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Saturday, January 21, 2017 
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 
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 
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 
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

Our Thoughts and Prayers to PSP
Saturday, December 31, 2016 
The members of Lafayette wish to extend our condolences to our brothers in the Pennsylvania State Police and the family of Officer Weaver who was senselessly killed in the line of duty yesterday in Huntingdon County.

Rope Operations 101
Monday, December 19, 2016 
Recently Lafayette was able to place into service a new cache of rope and high angle rescue equipment. Included in this cache is 2 complete sets of 1300' of life safety rope, new hardware such as pulleys, MPDs, ascenders, carabiners, and anchoring devices. 2 Aztec rapid haul devices will also be placed into service in the coming weeks as part of our RIT equipment. Engine 631 and Tower 63 carry the two sets of new equipment with some of the older gear and rope being assigned to Squad 63-1. Monday evening's drill consisted of creating hauling and lowering systems to simulate a below-grade rescue. Using our drill tower in our station the crews had to first descend to the patient then package the patient for extrication using a haul system with mechanical advantage. This is the first in a series of rope and RIT drills our firefighters will be performing over the next few months as we seek to champion our skills in these areas.

Holiday Fund Drive
Thursday, December 15, 2016 
As the Christmas season goes into full swing, the spirit of giving is strong as we find that perfect gift for that special someone, and whether you are home for the holidays or out and about doing some last minute shopping don't forget about your local volunteer fire company. Our annual holiday fund drive is underway!! Holiday financial gifts to support our volunteer force are always welcome and go directly towards our apparatus and equipment. So if you are on Santa's good list and have a few dollars to spare, consider making an investment in your safety. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS!!! Donations can be made by check, or by Paypal on this webpage. Merry Christmas and best wishes from everyone at Lafayette!!!!

Winter is here, is your home ready?
Thursday, December 15, 2016 
Baby it's cold outside!! As the temperatures drop, now is the time to make sure your home is safe from the risks of fire. This is historically the busiest time of the year for fires and there have been several major fires in Lancaster County this week. Checking your home is easy if you take the following steps: - Check your Chimney, is it clean? Chimney fires occur frequently and if un-noticed can spread into your home. Clogged chimneys also can cause the build-up of deadly Carbon Monoxide. - Smoke Detectors - do they work? Are the batteries fresh? - Address visible? Can we find you quickly at night? - Kerosene Heaters - These heaters are bad news and have been responsible for burning down homes all over the state. All it takes is for a child or pet to knock over the heater and your home is engulfed in fire very quickly. Kerosene heaters are actually illegal in the City of Lancaster. - Space Heaters - Keep them away from bedding, curtains, toys, clothes. These little guys can also burn down your house if you are not careful.

Un-chartered Territory
Thursday, December 15, 2016 
During the past week, Lafayette Volunteers answered the 565th call for the year. This is the first time in the fire company history that we have responded on more than 564 calls in a given year. Our community is changing and with those changes brings an increase for emergency services. Lafayette firefighters stand ready to meet the ever increasing need to protect our people and visitors. Are you looking to be part of the action? We will keep you busy! Stop by the fire station and pick up an application or visit for more information.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 
During the evening rush Co. 63 was sent to the 2000 block of William Penn Way in the Greenfield Estates Apartment Complex for a car fire. Chief 63 arrived with a working fire. Engine 631 staffed with 7 arrived, ran a line and quickly knocked the fire down. Engine 633 also responded. Units were on scene for about 30 minutes.

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