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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Gun Raffle Tickets Now Available

We now have Gun Raffle Tickets available for purchase at the Station, 53 E. Main Street in Mechanicsburg.  Tickets are $50 each.  The Raffle will be held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 29th beginning at 12 Noon.  The purchase of a ticket includes food and beverage, served from 12 – 6 on the day of the event.  Doors open at Noon.  The Prize List includes:

  • 54 Guns
  • 2 Crossbows
  • 4 Four-wheelers
  • 1 Bad Boy Buggy
  • 2 Hunting Trips
  • $12,500 Cash Grand Prize  ($25,000 Total Cash Prizes)

  

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2017 Events Page updated

The Events Page listing all of our fund raising events for 2017 has been updated. Please click the EVENTS link for more information.

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2017 Awards Banquet

On Saturday, February 18th, the members of the Washington Fire Co. #1 of Mechanicsburg, as well as invited guests from surrounding departments and special invited guests, gathered for the 159th Annual Awards Banquet held at the Mechanicsburg Club.  The program consisted of a meal, followed by a speaker, and then the annual Company awards were presented.  A DJ completed the evening w/ music and dancing.  A special shout-out to the members of the Hampden Twp. Vol. Fire Company for providing additional coverage to our response areas.  More photos can be seen on our Facebook page at this link:  PHOTOS 

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WEBSITE ISSUES

Due to unforseen issues with our website, we had to restore it back to an earlier date and time.  We are actively working on getting the website updated again.  Please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/washies28/

Thank you for your patience and understanding……..

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