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Chicken BBQ at Station Saturday April 18th

Friday, April 17, 2015  The Pioneers will be having our next Chicken BBQ this Saturday, April 18th starting at 10 am.  Cost will be $5 a half and will be available until sold out.  Chicken will be sold to the rear of the firehouse at 135 S State St, come out and support your volunteers with our first fundraiser of the year!



Chicken BBQ at Station Saturday March 21st

Thursday, March 12, 2015   The Pioneers will be having our first Chicken BBQ of the season Saturday, March 21st starting at 10 am.  Cost will be $5 a half and will be available until sold out.  Come out and support your volunteers with our first fundraiser of the year!



Vehicle Fire on Rt 222

Friday, March 6, 2015 15:07  On Friday afternoon Co 15 was alerted for a vehicle fire on Rt 222 northbound in the area of Rt 322.  Just after 15 was dispatched Co 29 (West Earl) was alerted for a fire about 1 mile south of the Ephrata exit.  Finding our incident to be one in the same with 29's Engine 15-1 and Capt 15 continued to respond in at the request of Deputy 29.  Units on scene found a fully involved engine compartment fire.  Crews from Eng 15-1 and Eng 29-1 worked together knocking down the fire and gaining control of the incident.  Units from 15 remained on scene for about 30 minutes till released by command.



Lions Marathon Bingo Benefiting Local Emergency Services

Saturday, February 28, 2015  This Saturday February 28th the Ephrata Lions Club will be holding their annual marathon bingo benefiting the emergency services of the Ephrata area.  It will be held at the Ephrata Rec Center, 130 S Academy Dr from Noon-9 pm.  Some of the Pioneers will be on hand helping out from 12-3 pm.  Be sure to stop out and help a great cause!



Fire Police Chicken BBQ This Saturday

Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00  This Saturday February 21st the Pioneers will be hosting a chicken BBQ benefiting the the Fire Police.  Starting at 10 am we will be serving till sold out.  Chicken can be picked up to the rear of the station.  Come out and show your support of our volunteers!



Busy January Comes to an End

Saturday, January 31, 2015  As January comes to an end the Pioneers responded to a total of 42 calls, including 2 first due working fires.  Station 15 also responded to 6 vehicle accidents, 2 of which had occupants trapped or confined in the vehicle, 6 medical calls, 5 automatic alarms, 3 chimney fires and several other "routine" incidents. 

During the month we had multiple members attending outside trainings, including 4 members who took an Officer Development course in Quarryville, 10 Fire Police members attended at Haz-mat refresher and 3 new members began the Essentials of Firefighting program.  All of this was in addition to our weekly Tuesday trainings.

Thanks to all our members for making a busy month a success!



New Line Officers for 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Tuesday night at the monthly business meeting the line officers for 2015 were announced.  Good luck to the new officers and thank you to the officers who have previously served!

Fire Company
Captains – Steve Kintzler
         Kyle Hackman
         Troy Redcary

Lieutenants – Cody Bowen
               Bill Rockey

Fire Police
Captain – Jim Sweigart
Lieutenant – Dale Witmer
Sergeant – Ralph Mowen



Blood Drive!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company and Blue Ridge Cable 11 will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at our station on Monday February 16th from 1:00pm-6:00pm. To help donate and support this life saving cause please visit and use the sponsor code BRC11 to schedule an appointment.



3rd Alarm Fire in the Township

Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:17  Just after 10 AM Sunday morning Company 15 was dispatched for a reported automatic fire alarm at B&S Wholesale Warehouse on Alexander Dr in the Township.  Engine 15-1 responding with Assistant Chief 15 to check the alarm.  On arrival the engine crew found a heavy smoke condition and low visibility inside the building and the incident was upgraded.  Crews searched the building and eventually found fire in a storage area in the basement of the warehouse.  Due to the amount of manpower needed a 2nd and 3rd alarm was requested.  Several tankers were also requested due to poor water supply from the hydrants in the area.  The Pioneers along with mutual aid remained on scene for approximately 8 hours performing overhaul and clearing smoke from the building.  Thanks to all mutual aid departments for the assistance!

Photo credit to Kirk Neidermyer of 3rd Alarm Photography



First Due Mobile Home Fire

Saturday, January 3, 2015 17:49 Just before 1800 hours Saturday the Pioneers along with Co 12 (Akron) and 16 (Lincoln) were dispatched for a reported mobile home fire on Steinmetz Rd in the Borough.  Chief 15 responded and was advised of multiple calls reporting a fire to the rear of the home.  PD arrived on scene reporting fire showing and all occupants reported out of the home.  Eng 12-2 was first on the scene with E15-1 arriving shortly after, crews pulled multiple handlines quickly knocked down the fire.  Crews remained on scene for over 2 hours checking for hot spots and assisting the PSP Fire Marshall.  Co 15 was assisted by Akron, Lincoln, Reamstown and Lititz.  Eng 16-1 also covered the Borough while we were out on the call.

Thanks to Dale Ebersole of Code 3 Images for the photos!



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