Ladder 33 just returned from a fire in Swatara Fire-Rescue first due on Evelyn Street. The company took side alpha, provided ladders and positive pressure before metering the structure for command 91. Units were out about an hour with the fire. ... See moreSee less
Busy day today in the Park as members were literally scattered all over the state and Elizabethtown Fire Dept Station 74 was requested to cover Lower Paxton Township. Member Chris Henry was getting married in Butler and although not everyone was able to attend the wedding because of COVID, 3 personnel were able to. Meanwhile, two members were completing BVR training at York and 3 other members were attending an acquired burn hosted by Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 through Shumaker Public Safety Center. Since so many people were all over the place, and the rest of Lower Paxton Fire was out of service for the burn, Station 74 was asked to provide manpower with our drivers to protect the township. ... See moreSee less
The Southside was honored to be able to support the procession in remembrance of Chief Mowry from Progress Fire 32. While Engine 33 joined in the procession, Ladder and Rescue 33 set up a flag to pass under during their procession to Fort Indiantown Gap. Please keep the Mowry family, Progress Fire, and all of both their extended families in your thoughts and prayers during the loss of a great husband, father, and Chief. ... See moreSee less
Congratulations to Philip Crea who is one of the first three career firefighters ever hired for New Kingstown Fire Co.! Phil is still a member at the Southside and routinely comes home to visit family and catch calls. Phil is currently a career firefighter in Lafayette Louisiana and also played semi-pro hockey with the Louisiana Ice Gators. We couldn’t be happier that he’ll be back in the area with us and just in time for his wedding! Congratulations Phil, we are just as excited as you are! ... See moreSee less
This afternoon, Southside members joined with Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35, Paxtonia 34 Fire Company, and West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 to help congratulate graduates of the Central Dauphin High School class of 2020. Amongst those graduates was Dillon Linville, son of life member and previous chief officer Ron Linville. Due to the unique circumstances of this year, the Southside members couldn't have been happier or more proud when Chief Linville asked if Dillon could pick his diploma up in a fire truck, with no one other than his father driving him. Congratulations to the class of 2020, sorry this year wasn't what you thought it would be, but hopefully we made it just a little bit better! ... See moreSee less
Nyes Road will be closing for approximately 110 days on Monday, June 22nd. The closure will allow for the intersection of Nyes Road and Devonshire Heights Road to be re-aligned, a stop light added, and drainage culverts installed.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has a detour set up along Old Jonestown, Jonestown, and Locust Lane. While the road closure will be a nuisance for local residents who are accustomed to using Nyes Road, it's needed to fix the heavily traveled and oddly angled intersection.
Please share with everyone this week so they know Nyes and Devonshire Heights Road will be closed starting Monday! ... See moreSee less
This afternoon, Rescue 33 responded for a report of a house fire in Penbrook Fire 30's first due on Boas Street. Rescue 33 arrived and went to work as a special service splitting personnel between the roof, ladders, and investigation. Crews opened the roof to completely extinguish a small fire in the void space of the house. Rescue 33 was out about an hour on the fire.Box 30-1 2600 block of Boas Street (Penbrook) for a structure fire. ... See moreSee less
Last week on Wednesday, our German visitor Luca Arsic returner to Germany after 90 days at Colonial Park. Although the experience from March through June wasn’t one of “normal American life” that he was looking to experience while he was here, he still had a great time and we were happy to have him! Thanks for a great three months of hanging with us Luca! ... See moreSee less