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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.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 
Around 11:30 this evening, Lancaster City Fire Rescue was sent to the 600 block of Marietta Ave. for a dwelling fire. While responding, Lancaster County-Wide Communications had been reporting fire showing on the safety cameras in the area and persons were reported to be trapped. Upon arrival of Lancaster City Fire, the 3rd alarm box was transmitted, followed by the General Alarm Assignment (Max alarms) adding Truck 63. The truck was in scene for about 2 hours taking the responsibility of hooking walls/ceilings. After returning, Engine 63-1 was sent to Willow Street Fire Company to stand-by while they worked a fire in Rawlinsville.

Greg Leaman Photo.
   Greg Leaman Photo.
Krystian Ceron Photo.
   Krystian Ceron Photo.
2016 Spring Chicken BBQ
Saturday, April 2, 2016 
Come out and get your Chicken BBQ, supporting your local volunteer fire department. Below is a list of meal options. Half Dinners: Half Chicken, chips. Dinner meals: Half chicken, baked potato w/ butter, roll w/ butter, applesauce, drink, and cookies. This years spring BBQ will be held Saturday, April 9th. Sales will begin at 11AM until sold out! Support your local volunteers!

Friday, April 1, 2016 
Just before midnight, Engine 63-1 was dispatched to the area of Lincoln Hwy. East and the entrance ramp to Route 30 West Bound. Upon the arrival of ELTPD, it was detirmined that one patient was heavily trapped in one vehcile with multiple patients involved; the incident upgraded to Entrapment-Mass Casualty sending Co. 48 (Ronks), and Co. 62 (Witmer). Engine 63-1 arrived to start stabilization, and performed the extrication of the trapped patient. All other units were assigned to patient care. Units were on scene for about 4 hours until the crash was investigated and reconstructed by police. Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved. All photos from 3rd Alarm Photography.

2015 Operational Report
Monday, March 21, 2016 
Fire Chief Scott Hershey has released the 2015 Operational Report. During 2015 Lafayette responded to 486 calls for service, a decrease from 540 in 2014. Of those 486 calls, 353 were in East Lampeter Township, 81 were in Lancaster Township, 17 were in West Lampeter Township and the rest were mutual aide.

The total training hours for 2015 were 1895 hours.

The total fire damage in our area was 4.352 Million dollars and our volunteers saved over 505 Million dollars worth of property.

Apparatus responses are listed below. Please note that these numbers will not match the numbers provided by the Lancaster County-wide Communications annual report as we only count actual responses and do not include dispatches only, fire activity or training activity.

Engine 63-1 - 165 runs

Engine 63-2 - 24 runs

Engine 63-3 - 203 runs

Tower 63 - 152 runs

Squad 63-1 - 87 runs

Foam 63 - 0 runs

Friday, March 18, 2016 
Around 7:15PM this evening, Engine 63-1, Engine 63-3, Truck 204 (Eden) were sent to the area of King Street and Conestoga Drive in Lancaster Township (East) for an Accident w/ Entrapment. Upon arrival of Chief 63, the entrapment was confirmed. Engine 63-1 arrived to start stabilization and pulled one car using the winch, so crews could begin cutting. Truck 204 arrived and put their hydraulic tools to work cutting the patient free. While on scene, Engine 63-3 was sent to Manheim Township for a Vehicle Fire.

Crews performing the extrication.
   Crews performing the extrication.
Engine 63-1 pulling a vehicle.
   Engine 63-1 pulling a vehicle.
Change your clocks, change your batteries!!
Sunday, March 13, 2016 
Today, we set our clocks ahead one hour. Many will not even think to check their smoke detectors. However, when changing your clocks, you should be changing your smoke detector batteries as well as CO Alarms. It is a proven fact, that both smoke and CO alarms save lives!

Tower on stand-by in Chester County
Saturday, March 12, 2016 
This evening, Truck 63 is standing by at Alert Fire Company #1 in Downingtown, PA while their members take time off for their annual banquet. The ladder truck is fully staffed with 6 personnel and will return at Midnight.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 
This afternoon, while headed to Alert Fire Company #1 in Downingtown for stand-by, Tower 63 came upon the scene of a reported Dwelling Fire. The ladder truck was held on scene until the scene was investigated. The fire was detirmined to be a mulch fire on the corner of the building with possible electrical wires involved. After further invesfigation, these wires were confirmed cable television wires, and the fire was extinguished. The ladder truck was on scene for about 15 minutes before continuing to Chester County.

Crews investigating. Bob Devinshire Photo.
   Crews investigating. Bob Devinshire
Devinshire Photo.
   Bob Devinshire Photo.
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