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.

ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT IN THE 2 BOX

Saturday, August 31, 2013  – At 2236 hours, Company 40 was dispatched to an accident with injuries, in front of the Tops Restaurant on Derry Street.  One minute later, information was received that there was entrapment, and Rescue 44 was added to the box.  The rescue and engine both arrived at 2241 hours, and crews went to work.  A single patient was extricated from one of the involved vehicles at 2255 hours.  Fire personnel remained on scene to assist the Dauphin County Accident Reconstruction Team until 0153 hours.

ENGINE WINS TWICE

Saturday, August 24, 2013 – Schuylkill County….More details to come!

HAZMAT DECON TRAINING

Thursday, August 8, 2013 441605_thumb– Fire Company members spent time tonight refreshing our skills with the Dauphin County HAZMAT Team.  Members practiced setting up a decon station.  Thanks to everyone that attended the training.  Thanks again to the HAZMAT Team for providing us with the training.

SUMMER SCHOOL FIRE PREVENTION

Monday, July 29, 2013 441611_thumb– The summer school program at Paxtang Elementary School requested Company 40 provide students with a fire prevention presentation.  Members answered the request and provided students with fire safety knowledge.  Thanks to the members who assisted with the presentation.

ENGINE 40 GOES TO WORK IN THE CITY

433429_thumb.pjpegMonday, July 8, 2013 – Early this morning at 00:27 hours, Engine 40 was dispatched to transfer to Harrisburg City Station 2.  A crew of 6 completed the transfer.  A short time later at 00:53 hours, the Engine was requested to the scene of 2042 Susquehanna Street to assist.  Once the Engine arrived, the crew was divided into 3 teams of 2 and sent to work.  Company 40 assisted with both interior and exterior operations.  Engine 40 was placed back in service at 04:16 hours.

Thanks to Engine 1-1 (Palmyra) for standing by at Station 40.  Thanks also to Firefighter Rowe and Junior Firefighter Lemmon for standing by at the station.

Congrats to Firefighter Heicklen on his first fire and earning his black front!

Picture (DC Turner – FF Robinson – FF Heicklen – CH Zwigart – LT Tinari – LT Bloss)

NEW LIEUTENANT

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 – Tonight at the monthly company meeting, President Bloss appointed Adam Sikorski to Lieutenant.  Adam has been assigned to the duties covering the Lieutenant 402 position.  Congrats Adam!

GIRLS SOFTBALL CHAMPS

429165_thumb.pjpegTuesday, June 4, 2013 – On Tuesday night, Company 40 provided our local girls softball team with a victory lap around the borough.  The softball team won the championship, which was comprised of players from the Paxtang & Wilhelm area.  Congrats to the team!

EVENING “PT” IN THE BORO

426878_orig.pjpegThursday, May 16, 2013 – This evening at 1830 hrs the Men Of Forty loaded up the Engine & Rescue to drill at our local Elementary School’s Playground. In full turnout gear and obtaining an air pack though the course each member completed obstacles ranging from stair climbs with tools to bench pressing a battering ram. The men were timed to make it more of a challenge and fun. Our two Lieutenants wanted to incorporate phyical fitness in with day to day operations that we indure as firefighters. The course was very strenuous but with postive mental control it can be done!! We would like to do more Physical Activities for the members as we promote good health in the fire service. We would like to thank those who came tonight and also the many other training nights we endured together we can’t do it with out each other!! Check up on us as we continue to do these fun and important skills within our company.

Company OIC: Chief Zwigart

Training Officer: Lt. Bloss

Photos shown courtesy of: Rachael Hays & Anthony Nickle

YORK COUNTY STANDBY

425440_thumb.pjpegFriday, May 3, 2013 – Today a crew completed a standby at York County Station 68 (Fairview Township).  Engine 40 was on standby during the funeral services for Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller.  Chief Miller was killed in the line of duty while on the scene of a traffic accident on Interstate 83.  Our prayers are with Chief Miller’s family and fellow firefighters at Loganville.

APRIL STATISTICS

Wednesday, May 1, 2013  – Listed below is Company 40 statistics for April 2013

Dispatched Calls – 20 (Busiest Day – Thursday & Friday – 5 Each)

24:00 – 08:00 (7 Calls) / 08:00 – 16:00 (7 Calls) / 16:00 – 24:00 (6 Calls)

Top Responders

Chief Zwigart – 13 Calls

Firefighter Sikorski – 12 Calls

Lieutenant Tinari – 8 Calls

Lieutenant Bloss – 8 Calls

Firefighter Heicklen – 8 Calls

Deputy Chief Turner – 7 Calls

Firefighter Robinson – 7 Calls