May 19, 2017

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.

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May 2, 2017

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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April 22, 2017

Groundbreaking

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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April 9, 2017

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.

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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.

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Photo credit Eric Bachman

April 4, 2017

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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February 25, 2017

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.

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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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January 30, 2017

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 www.JoinTheFD.com.

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Vehicle Accident

On Saturday January 28 at 12:34 AM dispatched along with Station 80 Columbia Boro to a reported vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival found one pickup truck on its roof with one occupant inside. Patient was extricated and in care of EMS in 9 minutes.

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Search Detail

On Wednesday January 18 at 6;07 PM dispatched to assist the PD to help search for a missing teenager in the Lake Grubb area. The subject was safely located in Columbia Boro. Thanks to Sta 80 from Columbia with assistance in this search. During the incident the Eng 761 was requested for a reported building fire in Rohrerstown area.
Thanks to E752 from Mt Joy for standing by in our Sta during this time.

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Brush Fire

On Saturday January 14 at 8:32 AM Tanker 76 was dispatched to assist several mutual aid Eng Co’s in extinguishing multiple brush fires along Rt 30 W in West Hempfield Twp.

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December 27, 2016

Mutual Aid Structure Fire

On Sunday December 26 at 2:37 AM Engine 76 assisted Hempfield Fire Dept with a garage fire on Parker Dr in East Hempfield Township.

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December 23, 2016

Vehicle Accident

On Saturday December 17 at 10:38 AM Rescue 76 responded to a vehicle accident rollover  at 441 and Old Chickies Hill Rd.

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Mutual Aid

Tanker 76 assisted Fire Dept Mt Joy with a fully involved shed in Rapho Township this afternoon Tuesday November 15 .

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