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
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
RECENT INCIDENTS3/4 9:53 am Automatic Alarm; 108 N. Reading Rd., Boro – False accidental3/6 10:41 pm Carbon Monoxide Alarm; 65 Fieldcrest Lane, Ephrata Twp. – False Detector malfunction3/7 9:57 am Dwelling Fire; 13 S. King St., W. Cocalico Twp. – Assist Schoeneck Fire Co.3/7 12:49 pm Vehicle Accident; 1100 block of S. State St., Boro-Assist Pioneer3/8 7:53 am Vehicle Accident; Meadow Valley and Rettew Mill Rds., Ephrata Twp. Truck into a pole3/8 9:53 am Fire Police; Academy Dr. and Rt. 272, Boro – Power outage – Direct at Traffic lights3/8 7:38 pm Dwelling Fire; 146 E. Main St., Boro, Assist Pioneer Fire Co.3/10 12:46 pm Vehicle Accident; 500 block of Hackman Rd., Clay Twp. – Car snapped a pole and flipped onto roof
Saturday, March 1, 2014
RECENT INCIDENTS2/18 10:55 am Automatic Alarm; Ephrata Hospital, Boro – Assist Pioneer Fire Co.2/19 2:37 am Automatic Alarm; 1731 W. Main St., Clay Twp. – System Malfunction2/20 3:51 pm Vehicle Accident; Rt. 272 and Grandview Dr., Boro2/20 4:08 pm Vehicle Accident, 700 block of Martin Ave., Boro – with injuries2/21 11:34 am Residential Rescue; 1416 Lincoln Heights Ave., Ephrata Twp.2/21 8:37 pm Building Fire; 100 block E. Franklin St., Boro – Assist Pioneer2/21 9:38 pm Vehicle Accident; 200 block of Meadow Valley Rd., Ephrata Twp.,Person with foot caught between snow bank and trailer frameFire Police only2/23 12:02 pm Dwelling Fire; 5 Broad St., Boro – Assist Pioneer – recalled2/23 12:50 pm Investigation; 1409 Apple St., Boro – Furnace Malfunction2/24 1:02 pm Automatic Alarm; Ephrata Middle School, Boro – False-accidental2/25 9:49 am Fire Police; 100 block of Rock Rd., Clay Twp. – Assist Regional PoliceShut down road during investigation2/25 6:04 pm Dwelling Fire; 310 Duke St., Boro – Assist Pioneer – Recalled2/27 7:03 am Carbon Monoxide Alarm; 224 Phillip Lane, Clay Twp.2/27 11:11 am Vehicle Accident w/injuries; W. Main St. and Wood Corner Rd., Clay Twp.2/27 1:59 pm Investigation; 1 Moccasin Dr., Clay Twp. – Water Heater malfunction2/28 8:35 am Chimney Fire; 7 Landis Rd., Boro – Assist Pioneer Fire Co.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Immediate Press Release Release Date: 2/17/14LINCOLN FIRE CO. AWARDS BANQUETThe Lincoln Fire Co. Held it’s 42nd annual banquet at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord on Saturday evening, February 14. The event was attended by 127 members and guests.Recognized for 5 years of service was: Mike Kofroth, Kristin Gockley, Brian Carpenter, Helen Elder, David Jaquay and David W. Martin. Tim Showalter received a plaque for 25 years of service. Mary Louise Kurtz was recognized for 40 years of service to the Ladies Auxiliary.In his annual report, Randall Gockley, Chief, noted that the company responded to 218 Incidents in 2013. Fire loss was estimated at $604,500.00 with property saved of $4 million. During the year, 75 different members responded on calls and accumulated over 3000 manhours in training. Top Responders during the year: John Coleman, Jr. (136 calls), Glenn M. Zimmerman (135), and Anthony Zimmerman (124). Personnel for most training included: Kirsten Rountree (255 hrs.), Richard Ritter (192 hrs.), and Richard Gehman (122 hrs.). It was also noted that: Glenn M. Zimmerman, Matthew Showalter and Jordan Behm each responded to over 100 calls, plus had 100 manhours or more of training.Gockley noted that the average response time on calls was 4 minutes and 15 seconds and time on scene in the first due district was 7 minutes and 20 seconds. Businesses recognized at the banquet for their assistance during the year were: Good’s Disposal Service, Ephrata Auto Service, Valley View Auto Sales and E. Richard Young, Attorney. The Pioneer Fire Company stoodby while members were at the banquet.Members who passed away this year and remembered were: Barb Wolf, Richard Frankfort, John Weinhold and Rosie Yeakel. It was noted that this was the 42nd held on the 3rd Saturday in February and the weather always has cooperated and was never canceled. Five members attending this years banquet were at the first banquet.Deacon Clair Zieset of the new Lincoln Mennonite Church attended and provided the meal blessing and benediction.END OF RELEASEFor additional information contact Gockley at 664-1200 (W) or 733-1095 (H)
Monday, February 17, 2014
RECENT INCIDENTS1/26 12:29 pm Chimney Fire; 348 W. Main St., Boro – Assist Pioneer Fire Co.1/28 5:11 pm Vehicle Accident; 700 block of Hammon Ave., Boro – with injury1/31 11:12 am Animal Rescue; 310 Hackman Rd., Clay Twp. – 3 cows in a manure pit(See Separate story for details)2/2 5:37 pm CO Detector; 895 Rettew Mill Rd., Ephrata Twp. – high levels of carbonMonoxide due to coal stove problem2/2 5:41 pm Vehicle Accident; 1300 block of W. Main St., Boro – Car on its roof2/4 9:13 am Dwelling Fire; 3920 Oregon Pike – Assist West Earl Fire Co.“Working” House Fire 2/5 5:44 am Building Fire; 414 W. Sunset Ave., Boro – Assist Pioneer – recalled2/13 3:34 pm Cardiac Arrest; 30 Moccasin Dr., Clay Twp.2/14 Vehicle Accident-Tractor Trailer, Dutchland Ave. and Rt. 272, EphrataTwpControl fluid leak and traffic control2/14 2:54 pm Vehicle Accident; 300 block N. Reading Rd., Ephrata Twp.Clean-up of roadway and traffic control2/14 3:40 pm Gas Leak; 330 N. State St., Boro – Assist Pioneer2/14 Public Service; 1416 Lincoln Heights Ave., Snow on roof-prevent collapse2/16 3:44 pm Vehicle Accident; W. Main St. and Blossom Ave., Boro – Fire Police only
Friday, January 31, 2014
Ass’t. 16 called C-16 advising of an possible animal rescue at 310 Hackman Rd., C-16 responded and found 3 heifers, each weighing 1100 to 1200 lbs. had fallen into a manure pit. The pit was approx. 12 ft. deep and had approximately 2 ½ ft. of liquid, frozen manure in it. The cows had gotten through a broken gate and had fallen in sometime overnight.Gockley had County dispatch Rescue and Squad 16 for a public service. He also spoke to Ruth Stetter, Coordinator for Lancaster County Animal Rescue Team, for guidance and advice. Upon arrival, crews placed 2 gas meters on either side of the pit 1 ft. off of the sludge. Throughout the incident, the monitors were checked and no toxic gases noted and oxygen levels remained at 20.8%.The only person who walked in the pit was the farmer who wore a harness and was on a rope line at all times. Members of the fire co. also had harnesses and rope lines on to effect a rescue if something went wrong inside the pit. A large farm loader was provided by a member of the fire company. Each cow was lassoed and then chained and lifted out of the pit.While the animals showed signs of hyperthermia, there were no signs of injuries from the fall and rescue. All three were returned to the herd. The operation took approximately 2 hours and was done safely without injuries. 11 Members responded and did a very good job. Our rope training was well used in this incident. Chief Gockley did a TV interview with Blue Ridge Cable 11 and an interview with Lancaster Farming at the conclusion of the incident.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
FIRE CO. INCIDENTS1/12 9:17 pm Dwelling Fire; 120 Julie Ann Court, Boro – Assist Pioneer 1/13 10:55 am Vehicle Accident with entrapment; 1500 block of Newport Rd., Assist West Earl Fire Co. in extrication of patient 1/13 6:57 pm Person Struck; Martin Ave. and Rt. 272, Boro – Assist EMS1/15 8 am Trash Fire; W. Main St. and Durlach Rd., Clay Twp.Fire extinguished1/16 9:03 am Dwelling Fire; 3985 Oregon Pike-Assist W. Earl Fire Co.1/17 11:28 am Vehicle Accident with fire; 700 block S. State St., Boro – Assist Pioneer1/17 5:46 pm Vehicle Accident- entrapment; Rt. 222 South – Assist West Earl Fire Co.Assist with patient extrication and highway clean-up1/20 5:48 pm Person Struck; Martin Ave. and Rt. 272, Boro – Fire Police to close road1/21 5:48 pm Automatic Alarm; 510 Stevens Rd., Ephrata Twp. – False Malfunction1/22 8:12 pm Dwelling Fire; 308 N. State St., Boro – Assist Pioneer1/23 11:59 am Vehicle Accident; 1300 block of W. Main St., Boro – Fire Police1/25 11:55 am Vehicle Accident with confinement; 900 block of Glenwood Dr., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Martindale Fire Co.1/26 8:45 am Cardiac Arrest; 453 Buchanan Dr., Ephrata Twp. – Assist EMS units
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
RECENT INCIDENTS1/3 8:12 am Medical Assist; 200 Wood Chuck Dr., Clay Twp.1/3 7:12 pm Apartment Building Fire; 1053 Henn Ave., Boro – Assist Pioneer1/3 10 pm Investigation; Turkey Hill, Sharp Ave., Clay Twp.Alarm system malfunction1/4 3:44 pm Automatic Alarm; Ephrata Intermediate School, BoroBroken water pipe cause water damage in vestibule/office area1/5 3:49 pm Automatic Alarm; 23 Stonecreek Lane, Ephrata Twp.Broken water pipe caused water damage in 3 apartments1/5 6:24 pm Vehicle Accident; 100 block of Boomerang Dr., Boro-Assist Pioneer1/7 11:56 am Dwelling Fire; Countryside Dr., Clay Twp. Melted candle created minor Smoke condition1/7 1:09 pm Dwelling Fire; 234 Church Ave., Boro -Assist Pioneer1/7 1:18 pm Automatic Alarm; 365 N. Reading Rd., Boro- Assist Pioneer on broken Water pipe1/7 2:25 pm Automatic Alarm; 43 Tyler Dr., Ephrata Twp. -False detector activation1/7 11:12 pm Automatic Alarm; 70 Stonecreek Lane, Ephrata Twp. –Broken water pipe With damage in 2 apartments1/8 1:04 am Automatic Alarm; 105 Meadow Valley Rd., Ephrata Twp. - Broken water pipe with damage in 3 apartments1/8 5:15 pm Building Fire; 890 E. Main St., Ephrata Twp. – Assist Pioneer1/10 11:50 am Truck Fire; Rt. 222, assist West Earl Fire Co. 1/12 5:27 pm Vehicle Accident with entrapment; Fulton & 7th St., Akron - Recalled
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