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Chambersburg, PA 17201
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Current Statistics

BLS Calls 1,819
Fire Calls 350
BLS Calls 4,167
Fire Calls 1,044
Fire Drills 9
Fire Prevention 48
Firehouse Tours 15
Public Displays 20
Attendance 7,831
Child Seat Installation 81
Smoke/CO Alarm Installation          286


The Chambersburg Fire Department urges all to let the fireworks to the professionals. Please enjoy the spectacular display at Memorial Park on Tuesday July 4th. Please listen to local radio stations and look on social media for times and rain dates. Please do not contact the fire department with questions about the fireworks. The fireworks are hosted by the 21 Day Retreat as well as the Chambersburg Rec Department.

  • Consumer fireworks include sparklers and firecrackers. Did you know that the tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause 3rd degree burns?

  • A report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) says that there are about 200 fireworks injuries a day during the month surrounding the Fourth of July holiday. Learn more about firework safety here

  • Watch our Fireworks Safety PSA - Dan Doofus urges people not to use consumer Fireworks because they are too dangerous:

  • A dramatic demonstration of the dangers of consumer fireworks, hosted by the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks (coordinated by the National Fire Protection Association) and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal's office. This video shows the damage that fireworks could cause a person standing too close to fireworks:

  • Patrick and Marci Foy, and their daughter, Olivia, were injured while attending a family celebration, and were among more than a dozen people hurt. Hear them tell their story:

  • This NFPA public service announcement, "Safe? Sane?" urges people not to use consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous.