Monday, February 24, 2014
You can now follow the Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company on Twitter. We will be posting events and some of what we are doing on a day to day bases so you can stay informed of what your Volunteer Fire Company is doing. A lot goes on behind the scenes when we are not handeling calls. Look for us at @DeltaCardiffVFC
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company held the annual Election of Officers for 2014 on Thursday, 12-12-13. The Following are the 2014 Administrative and Line Officers. Congratulations to all!!
President: Jeff Griffith
Vice President: Dennis Emmel
Secretary: Sandra Kennedy
Assistant Secretary: Maxine Moul
Treasurer: Joyce Smith
Chairman of the Board: Richard Fantom
2 Year Board of Directors: Greg Fantom & Jeff Petty
EMS Secretary: Tina Carrier
Fire Chief: Joe Strickler
1st Assistant Fire Chief: Jeff Petty
2nd Assistant Fire Chief: Jeff Griffith
Fire Captain: George Schruefer
Fire Lieutenant: Daniel Blake
EMS Captain: John (Doc) Dooley
EMS Lieutenant 57-1: Chad Keesee
EMS Lieutenant 57-2: Tina Carrier
Fire Police Captain: Dennis Emmel
Fire Police Lieutenant 57-1: Greg Fantom
Fire Police Lieutenant 57-2: Mike Turner
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 0114 hrs.
Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a structure fire at 533 Main Street
Delta. The dispatch advised smoke and flames visible. Upon response to the
station, several members passed the location and observed the working fire. EMS
Lt. C. Keesee contacted York Dispatch by radio and advised of the working fire
and requested a Second Alarm at that time. Engine 57-4, Lt. Howard called
responding and at location at 0117 hrs. On arrival crews had fire through the
roof of the rear of the building and heavy black smoke from the front of the
building. The fire quickly progressed and in a short time the rear half of the
building was well involved. Assistant Chief Petty assumed command of the
incident and Lt. Howard assumed Operations. Crews attempted an interior attack
however due to the heavy fire and the building deteriorating; crews evacuated
the building and went to defensive operations, using aerial master streams from
Whiteford VFC Truck 631, Quarryville VFC Truck 57 and Goodwill VFC Truck 19.
During the master stream operations, the building roof collapsed and the second
floor also partially collapsed causing any interior operation, overhaul
operations impossible. The fire was brought under control at approximately 0500
hrs. Crews remained on the scene putting out hot spots until approximately 0800
hrs. The fire was contained to the fire building and no exposures were damaged.
57 Delta-Cardiff, 55 Airville, 56 Fawn Grove, 54 Eureka, 19 Goodwill
County: 6 Whiteford, 9 Darlington, 7 Jarrettsville, 10 Norrisville, 3 Bel Air, 1 Level
County: 57 Quarryville
Numerous York and Harford County Companies transferred
to stand by and cover for those companies on the scene.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
It is with Deep Sadness that we announce the passing of Life Member, Past President and Past Chief John Russell Williams. John R. had been an active member with the Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company for well over 70 years. John is a Maryland State Firemen’s Association and Harford/Cecil Volunteer Firemen’s Association “Hall of Fame” member as well as he had received the Marberry Gates Award through the Maryland State Firemen’s Association. John R. had missed his first Md. State Firemen’s Convention this past year, the first time in 60 years due to his health. John R. was a huge part of Delta-Cardiff’s success over the many years that he was active with the many offices he held. John R. was truly an Icon when it came to the Volunteer Fire Service in both York and Harford Counties along with the Md. State Association. John R. was also a member of the Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company and had been for many years.Everyone across both Pennsylvania and Maryland fire services knew John R. He will truly be missed by so many.
Arrangements are as follows:
Viewing - Monday, November 4Th, 5pm-9pm
Services - Tuesday, November 5Th @ 11am
Held at Harkins Funeral Home, locate at 600 Main St. Delta, PA 17314
Interment - Slateville cemetery - 308 Slateville Rd. Delta, PA 17314
Please keep the Williams family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 1144 hrs.
Station 57 was alerted for a Structure Fire in the 900 block of Paper Mill Road. Engine 57-3 (Asst. Chief Petty) called enroute at 1147 hrs. E57-3 was followed by Tanker 57 and Harford County Co. 6 Whiteford along with York Co. Station 55 and 56 and Harford Co. 9 Darlington. E57-3 arrived on location at 1153 hrs. with a working fire, Asst. Chief Petty called for the working fire dispatch and assumed command. The first engine crews made an aggressive attack on the fire. Co. 6 Whiteford E612 arrived and were given instructions to open the roof. Once the roof was opened to ventilate, the fire brecame accessible and was able to be knocked. Command called for additional engines due to the heat and humidity to assist with overhaul and salvage. Rehab was set up for the firefighters to insure their health and hydration. Command later requested the remainder of the second alarm assignment for those reasons. Lt. Howard (Operations) used all the crews that arrived on the scene to keep crews rotated. E57-3 was the last apparatus to clear the scene at 1513 hrs. Thank you to all the 11 companies From York, Harford, and Lancaster Counties that assisted. The assisting companies are as follows: York County- Station 55 Airville, Station 56 Fawn Grove, Station 39 New Bridgeville, Station 54 Eureka. Lancaster County Station 58 Rawlinsville. Harford County Co. 6 Whiteford, Co. 9 Darlington, Co. 7 Jarrettsville, Co. 10 Norrisville. and Co. 3 Bel Air.Also thank you to all the station fill in crews that responded to various stations for fill ins.Station 57 Equipment:Engine 57-3 FADO: R, Fantom, Boss: Asst. Chief Petty, Crew; Lt. Howard, FF Daniel Blake, FF S. Nelson, FF E. Schruefer, FF T. Testerman, FF L. MartinTanker 57 FADO: J. Griffith, Boss: B. Griffith Jr.Brush 57 FADO: S. Barben, Boss: T. CarrierMICU 57-1 Driver: EMT Dan Blake Aide: EMT K. Brown
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 2017 hrs.
Station 57 was alerted for a motor vehicle crash, vehicle overturned on Delta Road in the area of Bryansville Road. E57-4 (Asst. Chief Gray) and MICU 57-2 called responding from training at Whiteford VFC. Chief 57 (Strickler) called responding along with Rescue 57. The crash was located on Delta Rd., just south of Forge Bridge. Units found a single vehicle on its side over the guardrail. Crews from E57-4 & R57 worked to stabalize the vehicle to remove the operator, who received minor injuries in the crash. The victim refused treatment from the MICU crew.
Engine 57-4; FADO: J. Petty, Boss: Asst. Chief Gray, Crew: Lt. S. Howard, FF T. Carrier, FF S. Nelson, Cadet B. Flahart
R57: FADO: R. Fantom, Boss: J. Griffith, Crew: FF Jr. Griffith, FF L. Schruefer, FF C. Keessee
MICU 57-2: Driver: Daniel Blake, Aid: J. (Doc) Dooley, 3rd: Cadet S. Carrier
Fire Police: FP Cpt. C. Moore, FP Lt. G. Fantom, FP Lt. D. Emmel
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Station 57 was invited to take part in training with Whiteford VFC. Station 57 members accepted the invitation and took part in a Haz Mat refresher and Foam training class. Members received the mandatory Haz Mat update and also had a foam class where Juniors and Cadets learned about flowing foam. The class was however interupted by a Station 57 call. We would like to thank the Whiteford VFC. for the training and are planning on many more training sessions with them, both at Whiteford and at Delta Cardiff.
Asst. Chief J. Petty, Asst. Chief T. Gray Jr., Lt. S. Howard, FF T. Carrier, FF S. Nelson, FF D. Blake, EMS Capt. J. (Doc) Dooley, Cadet S. Carrier, Cadet B. Flahart, Junior M. Carrier
Sunday, April 7, 2013 1651 hrs.
Station 57 was alerted for Brush and Tanker to respond on a Harford COunty Co. 9 Darlington brush fire on their Box 9-24, in the 1300 Block of Macton Road. Brush 57 (G. Fantom) called responding followed by Tanker 57 (T. Carrier). Units operated on the scene for approximately 1 1/2 hours to assit in extinguishing the fire and to fill the brush trucks with the Tanker.
Brush 57: FADO: Danile Blake, Boss: FF. G. Fantom
Tanker 57: FADO: G. Schruefer, Boss: FF T. Carrier
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1512 hrs.
Station 57 was alerted for a Barn fire in the area of Orchard Road and Krick Road. At 1515 hrs. Engine 57-3 (Lt. Howard) called responding followed shortly by Tanker 57. Chief 57-2 (Gray) called responding also. While responding, York Dispatch advised that they had received several calls. E 57-3 could see smoke from a distant, and upon arrival found a 50 by 75 ft. barn, fully involved. E 57-3 laid a supply down the driveway and Lt. Howard requested Whiteford Truck 631 down the driveway behind E 57-3. E 57-3 immediately began Master Stream operations to try to slow the intense fire until additional hand lines and the Truck could be deployed. Chief 57-2 (Gray) arrived and established command and Lt. Howard assumed operations of the incident. A draft site was set up by Whiteford E612 at a pond across from the location and a 4 in. supply line was laid up the roadway to Tanker 57 at the end of the driveway. A second draft site was established by Fawn Grove E56-1 at the Calpine Energy Plant pond on Atom Road. Ladder Pipe operations along with multiple hand lines extinguished the fire with the assistance of a track hoe, and several farm tractors. The equipment was used to pull the hay and corn fotter round bales from the barn and spread it out in the salvage and overhaul operation. The Delta Cardiff VFC would like to thank all the crews from all the Mutual Aid companies that responded to assist for all their hard work.
Mutual Aid companies responding: Whiteford VFC, Darlington VFC, Fawn Grove VFC, Airville VFC, Rawlinsville VFC., Bel Air VFC. Also covering Station 57 was Jarrettsville VFC.
Thank You to Tammy Hutchins, Airville VFC. and Greg Fantom for the great photos.
Thank You to Delta Pizza for making alot of Pizza's so quick so everyone had food.
Station 57 Staffing:
Engine 57-3: FADO: Petty, Boss: Lt. Howard, Crew: FF T. Carrier, FF Jr. Griffith, FF E. Schruefer, Cadet S. Carrier
Tanker 57: FADO J. Griffith
Engine 57-4: FADO: G. Schruefer, Boss: FF L. Schruefer, FF Martin
Engine 57-2: FADO: J (Fuzzy) Williams, Boss: FF Miller
Brush 57: FADO: R. Fantom
Service 57: FADO: D. Blake, Boss: Junior M. Carrier
Chief 57-2: T. Gray Jr.
Fire Police: FP Lt. D. Emmel, FP J. Judka, FP M. Wooten
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Members of Delta Cardiff attended a 2-day Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar on March 23rd/24th. The seminar was sponsored in part by the Maryland State Fireman's Association's Rural Water Supply Committe and hosted by the Jarrettsville Vol. Fire Co. The program was attended by over 80 people from Maryland and Pennsylvania Fire Departments, both Volunteer and Career.
The seminar concluded on Sunday with a 2-hour tanker shuttle drill. The crews were able to deliver an average flowrate of 984 gpm over the two-hour period - with a peak of 1250 gpm for the last hour.
Station 57 Equipment and Members attending:
Engine 57-3 and Tanker 57
Asst. Chief Jeff Petty, Captain George Schruefer, FF Tina Carrier, FF Erick Schruefer, FADO Richard Fantom, Cadets: Brock Flahart, Chris Eberly, Shannon Carrier, Junior Margaret Carrier.
Thank you to "Got Big Water" and Jarrettsville Vol Fire Co. members and Auxillary for their hospitality.
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