At the Annual Firefighters Appreciation Dinner the Top 10 Responders for the Past 5 years were recognized by the Chief. These fighters were given a Leatherman as a token of appreciation. Highest percent made went to Chief-2 Bob Patterson 59.36%. Thank you to everyone who give up their time to serve our community.
On Sunday February 8th the members of Rutherford Fire gathered at the Wharf for the Annual Firefighters Appreciation dinner. After a delightful video presentation awards were given out to The Most Improved Firefighter, and The Firefighter of the Year.
This year both Awards went to Matt Papinchak, within 1 year Matt was able to get his FF-1 BVR Ops,& Tech. Haz-mat Ops and other certs.
He made 44% of the calls, and had a total of 476 training hours.
|- Early this morning Co 45, Rescue 44, and 49 were dispatched to North 61st and Chatham Glenn Way for an accident with entrapment. Chief 45-2 arrived on the scene with one vehicle into a tree with one person entrapped in the vehicle. Rescue 44 responded with 5 and arrived taking patient care and stabilizing the vehicle. Once the vehicle was stabilized Res 44 crew started extricating the patient by taking the roof. Rescue 49 arrived and assisted rescue 44. Extrication was marked in about 15 mins. Once the patient was removed crews picked up and chief 45-2 placed the rescue co’s available.|
|Command: Chief 45-2|
|Units: Squad 45 Rescue 44, 49 Life Team EMS Swatara PD and Fire Police|
Santa will be making an early visit to the Rutherford Area on Sunday December 21st. Rutherford Fire will once again be helping Santa. The start time will be at 1:30 p.m. When you hear the Fire Engine Siren and Christmas Music go to the nearest street corner. Santa will be on a Tight schedule so that he can get home in time to prepare for his Wednesday night ride
Early on Saturday morning Squad 45 was dispatched to help Company 48 (Hershey) with a fully involved commercial structure fire on Old West Chocolate Ave. Due to the advanced fire, defensive operations were initiated.Once the fire was knocked down with master streams extensive overhaul operations commenced. Crews were on the scene for approximately 5 hours.
At the November 11th Regular Company meeting the body present selected it 2015 Fire Line Officers:
Fire Chief: Joe Canulli, Asst. Chief: Dan Gorenc, Asst. Chief: Bob Patterson, Captain: Paul Williams, Lt. Gabe Puhak, Lt. Bobby Shutts.