Monthly calls

Our Next Chicken BBQ May 16th

Wednesday, April 29, 2015   Come out and support your local volunteers on our 3rd Chicken BBQ of the year on Saturday, May 16th.  Chicken will be available to the rear of the firehouse at 135 S State St.  We'll be selling halves for $5 starting at 10 am and running till sold out.  Also be sure to check out the first Open Air Market downtown sponsored by the Ephrata Area Merchants Association!



Sunday Brings 5 Calls for Service

Sunday, April 26, 2015  Our busy Sunday started early around 1:30 am when the Pioneers along with EMS were dispatched to assist the Ephrata Police with checking CO levels in a home.  Later that morning Co 15 along with mutual aid departments were dispatched for a reported house fire on Westpointe Dr.  Crews found a small fire in an oven and held the assignment to units on scene.  Just after returning to station crews were dispatched to Highland Ave for a reported gas leak.  Responding units found a leaking gas meter at a residence.  Crews controlled the leaking meter and turned the incident over to UGI.  Again, shortly after returning to station Engine 15-2  was dispatched for a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Walmart.  Crews found a small electrical fire and cleared shortly after.  As the Engine cleared Walmart fire police were dispatched to shut down Rt 222 NB at the Ephrata exit.  Pennsylvania State Police were conducting an investigation and request the highway shut down.  Fire police remained on scene for several hours until the road was reopened.



Chicken BBQ at Station Saturday April 18th

Friday, April 17, 2015  The Pioneers will be having our next Chicken BBQ this Saturday, April 18th starting at 10 am.  Cost will be $5 a half and will be available until sold out.  Chicken will be sold to the rear of the firehouse at 135 S State St, come out and support your volunteers with our first fundraiser of the year!



Chicken BBQ at Station Saturday March 21st

Thursday, March 12, 2015   The Pioneers will be having our first Chicken BBQ of the season Saturday, March 21st starting at 10 am.  Cost will be $5 a half and will be available until sold out.  Come out and support your volunteers with our first fundraiser of the year!



Vehicle Fire on Rt 222

Friday, March 6, 2015 15:07  On Friday afternoon Co 15 was alerted for a vehicle fire on Rt 222 northbound in the area of Rt 322.  Just after 15 was dispatched Co 29 (West Earl) was alerted for a fire about 1 mile south of the Ephrata exit.  Finding our incident to be one in the same with 29's Engine 15-1 and Capt 15 continued to respond in at the request of Deputy 29.  Units on scene found a fully involved engine compartment fire.  Crews from Eng 15-1 and Eng 29-1 worked together knocking down the fire and gaining control of the incident.  Units from 15 remained on scene for about 30 minutes till released by command.



Lions Marathon Bingo Benefiting Local Emergency Services

Saturday, February 28, 2015  This Saturday February 28th the Ephrata Lions Club will be holding their annual marathon bingo benefiting the emergency services of the Ephrata area.  It will be held at the Ephrata Rec Center, 130 S Academy Dr from Noon-9 pm.  Some of the Pioneers will be on hand helping out from 12-3 pm.  Be sure to stop out and help a great cause!



Fire Police Chicken BBQ This Saturday

Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00  This Saturday February 21st the Pioneers will be hosting a chicken BBQ benefiting the the Fire Police.  Starting at 10 am we will be serving till sold out.  Chicken can be picked up to the rear of the station.  Come out and show your support of our volunteers!



Busy January Comes to an End

Saturday, January 31, 2015  As January comes to an end the Pioneers responded to a total of 42 calls, including 2 first due working fires.  Station 15 also responded to 6 vehicle accidents, 2 of which had occupants trapped or confined in the vehicle, 6 medical calls, 5 automatic alarms, 3 chimney fires and several other "routine" incidents. 

During the month we had multiple members attending outside trainings, including 4 members who took an Officer Development course in Quarryville, 10 Fire Police members attended at Haz-mat refresher and 3 new members began the Essentials of Firefighting program.  All of this was in addition to our weekly Tuesday trainings.

Thanks to all our members for making a busy month a success!



New Line Officers for 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Tuesday night at the monthly business meeting the line officers for 2015 were announced.  Good luck to the new officers and thank you to the officers who have previously served!

Fire Company
Captains – Steve Kintzler
         Kyle Hackman
         Troy Redcary

Lieutenants – Cody Bowen
               Bill Rockey

Fire Police
Captain – Jim Sweigart
Lieutenant – Dale Witmer
Sergeant – Ralph Mowen



Blood Drive!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company and Blue Ridge Cable 11 will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at our station on Monday February 16th from 1:00pm-6:00pm. To help donate and support this life saving cause please visit and use the sponsor code BRC11 to schedule an appointment.



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