Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of Bird-in-Hand Invests Locally

November 17, 2017

Even though Hand-in-Hand Fire Company has existed in the town of Bird-in-Hand for 107 years and Bank of Bird-in-Hand has been here only three-and-a-half years, they have a great partnership. Both institutions are deeply invested in this community and their goals are similar – make this a good place to live and work. The Bank … Continue reading Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of Bird-in-Hand Invests Locally

Flickering Embers from the Past

November 17, 2017

Dave Haldeman and Bud Shirk were interviewed, along with Les Fazekas and Glen Siegrist, in January 2016. They are the source of many historical stories that are told in this Flickering Embers column. Memories of Bud Shirk For many years the Fire Company knew exactly how to deal with their water and electrical problems. They … Continue reading Flickering Embers from the Past

A Note From the Chief…

November 17, 2017

How do we define a team?  What keeps a team together? Many individuals all striving toward one common goal Recognizing and using diverse skills and talents for mutual benefit Welcoming and valuing each individual’s contribution to the mission All of these statements are part of the definition of a team, and I’m sure there are … Continue reading A Note From the Chief…

Positions within the Fire Company: Joining hands to do the best job possible

November 17, 2017

The following article continues a series detailing various positions that our firefighters fill. From basic skills to top management, all roles are vitally important in making our Fire Company function well.  We hope these articles help community members better understand how we function as a team using everyone’s strengths within a chain of command. President … Continue reading Positions within the Fire Company: Joining hands to do the best job possible

Highlights from Half Marathon Weekend on September 8 & 9, 2017

November 17, 2017

      Vella Shpringa (meaning “Let’s Run”, in Pennsylvania Dutch), not for personal honor, but for community.

In Memoriam – James H. “Bud” Shirk

November 17, 2017

Bud was a member of the Fire Company for 42 years, beginning in 1975. His notable service was as the first official Fire Company chaplain, starting in 1977. He served in that position for over 30 years until 2010 and made an incredible impression on multiple generations of volunteers. Bud also shared his skills as … Continue reading In Memoriam – James H. “Bud” Shirk

In Memoriam – Richard L. “Rick” Nields

November 17, 2017

Rick was a member of the Fire Company for 39 years, beginning in 1978 when he was 16 years old. He served as chief engineer, on the Squad Committee, and was trained and qualified to drive the engine, tanker and squad. He drove Engine 41-1 to one final call on Saturday evening June 17, four … Continue reading In Memoriam – Richard L. “Rick” Nields

In Memoriam – David G. “Dave” Haldeman

November 17, 2017

Dave was a member of the Fire Company for 69 years, beginning in 1948. He served as Hand-in-Hand’s 6th chief for 20 years from 1952-1971. Other positions he held were president from 1978-1981, vice president, board director, Zone-4 delegate, Lancaster County Firemen’s Association delegate, Pennsylvania State delegate, and Community Safety and Fire Prevention Committee. Dave … Continue reading In Memoriam – David G. “Dave” Haldeman

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of Bird-in-Hand Invests Locally

November 17, 2017

Even though Hand-in-Hand Fire Company has existed in the town of Bird-in-Hand for 107 years and Bank of Bird-in-Hand has been here only three-and-a-half years, they have a great partnership. Both institutions are deeply invested in this community and their goals are similar – make this a good place to live and work. The Bank … Continue reading Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of Bird-in-Hand Invests Locally

2017 Calendar of Events

March 01, 2017