Community Service – Open House

An open house was held on Saturday September 17 starting at 6 pm. The Fire Company would like to thank everyone that came out for our annual event. It was a huge success.
The Fire Engine rides are always a very popular attraction. At dusk the Disney movie Planes, Fire & Rescue was shown . Thanks to everyone that hung around for the movie.
We truly appreciated the support from the community and your monetary donations.



Brush Fire

 On September 4 at 12:14 PM West Hempfield units along with Eng 802 from Columbia extinguished a brush fire in a bamboo patch over the noon hour along Franklin St in West Hempfield.

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Vehicle Accident

On July 27 at o2:46 hours dispatched to a reported automobile accident with entrapment on Route 441 near Route 30 in the Township. Upon arrival crews found an overturned vehicle with one person trapped. Occupant was removed and had only minor injuries.  Assisted at the scene with units from Columbia.

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Residential Fire

On July 6 early morning hours dispatched to a reported house fire  on Todd Lane in the Township. Upon arrival house was fully engulfed in flames.  Our units along with surrounding mutual aid companies extinguished the fire, The house was a total loss and cause under investigation.

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Vehicle Accident

On Thursday June 16 at 9:20 PM dispatched to a vehicle accident on Marietta Ave in front of the Silver Springs Post Office involving an overturned vehicle with minor injuries.


Banquet at Lancaster Barnstormers

On Saturday May 7 the members treated to a beautiful evening at the Lancaster Barnstormers for our annual awards ceremony.
Thanks to Manheim Rescue/ Engine 26 for covering our first due while we enjoy an evening away.


Vehicle Accident with Entrapment

On Sunday May 8 at 3:40 PM dispatched to Nissley & Nolt Road East Hempfield Township for an overturned vehicle accident. The Engine arrived to find one vehicle on its roof with an occupant still inside. The crews stabilized and worked to extricate the person from the vehicle.


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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