Chicken BBQ this Saturday – July 16th


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Chicken BBQ 5/14/16


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Final Inspection in Wisconsin

Currently, Chief Neff, Chief Fahringer and Captain Hench are in Appleton Wisconsin with Pierce Salesman Cyle Sheaffer doing final inspection on the new Engine 128. They will spend the next 3 days going over the new engine with a fine comb to make sure everything is how we specified when ordered. The engine is expected home within the next 2 weeks and will also be making an appearance at the Harrisburg Fire Expo.

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Washies / Union Fire Companies Sportsman Raffle

We are jointly hosting the 1st Annual Sportsman Raffle with the Union Fire Company No. 1 of Carlisle on July 30th, 2016 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

Prizes include 2 Hunting Trips, Crossbows, Guns, Cash, 4-wheelers, a Bad Boy Buggy and a grand prize of $12,500.

The event starts at 12 pm with prizes going off every 5 minutes. The grand prize will be drawn at 7 pm. Each ticket is $50. If you are interested, contact either fire company, or a fire company member to purchase a ticket.




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Updated 2016 Events Flyer



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Chicken BBQ this Saturday 4/16




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New Engine Updates

On a weekly basis until the new engine is complete, we receive updated production reports from Glick Fire Equipment, our Pierce Representative. The latest updates include Pump and Body work. Delivery is expected in May.

While our Sales Representative was in Wisconsin this past week with our neighbors at New Kingstown Fire Company, he was able to send us a pick of our cab being worked on! The new engine will be here before we know it!!!






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Apparatus Updates

Since the start of the new year, the fire officers have been hard at work with our apparatus especially with the new engine soon coming in.

With the anticipation of the new Engine being delivered in late Spring, Engine 228 has been placed out of service permantely and all equipment has been stripped from the unit. The 1997 Ford F-350 that was used as Utility 28 has been replaced with a 2006 Dodge Ram. That is expected to be in service within the next few weeks.


The new Pierce Engine has finally hit the assembly line in Appleton, WI. The first week production report is below. Delivery should be about 8 weeks away.


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New Engine Coming in 2016

In August, the Washington Fire Company No. 1 with support of the Borough of Mechanicsburg, signed paperwork with Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. to purchase a 2016 Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM/500 GWT Pumper. This new engine will replace the current 1985 Ford/Darley that is slated to be sold this year. The Pierce Enforcer will become Engine 128 with the current Engine 128 becoming Engine 228. Engine 128 will feature a low hosebed, light tower and a foam system. A pre-production/paper signing trip occurred in November and delivery is slated for late Spring. The joint apparatus committee spent approximately 2 years working on the specifications for the new engine. We look forward to the delivery of our first new pumper in 20 years.


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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Washies! As we leave 2015, we enter 2016 with plenty of goals and aspirations that includes the merger process with the Citizens Fire & Rescue No. 2 to form the Mechanicsburg Fire Department. At our December 2015 monthly meeting, we elected the following officer below. We thank those that served in 2015 and give the best of luck to the new up and coming officers for 2016.

President: Ronald Trace
Vice President: Denise Fahringer
Recording Secretary: Matthew Trace
Financial Secretary: Joseph Metallo
Membership Secretary: Paul Askey
Treasurer: Timothy Yeakle
Asst. Treasurer: Denise Fahringer
Board of Directors:
Denise Fahringer – Chairwoman
Wendy Bixler
Michael Fahringer
Amber Serrano
Brian Snyder

Fireman’s Relief:
Koni Hench
Marty Kaberle
Savannah Toddes
Ronald Trace

Fire Chief: Gary Neff
Deputy Chief: Michael Fahringer
Assistant Chief: Marty Kaberle
Captain: Koni Hench
Lieutenants: Dalton Peters, Chris Kolonoski

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