*** Mutual Aid Fire ***
Around 1pm, Truck 39 was dispatched as part of the 1st alarm assignment to H M Stauffer in Leola to assist Upper Leacock (Co. 61) with a reported building fire.
Responding units were advised of multiple calls reporting flames and smoke from a building on the property. First arriving units found a small working fire in a lumber building and made quick work of the fire.
Truck 39 set ground ladders and assisted Truck 204 (MTFR) on the roof before going going inside to assist with opening up walls to check for hot spots. ... See MoreSee Less
At 02:21am Units from GSFR and mutual Aid were dispatched to Pleasant Dr. in East Earl Twp. for a reported house on fire in the area with possible people trapped.
PD arrived and reported everyone to be out.
Deputy 39 arrived confirming a working fire with fire showing from 2 sides and assumed command.
Truck 39 first arriving went interior and held the fire in check with 2 water cans while the rest of the crew split to ladder and search. Engine 39-3 arrived moments later and stretched a line inside. All visible fire was darkened down in a couple minutes.
All companies remained on scene checking for a extension and mop up for a little over an hour.
Prior to GSFR leaving, this home was supplied with several new working smoke detectors From which all 39 units carry to ensure all of our residents the best shot of making it out of a fire safely.
Thank you mutual Aid Weaverland Valley Fire Department Intercourse Fire Company White Horse Fire Company - Station 49 & New Holland Ambulance assisting on scene and Bareville Fire Company and Honey Brook Fire Company #1 for covering GSFR. ... See MoreSee Less
Again another job well done thank you all
Tracey Reese Candace Hassler Virginia Brill Leona Allgyer Sylvia Burkholder
Jarred Garber Dustin Adrian Annette Darity Garber, dad discovered this fire when Cody had an early morning potty call. He worked frantically to wake the people up to get them out.While I called 911, so thankful the residents are safe!!
Why do people not put smoke detectors in their house?! Look at the statistics people, fire can happen to anyone and it will kill you quickly. Home Depot has detectors starting at $5 a piece!
Wow Ron-Elta Garber ! Thank goodness your dog had to go out!
Oh my goodness...so much to be thankful for. Glad everyone was ok.
Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39) added 7 new photos.
1 week ago
Today, 21 members from GSFR and 8 members from White Horse Fire Co. spent the day at the Lanc. Co. Firemans Assoc. training facility doing a company level live fire training.
GSFR strives to do at least 2 company level burns a year to keep our skills sharp so we can continue to provide the best possible service to those we protect.
Special thank you to our friends at New Holland Ambulance for providing the medical standby for us today. ... See MoreSee Less
Our community is in good hands.
Thank you so much for all that you do.
GSFR is having a poster contest to include our youth in the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 LaFrance. Preschoolers to high schoolers are invited to participate and win prizes. Posters can be dropped off at the ELANCO Library for consideration. All the posters will be featured at the July 7 open house event. Details can be found at the GSFR website. ... See MoreSee Less
*** ORLAN ROAD FIRE UPDATE ***
Initial call: 11:59am
2nd alarm: 12:05pm
Under control: 2:06pm
Final GSFR units cleared: 7:34pm
After restoring units and clean up: 21:45
GSFR had 54 personnel respond!
Because of apparatus positioning, line placement and an all out effort to save what could be saved the structure is not a complete loss and no other structures were adversely affected.
Thank you Chief 35 (Farmersville) for handling command and Chief 30 (weaverland Valley) for handling operations.
We would like to take moment to recognize the countless business's across the area that continue to allow their employees to leave work to respond to emergencies. Although it may inconvenience the business day from time to time, the cost savings for the municipalities and citizens in not having to pay for that same service is insurmountable.
THANK YOU business owners for your sacrifice and community support!
Thank you to Martin Mulch Products
For supplying an excavator and personnel to assist with overhaul.
Finally thank you to all of our mutual aid companies for providing apparatus and manpower!!
Hazmat 2 Environmental Fire Rescue Company, Martindale Fire, Lincoln Fire Company Station 16, Manheim Township Fire Rescue, Stevens Fire Company, Smokestown Fire Co, West Earl Fire Station 29, Weaverland Valley Fire Department, Bareville Fire Company, Fivepointville Fire Company - Station 32, Honey Brook Fire Company #1, Caernarvon Fire Company, Farmersville Fire Company, New Holland Ambulance, New Holland Police Department, Gordonville Fire & EMS Co., Intercourse Fire Company, Kinzer Fire Company, Paradise Fire company, Ronks Fire Company, White Horse Fire Company, Upper Leacock Fire Company, Witmer Fire Protective Association, Gap Fire Company Station 42 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your service!
As a citizen I'd like to say thank you all for your time and hard work and thank God for keeping you's all safe
You all did an amazing job getting this under control ina timely manner and no one was severely hurt in the process. God bless you all
54?!?! That’s impressive GSFR!
GSFR. A company dedicated to the community !!!Great job to all !!!!
Thank you to all the responders. You run when the alarm goes off. Prayers are sent to you. Your dedication does not go unnoticed. Thank you and God bless all.
Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39) added 4 new photos.
2 weeks ago
GSFR is currently working at a fire Orlan Road. Please avoid the area. ... See MoreSee Less
Briana Kaley Connie Jordan Bankert
Stay safe brother and sisters working at this fire
Thomas Murray III
Which buisness's has it hit so far?
Are those of us living in the area safe? Do we need to worry about chemicals like ammonia or anything?
Rob Adamire Ashley Zong Rob Bloomer
Troy Slaymaker David Harrower Patrick Brennan Michael Gallagher
Mom e Radle. Steer clear.
Anne Reinert Rehrer, Alexiss O'Connell
I live north of town and smoke is coming this way. There is a slight smell.
hey maybe we should move the vehicles so we don't end up with secondary fires? the building is on fire and they have vehicles parked up against it? the pictures all 3 show vehicles parked next to burning building the owners should be on site ask who owns them and get them moved?i Hope everyone is safe regardless. and prey for those who will be with out work till they open back up.stay safe all involved.
Another truck just flew by. Was going to fast to see which fire company it was from.
Praying for everyone's safety!
Prayers all are safe
Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39) shared Kirk Neidermyer Photography's album.
3 weeks ago
New Holland Police Department, Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39), New Holland Ambulance, JeffSTAT Critical Care Transport, Eastern Lancaster County School District ... See MoreSee Less
EASTER FLOWER SALE!!
This Friday and Saturday (March 30-31) from 8 am to 8 pm, GSFR will be selling Easter Flowers at Station 1.
339 E. Main Street
New Holland, PA 17557
We have Daffodils, Lilies, Hyacinth, Hydrangeas, Azaleas, Mums, Crocus, Tulips, Cineraria and Daisies.
Prices range from $5-13.50.
You can pay with cash, check or credit card.
FIREMEN SELL THE BEST FLOWERS SO STOP ON IN!!!!
🔆🌷🌼🌺🌸🌻🌹🏵️🔆 ... See MoreSee Less
The officers and membership of Garden Spot Fire Rescue would like to send our deepest condolences to the members of the York City Fire Department. While operating on a fire earlier today, a partial building collapse occurred trapping four York City firefighters. At this point, reports are stating that one of the firefighters has passed away. Please keep the members of the York City Fire Department in your prayers as they deal with this tragic loss and also pray for the speedy recovery of the other three firefighters. ... See MoreSee Less
You may see a fire engine in front of your house today. That is your local volunteers out and about shoveling fire hydrants clear.
Please take a few extra minutes and help us by shoveling your nearest hydrant clear..... It could save a life. ... See MoreSee Less
Great job guys!!!! Stay safe out there.
Thanks for all you do, stay safe!
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Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1436629 and Amazon donates to Garden Spot Fire Rescue. ... See MoreSee Less
*** BUSY MORNING FOR AREA VOLUNTEERS ***
At 04:40 this morning Tanker 39 was dispatched on the 3rd alarm assignment to assist Company 25 (Lititz Fire) with a well advanced fire in a business. Tanker 39 operated at the scene until shortly after 8am.
While the tanker was operating at the structure fire, Rescue 39 responded to two separate vehicle accidents due to icy roads for the morning commute.
Rescue 39 assisted Company 61 (Upper Leacock) on the first wreck with a vehicle into a pole.
As the Rescue was returning to quarters a rollover accident was dispatched in the 39 local in East Earl Twp. Eng 39-3 & Rescue 39 handled the incident. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all the fire and rescue departments that help us everyday without thinking about it! We truly think all of you are the very BEST!
Thank you to all of our fire fighters who put thir lives on the line for their community .
**UPDATE Roadway now open**
Route 23 is closed from Tower Road to Route 322 for multiple poles leaning across the roadway. Traffic 39 is working the incident. ... See MoreSee Less
Eric Hurlock do you go this way?
Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39) shared 3rd Alarm Photography's album.
3 months ago
Units from GSFR assisted Bareville Fire Company and other mutual aid on a house fire last night. Truck 39 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment, the assignment was quickly upgraded to a working fire bringing Eng. 39-2, Air 39 and Tanker 39.
Engine. 39-2 stretched a line to the rear of the structure and initiated an interior attack into the well involved garage as other units stretched lines in the front door. Truck 39 performed searches and checked for extension while Air 39 filled cylinders. Tanker 39 relocated to Bareville's firehouse to cover their area while units operated at the fire scene. 39 units operated for a little over an hour before being released by command 31.Bareville Fire Company, Garden Spot Fire Rescue (GSFR39), Farmersville Fire Company, Upper Leacock Fire Company, West Earl Fire Station 29, Intercourse Fire Company ... See MoreSee Less
Join us for a Ham and Roast Beef Supper on Saturday, March 3rd at Station #3 in Blue Ball. 2 to 6pm
Tickets available at the door for Dine in or Take Out
Adults $14, Children (ages 6 to 12) $7
DInner includes: Roast Beef, Ham, Parsley potatoes, gravy, corn, baked beans, homemade bread, apple butter, pepper cabbage, drink, peaches, cake & ice cream. ... See MoreSee Less
That’s a good deal
Leland Cokelette and Tina Conklin Cokelette
Looking forward to it...It will be our first time for this dinner....We have always enjoyed the Chicken and Waffles offering.....I have heard very good reviews .....🙂
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
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!
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.
BecomeaFirefighter.org ... 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!