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.

Chief and Deputy Chief Appointment

01-17-17  At the regular Borough Council Meetting, the fire chief and deputy fire chief were appointed.  The Fire Chief is Todd Zwigart and Deputy Fire Chief is John Tinari.  Both positions serve a 3 year term.   We would like to congratulate both of them and the best of luck.

Box 30-1 WSF

01-07-17  At 1548 hrs box 30-1 Penbrook was struck for a structure fire.  Units from 32 Progress and Hbg City arrived to find a working fire.  Rescue 40 responded with a  crew of 6.  Rescue arrived and stretched a back up line to the 3rd floor.  Crew assisted with fire attack and overhaul.  Time out was 57 mins.

2016 Year End Stats

Here are the Year End Stats for 2016

Total Calls:  378

Boro Calls:  50

Jobs:  31

Pins:  3

Total Manpower:  1151

Avg Crew:  4

Total Hrs In Serivce:  202 hrs 13 mins

Busiest Day:  Sunday with 82

Busiest Time:  0800-1600 with 157

Busiest Box:  Steelton (50) with 86

Engine Calls:  127

Rescue Calls:  270


Top 10 Responders

Chief Zwigart with 240

Capt. Tinari with 191

FF. Frankenfield with 90

Lt. Sikorski with 86

FF. Lemmon with 86

FF. Nickle with 85

FF. C. Moyer with 58

FF. Schrader with 54

DC. Turner with 46

FF. Schmolitz wth 42

December Stats

Here are Decembers Stats.

Calls:  35  YTD:  378

Boro Calls:  1  YTD:  50

Jobs:  4  YTD:  31

Pins:  0  YTD:  3

Total Manpower:  85

Avg Crew:  3

Hrs In Service:  19 hrs 6 mins

Engine Calls:  4

Rescue Calls:  33

Busiest Day:  Sunday with 8

Busiest Time:  0800-1600 with 15

Busiest Box:  Steelton (50) with 9


Top 5 Responders

Capt. Tinari with 19

Chief Zwigart with 18

FF. Nickle with 10

FF. Frankenfield with 8

FF. Lemmon with 5


Transfer Assignment with Call to Scene

12-30-16  At 1644 hrs Rescue 40 was requested to transfer to Cumberland County Sta 2-30 Hampden Twp while units were on the scene of a working structure fire in Shiremanstown.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 4.  While enroute to transfer a 2nd alarm was struck in Shiremanstown requesting the rescue crew for 2nd due R.I.T.  Rescue arrived on the scene and staged on A/D of the structure.  Crew stood by as R.I.T. till command marked control and then crew was sent in to help with overhaul of the fire building.  Time out was 3 hrs 58 mins.

Box 37-3 WSF

12-26-16  At 1659 hrs a 2nd alarm was struck for box 37-3 on a working structure fire.  Rescue 40 was dispatched for R.I.T.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 4.  Arrived on the scene to stage on side A.  Crew remained on the scene till released by command 37.  Time out was 2 hrs 6 min

Box 33-5 WSF

12-19-16  At 1944 hrs box 33-5 was struck for a working structure fire.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 4.  Crew arrived on the scene and took up the RIT assignment.  Time out was 30 mins.

Search Detail

12-18-16  At 1932 hrs box 32-3 was struck for company 40 to assist Progress 32 and many other agencies with a search detail of a missing women from a nursing home.  Both Engine and Rescue with a total crew of 7 were out searching the local area for the missing women.  Crews were out all night looking for her.  She was found alive the following morning and was taken to the hospital via EMS.  Great job to everyone involved in the search.  Time out for Paxtang was 4 hrs and 24 mins.

Santa Delivery to Paxtang

12-18-16  At 1500 hrs members loaded up the Engine, Rescue and Santa’s sleigh to deliver Santa to the children of Paxtang.  Kids were able to visit with Santa and tell him if they were good or bad and what they wanted for Christmas.  The children got a small gift bag from Santa.  Pets were also able to meet with Santa and get a small treat.  There was a great turn out from the residences of the Borough.  Santa trip lasted about 3 hrs and 30 mins.

Box 32-1 WSF

12-18-16   At 0705 hrs. box 32-1 was struck for a structure fire.  Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 2.  Crew arrived on the scene was assigned with ventilation.  Crew set up PPV at the front door.  Time out was 25 mins.