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.
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This station is the home of Wagon 3 and Ladder 2.

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Fire in downtown Harrisburg's Crowne Plaza causes minimal damage, no injuries - TheBurg
03/15/2021
Fire in downtown Harrisburg's Crowne Plaza causes minimal damage, no injuries - TheBurg

Fire in downtown Harrisburg's Crowne Plaza causes minimal damage, no injuries - TheBurg

A hotel fire sent plumes of white smoke above downtown Harrisburg at midday on Monday, blocking off streets for several hours as firefighters fought the blaze. According to Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline, the bureau was dispatched at 11:25 a.m. and arrived to find smoke on the first floor of....

03/15/2021: At approximately 1125 hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 7 were dispatched to B...
03/15/2021

03/15/2021: At approximately 1125 hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 7 were dispatched to Box 1-1 at the Crown Plaza Hotel (23 S. 2nd St.) in the “Downtown” for a commercial fire alarm. B/C 7 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the roof and requested the 1st Alarm sending Wagon 3, YC Rescue 69 (DLA), and CC Air 13 to the scene. The sprinkler system had been activated and fire was initially located in a 1st Floor utility room that was quickly knocked down. Upon further investigation, fire was discovered running the length of a blind brick shaft containing utility pipes that extended from the basement to the top floor. The second alarm was requested bringing additional mutual aid companies to the scene. There were no injuries reported and only water damage to a few of the rooms. Units operated for approximately 2 1/2 labor intensive hours. The “D” Platoon working.

Shout out to Cupcakes by M.E. for the awesome cake for the G.O.A.T. (Brute) last night!
03/11/2021

Shout out to Cupcakes by M.E. for the awesome cake for the G.O.A.T. (Brute) last night!

02/14/2021: The “D” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-3 at 2224 Logan St. in “The Uptown” for the 1st Alarm struct...
02/14/2021

02/14/2021: The “D” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-3 at 2224 Logan St. in “The Uptown” for the 1st Alarm structure fire. Initial reports stated that there was a possible fire on the 3rd Floor with smoke coming from the walls. Truck 2 arived on scene with Captain 4 advising that smoke was showing from the 3rd Floor, middle of the row residence. Upon further investigation, a large volume of fire was located in a large closet as well as inside the walls on the 3rd Floor. The 2nd Alarm has been requested. Two lines have been stretched and placed in to service at this time for fire on the 2nd and 3rd Floors with water on both fires. Truck companies are opening up.

Units Currently Operating:
-Initial Box: Wagon 3, Squad 8, Ladder 2, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 7.
-1st Alarm: Wagon 4, York County Rescue 69 (DLA), Cumberland County Air 13.
-2nd Alarm: Engine 30, Engine 37-1, Truck 32, Truck 50, and Rescue 91.
-Additional Trucks: Truck 34.

02/11/2020: Happy Birthday to “A” Platoon Wagon 3 Pipeman, Michael Keiser. Have a great day brother!
02/11/2021

02/11/2020: Happy Birthday to “A” Platoon Wagon 3 Pipeman, Michael Keiser. Have a great day brother!

02/10/2021

2/10/21- Around 0100 hrs a reported bathroom fire was dispatched in the 300 block of Peffer Street, sending W3, S8, T1, and T2. Crews arrived to find smoke showing from a 3 story duplex. Fire was found in the walls on the 2nd and 3rd floors of each side. Chief 5 (Lloyd) struck the 1st Alarm bringing W4, CC Air 13 and YC R 69. B Platoon working.

02/03/2021

2/3/2021- Shortly after midnight units were sent to Box 1-3, the 2600 block of Green Street for a stove fire. Wagon 3, Squad 8, Tower 1, Truck 2, and Chief 5 (Lloyd) responded. Crews arrived to find fire showing from a rear window of the 2nd floor appartment. Crews stretched one line knocking down the fire which extended to the rest of the kitchen. Units operated for about an hour and a half. No injuries reported.

Here are some photos from our gathering at work last night for Brother Dennis!
02/01/2021

Here are some photos from our gathering at work last night for Brother Dennis!

01/31/2021: “The Uptown” would like to congratulate “C” Platoon Wagon 3 Chauffer, DeShawn Dennis (Badge #9), on working ...
02/01/2021

01/31/2021: “The Uptown” would like to congratulate “C” Platoon Wagon 3 Chauffer, DeShawn Dennis (Badge #9), on working his final shift tonight with the City of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire after 22 years of service (Seniority Date 11/11/1998). You are an embodiment of optimism and hard work. Thank you for inspiring us every day at work. We will miss you! Congratulations on your retirement!

01/31/2021: Squad 8, Wagon 3, Engine 30 (Penbrook), Ladder2, Truck 32 (Progress), and Chief 2 are currently operating on...
01/31/2021

01/31/2021: Squad 8, Wagon 3, Engine 30 (Penbrook), Ladder2, Truck 32 (Progress), and Chief 2 are currently operating on Box 1-5 at 619 S. Front St. in “Shipoke” for a working basement fire. Dispatch advised that the alarm company received notification of smoke detectors activating in the residence and the caller on scene was reporting smoke throughout the house. Dispatch advised that another caller on scene was reporting fire in the carport and on the first floor. Squad 8 arrived on scene confirming a working basement fire. The “C” Platoon working.

01/30/2021: The “C” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-2 at 1841 Whitehall St. in “Allison Hill” for a working fire...
01/31/2021

01/30/2021: The “C” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-2 at 1841 Whitehall St. in “Allison Hill” for a working fire on the 3rd Floor of three story ordinary duplex. Dispatch advised that multiple calls were reporting fire on the 3rd Floor. Tower 1 arrived on scene confirming the working fire and requested the 1st Alarm. There is currently water on the fire with the bulk of the fire knocked down and truck companies are opening up.

Units operating at this time: Wagon 4, Tower 1, Squad 8, Ladder 2, Wagon 3, York County Rescue 69 (DLA), Cumberland County Air 13, and Battalion Chief 4.

01/29/2021: Happy Birthday to “B” Platoon Ladder 2 Truckman, Jordon Stoudt. Have a great day brother! May the stonks be ...
01/29/2021

01/29/2021: Happy Birthday to “B” Platoon Ladder 2 Truckman, Jordon Stoudt. Have a great day brother! May the stonks be ever in your favour.

1/22/21- This morning around 1020 hrs, one of the local scrap yards in the Uptown had a fire start in one of their colle...
01/22/2021

1/22/21- This morning around 1020 hrs, one of the local scrap yards in the Uptown had a fire start in one of their collection piles. The fire quickly spread to stacks of cars and a much larger pile of scrap. At one point all units were operating on scene in some form. Wagon pipe, aerial master streams, and handlines. Crews operated for several hours. B Platoon at work.

01/18/2021

01/17/21- B Platoon Working

At around 1700 hrs W4, S8, T1, and T2 were sent to the 1400 block of N 15th St for a house fire with possible entrapment. Chief 5 (Lloyd) arrived confirming a fire and an occupant trapped. 1st alarm struck bringing W3, YC 69, and CC Air 13. Crews arrived and made quick work of the fire and started an aggressive search. Crew from W3 and T2 were sent to the rear, where a victim was located in a 2nd floor window, and was rescued via ground ladders. Sadly, one person did not make it. Thoughts are with the family of the deceased.

01/12/2021: At approximately 2255 Hours, Squad 8 and Ladder 2 were dispatched to Rupley Rd. and W. FoxCroft Dr. in Worml...
01/13/2021

01/12/2021: At approximately 2255 Hours, Squad 8 and Ladder 2 were dispatched to Rupley Rd. and W. FoxCroft Dr. in Wormleysburg, Cumberland County, for a structure fire. Companies arrived with a large volume of fire showing from both the front and rear of a middle of the row rowhome. Both Squad 8 and Ladder 2 worked for over two hours before clearing the scene. The "D" Platoon working.

Happy New Years Day from B Shift Uptown. Hope you enjoyed your pork and sauerkraut!
01/01/2021

Happy New Years Day from B Shift Uptown. Hope you enjoyed your pork and sauerkraut!

01/01/2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Around 0030 hrs this morning, B Shift Uptown units responded for a Med Local to assist EMS. Upon clearing the call, County advised that was the first call for Dauphin County...

We hope you all have a safe, happy, and healthy 2021!

12/31/2020: At approximately 0702 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to B...
12/31/2020

12/31/2020: At approximately 0702 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to Box 1-4 at 2112 Brookwood St. in “Allison Hill” for a structure fire. Life Team EMS arrived on scene and confirmed fire showing from the second floor front of a 2 1/2 story single family residence. Two lines were stretched and placed in to service making quick work of the room and contents bedroom fire. Companies worked on scene for approximately one hour. The "C" Platoon working.

Merry Christmas from Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, The Uptown B Platoon. (Left to Right) W3 DO Stoudt, W3 FF Grundon, T2 Ti...
12/24/2020

Merry Christmas from Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, The Uptown B Platoon. (Left to Right) W3 DO Stoudt, W3 FF Grundon, T2 Tillerman Bertin, T2 DO Paul, W3 Probie Kuhn, Act. Capt. Lt Miller.

12/14/2020

12/13/2020: At approximately 2307 Hours, Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Squad 8, Tower 1, and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to Box 1-3 at 1617 Green St. in “The Uptown” for smoke inside the structure. Dispatch advised that there was a report of heavy smoke on the first floor with a smoke detector sounding and residents evacuating. With nothing showing from the three story apartment building upon arrival, a quick investigation by Captain 2 revealed a working fire in a first floor apartment. A line was stretched from Wagon 3 and the 1st Alarm (Wagon 4, Rescue 69, Air 13) was requested by B/C 4 due the working fire in a non-fireproof multiple dwelling. The fire was located in the rear kitchen of the the first floor apartment and quickly knocked down. Searches were negative. Some minor overhaul was required to check for extension and companies cleared the scene after operating for approximately one hour. The “C” Platoon working.

03/12/2020: The “D” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-4 at 314 S. 14th St. in “Allison Hill” for the 1st Alarm str...
12/12/2020

03/12/2020: The “D” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-4 at 314 S. 14th St. in “Allison Hill” for the 1st Alarm structure fire. Initial calls were reporting someone possibly still on the 3rd Floor. Squad 8 arrived on scene with fire showing from the 2nd Floor. The 1st Alarm was immediately transmitted. Battalion Chief 7 arrived on scene and reported at least two floors of fire inside a three story duplex with severe exposure problems. Crews are making progress, but having difficulty accessing the 3rd Floor of the fire building. Four lines are stretched and operating. Crews are opening up. The fire remains doubtful at this time.

Update: Control has been marked at 1910 Hours. Companies have been operating for approximately one hour and will be conducting extensive overhaul.

Companies Operating: Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 4, Ladder 2, Wagon 3, DLA Rescue 69 (York County), Air 13 (Cumberland County).

Engine 37-1 (Susquehanna Twp.) and Truck 50 (Steelton) requested to the scene at approximately 1848 Hours.

(Photo Credit to the Photographer)

12/11/2020: The “D” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-5 at 1200 S. 20th St. in “South Harrisburg” for the 1st Alar...
12/11/2020

12/11/2020: The “D” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-5 at 1200 S. 20th St. in “South Harrisburg” for the 1st Alarm structure fire. Battalion Chief 7 arrived on scene with smoke showing from all sides of a 1 1/2 story single family residence with all occupants reported to be out of the residence. There are several lines stretched and in service. Primary searches were negative. Companies are opening up and checking for extension with the bulk of the fire knocked down at this time.

Companies Operating: Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 4, Ladder 2, Wagon 3, DLA Rescue 69 (York County), Air 13 (Cumberland County).

12/08/2020: At approximately 0551 Hours, Wagon 3 and Ladder 2 were dispatched to Box 1-3 at 3322 Industrial Road (Norfol...
12/08/2020

12/08/2020: At approximately 0551 Hours, Wagon 3 and Ladder 2 were dispatched to Box 1-3 at 3322 Industrial Road (Norfolk Southern) in “The Uptown” for a vehicle fire involving a Truck Tractor. Tanker 37 from Rescue Fire Company (Susquehanna Township) was requested to the scene due to no hydrants being located in the immediate vicinity. One line was stretched and placed in to service. The “B” Platoon working.

(Photo Courtesy of Jeff 'Skull' Miller)

11/30/2020

11/30/2020: The “A” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-4 at 2015 Market St. in “Allison Hill” for the kitchen fire. Squad 8 arrived on scene with nothing showing in the front; however, upon investigation, Lieutenant 8 discovered a working kitchen fire and requested a line. Battalion Chief 6 initially requested the 1st Alarm, but reduced the box to city units with the fire being quickly knocked down. Units are currently checking for extension and control has been marked.

11/30/2020

11/29/2020: At approximately 0149 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4 (Boat 2), Tower 1, Ladder 2 (Utility 1 w/ Boat 1), and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to Box 1-9 (Susquehanna River) at 1 Championship Way on “City Island” to assist PD with a person that jumped into the Susquehanna River as the result of a police incident originating on the “West Shore.” Boat 2, staffed by FD and PD, were able to rescue the person who was clinging to a pier of the Market Street Bridge. Companies worked for approximately one hour before clearing the scene. The "C" Platoon working.

As mentioned in the comments, Wagon 3 Pipeman Jones (detailed to Ladder 2 as the Tillerman), was one of the FD members aboard the boat and pulled the victim from the water into the boat. Strong work by all those involved.

11/28/2020: At approximately 1957 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to B...
11/29/2020

11/28/2020: At approximately 1957 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 4 were dispatched to Box 1-5 at 1032 Rolleston St. in “South Harrisburg” for a structure fire. Squad 8 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the third floor of a 2 1/2 story single family residence and the residents evacuating from the front. One line was stretched to the third floor and placed in to service, quickly knocking down one room of fire. A second line was stretched, but not placed in to service. Once the fire was knocked down, companies conducted salvage / overhaul and operated on scene for approximately two hours. The “C” Platoon working.

Not even COVID could stop the Kesher Israel Congregation from continuing a tradition they started on the Thanksgiving fo...
11/27/2020
Kesher Israel Congregation serves up extra helping of support to Harrisburg first-responders on Thanksgiving

Not even COVID could stop the Kesher Israel Congregation from continuing a tradition they started on the Thanksgiving following 9/11/01. From Harrisburg’s “Bravest,” “Finest,” and the “Best,” we thank you.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — We’ve all heard the saying, “the quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.” Kesher Israel Congregation is making sure that hea…

11/25/2020

11/24/2020: The “A” Platoon is currently operating on Box1-3 at 1517 Green St. in “The Uptown” for a second floor fire in an end of the row vacant under renovation. One line is currently stretched and in operation. The bulk of the fire appears to be knocked down. Primary searches are negative. Companies are checking for extension. FF Byers first job on the line.

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11/15/2020

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This year IAFF Local 428 members will be again selling shirts for Veterans Day. All proceeds will be benefitting The Ben...
10/16/2020
Harrisburg Fire Department Veteran’s Day Tee

This year IAFF Local 428 members will be again selling shirts for Veterans Day. All proceeds will be benefitting The Ben Hines Memorial Foundation. SSgt Hines was a Central PA native assigned to the Echo Company, 2nd Bn 25th Marines in Harrisburg when he was killed in Afghanistan.

All shirts are 100% cotton and green shirts are approved for on duty wear in November per CH1

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**HFD MEMBERS ONLY, if you would like your order to be picked up by Kalman and brought to the firehouse, use code ‘FREESHIP’. (You will still enter shipping details.)

In honor of Veterans Day, firefighters from Harrisburg, PA will be selling these ‘Marine Corps green’ and Navy Blue tee shirts. All proceeds will be donated to a cause very close to home and very close to our hearts - the Benjamin Hines Foundation. The Foundation is run in honor of Sgt Hines, US...

10/14/2020

10/13/2020: At approximately 2052 Hours, Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Squad 8, Tower 1, and Captain 1 (Acting B/C 5) were dispatched to Box 1-3 at 3103 N. 3rd St. in the “The Uptown” for a reported structure fire. Ladder 2 arrived on scene with nothing showing from side “A,” but quickly reported smoke showing from side “B” and a working basement fire. One line was stretched and placed into operation from Wagon 3 that quickly knocked down the room and contents fire located in the basement. Primary searches on all three floors were reported as negative. The first alarm was transmitted by CPT. 1 adding Wagon 4, York County Rescue 69 (DLA), and Cumberland Couny Air 13 to the box; however, control was marked with the quick knock down of the fire and Rescue 69 was placed in service. Units currently remain on scene for overhaul. The “B” Platoon working.

10/02/2020: At approximately 2255 Hours, Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 3, Ladder 2, and B/C 4 were dispatched to Box 1-2 at 14...
10/03/2020

10/02/2020: At approximately 2255 Hours, Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 3, Ladder 2, and B/C 4 were dispatched to Box 1-2 at 1454 Market St. in “Allison Hill” for a structure fire. Dispatched advised that calls were received for smoke from a house. Upon responding, S8 reported a thermal column in the area. Upon arriving, S8 reported fire on the “B” side rear of a three story ordinary. The initial line stretched was cut by falling glass requiring a second line to be stretched and placed in to service. Wagon 4, still on the scene of a vehicle collision, was added to the box along with the remainder of the first alarm consisting of York County Rescue 69 (DLA) and Cumberland County Air 13. The fire, consisting of one room and contents, was quickly knocked down. Searches were negative and crews opened up. The “C” Platoon working.

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1820 North 6th Street
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