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Our Condolences
   
Friday, September 19, 2014 
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The Lafayette Fire Company sends our thoughts and prayers to the members of the Honey Brook Fire Company and to the Long and Stoltzfus families.


 
September 11th, 2001
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
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As the 13th anniversary of the horrific attacks on our nation we would like to pause for a moment and remember all who lost their lives that day, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice trying to save them. Firefighters, Police and EMS workers remain our country's first line of defense today. We respond to each emergency as quickly as possible and work to the best of our abilities to help those in need never knowing what danger awaits. On Sept. 11th 2001 countless first responders went into the worst situation they had ever witnessed with no hesitation to help those in need. We ask you today to remember those brave men and women and to "never forget" those who did not come home.


 
   
   
EARLY MORNING BOX ALARM
Sunday, September 7, 2014 
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Just after 6am this morning crews were awaken to a first alarm box being struck for a building fire at the Bridgeport Burger King on Lincoln Highway. Medic 602 (LEMSA) was first to arrive with smoke showing. Chief 63 (Hershey) arrived and reported a working fire in the deep fryers and hood system. Lt. King running as the DO (Duty Officer) arrived and assumed command. Engine 633 caught a plug on the way in and advanced a handline inside while the truck crew went to the roof and had to open the roof around the stack due to fire extension. Additional crews from Truck 204 assisted on the roof while a crew from 41 and 54 assisted inside. The fire was quickly contained. Crews remained on the scene for about 1 hour overhauling and ventilating. One employee was treated for smoke inhalation. The popular burger joint will be closed for a period of time. Units on the first alarm included Co. 62 (Witmer), 41 (Bird in Hand), 48 (Ronks), 54 (Lampeter) and 20 (Manheim Twp. - Eden)


 
   
   
Congrats to Abe and Adrianna!
   
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:27
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A warm congratulations to FF Abe Harnish and his wife Adrianna on the birth of their baby born, Abram Harnish Jr.! At 21" and weighing in at 8 lbs. 15.5 oz, Lafayette wishes you both the very best! FF Harnish is currently stationed in Afghanistan and we wish him the very best as he serves our country.


 
MARK THOSE CALENDARS!! Upcoming Fundraising events
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 
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It's that time of year folks. Both our annual Golf Tournament and the Fall Chicken BBQ are right around the corner!!

GOLF TOURNAMENT:

Thursday Sept. 18th - Noon Shotgun Start - Lancaster Host Resort - WE STILL NEED SPONSORS AND PLAYERS!!! - Click on the banner on this site for further details!!!

CHICKEN BBQ:

Saturday Sept. 20th - 11am to ? - Come out and get some of our great BBQ chicken at the fire station - 63 Lafayette Way (Behind the old station)

Half Chickens with Potato Chips - $6.50 each

Full Dinners (Half Chicken, Baked Potato, Roll/Butter, Cookies, Applesauce and a drink) - $11.00

Come out early, we sold out quickly in the spring!!!

Proceeds from both events go directly towards our daily operating expenses

COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY!!!!


 
   
   
PIN JOB STARTS OFF BUSY DAY
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 
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Just after 5am this morning Co. 63 was alerted to the intersection of Rt. 30 and Witmer Rd. for a crash. ELTPD arrived and reported a box truck and a tractor-trailer involved with 1 trapped in the box truck. With this report the box was upgraded to entrapment adding units from 62 (Witmer) and 48 (Ronks). Assistant 63 also arrived and assigned the crews from E631, E633 and Rescue 48 to extrication while the crew from 62 was assigned to begin to mitigate a large diesel fuel spill from the tractor trailer. E411 (Bird in Hand) was also requested to assist. Units worked to quickly extricate the trapped driver who was seriously injured. Units remained on this scene for over 2 hours.

As Engine 633 was clearing the crash they were alerted for a cardiac arrest call on Greenland Dr.

Around 11am Tower 63 was sent to the 300 block of N. Queen St. in the City of Lancaster for a 3 alarm house fire. The tower crew arrived and was assigned RIT. Crew was on scene for about 20 minutes as City Fire had the fire knocked.

Daytime crews also handled a fire alarm, a crash and a public service call for the day so far.

All crash photos by 3rd Alarm Photography


 
   
   
WANNA DO SOMETHING GREAT?
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 
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Are you looking for something exciting to do?

Are you interested in helping people?

Do you like hard work?

Can you be part of a team?

Do you have courage under fire?

Are you strong and willing?

if so....

WE NEED YOU!!!!!

The Lafayette Fire Company is looking for a few good men and women to be firefighters. Firefighting is a pride driven job rich in history and tradition which creates a brotherhood like nothing else out there. Our team members see people at their worse and perform extraordinary work to help them in their time of need. We enter dangerous environments to rescue people, and save property. We serve our community in many different ways at a moments notice and we do it without compensation except for the rewarding feeling of knowing you have made a difference to someone!! We are in need of performance driven team members who have a desire to serve!!

Q: I want to help, but I am not sure I can be a firefighter, what can I do?

A: We need your help too!  In addition to answering fire alarms, our people are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the fire company. We can always use help with the following:

  • Clerical work
  • Fund Raising Activities
  • Station upkeep and maintenance
  • Hall Rental Program
  • Fire Police Officer
  • Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance
Interested?  Stop by the fire station at 63 Lafayette Way on a Monday evening for a tour of the facility and an application or hit us up on our Facebook Page and we will get an application to you.


 
   
   
WORKING GARAGE FIRE ON THE HILL
   
Sunday, August 3, 2014 
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Around 2am the box was sounded for the 1000 block of Clark St. in Lancaster Twp. for a building fire. Due to some sort of error during the dispatch, Lafayette units were not alerted to the call. Lancaster Engine 3 arrived first with a working fire in a 3 unit garage building. Securing their own water supply line Engine 3 began an attack. 7 minutes after the initial dispatch Lafayette was finally alerted to the call with Truck 63 hitting the street soon thereafter. On arrival the truckmen began opening up the doors and roof and extended a second handline from city E3. Additional units arrived and assisted with various tasks. 63 units remained on the scene for about 3 hours assisting investigators and overhauling. Greg Leaman Photos


 
TOWER ON WORKING ATTIC FIRE
Sunday, July 27, 2014 
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After a very busy evening of storm related calls, Around 11pm Tower 63 was sent as part of the first alarm to the 3100 block of E. Newport Rd. in Leacock Twp. for a house fire. The tower was the first arriving truck company and went to work with crews opening the roof and throwing ladders. Crews worked with GSFR (39) crews to open several vent holes while interior crews pulled ceilings to get the bulk of the fire. Due to multiple incidents in the eastern end of the county the mix of personnel on this call was rather unique. At one point 63 crews were working with a crew from Keystone Valley FD in Atglen. Tower 63 remained on the scene for several hours assisting with salvage and overhaul. This was the 8th run of the evening for 63. Others included water rescues, and a minor house fire on Evergreen St. in Bird in Hand. All photos by Leo Photography


 
   
   
CRASH WITH POLICE CHASE
Lancaster Newspapers Photo
   Lancaster Newspapers Photo
Sunday, July 27, 2014 
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Around 10:30 this morning Co. 63 and the EMS were sent to the 2100 block of Lincoln Highway E. for a crash. During the response units were advised that one of the vehicles fled the scene. Reports soon began to come in that the fleeing vehicle was now involved in a second crash at Rt. 30 and Greenland Rd.  Engine 631 arrived at the second crash to find a vehicle with heavy damage in a parking lot. The driver has fled on foot and multiple police agencies were in pursuit. There was also a small mulch fire from a broken brake rotor that came off of the vehicle. Units secured the vehicle and were on scene for about 20 minutes. The original crash produced 1 minor injury.


 
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