Sunday, August 7, 2016  The Millersburg Fire Company #1 again provided support for the 10th Annual running of the Tour de Millersburg. The race this year was conducted on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th. Volunteers assisted with operating the Emergency Operations Center; manning traffic control points; providing medical aid station and medical coverage at multiple points during the various races; and provided ice and water to the race committee for distribution. Planning started months ago and the staff of the Emergency Operations Center, that was operated out of the firehouse, controlled communications equipment and communications between race volunteers and emergency response personnel. EOC staff tracked the assignment of the paid EMS coverage for the event and then volunteer fire company personnel were used to fill openings. The Millersburg Fire Company was assisted on Sunday by the Berrysburg Fire Department with the escort vehicle duties following the pods on the road race course. Utility 20 and Attack 26 followed the various pods to provide for rider safety and medical assistance in the event of an accident. Each vehicle was manned by a volunteer EMT from the fire company. The fire company takes great pride in supporting the various community events conducted throughout the year with our dedicated volunteers.




Thursday, August 4, 2016  Millersburg Fire Company personnel provided apparatus to wet down the Millersburg High School band at the completion of their summer band camp. Attack 20 and Tanker 20 set up and sprayed water for the band members to run thru and cool off after the completion of practice.




Tuesday, June 14, 2016  The Millersburg Fire Company # 1 will give the High School Baseball Team a ride on the fire apparatus around town in celebration on their District 3A Championship and their success in the PIAA State Championship Tournament reaching the semifinals. The team will be picked up at the high school on Thursday, June 16th at 6PM. The route will be North Street to Market Street, Market Street to Union Street, Union Street to Church Street, Church Street to North Street and back to the school. Come out to show your support and your pride in the teams 2016 season accomplishments.




Monday, April 25, 2016 23:24:03 Units were dispatched for a two vehicle accident at the intersection of state route 209 and Klinger Road. Chief 20-C reported the accident with roll over and one person trapped. Chief 20 responded and requested Rescue 21 to assist due to additional information. Upon arrival, Chief 20 noted one vehicle on the roadway with significant damage and another on its roof with significant damage and the patient still inside. EMS was working with the patient and Engine 20 was ordered to set up lighting, stabilize the vehicle and to prepare to use tools to force the doors. upon additional attempts the door was opened manually allowing access and removal of the patient and transfer to an awaiting ambulance. Crews remained on the scene to assist with cleanup.




Monday, April 18, 2016 15:00:17 Units were dispatched to assist Company 29 with an outside fire in Halifax Borough. Crews assisted with containment of the fire and haul water for extinguishment efforts. Attack 20 responded with 5 and Tanker 20 responded with 3 while there were 16 personnel standing by at the station.




Saturday, April 16, 2016 22:26:19 Box 20-3 was dispatched for a reported structure fire in a detached garage on Klinger Road. Chief 20 arrived to find smoke visible and the homeowner using a garden hose to extinguish fire in the area of a flue pipe. Engine 20 arrived and pulled a handline into the structure and began pulling insulation board and drywall from the area to expose any burned structural members. Damage was limited to the ceiling and structural members in the area of the flue pipe. Engine 21 was released while crews overhauled the area.




Monday, April 11, 2016 00:06:31 Box 29-4 was dispatched for a reported structure fire in a mobile home on Tourist Park Road. Chief 29 requested a First Alarm be dispatched upon additional information. Engine 29 and Engine 20 arrived and Engine 29 proceeded to lay 800' of supply hose up the driveway and Engine 20 established a water supply using Tanker 20's drop tank at the bottom of the driveway. Manpower had to walk into the scene from apparatus staged on Tourist Park Road and a tanker shuttle was established. The home and its content's were a complete loss.




Friday, January 1, 2016  The Millersburg Fire Company No. 1 responded to 182 calls in 2015. Of those calls 133 were fire/rescue related responses and 49 were were medical related responses. The average response time for a fire unit was 4 minutes and 26 seconds with the average arrival time of 9 minutes and 22 seconds. The busiest day of the week for calls was Monday and Wednesday's were the least. Forty percent of the responses were to outside property's (roadway's, fields, river, etc.) followed by 39% in residential property's. The top ten responders for 2015 were: 1. John Heckert, Firefighter 142 calls; 2. Mark Koppenhaver, 3rd Asst. Chief 137 calls; 3. Doug Snyder, Fire Chief/EMT 136 calls; 4. Vince Heckert, Firefighter 128 calls; 5. Terry Spotts, Firefighter 119 calls; 6. Sean Grimm, Firefighter/EMT 98 calls; 7. Gene Crosby, Firefighter 85 calls; 8. Branson Smith, Firefighter 84 calls; 9. Colby Challenger, Captain/EMT 68 calls; 10. Chris Hardy, 2nd Asst. Chief/EMT 63 calls;




Wednesday, December 30, 2015 003312 Units were dispatched for a single vehicle accident in the area of the old Hardee's on First Street (Route 147). Chief 20 responded and was advised it was reported as a single vehicle into a tree and possibly a building. Upon arrival the driver was found to have self extricated and was with EMS. the vehicle had left the roadway struck a tree and stopped in the drive thru lane of the Hardee's. Engine 20's crew provided lighting and secured the vehicle. Crews remained on the scene for about 20 minutes.




Monday, December 14, 2015  It is with great sadness that the Millersburg Fire Company #1 announces the passing Reverand M. David Walthour. Rev Walthour was a member of the company's Executive Board for a number of years. Our deepest condolences go out to his family at this difficult time.

MILLERSBURG - The Rev. M. David Walthour, 69, passed away at home after a short illness. He was born on November 9, 1946, in Greensburg, PA, the son of the late Murry and Alice (Shuey) Walthour.
David was a graduate of Catawba College and Lancaster Theological Seminary and was ordained to the ministry on June 6, 1971. He served churches throughout Pennsylvania as well as serving as chaplain at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC.

He was a member of Trinity UCC, Millersburg, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Millersburg Ferryboat Assn., the Nerdy Book Club, and a member of Susquehanna Lodge No. 364 F. & A.M., Millersburg, and Harrisburg Consistory A.A.S.R. He was a former board member of the VNA of Pennsylvania, and a former member of the board at the Evelyn G. Frederick Health Center.

He was an avid reader and conversationalist. He was also a former member of the American Motorcyclist Assn., and served as chaplain for the Millersburg Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Esther; his daughter Cindy Minnich and her husband Jason of Millersburg; his grandson Bryson; his brother Bruce Walthour of Michigan; his nieces Heather and her husband Bill Mahonski of Montoursville and Melanie and her husband Terry Ernest of Elizabethtown, and grand nieces and nephew Cassandra, Troy, Alexandra, Allison, Marissa, and Elliette.

David was preceded in death by his son Matthew, his uncle Clarence Shuey, and nephew Bruce E. Walthour.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening Dec. 18th from 6-8:00 PM at Trinity UCC, Millersburg and again on Saturday, Dec. 19th  from 10-11:00 AM with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg. There will be Masonic Rites at the evening viewing at 7:45 PM.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, 176 Water Company Road, Box 33, Millersburg, PA 17061, or Dauphin County Library Johnson Memorial, 799 East Center Street, Millersburg, PA 17061, and Trinity United Church of Christ 245 Center Street, Millersburg, PA 17061.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg is handling the arrangements. To sign the online guestbook go to



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