** DELAYED ** 7/21/20
At 5:45am the first alarm building fire assignment was dispatched for Meridian Wood Products in East Earl Twp. Crews arrived and were directed to a shavings bin for the dust collection system. A machine failed the day before and sent a hot bearing into the bin which caused a smoldering fire. Crews unloaded the bin and wet down the material before clearing the scene.
As members were arriving for weekly drill night, Air 39 was dispatched to assist Co. 35 (Farmersville) with a tractor Trailer fire. It would later be discovered that the involved truck was carrying a large amount of hazardous materials. Air 39 operated for many hours refilling air cylinders for fire attack crews as well as Haz Mat techs mitigating the involved product.
Weekly drill consisted of an operational and expectations review of our vast wooded area on the Welsh Mountain for wilderness search and Rescue and Wildland fire responses.
During drill, 2 calls we simultaneously dispatched in New Holland Borough. The first being a “residential rescue” and the 2nd being a vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer.
Units responded to both incidents immediately.
The tractor trailer accident on W. Main St. was found to be rather minor in nature with minor injuries and minimal clean up to be done.
The Residential rescue proved to be a bit more unique. Units were waived down at the old Agway Feed building which is now used as lumber storage for a local lumber company. Several kids were playing atop the lumber and one of them accidentally fell between the lumber stacks and the building.
After a quick size up and hazard assessment, crews deployed multiple high pressure air bags to free the trapped child that had been there for close to a half an hour. The child was moved to the care of EMS with only very minor injuries. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s often said that there is no “i” in TEAM. To maintain a level of excellence in the service we provide, even as a volunteer organization, expectations must be set forth.
Below are some of the expectations of our members to continue protecting those we are called to serve with professionalism and excellence. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all that you do, without pay or recognition, for the people of this community. Stay safe always!
Thank you for your service and for making this a great place to live.
Thank you men and women for sacrificing your time to do a dangerous job, for no pay. Can't be appreciated enough.
Chicken is ready to serve and selling fast! Do not miss your chance at a delicious lunch for you and your family. Chicken is being sold at our West Station (622 West Main Street.) Come and get some before it is too late! ... See MoreSee Less
If it's all as good as what I got, you won't be sorry, some of the best BBQ Chicken I ever had.
It was really good! Thank you and thank you for your service!
Tasty Chicken.. get some before they sell out!
My chicken wasn't done I got 3 of them and it was horrible glad some people got chicken that was done really disappointed will never buy there again
Great Job to all involved it was the best I had all year.
I'll be there shortly!
Chicken is ready for purchase. Stop by now before we sell out. BBQ is at our west station. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
support the fire company! I just got my chicken from them. Please help your local volunteers
We got ours!
Looking for a delicious dinner this Sunday? Look no further! Pick up a Chicken BBQ from our volunteer members at Station 2 at 624 West Main Street in New Holland this Sunday starting at 11am. The chicken barbecue is half a chicken and a roll for $6 Meals are TO-GO ONLY. Drive through service at the west end station. ... See MoreSee Less
NOTICE ON ELECTRIC
Currently, power is out on the east side of New Holland Borough into Earl Township and Blue Ball. Fire department crews are responding to incidents and proper authorities are working as quickly as possible to restore the electric. Please heed caution when traveling as traffic lights will be out and many signs may not be lit up properly. ... See MoreSee Less
I woke up this morning and nothing was working
It’s out in gap too
Julie Parker Millward
Main Street between Kinzer Ave and Brimmer Ave will be closed for an extended period of time due to downed wires. Please avoid the area ... See MoreSee Less
Not the drivers fault the pole and cables were lower than spec. Frontiers fault for not replacing this pole
Is this why electric is out in Blue Ball?
Havent had power since 1130 here by petra church on airport rd. When might it be coming back on?
I witnessed the original incident months ago, a truck pulled out of the parking lot and clipped the pole that is in the foreground of this picture. It has been sitting like that for months. Well... I guess they will fix it now!!
Wonderful. Tractor trailers on Jackson St is an incident waiting to happen, especially when everyone's cars are parked on the street.
Power back on at Jackson street
that pole has been like that for many months now
And the power is out on Diem Rd New Holland. I was in the shower covered in shampoo
What did you do driver?
Power is out on rank rd again...
Wonder if this is why the power is out on Runway
Dawn Ebersol Nusz
Katelynne Ratcliff Tylor Ratcliff
4 weeks ago
David Gautsche, President and CEO of Goodville Mutual Casualty Company, joined Director of Development Daryl Groff and Captain 39-1 Nate Good for the presentation of a $7,500 donation. We greatly appreciate the partnership with Goodville Mutual and their dedication to our community! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations!!! Thank you Goodville Mutual!!!!
Simultaneous calls :
At 18:07 station 39 and 44(Intercourse) were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident in the area of Peter's road and New Holland rd in Earl Township. Rescue 39 along with units from station 44 handled this incident.
At the same time, 39 units were advised of several ducklings stuck in a storm drain on Daisy drive in Earl Township.
Truck 39 responded to assist the distressed ducklings. The Truck crew made 6 immediate grabs from the nearest storm drain upon arriving on scene. After these ducklings were safe, they spent several minutes convincing the last remaining duckling to waddle its way out of the center of the pipe towards a rescue personal. With some convincing, the duckling obliged and was reunited with its siblings. Several minutes later all seven rescued ducklings were reunited with their mother. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for helping the ducklings. I am sure the mother was grateful to all of you who helped her with her children. And happy to have her family back together.
Thank you for your service wherever needed !
Good job guys.
Sweet! Thank you!
Even though yesterday was a holiday, your local volunteers stayed busy handling multiple calls and and a fireworks standby. Here is what Independence Day looked like for the men and women from station 39:
O5:32 - Rescue 39 was dispactched for a building fire in station 49's (White Horse) first due. The assignment was quickly scaled back and rescue 39 was placed available.
13:54 - Truck 39, Engine 392, and Engine 393 handle a wires call in the borough. Units arrived to find a transformer that had exploded. After determining no fire department services were needed, all units cleared a short time later.
19:54 - Air 39 was dispatched as part of the second alarm assignment for a building fire in Paradise township. Air 39 operated on scene for 30 minutes before being released by command.
20:30 - Truck 39, Engine 392, and Engine 393 stood by for the annual fire works display at Community Memorial Park.
00:54 - Rescue 39 and Tanker 39 we dispatched as part of the first alarm barn assignment to Caernarvontown township. Both units responded within minutes of dispatch. A short time later, command scaled down the assignment and all 39 unit were available. ... See MoreSee Less
Once again..thank you for your service !
While you are enjoying being outside (of course, maintaining social distance and following CDC guidelines), here are some summer safety tips to make the best of the summer while staying as safe as possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Working Fire & Weekly Drill
Last evening, as crews were loading up for weekly drill, Tanker 39 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment on this house fire along Rt. 897.
Air 39 was special requested a short time later to assist on scene.
Crews operated for a little over an hour assisting with suppression and overhaul.
All other remaining crews took part in weekly drill consisting of a timed driver training course coupled with unit specific skills at the end of the course for the driver/operator.
Rescue 39 had to complete a winching evolution
Truck 39 had to position and hit a specific point on a roof
Engine companies had to complete a tank to pump handline evolution with transition to a static supply. ... See MoreSee Less
Is that across from Weavers?
I think so not sure
A very heartfelt THANK YOU to everybody who came out today! In just one hour, we sold out of all of our pork BBQ dinners. We can’t thank you, the community, enough for the support! ... See MoreSee Less
The juniors did a very professional job making up the pork bbq dinners. Hats off to all of you
Dinners were delicious....Thank You for all you guys do ...👏👏👏👏
I got there a little too late. But I will be the first one next time😃
It was great
Wish I knew about that
On Tuesday night, over 35 members from our department, along with representatives from additional emergency services, participated in safety stand-down training.
The discussion was how to help ourselves through physical fitness, good nutrition, cancer reduction and prevention, mental health crisis, and this year's top topic of safe roadway operations.
Fire Chief Darryl Keiser presented on roadway safety and Sergeant Sarah Ames debuted her powerful and poignant presentation for the mental health portion of the night. ... See MoreSee Less
Would you be willing to share the mental health topic
Love this...Great job!
We would like to congratulate another graduate, Mason Boley, Garden Spot High School Class of 2020. Firefighter Mason runs out of our Station 3. He has started a career at Conestoga Wood Specialties. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations on graduating amid all the COVID-19 craziness!! Thank you for being a volunteer firefighter too.
Mason Boley yayyy dude congrats!!! 🎉🎈❤
Amy Lynn Boley
Congratulations to Cameron Killinger, Garden Spot High School Class of 2020. Cam who is a probationary firefighter runs out of our Station 2. Cam has started a career as a welder at High Steel. ... See MoreSee Less
As your mom, I am so proud of you!! 💖
Great job find something positive to contribute and you will be successful 👍
Congratulations; Enjoy !!!
Join us this Thursday, June 4th at Station 3- Blue Ball for another life saving blood donation event!! You must call the number below to set an appointment. Many openings still available.
Park in the back lot and enter through the banquet hall doors. ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
Thank you to everybody who has applied for the GSFR Fire Camp this summer. Unfortunately, due to CoVID-19, the camp will be POSTPONED until 2021. We are currently researching additional opportunities to help youth engage in the fire services while adhering to social distancing rules for Summer 2020. As soon as we have more information, we will be sure to keep you up-to-date! We thank you for your cooperation during these pressing times. ... See MoreSee Less