Oct
17
2014

Swatara Twp. Trick or Treat Thursday Oct. 30th

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Swatara Twp. Trick or Treat Thursday Oct. 30th from 6:00 p.m. til 8 p.m.

Area Trick-or-Treat Schedule and Safety Tips Offered

 

Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes one of the most anticipated nights of the year for children.

Derry, Lower Swatara, Swatara and Conewago townships and Hummelstown, Middletown and Royalton boroughs will hold trick-or-treat this year on Thursday, Oct. 30. Middletown Borough’s trick-or-treat will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and all other municipalities will take place from 6-8 p.m.

I would like to remind parents and children to follow these safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help make Halloween festivities fun and safe for everyone:

 • Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
 • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
 • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
 • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
 • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always walk and don’t run from house to house.
 • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
 • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
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Oct
11
2014

Award Winning Firefighters receive FF-1 Cert.

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Congratulations to Bobby Shutts, and Matt Papinchak on passing their Firefighter 1 test/practical today.  Nice Job guys.!6-2014 022

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Oct
3
2014

3rd Quarter Stats are compiled.

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statRutherford Fire Responded to 94 calls during the 3rd quarter of 2014. 14 Firefighters made the twp. incentive program.                                                                 The Top 5 Responders for the 3rd quarter were:  Bob Patterson 65.26%,   Bobby Shutts  65.26%, Matt Papinchak  60%, Gabe Puhak 55.79%,  Chris Spohn 53.68%

Top 5 Training Hours:  Matt Papinchak 194.25 hrs., Bobby Shutts  34.75, Chris Spohn, 28.5, Dan Gorenc 25, Joe Lloyd 24.5.

Thank you to everyone who gave up their time for training and running calls.

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Sep
24
2014

Fire Prevention Open House Saturday October 11th.

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The Rutherford Fire Company will be hosting their Annual Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday October 11th from 12 noon til 3 p.m.   Stop by and visit your local Fire Station.  There will be various organizations displaying and distributing information plus Fire Safety demonstrations, Free refreshments, Fire Apparatus displays and a Hay ride.  Mark your calendar now.

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Sep
13
2014

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR LAST CHICKEN BARBECUE OF 2014

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The Members of Rutherford Fire would like to Thank everyone who came out and supported our September Barbecue.  This was the last barbecue of the 2014 season.  332 Dinners were sold from Approx. 10 a.m. until approx 12:30.  Watch for the start of our 2015 season in the spring.  For more info. contact the station at 564-5734

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Sep
11
2014

9/11 Memorial Service

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Tonight the members of Rutherford Fire loaded up the rigs and headed to St. Catherine’s Laboure for a 9/11 Memorial service.  Also attending the event were members from Lawnton Fire, Paxtang Fire, Chambers Hill Fire & Colonial Park. It was a well attended event, with refreshments afterwards.  Thank you to the churches who set up and conducted the event

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Sep
7
2014

Box 44-2 Structure Fire

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This afternoon while returning from and A.F.A. at Graysonview manor the Engine was dispatched to Eddington Ave. for an electrical Outlet Smoking.  Upon arrival of the Engine crews found smoke showing from the structure.  The engine crew pulled an attack line, secured a water supply and went to work as other units were arriving.  While the engine crew made initial interior attack, E-44 crew ladder’d the structure. Fire damage was confined to the basement area, with smoke damage thru-out the structure.

Command: Chief 91,   Accountability:  Chief 456,  Safety:  Chief 45-2

Units: E-45, E-44, E-49, E-40,  R-44, T-456. T-32. U-45. A-41

44-2 boxPic courtesy of Progress Fire

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Aug
31
2014

Box 45-4 Vehicle Accident w/ possible injuries

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This evening as rain was starting to fall in the area Company 45 and Rescue 44 were dispatched to Derry & Pleasant view for an Accident with injuries involving 2 vehicles.  Upon arrival of Chief 45 units were advised that 1 vehicle had confinement and that a door would need to be popped, and the other vehicle needed to be secured.  Squad 45 arrived supplied lighting to the scene, while cribbing the vehicle.  Rescue 44 popped the drivers door of vehicle 1 while crews did patient assessment on vehicle 2.  The driver in vehicle 1 was transported after complaining of neck and shoulder pain, while the driver of vehicle 2 refused treatment.

45-4Pic courtesy of Lawnton Fire

Command:  Chief 45

Units:  Squad 45, Engine 45,  Rescue 44, Life team EMS

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Aug
29
2014

911 Memorial Service @ St. Catherines

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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.911 service

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Aug
27
2014

Friendly’s Community Fund Raiser

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friendlysfriendlys Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Fun-raiser night at Friendly’s in the High Pointe Commons. For each meal sold between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. a donation was given to the Rutherford Fire Co.

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