4 Member 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 written test and a practical evaluation.  As always, nice work!!!

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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 put out the fire, then checked for extension as the other crews assisted with ventilation.  Borough units were placed back into service by 17:55.  Great work by all!  Thanks to mutual aid crews and to Glen Hostetler for the pictures! 

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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 chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll w/ butter, bottle of water.  Please come support your local volunteers and pick-up some delicious BBQ chicken for lunch and/or dinner.

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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 Chief, Mike Fahringer, Washies Deputy Fire Chief.

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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 a picture of our newest apparatus, Engine 128, while on that scene.  

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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 the emergency at hand, rather than wasting precious minutes clearing out the hydrant.  Please help us to keep you and your neighbors safe during the winter.  As always, we thank y0u for your continued support……

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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 fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.  Please don’t be a statistic, change your battery!!!!

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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 areas.  Fire Chief Gary Neff led a group of Washies onto the roof to work on vertical ventilation while Lieutenant Dalton Peters worked with the 2nd group inside the structure reviewing forcible entry procedures.  The members of the Washies would like to thank the members of Company 37, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, for this opportunity.

                            

Additional photos can be found on our Facebook page on by clicking here

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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 some of the training crew responded from the base, along with the other Borough units.  After PP&L arrived on-scene and secured the situation, all units were returned.  Pictured below is the crew of Engine 228, the youngest member at age 50.  

The AARP Crew

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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.  Additional photos can be viewed on our Facebook page by clicking on this LINK.

As always, Thank You for your continued support……..

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