On Thursday September 11th. St. Catherine’s Laboure Church, Good Sheperd Lutheran Church, Trinity ECC, and Community Alliance Church invites persons of ALL FAITHS to a Memorial Service in Honor of All First Responders. This service is open to ALL Responders and the Public. It will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Laboure, 4000 Derry street. We hope you will be able to attend.
Today Company 34, 40, 45, and 49 all headed up to Pottsville for the Schuykill County Firemen’s Convention. After judging in the morning everyone enjoyed breakfast. Then prior to the parade the grill was fired up and enjoyed burgers and dogs. The day was spent re-enforcing the true brotherhood in the fire service. When it came time for the award presentation, everyone in our group took a trophy home.
Paxtang, 1st Place Best appearing Engine, Swatara 2nd Place Best Appearing Engine/Rescue, & Furthest traveled, Paxtonia 1st Place Best Appearing Straight Stick without a pump, Rutherford 1st Place Best Appearing Engine. Rutherford-Swatara, Best Appearing Department with more then 2 companies within the municipality. Join Rutherford & Swatara Fire on Sept 10th as we present the twp. commissioners the trophy to display in the Twp. Bldg.
On Thursday Aug. 14th the Chambers Hill & Rutherford Fire Companies teamed up for a Night at the Senators Game. Members and Guests from both companies spent the beautiful evening enjoying each others company along with a picnic dinner and a baseball game. The weather was perfect, the only thing better would have been a Home Team win. Everyone had a great time, and we are already planning next years event.
The Members of Rutherford Fire would like to Thank everyone who came out and supported our August Barbecue. The next scheduled Barbecue will be Saturday Sept. 13th. Dinners will be sold from Approx. 10 a.m. until Sold Out. Dinners are $7.00 each. They include 1/2 a Chicken, Baked Potato, Roll & Butter. For more info. contact the station at 564-5734
The Annual National Night Out sponsored by the Swatara Twp. Police Dept. will be held on Tuesday August 5th. This years event will once again be held at the Vanetta Park behind the Derry Street 7-11, Stop out for some free food, door prizes, and displays from various organizations from thru-out Swatara twp.
On a muggy Monday afternoon (7/7/14) Company 45 was dispatched for a mulch(outside) fire in the 6 box. Lt-1, and Chief 45 went in route at the same time. With the location being a Multi Family Residential unit, Chief 2 opted to roll the Engine 1st instead of the Attack. Upon arrival of the Chief and Lt. it was upgraded to a Structure Fire box.The bush fire extended to side “D” of the structure, working its way up to almost the loft area. Engine 45 arrived, picked up its own water supply and went to work. initial crews did a quick knock down. Additional arriving crews checked apartments for extension. Crews were on the scene approx. 1.5 hrs, Red Cross assisted those who were displaced.x
Units: E44,45,41,48-1, R49, T456,48, A48,S45,Ch91
Congratulations to the following Firefighters who made the Quarterly Twp. Incentive. Your enthusiasm and dedication is appreciated by everyone.
|45-37 MAB||Barone, Mike|
|45-16 MB||Beatty, Mark|
|45-34 JC||Canulli, Jon|
|45-02 JC||Canulli, Joe|
|45-01 PJC||Cronen, Pat|
|45-25 DLG||Gorenc, Dan|
|45-31 JEL||Lloyd, Joe|
|45-35 MKP||Matt Papinchak|
|45-24 JP||Patterson, Justin|
|45-03 RAP||Patterson, Bob|
|45-32 GP||Puhak, Gabe|
|45-33 DER||Robinson, Darrin|
|45-05 RS||Shutts, Bobby|
|45-30 CWS||Spohn, Chris|
|45-12 PW||Williams, Paul|
|45-28 ADC||Cassel, Andy|