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February 18

**Press Release**

At 1623hrs this afternoon, units from Swatara Township and surrounding jurisdictions were dispatched to a possible structure fire in the area of Highland St. and Boyer St with reports of multiple people trapped. Crews arrived on the scene at 1625hrs and found heavy fire conditions and immediately entered the structure to begin searching. At 1627hrs , crews from Swatara Township ... (Full Story & Photos)

Operational Promotions

February 13

Effective immediately, the following operational officers have been promoted. Congratulations!

Battalion Chief 91-4 - Scott Allen
Battalion Chief 91-7 - Dan Gorenc
Captain 91 - Jon Reese
Captain 91-1 - Darrin Robinson
Lieutenant 91-3 - Nate Ziegler
Lieutenant 91-4 - Joe Lloyd
Lieutenant 91-5 - Bobby Shutts
Lieutenant 91-6 - Matt Papinchak ... (Full Story)

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February 12

Swatara Township Fire-Rescue Units along with mutual aid from Paxtang Fire Company (40) were dispatched the the 5000 Block of Lancaster Street in the 45-7 Box Area for a reported Chimney Fire. Chief 91-5 (Canulli) arrived and confirmed embers from the chimney. Engine 91-5 arrived as the first due engine company and made entry to find the fire contained to the chimney with negative extension inside. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Garage Fire in Chambers HIll

February 01

this afternoon crews from Swatara Fire-Rescue were alerted to a garage fire on Chambers Hill Rd. The box was quickly upgraded to a working fire assignment. Crews arrived to find heavy fire conditions. More details will be available in the near future.... (Full Story & Photos)

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January 30

Late this evening, while STFR units were clearing a Commercial Automatic Fire Alarm in the 49-5 Box, units were dispatched to 322 Westbound for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment. Units arrived on scene to find a head on crash with 1 Trapped. Units worked to free the patient and marked extrication within 20 minutes.

Command - Chief 91-3 (Orth)
Operations - Chief 91-5 (Bradnick)
Rescues - ... (Full Story & Photos)

Township Companies Run Fire in Paxtang

January 30

Engines 91, 91-2, 91-5 and Air 91-2 all were alerted shortly after 1800 hours for smoke from a house in the 3200 block of Derry St. Crews arrived and found moderate smoke throughout the home. Crews found a small fire in the basement and quickly extinguished the same.

While crews were out, Trucks 91 and 91-3 remained staffed while performing annual fit testing at Station 1.... (Full Story & Photos)

Courtesy of Dustin Weese
Courtesy of Dustin Weese

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January 05

DATE: January 5th 2019
LOCATION: Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg
Time: 0800-1700
Instructor: Nick Martin - Battalion Chief - Salisbury NC
Cost: $75.00
Register: Follow the LINK Below!

Class Description : Incident command systems are often overdone or underdone. Cumbersome command practices that allow the building to burn down while command is “setup” are just as frustrating and problematic as the lack ... (Full Story & Photos)

Training at First Due Senior Living Facility

October 30

This evening all four township companies, EMA, and Life Team EMS participated in a training scenario at Greenfield senior Living. Crews staged a few blocks away and a fire was simulated on the 3rd floor with a smoke machine. Crews arrived staggered to simulate real response times and took the respective assignments based on our operating guidelines. The facility also used opportunity this to put ... (Full Story & Photos)

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