Lower Swatara Fire Department



Previous Years Call Totals
2006 589
2007 593
2008 522
2009 560
2010 565
2011 813
2012 538
2013 520
2014 557
2015 629
2016 514

2017 Incidents
Jan 48
Feb 33
Mar 45
Apr 42
May 44
Jun 46
Jul 75
Aug 50
Total 383

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Lower Swatara Fire Department

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Lower Swatara Volunteer Fire Department, September 26

Due to the station being used as the mobilization center for DCNR Forestry Firefighters, the weekly bingo game has been cancelled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017. We appreciate the understanding of all of our players and look forward to seeing you on October 4th!... (Full Story & Photos)

Solar Eclipse Safety

Lower Swatara Volunteer Fire Department, August 15

The upcoming solar eclipse taking place on Monday, August 21st has caused a lot of excitement across the country and caused people to go and purchase special "eclipse glasses" in order to view this rare event. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous organizations have attempted to take advantage of the event in order to make a quick profit. Many news organizations have been reporting on the sale of of ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lower Swatara Fire Helps at PSU Harrisburg Soccer Camp

Assistant Chief Kevin Zimmerman, July 25

On 7-18-2017, Lieutenant Jason Forrester, Firefighter Alex Phillips, and Firefighter Colton Taylor took Engine 59-1 down to Penn State University Harrisburg Campus for the Youth Soccer Camp. The Engine crew did a fire safety and prevention presentation followed up with a tour of Engine 59-1. Finally, since it was a very hot and humid day, the Engine crew cooled the kids down by flowing the step gun ... (Full Story & Photos)

Record Rainfall Makes for a Busy Evening

Captain Chad Zimmerman, July 23

On Sunday 7/23/17, an evening storm brought a record 4.27 inches of rain in one hour to the Middletown and Hershey areas. This led to significant flash flooding and multiple calls for service, keeping fire crews busy until late evening. One of the larger incidents involved flooding in the community around Lisa Lake. This low lying area is notorious for flooding during heavy rains, with the most ... (Full Story)

LED Lighting Retrofit

Assistant Chief Kevin Zimmerman, July 23

With more and more focus on energy savings and the benefits of LED lights, the department recently decided to join the movement. At our July monthly business meeting, the members of the Lower Swatara Volunteer Fire Department approved to have all interior and exterior light fixtures retrofitted and upgraded to LED lights. This project was headed by Trustee Brett Waple with the assistance of the ... (Full Story & Photos)


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1350 Fulling Mill Road
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