New Board Takes Office

At the Thursday, Jan. 8 meeting of the Lisburn Community Fire Company, Lower Allen Township President Commissioner H. Edward Black administered the oath of office to the Fire Company’s 2015 Officers and Directors.

2015 Lisburn Community Fire Company Officers and Directors

(l-r) Brian Kline, First Vice President; Brian Ariano, Director; Josh Keller, Fire Chief; Steve Trimmer, President; Greg Black, Director; Mary Ellen Banks, Financial Secretary; Elaine Cady, Treasurer; Marty Landis, Director; H. Edward Black, Lower Allen Township, President Commissioner; Mike Black, Second Vice President. Not pictured: Mike Grimes, Director.

Please join us in congratulating, and offering your assistance in the coming year, to:

  • Josh Keller, Fire Chief
  • Steve Trimmer, President
  • Brian Kline, First Vice President
  • Mike Black, Second Vice President
  • Mary Ellen Banks, Financial Secretary
  • Elaine Cady, Treasurer
  • Brian Ariano, Director
  • Greg Black, Director
  • Mike Grimes, Director
  • Marty Landis, Director

Please volunteer your time and talents to the Fire Company in 2015. Committees are forming now to oversee the budget, grounds, annual banquet, and many other areas.

To get involved, leave a message at the Fire Company – (717) 766-3994 – or send us an email today.

Cleaning Bids Extended Through Jan. 31

Lisburn Community Fire Company is accepting bids for cleaning the buildings on the Fire Company property. The selected contractor will clean designated buildings after all events including Fire Company events, or provide an in-depth monthly cleaning as needed or directed by the Rental Coordinators or Directors.

Bids may now be submitted through Jan. 31, 2015.


Please review the bid documents and complete the bid sheet:

Deadline for bid submission is January 16 31, 2015. Bids may be sent to Lisburn Community Fire Company, 1800 Main St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Direct any questions, including arranging a required facility visit, to Brian Ariano via email or by phone. Contact info is on the Invitation to Bid document.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome Mini-Pumper

On December 23, Lisburn Community Fire Company took delivery of its new KME Mini-Pumper.

Although the build process is complete, a multitude of tasks to need to be completed prior to placing the unit in service. Members will be working on equipment locations and operation of the Mini-Pumper, and will work with vendors to finalize final details.

This project encompassed many hours of planning, reviewing, and training. It wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of our volunteer members and officers.

The Company also thanks Lower Allen Township Commissioners and township residents for their support of this project and continued support of the Fire Company.  This piece of equipment will be a great asset to the community and we look forward to placing it in service.


Utility Truck Up For Sealed Bid

The Lisburn Community Fire Company is offering its utility truck for sale by sealed bid:

For Sale: 1986 Ford F-250 extended cab, 8’ bed, pickup truck. It features dual fuel tanks, gas fired V-8, with an automatic transmission, four-wheel drive with manual locking hubs and floor shifter. It also has a professionally mounted hitch receiver, and a trailer light connection (all working and solid) with 73,289 miles asof October, 2014 when the truck was still being used by the department. The vehicle is garage kept and only has a few bumps and bruises. The cab is solid, with some rust on the bed. The tailgate functions, and needs some work. Vehicle is inspected, road-worthy, and without DSCN0786any known major mechanical issues. The engine runs smoothly, the transmission shifts without hesitation, and the truck will drive highway speeds. With regular use, it starts without a problem. The four-wheel drive works well, and the truck sports four good tires and a spare. It features a full bench seat in the front and back. The upholstery is worn but intact, and the cab is without any known water leaks. It has a large tool box bolted in the front of the bed: full width box, approximately 18″ deep, 24″ wide. The vehicle has a two tone paint job, white over orange, with red interior. The bed has a custom cut rubber mat liner, and the steel beneath it is solid.


The truck is available for inspection by appointment, and, due to insurance regulations, can only be driven by a member of the Department. To make an appointment, please call the fire house at (717) 766-3994. It is not required to see the vehicle to bid on it.

The vehicle is being sold “as is.” and while every effort has been made to provide an accurate description, the unknown problems may exist.

To submit a bid – $2,000 minimum – place your bid in writing including full name, organization name if applicable, day and evening phone numbers, email address if applicable, address, and desired bid amount, along with any other information that may assist in the decision making process, and either mail it to…

Lisburn Community Fire Company
U-2-24 sale
1800 Main St. Lisburn
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

…postmarked by February 1, 2015 or hand deliver it to the Fire Company mailbox by 12 p.m. on February 5, 2015. Late submissions will not be considered. Preference will be given to other community service organizations, and all decisions by the Lisburn Fire Company are final.

Bids will be opened by the Fire Company at its February 5, 2015 meeting, and the membership will determine the winning bid. All submissions will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of that meeting.

The submitter of the winning bid will have two weeks from date of notification to arrange payment, title transfer and to receive the vehicle. Failure to do so will void the bid, and the second bid will be notified. Purchaser of the vehicle is solely responsible for all taxes, title, fees, and tags and transportation. Payment must be made in cash, certified check, money order, or other verifiable form of payment. No personal checks will be accepted.

Santa is Coming to Lisburn

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Come out and meet Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lisburn Community Fire Company. We will have cookies and milk for all of the kids.

Don’t forget to wave at Santa as he tours our local neighborhoods that morning!

Help Us Fight Local Hunger


One of every 10 local families will have difficulty providing meals for itself this holiday season. As friends and neighbors, the Lisburn Community Fire Company asks for your help with a donation of food after a successful first campaign in 2013.

Last year, you generously donated 222 pounds of non-perishable food, 35 pounds of miscellaneous items like Christmas gifts, etc., along with $285 in monetary donations. Lisburn Community Fire Company contributed an additional $300 to bring our organization’s total giginv to $585.

Hunger doesn’t take a year off, though, so the Fire Company asks you to help this year by donating non-perishable food items now at the Fire Hall. Place your donations inside the blue tubs placed under the windows of the fire station any time.

If you have questions, or would like more information, please notify us at or (717) 766-3994.

Together we will provide a memorable holiday experience for those less fortunate.

Thank you from the Officers and Members.

Truck Bays Painted

The truck bay floors in the Lisburn Community Fire Company have recently been sealed and painted by Stronghold Floors, Mechanicsburg. Check out the excellent job they did:

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Although the paint appears turquoise on the pictures, it is actually green.

From Stronghold’s web site, here’s what the bays looked like before they began their work:

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Thanks also go out to John Gross & Company for its generous donation of a trailer to store all items normally located in the truck bays. We couldn’t have upgraded our facility without your help. Thank you!

Thank You, Veterans

Arlington National Cemetery. Photo via the cemetery’s Facebook Page.

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – President Abraham Lincoln

More Mini-Pumper Progress

A recent visit to the KME plant shows some solid progress on the new Min-Pumper made possible by a generous donation from Lower Allen Township.

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Constructed on a Ford F-550 4×4 chassis and featuring a four-door crew cab, the Mini-Pumper will sport a 500 gallon-per-minute Hale pump-and-roll pump. The truck will be able to knock down brush fires, respond to residential fires, or go wherever is needed in southern Lower Allen Township or surrounding communities.

Delivery from KME is expected by the end of December, 2014.

Annual Lisburn Turkey Dinner On Tap

It’s Turkey Time!

Make sure to arrive early on Sunday, Nov. 9 for the annual fall turkey dinner at the Lisburn Community Fire Company. The meal begins at 11 a.m., and will last until we run out of the delicious home roasted turkey.

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The meal comes with all the fixings, including stuffing and mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, and all the coffee and tea you want. Homemade desserts round out the meal, with selections ranging from pumpkin to fruit pies to chocolate cakes.

One donation of $10, or $4.25 for children ages four to 10, gets you a hearty serving or two. Still hungry after clearing your plate twice? Please make an additional donation to enjoy a third helping.

So, come one, come all, but don’t come late. We’ve planned for another record-setting dinner, but we’ll certainly exhaust the turkey supply before 2 p.m.

See you on the 9th!