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Chambersburg, PA 17201
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Current Statistics

BLS Calls 1,131
Fire Calls 192
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

Inside Investigation

At 4:00 p.m., crews responded to 840 Fifth Avenue, Spirit Lutheran, for an inside investigation of an odor of smoke. Units arrived to find a strong odor of what seemed like electrical in nature. It was noted that the area was without power and the generator was running at the facility. The generator and power were shut off to the structure, and the Borough Electric Department was requested to the scene. Upon their arrival, it was determined that a transformer had dropped a phase in the electrical system causing an issue within the building. Maintenance arrived on scene and took over after fire crews determined that nothing was on fire and no further issues were found. Units were released around 5:00 p.m.