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.

Box 91-2 MVA

03/23/19 At 2042 Rescue 40 was dispatched to assist Co. 91 on an auto accident in Interstate 83 South at Exit 45. Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 5. Rescue arrived and assisted EMS with checking for injuries. Crew then assisted with lighting on the scene till PD finished with their investigation. Crew also assisted with debris clean up. Time out was 2 hrs 14 mins.

Box 40-1 MVA with Injuries

03/18/19 At 2044 hrs box 40-1 was struck for an auto accident in the 3200 blk of Derry St. Chief 40-1 responded. County advised of a 3 vehicle accident, and a male with a head injury. Chief 40-1 arrived on the scene to find a vehicle sitting in the middle of Derry St and a parked vehicle into the rear of another parked car. Found a male sitting on the curb. Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 4 and Engine 40 with a crew of 2. Rescue crew arrived and an EMT started pt care to till EMS arrived and crew started to contain a running fuel leak from one of the vehicle. EMS arrived and took over pt care. Crews then assisted with debris clean up. Time out was 47 mins.

2019 Paxtang Fire St. Patty’s Day Party

03/10/19 Today was our Annual St. Patty’s Day Party at the Paxtang Grill. The event ran from 4pm till 9PM. There was light refreshments available with a cash bar. There were a raffle for a $500.00 gift card and 50/50 drawings. We would like to thank the Paxtang Gill for the use, the food they donated and the staff that worked for the event and also Fleming Sub for the food they donated for the event. It was a great time by all that attended.

Box 40-2 Chimney Fire

03/02/19 At 1600 hrs box 40-2 was struck for a chimney fire. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 4 and Rescue 40 responded with a crew of 3. Engine 40 arrived and pick up the hydrant in front of the home. Truck 32 arrived and took side B and was sent to the roof. Crews found light smoke in the home. Truck crew dropped chimney bombs. Crews then cleaned out the fireplace and debris that fell from the chimney due to the chains and bombs sent down the chimney from the truck company. Crews use a TIC to scan the walls on all 3 floors to make sure there was no hidden fire. Time out was 2 hrs 51 mins.

February 2019 Stats

02/28/19 Here are February Stats.

Calls: 31 YTD: 57
Boro Calls: 3 YTD: 5
Total Manpower: 107 YTD: 232
Avg Crew: 4 YTD: 5
Time In Service: 16 hrs 13 mins YTD: 27 hrs 38 mins
Engine Calls: 13 YTD: 29
Rescue Calls: 17 YTD: 29
Utility Calls: 1 YTD: 3
OIC Calls: 0 YTD: 3
Fire Police Calls: 1 YTD:
Busiest Day: Monday with 8
Busiest Time: 1600-2400 with 16
Busiest Box: 91 Swatara Twp with 10

Top 5 Responders
Chief Zwigart with 23
Lt. Lemmon with 18
DC. Tinari with 13
FF. Clark with 12
FF. Moyer with 12

Box 49-4 WSF

02/18/19 At 1623 hrs box 49-4 was struck for a working structure fire. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 3. Engine 40 took up 3rd due engine assignment and laid into the rear of the structure and sent it’s manpower forward. Crew was sent to the 2nd division to assist with opening up and overhaul. Time out was 1 hr 2 mins.

City Transfer

02/17/19 At 0128 hrs the Engine was dispatch to transfer into city station 2 while city units work a structure fire in the uptown section. Engine responded with a crew of 4. Crew stood-by till released by command. There were no calls for service while on stand-by. Time out was 4 hrs 10 mins.

Box 40-1 Smoke Investigation

02/04/19 At 2104 hrs box 40-1 was struck for an odor of smoke in a house. Engine responded with a crew of 3 and Rescue responded with a crew of 2. Engine arrived and took side A leaving room for the truck. Engine crew investigated and found no smoke in the home. The box was scaled back to just 40 units. After further investigation it was found to be a malfunction furnace. Time out was 36 mins.

Box 32-2 WSF

02/04/19 At 0414 hrs box 32-2 was struck for a working structure fire. Engine 40 responded with a crew of 3. Engine arrived on the scene and sent it’s crew to manpower. Crew staged on scene till released by command 32. Time out was 22 mins.

Jan 2019 Stats

01/31/19 Here are January Stats.

Call: 26 YTD: 26
Boro Calls: 2 YTD: 2
Manpower: 125 YTD: 125
Avg Crew: 5 YTD: 5
Time In Service: 11 hrs 25 mins YTD: 11 hrs 25 mins
Engine Calls: 16 YTD: 16
Rescue Calls: 12 YTD: 12
Utility Calls: 2 YTD: 2
OIC Calls: 3 YTD: 3
Fire Police Calls: 2 YTD: 2
Jobs: 3 YTD: 3
Pins: 0 YTD: 0
Busiest Day: Monday with 6
Busiest Time: 1600-2400 with 12
Busiest Box: 91 Swatara Twp

Top 5 responders
Lt. Lemmon with 22
Chief Zwigart with 17
FF. Moyer with 14
DC. Tinari with 12
FF. Frankenfield with 12