Author Archives: Lynn Fernbaugh

Downtown Station Earns State Recognition

“If you want it, work for it”  The Mechanicsburg Fire Department, Downtown Station has done the hardwork.  On Tuesday evening our firefighters were presented with the Bronze Level of the Voluntary Fire Fighter Certificate Program as recognized by the Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Saturday Truck 28 Work Detail

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 … Continue reading

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Meeting With Our Surrounding Mutual Aid Chiefs

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 … Continue reading

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Congratulations To The Class Of 2018

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 … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Parade

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.  

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Memorial Day Picnic

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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