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Barn Fire at 2376 Loudon Road
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Engine 1-3 was dispatched and responded to the barn fire at 2376 Loudon Road as part of the working fire dispatch. Engine 1-3 arrived on scene and was assigned to set up a draft at the porta tanks that flowed approximately 150,000 gallons. Read more
Grass Fire at 328 Grandview Avenue
Sunday, February 5, 2017
A wind driven, grass fire sent both engines to 328 Grandview Avenue just after 3 p.m. Deputy Chief 1 arrived to find the back yard of the residence completely involved. Read more
Smoke Reported at ManorCare Health Services
Sunday, February 5, 2017
At 8:23 in the morning, a box alarm was struck to 1070 Stouffer Avenue for smoke in the building. Company 1 arrived to find an odor of something burning in the "C" wing. Read more
CFD Assists with Medical Evacuation
Thursday, January 26, 2017
A late afternoon call sent Engine 1-4 to Andrew Buchanan Elementary for a landing zone for STAT MedEvac 13. Originally, STAT was to land at the hospital, but Life Lion was already on the helipad there. Read more
FAST Rescue Training for CFD
Friday, January 20, 2017
The Chambersburg Fire Department has taken a huge step in "saving their own" by the recent purchase and implementation of the FAST Rescue Solution boards. These boards were developed by a firefighter Read more
Fire on First Floor of 660 South Main Street
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
A box assignment, shortly before 4 p.m., sent Company 1 and surrounding departments to a house fire at 660 South Main Street. Ambulance 1-7 arrived on scene with a two story, single family home with normal conditions from the front. Read more
Auto Fire on Norland Avenue
Monday, January 9, 2017
CFD was alerted for an auto fire at Jennings Chevrolet, 916 Norland Avenue, around 7:30 p.m. Engine 1-2 arrived to find a full size SUV that had a fire in the engine compartment; Read more
CFD Assists Mont Alto Fire Dept.
Friday, December 16, 2016
An early afternoon fire sent Engine 1-2 to assist on the working fire dispatch to 7326 Furnace Road, Mont Alto Fire Department's first due. Read more
CFD Responds to Chimney Fire
Saturday, December 10, 2016
CFD was alerted to 1516 Wilson Avenue for a chimney fire just before noon. Engine 1-2 and Truck 1 arrived to find a two story, single family home, with smoke showing from the front door and fire coming from the top of the chimney. Read more
Shed Fire at 7532 Lincoln Way East
Friday, December 9, 2016
Just before daylight, Fayetteville Fire Department was alerted for a shed fire with exposure issues at 7532 Lincoln Way East. This dispatch brought the box assignment, and Engine 1-2 for RIT standby. Read more
CFD Assists Marion Fire Department
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
At 3:30 p.m., CFD was alerted on the working fire dispatch to 2474 Etter Road in Marion Fire Department's first due. Initially, Company 8 was dispatched for a piece of farm machinery on fire next to the building. Read more
Vehicle Plunges into Building on Scotland Avenue
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Engine 1-2 and MICU 103 were dispatched to 1920 Scotland Avenue, Summit Podiatry, for a reported auto accident. Units arrived on scene to find an auto into the building. Read more
MVA on Norland Avenue
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Engine 1-2, Ambulances 1-8 and 1-9, and Medic 100 were dispatched to 870 Norland Avenue for an auto accident. Medic 100 arrived on scene to find one vehicle in the parking lot of F & M Trust. Read more
CFD Supports Hosing Out Cancer
Thursday, November 3, 2016
CFD members from the Greater Chambersburg Area Paid Firefighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 1813 presented the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance with a donation Read more
CFD Responds to Mobile Home Fire
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Truck 1 was dispatched on the initial alarm to 6220 Nugget Way, St. Thomas and arrived on scene locating side (A). Personnel were deployed for fire extinguishment Read more
FEMA Grant Provides New Exhaust System
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The month of October is always a busy month for the Chambersburg Fire Department as crews spend many hours engaged in Fire Prevention activities. Read more
CFD FF Chen Completes HACC Training
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Today CFD Firefighter Chen participated in numerous fire operation exercises. FF Chen takes a breather after extinguishing a basement fire, Read more
Accident on Scotland Avenue with No Injuries
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Engine 1-2 and Ambulance 1-7 were dispatched for a traffic Accident in the 1400 block of Scotland Avenue. A Shift crews arrived to find the driver Read more
Gunnar Grasps the Power of a Wish
Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Chambersburg Fire Department assisted the Make-A-Wish Foundation with welcoming Gunnar Downie to the Target Store. Gunnar was escorted to the store by the Chambersburg Police Department Read more
MVA on Stanley Avenue with Injuries
Friday, October 14, 2016
Shortly before traffic surrounded the high school, a serious accident was reported by Ambulance 1-9. As the ambulance crew was transporting a patient to the hospital Read more
CFD Assists CAMS North “Pink Out”
Thursday, October 13, 2016
This October, CAMS North Student Council designed and sold pink T-shirts to raise money for the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance. CAMS North students were asked to wear their T-shirts Read more
FF Chen Trains at HACC Academy
Monday, October 10, 2016
Firefighter Chen wrapped up Week 3 of the HACC Fire Academy. The class worked on ropes and knots, ladders, ventilation, forcible entry and SCBA this week. Read more
CFD Attends NFFF Services
Sunday, October 9, 2016
The CFD Honor Guard participated in many activities associated with the NFFF Memorial Weekend 2016 that honored 112 fallen brothers and sisters from the previous year. Read more
First Narcan Save for CFD
Monday, September 26, 2016
Narcan is the trade name for Naloxone, the drug used to reverse the life threatening effects of opiate overdoses. Naloxone is used on any opiate overdose and Read more
Auto Fire at 925 Norland Avenue
Friday, September 23, 2016
A late night call for an auto fire on Mt. Moriah Street sent "B" shift out the doors. While en route Deputy Chief 1 was advised that the police department was on scene with a fully involved van to the rear of the residence at the 300 block of East Washington Street. Read more
Barn Fire at 7991 Hades Church Road
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
At 8:45 p.m., a box was sounded for a barn fire at 7991 Hades Church Road in New Franklin Fire Department's first due. Engine 17-1 arrived on the scene with a large barn fully involved with exposure issues. Read more
CFD Participates in Homecoming Activities
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Chambersburg Fire Department participated in the CASHS Homecoming Parade. This year’s parade theme “Greeks and Goddesses” brought many ingenious displays. Read more
A Rollover MVA on Hollywell Ave.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A rolled over vehicle sent Company 1 to the 800 block of Hollywell Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. Deputy Chief 1 was in the area and arrived in seconds to find one vehicle on its roof with the patient being removed Read more
Bailout Training for CFD
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
All shifts recently trained on firefighter survival and, in particular, bailout training provided at Headquarters Station. FF Myers led the training with the main goal on tactics Read more
Auto into Fairground Ave. Residence
Monday, September 12, 2016
A driver of an out of control, pick-up truck wrecked into a house around 2 a.m. and woke homeowners. Company 1 was alerted to 639 Fairground Avenue for one vehicle into the house Read more
Open House at the Fireman’s Museum
Friday, September 9, 2016
Stop by the Volunteer Fireman's Museum for a tour of the facility which is dedicated to your relatives, neighbors, and friends who devoted their time to provide community peace and protection. Terry Shaffer and Tracy Barnhart are hosting the Open House on Read more
Shed Fire at 158 North Fourth Street
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Shortly after 4 p.m., CFD was sent to 158 North Fourth Street for a possible shed fire. Arriving units found a working fire in a 20’ x 40’ shed located behind the residence. Read more
Brush Fire on Stanley Ave. Extended
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
CFD was alerted to assist New Franklin Fire Department and multiple agencies with a high, wind driven brush fire on Stanley Avenue Extended. Engines 1-2 and 1-4 assisted with fire attack on the north and south flank. The fire quickly moved and jumped the road to adjacent fields. Read more
Oven Fire at 760 Cumberland Ave.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
CFD was alerted to 760 Cumberland Avenue, Apartment A, for an appliance fire. Ambulance 1-9 was the first to arrive on scene to find a small fire in the oven. Read more
CFD Responds to 4980 Path Valley Road
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Shortly after 4 p.m., a box alarm sounded for a commercial building fire at Gish Logging in Metal Township Fire Department's first due. Within minutes, Assistant Chief 21A arrived to find a working building fire and quickly upgraded the working fire dispatch to a second alarm. Read more
House Fire with Entrapment
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Engine Company 1 and surrounding companies were dispatched to 1003 Byers Avenue for a house fire with entrapment. 911 advised that a subject was trapped amidst the fire in the basement. Read more
Three Box Alarms, Pedestrian Accident and Vehicle Fire
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The past 24 hours have been steady for the Chambersburg Fire Department. Yesterday afternoon, "B" shift handled an appliance fire at 72 Lincoln Way West, Read more
Anthony Chen Appointed CFD Firefighter
Monday, August 22, 2016
On Monday, August 22, 2016, the Chambersburg Borough Council voted unanimously to appoint Anthony Chen (Chen) as a Probationary Fire Fighter “A”. He is assigned to A Shift with a start date of Sunday, August 28, 2016, and was sworn in by Mayor Darren Brown during the meeting. Read more
Third Alarm Fire at Triple Nickel
Friday August 12, 2016
Chambersburg Fire Department was alerted just after 3 p.m. to Triple Nickel Auto Parts to assist with the reported building fire. Ambulance 1-8 arrived simultaneously with Engine 18-1 and Engine 43 to find a 300 x100 ft. auto salvage building fully involved. Read more
Auto Fire
Monday, August 1, 2016
As lunch time traffic surrounded downtown Chambersburg, CFD was alerted for an auto fire in the area of 55 South Main Street. Engine 1-2 and A/C 1 arrived to find a working fire in the engine compartment. Read more
Appliance Fire at 355 Channing Drive
Monday, July 25, 2016
A report of an appliance on fire sent CFD units to 355 Channing Drive just after 8 p.m. Deputy Chief 1 and Engine 1-2 crew arrived to find light smoke coming from the end of the row townhome. Read more
MVA at CVS Pharmacy on Wayne Ave
Monday, July 25, 2016
An early afternoon accident in the CVS Pharmacy drive thru at 840 Wayne Avenue sent one person to the hospital with traumatic injuries. As patrons waited in the drive thru lane, a driver, for unknown reasons, accelerated the vehicle striking another auto, drove over the curb, and stopped over an embankment. Read more
Fuel Oil Leak at 930 S. Coldbrook Ave.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
A few hours later, units were out the door again for a fuel leak inside a home at 930 South Coldbrook Avenue. Crews arrived to find fuel oil leaking out of a broken fitting into the basement. Read more
Burnt Food at 260 E. Washington St.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Shortly after 5:30 p.m., CFD and surrounding departments were alerted to 260 East Washington Street for smoke in a home. Engine 1-4 arrived on scene to find a smoke filled residence. Read more
CFD Establishes Landing Zone
Saturday, July 16, 2016
As multiple helicopters descended on Chambersburg Hospital for medical facility transfers, Engine Company 1 was requested to assist with alternative landing zones. Read more
Always Check the Backseat
Thursday, July 14, 2016
With temperatures hovering in the low 90s, it is important that you check that back seat for little ones. Heatstroke is the number one cause for non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children 14 and under. Read more
Mulch Fire at 1035 Progress Road
Monday, July 11, 2016
Engine Company 1 was dispatched around 3:30 p.m. for a small brush fire at 1035 Progress Road. Arriving units found a small mulch fire outside of the apartment complex. Read more
CFD Chaplain Assists Recreation Dept.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
All ages participated in the Recreation Department’s Fun Run Obstacle Challenge and Triathlon. Participants ran, climbed, hurdled, and crawled their way through a series of fun obstacle challenges to reach the finish line where they cooled down during the last leg of the race by sprinting through the Fire Department’s sprinklers. Read more
Barn Fire at 2027 Clearfield Road
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Shortly before noon, Truck 1 was dispatched for a barn fire on the first alarm assignment to 2027 Clearfield Road in West End Fire and Rescue's first due. Truck 1 arrived, set-up on side C of the building, and assisted with fire attack. Read more
MVA at Patriot Federal Credit Union
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Company 1 units were dispatched to 140 South Federal Street for an accident with an auto into the building. Engine 1-2 arrived on scene to find a single passenger vehicle that had struck the front of the building. Read more
House Fire at 7391 Lincoln Way West
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Shortly after 10 a.m., a call came across dispatch reporting a house on fire beside St. Thomas Fire Station. The box was quickly dispatched sending Truck 1 as first due truck. Read more
CFD Honors Military Veterans
Monday, May 30, 2016
Area residents honored our military veterans by attending Memorial Day festivities. The Chambersburg Area Senior High School marching band and color guard led the Memorial Day parade Read more
CFD Receives FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Friday, May 20, 2016
On May 18, 2016, the Chambersburg Fire Department received a notice of award for Federal funding in the amount of $122,664 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Read more
CFD Welcomes Stevens Head Start
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Stevens Head Start Center toured Headquarters Fire Station where CFD firefighters delivered fire prevention education. The students were presented with the opportunity Read more
Joint Efforts Save Area Resident
Monday, May 9, 2016
Crews from Chambersburg Fire Department, Holy Spirit EMS, and Fayetteville ALS were recognized for a Cardiac Save Award at the Borough of Chambersburg Council meeting. Read more
Mulch Fire at Arby's
Sunday, May 8, 2016
CFD and mutual aid departments were alerted for a mulch fire against the building at Arby's, 1099 Wayne Avenue. Engine 1-4 arrived and found smoldering mulch with no extension into the building. Read more
CVBCA Annual 5K Walk/Run
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Cumberland Valley Breast Cancer Alliance has sponsored an annual 5k walk/run since 1997 to promote public awareness and provide love and support. Read more
MVA at 200 North Seventh Street
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Engine 1-2 and Ambulance 1-8 were alerted to the rear of the Chambersburg Hospital for an auto accident. First arriving crews found one vehicle over the embankment. Read more
Accidents on Hudson Ave & Walker Road
Thursday, April 28, 2016
As rain hit the Chambersburg area on Thursday, crashes started coming in to the 911 center. CFD was alerted to multiple accidents throughout the day, but two more serious calls were handled late afternoon and evening. The first of the two was in the area of Hudson Avenue when a motorist tried getting out of her vehicle while it was still in a drive gear. Read more
Vehicle Strikes High Voltage Electric Box
Sunday, April 24, 2016
CFD was dispatched to 291 Stonegate Circle South for a report of smoke as a result of a vehicle into a high voltage electric box. On arrival, no smoke was evident, but the electric box had shifted from its normal resting position. Read more
Oven Fire at 577 Broad Street
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
CFD and surrounding departments were alerted and responded to 571 Broad Street for an appliance fire. Deputy Chief 1 arrived to find the corrected address of 577 Broad Street with a small fire contained to the oven. Read more
Valentine's Day in the Borough
Sunday, February 14, 2016
While Engine 1-2 was operating on a working house fire in Greencastle's first due, the Truck and transfer crews handled three additional calls. The first call was to the Borough Electric Plant on Sheffler Drive. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, units arrived to find carbon monoxide in the building due to a faulty vent system. Read more
CFD Assists Greencastle
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Engine 1-2 assisted on mutual aid to 2253 Coldsmith Road, Greencastle Fire Department's first due, for a working house fire.The engine arrived on scene and assisted with opening up the roof around the chimney. Read more
MVA at 1035 Progress Road
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Engine 1-4 and Ambulance 1-7 were dispatched for an auto accident with one vehicle into a pole. Units arrived to find one auto that had struck a pole and sheered it around eight feet above the ground Read more
Silo Fire at 602 Fifth Avenue
Monday, February 8, 2016
The last box of the weekend was dispatched just before daylight today for a silo fire in the area of 602 Fifth Avenue. Company 1 arrived to find a small fire that was contained to one of the grain bins in a section of a silo that is in the process of being demolished. Read more
Porch Fire at 164 Lincoln Way West
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Around 4:00 p.m., a caller reported that smoke was coming from the rear of the residence at 164 Lincoln Way West. Crews found a small fire to the rear of that residence that was quickly put out by tenants. Duty 1 arrived on scene and met with the caller who stated that the fire was on the porch to the rear of his building at 164 Lincoln Way West. Read more
Dumpster Fire at Clarion Inn
Saturday, February 6, 2016
An early Saturday afternoon fire at 1121 Lincoln Way East started off the weekend of multiple fires throughout the Borough of Chambersburg. Captain 1-3 (Duty 1) arrived on scene with a working fire in a 30 cubic foot roll-off dumpster that was against the building. Read more
Working House Fire among BLS Calls
Monday, February 1, 2016
"B" Shift was kept busy once again by starting the morning off with another working house fire. At 10:57 a.m., Truck 1 was sent to 9819 Circle Drive in St. Thomas Fire Department's first due. Chief 18 arrived with a working fire. Read more
House Fire at 15 Redwood Street
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Shortly after the shift change, CFD was alerted for a working house fire on Redwood Street. First arriving engines were met by fire coming out the front of the residence. Read more
Electrical Fire at Texas Roadhouse
Friday, January 29, 2016
Shortly after 7:30 a.m., crews were alerted for an electrical fire at 255 Walker Road. Assistant Chief 1 arrived shortly after dispatch to learn from workers that there was a fire in the electrical outlet that was extending into the wall. Read more
CFD Responds to Fire on Cider Press Road
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Engines 1-2 and 1-4 were alerted at 3:04 p.m. for a reported smoke in the house at 2528 Cider Press Road in Guilford Township. Company 17 units arrived on scene with a working fire. Read more
Blizzard Wreaks Havoc on Chambersburg
Monday, January 25, 2016
As winter storm Jonas moved into the Chambersburg Area Friday, crews prepared for the worst. The Chambersburg Fire Department was busier than normal handling medicals, numerous inside investigations, and a working house fire in the first due. Read more
Auto Fire on Lincoln Way East
Friday, January 8, 2016
"B" Shift was alerted shortly before 6 p.m. to the area of 400 Lincoln Way East for a possible auto fire. Crews arrived to find a large pick-up truck with a working fire in the engine compartment with extension into the passenger compartment. Read more
CFD Provides Mutual Aid
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The Chambersburg Fire Department was alerted at 7:54 p.m. to 1781 Lincoln Way East, Company 7's first due, for a multi-dwelling fire.Assistant Chief 1 arrived shortly after dispatch to find a two story, townhome complex with smoke showing. Read more
Kitchen Fire at 1142 Scotland Avenue
Saturday, December 26, 2015
CFD and surrounding companies responded to 1142 Scotland Avenue for a reported oven on fire. While units were responding, dispatch upgraded the box to a working kitchen fire. Read more
CFD Whitmore Graduates HACC Academy
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Congratulations to FF/EMT Jeremy Whitmore for his completion and graduation of the Harrisburg Area Community College 54th Fire Academy. FF Whitmore earned National Certification in Firefighter I & II and certification in Engine and Truck Company Operations. Read more
CFD Assist Heroes Fighting Cancer
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Chambersburg Fire Department and the group "Heroes Fighting Cancer" met to deliver toys to a well deserving family. Read more
CFD Recognized for Pediatric Care
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
CFD received the highest “expert” level of recognition from the PA Emergency Health Services Council. CFD complies with EMSC equipment standards, Childline background clearance checks, pediatric-specific continuing education; Read more
CFD Responds to Fire on Walker Road
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
At 8:22 a.m., C FD was alerted to La Quinta Inn & Suites for an automatic fire alarm. First arriving units found an outside mulch fire that had extended into the building, and the first alarm building fire assignment was requested. Read more
CFD Partners with Texas Roadhouse for MDA
Saturday, November 21, 2015
B-shift staff presented a check in the amount of $1500 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at the Texas Roadhouse, Chambersburg location. Read more
CFD Supports Passionately Pink
Sunday, October 25, 2015
CFD members from the Greater Chambersburg Area Paid Firefighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 1813 presented the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance with a donation from the proceeds made from the “Passionately Pink” T-shirt sale. Sharon Brosius, Executive Director, accepted the donation. Read more
Wag'N O2 Fur Life Donation
Monday, October 19, 2015
Chambersburg Firefighters assisted with rescuing a dog, Muzzy, from an apartment fire Thursday morning on Lincoln Way West. CFD ambulance crew placed Muzzy on oxygen, as the pup was distressed and panting, and monitored the dog while other firefighters contacted Best Friends Animal Hospital. Read more
34 Service Calls on One Shift
Thursday, October 15, 2015
"C" Shift wrapped up a busy shift with a second fire in 24 hours. The first fire came in shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday when crews were dispatched for smoke inside the residence at 258 West Queen Street. First arriving units found fire under the porch extending into the exterior wall of the residence. Read more
Chambersburg Homecoming Activities
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Chambersburg Fire Department participated in CASHS Homecoming Parade and ensured safety at the bon-fire following the Powder Puff game by providing personnel along with fire and EMS apparatus. The theme for this year’s event was Super Heroes. Read more
CFD Honor Guard Attends NFFF Services
Saturday, October 3, 2015
The CFD Honor Guard participated in many activities associated with the NFFF Memorial Weekend 2015. Firefighters Albright and Knepper took part in ceremonies and events in Arlington at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Mount Saint Mary’s College. Read more
Hear the Beep Where You Sleep
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Smoke spreads fast when there is a fire, but smoke alarms save lives by giving you time to get out. Read more
Auto Fire Engulfed Three Vehicles
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
An afternoon of installing smoke detectors was interrupted when crews were dispatched to 757 Norland Avenue, Summit Health building, for a possible auto fire. Read more
CFD Trains with Annual Structural Burn
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Twenty-two members of the Chambersburg Fire Department participated in an annual Structural Burn session. Evolutions consisted of donning Personal Protective Equipment, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, and deploying hose lines to fire locations on the first and second floors. Read more
CFD Attends Annual 9/11 Memorial Service
Sunday, September 13, 2015
The Chambersburg Fire Department Honor Guard presented colors at the Historic Letterkenny Chapel Annual 9/11 Memorial Service. Read more
Check Your Child’s Car Seat
Thursday, September 10, 2015
National Child Passenger Safety Week begins September 13th. Drivers with child passengers are encouraged to check car safety seats or visit an inspection station to have a certified technician inspect their child’s seat. Read more
Get Ready! National Preparedness Month
Thursday, September 3, 2015
September is National Preparedness Month, and the Chambersburg Fire Department wants you and your family to Get Ready in case of an emergency. Please find helpful links as you read more that provide information on safety tips, communication plans, and what to do in an emergency.
CFD Assists Fayetteville Fire Department
Saturday, August 30, 2015
The working fire dispatch brought Engine 1-2 to 6503 Mountain Road, Fayetteville Fire Department's first due, for a house fire.Read More
HQ Parking Lot Gets a Fresh Look
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The parking lot at Headquarters had a recent facelift after many years of use. Read More
CFD Assists American Red Cross
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Chambersburg Fire Department assisted the American Red Cross in their most recent Smoke Alarm initiative hosted in Chambersburg. In 2014, there were 279 fatalities due to residential fires across the United States. Read More
CFD FF/EMTs Receive Commendation
Monday, August 24, 2015
Richard “Dick” Gibbons, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Director, presented a Clinical Save Commendation from the Emergency Health Services Federation to CFD Firefighter/EMTs Read More
Jeremy Whitmore Appointed Fire Fighter
Monday, August 10, 2015
On Monday, August 10, 2015, the Chambersburg Borough Council voted unanimously to appoint Jeremy Whitmore as a Probationary Fire Fighter “A”. Read More
Chief Leonhard Receives Bachelor of Science Degree
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Last month marked another great accomplishment in the already very successful career of Chief Howard “Butch” Leonhard. On July 21, 2015, Chief Leonhard was highly recommended by a set of peer reviewers and unanimously Read More
National Night Out Celebrated in Chambersburg
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. Read More
Sister City Residents Visit CFD
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Twenty-nine residents from our Sister City, Gotemba, Japan, explore Chambersburg during a stay that marks the 55th anniversary of visits between Sister Cities. Read More
No Injuries in Auto Fire at 1400 Nitterhouse Drive
Thursday, July 2, 2015
As a result of a close call, a driver in the Borough called the engine company out for an auto fire at 1400 Nitterhouse Drive. The vehicle was in motion when the passenger area started filling with smoke.   Read More
Summer Family and Fire Safety
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Summer is the time for outdoor barbecues, pool parties, backyard fun and fireworks – not a time for bandaging scrapes or nursing burns. Take a moment and read the summer family and fire safety tips to keep you and your family safe this summer. That way, it will be a summer to remember, for all the right reasons.   Read More
MVA Fuel Leak at 1501 Orchard Drive
Sunday, June 21, 2015
An early evening accident caused quite the mess for "B" shift as they were called to 1501 Orchard Drive. Engine 1-4 and Ambulance 1-8 arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle   Read More
Barn Fire at 8875 Edenville Cheesetown Road
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The second working fire in St. Thomas in the past two weeks sent Engine 1-2, Engine 1-4, and Truck 1 out the door around 5:30 p.m. This time crews responded to 8875 Edenville Cheesetown Road for a reported barn fire.   Read More
MVA at Intersection of E. Queen and N. Second Streets
Saturday, June 13, 2015
An early morning accident sent five patients to the hospital. The accident occurred just before 7 a.m. at the intersection of East Queen Street and North Second Street. Engine 1-2 and Ambulance 1-8 arrived on scene to find two vehicles with the roadway partially blocked.   Read More
Inside Investigation at 133 West King Street
Friday, June 12, 2015
CFD was alerted to 133 West King Street for an inside investigation of gas. Crews arrived on scene to find a single family home evacuated with an initial report of gas odor in the basement.   Read More
Two CFD Volunteers Receive VFW Award
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Commander Thomas Holden of Chambersburg’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 presented an award to two CFD volunteers.   Read More
Garage Fire at 2023 Clinton Avenue
Monday, June 8, 2015
Quick work by crews prevented a major fire early this afternoon at 2023 Clinton Avenue. Chambersburg Fire Department was alerted just after 3 p.m. for a reported house fire.   Read More
MVA to the Rear of 78 West Washington Street
Saturday, June 6, 2015
A steady afternoon of fire prevention activities and smoke alarm installations was interrupted with a call for an auto accident with a vehicle into the building.   Read More
Barn Fire at 7735 Edenville Cheesetown Road
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The second working fire of the day took "B" shift to 7735 Edenville Cheesetown Road for a barn fire. Truck 1 arrived on scene with a crew of five to assist with fire suppression,   Read More
Fire Contained at 150 Derbyshire Street
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Billowing smoke across the south end of Chambersburg brought a local alarm early in the afternoon for an outside investigation.   Read More
Fall Victim Flown from Jim’s Country Market
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
EMS crews were called out just before 9:00 a.m. to 255 Grant Street for a fall victim. What they thought was going to be a routine EMS call turned out to be much more upon arrival.   Read More
Asst. Chief Ulrich Completes Bachelor Degree
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Assistant Chief Dustin Ulrich completed his Bachelor of Science in Fire Service Administration at Waldorf College. The pursuit of this degree opened another door for Assistant Chief Ulrich as last month he was awarded Chief Fire Officer designation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.   Read More
Mayor Brown Swears In CFD Firefighters
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Chambersburg Fire Department is responsible for providing emergency medical services, fire suppression, fire prevention, public education and code enforcement within the Borough.   Read More
CFD Warden and Heckman Receive Award
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Local EMS agencies gathered at the County Commissioners’ office to sign the annual EMS Proclamation that designates the week of May 17th as Emergency Medical Services week.   Read More
CFD Celebrates Firefighter’s Day
Monday, May 4, 2015
International Firefighter’s Day is observed each year on May 4th. In honor of those volunteer and career firefighters who dedicate their lives to serving our community, CFD delivered an excellent presentation at Menno Haven retirement community.   Read More
CFD Presents AHA Heartsaver Hero Award
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Today, Chief Leonhard and Assistant Chief Ulrich presented Managing Partner Mark Spencer of the Chambersburg Texas Roadhouse with the American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award.   Read More
CFD Trains in Firefighter Down CPR
Monday, April 27, 2015
Career staff and members participated Monday and Tuesday in Firefighter Down CPR training. This training goes over the uniqueness of conducting CPR on a fully dressed firefighter.   Read More
CFD Provides Mutual Aid to Mercersburg
Friday, April 24, 2015
For the third Friday in a row, CFD responded on mutual aid for working fires. This time Engine 1-2 responded with four personnel to 12580 Main Street, Fort Loudon to assist on the reported building fire. Company 9 and Company 18   Read More
Cub Scout Troop #134 Practice Firefighting Skills
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
This evening, Cub Scout Troop #134 toured Headquarters Fire Station where CFD firefighters delivered fire prevention education. “A” Shift staged skill stations that presented the opportunity for cub scouts to practice firefighting activities such as knocking down simulated props in the Fire Safety House and rolling up hose.   Read More
CFD Responds to Auto Garage Fire
Friday, April 17, 2015
Truck 1 responded with five personnel to 8448 Cumberland Highway, Penny Savers Auto Garage, for a building fire in Company 11's first due. Upon arrival, the truck crew was assigned to assist with fire attack and opening up the structure.   Read More
Dumpster Fire behind 666 Broad Street
Monday, April 13, 2015
A busy morning was interrupted with a call out for a dumpster fire located behind 666 Broad Street. Engine 1-2 arrived on scene to find a small dumpster on fire. Crews made a quick knock on the fire and an investigation revealed that the tenant discarded smoldering charcoal briskets in that dumpster.   Read More
Truck 1 Assists with Shippensburg Fire
Friday, April 10, 2015
Shortly before 1 p.m., Truck 1 responded with four personnel to Shippensburg at 80 West Burd Street for the third alarm assignment on a building fire. Truck 1 arrived and positioned on the front of the fire building and assisted with fire attack.   Read More
Brush Fire at 9433 McClanahan Road
Monday, April 6, 2015
While on a transfer to Greencastle Fire Department, Engine 1-4 was dispatched to 9433 McClanahan Road for a brush fire. Upon arrival, crews assisted with containing the fire and extinguishment of around two acres.   Read More
Dog Rescue
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Shortly before noon a citizen walked into Headquarters Fire Station stating a dog jumped over the wall and into the Falling Spring stream next to the station. Crews located the dog that was in around 8 inches of water and was unable to get back to dry ground due to the wall  Read More
Out with a Bang
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Last day of winter went out with a bang at the Chambersburg Fire Department. Over the twenty-four hour period, "A" shift handled twenty EMS calls, one automatic alarm, multiple medical assist responses, one box alarm for smoke in the residence, and a working car fire at 211 South Main Street just after 2 a.m.  Read More
MVA on Orchard Drive
Monday, March 2, 2015
An early afternoon accident on Orchard Drive sent Engine 1-4, Ambulance 1-9, and ALS to Orchard Drive near the old Sheetz entrance. Engine 1-4 arrived to find a two vehicle accident and patients with minor injuries. EMS transported one patient to the hospital, and the engine controlled hazards.
CFD Responds to Mobile Home Fire
Saturday, February 28, 2015
A working mobile home fire brought Company 1 units to 6327 Lincoln Way West at 8:50 a.m. Deputy Chief 18 arrived on scene to find a fully involved mobile home and requested an interior attack. Truck 1 arrived and secured utilities, opened up the residence, and assisted with overhaul. Engine 1-2 arrived, and crews assisted with fire suppression. All units cleared the scene after approximately three hours.  Read More
Inside Investigation at 438 East Queen St
Saturday, February 21, 2015
A snowy afternoon sent CFD personnel out the door to 438 East Queen Street for an inside investigation. While en route, dispatch advised that there was a strong odor of sulfur in the residence. After an extensive check of the residents and home, there was no indication of an odor or hazardous condition. Units remained on scene for approximately thirty minutes.
CFD Attends HazMat Training
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Chambersburg Fire Department wrapped up the annual hazardous materials refresher training today. Shifts completed training over the past three days with the main focus on decontamination practices. Many thanks to Instructor Bill Adams.  Read More
Chimney Fire at 429 Stouffer Avenue
Monday, March 2, 2015
CFD was alerted to 429 Stouffer Avenue for a possible chimney fire at 9:57 p.m. Crews arrived on scene to find normal conditions from the exterior. After some investigation, it was determined that there was fire in the chimney and no immediate hazard present. Units were on scene for approximately thirty minutes.  Read More
Kidde Disposable Fire Extinguishers Recalled
Friday, February 13, 2015
In an effort to ensure safety within our community, the Chambersburg Fire Department would like to forward the following recall of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers. If you have any of the models on the attached list, please contact Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.comRead More
Wilson Students Donate Stuffed Animals
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Wilson School of Gymnastics and Dance delivered stuffed animals to the Chambersburg Fire Department. This was a team building project that both the gymnastics and dance departments organized in an effort to provide children solace in an event of an emergency incident. CFD Chief Leonhard and CPD Chief Arnold graciously accepted the children’s gifts.  Read More
Vehicle Tips on Guide Wire
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A unique situation called out CFD Company One units to the intersection of Prince Street and Montgomery Court for an auto accident with a vehicle on its side. Arriving units found a single vehicle that drove up a utility pole guide wire at low speeds causing the vehicle to tip on its side. EMS attended to two patients, and the scene was turned over to the police.
Smoke Investigation at 34 School House Road
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Shortly after CFD shift change, Truck 1 was requested per Chief 18 to assist with an investigation of smoke at 34 School House Road, Company 18's quarters. Truck 1 responded with five personnel and upon arrival was assigned with checking the roof and ventilation. After the source was located and ventilation completed, crews went available at 8:41a.m.  Read More
Chimney Response at 850 South Fifth Street
Monday, February 2, 2015
Company 1 was dispatched at 2:51 p.m. for a possible chimney fire at 850 South Fifth Street. Company 1 and Chief 1 (Command) arrived on scene to find a single family residence with normal conditions from the outside. Upon investigation, it was determined that there was no fire and the chimney was in normal operation. Crews cleared in 15 minutes.  Read More
Barn Fire at 9277 Coble Road
Thursday, January 22, 2015
An early morning start sent Truck 1 to 9277 Coble Road just after 7:00 a.m. for a reported barn fire. Deputy Chief 1 arrived to find a mobile home that the landowner was burning. Chief 18 requested all units to continue to protect exposures. Truck 1 arrived as the second unit on the scene and was assigned to assist with extinguishment. Crews remained on scene for around thirty minutes.  Read More
Auto Fire at 150 Lincoln Way East
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
At 10:31 a.m., Company 1 units were alerted to the rear of 150 Lincoln Way East for an auto fire. Engine 1-2, Engine 1-4, and Assistant Chief 1 arrived on scene to find a box truck containing shredded paper on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished, and the truck was moved to a safe location to be emptied. Crews cleared in less than thirty minutes.  Read More
Building Fire at 10640 Upper Strasburg Road
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
At 11:00 a.m., Truck 1 was alerted to 10640 Upper Strasburg Road at the Upper Strasburg garage, Pleasant Hall Fire Department's first due, for a building fire. Truck 1 responded with a crew of six and arrived as first due truck. Multiple assignments were completed by the truck crew including opening up the building, fire suppression, and overhaul operations. Units cleared just before 2:00 p.m.
Possible Gas Leak at 307 S. Main St
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Just after 7:00 a.m., crews were alerted for a possible gas leak inside the residence at 307 South Main Street. Company 1 arrived to find high levels of carbon monoxide and a gas odor present. After investigating it was found that there was a faulty hot water heater in the basement that was causing the gas leak and high levels of carbon monoxide.  Read More
Fire Code Inspection Policy Approved
Monday, December 1, 2014
The Mayor and Town Council approved the Fire Prevention Code on October 13, 2014 and the Fire Code Inspection Policy on November 10, 2014. The Chambersburg Fire Department already implemented the Fire Prevention Code and plans to soon execute the Fire Code Inspection Policy that pertains to all commercial properties in the Borough of Chambersburg.  Read More
MVA with One Person Injured
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Engine 1-4, Ambulance 106, and Medic 7 were alerted at 1:30 p.m. for an auto accident at the intersection of Hollywell Avenue and Mill Road. Units arrived on scene to find a single pickup truck into a tree. One patient was flown from Chambersburg Hospital to Hershey Medical Center.  Read More
Barn Fire at 3959 Warm Spring Road
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Engines 1-2 and 1-4 along with Truck 1 were dispatched to 3959 Warm Spring Road for a barn fire. Truck 1 arrived on scene and was assigned to place water tower operations into service. Truck 1 knocked down the bulk of the fire; then, crews were re-assigned to salvage and overhaul. Engine 1-2 established a water supply some five miles away at the water tower on Warm Spring Road.  Read More
Two Vehicle Accident with Injury
Friday, October 31, 2014
Units were dispatched to 800 Norland Avenue for an auto accident. Engine 1-2 and Ambulance 1-8 arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle into the rear of a tractor trailer. All occupants were out of their vehicles. Engine 1-2 controlled fluids while Ambulance 1-8 provided patient care and transported one patient to the hospital for evaluation.  Read More
CFD Attends NFFF Activities
Sunday, October 12, 2014
The CFD provided participants, Captain Tim Ebersole, FF Tony Albright, FF Kelly Knepper, FF Jim Picking, and ES Chief Leonhard, for the many activities associated with the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation’s Memorial Weekend 2014. Truck 1 (Chambersburg) and Truck 456 (Chambers Hill) provided one of four ladder arches on the grounds of the campus.  Read More
Dumpster Fire at 27 N. Main Street
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ambulance 1-8's crew, while performing fire code inspections, came across a dumpster fire to the rear of 27 North Main Street. Crew members placed themselves on scene and requested assistance from Engine 1-2. Workers first started to burn some boxes to the rear of the building which produced a lot of smoke; therefore, they discarded the boxes in the dumpster. The fire was extinguished. The worker was advised of the Borough of Chambersburg's no open burning policy for future reference.  Read More
CFD Participates in Homecoming Activities
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Chambersburg Fire Department participated in CASHS Homecoming Parade and ensured safety at the bon-fire following the Powder Puff game by providing personnel along with fire and EMS apparatus. The beautiful weather made the events enjoyable for all in attendance.
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