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Bureau of Fire

About Us

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire exists to serve the residents and visitors of the City of Harrisburg, and the entire Capital Region. We accomplish this through a full-time, career staffing model supplemented by a volunteer contingent. Our team is comprised of well-trained, diverse, and highly motivated individuals who provide services in fire safety education, fire codes enforcement, emergency management, and all-hazards emergency response.

Important Documents & Links

2023 Fightfighter Recruiting Application and Information

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Contact the Office of the Fire Chief (Headquarters) at 717-255-6464

Address: 1820 North Sixth Street (Located in the Uptown section of the City)

Description: Camp Curtin Fire Co. #13 volunteers are housed in Station 1. Additionally, the station is home to vehicles including: 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.

Address: 140 North Sixteenth Street (Located in the Allison Hill section of the City)

Description: Station two 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.

Address: 9 South 13th Street  (Located in the Allison Hill section of the City)

Description: Station eight houses Squad 8 or simply “The Squad”. Squad 8 is a 2012 Pierce Arrow XT Rescue/Engine consisting of 1500gpm/500gal Pumper, 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.

steve bortner


123 Walnut St. Suite 220

Harrisburg, PA 17101



Brian Enterline

Brian Enterline

Fire Chief

Michael Souder

Michael Souder

Senior Deputy Fire Chief

Glenn Sattizahn

Glenn Sattizahn

Deputy Fire Chief

Floyd Wise

Floyd Wise

Deputy Chief of Training