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Recruitment Video

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  Ever wonder what it is like to be a volunteer member of the Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company? Want to join the team? Check out this video to learn more then click the "Volunteer" link on the left of the page to fill out an application!



The Pioneers Assist Co 16 on a 2 Alarm Barn Fire

Thursday, October 8, 2015 11:19  Just before noon Thursday the Pioneers were dispatched to assist Co 16 (Lincoln) on a reported barn fire on Springville Rd in the Township.  Both Eng 15-1 and 15-2 responded to assist.  E16-1 arrived with fire showing and requested the 2nd alarm be dispatched.  Eng 15-1 proceeded into the scene and assisted with initial fire attack and overhaul.  E2 was directed to a hydrant at on Academy Dr to fill tankers.  Squad 15-1 also made the response to assist with additional manpower.  Crews from 15 remained on scene for approximately 3 hours before clearing.



Crash with Pole Down on Rt 272

Thursday, October 1, 2015 14:46 Thursday afternoon Engine 15-2 along with EMS from Ephrata Ambulance and ECH Medic 4-10 were dispatched for a vehicle accident in front of JD's Pazzo Pizza on N Reading Rd.  EMS was first on scene reporting 1 patient already out of the vehicle and a pole and wires down.  Engine 2 arrived and checked the vehicle and assisted with traffic control until the utility companies arrived on scene.  The patient had minor injuries and was not transported from the scene, Co 15 cleared shortly after.



Truck Company Assists GSFR on Working Apartment Fire

Thursday, October 1, 2015 02:54  Early Thursday morning Truck 15 was alerted to assist Co 39 (Garden Spot Fire-Rescue) on a reported apartment house fire on Division Hwy in East Earl Twp.  As units were responding, PD arrived reporting a working basement fire.  As the first fire units were arriving PD located 2 subjects on a porch roof needing assistance down.  Truck 15 arrived just after the crew from Truck 39 successfully rescued the 2 residents.  The truck crew assisted with searching the building, laddering the structure and overhaul.  Crews from 15 cleared after a little over and hour.  Great job to the crews from Co 39 on a quick knock of the fire and successfully rescuing the 2 residents!

Thanks to Kirk Neidermyer of 3rd Alarm Photography for the photos.



Fair Week in Ephrata

Saturday, September 26, 2015  The Ephrata Fair is officially upon us, starting Tuesday September 22rd and runs through Saturday the 26th.  Be sure to stop by the stand in front of the firehouse, we'll be selling walking tacos for $3, drinks for $1, and t-shirts for $10.

Also if you're interested in finding out how to volunteer, stop by the station and talk to the members.  Crews will be in station every night during the fair after 7 pm.  If first aid or medical assistance is needed please see the Ephrata Ambulance stand in the parking lot next to the Brossman Building.  

Please remember to allow extra time coming due to the road closures and watch out for the many pedestrians on the streets.  Additional roads will be closed Wednesday night due to the Ephrata Fair Parade, so please avoid the downtown area, unless you're coming to watch of course!



All You Can Eat Crabfest Sat Sept 12th

Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:00 PM  On Saturday September 12th from 3-8 PM the Pioneers are teaming up with our neighbors at the Ephrata VFW for our first all you can eat crabfest.  The event will be held outside to the rear of the VFW at 141 S State St.  Tickets are available now for $30 a piece in advance, that price includes all you can eat Maryland blue crabs, sides and sodas.  For another $10 domestic beer is also included.  Tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event for $35.  There will also be a live band, raffles, door prizes and small games of chance.  The event is being held rain or shine.

You must be 21 or older with proper ID to consume alcoholic beverages!

Tickets are available at the firehouse, the VFW or online at



Vehicle Accident with 3 Trapped in the Township

Thursday, June 18, 2015 18:37  On Thursday evening as several members from Co 15 & 16 were starting an in house training class we were alerted for a vehicle accident reported with entrapment.  Eng 15-2 was on the street in under 2 minutes with a crew of 7 and was advised for a box truck that struck a VW and 3 people reported trapped.  Res/Eng 12-1, E16-1, E15-1 and Rescue 16 also responded, crews from all 3 companies along with multiple local EMS agencies worked for 20 min freeing the 3 occupants from the vehicle.  All 3 patients were transferred to waiting ambulances and transported to local hospitals.  Crews remained on scene for over an hour assisting PD with their investigation and cleanup.

Thanks to Kirk Neidermyer of 3rd Alarm Photography for the photos.



Camper Fire behind the Sheetz on E Main St

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 14:15  Just after returning from and automatic fire alarm at Highland Elementary Wednesday afternoon the Pioneers were alerted for a vehicle fire in the Township behind the Sheetz on E Main St.  Eng 15-2 along with Deputy 15 responded and were advised by LCWC of an engine compartment fire in a VW van.  Deputy 15 arrived finding a fully involved VW camper to the rear of the building.  Eng 2 arrived shortly after, putting 2 handlines in service and quickly knocking the fire down.  Crews remained on scene for almost an hour extinguishing the fire and checking for hot spots.

Thanks to Makin' the Hit's Facebook page for the photo!



Vehicle Accident on Rt 222 SB

Monday, June 15, 2015 05:17 Early Monday morning the Pioneers along with Rescue/Engine 12-1 (Akron) and Rescue 16 (Lincoln) were dispatched to Rt 222 South in the Township for a vehicle accident with reported entrapment.  Initial reports from PD on scene were of a vehicle crossing the center median and off the road on it's side.  Arriving units found a vehicle off the road approximately 20' into the woods on it's side.  Units stabilized the vehicle and the driver was able to self-extricate.  Crews worked with chainsaws to clear a path from the woods to the shoulder to get the driver to waiting EMS units.  Crews cleared the scene shortly after, the right lane was shut down for over an hour while PD investigated and the vehicle was removed from the wooded area.



Dumpster Fire in the Township

Saturday, June 13, 2015 16:59 Late Saturday afternoon the Pioneers were alerted for a dumpster fire on Alexander Dr in the township.  Eng 15-1 along with Chief and Deputy 15 responded and were advised of a 40 yard dumpster with fire showing.  Chief 15 arrived on scene confirming the report.  Eng 15-1 arrived shortly after quickly knocking down the fire, E15-2 also responded for additional water.  Crews remained on scene for about an hour checking for hot spots and cleared shortly after.



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