Monthly calls

House Fire in the Township Ruled Arson

Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:33  Just after 10:30 Thursday morning the Pioneers along with mutual aid departments were dispatched for a residential structure fire on Summerlyn Dr in Ephrata Township.  Units from Ephrata along with Co 16 (Lincoln), Co 17-1 (Reamstown) and Co 12 (Akron) were advised of a reported attached garage fire.  Crews from all companies worked for about 30 minutes to bring the incident under control.  After an investigation by the fire dept, Ephrata Police and the PA State Police Fire Marshal the fire was ruled arson and a suspect was taken into custody by EPD.  Any further statements or information can be found at the Ephrata Police Crimewatch page.

Thanks to Chief 12 (Akron) and Eng 24-2 (Rothsville) for handling an automatic alarm at Ephrata High School while we were out and Eng 29-1 (West Earl) for covering our first due.



Next Chicken BBQ on October 22nd

Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00 AM  On Saturday October 22nd the Pioneers will be holding our next Chicken BBQ at the firehouse.  Chicken will be available for $5 a half starting at 10 AM until sold out to the rear of the firehouse, 135 S State St.  Come out and support your local volunteers!



Accident on Rt 272 in the Township

Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:35 Just before 11 am Sunday morning the Pioneers along with Rescue 16 (Lincoln) and EMS were dispatched for a vehicle accident reported with entrapment on N Reading Rd in the area on Church Ave.  Crews arrived on scene finding one driver not injured confined in his vehicle.  The crew from Rescue 16 performed a "door pop" to free the driver who was checked over by EMS.  Engine 15-1 and 15-2 assisted the rescue crew and cleaned up fluids that were spilled from the other vehicle involved.  Crews remained on scene for approximately 45 min before clearing and reopening the roadway.



Our Next Chicken BBQ July 23rd

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:00  Come out and support your local volunteers on our next Chicken BBQ of the year on Saturday, July 23rd.  Chicken will be available to the rear of the firehouse at 135 S State St.  We'll be selling halves for $5 starting at 10 am and running till sold out.  Come out and show your support for your local volunteers!



Annual Fund Drive In Progress!

Friday, July 8, 2016   Our annual fund drive is in progress and we need your help!

The Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization that strives to provide the very best for our community in the areas of fire suppression, fire prevention, hazard mitigation, and other lifesaving resources.  We need the support of community members like you, no matter how small, to keep our company running.  If you haven't already donated, please consider making  your tax deductible donation today!

You can donate by returning the flyer all residents received in the mail or also through PayPal.  Follow the "Donations" link on the left side of the page for information on how!



2nd Alarm Barn Fire in Clay Township

Friday, June 3, 2016 07:09  Just after 7 AM Friday Engine 15-1 and Truck 15 were alerted to assist Company 16 (Lincoln) on a reported barn fire on Hackman Rd in Clay Township.  Multiple calls were received at LCWC reporting a barn on fire with several exposures.  Chief 16 arrived with a fully involved barn spreading to a 2nd barn and several other exposures.  Truck 15 arrived and setup next to Eng 16-1 for aerial operations and began pulling the tin roof away to access the fire.  The crew from Eng 15-1 reported to staging and later assisted the truck crew.  Crews from multiple area fire companies worked for several hours bringing the fire under control with units from 15 clearing shortly after noon.

Pictures from the Lancaster Newspapers article.



Kitchen Fire on E Walnut St in the Borough

Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:01  Right at 10 am Thursday morning the Pioneers along with mutual aid were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 200 block of E Walnut St in the borough.  Deputy 15 was first on the scene finding smoke showing from the front of the residence.  Engine 15-1 arrived shortly after deploying a handline to the kitchen quickly knocking down the fire.  Crews remained on scene for approximately 90 min checking adjoining residences for extension and ventilating the structure.  The Pioneers were assisted by Lincoln, Akron, Reamstown, and EMS from Ephrata Ambulance.

Photo from the Blue Ridge New 11 Facebook page.



Truck Assists Denver on 2nd Alarm Fire

Saturday, May 28, 2016 02:59  Early Saturday morning Truck 15 was dispatched on the 2nd alarm to assist Company 13 (Denver) on a working house fire.  Units from multiple area departments were already on scene and working for approximately 15 min.  Engine 15-1 had just cleared a med local in the township so the truck was on the street in less the 3 min.  The truck was initially staged out and crews assisted with overhaul on the 2nd floor.  Later into the incident the truck was re-positioned to the front of the building and the aerial was used to pull the soffet and gutter away to check for any extension.  Crews from 15 remained on scene for nearly 3 hours before being released by command.

Check 3rd Alarm Photography or Makin' the Hit's Facebook pages for more photos.



Vehicle Fire in the Township

Monday, May 9, 2016   Just after 9 AM Monday morning the Pioneers were alerted for a vehicle fire on Ridge Ave in Ephrata Township.  Deputy 15 along with both Engine 15-2 and 15-1 responded and found a stake body truck with a load of straw on fire along with a small piece of machinery.  Crews contained the fire to the straw in the bed of the truck with little damage to the cab and bed.  Units remained on scene for about an hour breaking apart the straw to assure the fire was out.



Truck Co Assist to Rothsville for a Working Fire

Sunday, April 17, 2016 03:27 Just before 3:30 Sunday morning Truck 15 was alerted to assist Rothsville with a reported outbuilding fire on Shirley Ln in Warwick Twp.  Initial reports were of heavy smoke in the area, Chief 12 was first on the scene reporting a 50' x 100' building fully involved.  Truck 15 responded with a crew of 5 and initally staged the unit and assisted with supression efforts.  Later in the incident the truck was relocated to the rear of the building and setup for water flow and checking hot spots along the roof line.  The truck worked on scene for nearly 4 hours before being released by command. Engine 15-1 was also staffed in station to cover any additional calls in the area.

Thanks to Chris Haldeman of Makin' the Hit and Deputy Chief Hackman for the photos.



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