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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.



Camper Fire behind the Sheetz on E Main St

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 14:15  Just after returning from and automatic fire alarm at Highland Elementary Wednesday afternoon the Pioneers were alerted for a vehicle fire in the Township behind the Sheetz on E Main St.  Eng 15-2 along with Deputy 15 responded and were advised by LCWC of an engine compartment fire in a VW van.  Deputy 15 arrived finding a fully involved VW camper to the rear of the building.  Eng 2 arrived shortly after, putting 2 handlines in service and quickly knocking the fire down.  Crews remained on scene for almost an hour extinguishing the fire and checking for hot spots.

Thanks to Makin' the Hit's Facebook page for the photo!



Vehicle Accident on Rt 222 SB

Monday, June 15, 2015 05:17 Early Monday morning the Pioneers along with Rescue/Engine 12-1 (Akron) and Rescue 16 (Lincoln) were dispatched to Rt 222 South in the Township for a vehicle accident with reported entrapment.  Initial reports from PD on scene were of a vehicle crossing the center median and off the road on it's side.  Arriving units found a vehicle off the road approximately 20' into the woods on it's side.  Units stabilized the vehicle and the driver was able to self-extricate.  Crews worked with chainsaws to clear a path from the woods to the shoulder to get the driver to waiting EMS units.  Crews cleared the scene shortly after, the right lane was shut down for over an hour while PD investigated and the vehicle was removed from the wooded area.



Dumpster Fire in the Township

Saturday, June 13, 2015 16:59 Late Saturday afternoon the Pioneers were alerted for a dumpster fire on Alexander Dr in the township.  Eng 15-1 along with Chief and Deputy 15 responded and were advised of a 40 yard dumpster with fire showing.  Chief 15 arrived on scene confirming the report.  Eng 15-1 arrived shortly after quickly knocking down the fire, E15-2 also responded for additional water.  Crews remained on scene for about an hour checking for hot spots and cleared shortly after.



From Recruit to Firefighter!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015  Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company is pleased to announce that three of our newest members just completed the basic firefighter course. Firefighter S. Oberly, T. Swiegart, and J. Troop become the newest members of Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company that are completely trained to help in an emergency should the need arise. We are very proud of these three and hope they will use what they learned and pass it on to other new members in the future. Congratulations Firefighters!!



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!



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