2014 National Fire Prevention Week and Open House

October is National Fire Prevention and Safety month and this week the 6th thru the 10th is fire prevention week. This week crews from FDLS along with mutual aid companies took part in open houses at the various fire departments throughout Dauphin County along with visiting schools, daycares and businesses to promote fire prevention and safety. The week started out for FDLS at a local school, Kunkel Elementary then to Reid Elementary the following day utilizing the departments smoke house. On Thursday the 9th, the Annual Open House went off without a hitch. The FDLS Open House had about 300 people in attendance throughout the night. Many departments from the surrounding area came out to show what Police, EMS and Fire Departments are all about and what kind of equipment we have to utilize in this special service. At open house, FDLS had Engine & Rescue rides, ladder trucks flying to view, the “Smoke House”, a house fire for the children to extinguish and many other vehicles and agencies to view along with talk too. The crews at FDLS love this time of year to go out and show, along with tell the community what hard work we do every day and throughout the year. The crews at FDLS taught over 1,000 students at all the local elementary schools throughout the week.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the companies and participants that showed up to make this event a HUGE success! We have already started preparing for next year!

Open House Units

Station 59 Apparatus

  • Engine 59, 59-1
  • (NEW) Rescue 59
  • Tanker 59
  • Boat 59, 59-1
  • Smoke Trailer 59

Surrounding Participating Departments:

  • Engine 49 (Swatara)
  • Engine 55 (Highspire)
  • Engine 40 (Paxtang)
  • Truck 88 (Middletown)
  • Truck 456 (Chambers Hill)
  • Rescue 46 (Hummlestown)
  • Rescue 40 (Paxtang)
  • Rescue 44 (Lawnton)
  • Rescue 71 (PA National Guard 193rd)
  • Tanker 54 (Londonderry)
  • Harrisburg River Rescue (10)
  • Dauphin County Hazmat  (77)
  • Life Lion EMS
  • Service 1st Restoration Summit Search & Rescue (K-9 Unit)
  • Lower Swatara Emergency Management Agency
  • Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency

This year marked a high point with FDLS with over 17 different agencies represented, again we thank you for making this night a success.


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