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Station Phone : (717) 392-5097
Station Fax : (717) 392-5140
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FOR SALE
   
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 
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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 $325,000.00

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 (shershey@lafayettefire.com).


 
New Squad Ordered
Monday, July 27, 2015 
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The Lafayette Fire Company recently signed a contract for the purchase of a new Squad to replace the existing Squad 63-1 (The 1990 Ford F-350). The new Squad will be built by the Swab Wagon Company of Elizabethville PA and will be based on a Ford F-550 chassis. The new Squad, unlike it's predecessor, will have a custom rescue style body with roll-up doors for increased storage capacities. The new squad will also have features like 4 wheel drive, SCBA seats, and increased LED scene lighting. We expect the new Squad to be completed and delivered sometime in the first quarter of 2016. Special thanks goes to East Lampeter Township for making this vehicle purchase possible.


 
Similar Vehicle
   Similar Vehicle
   
Apparatus Profile - Engine 63-3
Thursday, July 23, 2015 
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Today we take a look at the busiest unit in the station annually. Engine 63-3 was purchased new in 2003 and was built by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton Wisconsin. Engine 3 has a fire pump capable of moving over 2250 gallons per minute, one of the largest in the county. Engine 3 carries 500 gallons of water and over 100 gallons of Foam Concentrate which is applied through Pierce's Husky 30 Foam injection system. Engine 3 is the first-due unit for all structure fires in our area as well as any other structural related calls (Fire Alarms, investigations etc...). On average Engine 3 sees over 300 calls per year.


 
3 preconnected handlines occupy the front bumper. All 3 lines are foam capable. The left tray is a 150' load while the center tray holds two 100' lines.
   3 preconnected handlines occupy the
      front bumper. All 3 lines are foam
      capable. The left tray is a 150' load
      while the center tray holds two 100'
      lines.
The pump panel is very busy. All discharges are color coded for ease of operations. Crosslay lines have L.A. connections to make adding hose easier.
   The pump panel is very busy. All
      discharges are color coded for ease of
      operations. Crosslay lines have L.A.
      connections to make adding hose easier.
FIRST DUE FIRE
Lancaster Newspapers Photo
   Lancaster Newspapers Photo
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 
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Around 8pm this evening the first alarm was struck for a building fire at the Lancaster Family In n in the 2200 block of Lincoln Highway on the strip. Responding units were advised of a fire in the basement. E633 arrived and discovered a commercial clothes dryer fire in the laundry room in the basement. The bulk of the fire had been knocked down by dry chemical fire extinguishers. The 633 crew ran a line and checked for extension while numerous other crews began to ventilate the 4 story hotel which had smoke on all 4 floors. Crews from 63, 62 (Witmer), 41 (Bird in Hand), 48 (Ronks), 5 (Strasburg), 20 (Manheim Twp.), 64 (Lancaster), 50 (Willow Street), and 39 (Garden Spot) were on scene for about 2 hours. Thanks to Co. 54 (Lampeter) for covering our station


 
GAS LEAK CLOSES WAL MART
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 
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Around 11pm this evening Co. 63 and 62 were sent to the Wal Mart Super-Center on Lincoln Highway E. for a reported Gas Leak. Crews arrived and found a 2" gas line in the rear stockroom that had been struck by a piece of equipment with an active leak of natural gas. Tower 63 had to sent the crew to the roof to locate the gas valve and secure the leak. Once the gas was off, Command requested 3 additional Truck Companies to assist with ventilating the large structure. Crews from 63, 62 (Witmer), 5 (Strasburg), 66 (Lancaster Twp.), and 50 (Willow Street) were on scene for about 2 hours. Thank you to the Bird in Hand FC for covering our station


 
WAGON RUNS HOUSE FIRE
Friday, July 17, 2015 
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Just after 7pm this evening Engine 63-3 was sent to a house fire on Hunsicker Rd. in Manheim Twp. Upon response a large smoke column could be seen in the distance. The engine arrived and was assigned as the RIT then later assisted in overhauling the garage area of the house. The engine was on scene for over 1 hour.


 
Eden FC Photo
   Eden FC Photo
Eden FC Photo
   Eden FC Photo
OVERNIGHT PIN JOB
Friday, July 17, 2015 
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Around midnight crews were sent to the 1300 block of S. Duke St. in a remote portion of Lancaster Twp. for a crash with one trapped. On arrival crews found a car on its side with the driver partially ejected but trapped as well. Crews worked for about 20 minutes to free the driver. Personnel from 63, 20 (Manheim Twp.) and 64 (Lancaster) were on scene for about 45 minutes.


 
Eden FC photo
   Eden FC photo
Eden FC Photo
   Eden FC Photo
ENGINE GOES SOUTH FOR COVER-UP
   
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 
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Early this morning Co. 63 was alerted to transfer an engine to Station 50 (Willow Street) while they operated on a house fire in their first-due. E631 made the response and was on stand-by for about 2 hours.


 
2 PINNED IN BRIDGEPORT
Saturday, July 11, 2015 
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Around 11:30 this evening units were sent to the intersection of Rt. 462 and Rt. 340 in Bridgeport for a crash with people trapped and involving fire. Chief 63 arrived to find a 3-vehicle crash with entrapment in 2 vehicles. A small fire in one of the vehicles had been extinguished by bystanders. Engine 631 and Rescue 48 were assigned to the SUV which was on it's side while E621 was assigned to conduct a door removal on the second patient's car. Both extrications were completed in less than 15 minutes. 3 people were injured. Crews from 63, 62 (Witmer), 41 (Bird in Hand) and 48 (Ronks) were on scene for about 45 minutes. Photos by Photo-5 Imagery


 
   
   
Apparatus Profile - Engine 632
Friday, July 10, 2015 
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Today we take a look at the oldest unit in service at the station and the vehicle which has served Lafayette longer than any other vehicle in the history of the fire company, Engine 63-2. Also known as the Wagon, Engine 2 was purchased new in 1978 and was built by Mack Trucks in Allentown PA. Engine 2 was the first custom fire apparatus ever purchased by Lafayette and the first diesel engine to Lafayette as well. The engine served as the primary attack pumper until 1991 when it was removed from service and sent away for a total refurbishment which included a cab enclosure and a new body. Engine 2 went back on the front line in 1997 until 2003. Today E2 is still in active service and still responds to calls. Why?  Because despite the fact that it is 37 years old, it still can perform 100% and does not cost much to maintain. Engine 2 is currently the 3rd due engine but will fill in as the first due when Engine 633 is out of service.


 
Engine 632 as it appeared in 1978
   Engine 632 as it appeared in 1978
Engine 632 today
   Engine 632 today
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