Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 18

Pappy Heckert Laid to Rest

July 18 – Today, with heavy hearts, the Heckert family and Monroe Fire Company laid David D. “Pappy” Heckert to rest.  The funeral services were well attended by fire companies from Cumberland County and surrounding counties, family, friends, and colleagues. Monroe Fire Company would like to thank the following: New Kingstown Fire Company and Carlisle Fire …

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Jul 15

Services Announced for Pappy Heckert

Services have been announced for the viewing and funeral of David D. “Pappy” Heckert.  All services will be conducted with full fire fighter honors. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 17, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Malpezzi Funeral Home, located at 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg.  A second viewing will be held …

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Jul 14

Goodbye Dear Friend

July 14 – Today we regretfully announce the passing of our past fire chief and past president David D. “Pappy” Heckert.  Pappy passed away this morning at home, surrounded by loved ones. Pappy graciously gave over fifty years of his life serving the residents of Cumberland County – nearly thirty years of which were with Monroe …

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Jul 14

David D. “Pappy” Heckert 1939-2011

David Donald “Pappy” Heckert, 71 of Mechanicsburg passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born December 18, 1939 in Enola, PA he was the son of the late Fred G. and Henrietta M. (Lambert) Heckert. David retired as a refrigeration technician from Iceland Seafood and was a former …

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Jul 12

Piney Mountain Strike Team Deployed to Franklin Co

July 12 – Forest fire crews from Companies 25, 36, 41, 47, 49, and 50 were dispatched as part of the Piney Mountain Strike Team to a mountain fire in Quincy Township, Franklin County at 16:59 hours.  Co 25 crews returned at 22:21.

Jul 10

Benefit for Pappy Featured in Patriot News

Pappy and his grandson Tyler at the 2010 Cumberland County Vol. Firefighters Convention in Carlisle. Photo by Janine Farrell. July 10 – Monroe Fire Company’s $20,000 cash raffle and family fun fair to benefit our past president and chief David “Pappy” Heckert was recently featured in the Patriot News’ print edition and their online companion, …

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Jul 09

Website Updates

July 9 – Users may notice some brief website outages and cosmetic issues while upgrades are being done to the website.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Any questions may be directed to the webmaster.

Jul 09

Teen Injured in Lisburn RD Crash

July 9– A teenager was injured in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of W Lisburn RD and S Locust Point RD.  E25 and R27 were dispatched to the accident at 21:23 hours along with EMS units from Silver Spring and West Shore.  A teenage male patient suffered a head injury and was transported …

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Jul 07

Speedway Makes $2,000+ Donation to Support “Pappy”

July 7 – The Monroe Fire Company would like to thank the Williams Grove Speedway and all there race fans for the donation of $2,074 from the 50/50 the other night. This donation will be going to support David “Pappy” Heckert. We are very grateful for your donation. Thank you again.

Jul 06

One Flown From Single Vehicle Rollover

Auto Accident w/ ejection

  July 5th – Engine 25 and Rescue 27 (Citizens-Mechanicsburg) were dispatched to a reported auto accident with entrapment in the 1500 block of Williams Grove RD (Box 25-09) at 23:54.   Headquarters later upgraded the incident to the possibility of two persons trapped and then stated they received additional information of possible ejection. Upon arrival, Chief 125 …

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