Fire Station Update

Steel Framing going up and pouring concrete for flooring.

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Vehicle Accident

On Wednesday July 26 at 4:32 dispatched by County Communication to 796 Kinderhook Road and Marietta Avenue West Hempfield Township for a reported vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival found a two vehicle collision with one person trapped.  Crews along with Columbia Borough Fire freed the patient from the one vehicle. Patients treated and transported by EMS. Columbia Borough and West Hempfield Fire Police provided traffic control. Investigation of accident by West Hempfield Township Police.

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Fire Station Update

Great aerial shot of the new municipal complex which will include our new fire station.
The project is a couple months ahead of schedule with an estimated completion date of May 2017.



On Sunday June 11 at 2:27 PM dispatched along with Columbia Boro Fire to Chickies Rock County Park for an environmental rescue to extricate a patient with a leg injury. The patient was located on the trail and brought out to an ambulance by EMS and the ATV from West Hempfield.


Vehicle Accident

On Thursday June 15 at 4:58 PM our units along with Engine 801 out of Columbia handled a 3 vehicle crash with injuries at Marietta Ave and Kinderhook Rd. Incident stabilized and under investigation by West Hempfield Police.

Vehicle Accident

On Saturday June 3 at 3:42 PM dispatched to a reported vehicle accident at 4449 Fairview Road. Upon arrival found one patient ejected, one self extricated, and the vehicle on fire off the roadway. Provided emergency care and extinguished the fire. Remained on scene to assist PD with their investigation and cleanup.



Support Make A Wish

Tanker 76 participated in the Make A Wish parade on Sunday afternoon May 14. Special thanks to Frank Halderman and all personnel  on helped on this event.


Agricultural Fire

On April 30 at 01:30 AM the Engine and Tanker were dispatched to a barn fire on Eby Chiques Rd in West Hempfield Twp. Units arrived to find a feed room fully involved with 2 silos and the main barn as exposures. 76 units were first arriving and utilized a master stream from Tanker 76 to quickly knock the bulk of the fire and contained the fire to the building of origin.
It was then discovered there was active fire in both silos. Efforts were then made to extinguish the silo fires.
After further investigation from a silo fire expert, it was determined the fire originated by spontaneous combustion inside the one silo and spread to the feed room. Units operated for about 7 hours before returning.

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On April 20 Thursday evening at 6 PM the Township Supervisors, Architects, Contractors, Fire and Police personnel and public attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Municipal Services Complex to get the long awaited project started which includes our new fire station to better serve the community.

As of Friday April 21 construction equipment is on site and working on the foundation.

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Municipal Services Complex

At the April 4th meeting of the West Hempfield Township Supervisors we signed to convey a parcel of land owned by the Fire Company located on the South Side of Marietta Avenue near the current Township Offices to the Township and in return the Township approved the construction of a Municipal Services Complex to house Administration , Police and a new modern fire station to replace our aging inefficient station. Our thanks to our Building Committee, the Township Building Committee and the Township Supervisors for making this long awaited project move forward with an estimated completion date of August 2018. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday April 20th at 6 PM at the site.




Mutual Aid

On Saturday April 8 at 12:28 PM Tanker 76 assisted Conestoga Fire Co in Conestoga Twp at an apartment building fire this afternoon. The Tanker hauled 2 loads.


Photo credit Eric Bachman

Vehicle Accident

On Sunday April 2 at 7:33 PM dispatched to 2558 Ironville Pike for a reported vehicle accident. Upon arrival found 1 vehicle on its roof and resting on an embankment. Occupants out of the vehicle with minor injuries. Vehicle stabilized for removal.

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Vehicle Accident

On Wednesday February 22 at 11:20 PM dispatched to a vehicle accident with possible entrapment at 570 Prospect Road in the Township. Upon arrival found the occupant out of the vehicle and was in care of Emergency Medical Services. Crews remained on scene for debris removal and cleanup. Station 76 was assisted by Hempfield Fire Dept.


Structure Fire

On Tuesday February 21 at 7:16 PM dispatched to a reported structure fire with possible entrapment on Mary Street in the Township. Upon arrival structure was a three unit apartment and had confirmation of one person trapped.  After the fire was knocked down, crews located a deceased individual on the first floor. A total of 3 families were displaced due to the fire. Station 76 was assisted by units from Columbia, Rohrerstown, Mountville, Hempfield, East Petersburg, Lancaster Twp, and Blue Rock.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this tragedy.

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Recruitment Program

Four Fire Companies Join Forces to Recruit Volunteers

The fire companies of East Petersburg, Mountville, Rohrerstown and West Hempfield have joined forces to launch the “Why Not You?” volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign. Information about the campaign and ways to get involved can be found at


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