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West Hanover
Fire Company

7624 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: (717)-652-9019

Welcome to West Hanover Township Fire Company

New Rescue 36-1 1st Progress Report
Friday, March 6, 2015 
This week we received the most recent production report on the new Rescue 36-1 from Pierce. We expect the delivery sometime in the spring.

Training @ HACC
Sunday, November 16, 2014 
This week our live in crews trained with Companies 30,34,37 and 47 on Engine and Rescue Company operations. Our Thanks to all involved for an excellent evening of training.

Fire Prevention 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014 
The West Hanover Township Fire Company had their annual fire prevention open house this evening at Station 36-1. An excellent evening of apparatus displays and fire safety education was offered our Township Residents receiving. In addition today our crews also visited West Hanover Elementary school and completed presentations for all grade levels. Our sincere Thanks to our members for their help in making today a success.

Training @ HACC
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 
Recently our new and current live ins participated in a week of intensive training. This training included Engine and Rescue Company Operations and an evening of training @ HACC.We would like to welcome our new live-ins. Mike and Steve Frye and Nicole Griese.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Boush
Monday, July 7, 2014 
The West Hanover Twp. Fire Company would like to congratulate our Vice President Ron Boush and his wife Liz on their marriage on July 4th 2014. We wish you both many years of happiness together.

Congratulations to Captain and Mrs. Zimmerman
Saturday, May 24, 2014 
Our Congratulations to Captain Derrick and Missy Zimmerman on their marriage today. We wish you many years of happiness.

Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman
   Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman
Company Level Burn @ HACC
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 
Yesterday evening 30 of West Hanover's Volunteers conducted a company level burn session at HACC. Engine and Rescue Company Operations were completed. We also had 6 members who engaged in pump operations / driver operator training. Special thanks to our mutual aid Chiefs48 Leonard, 456 Orth, 91 Ibberson and 35 Payne who handled our burn tech duties. An hard night of training was enjoyed by all.

Please click link to photos
Monday, May 19, 2014 
1000 GWT 2000 GPM 30 Gal Foam
8V92 Detroit Allison Automatic 49,600 Miles, 2400 Hours
Poly tank, 6.0Kw Onan Generator, Deck Gun, Hard Sleeves, pre-piped foam,
Q2B, Electronic Siren, Electric Ladder and Hard Sleeve Racks,
Contact at Ron Bouch 717-578-0704

Download PDF here

Large Area Search Training
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 
This evenings training included a review of large area search techniques. Crews reviewed proper techniques for the search and rescue of victims in large areas. This included several training evolutions which members were able to review and practice these techniques. Typically firefighters would utilize these techniques during the search of a building.

2014 Fire Company Awards Banquet
Sunday, March 2, 2014 
March 1st 2014@17:00HRS - The brothers and sisters of West Hanover celebrated 2013 last night at our annual awards banquet with well over 200 attendees. We had a great evening with incredible food, good friends, visits with our local business supporters, Township Supervisors, County Commissioner's office, Rep. Ron Marsico's office and State Senator Rob Teplitz. Many awards of Appreciation, Merit and Achievement were issued with a very special presention being made to Firefighter H. Stephen Smedley for his lifetime achievement of 33 years of active service as a firefighter and Fire Line Officer Chief Smedley has served in every Line Officer position from Lieutenant to Deputy Fire Chief. He has also served as an Administrative Officer in the roles of President, Vice President and Trustee. In addition to departmental awards, he received commendations from the County Commissioners who proclaimed March 1st as H. Stephen Smedley day in Dauphin County.We formally dedicated Engine 36-2 in Chief Smedley's honor and brass plaques indicated same will be affixed to this engine. We also honored Life Member Bill McCahan with a 50 Years of Service Award, Fire Fighter Ben Killinger with a Firefighter of the Year Award and Kyle Miller presented the President's Award to Don Poole A full listing of the awards and additional photos will be posted in the near future. We would also like to thank our OIC of the night Chief Pat Leonard, Chambers Hill, Annville and Clenoa Fire Companies for the stand-by services. Please click below for a link to view the banquet photo presentation

Fire Co Banquet Presentation
Fire Fighter of the Year Ben Killinger
   Fire Fighter of the Year Ben Killinger
Lifetime Achievement Award
H. Steve Smedley
   Lifetime Achievement Award H. Steve
Cub Scout Pack 27
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 
This evening we welcomed Cub Scout Pack 27 to the firehouse. They took a tour of the fire house and the apparatus. We also reviewed fire safety with the group. Our Thanks for taking your time to come out to tour the fire house

Box 39-3 Working Structure Fire
Friday, January 24, 2014 19:31
At approximately 1930 hours units were dispatched to Box 39-3 for a working structure fire at 8710 Jonestown Road.  Engines 36-1, 36-2 and Rescue 36-1 responded with 16 crew members.  Upon arrival on the scene Engines 1 and 2 found a heavily involved structure with the fire venting from the roof.  The initial attack was made by Engines 1 and 2 crews with (2) 2 1/2 " attack lines.  Additional lines were deployed to support the roof operations and to supplement the initial attack.  The initial knockdown was completed within 10 minutes however units remained on scene for about 2 hours with extensive overhaul.  Other companies on scene included Grantville Co. 39, Linglestown Co. 35, Union Deposit Co. 47, Dauphin / Middle Paxton Co. 38, Rescue Co. 37, Hershey Co. 48, Paxtonia Co. 34.   

Girl Scout Troop 10237 Visits Station 36
Thursday, January 16, 2014 
This evening we welcomed Girl Scout Troop 10237 for a fire prevention presentation and station tour our Thanks to you for visiting us this evening. We are available throughout the year for fire prevention activities. Please contact our fire prevention officer under the fire prevention tab.

Important Information on fund raising campaign
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 
The West Hanover Township Fire Company would like to update the community on an error that happened during our current mailer fundraising campaign. Some households that had already made a donation through this mailer may have received a second request. The campaign started in October with the first mailing and was followed up with a reminder mailer in December. The reminder mailer is typically sent to households that did not respond to the original mailer. As the fire company receives donation slips we return the slips in a bulk package to our marketing company. The first batch of donation slips broke open while in process through the US mail. Our marketing company did not receive a complete list of household donors prior to the reminders being sent. This issue did not impact any checks received by the fire company, only the donation slips. We apologize for this error and would like to express our sincere appreciation to the entire community for your understanding and continued support

Assist Company 39 Working Structure Fire
Monday, December 30, 2013 00:33
East Hanover Township

At approximately 0033 hours a commercial structure fire was dispatched on box 39-2 at the Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Boulevard.  Shortly after dispatch the alarm was upgraged to a working fire box with numerous calls reporting fire through the roof.  Engines 36-1, 36, Rescue 36-1, Special Unit 36 and Chief 36 responded with 17 crew members.  Engine 1 arrived on scene with Engine 39 and initiated an interior attack.  While pushing into the building the center portion of the roof collapsed forcing units to withdrawal and initiate a defensive attack.  

Units work on scene for approximately four hours with extensive overhaul work required to extinguish the hidden pockets of fire.  Chambers Hill Engine 456 and Halifax Engine 29-1 transferred to Station 36-1 to cover the southeastern section of the County.

Other units on scene included Grantville Co. 39, Linglestown Co. 35, Paxtonia Co. 34, Rescue Co. 37, Union Deposit Co. 47, Dauphin Middle Paxto Co. 38, Paxtang Co. 40, Londonderry Co. 54, Hershey Co. 48, Bressler Co. 41, Lower Swatara Co. 59, Colonial Park Co. 33, Campbelltown Co. 2, Bellgrove Co. 6, North Annville Co. 7, Palmyra Co. 1, Ono Co. 12, Northeast Fire co. 20, West Enola 19, Creekside Co. 21


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