It has been a few days since we have posted anything, mainly because there has not been many calls. However, the Volunteers have been very busy doing community events and station events. Here is some of the stuff going on.
FF PJ Dalgaard and wife Carla had their baby as did FF Travis Heidinger and wife Christy. Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Welk had a workplace accident sending him to the hospital. Luckily, the injuries are not life-threatening, and Jeremy is back home rest…ing and recuperating. FF Derrell Beiler is going through some fairly serious medical issues, so please pray for him as he gets tests done and goes for surgery later this month.
Around the station, we have been busy cleaning for the open house coming up on Thursday June 14th an have been finishing up some small projects. One of these projects is the installation of the station flagpole. It has been well over 20 years since we have had a flagpole, and thanks to some donations and efforts of Groff Steel, we now have one. The upstairs floor is being waxed and polished this weekend, which is no easy task on the 50 year old floor.
The Company has responded to several calls and the Fire Police have handled several large events, including an Amish funeral procession, the Smith Middle School Hershey Park trip traffic detail, the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail Rt. 222 Bridge ceremony (QFD and Special Division attended also), and a very large soccer tournament at the Solanco High School.
Some members also attended graduation and got to see several of the QFD family graduate, including Kara Woerth and Audrey Difillippo. On the same night, several members attended the Barnstormers game compliments of Exelon for doing the Peach Bottom Drill. Some of the officers also took part in a fire drill at QPRC during the day. Also this week, we had our Company meeting, and three members are in a vehicle rescue class at Bart Twp. FC.
As you can see, even though the siren is not blowing, it does not mean that the QFD is sitting still. Now that school is out, it would be a great time for anyone over the age of 15 to check us out and consider becoming a volunteer to serve our community. Come to the open house and see what it is all about.