Sunday, January 1, 2017 12:15 Units were dispatched today to MYO Park to set up a landing zone for Life Lion. Crews assisted with transferring the patient from the EMS unit to Life Lion for transport.




Sunday, January 1, 2017  The Millersburg Fire Company #1 responded to a total of 199 calls during 2016. There were a total of 139 calls in our primary response area with 57 of these calls being EMS related. The call breakdown of the 139 primary response area calls, 64 of the calls were in Millersburg Borough and 75 in Upper Paxton Township. There were 60 Mutual Aid responses to surrounding communities; the Millersburg Fire Company received Mutual Aid into our area 10 times. Volunteers contributed 1809 man hours to emergency responses thru out the year and countless hours to training and community events. The top 10 responders for the year were: John Heckert 157; Vince Heckert 147; Doug Snyder (Chief 20) 134; Branson Smith 131; Mark Koppenhaver (Chief 201) 129; Sean Grimm (Lieutenant 20) 116; Joe Smey 109; Gene Crosby 105; Jamie Etzweiler 100; and Terry Spotts 100. The fire company applied for a Dauphin County Gaming Grant and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner Grants and were able to receive approximately $85,000. This money was used to purchase new fire hose and adapters to convert all fire apparatus and hydrants to National Standard thread, this project is ongoing and should be completed by February 2017. We look forward to providing outstanding service to our community and surrounding areas in the coming year. We are always looking for volunteers that wish to serve the community, if you are interested in volunteering, you are urged to call the firehouse at 692-2121 (leave a message if no one answers) or stop by and pick up an application. We thank the community for your continued support.




Sunday, December 25, 2016 1758 Units were dispatched this evening for a reported two vehicle accident at Route 25 and Charles Road. Chief 202(Hardy) arrived to find one pickup truck on its side into a telephone pole with the driver confined and a SUV with multiple occupants into a yard. Command 20 requested an addition of Rescue 21 and additional EMS units to assist. Engine 20's crew stabilized the pickup truck and removed the rear window and windshield to gain patient access. The patient was removed thru the windshield opening and transferred to EMS and Command cancelled Rescue 21. Crews assisted PSP at the scene until the vehicles were removed and the roadway reopened.




Saturday, December 17, 2016 1505 Units were dispatched for a single vehicle accident on State Route 25 in the area of Boyer Road. Units arrived and found a single vehicle versus a utility pole with communications cables down blocking Route 25 and Boyer Road. Upon assessment of the situation by LT20(Grim) and with consultation of EMS fire crews cut the "B" post of the vehicle to allow for victim removal. Crews removed cables that were obstructing State Route 25 and reopened the roadway.




Tuesday, December 13, 2016  The Millersburg Fire Company is pleased to announce the elected officers for the 2017-18 term:

Executive Officers:

President - Colby Challenger

Vice President - Jamie Etzweiler

Treasurer - Anita Lenker

Assistant Treasurer - Rebecca Smith-Witmer

Relief Treasurer - Gary Ibberson

Secretary - Karen Heckert

Trustees - John Heckert, Dave Esch, and Mike Sedesse

Chaplain - Joe Smey

Line Officers:

Fire Chief - Doug Snyder

1st Assistant Chief - Mark Koppenhaver

2nd Assistant Chief - Chris Hardy

3rd Assistant Chief - Colby Snyder

The members of the company would like to thank all of the officers whose terms have ended for their time and effort while in office.




Saturday, December 3, 2016 0511 Crews were dispatched this morning for a reported structure fire. Chief 21-1 (Dill) confirmed a working fire and upgraded the box to a 1st Alarm. Crews from Engine 21 laid 1700' of 5" supply hose down the lane from Route 225. Crews from Engine 21 and 26 made an attack and contained the fire to the original fire building. Truck 20's crew ventilated the roof and provided scene lighting and overhaul assistance.




Thursday, November 17, 2016 1618 Engine, Truck, and Tanker 20 were dispatched to assist at the scene of a structure fire on Armstrong Street in Halifax. Truck 20 positioned on Third Street and laddered the building and went to the roof to ventilate. Engine 20 crews assisted with stretching handlines form Engine 29-1 to the rear of the building of origin and protected exposures to the west and extinguished visible fire to the rear. Tanker 20 dropped the porta tank and dumped water to support water supply operations.




Thursday, November 17, 2016 1319 Units were dispatched for a reported rubbish fire that was spreading. units arrived and found a fire spreading into the mountain. A 2 1/2" leader line was stretched 200' and then an attack line was connected from the Tanker. Attack 20 positioned and deployed two preconnected handlines and a booster line and set up a supply line from the tanker. Attack 26 arrived and assisted with raking a line around the fire area and extinguishment. Engine 201 responded with manpower and also provided water. The fire was held to an area approximately 50' X 100.'




Monday, November 14, 2016  Today members of the fire company spent the day removing caps from the fire hydrants and installing new adapters to all 158 hydrants in the Millersburg/Upper Paxton Township area. The adapters were installed to convert the fire hydrant thread to National Standard Thread, which is a common fire hose thread. The Millersburg Fire Company has used a thread known as Pittsburgh Thread since the installation of fire hydrants in the early 1900's. The "Special" thread required the use of adapters which sometimes slowed down water supply operations. The fire company applied for, and was granted a 2016 Dauphin County Gaming Grant to change the fire hydrants and the fire apparatus to National Standard Thread. The first part of the project was done today with the installation of the hydrant adapters. In future weeks we will work on adapting the fire apparatus. Today volunteers worked throughout the day which accounted for approximately 140 man hours in total.




Fred Dill Photo

Fred Dill Photo

Friday, November 11, 2016 1530 Units were dispatched for a reported structure fire on Pottsville Street in Wiconisco. Truck 20 was dispatched as part of the initial alarm. Units from Company 23 arrived to find smoke and flames visible from the rear and roof of the building of origin and extension into a neighboring structure. Truck 20 was positioned on the front of the building and made the original roof ventilation and then went into defensive operations flowing water on the fire from the aerial device. Engine 20 was dispatched to provide manpower to the scene. Crews assisted with extinguishment and overhaul.



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