Monthly calls

Engine Company Handles a Mid-Day Crash

Friday, April 11, 2014 14:02  Just after 2 pm Engine 15-2 along with EMS were dispatched to the 100 block of E Mohler Church Rd for a vehicle accident with reported rollover.  First arriving units found a truck on its roof with a pole and wires down.  Police Dept reported occupants were out of the vehicle and uninjured.  E2's crew handled hazard control and cleared the scene shortly after.  Fire Police remained on scene until PPL arrived to take care of the downed pole and wires.



Truck Company Assists Schoeneck on a Working Fire

Monday, March 17, 2014 09:17 At approximately 9:17 am Truck 15 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment to assist Company 19 (Schoeneck) with a reported structure fire.  LCWC advised of a caller reporting smoke and flames from the front of a house on Wollups Hill Rd in West Cocalico Twp.  First arriving officers reported heavy smoke and fire showing.  Truck 15 arrived shortly after, crews assisted with laddering the building and fire suppression.  Once the fire was knocked crews assisted with overhaul and hitting hot spots.  Engine 15-1 was also dispatched and stood by at Station 19 while they operated on the incident.  Thanks to Tanker 35 (Farmersville) for covering our area, while we were out they handled an Investigation in the 500 block of E Main St along with E15-1 who responded from Sta 19.

Photo Credit:  Kirk Neidermyer and Blaine Shahan of Lancaster Newspapers



Raymond the Amish Comic Coming Back to Ephrata!

Monday, March 3, 2014   Come join the Pioneers for a night of comedy with Raymond the Amish Comic at the Ephrata Main Theater on Saturday March 22nd at 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $15 ahead of time and $17 at the door.  They are available from any member or at the Main Theater box office.  Proceeds benefit the Volunteers so come out and join us for a fun night!



Companies 15 and 16 Handle a Chimney Fire in the Borough

Friday, February 28, 2014 08:33  Early Friday Company 15 along with 16 (Lincoln) were dispatched for a reported chimney fire on Landis Rd in the Borough.  The caller advised LCWC of a active chimney fire that was believed to be contained in the chimney.  First arriving units found heavy smoke from the chimney confirmed the report of an active fire.  Engine 15-1 arrived shortly after pulling a line to the front door and checking for extension into the building.  Finding none, the engine crew began emptying the fire box as the crew from Truck 15 made the roof.  Rescue 16's crew checked the 2nd floor to assure the fire stayed contained in the chimney and assisted with ventilation.  The truck crew found a nearly clogged chimney and began to clear the obstruction from above and extinguished the fire.  Thanks to Company 12 (Akron) for assisting on the incident and covering the Ephrata area while crews were operating.



Ephrata Loin's Bingo

Saturday, February 22, 2014  On Saturday February 22, 2014 Ephrata Loin's Club host a Bingo event to benefit the Ephrata Area Emergency Services. Bingo starts 12:00 noon ending at 9:00 pm at the Ephrata Rec Center. Kitchen will be open to sell refreshments starting at 11:00 am



Members Complete Annual Hazmat Refresher

Tuesday, January 14, 2014   Members recently completed our annual Hazmat Ops refresher.  This is a 2 night course refreshing all members on operations on various types of hazardous material incidents.  This year member trained with foam and its various applications in Hazmat situations.  In total we had 16 members complete the training.  Thanks to all our members for their dedication to training!



Wires Upgraded to Structure Fire

Saturday, December 28, 2013 21:45  On Saturday 12/28 Company 15 was dispatched for a report of wires down in the 200 block of East Main St.  Lieutenant 15 (Hackman) arrived shortly after finding a visible smoke condition from the exterior and was receiving reports of an exterior fire possibly extending to the basement.  The incident was quickly upgraded to a building assignment.  Engine 15-1 was first on the scene and stretched a line and knocked down what little fire remained while the crew from Truck 15 checked the interior for extension.  Crews from 15, 16 (Lincoln), 12 (Akron), and 17 (Reamstown)  remained on scene for about 2 hours doing overhaul and checking for any hotspots.

Thanks to all our mutual aid companies for your assistance and Kirk Neidermyer of 3rd Alarm Photography for the pictures!



Company 15 assists Lincoln on 3-Alarm Apartment Fire

Friday, December 27, 2013 10:18  At approximately 10:18 Friday morning Truck 15 and Engine 15-1 were dispatched at part of the first alarm assignment assisting Company 16 (Lincoln) on a reported apartment building fire.  Initial reports were a gas furnace exploded and the building was on fire.  Ambulance 1-12 arrived reporting heavy fire showing, Chief 12 (Akron) arrived shortly after reporting the same and requested the 2nd alarm be dispatched.  Truck 15 was first arriving special service and went in service searching several apartments and setting up the aerial for master stream operations.  Engine 15-1 arrived shortly after securing a water supply for the truck and assisted with suppression and truck operations.  About 30 minutes into the incident command requested a 3rd alarm be dispatched for additional manpower.  Company 15 was in service for approximately 6 hours assisting our neighbors the west.

Thanks to Company 35 (Farmersville) for covering our area while we were on the incident and Dale Ebersole of Code 3 Images for the photos!



Home Business Expo at station Saturday 11/9

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.



Live Fire Training!

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



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