Lower Swatara Fire Department



Previous Years Call Totals
2007 593
2008 522
2009 560
2010 565
2011 813
2012 538
2013 520
2014 557
2015 629
2016 514
2017 594

2018 Incidents
Jan 56
Feb 47
Mar 48
Apr 29
May 43
Total 223

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Lower Swatara Fire Department

Lower Swatara Fire Department

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No Caption Fire Prevention Doesn't Just Happen In October

Fire Chief John Weikle, June 13

While October may be the time of year that fire prevention is in the front of everyone's minds, fire safety needs to be practiced every single day! In 2016, the NFPA reported that on average, fire departments responded to a house fire somewhere in the United States every 90 seconds. The leading cause of these fires were reported to be from cooking. While our community is fortunate not to experience ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle into a Structure

Assistant Chief Kevin Zimmerman, June 01

Friday afternoon (6-1-2018) Rescue 59 was dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries on Jolee Drive in Lowe Swatara TWP. Rescue 59, Chief 59, and Chief 59-1 responded and arrived to find a pick-up truck down an embankment into a mobile home. The driver self extricated before the arrival of the units. Rescue 59 crew assisted EMS with packaging the patient and secured the vehicle. The utilities ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photograph courtesy of Dustin Weese
Photograph courtesy of Dustin Weese

Rescue Responds to Two Alarm Fire in Steelton

Firefighter Valerie Frigerio, April 11

Around 2000, Rescue 59 was dispatched to assist Company 50 (Steelton) with a working row home fire in the 400 block of Swatara Streets. Rescue 59 made the response with 6 personnel shortly after dispatch. Upon arrival, the crew from Rescue 59 split, assisting with fire attack and opening up on divisions 2 and 3 of the bravo exposure. The division 2 crew then joined Chief 59 and Chief 59-1 on the ... (Full Story & Photos)

First Due Working Trailer Fire

Firefighter Dylan Zimmerman, April 05

On Thursday, April 5th, at approximately 08:35 hours Company 59, along with mutual aid, were dispatched to the Willow Farms Trailer Park for a reported trailer on fire. Engine 59-1 responded with 4 and was advised by Dauphin County Communications that they were receiving multiple calls confirming a working fire. Engine 91-3 arrived on scene and stretched a hand line to the front door and began attacking ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Passing of Life Member Richard "Rick" Fox III

Lower Swatara Vol. Fire Dept., March 24

This morning, several members of the Department gathered to pay respects and say goodbye to life member Richard "Rick" Fox III. Rick joined the department in 1985 as a Junior Firefighter. Rick served the department for several years as a firefighter until marrying his wife, Julie, and moving to Middletown. Rick continued to serve the citizens of Lower Swatara Township by responding to calls while ... (Full Story & Photos)


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