4th Alarm in Middletown Borough

Yesterday around 11:40am, Box 88-2 was dispatched for a reported structure fire at 508 Holly Hall building in Middletown Borough. Chief 88 arrived on location with a 5 story multi-residential structure with heavy fire showing. Engine 88 and Truck 88 arrived and took first in engine and truck operations. Engine 59-1 with six personnel arrived and laid into side Charlie to supply Truck 46, dropping all 1200 feet of five inch supply line. Rescue 59 with three personnel arrived and sent man power forward. Tanker 59 arrived and assisted with water shuttles. Rescue and Engine crews then assisted with extensive overhaul until being released by command.

Rescue 59 was placed available at 15:55 hours.
Tanker 59 was placed available at 16:01 hours.
Engine 59-1 was placed available at 17:45 hours.
Engine 59-1 was placed available at 19:26 hours.

Great Job to all crews on scene.

Photo Credits:
Tim & Amanda Freelance Pictures
Credits to original owners



FDLS Housing Ceremony

The Lower Swatara Fire Department will be holding a Housing for our 2012 Ferrara Engine, 2014 Ferrara Rescue, 2015 Ford Utility and 2015 Rock Proof Boat. Activities will be held on April 30 @ 1:00pm at the station, with light refreshments to follow. Departments wishing to attend RSVP to Jessica Etzle at 717-315-0364 or email fire_girl39@hotmail.com.



Housing Ceremony and 60 Years Anniversary

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 9.34.15 AM.png

The Lower Swatara Fire Deptment has set the date of April 30, 2016 for Housing Ceremonies for new apparatus recently placed in service.  Information to follow in the coming weeks on this midday event.

The evening of that same day, Lower Swatara Fire Department will celebrate 60 years of service to our community with a Banquet to be held at the Lower Swatara Fire Department. Doors will open at 5:30pm, with the banquet starting at 6:00pm. Great food will be served followed by a live band, door prizes and socializing.  We would like to see as many past and present members attend to help us celebrate this milestone.
Anybody  interested in attending should contact Jess Etzel.
Contact Information:
call 717-315-0364

MVA on 441


Engine 59-1 and Rescue 59 currently operating on scene of MVA on 441.  Road is closed at N. Union and Greenfield Drive as wrecker crew work to pull the rig from the ditch. 


Rescue 59( F. Koller)
Engine 59-1 (K. Zimmerman)

Command: Chief 59-1(K. Phillps)

New Years Accident with Entrapment

After ringing in the New Year at 00:37 hrs,  Box 59-8 was struck for reported accident with fire and three entrapped at Longview Dr and North Union Street.  Chief 59-2 (K. Phillips) arrived to find a single vehicle on it’s side with three occupants inside and the engine compartment on fire. The Police Department quickly worked to get the three occupants out as Chief-2 held the fire in check with a can. Engine 59-1(Brown) arrived with 4 pulling the bumper line to quickly extinguish the fire. Rescue 59 and Rescue 88 arrived shortly after but services were not needed. Company 59 remained on scene waiting for the tow company and PPL due to a severely damaged pole. Units retuned to service at 01:37hrs.
Command: Chief 59-2 (K. Phillips)
Operations: Chief 59-1 (J. Brown)
Engine 59-1,
Rescue: 59,  88
Fire Police:  59, 54
EMS: University EMS, South Central EMS
Police Department: Lower Swatara, Royalton & Middletown

Two Commercial Structure Fires for Tanker 59

Tanker 59 was dispatched to Paxtang Borough just after midnight Monday evening for a working commercial structure fire. Chief 40 arrived to a well involved commercial building fire, quickly going into defensive mode setting up command 40. Command 40 requested tankers due to water pressure issues and a dump site was set up in the middle of Derry Street. Tanker 59 supplied water for the operation until being released by command hours later.
Command: Chief 40
Engine 40, 44, 91, 33, 33-1, 30
Truck 1, 32, 5
Squad 8
Rescue 37,40, 44, 49, 50, 88 and York 69
Tanker 59, 47, 39, 37, 35
Air: 41
Second fire occurred on Thursday night just outside Lawn in Lebanon County. Again a well off commercial building with no hydrants in the area. A multi-alarm fire brought in units from Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Tanker 59 dropped multiple loads of water for hours until being released by command.
FB_IMG_1446849828831 FB_IMG_1446850160690 FB_IMG_1446852594049 IMG_3670

Violent Accidents for Lower Swatara Township

This week has brought some violent accidents to Lower Swatara Township. Tuesday morning was the first accident occurring on Southbound Interstate-283. This incident involved multiple vehicles, closing the interstate for hours for accident investigation as this was a fatal accident.

Rescue 59
Rescue 49
Rescue 44
Life Lion EMS
Life Team EMS
Pennsylvania State Police
Pennsylvania State Police Accident Reconstruction Team
Dauphin County Coroner
Fire Police

The second crash occurred Wednesday evening on Route 230 at Rosedale Avenue. This was a two vehicle crash with one vehicle being torn into two pieces. The roadway and rail lines had to be shut down till the scene was cleaned up.

Rescue 59
Engine 59-1
Lower Swatara Police Department
Penn State University EMS

The Lower Swatara Fire Department urges motorist be carefull when traveling all roadways.

IMG_19501 IMG_19511 IMG_60871

%d bloggers like this: