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.

Another Successful Crabfest In The Books

09-23-18. Another successful crabfest is in the books. The 18th Annual Crabfest was sold out a week before the event. We sold a record high of 617 tickets. The weather was beautiful for the event. We would like to thank our members who helped with setting up for the crabfest, the members that assisted the day of the event, our volunteers from the Paxtang Lion’s Club, Rutherford Fire Company and Liberty Fire Company. Without all the help this event would not be a success.

We would like to thank the following Sponsors
Grandview Management Assets
Screen Printing Partners
Paxtang Grill
Flemings Sub Base
Tops Bar
City Line Diner
Comcast Cable

We would like to thank all the local businesses that supported the event with a ad for our ad book.

Mark your calendar now for next years crabfest Sept 28, 2019

Commercial WSF Steelton Box 50-2

09-08-18. As the rescue returned from a previous call in Steelton, a 2nd call was struck for a working commercial structure fire at Dura Bond Pipe in box 50-2. Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 4. Crew arrived on the scene as assisted with fire attack, securing the power to the plant and ventilation. Time out was 1 hr 43 mins

WSF Steelton Box 50-1

09-03-18. At 0352 hrs box 50-1 was struck for a structure fire. Chief 50 went enroute and was advised of a working structure fire. Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 6. Rescue arrived and was tasked with assisting with fire attack, overhaul and then helping secure the fire building. Time out was 3 hrs 20 mins.

RIT Assignement to Stand-by

09-02-18 At 1245 hrs Cumberland County 911 requested rescue 40 to respond to Hampden Township as the 1st alarm structure fire as RIT. Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 7. Just before arrival on the scene of the fire, the rescue was placed in service but then requested to stand-by Hampden Township station 2-30 while crews still worked at the scene of the fire. Crew stood-by till released by fire command. There were no calls for service while on stand-by. Total time out was 2 hrs 47 mins.

WSF RIT Assignment Highspire Box 55-2

09-01-18 At 2232 hrs box 55-2 was struck for a structure fire. Dauphin County advised command 55 of a working fire and up-graded the box. Rescue 40 was dispatched and responded with a crew of 5. Crew arrived and took up the RIT assignment. Crew stood-by on the scene till released by fire command. Time out was 1 hr 8 mins

August Stats

09-11-18 Here are August Stats

Calls: 24 YTD: 206
Boro: 1 YTD: 30
Jobs: 2 YTD: 8
Pins: 0 YTD: 0
Manpower: 107 YTD: 788
Crew: 5 YTD: 4
Hrs In Serivce: 13 hrs 23 mins YTD: 113 hrs 15 mins
Engine Calls: 8 YTD: 86
Rescue Calls: 16 YTD: 144
Busiest Day: Tied Sunday and Saturday with 5
Busiest Time: 0800-1600 with 11
Busiest Box: Steelton (50) with 7

Top 5 Responders
Lt.Lemmon with 17
Chief Zwigart with 16
DC. Tinari with 15
FF. Schrader with 12
FF. Frankenfield with 9

2nd Alarm Building Fire Cumberland County

08/25/18 At 1024 hrs rescue 40 was dispatched as part of the 2nd alarm to Cumberland County New Cumberland Boro to assist on a 2nd alarm building fire. Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 5. Rescue 40 arrived and took up 2nd due RIT time. Crew was then split and assigned to assist with fire attack and overhaul. Time out was 3 hrs 2 mins.

64th Annual Schuylkill County Fireman’s Convention in Pine Grove

08/25/18. Engine 40 along with Rutherford Fire (45), Linglestown Fire (35) and Grantville (39) headed north to Schuylkill County to Pine Grove for the 64th Annual Schuylkill County Fireman’s Convention. Prior to the parade members from the 4 departments had our annual tailgating where members enjoyed good food and brotherhood. Engine 40 took 1st Place in Out of County for Best Appearing Engine 1500 gpm and up. This is the 8th straight year. Congrats to Rutherford Fire, Linglestown Fire and Grantville on the awards they won. All together Dauphin County units took home 8 trophies. See our facebook page for pic from the day.

Commercial Structure Fire Box 456-1

08/23/18 At 1514 hrs Engine 40 was dispatched as part of the working structure box to assist Swatara Twp companies on a working fire in a hotel. Engine 40 arrived and assist with PPV on side C of the building. Time out was 1 hr 3 mins.

Structure Fire Box 32-3

08-06-18 At 1816 hrs box 32-3 was struck for a reported structure fire. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 6. Engine crew arrived and took up the 2nd due hydrant and laid into the scene. Crew staged in manpower. Time out was 34 mins.