The Manheim Fire Department has been asked why we don't post pictures and articles on incidents that have occurred.
While we would love to be able to provide these details to the public, our respect for the owners and victims of incidents is of upmost importance. The fire department like many other public safety organizations documents our incidents for investigations and insurance information. Due to investigations, court requests, and sensitivity we feel that it is not in the best interest to release this information. as official information on our website. If it is news worthy, one of the local media outlets will provide you with a article about the incident.
If there is a event of extreme circumstances we may choose to publish the information, however as professionals we must insure that integrity is not compromised.
We will be starting to place a monthly incident report online including incident #, Township or municipality, block # of address of incident, time received, type of incident, and other information as deemed necessary.
If you should have any questions or comments about our policy please contact us at 717-665-3661.
Thank You Very Much
On Monday November 25th, our newest Fire Police member, Donald Walmer was given the oath of office by Manheim Borough Mayor Randall Kreiser during a short swearing in ceremony. Fire Police Captain Carl Metzler was also there for the ceremony.
On July 1st, the fire departmetn was dispatched for a investigation at McCracken's Feed Mill on New Charlotte Street for a investigation. Workers were working on the storage bins with welding torches when sparks entered a area in one of the silo's where live product was stored, setting it on fire.
Upon arrival, Chief 26-2 (Ober) requested a full 1st alarm assignment after confirming product had caught fire inside the storage silo.
Responding units included units from 26 (Manheim), 28 (Penryn), 23 (East Petersburg), 76 (West Hempfield Fire & Rescue), 25 (Lititz), as well as EMS from 2-5 (Warwick Ambulance). After a approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hour operation all units were released.
The Manheim Fire Department is CURRENTLY SOLICITING donations for our annual fund drive. If you are a resident of the Manheim area and are in our fire district you will receive a letter requesting a donation from us.
Please remember that our fire department, like most other fire departments in Lancaster County is 100% Volunteer and we are only supported by the generosity of the community. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and your tax deductible donations will benefit the fire department immensely.
NEXT MEETING IS
WEDNESDAY MARCH 5TH, 2014 AT 1930 HOURS