Colonial Park Fire Co. #1

Colonial Park Fire Co. #1 Colonial Park Fire Co. #1, known as company 33 and the Southside, is located in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, PA just outside of Harrisburg City.

The Colonial Park Fire Company provides fire suppression, vehicle rescue and extrication, and hazmat operational level response, and traffic control for incidents located within Lower Paxton Township or surrounding mutual aid areas. As part of the South Central Task Force and Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency's Hazmat Team, Colonial Park Fire Company also provides specialized decontamination services during major hazardous material events.

The Colonial Park Fire Company provides fire suppression, vehicle rescue and extrication, and hazmat operational level response, and traffic control for incidents located within Lower Paxton Township or surrounding mutual aid areas. As part of the South Central Task Force and Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency's Hazmat Team, Colonial Park Fire Company also provides specialized decontamination services during major hazardous material events.

Operating as usual

This afternoon, Rescue 33 and Chief 33-3 responded for a report of an accident with injuries on Pool Drive. Crews arrive...
09/20/2021

This afternoon, Rescue 33 and Chief 33-3 responded for a report of an accident with injuries on Pool Drive. Crews arrived to find one car into the terrace level apartment with damage to the exterior wall.

Soon after returning to quarters, engine 33 was requested on a 37 box for a reported balcony fire at the Manor at Oakridge on Linglestown Road. Engine 33 arrived and assumed 3rd due engine responsibilities staging at the secondary hydrant while crews from 32 and 37 investigated. Crews found a fire that had already been extinguished prior to arrival and Engine 33 was placed available.

The brothers down the road are selling mums today.
09/18/2021

The brothers down the road are selling mums today.

The mums are selling fast! Be sure to stop out and check the selection!

💐🌻🌸🌺🌼🌹🌷💐🌾🥀🌺🌹🌼🌸

This year the prices will be:
1 Mum for $8.00
4 for $30.00

Our main sale day will be Saturday from 09:00 -12:00 hours (or until sold out). Additionally, The Mums will be for sale every day until they are sold out, barring member availability or sellout.

Drop by or call us at 717-657-0768 to check availability!
As always, thank you for your continued support!

Yesterday, crews got to attend two separate memorial services for 9/11 20-year anniversary. Tower 33 went to MISSION BBQ...
09/13/2021

Yesterday, crews got to attend two separate memorial services for 9/11 20-year anniversary. Tower 33 went to MISSION BBQ to present the flag for their service with Ladder 33 while Rescue 33 went to Dauphin County Heroes Grove for another memorial service.

September is National Preparedness Month! This year's slogan is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecti...
09/07/2021

September is National Preparedness Month! This year's slogan is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Take some time to Make a plan, Build a kit, review the low-cost and no-cost preparedness tips, and educate your youth about preparedness as well!

For more information, visit http://www.ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month! This year's slogan is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Take some time to Make a plan, Build a kit, review the low-cost and no-cost preparedness tips, and educate your youth about preparedness as well!

For more information, visit http://www.ready.gov

The Colonial Park Fire Company wishes everyone a safe Labor Day. As with all holidays, enjoy them, but remember their pu...
09/06/2021

The Colonial Park Fire Company wishes everyone a safe Labor Day. As with all holidays, enjoy them, but remember their purpose. Labor Day was designated a holiday by President Cleveland in 1894 as a holiday for the working class which at the time we’re working for unfair wages and long work days.

Check out the safety tips below for your gatherings today.

If you want to know more about the history of Labor Day, read this: https://www.newsweek.com/history-labor-day-origin-meaning-strike-that-led-congress-creating-holiday-1625174

09/05/2021

Friday afternoon, Southside fire along with the remainder of the Lower Paxton Fire consisting of Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 and Paxtonia 34 Fire Company joined West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 in escorting the Central Dauphin Rams football team for their Gold Star game to Landis Field.

For an excellent description and more photos of the Gold Star game Central Dauphin held, see the following link: https://www.facebook.com/397888854359846/posts/1006036870211705/?d=n

This afternoon, Southside units and Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 were dispatched to a man over an embankm...
08/31/2021

This afternoon, Southside units and Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 were dispatched to a man over an embankment on the interstate near valley road. Crews split with Ladder 33 on the interstate and Rescue 33 on Valley road. Crews made access to the patient and used a simple rope system for removal and transfer to EMS.

Be prepared for this week’s weather. Remember low-lying areas that flood in your neighborhoods and DONT DRIVE THROUGH ST...
08/31/2021

Be prepared for this week’s weather. Remember low-lying areas that flood in your neighborhoods and DONT DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER!

Excessive rain amounts are forecasted over the next 72-hours from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Check your sump pumps, and generators if you have one. Keep flashlights, food, and water handy.

DO NOT run any gas equipment like portable pumps or generators inside where carbon monoxide will build up.

Above all, be careful, follow the weather and news, use common sense, and know that traffic may have substantial delays due to flooded roadways.

Be prepared for this week’s weather. Remember low-lying areas that flood in your neighborhoods and DONT DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER!

Excessive rain amounts are forecasted over the next 72-hours from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Check your sump pumps, and generators if you have one. Keep flashlights, food, and water handy.

DO NOT run any gas equipment like portable pumps or generators inside where carbon monoxide will build up.

Above all, be careful, follow the weather and news, use common sense, and know that traffic may have substantial delays due to flooded roadways.

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***The Colonial Park Fire Company is honored to be part of the regional FEMA Federal Emergency M...
08/31/2021

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

The Colonial Park Fire Company is honored to be part of the regional FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters grant program that was received by Swatara Fire-Rescue. The grant will allow Colonial Park and the other two fire companies of Lower Paxton Fire (Paxtonia 34 Fire Company and Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35) in Lower Paxton Township to provide all members with health and wellness evaluations. Additionally, gym equipment can be purchased for each fire company.

Along with all Lower Paxton Township Fire Companies, The grant also included all of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire stations, and Susquehanna Township - Dauphin County, PA fire companies Progress Fire 32 and Rescue Fire Company #37.

The grant will cover roughly 364 firefighters throughout the four municipalities and twelve firehouses! Thank you to John Sly for preparing and submitting the grant on behalf of all the fire companies and municipalities.

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

The Colonial Park Fire Company is honored to be part of the regional FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters grant program that was received by Swatara Fire-Rescue. The grant will allow Colonial Park and the other two fire companies of Lower Paxton Fire (Paxtonia 34 Fire Company and Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35) in Lower Paxton Township to provide all members with health and wellness evaluations. Additionally, gym equipment can be purchased for each fire company.

Along with all Lower Paxton Township Fire Companies, The grant also included all of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire stations, and Susquehanna Township - Dauphin County, PA fire companies Progress Fire 32 and Rescue Fire Company #37.

The grant will cover roughly 364 firefighters throughout the four municipalities and twelve firehouses! Thank you to John Sly for preparing and submitting the grant on behalf of all the fire companies and municipalities.

This morning crews attended the last session of an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) which is required for pers...
08/28/2021

This morning crews attended the last session of an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) which is required for personnel to drive any of the fire department equipment. The class was hosted by Yellow Breeches EMS, Inc. and done partially online with driving required today.

After class, crews attended Citizens Fire Company #1 of Penbrook’s new engine housing ceremony.

This morning while in-house crews were handling emergencies, personnel took the Seagrave Fire Apparatus Aerialscope Towe...
08/27/2021

This morning while in-house crews were handling emergencies, personnel took the Seagrave Fire Apparatus Aerialscope Tower-Ladder over for the final graphics that couldn’t be completed before FDIC. Ryder Graphics in Mechanicsburg will be putting the reflective stripe on the sides, marking the tormentors for short-jack operations, and adding some “southside” special touches. The shop at Ryder graphics might be small and tight, but the quality is always second to none!

Last night, Engine, Rescue, and Tower 33 went to HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College Shumaker Public Safety C...
08/25/2021

Last night, Engine, Rescue, and Tower 33 went to HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College Shumaker Public Safety Center to practice hoselines with a group of new firefighters as well as practice elevated aerial master streams with the new Seagrave Fire Apparatus Aerialscope Tower.

Crews determined flows and pressures for the tower based on a single 3” supply line as well as 5” to determine basic abilities from the ground up to 95’.

The new group of firefighters currently moving through their module training programs practiced pulling, packing, and flowing all the lines on Engine 33 as well as water supply.

While en route to hacc for training tonight, crews had an accident with rollover occur at Miller and Jonestown road. Bot...
08/24/2021

While en route to hacc for training tonight, crews had an accident with rollover occur at Miller and Jonestown road. Both victims were assisted from their vehicles and turned over to EMS for evaluation.

August is back to school safety month, and the Colonial Park Fire Company is sharing some safety tips for everyone to ke...
08/24/2021

August is back to school safety month, and the Colonial Park Fire Company is sharing some safety tips for everyone to keep all the kids safe during their return. Lower Paxton Township is home to numerous schools of all levels. Please be cautious all the time, but especially when around school busses, driving through school zones, and when kids are walking or riding bikes on their way to and from school.

Did you know it's illegal for a fire truck with their lights on going to an emergency to pass a school bus unloading children? Bus drivers ensure all kids are clear and safe, turn off their "stop" lights and turn their four-ways on to signal its safe for us to proceed around them. If you see apparatus from Lower Paxton Fire responding, pull to the side of the road, and turn your 4-ways on to help us know its clear!

Last night members and their families gathered at the firehouse for the monthly dinner. Each month, members try to have ...
08/22/2021

Last night members and their families gathered at the firehouse for the monthly dinner. Each month, members try to have a family night where everyone is invited, because firehouses are family.

Last night members and their families gathered at the firehouse for the monthly dinner. Each month, members try to have a family night where everyone is invited, because firehouses are family.

Yesterday crews spent a majority of the Time driver/operator training on the new Seagrave Fire Apparatus Aerialscope 95’...
08/21/2021

Yesterday crews spent a majority of the Time driver/operator training on the new Seagrave Fire Apparatus Aerialscope 95’ Tower-Ladder. Crews set up on multiple buildings testing the reach as well as ability to flow at the ground level for commercial buildings. Later, crews had the opportunity to run through the EVOC course as well to get more comfortable with the handling of the new apparatus.

Unfortunately for the second time in as many weeks Tower 33 was requested yesterday for a flag arch to honor Lower Swata...
08/20/2021

Unfortunately for the second time in as many weeks Tower 33 was requested yesterday for a flag arch to honor Lower Swatara Fire Department FF Eric Breon. Personnel were able to loop the request in with daily staffing and driver training on the tower.

Sorry for both of your losses, Company 59.

Our brothers on the Northside at Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 are selling chicken BBQ dinners today. Stop...
08/14/2021

Our brothers on the Northside at Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 are selling chicken BBQ dinners today. Stop by after 10 and support them!

Chickens are on the BBQ! Sale starts at 10 until we are sold out. This time we are also selling whoopie pies.Chicken dinners are $10 & pies are $3.00 or 2 for $5.00. Stop down and get this limited time offering!

This morning Tower 33 was happy team up with Middletown Volunteer Fire Department to assist Lower Swatara Fire Departmen...
08/14/2021

This morning Tower 33 was happy team up with Middletown Volunteer Fire Department to assist Lower Swatara Fire Department with a flag arch for the funeral services of their volunteer and HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College Shumaker Public Safety Center State Instructor Dave Floyd.

Most volunteer and career personnel around central PA likely knew Dave Floyd from his days at HACC teaching fire programs or working logistics on the grounds every week. Dave will be missed at the firehouse and the training ground.

This evening, Engine 33 was able to assist Swatara Fire 91 with a first due house fire just across the Lower Paxton Township line in Swatara Township. Personnel were assigned to the line on the 2nd floor.

While Engine 33 was on the fire, Ladder 33 responded on a fire alarm in Swatara Township while their units were committed to the fire.

Due to multiple days of storms, Company 33 has ran over 40 calls in the last week.

Fire photos courtesy of Cody Weber.

Lower Paxton Fire consisting of Colonial Park Fire Company, Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35, and Paxtonia 34...
08/13/2021

Lower Paxton Fire consisting of Colonial Park Fire Company, Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35, and Paxtonia 34 Fire Company now protect more population than the city of Harrisburg after the 2020 census results were released. All three fire companies are 100% volunteer with funding provided by Lower Paxton Township for utilities and apparatus.

This all-volunteer fire protection is made possible by community members like yourself volunteering to assist with administrative duties, fundraising, and answering emergencies. Contact us if you’d like to volunteer and help us maintain professional fire protection at volunteer costs!

Lower Paxton Township Surpasses City of Harrisburg After Release of 2020 US Census Data

Lower Paxton Township is pleased to announce, with the release of the 2020 US Census Data from the US Census Bureau, the City of Harrisburg has officially become the largest suburb of Lower Paxton Township.
Lower Paxton Township has now eclipsed the City in population with 53,501 residents. The City of Harrisburg boasts just 50,099 residents. Since 2010, Lower Paxton Township has increased in size by over 12%, while the City increased by 1%. Since surpassing the City, the Township has vowed to not enact a commuter tax on city residents and promises to continue to be an outstanding neighbor, welcoming visitors from the City to the largest municipality in Dauphin County and the Midstate!
For more information on the 2020 US Census results, visit data.census.gov.
Disclaimer: This is a lighthearted, fun-loving, neighborly approach to sharing the great news of the 2020 US Census Data. Lower Paxton Township is a proud neighbor of the City of Harrisburg and grateful to partner and work together on many endeavors with the City to promote Central PA and all our region has to offer.

#neighbors #uscensus #friendlycompetition #lowerpaxtontwp

Our thoughts and prayers are with Frederick County (MD) Fire & Rescue and all of their personnel as they deal with the h...
08/12/2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Frederick County (MD) Fire & Rescue and all of their personnel as they deal with the heartbreaking tragedy of a Line of Duty Death (LODD) during a house fire this afternoon. Several of their personnel are the same people volunteering in the local area to protect you on their days off.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Frederick County (MD) Fire & Rescue and all of their personnel as they deal with the heartbreaking tragedy of a Line of Duty Death (LODD) during a house fire this afternoon. Several of their personnel are the same people volunteering in the local area to protect you on their days off.

Rescue 33 and several duty officers handled ten calls for service in an hour this afternoon as a strong storm rolled thr...
08/12/2021

Rescue 33 and several duty officers handled ten calls for service in an hour this afternoon as a strong storm rolled through Harrisburg and Colonial Park. Crews had multiple cars stuck in the flood waters at various intersections with no injuries, a tree on a house, accident with confinement, and multiple calls for electrical wires down or arcing. Thank you for the assistance from Paxtonia 34 Fire Company and Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 for traffic control during the multiple calls for service overlapping in the Southside.

Thank you VFW Post 148 and Lower Paxton Township!
08/11/2021

Thank you VFW Post 148 and Lower Paxton Township!

We see you Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., we like what ya did with your Seagrave Fire Apparatus truck, colors,...
08/06/2021

We see you Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., we like what ya did with your Seagrave Fire Apparatus truck, colors, and lighting too!

Last night personnel from Lower Paxton Township gathered at George Park for the annual Night Out for public Safety. Crew...
08/04/2021

Last night personnel from Lower Paxton Township gathered at George Park for the annual Night Out for public Safety. Crews from Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 performed a vehicle accident demonstration and brought their tanker to assist with water supply for our fire spray house, Paxtonia 34 Fire Company performed a car fire demonstration, and our personnel displayed some technical rope rescue skills. South Central EMS Harrisburg was set up to talk about providing emergency medical services, and Lower Paxton Township Police Department had multiple specialty units to show including their accelerant dog Rudy and police K-9 dogs Chase and Rex! Pennsylvania State Police stopped by with their helicopter and the mounted patrol unit made their way through the crowd on horses. Food was provided by MISSION BBQ for the evening. Our Dalmatian mascot Tiller even made an appearance to say hello with Shelley Shields.

Another awesome night of events put together by the township and supported by all of Lower Paxton Fire!

Address

433 S Houcks Rd
Harrisburg, PA
17109

Telephone

(717) 652-8378

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Chief of Department John Fogg III (Chief 33)

Deputy Chief Che Kerestes (Chief 33-1)

Assistant Chief of Training Carl Minieri (Chief 33-2)

Assistant Chief of Operations Paul Esposito (Chief 33-3)

Captain Maude Lallemand (Captain 33)

Lieutenant Collin Weigle (Lieutenant 33)

Lieutenant Josh Shank (Lieutenant 33-1)

Fire Police Captain Sam Swartz

Fire Police Lieutenant Charlie Spencer

President Tim Pramik

Vice-President Steve Michelone

Financial Officer Sterling Colborn

Recording Secretary Rick Witten

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you are all very nice people
Pictures from our monthly maintenance night.
Happy 4th of July! Thank you for the parade!
Had a great night at Superbowl party! Enjoyed being with family.
This hit home for me after spending a few years on this very company!! Thank you all for what you do and may God Bless you!! https://www.facebook.com/103792511049524/posts/103927764369332/
Just wondering if your rigs now have the low frequency added. I know why they sound different, but a lot of people in the township are asking :)
I can’t let the season go by without letting you know how much I enjoy the addition of your Christmas lights this year! I get to enjoy them everyday on my way home from work. Thanks for all you do and have a great holiday!
Love your Christmas lights!
Registration is now open for the 2018 Lancaster Memorial Stair Climb on Sunday September 9, 2018. Join us as we remember the FDNY firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. Last year we had 369 participants climb the equivalent 110 stories at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster PA. The registration fee is $40.00 and includes an event t-shirt. By registering online you will be guarranted a shirt. Registration will be available the day of the event however shirt sizes will be limited. All proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to support the Counseling Services Unit of the FDNY. Visit on website at www.LancasterStairClimb.org to access the registration website.
Awesome gesture in honoring US Marshall Hill. I was humbled to stop for a minute while waiting my turn to cross the overpass. RIP.
Missed the action, but got some aftermath shots to share with you. This is the multiple cars on fire tonight at the Colonial Park Mall. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1808526025830021.1073742751.100000179230237&type=1&l=6b1745452b