The next few days are expected to be very warm. Please, drink water while working outdoors and take plenty of breaks. ... See MoreSee Less
Everyday our apparatus is checked for functionality. Our staff also takes pride in making sure our apparatus is ready at a moments notice.
This week, Squad 12s equipment compartments were meticulously inventoried and cleaned. ... See MoreSee Less
Firework Facts by NFPA: Fireworks started an estimated 19,500 fires in 2018, including 1,900 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 17,100 outside and other fires. These fires caused five deaths, 46 civilian injuries, and $105 million in direct property damage. ... See MoreSee Less
You watch the first responder shows... you know, the ones with the stories of firefighters and life on the line.
But in real life, you only get a glimpse of what it's really like.
The incredible personal satisfaction of helping your community.
If you have ever been curious about serving, this is your moment.
Right now, Lower Allen Volunteer Fire Company is offering a free no-obligation ride along. Yes, you as an observer with real first responders on real calls.
See if you have what it takes to be Lower Allen brave.
Visit www.LABrave.Today now to ask for your own ride along.
Join your neighbors helping neighbors.
Help us continue to be there for Lower Allen today. ... See MoreSee Less
Squad 12 is assisting York County-Fairview Township Fire Department on a vehicle accident with a single vehicle overturned with injuries. ... See MoreSee Less
Many cars since 2010 seem to roll instantly at loss of control instead of doing an upright skid to dissipate the energy.
It's a combination of low profile tires( no side wall flex or give),flat undercarriage for fuel efficiency ( no turbulence) plus bad driving. Everyone seems to think they are invincible.
Where was this
Limekiln road speed limit is 35 mph, if the jackass driving would do the speed limit you this would not happen. I sit in my house and watch out the window thinking it the autobahn....more police presence would make fairview township richer and slow traffic down.
Damn I pass this guy all the time, hope he's alright
That will buff out
Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.
Please, be safe when dealing with Fireworks celebrating our United States of America. ... See MoreSee Less
Special thanks to our friends at the Capital City Mall and Sportman’s Warehouse for their tremendous support for our Summer recruiting campaign.
You’ve thought about serving your community as a first responder, but sounds crazy impossible, right?
Except it’s not with free gear and training, and if you are in college, free room and board.
Not only will you remembered for saving life and property, but you will find greater purpose and meaning in your own life.
Join us for a free no obligation ride along today.
Go on real calls.
See that you have what it takes to be Lower Allen Brave.
Visit www.LABrave.Today to sign up now. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, Truck 12 was dispatched to the 1200 block of Market Street for a reported structure fire in the 113 box (Lemoyne). Truck 12 took the first due special service duty and split crews. The crew got a knock on the reported tanning bed on fire and secured utilities immediately. No other extension was found and command held the box to responding companies. Truck 12 was out for about an hour. ... See MoreSee Less
Squad 12 is currently transferred to Dauphin County, Station 29 (Halifax) while they operate a multi-alarm structure fire. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Fathers Day from Lower Allen Fire, especially all the Company 12 Dads! For those that are working today be safe, for those that are home enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less
Our thoughts are with the Philadelphia Fire Department as they mourn the loss of one of their members. They have four other members injured as well, this all, after a building collapse. ... See MoreSee Less
On June 18, 2007, nine of Charleston City, SC Firefighters were killed in the line of duty when they became disoriented and ran out of air in rapidly deteriorating conditions inside a burning commercial furniture showroom and warehouse facility known as the Charleston Sofa Super Store.
This incident led to widespread changes throughout the fire service with a focus on rapid intervention and MAYDAY training.
We will never forget their sacrifices and our hearts go out to their families and the members of the Charleston Fire Department on this solemn day. ... See MoreSee Less
Lower Allen Fire is responding on its third call for the day so far. Squad 12 is currently assisting Mechanicsburg on a reported structure fire.
Previous calls for the day a woods fire and fire alarm. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your public service.
Any photos of the Mechanicsburg fire today?
The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northeastern Cumberland County in south central Pennsylvania... Southwestern Dauphin County in south central Pennsylvania... * Until 1000 PM EDT. * At 858 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Duncannon, moving southeast at 25 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Harrisburg, Carlisle, Lower Allen, Colonial Park, Progress, Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Camp Hill, New Cumberland, Enola, Steelton and Lemoyne. This includes the following Interstates... The Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 224 and 239...and from mile markers 247 to 253. Interstate 81 from mile markers 48 to 68. Interstate 83 from mile markers 40 to 48. Interstate 283 from mile markers 0 to 2. ... See MoreSee Less
KNOW THE SYMPTOMS! We're all outside during the summer, but we need to look after ourselves. Be aware of what heat exhaustion & heat stroke look like.
If anything, make sure you don't get into this zone! Take plenty of indoor breaks and drink your water! #HeatSafety ... See MoreSee Less
Cumberland county has some great cooling centers set up if you need to get out of the heat. Check them out!Need to get out of the heat? Check out our list of Cumberland County cooling centers! 🌞🌡
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Lower Allen Squad 12 is transferred to Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Station #2- Kings Of The Hill as city units are operating on a working automobile shop fire.
Squad 12 is housed with Paxtonia 34 Fire Company, Paxtang Fire Company #1 ... See MoreSee Less
So has e1-12 made its first call yet?
It’s Flag Day!
Flag Day commemorates the anniversary of the occasion on which the Second Continental Congress declared that the American flag would have “13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and “13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation” in 1777. ... See MoreSee Less
From FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency:
June is #PetPreparednessMonth. Don’t forget to include your pets in your emergency plan. Learn how you can keep your pets safe during disasters in our new blog post: fema.gov/blog/do-you-know-how-keep-your-pets-safe-during-disaster
You can also follow Ready for more pet safety tips all month! ... See MoreSee Less
Our thoughts are with Blue Rock Fire Rescue in Lancaster County as they mourn the loss of one of their own firefighters. We are with you.
Statement from Blue Rock Fire Rescue:
It is with deep sorrow we announce that last night in a vehicle accident not related to BRFR, we lost one of our members, Fire Fighter Heather Gower you will be missed by many. Thank you for your service to your community, for stepping up when help was needed. Rest easy, we will take it from here. ... See MoreSee Less
From Lower Allen Township Police Department:
Bear sightings in Lower Allen Township!
We have had reports of a black bear seen in multiple locations on the West end of the Township.
The bear has been tagged and is being monitored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Be vigilant of your surroundings when outside and call us via dispatch at 717-238-9676 if you observe the bear causing any damage. ... See MoreSee Less
Lower Allen Township.
It’s where we are, it’s who we are.
Neighbors from all walks of life coming together to rescue lives and property for over 92 years.
They say that volunteerism is fading away. That folks these days just don’t care. But we know better.
There are still good people like you left in this world. People who want to make a difference.
Not only in others lives , but in your own life too￼￼￼.
Free Training and Gear.
All we’re asking is that you come and ride along with us with no obligation.
In your community with our first responders on real emergency calls. See for yourself that you too are Lower Allen Brave.
Visit www.labrave.today now to sign up for this limited t#areyoulowerallenbrave￼
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Currently, Squad 12 is on scene of a 2 alarm (working fire assignment) in the City of Harrisburg. Originally, dispatched to transferred but called to the scene.
Squad 12 and Squad 33 from New Kingstown Fire Co. sharing the roadway at the 2nd Alarm City Fire.
Additionally, Lower Allen units and mutual aid are also working an accident with entrapment at Rossmoyne Road and RT15.
Please, avoid the area as crews work.
Photo Credit: SSPFirePics ... See MoreSee Less
🍩 DONUT forget to test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Working alarms save lives. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s beautiful outside today but we run the risk of thunderstorms tonight. Be Alert.
Heavy downpours are expected overnight that may produce areas of flash flooding, especially for SEPA.
⚠️Level 2/4 risk in SEPA
⚠️Level 1/4 risk rest of PA
It's harder to see floodwaters at night, so be alert. Tune into trusted sources of weather information to stay on top of the forecast.
If you approach a flooded road#TurnAroundDontDrowntDrown ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow, June 9th from 4 to 7pm, The South Central PA Highway Safety staff will be hosting a Car Seat Safety Event at L.B. Smith Ford Lincoln at 1100 Market Street in Lemoyne. We wanted to help get the word out as travel season is upon us.
Fact: 7 out of 10 Car Seats are improperly installed or used. Don't take a chance!
If you can't make that event, our public safety staff is always available to do a FREE Car Seat Inspection by our certified Car Seat Technicians.
To Schedule An Appointment by Phone: (717) 975-7575 EXT: 1655
To Schedule An Appointment by Email: PSOs@latwp.org ... See MoreSee Less
Georgia Pham wanted to share this for you and Khai.
Join our career team!
Public Safety Officer: Lower Allen Township is seeking to fill a full time Public Safety Officer (civilian) position. The duties of a Public Safety Officer are primarily Fire/Rescue, EMS, and assist the Police Department, as needed. Applicants must be at a minimum 18 years of age or older, FFI Certification, possess an EMT Certificate and current CPR/AED Certification. Additional functions and qualifications for the position are listed on the Job Description. Employment application and Job Description are available online at www.latwp.org under the Information tab, click on Employment Include copies of certifications required by Job Description. Please submit an employment application, cover letter, resume and signed Job Description to the H R Department or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday July 15, 2022. EOE ... See MoreSee Less
We Remember. D-Day June 6, 1944
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Today, members and special guests joined at Station 2 to officially place Engine 112 in service. A small housing ceremony was held. Thank you to Chief Murdoch, President Tkac, Pastor Lew & the Cumberland County Honor Guard for making this day special.
Engine 112 is housed at Station 2 and will respond as the Engine Company. Engine 312 has been relocated back to Station 1 to active as the reserve/second Engine from there.
Thank you Dustin Weese for the pictures! ... See MoreSee Less
Good to see you all today. Thanks for having me out.
Wish I could have been there.
Did you know the 2022 Hurricane Season started June 1st? While we don’t see hurricane forces like in the southern states.
Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause weather threats inland too. PA can experience hazards such as flooding and tornadoes. 🌊🌪️
Plan now and be ready.
Learn more fro#ReadyPAeadyPA blog: ... See MoreSee Less
It’s Summer and our best friends might be riding with us to the park!
Please, keep your pet safe. ... See MoreSee Less
Another set of FIRETECH by HIVIZ LED LIGHTING installed today on LAFC Engine 3-12. Engine 3 is a 2000 Pierce Saber that currently operates out of the Rupp Station. ... See MoreSee Less
We use them, fantastic!
HiViz LED Lighting
Honestly, I don't like those...they are way too bright!
This evening, career and volunteer firefighters started part one of a series of courses held in-house. The instruction will focus on various topics of the fire service. This evenings focus was fire dynamics. ... See MoreSee Less
PA Weather Update 6/1/22: One more hot day comes with some severe weather later today, with the greatest threats in northern PA.
⏰ Timing: 2-11 p.m.
⚠️ Threats: Damaging wind (main threat), hail, and isolated flooding
Be weather aware today! Have at least 2⃣ ways to get alerts. 📱📻
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Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to injury or death.
Below is some helpful tips to Beat The Heat by Ready.gov:
Never leave people or pets in a closed car on a warm day.
Take cool showers or baths.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Use your oven less to help reduce the temperature in your home.
If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
Avoid high-energy activities or work outdoors, during midday heat, if possible.
Check on family members, seniors and neighbors.
Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Consider pet safety. If they are outside, make sure they have plenty of cool water and access to comfortable shade. Asphalt and dark pavement can be very hot to your pet’s feet.
If using a mask, use one that is made of breathable fabric, such as cotton, instead of polyester. Don’t wear a mask if you feel yourself overheating or have trouble breathing. ... See MoreSee Less
We remember & honor those who have served our Armed Forces and made the Ultimate Sacrifice to ensure our Safety & Freedom 🇺🇸
Thank You! ... See MoreSee Less
Squad & Rescue 12 are responding to assist Lisburn Fire on a special rescue assignment at the 3800 block of Lisburn Road. A patients legs stuck under a large tree.
Please avoid the area as crews work the scene. ... See MoreSee Less
From our friends at PEMA:
If you have a home pool, you might be preparing to open it this week! 🌊 Remember these home pool safety tips to keep your family safe.
Learn more: www.poolsafely.gov
#poolsafety #memorialdayweekend ... See MoreSee Less
It's grilling season. 🔥 If you plan to use your grill over Memorial Day weekend, stay safe with tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): bit.ly/2KLlsc4
#memorialday #BeFireSafePA #GrillingSafety ... See MoreSee Less
PA Weather Update 5/26/22: Warm air and some thunderstorms arrive in western PA late today. Some may be severe.
Then the severe and flash flood threat shifts east for Friday afternoon and evening.
⚠️ Be weather aware the next few days. Warmer and quieter weather awaits this holiday weekend.
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A big Thank You to Mattress Warehouse Camp Hill on helping us replace part of our aging mattress inventory. Our Saleswoman Lisa helped us select the best product for our needs.
Thank You! ... See MoreSee Less
YES!!!! Thank you.
We thank Prime Safety, Inc. for their efforts to keep our Dräger Fir Fire Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus SCBAs moving forward to the future.
Our SCBAs are tested every year to NFPA standards. ... See MoreSee Less
Always a pleasure. We're honored to keep Lower Allen's SCBA up to standard and in-service.
It's grilling season. 🔥 Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, please exercise safety when grilling your favorite meal.
In 2014-2018, an average of 19,700 patients per year went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.** Nearly half (9,500 or 48%) of the injuries were thermal burns, including both burns from fire and from contact with hot objects; 5,200 thermal burns, per year,were caused by such contact or other non-fire events. ... See MoreSee Less
Squad 12 was dispatched for a transfer to Harrisburg City as they were operating on a first alarm structure fire. Harrisburg City upgraded to a second alarm bringing Squad 12 to the scene.
Fire Units are going to work on a working row home fire. ... See MoreSee Less
Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and of those killed in Uvalde, Texas today. We are also thinking of all the first responders as they handle todays horrific actions. ... See MoreSee Less
This is so sad!!!
National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 21-27, 2022, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.
“Have fun on the water, make memories with your family and friends – all while boating responsibly.”
U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2020, and that 86 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.
There are many options for boaters when it comes to choosing a life jacket. When selecting a life jacket, a boater should check that it is U.S. Coast Guard approved, appropriate for the water activity, and fits properly.
“Remember, the best life jacket is the one you will wear,” said Pentz. “Whether you’re going fishing or just enjoying a ride on the boat, boat like a pro and make sure you’re prepared for the adventure.”
The National Safe Boating Council recommends these tips for boaters:
1. Take a boating safety course. Gain valuable knowledge and on-water experience in a boating safety course with many options for novice to experienced boaters.
2. Check equipment. Schedule a free vessel safety check with local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadrons to make sure all essential equipment is present, working and in good condition.
3. Make a float plan. Always let someone on shore know the trip itinerary, including operator and passenger information, boat type and registration, and communication equipment on board.
Wear a life jacket. Make sure everyone wears a life jacket – every time. A stowed life jacket is no use in an emergency.
4. Use an engine cut-off device – it’s the law. An engine cut-off device, or engine cut-off switch, is a proven safety device to stop the boat’s engine should the operator unexpectedly fall overboard.
Watch the weather. Always check the forecast before departing on the water and frequently during the excursion.
5. Know what’s going on around you at all times. Nearly a quarter of all reported boating accidents in 2020 were caused by operator inattention or improper lookout.
6. Know where you’re going and travel at safe speeds. Be familiar with the area, local boating speed zones and always travel at a safe speed.
Never boat under the influence. A BUI is involved in one-third of all recreational boating fatalities. Always designate a sober skipper.
7. Keep in touch. Have more than one communication device that works when wet. VHF radios, emergency locator beacons, satellite phones, and cell phones can all be important devices in an emergency. ... See MoreSee Less
We were proud to showcase our new apparatus at the Harrisburg Fire Expo with Glick Fire Equipment Company and Pierce Mfg. Thank You for all the positive feedback while the apparatus was on display. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all the men and women that are serving across all the branches of the armed forces! ... See MoreSee Less
Armed Forces Day is for the men & women that are currently serving our fine nation. Veterans Day is for the men & women that have served our fine nation in the past. Memorial Day is for the men & women that have died in the service of or died after their service of our fine nation.
Squad and Truck 12 are assisting on a working structure fire in New Cumberland.
Photo Credit: Scott Adkins (HIA FD) and ABC27 ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to all, including our own, Chief Overmiller!!! ... See MoreSee Less
People from all over Lower Allen serve as volunteer firefighters. Something we need more than ever in this community.
Kristi is one of them. If you are wondering how you could ever make it work, you can too.
Just watch her short video on the page at www.labrave.today. Find your next big adventure serving and saving those around you!
And don’t forget to signup for a no obligation ride along with us!
It’s for everyone… ... See MoreSee Less
The weather is turning just beautiful and warm, outside activities are ramping up. Always check yourself for ticks, following outside activities. ... See MoreSee Less
Lower Allen Fire and mutual aid departments responded to a reported structure fire this morning at the 3000 block of meridian commons.
The units found a small light fixture on fire with no extension. The units held the box to Squad 12 and Engine 237. The units were out for just over a half an hour. ... See MoreSee Less
Squad 12 assisting at the 3800 block of Lisburn Road for a tree and wires down blocking the roadway.
Please avoid area while the crews work the scene.
UPDATE: Lisburn Road is closed between Old Forge Road and Raven Hill Road for a traffic incident with wires down. PP&L is on scene but there is currently no work on anticipated re-opening. Avoid this area, if possible. ... See MoreSee Less
While we know it’s National EMS week, this week is also National Police Week.
We supporLower Allen Township Police Departmentrtment brothers and sisters along with mutual aid police departments.
Respect. Honor. Remember. ... See MoreSee Less
PA Weather Update 5/16/22: Severe weather likely in PA today (⚠️ risk level 3/5)
A line of storms will move west to east from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What to expect:
🌬️ Damaging wind
⚪️ Isolated damaging hail
🌪️ Isolated tornadoes
🌊 Isolated flash flooding
Stay safe. Have at least 2⃣ ways to get weather alerts today. 📱📺📻
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