Delta Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company

Dirt Drags Cancelled

Tuesday, November 11, 2014   The Mason Dixon Dirt Drags scheduled for this Saturday, November 15, 2104 at the Mason Dixon Fairgrounds have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. 



EMS Job Posting

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  EMS Division

Job Posting

The Delta Cardiff VFC currently has PRN and part-time openings for Paramedics. In partnership with Citizens VFC we provide coverage to approximately 145 square miles of southeastern York County. We are seeking providers who not only have a strong clinical background but also are able to deliver compassionate patient care while interacting professionally with colleagues (career and volunteer), members of the community and other health care providers.


Job Requirements

·        Pennsylvania Paramedic Certification

·        ACLS, PALS & CPR certifications

·        PHTLS/ITLS  preferred

·        Hazmat awareness

·        EVOC

·        Two to three years ALS experienced and/or experience functioning in a rural EMS environment is preferred.

Interested candidates should contact:

Alex Christ, EMS Manager



Passing of Life Ladies Auxillary Member Eleanor Strickler

Thursday, September 25, 2014  It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Life Ladies Auxillary Member Eleanor Strickler. Eleanor is the grandmother of current Delta-Cardiff Chief Joe Strickler. Eleanor was a sweet lady that can be remembered for her smile and nice words.  Eleanor was one of the 5 ladies in town who had emergency phones in their homes. When an emergency call came in, she would take the information, activate the siren and the first one at the station would pick up the phone for the information. She also would call the duty crew for ambo calls. Eleanor was small in stature, but a "True Giant" in the history of Delta Cardiff VFC. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Strickler family.




Monday, September 15, 2014   The ambulance divisions of Citizens Volunteer Fire Company & Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company along with Brogue Ambulance are pleased to announce their intention to merge. This effort will provide a regionalized approach to delivering patient care in the southeastern York County area. Operating under a unified leadership and responding from strategically positioned locations allows us to promptly deliver high quality patient care in a cost effective manner. No company is saying "we can’t do it on our own" but rather the departments recognized we can do it even better by working together. During the planning phase of the merger the leaders of the departments have worked closely with municipal officials and community members to ensure that we deliver the best possible service to our community members. The merger is slated to be completed in the Spring of 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                Alex Christ, NREMT-P

EMS Coordinator

Delta Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company




Paswsing of Life Member Charles "Bubby" Barben

Sunday, September 7, 2014 

It is with great sadness that both the Delta-Cardiff & Whiteford Volunteer Fire Companies announce the passing of Life Member Charles “Bubby” Barben, Jr. after a long hard fought battle with cancer.

Charlie was a life member with both fire companies with 52 years of service. Charlie served as the primary engineer on the brush truck for several years.

Charlie received numerous awards and was inducted into the Harford/Cecil Firemen's Hall of Fame in 2013.

Charlie was part of a volunteer fire company family, as most of his family was or are active members of Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company

Services will be held at the Harkins Funeral Home, located at 600 Main St. Delta, PA 17314.

Viewing: Thursday 9/11/14 - 6pm to 9pm

Fire Memorial Service @ 2045hrs.

Services: Friday 9/12/14 @ 11am.

Interment at the Stewartstown cemetery.

A fellowship gathering will be held at Whiteford VFC firehouse after the interment.

Our thoughts & prayers are with Charlie's family & friends during this time of sadness.




Monday, July 14, 2014 

The Mason Dixon Fair along with the Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company would like to thank our communities that came out and supported us for the Mason Dixon Fair last week. We were fortunate and had some good weather with the exception of two nights. The organizers of the fair did an awesome job as usual in putting on a great fair this year bringing different communities together and it showed what people working together can do. There is a lot of hard work that goes into not only organizing it, but also setting up, running, and tearing it down. Thank you to those that have spent countless hours on the committee, preparing for and all the volunteers that run it. The people that are involved are all volunteers. To our communities that came out and supported us we would like to say THANK YOU for your support!!! Without our communities support, we could not be there to respond when you call. THANK YOU!!!



New Draft Site

Monday, June 30, 2014  Thanks to Whiteford VFC, Ronnie Barben, Steve Barben along with others and Jeff Griffith from Delta-Cardiff, and Jim Morris, Whiteford VFC and Delta-Cardiff VFC have a new draft site to use when we have a fire in the area. The location gives us a means to get water to Main Street or Dooley Road easier and be more efficient in delivering the water. The design and majority of the work was completed by Ronnie and was given the resources by the Whiteford VFC to complete. The draft site is capable of delivering 1,000 gallons of water per minute. This will be a huge asset to the Whiteford, Cardiff and Delta communities. Thank You to all involved for your hard work and dedication to see that the best resources are available for our communities.



Mason Dixon Dirt Drags

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Mason Dixon Dirt Drags will be tomorrow Saturday June 21st . Tech and Registration is from 11 am until noon. Practice starts at noon, Racing starts at 2:00 pm. Gates open at 10 am. Come out and watch the motorcycles and 4 wheelers drag racing side by side. Spend the day with the family watching some really good completion while supporting your local Volunteer Fire Company. Food will be sold by the Delta-Cardiff Vol. Fire Co. at the kitchen all day. Hope to see you there!!



Truck Pulls Tonight

Friday, June 20, 2014  Come out to the Mason Dixon Fairgrounds tonight, June 20th at 7 Pm to see the East Coast Pullers. See the trucks, tractors and semi's hook to the sled. Gates open at 4:30 Pm and it is $6.00 per person. Come early to get a good seat. Food will be sold by the Delta-Cardiff Vol. Fire Co. at the kitchen. This is always a good time, a packed crowd and guarenteed to be a GREAT show. Come out and bring the family for an entertaining night while supporting the local Fire Company. See You There!!



MVA w/ Entrapment

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:29 Pm Last night when Delta-Cardiff was alerted for an MVA at Lay Road and Broad Street, it began as any other MVA. Everybody knows what to do and its somewhat normal. When units arrived, the call changed from a ordinary MVA to a Rescue box, with MCI (Mass Casualty Incident due to the number of patients) in a matter of seconds. The box was upgraded through dispatch and everybodies focus changed in a heart beat. Mutual aid was requested to include second due Rescue 651 from Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company, and 2 additional BLS (Basic Life Support) units. The crews on scene went to work. The extrication part of the call was completed with great expertise and proffesionalism. The crews from Delta worked with determination and with the arrival of R651 with additional tools and fresh people it looked like something out of a Rescue Training Manual. The two companies worked as one with a succesful completion. The EMS side began triage of the patients and additional EMS units along with 3 Paramedics were requested along with 2 medi-vac's. EMS treated the patients according to their injuries and transported them to the facilities. The EMS sector ended up with 5 Paramedics, including personnel that weren't alerted but are neighboring company members and responded because they knew people were in need. The scene looked chaotic to by-standers but everyone performed their roles flawlessly. We ended up with 2 Rescue's, 1 Engine, 4 Ambulances, 5 Paramedics, and 1 helicopter along with 5 members of Delta's Fire Police taking care of shutting the roads down to keep all the responders safe from other traffic. I would like to thank all the responding members of Delta-Cardiff VFC, Whiteford VFC, Fawn Grove VFC for their help, along with Josh Miller (Station 55 Airville), Brittany Beader, Toni Logdahl (Medic 95). All the surrounding communities should be proud of their local Volunteer Fire Companies for the Proffesionalism, Caring, and Dertimination to respond when someone is in need. I am PROUD to say that I am a Chief Officer to this group of proffesionals! I can't say enough about how they stepped up when things changed so quickly, along with the high temeratures and humidity while wearing full turnout gear working intently, and all the companies working together like there are no territorial boundries. A JOB WELL DONE TO EVERYONE!! Thank You For Your Dedication To OUR Communities We SERVE!!!



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