Welcome to the Official Website of the Salisbury Township Fire Company #1
After a large wind driven fire destroyed much of the village of White Horse in September 1913, the Salisbury Township Fire Company #1 was formed in January 1914 to provide fire protection to the area. Emergency Medical Services were added in March 1958.
For over 100 years, Station 49 has been a 100% VOLUNTEER Fire & EMS department proudly providing "24/7/365" service out of our station in the village of White Horse to Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as well as surrounding communities through mutual aid in Lancaster, Chester, & Berks Counties...."Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
We staff two engines, a tanker, a utility/brush unit, and a basic life support ambulance.
Lancaster County Emergency Services loses a great friend
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, May 24
The Lancaster County Fire, EMS, And Law Enforcement communities has lost a great friend.
Woody Woodward lost a brave fight with Thyroid Cancer on Saturday, May 23rd, at the young age of 41.
He got his start with the Lafayette Fire Company, also serving with the East Petersburg Fire Company, Manheim Township Fire Rescue, and Rohrerstown Fire Company.
Woody also was a well liked dispatcher, Dispatcher #68, with Lancaster County Wide Communications, the kind of dispatcher that knew what you wanted ... (Full Story & Photos)
Rest In Peace, friend!
New Lancaster County Fire/EMS radio system goes live
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, May 23
This week marked the official transition for Lancaster County Fire & EMS to move to the county's new radio system
This past Monday at 8AM, Lancaster County Wide Communication changed over all Fire and EMS services to the new P25 UHF digital radio system. The Police radio switched over a coupel of months ago.
Our operating frequency is now "Dispatch B". We are no longer on the low band (33mhz) system for operations but will continue to be dispatched on 33.90 mhz. There may be some residual traffic ... (Full Story & Photos)
Have you donated? 2015 Fire Company fund drive is on!
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, May 22
Have you donated?
The 2015 Fire Company Fund Drive is under way. Help us help you...Neighbors helping Neighbors!
The Salisbury Township Fire Company is a 100% volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of our community to keep us operating.
We do not receive any funding from dedicated fire or EMS taxes.
Please remember that your donations are tax deductible.
This years fund drive will support our general fund and annual operating expenses. All of our operating expenses, such ... (Full Story & Photos)
Please consider a tax deductible donation to our 2015 fund drive!
Stonewood Drive fire (Christiana Fire photo)
Fire Call Log 5/1 to 5/15/15
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, May 15
05/03/15....12:55....Vehicle Fire, 100 block of Springhead Road in Salisbury Township. Engine 49-1, Engine 49-2, Tanker 49, Squad 49-1. See separate story.
05/03/15....18:27....Spill Control, 5100 block of Diem Road in Salisbury Township. Squad 49-1
05/04/15....00:49....Mobile Home Fire, 700 block of Stonewood Drive in Salisbury Township. Engine 49-1, Tanker 49
05/04/15....12:08....Dwelling Fire, 300 block of Hill Road in West Caln Township. Engine 49-1, Engine 49-2, Tanker 49. See separate story.
05/05/15....05:39....Vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)
Full Company on 2 alarm barn fire on Buena Vista Road
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, May 10
At 6:36 PM on Sunday, May 10, Station 49 Fire & EMS was dispatched to assist the Gap Fire Company on a barn fire in the 5400 block of Buena Vista Road in Salisbury Township.
Units arrived with a working fire in a horse barn and shop, commenced fire attack and suppression, and requested the second alarm be transmitted. Companies from the area all worked cooperatively to bring the situation under control, with the fire placed under control at 7:34 PM.
The final 49 units cleared the scene at 9:48 ... (Full Story & Photos)
Station 49 assisted the Gap Fire Company on this two alarm barn fire (Kenneth Eberly photo)
(Matthew Hoover pic)
Engine & Tanker assist in East Earl Township
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, May 09
At 4:06 PM on Friday, May 7th, Station 49 was dispatched for an Engine and tanker to assist Garden Spot Fire Rescue on an outbuilding fire in the 1400 block of Springville Road in East Earl Township.
Lancaster County 911 reported a storage shed on fire to the rear of the residence.
Units arrived on the scene with a working shed fire, and commenced fire attack.
The 49 units were on the scene for a short time and were released by Command and cleared the scene at 4:33PM... (Full Story & Photos)
Fully company assist on Dwelling fire in Cambridge
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, May 06
At 12:49 AM on Wednesday, May 6, Station 49 Fire & EMS were dispatched to assist the Honey Brook Fire Company on a working house fire in the 600 block of Churchtown Road in the Cambridge section of Salisbury Township
Honey Brook units arrived on the scene with flames visible from the front of the home. The fire was knocked down quickly; however due to the heavy load in the home, an extensive overhaul operation was commenced.
The final 49 units cleared the scene at 3:26 AM
Click on the links ... (Full Story & Photos)
(Vinny Tennis photo)
(Chris Kennedy photo)
Old Philadelphia Pike Motorcycle Crash
Firefighter/EMT Christopher Eno, May 05
At 5:41 AM on May 5, Station 49 Fire & EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Mount Vernon Road & Old Philadelphia Pike in Salisbury Township for a vehicle accident.
Lancaster County Communications was reporting a SUV versus a motorcycle, with the cyclist down in the roadway.
Units arrived and controlled hazards and worked cooperatively on patient care.
Aeromedical was requested to the scene for the cyclist, but was cancelled as the ground units transported the cyclist to a local trauma center. ... (Full Story & Photos)
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