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
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.
The Keystone’s “Mr. Sticky, Sticky Buns” fundraiser will be held again on Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17 at Friedens Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 301 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown. Tickets will be available shortly.
Unfortunately due to the current regulations that have been put in place by the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Health we will be unable to hold a public drawing this year. This years drawing will still be held on the postponed date of August 29th @ 12PM, BUT it will only be held virtually, right here via Facebook Live!
The regulations that are in place are for EVERYONES SAFETY! We realize many of you are going to be very disappointed, just as we all are, but please keep in mind the Gun/Cash Raffle is designed to be a fun way to bring the community together and raise funds for three of the Eastern Lebanon County Fire Departments. The funds raised are used year round to provide public safety and services both in emergency and non emergency situations. The health and safety of the public and our communities is as always our #1 priority! We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and continued support during this unprecedented and unpredictable situation.
So here's how it's going to go... on August 29th at 12 PM we will go live. We will have a very limited number of members on site to preform the drawing. The Schaefferstown Volunteer Fire Company Carnival grounds will be off limits to the public! The winners will be notified by mail and will be required to respond following the directions they receive so they can claim their prize. We also added a few extra prizes that were not listed on the raffle ticket. These prizes will remain a "mystery" and will be drawn after the original ticket prizes. Everyone who purchased a ticket will be eligible for those prizes automatically.
2020 MERCHANDISE CLUB - The Merchandise Club fundraiser has ended for this year. You should have received your $50 gift certificate from your requested merchant. We plan to run another club fundraiser in 2021 starting in January which will run for 25 weeks ending in June.
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...