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6 COMPLETE BASIC TRAINING
Monday, November 17, 2014 
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Congratulations to 6 of our firefighters for completing their basic entry level firefighter training. This program consists of 4 modules consisting of a total of 180 hours of classroom and practical training. With the completion of this program and several items in their training books these firefighters will soon be declared qualified to fight interior fire. Those completing the program were:

  • Firefighter Anthony Soccoa
  • Firefighter Dalton Kuhn
  • Firefighter Ethan Moore
  • Firefighter Ethan Wickenheiser
  • Firefighter Jose Colon
  • Firefighter Jessica Gee
Good job crew!!!!!


 
Big THANK YOU to Noodles & Company
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 
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This evening Lafayette volunteers were treated to a free meal at Noodles and Company at the Millcreek Square on Rt. 30. We wish to thank the management and staff for their hospitality and giving this gift to our volunteers!!


 
Lafayette Receives new equipment
Sunday, November 9, 2014 
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Over the past 3 weeks some very important new equipment has found its home at the 63 house. Through a federal grant Lafayette has taken delivery of a new Hurst hydraulic rescue tool system. Replacing the 20 year old Amkus system the new tools are the Hurst 10000psi series. A spreader, cutter, 2 telescopic rams and new portable power unit were purchased along with accessories to be added to Engine 631. The new tools are stronger and more reliable than our former system and much easier to set up and use. The spreader and cutter will be carried preconnected on the engine for rapid deployment.

Lafayette has also received new radios. 32 portable Relm radios were purchased with much needed and appreciated financial assistance from East Lampeter Township for use on the new Lancaster County radio system. The new digital radios have many more channels that our old ones and clearer communications. Each new radio has an identifier which will enable the 911 center to know who they are communicating to right away and an emergency button in the event that a firefighter requires immediate assistance on a fire scene. The radios will be distributed among the apparatus and all line officers. It is believed that the new radio system will be online by the end of the year.


 
   
   
MVA WITH POLE SNAPPED OFF
   
Saturday, November 8, 2014 
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Just after 11pm this evening Co. 63 and EMS were sent to the 1700 block of Lincoln Highway in Bridgeport for a crash. The crash was in the front yard of our Chief's home who arrived quickly and reported one car into a utility pole with the pole snapped off, wires down and power out in the area. The driver had self extricated. Engine 631 arrived and set up lighting and checked the downed wires for electricity while fire police from 63 and 62 closed the roadway down. The driver was transported to the hospital with several injuries. Units were on scene for about 30 minutes.


 
DOOR REMOVAL ON THE STRIP
Saturday, November 8, 2014 
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Just before 6pm this evening units from 63, 62 (Witmer) and 48 (Ronks) were sent to the US 30 ramp from 462 for a crash with entrapment. Deputy 63 arrived and reported 2 cars with one confined. E631 arrived next and the crew went to work with the Hurst tools to remove the driver door on the car. Additional crews assisted with lighting and traffic control. Units were on scene for about 30 minutes. (Point of interest - This was the first call where our new Hurst rescue system was used and it functioned very well)


 
Joe Gura photo
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Our condolences
   
Thursday, November 6, 2014 
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The members of Lafayette Fire Company wish to express our condolences to the family of Larry Joe and Lancaster EMS. Larry was a local EMS legend on the east side of Lancaster with over 35 years of service starting his EMS career with the former East Lampeter Ambulance Assoc. and continuing on when LEMSA was created. Larry was also a former member and photographer with the Witmer Fire Co.

 
SMOKE IN THE BUILDING
Monday, November 3, 2014 
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Around 10am units from 63 were sent to the KinderCare learning center in the Greenfield Corp. Center for a fire alarm activation. During the response ELTPD arrived and advised of a smoke condition in the building. The box was upgraded to a first alarm sending units from 63, 62 (Witmer), 41 (Bird in Hand), 48 (Ronks), 204 (Eden), 61 (Upper Leacock) 67 (Rohrerstown) and 31 (Bareville) as well as EMS. Chief 63 arrived with the command and confirmed the report of a light haze and burning odor in the building and that staff were evacuating the children. E633 arrived with a water source and sent the crew interior while the crew from Tower 67 went to the roof. Additional units and crews also worked to determine the source of the smoke. Following an extensive check of the building the smoke was traced back to a malfunctioning heater in a ceiling of one of the classrooms. Units were on scene for about 45 minutes.

 
   
   
Change your clocks - Change your batteries
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 
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This coming weekend Daylight Savings Time will end so we remind everyone when you change your clocks to change those smoke detector batteries too. It is a proven fact that Smoke Detectors save lives and that life could be yours but a smoke detector will only work if it has a fresh battery


 
   
   
Our Condolences
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 
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The members of Lafayette Fire Co. wish to express our heartfelt condolences to Past Chief Robert Sloyer on the loss of his mother. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers


 
PIN JOB IN 62'S AREA
Monday, October 27, 2014 
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Just as the weekly rig checks were getting underway at the station the Rescue/Engine was alerted to assist Co. 62 (Witmer) at Willow Rd. and Greenfield Rd. for a crash with 1 trapped. E631 and 633 hit the street right away and on arrival the crews went to work with crews from Witmer and MTFR to extricate the driver. Crews were on scene for about 20 minutes.


 
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