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.

14TH ANNUAL CRABFEST/PIG ROAST IN THE BOOKS

Sept 21, 2014. The 14th Annual Crabfest/Pig Roast is in the book. It was a sold out event. We want to thank our sponsors, patrons, volunteers and memmbers for their support and help. Without all these people, this event would not be a huge success. Thank you all for your help and support. Pics to come soon.

THE 14th ANNUAL CRABFEST/PIG ROAST

Sept 18 2014.  As of this evening the 14th Annual Crabfest/Pig Roast is SOLD OUT.  Thanks to everyone that helped make this events a BIG Success.  If you have a ticket, we’ll see you Saturday.  Come Hungry and have a great time.

BUSY DAY FOR THE FORTY HOUSE

Sept 8 2014. On Sept 7 2014 at 0720 hrs box 40-1 was sturck for an auto accident in the 3000 blk of Derry St. Lt. 40 arrived to find a 3 car accident with 1 vehicle on it’s side. All occupants were out of their vehicles. Lt. 40 handled patient care till EMS arrived. Rescue Company handled fluid control and debris clean up. While on the accident at 0736 hrs box 40-2 was struck for a 2nd due medical call. Engine Company handled the medical and assisted EMS. Than at 1248 hrs box 44-2 was struck for a reported structure fire. Engine arrived with 3 and took up the back up line, then assigned with overhaul of the fire room in the basement.

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2014 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY BEST APPEARING OUT OF COUNTY ENGINE 2000 TO 2014

Aug 30th 2014. On Aug 23rd 2014 Engine 40 headed north for the Schuylkill County Fireman’s Convention held by the Pottsville Fire Department. Engine 40 won 1st Place Best Appearing Engine Out of County 2000 to 2014. Thanks to the members that helped clean the engine. Thank to borough council for allowing us to go and show our pride. A BIG thank you to York County Sta. 68 Fairview for standing by while we were away.

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2014 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY FIREMAN’S CONVENTION

Aug 30th 2014. On Aug 23rd 2014 members from Paxtang (40), Rutherford (45), Swatara (49) and Paxtonia (34) headed up north to Schuylkill County Fireman’s Convention held in Pottsville. Members enjoyed some brotherhood prior to the parade with breakfast and lunch. It was a great time by all.

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FUNDRAISER FOR ONE OF OUR OWN WHO NEEDS OUR HELP

Aug 2, 2014 One of our own members needs our help. He lost everything plus 2 pets in a house fire on July 31, 2014. He’s a members with us and Fairview Township.

Paxtang Fire Department and Fairview Township Fire Department are holding a joint benefit BBQ to support Captain Marcus Brandt and his family.

When: Saturday August 9th 2014 from 5PM till ???

Location: Fairview Township Fire Department Station #1, 340 Lewisberry Road New Cumberland.

Menu: Chicken BBQ, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Soda, Water and Beer.

Donation: $20.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Children under 12

RSVP: Chief Chris Weidenhammerat 717-774-3080 or chris.weidenhammer@fairviewfire.net.

No advance ticket sales, admission payable at the door. We do appreciate an RSVP to provide an accurate attendance count.

BUSY DAY FOR THE 40 HOUSE

July 11, 2014   Today was a busy for the 40 house.  The Engine ran 3 calls while the rescue ran 1 call.  The first call for the engine came in at 1138 hrs to transfer into the city of HBG station 2 while they had a fire in the downtown.  While enroute, at 1141 hrs the engine took in a fire alarm in the city at the City Government Center.  After clearing the fire alarm, crew returned back to city station 2 for stand-by.  At 1211 hrs the engine took in a crash with injuries in the city. Crews did debris clean-up and then returned back to station 2 for stand-by.  The Engine cleared the transfer at 1429 hrs.   Then at 1619 hrs the rescue was dispatched for a fire alarm in the 50-1 box Steelton.

TRANSFER WITH CALL TO THE SCENE

June 24 2014. This afternoon at 1514 hrs Engine 40 was dispatched to transfer to York County Sta 68-1 while they worked on a WSF in their first due. Engine 40 transferred with a crew of 4. While on station the engine was requested to the scene per command 68 at 1547 hrs. Crew arrived on the scene and assisted with overhaul. Total time out 2 hrs 53 min
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Crabfest/Pig Roast Tickets

June 20, 2014   Crabfest/Pig Roast Tickets are now available through any member.  Paypal account will be up shortly on this website.  Tickets will be available on Station every Tuesday and Thursday Night starting July 8th from 6 PM till 9 PM.  Cost per ticket is $40.00 in Advance $42.00 via PayPal and $50.00 at Door.  Only 500 tickets available.

WORKING TRUCK FIRE 32-3 BOX

June 17th 2014.  At 1155 hrs Box 32-3 was struck for a possible structure fire.  Engine 40 with 2 arrived to find working truck fire.  Engine 32 arrived and supplied E-40.  Crews had a quick knock on the fire.  Photo’s courteous Jonathan Kike and Lt. 40

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