On Saturday, several members gathered to perform some necessary maintenance on Truck 28. Members used several pressure washers to degrease the extendable boom and then re-grease it. This is no small task but is necessary to keep the apparatus functioning properly.
On Thursday evening, the Officers of the Washington Fire Company hosted a meeting for the Borough Fire Chief and all of our surrounding Mutual Aid Chiefs. This was an informal get together to meet and discuss future directions of the Borough of Mechanicsburg Fire Services. Boro Chief Neff presented the updated box assisgnments as well as discuss possible future operational plans. We’d like to thank all of the Mutual Aid Chiefs for taking time from their busy schedules to attend and we look forward to working with all of you in the upcoming months and years…..
The mem and women of the Washington Fire Company would like to send “Congratulations” to the Class of 2018 from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High. Included are our own members Jr. FF Jason Albert, FF-1 / EMT Savannah Toddes, and FF -1 Nick Bixler. Also, “Congratulations” to another one of our members, Jr. FF Sabrina McClintock, who is a member of the Cumberland Valley Class of 2018.
J. Albert – S. Toddes – N. Bixler
N. Bixler – S. McClintock
Members from both Borough Fire Companies staffed their apparatus for the annual Memorial Day Parade in Mechanicsburg. They also participated in the Memorial Service at the Mechanicsburg Cemetary following the parade.
Members, family, and friends gathered Sunday at the Downtown Station for a picnic to celebrate Memorial Day. A cookout meal was prepared with all the fixins’. Afterwards, the Corn Hold boards were brought out for some entertainment. Later, both Engine 228 and Truck 28 were washed and detailed in preparation for Monday’s Memorial Day parade in Mechanicsburg.
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Recently, several members of the Washies completed the necessary requirements to receive their State and National Firefighter Certifications. This training includes numerous hours of classes covering basic first aid, hazardous materials training, as well as having to complete the 148 hour required Interior Firefighter courses. Once all of this training is completed, an additional written test as well as a practical, “hands-on” test covering 12 knowledge stations, is required. Congratulations to the following:
Deputy Chief Koni Hench – Firefighter II
Captain Chris Bixler – Firefighter II
Lieutenant Elizabeth Neff – Firefighter II
Firefighter Nick Bixler – Firefighter I
Firefighter Chris Swingle – Firefighter I
Firefighter Savannah Toddes – Firefighter I
On Thursday afternoon, Engine 128 was dispatched for an animal rescue. Upon arrival, the crew found ducklings stuck in a storm drain. A line was pulled to flow water into the other end of the drain and gently float them out. 7 ducklings were caught and pulled out, and reunited with their momma duck and 3 other ducklings. All ducks were carried to a retention pond about a block away. Thank you to the kind woman who stopped and joined the engine crew to help save the ducks!
The members would like to congratulate our own Chief Gary Neff on his appointment to be the Fire Chief for the Borough of Mechanicsburg. It is with great pride that Chief Neff follow in the footsteps of his father and brother who have both held this position in the past. Great work Chief and we look forward to many more years of working for and with you to provide the residents of the Borough with the best fire protection we can provide….
The members of the Washington Fire Company would like to congratulate 5 members for passing their Interior Firefighter course today at HACC. This training covers 148 hours of extensive training giving them basic training needed to be an interior firefighter. We congratulate Tyler Bender, Nick Bixler, Mark Gephart, Trey King, and Savannah Toddes