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.

Operating as usual

09/11/2021

Shoutout to Delta Truck 2 Driver 1 Briggs on his wonderful rendition of The National Anthem this morning.

Working Fire Box 1 -3 2214 N Fourth Street. Fire showing side Delta from the third floor. The first alarm was struck, an...
09/09/2021

Working Fire Box 1 -3
2214 N Fourth Street.

Fire showing side Delta from the third floor. The first alarm was struck, and quickly reduced. The truck company completed searches, and made a good knock with 2.5 gallons (Can). One line was placed in service to fully extinguish, and overhaul the fire.

A Good Samaritan did attempt to extinguish the fire from the delta side exposure.

The "A-Battalion” at work with Truck 2 DO Holtzman, Tiller DO Shattuck, Rider/Can Byers, and Captain Saul

Wagon 3 - DO Turner, Rider 1 Durham, and Rider 2 Davis (Detailed).

Happy Birthday to “D” Platoon, Ladder 2 Tillerman, Mike Bruetsch. Have a great day brother!
09/07/2021

Happy Birthday to “D” Platoon, Ladder 2 Tillerman, Mike Bruetsch. Have a great day brother!

Happy Birthday to “D” Platoon, Ladder 2 Tillerman, Mike Bruetsch. Have a great day brother!

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08/16/2021
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Sad news out of Frederick County, MD. This is the most up to date release of official information. Processing this loss ...
08/13/2021
Donations for the Laird family, organized by Vincent Parrish

Sad news out of Frederick County, MD. This is the most up to date release of official information. Processing this loss and finding the right words is never easy when the tragedy affects someone you know. With that being said, don’t wait too long to get in touch with old friends or else you will find yourself regretting that you were too late.

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Check out the PA NATIONAL Fire Museum raffle!
06/16/2021

Check out the PA NATIONAL Fire Museum raffle!

06/10/2021

Shortly before 1030 on Wednesday June 9th, City units were sent to the 2100 block of Jefferson Street for a reported residential structure fire. Information updated to several calls and possibly people still inside. Wagon 3 and Truck 2 arrived to find two end of the row units well involved with fire. First alarm was struck bringing Wagon4, YC Rescue 69, and CC Air 13. Truck crews made an aggressive search while lines were stretched. One occupant was assisted out of the residence. The bulk of the fire was knocked down relatively quickly and intensive overhaul of two units were completed. No injuries reported. B Platoon working, Chief Lloyd in command.

This is also the first tour for two new Probationary Firefighters. One in particular, this was his first call, Probationary FF Felty, Badge 87. Both new fireman did a good job.

06/09/2021: The “B” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-3 at 2149 Jefferson St. in “The Uptown” for the 1st Alarm st...
06/10/2021

06/09/2021: The “B” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-3 at 2149 Jefferson St. in “The Uptown” for the 1st Alarm structure fire. Battalion Chief 5 reported that he had a column visible from the State St. Bridge. Ladder 2 arrived on scene with a large volume of fire to the rear of a three story end of the row that was beginning to spread to the exposure with power lines down. Several lines are currently stretched and in operation. Searches are underway and truck companies are opening up.

Units operating: Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Squad 8, Tower 1, B/C 5, Wagon 4, YC Rescue 69 (DLA), CC Air 13.

06/09/2021: The “B” Platoon is currently operating on Box 1-3 at 2149 Jefferson St. in “The Uptown” for the 1st Alarm structure fire. Battalion Chief 5 reported that he had a column visible from the State St. Bridge. Ladder 2 arrived on scene with a large volume of fire to the rear of a three story end of the row that was beginning to spread to the exposure with power lines down. Several lines are currently stretched and in operation. Searches are underway and truck companies are opening up.

Units operating: Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Squad 8, Tower 1, B/C 5, Wagon 4, YC Rescue 69 (DLA), CC Air 13.

Shoutout to Soul Burrito for dinner tonight in the Uptown! Best burritos in the City
06/05/2021

Shoutout to Soul Burrito for dinner tonight in the Uptown! Best burritos in the City

Although this has been posted before, this is a reminder that the application period has officially opened TODAY. Applic...
06/01/2021

Although this has been posted before, this is a reminder that the application period has officially opened TODAY. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on JUNE 30th, 2021.

Also, in a change from previous years, applications can now be found and downloaded from the City’s website ( http://harrisburgpa.gov/careers/ ). They still must be submitted in person to the HR Office.

Although this has been posted before, this is a reminder that the application period has officially opened TODAY. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on JUNE 30th, 2021.

Also, in a change from previous years, applications can now be found and downloaded from the City’s website ( http://harrisburgpa.gov/careers/ ). They still must be submitted in person to the HR Office.

05/30/2021: It was a busy night turn for the “C” Platoon.1.) Approximately 1940 Hours, 2124 Green St. (Box 1-3) in “The ...
06/01/2021

05/30/2021: It was a busy night turn for the “C” Platoon.

1.) Approximately 1940 Hours, 2124 Green St. (Box 1-3) in “The Uptown” for a service call (Ladder 2, B/C 4)

2.) Approximately 2051 Hours, 36 Hall Manor (Box 1-5) in “South Harrisburg” for a kitchen fire. The fire was contained to the oven. Units cleared the scene after conducting ventilation. (Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 4, Ladder 2, and B/C 4).

3.) Approximately 2329 Hours, N. 6th St. & Curtin St. (Box 1-3) in “The Uptown” for a structure fire. The caller reported that a burning trash can caught the porch on fire. Units arrived on scene to discover several small fires on the front porch of the residence. (Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Squad 8, Tower 1, and B/C 4).

4.) Approximately 0104 Hours, 130 S. Third St. (Box 1-1) “Downtown” for a fire alarm. A caller on the 10th Floor reported burnt food. Squad 8 confirmed food on the stove. (Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 4, Tower 1, and B/C 4).

5.) Approximately 0312 Hours, 1350 State St. (Box 1-2) “Allison Hill” for a structure Fire. B/C 4 arrived on scene with a working fire. The fire was located on Side “B” of a three story duplex involving the first floor porch and second floor balcony. One line was stretched and placed in to service. Primary searches were negative and revealed a vacant residence with structural integrity issues on the second floor. No fire extension was located inside the residence. (Wagon 4, Tower 1, Squad 8, Ladder 2, and B/C 4).

6.) Approximately 0446 Hours, N. 13th St. & Shrub St. (Box 1-2) “Allison Hill” for a vehicle fire. The caller reported debris on fire underneath a “box truck.” Units arrived on scene and confirmed dispatch. One line was stretched and placed in to service. (Wagon 4 and Tower 1).

7.) Approximately 0610 Hours, 1306 Vernon St. (Box 1-4) “Allison Hill” for a rubbish fire. The box was upgraded due to the caller stating that a large pile of trash was burning up against a structure, but was quickly reduced upon Squad 8 arriving on scene and confirming no danger to the adjacent structure. (Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 4, Ladder 2, and B/C 4).

8.) Approximately 0634 Hours, 31 S. 13th St. (Box 1-4) “Allison Hill” for a structure fire. While units were operating at the rubbish fire on Vernon St., fire was observed inside the second floor rear window of a vacant 2 1/2 story single family residence a few addresses to the North on S 13th St. A primary search was conducted with negative results and revealed severe structural integrity issues throughout the inside of the structure. The fire quickly spread throughout the second and third floors. The 1st Alarm was transmitted for manpower. Several lines and master streams were placed in to service. Units operated for approximately two hours. (Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 4, Ladder 2, B/C 4, Wagon 3, YC Rescue 69 (DLA), and CC Air 13).

05/28/2021: At approximately 0645 Hours, Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 4, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 6 were dispatched to B...
05/29/2021

05/28/2021: At approximately 0645 Hours, Squad 8, Tower 1, Wagon 4, Ladder 2, and Battalion Chief 6 were dispatched to Box 1-4 in the area of S. 17th. St. and Vernon St. “Allison Hill” for a structure fire. Squad 8 reported heavy smoke in the area immediately upon responding while dispatch advised of receiving multiple calls for a fire in a possibly vacant residence. Units arrived on scene reporting a fully involved structure fire in what appeared to be a vacant structure. The 1st Alarm was transmitted dispatching Wagon 3, York County Rescue 69 (DLA), and Cumberland County Air 13 to the scene. Shortly after, a large volume of fire was reported in the rear and beginning to spread down the row. The 2nd Alarm was then transmitted dispatching additional mutual aid companies to the scene. Several lines were stretched and placed in to service. Elevated master streams from the tower ladder(s) were also placed in to service. Reports of a person possibly still inside were confirmed negative upon primary searches being completed. The “A” Platoon working and relived on scene by the “C” Platoon oncoming.

**Correction** to the Post below. Happy Birthday Delta Platoon Uptown Truck 2 Rider 1
05/25/2021

**Correction** to the Post below. Happy Birthday Delta Platoon Uptown Truck 2 Rider 1

5-25-2021 Happy Birthday to "D" Platoon, Tower 1 Truckman, Rick"Pee Wee"Brocius. Have a great day Brother !

04/28/2021
***Update*** Bella has been reunited with her family.03/19/2021: This lovely lady was found in the parking lot of Statio...
04/19/2021

***Update*** Bella has been reunited with her family.

03/19/2021: This lovely lady was found in the parking lot of Station 1 (1820 N. 6th St. Harrisburg) this morning at approximately 0730. She approached one of our off going firefighters looking for a visit and visit she did. After sniffing everyone on shift and receiving plenty of pets and scratches, it was unfortunately time for her to leave. Not knowing anything else about her, animal control was contacted to help her try and find her way home. If anyone recognizes this dog, she will be located at the humane society.

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!

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.

01/31/2021: 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.

01/30/2021: 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.

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