Willow Street Fire Company

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Friday, December 5, 2014  It's that time of year again for Jolly Old Saint Nick to make his rounds.  As always Santa will make his arrival at the annual tree lighting on Friday December 5th.  The festivities begin at 7 pm with some caroling and the tree lighting followed by Santa's arrival on the old 56 Lafrance. 

The following are tentative dates for Santa in our neighborhoods:

Saturday December 6th - Meadia Ave, Lyndon Ave, Conestoga Ave, Woodfield Crossing

Thursday December 11th - Millwood Rd, Hollinger Rd and attached developments

Friday December 12th - Broadmoor Dr, Locust Ln, Birch Dr, Peach Bottom Rd

Saturday December 13th - Pleasantview Dr, Nolt Ave, Plank Ave, Carolyn Dr

Thursday December 18th - Wynwood Dr, Casey Dr, Sandstone Dr, Crestline Dr

Friday December 19th - Smithville MHP, Tamarack MHP, Spread Eagle MHP

Saturday December 20th - Hayward Heath development, Heatherfield development

**If nights are cancelled due to rain look for Santa to be out on Sunday evening to make up the dates

   


 

OUR CONDOLENCES TO ELIZABETHTOWN FIRE DEPT AND COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS

Saturday, December 13, 2014  This morning Firefighter Dylan Holt of the Elizabethtown Fire Department passed away from a sudden illness. Dylan worked at Lancaster County-Wide Communications with six of our firefighters and was well liked by all!  We mourn Dylan's passing and pass along our sincere condolences to his family and friends as well as our brothers and sisters in Elizabethtown, Palmyra and Lebanon.
 
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
 
It is with great sadness the Elizabethtown Fire Department along with Citizens Fire Co #1 of Palmyra and Squad 22 of the Lebanon City Chemical Fire Company announce the passing of Firefighter Dylan Holt, 23 years of age.

Dylan passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Dylan was an active firefighter and live-in with the Elizabethtown Fire Department as well... as an active member of the Citizens Fire Co. #1 of Palmyra and the Chemical Fire Company of Lebanon City. Dylan also worked for Lancaster County-Wide Communications as a dispatcher and as a sales representatives for the 911 Rapid Response company.

The funeral service will be held at the Rothermel Funeral Home, 25 W. Pine Street, Palmyra, PA on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM. The internment will be immediately following at the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra. Visitations will be held on Friday evening, December 19, 2014, at the Rothermel Funeral Home, Palmyra from 6-9:00 PM and again on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Rothermel Funeral Home from 9-11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Citizens Fire Co. #1 of Palmyra or the Elizabethtown Fire Department.

Any departments wishing to send apparatus please contact Chief 74, Jason Bock via e-mail at jbock@etownfire.com.


     



 

STOP BY AND VISIT OUR TRAIN LAYOUT

Friday, December 12, 2014  We would like to invite the public to stop by and visit our outdoor "G" gaue model train and christmas light display.  The two dates to stop by are Saturday December 20th and Tuesday December 23rd both evenings starting at 7 pm.

Firefighter Phillip Shoop has worked many hours constructing the layout for our annual tree lighting ceremony which unfortunately was moved indoors due to poor weather.  Phillip will be operating the trains on the two dates listed so that anyone can stop by and check them out.  The display is in the front of the firehouse on the north side of the Apparatus bays and includes three trains and a trolley running.  Thomas the Tank Engine will also be there to greet the kids.  Hot chocolate and cookies will also be served both evenings.

Special thanks to the Susquehanna Valley Garden Railroad Society for loaning most of the train equipment so Phillip could complete the layout.

     



 

ENTRAPMENT ACCIDENT

Thursday, December 11, 2014  At 20:14 hours the West Lampeter companies were dispatched to the intersection of Beaver Valley Pike and Hans Herr Dr for a reported auto accident with entrapment.  Units arrived to find a two vehicle accident with one person entrapped in a minivan.  Personnel went to work removing the driver's door, B post and front portion of the roof to access the patient for EMS. 

     
D/C DAVE REESE PHOTO

D/C DAVE REESE PHOTO

LARRY LUCARINO PHOTO

LARRY LUCARINO PHOTO



 

MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY FIELD HOCKEY TEAM DIVISION II CHAMPIONS

Sunday, December 7, 2014  Tonight a crew took the Tower to Millersville after we were inviited to participate in a welcoming home ceremony for the Millersville University Girls Field Hockey team after their 1-0 win over LIU Post to become the National NCAA Division II Champions.  The game was played on Saturday and the Marauders arrived home Sunday evening to a parade through town and arrival to meet family, friends and fans.  The Tower crew flew an MU flag as the MU bus rolled through.  The crew then followed the parade down to the Student Memorial Center where they got to meet the team and take some pictures.  This Marauder team is the first in Millersville history to win a National Title.  Way to go ladies!!!!

     
PHOTOS BY A/C JUNIOR RHINEER

PHOTOS BY A/C JUNIOR RHINEER



 

CRASH IN THE FIRST DUE

Friday, November 28, 2014  This morning at 0600 hours the West Lampeter companies were sent to Rt 272 South at Long Lane for a class 2 crash.  Chief 50 arrived with a 2 vehicle accident and the single patient being treated by EMS.  Rescue 50 arrived and provided the usual hazard control.  Units from 50 and 54 assisted the tow operator with cleaning up the street before clearing within the hour.

     
PHOTOS BY SPICE

PHOTOS BY SPICE



 

CRASH ON LANCASTER PIKE

Monday, November 24, 2014  This evening at around 16:30 hours the Rescue/Engine and Rescue were dispatched to Lancaster Pike and Byerland Church Rd for an auto accident.  Companies arrived to find a two vehicle accident with one patient sitting on the embankment.  Members assisted packaging the patient for EMS transport and also checked the usual hazards.  Squad 501 also responded. 

Also today Squad 502 responded to assist with traffic control in Manheim Township at a serious pedestrian accident.  The Squad was on scene for over 4 hours directing traffic while Police investigated the accident.

     



 

TOWER 50 WORK AND TRAINING CONTINUES

Saturday, November 22, 2014  On Friday several members spent the day mounting equipment on the new Tower while employees from Rayco fabricated the new ladder tunnels and added some shelving for us.  Also, Moyer Communications was in house installing radios and running electric lines to the rear cab so the portable radios, thermal imager and handlights could be mounted. 

Saturday morning had most of the membership present for training on the Tower.  Members first went over some of the equipment locations and then the group split into drivers and riders so that the drivers could focus on the various aspects of driving, pumping, and aerial controls.  Once this was completed the group got together and all members got the chance to set the Tower up and fly it.  Everyone also went over the stokes basket mount, parapet ladder mount and the basket mounted winch system.  To finish out the day the drivers all got to go out and drive the Tower throughout the run district.

Some minor equipment mounting is to be done in the next week as well as some other finishing touches and we should have her in service in the next couple of weeks.

     



 

THE END OF AN ERA

Friday, November 21, 2014  The time has finally arrived to take the old Truck 5-12/50 out of service.   As of 0800 tomorrow morning the current Truck 50 will end its 27 years of providing truck coverage for the area.  Over the years the Truck has run many working fires throughout Lancaster County and served the Volunteers at Willow Street well.  In the next week we will be removing equipment from the old girl and preparing her for the trip to Bear Creek Fire Company in North Carolina which will occur sometime in the latter part of December.  We are sure that she has many years of service to come for our brothers from Bear Creek!!  

The following are some pictures over the last 10 years of the Truck in action. 




     



 

CRASH ON WILLOW STREET PIKE

Thursday, November 20, 2014  This evening the West Lampeter Companies along with Rescue 66 and EMS were dispatched to the 1000 block of Willow Street Pike for an auto accident reported with fire.  Responding units encountered another crash in the 2400 block of the Pike which had traffic backed up in the area of Darrenkamps.  Chief 50 (M Reese) arrived in the 1000 block with a small car underneath a large SUV with no reported injuries.  The Rescues from 50 and 66 handled minor hazard/spill control and were clear in short order.

Earlier in the day the Company was dispatched to 44 Hawthorne Cir in Providence Township for a reported dwelling fire that turned into a good intent call and also was dispatched to an auto alarm with 54 which was a recall.

     



 
 
 

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