Welcome to the Keystone Hook and Ladder Company No. 1
We still make“HOUSE CALLS”!
100% VOLUNTEER – ALL THE TIME and PROUDLY SERVING AND PROTECTING MYERSTOWN & JACKSON TOWNSHIP SINCE 1875
Thank you to our local business supporters and contributors that made both the chicken BBQ dinner giveaway on Saturday, May 9 and the bundle of food essentials giveaway on Saturday, May 16 possible and also very successful :
The Bahney Family
Bell & Evans
Brian’s Model Trains
CJ Wagner Auto Repair and Towing
Cutting Edge Lawn Service
Dutch Valley Food Distributors Inc.
Farmer Boy Ag
Fortitude Fabrication & Welding
The Gardner Family
The Gettle Family
The Hershey Company
Jake’s Construction LLC
John P. Layser Inc.
The Hackman Family
Kauffman’s Chicken Bar- B – Q
The Martin Family
David & Rita Mason
Masters Mechanical Insulation
Myerstown Animal Hospital
The Olar Family
Prescott Fire Company
Schmidt The Hometown Baker
John R. & Shirley Smith
The Stauffer Family
Sweet Street Desserts
Tom B. Morrissey TV & Appliance
UTZ Quality foods
Wenger’s of Myerstown
Sorry if we missed anyone. Please let us know and we will add you to the list.
All costs for both day’s event were fully funded from local businesses and contributors in support for these worthwhile community events. The Keystone Hook and Ladder Fire Company organized and provided volunteer help to run the events.
Due to the stay-at-home orders issued by the Governor of Pennsylvania and his plans to reopen the Commonwealth we have decided to move the date of the Raffle Drawing. THE ALTERNATE DATE IS SATURDAY August 29, 2020! The time and location of the drawing will remain the same and will be held at the Schaefferstown Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds. Admission to the event will also remain the same, you must have your ticket to enter on August 29th! Although the future is very uncertain, we are remaining hopeful that we will be able to have a public drawing event.
We will be actively monitoring the situation at hand and we will be following the guidelines that are outlined by our county, state, and federal officials and the CDC. The health, safety, and well being of the public and our member is of utmost importance above all else.
If for any reason we are unable to host a public event, we will hold a live virtual drawing via Facebook Live on the East End Fire Companies Annual Gun/Cash Raffle Facebook page, on August 29th. We will keep you updated as the new date approaches and notify you of any changes!
There will be no drawing held on May 30th! The Schaefferstown Volunteer Fire Company buildings and grounds ARE CLOSED!
There are still a few tickets available! Please contact any member to make safe arrangements if you would like to purchase a ticket. Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times and we hope everyone remains healthy and safe!
Cancellation : The Company Picnic that was scheduled for May has also been canceled. We will discuss rescheduling when we are able to meet as a Company in the future.
Knox Box Rapid Entry System – To provide the Fire Department quick and secure access to your property in case of emergency. If interested for your Residential or Commercial building contact Chief Belleman at email@example.com for additional information or authorization order forms.
2020 MERCHANDISE CLUB - The Keystone is running the Merchandise Club fundraiser again this year. It started on January 9, 2020 and will run for 25 weeks ending in June. You can still buy a club ticket to get your $50 gift certificate and also have a chance to win in weekly drawings. You will receive your $50 gift certificate from your requested merchant at the end of the 25 week fundraiser period.
Money will be collected every Thursday night at the firehall from 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM with the weekly drawing to be held at 6:30 PM. There will be twenty (20) $10 winners and five (5) $50 gift certificate winners. You need to be paid up at least $2 per week to be eligible for the drawing.
Click on the " 2020 Merchandise Club" button to the left to see the weekly drawings results and lucky winner names.
We were fortunate to have 2 other Keystone members that had received emeritus awards in the past present to help honor Lee Smith when he received the Treasurer Emeritus award. On the picture from left to right is Larry Mentzer, President Emeritus; Fritz Shaak, Fire Chief Emeritus and Lee Smith...
Our 1992 Mack engine was sold to a forest fighting unit in Virginia. It was picked up on Saturday morning, March 14, 2020, and driven back to Virginia. We are very sad to see it go but very glad that old Engine 31 will continue its fire fighting career in Virginia. It served...
On March 14, the members of the Keystone Hook & Ladder Co. # 1 of Myerstown honored Lee Smith for his dedication to the Keystone by awarding him the Title of, Treasurer Emeritus. Lee was joined by his wife and family. Lee became a member of the Keystone on December 6, 1956. As o...
The Keystone ran 364 calls in 2019. This included 97 calls in Myerstown Borough, 197 calls in Jackson Township and 70 mutual aid call to neighbors municipalities.
Shortly after Midnight units were dispatched for a possible building fire on Railroad Street in the Borough. Engine 31 was first arriving and found a well involved building. The engine crew stretched multiple lines as the truck was setting up for elevated master stream operations. Crews worked throu...