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.

Operating as usual

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

https://goonsup.com/collections/goon-apparel/products/harrisburg-fire-department-veteran-s-day-tee

**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.

HARRISBURG BUREAU OF FIRE TO HOLD VIRTUAL AWARDS AND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY MONDAY 10/05/2020 @ 1:00 PM. The Harrisburg Bu...
10/01/2020
HARRISBURG BUREAU OF FIRE TO HOLD VIRTUAL AWARDS AND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY MONDAY | City of Harrisburg

HARRISBURG BUREAU OF FIRE TO HOLD VIRTUAL AWARDS AND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY MONDAY 10/05/2020 @ 1:00 PM.

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire will host its Annual Fire Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony is held every year to pay tribute to firefighters and citizens who have performed heroic acts or have gone above the call of duty. Mayor Papenfuse will also administer the oath of office to new firefighters.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse, Fire Chief Brian Enterline, Senior Deputy Fire Chief Michael Souder, Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Sattizahn

WHAT: Fire Department Virtual Awards and Swearing-In Ceremony

WHERE: watch at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85253694635 , WHBG Channel 20, or youtube.com/whbg20

WHEN: Monday, October 5th at 1:00 p.m.

The swearing-in ceremony will be a live presentation, and the awards portion will be a pre-recorded segment.

Awards include recognitions for merit, CPR saves, unit citations, citizen commendations, years of service, retirements, military service, and PA Task Force 1 deployments.

HARRISBURG- The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire will host its Annual Fire Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony is held every year to pay tribute to firefighters and citizens who have performed heroic acts or have gone above the call of duty. Mayor Papenfuse will also administer the oath of office to new f...

09/28/2020: At approximately 1348 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and B/C 7 were dispatched to Box 1-5 at 11...
09/28/2020

09/28/2020: At approximately 1348 Hours, Squad 8, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2, and B/C 7 were dispatched to Box 1-5 at 1102 Cloverly Rd. (Hoverter Homes) in “South Harrisburg” for a structure fire. Dispatch advised that the caller reported smoke and fire from the second floor window with all occupants being out of the residence. Units arrived in the area with smoke showing. One line was stretched and placed in to service for fire in a second floor bedroom. The fire was quickly knocked down and primary searches were negative. The “D” Platoon working.

Photo courtesy of Steven Stilo Jr.

09/25/2020: At approximately 1916 Hours, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Squad 8, Ladder 2, and Captain 2 (Acting B/C) were dispatched...
09/26/2020

09/25/2020: At approximately 1916 Hours, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Squad 8, Ladder 2, and Captain 2 (Acting B/C) were dispatched to Box 1-2 at 1817 Briggs St. in “Allison Hill” for a reported structure fire. CPT 2 arrived with nothing showing; however, a room and contents fire was located on the second floor upon investigation. One line was stretched from Wagon 4 and placed in to service. The "C" Platoon working.

09/21/2020

09/20/20 Vehicle fire one block from station 1. The “A” Platoon working. Probationary FF Durham on the line.

09/10/2020
08/19/2020

08/19/2020: The “B” Platoon has been operating on Box 1-4 at Christian St and Mulberry St. in “Allison Hill” since approximately 0026 Hours and are now operating on at least two additional structure fires at Evergreen St. and Chestnut St. as well as S. 13th St. between Mt. Pleasnt Ally and Howard St. It also sounds as if mutual aid companies are now possibly operating at a fourth structure fire in the 1200 Block of Market St. in the area of the latter. Battalion Chief 5 has requested HPD to aggressively patrol the area.

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.

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Harrisburg, PA
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