2016 Runs Per Month


February 7



2015 Runs
Total 599
2014 Runs
Total 597
  2013 Runs
Total 586
 2012 Runs
Total 608
 2011 Runs
Total 760
Last Run
Date 2/7/16
Time 15:27

Dispatch Type

Building - Chimney 

News & Incidents

Nature   Municipality

Busy Month for Volunteers - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Mon, Feb 01, 2016 09:00
Address: Fire Department Mount Joy

The beginning of the year proved to be a busy one for the volunteers of Fire Department Mount Joy between meeting, trainings, and calls. Some of the highlights are listed below.

  • Members went through familiarization training and qualifications on the new MSA G1 airpacks. The new airpacks go in service February 1st.
  • January 7th, Working vehicle fire on Route 283
  • January 9th, FDMJ hosted "Street Smart Company Officer" training by Mike Horst of Trident Training Specialists. 12 members attended the training.
  • January 14th, the newly elected officers were sworn by Mayor Bradley during the monthly company meeting.
  • January 17th, the Mount Joy Brownie Troop toured the fire house and learned some fire safety tips.
  • Winter Storm Jonas made for a busy weekend for crews. Members staffed the firehouse throughout the duration of the storm. A total of 16 calls were ran during the storm. The Traffic Unit also assisted throughout the week with providing traffic control for snow removal.
  • Crews were dispatched for a total of 74 calls throughout the month.
  • Members were involved in over 375 hours of training.

Date: Sat, Jan 23, 2016 08:44
Address: Mount Joy

Recruitment Day has been cancelled due to the inclement weather and the predicted forecast. We will reschedule for a future date. Anyone interested in becoming a member can stop by the firehouse on a Monday evening to apply. Thank you for your interest, but the public's safety is our number one priority. If you do not need to travel today, please remain at home.  The State of Pennsylvania and Mount Joy Borough are both in a state of emergency.

Recruiting Event Featured in News Article - Mount Joy
Date: Sat, Jan 16, 2016 15:00
Address: Mount Joy

Read the article from Lancaster Newspaper. Click here.

Vehicle Accident and Engine Transfer - Rapho Township  
Date: Sat, Jan 09, 2016 02:35
Address: Esbenshade Road

FDMJ responded to two calls in the overnight hours. At 02:35, Engine 75-2 (Ceron), Traffic 75, and Capt. Stiltner responded to Esbenshade Rd for a vehicle accident-standby. Rescue crew operated on scene for 25 minutes before they were released. The Traffic 75 remained onscene for another hour until the road was turned over to the township road crews. Shortly after returning to the firehouse, LCWC alerted Engine 75-1 to transfer to Station 67 to stand-by, while they were on a fire in Manor Township. Engine 75-1 (Ceron) stood by for approximately 2.5 hours.

Preparing your Home for Winter - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Tue, Jan 05, 2016 07:44
Address: Mount Joy

Prepare for extremely cold weather every winter—it's always a possibility. There are steps you can take in advance for greater wintertime safety in your home.

Prepare Your Home for Winter

Although periods of extreme cold cannot always be predicted far in advance, weather forecasts can sometimes provide you with several days' notice. Listen to weather forecasts regularly and check your emergency supplies whenever a period of extreme cold is predicted.

If you plan to use a fireplace or wood stove for emergency heating, have your chimney or flue inspected each year. Ask your local fire department to recommend an inspector or find one in the yellow pages of your telephone directory under "chimney cleaning."

Also, if you'll be using a fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater, install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector near the area to be heated. Test them monthly and replace batteries twice a year. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside.

Your ability to feel a change in temperature decreases with age. Older people are more susceptible to health problems caused by cold. If you are over 65 years old, place an easy-to-read thermometer in an indoor location where you will see it frequently. Check the temperature of your home often during the winter months.

Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so your water supply will be less likely to freeze. To the extent possible, weatherproof your home by adding weather-stripping, insulation, insulated doors, and storm windows or thermal-pane windows.

If you have pets, bring them indoors. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure they have access to unfrozen water.


  • Insulate walls and attic.
  • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside.
  • Insulate any water lines that run along outer walls. This will make water less likely to freeze.
  • Service snow-removal equipment.
  • Have chimney and flue inspected.
  • Install easy-to-read outdoor thermometer.
  • Repair roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could fall on your home or other structure during a storm.

-Information provide by the CDC: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/beforestorm/preparehome.asp

3 Reported Mutual Aid Fires to start the New Year - Various
Date: Fri, Jan 01, 2016 07:30
Address: Mount Joy

FDMJ started the New Year off with 3 reported mutual aid fires. Truck 75 was dispatched to East Hempfield Township for a reported apartment building fire around 07:30. Truck 75 was recalled shortly after responding. Just before 14:00, Engine 75-2 was dispatched for a reported apartment building fire in Elizabethtown Borough. Engine 75-2 held the position of RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) for approximately 20 minutes until being released by command. Shortly after returning to station, Engine 75-2 was dispatched back to Elizabethtown Borough for a reported dwelling fire. Command 74 held the assignment to Station 74 after confirming a furnace malfunction.

Holiday food basket delivery. - Mount Joy Borough/East Donegal Twp.  
Date: Sun, Dec 20, 2015 14:18
Address: Mount Joy

This morning several members delivered holiday food and gift baskets to 36 needy families in the Mount Joy area. This annual event is coordinated by the Columbia Lions Club and Sunsnappers organization. This year well over 500 baskets were delivered in Columbia and MANY surrounding communities.

2016 Officer Elections - Mount Joy
Date: Fri, Dec 11, 2015 13:56
Address: Mount Joy

During the December Business Meeting, FDMJ members elected officers for the 2016 term. The results are listed below. Officers are sworn into office during the January Business Meeting.

President: Bob Purcell

Vice President: Zach Dennis

Secretary: Matt Kratz

Trustee: Barry Leber

Chaplain: James Carr

Fire Chief: Phil Colvin

Deputy Chief: Terry Bradley

Assistant Chief: Jason Stiltner

Assistant Chief: Andrew Wittle

Assistant Chief: Mason Brandt

Captain Operations: Barry Leber

Captain: Tristan Broome

Lieutenant: Scott Adams

Lieutenant: William Smith

Lieutenant: Bob Purcell

Chief Engineer: Zach Dennis

Fire Police Captain: James Shelton

Fire Police Lieutenant: Curtis Herneisen

Town Christmas tree decorating. - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 14:49
Address: Main St.

This morning several FDMJ members took Truck 75 downtown to assist with the decoration of Mount Joy's Chirstmas tree.

Fire Prevention Tour - Mount Joy  
Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:00
Address: FDMJ

Yesterday the Elizabethtown MOMS club visited FDMJ for a tour of the station. Crews showed the kids the apparatus, let them try on fire gear, and talked to them about some simple fire safety tips. The kids and their moms had a great time and left with fire safety goodie bags.

Fire Prevention - Mount Joy & East Donegal  
Date: Fri, Oct 09, 2015 16:42
Address: Mount Joy

October 4-10 was Fire Prevention week and FDMJ was busy with several events. Monday a crew took E751 to Donegal Primary School and Tuesday to Kraybill Mennonite School. Friday morning St. Mark's preschool brought their class to the station for a tour and presentation.

Kids get ride to school in Engine 751 - Mount Joy  
Date: Thu, Oct 08, 2015 08:30
Address: Mount Joy

This morning four Donegal students were chauffeured to school on Engine 751. The kid's grandmother bought the ride as a fundraiser for the Kids Joy Land Playground project. Thanks Marianne Melleby for your community support. It certainly appeared that Andrew & Molly Myers and Jacob & Nathan Melleby enjoyed the ride as well as the welcome they received from their classmates. (younger brother Simon Melleby didn't get a ride but was all smiles.)

Vehicle Fire - Rapho Township  
Date: Tue, Sep 08, 2015 13:43
Address: Route 283 East Bound

At 13:43, Station 75 was dispatched to route 283 east bound for a vehicle fire. Engine 75-2 arrived to find one vehicle fully involved. Tanker 70 and Engine 702 arrived and assisted Station 75.

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