West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36

West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 This page is for the men and women of the West Hanover Fire Co 36 and for all those who care. all volunteer since 1946

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Last night West Hanover Fire Company Volunteers along with Colonial Park Fire Co. #1  Volunteers went to HACC to partici...
10/21/2020

Last night West Hanover Fire Company Volunteers along with Colonial Park Fire Co. #1 Volunteers went to HACC to participate in a live burn crews practiced several evolutions. Forcible entry, hose line advancement, hydrant hook up and search and rescue operations. Crews from Engine 36-1 and Engine 36-2 worked with Crews from Truck 33 with apparatus placement as well. Our Thanks to the instructors and Deputy Chief Kuntz for coordinating this excellent evening of training.

Our Thanks to Tractor Supply Co. for the generous donation of candy and beef jerky it was greatly appreciated
10/20/2020

Our Thanks to Tractor Supply Co. for the generous donation of candy and beef jerky it was greatly appreciated

Our Thanks to Mission BBQ MISSION BBQ for the generous contribution of food for tonight’s Haz Mat Refresher Class we gre...
09/22/2020

Our Thanks to Mission BBQ MISSION BBQ for the generous contribution of food for tonight’s Haz Mat Refresher Class we greatly appreciate it

This evenings training led by Deputy Fire Chief Matt Kuntz included search and rescue training in an acquired structure....
09/16/2020

This evenings training led by Deputy Fire Chief Matt Kuntz included search and rescue training in an acquired structure. Crews practiced searching the building and removing the victim. While having their air pack shields covered, simulating conditions during a real fire. Thanks to our crews for participating.

The West Hanover Township Fire Company would like to wish our very own Trustee Steve Hayes a very Happy Birthday and a H...
08/15/2020

The West Hanover Township Fire Company would like to wish our very own Trustee Steve Hayes a very Happy Birthday and a Happy Anniversary to Steve and Heather Hayes , she and Steve are an asset to our Fire Company we wish them a very happy day.

We would like to welcome Junior Fire Fighter Tanner Barnes to West Hanover Township Fire Company. He is the son of Chief...
07/26/2020

We would like to welcome Junior Fire Fighter Tanner Barnes to West Hanover Township Fire Company. He is the son of Chief Engineer Jason Barnes and Mrs. Nina Barnes. Photo courtesy of Seth Lasko Photography

This evening crews loaded up for a very special drive by. Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and...
07/23/2020

This evening crews loaded up for a very special drive by. Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and is one of our own members at WHTFC. Heather who is also in charge of our fundraising committee has just completed her final Chemotherapy treatment! Her husband FF. Hayes and daughters organized a drive by with all of her friends and supporters. Heather and Steve have been with WHTFC since the late 80's and both are very involved to this day. They also have gained many friends in public service over the years as well. Good luck in completing the final stages. You got this.

Paxtonia 34 Fire CompanyColonial Park Fire Co. #1 Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 South Central EMS Harrisburg Lower Paxton Township Police Department

Our former Rescue 36-1 is still serving as Hazardous Materials Unit 55 In Centre County
07/19/2020

Our former Rescue 36-1 is still serving as Hazardous Materials Unit 55 In Centre County

Penn State HazMat is now Centre Region HazMat. After actively managing the region’s HazMat team since 2013, the Centre Region Fire Protection Program and Alpha Fire Company have taken full responsibility for HazMat service previously provided by Penn State. Formal agreements transferring the team, and a new service contract with Centre County, were completed and effective July 1. In accordance with the transfer agreement, Penn State will continue to financially support the team and provide continued use of the Penn State HazMat Building through June 2022. Active HazMat Technicians not previously affiliated with Alpha Fire are now members of the Company and remain on the Centre Region roster. The Centre Region HazMat Unit is “HazMat 55”. Moving forward the number “20” will only be used by Penn State EMS and Penn State ARFF.

We are pleased to announce that Engine 36-1 has returned to Station 36-1. Our thanks to the fine craftsman from Glick Fi...
07/05/2020

We are pleased to announce that Engine 36-1 has returned to Station 36-1. Our thanks to the fine craftsman from Glick Fire Equipment for their excellent work in repairing the Engine. The Engine has been damaged in an accident on I-81.

Some additional photos from the Steelton Church Fire Box 50-1 , Rescue 36-1 went to  assist several Dauphin and Cumberla...
04/11/2020

Some additional photos from the Steelton Church Fire Box 50-1 , Rescue 36-1 went to assist several Dauphin and Cumberland County Fire Companies on a Third Alarm Structure Fire. Rescue 36-1 crews provided RIT coverage.

Some additional photos from the 34-4 Box yesterday Engine 36-1, Rescue 36-1 and Chief 36 responded to assist Paxtonia wi...
04/11/2020

Some additional photos from the 34-4 Box yesterday Engine 36-1, Rescue 36-1 and Chief 36 responded to assist Paxtonia with a working structure fire.

Over the past 48 hours Company 36 Volunteers answered numerous calls for service, the calls included handing downed tree...
04/11/2020

Over the past 48 hours Company 36 Volunteers answered numerous calls for service, the calls included handing downed trees and wires calls and assisting our mutual aid companies Yesterday Crews with Engine 36-3 and Special Unit 36-1 assisted Company 38 with a Residential Structure Fire handling water supply with Engine 36-3. Today Engine 36-1 and Rescue 36-1 and Chief 36 responded to assist Company 34 on a Residential Structure Fire. As Rescue 36-1 was clearing the 34 Box, they were dispatched to assist Company 50 at a Three alarm church fire, crews handled the RIT assignment with Cumberland County Company 33. Crews were released after 1 hour.

Continuing through our photo archives this evening we will look at the Construction of the addition to Station 36-3. Bui...
03/23/2020

Continuing through our photo archives this evening we will look at the Construction of the addition to Station 36-3. Built back in 2000 to accommodate the New Engine at the time. Built by members of the fire company and the community. An order has been placed for a new Engine 36-3 a 2021 Pierce Enforcer Engine/Tanker with 1800 gallons of water. Coming up in our next segment of our photos will be the completion of Station 36-3 and the current Engine 36-3 and Engine 36-3's of the past.

As we all do our best to make our way through the current events be assured your Fire Company does stand ready to handle...
03/23/2020

As we all do our best to make our way through the current events be assured your Fire Company does stand ready to handle your call for emergencies. We are following the guidelines outlined by the CDC, PADOH and Dauphin County. Our Chief Officers have instructed our firefighters on these guidelines. We have restricted our activities, meetings and trainings to that of an essential nature. Restrictions remain in place to limit access to our Fire Stations . During this time we would like to share a photo presentation dedicated to our own First Responders and the critical nature that they play in service to our community. We also owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those that we serve, and to our Township who continues to provide our Fire Company with the best equipment possible. We are Thankful to Mr. Rosario and his Township staff and our Board of Supervisors. In the meantime please stay well and follow the recommendations of the professionals to ensure we can slow the spread of the CoVID 19 virus.

Where’s the outrage about home fire fatalities? 539 people have died in home fires in America so far this year. 28 of th...
03/08/2020

Where’s the outrage about home fire fatalities? 539 people have died in home fires in America so far this year. 28 of them already CONFIRMED not to have WORKING SMOKE DERECTORS! That number will go up when reports are submitted. Where’s the outrage? Only 19 have died to Coronavirus in America. Mandatory quarantining. Mandatory tests. $8 BILLION in FEDERAL FUNDING. Not for smoke detectors. Not for sprinklers. For the coronavirus.

Not trying to minimize a health pandemic, but I would appreciate if there was AT LEAST as much concern about the fire pandemic killing 3500 people every year. It would be nice to go to Home Depot and see the smoke detectors sold out instead of the water.

Check your smoke detectors today and change your batteries. It’s the real pandemic every year.

#FactsNotFear

We are pleased to report the progress of the repairs of Engine 36-1 are coming along nicely. Thanks to Glick Fire Equipm...
03/01/2020

We are pleased to report the progress of the repairs of Engine 36-1 are coming along nicely. Thanks to Glick Fire Equipment Company body shop for their excellent craftsmanship and Thanks to our Township for its continued support of the repairs. Our Fire Officers always stress safety while operating on our Interstate 81 accidents, however on the morning of November 20th 2018 all of that changed this incident became very personal for our Fire Company The Engine had been hit while operating at an accident on Interstate 81 back in November 2018. The most important part is that the crew of 5 on Engine 36-1 that night were treated for non life threatening injuries at a local hospital and released. This could have very easily become a fatal accident had the apparatus been positioned differently. This serves as a constant reminder to be aware of our surroundings.

This incident serves serves as a very continual reminder of our Pennsylvania State Law. Pennsylvania's “Move Over,” or “Steer Clear” law requires drivers to slow down or, when possible, to move at least one lane away when encountering an emergency vehicle, traffic stop or disabled vehicle along the side of the road. Please see the link below for more information from Pennsylvania State Police

https://www.psp.pa.gov/public-safety/Pages/Rules-of-the-Road.aspx

West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36
02/29/2020

West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36

At 21:39 HRS Last night Company 36 Assisted Companies Progress Fire 32 Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 Colon...
02/28/2020

At 21:39 HRS Last night Company 36 Assisted Companies Progress Fire 32 Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 Colonial Park Fire Co. #1 Paxtonia 34 Fire Company on the 35-2 Box at Dunkin Donuts. Engine 36-1 responded and stood by at the hydrant. All Companies involved made an excellent stop on this call , Engine 36-1 was released by Command 35 at 22:08HRS

At 17:39 HRS as Company 36 Volunteers were getting Rescue 36-1 rechecked from today’s Rescue Class , they were alerted t...
02/23/2020

At 17:39 HRS as Company 36 Volunteers were getting Rescue 36-1 rechecked from today’s Rescue Class , they were alerted to a Residential Structure Fire on the 39-2 box in the area of Decatur Drive. Engine 36-1, Rescue 36-1 and Special Unit 36-1 immediately responded. Crews were able to get the fire under control quickly. Crews from Dauphin County Companies 35, 36,39, 47 and 48. Lebanon ounty Company 75 and South Central EMS Harrisburg responded.

Over the past several weeks 20 members of West Hanover Township Fire Company and Grantville Fire Company spent several e...
02/22/2020

Over the past several weeks 20 members of West Hanover Township Fire Company and Grantville Fire Company spent several evenings in class and 8 hours today becoming certified in Basic Vehicle Rescue the class is comprised of 44 Hours of classroom and practical training. A big thanks to our very own Deputy Fire Chief/Training Officer Matt Kuntz for coordinating and instructing this class. Thank to our West Hanover Parks and Recreation Department for the use of your facility. Thank you also goes out to Mr. Craig Coyne for the use of his backhoe today it is very much appreciated. Thank you to Triple K and Doug Schmitt for the donation of the vehicles. Thanks also to our members and their families for making it possible for them to attend this very important training. If you add up the amount of time invested by the members of this class and Deputy Chief Kuntz’s time you will easily have an investment of over 1000 plus hours.

02/07/2020

Two days until our annual casino night fundraiser. There is still time to get your tickets at the discounted price. Call 717-724-0083 tomorrow from 8a-4p.

This evening at 20:38HRS Company 36 crews responded to assist on the 34-8 Box to assist with a Residential Structure Fir...
02/05/2020

This evening at 20:38HRS Company 36 crews responded to assist on the 34-8 Box to assist with a Residential Structure Fire with Rescue 36-1 with a crew of 10. Our crews provided assistance with fire suppression and overhaul. Crews were placed available at 23:22HRS.

Photo credit to Lieutenant’s Dakota Hall and Goose Ebright.

This morning at 05:38HRS West Hanover Township Fire Company Volunteers transferred to Hershey Volunteer Fire Company  wi...
02/04/2020

This morning at 05:38HRS West Hanover Township Fire Company Volunteers transferred to Hershey Volunteer Fire Company with Engine 36-1 while they operated with other Dauphin and Lebanon County Fire Companies at a Multiple Townhouse Structure Fire. At 09:28HRS Engine 36-1 was requested to assist at the scene. Command 48 released Company 36 Crews at 11:18am. Company 36 Crews also assisted Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 with an automatic fire alarm and a possible structure fire this afternoon.

Fire photos courtesy of Dustin Weese Photography.

Our sincere Thanks to the Residents of West Hanover Township that we serve and protect. We would like to acknowledge the...
01/30/2020

Our sincere Thanks to the Residents of West Hanover Township that we serve and protect. We would like to acknowledge the support of our Board of Supervisors and Mr. Dan Rosario West Hanover Township Manager and his staff members for their work. Thanks also to Assistant Fire Chief Matt Senft and Assistant Fire Chief Tyler Kerstetter and Glick’s Cyle Sheaffer for their tireless work in making this piece of apparatus a reality.

Thank You and Congratulations to West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 for the order of a Pierce Mfg Enforcer 1,800 Gallon Custom Pumper Tanker! We appreciate your continued confidence in Pierce Mfg and Glick Fire Equipment! Engine 36-3 will be delivered in early 2021!

01/26/2020

We are about two weeks away from our annual fundraiser. The West Hanover Township Fire Company Casino night is February 8th from 6p-10p. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Parks and Rec building Monday through Friday 8a-4p at 717-724-0083. We will also have some available at the door! $40 in advance $50 at the door. The price includes all you can eat; drink (beer wine and soft drinks) and $2000 in funny money to be used to play our table games. Funny money is redeemed at the end of the night for tickets for our raffle prizes! We will also have 50/50; 50/50 bingo and tear offs for a chance to win cash prizes! Come on out and support the men and women of the West Hanover Fire Company

01/23/2020
Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner

Our Thanks to the Pennsylvania Fire Commissioners Office and PA Emergency Management Agency
for visiting our Station it was a pleasure to have you visit.

WATCH the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner and the PA Emergency Management Agency join the West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 to recognize Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week. We're are highlighting ways that local leaders, businesses, and citizens can use data to reduce their emergency risk.

The goal of CRR is to build healthy, safe, and resilient communities by reducing the occurrence and impact of emergency events for both members of the community and emergency responders. #CRRWeek

Hershey Volunteer Fire Company
01/17/2020

Hershey Volunteer Fire Company

Are you in the mood for some great hockey? How about great hockey that will benefit the children of fallen law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Pennsylvania.

This is going to be a great event and to support it area fire companies donated department shirts for the Cops for K.O.P.S. Charity Hockey Game. The game will be held January 18 in the Giant Center.

You can get these great local fire department shirts at the raffle table by the Club Section.

The ceremony starts at 12:30 followed by the puck drop at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.

The Hershey Volunteer Fire Company wishes to thank the following fire companies for being a part of this event.

Hummelstown Fire Department
Swatara Fire 91
Union Deposit Volunteer Fire Company 47
West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36
Palmyra Fire
Grantville Volunteer Fire Company

01/15/2020
WHTFC #1 Annual Casino Night

WHTFC #1 Annual Casino Night

We are less than a month away! Did you get your tickets? We will have them available at the door but why chance that we will sell out? All you can eat and drink and lots of amazing prizes plus cash prizes for our 50/50; 50/50 bingo and tear off! $40 in advance $50 at the door. Contact Parks and Rec at 717-724-0083. Or if you know any of our volunteer firefighters contact them and we will get you tickets. Cash; checks and credit cards accepted

The West Hanover Township Fire Company would like to take the opportunity to wish Heather Hayes a very happy birthday. H...
01/13/2020

The West Hanover Township Fire Company would like to take the opportunity to wish Heather Hayes a very happy birthday. Heather works on our Fundraising Committee and has coordinated our annual Casino Night. Thanks for all you do behind the scenes Heather Feirrell Hayes her Husband is our very own Fire Fighter / Trustee Stephen Hayes

Today Company 36 Volunteers took advantage of the beautiful mild temperatures to have some Pump Operations Training.
01/12/2020

Today Company 36 Volunteers took advantage of the beautiful mild temperatures to have some Pump Operations Training.

Last night at 9:36pm Company 36 Volunteers were dispatched to a reported Residential Structure Fire on the 36-5 Box in t...
01/11/2020

Last night at 9:36pm Company 36 Volunteers were dispatched to a reported Residential Structure Fire on the 36-5 Box in the area of Fairville Ave. and Camp Kiwanis Rd. upon arrival crews make an excellent stop of the initial fire. There were no injuries. Chief Smedley had command and units were placed available at 11:30pm. Our Thanks to mutual aid Companies 34,35,37,39 and 47.

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Introduction to the West Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company

The West Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company, better known as Company 36, is an all volunteer company that proudly protects the residents of West Hanover Township and neighboring communities. From its modest beginning in 1946 it has developed into a large fire company that currently has three stations and nine pieces of apparatus. During the first forty years, the company primarily provided engine services, but during the 1980’s it began specializing in rescue company operations and wildland firefighting.

Currently the company provides fire protection, rescue services, forestry fire protection, medical services, spill containment, and support services to the residents of the township and mutual aid to neighboring townships. The fire company has the responsibility of protecting approximately 18 square miles of Dauphin County. The 40 active firefighters and EMTs along with four engines, one heavy rescue, two brush trucks and three support vehicles do, as the company motto says, “Whatever It Takes” to save lives and property whenever there is an emergency. The West Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company is very proud of what it does and will always continue to serve the residents of West Hanover and neighboring communities.

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Hope everyone is doing better, heard what happened this morning, horrible to hear. Prayers coming your guys way. Anything needed let me know!
Thanks for a great open house last night! Thank you for the information and getting the kids so excited about fire safety!
Thank you all who came out to help my son last night you guys were amazing ....
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