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130 N Second St.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-263-5872 Tel
717-261-3296 Fax

Current Statistics

BLS Calls 139
Fire Calls 23
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

CFD Promotes Community Risk Reduction

Pennsylvania announces the first ever recognized Community Risk Reduction week from January 20, 2020 to January 26, 2020.

So what is Community Risk Reduction (CRR)?
CRR is a data-driven process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response and prevention) to reduce their occurrence and impact.

What is the goal of CRR?
The goal of CRR is to reduce the occurrence and impact of emergency events for both community members and emergency responders.

Though this is a week long recognition of a very important aspect of Emergency Services, the Chambersburg Fire Department would like for you to know that every day our personnel are actively involved in promoting CRR.

How does the Chambersburg Fire Department incorporate Community Risk Reduction into businesses and residences in the Borough?
On a quarterly basis the fire department evaluates statistics and looks for trends that may be of concern. Some of these trends that may be present are causes of fires, evaluation of high hazard occupancies, as well as medical call trends that may be reduced. These trends are then looked at one by one to determine what can be done to prevent a catastrophe or limit the damage. Some ways that you may see our personnel doing these risk reduction activities are the following: Smoke alarm and Carbon Monoxide detector installations in residences, business fire inspections, walk-throughs and training of certain occupancies, constant training, risk analysis at the request of a business, as well as pre-planning in case an emergency would arise.

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