Saturday, May 25, 2013
Elizabethtown Fire Department will be hosting a Chicken BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 25th. Chicken dinners will be sold beginning at 10AM and continue until all meals are sold. Due to the high demand of our past Memorial Day Weekend BBQ's, 800 chicken dinners will be available.
Dinners will be sold for $8.00 and include a 1/2 chicken, baked potato, roll, applesauce and a drink.
No advance tickets are required and easy Drive-Thru service is available
Monday, May 20, 2013
A Veteran Dallas, TX Firefighter has died in the line of duty in a tragic Condominium Fire early this morning.Firefighter Stanely Wilson, a 28 Year Veteran Firefighter with Dallas Fire-Rescue, leaves behind a Wife and Two Sons.May you Rest in Peace!The members of the Elizabethtown Fire Department will be keeping the Family of Firefighter Wilson and Dallas Fire-Rescue in our thoughts and prayers.Read more at:http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fire-Torches-Dallas-Condos-208104041.html
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
EFD has received several inquiries as to why we have not posted any information on yesterday’s fire on our website or any other social media venue. Out of respect for the members of our community during times of tragedy, the Elizabethtown Fire Department does not make public any information, comments or photographs of incidents in which a fatality has occurred or has a high likelihood of occurring. EFD strives to maintain a close relationship with the community in which we live, work and serve. This policy has played a critical part in maintaining the mutual trust that has been established.We appreciate everyone’s support and thank you in advance for your understanding.Sincerely, Jason Bock, ChiefElizabethtown Fire Department
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Earlier in the week, the Elizabethtown Fire Department informed our website viewers that we have sent Four members to the FDIC Show in Indianapolis. The members report that they are doing well are are learning a great deal of information in the classes and seminars that they have been attending.Here is a highlight update from each day:Wednesday April 24:Crew members attending FDIC had a jammed pack day of training.The day started with opening.ceremonies and speaches from Chief Bobby Halton, and Chief Anthony Avillo.Other seminars attended: "When you go in - 30 tips to help you win" with LT. McCormack (FDNY); Commercial Building Forcible Entry with Capt Troxell (DCFD); Tactical Mgmt of Engine and Truck Companies by Nick Martin; Firegound Challenges: and Truck work in the rear with Curtis Patterson.Crews will be heading to an "unplugged" session with Chief Alan Brunacini and Chief John Norman before finally winding down the evening with a showing of the documentary "Burn - a year on the front lines with Detroit Fire" in the iMax theater.Thursday April 24: Members at FDIC attended a full array of training classes today. Starting at 0800 crews attended a general session with guest speakers Bobby Halton and Battalion Chief Michael Walker. This was followed by a presentation from FDNY, Underwriters Laboratory and NIST regarding data on current firefighting tactics.After lunch, personnel attended classes on "Making yourself hard to kill" and Engine Company Hands on Training. The day will be concluding with the seminar "No Brainer Management Techniques" by Alan Brunacini.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Today, four officers/fighters are traveling to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the Fire Department Instructors Conference. It is the country's largest gathering of instructors from across the country and lasts several days. These instructors teach a wide range of hands-on and lecture based topics covering firefighting, rescue, hazardous materials, management, recruitment, policies and procedures and more. EFD periodically sends personnel away to these types of training events in an effort to gain an additional perspective on the way EFD operates. Members that travel to these events then bring their knowledge back and share with the remainder of the department. Safe travels to our personnel.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday Nights are commonly referred to by the members of the Elizabethtown Fire Department as Training Nights. During these nights, Members gather promptly at 7PM at the Fire Department to refresh on any given task that they may have to accomplish on any given day during a True Emergency.Tonights weekly training drill consisted of basic engine company riding assignments.Our suppression engine (E742) has seating for eight firefighters each with a very different set of responsibilities. The success of the engine as a whole is dependent on each person completing the assignments related to the seat in which they are riding. Crews ran through several different scenarios and reviewed their respective roles for each seat on the engine. Engine riding assignments are as follows: Chauffeur, Officer, Nozzleman, Backup, Irons, Hookman, Outside Vent, and Hydrant man.
Monday, April 22, 2013
At 1059 Hrs., Engine 74-1 (Lt. Splain) was dispatched to East College Avenue and South Market Street for Spill Control.The Police Department was on-scene with a Disabled Vehicle that was leaking gasoline.Engine 74-1 arrived and crews quickly contained the minor fuel spill.Engine 74-1 cleared the incident within minutes and was placed available.At 1301 Hrs., Engine 74-2 (Lt. Splain) was dispatched to the 300 Block of North Locust Street for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Engine 74-2 responded and received the additional information from Lancaster County Wide Communications that this would be an accidental pull of a Fire Alarm Pull Station.Engine 74-2 arrived on-scene and investigated. This was confirmed a false alarm. Engine 74-2 was available shortly there after.To end the day, at 2216 Hrs., Chief 74 (Bock), Engine 74-1 (Lt. Splain) and Squad 74-1 (FF Klepping) were dispatched to the 1700 Block of North Market Street for a Vehicle Accident with Injuries.Units arrived to find a single vehicle accident in the middle of the roadway. The Ambulance had arrived just before the Fire Department and had begun Patient Care.Station 74 units assisted EMS and controlled all hazards.Chief 74 later marked the incident complete and all units were placed available.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
At 1755 Hrs., Captain 74 (Halbleib), Engine 74-1 (Assistant Chief Bestwick) and Engine 74-2 (Deputy Chief Kinsey) along with Tanker 70 (Rheems) and Brush 93-3 (Mt. Joy Forest Fire Crew) were dispatched to the 1000 Block of North Market Street for Brush Fire.Captain 74 responded as the Duty Officer and received additional information from communications that this would be a reported Brush Fire near the railroad tracks behind the residence.Captain 74 arrived on-scene and confirmed a working brush fire. Units arrived and quickly contained and extinguished the Brush Fire.Captain 74 later placed the incident complete and all units were placed available.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
At 0947 Hrs., Engine 74-1 (Lt. Myers) was dispatched to the 1400 Block of Zeager Road for an Automatic Fire Alarm. Automatic Fire Alarms are a common dispatch for the Elizabetown Fire Department. These types of incidents must always be handled as though there is a real fire. This was exactly the case for this incident.Engine 74-1 responded and received additional information from Lancaster County Wide Communications that this would be a General Fire Alarm.Engine 74-1 arrived on-scene and reported Normal Conditions of an Evactuated Large Industrial Building. Upon Further Investigation, it was found that a Dumpster was on Fire adjacent to the structure. With fast thinking of Employee's on-scene, the Dumpster was pulled away from the building to prevent any fire spread prior to the Fire Department arriving.Engine 74-1 crews deployed a Hose Line and extinguished the smoldering fire.Engine 74-1 was later placed and the incident was marked complete.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Local Notice: Three Mile Island (TMI) plans to conduct a safety drill today to evaluate their emergency plan. Exelon spokesman Ralph DeSantis said the preparedness exercise will involve the participation of police and emergency responders with a 10-mile radius of TMI, and simulated scenarios to test plant personnel and offsite emergency organizations. Residents near Three Mile Island may see emergency vehicles staged in the area or hear public address announcements from the plant, but offsite emergency sirens will not be used, DeSantis said. The three- to six-hour exercise will begin in the afternoon and end in the evening.
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