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130 N Second St.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-263-5872 Tel
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Current Statistics

BLS Calls 1,741
Fire Calls 311
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

Propane Leak

A call to the station was received after 8:30 a.m. with a report of suspicious bubbles rising from underground tanks at Wilson College. Crews investigated to find four underground tanks that had a minor leak around each of the valve housings. Unfortunately, the valves could not be secured which created a unique situation. Franklin County and Cumberland County HazMat units assisted on scene and determined that the tanks were filled with propane. The area was secured until the arrival of Shipley Energy who was able to mitigate the situation by offloading the tanks. Crews cleared the scene in around two and a half hours.