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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

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

The Chambersburg Fire Department is actively participating in the Yellow Dot Program that was developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Each year the Department responds to over 5,000 emergency calls and in some cases information on the patient is extremely difficult to obtain due to their medical condition. Any time information is able to be gained in this time of need is a true help to our first responders.

This program was created to assist citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a yellow dot in your vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need. The program is a cooperative effort among the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Health and Aging, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, First Responders and local law enforcement.

The information packet can be received by contacting Captain Jackie Umberger at or by going to the following link:

Please click for instructions once the packet is received.