Mountville Fire Co.

Mountville Fire Company is Lancaster County Fire Station 7 and was establsihed in 1904. Station 7 is located at 26 North Lemon Street in Mountville Borough. Station 7 has 24 active volunteer firefighers and 3 administrative-only support members.

Station 7’s first due response area includes Mountville Borough and portions of East and West Hempfield Township. The term ‘first-due’ is a reference for the geographical service responsibility of the fire company. Each fire company has a first due in which they are charged with and responsible for emergency response protocols, policies and procedures. Station 7 protects a diverse area inclusive of densely poplulated residential areas, rural agricultural facilities, light industry and personal care facilities. In additon, it protects a section of Route 30 and a cmmercical shopping center. In 2019, Station 7 responded to 317 total calls for service including calls in the ‘first due’ and assistance calls to neighboring communities. The map below depicts Station 7’s first due response district.

 

Station 7 operates a diverse and specialized fleet to meet the hazard potential in its first due. Fire apparatus is typically designed for specific and often times multi-tasked functions. Below is a general overvew of the fire apparatus operated by Station 7:

Engine 7-1 is a unit commonly referred to as a pumper. A pumper is equipped with a pump and a water tank. A pumper is the foundation of every fire department because the fundamental purpose of a fire department is to extinguish fires. Engine 7-1 was built in 2008 and is equipped with a 1,750 gallon per minute pump to pump water from a water source to the fire. It carries a large assortment of varied diameter hose. Larger diameter hose is needed for water supply. Large diameter hose is what is used to get water from a fire hydrant to the pumper. Then through smaller diameter hose lines, commonly called attack lines, firefighters maneuver them into a building to fight the fire. Engine 7-1 also has a 750 gallon water tank that is used to extinguish smaller fires such as car fires, trash and brush fires. Engine 7-1 has seating for six firefighters.

Engine 7-1 responds first on reported structure fires in the first due. It also assists neighboring fire departments at fires upon request.

Engine 7-2 is also a pumper equipped with a pump and a water tank. Engine 7-2 was built in 1995 and is equipped with a 1,500 gallon per minute pump to pump water from a water source to the fire. It carries a large assortment of varied diameter hose. Larger diameter hose is needed for water supply. Large diameter hose is what is used to get water from a fire hydrant to the pumper. Then through smaller diameter hose lines, commonly called attack lines, firefighters maneuver them into a building to fight the fire. Engine 7-2 also has a 500 gallon water tank that is used to extinguish smaller fires such as car fires, trash and brush fires. Engien 7-2 is also equipped with rescue support equipment including advanced stablization equipment to support special rescue incidents. Engine 7-2 has seating for six firefighters.

Engine 7-2 responds first on reported vehicle accidents in the first due as well as medical emergencies to assist the EMS crews. It also assists neighboring fire departments at fires upon request. 

Air 7 is a 2004 unit featuring an on-board cascade system and compressor system necessary to refill the air cylinders that firefighters use to enter buring structures. Air 7 also features a 40kw generator that supports lighting for nightime incidents and support interior operations at incidetns where elecrtic has been cut to a buidling. The generator also powers other equipment including smoke evacuation fans, and saws. Air 7 has seating for 6 personnel and responds after Engine 7-1 and Engine 7-2 responds, or as requested. Ait 7 also provide support to mutual aid department throughout the area. 

Duty Officer 7 (DO7) is a 2017 unit designed for the duty officer to manage emergency incidents. It is equipped with multiple communications equipment to support dispatch and operational channels as well as maintaining accountability of operating personnel. DO7 carries preplan information including floor plan maps of first due target hazards to direct personnel as well as hazardous materials resources to manage and support public protective actions for hazardous substance releases. 

Mountville Fire Company has more than 24 response presonnel serving in various capacities including firefighters and fire police officers. Station 7’s current response personnel roster includes the following:

Gerald Brey
Greg Carpenter
Jarod Carpenter
Alexander Colpaert
Paul Cook
Amanda Dicely
Mike Dicely
Bryan Duquin
Robert Evans
James Fannin, Jr.
Dean Gantz, Jr.
Randy Geissler
Robert Hess
Joe Iacono
Andrew Kalbach
Corey Mackey
Derrick Millhouse
Mason Millhouse
Brandon Rennix
Michael Rossi
Brian Saylor
Zachary Schneck
Peter Taraborelli
James Weigand

In addition to response personnel is the Support Group that provides administrative support, organizes community events, fund raising events and provides rehabilitation proceedings when response personnel are on campaign events and training. The support group includes the following members:

Paul Rossi
Rebecca Saylor
Emily Schneck

The fire company conducts a monthly business meeting on The 2nd Monday of every month

At What Time? 1930 hours

The company also conducts weekly training drills every Monday evening (except on Holidays and business meeting nights) starting at 7pm. If you interested in learning more about Station 7, feel free to stop by the station during Monday Night Training or anytime someone is at the fire station.  

There are two officer segements that work in concert to provide emergency response services (Line Officers) while at the same time managing the daily business and administrative operations (Administrative Officers) of the company. Some members serve dual roles. Below is a list of the Line and Administrative Officers

Line Officers

Fire Chief Dean R. Gantz Jr
Deputy Chief Andrew M. Kalbach
Assistant Chief Michael P. Dicely
Captain Bryan P. Duquin Jr
Lieutenant Robert P. Hess
Lieutenant Jarod S. Carpenter

Chaplin James Fannin Jr
Chaplin Randy Geissler

Administrative Officers

President Paul M. Rossi
Vice-President Amanda M. Dicely
Secretary Michael P. Rossi
Assistant Secretary Zachary Schneck
Treasurer Joseph S. Iacono
Assistant Treasurer Brian D. Saylor
Head Trustee Paul A. Cook
Trustee Michael P. Rossi
Trustee Robert P. Hess

Trustee Brian D. Saylor
Trustee Bryan P. Duquin Jr.

Fire Chief – dean_gantzjr@mountvillefire.com or 717-285-5456 Ext. 303

President – paul_rossi@mountvillefire.com or 717-285-5456 ext. 304

Membership: membership@mountvillefire.com or 717-285-5456 ext. 304

If you are interested in being a part of the Station 7 team you will need to submit an application. OUTLINE THE PROCESS TO BECOME A MEMBER

-To obtain an application you can;

http://www.mountvillefire.com/about/join-us/ -

- Clicking the link and completing the online application

- Stop by the station and pick one up, OR

- E-mail one of the contacts listed above to have one sent to you.

-We require a $3.00 fee with your application

-Once the application is received a member of our Membership Committee will make contact and begin to discuss with you the process and schedule an interview with the membership committee.

-Then you can start your volunteer fire department service regardless if it is as a responder or support member.