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Welcome to the official web-site of the Goodwill Fire Co. #1 of Jacobus, PA. We are happy that you have stopped by to visit us! Our company is a non-profit organization made up of approximately 30 active members and well over 400 contributory members. Just like many others in Pennsylvania, our company is 100% VOLUNTEER with our members leaving work or family and friends to help his/her fellow neighbor. We respond to a variety of calls ranging from automatic alarms and smoke investigations to structure fires, water rescues and QRS / medical assists. Our primary response area consists of all of Jacobus Borough, and parts of Springfield and York Townships. if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us and please visit our guest book before leaving. Again, thank you for visiting our site

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Valley Rd. 18-07

March 23rd

Goodwill FC #1 of Jacobus responded to a fully involved structure fire around 4am this morning. Crews worked for hours batteling this blaze. Sections of valley road were blocked off by firepolice. No one was home so thank God no injuries. Power to the house was shut off. Fire crews had to go into defensive mode and evacuate the house a couple of times. The first floor suffered a collapse of half of the house. A big thank you from all our neighboring companies for the support.  

          

        

York City Fallen Hero's

March 22nd

Today another firefighter has died due to the york city fire that caused walls to collaps. Everyone at station 18 give their condolances to these brave firefighters and their families. And sending prayer to the others who are still fghting their injuries. God bless you all. 

http://fox43.com/2018/03/22/one-firefighter-killed-several-others-injured-after-portion-of-weaver-building-collapses/

Polar Bear Plunge

February 3rd

 

The 9th annual Polar bear plung took off after having to be reschedualed due to weather. This plung was to raise money for the local special olympics. Temps were around 34-35 degrees as reported by Rick Snider. Close to 700 supporters took the plung while many others supported the plung on the sidelines doing the chicken dance “Too Chicken” to plunge plunger.  Supporters raised more than $90,000 for local special olympics. 

 

  

^ One of the plungers dressed (or not dressed) as ariel for the plunge.

  

^ Two more plungers dressed as an Ape, and Grute.

  

^ Polar Bear hat with mittens. These were being sold to raise money for the special olympics.

  

^ One of our supporters poseing with one of our fire crew before ventureing into the water. 

  

^ Our supporter, one of our fire crew, and revolutions mascot before ventureing into the water.

  

Fire crews stood in the water for near and hour wearing 3 and 4 layers to mark off the area as well as offer help if needed.

https://www.ydr.com/videos/news/local/2018/02/03/-polar-bear-plunge-i-dont-think-i-could-actually-do-what-theyre-doing/110077040/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=Ls2HJhZEZo8

 

RECALL

November 7th

On Nov. 2, 2017 Kidde fire extinguishers has recalled some 40 million plastic handle and push-button pindicator fire extinguishers dates 1973 and earlier. The fire extinguishers are being recalled because they can become clogged, require more force than normal, can fail to activate, and the nozzle can detach possing an impact hazard. 134 models have been recalled between manufactured dates of Jan 1, 1973 to Aug 15, 2017. This recall even includes models that were recalled back in March of 2009 and Feb 2015.

Kidde states "For units produced in 2007 and beyond, the date of manufacture is a 10-digit date code printed on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717. For units produced before 2007, a date code is not printed on the fire extinguisher."

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.

More information as well as model numbers can be found on the following page.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and

Congrats Adam

August 8th

Everyone at Station 18 would like to send congratulations to Adam Potter for completing his interior to firefighting.

**Congrats, and Great job Adam.**

 
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