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Two Building Fires with Maydays Declared, Firefighters Injured Overnight
Please keep the family of the victims and the firefighters in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
Middletown, PA: Overnight, units from Dauphin County, PA responded to a house fire with entrapment in Royalton. The occupant of the home did perish in the fire. A Mayday was declared when a chimney collapsed onto a firefighter. The firefighter was rescued and transported to the Hospital after a approx. 40 min rescue by other firefighters.

In Baltimore this morning Mayday calls went out this morning and 3 firefighters were transported to Shock Trauma with serious injuries after being trapped in a collapse. 3 Firefighters lost their lives and 1 remains in serious condition.
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Two Building Fires with Maydays Declared, Firefighters Injured Overnight
Please keep the family of the victims and the firefighters in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
Middletown, PA: Overnight, units from Dauphin County, PA responded to a house fire with entrapment in Royalton. The occupant of the home did perish in the fire. A Mayday was declared when a chimney collapsed onto a firefighter. The firefighter was rescued and transported to the Hospital after a approx. 40 min rescue by other firefighters. 

In Baltimore this morning Mayday calls went out this morning and 3 firefighters  were transported to Shock Trauma with serious injuries after being trapped in a collapse.  3 Firefighters lost their lives and 1 remains in serious condition.  
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Prayers for all

Prayers to All 🙏 🙏 🙏

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LAFD is currently on the blue floor at Pierce Mfg @piercemfg in Appleton, Wisconsin for final inspection of the new Engine 1-12. ... See MoreSee Less

LAFD is currently on the blue floor at Pierce Mfg @piercemfg  in Appleton, Wisconsin for final inspection of the new Engine 1-12.

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Congratulations and thank you for adding another Roto Ray to your fleet. We appreciate your business!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

SWEET Station 2 bound ???

So your gonna run the bucket truck and this?

Straight stick this time?!

Down sizing

Will it still be Engine 1-12?

Niiiiice !!!!!

Great job. Congrats to the dept and membership. May it serve you and the residents well

Nice

Thing of beauty

AWESOME

What a beauty!

Congrats !!

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CALL # 700 for 2021

Truck 12 w/5 & E112 w/2 assisted NCFD with this 1st Alarm Apartment Building Fire with entrapment this morning. Truck 12 arrived as the 2nd due Truck and assisted fire attack crews. The crew also assisted Truck 69 with the removal of 2 occupants from a 2nd floor balcony. Engine 112 supplied manpower upon arrival.
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CALL # 700 for 2021

Truck 12 w/5 & E112 w/2 assisted NCFD with this 1st Alarm Apartment Building Fire with entrapment this morning. Truck 12 arrived as the 2nd due Truck and assisted fire attack crews. The crew also assisted Truck 69 with the removal of 2 occupants from a 2nd floor balcony. Engine 112 supplied manpower upon arrival.

As we see the first snowfall in the region, we ask everyone to drive safely and remember to slow down. ... See MoreSee Less

As we see the first snowfall in the region, we ask everyone to drive safely and remember to slow down.

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BE SAFE AND CAREFUL THERE IN PA FROM NC WERE IT IS CURRENTLY IN THE 60'S AND PARTLY CLOUDY,

Looks better than the winter of 96

Thanks David

Wishing a safe & merry Christmas from the Lower Allen family to yours! ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing a safe & merry Christmas from the Lower Allen family to yours!

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Merry Christmas to all of you and stay safe!!

Merry Christmas to all of you

Cumberland Country Dept of Public Safety has been tracking Santa closely today as he makes his way around the world on his way to Central Pa.
You can track him too www.noradsanta.org/en/map #santa #NORADTracksSanta #santaclausiscomingtotown
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Truck 12 is currently transferred to Dauphin County Station 91 while they operate a first due house fire. Lebanon Engine 1-1 is also covering. ... See MoreSee Less

Truck 12 is currently transferred to Dauphin County Station 91 while they operate a first due house fire. Lebanon Engine 1-1 is also covering.

Dec 16th - 4 calls
1555 hrs Sq12 responded to 300 blk St Johns Church Rd for smoke in an office building. Crews found an issue w the HVAC unit.

1851 hrs - Cedar Run Dr/Nailor Rd for single vehicle mva overturned w everyone out on arrival Sq12/R12 and Sq13

2104 hrs - 4900 blk of Starboard circle Hampden Twp - Apt fire. Originally dispatched as fire alarm, upon arrival of Co 30 found smoke in building and requested 1st alarm. Truck 12 C212 C312 on scene. Crews found a small fire held by a sprinkler in the Apt.

2224- 26 W Main St Mechanicsburg Boro - Bld fire Sq12 E112 C312 assisted on 2nd alarm fire. Crews operated for 2 hrs before returning.
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It is never said enough Thank You for providing Mutual Aid

Last Santa stop at 1:20pm today at either fire station until 1:45pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Some of Santa’s helpers.

If you’d like to join our family and help your community please message us.
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Some of Santa’s helpers. 

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Thank you for all you work. Having santa show up. My granddaughter was amazed. That he came so close to our house. Priceless

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Awesome job. Merry Christmas and God Bless.

Santa is making his way around the township this morning.

Kids of all ages and fur friends are welcome!
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Santa is making his way around the township this morning.   

Kids of all ages and fur friends are welcome!

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Santa is arriving at his next stop to meet kids of all ages.

Even Santa’s fur friends are coming out to give Santa their wish list for Christmas!

Thank you so much for doing this!

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Santa has arrived in Lower Allen!!! He will be a headed to our first stops shortly!!! See you all there!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight, members and their families joined together for fellowship and food to ring in the holidays. A special Thank You to Flinchy's for providing a delicious meal. Another thank you goes out to Pam Tkac for coordinating tonight's activities which included Christmas Trivia, an Ugly Sweater contest and door prizes. Thank you all for coming out! ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight, members and their families joined together for fellowship and food to ring in the holidays. A special Thank You to Flinchys for providing a delicious meal. Another thank you goes out to Pam Tkac for coordinating tonights activities which included Christmas Trivia, an Ugly Sweater contest and door prizes. Thank you all for coming out!Image attachmentImage attachment

Tonight at our December company meeting, elections were held for our 2022 fire and administrative officers. The following members will be leading the department throughout the year to come:

Fire Chief: Dave Murdoch
Deputy Chief: Tim Sheely
1st Assistant Chief: Steve Overmiller
2nd Assistant Chief: Vacant

Captains & Lieutenants appointed at a later date.

President: Pam Tkac
Vice President: Chris Trace
Recording Secretary: Katrina Homovich
Treasurer: Jim Polly

Thank you to all for your time and commitment to the organization and the community!
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Congratulations to all

Congrats !!!

As of this morning 11/23/2021, we are at MODERATE. ... See MoreSee Less

As of this morning 11/23/2021, we are at MODERATE.

SANTA CLAUS is back!!!! On Saturday, December 18th, LAFD will be bringing Mr. Claus around to numerous neighborhoods and the fire stations for all to see. A small token of appreciation will be given to all those that meet him (dogs as well). We hope to see you then!! We appreciate your continued support throughout the year of our department. ... See MoreSee Less

SANTA CLAUS is back!!!! On Saturday, December 18th, LAFD will be bringing Mr. Claus around to numerous neighborhoods and the fire stations for all to see. A small token of appreciation will be given to all those that meet him (dogs as well). We hope to see you then!! We appreciate your continued support throughout the year of our department.
2 months ago
Lower Allen Fire Company No. 1

Saturday morning the members of the Lower Allen Fire Company No. 1 and staff from Lower Allen Township Emergency Medical Services helped Santa and his helpers arrive at the Capital City Mall to start off the Holiday season. Stop in at the mall and visit Santa soon !

Contact us to find out how you can volunteer to help your community.
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Thank you to our Veteran Members and to all Veterans! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our Veteran Members and to all Veterans!
10 November 2021

It is Crash Responders Safety Week. The focus of the week is just that: Focus! For motorists, drive extra carefully within a response area (crash or other incident that necessitates the presence of emergency responders) especially where you see roadways shut down. Move over, slow down, and be alert for sudden changes in conditions! All of the EMTs, Firefighters, Police, Fire Police, and other responders want to get the scene resolved safely and go home to loved ones, intact! You can help! ... See MoreSee Less

It is Crash Responders Safety Week.  The focus of the week is just that:  Focus!  For motorists, drive extra carefully within a response area (crash or other incident that necessitates the presence of emergency responders) especially where you see roadways shut down.  Move over, slow down, and be alert for sudden changes in conditions!  All of the EMTs, Firefighters, Police, Fire Police, and other responders want to get the scene resolved safely and go home to loved ones, intact!  You can help!

Last night, LAFD with the assistance of Lisburn Community Fire Company participated in yearly Trick or Treat activities throughout the township. LAFD provided pizza at numerous stops. Thanks to Domino's Pizza & Pizza Hut for helping us continue this tradition. Lower Allen EMS and Police also participated. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for taking the time to make the kids happy 😊

I miss doing that

Growing up in Allendale this was always the highlight of trick or treat for me

The Fire Company will be visiting the neighborhoods again this year for Trick or Treat! Stop and see us an have a slice of pizza! If you take pictures of your little ones with us or our trucks, please share them with us. ... See MoreSee Less

The Fire Company will be visiting the neighborhoods again this year for Trick or Treat! Stop and see us an have a slice of pizza!  If you take pictures of your little ones with us or our trucks, please share them with us.

Just after 0030, Truck & Squad 12 were dispatched as part of the WFD to New Cumberland for a building fire. Truck 12 arrived as 2nd due Truck and prepared for master stream operations. Squad 12 arrived and prepared to provide a 3rd supply line if needed. Crews operated for approximate 3 hours before being released by Command 10. Squad 20 & Dauphin Truck 32 transferred to Station 1 during the incident. Photos courtesy of Jillian Stewart. ... See MoreSee Less

In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the LAFD is offering a limited number of pink patches to support this cause. All proceeds from the sale of the patches will support Pink Hands of Hope. Patches cost $10 each. Please reach out of a member if you're interested. At this time, we are not shipping patches. ... See MoreSee Less

In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the LAFD is offering a limited number of pink patches to support this cause. All proceeds from the sale of the patches will support Pink Hands of Hope. Patches cost $10 each. Please reach out of a member if youre interested. At this time, we are not shipping patches.

Tonight for our weekly training, PP&L is on site, training many first responders and township officials on electrical safety and how their systems operate. Thank you to them for providing this very educational session and the multiple mutual aid departments that surround Lower Allen that are also in attendance. ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight for our weekly training, PP&L is on site, training many first responders and township officials on electrical safety and how their systems operate. Thank you to them for providing this very educational session and the multiple mutual aid departments that surround Lower Allen that are also in attendance.Image attachment

Squad 12 & Chief 2-12 responded on this early morning accident. Crews assisted with extrication efforts. While returning, the Squad transfered to Harrisburg while they operated a 1st Alarm building fire on the Hill.This morning at 330am units were alerted for an overturned tractor trailer with entrapment on 83 North at the Lewisberry Rd exit. Rescue 68 arrived confirming reports. Additional resources were requested. The patient was extricated in 20 minutes and transported by EMS. The ramp remains closed while PennDot and cleanup crews work to clear the vehicle and debris from the ramps. Access to 83 North from Lewisberry Rd will be closed for a few hours.

Units:
Engine 69
Rescue 68
Rescue 69
Cumberland Squad 12
Cumberland Squad 13
Cumberland Engine 10
Cumberland Traffic 100
Hazmat 91
MICU 68

Command: Chief 68-1
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Squad 12 & Chief 2-12 responded on this early morning accident. Crews assisted with extrication efforts. While returning, the Squad transfered to Harrisburg while they operated a 1st Alarm building fire on the Hill.

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Wow, that looks extreme

Thanks to everyone that supported us for our Gun Raffle by buying tickets and also for coming to our event on Saturday! We hope you had a great time cause our Volunteers sure had a blast! Check out the winning numbers; if your number is there, you should already have been called with directions for picking up your prize. See you next year! CONGRATS TO ALL! ... See MoreSee Less

Another raffle in the books. Thank you to everyone that purchased tickets or came out today to help make this event so fun while supporting us. A big shout out and thank you to all of our volunteers that came together to help make today successful. We couldn’t do this without them! ... See MoreSee Less

Another raffle in the books. Thank you to everyone that purchased tickets or came out today to help make this event so fun while supporting us. A big shout out and thank you to all of our volunteers that came together to help make today successful. We couldn’t do this without them!

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Is there a way to get a list of the winning numbers?

Noah looks great!

If anyone would like Gun Raffle Tickets you can purchase them as follows: 1) Black Landscaping on Lisburn Road in their Retail Center, 2) stop by tonight at the fire hall from 5:30pm - 8:00pm and see Julie Davis Echterling, 3) Friday night from 6:00pm til around 7:30pm at the large pavilion (behind the Fire Hall) and 4) Saturday starting at 9:30am, IF WE STILL HAVE ANY LEFT! ... See MoreSee Less

May we never forget!

Photo credit Josh Nagy
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May we never forget! 

Photo credit Josh Nagy
4 months ago
Lower Allen Fire Company No. 1

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Happy SEPTEMBER birthdays to the following members: Deputy Chief Tim Sheely, Assistant Chief Chris Trace, Firefighters Brandon Hedstrom, Noah Weaver, Shane Gaydos.

Thank you ALL for your time.
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Happy Birthday to all!!!! Very GRATEFUL for all you do in service to the area communities.

Happy Birthday to all!

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday public servants

Happy Birthday Fellas!!

Happy birthdays 🎂 🥳 🎉

Happy Birthday brothers

Happy Birthday Brothers!

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There is still time to get some tickets!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

There is still time to get some tickets!!!!Image attachment

Please drive carefully and avoid any standing water. Remember turn around, don’t drown. ... See MoreSee Less

Please drive carefully and avoid any standing water. Remember turn around, don’t drown.

Some light love. Upgraded to Firetech by HiViz, making the old girl see better. #hiviz #Firetech #LED ... See MoreSee Less

Some light love.  Upgraded to Firetech by HiViz, making the old girl see better.  #Hiviz  #Firetech  #LEDImage attachment

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HiViz LED Lighting

Last night at 2100, LAFD as well as WSBF were sent to Route 581 WB for a well involved vehicle fire. Engine 112 arrived after accessing 581 safely from the wrong direction confirming dispatch. Fire attack was initiated until additional units could arrived and assist after working thru the backlog. No injuries reported. Crews operated for approximately 40 minutes before the roadway was reopened. ... See MoreSee Less

Last night at 2100, LAFD as well as WSBF were sent to Route 581 WB for a well involved vehicle fire. Engine 112 arrived after accessing 581 safely from the wrong direction confirming dispatch. Fire attack was initiated until additional units could arrived and assist after working thru the backlog. No injuries reported. Crews operated for approximately 40 minutes before the roadway was reopened.

Engine 112 & Truck 12 responded on this overnight commercial building fire in New Cumberland as part of the Working Fire Dispatch. Crews operated for about an hour before being released. ... See MoreSee Less

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Turn around, Don't drown. This means that you should not be driving through standing/moving water...

Lower Allen / Lisburn Gun raffle tickets are available during the Lisburn Festival tonight thru Saturday! Stop on out and buy 1 for $20 or 6 for $100! We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Lower Allen / Lisburn Gun raffle tickets are available during the Lisburn Festival tonight thru Saturday! Stop on out and buy 1 for $20 or 6 for $100! We hope to see you there!

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When is the gun raffle?

I regret to inform everyone of the passing of Life Member John Titzel. John passed away yesterday (8/10/2021) at the Claremont Nursing Home in Carlisle, PA. John's love of the fire service & Lower Allen Fire Company started when he was a young boy who's Boy Scouts met in the fire hall at the original Fire House. It is believed that he joined when he was 16 years old and began his training. During his time at Lower Allen Fire Company he worked up through the ranks achieving Assistant Fire Chief. During his time here it also got him started in his advanced education that took him to the top of Hershey Med safety program. Also he started selling fire equipment and apparatus (Hahn). For a short time he was the LA Twp. Fire Marshal and later in his life he became a Twp Commissioner where he continued to look after the LAFC and it's future. Please keep his wife Helen and his 2 boys John & Arthur and their extended families in you thoughts and prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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I work at Claremont he was always very nice. His wife is a wonderful person. He will be missed ❤

RIP Brother

Apparently my laptop doesn't like making posts. Here is our July and August birthday lists.

Happy JULY birthdays to the following members: Asst. Chief Steve Overmiller, Public Safety Fire Captain Frank Wirth, FF Mike Tamosaitis, FF Josh Amberman.

Happy AUGUST birthdays to the following members: FF Greg Black, FF Bob Yeagley, Co. Secretary Pam Tkac.

Thank you ALL for your time.
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Happy Birthday to all of July and August

To all

Happiest of Birthdays to all!!!🎂🌞🍦

That Frank guy is alright I guess =)

🚒🚒🎂🎂 happy birthday to everyone 🚒🚒🎉🎉

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Fire Prevention doesn't happen in only October. This morning members of the Public Safety Staff taught fire prevention to the students at our local Goddard School! Never stop learning!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Fire Prevention doesnt happen in only October. This morning members of the Public Safety Staff taught fire prevention to the students at our local Goddard School! Never stop learning!!!

LAFD and multiple mutual aid departments are currently working a serious MVA on Interstate 83 southbound at Lowther Rd. Currently all southbound lanes are closed for an extended period of time. Please avoid the area. ... See MoreSee Less

Engine 112 & Truck 12 are currently assisting Fairview Twp with a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 76. This is the 2nd fire of the day crews have responded to. ... See MoreSee Less

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Be safe out there

Go Gettem Brothers !!!

We were Westbound and my Son was Eastbound that day He said he saw the truck driver standing on the road. We heard it was a fatality. Was it!

Stay safe

On this day 25 years ago, Firefighter William "Shorty" A. Frank, a 40-year member of the department, passed away from as a result of an acute heart attack. Shorty suffered this tragic event while returning from an incident aboard an LAFD engine on May 28th, 1996. May he forever Rest In Peace. ... See MoreSee Less

On this day 25 years ago, Firefighter William Shorty A. Frank, a 40-year member of the department, passed away from as a result of an acute heart attack. Shorty suffered this tragic event while returning from an incident aboard an LAFD engine on May 28th, 1996. May he forever Rest In Peace.

Wanted to take a moment and say thank you to Ressler’s Bagels for their donation of two cases of water yesterday. We are so appreciative to have such a great community that is always thinking about our members! ... See MoreSee Less

Wanted to take a moment and say thank you to Ressler’s Bagels for their donation of two cases of water yesterday. We are so appreciative to have such a great community that is always thinking about our members!

Apparently our May post never published, so a little late.

Happy MAY birthdays to the following members: FF Eric Tamosaitis & FF Eric Bowmaster.

Happy JUNE birthdays to the following members: FF Joshua Zeiders, FF Tom Rigling, FF Patrick Dudzinski, & FF Brian Petkash.

Thank you ALL for your time.
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Engine 312 & Truck 36 are currently covering Adams County Station 1 - Gettysburg while multiple counties operate on a scrapyard fire off Route 30. ... See MoreSee Less

Engine 312 & Truck 36 are currently covering Adams County Station 1 - Gettysburg while multiple counties operate on a scrapyard fire off Route 30.

Truck 12 along with Truck 10 provided an arch today at Rolling Green Cemetery for a former Fire Police Captain from New Cumberland. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. ... See MoreSee Less

Truck 12 along with Truck 10 provided an arch today at Rolling Green Cemetery for a former Fire Police Captain from New Cumberland. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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It was a beautiful sight to see the arched ladders and the saluting members of the fire departments as we drove through the entrance to the cemetery. It was a true honor to know how loved and respected my brother-in-law was and how his life affected so many others. Rest in peace, Brad. You will be missed!

I would like to thank you for finding the time to help honor my dad! Truck 10 and 12, you looked professional as always. Thank you again it meant a lot to my family!

What a special honor for my Uncle Brad! I wish I could have been there but seeing this I know my family had extra support today. Thank you!

love this very much! thank you all

A big thank you to everyone that came out and supported the department with the purchase of a chicken bbq meal today. It was great being out and seeing and talking with our residents!!!!

A special thank you to the lower Allen EMS crews on duty that came out and helped us today, we appreciated it!!!l
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******CHICKEN BBQ UPDATE******

The drive thru has moved across the street to the old township building. Signs will be in place to direct you. Do Not Enter from the Flinchys end. Thank you!
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******CHICKEN BBQ UPDATE******

The drive thru has moved across the street to the old township building. Signs will be in place to direct you. Do Not Enter from the Flinchys end. Thank you!

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Gettin pumped for BBQ

We would like to say congratulations to our newest interior qualified members, Katrina and Shane. They worked very hard and put in many hours to achieve this accomplishment. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations and thank you for your service to our community!!!

Great job to both. Congratulations

congrats

Congratulations!!

Congratulations 🚒🚒

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Meal plans on 5/15? How about this?! ... See MoreSee Less

Meal plans on 5/15?  How about this?!