Mar
20
2017

Barnstormers Event!

Mark your calendars!
The Lancaster Barnstormers and the Witmer Fire Protective Association are teaming up to create a fundraiser at the Clipper Magazine Stadium for the June 17th Saturday evening game, plan to join us to watch the Barnstormers host the the Long Island Ducks! Keep checking back for updates as we will post information as it becomes available, we hope to see you then!
Witmer Family and Friends Night Out 1
Aug
8
2016

New Shirts For Sale

IMG_2222**New “Heavy Engine” shirts!**

New t-shirts available to purchase featuring our Engine 62-2, email jlapp@witmerfire.com if you are interested in purchasing one.

Mar
18
2016

New Squad Update

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Lettering was completed on the new Squad 62-1 today, the next step of the process will be installing toolboxes and then the emergency lighting and electronics will be installed..

 

Jan
18
2016

Farm Rescue In The First Due

This afternoon at 1633 Hrs E62-1, E62-2, Res61, Tr31, Abulance38-1, and Medic4-30 were dispatched to a farm rescue in the 62 first due. Upon responding units were advised that the caller is reporting a child stuck in the PTO shaft of a farm tractor, Chief 62 arrived first and established command 62 confirming the report and after a brief talk with Medic 4-30 decided to request a medical helicopter be started due to the severity of injuries and possible extended extrication. Ambulance 38-1, Medic 4-30, and E62-1 arrived simultaneously and instantly worked on stabilizing the patient as they decide on an extrication plan. At this point E41-1 was dispatched to establish a Landing Zone for the helicopter and the decision was made to request Rescue 48 as a backup plan due to their extensive rescue equipment and knowledge of farm rescue incidents. At this time Recue 61, Truck 31, and Engine 62-2 had arrived and their crews assisted the rescue efforts working as they cut the one end of the shaft and unassembled the other end. In the end Rescue 48 was not needed as the extrication was completed as they arrived and the child was then airlifted to Hershey Medical Center.  Together  the rescue teams completed a complex rescue scenario involving a child with teamwork and skill. A huge thanks to everyone who assisted and especially the EMS crews who showed their professionalism as the assisted with the rescue.

Units on scene; E62-1,E62-2,RES61,TR31,E41-1,RES48, SQ62-1,SQ31-1,Ambulance38-1,Medic4-30,and the East Lampeter Police Department

Extrication time was 17 minutes from arrival

Dec
19
2015

Elam Lapp Memorial 12/12/15

Elam Lapps son operating the sirens around the block

 Elam Lapps son operating the sirens around the block

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Pictures of the memorial for Elam Lapp.

Station 62 and Ickesburg Station 3 members

Station 62 and Ickesburg Station 3 members

Brothers Reuben and Chris Lapp with the late Elam Lapps son

Brothers Reuben and Chris Lapp with  Elam Lapps son

Dec
5
2015

Rest In Peace Elam Lapp

It is with deep regret that the Witmer Fire Protective Association announces the passing of a fellow firefighter. Elam Lapp was killed in a tragic vehicle accident in Perry County PA where he currently lived with his wife and three young children, Elam was a very active member with the Witmer Fire Protective Association for many years before moving to Perry County and is the son of the late Mose Lapp who was a longtime member and a brother to Captain Reuben Lapp. Although Elam didn’t live in the area anymore he still maintained his membership and caught occasional alarms while in the area, Elam was also a Lieutenant with the Ickesburg Fire Company in Perry County. Our thoughts and prayers are to the Lapp family as well as the Ickesburg Fire Company as the firefighters worse nightmare became reality for them last evening as they responded to this incident and found one of their own. Rest in peace Elam and we will take it from here

Nov
12
2015

New Squad Update!

The Witmer Fire Protective Association general membership gave the new squad committee the go ahead to order the vehicle that was recommended by the group, this particular vehicle is a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 with a full crew cab and 8 foot bed and 5.7 Liter V8 Hemi VVT Engine. This decision was made after the members reviewed a 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500, 2016 Ford F-350, and the 2016 Dodge Ram 3500, it was clear to the members after reviewing the vehicles side… by side that the Dodge vehicle appears to be the best suited vehicle for the company due to cab size, maneuverability, bed size and other features. Once the vehicle is ordered you can expect the vehicle to arrive at a minimum of 12 weeks from the order date and then the process of mounting toolboxes, installing lights, vehicle lettering, and mounting tools will begin before the new Squad 62-1 will be placed into service!
Stay tuned for more updates!

Sep
11
2015

Never Forget

14 years later and the audio on the link below is still as chilling as ever, take the time to listen!

Aug
8
2015

2 Alarm Apartment Building Fire Assist to 63

imageMonday evening brought the Witmer Volunteers to Lancaster Township for the apartment building fire assist to Station 63.  E62-2 was dispatched as part of the initial box alarm  with E62-1 being sent later on in the incident. E62-2 arrived and pulled the second line into the structure off E64-3 and advanced it into the third floor of the structure to assist with fire attack, E62-1 arrived later into the incident and assisted with the extensive overhaul of the third floor and roof area, the crews where from 62 where on scene for approximately 3 hours.

Jul
14
2015

Firefighter Austin Kling

Please help us congratulate Firefighter Austin Kling for his passing of the Firefighter 1 test, Firefighter Kling is on his second year as a firefighter and in this past year from January into May has completed approximately 230 hours of training including the Essentials Of Firefighting and passing of the Firefighter 1 test as well as becoming a Basic Vehicle Rescue Tech certified by the PA Department of Health and obtaining the operations level training in Hazardous Materials. Keep in mind we are a 100 percent volunteer Fire Company so this was all done in addition to working a normal work schedule for him, with the majority of the classes being from 1830-2200 on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s and from 0800-1600 Saturday’s. Like many others who have completed this course in the past have found, it creates a very stressful and at times overwhelming work (and personal) schedule but in the end it is not just these individuals that reap the benefits of the knowledge they receive but also the Fire Company and whomever and whatever might be put in harms way. So if you know Firefighter Kling or any other firefighter that has recently given their all so they can better prepare to help  strangers in times of need please take the time to congratulate them on their achievements and show appreciation for what they do in any way that you can! Thank you for your dedication Firefighter Kling and we look forward to many good years ahead!