Environmental Rescue

On Sunday April 17 at 4:33 PM  crews were dispatched to Chickies Rock County Park for a person stuck in mud up to his waist. Crews along with assistance from Maytown and Columbia successfully rescued the individual.
Photos credit Tim Coover

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Building – Mobile Home

On Friday March 25 at 11:30 PM dispatched the Engine Co and Tanker to assist Hempfield Sta 69 with a well involved double wide modular home on Prospect Rd in West Hempfield Township.
Photo credit Rapid Response Photography


Dwelling Fire

On Sunday March 20 at 5:19 PM units were dispatched to Old Chickies Hill Rd in West Hempfield for a reported dwelling fire. Crews discovered a furnace malfunction with a small fire at the base of the chimney.
The assignment was downgraded with units returning shortly after.


School Bus Accident

On March 14 at 3:57 PM units were dispatched for a crash involving a bus with 8 children on Stony Battery Rd just south of Marietta Ave. Fortunately there were no injuries and none were transported to the hospital.
Thanks to Mountville Fire and Columbia’s Rescue for assistance.


Reported Building Fire

February 20, 12:48 PM

Dispatched for smoke in a residence at Parkside Ct WestHempfield Twp. this morning in the first due. The incident was quickly scaled back.
Photos credit Ben Watson


Vehicle Accident

Febraury 5, 12:40 PM

Route 30 was restricted to one lane in both directions following this crash between Prospect Rd And Malleable Rd. Highway was closed for extended period of time due to accident investigation.

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Snow January 22 – 25 2015

During the snow storm, the Dept was kept busy. Crews had a total of 16 incidents. A mutual aid house fire, numerous medical assists and investigations, a gas leak and a Co alarm.
Thanks to the stand by crew that staffed the station during the weekend.


January 16

The Department had a fairly busy week. It started with a Sunday afternoon crash on Prospect Rd. A couple investigations, 2 residential alarms, a reported structure fire, a trash fire, and a crash with a deer struck finished out the week.

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Silver Spring Family Restaurant

On Saturday March 28 from 6 am until noon the Silver Spring Family Restaurant will provide a percentage of the proceeds to our Fire Department.


Facebook Page

For the latest in incident and response information go to the following link www.facebook.com/westhempfieldfire.


Vehicle Accident

On Saturday July 5th dispatched at 12:01 pm by County Communications to a reported vehicle accident at 3932 Marietta Avenue in the Township. Upon arrival found an overturned vehicle with a broken power pole on top of the car. Power lines were intact and presented no hazard. Vehicle was secured and the occupants were treated and transported by Susquehanna Valley EMS. Several mutual aid Fire Companies provided assistance during the incident. Last unit to leave the scene was Fire Police at approximately 3:30 pm.



Mobile Home Fire

On Friday June 27 at 3:12 am dispatched by County Communications to 4321 Marietta Avenue West Hempfield Township for a reported Mobile Home fire. Upon  responding County Communications reported numerous calls of a working fire. Upon arrival found a  mobile home fully involved a male occupant and his dog were able to escape unharmed. An exterior attack was initiated and the fire was brought under control and extinguished by 4 am. Incident under investigation. Assisted by several mutual aid departments, EMS and Fire Police. American Red Cross assisting the occupant.

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Flammable Gas Fire Training

On Monday, March 31st firefighters from West Hempfield and Mountville Fire Companies conducted flammable gas fire training at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center.  Firefighters honed their skills at operating a hoseline to cool a pressurized vessel, then moved in to shut off the gas supply.  Basic fire extinguisher knowledge and use was reviewed, then the firefighters used various types of extinguishers to extinguish a gas fed fire.

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Hands-only CPR


Susquehanna Valley EMS will be providing hands-only CPR training at WHFR on 4/7/2014. Please see the flyer below for details.

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Gas Leak

One Friday January 10 at 7:24 AM dispatched by County Control to a reported Gas Leak on Coronet Avenue in the Township. Upon arrival the area was searched and UGI was notified to respond. Once area deemed safe by UGI incident terminated at 8:51 AM.
Assisted by Mountville and Rohrerstown Fire Companies, West Hempfield Fire Police and Township police and Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services.

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