PO Box 49, 16 Firehouse Road
Walnut Bottom, PA 17266
Phone: (717) 532-4999
Fax: (717) 532-6240
|The Officers and Members of the South Newton Township Volunteer Fire Company would like to wish everyone
a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Year
Santa will be coming to visit the fire station on Sunday December 19 from 1 - 2 PM. Kids are invited to stop by and visit santa during this time.
For the month of November Company 49 responded to 14 fire/accident responses and 2 medical calls. We also attended 5 training sessions.
Year to date totals - 67 Medical calls and 116 Fire/EMS calls for a total of 183 calls
We would like to thank everyone who attended our Meat Raffle on Saturday night. We had around 190 people in attendance. As we wrap up our fundraising for the year we hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving and remember to give THANKS for all that we have. Our fundraising kicks off 2011 with a Meat Raffle on January 15. Special thanks to Chris & Matt at Schmiggitty Sauce for there excellent sauce that has been used at the last several events. If you had meatballs at our recent Gun Drawing or won a jar of SCHMIGGITTY sauce at a recent Meat Raffle you may purchase this for $5 a jar. It's so GOOD.
The meal Saturday night will be Slippery Ham Pot Pie. For those that dont like pot pie we will have a limited amount of soup & sandwiches. We will also have 2011 calendars of our events available as well as alittle appreciation gift for all players. Come on out and bring a friend or two.
Earlier this evening Engine 49 responded to the Boro of Shippensburg for a 2 alarm house fire on South Washington Street. Photos by Denny Clopper
Congratulations to Will Davis and Cameron Lynch on passing Mod D. Thanks to Denny Clopper for the photos
Yesterday (Thursday) Engine 49 was alerted on the 52 box for an auto accident on I-81 South Bound in the area of Mile marker 31. Engine 49 arrived to find a car about 50' off the Interstate into the woods. Because of the location and circumstances the roof needed to be removed to extricate the patient. Units operated for about an hour before being placed in service by Chief 152.
Thanks to all who came out tonight to support our Gun Drawing. Winners are as follows: 1- Ed Beam, 50- Mindy Goodhart, 100- George Scott, 150- Mike Hurley, 200- Joe Bilger,250- John Beam, 287- Rose Varner, 288- John Brown, 289 & 290- Jim Karper, 291- Joe Price, 292- Martha Flowers, 293- Ken Kough, 294- Todd Sherman,295- Tyler Scott, 296- H.K. Hopkins, 297- Ken Kough, 298- Steve Nenninger, 299- Bill Burkett and 300- James Koser
We still have a few tickets for sale for Saturday nights Gun Drawing - Only 300 tickets sold @ $30 each and includes a meal and drinks. The meal will be Roast Beef, Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes & Gray, Green Beans and noodles. As always we will also have homade deserts with the meal. At break timewe have Bologna, Cheese, Chips, Carrots, Celery and vegtable dip.
Tonight members removed the 5" hose from Engine 49 that was over 20 yrs old and placed in service 1200' of Mercedes hose. Photo by Larry Davidson
This morning Engine 49 along with Rescue 47, Ambulance 47, Medic 87 and Life Lion Carlisle responded to the 200 block of Stoughstown Road for a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival we found it to be a bicyclist struck. The subject was flown from the scene. Photos by Denny Clopper
For the month of October we had the following:
Fire/Accident Responses – 6
Medical Assist – 4
Trainings – 10
Parade – 1
Fire Prevention activities - 9
Fire Related Injuries – 0
Fire Loss - $ 0
Year to date total – 65 Medical & 104 Fire/Accident = 169
For those not aware, this Thursday night is Trick or Treat in Walnut Bottom. Stop by the Firehouse as we will be handing out candy. While your at the firehouse you can take a look at the fire trucks. Hope to see ya and have a safe night Trick or Treating.