Last evening, the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the 200 block of West Main Street for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment. County advised multiple calls were received and PD has a column. Chief 88-1 arrived on scene with a 2 story duplex, fire showing on second floor. The box was upgraded due to outside temperatures and the address was updated to the 400 block of Apple Ave. Engine 88 split laid from Main/Apple to the scene while Engine 54 completed the lay to the hydrant. Engine 88 crews split between search/rescue and extinguishment. Rescue 88 arrived securing a second hydrant at Wood/Selma. Rescue 88 crews assisted with interior operations and roof ventilation. All searches turn up negative. Command marked control approximately 45 minutes into the incident and Red Cross was notified for the victims. Engine 88 and Truck 50 remained on scene with fire investigators.
Thank you to the mutual aid units that assisted on scene, as well as Linglestown and Palmyra for standing by at our station to cover our area.
Special Thank You to the members and spouses for having food and cold drinks ready for our return. ... See moreSee less
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Middletown Volunteer Fire Dept has reached the Silver Level of Recognition with the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Our department was previously at the Bronze Level, meaning that at least 50% of our members have earned a certification through either IFSAC or Proboard. These internationally recognized levels are identified in the NFPA Professional Qualification series of standards.
Our department surpassed the 75% certified mark, making us a participant at the Silver Level with the State Fire Academy. We currently stand at over 77% certified. This makes us the only all-volunteer organization to reach this level or higher in Dauphin County and within the top 4.73% of the state!
The MVFD has taken action and decided to put a hold on the 2020 Gun/Cash Smoker that was to be held on October 17, 2020. In these uncertain times the membership believes that the best option is to put the event on hold.
As COVID-19 guidance evolves, the opportunity may arise that the MVFD is able to have the event. Safety is always priority 1 for our members, fellow EMS providers that share our facility and our guests. Right now safety is an issue that we cannot guarantee.
Our hope is that through the summer we can get back to whatever our new normal will look like and we can proceed with our event.
Thank you to everyone over the last 11 years for making our event a success. If we are unable to have our event in 2020, you can bet we'll be back in 2021! ... See moreSee less
Last evening, Lower Swatara Fire Department announced the untimely passing of President Mike McKillip. Mike McKillip served the Lower Swatara Fire Department since 1989 as a volunteer firefighter and ended his watch as President of the department.
The Middletown Volunteer Fire Department would like to express their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mike, as well as Lower Swatara Fire Department.
Middletown Volunteer Fire Department would like send our condolences to Northwest EMS 86. Today, Paramedic Doug Zima passed away in the line of duty. Thank you for your service and dedication to the community. ... See moreSee less