Saturday, May 4, 2013 9 to 3
The Delta -Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting the 17th Annual Delta-Cardiff Heritage Festival on Saturday May 4th, 2013 from 9am - 3pm. This festival is now in it's 17th year do to the support of our many wonderful Heritage Helpers. We are counting on you to once again support this community event with your time, talent, and historical knowledge.
This year the theme will be "Generations" - Ruth Ann Robinson will be coordinating all Historical Exhibit's at the event. If you have family pictures, pictures of past businesses or events, etc. that tie into this theme you can contact her at email@example.com.
This event is a wonderful day in our community because of the many people who come together each year to make it happen and make it special! Please let me know if you will be help this year, or if you have any ideas to make the 17th Annual Delta-Cardiff Heritage Festival even better.
Please be sure to start spreading the word to save the date May 4th, to your family, friends, neighbors, co-worker's, churches, and civic organizations. I am attaching a preliminary poster for your bulletin boards.
Remember to bring your canned and non-perishable groceries, paper products or health and beauty products, to the this years "Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Drive".
I look forward to working with all of you at this years event!
Lisa Fifer 717-968-5839 - Heritage Festival Helper
Open the Full Story for a PDF Flyer for the Festival
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the West Volunteer Fire Company as they continue to work to find their missing brothers and sisters. May God give them the strength they need to carry out the tasks that they perform for anyone, however now its for their own. For those that have perished, Thank you for your service and commitment to your community. RIP Brothers and Sisters. We have it from here. Prayers for the entire community that has been devastated.
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.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Delta Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company held their annual Banquet to celebrate another successful year and to present members with awards. The banquet was held at the Peach Bottom Inn Banquet Hall. The banquet's Master of Ceremony was Rep. Stan Saylor from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The banquet opened with a Memorial Service for Life Member Thomas Gray Sr. who passed away May 30, 2012. After the dinner, The 2013 Company Officers were sworn in by Stan Saylor and the annual awards were given out to deserving members. The following is a list of the awards given;
Years of Service:
Fifteen Years: Wendell Baxter Jr., Dalynn Griffith, Josiah Strickler
Twenty Five Years: Howard Roberts
Thirty Five Years: Dennis Emmel, Jeffrey Griffith, David Holmes
Fifty Five Years: William Griffith Sr.
Fire Operations Top 10 Responders:
1.) Larry Miller 134 Calls
2.) Daniel Blake and Jeff Petty 133 Calls
3.) Jeff Griffith 129 Calls
4.) Tina Carrier 125 Calls
5.) William Buecker Jr. 117 Calls
6.) John (Doc) Dooley 108 Calls
7.) George Schruefer 98 Calls
8.) Shawn Howard 95 Calls
9.) Christopher Moore 91 Calls
10.) Linda Schruefer and Thomas Gray Jr. 89 Calls
Emergency Medical Service Top 10 Responders:
1.) John (Doc) Dooley 280 Calls
2.) Chad Keesee 115 Calls
3.) Sarah Fedele 89 Calls
4.) Tony Hall 58 Calls
5.) Erica Judka 50 Calls
6.) Laura Taylor 42 Calls
7.) Chris Moore 41 Calls
8.) Tina Carrier 28 Calls
9.) Daniel L. Blake 27 Calls
10.) Dan D. Blake 21 Calls
Cadet Top Responders
Fire: Brock Flahart
EMS: Shannon Carrier
Firefighter Of the Year: Daniel L. Blake
EMS Rookie Of The Year: Shannon Carrier
Appreciation of Service: James D. and Bev Wilson for their many years of service to the Fire Company and Community. J.D has 60 years and Bev has 35 years. Thank You to Both of you for your dedication to the community and the Fire Company!
PLEASE SEE OUR GALLERY SECTION FOR BANQUET PHOTOS
Sunday, March 10, 2013 1522 hrs.
Station 57 was alerted for Brush 57 to assist Station 56 on a large brush and woods fire in the 8800 block of Woodbine Road, Fawn Township. Brush 57 went responding on alert. Shortly after the Brush responded, at 1525 hrs, Station 57 was alerted to transfer an Engine to Station 56 and E57-3 called enroute on alert. While enroute to Station 56, E57-3 was requested to the scene for manpower. B57 and E57-3 arrived at the scene and B57 along with the 57 crews went to work on the left flank of the large fire. The crews worked to help extinguish the fire, stopping it at the head along with Harford County Brush 742. Station 57 was alerted for an additional engine to the scene which E57-4 responded. Crews assisted in the mop up of the scene and were on scene for approximately 3 hours. Station 57 crews cleared the scene at 1842 hours.
Station 57 Crews:
Brush 57; FADO: Daniel Blake, Boss: FF L. Miller, Cadet C. Eberly
Engine57-3; FADO: J. Smith, Boss: Asst. Chief Petty, Crew: FF T. Carrier, FF C. Kessee, FF S. Barben, FF J. (Doc) Dooley, , Cadet S. Carrier
Engine 57-4; FADO: R. Fantom, Boss: FF J. Griffith, Crew: FF D. Holmes
A special thank you to Station 56 Ladies Auxillary for the fantastic refreshment on the scene.
Thank You to Lancaster County Station 58, Rawlinsville for standing by Station 57 to help protect our area while we were on the call.
Thank You To our Members Sandy Kennedy, Linda Schruefer and Junior Margaret Carrier for preparing a Great Meal for the crews on their return.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 1411 hrs.
Station 57 was alerted for a controlled burn out of control in the 200 block of Lakeview Road off Papermill Road, Peach Bottom Township. At 1414 hours Brush 57 (FF Miller) called responding. At 1417 hours E57-3 (Asst. Chief Petty) called responding. Brush 57 called on location with a working grass and woods fire with exposure to out buildings, requesting an additional engine and tanker to the scene. Brush 57 crew went to work. E57-3 arrived and the crew of 8 went to work and assisted in stopping and extinguishing the fire. The additional engine and tanker was returned by Chief 57-1 as crews on scene were able to handle due to the quick knock by the crews. Crews went in service at 1500 hours.
Station 57 Crews:
Brush 57; FADO: Daniel Blake, Boss: FF L. Miller
Engine57-3; FADO: J. Smith, Boss: Asst. Chief Petty, Crew: FF T. Carrier, FF C. Kessee, FF S. Barben, FF J. (Doc) Dooley, Cadet C. Eberly, Cadet S. Carrier
Engine 57-4; FADO: FADO: R. Fantom, Boss: FF D. Holmes
Tanker 57; FADO: J. Griffith, Boss: Junior Margaret Carrier
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