Sep 17

Help Wanted: Part Time Driver/Operator

were-hiring-rubber-stampsMonroe Fire Company is accepting applications for a part-time driver/operator position.  For more information, or to pick up an application, contact Chief Dave Heckert at

Jun 02

Fire Strikes Monroe Township Business


June 1 – At 10:33 p.m., after receiving a 9-1-1 call reporting fire showing from a commercial building, Cumberland County Headquarters dispatched a first alarm building fire assignment for the 1000 block of West Trindle Road in Monroe Township.

The assignment brought units from Companies 25 (Monroe), 23 (Upper Allen), 27 (Citizens’ – Mechanicsburg), 28 (Washington – Mechanicsburg), 31 (Silver Spring) and 33 (New Kingstown) along with a BLS unit from Holy Spirit EMS.

First arriving units found a commercial structure with a bowstring truss roof with fire evident from a window on the A/D corner of the building.  A burning window air conditioner was present and removed from the window frame, allowing a hand line to quickly knock the body of fire inside the store.  The quick knock by the volunteers held the fire in a commercial retail space in the front of the building and prevented the fire from extending into the roof.

The remainder of the structure was checked and monitored for extension and extensive overhaul was completed in the affected retail space.

A structure with a bowstring truss roof presents tactical challenges due to the high failure (collapse) rate.  Fortunately, the fire occurred early enough in the night that it was quickly noticed and reported to 9-1-1.  If the fire had occurred a few hours later, the outcome would be significantly different.

A special thank you to Company 45 (Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services) for transferring to our station to cover the Township while we were committed to this incident.  No additional calls were handled by the transfer company.

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May 16

Man Pulled From Creek; Flown to Hospital

Crews load a male patient who was found in the Yellow Breeches Creek in to Life Lion for transport to Hershey Medical Center.

Crews load a male patient who was found in the Yellow Breeches Creek in to Life Lion for transport to Hershey Medical Center.

May 15 – Just before 1:00 p.m., Company 25 was dispatched to the 300 block of Criswell Drive for a possible water rescue.  Cumberland County Headquarters advised Chief 125 (Farrell) of a male in the water.  Headquarters added to bystanders entered the water and were attempting to deliver CPR.

The male was removed from the water and flown to Hershey Medical Center for treatment.  It is believed a medical condition caused him to fall in to the water.

Photo gallery by Curt Werner.

Mar 31

Three Injured in York RD Crash

 March 31 – Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of York RD and Lutztown RD. 

Engine 25 and Rescue 45 were dispatched at 6:47 p.m.  

Command 25 held the incident to Company 25, placing R45 available.  

Two adults and be child were transported to area hospitals for treatment. 

Junior Firefighter Tyler Heckert

 This was the first incident for our newest junior firefighter Tyler Heckert.

As a reminder, teens at least 14 years of age with working papers and the consent of their parent(s) or guardian(s) are eligible to apply for our Junior Firefighter program.   

Crew clean up devris at the scene of the accident.

Mar 31

Monroe Responds to Early AM Building Fire

March 31 – Engine 25 was dispatched at 2:46 a.m to a reported building fire to the rear of Baker’s Restaurant in Carroll Twp., York County.  The following images were taken by Curt Werner. 

Crews battle a smokey fire behind Baker’s Restaurant. Photo by Curt Werner.


From left: Firefighter Zeigler, Probationary Firefighter McCutcheon, Asst. Chief Farrell, and Firefighter Radabaugh. Photo by Curt Werner.


Photo by Curt Werner


Mar 28

Monroe Fire Company Holds Annual Banquet

March 28 – Monroe Fire Company held its annual banquet at Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse.

Special thanks to New Kingstown Co. 33 for covering the township during the banquet.

Looking back at 2014, Monroe Fire Company responded to 299 incidents, 188 of which (62.9%) were in Monroe Township.

In all, we responded to:

132 Rescue and EMS incidents
93 Fires
18 Weather-related incidents (such as trees and wires down and flooding)
17 Good-Intent incidents
14 False Alarms
11 Miscellaneous Incidents
10 Hazardous conditions (without fire)
4 service calls.

Our top responders (non-chief officers are as follows:

#5 – Clint Murphy – 83 calls
#4 – Brad Robertson – 103 calls
#3 – Eric Radabaugh – 147 calls
#2 – Heath Swab – 171 calls
#1 – Jeremy Zeigler – 180 calls

Thank you to all of our volunteers and their significant others for another successful year and your continued support!

Mar 25

Easter Egg Hunt Slated for March 28


The Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Monroe Fire Company, 1225 Peffer Road, just outside Churchtown.

Registration begins at 10 a.m.. Hunt begins at 11 a.m. by age groups.

The event is for children ages 0 to 10.

Lunch will be served at noon. For more information please call Donna March, 258-5397

Mar 16

FFA Student Volunteers Help Spruce Up Station

Thanks to thirty four FFA student volunteers for helping with a little spring cleaning around the station:

Mar 06

Thirty-One Bingo Set for 3/22


Monroe Fire Company will host our next Thirty-One Bingo on Sunday, March 22nd at the fire station.

Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m.

There will be 27 prizes for $22 (6 faces/22 games) with additional available.

Light lunch is included.

Click here for more information including a prize list.

Download and share a flyer here:  Thirty One Flyer 22 March

Jan 02

First Call of 2015: Field Fire

Mini-Pumper 25 operates at the scene of a field fire in the 1700 block of West Lisburn Road.  Photo by Jason Malmont - The Carlisle Sentinel.

Mini-Pumper 25 operates at the scene of a field fire in the 1700 block of West Lisburn Road. Photo by Jason Malmont – The Carlisle Sentinel.

January 2 – The first incident of 2015 was a corn field fire in the 1700 block of West Lisburn Road. Headquarters dispatched Companies 25 and 33, along with EMS Company 72 (Silver Spring) to the fire at 2:35 p.m. Company 25 responded with the Mini-Pumper, Tanker, and Utility with a total staffing of five volunteers. Company 33 responded with their Mini-Pumper and Tanker. MP25 went off-road and used its front-mount monitor to attack the fire while MP33 deployed hand lines. Remaining crews performed mop up operations. Crews cleared the incident at 3:22 p.m.

At 4:52 p.m., Engine 25 was dispatched for a transfer assignment to Company 45 (Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services) while they operated at a two-alarm building fire in the 100 block of East High Street.

Additional photos from the Carlisle Sentinel are available here: Photo Gallery – Monroe Township Field Fire

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