Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station 1 "The Uptown"

Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station 1 "The Uptown" The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire's Station 1 is 1 of 3 stations within the City of Harrisburg and is located at 1820 N. 6th St. Harrisburg, PA 17102. This station is the home of Wagon 3 and Ladder 2.
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08/01/2020

07/31/2020: At approximately 0347 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to Box 1-4 at 336 Crescent St. in “Allison Hill” for multiple calls of a reported structure fire. The Police Dept. arrived on scene to find fire towards the rear of a three story residence in the middle of the row. B/C 4 requested the 1st Alarm that dispatched Wagon 3, York County Rescue 69 (DLA), and Cumberland County Air 13 to the scene. Tower 1 arrived on scene, forced entry, and located fire on the first floor towards the rear of the fire building that was able to be held in check with the “can” until lines were stretched and placed into operation and able to extinguish the remaining pockets of fire throughout the residence. The residence appeared to be vacant and under renovation; however, searches were completed and negative. Residents of the adjoining exposures were evacuated until it was safe to return to their residences. The “C” Platoon working.

07/29/2020: At approximately 14:50 Hours, Wagon 3, Tower 1, Ladder 2 and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to Box 1-4 in...
07/30/2020
Mom, baby, 2 firefighters hurt in Harrisburg blaze that spread among apartments

07/29/2020: At approximately 14:50 Hours, Wagon 3, Tower 1, Ladder 2 and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to Box 1-4 in the area of S. 14th St. and Swatara St. in “Allison Hill” for a porch fire. Squad 8 and Wagon 4 were operating at a brush fire on I-83 Northbound in the area of Exit 44 and reported a large column of smoke in the area of the 14th and Swatara. Tower 1 also reported smoke showing from N. 16th St. and Walnut St. upon responding from Station 2. Based on initial reports, B/C 4 requested the first alarm. Tower 1 arrived on scene with a large volume of fire from the rear of the row in the 400 Block of S. 14th St. Several lines were stretched and placed in to operation with the 2nd Alarm being requested. Two members were transported from the scene by EMS for an electrical shock and a heat related injury. One member was treated and released from the hospital while the other member is being held overnight for observation. The "C" Platoon working.

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/07/multiple-injuries-reported-in-second-alarm-harrisburg-fire.html

Harrisburg Deputy Chief Glenn Sattizahnn said the fire in two apartment buildings on Swatara Street started in the back of one house, near where the electrical panels were.

07/15/2020: At approximately 2259 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 7 were dispatched to B...
07/16/2020

07/15/2020: At approximately 2259 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 7 were dispatched to Box 1-4 at 316 Hummel St. in “Allison Hill” for a structure fire. Dispatch advised the caller saw fire coming from the 2nd floor roof and were attempting to get everyone out. Dispatch also advised that the caller believed two residents were possibly unaccounted for. Squad 8 arrived with fire showing from the 2nd floor rear roof. Squad 8 began to stretch a line to the 2nd floor while Tower 1 directed all remaining residents outside and conducted primary searches that were negative. Two lines were stretched with one being placed in to operation. The fire was contained to the outside of the structure on the 2nd floor rear roof with no extension discovered after minor overhaul. The "C" Platoon working.

Photos Courtesy of BC 7 Brian Bastinelli

07/15/2020: Happy Birthday to “B” Platoon Ladder 2 Chauffeur Kyle Bertin. Have a great day brother!
07/15/2020

07/15/2020: Happy Birthday to “B” Platoon Ladder 2 Chauffeur Kyle Bertin. Have a great day brother!

7-14-2020: At approximately 0741 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 5 were dispatched to Bo...
07/15/2020

7-14-2020: At approximately 0741 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 5 were dispatched to Box 1-4 at 248 Hummel St. in “Allison Hill” for a structure fire. Squad 8 arrived on scene with fire showing. B/C 5 arrived and requested the 1st Alarm dispatching Wagon 3, Cumberland County Air 13, and York County Rescue 69 (DLA) to the scene. Several lines were stretched and placed in to operation for fire on all 3 floors of the structure with extension to the side "Bravo" exposure. The 2nd Alarm was requested for extra manpower. The "B” Platoon working.

07/05/2020: The “D” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-4 at 1933 Swatara St. in “Allison Hill” for a 2nd Alarm Stru...
07/05/2020

07/05/2020: The “D” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-4 at 1933 Swatara St. in “Allison Hill” for a 2nd Alarm Structure Fire. Tower 1 reporting a column of black smoke on “The Hill” while responding to a previously dispatched structure fire on Box 1-3 at 2333 Logan St. in the “The Uptown” that has since been cleared by Wagon 3 and Ladder 2.

07/04/2020

07/04/2020: Vehicle fire in “The Uptown.” Pipeman Probationary FF Davis’s first day on the street. The “A” Platoon working.

From the Office of the Fire Chief in regards to the three alarm church fire on Box 1-2 at 1701 State St. in “Allison Hil...
07/01/2020

From the Office of the Fire Chief in regards to the three alarm church fire on Box 1-2 at 1701 State St. in “Allison Hill” on 06/30/2020.

06/30/2020

06/30/2020: The “B” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-2 at N. 17th St. and State St. in “Allison Hill” for the 3rd Alarm Church Fire. Companies are currently opening up and attempting to locate the seat of the fire with smoke conditions worsening inside the rectory. Lieutenant 1 reporting that the fire remains doubtful at this time.

International Association of Fire Fighters
06/30/2020

International Association of Fire Fighters

06/29/2020: Retired Bureau Battalion Chief Sam Clark imparting his infinite knowledge and wisdom on the Bureau’s newest ...
06/30/2020

06/29/2020: Retired Bureau Battalion Chief Sam Clark imparting his infinite knowledge and wisdom on the Bureau’s newest Driver/Operator Candidates. Has it really been three years since this class graduated from Probie School? Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.

Photo courtesy of Lt. Jeff 'Skull' Miller.

06/27/2020

06/26/2020: The “D” Platoon going to work on Box 1-4 at 1317 Vernon St. in “Allison Hill” for a structure fire with reported entrapment. Battalion Chief 7 arriving on scene with fire showing on the 2nd Floor of a 3 story duplex requesting the 1st Alarm. One line has been stretched and placed in to operation at this time. Primary searches are in progress.

*Update* Primary and Secondary searches on both the 2nd and 3rd Floors are negative.

06/25/2020

06/24/2020: The “A” Platoon is currently working a 1st Alarm Structure Fire on Box 1-2 at 1809-1811 Park St. in “Allison Hill.” At the time of dispatch, multiple calls were being reported, and Battalion Chief 6 advised that he had visible fire from Market St. Upon arriving on scene, Chief 6 advised that there was a large volume of fire to the rear of the row. In addition to the outside fire to the rear, there was also fire located on the second floor(s). Several lines have been stretched and placed into operation at this time. The bulk of the fire has been reported as knocked down at 10 minutes in. Companies are continuing to open up.

6/23/2020: At approximately 0917 Hours, Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Squad 8, Tower 1, and Battalion Chief 6 were dispatched to Bo...
06/23/2020

6/23/2020: At approximately 0917 Hours, Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Squad 8, Tower 1, and Battalion Chief 6 were dispatched to Box 1-3 in “The Uptown” area of N. 6th St. and Woodbine St. for a structure fire. Wagon 4 was in the area and added to the box. B/C 6 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the third floor of a three story row reported as a middle unit in a row of four. One line was stretched and placed in to service by Wagon 3, making quick work of the fire. The “A” Platoon working.

Harrisburg City firefighters make a quick knock at Jefferson & Woodbine. Chief 6 arrived with smoke showing from the 3rd floor of a middle row home. Wagon 3 quickly arrived and put 1 line into service while Truck 2 and Tower 1 put their aerials up, but roof ventilation was found to not be needed. Squad 8 took up the hydrant and fed Wagon 3.

06/05/2020

06/05/2020: At approximately 0713 Hours, Wagon 3 and Ladder 2 were dispatched to Box 1-3 at N. Front St. and Vaughn St. in “The Uptown” for a Vehicle Fire resulting from a Vehicle colliding with a utility pole. DC Haz-Mat Captain 77 was on scene confirming a working vehicle fire and that the single occupant was out of the vehicle with a minor injury. The “C” Platoon working. A link to ABC 27’s news story is posted below:

https://www.abc27.com/news/local/harrisburg/woman-jumps-out-of-car-before-it-crashed-caught-fire-in-harrisburg/

(Video Courtesy of Bob Stout)

A couple photos up the B Platoon Uptown Brothers at the recent fire.
05/08/2020

A couple photos up the B Platoon Uptown Brothers at the recent fire.

04/05/2020: The “B” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-2 at 1428 Regina St. in “Allison Hill” for the 1st Alarm str...
05/06/2020

04/05/2020: The “B” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-2 at 1428 Regina St. in “Allison Hill” for the 1st Alarm structure fire. Lines have been stretched and placed into operation while truck companies are opening up. The fire has been knocked down; however, smoke conditions are not improving. HPD has been requested to the scene for a “rowdy” homeowner.

***Control has been marked at approximately 2312 Hours***

04/27/2020: The “A” Platoon is currently working on Box 1-2 at N. 17th St. and Elm St. in “Allison Hill” for a 1st Alarm...
04/27/2020

04/27/2020: The “A” Platoon is currently working on Box 1-2 at N. 17th St. and Elm St. in “Allison Hill” for a 1st Alarm Structure Fire. The “Kings of the Hill” observed smoke showing from Station 2 and notified County via radio. Heavy fire was found to the rear of the structure. At least two lines were stretched and placed into operation. Truck companies were placed into service and began opening up. Control has been marked. Overhaul continues.

04/21/2020
GoPro: Harrisburg City 2nd alarm fire on Briggs St. 4/20/20

04/20/2020: At approximately 19:00 Hours, Wagon 4, Squad 8, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 5 were dispatched to Box 1-2 at 1837 Briggs St. in the “North Allison Hill” section of the city. BC 5 arrived on scene to find a large volume of fire on the first and second floors of a three story duplex with exposure problems. The 1st Alarm was transmitted, dispatching Wagon 3, York County Rescue 69 (DLA), and Cumberland County Air 13. The 2nd Alarm was transmitted shortly thereafter due to water supply complications with a bad hydrant. Given the initial complications, companies, including mutual aid, were able to “mark control” within approximately 45-50 minutes of the initial dispatch. The "B" Platoon working.

https://youtu.be/iDaaYN8knFU

2nd alarm fire in the City of Harrisburg. 1800 block of Briggs St. Bad hydrants in the neighborhood caused for some water supply issues initially.

04/20/20: The “B” Platoon going to work on Box 1-2 at 1837 Briggs St. Chief 5 transmitting the 1st Alarm for the well in...
04/20/2020

04/20/20: The “B” Platoon going to work on Box 1-2 at 1837 Briggs St. Chief 5 transmitting the 1st Alarm for the well involved first and second floors of a three story duplex with exposure problems. The 2nd Alarm has been transmitted and there are currently complications with water supply.

04/14/2020

04/14/2020: The “A” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-3 at 660 Boas St. (The Townhouse Apartments) in the “The Uptown” for a 2nd Alarm High-Rise Multiple Dwelling fire. The fire was found on and contained to the balcony of a unit on the 15th floor. One line has been stretched and placed into operation from the standpipe. The fire was quickly knocked down and placed under control. Units are working on ventilation and assisting residents from the floors that have been affected by smoke.

04/07/2020
William Penn HS fire

04/06/2020: Fire at the old William Penn High School in “The Uptown.” The “A” Platoon working.

04/06/2020

04/06/2020: The “A” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-3 at 2915 N. 3rd St. (William Penn High School) in the “The Uptown” for a 1st Alarm structure fire. Wagon 3 and Ladder 2 arrived on scene with a large volume of fire inside on the first floor. At this time the bulk of the fire has been knocked down with units continuing to operate.

Congratulations to Jason Coleman-Cobb, a photographer and friend of ours here at the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, for havi...
04/06/2020

Congratulations to Jason Coleman-Cobb, a photographer and friend of ours here at the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, for having his image of a November 16, 2019 structure fire on Briggs Street in Harrisburg, PA selected for the cover of the April 2020 issue of Firehouse magazine. This is not the first time his images have been selected for the cover of this publication, and certainly won’t be the last.

Gallery of images from this fire: https://www.capitalcityfirephotos.com/2019-Photo-Stories/111619-Harrisburg-PA-Briggs-St/

Thanks to Firehouse Magazine for using my photo for the cover of the April 2020 issue.

The image is from a November 16, 2019 dwelling fire on Briggs Street in Harrisburg, PA.

Gallery of images from this fire: https://www.capitalcityfirephotos.com/2019-Photo-Stories/111619-Harrisburg-PA-Briggs-St/

04/04/2020: The “B” Platoon currently working a 2nd Alarm structure fire on Box 1-3 at 614 Wiconisco St. in “The Uptown....
04/04/2020

04/04/2020: The “B” Platoon currently working a 2nd Alarm structure fire on Box 1-3 at 614 Wiconisco St. in “The Uptown.” The fire building is a three story middle unit in a row of six. Truck companies are attempting to “trench” the roof with fire running the row.

3-23-2020: At approximately 0603 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 7 were dispatched to Bo...
03/23/2020

3-23-2020: At approximately 0603 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 7 were dispatched to Box 1 at 113 Locust St. in the “The Downtown” for a structure fire. Conditions of a first floor couch fire with possible entrapment on the 2nd floor were given at dispatch. HPD arrived on scene with smoke showing. B/C 7 and Squad 8 arrived on scene with fire showing from three 1st floor windows of a 3 story end of the row. The First Alarm was transmitted dispatching Wagon 3, York County (DLA) Rescue 69, and Cumberland County Air 13 to the scene. Two lines were stretched and placed into operation. Primary and secondary searches confirmed negative entrapment. The "D” Platoon working.

PennLive Link:
https://trib.al/68asdTl

03/15/2020: Box 1-4 at 1526 Thompson St. in ”Allison Hill”
03/16/2020

03/15/2020: Box 1-4 at 1526 Thompson St. in ”Allison Hill”

3/15/20 - Harrisburg, PA - 1500 blk Thompson Street - Battalion Chief 4 (Wise) had fire in (2) wood frame, row dwellings upon arrival. Squad 8 led off with the deck gun to knock down visible fire. Multiple lines in service. 4 homes affected. Searches negative, no injuries.

Image gallery at: https://www.capitalcityfirephotos.com/2020-Photo-Stories/31520-Harrisburg-PA-Thompson-St/

03/16/2020
Capital City Fire Photos

03/15/2020: Box 1-4 at 1526 Thompson St. in ”Allison Hill”

Short video of early conditions at a Harrisburg row home fire on Thompson Street this afternoon.

“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH”03/15/2020: At approximately 1353 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Ch...
03/15/2020

“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH”

03/15/2020: At approximately 1353 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to Box 1-4 at 1526 Thompson St. in ”Allison Hill” for a structure fire. Due to reports of heavy smoke and fire received prior to units arriving on scene, the first alarm was quickly struck dispatching Wagon 3, York County (DLA) Rescue 69, and Cumberland County Air 13 to the scene. The 2nd Alarm, dispatching additional mutual aid companies to the scene, was requested by B/C 4 shortly thereafter for fire in at least three units of five attached row homes. Several lines were stretched and placed into operation while extensive overhaul was taking place in order to access hidden fire. The “C” Platoon working.

While units were operating on this incident, recall units as well as mutual aid companies were dispatched to Box 1-4 at 2403 Chestnut St. in “Allison Hill” for another structure fire. One line was stretched and placed into operation. The “C” Platoon was relieved by the “D” Platoon who continued working until clearing the scene(s).

03/14/2020

3-13-2020: At approximately 1451 Hours, Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Tower 1, Squad 8, and Battalion Chief 7 were dispatched to Box 1-3 in the 2200 Block of N 2nd St. in “The Uptown” for a structure fire. County advised at dispatch that they were receiving multiple calls for a fire on the 3rd Floor and Wagon 4 was added to the box. First arriving companies reported fire in the wall between the 2nd and 3rd Floors of a 3-story duplex. Three lines were stretched and placed into operation. The fire was knocked down and control was marked at approximately the ten minute mark. All Hands continued to work for approximately one hour conducting salvage and overhaul before leaving the scene. The "D” Platoon at work. A working car fire was also reported in the area of N. 2nd St. and Riley St. in “The Uptown” at the same time that was handled by county units.

Never forgotten.
03/12/2020

Never forgotten.

A HUGE “thank you” to Jenny and Cooper from J B Kelly Seafood Connection at the Broad St Market for providing AND cookin...
03/07/2020

A HUGE “thank you” to Jenny and Cooper from J B Kelly Seafood Connection at the Broad St Market for providing AND cooking dinner tonight for fish Friday. YUMMY

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