Early this morning, the Bird-In-Hand Fire Company responded to a very serious car accident involving one of their members. Firefighter, Jason Boyer was seriously injured in a two vehicle crash and is currently undergoing treatment at Lancaster General Hospital’s trauma-neuro unit. His family has shared that he has several fractured vertebrae, a fractured sternum, fractured ribs and other injuries that is causing some loss of feeling in his lower extremities. Jason’s immediate family are all involved with the local emergency services. Jason’s father, Don, is the Fire Chief at Station 41 and was one of the first responders on the scene this morning. His mother is an auxiliary member of Station 41 and also works for our local Pierce Fire Apparatus dealership. We cannot express how hard something like this hits any family, especially when it’s to one of our own. Both Jason and Don were recent members of Lafayette Fire Company and are still welcomed visitors to our house. We are asking that you keep Jason, his family, and Station 41 all in your prayers as they move through the next few hours, days and weeks. It is still too early to know for sure what Jason’s recovery will look like, but we will all be here for whatever he or his family need. Right now, they could just use some positive encouragement.
We’ll post updates as they become available.