HOSE DONATION MADE TO POTTER COUNTY

Sunday, August 27, 2017  The Millersburg Fire Company recently donated used fire hose to Potter County for distribution to the Germania and Kettle Creek Fire Company's. Millersburg applied for and received a Dauphin County Gaming Grant and a Office of the State Fire Commissioner Grant last year and replaced all 2 1/2", 3" and 5" fire hose and placed adapters on all the Millersburg Water Authority fire hydrants in the borough and Upper Paxton Township. This was done to convert the fire company to National Standard Thread. The fire hose that was removed from service was still serviceable and the fire company decided to work with the PEMA Central Area Office and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner to determine if there was any departments in need of the removed hose and adapters. Potter County indicated that they would take it for distribution. On August 27th Glenn Dunn from Potter County EMA brought a truck and trailer to Millersburg and members of Millersburg loaded approximately 3000 feet of hose and adapters.

     



 

STORM LEADS TO 13 CALLS

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1928 There was a line of storms that proceeded thru the area this evening which resulted in multiple calls for trees down blocking roadways and utility lines pulled down. Units were dispatched to cover a total of thirteen calls, mutual aid was requested from Reliance Hose Company in Elizabethville, Station 21 to assist with one call due to Company 20 resources being stretched thin. All units and Dauphin County 911 Dispatchers did a great job handling the situation.

   


 

CONGRATS GRADS...PART 2

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  Congrats to our high school graduates. Graduating this year are Firefighter Matthew Snyder who is the son of Chief Doug Snyder and Caleb Harris who is the son of Firefighter Donald Harris and brother to Jr. Firefighter Carter Harris. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

     



 

RICK LEONARD 11/17/1946 - 6/6/2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017   The Millersburg Fire Company is saddened to announce that one of our members, Rick Leonard, passed away Tuesday. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the Leonard Family.MILLERSBURG- Richard K. "Rick" Leonard, age 70, of Lentz Ave. passed away on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at Pinnacle West Shore Hospital. He was born in Donnelly Mills the son of the late Wayne and Martha Lewis Leonard. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a retired firefighter for the Indiantown Gap Fire Dept. Rick was a National and State Fire instructor, former deputy sheriff for Dauphin county, past master of Millersburg Lodge #364 F&AM, former member of Harrisburg consistory and Tall Cedars Lodge #125, member of Millersburg Fire Co. & Ambulance Assoc., Calvary Wesleyan Church and member of the former Powells Valley Fire Co. and past EMT and first aid instructor for the American Red Cross. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. Surviving are his wife Bonnie Hammaker Leonard; two sons Waylon and his wife Beth and Heath and his wife Tiffany all of Halifax; five grandchildren Justin, Erik, Lilli, Summer and Heath II all of Halifax. He was preceded in death by a sister Wanda Leonard. There will be a viewing on Thursday June 15 from 6 to 9 pm at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. Masonic rites will be at 8:45 pm. Additional viewing will be held on Friday June 16 from 10 to 11 am at Calvary Wesleyan Church in Millersburg. Services will begin at 11 am with burial to follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Harrisburg. Donations can be made to Calvary Wesleyan Church 200 Miller Road Millersburg, PA 17061.

   


 

CONGRATS GRADUATES

Thursday, May 18, 2017  We would like to congratulate two of our members who graduated college this past month.  Robert Burger graduated from Penn Tech and Patrick McFadden graduated from Penn State.  Congratulations guys!

     
Robert Burger

Robert Burger

Patrick McFadden

Patrick McFadden



 

2016 AWARD WINNERS

Thursday, May 18, 2017  Congratulations to all of our award winners at this year's banquet.

Judd Hirsch received the Jake Lehman Award for the senior FF of the year which was presented by Linda Lehman (Jake's wife), Gage Sutton (Jake's grandson) and Mark Koppenhaver.

Joe Smey received the Moonie Grim Outstanding in the Field of Training award which was presented by Sandra Snyder (Moonie's daughter), Doug Snyder and Matthew Snyder.

Ashton Snyder received the Jack "Yogi" Bachtell Award for Unsung Member of the year which was presented by John and Karen Heckert.

Finally Seth Lenker received the Sparky Welker Award for going above and beyond for the company. This was a special award for him as he is the grandson of Sparky and was presented by his mother (and daughter of Sparky), Anita Lenker.

Congrats to all our award winners this year as well as all of our members on making the past year a successful year! A special thanks also to Jeff Lenker for making these impressive awards for us!  We also would like to thank the West Shore Bureau of Fire for standing by in our quarters while we enjoyed the evening.



     
Our 2016 Award Winners

Our 2016 Award Winners

Judd Hirsch, Jake Lehman Award

Judd Hirsch, Jake Lehman Award



 

CONGRATS FF BRENT HILL

Friday, April 28, 2017   The Millersburg Fire Company is proud to congratulate one of our own on becoming one of the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire's newest firefighters.  Congratulations to FF Brent Hill, Class 57.

     



 

CRASH INTO A HOUSE IN LENKERVILLE

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 09:40 Engine 20 was dispatched this morning to the 300 Block of South Market Street (Lenkerville) for a reported vehicle crash with entrapment or confinement. Additional information from Dauphin County Communications indicated a single vehicle into a house with confinement only. Upon arrival, Chief 20 (D. Snyder) reported the vehicle had struck a parked SUV and deflected off it striking two more parked vehicles. The car then struck a nearby house which caused a support column to be knocked out. Engine 20 and Engine 201 arrived with crews assisting the removal of the driver and packaging for the Millersburg Ambulance as well as cribbing the the porch for support. Engine 29-1 was initially dispatched but cancelled shortly thereafter. Thanks to Seth Lasko and Branson Smith for the photos.

     



 

FULLY INVOLVED IN THE TOWNSHIP

Friday, April 14, 2017 14:55  Just before 3:00 on a Friday afternoon, Company 20 was dispatched to a reported structure fire on the 2200 Block of Shippen Dam Road.  Chief 20 (D. Snyder) went enroute and was advised that there were multiple callers.  Chief 20 requested the box be upgraded which brought more apparatus to assist.  Upon arrival Chief 20 found a fully involved brick farm house and updated the address to the 500 Block of Deibler Road.  Crews from Engine 20 went to work immediately stretching lines including the Blitzfire master stream.  Initial water supply issues were corrected and units had a good supply for the crews.  The operations which were being handled by Chief 203 (C. Snyder) were held to exterior only with the heavy volume of fire and risk of collapse.  A nearby vehicle was involved as well as nearby brush.  Thanks to Engine 29-1 (Halifax) for standing by in our quarters (and helping with hose cleanup) while our crews finished working at the scene.  No injuries were reported.  

     



 

ENTRAPMENT IN WASHINGTON TWP

Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:06  March 25, 2017 10:06 - Engine 20 was dispatched to assist Company 21   (Elizabethville) with a crash with entrapment.  Command 21 assigned the Millersburg crew to a vehicle on its roof with a single patient trapped inside.  The crew split with two operating the spreaders and cutters, another with patient care and another with stabilization.  Extrication was completed and the vehicle secured with liquid hazards having been mitigated.  Crews then moved to assist with freeing a second victim.  Five injuries were reported and four were flown from the Upper Dauphin High School and Halifax Fire Station.  We assisted with clean up at the scene until placed in service at 11:41.  Great job by both Millersburg and Elizabethville crews!  Photo courtesy of Seth Lasko Photography and Doug Snyder.

     



 
 
 

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