Crews staffed RE-61 and L-61 to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade in the Borough. Fire Police where assisting with traffic contral throughout the parade route. This years parade honored Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger, a Hamburg native who posthumously received the Medal of Honor.
Tiger Scouts from Cub Pack 184 visited Union Fire Co. No. 1 of Hamburg on Wednesday January 13, 2010. About 14 tiger scouts visited the fire company and were shown various things. Firefighter Daren Geschwindt volunteered to discuss various things with the scouts. Geschwindt showed the interested youngsters all of the fire apparatus that is contained within the station. Kids were shown many compartments on the apparatus, and how to use some tools that are within the compartments. The scouts were shown what a firefighter in full turnout gear looks like, and were told to not be afraid of a firefighter that is wearing an SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus). It was explained to them that although the firefighter may look, and sound, a lot like Darth Vader, not to be afraid. The firefighter is there to help them. The Tiger Scouts were given the rare opportunity to go for a short ride inside Engine 61-3. They absolutely loved every minute of it. Each scout was given a fire helmet that they were able to keep to remind them of everything they learned while they visited the fire station.
Company 61 would like to thank Cub Pack 184 Tiger Scouts for giving us this teaching opportunity. We always appreciate and love seeing the looks on the kids face as we amaze them.
Today, the borough of Hamburg honored the soldiers of the Hamburg Unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard by having a parade for them through the streets. The Parade began at the Hamburg Market (Port Clinton Ave & Third Street), continued south on third to windsor street turned east on windsor and then turned north onto Fourth street finally ending at the Hamburg Armory where a short service was held.
During the ceremony Mrs. Christine Ryan, director of the Hamburg Area Middle School Choir sang the Star Spangled Banner, and then finished off the service with God Bless America. The program featured dignitaries such as Rep. David Argall, and Rep. Tim Seip, also Tina Casko read a scripture.
Union Fire Co. No. 1 would like to wish the best of luck to all the soldiers leaving for Iraq.
Special thanks to:
Tower 45 (Fleetwood)
Ladder 33 (Virginville)
Members of Union Fire Co. No. 1 Hamburg
On Sunday September 21, 2008 beginning at 2:00 P.M. there will be a parade through the streets of Hamburg, Pa. The Parade will serve as a good-bye for the local troops leaving the Hamburg National Guard for Iraq. The Parade is scheduled to begin at 2:00 P.M. and will begin at the intersection of Port Clinton Avenue and N. Third Street. The parade will follow the same route as the King Frost Parade, following south on Third Street, turning up Maple, then proceeding north on Fourth Street, and will come to an end at the Hamburg Armory.
Be sure to come out for this wonderful event and support our local troops!!!!
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