Fire Prevention week is Oct. 4th thru the 10th. On Saturday October 10th Rutherford Fire will be holding our Annual Open House. The Open House starts at 12 noon and will last until 3 p.m. This years event includes various displays from different groups, Fire Apparatus, both new and old, A hay ride, and NEW this year visitors can play Fire Prevention JEOPARDY in our meeting room.
The 3rd quarter stats for Calls and Training’s have been completed. 15 Firefighters made the Twp. incentive program.
The top 5 in call Responses were: Joe Canulli (60%), Bob Patterson (60%), Chris Spohn (60%), Matt Papinchak (52%), & Dan Gorenc (48%).
Top 5 in Training Hours were: Bobby Shutts (63.3 hrs), Dan Gorenc (41 hrs), Larry Hassman (39.5 hrs), Joe Lloyd (27.5 hrs) & Joe Canulli (26 hrs)
Mark your calendars..The Final Rutherford Fire Chicken Barbecue of the 2015 season will be Saturday Sept 19th Dinners will be served from approx 10 a.m. until SOLD OUT. Warning we usually sell out about noon. Dinners are still $7 (Yes $7) Dinners include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, roll & butter. Proceeds from this barbecue benefit the Rutherford Fire Company & the Rutherford Heights Youth Club. This will be the FINAL BBQ of 2015. THANK YOU to Everyone who came up and supported the Barbecues this year.!
The 2015 National Night out will be held on Tuesday August 4th. This years event will once again be held at Vanetta Park in the Lawnton Area of the twp. Vanetta Park is located behind the 7-11 at the 4800 block of Derry street. Everyone is invited, stop by and see your local Police and 1st responders.
Today several Swatara Fire Companies were dispatched to a working car fire in the 456-3 box of Mushroom Hill Rd and Rt 322 at the gas station Speedway.
Upon arrival Chief 456 -1 reported a car fire fully involved and took action. Crews did a great job protecting the main Structure as other crews battled the car and the gas pumps. No injuries were reported.
On Thursday evening, Engine 45 was dispatched to Hummelstown for a commercial structure fire at a building housing 3 local businesses, which escalated to a 2nd alarm. The engine crew assisted with venting the roof, performing fire attack, soaking hot spots, and overhauling before being released by command after spending over 3 hours on scene (Photos by Capital City Fire Photos.)