2016 Runs Per Month

January

74
February

44

March 59
April 47
May 42
June 30
July 46
August 51
September 47
October 53
November 68
December 16
Total

567

2015 Runs
Total 682
2014 Runs
Total 681
2013 Runs
Total 586
2012 Runs
Total 608
2011 Runs
Total 760

News & Incidents

Nature   Municipality

Fire Safety Tip - Mount Joy Borough
Date: Fri, Dec 09, 2016 12:55
Address: Mount Joy
Details:

Be cautious when using power strips in your home. Too many times it's easy to overload a power strip which will cause a fire. A typical household 6-outlet power strip has a max load of 15 amps. Did you know that a space heater draws 12.5 amps alone! Plugging that into a power strip will max out the circuit quickly, and is NOT recommended by the manufacturer. Take a few minutes to read the manufacturer's guidelines when utilizing these types of products. Never plug a power strip into an extension cord. Be safe over this holiday season!


Item for Sale - Mount Joy  
Date: Fri, Dec 09, 2016 10:56
Address: FDMJ
Details:

FDMJ is selling the command box from the 2006 GMC Yukon Duty Vehicle. The box dimensions are 48" wide x 29.5" high x 29.5" deep. Contact Assistant Chief Mason Brandt if interested at moc.jmdf@tdnarbm. Asking price is $500.00 OBO, accepting bids until December 31st, 2016.


Company Election Results - Mount Joy
Date: Thu, Dec 08, 2016 20:00
Address: FDMJ
Details:

Tonight, FDMJ held the annual election of officers for the fire department and relief association. All officers were up for re-election this year with the exception of the Fire Chief and two Trustees. The 2017 FDMJ Fire and Administrative Officers are listed below.

FIRE

Deputy Chief: Mason Brandt

Assistant Chief 1: Jason Stiltner

Assistant Chief 2: Andrew Wittle

Assistant Chief 3: Tristan "TJ" Broome

Captain: Barry Leber

Lieutenant 1: Ben Smith

Lieutenant 2: Bob Purcell

Lieutenant 3: William "Bubba" Smith

Chief Engineer: Zach Dennis

FIRE POLICE

Captain: James Shelton

Lieutenant: Curtis Herneisen

ADMINISTRATIVE

President (2 year term): Bob Purcell

Vice President: Zach Dennis

Secretary: Lisa Breneman

Treasurer: Michele Bard

Trustee (3 year term): Bob Lutz

Chaplain: Jim Carr

RELIEF ASSOCIATION - 2 YEAR TERM

President: Mason Brandt

Vice President: Matt Kratz

Secretary: Lisa Breneman

Treasurer: Curtis Herneisen

We would like to thank those who have served the department as an officer in 2016. Congradulations to those who have been elected to office for 2017. Officers will be sworn into office at the January 2017 company meeting.


Winter Preparedness Tips - Mount Joy
Date: Tue, Dec 06, 2016 14:07
Address: Mount Joy
Details:

With winter weather in the forecast FDMJ would recommend you take a few minutes and review PEMA's Winter Preparedness Tips.


Holiday Fire Safety Tips - Mount Joy Borough
Date: Tue, Dec 06, 2016 10:20
Address: Mount Joy
Details:

It's that time of year when we all enjoy the festivities of the holiday season! FDMJ would like to remind you of a few safety tips over this holiday season! Did you know, it is recommended to only have a live tree in your home for 4 weeks? Remember to keep your live tree watered regularly. When your tree becomes dry and starts to drop needles, it's time to discard it. Be safe!

Click Here for More Christmas Tree Safety Tips


Passing of Past Chief George Hedrick - Mount Joy  
Date: Mon, Nov 21, 2016 10:52
Address: Mount Joy
Details:

Saturday afternoon we were informed of the passing of Past Fire Chief George Hedrick. There is no way we can adequately share the impact Fire Chief George Hedrick had on the Friendship Fire Company, Fire Department Mount Joy, and our community. George was one of the great leaders in the local fire service, leaving a lasting impact on our organization. Our records indicate he joined the Friendship Fire Company of Mount Joy, one of the predecessor organizations to FDMJ, on December 1, 1964. George was the Fire Chief at time time of the purchase of the first ladder truck to serve Mount Joy, a 1957 Mack Tiller truck.

George served in the US Navy during Vietnam. In 1975, he returned from the Navy and joined the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire. He served the city of Harrisburg for 30 years until 2005, retiring at the rank of Captain. George was less active in the fire service after retirement, but occasionally he stopped in to the station to catch up and share stories. He was a leader and mentor to many within Fire Department Mount Joy and the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire and will truly be missed.


Joe Mohr Funeral Service - Columbia Borough  
Date: Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:30
Address: Locust St.
Details:

Several members participated in the funeral service for former Bainbridge Chief and retired County Dispatcher Joe Mohr. Truck 75 and Truck 74(Etown) were used for the flag arch outside of the church in Columbia.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe's family, friends and our Brother's and Sister's at Station 71.


Outbuilding Fire - Rapho Township  
Date: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 14:10
Address: Bridge Valley Road
Details:

Just after 2:00 this afternoon FDMJ and mutual aid companies were dispatched to Bridge Valley Rd. in Rapho Twp. for a reported outbuilding on fire. First arriving crews found the fire to be in a pile of chicken waste in the very rear of the building. Crews used a 300' line to get back to the fire. A skid loader from the farm was used to move material so the fire could be extinguished. No damage to the building was reported.


Aerial Ladder Pre-build Meeting - Clintonville, Wisconsin  
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2016 08:00
Address: Seagrave
Details:

Earlier this week FDMJ's apparatus committee traveled to the Seagrave Fire Apparatus plant in Wisconsin for a pre-construction meeting for the new tower ladder. Over the 3 days members worked with the Seagrave engineers to finalize the specifications for the vehicle. After final approval of the specifications, construction
will begin. The new tower ladder is scheduled for delivery in September 2017.


Church Camp Picnic - East Donegal Twp.  
Date: Fri, Aug 05, 2016 11:00
Address: Calvary Bible Church
Details:

FDMJ would like to thank Calvary Bible Church for inviting us to attend the last day of their Camp Good News program. Three members took Engine 75-1 and were treated to a picnic lunch and were given thank you cards and treats to share at the station.
We appreciate your support.


Station Visit - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 12:00
Address: FDMJ
Details:

A special thanks to the MOMS Group from Trinity Lutheran Church for dropping off some homemade goodies today. The kids also made a Thank You card for the members and were given a tour.
We appreciate the support we receive from our community.


FDMJ Orders New Truck - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 11:33
Address: FDMJ
Details:

At a special meeting on June 16, 2016 the members of FDMJ voted to replace Truck 75 with a Seagrave 95' Aerialscope.  Members of FDMJ have been meeting to discuss the needs and specifications of the replacement Truck for over two years.  Over 10 manufacturers brought demonstration units or provided specifications for the members and officers to review.  The Truck Committee then reviewed proposals from three manufacturers to determine which vehicle would best meet the department's and community's needs.

Committee members will soon be meeting with Seagrave for the engineering meeting to finalize the specifications so construction can begin.  Delivery of the new Truck is expected to be in July of 2017.

The Officers and Members of FDMJ would like to thank the Communities and Municipalities that we serve for their continuous support to make projects like this possible.


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