Protect Yourself With The Yellow Dot

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Information courtesy of yellowdot.pa.gov: Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a yellow dot in your vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need.

The program is a cooperative effort among the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Health and Aging; the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and First Responders and local law enforcement.

Participants complete a personal information form, which includes the participant’s name, contact information, emergency contact information, medical history and medications, allergies and the participant’s doctors’ names. A photo – showing only the participant’s head and shoulders – is then taped to the front of the completed information sheet.

For more information, please see the state’s web site.

Catch Breakfast, Then Hit The Stream

The annual Fisherman’s Breakfast is slated for Saturday, March 29 in the Social Hall at the Lisburn Community Fire Company, 1800 Main St., Lisburn.

Drop in for a filling meal of eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast, and coffee or tea before you hit the stream, or stop in after you fill your creel. Either way, proceeds benefit local firefighters, and help us continue to serve the community.

If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, or any others, please let us know.

See you on the 29th.

Annual Banquet Smashing Success

Many thanks to all the firefighters and volunteers who made the 2014 Lisburn Community Fire Company annual banquet a huge success. Held on Feb. 8 at Lower Allen Township VFW Post 7530, the evening featured great food, music, and recognition.

Click on the image below to see some pictures from the evening.

Also, thank you to the staff at the VFW for a fantastic meal. We’re looking forward to returning soon.

How Much Do You Love Our Dinners?

4691The semi-annual turkey dinner is scheduled for Sunday, March 9. Meals featuring fresh roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, gravy, roll, and your choice of homemade dessert will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until all turkey is sold.

To help us learn how much you love our dinners, we’ve put together a brief survey. Either complete on of the survey forms available at the turkey dinner, or take a couple minutes now to bitb.

Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us. See you on the 9th.

New Officers Sworn In At Meeting

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At the first business meeting of the year, Lower Allen Township President Commissioner H. Edward Black administered the oath of office for our new officers::

  • President – Steve Trimmer
  • 1st Vice President – Brian Kline
  • 2nd Vice President – Steve Cady
  • Secretary – Stephanie Christ
  • Treasurer – Elaine Cady
  • Financial Secretary – Mary Ellen Banks
  • Directors: Marty Landis, Steve Cady, Mike Grimes
  • Fire Chief – Josh Keller
  • Deputy Chief – Gary Wevodau

Director Tom Banks was appointed later that same evening, and took the pictures of the new officers.

Please extend your congratulations and assistance to the leadership of Lisburn Community Fire Company.

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Thank You For Your Generosity

In November, we asked our friends and neighbors to support our “Santa Donation Fund”. Wow, did you ever step up and help us with this endeavor!

New Hope Ministries, Mechanicsburg, picked up items twice, and received a total of:

  1. $285 in monetary donations. Couples with the Fire Company’s $300 donation, added up to $585;
  2. 35 pounds of miscellaneous items like Christmas gifts, etc.;
  3. 222 pounds of non-perishable food.

New Hope was very appreciative, and informed us that we are the only Fire Company that did this for them. Thanks to those of you who contributed or helped spread the word. We have terrific, giving friends and neighbors. Together we made a difference to provide a memorable holiday experience for those less fortunate than us.

Thanks also to Alison Dougherty for shining a light on our donation drive in her PennLive article.

Can We Find You In An Emergency?

Home_Center_Can We Find You_helpIs your home or business properly numbered?

When seconds count, it is imperative that your house be easily identifiable for first responders. Don’t assume emergency personnel will rapidly and correctly locate a poorly identified building based upon their familiarity with the area. Numbering sequences vary. Darkness and precipitation impair visibility. And first responders might be from an outside agency providing assistance when Township crews are committed elsewhere.

WE CAN HELP!

Lisburn Community Fire Company sells vertical and horizontal 6” by 18” reflective address signs in blue or green with 4” white reflective numbers for only $20. Order with this form now.

Here are some important guidelines to remember when addressing your home or business:

  • Install address numbers beside or above the main entrance door if possible. Don’t install on the door because it won’t be visible when the door is open. Consider the street view from all angles in all seasons when choosing the location.
  • If the building is more than 50 feet from the street, increase number size accordingly, or install an address post near the street.
  • Numbers installed on an address post or mailbox near the street must be readable from both directions of travel. Make sure the numbers are high enough off the ground that they won’t be obscured by snow or vegetation (3 feet minimum).
  • Before installing a mailbox or address post near the street, use the PA One Call System to locate underground utilities. Dial 811 or 1-800-242-1776.

All occupied buildings are required to be identified by the street address assigned by the Township, posted in a manner that makes them clearly readable from the street. Compliance with applicable rules provides emergency responders the ability to quickly locate a building when urgent assistance is needed. Posting an easy-to-locate and easy-to-read address also provides a convenience for visitors and delivery personnel.

State building code and a variety of local ordinances mandate numbering of buildings, and provide penalties for noncompliance. The reasons for properly posting your street address, however, make voluntary compliance a priority, and enforcement unnecessary.

For more information call 717-766-3994 or email us.

Fairview Township Second Alarm Assignment

Shortly after 8:00 am, both Engine 24 and Tanker 24 were dispatched to assist Fairview Township (York County Co 68) as part of a second alarm building assignment.

Crews from Fairview and surrounding companies had arrived to find a HVAC unit on the roof of the Flight Systems building on fire. Due to the location of the unit and fire, additional manpower was requested.

Engine 24 responded with five, and upon arrival, was assigned to stage at the hydrant along Fishing Creek Road. Tanker 24 also responded to the scene and staged with the other tankers that were requested.

After overhaul was completed, the crews from Engine 24 and Tanker 24 assisted in repacking the 5″ supply hose laid by both Engine 68-2 and Engine 2-10. Upon completing these tasks, Engine 24 and Tanker 24 returned to the station.

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Final Results – 3rd Annual Gun Raffle

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Lisburn and Lower Allen Fire Companies held the drawing for the 3rd Annual Gun Raffle. We would like to thank everyone who came out Saturday and also those who purchased a ticket in support of this fundraiser. The winner’s list is as follows:

PRIZE – WINNING TICKET #
$500.00 – 161
47″ TV – 203
47″ TV – 939
1st – 224
2nd – 247
3rd – 831
4th – 395
5th – 170
6th – 585
7th – 148
8th – 753
9th – 541
10th – 54
11th – 643
12th – 592
13th – 282
14th – 686
15th – 786
16th – 563
17th – 904
18th – 239
19th – 284
20th – 1157

60th Annual Old Time Festival

Thanks to all the members of the community that came out and supported us at the festival this year. The following people were winnersin our annual raffle on the Saturday night of the festival.

2013 Festival Raffle Winners
1st $250.00 Brenda Shaffer
2nd $150.00 Daniel McQuirk
3rd $100.00 Kathleen Pivovarnik
4th $50.00 Dennis McCauslin
5th $50.00 Maggie Carney
6th $50.00 Joe Zalakar
7th $50.00 Angela Trimmer
8th $50.00 Deb Ort
9th $50.00 Anthony Fisher
10th $25.00 Tom Banks
11th $25.00 Paul Fisher
12th $25.00 Larry Wonders
13th $25.00 Roxanne Farrell
14th $25.00 Angie Brenneman
15th $25.00 LoriDavis
16th $25.00 Shirley Page
17th $25.00 Al Wrightstone