The Neffsville Fire Company ran an investigation last night after the strong storms rolled through the area with assistance from Engine 201. Crews arrived on find a underground electric dog fence which was struck by lightning which appeared to create a surge that cause damage to the interior and exterior of the house. Crews check the structure and determined there was hazards and the homeowner was going to contact an electrician.
The Members of Neffsville Community Fire Company would like to warn all residences of the community and all areas that will be affected from the winter storm. A significant storm is expected to impact our area. At this point it looks likely that our area will receive heavy snows and high winds, please plan to stay indoors tomorrow! With a storm like this there is always the potential of power outages so please prepare accordingly! And to help us out we ask you please dig out your closest fire hydrants!
Thank you all and stay safe!
From The Weather Channel
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM EDT TUESDAY… * LOCATIONS… THE POCONOS AND THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. * HAZARD TYPES… HEAVY SNOW. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 16 TO 20 INCHES. HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 20 TO 24 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE, MAINLY ON THE RIDGES OF THE POCONOS AND IN THE MIDDLE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. * TIMING… SNOW WILL MOVE INTO FAR SOUTHERN AND FAR NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET. THE SNOW WILL RAPIDLY OVERSPREAD ALL OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA BY MIDNIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL FROM JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON, ESPECIALLY RIGHT DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. ADDITIONAL, LIGHTER SNOW IS EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO TUESDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS… TRAVEL WILL BECOME EXTREMELY DIFFICULT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON, WITH SNOW COVERED, SLIPPERY ROADS, AND POOR VISIBILITIES. THE MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. AVOID TRAVEL, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. * WINDS… SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH TURNING QUICKLY TO THE NORTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH. THE WIND WILL BE FASTER IN THE LOWER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY, WHERE SPEEDS WILL BE MORE LIKE 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH AT TIMES. * TEMPERATURES… IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REMINDS MOTORISTS TO ADJUST SPEEDS BASED ON DRIVING CONDITIONS AND TO TAKE IT SLOW IN ICE AND SNOW.
Last Night at our monthly business meeting the officers for 2017 officially took office. The Line Officers and Executive Board for 2017 are as Followed:
Fire Chief – Troy Slaymaker
Deputy Chief – Mike Elliott
Lieutenant – Dave Johnson
Sergeant – Chris Oberle II
President – Dave Harrower
Vice President – Chris Oberle II
Treasurer – Don Mellott
Secretary – Laura Oberle
Asst. Secretary – Tara Slaymaker
Financial Secretary – Alice Pinto
This past weekend as winter storm Jonas made a fierce impact on the east coast the volunteers of Neffsville Fire Company had a crew in station all weekend to staff the fire house. The storm brought a total of 19 calls, 11 Fire and 8 QRS calls from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Crews handled 3 dwelling assignments, 2 Automatic Fire Alarms, 2 wires calls, a gas leak, an Investigation, a residential lockout, a medical assist, and the 8 QRS calls.