Harrisburg Bureau of Fire/ Fire Safety and Prevention

Harrisburg Bureau of Fire/ Fire Safety and Prevention The FS&P office serves the city of Harrisburg by visiting different facilities to conduct drills, fire presentations, etc. We are here for your safety.
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Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Academy Class 33. This group of dynamos have come a long way.
11/07/2014

Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Academy Class 33. This group of dynamos have come a long way.

02/17/2014

Happy President's Day! It has been a very long while since FS&P has put anything out to the public on Facebook. Truth be told, the last part of 2013 was a personal hurdle that I just needed to clear. But the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire has a new Acting Fire Chief and new initatives to share with the Harrisburg community. And I will be getting back to having some safety issue to distributer with our FB admirers. So thank you to those who supported our prevention page for as long as you have and , as always, be safe.

CITY OF HARRISBURGBUREAU OF FIRERECRUITING NEW FIREFIGHTERS Everyday our friends, family and neighbors depend on someone...
07/09/2013
The City of Harrisburg | MAYOR LINDA D. THOMPSON

CITY OF HARRISBURG
BUREAU OF FIRE
RECRUITING NEW FIREFIGHTERS




Everyday our friends, family and neighbors depend on someone to step in and make a difference in a crisis …From holding Mrs. Jones’ hand while a medical professional cares for her husband to crawling down a smoke filled hallway searching for a missing person…. Our diverse team of men and women work together for one purpose… to help our neighbors when they need us.

NOW IT’S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE … TO JOIN US, YOU NEED TO ….


- Be 19 years of age by July 26, 2013
- Have a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
- Be a United States citizen
- Possess a current valid driver’s license which has not been suspended or restored since July 26, 2010. Any applicant who possesses an out-of-state driver’s license must obtain a Pennsylvania driver’s license on or before the completion of the Municipal Fire Academy, if hired.
- Not have been refused vehicle registration for violation of financial responsibility (insurance) laws since July 26, 2010.
- Perform successfully on the written exam, physical agility test, employment interview, background investigation as well as psychological and medical examinations
- Establish residency in the City of Harrisburg within six (6) months of completion of the probationary period and maintain residency throughout employment

When you join the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, you will experience new and exciting challenges everyday and most importantly, you will learn what Harrisburg Firefighters already know – Firefighters have the greatest job in the world! So – WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?

TO APPLY: Visit the City of Harrisburg’s Bureau of Human Resources (Room 406 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City Government Center, 10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA) to obtain an application. There is a $50.00 fee to file the application. Needs-based fee waivers are available.

If you have any questions, call City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Human Resources: 717-255-6475, or visit www.harrisburgpa.gov.

The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Mayor Linda D. Thompson

Please be advised the Receiver’s Quarterly Status Report has been filed with Commonwealth Court and is now posted to the Receiver’s website – www.pa.gov/harrisburgreceiver under “View Important Documents”.

06/12/2013

Talking About 911 With Kids
Not that long ago, there was a separate telephone number for each type of emergency agency. For a fire, you called the fire department; for a crime, you called the police; for a medical situation, you called an ambulance or doctor.

But now 911 is a central number for all types of emergencies. An emergency dispatch operator quickly takes information from the caller and puts the caller in direct contact with whatever emergency personnel are needed, thus making response time quicker.

According to the National Emergency Number Association, 911 covers nearly all of the population of the United States, but check your phone book or go online to be sure that 911 is the emergency number to use in your area.

Everyone needs to know about calling 911 in an emergency. But kids also need to know the specifics about what an emergency is. Asking them questions like, "What would you do if we had a fire in our house?" or "What would you do if you saw someone trying to break in?" gives you a chance to discuss what constitutes an emergency and what to do if one occurs. Role playing is an especially good way to address various emergency scenarios and give your kids the confidence they'll need to handle them.

For younger children, it might also help to talk about who the emergency workers are in your community — police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and so on — and what kinds of things they do to help people who are in trouble. This will clarify not only what types of emergencies can occur, but also who can help

Wagon 4 company showing off the rig to the public.
04/13/2013

Wagon 4 company showing off the rig to the public.

Three generations of Myers.
03/29/2013

Three generations of Myers.

The old B Platoon Uptown wagon crew back together again. You'll be missed, Brad.
03/29/2013

The old B Platoon Uptown wagon crew back together again. You'll be missed, Brad.

The future of the Fire Bureau.
03/06/2013

The future of the Fire Bureau.

I'd like to send my prayers and thoughts to the families that lost family members in this horrific fire in Lancaster, Pa...
02/19/2013
Woman, girl killed in Lancaster fire

I'd like to send my prayers and thoughts to the families that lost family members in this horrific fire in Lancaster, Pa. Especially to the Lancaster firefighters that were injured in this blaze. God bless you all.

The Lancaster County coroner has been called to a Lancaster fire scene, where a 42-year-old woman and a 6-year-old girl were killed.

Last week I was asked if there were other smoke detectors on the market aside from the audible alarm we are all uses to....
02/12/2013

Last week I was asked if there were other smoke detectors on the market aside from the audible alarm we are all uses to. Well, for the hearing impaired there is a strobe variation but doesn't do much for a individual when they are sleeping. Another is a vocal smoke detector (pictured at the bottom). Some studies show that sleeping children respond better to a parent's voice than a normal alarm. But it's important to point out that this detector uses the less common photoelectric sensors that detect smoldering fires while ionization sensors react better to fast flames. And these units have a retail price of $50 each. You can find out more about the respective unit you'd like to use to protect your family online and other sources. Have a safe day, FB.

Was fortunate to get in some Rope and Knot training with C Platoon.
02/08/2013

Was fortunate to get in some Rope and Knot training with C Platoon.

This was taken today at the Jewish Community Center. This was a sharp group of children.
02/05/2013

This was taken today at the Jewish Community Center. This was a sharp group of children.

This past week FS&P has reached out to over 50 local businesses to display Latin American fire prevention posters. Thank...
02/05/2013

This past week FS&P has reached out to over 50 local businesses to display Latin American fire prevention posters. Thank you to all who participated in the success of this campaign.

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire distributed 50 Latin American themed fire prevention posters to local businesses throughou...
02/05/2013

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire distributed 50 Latin American themed fire prevention posters to local businesses throughout the city. Just doing our part to keep everyone safe.

Merry Christmas from the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Administrative Office.
12/12/2012

Merry Christmas from the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Administrative Office.

11/19/2012

Last week the FS&P office was asked a question by Katryn Heintz Dougherty of whether or not public buildings with an automated external defibrillator (AED) is supposed to have staff around who are trained and certified to operate the device. And what the consequences would be for not following this standard. Well, Katryn, I looked around but found no clear and concise answer. Kevin Dalpiaz, a supervisor at Community Life Team, says that commercial bulidings with an AED device should have someone on site who has recieved AED training. As for the consequences. As always, a person can find themselves in litigation if using an AED on a victim and have something go awry.

Taken today at a community event put together by the Praise and Worship Center Ministries on 17th and Regina St.
07/27/2012

Taken today at a community event put together by the Praise and Worship Center Ministries on 17th and Regina St.

07/17/2012

It is almost noon and the heat just keeps on coming. Don't become a heat casualty. Drink plenty of fluids today and try to be in the AC as much as possible. Take care and be safe.

05/04/2012

Car seat safety: For more information on car seat safety, visit the sites of these following organizations and other like them.
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Moving Kids Safely
- Carseat Blog: Reviews, Tips, Advice and More
- Car-Safety.Org
- Car Safety 4 Kids
- Carseatsite.com
- Click It or Ticket
- CP Safety
- IIHS: Child Restraint and Seat Belt Laws
- Inventive Parent: Car Seat Safety Laws

05/03/2012

Car seat safety: Here are some of the features you'll find on most booster car seats.
1. Best used after 40 pounds with a lap and shoulder belt.
2. Use until the manufacturer's weight limit, or until your child can wear a seatbelt properly, usually around 8 years old or 4'9" tall.
3. Shoulder belt should cross the center of the shoyulder and chest, not on the neck.
4. Lap belt should be high on th...e thighs or low on the hips, not on the stomach.
5. Use a high back model if your vehicle has low backseats with no headrests. Some models may offer increased side impact protection.
6. A backless model is fine if you have headrests, or if there is plenty of growing room from the tops of your child's ears up to the top of the seat back.
7. Many models have open loop shoulder belt guides that don't catch like some guides on combination seats.
8. Many have adjustable head supports and extra padding for added comfort, compared to combination seats

05/02/2012

Car seat safety: Here are some features to consider when looking to purchase a combination car seat.
1. Use the internal harness front facing to the maximum limits indicated in the manual.
2. Models with a five point harness nad front harness adjuster are preferred.
3. Keep the chest clip at armpit level, not on the neck or stomach.
4. When the child reaches the weight limit of the harness or his or her shoulders are above the top of the harness slots, remove the harness and use the seat as a booster with a lap and shoulder belt.
5. As a booster, the lap belt should ride high on the thighs or low on the hips.
6. As a booster, the shoulder belt should cross the center of the shoulder and chest.
7. Use the built in shoulder belt guide if the shoulder belt doesn't fit correctly.
8. The shoulder belt guide on some models can "catch" the seatbelt and leave slack. Please make sure that the belt is tight at all times.
9. Look for high, top harness slots to accomodate taller children up to 40 pounds (more for many models) in the harness.

05/01/2012

Car seat safety: Here are some features to look for when considering a convertible car seat.
1. Rear facing is still the safest.
2. Select a model with a 35 or 40 pound rear facing weight limit and keep your child rear facing for as long as possible.
3. You can turn your child to front facing at the 35 or 40 pound rear facing limit, or if the top of their head is within an inch of the top of the shell.
4. Models with a five point harness and front harness adjuster are preferred.
5. Keep the harness straps at or below the shoulders while rear facing.
6. Keep the harness straps at or above the shoulders while front facing.
7. Some older models require the use of top slots while front facing(check your manual).
8. Keep the chest clip at armpit level, not on the neck or stomach.
9. Make sure you use the correct seat belt path or latch hooks intended for front facing or rear facing.
10. A 45 degree maximux recline is needed for newborns and young infants while rear facing. Older babies with good head support can have less recline while rear facing.
11. Upright with no recline is best for front facing.
12. Some models features tethers that can also be used rear facing and impact foam for added protection. Some also have built in locking clips for convenience.

04/30/2012

Car seat safety: Here are some safety feastures to consider for infant car seats and carriers.
1. Use rear facing up to 22-35 pounds, depending on the model.
2. A five point harness is preferred, keep chest clip at armpit level and not on the neck or stomach.
3. Harness strap slots should be at or below the shoulders.
4. A front adjuster to tighten the harness makes it easier to use.
5. Newborns and infants should have a 45 degree maximum recline.
6. Built in angle indicators and adjustors may help to get the correct recline.
7. Manufacturers have differing instructions on where the carseats handle should be during travel. Read over the instruction manual tolearn if it should be up or down in the vehicle.
8. A rear facing tehther or impact foam can be found on some models and may improve safety.
9. Infant seats may fit newborns better than convertible models.
10. Some models include a complete stroller and base system, while others may include just the convenient base that installs in the car.

B Platoon showing Wagon 4 to people at the event.
04/28/2012

B Platoon showing Wagon 4 to people at the event.

Timeline Photos
04/28/2012

Timeline Photos

04/27/2012

Car seat safety tip: Nearly all new vehicles and car seats are equipped with lower anchors and and tethers (also referred to as a latch). This is a relatively new system that may be used instead of seatbelts for car seat installation. Some boosters have rigid latch attachments. In most vehicles, the rigid latch is extremely fast, easy, and may offer additional protection. Especially in dangerous side impacts.

National Bring Your Child To Work Day
04/26/2012

National Bring Your Child To Work Day

04/26/2012

Today is "National Bring Your Child To Work Day". FSO Nowlin will be participating in a children saftey event at Strawberry Square this morning. Hope to see some of you there.

04/26/2012

Car seat safety tip: There is no single best car seat for every child or vehicle. It can be very confusing to decide what type of carseat to buy or which features are important. A "Car Seat Buying Guide" can help you learn about many features and may provide links to websites with more specific recommendations. Specific recommendations are a great starting point, but these vary greatly because someone else's personal preferences may differ from yours, as will the fit with their particular children and vehicles. The most important thing is determining which type of carseat you need and be prepared to do some comparitive shopping. Don't be discouraged if you have to try more than one to get a model that works for both you and your child.

04/25/2012

Car seat safety info: Here are 10 basic rules to know about securing your children in car seats.
1. Children 12 and under should always ride in the back seat. This cuts their risk of death by 36%.
2. Children should be in a car seat or booster until they can be seated properly in a seatbelt. For most kids, this is around 8 years old or 4'9" tall, but proper fitting of the seatbelt is the most important factor.
3. Never place a rear-facing car seat in the front when there is an active frontal airbag.
4. Keep your child rear-facing for as long as possible. That can mean up to 35 or 40 pounds in the most current cionvertible seats, unless they outgrow it by height first.
5. All current car seats pass government safety standards. Select one that best fits your child, your vehicle, and your budget. Some models do have different features. Select one that has the features that will allow you to use it correctly every trip.
6. Always read the owners manuals for your vehicle and car seat thoroughly. They often contain specific information about carseat installation that may not be obvious. Some models may vary from what you'd expect.
7. Make sure that the harness fits snugly on your child, the car seat fits snugly in your car, and that your vehicle seatbelts are locked properly.
8. When you buy a car seat, make sure that you have a good return policy in case it doesn't fit or in the case you just don't like it. Have your seat inspected by a certified technician for free at a check up event or fitting station.
9. Be wary of used car seats, especially those over six years old, those with an unknown history that may have been in a crash, those that show any cracks or damage, and those with missing labels, model number, manufacturing date, instructions or parts.
10. Please give driving your complete attention and wear your own seat belt all the time. These two steps are the easiest when protecting yourself and your passengers from injury or death.

04/24/2012

Safe Kids Coalition of Dauphin County will be holding a free car seat safety check from 9A-12P on Sat., May 5th, as part of the East Shore YMCA's Healthy Kids' Day event. Spread the word.

04/24/2012

Car seat safety fact: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of children ages 1-14. Safe Kids USA says motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of unintentional injury related death for all children 14 and under. While some crashes are unsurvivable, over 57% of deaths for children 0-15 were because the child was unrestrained. Many more were improperly restrained. Nationally, the misuse rate for child seats is over 80% and as high as 95% in some areas. The good news is that the correct use of car seats and boosters does save lives. Infant seats have been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71% and toddler seats by 54%.

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123 Walnut St, Ste 220
Harrisburg, PA
17101

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:00

Telephone

(717) 255-6464

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