3 for Wednesday

Wednesday, January 23rd, saw frigid weather for the mid-state and 3 calls for the Washies.  Rescue 28 was dispatched around noon to Hampden Township for an odor of something burning inside a residence.  Crews were on-scene for approximately 15 minutes while the source of the odor was found.  About 4:20 pm, the Rescue was dispatched to Monroe Township for a reported auto accident w/ possible ejection.  Chief 25 placed the Rescue in service just at it arrived on scene.  The day was completed w/ the Truck being dispatched to Carrol Township, York County, for a reported building fire along Route 15 about 10:20 pn.  The Truck was placed in service by York County Communications shortly after responding.

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Transfer and Call Together

On Tuesday, January 22nd, Engine 128 was dispatched to transfer to York County Station 65, Franklintown, to cover their area while they operated on another scene.  Just after going responding on the transfer, the Borough Companies were dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at Northside Elementary.  Chief 128 arrived on scene and found it was the result of a small child who had accidentally pulled the alarm and placed the box available.

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Engine and Truck to Shiremanstown to assist with House Fire

On Sunday, January 20th, Engine 128 and Truck 28 were dispatched to the Borough of Shiremanstown as part of the 2nd Alarm response for a house fire.  The members arrived on-scene and were stationed in the manpower pool, awaiting assignment.  After approximately 30 minutes, the Company was release and returned.

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Truck 28 to Silver Spring Twp. for the Garage Fire

January 18 2013. Last night,  Truck 28 was dispatched as part of the first alarm to a reported garage fire in Silver Spring Township in the area of Carlisle Pike and Appalachain Drive. Chief 33 (New Kingstown) arrived with a working fire, with fire beginning to extend towards the house.  The Truck arrived on scene and conducted roof operations, checking for extension, and verifying the fire had not spread horizontally. No injuries reported.

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Photos by: Ed Kodish

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Truck 28 featured on cover of 2013 Ferrara Calendar

The new Truck 28 is getting national attention by being featured on the cover of Ferrara Fire, Inc’s 2013 calendar!  If interested in a calendar, please visit Ferrara Fire.


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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Washies!

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2013 Officers

The following are the Administrative and Fire Officers for 2013:

President – Ronald Trace
Vice President – Douglas Hench
Recording Secretary – Christopher Trace
Financial Secretary – Joseph Metallo
Membership Secretary – Kenneth Kise
Treasurer – Timothy Yeakle
Assistant Treasurer – Virginia Kise

Board of Directors – Douglas Hench (Chairman), Michele Motter, Sean Forsythe, Brian Snyder, Kenneth Kise

Fireman’s Relief – Christopher Trace, Kenneth Kise, Ronald Trace, Koni Hench

Fire Chief – Andrew Bixler
Deputy Chief – Michael Fahringer
Assistant Chief – Casey Leinberger
Captain – Brian Snyder
Lieutenants – Koni Hench, Lynn Fernbaugh

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One Overturned in the “S” Curves

At 11:14 am, Companies 28 and 27 were sent to  Box 28-06, Allendale Road and Jenna Court at the S Curves for a vehicle overturned. Chief 27 (Warner) was advised that the police department was on scene with one occupant still in the vehicle. On the arrival of Engine 128 and Rescue 28, the occupant was self extricated. Rescue 27 arrived and was canceled on scene. Crews remained on scene til the arrival of the towing company and cleared shortly at 12 pm. Company 28 had 8 personnel on scene.

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Remembering Jim Beistline 1940 – 2012

Today, members of the Washies attended the funeral services for member James “Jim” Beistline. Jim joined the Washies in 2008 but had many years in the fire service, previously serving as Fire Chief and Fire Marshal of the former Williams Grove Fire Company in Monroe Township. While Jim was only a member for a short time period, he brought a lot to offer to the Fire Company and put smiles on faces and memories that will last a lifetime with the guys and gals. The governor, as called by many, was a go to guy if things needed fixed around the firehouse or the apartment house next door. For his hard work in effort, at the 2012 banquet, Jim was honored to be awarded the 2012 Robert E. Dietrich Memorial Award for all his hard work. We ask everyone to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers over the holiday season. Jim will surely be missed.

Special Thank You to the Upper Allen Township Fire Department for providing Truck 23 at the cemetery to form an arch with Truck 28.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

On Saturday, Santa Claus is coming to the Washies. St. Nick will arrive at around 12 pm by Firetruck. From that time on till 2pm, children of all ages will have the chance to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what he/she wants for Christmas. A light lunch will be provided as well as a goodie bag for each child. Families are encouraged to bring their cameras for photo oppurtunities. If you have any questions, you can call the firehouse at 697-9877.

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