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.


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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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Community Support

On Sunday December 22 at the request for volunteers to assist in packing and distributing food packages to needy residents of Columbia, Marietta, Mountville and Wrightsville the Fire Company provided a group of volunteers who reported around 9 AM to the  Susquehanna Fire Company at 10th and Manor Streets in Columbia.  This event was to support the Columbia Lions Club and Sunsnappers. Over 600 boxes of food consisting of turkey, potatoes, apples, milk, eggs, bread,cheese, soups, filling, cereal and canned goods were packed by numerous community volunteers and distributed. Our members were thrilled and enjoyed being part of this community event.

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Commerical Building

On Sunday November 10 at 5:50 PM dispatched to a reported Commercial Building fire at 4557 Klinesville Road in the Township. Upon responding County Communications reported numerous calls on this fire. Upon arrival found a 40 by 40 building with total involvement. There were several small explosions inside the structure. Due to safety and no reports of any occupants an exterior attack controlled and extinguished the fire. Several Mutual Aid companies assisted at this fire. A Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. Damage was estimated at $125,000. The incident was terminated at 11:06 PM.


Vehicle Accident

On Saturday October 26 at 7:46 AM dispatched by County Control to a reported vehicle accident with possible entrapment on the 500 block of Prospect Road in the Township. Upon arrival found a vehicle over an embankment and resting upside down. An occupant was found in the vehicle and required extrication. Members stabilized the vehicle and performed extrication. Occupant transported to Lancaster General Hospital by Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services. Incident under investigation by West Hempfield Police Department.



Annual Open House


Join us for our annual open house

-Firetrucks on display – Fire Prevention materials on hand – Candy scramble – Firetruck rides – Lunch is provided

Where: Our Fire Station 3519 Marietta Avenue

When: Saturday, October 26

Time: 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM


Special Vehicle Rescue

Members traveled to Elizabethtown on Monday evening September 23rd to attend a Special Vehicle Rescue Class. The class was sponsored by Cocker’s Towing and Eric Rickenbach was the instructor. In addition to our members, Mountville Fire Company and the Susquehanna Fire Company of Columbia participated in the special class using an old school bus to become more proficient in rescue, shoring, forcible entry and extrication situations.

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Acquired Structure Training

Our members had the opportunity the week of February 18th to conduct some training over the past few days on some structures that were scheduled for demolition.  We were grateful that the landowner gave us permission to use these structures to simulate “real life” scenarios.  The structures were used to practice basic firefighting skills such as hose line deployment and ventilation.  Members also practiced self rescue and firefighter rescue skills that can be used in a Mayday event.  This opportunity was shared with our mutual aid fire departments as well.




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