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Lewistown Fire Department

Lewistown Fire Department Located in the Borough of Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania, the Lewistown Fire Department is c The LFD consists of 3 Stations; Brooklyn, United and City.

In 1994, the Fame and Henderson Fire Companies merged, to become United. The Department roster consists of a combined membership of approximately 90 members and averages 400 alarms annually. As a 100% volunteer department, the men and women both past and present provide a valuable service to our community and the people within, putting their lives on the line each and every day. Department Officer

In 1994, the Fame and Henderson Fire Companies merged, to become United. The Department roster consists of a combined membership of approximately 90 members and averages 400 alarms annually. As a 100% volunteer department, the men and women both past and present provide a valuable service to our community and the people within, putting their lives on the line each and every day. Department Officer

Operating as usual

02/27/2022

In a recent (non fire department related) thread, it was mentioned that there are limited opportunities in the community for youths to engage in. The Fire Departments of Mifflin County are always seeking new recruits and many departments you may apply for membership at the age of 14 and begin your necessary trainings immediately after.

If you are a youth in the area and think the Emergency Services is something you may be interested in, please stop by your local Fire/EMS agency and discuss the membership process. Parents too, your help is crucially needed in the declining Volunteer world too.

Please step forward and become active today.

This is no joke!!  We have witnessed the tragic results !! πŸš’πŸš’
02/26/2022

This is no joke!! We have witnessed the tragic results !! πŸš’πŸš’

***Volunteers Wanted***The Lewistown Fire Department is seeking members of the community that are willing to become acti...
02/24/2022

***Volunteers Wanted***

The Lewistown Fire Department is seeking members of the community that are willing to become active with their local Fire Departments. Firefighters, Administration and Fundraising aid are just a few spots that need filled.

Brooklyn Hose Company: 218 S. Main Street
City Hook & Ladder: 317 Valley Street
United Fire & Rescue: 26 West Third Street

(2/22) Shortly before 1am, the LFD and Mutual Aid responded to West 5th Street for reported Smoke inside of a Home. Crew...
02/22/2022

(2/22) Shortly before 1am, the LFD and Mutual Aid responded to West 5th Street for reported Smoke inside of a Home. Crews found an Electrical Fire that had begun to ignite a wall. With early 911 notification and quick actions of Fire personnel, a families home was saved with minimal damage and no reported injuries. Crews were on scene for approximately 30 minutes.

02/17/2022
02/13/2022

(2/13)

Shortly before 5am, the LFD was dispatched to assist with a Building Fire on Belle Avenue in Granville Twp.

Soon after clearing the Belle Avenue incident, the LFD was dispatched to the Lewistown Sheetz store for reported Smoke inside the Building.

Both incidents are now cleared.

Truck 11-1, Engine 11-1, Engine 13-1, Engine 13-2, Rescue 14-1, Squad 14-1, Battalion 11 and Battalion 12 all responded.

02/04/2022

Should you need assistance with a flooding issue in your home due to the overnight rain, please contact the Mifflin County - Non Emergency Number at 717-248-9607.

This page and Station phones are not always monitored 24/7.

01/24/2022
The Lewistown Fire Department is seeking members of the community that are willing to become active with their local Fir...
01/20/2022

The Lewistown Fire Department is seeking members of the community that are willing to become active with their local Fire Departments. Manpower and Funding are in crisis mode and your community needs you!
Firefighters, Administration and Fundraising aid are just a few spots that need filled.

Brooklyn Hose Company: 218 S. Main Street
City Hook & Ladder: 317 Valley Street
United Fire & Rescue: 26 West Third Street

01/17/2022

The 3 Lewistown Fire Stations are maned tonight if you should need us. The roads are very treacherous tonight so don't go out unless it is absolutely necessary !! If you should need us for an emergency we will respond as always. Your health, safety and property is our priority !! Please be Xtra cautious and stay safe. πŸš’πŸš’. Fire Chief

The LFD has responded to several calls in the past couple of days relating to Home Heating Emergencies. As a precautiona...
01/15/2022

The LFD has responded to several calls in the past couple of days relating to Home Heating Emergencies. As a precautionary reminder, please have your Home Heating sources and accessories regularly maintained to help prevent incidents such as Chimney Fires, Carbon Monoxide and Natural Gas Leaks, Furnace and or Flu occlusions.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service State College PA405 AM EST Fri Jan 14 2022Southern Centre-Blair-...
01/14/2022

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service State College PA
405 AM EST Fri Jan 14 2022

Southern Centre-Blair-Huntingdon-Mifflin-Juniata-Bedford-Fulton-Franklin-Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming-Union-Snyder-Perry-Cumberland-Adams-

Including the cities of State College, Altoona, Huntingdon, Mount Union, LEWISTOWN, Mifflintown, Bedford, McConnellsburg,
Chambersburg, Lock Haven, Williamsport, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Newport, Carlisle, and Gettysburg

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 inches or more possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...From Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow could mix with or change to ice Sunday night into early Monday morning southeast of I-99 and I-80. A
light glaze of ice is possible.

01/13/2022

FIRE Department Alert !!! The 100 block of Shaw Avenue between South Spruce Street and South Pine Street is closed until approximately 2 pm due to Penelec replacing utility poles Please use extreme caution on any emergency responses In this area !! Fire Chief

The Lewistown area is in the predicted path of an Ice event that will occur overnight and into the afternoon hours. This...
01/08/2022

The Lewistown area is in the predicted path of an Ice event that will occur overnight and into the afternoon hours. This will cause havoc and unsafe driving conditions. Please use extra caution if you must travel tomorrow, your family wants your safe return and so do ours.

01/02/2022

Shortly before 2am this morning, the Lewistown Fire Department began it's 2022 responses with a Electrical Fire on South Wayne Street.
Seconds after midnight struck, Mifflin County crews began a busy night.

01/01/2022

The Lewistown Fire Department responded to nearly 400 Incidents in 2021.

12/30/2021
12/29/2021

Need a New years resolution?

Consider joining your local Fire Department and EMS Service. Community Volunteerism is rapidly declining at an Alarming Rate!
Firefighting, Vehicle Extrication, River and Rope Rescue, Medical Emergencies and others are all situations in which we respond.

But, we also need Administrative Support too! Maybe you're good with numbers, or you're a local carpenter or plumber, butcher or computer wizz! The Fire and EMS Service needs everyone.

The Alarm has been sounded, are you ready to respond?

Shortly before 7am, crews responded to West 3rd Street near Sheetz for a Transformer, Pole & Wires Down. The immediate a...
12/27/2021

Shortly before 7am, crews responded to West 3rd Street near Sheetz for a Transformer, Pole & Wires Down. The immediate area is without power and there is some traffic interruptions in the area until Penelec crews can fix the situation. Fire Department has cleared the scene

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas to all the members of the Lewistown Fire Department and your families. Thank you for your service to this department and community. I wish you the best holiday season ever πŸŽ„πŸŽ„. Thank you πŸš’πŸš’.....
Bob Barlett, Fire Chief

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas!

12/22/2021
12/16/2021

It's been a little over a week now since the Kish Apartments Fire, on-site crews continue to work diligently to get the Building repaired and to get the displaced residents back into their homes. Multiple agencies continue to work with the residents to make sure they are being taken care of and have the things they need.

This morning around 7:30am, Fire crews were dispatched back to the facility for a Fire Alarm, but fortunately this time it was a false smoke detector activation caused by dust from construction work.

Please remember, the Fire Companies are all Volunteer and do what they do for free. Many members work 2 or 3 jobs, have families and they too are struggling to get by.. Plus they commit countless hours to their communities by Volunteering with the Fire Department.

Fundraising hours by far out number all other Fire Department activities required of them, in order to maintain your Volunteer Fire Service. Manpower numbers are rapidly declining and equipment prices are rapidly increasing. Please, help support your local Fire Departments in any way you can and also please consider joining. Each Volunteer saves tax payers nearly $60,000/yr. But the day is fastly approaching that there may not be enough Volunteers left.

The Holiday Season is among us and for some it may not be as joyful as it is to others due to the recent fire devastation. Always appreciate what you have and who you have, as it could change in seconds.

Please be careful and have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.

12/11/2021

Kish Apartments Fire update

*Kish Apartments Fire Update*The 7 story Multi-Unit Residential Hi-Rise facility has 115 Apartments and is occupied by 1...
12/09/2021

*Kish Apartments Fire Update*

The 7 story Multi-Unit Residential Hi-Rise facility has 115 Apartments and is occupied by 185 residents plus on site staff. After Emergency Crews cleared the scene Wednesday morning, disaster services began the post incident process.

Nearly 45 residents were displaced after Wednesday mornings fire due to fire, heat, smoke and water damages. Many agencies including but not limited to the American Red Cross, local and County EMA, the offices of the Lewistown Borough Mayor and Fire Chief were able to make arrangements for temporary housing for those displaced by the fire.

Many local citizens, businesses and agencies also stepped up and offered their services to those in need as well. The Kish Apartments facility will undergo extensive restoration before the site is fully open again, however arrangements have already been made by the facilities management for repairs and crews began to work at the Fire scene as early as lunchtime Wednesday!

We would also like to give a community shout-out to the local businesses that employ many of the County's firefighters. As we know all firefighters in Mifflin County are volunteers, which means they do this for free. Many of the Volunteers that responded to yesterday's 3 Alarm Fire were either late for their employment, permitted to leave their places of employment to respond or took a loss of pay in order to respond to the Fire. It is simply amazing what volunteers already do let alone sacrifice a days pay in order to help a fellow citizen during the worst time of their life.

Chief Barlett continues to work with agencies during the cleanup process, but overall the 3 Alarm Fire claimed no lives and many apartments were undamaged.

From us to you, thank you!

At 6:26am, crews were dispatched to Kish Apartments for reported Smoke in the building. Chief Barlett arrived on the sce...
12/08/2021

At 6:26am, crews were dispatched to Kish Apartments for reported Smoke in the building. Chief Barlett arrived on the scene within 3 minutes of dispatch and reported Fire showing from the 7th floor with multiple people still in the Building. 2nd Alarm was quickly added and soon followed by a 3rd Alarm assignment.
A level 1 MCI Incident was declared by EMS in which added all available Ambulances within the County.
Crews entered the building, making an aggressive Fire attack and performed many civilian Rescues.
Additional incoming units were given multiple assignments as they arrived on scene, including assisting with Fire Suppression, Civilian Rescues, Salvage & Overhaul, RIT, Utility Control and scene support. Within 1 hour of dispatch, the scene was declared under control with Fire Damage confined to the 7th floor and Smoke/Water damage to the 5th & 6th floors.
Surely we will miss an agency in the extensive list of mutual aid, but please know that your assistance was greatly appreciated.
Departments responding to the scene:
Brooklyn, City, United, Burnham, Chief Logan, Yeagertown, Decatur, Reedsville, Milroy Fire & EMS, Fame EMS, Junction, Granville, West Granville, Mcveytown Fire & EMS, Big Valley EMS, Belleville Fire and multiple Fire Police agencies.
Allensville and Newton Wayne for In-Station coverage. Multiple Fire & EMS Departments from Snyder, Huntingdon, Juniata and Centre Counties.
Penelec, UGI, LPD, PSP, Lewistown Borough, Mifflin County 911 Center and the local businesses and community members that offered additional support for food, shelter and manpower.
This Fire had extremely High Potential to be a Multi-Fatal event but thankfully only 2 minor injuries occured! These firefighters are all volunteer and give their everything to help save property and lives.
The scene has been turned over to the State Police Fire Marshal. Should any further questions arise please contact Chief Barlett.
Again, a sincere thank you to everyone involved.

12/07/2021
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Volunteer service is pretty much in crisis mode
Due to a motor vehicle accident, the red light at Spring and Walnut will be out of service until late afternoon. There are temporary stop signs in place for your safety. PLEASE use extreme caution in the area. πŸš’πŸš’
Chestnut Street Fire ! At 03:05 this morning the 3 Lewistown Boro Companies ( City, United and Brooklyn responded to a reported structure fire at the VFW. On arrival heavy smoke and heat was Γ§omming from the windows on bravo side. Once entry was made crews were faced with extreme smoke and heat.... The fire was found in the floor and wall behind the bar approximately 65ft from entry. The fire was hard to get to and time consuming to extinguish. The first floor received moderate fire damage rest of building smoke. State Police Fire Marshal is investigating at request of Fire Department.......Bob Barlett, Lewistown Boro Fire Chief πŸš’πŸš’
Baseball team parade. After a discussion with Mayor Bargo and team representatives, there will be a parade to honor the team at 6pm on Sunday August 22. The parade will form at Mifflin County Middle School tennis courts. Parade route will be as follows: Kish Street to Dorcas Street to 3rd st to Grand street, Market St and finish at Monument Square at the historic courthouse. Mayor Bargo is in the process of contacting guest speakers for the event. All fire and EMS personel are encouraged to participate in the parade and show these young men that we are MC Proud! Anyone participating in the parade, please be at the parade formation site by 5:15 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Battalion 11 at 717-363-6865. πŸš’πŸš’πŸš’
Baseball Team Parade !! .....πŸš’ After a discussion with Lewistown Mayor Deb Bargo and some ballteam officials we are going to have a parade to honor our Babe Ruth baseball team. This will be held Sunday at 6pm. The parade will form at the Lewistown Middle School by the tennis courts. The route will be Kish Street to Dorcas St. to 3rd st, to North Grand St, to Market St and finish up at Monument Square at the old Court House. Mayor Bargo is in the process of lining up some guest speakers. All area Fire and EMS departments are urged to attend. Those participating please be at the formation point by 5:15 pm.....Any questions you can contact me at 717-363-6865...... Thank you. πŸš’πŸš’
Parade for Baseball Champions: Once again, we are privileged to be the home county of State Baseball Champions. To honor our champs we are preparing to have a parade. The parade will assemble at 5:30pm Sunday, July 18th at Career link ( located in the Junction) and will step off promptly at 6:00 pm. Parade route will be as follows: Market St to Valley to Electric Ave, through Yeagertown, Reedsville and ending at the Milroy baseball field. All area Fire Departments are encouraged to participate. Any questions regarding this event can be directed to Battalion 11 at 717-363-6865. WE ARE MC PROUD. πŸš’πŸš’
I have raffle tickets for a Henry rifle and corn hole boards to be drawn on Dec 12th. Did this take place?
Chad your family has my Prayers .I am sorry for your lossπŸ™πŸ™
Is there a Oyster and Fried Shrimp this weekend there? $20pp did I see somewhere?
Looking to sit down with a few people to finish the history i have been working on. They are Michael Force, Mike Pauly, Sam Markley, Sam Jr Markley, Sean Markley, and Ron Schaeffer, john Hasson. Please if anyone can help me its greatly appreciated.
thank you for the quick response to my kitchen fire