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Introducing…..the “new” Ladder 47!

Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 9:35:00 am - The Womelsdorf Vol. Fire Co. has agreed to purchase a 1997 Pierce Lance 105ft. quint from the Merion Fire Co. of Ardmore, Lower Merion Twp., Montgomery County, a suburb of Philadelphia. The quint will come equipped with a 105ft. aerial ladder with pinnable pre-piped waterway, 1500 Waterous pump, 500 gallon water tank, a 10KW generator, and 160ft. of ground ladders.  The truck has (3) 200ft. pre-connected 1 ...Continued
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Santa Is Coming to Womelsdorf!
Tue, Dec 16th, 2014 10:06:00 am - On Sunday, December 21st at 3pm, Santa Claus will be arriving in Womelsdorf on Engine 47 from the Womelsdorf Fire Co.  Santa will be escorted by elves from the Womelsdorf Area Women Of Today along with the Womelsdorf Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary.  Christmas carolers from the Womelsdorf Fire Co Social Quarters will be following Santa in hay wagon singing all your traditional Christmas songs.  This ...Continued
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Womelsdorf RIT Due To Strausstown

Tue, Dec 16th, 2014 8:55:00 am - On Tuesday, December 16 at 0741 hours, the WVFC was dispatched for it's Rapid Intervention Team to 104 Main St. Strausstown Borough for a house fire.  First arriving units reporting a working fire and went to work.  Co.47 arrived and set up for RIT operations.  Our RIT team was placed available once the fire was declared under control.  Photo credit to Breon Riegel ...Continued
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Former Ladder Truck Leaves for New Home
Mon, Dec 15th, 2014 11:18:00 am - On Saturday, December 13, members of the Crary Hose Co. of Westfield, Tioga County, traveled to Womelsdorf and completed the purchase of our 1997 International/New Lexington/Aerial Innovations 75' quint and took it to it's new home about 3 1/2 hours north of Womelsdorf.  As a gesture of goodwill, they surprised us by telling us the sign boards on the ladder will be returned to us ...Continued
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Ladder 47 SOLD

Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 3:01:00 pm - On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 our 1997 International/New Lexington/Aerial Innovations 75' quint known as Ladder 47 was taken out of service after running it's final call to a fire alarm in Millcreek Twp., Lebanon County.  This unit was sold to the Crary Hose Co. of Westfield, Tioga County, PA.  While Ladder 47 provided us with adequate service, the membership felt it was time to improve ...Continued
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First Responder and 9/11 Memorial Service
Fri, Aug 1st, 2014 6:33:00 am - The Womelsdorf Vol. Fire Co. and Trinity Evangelical Fellowship Church of Womelsdorf invites the public and all first responders from fire, police, and EMS agencies to a memorial service to remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11 and for all the first responders who have passed away over the years. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1900 hours ...Continued
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Train vs. Car in Heidelberg Twp.

Sun, Aug 10th, 2014 7:29:00 am - On Saturday, August 8 at 1248 hours, the WVFC assisted Co.26 (Robesonia) and Western Berks EMS in the area of the Janice Ln. at the railroad tracks for a train vs. car.  Crews assisted  EMS with 1 patient.  The accident occurred as the driver watched a train pass and attempted to cross the tracks not realized another train from the opposite direction was coming.  ...Continued
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WVFC assists at Lebanon Co. Barn Fire
Sun, Aug 10th, 2014 7:38:00 am - On Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:24am, the WVFC was dispatched to assist with a working barn fire at 716 St. Rt.419 in Millcreek Twp.  While Tanker 47 assisted with water supply, manpower from 47 assisted with extinguishment and overhaul and were on scene until about noon. ...Continued
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Silo Fire in Millcreek Twp.

Sun, Aug 10th, 2014 7:34:00 am - On Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1030, the WVFC was requested to assist the Newmanstown Fire Co. with a silo fire at 519 Stricklerstown Rd.  Ladder 47 set up with Tower 31 (Keystone of Myerstown) to assist with offloading the silo so the contents could be extinguished.  Units were on scene for several hours. ...Continued
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Trailer Fire at Linette's Candies
Fri, Aug 1st, 2014 7:27:00 am - On Friday, July 25, the WVFC along with mutual aid were dispatched to Linette's Candies, 366 Hill Rd. in Heidelberg Twp. for a trailer fire next to the building. Deputy 47 arrived on scene and established 'Heidelberg Command' and reported smoking showing from the enlcosed trailer.  Employees were able to move the trailer away from the building using a truck tractor and crews opened the ...Continued
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