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Chambersburg, PA 17201
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Current Statistics

BLS Calls 4,300
Fire Calls 876 
BLS Calls 4,351
Fire Calls 995
Fire Drills 7
Fire Prevention 40
Firehouse Tours 15
Public Displays 26
Attendance 6,989
Child Seat Installation 164
Smoke/CO Alarm Installation          590

Auto Fire with Explosions

Engine Company 1 was alerted to the area of 54 W Queen St. for a reported auto fire. Enroute, Communications advised of several calls reporting a working fire and several loud explosions. Engine 1-1 arrived confirming dispatch with Capt. 1-2 (Ebersole) establishing Command 1. Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly and began overhaul operations. Tower 1 was alerted to assist due to some extension into the residence and ventilation. Several oxygen cylinders were in the vehicle at the time of the incident, which exploded, sending parts of the vehicle thrown across the street and exploding cylinders striking the nearby residence. Company 1 operated for over an hour before returning to service. Company 1 was assisted by CPD, PMCA and Penn State Health EMS on scene.