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2016 Intercourse Fire Co Fundraisers
Breakfast buffet January 30, 2016 **
Breakfast buffet April 30, 2016 **
Chicken BBQ May 7, 2016 **
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast @ Heritage Days June 18, 2016 **
Breakfast buffet July 30, 2016 **
Fire Company Sale August 20, 2016 **
Pig roast September 10, 2016 **
Amish Wedding dinner October 1, 2016 **
Breakfast buffet October 29, 2016 **
Breakfast buffet December 31, 2016
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Firefighters quickly put out a shed fire late Wednesday afternoon in Leacock Township.
Crews responded at 4:37 p.m. for a fire in a 20-by-10-foot shed at 63 N. Hollander Road.
Within ten minutes, the fire was reported under control.
The shed, which was full of construction tools and lumber, was 75 percent damaged by the fire. It was considered a total loss.
Steve Diener, chief of the Intercourse Fire Co., was in command at the scene, which was a quarter-mile north of the fire station.
Photos courtesy of Robert Devonshire Jr
2015 EventsBreakfast Buffet DatesMay 30th, August 29th and October 31stOther Event DatesChicken BBQ Saturday May 2ndHeritage Days Sausage and pancake Breakfast Saturday June 20thConsignment Auction Saturday August 15thPig Roast Saturday September 12thWedding Dinner Saturday October 3rd
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Story from Lancaster onlineThe early am fire was discovered by a passerby who noticed the flames shortly after 3:30 a.m. and called 911
In his home about 75 feet away, Esch awoke to hear the crackling of the blaze. As soon as he exited, he heard the fire siren.
The herd of dairy cows was outside in the pasture
overnight, so they were safe, Diener said. Esch rescued several horses
from the barn before firefighters arrived. They also were not hurt.
A deputy fire chief called for a second alarm as
soon as he walked out of his house to go to the fire, Diener said. By
the time firefighters reached the 75-by-120-foot barn, flames filled its
Crews set up two fill sites for water, one on Pond Road and one at a homestead a quarter of a mile away.
Firefighters mounted an exterior defensive
attack, simultaneously spraying the fire with six to eight hose lines.
There were no other buildings nearby threatened by the fire.
Firefighters could not drive a ladder truck to the barn because the lane was too narrow between buildings, Diener said.
Over 100 firefighters brought the blaze under
control at 4:26 a.m. Some of them stayed the entire rest of the morning
to oversee cleanup.
Martin Mulch Products, of Ephrata, provided a trackhoe to pull off the burned remains of the top of the barn.
Diener estimated damage at $300,000 to the barn and $150,000 to its contents.
Hay balers and wagons and a large freezer trailer were destroyed, as well as a small amount of hay.
“The main structure was destroyed,” Diener said.
“We did protect the diesel room. That’s what’s worth the most money on a
dairy farm, and the milkhouse was partially saved.”
An eight-inch, 12-volt circular fan hooked to a
battery sparked the fire, according to Trooper Dustin Shireman, a state
police fire marshal who investigated the blaze.
Intercourse Fire Photo
Saturday, February 15, 2014
On Saturday morning shortly after 11am Station 44 was dispatched to 3873 Old Philadelphia Pk for a reported house fire. County advised responding units that a firefighter was on the scene with a working fire. Chief 44 arrived and confirmed a working fire and requested 2nd alarm. Engine 44-1 crew advanced a hoseline to the 1st floor, knocked the fire on the 1st floor and proceeded to the 2nd floor found and found heavy fire in the roof area.Photos courtesy of Kirk Neidermyer
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
On Tuesday Morning shortly after 9am Station 44 along with mutual aid companies were dispatched to J&J Woodworks, 3470 West Newport Rd for a building fire. Deputy 44 (Yoder) went en-route and reported seeing a column of heavy black smoke and requested the 2nd alarm be struck. Crews put handlines in place to do a defensive attack (exterior only) Firefighters worked for several hours to bring the fire under control and hitting hot-spots.
Caleb Mast photo
Vinny Tennis photo
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
At 2:15am Monday morning Intercourse Fire Company was dispatched
to the Intercourse Community Park for a playground fire. Chief 44 arrived with
a working playground set. Engine 44-1 arrived and pulled a 1 ¾ to extinguish the
fire. A state police fire marshal was called to the scene to investigate. The
fire marshal ruled the fire arson. The estimated damage is around $15,000.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Photos courtesy of Kirk Neidermyer
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Photos courtesy of Kirk Neidermyer
Sunday, April 7, 2013
At 17:51 hrs the alarms sounded again, this time for a barn fire at 3839 Old Philadelphia Pk. Dispatch was receiving multiple calls for a fully involved barn a few feet from the house. The Chief and Captain were both a few miles out reporting heavy smoke and requested 2nd alarm. Engine 44-1 arrived 4 minutes after dispatch and went to work on the fire building and exposures. Fire had already advanced to the attic space of the house and was quickly knocked. The barn fire was brought under control several hours later, then what was left of the barn was then demolished using a trackhoe. Station 44 was available at 23:29 hrs
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