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Press Release - Mount Joy
Date: Wed, Feb 07, 2018 18:04
Address: Mount Joy

From the Office of the Fire Chief,

On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at approximately 3:15 PM, Fire Department Mount Joy and neighboring agencies were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 600 block of Union School Road, East Donegal Township. The address was later confirmed to be in Mount Joy Borough. Units arrived to find a well-advanced fire consuming the attached garage of the home and extending into the structure.

During the course of interior firefighting operations, it was determined that portions of the structure were in danger of collapse and all personnel were evacuated from the building. In the process of exiting the structure, one firefighter from Fire Department Mount Joy sustained burn injuries and was transported to Lancaster General Hospital. The firefighter was then transferred to Chester-Crozier burn center in Chester, Pennsylvania for continuing treatment.

All occupants of the home were able to exit safely and were uninjured by the fire. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall's office is investigating the cause of the incident and the structure is estimated to be a complete loss. Our thoughts are with the family during this challenging time.

We thank the various neighboring emergency services agencies who assisted at the scene: Maytown/East Donegal Fire Department, Marietta Fire Company, Rheems Fire Department, Elizabethtown Fire Department, Mastersonville Fire Company, Columbia Borough Fire Department, Hempfield Fire Department, Mountville Fire Company, Wrightsville Fire Company, Northwest EMS, Susquehanna Valley EMS, Mount Joy Borough Police, and Susquehanna Regional Police. West Hempfield Fire Rescue and East Petersburg Fire Company transferred units to cover the Mount Joy area for the duration of the fire and were a tremendous help returning all equipment to service. In addition, we are very grateful for the offering of further assistance to our organization and the family of our injured firefighter by various organizations and members of the community. We continue to thank our community for their tremendous support.

Matt Gohn
Fire Chief
Fire Department Mount Joy

Dwelling Fire - East Donegal Township  
Date: Tue, Feb 06, 2018 15:15
Address: 600 Blk Union School Rd

FDMJ responded to a reported garage fire attached to a single family dwelling.  Chief 75 arrived and confirmed a working fire in the garage spreading to the house.  Units assisting were from Maytown, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Marietta, Mastersonville, Mountville, Rheems, Hempfield and West Hempfield.

One member from FDMJ was injured and transported to the hospital.

Funeral Detail - Elizabethtown Boro  
Date: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 12:00
Address: Station 74

Truck 75 assisted Station 74 with the aerial arch in remembrance of long time member Gene "Pop" Haldeman.

Apartment Building - East Donegal Twp  
Date: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 07:10
Address: S River St - Maytown

Truck 75 assisted Station 79 on a reported apartment building fire.  Crews extinguished a kitchen fire and checked for extension.

2018 Officers Announced - Mount Joy
Date: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 19:30
Address: FDMJ

At the December FDMJ Business Meeting, membership voted to elect fire and administrative officers for 2018. The following members have been elected to office and will be sworn in at the January Business Meeting.

Fire Chief: Matt Gohn (2 year term)

Deputy Chief: Mason Brandt

Assistant Chief: Bill Kanoff

Assistant Chief: Andrew Wittle

Assistant Chief: Tristan Broome

Captain: Brock Hunt

Lieutenant: Bob Purcell

Lieutenant: Steve Hammond

Lieutenant: Ben Smith

Chief Engineer: Zach Dennis

Fire Police Captain: James Shelton

Fire Police Lieutenant: Curt Herneisen

Vice President: Zach Dennis

Treasurer: Michele Bard

Secretary: Lisa Breneman

Trustee: Phil Colvin

Chaplain: Jim Carr

President and two Trustees were not up for election in 2017.

Truck 75 (Ret.) Arrives at New Home - Lebanon  
Date: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 12:00
Address: Lebanon

The 2000 American LaFrance/LTI Ladder that served as Truck 75 for the past 17 years left the station today for the final time, arriving at its new home. Chief Engineer Zach Dennis made the delivery to the Ebenezer Fire Company of Lebanon PA. The American LaFrance will be replacing a 1980's Sutphen Ladder Truck for the Ebenezer Fire Company.

2016 Seagrave Aerialscope Housing and Dedication Ceremony - Mount Joy  
Date: Sun, Oct 01, 2017 00:00
Address: Fire Department Mount Joy

Please join FDMJ on Sunday, October 15th, for the Housing and Dedication of the 2016 Seagrave Aerialscope Tower.

See the attached flyer for details.

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