The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire exists to serve the City of Harrisburg, and when needed, the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area by providing effective fire suppression, emergency medical services, tactical rescue, urban search and rescue, water rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, fire codes enforcement, and public safety educations.
Senior Deputy Fire Chief
Deputy Fire Chief
The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire operates out of three stations and the Office of the Fire Chief, which is located in the McCormick Public Safety Building at 123 Walnut Street in downtown Harrisburg, PA. Office personnel is the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Fire Safety Education, and the Fire Inspector.
The Bureau of Fire is a team of highly motivated diverse individuals dedicated to common to public interaction and providing efficient services. This involves the use of modern fire and rescue equipment, integrated up-to-date training and safety techniques, computer technology, and cooperation with surrounding fire, rescue, and EMS agencies to provide the best service available by making public safety and protection our perpetual primary priority.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Station One is located at 1820 North Sixth Street. Located in the Uptown section of the City, it houses Wagon 3, Ladder 2, Engine 1, Boat 1, and Tower 2 (reserve). Wagon 3 is a 2008 Pierce Arrow XT 1500 gpm/500 gal. Pumper. Ladder 2 is a 2015 Pierce Arrow XT Tractor Drawn Ladder Truck Tower 2 is a 2002 KME 81’ Ladder/Tower. Station 1 is also home to the volunteers of the Camp Curtin Fire Co. #13.Station Two is located at 140 North Sixteenth Street. Located in the Allison Hill section of the City, it houses the Battalion Chief, Wagon 4, Tower 1, Boat 2, Engine 2 (reserve), Rescue 1 and the Dauphin County Haz-Mat Response Unit, Tower 4 (reserve). Wagon 4 is a 2016 Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM/500 GAL Pumper. Tower 1 is a 75’ Aerialscope on a 2008 Pierce Arrow XT chassis. The BC’s car is a 2005 Chevy Tahoe. Rescue 1 carries tools and equipment for C-space, Trench, Rope Rescue and Building Collapse.Station Eight is located at 9 South Thirteenth Street in the Allison Hill section of the City. It houses Squad 8 or simply “The Squad”. Squad 8 is a 2012 Pierce Arrow XT Rescue/Engine consisting of 1500gpm/500gal., Amkus Ultimate rescue system and an assortment of rescue tools. Station 8 is also home to the Volunteers of Mt. Pleasant Fire and Rescue Services #8.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a free smoke detector from the Fire Department?
If you are a city resident, please call 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040 to be connected with the Fire Department and request a smoke detector. You can also submit a support ticket to request a smoke detector free of charge.
How can I request a fire safety & education class for a group?
Please call 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040 to be connected with the Fire Safety Prevention Officer. You can also submit a support ticket to request a fire safety & education class.
How can I become a volunteer/firefighter?
Please contact the Human Resources office by dialing 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040.