11 hours ago
At 12:21 this afternoon, Engine 393 and Rescue 39 were dispatched to the Money Rocks hiking trails for a lost hiker. Chief 391 responded and was advised by county dispatch that they recieved a call from a hiker who had become lost after losing the trail markers for the trail they were hiking on. Chief 391 requested Squad 391, Special Unit 39, and Squad 491(White Horse) to be added to the assignment. After receiving additional information from county dispatch, Chief 391 had all units respond to narvon road in the area of the quarry. Engine 393 and Squad 491's crews arrived and started search the area for the hiker. A short time later, the hiker was located. Special Unit 39 was utilized to transport the hiker out of the woods once they were located. East Earl Police then transported the hiker back to the Money Rocks parking area where their vehicle was parked. All units cleared the incident at 13:17. ... See MoreSee Less
Nice job everyone
Nice job by all involved
1 week ago
It’s been a busy couple days for the members of GSFR with vehicle accidents, fire alarms and assisting Co. 33 (Bowmansville) with a barn fire.
This evening, units were sent to N. Shirk Rd. For a vehicle accident involving fire. Units arrived to find one vehicle off the roadway and on fire. Fortunately there were no injuries as a result of this crash.
Engine 39-2 arriving first, stretched their 200’ bumper line for fire attack. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
It's that time of year again to get your tickets for the
13TH ANNUAL STEAK & LOBSTER DINNER
Saturday, September 21, 2019
1 P.M. to 6 P.M.
at Station 3, 4315 Division Hwy, Blue Ball, PA
$25 per ticket
MENU: 1 lb. Lobster, 8 oz. Steak, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Coleslaw, Dinner Roll & Drink
Purchase tickets in advance by Friday, September 13, 2019. Must have a pre-purchase ticket.
To purchase tickets ONLINE click here www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UENHQ54NJDMEG
OR visit one of these locations: Town Hall Restaurant, J.B. Zimmerman, Good's Store (East Earl), Yoder's Country Market, & Keystone Motors
OR pick up at Station 1, 339 E. Main Street, New Holland
on Wednesdays from 10 to 5pm (starting August 28)
FOR MORE INFO CALL 717-354-8311 ... See MoreSee Less
"ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES"
Since 1944, Smokey Bear has taught millions of Americans just like you about their role in preventing wildfires. Seventy-five years later, in 2019, Smokey is celebrating a milestone birthday!! Join us in honoring Smokey Bear and this timeless message of wildfire prevention throughout 2019.
smokeybear.com/en/smokeys-history?decade=1940 ... See MoreSee Less
The officers and members of Garden Spot Fire Rescue would like to congratulate FF/EMT Corbin Keiser on graduating the City of Reading Fire Academy last night.
Several members and family, including father and Fire Chief Darryl Keiser were in attendance to celebrate with Corbin. Chief Keiser had the honor of pinning his son during the ceremony.
Corbin will be assigned to “C platoon” where he will work with GSFR and current Reading City fireman Kevin Ayers. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Corbin !
They are lucky to have him. Corbin is a stand up man and will make the City of Reading very proud. Just as he has made his hometown. Well done Corbin! Congratulations on your incredible success.
Congratulations Corbin! We are so very proud of you!! Your dreams are coming true!! ♥️
Just after noon today, New Holland Ambulance was dispatched for an injured person after a fall. Dispatch advised the ambulance crew that a worker fell from an upper level of a roof to a lower level of a roof. From the information the ambulance crew received from dispatch, EMS requested that fire units be added to the call to assist with removing the patient from the roof. Truck 39, Rescue 39, Engine 39-3, and Air 39 responded. Crews assisted with packaging the patient and then lowered the patient to the ground via Truck 39's bucket.
While this incident was being mitigated, Boat 39 was dispatched to assist Manhiem Township Fire Rescue with reported kayakers who fell out of their kayaks in the Conestoga River. Boat 39 was recalled while en route to this incident. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for all you do. Be safe out there.
That must have been the sirens I heard right after I left
Just before 5:30 this evening, Deputy 39 was advised of high water at the Mill Creek Mobile Home Park. Upon arrival, he was met by park maintenance stating people were also reporting an oder of gas in the area and an assignment for GSFR units was started.
Squad 39-1 & the boats
All made the response to access the park from various locations to begin hazard assessments of the park. Several structures had to be evacuated and have the gas service shut off.
Quite a few roads were closed during the evening hours in the New Holland area. Several roads remain closed and will likely be closed all night.
Remember TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your services!
Great job guys.
Thank you for you your service !!!
Thank you guys for your help!!
Thank you so much for all you do!
I got home when fire truck was coming to our side of park. We're good on this side.
Thank you Paul for carrying on the Lang tradition! 💚
You guys were great
Julie Ann Penn Christopher Penn
Anne Reinert Rehrer
This evening for station level training, members worked on learning and improving on several various skills. Members from station one trained on various ventilation tactics. Members from station two sharpened their hose line deployment and management skills. Members from station three reviewed the equipment carried on our rescue truck. All of our members take training very seriously, and take great pride in learning and fine tuning the skills of the trade. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for volunteering for our community!! 🇺🇸
Today we laid to rest our brother Glenn Eberly who passed away Saturday, June 15th. Glenn joined Liberty Fire Company in January of 1962. Glenn served as a captain at Station 2 and was involved in the leadership of Zone 3 serving as the Treasurer for 25 years.
Please continue to pray for the family as they go through this time of grieving. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your service Glenn. Prayers go out to your family
Sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for your family!
Makes me sad for you
Rest In Peace
Thank you for serving our community Glenn !
May the departed soul rest in perfect peace.
May HE REST IN PEACE
Rest In Peace sir thank you for your service 🇺🇸
Wish I could have been there. Glad you sent him away proud! Well done.
Great job gsfr. So proud of you guys.
Rest in peace Glenn. You have earned it.
Prayers prayers 🙏🙏
Wish I could have been there he was my captain and a really good guy. I'll see you on the other side Glenn.
From Chief Darryl Keiser:
It’s with deep regret that I need to make you aware that life member Glenn Eberly passed away Saturday June 15th around 10:30 pm. Glenn joined Liberty Fire Co in January of 1962. Carrying on a family tradition Glenn’s father Norman and Glenn’s brother Paul and possibly others that I do not know were fireman and served both at Liberty and Blue Ball. Glenn served as a captain at Station 2 and was involved in the leadership of Zone 3.
Please continue to pray for the family as they go through this time of grieving.
Obituary for Glenn L Eberly
Glenn L. Eberly of New Holland, Pa. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 15 at the age of 73 at Lancaster General Hospital. The son of Norman N. and Ruth M. Eberly, he was born on November 27, 1945 in New Holland, where he was a lifelong resident. He was married to Sharon L. Frankhouser for 48 years.
Glenn was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church. He worked as an estimator for Good’s Furniture and Martin’s Floor Covering.
Glenn joined Liberty Fire Company in January 1962 and served nearly six decades as a firefighter, driver, and captain. He was also active in the Zone 3 Fireman’s Association, where he served for 25 years as treasurer.
He enjoyed spending time with family, going to his cabin, and watching sports, especially when his son or grandchildren were playing.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Ruth Eberly, his brothers Leon and Paul and sister Roseanne. Surviving in addition to his wife Sharon Eberly are his two children, Donna Eberly Peang-Meth, of Rockville, Md. and James Glenn Eberly, of Blackwell, Pa.; his son-in-law Jeffrey Peang-Meth; and his two grandchildren, Nicholas Eberly Peang-Meth and Maura Eberly Peang-Meth. Glenn is also survived by his sisters Marian married to George Eisenberger, Joyce married to Gene Nolt, Darlene married to Ron Lapp, Karen married to Robert Frank, Thelma Eberly, and sister-in-law, Janet Eberly.
A public viewing will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 9-11am, at Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Road, Leola, with a funeral service to follow at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Garden Spot Fire Rescue, 339 E. Main Street, New Holland or www.gsfr39.net. To send the family condolences visit www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
To send flowers to the family of Glenn L Eberly, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store. ... See MoreSee Less
We will miss you Glen. Rest In Peace
May God bless and keep ALL our brothers and sisters at GSFR. Experience and camaraderie are always hard to lose and very difficult to gain.
Prayers to the family for comfort and strength. Mohler family
Prayers for the family and another family member of the company layed to rest
Sending thoughts and prayers for everyone...2 losses too close to each other for GSFR
God bless his family. Prayers to all family and friends
Rest In Peace brother. There was never more dedicated firefighters than Eberly’s.
Rest east Glenn. Thank you for all the memories, knowledge and experiences.
Rip prayers to the family
Glenn was my captain when I ran out of the west station. He was truly a pleasure to work with. We had a good time. I will truly miss him. My heartfelt condolences to the family and the crew.
Glen always knew where we were going on calls,anywhere in the county an was one of the calmest captains to work with.
My condolences to his family n his fire family.
Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39) shared a post.
2 months ago
Some pictures from the accident earlier today handled by Rescue 39 and Engine 39-1. ... See MoreSee Less
I hope their ok
Thanks for taking good care of my co-worker GSFR and NH Ambulance crew. Her car didn't fair so well but thankfully she wasn't seriously injured.
My advice to anyone using this intersection, wait 2-3 seconds after it turns green before you enter the intersection and look both ways as you do. I go through here every day and regularly see people running the red light as if it was still green. Not turning red as they go through, but red before they cross Custer. Color-blind is not an excuse either.
GSFR would like to take a second to congratulate Firefighter Andrew Wenger and Firefighter Gavin Kaufmann on graduating from Garden Spot High School last night. Good luck with your future endeavors! ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats to both of you
Congratulations for your graduation but also your devotion to our community. You young people are our future. And we are blessed Keep it up!
It's now official, I feel really old. I remember when Gavin was born, he was our neighbor and his Dad was a fire fighter. Congratulations to both Graduates.
Congratulations 🎉 and thank you for serving our community!!!!
Congratulations my Grandson Gavin And Congratulations Andrew
Congratulations Gavin! Congratulations to you both!
Good job guys
Nancy Weaver Kurtz
Check This Out!!
GSFR was contacted by the firefighters of Moldova where the Liberty Fire Co. 1961 Peter Pirsch 85’ ladder truck was sent as a donation after the purchase of our current Truck 39.
The former truck served 41 years of front line service in New Holland serving the area for many years and traveling to many fires in during its life here.
The firefighters of Moldova are happy to report the former truck is in excellent condition and still serving as a front line unit! ... See MoreSee Less
Pretty cool stuff. That is the first aerial I climbed back when I was taking Lloyd Henry's "fundamentals" class in about 1969. Ol' Bob Dylan said "the times, they are a'changin". Some days, not so much . . .
Great memories - including hauling “Santa” around town!
Was part of the delivery to Moldova with great people some of which are no longer with us. The Department in Moldova were great hosts.
I was a fire fighter when the ladder truck was purchased. Two biggest fires I remember were the Gas Company in Ephrata and Rubinson's. If I close my eyes, I can still see Ray Gehman coming down the ladder not using the wrongs when the East wall collapsed.
The best ladder truck ever.
Shortly before 6am, Rescue 39 was dispatched to North Shirk Rd. @ Linden Grove Rd. in Earl Twp. to assist Co. 35 (Farmersville) with a vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer with reported entrapment.
Units arrived to find an SUV off the roadway with 1 subject trapped and a tractor trailer blocking the roadway.
Crews from 35 & 39 worked along side EMS for 15 min. to extricate the driver of the SUV. ... See MoreSee Less
Prayers for all Involved and family also
Prayers on the way 🙏🏻
Sending prayers for complete recovery and pain control is
Update! My friend Mike who was the driver of the accident is in alright condition, he's getting a pin put into his hip, then next week sometime he will be getting surgery done on the hip. Other than that, he doesn't remember what happened, he was headed to work and when the accident happened he just blacked out for all he knows at the moment
Prayers 🙏 for everyone.
Good morning, I'm with Fox43 News, may we use this photo for online and on-air? Do we credit Garden Spot Fire Rescue?
Prayers for all involved.
Prayers for all involved
Prayers for all!
Sending prayers for all involved
Prayers for all
This is my close friends car, he has multiple broken bones and he's in surgery right now at Lancaster general hospital.
Prayers to all
Praying for him an him to be connected with the drs he needs for full recovery.
Prays for them
Truck 39 responded as part of the working fire assignment this morning to assist Co. 15 (Ephrata) and other area depts. with a house fire in the borough.
The crew was sent to the 2nd floor upon arrival to begin salvage and overhaul operations. The crew operated on scene for about an hour before being released by command.BREAKING: Fire on Timothy Lane in Ephrata. Pic from Ephrata Police Department ... See MoreSee Less
Ernie Kuenzli’s house siren cadence. ... See MoreSee Less
RIP Sir - My Dad was with Fort Washington Fire Co for 5 years as he was passing (from Asbestosis told me he would Greet even Firefighter Home - so i created this to me it is Him greet them Home
RIP brother we got it from here
God Speed ~ thank you for your service 🚒🇺🇸
RIP....thanks for your service.
Get send off...
A message from Chief Keiser to the GSFR membership:
As I shared with you on Monday evening the loss of life member Ernie Kuenzli, I wanted to follow up with details for his funeral services plus some history for you to know who Ernie was and his involvement in our department.
Ernie served in the following positions:
Fire Prevention Chairman
1987 & 1997 Lancaster County Convention Parade
Ernie was awarded:
1988 Distinguished Service Award
1997 Distinguished Service Award
2000 Lifetime Membership
Ernie’s passions in the fire service:
Ernie served on the Fire Brigade at Kellogg’s – his place of employment
The LaFrance – Ernie loved the LaFrance and was the driver of the LaFrance for Barry Auker’s funeral plus many parades and conventions
Because of his love of the La France he was one of the “Liberty Ladies”
Santa Claus – the Saturday before Christmas – for many years Ernie dressed up as Santa to go around town to different businesses
Ernie was a driver for New Holland Ambulance and served with his wife Anne
Ernie instilled his love of the fire service in his son Stefan, carrying on a great family tradition
Below is Ernie's Obituary:
Ernest J. (Ernie) Kuenzli
Ernest "Ernie" J. Kuenzli, 66, of New Holland, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 20, 2019 at Penn Medicine LGH. After battling numerous chronic conditions for many years, a brief and sudden illness took him into God's hands.
Ernie was born on in Lancaster to the late Ernest and Zelda (Sparks) Kuenzli.
He graduated from McCaskey High School in 1970. Ernie worked as a mechanic for various companies over the years including Penn Dairies, Kellogg's, and was a truck driver hauling heavy machinery for Power Pro Equipment. He was a lifetime member of Garden Spot Fire Rescue formerly Liberty Fire Co. New Holland, PA where he served as chief engineer for many years and was instrumental in fire prevention activities and programs in the local community. He enjoyed woodworking, general repairs, and spending time with his family (most recently his grandchildren).
He is survived by his wife Anne (Hunsecker) who he shared 47 years of marriage with on his day of death May 20th; three children, Adriane wife of John Warren, Ephrata, Gretchen wife of Chase Boian, Stefan husband of Tara (Hostetter) Kuenzli, both of New Holland; six grandchildren: Alana, Jami, Trevor, Austin, Rylea and Brayden; one great-grandchild, Damian; a brother, Randy Kuenzli of Bladensburg, MD. He also leaves behind his rescue dog companion, Maggie, who never left his side.
Services will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Petra Church, 565 Airport Rd., New Holland. Viewing will be observed from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. followed immediately by the service. Procession will go from Petra to Salem Evangelical Reformed Church, Hellers where there will be a graveside service followed by a reception. The family is asking in lieu of flowers to please make donations to Garden Spot Fire Rescue, 339 E. Main St., New Holland, PA 17557. ... See MoreSee Less
May he RIP