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.

01/01/2020 Walnut St WSF

Paxtang Fire Company was dispatched to 32-1 box to aid at a fire on Walnut St. Engine 40 Responded with a crew of 5, picking up a hydrant assignment while manpower checked exposure’s and also the basement of the structure.


As of January 2020 Paxtang Fire Company’s leadership structure is as follows

Borough Appointed:

Chief- John Tinari
Deputy Chief- Will Skinner

Executive Officers:

President- Tom Leach
VP- Kacey Fry
Secretary- Dan Schaeffer
Treasurer- Sabrina Schaeffer
Senior Trustee- Steve Clark
Trustee- Karl Rapp
Trustee- Travis Frankenfield

Line Officers:

Captain- Matthew Lemmon
Lieutenant- Anthony Nickle

May 2019 Stats

06-02-19 Here are May’s 2019 stats

Calls: 31 YTD: 148
Boro Calls: 7 YTD: 22
Jobs: 3 YTD: 14
Pins: 0 YTD: 0
Manpower: 147 YTD: 641
Avg Crew: 5 YTD: 5
Hrs In Service: 12 hrs 43 mins YTD: 77 hrs 00 mins
Engine Calls: 13 YTD: 72
Rescue Calls: 19 YTD: 86
Utility Calls: 2 YTD: 6
OIC Calls: 1 YTD: 4
Fire Police Calls: 2 YTD: 8
Busiest Day: Tuesday with 8
Busiest Time: 0800-1600 with 18
Busiest Box: Steelton (50) with 9

Top 5 Responders
DC. Tinari with 23
Chief Zwigart with 21
Lt. Lemmon with 20
FF. Leach with 13
FF. Fink with 12
FF. Roberson with 12

Storms Make For Busy Night

05-28-19. As the storms rolled in, the department was dispatched for several weather related calls in the boro. At 1724 hrs box 40-1 was struck for tree and wires down. At 1730 crews handle a tree down blocking the roadway in the 40-1 box. At 1736 crews handled a tree down blocking the roadway in the 40-1 box. At 1740 crews handled a tree down blocking the roadway in the 40-1 box. At 1759 hrs box 49-6 came in for a wires on fire. Time out was 1 hrs 8 mins.

Box 48-1 Hershey WSF

05-23-19. At 0710 hrs engine 40 was dispatched as part of the 2nd alarm assignment. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 4. Crew arrived and staged in manpower. Time out was 52 mins.

Box 10 New Cumberland WSF

05-06-19. At 1356 hrs box 10 New Cumberland in Cumberland County struck 2nd alarm for a WSF. Rescue 40 was dispatched. Rescue responded with a crew of 3. Crew arrived and stated on side A as RIT. Crew staged as RIT till released by command. Time out was 1 hr 4 mins.

Box 55-1 Highspire WSF

05-05-19 At 1542 hrs box 55-1 was struck for a WSF. Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 7. Rescue 40 arrived and took up the RIT assignment on side A of the building. Crew staged as RIT till released by command. Time out was 39 mins.

April 2019 Stats

05-01-19 Here are April’s stats.

Calls: 34 YTD: 117
Boro Calls: 6 YTD: 15
Total Manpower: 139 YTD: 494
Hrs In Serivce: 21 hrs 53 mins YTD: 64 hrs 17 mins
Avg Crew: 4 YTD: 5
Engine Calls: 18 YTD: 59
Rescue Calls: 21 YTD: 67
Utility Calls: 0 YTD: 4
OIC Calls: 0 YTD: 3
Fire Police: 2 YTD: 6
Busiest Day: Thursday with 11
Busiest Time: 0800-1600 with 16
Busiest Box: Steelton (50) with 10

Top 5 Responders
Chief Zwigart with 20
DC. Tinari with 19
FF. Moyer with 19
Lt. Lemmon with 17
FF. Frankenfield with 11

Box 456-2 Chambers Hill Commercial WSF

04-22-19 At 1557 hrs box 456-2 was struck for a WSF in a commercial building with fire in the roof. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 2. Crew arrived and staged at 2nd due engine and sent it’s manpower forward. Crew was then sent to the roof to assist with roof operations. Time out was 45 mins.

Box 45-4 Rutherford WSF

04-20-19 At 1908 hrs box 45-4 was struck for a fire alarm. 2nd call reported a fire in the gun range and the box was upgraded. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 5. Engine arrived and took up the 2nd due engine assignment and sent it’s manpower to staging. Time out was 37 mins.