Friday, January 12, 2018  The Millersburg Fire Company is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Captain 23 Dustin Rhoads. Dustin started his fire career with the Millersburg Fire Company and made him a life member just recently. We offer our sincerest condolences to the Rhoads family and our thoughts and prayers are with them! Captain Rhoads has answered his final alarm and he carries with him our gratitude and appreciation for his commitment to protecting the lives and property of the communities of Upper Dauphin County.  We'll take it from here.




Monday, January 1, 2018  The Millersburg Fire Company #1 responded to a total of 215 calls in 2017. Of those calls: 136 were Fire/Rescue; 69 were EMS related; and 10 were Officer in Charge calls. The fire company received Mutual Aid responses from other fire companies a total of 14 times and responded Mutual Aid 47 times. Firefighters gave a total of 1944.61 man/hours operating at calls and the average length of a call was 41 minutes and 52 seconds. The class that we responded to broken down by days of the week were: Saturday and Sundays-37 each; Monday-30; Tuesday and Friday-29 each; Wednesday-28; and Thursday-25. The top ten responders for the year were: 1. Fire Chief/EMT Doug Snyder -165; 2. Firefighter Vince Heckert-143; 3. Captain/EMT Sean Grimm-138; 4. Firefighter John Heckert-118; 5. Firefighter Branson Smith-117; 6. Firefighter/EMT Joe Smey-111; 7. 3rd Asst. Chief/Paramedic Colby Snyder-111; 8. Firefighter Terry Spotts-110; 9. Fire Police Captain Bob Sechler-102; 10. Firefighter Thomas Acker-97. Members of the fire company have spent hundreds of additional man/hours supporting the community with Fire Prevention Activities at the school, fire station tours, Cherry Blossom Festival, Tour de Millersburg support, Fire Works standby, etc. Hundreds of hours were also spent attending training activities to be better prepared to respond to emergencies. The Millersburg Fire Company #1 is 100% volunteer and is always looking for help. If you are interested in joining call the station at 717-692-2121, or stop by on Thursday evenings to ask questions and pick up an application. Volunteer to Help us, help you.




Monday, December 25, 2017  The officers and members of the Millersburg Fire Company wish you all a very safe and Merry Christmas!




Monday, November 27, 2017 02:46 Engine 20 was dispatched to assist the Herndon Fire Company in Northumberland County with a working structure fire on the 400 Block of Main Street. The Engine responded with 7 and arrived on scene with instructions to relieve firefighters from Pillow who had been on scene for some time. Captain Grimm took FF/EMT Smey and FF Smith to side Bravo to continue extinguishment efforts and transitioned into overhaul. Lt. Lenker took FF Acker and FF Judy to side Delta for the same task. At the time, it was unknown whether an occupant had still been inside the structure which made overhaul all the more important. It was later confirmed that all occupants were accounted for. The Engine crew was released at approximately 06:00. Great teamwork was exhibited by firefighters from 4 different counties working together! Photos courtesy of Seth Lasko Photography.




Friday, October 20, 2017  While at Fire Prevention at the Lenkerville Elementary School, we had a very special presentation. Second grader, Bryson Null organized a stuffed animal drive with MI Charitable Foundation to help other kids who have been involved in various tragic situations. Bryson got the idea after having his tonsils removed and wanted to do something nice for other kids in similar situations. We will be using these stuffed animals to give to children who were in accidents and fires and other terrible situations to help make them feel a little better in a bad time. Thanks Bryson and way to go!!




Friday, October 20, 2017  The Millersburg Fire Company made it's annual trip to the Lenkerville Elementary School to teach the students Fire Prevention. Kindergarten through 3rd grade had members visit in the classroom where the fire prevention message was given along with a gear demonstration. 4th and 5th graders came outside to visit the Safety Trailer where they were able to experience a smoke simulation where they had to safely exit through the window assisted by fire company members. Engine 20 was also on hand and students had the opportunity to see the equipment that we carry.





Wednesday, October 11, 2017  It’s 2:00 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. If you’re not sure what you’d do next, it’s time to learn!





Tuesday, October 10, 2017  In a fire situation, once you get outside, stay outside! Call 911 or the local emergency number immediately from your cell phone or a neighbor’s phone.




Know 2 Ways Out

Monday, October 9, 2017  Use this home escape planning grid to map out a floor plan of your home. Make sure it includes the location of all smoke alarms in your home; two exits from every room; a path from each exit to the outside; and an outdoor meeting place where everyone will meet upon exiting. home escape plan includes an outside meeting place where everyone will meet upon exiting the home. Pick a stationary location in front of your home, like a tree, mailbox, or light post.




Sunday, October 8, 2017  “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” That’s the theme for #FirePreventionWeek, October 8-14, 2017. Create a home escape plan with all members of your household today!



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