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 Incidents
Jan 56
Feb 46
Mar 37
Apr 28
May 23
Jun 60
Jul 37
Aug 40
Sep 41
Oct 45
Nov 55
Dec 46
Total 514

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Lower Swatara Fire Department

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Working Tractor Trailer Fire

Assistant Chief Kevin Zimmerman, January 18

On Wednesday 1-18-17 at 00:15 hours, Company 59 was dispatched to the eastbound lanes of PA-283 between I-283 and the Airport Connector for a tractor trailer fire. Chief 59-1 went responding and Dauphin County Communications advised that they received only one call and that the truck was hauling wood pallets. As Engine 59-1 went responding, Chief 456(Chambers Hill Fire Co.) arrived, confirming a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Accident at PA Rte 230 & Airport Connector
Accident at PA Rte 230 & Airport Connector

Busy Ending to a Busy Week

Assistant Chief Kevin Zimmerman, January 13

On Friday 1-13-17 at 16:15 hours Company 59 and Rescue 88 (Middletown) were dispatched on the 59-1 box for an accident with entrapment at Route 230 and Meade Ave. Rescue 59 and Chief 59-1 went responding with reports of two vehicles involved and one of them overturned. Chief 59-1 arrived to find two vehicles upright with one patient in each vehicle and no entrapment. Rescue 59 arrived and assisted ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chimney Fire With Extension in Londonderry Twp

Lieutenant Kevin Zimmerman, December 19

On Monday 12-19-16 just before midnight, Tanker 59 was dispatched to the 1400 block of Hillsdale Road in Londonderry Township for a reported chimney fire with possible extension into the attic. Tanker 59 responded shortly after dispatch with 2 firefighters. Engine 54 arrived on the scene and reported smoke showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. Chief 54-2 assumed command and requested the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo courtesy of Londonderry Twp Fire Co.
Photo courtesy of Londonderry Twp Fire Co.

Busy Friday for FDLS Volunteers

Lower Swatara Vol. Fire Dept., December 16

At 05:15 hrs on Friday, December 16, Company 59 was alerted to transfer an Engine to Lancaster County Station 74 (Elizabethtown) to cover for them while they operated at the scene of a 2 alarm structure fire. Engine 59 completed the transfer with a crew of 5, standing by with Lancaster Truck 23 (East Petersburg). During this time, Engine 59 responded to 2 calls for service; an accident in Company ... (Full Story & Photos)

Thanksgiving Weekend Project

Lower Swatara Vol. Fire Dept., November 28

As the weather gets cooler, the volunteers of Company 59 often look for indoor projects that need done around the station. This weekend, we decided that it was time to build a proper hose rack for all of our spare attack and supply lines. Since many members had a long weekend due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we were able to complete the project in a relatively short time frame (Assistant Chief Phillip's ... (Full Story & Photos)


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