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.

ROPE TRAINING

423068_thumb.pjpegThursday, April 18, 2013  – Training tonight covered ropes and knots.  Members refreshed and practiced using rope to lift equipment to firefighters in elevated positions.  Thank You to all of the members that attended the training.

MARCH STATS ARE IN

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – The run stats are in for March 2013.  The volunteers were dispatched to 24 incidents.  Engine 40 was dispatched for 13 incidents, and Rescue 40 for 11 incidents.  There were 6 calls for service in Paxtang Borough.  Sunday and Monday were tied for the busiest day of the week (5 incidents).  The busiest shift was 08:00 – 16:00 (10 incidents).  Our top call responders are below.

1. Lieutenant John Tinari (16)

2. Chief Todd Zwigart (14)

3. Deputy Chief Dave Turner (14)

4. Lieutenant Tim Bloss (10)

5. Firefighter Adam Sikorski (8)

6. Firefighter Josh Heicklen (8)

VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON 29TH STREET

Sunday, March 17, 2013 – At 09:32 hours, Company 40 was dispatched to an accident with injuries on 29th Street.  Dauphin County Communications received multiple calls regarding the incident.  Prior to Rescue 40 arriving, an off duty police officer checked on the driver of the vehicle.  For unknown reasons, the driver fled the scene, but was captured moments later.  Once Rescue 40 arrived, information was received that there may be children still inside the vehicle.  The rescue crew stabilized vehicle and confirmed there was no entrapment.

FEBRUARY RUN STATS

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – Company 40 was dispatched to 25 incidents during the month of February.  Rescue 40 answered 19 calls and Engine 40 answered 8 calls.  The following members were the top responders.

Deputy Chief Turner (16)

Chief Zwigart (15)

Lieutenant Tinari (14)

Lieutenant Bloss (14)

Firefighter Sikorski (9)

Junior Firefighter Lemmon (9)

LADDER TRAINING

Thursday, February 28, 2013 – On Thursday, Company 40 personnel conducted ladder training.  Crews practiced working with both roof and extension ladders.  Thank You to all of the members that attended training this week!

RESCUE TRANSFERS TWICE IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS

413667_thumb.pjpegMonday, February 25, 2013 – On February 25th, at 1615 hours, Rescue 40 was dispatched to transfer to Hampden Township Station 2 (Cumberland County).  The Rescue crew was on standby in Hampden Township for just over 2 hours.  On February 26th, at 0153 hours, the Rescue was dispatched this time to Dillsburg Station 64 (York County).  The rescue crew was on standby for over 2 hours and 30 minutes.

AWARD PRESENTED TO CITY LINE DINER

Saturday, February 2, 2013 – Today at the alumni breakfast, Chief Zwigart presented a token of our appreciation to the owner of the City Line Diner.  The restaurant over the years has always helped the fire company with our fund raisers and support.  Again, a BIG THANKS to the City Line Diner.

BUSY NIGHT FOR HARRISBURG AS PAXTANG GETS CALLED TO STANDBY AT CITY STATION 2

Wednesday, January 30, 2013  – Early this morning at 01:36 hrs. Harrisburg Bureau Of Fire received a call for a Structure Fire at 1947 Zarker St. Box 1-4 in the South End Of The Hill District, it was confirmed to be a working fire in a Duplex House, one side not occupied. Not long after a second alarm was struck sending (Paxtang) Engine 40 & (Paxtonia) Ladder 34 to Harrisburg City Station 2 to standby. While at Station 2 at 02:22 hrs. Paxtang and Paxtonia were dispatched to a Cardiac Arrest in Box 1-5 in Hall Manor, units cleared the call and returned back to Station 2. Engine 40 & Ladder 34 were cleared from the standby around 04:00 hrs.

ANOTHER YEAR IN REVIEW AS PAXTANG HOLDS IT’S 86th ANNUAL BANQUET THIS EVENING

Saturday, January 26, 2013 – This evening at 1730 hrs. Our 86th Annual Paxtang Fire Company Banquet & Awards Ceremony was held at the Progress Fire Hall. This was an evening to celebrate and award our members for all the hard work they do each year. Our guest speaker for the evening was Dauphin County Deputy Sheriff Michael Klinger and his K-9 partner Tika. Deputy Klinger has served 16 years and continues to with the Sheriffs Dept. He also serves his community as a volunteer firefighter. Thank you Deputy Sheriff Klinger for coming out to our banquet making us aware of the importance of the K- 9 explosives unit. We thank you and welcome you anytime. Many other visiting officals attended We would like to thank the following, Mayor Keldeen Stambaugh, Coucilman Nathan Martin, Councilman John Ninosky & Councilwoman Shelia Bourne-Fuller we are honored to have had you as you always show support to the Fire Company Thank you!

Following words from Chief Todd Zwgart dinner was served followed by the 2012 Call Statics and Company Awards & Our Valued Business Donators were also awarded. We thank you for your support every year.

2012 Fireman Of The Year was awarded to: Lieutenant John Tinari

Lt. Tinari served on the Crabfest as Chairman last year, he is in charge of day to day duties as an fireground operations officer of the company and also First Aid & CPR Training for the company members. Thank you and Congratulations John for all your hard work!

2012 Officer Of The Year was awarded to: Secretary Cheryl Zwigart

Secretary Zwigart served on the Crabfest many years and held various positions for the fire company. She is in her 5th year as Secretary for the company. Thank you for all your hard work as well!

Music was provided by: DJ BRUCEMAN DJ Services

Donations Provided By: Rookies Bar & Grill , Underdogs & Breski’s Beverage.

Door Prizes Donated by: Mama’s Pizza, The Paxtang Grill, City Line Diner, The Tops, Melrose Hair Salon & DK Dogs

A big thank you to the wives Rachael Hays, Cheryl Zwigart, Shirley Grunden & Mindy Bloss for setting up the hall and preperation for the banquet. Also the Geary Family for your help thank you.

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.