We Do More Than Just Fires
Firefighting is our core service. Extinguishing fires and rescuing people trapped in fires is our most basic service.
Our personnel are trained in vehicle rescue and respond to vehicle accidents with injury and confinement/entrapment.
Each firefighter is also a certified EMT and assists EMS on cardiac arrest calls and lift assists
Harrisburg Firefighters are trained in water rescue and are the first to reach the River when dispatched for emergencies on the Susquehanna River. The Bureau of Fire has two boats and one raft for water rescue as well as equipment for ice rescue during the winter months.
Technical rescue is another service provided. Training and equipment is provided for all personnel in the areas of rope rescue, trench rescue, confined space rescue, and building collapse. This service is available to not only the City of Harrisburg and it’s residents but also mutual aide to Dauphin County with the requested response of Rescue One.
Hazardous Materials is yet another area of training and response from our members. The most advanced trained members are also members of the Dauphin County Hazardous Material Response Team.
Non-emergency responses include things such as smoke detector installation, public safety education, working with troubled youth who set fires through the Juvenile Fire Setter's Program and the 911 caller who has a problem in their home and doesn’t know who else to call. Our members provide a professional and courteous service to such
We are there for your safety.