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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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At approximately 0230 this morning, E35 and E33 were dispatched for a residential fire alarm sounding. Additional reports were received about a fire at the residence and the Lower Paxton Police Department advised of a working house fire. The assignment was upgraded as Engine 33 and Chief 33-2 responded. Engine 33 arrived as the 2nd due engine and sent manpower forward to stretch a secondary line to the second floor as Engine 35 extinguished the fire in the rear. Personnel then assisted with salvage and overhaul before returning to service. Units operated for approximately 2.5 hours. Chief 33-2 held the command. ... See MoreSee Less

At approximately 0230 this morning, E35 and E33 were dispatched for a residential fire alarm sounding. Additional reports were received about a fire at the residence and the Lower Paxton Police Department advised of a working house fire. The assignment was upgraded as Engine 33 and Chief 33-2 responded. Engine 33 arrived as the 2nd due engine and sent manpower forward to stretch a secondary line to the second floor as Engine 35 extinguished the fire in the rear. Personnel then assisted with salvage and overhaul before returning to service. Units operated for approximately 2.5 hours. Chief 33-2 held the command.

Colonial Park has taken delivery of 6 new sets of Globe turnout gear! The decision was made to switch to black gear in cooperation with a mission to standardize fire protection services in Lower Paxton Township between the 3 Fire Companies that serve it. Thank you to The Fire Store for making this an easy and quick delivery process! Apply today and the next set could be yours 👀 ... See MoreSee Less

Colonial Park has taken delivery of 6 new sets of Globe turnout gear! The decision was made to switch to black gear in cooperation with a mission to standardize fire protection services in Lower Paxton Township between the 3 Fire Companies that serve it. Thank you to The Fire Store for making this an easy and quick delivery process! Apply today and the next set could be yours 👀

According to the most recent US Census data, Lower Paxton Township is now the 13th largest jurisdiction in Pennsylvania. The township has grown in population at a rate of 2.4% and boasts one of the lowest property taxes in the region. A house in Lower Paxton Township is assessed 26.9214 mills total taxes - 2.2315 mills for the township, 7.226 mills for Dauphin County, and 17.4639 mills for the Central Dauphin School District. A House valued at $300,000 in Lower Paxton would cost a total of $8,076 in total taxes.

How much do we cost? Only 0.636500 of that mill rate goes toward fire protection costs of the township! (About $190 of the total tax cost of a $300,000 house)
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According to the most recent US Census data, Lower Paxton Township is now the 13th largest jurisdiction in Pennsylvania. The township has grown in population at a rate of 2.4% and boasts one of the lowest property taxes in the region. A house in Lower Paxton Township is assessed 26.9214 mills total taxes - 2.2315 mills for the township, 7.226 mills for Dauphin County, and 17.4639 mills for the Central Dauphin School District. A House valued at $300,000 in Lower Paxton would cost a total of $8,076 in total taxes.
How much do we cost? Only 0.636500 of that mill rate goes toward fire protection costs of the township! (About $190 of the total tax cost of a $300,000 house)

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Break that down to a monthly and compare to average basic utilities

Just a small drop in the bucket. And people still complain about a fire tax. They certainly don’t complain when you show up at their place during a time of need.

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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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