Despite constant warning people are still finding their way onto the ice. This afternoon units were hit out for a person on the ice in the area of the Rockville Bridge. Units arrived on location and found a male half way across the river on the ice. With moving water between river left and the victim crews had to use the boats to traverse the ice. The man was safely brought back to shore however, this should serve as a reminder to STAY OFF THE ICE!!!!
Command: Chief 37
Units: Company 37, Lt. 10-1, W38, L2, W3
Pictures Courtesy of Mike Mihalo and ABC 27 News
Today we laid to rest the man who helped to shape a small idea brought about in a garage into what is now known as Rescue Fire Company. Chief Richard Bennar served as the first chief of Rescue. He was more then just a chief though. He was a man who exemplified everything that a fire company should be. Showing through his own example he was able to pass on such traits as courage, honor, integrity and dedication. As a testament to the respect in which this man never commanded but, deserved friends and family gathered today to say a final fairwell. Although his body has returned to the earth his presence is always with us…
Special thanks today for the members of the mutual aid departments who came out in the weather to pay their respects special notes to Susq. PD, CC20, L32, L34, CCL12, CCL14 and E29-1 for their help throughout the day. Also thanks to the Bennar family for allowing this man to be a part of our lives.
Pictures Courtesy Of Mike Mihalo and the family of Chief Bennar
It is with sadness and a heavy heart that Rescue Fire Company announces the passing of Chief Richard Bennar. Chief Bennar was the first Chief of the company. He served in that position from 1950-1958. Some notable events during his service as Chief were, the Herbert Hoover Fire in 1954, a tragic oil tanker fire on Front Street in 1955, and the start of our yearly Santa Runs.
Chief Bennar was also a veteran and spent a majority of his life in the service of others. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing him was made the better for it. The lessons you taught us and the stories you told helped to form our department into the company we are today. The dedication of yourself and those early members serve as an example for us all the strive for.
Most recently the company dedicated our Tanker to the man who gave so much. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Services for the Chief will be as follows:
Sunday 2/2 will be a viewing held at St. Marks United Methodist church 3985 N. 2nd Street Harrisburg, Pa 17110 from 2-4
Monday 2/3 will be a viewing from 10-11 with services starting at 11 also at St. Marks
The Chief will be buried at Rolling Green cemetery and refreshments will follow at station 37-1 located at 3701 N. 6th Street Harrisburg, Pa 17110.
If you are a department planning on bringing apparatus please contact Capt. 37 for staging instructions, email@example.com
Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 25th! (SNOW DATE: Saturday, February 1st.) The Neffsville Fire Company will be hosting a spaghetti dinner, with all proceeds benefiting the Teddy Elmer Benefit Fund. Teddy Elmer is the two year-old grandson of Craig Elmer, who was recently diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer. Craig has been involved in the fire service in Lancaster County for over 40 years and currently runs the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center. The spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M on the 25th at the Neffsville Fire Company – 200 East Oregon Road. All you can eat spaghetti, salad, breadsticks and dessert. Adults: $8.00; Children (ages 3 to 12): $5.00; Take-out: $8.00. It is our hope to raise funds to support Craig and his grandson and allow the family to travel back and forth to Kansas City without needing to worry about the cost.
Post Courtesy of Manheim Fire Rescue’s facebook page