Saturday, November 2, 2013
Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company is hosting a Home Business Expo on Saturday, November 9th from 10am-3pm. Come check out a variety of vendors. There will also be food for sale to benefit Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company. The Home Business Expo will be held in the banquet hall of Pioneer at 135 South State Street, Ephrata. Admission is Free!The venders will include: Decorative Window Paintings, Ephrata Area Merchants, Grace Adele, It Works, Jamberry Nails, Jane Martin Vitamins, Keystone Elite K-9, Lemongrass Spa, Lisa’s Handmade Treasures, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, South Hill Designs, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Tutus with Jessica, Unicorn Stamper, and Velata.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
On Saturday 9/21 members from the Ephrata Pioneer Fire
Company dedicated part of their weekend to train. Department members train as
much as possible to stay up to date with todays’ technics in fire suppression
services and to maintain the fundamental skills all fire fighters need. It was
a great day of training and the weather could not have been better. Thanks to
all who attended, you are a prime example of what it is to be a dedicated
member of the Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Today is a day of celebration for the Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company! September 17, 1988 Ephrata Fire Company received it's official charter. This fire company has voluntarily served this community for 125 years! Ephrata Fire Company past, current and future members all share a common goal to protect the lives and property of Ephrata Borough residents and its' visitors. Volunteer firefighters have been well trained and well supported for 125 years and with the continued community support will proudly protect you for another 125 years! Happy Birthday to us!
Do you buy any tickets yet for the SAMSUNG TV Entertainment Raffle? Would you like a chance to win a free ticket for the raffle in 3 easy steps?Check out and "like" Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company on Facebook"Like" the Free Ticket post on our page"Share" the Free Ticket post on your Facebook timelineThat's it, complete those 3 simple steps and you are automatically entered to win a free ticket to the raffle, the free ticket will be announced on Tuesday September 3rd.Remember tickets are also available from members and available at the Station, ticket price is $5.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Following the rain Tuesday morning several members of the
highly skilled Ephrata Pioneer Fire Water Rescue Team decided t take advantage
of the water conditions mother nature provided and train. In the middle of
training the team was dispatched to a water rescue emergency call, in which
they responded. Upon return from the call the team set to training again.
Then as the day gave way to evening members were able to get
some very valuable training, as Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company was given
permission to use a building set for demolition to train in. A variety of
topics were covered from, forcible entry, vertical ventilation practices,
search and rescue, horizontal ventilation practices, wall breaches, and many
more. As the pictures illustrate, much was accomplished that night through the
hard work and dedication of our members.
Want a fun night out and support your local fire department
at the same time? Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company announces Earl David Reed to
perform at the Ephrata Main Theater on FRIDAY OCTOBER 4th at 8:00pm.
All profit of ticket sales goes directly to supporting the 100% volunteer fire
department. Earl David Reed is a radio host of the morning show on radio
station 105.7 the X, and has performed on numerous t.v. specials including an
HBO special. Tickets are still available for purchase and are only $15.00 each.
Tickets are available at the Ephrata Main Theater box office, or stop by the station
any Tuesday evening after 6:30pm. See any members for more details.Don’t feel like a night of comedy? Don’t want to leave your
house? Want to stay home and watch t.v. instead? Want to do all this and still
support your fire department? Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company announces the
ultimate stay home prize package. One luck winner will win a 55” LED 3D Samsung
television, complete with a 3D high-definition blue-ray player, 3D rechargeable
glasses (2), and a 3D movie to watch! This ultimate prize package will be awarded
with a drawing on Saturday September 28th. Want your chance to win
this prize package see any member to purchase the $5.00 ticket or stop at the
station any Tuesday night after 6:30pm.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company is proud to announce that
several members have recently achieved the nationally recognized rank of Fire
Fighter I. These fire fighters are B. Rennix, N. Gonzalez, D. Vallery, C.
Bowen, and Lt B. Rockey. These fire fighters participated in an evaluation
process that included both a written examination and physical abilities testing
to prove that they processed the knowledge and psycho motor skills to effectively
perform functions on the dynamic fire scene. These fire fighters had to participate
in both personal and group based skills assessment that was evaluated by an independent
third party. Once they successful passed both the written and psycho motor test
their results were then passed through the State Fire Academy to a National
Board of Executives proving that they have the necessary skills to perform to
the level of Fire Fighter I. Ephrata Pioneer is proud to welcome these members
to our already highly skilled team. Well done guys, best of luck with fire
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
It is with great sympathy that Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company announces the passing of a life member, Mr. Larry Whitcraft. When a life is lost sadness is undoubtedly felt by someone, somewhere, but this loss is felt by many. Larry Whitcraft offered so much to this community, by offering to help whenever and however he could. Larry served our nation in the air force during the Vietnam War, and then returned home to serve the Ephrata Community as a police officer. Larry also served as Chief to the Ephrata Area Rescue Service and achieved the status of life member at Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company. Life member status can only be achieved by serving for 30 continuous years. Larry was often remembered by his most recent service to the community as the animated traffic control officer at the intersection of Old Mill Rd and Oak Street, during the mid-afternoon school dismissal. It is sad that future generations will never meet this community oriented selfless individual. We hope that his legacy will live on in us all. Rest easy Larry Whitcraft.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
It is that time again, 1st Sunday Breakfast
Buffet! Come on down on Sunday August 4th
for another great breakfast buffet to benefit the Ephrata Pioneer Fire
Company. Help us by having a great meal
to start the day. Eggs, pancakes, home
fries, bacon, sausage, fruit and good times.
$7 for adult, $3 for kids 6 and under, carry out is available as well at
$7. As always food served from 6am-11am. Also available for sale are the recently
released 125th Anniversary t-shirts featuring the current apparatus
and building, shirts are $15-$17.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company holds weekly training drills on
Tuesday nights. These trainings are held on a variety of topics to help ensure
that no matter the emergency our members a training and ready to answer the call
for help in a safe and professional manner.
This Tuesday’s (July 30th 2013) training focused
on rope rescue and the use of a highly
adaptable piece of equipment called the CMC MPD or multi-purpose device. This
single piece of rope rescue equipment replaced several other pieces of
equipment needed to fulfill the same job function. Ephrata Pioneer owns two of
these new devices and trains on the proper implementation of them regularly. It
is important for our members to stay proficient with the rope rescue discipline
as it is a high risk action.
Thanks to all members that attended the training.
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