The Middletown Volunteer Fire Department will be participating in a Community Food Drive from March 17th until April 19th to benefit the Middletown Interfaith Food Pantry. This Food Pantry serves approximately 200-210 families who live in the 17057 zip code or approximately 840 people every month. Although any non-perishable items are greatly appreciated and needed, the Food Pantry goes through many of the items that are listed below and are needed the most: Peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix and syrup, condiments, soups, broths, canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs), beef stews, chili, tomato products, coffee, tea, juices and cereals (small or large boxes). Donations can be dropped off at the Middletown Fire Station at 10 Adelia Street on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM or call the station at 717-948-3032 to schedule a different drop-off time. Thank you for your generosity. ... See moreSee less
Last night 25+ members participated in a critique of our recent residential structure fire. We discussed things that went well and tactics that we could improve on. We are always striving to become better at our craft. ... See moreSee less
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow, then heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch are expected.
* WHERE...Portions of South-Central Pennsylvania.
* WHEN...The heaviest snow will fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour for 4 to 5 hours during the late morning and early afternoon hours, before changing to sleet during the afternoon, then over to lighter freezing rain by Wednesday evening.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.
* PLEASE HELP US HELP YOU, DIG OUT A NEARBY FIRE HYDRANT IF YOU CAN, REMEMBER 3 FEET THE WHOLE WAY AROUND!!
This morning around 10:53, the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Driftwood Building in the Village of Pineford for reports of an odor of smoke in the building. Engine 88 made the response in under two minutes.
With that being said, any and all fire related alarms in the Village of Pineford are considered local alarms. This means that they are not monitored by a central monitoring station. We understand that it is possible, like this morning, for the fire alarm to sound for any given amount of time without the fire department ever being aware of the issue. We remind residents to be vigilant and dial 9-1-1 if there is any type of alarm activation. Please also remember that, every alarm should be treated as if there were an actual emergency. We ask that if there is an alarm activation, that you exit the building and close all doors and windows behind you as permissible.