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.

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

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.