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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 
Around 4PM this afternoon, Company 63 was dispatched to the area of Route 30 East and the exit to Old Philadelphia Pike for a Vehicle Accident. Units arrived to find an 8 vehicle pile up with a tractor trailer involved, and multiple vehicles with severe damage. After a quick size up, crews directed medical care to one patient and controlled hazards. Units were on scene for about an hour.

Confined Space Drill
Monday, October 17, 2016 
This evening, Company 63 headed to High Steel Structures LLC yard for a confined space drill with High Steel First Aid / Rescue team. Crews rescued multiple "downed patients" within an inclosed metal beam. The patients were previously working in the beam when an explosion occurred inside. The drill was ran like an actual confined space incident would be with incoming units setting up patient rescue, air monitoring, ventilation, RIT Team, Manpower staging practices, etc. A big thank you to High Steel for the use of their yard as well as their first aid team for the assistance. We'd also like to thank Witmer Fire Protective Association for tagging along and assisting in the drill! We hope everyone took something away from this training.

Busy Saturday for 63 House
Saturday, October 15, 2016 
This morning Tower 63 and Squad 63-1 headed out to the annual Family Safety Day at the Worship Center in Leola. Tower 63 provided bucket rides most of the day and Squad 1 was on display for everyone to see. As the event was wrapping up, Tower 63 was sent to a working house fire in the 200 block of E. King St. in the City of Lancaster. On arrival the tower crew was assigned as the RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) on the A side. The Tower crew placed additional ground ladders and eventually assisted with various fireground duties. When the fire reached 4th alarm, Engine 63-1 was transferred to City Station 3. Around 4:15 Engine 63-1 ran a reported house fire on Manor St. in the City and at the same time Squad 63-1 and Squad 63-2 were sent to the 400 block of Greenland Dr. for a child struck by a car, the child's injuries were minor.

200 Block of E. King
   200 Block of E. King
200 Block of E. King
   200 Block of E. King
Statement from the Chief
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 
Statement from Chief Hershey: Overnight the Lafayette Fire Company experienced a fire inside our fire station. Crews were alerted to respond to the station at 2:33am when smoke was discovered in the engine bay area by one of our firefighters. Upon investigation a fire was discovered in the pump compartment area of our 1978 Mack Pumper (Engine 63-2). By the time it was located the fire had essentially burnt itself out however our pumper has suffered significant damage and has been removed from service indefinitely. Engine 2 will be examined by insurance investigators and a determination will then be made regarding its future. No other vehicles in the station were damaged and the fire did not intensify to the point where the fire suppression system activated. At this time our remaining two pumpers are in service and will handle all incidents, our level of service will not be affected. I thank everyone who responded and am thankful as this could have been much worse.

Family Safety Day - Bring the kids!!!
Sunday, October 9, 2016 
SATURDAY JUNE 15TH - 10AM TO 2PM - Come out to the Worship Center in Leola for their annual Family Safety Day. There will be food, games and all sorts of emergency vehicles on display. Tower 63 will be there giving bucket rides too!!! Worship Center - 2384 New Holland Pk. Lancaster (Leola) PA

Saturday, October 1, 2016 
Friday evening Tower 63 was sent to the 1700 block of Judie Ln. in the west portion of Lancaster Twp. for a building fire. On arrival the tower crew was sent to the roof to assist in opening up for a fire in the common attic area of the apartment building. Crews were on scene for about 2 hours. Saturday evening around the same time as Friday, the Tower was again sent to the 1700 block of Judie Ln. for another fire in the same building but in a different location of the attic. Once again the tower crew worked on the roof. Compressed air foam was used this time to cover the entire interior of the attic area to prevent any further issues.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 
This engine needs a good home!!! We have reduced the asking price to $179,000 for our 2003 Pierce Quantum pumper. Spread the word!!!

Monday, September 26, 2016 
As the weekly rig and equipment checks were beginning the rescue box was struck for the intersection of Route 462 and Strasburg Pk. for a crash with entrapment. Engine 1, and both squads hit the street right away and arrived to find two vehicles with heavy damage and both drivers injured. Crews from 63, 62 and 48 removed one of the drivers while the second had self extricated and was laying on the highway. Both were injured and transported to local hospitals. Units were on scene for about 45 minutes

2 Firefighters killed in Wilmington DE fire
Saturday, September 24, 2016 
This morning our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wilmington Delaware Fire Dept. where two brother firefighters were tragically killed overnight while battling a house fire - From NBC10: Two Wilmington firefighters were killed and four injured when the first floor of a burning row home collapsed early Saturday morning. The fire broke out in a brick home along Lakeview Road in a development called Canby Park. Wilmington's Fire Chief Anthony Goode said the floors in the home were soft and brittle. When the floor caved, veteran firefighters Lt. Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, who were working the blaze from the basement, became trapped.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 
Around 4:30pm today Tower 63 was sent as part of the first alarm to the Ames Reese Co. on Old Philadelphia Pk. in Bird in Hand for a building fire. During the response it was reported that there was a roof fire at the site. Tower 63 arrived and took a spot on the D side of the building where the crew was assigned to the roof. The fire originally occurred inside a vent stack for a machine inside but had extended into the rubber roof and roof insulation requiring crews to cut away a large area of roof and expose the fire. Crews worked for about 1 hour. Engine 631 handled a crash in our area while the tower worked this fire

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