Monthly calls

Brush Fire in the Township

Monday, November 9, 2015 13:18  Early Monday afternoon just after clearing a medical call on W Locust St the Pioneers were alerted for a reported brush fire in township off E Main St.  LCWC advised of a controlled burn that was extending into the woods near a residence.  Engine 15-1 was on the street in under 3 min and arrived finding a large burn pile with several spot fires through the woods.  Engine 12-1 (Akron) and Tanker 3 (Martindale) were added to the assignment to assist.  Crews worked for almost 2 hours extinguishing the woods fire and the burn pile, thanks to Co 12 and 3 for the assistance!

This was the 4th call of the day, earlier handling a vehicle accident on N Reading Rd, a CO investigation on Lincoln Ave and the previously mentioned medical assist.  The Pioneers have already had 15 calls this month and with almost 2 months left in the year are poised to have our busiest year ever for calls.  Thanks to all the volunteers for their countless hours of support not only with responding to calls, but the various trainings, fundraisers and regular daily duties around the firehouse!



Want to Volunteer

Recruitment Video

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  Ever wonder what it is like to be a volunteer member of the Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company? Want to join the team? Check out this video to learn more then click the "Volunteer" link on the left of the page to fill out an application!



The Pioneers Assist Co 16 on a 2 Alarm Barn Fire

Thursday, October 8, 2015 11:19  Just before noon Thursday the Pioneers were dispatched to assist Co 16 (Lincoln) on a reported barn fire on Springville Rd in the Township.  Both Eng 15-1 and 15-2 responded to assist.  E16-1 arrived with fire showing and requested the 2nd alarm be dispatched.  Eng 15-1 proceeded into the scene and assisted with initial fire attack and overhaul.  E2 was directed to a hydrant at on Academy Dr to fill tankers.  Squad 15-1 also made the response to assist with additional manpower.  Crews from 15 remained on scene for approximately 3 hours before clearing.



Crash with Pole Down on Rt 272

Thursday, October 1, 2015 14:46 Thursday afternoon Engine 15-2 along with EMS from Ephrata Ambulance and ECH Medic 4-10 were dispatched for a vehicle accident in front of JD's Pazzo Pizza on N Reading Rd.  EMS was first on scene reporting 1 patient already out of the vehicle and a pole and wires down.  Engine 2 arrived and checked the vehicle and assisted with traffic control until the utility companies arrived on scene.  The patient had minor injuries and was not transported from the scene, Co 15 cleared shortly after.



Truck Company Assists GSFR on Working Apartment Fire

Thursday, October 1, 2015 02:54  Early Thursday morning Truck 15 was alerted to assist Co 39 (Garden Spot Fire-Rescue) on a reported apartment house fire on Division Hwy in East Earl Twp.  As units were responding, PD arrived reporting a working basement fire.  As the first fire units were arriving PD located 2 subjects on a porch roof needing assistance down.  Truck 15 arrived just after the crew from Truck 39 successfully rescued the 2 residents.  The truck crew assisted with searching the building, laddering the structure and overhaul.  Crews from 15 cleared after a little over and hour.  Great job to the crews from Co 39 on a quick knock of the fire and successfully rescuing the 2 residents!

Thanks to Kirk Neidermyer of 3rd Alarm Photography for the photos.



Fair Week in Ephrata

Saturday, September 26, 2015  The Ephrata Fair is officially upon us, starting Tuesday September 22rd and runs through Saturday the 26th.  Be sure to stop by the stand in front of the firehouse, we'll be selling walking tacos for $3, drinks for $1, and t-shirts for $10.

Also if you're interested in finding out how to volunteer, stop by the station and talk to the members.  Crews will be in station every night during the fair after 7 pm.  If first aid or medical assistance is needed please see the Ephrata Ambulance stand in the parking lot next to the Brossman Building.  

Please remember to allow extra time coming due to the road closures and watch out for the many pedestrians on the streets.  Additional roads will be closed Wednesday night due to the Ephrata Fair Parade, so please avoid the downtown area, unless you're coming to watch of course!



All You Can Eat Crabfest Sat Sept 12th

Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:00 PM  On Saturday September 12th from 3-8 PM the Pioneers are teaming up with our neighbors at the Ephrata VFW for our first all you can eat crabfest.  The event will be held outside to the rear of the VFW at 141 S State St.  Tickets are available now for $30 a piece in advance, that price includes all you can eat Maryland blue crabs, sides and sodas.  For another $10 domestic beer is also included.  Tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event for $35.  There will also be a live band, raffles, door prizes and small games of chance.  The event is being held rain or shine.

You must be 21 or older with proper ID to consume alcoholic beverages!

Tickets are available at the firehouse, the VFW or online at



Our Next Chicken BBQ August 15th

Saturday, August 15, 2015 10:00  Come out and support your local volunteers on our next Chicken BBQ of the year on Saturday, August 15th.  Chicken will be available to the rear of the firehouse at 135 S State St and also downtown at the Ephrata Merchants Association Open Air Market.  We'll be selling halves for $5 starting at 10 am and running till sold out.  Come out and show your support for your local volunteers!



Annual Fund Drive In Progress!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015   Our annual fund drive is in progress and we need your help!

The Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization that strives to provide the very best for our community in the areas of fire suppression, fire prevention, hazard mitigation, and other lifesaving resources.  We need the support of community members like you, no matter how small, to keep our company running.  If you haven't already donated, please consider making  your tax deductible donation today!

You can donate by returning the flyer all residents received in the mail or also through PayPal.  Follow the "Donations" link on the left side of the page for information on how!



Vehicle Accident with 3 Trapped in the Township

Thursday, June 18, 2015 18:37  On Thursday evening as several members from Co 15 & 16 were starting an in house training class we were alerted for a vehicle accident reported with entrapment.  Eng 15-2 was on the street in under 2 minutes with a crew of 7 and was advised for a box truck that struck a VW and 3 people reported trapped.  Res/Eng 12-1, E16-1, E15-1 and Rescue 16 also responded, crews from all 3 companies along with multiple local EMS agencies worked for 20 min freeing the 3 occupants from the vehicle.  All 3 patients were transferred to waiting ambulances and transported to local hospitals.  Crews remained on scene for over an hour assisting PD with their investigation and cleanup.

Thanks to Kirk Neidermyer of 3rd Alarm Photography for the photos.



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