2016 Runs Per Month

January

74
February

47

March 59
April 47
May 18
June
July
August
September
October

November
December
Total

245

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

News & Incidents

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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.


23rd Annual Awards Banquet - Mount Joy
Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2016 19:00
Address: Lancaster Liederkranz
Details:

On Saturday, March 19th, FDMJ members and guests gathered at the Lancaster Liederkranz for the 23rd Annual Fire Department Mount Joy Awards Banquet. Awards presented were as follows:

Five Years of Service: Mason Brandt & Curtis Herneisen

Ten Years of Service: Robert Purcell & Dan Zink

Thirty Five Years of Service: Jim Johns & Sam Zink

Junior Firefighter of the Year: Alex Ceron

Fire Police of the Year: Joe Smith

Chief's Award: Zach Dennis

Steven "Greg" McKain Training Award: Tyler Nelson

Outstanding New Member: Ben Smith

John H Lutz Firefighter of the Year: William "Bubba" Smith

Special Award of Recognition: Nolan Shellenberger

We would like to thank the Columbia Borough Fire Department and the East Petersburg Fire Department for providing stand-by crews while our members enjoyed the night off. Stand-by crews responded to one call during the evening, an Automatic Fire Alarm at 330 East Main Street, Mount Joy Borough.


Chimney Fire - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2016 09:05
Address: East Main St.
Details:

This morning at 0905 Station 75 was dispatched to the 200 block of E. Main St. for a reported chimney fire. E751 arrived to find thick black smoke coming from the chimney and a smoke condition inside and upgraded the assignment to a dwelling. Crews forced entry and made their way to the basement where they found a furnace malfunction. The house was ventilated and checked for normal CO levels before placing the box in service. FDMJ was assisted on scene by crews from stations 70, 74 & 80.


Check Presentation - Mount Joy Borough  
Date: Wed, Mar 09, 2016 17:00
Address: FDMJ
Details:

Wednesday afternoon FDMJ received a very generous donation from several of the Churches in Mount Joy. The check reflected combined donations from: Mount Joy Mennonite, Crossroads Brethren in Christ, Trinity Lutheran, St Mark's United Methodist and Mary, Mother of the Church Catholic.
The officer's and member's of FDMJ are extremely grateful for this very generous show of community support.


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

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.

RECRUITING DAY CANCELLED - Mount Joy Borough
Date: Sat, Jan 23, 2016 08:44
Address: Mount Joy
Details:

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
Details:

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
Details:

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
Details:

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.

Checklist"

  • 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
Details:

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.


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