Squad 8 - Harrisburg Bureau of Fire

Squad 8 - Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Citywide Squad Co. providing fire & rescue services to the Capitol of Pennsylvania.
(233)

Operating as usual

5-28-2021WORKING FIREThis morning before the 07:30 shift change, the "Alpha" Platoon worked a job involving 2 vacant's  ...
05/28/2021

5-28-2021
WORKING FIRE
This morning before the 07:30 shift change, the "Alpha" Platoon worked a job involving 2 vacant's at 17th and Vernon. The 1st and 2nd alarms were struck. Several lines were placed in operation along with Tower 1's master stream. Both the "A" & "C" Platoons working.

5-28-2021
WORKING FIRE
This morning before the 07:30 shift change, the "Alpha" Platoon worked a job involving 2 vacant's at 17th and Vernon. The 1st and 2nd alarms were struck. Several lines were placed in operation along with Tower 1's master stream. Both the "A" & "C" Platoons working.

05/28/2021

***UPDATE*** now operating on the 2nd alarm

A Platoon striking the 1st Alarm in the area of 17th and Vernon, multiple calls for a vacant house on fire.....Lt. K***z, Squadman Shaak and early relief C Platooner Barnes

Welcome to HBG Firefighters Give Cancer The Boot 's Fundraising Page
05/26/2021
Welcome to HBG Firefighters Give Cancer The Boot 's Fundraising Page

Welcome to HBG Firefighters Give Cancer The Boot 's Fundraising Page

Light The Night Walk The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere.

05/19/2021

Around 2330 hours, A Platoon members were alerted to the 1200 Block of Swatara Street for a reported fire in a vacant house.... Squad 8 arrived with a working fire, fire on the second floor.... Crews forced entry through the boarded up building and found fires on the first floor and second floor.... 2 lines in operation Lt. K***z, Squadman Shaak, and Truck 2 FF Byers (Detailed to the Squad) working...

05/15/2021
Double Duty Cake!Celebrating LT’s Birthday and FF’s Wilburne and Raudensky’s 1st pin job while on the Squad.
05/02/2021

Double Duty Cake!
Celebrating LT’s Birthday and FF’s Wilburne and Raudensky’s 1st pin job while on the Squad.

Double Duty Cake!
Celebrating LT’s Birthday and FF’s Wilburne and Raudensky’s 1st pin job while on the Squad.

Happy Birthday to the "D" Platoon Squad Boss, Byron Worner. Have a great day Brother !
05/02/2021

Happy Birthday to the "D" Platoon Squad Boss, Byron Worner. Have a great day Brother !

Happy Birthday to the "D" Platoon Squad Boss, Byron Worner. Have a great day Brother !

04/30/2021
04/28/2021
Move Over, Slow Down
04/27/2021
Move Over, Slow Down

Move Over, Slow Down

Pennsylvania’s Move Over Law requires drivers approaching an emergency response area who are unable to safely merge into a lane further away from the response area to slow to at least 20 mph less than the posted speed limit. An emergency response area is where an emergency vehicle has its lights f...

4-24-2021  "A" Platoon Squadman, McDonald(working EOD) at work on N. 2nd St.(Midtown). 1st alarm building fire. The "D" ...
04/26/2021

4-24-2021 "A" Platoon Squadman, McDonald(working EOD) at work on N. 2nd St.(Midtown). 1st alarm building fire. The "D" Platoon at work.

4-24-2021 "A" Platoon Squadman, McDonald(working EOD) at work on N. 2nd St.(Midtown). 1st alarm building fire. The "D" Platoon at work.

04/24/2021

D Platoon currently operating on the 1st alarm assignment on N. 2nd Street in the Uptown area of the city..... Units arrived with fire showing, multiple lines are in place.....Chief 7 with Command

Engine 8/Squad 8/retired DC, Gary Neff, is selling his custom fire bike. It is listed on E-Bay at this time.
04/15/2021

Engine 8/Squad 8/retired DC, Gary Neff, is selling his custom fire bike. It is listed on E-Bay at this time.

Photos from Squad 8 - Harrisburg Bureau of Fire's post
04/14/2021

Photos from Squad 8 - Harrisburg Bureau of Fire's post

4-11-2021WORKING FIREAt around 20:45 box 3(Uptown)was dispatched to the 2600 block of N.6th St. for a report of a house ...
04/14/2021

4-11-2021
WORKING FIRE
At around 20:45 box 3(Uptown)was dispatched to the 2600 block of N.6th St. for a report of a house on fire, sending Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Tower 1 & the Squad. Ladder 2 arrived to find smoke showing from a 2.5 story rowhome, end of the row. 1 line was placed in operation with fire involving the 1st floor kitchen. The "D" Platoon at work.

4-11-2021
WORKING FIRE
At around 20:45 box 3(Uptown)was dispatched to the 2600 block of N.6th St. for a report of a house on fire, sending Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Tower 1 & the Squad. Ladder 2 arrived to find smoke showing from a 2.5 story rowhome, end of the row. 1 line was placed in operation with fire involving the 1st floor kitchen. The "D" Platoon at work.

04/14/2021

4-5-2021
WORKING FIRE
At 12:30 box 4(Allison Hill)was dispatched to the 2000 block of Swatara St. for a reported house fire sending the Squad, Wagon 4. Tower 1 & Ladder 2. The Squad arrived to find smoke showing from a 2.5 story frame duplex. 1 line was placed in operation with the rear porch on fire. The "B" Platoon at work.

4-4-2021CRASH WITH FIREWith Companies responding to the Susquehanna River for a water rescue, Cumberland County Boat 100...
04/14/2021

4-4-2021
CRASH WITH FIRE
With Companies responding to the Susquehanna River for a water rescue, Cumberland County Boat 100 came across a multiple car crash with 2 of the cars on fire, on the I-83 river bridge. The Squad, Tower 1 and Wagon 3 responded. Thankfully only minor injuries were found with at least 6 cars involved in the crash. The "C" & "B" Platoons at work.

4-4-2021
CRASH WITH FIRE
With Companies responding to the Susquehanna River for a water rescue, Cumberland County Boat 100 came across a multiple car crash with 2 of the cars on fire, on the I-83 river bridge. The Squad, Tower 1 and Wagon 3 responded. Thankfully only minor injuries were found with at least 6 cars involved in the crash. The "C" & "B" Platoons at work.

04/14/2021

4-4-2021
RIVER RESCUE
Just before the 16:00 Shift change box 9(Susquehanna River)was dispatched for 2 boaters in need of rescue. The boaters fell into the water and were hanging on to a old bridge pier, south of City Island. The Squad, Boats 1 & 2 were dispatched along with mutual aid boats. Boat 2 arrived to rescue the 2 boaters and their dog. No injuries were reported. The "C" and "B" Platoon working.

04/14/2021

3-20-2021
WORKING FIRE
At around 23:30 box 4(Allison Hill)was dispatched to the 1400 block of Vernon St. for a report of a small outside fire sending the Squad and Tower 1. Companies arrived to find a small fire up against a 1 story block commercial building. Fire had extended to the roof. The box was then upgraded to a building fire sending Wagon 4 & Ladder 2. 1 line was placed in operation. The "C" Platoon at work.

04/14/2021

3-16-2021
WORKING FIRE
At around 15:30 Box 2(N. Allison Hill)was dispatched to the 1900 block of Briggs St. for a report of smoke in a house sending Wagon 4, Tower 1, Ladder 2 and the Squad. Companies arrived at a 2.5 story frame duplex with nothing showing. After a quick recon fire was found in the walls on the 1st floor and basement. 1 line was placed in operation. The "D" Platoon at work.

4-13-2021 Happy Birthday to "B" Platoon Squad Pipeman, Zak Miller(badge #13). Have a great day Brother !
04/13/2021

4-13-2021 Happy Birthday to "B" Platoon Squad Pipeman, Zak Miller(badge #13). Have a great day Brother !

4-13-2021 Happy Birthday to "B" Platoon Squad Pipeman, Zak Miller(badge #13). Have a great day Brother !

Its that time of year... ramping up for operations on the river.
04/05/2021

Its that time of year... ramping up for operations on the river.

03/17/2021
WORKING HIGH-RISE FIRE11:28D Platoon currently operating downtown at the crown plaza, units are at a 2nd alarm. Fire on ...
03/15/2021

WORKING HIGH-RISE FIRE
11:28
D Platoon currently operating downtown at the crown plaza, units are at a 2nd alarm. Fire on several floors. more details to follow

WORKING HIGH-RISE FIRE
11:28
D Platoon currently operating downtown at the crown plaza, units are at a 2nd alarm. Fire on several floors. more details to follow

3-13-2021 "B" Platoon Squad Lt. Skinner with Ladder 2 Chauffeur "Bones" and Tillerman Kyle Paul.
03/14/2021

3-13-2021 "B" Platoon Squad Lt. Skinner with Ladder 2 Chauffeur "Bones" and Tillerman Kyle Paul.

3-13-2021 "B" Platoon Squad Lt. Skinner with Ladder 2 Chauffeur "Bones" and Tillerman Kyle Paul.

3-13-2021WORKING FIREAt 18:00 box 2(N. Allison Hill)was dispatched to the 1800 block of Market St for a working structur...
03/14/2021

3-13-2021
WORKING FIRE
At 18:00 box 2(N. Allison Hill)was dispatched to the 1800 block of Market St for a working structure fire sending the Squad, Wagon 4, Tower 1 & Ladder 2. Lt. 8 reported smoke showing as soon as they left their quarters. Companies arrived to find fire showing from a 2 story garage that had been converted into a house. 1 line was placed in operation with fire on the 2nd floor. The fire also damaged a utility pole causing internet failure to Allison Hill. The "B" Platoon at work with Chauffeur Peskie, Pipeman Z. Miller and Lt. Skinner.

3-13-2021
WORKING FIRE
At 18:00 box 2(N. Allison Hill)was dispatched to the 1800 block of Market St for a working structure fire sending the Squad, Wagon 4, Tower 1 & Ladder 2. Lt. 8 reported smoke showing as soon as they left their quarters. Companies arrived to find fire showing from a 2 story garage that had been converted into a house. 1 line was placed in operation with fire on the 2nd floor. The fire also damaged a utility pole causing internet failure to Allison Hill. The "B" Platoon at work with Chauffeur Peskie, Pipeman Z. Miller and Lt. Skinner.

03/14/2021

3-13-2021
Just before the 16:00 shift change, box 1(Downtown)was dispatched to Front & Forster for a accident with injuries sending the Squad Co. & Tower 1. Companies arrived to find one victim confined. Companies worked for about 5 minutes to free the trapped victim. Both the "A" and "B" Platoons at work.

03/14/2021

3-12-2021
WORKING FIRE
At 23:45 box 4(Allison Hill)was dispatched to the 700 block of S. 21st St. for a structure fire sending the Squad, Wagon 4, Tower 1 & Ladder 2. Battalion 7(Bastinelli)arrived with smoke showing from a 2.5 story duplex. 1 line was placed in operation with fire on the rear porch. The "C" Platoon at work with Chauffeur Gilkey, Pipeman Trygar and Lt. Lohin.

03/14/2021

3-4-2021
WORKING FIRE
At 15:00 box 4(Allison Hill)was dispatched to the 1400 block of Vernon St. for smoke in a house, sending the Squad, Wagon 4, Tower 1 & Ladder 2. The Squad arrived with nothing showing from a 3 story rowhome, end of the row. Lt. 8 found smoke throughout the house and ordered a line placed in operation. Fire was found in the walls in the 1st floor kitchen area. Companies worked for 45 minutes before leaving the scene. The "B" Platoon at work with Chauffeur Peskie, Pipeman Barbolish and Lt. Skinner.

Photos from Capital City Fire Photos's post
03/14/2021

Photos from Capital City Fire Photos's post

Another great video presentation on building construction from Battalion Chief Bastinelli.
02/20/2021
Knee Walls 1 - Brian Bastinelli

Another great video presentation on building construction from Battalion Chief Bastinelli.

This is a quick video to cover some basics of Knee Wall construction in older row houses of Ordinary (Class III) and Wood Frame (Class V) construction. It al...

Happy Birthday to C Platoon Squadman Dave Gilkey! Have a great day Brother!
02/19/2021

Happy Birthday to C Platoon Squadman Dave Gilkey! Have a great day Brother!

Happy Birthday to C Platoon Squadman Dave Gilkey! Have a great day Brother!

2-14-2021 "A" Platoon Squadman, McDonald(26)at work on Logan St.
02/15/2021

2-14-2021 "A" Platoon Squadman, McDonald(26)at work on Logan St.

2-14-2021 "A" Platoon Squadman, McDonald(26)at work on Logan St.

2-14-2021 "D" Platoon Squadman, Raudensky(14)at work on Logan St.
02/15/2021

2-14-2021 "D" Platoon Squadman, Raudensky(14)at work on Logan St.

2-14-2021 "D" Platoon Squadman, Raudensky(14)at work on Logan St.

2-14-2021  "D" Platoon Squad Chauffeur, Henderson(55)at work on Logan St.
02/15/2021

2-14-2021 "D" Platoon Squad Chauffeur, Henderson(55)at work on Logan St.

2-14-2021 "D" Platoon Squad Chauffeur, Henderson(55)at work on Logan St.

Address

9 S 13th St
Harrisburg, PA
17104

General information

Squad Co.8 provides fire & rescue services "citywide" and is the busiest company in Harrisburg City. Squad 8 answers close to 2000 runs a year. Station 8 is located in the city's "Allison Hill" District.

Telephone

911

Products

Fire and Rescue services provided to the surrounding area.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Squad 8 - Harrisburg Bureau of Fire posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos


Comments

Still going strong in the West Shore
Hi! I’m helping PA Blue Knights Chapter V (Tom Taylor) promote a fall ride honoring all first responders. If you could like, share, or repost the post off Isaac’s Hershey (Hummelstown) page it would be greatly appreciated! https://www.facebook.com/HersheyIsaacsFGS/ Scroll down to see the post. Feel free to ask me any questions. I can also email you the PDF if you like. And it would be great if you could/would share the post with your local fire, EMS, ERs, military bases, police, motorcycle clubs, and other VFWs/Am Vets/American Legions too! ... Please?. I can only get to so many! Anyone is welcome! If you’d like the PDF emailed to you to print out, please message me. Thank you, Kelly
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.
Congratulations on the switch to scott
Take cover guys tornado warning
How come you don’t seem to post fire videos anymore?
They’re the ones who show up to help when we need it most. Now, an emerging crisis begs the question, who is there for Pennsylvania first responders when they’re the one in need?
Dear Firemen of Squad 8, I want to personally thank you all for the Special Santa Mission today and each and everyday you put your lives on the line to make sure we are safe. Merry Christmas Gentlemen, one and all!
Contact NyFiregraphics to get your T-shirts, patches or riding assignment board done today! Please check out our page NyFiregraphics. Thank you
Keep giving Harrisburg! Thanks Squad 8.
I Hope this is the right fb.....Giving looks great even from afar. Thanks for all u do squad 8.