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Chicken BBQ's are back
Lincolnway Fire Co will be doing Chicken BBQ in the month of April and May  on White Street in front of Big Lots. Come early as the Chicken goes fast. Check the calendar to see the dates and times. Hope to see you there.

WMTFD Responds to 2 Alarm Fire
Sunday, September 9, 2012 
At 2302 WMTFD received a call for a structure fire with entrapment.  Engine 5-1 quickly responded, and on response noticed a large column of smoke coming from the area.  Engine 5-1 arrived on scene to find 3 residents standing on the porch roof in need of help and large amounts of smoke coming from the front of the residence and fire coming out the rear of the residence.  Crews quickly made a rescue of the homeowners and brought them to safety.  Other units started to arrive on scene and quickly made a knock down on the fire.

WMTFD Attends 100th Anniversary of the York County Firefighters Association Convention
Saturday, August 18, 2012 
Members of the WMTFD attended the 100th Anniverary of the York County Firemans Association Convention.  The WMTFD was proud to bring home the following trophies: 1st Place in Best Appearing/Equipped Engine 1991-2001, 1st Place Best Appearing/Equipped Aerial, Best Appearing Department with 3 or More Pieces, Best Appearing York County Department, and Convention Committees Choice.  Great Job to all those involved!!!

4th Alarm Fire
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 22:00
WMTFD was dispatched to the City of York for a 4th Alarm Fire. Engine 5-1, 2-1, and Truck 2 assisted. Adams County Truck 33 protecting West Manchester Twp as shown at Station 5 and Engine 66 at Station 2.

2nd Alarm Structure Fire
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:30
West Manchester Twp Fire assist Dover Boro on a working structure fire on a very hot day. Seen here is Truck 4 standing by at Lincolnway to protect the Township.

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 28, 2012 09:00
Here are some pics from the West York Memorial Day Parade.

Working Vehicle Fire
Thursday, March 22, 2012 19:59
WMTFD was dispatched to a vehicle fire next to a garage on Derry Rd. Chief Markle on scene with a working vehicle fire with extention into the garage. Chief Markle upgraded to box that brought in Dover Twp and West York Boro. Engine 5-1 was first on the scene and pulled a preconnect for fire attack and Truck 2 and Dover Twp crew checked the garage for extention. Here are some pics...

Vehicle Fire
   Vehicle Fire
Shiloh Houses New Aerial
Sunday, December 4, 2011 15:00
On December 4th at 1500hrs Shiloh Fire Company along with other members from neighboring departments participated in a housing ceremony for its new 100' Rear Mount Aerial.

The new $858,000.00 100' Ferrara Rear Mount Aerial can pump 2,000 gallons of water per minute.  It includes a 300 gallon water tank, 2 remote controlled 2000 gallon per minute elevated master stream appliances, and a 10KW generator.

The housing ceremony which the public was also invited to attend is a firefighter tradition that dates back to the 19th century.  It symbolizes the value that a new fire truck holds for communities around the world.

The first step in the housing ceremony is to transfer water from the retiring vehicle to the new vehicle. This represents the seamless transition of readiness for use in fighting fires from the past to the present. Shiloh will be changing things up a bit and transfer a ladder from the old ladder truck to the new to prepare it for readiness.
The second step is to wash down the tires of the new fire truck. During the hub and spoke wooden wheels era, the wheels of a fire truck were always washed down after it had been used to fight a fire in order to keep the wooden wheels from drying and cracking.
The final step is for the firefighters and others attending the housing ceremony to push the new apparatus into the fire house. Called the “push in”, this recalls the fact that the first widely used firefighting vehicles were horse drawn. When the horses were released from the apparatus, the firefighters then pushed the vehicle into the firehouse. The push in joins the past to the present.

The members of Shiloh Fire Company would like to thank the West Manchester Township Board of Supervisors for their continued support and commitment to the emergency services of West Manchester Township.  We would also like to thank the residents as without their support this would not have been possible.

United States Congressman Todd Platts was a guest speaker for the event.
   United States Congressman Todd Platts
      was a guest speaker for the event.
Shiloh Takes Trip to Louisiana
Thursday, October 27, 2011 
On Thursday October 27th 3 members of the Shiloh Fire Company took a trip to Holden Louisiana to the Ferrara Apparatus plant to perform a final inspection on their new 100ft Rear Mount Ferrara Aerial.  Day one was spent going over the aerial with a fine tooth comb to make sure that it met the specifications set forth. Day two which is yet to come will be spent test driving, pump testing, and aerial operations.  A special thanks goes out to the West Manchester Township Supervisors for their support and funding of the new aerial.  Please continue to follow the story for more pictures and developments.

WMTFD Holds Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest
Pictured from Left to Right: Chief George Boyer, Captain Clif Laughman, Trimmer Elementary winner Georgia Rogers, Lincolnway Elementary winner Kylie McCubbin, Assistant Chief Roy Gentzler and Chief Dave Markle
   Pictured from Left to Right: Chief
      George Boyer, Captain Clif Laughman,
      Trimmer Elementary winner Georgia
      Rogers, Lincolnway Elementary winner
      Kylie McCubbin, Assistant Chief Roy
      Gentzler and Chief Dave Markle
Saturday, October 1, 2011 
On October 1st WMTFD held its annual fire prevention poster contest during the West Manchester Township truck touch.  The participants were from Lincolnway Elementary School and Trimmer Elementary school of West York School District.  The students were given the topic of  Protect Your Family From Fire which is this years theme for fire prevention month.  The students then had to design a poster to go along with the theme. 

Votes were taken during the truck touch and the contestant with the highest votes from each school won a fire truck ride along with 4 of their friends to school.  The year Kylie McCubbin and Georgia Rogers were winners of the contest. 

The Poster contest was orginally started by Assistant Chief Roy Gentzler at Lincolnway Elementary as a way to raise funds for a scholarship fund that the department started.

Frito Lay Working Fire
Friday, September 23, 2011 20:54
Friday September 24, 2011

·        20:54 WMTFD station 5 dispatched to 3553 Gillespie Dr for an automatic fire alarm

·        20:56 YCECC upgrades event to fire in process line

·        20:57 Captain 5 responding

·        21:00 Captain 5 arrived on location confirming working fire and requesting County to fill the box for working fire. (All plant personnel were evacuated from the building and visually accounted for by management)

·        21:29 Captain 5 advised York County that fire was extinguished inside the building and air vent on the roof

·        22:43 Captain 5 cleared the event.

WMTFD Pays Tribute During 10 Year Anniversary of 9/11
Sunday, September 11, 2011 
On Sunday September 11, 2011 members of the WMTFD paid tribute to it's 343 fallen brothers and all who parished during the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.  The day started off with a service at Kiwanis Lake were York City Mayor Kim Bracey and Congressman Todd Platts spoke.  WMTFD then headed of to Prospect Hill Cemetary to the Court of Valor and 9/11 Observant Memorial where members from several branches of the Military along with several memebrs from multiple York County Emergency Services had spoken.

WMTFD Awards Ferrara Fire Apparatus Contract for New 100' Aerial
Thursday, September 1, 2011 
WMTFD has awarded Ferrara Fire Apparatus and Emergency Vehicle Sales a contract for a 100' rear mount platform.

Chassis: Igniter - Ferrara Igniter custom fire chassis; Cummins ISX11.9-500 hp; Extended medium cab with 8” notched raised roof; Seating for 6; Bostrom SecureAll SCBA seats; Federal Signal backing camera
Aerial: 3-Section rear mount aerial; 100’ vertical reach at only 72 degrees elevation; 98’ horizontal reach; 1000 pound tip load dry; 500 pound tip load flowing 1500 GPM; Dual 1000 GPM Elkhart electric monitors; Rappelling arm with temporary stokes mount; Breathing air; 500W landing light; 500W brow light; Two 500W tripod lights; Go-Light remote control tracking lights; Stokes and roof ladder brackets on base section; Axe and pike pole brackets at tip
Body: Extruded Aluminum - Heavy duty extruded aluminum; Left side full height x 24” deep compartments; Right side EZ-Stack hose bed and full height x 24” deep compartment ahead of wheels; Robinson painted roll up doors; 16 spare SCBA/fire extinguisher storage over rear wheels
Pump: Side Mount - Hale QMAX 2000 GPM; Right side hinged pump panel; Class 1 TPG+ pressure governor; Front jump line; Triple crosslays; Right side LDH discharge with handwheel control; 4” full flow waterway discharge
Tank: 300g - 300 gallon water tank
Features: LED pump panel and compartment lights; Whelen M Series warning lights; Whelen LED Scenelights; Harrison 10kW generator; Hannay electric rewind cord reel with junction box; Two 500W telescopic lights at crosslays; ISO ground ladders

Continue to follow this story for updates on the construction of the new aerial!!

Auto Accident at 234 and Biesecker
Sunday, June 26, 2011 
Rescue 5 assists Jackson Township units for an entrapment call.

Firefighters Battle 2 Alarm Blaze
Friday, May 6, 2011 18:00
On the evening of Friday May 6th WMTFD received a dispatch around 6pm for gas barrells on fire.  Lieutenant 5-1 responded and immediatly saw black smoke bellowing from the area of call upon his response.  He immediatly called in working fire assignment.  Upon his arrival he found a large garage used to salavage automobiles fully involved with fire through the roof to rear of the structure.  As units arrived they quickly took position to fight a defensive attack.  The fire was a challenge during the initial attack due to lack of water pressure, however command quickly called for a tanker task force and fire was quickly brought under control.  A total of approximatly 5 hours was spent battling the blaze and a total of 11 departments responded. 

All Pictures provided by: 911 Photography - www.911-photography.com

Link to 911 Photography (Zinns Quarry Rd Fire)
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   Picture provided by 911 Photography.
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   Picture provided by 911 photography.
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