Monday, February 23, 2015 0608 Truck 20 was dispatched this morning to assist Company 29 with a chimney fire on Matamoras Road. Access to the chimney needed to be gained via a 35 foot extension ladder. Company 20 personnel assisted Company 29 with placement of the ladder and cleaning debris from the chimney.




Saturday, February 21, 2015  Members of the Millersburg Fire Company braved the cold and snow on Saturday and participated in an Ice Rescue class. The course was a 16 hour PA Fish and Boat Commission class involving classroom and practical exercises. On Saturday participants donned dry suits and participated in self-rescue and victim rescue scenarios at a local pond. Crews used equipment obtained thru grants from the Dauphin County Gaming Grant Program and the PA Office of the State Fire Commissioner.




Thursday, February 12, 2015  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall Recall Date: February 12, 2015/ 6 a.m. Recall Number: 15-079 Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Discharge Recall Summary Name of Product: Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers Hazard: A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury. Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher. Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Safety Notice for more information. Recall Details Units: About 4.6 million units in the U.S. and 175,000 in Canada Description: This recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. The ratings can be found to the right of the nameplate. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. A 10-digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X. A nameplate affixed to the front of the fire extinguisher has one of the following model numbers: 10BC 1A 10BC 1A 10BCW 2A10BC 5BC 5BCW FA10G FA110 FA5B FC10 FC110 FC5 FH/ RESSP FX10 FX10BC FX10K FX210 FX210R FX210W FX340GW FX340SC FX5II KFH Twin M110 Twin M5 Twin Mariner 10 Mariner 110 Mariner 5 Mariner 5 G RESSP XL 5MR Incidents/Injuries: Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported. Sold at: Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online from August 2013 through November 2014 for between $18 and $65, and about $200 for model XL 5MR. Importer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc., of Mebane, North Carolina Manufactured in: Mexico About U.S. CPSC: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters. CPSC Consumer Information Hotline Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall: 800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054) Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products. Media Contact Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests. Phone: (301) 504-7908 Spanish: (301) 504-7800




Friday, January 23, 2015 1619 Box 20-2 was dispatched as a local alarm for a reported structure fire on Route 147 north of Midland Drive. Chief 20-2(Hardy) arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the second floor and attic and requested a first alarm assignment. Engine 20 arrived and was ordered to stretch a line inside the structure. Crews were able to locate the seat of the fire in a second floor bathroom with extension into the attic. Additional lines were stretched by the Truck crew and mutual aid companies. Crews preformed salvage and overhaul operations and ventilated the structure.




Wednesday, January 14, 2015  Michael Ibberson was recognized last evening at the Swatara Township Supervisors meeting for actions he took to rescue 2 persons trapped on the second floor of the Econo Lodge on Eisenhower Blvd. in Swatara Township. Michael started as a member of the Millersburg Fire Company #1 and is the Fire Marshal (Chief 91) for Swatara Township. He responded to a fire dispatched on January 10, 2015 at 1:36PM for a reported motel fire. Michael along with Swatara Fire Chief Shane Steel took action when they discovered two motel occupants trapped. They placed a ladder to the second floor window and removed the victims from harm. The Millersburg Fire Company #1 congratulates both Chiefs on their actions. Pictures available at: Photo's Courtesy of Katie Ibberson




Thursday, January 8, 2015 0458 Engine 20 was dispatched this morning on a 2nd alarm assignment for a reported working structure fire on Amish School Road in Jackson Twp. (Northumberland County). Engine 20 responded with 6 personnel and assisted with extinguishment and salvage operations. Crews were faced with temperatures of about 9 degrees during operations.




Thursday, January 1, 2015  In the calendar year 2014 the Millersburg Fire Company #1 responded to a total of 193 calls.

The top ten responders for the year were:

Assistant Chief Mark Koppenhaver 127; Terry Spotts 121; Branson Smith 118; John Heckert 112; Chief Douglas Snyder 110; Vincent Heckert 102; Sean Grimm 93; Gene Crosby 86; Paul Enders 86; and Captain Colby Challenger 71.

The average arrival time of the first fire company unit at the scene of a call was 8 minutes 56 seconds after dispatch. The fire company responded to 93% of its dispatched calls in the Millersburg/Upper Paxton Twp. area. The remainder of the calls were mutual aid assistance to the surrounding areas and "Out of County" responses.

A breakdown on the types of alarms dispatched were Medical Assists (19%); Structure Fires (15%); Fire Alarms (13%); Motor Vehicle Accidents (9%); Service Calls (8%); Natural Cover Fires (6%); Water Rescue Calls (3%) and other calls make up the remainder. Incident types were: Rescue & EMS Incidents 58; Good Intent 47; Fires 41; Service Calls 18; Hazardous Conditions 15; False Calls 8; Special Incidents 5; and Weather Related 1.

The breakdown by month was: January 22; October 19; July 18; April and May 17; June and December 16; August 15; March and September 14; February 13; and November 12. Responses by days of the week were: Friday 35; Saturday 33; Tuesday 32; Monday 28; Wednesday 25; Sunday 22; and Thursday 18.

The fire company is 100% Volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering please stop by the fire house or call 717-692-2121.




Monday, November 10, 2014  MILLERSBURG- Raymond H. Leiby, age 72, of 147 Fulkroad Road passed away on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Mt. Carmel, PA the son of the late John and Stella Leiby. Raymond was retired from Island Concrete in Duncannon and was a member of the Millersburg Fire Co. and worked as a security guard at Millersburg High School for sporting events. Surviving are his wife Anna Miller Leiby; two sons Raymond E. Leiby and Kenneth Leiby both of Millersburg; two sisters Alma Yeager of Shamokin and Louise Brosius of St. Cloud, FL. He was preceded in death by brothers Jack, Melvin, Bill and his twin sister Ruth Pavelko. There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 am on Friday, November 14th at the Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. Services will be begin at 11 am with burial to follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Halifax. Donations can be made to Millersburg Fire Co. PO Box 151 Millersburg, PA 17061.




Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1203 Stations 21 and 20 were dispatched around noon for a reported commercial structure fire on Bott's Road in Washington Township. County advised the caller reported boxes on fire in the milk house of a dairy barn and that the owners were moving the cattle from the barn. Units arrived with a column of smoke visible and fire spreading from the milk house area into the main barn. A first alarm was dispatched. All the cattle were evacuated from the barn and moved away from the scene as crews worked for over 10 hours to control and extinguish the fire. On a side note, two days later we found a black kitten in the firehouse that appears to have climbed into or onto Engine 20 and rode back to Millersburg undetected. Rick and Gary Ibberson placed food down for it and Firefighter/EMT Ashton Snyder and LT. Colby Snyder were able to catch him. Chief Doug Snyder then put the kitten in a cat carrier and returned him to the farm.




Thursday, September 11, 2014  If you have Kidde Smoke/CO detector installed in your house please read the following and visit for additional information. The Kidde recall affects the following: Name of Products: i12010S –10 Year Hardwired Smoke Alarm – manufactured 12/18/13 through 5/13/14 i12010SCO – 10 Year Hardwired Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm – manufactured 12/30/13 through 5/13/14 KN-COSM-IBA – Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm (front-load battery model only) – manufactured from 10/22/13 through 5/13/14 These units are AC/DC powered and capable of hardwired interconnect. They have a Kidde logo on the face of the unit. The model number is on the label on the back of the unit. Identied Hazard: If a power outage occurs at the same second that a unit is performing a sensor health check, the unit may go into a “latched” mode, causing it not to alert to the presence of smoke. It will sound if it receives a signal from an alarm in the same interconnected system. Once power is restored, a latched unit will sound an alert, regardless of the presence of re and/or carbon monoxide (for combination units) until power to the unit is completely removed. Remedy: Replace Unit. Consumers should not take the alarm out of service until they receive a replacement from Kidde. Kidde Product Support: Kidde toll-free at 1-844-553-9011 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, except holidays, or visit our website at Calls consumers may have of a technical nature that are not related to the recall should be transferred to our toll free number.



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