2014 Runs Per Month

January 82
February 53
March 48
April 34
May 43
June 51
July 53
August 36
September 54
October 46
November 21
Total 521
2013 Runs
Total 586
  2012 Runs
Total 608
 2011 Runs
Total 760
 2010 Runs
Total 719

News & Incidents

Nature   Municipality

Vehicle Accident w/ Entrapment - Mount Joy Township  
Date: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 14:54
Address: W. Main St.

E75-2 Was dispatched to assist Station 70 with a 2 vehicle accident with entrapment on W. Main St. Crews arrived to find one driver confined. Station 70 & 75 crews worked together to remove the driver's door and assist EMS with patient care.

Operations Meeting/Training - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 17:00
Address: Station 75

Monday evening members gathered for the monthly operations meeting. After the meeting crews reviewed installation of snow chains on the rigs while trainees and junior firefighters worked on completing tasks in their task books.

Dwelling Fire - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Sat, Nov 08, 2014 00:26
Address: Marietta Ave.

Early Saturday morning, FDMJ responded to its fourth call in five hours. Units were dispatched to the 300 block of Marietta Avenue, Mount Joy Borough, for a reported residential structure fire. Crews found a fire in the wall surrounding a chimney. Siding, insulation and wood paneling needed to be removed to extinguish the fire. FDMJ was assisted by Rheems, Elizabethtown, Columbia (Susquehanna) and Maytown Fire Departments.

Building Fire - Rapho Twp.  
Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:33
Address: Lefever Rd.

Monday night at 2333hrs. Station 75 and mutual aid companies were alerted for a building fire on Lefever Rd. in Rapho Twp. Chief 75-2(Prickett) arrived to find a working fire in a detached garage. E75-2(Brandt) arrived with 6 and deployed an attack line into the garage. Crews found fire in the ceiling and went to work. Once the fire was extinguished, crews did a thorough oaverhaul before going available.

Station Renovations Conintue - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 16:26
Address: FDMJ

The engine bay renovations are just about complete. New gear lockers have been put in service and the floor has been resurfaced.

Weekly Training - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 16:06
Address: N. Market St.

FDMJ was fortunate to be granted access to two houses scheduled for demolition. Crews spent two nights working on Engine and Truk Co. operations. This type of "Real World" training experience is extremely valuable and doesn't come along often. The members of FDMJ are extremely grateful to the property owner for this opportunity.

Public Safety Day at Donegal High School - East Donegal Twp.  
Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 14:44
Address: Donegal High School

Today members of FDMJ and several surrounding Emergency Services Agencies participated in Public Safety Day at Donegl High School. The crew from Rescue Engine 75-2 demonstrated vehicle rescue techniques for the students.

Building Project Update! - Mount Joy  
Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 08:00
Address: Fire Department Mount Joy

Here is the lates update on the building renovation project!

Over the past three weeks, contractors have been extensively renovating the apparatus level of the fire station. A majority of the project has been completed as of Friday, October 10th. Completed items include:

  • new gear racks
  • fresh paint on the engine room walls
  • new television and monitors
  • new electrical and plumbing in the bathroom & wash room
  • fixing the sound & in-station alerting systems
  • wall installation in Captain's office

The project is expected to be completed within the next three to four weeks. This week the floors are being installed!

2014 Global Leadership Summit - Rapho Township  
Date: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 19:21
Address: LCBC Manheim

Six members of Fire Department Mount Joy attended the 2014 Global Leadership Summit - simulcast from Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois - to learn from leaders of business and industry around the world. Keynote speakers included Bill Hybels (Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church), Carly Fiorina (Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard), Jeffrey Immelt (CEO, General Electric) and Louie Giglio (Pastor of Passion City Church & Founder of the Passion movement). Leaders spoke about their experiences in life and business and how Christ has played a vital role in their success. Attendees from area businesses left the 2-day seminar charged with the steps required to be effective leaders in their organizations.

FDMJ also functioned as the Medical Team for the LCBC Manheim Campus for the duration of the event.

Commercial Fire - Mount Joy Borough
Date: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 06:15
Address: Harvey's BBQ

At 06:15 AM, FDMJ and mutual aid departments were alerted to a reported fire at 304 East Main Street (Harvey's BBQ) in Mount Joy Borough. Responding units were advised of multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting the building to be on fire. Chief 75 arrived to find a large volume of fire on the exterior of the building. Crews quickly applied water to the exterior fire and made entry to the building to extinguish small pockets of fire that extended to the kitchen. All occupants of the upstairs apartment were safely evacuated before emergency units arrived.

The incident is currently under investigation by the State Police Fire Marshall. More information will be released when available.

Members Attend PA Weekend at the National Fire Academy - Maryland  
Date: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 08:00
Address: Emmitsburg

This weekend 4 members attended the Pennsylvania Weekend at the National Fire Academy. They were joined by approximately 300 other firefighters from the state for this education weekend. Members took training in the following classes: Training Operations in Small Departments, Incident Safety Officer, and Methods of Enhancing Safety Education. These members are excited to bring back to knowledge that they learn and implement it into the department.

Saturday evening, the members had the honor to attend a memorial services for the 4 PA firefighters who have lost their lives in the Line of Duty over the past year. The photo was taken at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial with the PA Fire Commissioner, Ed Mann.

Building Renovation Approved! - Mount Joy
Date: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 19:00
Address: FDMJ

For over two years, the five-member building committee has worked to put together plan to renovate the fire station. This plan was proposed and approved tonight by the fire department membership. Phase 1 of the process will focus on the Engine Bay as well as some station-wide systems. This will be the first major renovation to the building since it was completed in 1980, over 30 years ago. A brief outline of the construction goals is listed below.

  • Upgrade the current station-wide phone system.
  • Upgrade the station-wide security system.
  • Upgrade the fire alarm system.
  • Removal of old heating system in Engine Bay.
  • Upgrade lighting station-wide to install motion sensors and energy efficient light fixtures.
  • Renovate Engine Bay level bathroom to meet ADA requirements.
  • Install new gear lockers in Engine Bay to better hold turnout gear. Current lockers were built by members when fire fighters wore less equipment and the equipment was lighter.
  • Install an emergency generator capable of powering the entire station.
  • New paint throughout Engine Bay (current paint in Engine Bay is original to 1980!)
  • Cleaning and resealing of Engine Bay floor with new painted lines.
  • Renovating the IT room to house all necessary equipment.

This project is scheduled to begin on September 1 and be completed within 75 days.

Please check back for updates!

FDMJ Facebook Page - Mount Joy
Date: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 12:00
Address: Mount Joy

Fire Department Mount Joy now has an official Facebook page! Please check our website and Facebook page for updates on Fire Prevention, Incidents, News and other important information about department activities.

You can find the page at: www.facebook.com/firedepartmentmountjoy

Thank you for your support!

Dwelling Fire - Rapho Twp  
Date: Fri, Jun 06, 2014 10:40
Address: 1100 Block Newcomer Rd

Caller reported to 911 that a golf cart next to a garage caught fire and extented to the garage.  Upon arrival, the two car garage was mostly involved in fire and starting to extent to the house.  The fire in the garage was knocked down and crews entered the house to check for extention and overhaul.

Fire placed under control at 11:20.

Vehicle Accident Involving Tractor Trailer - Rapho Twp  
Date: Thu, May 29, 2014 12:17
Address: Rt 283 West Bound near Rt 772

A automobile and tractor trailer were involved in a crash on Rt 283 just east of Rt 772.  The tractor trailer, which was carrying gasoline, came to rest on its side.  None of the contents of the trailer leaked but some fuel from the tractor's saddle tanks spilled.

The west bound lane was shut down until the gasoline could be off loaded into another tanker.  The off loading started at 17:30 and was complete at 19:07.

Units from Hempfield, Rheems, East Petersburg, Manheim, Pennryn, Mastersonville, Hazmat 2 and Columbia assisted.

Dumpster Fire - Rapho Township  
Date: Sat, May 24, 2014 11:28
Address: 136 Tumblestone Drive

At 11:28 Engine 75-1 and Engine 75-2 were dispatched to 136 Tumblestone Drive for a dumpster fire. Chief 75 went on the scene with smoke showing from the dumpster. Engine 75-1 arrived and deployed the bumper line and extinguished the fire.

Incident complete 11:47

Building - Dwelling - West Hempfield Township  
Date: Sat, May 24, 2014 04:43
Address: 154 Franklin Road

At 4:43 am units were dispatched to 154 Franklin Road for a reported dwelling fire. Police Department arrived shortly after dispatch and confirmed fire on 3 sides of an abandoned house. Truck 75 arrived on scene and was assigned the RIT. Crew members assembled  the RIT equipment as well as throwing ground ladders, and removing windows. The truck crew stood by in RIT until command 76 changed the tactics to defensive and RIT was stood down. After master streams knocked down a bulk of the fire, the truck crew was sent to the 2nd floor and the attic for overhaul and final extinguishment.

Truck 75 available 8:20


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