Train. Grow. Serve.

Swatara Township Fire & Rescue is looking for committed citizens to join our team of dedicated volunteers in protecting lives and property in our community.

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Become a Swatara Volunteer Firefighter Today!

Our Volunteer Firefighters serve the community by responding to a wide variety of situations, training for and performing duties in the following general categories: fire suppression, emergency medical aid or rescue, hazardous material responses, training, and public education.

We offer two types of memberships for the volunteer who is 18 years old or older: Active Firefighter and Live-In Firefighter.
Active firefighters respond from home to the station or standby in the station as part of a duty crew; while live-in firefighters live, sleep, eat and respond in the firehouse in return for free “room and board.” Check out our comprehensive list of benefits for each membership type below.

Under 18 and want to volunteer?

The Junior Firefighter program is our youth organization for young adults age 14-17 that offers an excellent opportunity to learn teamwork skills and mature into responsible and contributing community-focused adults.

The program is designed to instill a sense of character, confidence, and self-esteem in each junior member. The program teaches fire/rescue skills, self-discipline, and respect. Cadets participate in formal training supplemented by field trips and developmental assignments related to fire prevention, control, and emergency medical services.

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Benefits of Joining Our Team

Junior & Active Firefighter Memberships

  • Top of the line turnout gear provided
  • Participation Incentive program
  • Family environment
  • Free gym membership
  • Free training
  • Life insurance

Live-In Program

  • Must be employed full time or a college student
  • Free rent
    • Private & semi-private rooms
    • Private bathroom/showers
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free laundry
  • Free gym membership
  • Participation incentive program
  • Family environment
  • Free training
  • Top of the line turnout gear provided
  • Life insurance
  • Conveniently located near Harrisburg Area Community College, Central Penn College, Penn State Harrisburg, and Dickinson University

Start Your Application Process Today

Take the first step and fill out our simple inquiry form. You’ll be glad you did.