The Learning Never Stops at the Downtown Station

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

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Sometimes, It’s The Small Things That Matter….

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!

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New Mechanicsburg Borough Fire Chief Appointed

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….

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5 New Interior Certified Firefighters

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

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Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership Assistance

On Saturday afternoon, December 16th, the members were asked to assist the Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership along with the Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority with a ceremony commencing the beginning of demolition of the property located next to the historical Frankenberger Tavern.  This property was destroyed by a fire several years earlier and has sat in a blighted condition.  The building will be torn down, with most of the demolition being accomplished by hand, due to its proximity to the tavern, and a Community Garden, called Frankenberger Gardens, will be created in its place.  The Washies were asked to provide assistance with the aerial truck for photographs.  

 

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Santa Claus Makes 1 More Visit

Santa Claus is coming to town!!!  On December 22nd, from 6-9, he’ll be starting his ride from the firehouse and traveling through the neighborhoods from the north end of town to the south end.  He’s asked the Firefighters to take him on the firetruck and pass out candy canes for one last visit before his big night!  Bring the kids out to see Santa!!!

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2018 Election Results

On Thursday evening, the members held their elections for the upcoming year.  The following members were elected for 2018.  Congratulations to all…….

Fire Officers

Fire Chief: Gary Neff
Deputy Chief: Marty Kaberle
Assistant Chief: Koni Hench
Captain: Lynn Fernbaugh
Lieutenants: Chris Bixler, Elizabeth Neff
Safety Officers: Joe Metallo, Ron Trace

Administrative Officers

President: Ron Trace
Vice President: Matt Trace
Recording Secretary: Shannwa Smith
Financial Secretary: Joe Metallo, Sr
Membership Secretary: Paul Askey
Treasurer: Tim Yeakle
Assistant Treasurer: Elizabeth Neff
Fireman’s Relief: Ron Trace
  Gary Neff
  Leisa Grimes
  Chris Fenicle
Board of Directors: Matt Trace (Chairman)
  Koni Hench
  Brad Livezey
  Derek Weiler
  Savannah Toddes
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Children’s Christmas Party

On Saturday, November 25th, the Washington Fire Company will host its 103rd Annual Children’s Christmas Party at the station from 12 Noon until 2 pm.  Santa Claus will arrive by firetruck and then meet with all the children.  Pictures can be taken w/ Santa and light refreshments will be served.  Bring the whole family out to get the holidays started…..

 

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Another Washie Earns Firefighter I Certification

After many months of studying and hard work, firefighter Alex Goldman successfully passed both the written and practical tests to earn his Firefighter I certification.  A big congratulations from all the Washies!!  Hard work and dedication pay off…..

FF1 Alex Goldman

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Community Day Fun

Thank you to everyone who came out to visit w/ the Washies during this years Community Day.  We had a great time meeting everyone.  Click the link below to see some of the photos taken that day…..

Community Day 2017

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