The borough of Paxtang is about a 1/4 mile in size. We border Harrisburg City Susquehanna Township and Swatara Township. We run a little over 300 calls a year. A majority of our calls are mutual aid. Theres 25 active members. We operate 1 Engine 1 Rescue 1 Support vehicle/Fire Police and a chiefs vehicle.

06/14/16 First Alarm Commercial Fire Box 32-1

06/14/16   At 1347 hrs box 32-1 was struck for a reported structure fire.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 2.  First arriving Engine 32 found smoke inside the building.  Upon investigation found a small fire inside an exterior wall.  Rescue arrived and assisted with ventilation and checking for extention.  Crew then helped with repacking of Engine 32.  Time out was 1 hr 7 min.

06/10/16 Schuylkill Haven Stand-by

06/10/16  On June 10th, Engine 40 headed north to Schuylkill County for the weekend.  The engine was asked to provide stand-by coverage for the Liberty Fire #4 in Schuylkill Haven while they held their Annual BBQ Bash.  Friday evening crew ran a shed fire.  Saturday during the event there were no calls for service.  Members also assisted with the event as needed.  Congrats to the Liberty Fire #4 on a very successful BBQ Bash.  Old Engine 40 was on hand and took Best Appearing Mack.

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May 2016 Stats

05/31/16  The May Stats are In.

Calls: 27   YTD: 159

Boro Calls: 2   YTD: 23

Jobs: 1   YTD: 16

Pins: 0   YTD: 2

Total Manpower: 118

Avg Crew: 4

Hrs In Service: 9 hrs 53 min

Engine Calls: 7

Rescue Calls: 19

Busiest Day: Monday with 6

Busiest Time:  0800-1600 with 13

Busiest Box: 32 Progress with 8

 

Top 5 Responders

Chief Zwigart with 17

Lt. Sikorski with 14

Capt. Tinari with 12

FF. Lemmon with 8

FF. T. Frankenfield with 8

 

2016 Paxtang Memorial Day Picnic

05/30/16   Today the Borough of Paxtang held their Annual Memorial Day Picnic at Saussaman Park.  The Lawnton American Legion Post 998 was on hand to help honor our fallen and provided the borough with a new American Flag to fly at the park.  There was food, games and fire truck rides.  Thanks to the many sponsors who helped make this day a success, our borough council and volunteers.

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05/14/16 Paxtang Elementary School Mayfair

05/14/16  Today the rescue was at the Paxtang Elementary School Mayfair held at Saussaman Park.  Members assisted with filling up a dump tank for the event and then gave fire truck rides to the children.  There were many other things for the kids to do from games, to slides and food.  It was a great time by all that attended.

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05/14/16 Dauphin County Run Day at HACC

05/14/16   On Saturday May 14 several dauphin county companies gathered up at HACC for the 1st Annual Dauphin County Run Day.  Companies did several different run-in from building fires with occupants entrapped, to vehicle fires and vehicle accidents.  Everyone worked well together and most importantly everyone went home.  Companies included Paxtang, Progress, Penbrook, Steelton and Lower Swatara.  Pics courtesy of Photo 40.

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05/08-16 Box 44-1 WSF

05/08/16     At 2100 hrs box 44-1 was struck for a structure fire.  Engine 40 responded with a crew of 5.  PD on the scene advised in coming units of a garage fire to the rear.  Engine 40 arrived to pick up the hydrant and laid into Engine 44 on side A.  Crew went to assist Engine 44 crew with fire attack.  A quick knock of the fire was made by company 44.  Time out was 55 minutes.

April Stats

05/08/16   April Stats are in.

Calls:  38  YTD:  132

Borough Calls:  9  YTD:  21

Jobs:  3  YTD:  15

Pins:  2  YTD:  2

Total Manpower:  114

Avg Crew:  3

Hrs In Service:  27 hrs 18 min

Engine Calls:  16

Rescue Calls:  21

Busiest Day:  Sunday with 13

Busiest Time:  0800 to 1600 with 22

Busiest Box:  40 Paxtang with 9

 

Top 5 Responders

  1. Chief Zwigart with 21
  2. Capt. Tinari with 15
  3. FF. Frankenfield with 12
  4. FF. Baily with 11
  5. Lt. Sikorski with 10

04/20/16 MVA with Entrapment in First Due

04/20/16  At 2157 hrs Box 40-2 was struck for a motor vehicle accident in the 3600 blk of Derry St.  Chief 40 enroute was advised by Dauphin County 911 of a motor vehicle accident with several vehicle involved and 1 person to be partial ejected out of the vehicle.  Chief 40 arrived on the scene to find 1 vehicle on it’s side with a person entrapped under the vehicle with several parked vehicles involved.  Chief 40 added Rescue 44 Lawnton  and Engine 32-1 Progress to assist.  Crews stabilized the vehicle and extricated the person from under the vehicle.  Time out was 2 hrs and 23 mins.

4-17-16 Transfer with call to the scene

April 17, 2016  At 1319 hrs Engine 40 was dispatched on a transfer assignment to York County Station 68 Fairview Township while they worked on a structure fire in their first due.  Engine 40 responded with a crew of 4.  While enroute to station 68 command 68 requested the Engine to the scene to assist with overhaul.  Crew worked the scene for 1 hour and 35 minutes.