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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

Congratulations to FF and Live-In Alumni Chris Henry and his wife Alison on the birth of their first child, Rowan. Rowan...
04/09/2022

Congratulations to FF and Live-In Alumni Chris Henry and his wife Alison on the birth of their first child, Rowan. Rowan was born April 7th at 10:35AM. Mom, dad, and baby Rowan are all well and headed home! Congratulations Chris and Alison!!

This morning engine 33 was dispatched mutual aid to assist Rescue Fire Company #37  with a report of an inside investiga...
04/09/2022

This morning engine 33 was dispatched mutual aid to assist Rescue Fire Company #37 with a report of an inside investigation at 4400 Pheasant Hill Road. Crews from Rescue, Progress Fire 32 and The Southside arrived and located a fire in the first floor ceiling of an apartment. One line was put into operation while Engine 33 secured secondary water and stretched a long backup line. Crews operated one hour before returning ready to the station.

04/06/2022

Tower 33 returned from the Middletown homecoming just in time for the Engine and Tower to take in the fire alarm at Colonial Park Mall.

Emergencies are unpredictable, and while the station has no calls yesterday, the men and women handled six so far since midnight.

Tower 33 was honored to be asked to assist in displaying a flag for the homecoming of Middletown Volunteer Fire Departme...
04/06/2022

Tower 33 was honored to be asked to assist in displaying a flag for the homecoming of Middletown Volunteer Fire Department FF Shawn Menear. Tower 33 joined up with Steelton Fire Tower 50 to hang the flag at Mill and Grubb Streets for all of Company 88 to proceed under with Shawn on the way to his house.

The Southside was also surprised and honored to hear life member Matt Ertel able to place the 88 box available after almost 12 weeks with their final member returning home from the fire. Matt Ertel was also the Dauphin County Department of Public Safety fire dispatcher working the radio for the fatal house fire when FF Menear was trapped and subsequently rescued.

Great job Middletown Volunteer Fire Department, you’re in a class of your own when it comes to fire departments and taking care of your people! Glad we could be part of it.

Yesterday Rescue and Engine 33 both got their own individual box alarm runs. First, a engine 33 went to the Sheetz at Co...
04/03/2022

Yesterday Rescue and Engine 33 both got their own individual box alarm runs. First, a engine 33 went to the Sheetz at Colonial and Linglestown Roads for a report of an outlet on fire. The box was quickly scaled back to Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 units.

After returning, Rescue 33 responded on the upgraded box to Dauphin - Middle Paxton Fire Company 1st due for a report of a house on fire.

**LONG TERM DAILY ROAD CLOSURE AND DETOUR**See below information for Twin Lakes Drive closure daily and detour.
04/01/2022

**LONG TERM DAILY ROAD CLOSURE AND DETOUR**

See below information for Twin Lakes Drive closure daily and detour.

Road Closure Announcement:
Twin Lakes Drive from Hawthorne to Union Deposit
SUEZ will be replacing the watermain in this area beginning on or after Friday 4/1. Twin Lakes Drive will be closed to thru traffic Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. A detour will be established for this period and the road will be opened at the end of each working day. The project is anticipated to take 3 weeks. Local traffic will be permitted through the work site so that access to private property is not disrupted.
Questions: 888-299-8972 (SUEZ Customer Service)

#lowerpaxtontwp #ourcommunity #stayinformed #roadconstruction #suez

Congratulations to FF Seth Lenker who earlier this week welcomed a son into his life along with his wife Kristina. Carl ...
03/31/2022

Congratulations to FF Seth Lenker who earlier this week welcomed a son into his life along with his wife Kristina. Carl Louis Lenker was born March 27th at 1303 hours. Family and baby are doing well! Congratulations Seth, Kristina, and Baby Carl!

OLD MEETS NEW.Today Tower-Ladder 33 and Rescue 33 ran a commercial structure box mutual aid to West Hanover Volunteer Fi...
03/28/2022

OLD MEETS NEW.

Today Tower-Ladder 33 and Rescue 33 ran a commercial structure box mutual aid to West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36. Units were sent to Curaleaf Cannabis for an odor of smoke inside (we know, it’s ironic). The box was quickly scaled back 36 and 33 units before being placed available.

While there, new Rescue 33 and Tower 33 got to see old Rescue-Engine 33-1 which is now owned and operated by Company 36.

Several members of the Southside Firehouse were able to participate in the Dauphin County PD/FD Hockey Club benefit game...
03/27/2022

Several members of the Southside Firehouse were able to participate in the Dauphin County PD/FD Hockey Club benefit game for Middletown Volunteer Fire Department FF Shawn Menear at Twin Ponds this weekend. The game occurred between police and fire and came with bragging rights for the year. Congratulations for the Dauphin Fire team winning the game 11 - 3 for this years bragging rights!

Colonial Park members playing included Collin Weigle, Nick Nepa, and Phil Crea under the guidance and coaching of Coach Dylan Ryan.

Thanks to Dustin Weese and Grimm Sports Photos for the awesome shots!

For more information about the game, see the ABC 27 article below.

https://www.abc27.com/news/local/police-vs-fire-hockey-game-raises-money-for-injured-firefighter/?fbclid=IwAR3s5C5eOkfknmB_DUqgBGhmQJVf3Z685CT3npV0sVmRgYM5gcDHA0u-pVQ#

This morning Rescue 33 and mutual aid from Paxtonia 34 Fire Company was dispatched to a report of a 3-car accident on I8...
03/25/2022

This morning Rescue 33 and mutual aid from Paxtonia 34 Fire Company was dispatched to a report of a 3-car accident on I83 South near the Union Deposit Ramp. Crews arrived and assisted with patient assessments and care with EMS.

On Wednesday night, Southside fire personnel had the pleasure of helping the Pennsylvania Turnpike with their mission to...
03/25/2022

On Wednesday night, Southside fire personnel had the pleasure of helping the Pennsylvania Turnpike with their mission to “Light Up The Night” at the Hershey Medical Center Penn State Children's Hospital! Crews from virtually every emergency organization in the area were invited to participate in circling the hospital with their emergency lights on for the children. Colonial Park was honored and blessed to be invited and bring happiness to the children receiving treatment at the hospital!

Yesterday Danelle Dee Davis from Danelle " DEE" Davis Farmers Insurance Agency stopped by with snacks for the department...
03/24/2022

Yesterday Danelle Dee Davis from Danelle " DEE" Davis Farmers Insurance Agency stopped by with snacks for the department. The crews always love when Dee stops by to say hi!

This morning, Tower 33 ran mutual aid to Swatara Fire 91 for a report of a house on fire. Crews arrived to find a second...
03/21/2022

This morning, Tower 33 ran mutual aid to Swatara Fire 91 for a report of a house on fire. Crews arrived to find a second floor fire with the Tower opening up for the operating engine companies. Solid initial Truck and Engine company work allowed control to be marked prior to additional units arriving on scene.

This weekend crews completed the annual emergency vehicle operations course (EVOC) with the obstacle course. Crews pract...
03/21/2022

This weekend crews completed the annual emergency vehicle operations course (EVOC) with the obstacle course. Crews practiced with the vehicles they’re qualified to drive using the Dauphin County Technical School parking lot. Thanks for letting us borrow your lot to make our driver’s better!

Reminder to all the residents who live, travel, and commute on Nyes Road near Red Top Road.Red Top Road is closed betwee...
03/19/2022

Reminder to all the residents who live, travel, and commute on Nyes Road near Red Top Road.

Red Top Road is closed between Nyes Road and Ryecroft Drive to do bridge work for an extended period of time. Residents and visitors can travel Union Deposit Road to Copperstone Road to get around the closure.

Two-Fire-TuesdayYesterday afternoon, Tower 33 responded as the second due truck on a car fire endangering a structure on...
03/16/2022

Two-Fire-Tuesday

Yesterday afternoon, Tower 33 responded as the second due truck on a car fire endangering a structure on Huntington Circle. Initial crews arrived and made a good stop on the fire. The Tower crew assisted about 30 minutes before returning.

Last night after training, Engine 33 responded mutual aid to Progress Fire 32 for a report of a porch fire. Engine 32 arrived with smoke to the rear and quickly scaled the box back to 32 units.

Photos courtesy of Dustin Weese

Rescue and Engine 33 responded for a report of a structure fire last night in West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 fir...
03/13/2022

Rescue and Engine 33 responded for a report of a structure fire last night in West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 first due near Devonshire Heights Road and Knight Road just across the Lower Paxton Township line. Multiple calls confirmed a large barn approximately 80x80 fully involved at the time of dispatch by Dauphin County Department of Public Safety. Units from all three Lower Paxton Fire departments were requested due to proximity. Rescue 33 responded on the first alarm and remained on scene for about an hour. Engine 33 responded as a replacement engine and was placed available prior to arrival.

Tonight you'll go to sleep and lose an hour of sleep as clocks spring ahead for daylight savings time! When you wake up ...
03/13/2022

Tonight you'll go to sleep and lose an hour of sleep as clocks spring ahead for daylight savings time! When you wake up tomorrow a little tired, remember to test all of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for safety. Also, change any standard batteries that aren't ten-year lithium batteries. Together, we can make Lower Paxton Township safer one smoke detector at a time.

It's going to be 60 degrees this afternoon but there's snow coming tomorrow! The weather service is calling for 3-5" of ...
03/11/2022

It's going to be 60 degrees this afternoon but there's snow coming tomorrow! The weather service is calling for 3-5" of snow in the Harrisburg area. Even though winter is coming to an end, the fire hazards are not. Please be fire smart in your actions. Only plug one heat appliance into an outlet. NEVER use extension cords for heat appliances. Never run extension cords under rugs or area that allow them to build up heat. Make sure your smoke and CO detectors are working and test them monthly! And finally, even though winter is almost over, please take the time, hopefully for the last time, to shovel and snow that builds up around your closest hydrant so we have access in case there's a fire. There's over 1,300 hydrants in Lower Paxton Township, but there's 53,000 residents that can help us by shoveling them out!

On Tuesday nights you’ll typically see flashing emergency lights on South Houcks road. There’s no emergency, Members of ...
03/09/2022

On Tuesday nights you’ll typically see flashing emergency lights on South Houcks road. There’s no emergency, Members of the department use Tuesday night for apparatus checkouts and equipment maintenance. Alternating Tuesdays are also training for the department. This is more of the behind the scenes operations required to keep a busy department operationally ready.

Tower 33 transferred to Elizabethtown Fire Dept Station 74 while they worked a commercial building fire in Londonderry F...
03/08/2022

Tower 33 transferred to Elizabethtown Fire Dept Station 74 while they worked a commercial building fire in Londonderry Fire Company first due. While on the transfer, Rescue 33 handled a two-car MVC at Colonial Road and Crum’s Mill. Crews provided care for two patients until the arrival of South Central EMS Harrisburg units for transport.

Picture of fire courtesy or DJM media.

Back to back fires last night for the engine, tower, and rescue at the Southside firehouse. Last evening Rescue 33 was r...
03/05/2022

Back to back fires last night for the engine, tower, and rescue at the Southside firehouse.

Last evening Rescue 33 was requested mutual aid on the first alarm to Dauphin - Middle Paxton Fire Company for a garage fire with extension into the house. After returning from that fire, and just before midnight, Dauphin County Department of Public Safety dispatched the first due box 33-5 was transmitter for an Apartment Fire on Dartmouth. Engine and Tower 33 responded along with mutual aid from multiple companies due to transfer companies in place from the previous fire.

The fire was contained to a single apartment bedroom and quickly scaled back to a local 33 box. Pictures courtesy of a Dustin Weese.

Progress Fire 32
Hershey Volunteer Fire Company
Middletown Volunteer Fire Department
Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35
Paxtang Fire Company #1
Paxtonia 34 Fire Company
Palmyra Fire
Citizens Fire Company #1 of Penbrook
Lower Paxton Fire

#AskFacebook - Please Share!The Colonial Park Fire Company has sold Christmas trees for more than 25 years as a fundrais...
03/04/2022

#AskFacebook - Please Share!

The Colonial Park Fire Company has sold Christmas trees for more than 25 years as a fundraiser. This year, as planning begins, there’s an extreme shortage of Christmas trees. If you know of a farm that will sell wholesale Christmas trees, specifically Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir, please let us know or point them our way! We typically sell about 600 trees and need to find a supplier(s) who can facilitate the sale!

Lower Paxton Township just received its newest Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) ra...
03/03/2022

Lower Paxton Township just received its newest Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating which goes into effect June 2nd. We can excitedly report that we have again lowered the rating from a Class 4 to a Class 3! Of 40,000 municipalities rated across the country, only roughly 5,700 fall into the best rating classifications of 1, 2, or 3.

The rating is a combined rating for all three fire companies comprising Lower Paxton Fire protecting all of Lower Paxton Township.

UPGRADES COMING SOON!Colonial Park Fire Company was advised that it received the Dauphin County Gaming Board grant from ...
02/25/2022

UPGRADES COMING SOON!

Colonial Park Fire Company was advised that it received the Dauphin County Gaming Board grant from the Dauphin County commissioners!

The Southside firehouse will be receiving $36,000 in grant funding to upgrade its sign in front of the station to a programmable electronic sign. The new sign will be quicker to update with pertinent safety messages, weather alerts, and recruitment messages regularly.

For the full article and list of grant recipients, see: https://theburgnews.com/news/dauphin-county-awards-annual-gaming-grants-most-comprehensive-list-yet

Thank you to the Executive Board for putting the packet together, the Dauphin County Commissioners for supporting it, and the Lower Paxton Township supervisors for endorsing the project!

Rescue 33 and Tanker 216 from the Fisherville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 are currently transferred to Perry County Sta...
02/24/2022

Rescue 33 and Tanker 216 from the Fisherville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 are currently transferred to Perry County Station 2 Duncannon Fire Company as they operate on a first due residential structure fire.

This morning Engine and Tower 33 along with an engine from Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 ran a first due b...
02/22/2022

This morning Engine and Tower 33 along with an engine from Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 ran a first due box for smoke from an apartment and alarms sounding at the Twin Lakes Apartments on LakePoint Drive. The Tower arrived and investigated while the engine prepared a split lay if needed. Crews found maintenance self cleaning an oven in a vacant apartment causing the smoke and alarms.

While on scene, the Tower chauffeur took the opportunity to practice with the tower. Typically on incidents, the chauffeur gets on shot to position, and with Tower 33 still being relatively new, chauffeurs are still learning their perfect positions. The chauffeur’s position today, although tight, allowed for portable ground ladders to get accessed, all outriggers to get deployed and both parts of the “L” style apartment to be accessed.

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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The Engine and Truck are currently on scene of a apartment fire in Rescue Fire Company #37 first due. Engine 32 has 1 line in service and the truck company laddered the building and is working with the engine company to open up. Engine 37 completed the water supply for Engine 32 and Engine 33 (Colonial Park Fire Co. #1) had the secondary water and a back up line. Crews found fire in a first floor apartment.
At 1:03pm March 28, WHTFC#1 was dispatched to Curaleaf Dispensary on Allentown Blvd. for a smoke investigation. Upon arriving at the scene crews from Company 36 and Company 33 Colonial Park Fire Co. #1 conducted an investigation and found no evidence of fire. Crews returned to service at 1:51pm. https://westhanoverfire.com/new-firefighter-recruitment/
Company 32 and automatic aid companies were dispatched for a 32-3 box for smoke in an assisted living facility. Crews investigated and found an HVAC issue and scaled the assignment back to Progress, Rescue Fire Company #37, and Colonial Park Fire Co. #1.
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**2nd due to 33** The Engine Company was dispatched for Smoke from an Apartment in Colonial Park Fire Co. #1 first due. Engine 32-1 arrived as the 2nd due engine and completed 33’s split lay while crews investigated a haze in the building. The source was found and the box was scaled backed to the units from 33,34, and 32.
*** Small Daylight Fire *** Engine 34 and Engine 32 (Progress Fire Company) “Side A” of a small Garden-Style Apartment fire this afternoon in the 33 local. Engine 34 arrived to secure a secondary water source as crews from Progress Fire 32 made quick work of a small fire inside this apartment complex. Other mutual aid units operating on the box were, Colonial Park Fire Co. #1, Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35, Citizens Fire Company #1 of Penbrook. Quick responses from local companies held this fire to its area of origin alleviating a potential catastrophic event! Lower Paxton Fire
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Last Tuesday, Supervisor Lindsey and fellow board members had a look at Colonial Park Fire Company’s new 2020 Seagrave Maurauder 9’ aerialscope tower ladder 33. Thank you to the volunteers who joined us last night. Lower Paxton Township Colonial Park Fire Co. #1