Saturday, July 12, 2014
INCIDENT UPDATE:6/22 3:42 pm Vehicle Accident; 1065 W. Main St., Boro – with 1 injury6/23 1:53 pm Automatic Alarm; 99 Bethany Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer6/24 11:29 am Fire Police; Pole Down – 100 block Meadow Valley Rd., Ephrata Twp.6/25 4:25 am Residential Flooding; 965 Rettew Mill Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Water leak6/27 10:18 am Vehicle Accident; Stevens Rd. and Grandview Dr., Ephrata Twp.6/27 6:36 pm Dwelling Fire; 65 N. Church Ave., Boro – Assist Pioneer6/27 9:31 pm Building Fire; 4179 Oregon Pike- Assist West Earl6/29 4:33 pm Vehicle Accident; MeadowVally and Royer Rds., Ephrata Twp. – 1 injury7/1 4:07 pm Automatic Alarm; 964 Martin Ave., Boro False Malfunction7/1 9:45 pm Dwelling Fire; 333 N. 7th7/2 6:22 am Accident with injury; 900 block of W. Main St., Boro7/2 3:15 pm Standby; Schoeneck Fire Station – W. Cocalico Twp. – They had a barn fire.7/2 8:05 pm Building Fire; 1551 Division Highway, Earl Twp. – Assist Martindale7/4 8 pm Fireworks Standby, Lincoln heights Park, Boro7/4 10:55 pm Vehicle Accident; Crescent and Marie Aves., Boro – Control fluid leak7/8 10:47 am Vehicle Accident; 1949 W. Main St., Clay Twp. – Damaged Electric Pole7/8 11:36 am Automatic Alarm; 808 Pleasantview Dr., Ephrata Twp. – False-accidental7/8 12:30 pm Vehicle Fire; 809 Martin Ave., Boro-broken hose created steam-nor fire7/8 7:43 pm Fire Police; Schoeneck Rd. & Rt. 272, Ephrata Twp. – power outage no St., Assist Denver Fire Co. – Recalled enroute, Traffic lights7/8 7:55 pm Storm Damage; 900 block of W. Main St., Boro – tree limbs on vehicles7/8 8:05 pm Storm Damage; 955 Lincoln Heights Ave., Boro-Tree on house roof7/9 7:56 am Automatic alarm; Ephrata Rec Center, Boro-False, malfunction7/10 4:29 pm Vehicle Accident; Rt. 272 & Locust Bend Rd., Akron-Assist Akron Fire Co.7/11 8:26 pm Gas odor; Cloister Shopping Center, Boro – No cause found
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
While doing a fire safety awareness program at the Weis Market in Ephrata, Amish Mafia TV star, Alan Beiler, stopped by and had his photo taken with the crew of Engine 16-2.Amish Mafia is a TV show on the Discovery Channel with much of it filmed in Lancaster County.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
INCIDENT UPDATE:6/9 9:55 pm Vehicle Accident; 200 block of W. Burkholder Dr., Clay Twp.-Pole down, No injuries6/10 7:01 pm Vehicle Accident; W. Main St. and Wood Corner Rd., Clay Twp.6/13 4:40 pm Gas Leak; Meadow Valley Rd. and Hammon Ave., Ephrata Twp. – Leaking Regulator6/13 8:22 pm Automatic Alarm; 82 Weaver Ave., Ephrata Twp. – Smoke from cooking6/14 12:45 am Dwelling Fire; 305 Southview Dr., Assist West Earl6/15 4:19 pm Dwelling Fire; 209 E. Mohler Church Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer6/15 4:39 pm Standby in Station for Pioneer Fire Co. , Boro6/18 9:24 pm Dwelling Fire; 18 Orange St., Boro – Assist Pioneer – Recalled6/20 4:20 pm Public Service Call; 1416 W. Main St., Boro – Fuel oil spill in home
Sunday, June 8, 2014
The officers of the Lincoln Fire Co. are extremely proud of the young men and women who choose to be active members. During this month, an Eagle Scout Awards Program was held at the station recognizing Eric Showalter and Josiah Fegley for their Eagle Scout projects completed at the fire station. The Lincoln Fire Company now has a total of 6 active firefighters who are Eagle Scouts for the Boy Scouts of America.We have two active firefighters, Kiersten Rountree and Brett Fahnestock who will be graduating this week from High School. Kiersten spent her entire senior year participating in the Protective Services curriculum of the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center held at the County Public Safety Training Center. She received the training she needs to be an EMT and interior firefighter during the year, being at the Training Center every school day. She received a top honor from the Lancaster County Firemens Assn. as the outstanding student in the program. Kiersten has enlisted for four years in the United States Air Force.The youth involved in the Lincoln Fire Company are dedicated to serving the Ephrata Area and the officers and members could not be more proud of all the young men and women. We currently have 14 firefighters under that age of 23 serving the community.
Monday, June 2, 2014
June 2, 2014 3:11 amA first alarm assignment was dispatched for a fire at the McDonald’s, 140 N. Reading Rd. in Ephrata. Additional information was that 4 employees had seen smoke from the rear and roof of the building and evacuated. Deputy 16 arrived reporting a “working” fire in the roof area. Chief 16 established “unified” command and an offensive operation began. Engine 16-1 laid from a hydrant on Martin Ave. and began an attack in the rear of the structure, while Truck 15 established ventilation. A second alarm was struck at 03:23 and the fire was brought under control near 4 am. There were no injuries to firefighters or building employees.Pa State Police Fire Marshal determined the fire to be accidental having started in the trash storage room. Investigation of the exact cause is ongoing. Damage is estimated to be several hundred thousand dollars.Mutual aid assisting Lincoln included: Ephrata Pioneer, Akron, Reamstown, Denver, Schoeneck, Mt. Airy, Reinholds, Ephrata Police, Ephrata and Reamstown Ambulance, as well as Rothsville standing by in the Lincoln Station.
Photos by David Jaquay
Monday, May 26, 2014
RECENT INCIDENTS5/3 8:42 pm Investigation; 43 Arrowhead Dr., Clay Twp –Undetermined crackling noise5/5 11:47 am Vehicle Accident; 440 N. Reading Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Car into a building5/7 5:57 pm Person Struck; W. Main and Market Sts., Boro5/9 9:10 pm Chimney Fire; 1324 W. Main St., Boro – Burning cardboard in fireplace5/10 3:29 pm Vehicle Accident; Hackman Rd. and Hoover Dr., Clay Twp. – knocked off a Fire hydrant5/11 2 pm Fire Police – Make A Wish Convoy - Boro5/12 5:19 pm Building Fire; 4179 Oregon Pike; Assist West Earl Fire Co.5/16 12:50 am Investigation; 825 Dawn Ave., Boro – Detector malfunction5/17 6:11 pm Building Fire; 250 Parkview Heights Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer5/17 6:37 pm Vehicle Accident; 1600 block of W. Main St., Boro5/21 1:43 pm Vehicle Accident; Fire Police at 27 Hahnstown Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer – In service 2 ½ hours5/22 8:20 am Vehicle Accident involving a bus; Rt. 322 and Cabin Rd., Earl Twp. – Assist Martindale Fire Co.5/23 3:38 pm Vehicle Accident; Fire Police – Wood Corner & Burkholder Dr., Clay Twp.5/25 1:43 am Alarm Bells; 400 block Springville Rd., Ephrata Twp. - Accidental
Thursday, May 1, 2014
4/15 8:47 am Automatic Alarm; 950 Hammon Ave., Boro – false4/17 8:43 am Dwelling Fire; 330 Pool Rd., Assist West Earl Fire Co.4/19 4:36 pm Person Struck; 1925 W. Main St., Clay Twp. – Assist ambulance4/21 7:14 pm Vehicle Accident; Springville and Schoeneck Rds., Ephrata Twp.Serious accident with entrapment in 2 vehicles with 5 injuredIn service 5 hours4/23 12:33 am Building Fire; 2430 W. Main St., Clay Twp., - Fire Police Assist4/24 8:35 pm Person Struck; Rt. 222, W. Earl Twp. - Fire Police Assist4/24 10:12 pm Vehicle Accident; 973 Rettew Mill Rd. – Ephrata Twp. – wires down4/26 12:32 am Investigation; 75 Weaver Ave., Ephrata Twp. – Detector malfunction4/28 12:52 pm Vehicle Accident; Springville and Schoeneck Rds., Ephrata Twp.4/28 7:49 pm Dwelling fire; 79 N. Church Ave., Boro – Assist Pioneer – Cancelled4/28 8:54 pm Residential Flooding; 825 Dawn Ave., Apt. 123, Boro4/29 12:35 pm Chickenhouse Fire; Blantz Rd., Elizabeth Twp. – Assist Brickerville4/30 2:31 pm Residential Flooding; 841 Martin Ave., Boro – 2 in. of water in basement4/30 9:34 pm Water Rescue; 34 W. Mohler Church Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer
Photos courtesy Stan Hall
Sunday, April 13, 2014
RECENT INCIDENTS4/5 10:57 am Brush Fire; 351 Middle Creek Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Unattended burningOn a windy day – 1,000 gals. of water used to extinguish4/5 1:41 pm Building Fire; 10 Shirley Lane, Warwick Twp. – Assist Rothsville – Canceled4/6 2:50 am Standby at Brickerville Fire Station, Elizabeth Twp. – In service 3 ½ hrs.Brickerville assisting Penryn on fatal fire4/6 9:39 pm Vehicle Accident; Rt. 272 and Academy Dr., Boro – 2 vehicles with injuries4/8 3:52 am Automatic Alarm; Ephrata Cancer Center, Ephrata Twp. – Broken belt on Rooftop HVAC created smoke in ductwork4/11 2:06 pm Vehicle Accident; 147 E. Mohler Church Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Fire Police 4/11 3:33 pm Person Struck; 977 Rettew Mill Rd., Ephrata Twp.
Friday, April 4, 2014
RECENT INCIDENTS3/23 7:19 pm Dwelling Fire; 118 Meadow Lane, Warwick Twp. Assist Rothsville-Recalled3/24 6:43 pm Chimney Fire; 33 W. Mohler Church Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Assist PioneerEstablished Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)3/25 6:28 am Automatic Alarm; 99 Bethany Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer3/26 5:31 pm Spill Control; 1398 W. Main St., Boro – car leaking gasoline3/29 10:17 am Automatic Alarm; Ephrata Hospital, Boro – Assist Pioneer3/29 11:26 am Vehicle Accident; Hackman Rd., Clay Twp. – Pole snapped, no injury3/31 1:53 pm Vehicle Accident; 200 block of Meadow Valley Rd., Ephrata Twp.Car on its roof with no injuries4/1 5:11 pm Automatic Alarm; Ephrata Hospital, Boro – Assist Pioneer Fire Co.4/2 9:41 pm Dwelling Fire; 55 Lincoln Ave., Boro – Assist Pioneer, canceled4/3 10:20 am Fire Police; Wires down – 600 block of Kissel Hill Rd., Manheim Twp.4/3 1:25 pm Building Fire; 25 W. Locust St., Boro – Assist Pioneer - canceled
Monday, March 24, 2014
RECENT INCIDENTS 3/11 Vehicle Accident; Rt. 222, Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer-recalled3/14 Reported Explosion; 200 block of S. Academy Dr., Boro – heard for a mile, but nothing found3/15 5 pm Standby for Pioneer Fire Co. during their awards banquet, Boro3/15 8:10 pm Gas Leak; 275 N. Reading Rd., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer Fire Co.3/17 8:51 am Vehicle Accident; 100 block of Meadow Valley Rd., Ephrata Twp., 3 vehicles with injuries3/17 9:18 am Dwelling Fire; 160 Wollups Hill Rd., W. Cocalico Twp. – Assist SchoeneckEngine 16-1 and Rescue 16 used for elevated master stream and to Establish Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)3/21 5:55 pm Residential Rescue; 185 Tom Ave., Boro – Child with finger caught in bike chain – Assist Pioneer - recalled
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