Station Phone : (717) 392-5097
Station Fax : (717) 392-5140
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 
The asking price for our 2003 Pierce Quantum has been reduced to $225,000. This engine is a sweet deal boasting a large cab for 6, a 2250 GPM pump with a multitude of preconnects of all sizes. The engine also has a Pierce Husky 30 Foam system (Class B) and would be perfect for anyone with heavy industry in their area. Other features include:

  • 15KW Harrison hydraulic generator
  • Rescue Style compartments
  • 2 stationary 200' cord reels
  • 2000 GPM Master Stream device
  • Treadplate hosebed covers
  • Extended front bumper with 2 discharges
  • Rooftop body "coffin" compartments
  • Roll up doors
  • Dual passenger side 6" intakes
  • 4 preconnects in hosebed
  • 4 Speedlays with LA style piping
  • Detroit 500 HP motor with transmission retarder
  • Allison Automatic transmission
  • Aluminum Body
  • 80 Gallon Foam Cell
  • 500 Gallon water tank
And much much more - This engine is a war wagon and ready to work. For additional information call Chief Scott Hershey at 717-847-3512

Blizzard of 2016 - Message from the Chief
Monday, January 25, 2016 
As the Blizzard of 2016 winds down, I need to thank each and every one of our dedicated firefighters who helped handle all of the alarms during the storm despite not sleeping much and dealing with very harsh weather conditions, to those who helped plow, shovel and snow blow around the station including LEMSA who came over with a plow to help, and to everyone out there who shoveled out their closest fire hydrant. I cannot tell you how important this is to us and how much time, energy and aggravation this saves us when time is of the essence. For those who are not aware, a hand-full of our volunteers have been staffing the station since the storm began with many others spending a considerable amount of time running calls and helping out our local ambulance crew when they responded to calls too. As of this evening, most of our personnel have returned to their homes to rest and spend time with their families but we will still be there if we are needed. As Chief I am proud of my crew and everything they have done over the past 3 days. THANK YOU ALL!!

Chief Hershey

Saturday, January 23, 2016 
Just before 7am this morning The 20 box was struck for the 700 block of Ashbourne Ave. again for a house fire. E633 hit the street with 6 and was the 2nd arriving engine. Fire was visible through the roof of the home and crews were ordered to go to an aerial attack. E633 dropped 500' of supply line in the deep snow to supply Tower 67's ladder pipe. Crews, exhausted from the evening before, worked for 2 hours to bring this fire under control, then for yet another hour cleaning up the frozen snow packed fire hose which had to be hauled back to the station in Squad 63-1 to be thawed out.

Friday, January 22, 2016 
While the engine company was operating on the Ashbourne Ave. fire, a second box alarm was struck in Manheim Twp. for Levingston Cir. for a house fire. This box sent Tower 63 to the scene. Stand-by companies arrived with a working fire. The tower was the 2nd arriving truck company and assigned RIT for a period of time before being sent in to overhaul. During both fires a 3rd crew was assembled in our station for any other calls.

Friday, January 22, 2016 
Early this evening as the snow was steadily falling, A box alarm was sounded for Co. 20 in Manheim Twp. to the 700 block of Ashbourne Ave. for a house fire sending an engine from the 63 house. E633 made the response and was the 2nd arriving engine with heavy smoke and fire visible. Crews were assigned to work the interior of the home fighting fire overhead in ceilings and in walls before taking a break then being assigned to the roof area. E633 was on the scene for 2 hours.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 
Around 2am this morning units from 63, 62 (Witmer), and 48 (Ronks) as well as EMS were sent to the intersection of Rt. 462 and Greenfield Rd. for a crash with entrapment. Deputy 63 (Keens) arrived and reported one car down a small embankment with the occupant still inside. Crews from 63 needed to do some stabilization before the occupant could be removed and cared for by EMS. Units were on scene for about 20 minutes.

Are You Combat Ready?
Sunday, January 17, 2016 
Febuary 27th, Lafayette will be holding a training class "Combat Ready" Firefighting here at our station (63 Lafayette Way, Lancaster Pa, 17602). The class will be taught by Traditions Training, and will teach the basic fundamentals of the fire services up to incident planning and truck company work! If any fire personnel are interested in this class contact Fire Chief Scott Hershey at (717) 874-3512. Are you, your equipment, and personnel combat ready?

Its A Girl!!
Giovanna Sabella
   Giovanna Sabella
Saturday, January 16, 2016 
The members of Lafayette would like to congratulate Safety Officer Ignazio (Iggy) Sabella and his wife Amanda on their first baby, Giovanna. Born 10:38pm this evening, weighing in at 7lbs 3oz, and 19 inches long. Congratulations to you both on this new chapter of your lives!

Sunday, January 10, 2016 
Around 5pm Co. 63 was alerted for an engine and the tower for a house fire in the 1100 block of Grofftown Rd. in Manheim Twp. Chief 67 was on the scene reporting a working fire in the rear of the home. Tower 63 was the first arriving truck company and the crew opened up the house while placing ladders and conducting a primary search. E633 was staged as the fire was knocked down quickly. Units were on scene for about 45 minutes. This area of Lancaster can be quite confusing as the municipal borders are very intertwined. On this block of Grofftown Rd. there are homes located in Manheim Twp, Lancaster Twp, and the City of Lancaster. The same situation applies to N. Broad St. and the Walnut St. bypass.

Saturday, January 9, 2016 
Over the past week your Volunteers have responded to a host of emergency calls including 3 separate vehicular accidents where one of the vehicles rolled over. The first was at the intersection of Rt. 30 and Witmer Rd, the second was on Lincoln Highway in front of the Walmart and the third was on Millport Rd. at the curve. While none of the crashes resulted in serious injuries we still need to remind everyone to slow down and drive safely. We live in a very busy area and we don't want to see anyone get hurt of even worse!!!!

Wal Mart Rollover - Bob Devonshire photo
   Wal Mart Rollover - Bob Devonshire photo
30 & Witmer Rd.
   30 & Witmer Rd.
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