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Fire Company Plans Safety Day April 20, 2017

Bareville Fire Company, 211 E. Main St., Leola, will host Bareville Safety Day on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees may learn about fire safety, how to use a fire extinguisher, fire and smoke in one's house, road safety, how to call 911 in an emergency, home food preservation safety, PTO and skid loader safety, silo gas and manure pit gas, how to compost animal farm mortality, chemical and pesticide safety, propane safety, and how hay hole covers can prevent injury and death. Attendees may also talk to a police officer and see a police car. Leola Ambulance will provide blood pressure checks, and Lancaster City K-9 Unit dogs will be present. There will be a bounce house for children.


Fire Company Posts Events April 6, 2017

Union Fire and Hose Company, 30 E. Canal St., Dover, has posted its upcoming events.

The fire company will hold a meat drawing on Friday, April 14. Doors will open at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the meat drawings will start at 7 p.m. Meat prizes will be from a Wellsville business.

The service project for April is to collect gift cards for local grocery stores or Visa gift cards for the York County Sheriff's office K-9 department to help with its spaghetti dinner fundraiser in June. Readers with questions may contact Elaine Kroft at 292-1392.

The fire company will sell Easter flowers on April 14 and Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fire company will host a public supper on Saturday, April 22. Baked turkey pie and boiled beef potpie will be available from 3:30 p.m. until sold out. Meals will be available for carryout or for eating on-site in the dining room.


Fire Department Kicks Off Capital Campaign April 5, 2017

State Sen. Andy Dinniman recently visited the Keystone Valley Fire Department (KVFD) to mark the kickoff of the department's Capital Fundraising Campaign to renovate and rebuild its station in downtown Parkesburg.

Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, agreed to join the KVFD Capital Campaign Committee at the request of its members.

KVFD began operations in the spring of 2013 by consolidating the Atglen Fire Company, Parkesburg Fire Company No. 1, and Pomeroy Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. The new regional department aims to increase efficiency and reduce redundant services to streamline fire and emergency coverage and better spend taxpayer dollars.

KVFD's main station, located at 329 W. First Ave., Parkesburg, has been in use for more than 80 years and is in need of significant upgrades and improvements to meet current standards for the latest emergency response equipment and apparatus. The department is planning a complete overhaul and renovation of the facility, including gutting the existing administrative offices to bring them up to modern-day ADA and code requirements. In addition, the engine bay will be completely demolished and reconstructed due to failing foundation, and new, wider apparatus bays and doors will be built to accommodate six vehicles total.

As part of the renovation, KVFD has partnered with the Parkesburg VFW to build a memorial to commemorate local veterans who perished in all major conflicts and the Sept. 11 attacks, as well as local firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The entire project is estimated to cost approximately $3 million, and the department is currently seeking tax-deductible contributions to offset the cost. Dinniman said he also plans to explore grant-funding opportunities to support the new station.

For more information, readers may visit


Chicken Potpie Dinner Slated April 4, 2017

Bareville Fire Company, 211 E. Main St., Leola, will hold an all-you-can-eat chicken potpie dinner on Saturday, April 22. Dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m.

The cost of dinner will include chicken potpie, potatoes, red beet eggs, corn, glazed carrots, a beverage, a roll, and dessert. Potpie by the quart will be available from 1 to 7 p.m. Readers may visit for more information.


Fire Department To Hold Egg Hunt March 31, 2017

The Rheems Fire Department, 350 Anchor Road, Elizabethtown, will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 8. Doors will open at 10 a.m., and the egg hunt "siren" will go off at 10:15 a.m. Children will hunt for eggs in their age groups, and they should bring a basket to collect their eggs.

In addition to photos with the Easter Bunny, there will also be a small craft along with door prizes. Door prizes will be chosen at approximately 10:45 a.m.

The event is free, and no tickets are required. However, donations will be appreciated. For more information, readers may find the fire department on Facebook or visit


Fire Company Posts Calendar March 29, 2017

Union Fire and Hose Company, 30 E. Canal St., Dover, will hold two special events in April. In addition, the fire company will collect gift cards from local grocery stores in April to support the upcoming dinner fundraiser to benefit the K9 Department of the York County Sheriff's Office. The events are open to the community.

An Easter flower sale will be held on Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, at the station. Flowers will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

A meat drawing will be held on April 14. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with the drawing at 7 p.m. For more information, readers may contact Elaine Kroft at 292-1392.


Science Fair And Awards Program Set March 29, 2017

The Union Fire Company No. 1 will host its Science Fair and Awards Program for winners of the fire science portion of the North Museum Science Fair, along with a general meeting, on Wednesday, April 5. The event will take place at the Lancaster County Firemen's Association, 630 E. Oregon Road, Lititz.

It will begin at 7 p.m., and all members are invited.


Fire Company Plans Breakfast March 29, 2017

Goodwill Fire Company No. 1, Station 18, 1 S. Main St., Jacobus, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, April 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. The meal will include bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, creamed chipped beef, sausage gravy, toast, biscuits and beverages.

The admission cost will be reduced for children ages 2 to 12 and free for children under age 2. For more information, readers may call Barb Alexander at 428-1436.


Fire Company Plans Bingo March 15, 2017

Yoe Fire Company, 36 E. George St., Yoe, will host a basket and purse bingo on Sunday, April 2. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and bingo will begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

The event will feature 20 games of bingo, a special game, and a drawing. For tickets and information, readers may call 244-8888 or email


Fire Company Plans Public Supper March 15, 2017

Union Fire and Hose Company, 30 E. Canal St., Dover, will host a public supper on Saturday, March 25. Baked turkey pie and boiled beef potpie will be available from 3:30 p.m. until sold out. Meals will be available for carryout or eating in the dining room.

The next public supper will be on Saturday, April 22.

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