Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah

The members of the Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Co. wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah.

Be safe in your travels and holiday celebrations.


Toys for Tots

Help us help underprivileged children by donating a new unwrapped toy to “Toys for Tots”. The Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company is a official “Toys for Tots” drop off site. Donations can be made at our Station location at 15-17 Hanover Street OR during our Annual Holiday Train Display located at the Hufnagel Public Library at 32 Main Street Fridays 6pm-9pm or Sundays 2pm-6pm. Please help us bring the joy of the holiday to those in need.

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Annual Holiday Train Display

The Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company will be opening their Annual Train Display on Friday November 28th at 6 pm. The display is located in the Hufnagel Public Library at 32 Main Street in Glen Rock PA. The display will run Fridays 6-9 pm and Sundays 2-6 pm from November 28th till January 4th. There will be a special Christmas Eve Show on December 24th from 9 pm till Midnight.  We will have 4 large layouts including HO – S – O – and G scale. As always admission is free, however donations are appreciated. We will be holding a Train raffle drawing on Sunday January 4, 2015. You may obtain tickets by visiting the Train Display or contacting the Station at 717-235-2654.  There will be food, snacks and drinks also available for purchase. For any additional information or directions call 717-870-1974 or email

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Friday, October 31, 2014 Congratulations to QRS Lieutenant Cody Stiffler and his Fiance Bobbie Utz on the birth of their daughter Andie Lee Marie Stiffler born at 1901 hrs on October 29th.


Silo Fire in Springfield Township

Sunday, October 19, 2014 17:22 hour York County 911 dispatched Company 59 (Glen Rock), 63 (Loganville) and Truck 58 (New Freedom) for a reported Silo Fire in the 10000 block of Mummert Drive Box 59-7 in Springfield Township. Chief 59 arrived on scene to report a working fire about halfway down a loaded silo and established Command. Command had Tower 58 ladder the silo and Engine 59 was the attack piece. Members stretched a 5″ supply line between Engine 59 and Tower 58 to supply the Tower with water. 100′ of 3″ hose was laid to the road to serve as a supply line from Tanker 59 and Tanker 63 to Engine 59. Members pulled a 200′ 1″ 3/4 hand line to the interior of the barn where farm personnel were unloading the silo. Members used heat guns and Thermal Imaging Cameras to monitor temperatures on the inside and outside of the silo. After several attempts to unload the silo failed, Command had to work farm personnel to come up with a different plan. The decision was made to use a hand line from the Tower’s bucket and enter the silo from the top and apply water to the fire. Members used 3,000 gallons of water before bringing the fire under control. Members returned to the farm on two more occasions and Loganville Fire Company returned once to apply an additional 7500 gallons of water before finally getting the fire out.



Mourning the Death of Michael Waugh


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Retired Pennsylvania State Senator Michael L. Waugh (58 years old) passed away October 8, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mike was a Life Member of the Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company, awarded at our recent Appreciation Banquet in March, 2014 for his four decades of Public Service. Mike made many contributions to his community and the Fire Service both as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician and Chief Officer of several Fire Departments. Mike continued that public service as an elected official, first as a Supervisor for Shrewsbury Township, then as a State Representative (1993-1998) and Senator (1999- January 2014). He was currently serving as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Before his elected career, Mike help run his family’s successful construction business. One of Mike’s greatest accomplishments as an elected official was as a main sponsor of the State Building Code. He used is construction industry background and his fire service experience to shepherd the bill through the State House and Senate to insure that all new construction would be built to modern life safety and health standards. Before the bill’s passage, something as basic as smoke detectors were not required in all new homes statewide. Mike was also a successful farmer and an outdoorsman and an active member of many community service and business organizations. He always greeted you with a smile and a handshake and was always willing to listen to his constituent’s problems and work towards a solution. Mike was truly a valued and respected public servant. More information about Mike’ accomplished life can be found here in the linked York Dispatch story: or here in the York Daily Record story:

The Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company extends its deepest sympathies to his wife, Wanda and the Waugh family.


Open House & Historical Plaque Dedication


Thursday, September 18, 2014 Come join us on October 5, 2014 from Noon till 4:00 pm for our Open House and Historical Plaque Dedication. The Historical Society will present the plaque at 2:00 pm. We will have light refreshments, the fire safety trailer, and other activities for everyone to enjoy. So bring your family down to the Station and meet the men and women that give their time to protect you and your loved ones.


Rememerance of 9/11

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time for Remembrance

Today we as Men, Women, Fathers, Mothers, Children, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Police Officers, and others stop to remember the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001. After 13 years the images still in our minds and the names and faces of our fallen Brothers and Sisters forever remain in our hearts. We shall remember this day not for the horrific loss we endured. Rather for the outstanding display of Heroism, Bravery, Sacrifice, and Humanity that was displayed that day. The FDNY made the Fire Service proud with their unfaltering acts of Heroism, Bravery and Sacrifice. While all over the United States people reached out to offer help. Watching the footage you see random acts of Humanity preformed by complete strangers. It was our nations worse day, but in some ways our best day.

So we ask you to join us and take a moment of silence at 9:00 am to remember those who we lost that day. For the ones who have inspired us with their Bravery, awed us with their Heroism and saddened us with their Sacrifice.

May We Never Forget !!!!



Chicken BBQ & Pit Beef Sale

Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:00 am Attention all readers,

We will be holding our next Chicken BBQ/Pit Beef Sale on September 6th beginning at 11 am and running till we are Sold Out (usually around 3pm). Please pass the word around about this event. The reason is that, for some reason, all of our advertisement material fail to list this particular event. We will be here ready to go and we hope to see you here !!!!!



Fire Prevention Week 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014 The Officers and Members are gearing up for another informational Fire Prevention Week this year. Members will be visiting numerous day cares and schools during the week.They will also be teaching fire extinguisher training to some day care staff . In addition the Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company will be holding an Open House October 5th beginning at 12 and and running to 4 pm. We will have the Fire Prevention trailer, light refreshments & other information stands. At 2:00 pm members from the historical society will be on hand to dedicate a historical plagues to the fire department for it’s years of service to the community so be sure to stop by.