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.


393342_orig.pjpegSaturday, September 29, 2012 – At 0545 Hrs Box 50-1 was dispatched for a Structure Fire at Turner Memorial Baptist Church on Watson St. The Rescue responded with a crew, Chief 50 (Brubacher) arrived to report a working one story brick building on fire. Rescue 40 quickly went to work with interior operations assisting Company 50 (Steelton) & Company 41 (Bressler) with extinguishement and overhaul of the fire. Crews remained on the scene for almost an hour. No injuries were reported.

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391462_orig.pjpegWednesday, September 26, 2012 – This evening at 18:33 hrs Box 40-1 was dispatched for a Residential Structure Fire, with PD arriving confirming a working fire to the rear of the home. Chief 40 (Zwigart) arrived and took Command. Engine 40 laid line to the hydrant at 31st St & Derry. The Engine Crew went quickly to work discovering a fire in the kitchen within minutes the fire was knocked while Tower 32 (Progress) & Tower 3 (Harrisburg City) started clearing out the smoke in the home. Remaining Companies stood in manpower as needed. No injuries were reported and Crews remained on the scene for little over an hour.