundance Carwash in Bridgeport for a reported vehicle fire. Chief 63 (Hershey) who lives across the street arrived quickly and reported a working fire. Engine 631 arrived and ran a front-bumper line and made quick work of the fire while E633 supplied additional water to E631. Units were on scene for about 30 minutes.

Just before E631 arrived - Samantha Church Photo
   Just before E631 arrived - Samantha
      Church Photo
FF Long and McLaughlin make the hit
   FF Long and McLaughlin make the hit
Well Wishes for a Safe Deployment
Thursday, April 3, 2014 
The members of Lafayette Fire Co. would like to wish FF Abe Harnish a safe deployment while in Afghanistan for the next year, as part of the 252nd Engineer Company out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Abe and his wife Adrianna are expected a baby this Sept, while Abe is deployed, and we would like to extend our helping hands to our members and their families. We wish you the best of luck and pray for your safe return! Thank you for serving our country and making this department very proud!

Township Drill Night
Monday, March 31, 2014 
This evening crews from 63, 62 (Witmer) and 41 (Bird in Hand) headed out to the Greenfield Corp. Center for some engine company drills. Various stations were set up throughout the park and each crew had to complete each station which covered engine skills such as hydrant layout, drafting, foam, and supplying the ladder truck.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 
Around 8:30 this evening Co. 63 and EMS were sent to the 1800 block of Old Philadelphia Pk. for a reported crash. Chief 63 (Hershey) arrived to find a head-on crash with 2 people trapped and requested the rescue assignment be dispatched sending units from 62 (Witmer) and 48 (Ronks). On arrival the crew from E631 went into service with hydraulic tools while additional crews performed fire suppression and set up lighting. Rescue 48 also put their tools in service on arrival. Both the driver and passenger were freed within 15 minutes however the driver was declared to be deceased at a local hospital. E631 and Squad 63-1 remained on the scene for 3 hours providing lighting for the police reconstruction team. (No photos will be posted)

History Lesson - Shamrocks
Friday, March 7, 2014 
With St. Patrick's Day approaching and since we frequently get questioned about them, today's history lesson will be on the Shamrock and its relevance to the fire service.

When the Irish and Scottish immigrated to this country following the great potato famine, they brought many of their traditions with them. Work for these immigrants was often very difficult to find.  Factories and shops displayed signs reading "NINA" meaning No Irish Need Apply. The only jobs they could get were the civil service jobs that were dirty, dangerous or both -- firefighters and police officers -- jobs that no one else wanted.

Irish-American firefighters began affixing images of the shamrock to their apparatus and their person not only as a display of Irish-American pride, but also as an inconspicuous message to their fellow Irishmen advertising that the fire service is a place that can't discriminate against them.

Today, by tradition, most truck companies have a shamrock somewhere in their logo, on their apparatus, or on their helmet.  Irish-American firefighters usually display a shamrock somewhere on their gear, as well, to channel the "luck of the Irish".

At Lafayette the shamrock is proudly displayed on our special service apparatus (The Truck and Rescue/Engine) and several members display them on their helmets as well.

Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery
Friday, March 7, 2014 
Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend so we need to remind everyone when you change your clocks ahead 1 hour, remember to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It is a proven fact that properly functioning smoke detectors save lives. Most detectors take one 9-volt battery. Is the safety and protection of your family worth the cost of one battery?

Monday, March 3, 2014 
Shortly after 1pm today Engine 633 and Tower 63 were alerted as part of the first alarm for a reported house fire on Witmer Rd. in Co. 62's first due (Witmer). Tower 63 hit the street with a crew of 5 and on arrival crews found a working fire in 2 rooms in the 2nd floor which had extended from the basement of the home. Access to the home was limited by a small driveway so the tower had to be staged on the street. The truckmen headed into the 2nd floor to begin hooking walls and ceilings while the outside team threw ladders and opened up. E633 with 5 arrived a bit later and the crew went into staging. Units were on the scene for about 1 hour. Thanks to Engine 204 (MTFR) for covering our station

Lancasteronline photo
   Lancasteronline photo
Lancasteronline photo
   Lancasteronline photo
Saturday, February 22, 2014 
Around 3pm today Co. 63 and multiple EMS units were sent to the 1300 block of E. King St. in Lancaster Twp. for a crash with fire. Shortly after dispatch the incident was upgraded to entrapment sending Truck 204 (MTFR) as the heavy rescue as well. Chief 63 (Hershey) arrived to find a 3 vehicle crash with 1 trapped and a fire in the vehicle's engine compartment. EMS personnel were able to knock the fire down with a portable extinguisher. Crews from 63 and 204 worked for about 15 minutes to free the driver of the passenger car who was seriously injured. A passenger in the same car was declared deceased at a local hospital. 2 others from another vehicle were injured as well. Crews from 63 and fire police from 66 (Lancaster Twp.) and 62 (Witmer) remained on the scene for several hours while an accident reconstruction team conducted a full investigation of the scene. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the woman who lost her life in this tragic incident. (Lafayette FC does not post photos of incidents resulting in a loss of life out of respect for all involved)

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