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Continuing through our photo archives this evening we will look at the Construction of the addition to Station 36-3. Built back in 2000 to accommodate the New Engine at the time. Built by members of the fire company and the community. An order has been placed for a new Engine 36-3 a 2021 Pierce Enforcer Engine/Tanker with 1800 gallons of water. Coming up in our next segment of our photos will be the completion of Station 36-3 and the current Engine 36-3 and Engine 36-3's of the past. ... See MoreSee Less
As we all do our best to make our way through the current events be assured your Fire Company does stand ready to handle your call for emergencies. We are following the guidelines outlined by the CDC, PADOH and Dauphin County. Our Chief Officers have instructed our firefighters on these guidelines. We have restricted our activities, meetings and trainings to that of an essential nature. Restrictions remain in place to limit access to our Fire Stations . During this time we would like to share a photo presentation dedicated to our own First Responders and the critical nature that they play in service to our community. We also owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those that we serve, and to our Township who continues to provide our Fire Company with the best equipment possible. We are Thankful to Mr. Rosario and his Township staff and our Board of Supervisors. In the meantime please stay well and follow the recommendations of the professionals to ensure we can slow the spread of the CoVID 19 virus. ... See MoreSee Less
The West Hanover Township Fire Company is mourning the loss of of a Cumberland County firefighter who was killed at an overnight fire. The fire occurred in Boiling Springs. The West Hanover Township Fire Company also extends our deepest condolences to the family of the civilian who also lost her life in the fire.
www.pennlive.com/news/2020/03/firefighter-killed-in-roof-collapse-resident-trapped-inside-cumberl... ... See MoreSee Less
Where’s the outrage about home fire fatalities? 539 people have died in home fires in America so far this year. 28 of them already CONFIRMED not to have WORKING SMOKE DERECTORS! That number will go up when reports are submitted. Where’s the outrage? Only 19 have died to Coronavirus in America. Mandatory quarantining. Mandatory tests. $8 BILLION in FEDERAL FUNDING. Not for smoke detectors. Not for sprinklers. For the coronavirus.
Not trying to minimize a health pandemic, but I would appreciate if there was AT LEAST as much concern about the fire pandemic killing 3500 people every year. It would be nice to go to Home Depot and see the smoke detectors sold out instead of the water.
Check your smoke detectors today and change your batteries. It’s the real pandemic every year.
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We are pleased to report the progress of the repairs of Engine 36-1 are coming along nicely. Thanks to Glick Fire Equipment Company body shop for their excellent craftsmanship and Thanks to our Township for its continued support of the repairs. Our Fire Officers always stress safety while operating on our Interstate 81 accidents, however on the morning of November 20th 2018 all of that changed this incident became very personal for our Fire Company The Engine had been hit while operating at an accident on Interstate 81 back in November 2018. The most important part is that the crew of 5 on Engine 36-1 that night were treated for non life threatening injuries at a local hospital and released. This could have very easily become a fatal accident had the apparatus been positioned differently. This serves as a constant reminder to be aware of our surroundings.
This incident serves serves as a very continual reminder of our Pennsylvania State Law. Pennsylvania's “Move Over,” or “Steer Clear” law requires drivers to slow down or, when possible, to move at least one lane away when encountering an emergency vehicle, traffic stop or disabled vehicle along the side of the road. Please see the link below for more information from Pennsylvania State Police
www.psp.pa.gov/public-safety/Pages/Rules-of-the-Road.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 updated their profile picture.
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At 21:39 HRS Last night Company 36 Assisted Companies Progress Fire 32 Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 Colonial Park Fire Co. #1 Paxtonia 34 Fire Company on the 35-2 Box at Dunkin Donuts. Engine 36-1 responded and stood by at the hydrant. All Companies involved made an excellent stop on this call , Engine 36-1 was released by Command 35 at 22:08HRS ... See MoreSee Less
At 17:39 HRS as Company 36 Volunteers were getting Rescue 36-1 rechecked from today’s Rescue Class , they were alerted to a Residential Structure Fire on the 39-2 box in the area of Decatur Drive. Engine 36-1, Rescue 36-1 and Special Unit 36-1 immediately responded. Crews were able to get the fire under control quickly. Crews from Dauphin County Companies 35, 36,39, 47 and 48. Lebanon ounty Company 75 and South Central EMS Harrisburg responded. ... See MoreSee Less
Over the past several weeks 20 members of West Hanover Township Fire Company and Grantville Fire Company spent several evenings in class and 8 hours today becoming certified in Basic Vehicle Rescue the class is comprised of 44 Hours of classroom and practical training. A big thanks to our very own Deputy Fire Chief/Training Officer Matt Kuntz for coordinating and instructing this class. Thank to our West Hanover Parks and Recreation Department for the use of your facility. Thank you also goes out to Mr. Craig Coyne for the use of his backhoe today it is very much appreciated. Thank you to Triple K and Doug Schmitt for the donation of the vehicles. Thanks also to our members and their families for making it possible for them to attend this very important training. If you add up the amount of time invested by the members of this class and Deputy Chief Kuntz’s time you will easily have an investment of over 1000 plus hours. ... See MoreSee Less
Two days until our annual casino night fundraiser. There is still time to get your tickets at the discounted price. Call 717-724-0083 tomorrow from 8a-4p. ... See MoreSee Less
This evening at 20:38HRS Company 36 crews responded to assist on the 34-8 Box to assist with a Residential Structure Fire with Rescue 36-1 with a crew of 10. Our crews provided assistance with fire suppression and overhaul. Crews were placed available at 23:22HRS.
Photo credit to Lieutenant’s Dakota Hall and Goose Ebright. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning at 05:38HRS West Hanover Township Fire Company Volunteers transferred to Hershey Volunteer Fire Company with Engine 36-1 while they operated with other Dauphin and Lebanon County Fire Companies at a Multiple Townhouse Structure Fire. At 09:28HRS Engine 36-1 was requested to assist at the scene. Command 48 released Company 36 Crews at 11:18am. Company 36 Crews also assisted Linglestown Fire Company No. 1 - Station 35 with an automatic fire alarm and a possible structure fire this afternoon.
Fire photos courtesy of Dustin Weese Photography. ... See MoreSee Less
Our sincere Thanks to the Residents of West Hanover Township that we serve and protect. We would like to acknowledge the support of our Board of Supervisors and Mr. Dan Rosario West Hanover Township Manager and his staff members for their work. Thanks also to Assistant Fire Chief Matt Senft and Assistant Fire Chief Tyler Kerstetter and Glick’s Cyle Sheaffer for their tireless work in making this piece of apparatus a reality.Thank You and Congratulations to West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36 for the order of a Pierce Mfg Enforcer 1,800 Gallon Custom Pumper Tanker! We appreciate your continued confidence in Pierce Mfg and Glick Fire Equipment! Engine 36-3 will be delivered in early 2021! ... See MoreSee Less
We are about two weeks away from our annual fundraiser. The West Hanover Township Fire Company Casino night is February 8th from 6p-10p. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Parks and Rec building Monday through Friday 8a-4p at 717-724-0083. We will also have some available at the door! $40 in advance $50 at the door. The price includes all you can eat; drink (beer wine and soft drinks) and $2000 in funny money to be used to play our table games. Funny money is redeemed at the end of the night for tickets for our raffle prizes! We will also have 50/50; 50/50 bingo and tear offs for a chance to win cash prizes! Come on out and support the men and women of the West Hanover Fire Company ... See MoreSee Less
Our Thanks to the Pennsylvania Fire Commissioners Office and PA Emergency Management Agency
for visiting our Station it was a pleasure to have you visit. ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline PhotosAre you in the mood for some great hockey? How about great hockey that will benefit the children of fallen law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Pennsylvania.
This is going to be a great event and to support it area fire companies donated department shirts for the Cops for K.O.P.S. Charity Hockey Game. The game will be held January 18 in the Giant Center.
You can get these great local fire department shirts at the raffle table by the Club Section.
The ceremony starts at 12:30 followed by the puck drop at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.
The Hershey Volunteer Fire Company wishes to thank the following fire companies for being a part of this event.
Hummelstown Fire Department
Swatara Fire 91
Union Deposit Volunteer Fire Company 47
West Hanover Volunteer Fire Company 36
Grantville Volunteer Fire Company ... See MoreSee Less
The West Hanover Township Fire Company would like to take the opportunity to wish Heather Hayes a very happy birthday. Heather works on our Fundraising Committee and has coordinated our annual Casino Night. Thanks for all you do behind the scenes Heather Feirrell Hayes her Husband is our very own Fire Fighter / Trustee Stephen Hayes ... See MoreSee Less
Today Company 36 Volunteers took advantage of the beautiful mild temperatures to have some Pump Operations Training. ... See MoreSee Less
Last night at 9:36pm Company 36 Volunteers were dispatched to a reported Residential Structure Fire on the 36-5 Box in the area of Fairville Ave. and Camp Kiwanis Rd. upon arrival crews make an excellent stop of the initial fire. There were no injuries. Chief Smedley had command and units were placed available at 11:30pm. Our Thanks to mutual aid Companies 34,35,37,39 and 47. ... See MoreSee Less
The West Hanover Township Fire Company would like to announce our 2020 Fire Line Officers and Administrative Officers. We wish everyone a successful year.
Fire Line Officers
Chief 36 - H Steven Smedley
Deputy Chief 36-1- Matthew Kuntz
Chief 36-2 Engine Chief - Dave Stepler
Chief 36-3 Rescue Chief -Tyler Kerstetter
Chief 36-4 Administrative Chief- Matthew Senft
Rescue Captain 36- Tyler Smith
Engine Captain 36-1- Ben Killinger
Engine Lieutenant- Chad Conley
Engine Lieutenant- Dakota Hall
Engine Lieutenant- Jonathan Ebright
Chief Engineer-Jason Barnes
Fire Police Captain-Larry Knapp
Fire Police Lieutenant- John Kissinger
President- Michael Keller
Vice President-Tyler Smith
Financial Secretary-Don Poole
Treasurer- Missie Schmidt
Secretary- Cathy Kissinger
Fireman’s Relief Secretary/Treasurer- Bill McCahan
Head Trustee- Bill Haig
Trustee- Stephen Hayes
Trustee- John Kissinger ... See MoreSee Less
This evening President Michael Keller swore in our Elected Chief Officers and Administrative Officers. They were installed this evening as follows for their respective positions. We wish everyone well in their positions.
Fire Chief 36: H. Steven Smedley
Deputy Fire Chief 36-1: Matthew Kuntz
Secretary: Cathy Kissinger
Financial Secretary: Don Poole
Treasurer: Missie Schmidt
Relief Secretary: Bill McCahan
Head Trustee: Bill Haig ... See MoreSee Less
We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to our own Fire Fighter /Chauffeur Dakota Hall ... See MoreSee Less
Today DCC dispatched a Vehicle Accident involving a Passenger Car and a Tractor - Trailer, on Interstate 81 NB. County updated the information, that the passenger vehicle was under the trailer. Upon our arrival we found a passenger vehicle with just the operator and he was trapped in the vehicle. The Tractor - Trailer was about 100 yards away with the trailer axles lying in the roadway between the two vehicles involved. The personnel made short work of extricating the operator out of the vehicle and then he was turned over to EMS for further treatment & transport. No other injuries were reported. West Hanover Township Fire Company (36) was assisted by Paxtonia Fire Company (34), Linglestown Fire Company (35), Grantville Fire Company (39) & South Central EMS (7). PSP was on scene. The Fire Police from Companies 36 & 35 Assisted PSP with traffic control. ... See MoreSee Less