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Waynesboro's Sister Department

Station 1 - 29 South Potomac Street

Station 2 - 10 Virginia Avenue

 It is with great sadness that we report the passing of past
 George " Tinker" Rowe
at 00:58 hours on October 10,2014.
Tinker worked both fire stations as a Fire Apparatus Operator and
FF / EMT. He is missed and will be remember for his  ser
vice and dedication to the safety of our community.

 

 

 

 

We are keeping the Rowe family in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Services with full Fireman's Honors will be held at 10:00 hours on Monday, October 13, 2014 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home. . The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Sunday evening, in the funeral home. -

See more at: http://www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com/obituary/George-Tinker-Rowe/Waynesboro-PA/1439071#sthash.lOLlZcJ7.dpuf

 

October 12, 2014 " Bells Across America"

The sound of a bell holds special significance for firefighters. Historically, the toll of a bell summoned members to the station, signaled the beginning of a shift, notified departments of a call for help, and indicated a call was completed and the unit had returned to the station

 

Departments sounded a series of bells when a firefighter died in the line of duty to alert all members that a comrade had made the ultimate sacrifice. This time-honored tradition continues today during the funerals or memorial services for firefighters.

For the fourth year, bells will ring from coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses on Sunday, October 12, 2014 to honor those firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2013 and previous years. Fire departments and their places of worship will join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) for the Fourth Annual Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters, part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

 

   

 

(Photos by James Erdenbrack and the WFD Webcrew)

 

September 05,2014 at 18:41 hours. Single family dwelling fire - 212 South Church Street -Engine Company 2, Rescue Squad 2,Tower 2, D/C 2 and A/C 2 were assisted by Engine Companies 4,5, W/C 7 and 9, Truck 17 and BLS from Waynesboro and Mont Alto. Duty 2 ( Captain 2-1 ) went on the scene with smoke showing. The engine crew made a quick knock down and Tower crew ladder each side. Mont Alto's engine crew was assigned ventilation. Truck 17 utilities and salvage. Units were available at 21:05 hours.

WFD 2014 Money Raffle

Saturday October 4, 2014

WINNERS ARE:

First Prize - $500.00 - Sarah Ginn

Second Prize - $250.00 - Darin Starliper

3ed, 4th, 5th Prize - $100.00 :

Jamie Curfman, Sanford Smith, David Gourley

6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Prize - $50.00 :

William Monn, Lou Pinto, Robert Sheffler, Barry Brake

A special thank you to:

 

 

Congrations to Courtney Shank and Tyler Shank on the brith of Gavin Robert Shank, he was 7 lbs 15 oz 20 in long. Welcome Rookie!

 

 

( Photo by 911 Photography)

We'd like to wish Bill Hedrick a happy 26th anniversary with the Waynesboro Fire Department as a career fire apparatus operator!

 

 

 

July 17,2014 at 10:51 - Box 2-01 - Single Family Dwelling Fire - 308 South Church Street. Engine Companies 2, 3, 4, 5, WC 7, WC 9,Tower 2, WC Quint 27, Rescue Squad 2, BLS Ambulance 2-7 and MICU 205.  Upon arrival Tower 2 found a strong odor of smoke. The box was held until crews found a malfunctioning appliance.

 

 

 

 

The Waynesboro Fire Department and the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services are working together to save lives.

June 25 and 26 representatives of the two departments are going door-to-door checking for working smoke detectors and installing detectors in homes that do not have them.

Weather permitting, they will be out from 5 to 7 PM on West Second Street from South Potomac Street to Fairview Avenue and on Hamilton Avenue from West Second Street to Madison Avenue.

The National Fire Protection Agency said that fire death rate is twice as high in homes that do not have working smoke alarms.

Anyone who does not live in the targeted area and would like a smoke detector installed in their home can call the Waynesboro Fire Department at 762-2616 or Franklin County Department of Emergency Services at 264-2813.

 

 

Two rare auction finds make their way to the back to Waynesboro!

A photograph of the 1880 Silsby Steam Engine bought by the Mechanics S.F.E. & Hose Company at the Geiser Company on what is now Walnut Street.  The second photograph is of the 65 foot 1906 Seagrave Aerial Ladder taken 1915 at Firemen’s Hall on South Potomac Street.

 

 

(Photos by WFD web crew)

 

May 28, 2014 at 14:27 hours -  Box 4-2 - 12498 Buchanan Trail East -Assist with the two vehicle  crash with one overturned and heavy entrapment / Engine 2-1 and Rescue Squad 2 responded. Engine 2-1 was diverted to  the landing zone for Life Net 81. Units on the scene were Rescue Engine 4, BLS from 4, Medic 201, Rescue Squad 2 and Engine 19-3. Fire-Police from 2 and 4 had all lanes shut down for about 45 minutes.

 

 

 

(Photos by Lee Monn)

 

May 16, 2014 The Waynesboro Fire Department had three Water Rescues calls and six Public Serivce Calls for flooding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by James Erdenbrack, Brian Denham and the WFD Webcrew)

May 01, 2014 at 17:43 hours – Box 2-01 – Dwelling Fire – 43 North Potomac Street – Rescue Squad was first on the scene and had the attack. Engine 2-1 and 2-2 were laid in from different water grids. Fire was contained to the second floor. Assisting on the box & working fire assignment was Engine Company 3, 4, 5, W/C 7 and 9. Truck 17, W/C Quint 27, W/C Rehab 255, W/C Air 25, and BLS from Waynesboro Ambulance Squad and MICU 205. More pictures on the Photo Page.

 

 

 

April 23, 2014 at 08:38 – Box 2-01- 550 East Second Street - Commercial building fire at the Waynesboro High School. Crews found the fire in a second floor restroom to have been put out by the sprinkler system prior to arrival. Assisting on the box was Mont Alto, Blue Ridge Summit, Greencastle, New Franklin, Leitersburg, and Smithsburg and Waynesboro BLS. The Waynesboro has charged a student in this incident. Overhaul was completed and units clear about 10:15 hours

 

 

 

( Steve Biesecker and Joe Crocetta of the Herald Mail Newspaper Hagerstown)

  April 14, 2014 at 14:47 hours - Box 4-03 - Wildland Fire - 12977 Mentzer gap Road in Washington Township - Engine 2-2 was the first in. Command 4 special requested a first and second alarm structural assignments and multiple brush units as well as the Michaux State Foresty Crew. Ten other departments worked this fire. 

 

 

April 13, 2014 at 16:56 hours - Box 5-02 - Working Building Fire / Barn - 5857 Orphanage Road in Quincy Township - WFD assisted with the Engine Company, Engine Tanker and Utility.

  

 

April 12, 2014  -  Waynesboro Fire Department annual egg hunt Memorial Park.

 

(Franklin Fire Company - Chambersburg)

 

April 11, 2014 at 20:07 hours - Box 5-01 -Working Barn Fire - 4400 Fetterholf Chapel Road in Quincy Township - WFD assisted with the Engine Company and the Engine Tanker.

 

 

  

 

  

( Photo by Brian Denham )

April 3,2014 - Tower 2 assisted on the 4 alarm, apartment building fire at 44-46 East Franklin Street in the City of Hagerstown Maryland. The Tower's crew was first assigned RIT and then roof operations.

 

 

(Steve Biesecker)

March 15, 2014 - 6127 Clevelandtown Road Boonsboro Washington County MD – Wildland Fire - What started out as a transfer to Mount Aetna Fire Department Station 16, quickly turned into a response to the scene. A total of 72 units worked two days to control the 10 acre fire. The fire started on Clevelandtown Road and spread over the mountain to Moser Road.

 

 

March 14, 2014 at 12:41 hours - Box 2-90 - 15052 Honodel Road - Single Family Dwelling Fire – Working fire - On the box was Engine companies 3,4,5,WC 7, WC 9, WC 27 - Tankers from 3, 5, 8, 19, WC 7, WC 9, WC 16, WC 27 - WC Rescue Squad 13, BLS from 2 and WC 79 - WC Rehab 255 and WC Air 25-1.

 

The family was not home at the time of the fire, but their dog and cat died as the result of the fire. Donations to the family can be made to Kauffman Family Fire Relief Fund at the Neighbors 1st Federal Credit Union. The family is also in need of clothing donations. For information on sizes, contact Connie Kauffman at 387-2386. 

 

 

 

 

 March 3, 2014 - Waynesboro Hospital Health fair

    

(Photos by Brian Denham)

March 6, 2014 at 19:57 hours – Washington County MD Box 9-06 – 14305 Barkdoll Road in Ringgold – Single Family Dwelling Fire – Working fire – Units were on the scene until 00:39 hours.

 

 

 

( Photos by Mike Cermak Sr)

 

 

February 08, 2014 - The first joint Waynesboro Fire and Police Department - Public Safety Awards Banquet was held at the Waynesboro Country Club.

 

 


Firefighter of the year: Tyler Shank
Member of the year : Sue Ann McKendrick
Fire Police of the year: Robert Shank
Fire Chief's award: Trayer Stoops
Deputy Chief/Assistant Chief's award: Joel Oyler
Captains award: John Beck
Lieutenant's award: Tyke Smith
Fire Police Captain's award: Robert Rowe Sr.
Fire Police Lieutenant's award: Tia Campbell
Special Fire Police award: Jim Selihamer

Top 5 Firefighter Responder awards:
1.  Brian Starliper
2.  Allen Brake
3.  Josh Simmers
4.  George Leissler
 5.  Robert Ashway      
 
Top 5 Fire Police Responder awards :  
1. Ronnie Hilton
2.  Roy Davis
3.  Jim Selihamer
4.  Allen Stine
5.  Gerald Flood
 
Presidents Award: George "Tinker" Rowe
25 Year Life Member Awards: Tia Campbell, Cliff Campbell jr, Steve Biesecker and Mark Dale
50 Year Life member Awards:  George Finney, John Hess, Kenneth Poper

Jan. 30, 2014 - Box 2-01 - Mickley Avenue and East Main Street - Vehicle Fire

 Jan. 07, 2014 - Box 2-40 - 11625 Gehr Road - Dwelling Fire - Engine 2-1 found the porch of the single family home on fire. The fire was quickly knocked down, the box was down graded 2,4 and 5. One firefighter was transported to the Waynesboro Ambulance 2-9 with a minor injury.

( Photo by Tyler Shank )

 

Jan. 07, 2014 - Box 2-01 - North Grant Street - Commercial building fire - Company 2 responded with Engine 2-1, Engine - Tanker 2, Squad 2,Tower 2 and Assistant Chief Beck. Assisting one the box was Engine Company 4, 5 and W/C 9, Truck 17. A bad heating unit was the cause of the smoke in the building.

  

 

( Photos from the Franiklin County Fire Wire )

 Jan. 07, 2014 - Box 4-02 - 12169 Penmar Road. Commercial building fire. Engine 2-1 and Engine 2-2 were attack and supply. The crew from Tower 2 was assigned ventiolation and assisted with the attack.

( Photo by Denise Bonura THE RECORD HERALD)

Jan. 07,2014 - Box 2-01 - Single Family Dwelling - Engine, Squad and Tower respond from Waynesboro.

(Photos by Tyler Shank)

 

Jan.04,2014 -  Fairview Elementary School - Box 2-01 - 220 Fairview Avenue for the commercial building fire. Command 2 held company 2 and 5 for a water leak.

 

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