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Phone: 717-652-8378
Fax:      717-545-2411
(For emergencies dial 911)

433 South Houcks Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17109



Monthly Calls

Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayJun.Jul.Aug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.Year
Fires12112402233322
Pins0000010101115
2023 Total Calls55536872978972918310189107977
2022 Calls794366437081676576675795809
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This morning at 0757 hours, Colonial Park was dispatched to a first due house fire on the 5300 of Wilshire Road. While the initial calls were for smoke from the laundry room, crews arrived with fire from the laundry room and extension into the attic of a ranch style single family dwelling. Multiple lines were stretched with substantial fire and smoke damage throughout the structure. Crews operated on scene for four hours before returning to the station. ... See MoreSee Less

This morning at 0757 hours, Colonial Park was dispatched to a first due house fire on the 5300 of Wilshire Road. While the initial calls were for smoke from the laundry room, crews arrived with fire from the laundry room and extension into the attic of a ranch style single family dwelling. Multiple lines were stretched with substantial fire and smoke damage throughout the structure. Crews operated on scene for four hours before returning to the station.

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Prayers for all

Prayers to those involved

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Yesterday in between answering emergencies, crews took advantage of being out to ensure new driveways on Union Deposit Road are accessible for fire apparatus. This type of pre-planning allows us to know if we need to change approaches, response routes, or tactics for new houses and developments throughout the Township. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday in between answering emergencies, crews took advantage of being out to ensure new driveways on Union Deposit Road are accessible for fire apparatus. This type of pre-planning allows us to know if we need to change approaches, response routes, or tactics for new houses and developments throughout the Township.

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I like this, I like the idea of learning your apparatus limitations and where you have to apply different tactics before the day you need to do it on the fly. Efficiency is key. What this could down to is, doesn’t matter what you do, you will ALWAYS have people who condone you for everything for whatever reason. You guys chose to be proactive rather then reactive. Good job. You guys shouldn’t have to explain yourselves for why you’re doing this to people who say this wasn’t the right thing to do. Keep on keeping on boys/gals! 🔥🔥🔥😎😎😎

Thank you for being proactive and doing what you can, where you can, when you can 💪

That overhang!

Knowledge is power! Thank you for hitting the streets and gaining the knowledge of some things that are out of our control. Stay safe yet aggressive! Unfortunately sometimes we have to live with “ it is what it is…”

Can you have the Twp add approach angles to the ordinance ?

this can be addressed during the permitting stage. Understanding what grade your apparatus can maneuver. We have requirements for grade and width.

Does Colonial Park Fire Co. #1 know of where ALL the fire hydrants are located in Lower Paxton Twp? When there was fire near us at night, firemen were up and down our street with flash lights looking for one. Although there is one near to our home, it was a distance for the house where the fire was. Tankers were brought in. Just curious if you have an updated map of our hydrants are located?

How much room was left between the tailboard and the road. Looks pretty tight

Can never ever go wrong with the good Ole Graves!

That's a smart idea.

Beautiful tower and great training. Say, does TL33 have green lighting per chance Colonial Park Fire Co. #1? I would swear I've seen a picture of a rig like her before somewhere....

Hope there are fire hydrants up that hill to support that truck.

How many new scratches did the truck get? 🤣

I’ve seen too many fire fighter brothers get hit and killed in the street. Might try to use your lights and have a blocker for him. Especially while he’s standing around those curves.

My lord that rig has some serious tail swing. What the heck were the engineers thinking?

We have a long drivewat that we can drive into but have to back out with our engine.Front end drags driving out.Another place both the engine and ladder can not get into.These were asked to be fixed but the owners never did it.

Jim Ferguson

i would be happy if a pa truck couldn't come up my driveway. 🫵😂

Nick Morosco

No. Just.....no.

I want to know who ordered that unit in that wheel base because obviously he needs to be demoted

Joseph Jamtgaard

95ft tower waste of money for that area. Useless in NYC and useless there. Surprised you didn’t drag on that hill. Swing is worse then an FDNY tower🤷🏼🤷🏼GL brothers

Why take a Ladder truck out in the Country !!!!!

That doesn't look like the right chassis

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The Colonial Park Fire Company offers condolences to the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue over the LODD Death of FF Trevor Brown during the house explosion last evening. Over the course of the last ten years, the Southside has added personnel to many of the southern county fire departments including Loudoun making this his close to home for many of even our own volunteers.

More information about the incident can be found at the link below:

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The Colonial Park Fire Company offers condolences to the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue over the LODD Death of FF Trevor Brown during the house explosion last evening. Over the course of the last ten years, the Southside has added personnel to many of the southern county fire departments including Loudoun making this his close to home for many of even our own volunteers.
More information about the incident can be found at the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/share/p/4GbZAgcgp3PNQv7t/?mibextid=WC7FNe
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About US

The Colonial Park Fire Company is located in Lower Paxton Township in the south central portion of Dauphin CountyPennsylvania, one of the fastest growing townships in the region. The City of Harrisburg, the state’s capital, is about four miles to the southwest of us.

The Colonial Park Fire Company covers an area of approximately 11 square miles and 26,000 residents. Our response area consists of two large shopping complexes, six schools, five assisted living facilities, a large hospital and numerous strip malls. We also have three major roadways that run through Colonial Park; The Capital Beltway (Interstate 81 and 83) and US route 22; bringing commuters to and from our response district. The remainder of our area is primarily residential with one large industrial complex and several light industrial parks. The Colonial Park Fire Company is a group of dedicated professional volunteers committed to serving the community of Lower Paxton Township by protecting life, property and the environment through prevention, education and the providing of fire protection service. The Paxtonia and Linglestown Fire Companies cover the remaining area of the 28 square miles and 53,500 residents of the township.

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