19 hours ago
Over 150 firefighters from all over Lancaster County, Chester County and beyond have converged on Garden Spot Fire Rescue for a day of fire service leadership training.
GSFR has set up this training with Deputy Fire Chief Frank Viscuso of the Kearny NJ FD that is presenting his program "Step Up & Lead"
The passion for the fire service is alive and well today as firefighters are absorbing knowledge to take their respective organizations to the next level through leadership growth. ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
GSFR HOLDS ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Each year, Garden Spot Fire Rescue takes a night at Shady Maple to recognize achievements of members within the organization. On Friday Feb. 16th we held our 4th annual awards ceremony. Below is a list of all special guests and award recipients.
Special Guests in attendance were,
Pa House of Representatives:
Lancaster County Commissioner:
New Holland Mayor:
East Earl Township Supervisors:
Daniel Fox / Earl Kreider
Earl Township Supervisors:
Rick Kochel / Ray Martin
Mutual Aid Depts:
New Holland Ambulance Martindale Fire Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company Weaverland Valley Fire Department Gap Fire Company White Horse Fire Company - Station 49
Community and business awards given:
The Nolt family was given an award for their long standing dedication and active participation and support of the fire department and auxiliary.
Bob Sindall, owner of Sindall Transport was given an award for the continued support of our organization and allowing us to house Eng. 39-2 & Rescue 39 for a month this past year while Station 2 received a new front ramp.
The following businesses were recognized and given an award for continued support of the department for allowing their employees to respond to calls during working hours:
Fire Line Equipment
10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service
Country Lane Gazebos
Nolt's Welding Shop
Hoover Diesel Service Llc
New Holland Summer Fest BBQ Cook-off and Motorcyle Show donated a check to the fire department of over $11,000 from funds raised during their event in which the fire department assists with each year.
FF Dave King put together a year in review video which can be found on YouTube.
Fire Department Awards Given:
Junior FF of the year:
Fire Policeman of the year:
Auxiliary Member of the year:
Distinguished Service award:
Treasurer Dennis Weaver
Training level recognition:
Entry Level- Samantha Adams, Jonathan Brightman, Nathan Fryer, Allison Hoffert, Mike Imburgia, Tom Sheehan, Chris Sponsler
Level 1- Tom Sheehan, Chris Sponsler
Level 2- Ryan Kinsley, Trevor Martin, James Zach
Level 3- dave King, Sgt. Shane O'Malley
Life member (20 years)
Longevity awards (25 years)
Asst Chief Mike Fryer, Fire Chief Darryl Keiser, Sgt. Aaron Nolt, FF/EMT Jamie Weir
F.P. Lt. John Fischer, Earl Witmer
F.P. Capt. Norm Brower, Larry Knepper, Larry Martin, Nelson Mohler, Jake Musser
Leon Arment, Glenn Eberly
Engineman of the year:
Rescueman of the year:
Truckman of the year:
Fire Officer of the year:
Asst. Chief Stefan Kuenzli
Special thank you to Weaverland Valley FD for providing standby coverage while our members enjoyed the evening off!
As always hats off to our banquet committee for another great event! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all of you! 💕
Congrats Stefan Kuenzli!
Garden Spot Fire Rescue
Have you ever wondered about what Garden Spot Fire Rescue is about? Watch this video!
Thank you to our great friends at Bold Creative Media, LLC for helping us develop this video for use at business and educational presentations as well as use for recruitment. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow; great video !!! Thank you for your service.
Nice THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!! Can’t say it enough!! YOU PEOPLE ARE AWESOME!!
Great video! Thanks for all you do!!
You all rescued my blind dog from under my deck he was stuck, I was so embarrassed but everyone was so nice.....I Appreciate all you do!!!
great video guys
That was awesome. What a well done recruitment/PSA video. Kudos to the GSFR staff and whomever produced it!!!
Great job Stefan Kuenzli, Chief Kreiser and others! Excellent video!
Overlys Grove Rd. Between Wallace Rd . and Ranck Church Rd. Will be closed for an extended period of time until PP&L can get out to replace the pole. ... See MoreSee Less
The residents of New Holland and those who travel through our area are blessed with protection from first responders that truly have a passion for the service we provide.
Our EMS / POLICE / FIRE departments continually strive for excellence in their respective areas. Join us in taking a moment to congratulate the New Holland Ambulance on their recent achievement to provide a higher level of care!New Holland EMS is excited to announce that today at 8am, we have upgraded our level of care from BLS to IALS. What is IALS?
Intermediate Advanced Life Support was a level of care that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health approved in 2015. It’s a level of care that bridges the gap from Basic Life Support to Advanced Life support. What does this mean for our community?
This allows our responders who are certified as AEMT’s or higher to provide a more advanced level of life saving care in the field. It gives us the ability to start IV’s, administer more advanced medications, and provide limited cardiac monitoring when a ALS unit is not available or warranted. Currently, New Holland EMS has 7 active Paramedics who will provide this level of care when they are scheduled. We are privileged and excited to welcome Dr. Michael Reihart DO of Lancaster General Health – Penn Medicine as our Medical Director. Dr Reihart provides the oversight, guidance and supervision to our providers.
In the future, we plan to train more of our EMT’s to provide this level of care. New Holland EMS is thankful for our relationship with Wellspan ALS who provides our Advanced Life Support in New Holland and surrounding communities. Together, our goal is to provide the most advanced level of care possible to the community we serve. ... See MoreSee Less
Today several members met at a local pond to refresh in ice water rescue skills. Members practiced several different techniques used to remove a patient who has fallen through ice. Thank you to WhiteCap Water Rescue Training, LLC for the training today. Remember, no ice is safe ice.Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39), WhiteCap Water Rescue Training, LLC, Todd Stahl ... See MoreSee Less
Are you feeling chilly this winter??
Order some soup from the Garden Spot Fire Rescue Auxiliary.
We are taking pre-orders NOW until January 26th for
Veggie Beef Soup or Chicken Corn Noodle
$6.00 per Quart
OR $5.50 when you order 4 or more Quarts
Call Rosella at 717-354-8094
Order PICK UP is February 3rd from 8 to 12pm during our
Annual INDOOR YARD SALE at Blue Ball Station #3 ... See MoreSee Less
Last evening, 40 members took part in our CPR/AED refresher training. This training is instructed by our friends at New Holland Ambulance every 2 years to ensure our members keep their certifications up to date. ... See MoreSee Less
First due house fire. Great job by our volunteers!Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39), Farmersville Fire Company, Weaverland Valley Fire Department, New Holland Ambulance, Gap Fire Company, Upper Leacock Fire Company ... See MoreSee Less
We were driving through and saw the smoke. Hope everyone is safe.
Have you ever wondered what Garden Spot Fire Rescue is about? Watch this video!
Thank you to our great friends at Bold Creative Media, LLC for helping us develop this video for use at business and educational presentations as well as use for recruitment.Wanting to know what Garden Spot Fire Rescue is about? Check this video out! ... See MoreSee Less
Super job. Very professional.
Christmas Trees have arrived at Station #3, 4305 Division Highway, Blue Ball. Stop by and get your Tree and support the fire company. Fruit cakes will also be on sale, as well as FREE coloring books and hats for the kids inside the Engine House!!!
Christmas Tree Hours:
M-F 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday 8:30am to 8:30pm ... See MoreSee Less
Truck 39 is currently assisting Weaverland Valley FD and the Lancaster County Rescue Task Force to assess structural damage at a vehicle accident with a feed truck into a building at Union Grove Rd. & Rt. 625.
Traffic 39 is also on scene assisting with traffic detours and crowd control. ... See MoreSee Less
I went to school right across from that church when I was younger. I hope the truck driver is ok. That church isn't even that close to the road.
Good job 39! This does not surprise me at all. I was practically run off the road by a speeding Gehman Feed Mill truck two weeks ago! Stay safe out there!
This Holiday Season while you are shopping for everyone on your gift list on Amazon, why not donate on Amazon Smile? Go to this link smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1436629, shop and Amazon will donate to Garden Spot Fire Rescue. Happy Holidays!!! ... See MoreSee Less
ARE YOU SELLING CHRISTMAS TREES? If so, when?
Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39) added 3 new photos.
3 months ago
For the past several weeks,Garden Spot Fire Rescue and Case New Holland have been working together on their Confined Space Program. This week GSFR members were at the CNH farm practicing accessing elevated entry points with Truck 39, reviewed hazards, identified energy isolation points, and walked through the silos at the farm.
GSFR would like to thank CNH Industrial for the opportunity to train and develop a pre-incident plan at the facility, in an effort to be prepared in case of an emergency. ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier today, Truck 39 was covering station 15's (Ephrata) local while they participated in a multi-agency training. While on standby, Truck 39 and Engine 16-2 (Lincoln) handled an automatic alarm in Ephrata borough. ... See MoreSee Less
We are so appreciative of all the support we received yesterday from Extraordinary Give donations! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! ... See MoreSee Less