Volunteer Opportunities: Dinner Helpers

February 18, 2016

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours at Feb. 20 Chicken Pot Pie or May 28 Chicken BBQ Details: Many roles are available including serving, bussing tables, dishwashing, food prep, setup/cleanup, greeting guests, and answering phones during an event. We’d love to have you! If interested in volunteering at a dinner, please call the Fire Hall 717-392-0112 & … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities: Dinner Helpers

Volunteer Opportunities: Music / Entertainment for Runners

February 18, 2016

Time Commitment: a few hours on Sep. 9 and/or 10, 2016 Details: Every year, runners love being cheered on by the community during their 5k or half marathon run. Would you consider gathering a few friends to sing for runners as they pass by? Contact: Tim Hoerner 717-291-1687 or timhoerner@comcast.net

Active Firefighting Photo Album

February 17, 2016

Photos contributed by Lavelle Beiler

Safety Tip

February 17, 2016

Joining Hands to do the Best Job Possible

February 17, 2016

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. CAPTAINS … Continue reading Joining Hands to do the Best Job Possible

Financial Report: A Balanced Budget in Bird-in-Hand

February 17, 2016

Thanks to the support of our community, 2015 was another prosperous year for our fire company. We were able to fund all of the needs of the fire company, successfully providing our volunteers with the apparatus and equipment they needed to safely and efficiently protect the community of Bird-in-Hand. By continuing to exercise spending discipline, … Continue reading Financial Report: A Balanced Budget in Bird-in-Hand

Sign Up Early…Events are Selling Out!

February 17, 2016

There’s still time to register for the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon and 5k. There is a hard cap on both events – 2,000 max for half marathon and 1,000 max for the 5k. Register online now at www.BIHHalf.com If you do not have internet access, please contact Paul Fisher 717-380-1109. Be a part of the race, … Continue reading Sign Up Early…Events are Selling Out!

2015 Fire Company Responses

February 17, 2016

A Note from the Chief: Fighter or Provider?

February 17, 2016

Benjamin Franklin started a fire brigade in Philadelphia that had one purpose – to fight fires. Hence, the men were called firefighters. We fight against something negative; something people don’t want, such as a fire in a building. Fire service in America has followed that concept quite closely. However, today’s local fire companies are much … Continue reading A Note from the Chief: Fighter or Provider?

Senior Firemen Keep Fire Company’s History Alive

February 17, 2016

Bird-in-Hand’s most senior firefighters met together at the Fire Hall on Thursday, January 14 for a morning of reminiscing. As Dave Haldeman (68 years), Glenn Siegrist (66 years), Dan S. Fisher (53 years), Les Fazekas (45 years), and Bud Shirk (41 years) told their stories, they flamed up fading embers from the past. John Schell … Continue reading Senior Firemen Keep Fire Company’s History Alive