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 Fire Alarm

10-09-17. At 1438 box 40-2 was struck for a smoke detector sounding. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 2. Engine arrived and took side A. Crew had a smoke detector sounding from the 2nd floor. The house was vacant. There was no signs of smoke or fire. Crew had PD respond to the scene. Crew was able to locate a family member to let fire in to check out the house which nothing was found. Crews replaced a faulty smoke detector on the 2nd floor. Time out was 37 mins

WSF Box 33-6 Lower Paxton Twp

10-8-17 At 0201 hrs a working structure fire was struck for box 33-6 Lower Paxton Twp. Rescue 40 was dispatched for the R.I.T. assignment. Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 4. Crew arrived and staged on side A. Crew remained on the scene till released by command 33. Time out was 1 hr 7 mins.

September 2017 Stats

10-2-17. Here are Septembers stats.

Calls: 30 YTD: 257
Boro Calls: 6 YTD: 42
Jobs: 2 YTD: 21
Pins: 0 YTD: 0
Total Manpower: 108
Avg Crew: 4
Hours In Service: 16 hrs 38 mins
Engine Runs: 11
Rescue Runs: 24
Utility Runs: 1
OIC: 1
Busiest Day: Saturday with 7
Busiest Time: 1600-2400 with 16
Busiest Box: Steelton (50) with 7

Top 5 Responders
DC. Tinari with 14
FF. Lemmon with 13
FF. Frankenfield with 13
LT. Nickle with 12
FF. Sikorski with 12

Box 40-2 Flooding

09-27-17. At 2109 hrs chief 40-1 received a phone call from M&T bank on Derry St. advising they have water in the basement. Chief 40-1 arrived on the scene and found they had about 4 feet of water due to a water line break. Company 40 was dispatched to assist with water removal. Command 40 also had company 45 dispatched for their gas power pumps and sump pumps. There were 3 sump pumps and 1 gas powered pump were put in place to help remove the water. Crews were on the scene for 2 hrs and 14 mins.

BOX 40-1 Reported Structure Fire

09-23-17. While members were cleaning up from this years Crabfest/Pig Roast. Company 40 was out of service during the event. At 1851 box 40-1 was struck for a reported structure fire. Report from the homeowner was a section of their home was very hot. 3 members put Engine 40 in service to take in the call. The engine arrived and had no conditions from the outside. After investigation, crews found a section of a bathroom wall on the 1st floor was holding in the heat from the sun beating on the house all day. No other conditions were found and the box was placed in service. Time out was 53 minutes.

17th Annual Crabfest/Pig Roast Is In the Books

09-23-17 Today was the 17th Annual Crabfest/Pig. This year we were sold out 4 days before the event. There were a total of 564 tickets sold. The weather was beautiful. Everyone that attended the event had a great time. We would like to thank the committee on another successful crabfest. We would also like to thank our members, our Sponsor, our help from Hampden Township Fire Company, Dillsburg Fire, Franklintown Fire, Schuylkill Haven Fire, Paxtang Lions Club and Living Waters Church. Without our sponsors and help this event would not be successful. We will see you next year. THANK YOU.

Busy Evening for Engine 40

09-20-17. At 2157 hrs Engine 40 was dispatched into Harrisburg City for a Co alarm. Minutes later the engine was now being called to the scene to the structure fire on Derry Street in the 4 box. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 5. The engine was sidelined and crew assisted with overhaul in the exposure building on the 2nd and 3rd floors opening up the walls and ceiling. They were cleared from the scene and sent to City Station 2 to cover the city. Total time out was 1 hr 21 minutes.

Rescue 40 on Stand-by in Station for Swatara Township

09-18-17. At 2024 hrs Rescue 40 was placed on stand-by in station for Swatara Township while both township rescue’s were tied up on a crash with entrapment on Interstate 283. The rescue was staff with 4 members before being released by command 91. Time out was 53 minutes.

Best Appearing Out Of County Engine 1500gpm 7th Year in a Row

09-16-17 At the 63rd Annual Schuylkill County Fireman’s Convention held in Schuylkill Haven, Engine 40 took home 1st Place Best Appearing Out Of County Engine 1500pm for the 7th Year in a Row. Great job to the members who helped clean the Engine. Congratulations to the Schuylkill Hose #2 on a job well done on the Convention. Congratulation to Lawnton Fire, Rutherford Fire and Linglestown Fire on the awards they took home. We would like to thank our Borough Council for allowing us to take the Engine up to Schuylkill Haven for the weekend and a big thank you to Fairview Township 68 (York County) for standing by for the day while the Engine was away.

63rd Annual Schuylkill County Fireman’s Convention

09-16-17 Today Engine 40 along with Lawnton Fire with Rescue 44, Rutherford Fire with Engine 91-5, Engine 91-6, Attack 45 and Utility 45, Linglestown Fire with Truck 35 and Engine 35 headed to Schuykill Haven for the 63rd Annual Schuylkill County Fireman’s Convention. It was a great day of brotherhood. After judging everyone gathered for fellowship and a cookout provided by members. We would like to thank our Borough Council for allowing us to the Engine up to Schuylkill Haven for the weekend and also like to thank Fairview Township Fire Company 68 (York County) for covering the Borough for the day while the Engine was away.