Rohrerstown Fire Company is Lancaster County Fire Station 67 and was organized in 1921 and then officially chartered in 1931. Station 67 is located at 500 Elizabeth Street in Hempfield Township. Station 67 has 31 active volunteer firefighers and administrative-only support members.
Station 67’s first due response area includes East 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 67 protects a diverse area inclusive of densely poplulated apartment complexes, large sqaure footage residential areas, and industry. In additon, it protects a section of Route 30, the Lancaser General Health Campus and Woordcrest Villa Retirement Comunity. In 2019, Station 67 responded to 638 total calls for service including calls in the ‘first due’ and assistance calls to neighboring communities. The map below depicts Station 67’s first due response district.
Station 67 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 67:
Engine 67-1 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 67-1 was built in 2011 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 67-1 also has a 750 gallon water tank that is used to extinguish smaller fires such as car fires, trash and brush fires. Engine 67-1 has seating for six firefighters.Engine 67-1 responds first on reported structure fires in the first due. It also assists neighboring fire departments at fires upon request.
Truck 67 is a 2007 unit featuring a 95’ aerial to reach high structures as well as those with setbacks. Truck 67 carries other specialized equipment including saws with metal, wood and concrete cutting blades, fans used to evacuate smoke from a building, varied sized portable ladders, and rope equipment. Truck 67 has seating for 6 personnel and responds second on first due structure fire reports. It also provides mutual aid assistance to neighboring jurisdictions.
Duty Officer 67 is a 2011 Chevy Tahoe 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. DO67 carries preplan information incluiding 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.
Rohrerstown Fire Company has 31 response presonnel serving in
various capacities including firefighters and administrative personnel. Station
67’s current response personnel roster includes the following:
The fire company conducts a monthly business meeting on the second Monday of the month.
At What Time? 7 pmThe company also conducts weekly training drills every Monday evening (except on Holidays) starting at 7pm. If you interested in learning more about Station 67, 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
Officers Fire Chief – Ken Zimmerman
Deputy Chief – Craig Irwin
Assistant Chief – Joe Shapiro
Tower Captain – Mike Shaak
Engine Captain – Jarrod Galler
Tower Lieutenant – Nick Schoenberger
Engine Lieutenant – Sam Welk
Safety Officer – Matt Reifsnyder
President – Kevin Morack
Vice-President - Mike Shaak
Secretary – Sam Welk
Treasurer – Dave Fatora
Assistant Treasurer – Chris Augeri
Board of Director – Jarrod Galler
Board of Director – Dustin Zahm
Board of Director – Mike Shaak
If you are interested in being a part of the Station 67 team you will need to submit an application. OUTLINE THE PROCESS TO BECOME A MEMBER
-To obtain an application you can;
-download one from the link below
-stop by the station and pick one up, OR
-email one of the contacts listed above to have one sent to you.
-We require a $31 fee with your application which covers the costs to conduct a background check. After the background check is completed the Membership Secretary will contact you to schedule an interview with the Membership Secretary and both a Line and Administrative officer. Next your application will be read before the membership committee and a balloted vote conducted to accept you as a member.-Then you can start your volunteer fire department service regardless if it is as a responder or support member.