Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:00
Come out and support your local volunteers on our next Chicken BBQ of the year on Saturday, June 11th. 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. Come out and show your support for your local volunteers!
Friday, June 3, 2016 07:09
Just after 7 AM Friday Engine 15-1 and Truck 15 were alerted to assist Company 16 (Lincoln) on a reported barn fire on Hackman Rd in Clay Township. Multiple calls were received at LCWC reporting a barn on fire with several exposures. Chief 16 arrived with a fully involved barn spreading to a 2nd barn and several other exposures. Truck 15 arrived and setup next to Eng 16-1 for aerial operations and began pulling the tin roof away to access the fire. The crew from Eng 15-1 reported to staging and later assisted the truck crew. Crews from multiple area fire companies worked for several hours bringing the fire under control with units from 15 clearing shortly after noon.Pictures from the Lancaster Newspapers article.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:01
Right at 10 am Thursday morning the Pioneers along with mutual aid were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 200 block of E Walnut St in the borough. Deputy 15 was first on the scene finding smoke showing from the front of the residence. Engine 15-1 arrived shortly after deploying a handline to the kitchen quickly knocking down the fire. Crews remained on scene for approximately 90 min checking adjoining residences for extension and ventilating the structure. The Pioneers were assisted by Lincoln, Akron, Reamstown, and EMS from Ephrata Ambulance.Photo from the Blue Ridge New 11 Facebook page.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 02:59
Early Saturday morning Truck 15 was dispatched on the 2nd alarm to assist Company 13 (Denver) on a working house fire. Units from multiple area departments were already on scene and working for approximately 15 min. Engine 15-1 had just cleared a med local in the township so the truck was on the street in less the 3 min. The truck was initially staged out and crews assisted with overhaul on the 2nd floor. Later into the incident the truck was re-positioned to the front of the building and the aerial was used to pull the soffet and gutter away to check for any extension. Crews from 15 remained on scene for nearly 3 hours before being released by command.Check 3rd Alarm Photography or Makin' the Hit's Facebook pages for more photos.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Just after 9 AM Monday morning the Pioneers were alerted for a vehicle fire on Ridge Ave in Ephrata Township. Deputy 15 along with both Engine 15-2 and 15-1 responded and found a stake body truck with a load of straw on fire along with a small piece of machinery. Crews contained the fire to the straw in the bed of the truck with little damage to the cab and bed. Units remained on scene for about an hour breaking apart the straw to assure the fire was out.
Sunday, April 17, 2016 03:27
Just before 3:30 Sunday morning Truck 15 was alerted to assist Rothsville with a reported outbuilding fire on Shirley Ln in Warwick Twp. Initial reports were of heavy smoke in the area, Chief 12 was first on the scene reporting a 50' x 100' building fully involved. Truck 15 responded with a crew of 5 and initally staged the unit and assisted with supression efforts. Later in the incident the truck was relocated to the rear of the building and setup for water flow and checking hot spots along the roof line. The truck worked on scene for nearly 4 hours before being released by command. Engine 15-1 was also staffed in station to cover any additional calls in the area.Thanks to Chris Haldeman of Makin' the Hit and Deputy Chief Hackman for the photos.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 22:27
Late Thursday evening the Pioneers along with mutual aid were alert for a house fire in the first block of S Maple St in the borough. Initial reports from LCWC were of fire on the outside of the house, PD arrived on scene shortly after reporting heavy fire between 2 duplexes and spreading rapidly due to wind conditions. Chief 15 and Deputy 16 arrived on scene confirming that report, with heavy fire showing from half of 2 separate duplexes. Crews from Engine 15-1 and Truck 15 were first on the scene, with the engine crew deploying a line to the exposure building and a 2nd line to the charlie side. The truck crew split and began searching the 6 units involved for possible occupants.As the engine crew was moving to the 2nd floor of the exposure building crews faced rapidly changing fire conditions and the lineman had fire rollover him and had to bail out down the interior stairs. He was assisted to the exterior by the engine crew and then clear of the building by crews from Rescue 13 (Denver) and 16 (Lincoln). The FF was quickly transported to Wellspan-ECH by EMS from Ephrata Ambulance and ECH Medic 4-10. He was treated and released with minor burns and we look forward to his return to service! A second FF was treated on scene for heat exhaustion while assisting with removing the injured FF to the exterior.Crews from multiple area fire companies continued to work on scene for almost 3 hours to bring the fire under control. Units remained on scene till just after 3 AM checking for hot spots and assisting the PSP Fire Marshal and Ephrata PD with the investigation. The cause of the fire was determined to be from a discarded cigarette on a porch between the 2 buildings.The Pioneers were assisted on scene by crews from Lincoln, Akron, Reamstown, Denver, Rothsville, Lititz, West Earl, Farmersville, Stevens and the air unit from Reinholds. Also assisting on scene was EMS from Ephrata, Rothsville, Reamstown and ECH Medic 4. Engine 19-2 (Schoeneck) covered the borough from Co 16 and handled 1 call in our first due. Thanks to all of our mutual aid department for the assistance.Photos from Kirk Neidermyer of 3rd Alarm Photography.Link to the LNP article
Friday, March 4, 2016
Just before 6 am the Pioneers along with Ephrata EMS were dispatched to Rt 222 north in the area of 322 for a reported vehicle accident. Overnight snow left a light coating on roadways, causing several accidents in the area. Eng 15-2 responded and assisted EMS and assisted with cleanup while fire police assisted with 2 other no injury accidents further northbound. Crews cleared the scene a little over an hour after arriving.Later Friday evening crews responded to a person struck on Fulton St and a medical assist on Akron Rd. Sunday brought 2 back-to-back calls, a cardiac arrest on Lincoln Ave and a vehicle accident on E Main St.Members also kept busy with training, 8 members attended an in-house rope training working on rope off the Tower Ladder. 3 members also attended a smoke reading course Saturday and Sunday at the county training center.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Early Friday evening Winter Storm Jonas moved into the area and immediately started accumulating snow throughout the Lancaster County area. Our volunteers began staffing the station at 4 pm Friday and continued until around 4 pm Sunday. In total 17 members staffed the firehouse assuring the engine, truck and 6x6 ranger were staffed at all times. Crews responded to a total of 9 calls in just over 48 hours ranging from medical assists to gain access on unplowed roads to furnace malfunctions and odor investigations during the height of the snow. Our volunteers also worked on clearing several fire hydrants and checking on residents in the Ephrata area. We'd like to thank our dedicated volunteers for their service this weekend, their families for allowing them to spend time away from home, and the community for your support during the storm!
Friday, January 1, 2016
With 2015 ending the Pioneers wrapped up one of our busiest years in the history of the department. We'd like to thank our volunteers for there thousands of hours committed to training, fundraising and responding to calls for this year. We’d also like to thank the community for your support in 2015 and look forward to working with you again in 2016! Here’s a brief look at what the Pioneers responded to in 2015. Total Calls Dispatched – 392Structure Fires Reported – 52 5 First Due Working Fires 4 Mutual Aid Working FiresBrush/Trash/Unknown Fires – 22Vehicle Fires – 16 reported 6 Working Vehicle FiresAlarms – 83 63 Automatic Fire Alarms 15 Smoke Alarm Sounding Reports 5 Carbon Monoxide IncidentsOdor/Smoke Investigations – 40Vehicle Accidents w/Injuries – 27Vehicle Accident Reported w/Entrapment – 18 5 First Due Pins 3 Mutual Aid PinsVehicle Accident w/o Injuries (Spill Control) – 20Medical Calls – 59 Cardiac Arrests – 35 Assist EMS – 17 Person Struck – 7Public Service Calls - 20Utility/Wires Down - 11Water Rescues - 5 We hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!!!
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