Live-In Program

The Lower Allen Township Fire Department is always looking for new college Live-Ins. Only ten miles away from Harrisburg Area Community College and it’s Fire Science program, the LAFD offers state-of-the-art living quarters. The LAFD is capable to house Live-In’s at both of it’s stations.

Lower Allen Station 1 (Headquarters) is located at 2233 Gettysburg Road. There are two dormitories at Station 1. Each dormitory features two separate bed rooms and a shared bathroom. Station 1 also has three separate bunk rooms (FD Male, FD Female and EMS). The Lower Allen Township Public Safety Department has separate male and female locker rooms that include showers at Station 1. Station 1 features a full kitchen, a cozy lounge, state-of-the-art gym, training/meeting room, laundry room and a watch office. Station 1 houses Engine 3-12, Engine 2-12, Truck 12 and Utility 12. The new Squad will also be housed here in place of Engine 2.  It shares the apparatus bays with three Lower Allen Township EMS ambulances.

Lower Allen Station 2 (Rupp) is located at 800 Rupp Avenue, just outside of Shiremanstown.  The bunk room at Station 2 is a single bunk room with six bunks and has two bathrooms; one each for male and females. Station 2 has a full kitchen, a day room, a pool table, a laundry room and a watch office. Station 2 houses Engine 1-12 and Rescue 12.

Why should you choose the Lower Allen Township Fire Department?
The Lower Allen Township Fire Department responds to approximately 600 runs a year from two stations. The LAFD provides mutual aid to many neighboring municipalities on a regular basis and on a variety of different incidents. There are four major highways running through Lower Allen Township, as well as many other heavily traveled roads. Lower Allen Township is made up of many different types of occupancies including, but not limited to, residential homes, apartment complexes, a state prison complex, warehouses, trucking terminals, rural land and strip malls. There are over 17,000 residents living in the township but with the large business industry in the township, that number grows daily. The township is approximately 10 square miles in size.

The LAFD is very active in a Fire Prevention and Education program. This not only includes Fire Prevention week in October, but a smoke detector campaign that started in 2008. The LAFD is constantly keeping Lower Allen Township a safe place to live and work in on a daily basis.

What do you get as a LAFD Live-In?
• Free room
• Paid training
Volunteer Retirement Program
Modern apparatus
Close proximity to several local colleges (HACC, Messiah, York, Central Penn, etc.)
Computer and wireless Internet access
Free washer/dryer use
Full kitchen and lounge areas
Two days off per week

What does the LAFD get from you, a Live-In?
• Run response five days per week
• Various station chores
• Minimum 2.5 GPA

Requirements for becoming a LAFD Live-In
• Mods A, B, C, D / Essentials of Firefighting / or equivalent
• Hazardous Materials Operations
You must possess a Certificate of Completion for both classes prior to moving in


If you are interested in becoming a LAFD Live-In, contact Membership Committee