Author Archives: Lynn Fernbaugh

4 Members Pass Firefighter I Certification Testing

The men and women of the Washington Fire Co. would like to congratulate Captain Koni Hench, Lieutenant Chris Bixler, Firefighter Cole Wertz, and Firefighter Elisabeth Neff for successfully completing their Firefighter I Certification Course.  This course consists of both a … Continue reading

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Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

4/17/17 – 16:15   Crews from the Downtown Station, as well from Companies 27 (Citizen’s), 23 (Upper Allen), and 30 (Hampden) went to work on a small kitchen fire in the borough. The engine crew pulled 1 hand line, quickly … Continue reading

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Chicken BBQ This Saturday

We hope to see everyone for our 1st Chicken BBQ of the year tomorrow, April 15th.  We will be at Palmer’s Automotive, 699 E. Simpson St. (next to Dairy Queen).  Serving will begin at aprox. 11:00 am.  Dinners include 1/2 … Continue reading

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Rotary Club Donation

The members of the Washington Fire Co. would like to thank the Mechanicsburg Rotary Club for their generous donation to our Company.  Pictured (L to R) Mike McConahy, Rotary Club VP, Mark Dixon, Rotary Club President,  Gary Neff, Washies Fire … Continue reading

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The White Stuff

During this weeks snow storm, Station 28 was fully staffed with dedicated volunteers to cover any dispatched situations that arose during the storm.  1 such call saw the crews responding to an automatic alarm at Elmwood Elementary School.  Below is … Continue reading

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…..

With the impending snow forecast, just a friendly reminder, if you have a fire hydrant on or near your property, please keep it accessible for use by the Fire Department.  This will allow the men and women to focus on … Continue reading

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

Just a friendly reminder, with the upcoming time change on Sunday morning, it’s a great time to replace the batteries in all of your smoke alarms.  The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reported that in one-quarter (23%) of the home … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Training

This weeks training saw the Washies with a unique opportunity.  With upcoming building renovations on the Navy Base, we were provided the chance to practice our skills on a structure scheduled for demolition.  The crews were split into 2 main … Continue reading

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AARP Crew

Tonight, while the members were participating in training drills at the Navy Base, the Borough companies were dispatched for a transformer fire on Old Silver Springs Road. The members who stayed behind at the station responded with Engine 228 while … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Training w/ Co. 27

       The members of the Washington Fire Co. and the Citezen’s Fire & Rescue Co. got together on Tuesday evening and took advantadge of the warmer weater to conduct a joint training.  Crews worked on hose line advancement. … Continue reading

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