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.

BUSY DAY FOR THE PAXTANG BOYS IN HAMPDEN TWP.

409380_orig.pjpegSunday, January 20, 2013 – Rescue 40 was dispatched at 1233 hrs. to transfer and standby at Hampden Twp. (Cumberland County) Station 30-2 while they were working an incident in Shiremanstown Borough for a house fire. While enroute to the West Shore, the Rescue was dispatched in Silver Spring Twp. for a possible fire. The Rescue arrived on scene and was then returned by Command 31. Rescue 40 arrived back at Station 30-2 to copy and respond to another call this time in Hampdens First Due 30-6 Box for an Outside Fire, Crews arrived and quickly extinguished the trash can fire with no further services needed the Rescue returned to Station 30-2 to standby for the remainder of time that was needed.

NEW WAGON MAKES THE FRONT PAGE!!!!

406752_thumb.pjpegTuesday, January 8, 2013 – We were pleased to find that a picture of the new Wagon has made it to the cover of Firehouse Magazine. For those that are not aware Firehouse magazine is an internationally known magazine for the fire service. It is a small picture but as far as we know Paxtang has never made it to the cover.

TRAINING OUR FUTURE

Thursday, January 3, 2013  – Tonight members conducted our monthly maintenance checks on equipment, making sure saws, vehicle rescue tools and various others work smoothly. In the process of running equipment we were dispatched to a 32-2 Box in Progress, Susquehanna Twp. for an Odor Of Electrical Burning inside which the cause was discovered and downgraded. As we returned back to the station we finished up maintenance and took the Juniors out to practice hooking up to hydrants. The Junior shares the most important role on the (Engine) securing the hose to the hydrant and supplying the Engine with water. The guys did well and will continue to learn through (In House) as well as (HACC Fire Training). We continue to provide our members with best training to help them better serve our public in the event of an emergency.

WORKING HOUSE FIRE IN THE 37-5 BOX SENDS PAXTANG TO HELP

405992_orig.pjpegWednesday, January 2, 2013 – Today around 1245 hrs. Rescue 40 was dispatched for a Working Structure Fire in the 37-5 Box in Susquehanna Twp. Chief 37 was first arriving to find smoke showing from an attached garage, following a walkaround fire was discovered to side C of the home. Engine 37 arrivied and pulled two lines to C & A sides of the house to begin fire attack. Command then called in for the first alarm bringing Rescue 40 to the scene, the Rescue Crew assisted Company 37 (Rescue) with fire attack and overhaul of the structure. One dog was rescued by a Chief Offficer from Company 32 (Progress) Crews operated at the scene for little over 40 min.

Photos Courtesy Of: Mike Mihalo Photography

RESCUE COMPANY RESPONDS TO MIDDLETOWN FOR A WORKING FIRE ON NEW YEAR’S MORNING

405736_orig.pjpegWednesday, January 2, 2013 – At 0250 hrs. Box 88-2 was dispatched for a Working Building Fire at Demps Tavern 293 East Main St. in Middletown Borough. It was reported with possible entrapment as there were apartments on the second floor of the building. Rescue 40 responded after Command 88 upgraded to a Second Alarm Fire, Rescue 40 arrived and assisted with a search of the first floor but was backed out due to collaspe of the second floor as fire quickly tore though. Crews were then assigned with extensive overhaul of the building after initial companies on scene made an agressive attack on the blaze. A good job was done by all companies, Rescue 40 was at the scene for almost 3 hours.

Photos Courtesy Of: Capital City Fire Photos

SANTA MAKES HIS WAY THOUGH PAXTANG WITH SOME HELP OF FRIENDS

405748_orig.pjpegSaturday, December 15, 2012  – This morning Santa Claus arrived into Paxtang Borough on his sleigh and had breakfast with his favorite firemen. After that it was asked that he could make a special trip though Paxtang before Chistmas to visit all the Children, with that said the fire trucks were loaded up with crews and Santa’s Sleigh was loaded and traveled though the Borough to speading the word Santa is in Town! Everyone Santa stopped to see was on his good list even some furry friends. Just before Santa departed to head back to the North Pole he wished us all a Merry Christmas!! We would like to Thank our Members & Fire Police for making the Santa Run possible this year it always brings smiles to the children to see Santa in Paxtang as we enjoy doing this every year. Have a Safe & Merry Christmas!!

ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE PAXTANG FAMILY

Thursday, November 29, 2012 405760_thumb.pjpeg– The Members of the Paxtang Fire Company would like to congradulate Mr. & Mrs. Adam Sikorski on the arrival of their Little Boy David Adam Sikorski weighing at 8 lb. 12 oz. and 20″ long. Little David was delivered at 12:29 p.m. in the Harrisburg Hospital, We are told that both Mother & Baby are doing fine. Adam the father is an active firefighter with us here at Paxtang. We Welcome Little David into the Paxtang Family!!

PAXTANG TRAVELS TO NEIGHBORING SCHOOLS TO TEACH FIRE PREVENTION

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 – This morning the Firemen Of Paxtang loaded up the Engine & Rescue and headed to Paxton Presbyterian Nursery School for their first stop to teach children fire prevention. The second stop was to Paxtang Elementary School. Both Schools were informed by a Educational Video on the dangers of fire and how to prevent fires in your home. The children learned not to be afraid of Firemen as we are your friends that come to help you. We conducted a Fire Drill at the Elementary School as well as a Live Fire Extinguisher Demonstration for both Students and School Faculty. We would like to share some tips with you at home:

1. Draw up a floor plan of your house to ensure two ways out in the event of a fire and a staging area outside away from danger.

2. Install Smoke Alarms and test them monthly to make sure they are working properly.

3. Check all windows and doors to see if they open easily.

4. Make sure your house or building number is visible from the street.

5. In the event of a fire CALL 911 and never go back inside when your home is on fire, Stay outside til the Fire Department arrives.

Please practice Home Fire Drills & Remember Have 2 Ways Out!!

REMINDER FIRE PREVENTION MONTH & OPEN HOUSE

Monday, October 8, 2012 – Just a friendly reminder that October is Fire Prevention Month and Our Annual Open House here at Paxtang. This week we will visit with our Local School & Daycares to teach Children & Teachers the Safety and Prevention of a Fire if in the event one occurs at Home. So please join us this Wednesday October 10th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Firehouse 3423 Derry St. for a fun and educational evening. Food, Fire Trucks on display, Live Fire Extinguisher Demonstrations and Much More. Please practice home fire drills, check smoke detector batteries and be “Rabbit Ready”!! Remember Two Ways Out!! Hope to see you at our Open House and Always Stay Safe!!

WORKING CAR FIRE IN THE BORO

Saturday, October 6, 2012 – This evening Engine 40 was dispatched for a Vehicle Fire at 3715 Derry St. in the 40-2 Box, PD was the first to arrive with the vehicles engine compartment on fire. Engine 40 & Chief 40 (Zwigart) arrived and extinguished the fire quickly preventing the fire from going past the engine block. Control was marked in 1 min, The Crew remained on the scene with PD for 45 min. then cleared.