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.

Box 40-2 WSF Paxtang

04-17-17   At 2325 hrs box 40-2 was struck for a possible structure fire.  Chief 40 on the scene with multi garages off and exposure being affected.  Chief 40 had the 1st alarm struck.  Engine 40 responded with a crew of 4.  Engine 40 arrived and hit the hydrant and laid into the scene.  Crews pulled a 2.5 attack line along with the blitz fire.  Crews had garages off on both side of the alley.  As other crews arrived, command had tower 1 and truck 32 go in service and do master stream operations to help knock the bulk of the fire and other crews help protect the exposures.   Thanks to our mutual aid companies who assisted on the scene and thanks to Fairview Twp Co. 68 and Dillsburg 64 for covering the borough and helping with getting our engine back in service.    Time out was 3 hrs 3 mins.

Photo Credit to Photo 40 C. Zwigart.



























Box 44-2 WSF Lawnton

04-15-17  At 0201 hrs box 44-2 was struck for a working structure fire.  Command requested the 1st alarm assignment.  Engine 40 responded with a crew of 5.  Engine arrived and picked up the 2nd due hydrant and feed Engine 33.  Crew assisted with fire attack.   Time out was 1 hr 53 mins.

Box 35-4 WSF Linglestown

04-14-17   At 0153 hrs box 35-4 was struck for a structure fire.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 5.  Rescue assignment was RIT upon arrival.  Crew staged in the front yard.  After the fire was knocked, the crew was then assigned to assist with overhaul of the 2nd division.  Time out was 1 hr 54 mins.

Photos by DC Tinari

box 33-3 wsf Colonial Park

04-08-17  At 1837 hrs box 33-3 was struck for a commercial structure fire.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 7.  While enroute command advised our assignment was RIT.  Crew arrived and staged on side C of the structure until released by command.  Time out 35 minutes.

WSF Box 55-1 Highspire

04-04-17  As the rescue was returning for a job in Penbrook, box 55-1 was struck for a structure fire.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 3.  Crew arrived and assisted with fire attack on the 2 floor and assist with overhaul.  Thanks to York County Station 64 Dillsburg for covering the borough.

Time out was 1 hr 10 minutes.

WSF Box 30-2 Penbrook

04-04-17  At 1521 hrs box 30-2 was struck for a structure fire.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 3.  Truck 32 and PD arrived on the scene with a working fire.  Rescue crew arrived and were sent into 2 crews 1 crew into the exposure building to the 3rd floor and open up the walls and ceiling.  The other crew into the fire building to assist with fire attack.  Thanks to York County Station 64 Dillsburg for covering the borough.

Time out was just shy of 2 hrs.

March Stats

04-05-17  Here are March Stats


Calls:  43  YTD:  97

Boro Calls:  10  YTD:  13

Jobs:  4  YTD:  8

Pins:  0  YTD:  0

Total Manpower:  253

Avg Crew:  6

Hrs In Service:  31 hrs 11 min

Engine Runs:  23

Rescue Runs:  19

Utility Runs:  3

OIC Calls:  2

Busiest Day:  4 Way Tie Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday with 7

Busiest Time:  0800-1600 with 20

Busiest Box:  Steelton (50) with 11


Top 5 Responders

Chief Zwigart with 29

DC. Tinari with 29

FF. Lemmon with 22

FF. Frankenfield with 22

Lt. Nickle with 21

Capt. T. Bloss with 20

FF. Schrader with 20


Service Award

03-21-17.  At our monthly Borough Council Meeting.  Members were on hand to present Murv Grunden an award for his years of service to the Paxtang Fire Company and to the Borough of Paxtang.  Murv serviced 13 years in the fire company serving as company Treasurer, Vice President and Fire Police Captain. Murv and his wife will be moving to Florida to enjoy their retirement.  The company thanks you for your service and dedication to the fire company.   Thank you to Robert Sharpe of Remember It In Glass for the awesome award.









Funeral Detail

03-17-17.  Today members of Paxtang along with many other fire departments from the area and out of state came to pay their final respect to Fallen Brother Lt. Devoe.  Lt. Devoe tragically lost his life in an accident while responding to a fire in the City.  Lt. Devoe was a 24 year veteran of the city fire department.  He was remembered as a HERO.  A memorial service was held at the Forum.  Rest Easy Brother, We’ll Take It From Here.  Gone and Never Forgotten.  After the service, members visited the crash site to pay our respect to our fallen brother.















Stand-by Coverage For HBG

03-13-17  This afternoon, Engine 40 with a crew of 6 along with Progress Truck 32, Hampden Squad 30, York Rescue 69, Steelton Truck 50 and Penbrook Engine 30 covered the City while city units went down to Hershey Medical Center to transport Lt. Devoe from the hospital to the funeral home.  While on stand-by units ran 3 calls for service in the city.  Rest In Peace Lt. Devoe.  We’ll take it from here.  Gone and Never Forgotten.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Lt. Devoe family and his brothers from HBG Fire.