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.
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.|
Rutherford 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.
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.
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