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

2020
BLS Calls 782
Fire Calls 136
                 
2019
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

News

Inside Investigation of Gas Odor
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
At 3:55 p.m., crews were called out for an inside investigation at 892 Broad Street. While responding, it was advised that the caller had an odor of... Read more
Porch Fire
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Just before midnight, CFD was called to 417 Lincoln Way West for a reported house on fire with occupants possibly still inside. Units arrived to find the fire out after... Read more
Electrical Fire at 939 Wayne Ave
Monday, March 16, 2020
At 9:14 p.m., the Chambersburg Fire Department was alerted for an electrical fire at 939 Wayne Avenue. Crews arrived to find an end of the row, commercial property that was... Read more
Building Fire at 1340 Opportunity Ave
Monday, March 16, 2020
At 11:33 a.m., Tower 1 was alerted on the building fire assignment at 1340 Opportunity Avenue, Letterkenny. Initial crews from Company 13 arrived to find a working fire in the rood/HVAC ducts... Read more
House Fire at 964 New Franklin Rd
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Engine Company 1 was alerted at 4:27 a.m. for the house fire at 964 New Franklin Road, Marion FD's first due. Engine 1-1, Engine 1-4, D/C 1, and A/C 1 responded and assisted... Read more
Battery Pack Ignites Fire
Friday, March 13, 2020
A box alarm for a house fire at 309 Cosell Drive was sounded just before 5:00 p.m. While responding, dispatch advised that there was a battery pack that had exploded and is now on fire.... Read more
Gas Odor at 72 South Main St
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Company 1 was dispatched to 72 South Main Street at 9:29 a.m. for an odor of natural gas inside an apartment building. Crews arrived and investigated the building, as well as exposures... Read more
Check Your Smoke Alarms
Friday, March 6, 2020
Daylight Savings Time for most means time to change the clocks and adapt to the new daylight schedule, but for fire departments, it signifies the time of the year to remind everyone to change batteries in smoke alarms as well as complete a few simple safety checks... Read more
Smoke Inside Residence
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
At 3:20 p.m., CFD and surrounding departments were alerted for a house fire at 513 Hood Street. Assistant Chief 1 (Command) arrived to find normal conditions from the exterior.... Read more
MVA with No Injuries
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Engine 1-1 and Ambulance 1-7 were alerted at 11:52 a.m. for a MVA. Units arrived and found two autos in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Lincoln Way East .... Read more
Inside Investigation on Edgar Ave.
Monday, February 24, 2020
At 11:03 a.m., CFD was alerted to 1559 Edgar Avenue for an odor of smoke in an apartment building. While crews were responding, dispatch notified them that the caller smelled smoke in the building as well as... Read more
MVA with Injuries
Saturday, February 22, 2020
At 10:18 p.m., CFD was alerted for a MVA with confinement at the intersection of Orchard Drive and South Main Street. Engine 1-4 arrived and confirmed one driver confined... Read more
MVA with One Injured
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Units from McKinley Street Station were alerted for a MVA at the intersection of McKinley Street and Fairground Avenue. Units arrived and found two autos in the intersection... Read more
Chimney Fire on East Queen St.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Shortly before the 6:00 p.m. shift change, CFD and surrounding units were alerted for a reported house fire in the 400 block of East Queen Street. Engine 1-1 arrived in the area to find a residence... Read more
HazMat Training
Friday, February 7, 2020
This past week all shifts completed their annual HazMat Operations refresher training. This training that allows personnel to complete basic mitigation of fluid controls such as a fuel spill on an accident scene... Read more
Ice Fest 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Today crews continued the CFD's mission of fire prevention that promotes safety on all levels. With Ice Fest activities underway, firefighters Mark Cleck and James Moe provided FIRE/EMS coverage downtown... Read more
Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program
Friday, January 31, 2020
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... Read more
Kitchen Fire at 266 Philadelphia Ave
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
At 8:42 a.m., the communications center dispatched CFD and surrounding units to 266 Philadelphia Avenue for a reported house fire. Engine 1-1 arrived to find normal conditions on the front side of a multi-family apartment building... Read more
Shed Fire on Mountain Road
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Just before 9 a.m., the Tower was alerted for a reported house fire at 12490 Mountain Road, Pleasant Hall Fire Department's first due. While units were responding, communications advised... Read more
CFD Promotes Community Risk Reduction
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Pennsylvania announces the first ever recognized Community Risk Reduction week from January 20, 2020 to January 26, 2020... Read more
Burning Odor in Townhome
Friday, January 24, 2020
A busy start to "D" Shift sent both Engines and the Tower to 303 Apple Blossom Way in the Borough for an odor of something burning in the townhome... Read more
MVA with Entrapment on W. Catherine St.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
At approximately 11:05 a.m., Company 1 and Squad 41 were alerted to the unit block of West Catherine Street for an auto accident with entrapment. Engine 1-4 arrived to find... Read more
MVA on Norland Avenue
Friday, January 17, 2020
Engine 1-1 and Ambulance 1-7 responded to the area of 454 Norland Avenue for a reported auto into a pole just after 10 p.m. Crews arrived to find... Read more
MVA on Walker Road
Friday, January 17, 2020
An early afternoon MVA at the entrance of Ruby Tuesdays on Walker Road snarled lunchtime traffic. Engine 1-1 and Ambulance 1-8 arrived on scene to find... Read more
Auto Fire at 916 Norland Avenue
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Just after lunch time, CFD and surrounding departments were alerted for an auto on fire in the building at Jennings Chevrolet on Norland Avenue... Read more
MVA with Confinement
Friday, January 3, 2020
At 7:09 p.m. Engine 1-1, Tower 1, Ambulance 1-7 and Squad 41 were alerted to 279 North Second Street for an auto accident with entrapment. Engine 1-1 arrived to find a ... Read more
AFA at 123 South Main Street
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Engine 1-1, Tower 1, and Ambulance 1-7 were alerted for an automatic fire alarm at 123 South Main Street. Crews arrived to find a... Read more
Building Fire at 254 East King Street
Monday, December 30, 2019
Headquarters’ Station units were alerted to 254 East King Street for a fire alarm in a commercial building. Units arrived with normal conditions and... Read more
Smoldering Pizza Box in Oven
Thursday, December 26, 2019
An appliance fire at 265 South Second Street sent CFD and surrounding departments. Company 1 and Squad 41 arrived to find a... Read more
Loading Dock Fire at Ventura Foods
Friday, December 20, 2019
At 1:41 p.m. a call for a building fire at 1501 Orchard Drive, Ventura Foods, sent CFD and surrounding agencies. Crews arrived to find a fire on the... Read more
House Fire on Fairground Avenue
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
As high winds and snow squalls overtook the Chambersburg area, a call for a house fire at 743 Fairground Avenue sent CFD units out the door at 7:06 p.m... Read more
House Fire on Kraiss Avenue
Monday, December 16, 2019
The house fire assignment was dispatched at 4:00 p.m. to 606 Kraiss Avenue sending CFD and surrounding departments to the scene. Engine 1-4 and..... Read more
MVA with Confinement on Wayne Ave.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Just before 7:00 a.m., Engine 1-4, Tower 1, Ambulance 1-7, and Squad 41 were alerted for an auto accident with entrapment at the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Cree Drive..... Read more
CFD Wishes all a Safe and Happy Holiday
Friday, December 13, 2019
The officers and members of the Chambersburg Fire Department want to ensure that you enjoy the holidays to the fullest and remember to follow some simple safety tips.... Read more
MVA on Fifth Avenue
Sunday, December 8, 2019
CFD responded to an auto accident at the turn on Fifth Avenue just after 9:30 p.m. Engine 1-1 arrived to find... Read more
Reported Fire at Manor Building
Monday, December 2, 2019
At 4:00 p.m., CFD and surrounding departments were alerted for a kitchen fire at 1425 Philadelphia Avenue, Penn Hall Manor Building. While initial crews were arriving, the address... Read more
CFD Responds to Gas Odor
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
A call to the station from a resident at 390 East Queen Street reporting a gas leak in the house sent CFD out just after 5:00 p.m. Chief, Assistant Chief, Tower, and Engine 1-2 arrived to find a two-story home... Read more
Machinery Fire at Edge Rubber
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
At 3:12 a.m., Engine 1-2, Tower 1, and Ambulance 1-7 were alerted to Edge Rubber, 811 Progress Rd, for a commercial fire alarm. Units went on scene to find a working fire in... Read more
Cardiac Arrest Save
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The Emergency Health Services Federation presented the members of A Shift with a Clinical Save Commendation award. This award is presented to prehospital providers... Read more
Fire Prevention at Stevens Elementary
Monday, November 4, 2019
The Chambersburg Fire Department observed a fire drill at Stevens Elementary then presented a fire safety talk to all 300 children in the gym. Kudos to students and staff alike for a fast and successful... Read more
Dumpster Fire at Denny’s
Sunday, November 3, 2019
At 11:12 a.m., Engine Company 1 was dispatched to 1071 Wayne Avenue, Denny's Restaurant, for a dumpster fire. Engine 1-4 arrived to find a small... Read more
CFD Responds to Broad Street Laundromat
Sunday, October 27, 2019
At 7:05 a.m., the box alarm sounded for a business fire at 783 Broad Street at the laundromat. Crews arrived to find a washing machine with smoke showing... Read more
A Business Reports Smoke
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
At 5:30 p.m., a commercial box alarm was sounded for smoke inside a business at 850 Fifth Avenue. Crews arrived to find a one-story occupancy with... Read more
MVA on Stanley Avenue
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Engine 1-4 and Ambulance 1-8 started the morning out with a motor vehicle accident in the 1100 block of Stanley Ave. Engine 1-4 arrived to find one auto that had struck a boulder and rolled over... Read more
CFD Remembers Fallen Firefighters
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Every October, the names of fallen firefighters are read and remembered by thousands at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmittsburg, Maryland. Each year, Firefighters... Read more
Electrical Issues at 1685 Lincoln Way East
Monday, September 30, 2019
Tower 1 was alerted as part of the first alarm assignment to 1685 Lincoln Way East. Engine 7-2 and Tower 1 arrived on scene with normal conditions. Crews investigated to find... Read more
House Fire at 560 Fern Lane
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Engine 1-1, Tower 1 and Ambulance 1-9 assisted on a working fire at 560 Fern Lane in Hamilton Township. Engine 1-1 and Tower 1 arrived and established RIT while Ambulance 1-9 staged... Read more
CFD Assists Fayetteville at Burger King
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Fayetteville Fire Department was alerted shortly after 7:30 a.m. for a reported building fire at 1950 Lincoln Way East, Burger King. This call alerted Tower 1 to the scene on the first alarm assignment. Chief 1 arrived... Read more
House Fire at 233 S. Fourth St.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
At 10:07 p.m., CFD was alerted for a house fire at 233 South Fourth Street. Crews arrived to find a working fire between the floor and the attic... Read more
CFD Responds to a Field Fire
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Engine company was sent out the door around 3:57 p.m. to a field fire in the area of Cook Road and Mt. Pleasant Road in Fayetteville's first due. Crews arrived and assisted with... Read more
FF/EMTs Birgfeld and Gross Receive Commendation
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
FF/EMTs Jamie Birgfeld and Tim Gross received a Prehospital Delivery Commendation from the Emergency Health Services Federation. This Commendation is presented for exemplary... Read more
CFD Responds to Building Fire in Mercersburg
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Tower 1 was alerted around 7:00 p.m. for an apartment building fire with reports of multiple people trapped at 10462 Lincoln Way West, Mercersburg Fire Department's first due. First reaching unit from St. Thomas Fire Department arrived... Read more
MVA at 77 North Third Street
Friday, August 30, 2019
Engine 1-1 and Ambulance 1-9 handled a morning accident in front of 77 North Third Street. Crews were on scene for a short period for cleanup and patient care. Scene was turned over to CPD and units cleared. Read more
Never Forgotten A.C. Wagaman
Sunday, August 18, 2019
The Chambersburg Fire Department and Honor Guard assisted with the funeral of Buchanan Valley's Assistant Fire Chief Walter Wagaman. Thousands of firefighters and community members came out to show... Read more
CFD Assists Pleasant Hall with House Fire
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Tower 1 and Ambulance 1-9 were out the door at shift change for a working house fire on Nyesville Road. Asst. Chief 1 arrived just behind the first arriving engine to confirm... Read more
MVA with Entrapment
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Company 1 was alerted to the intersection of Lincoln Way East and Sixth Street for a MVA with entrapment. Asst. Chief 1 arrived on scene and advised two patients with one confined. Read more
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Members of D Shift spent part of their day in the community celebrating National Night Out. They were on hand to provide fire safety tips, tours of the fire trucks, and enjoy Read more
MVA on Norland Ave
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Shortly after 1:00 p.m., Engine 1-1 and Ambulance 1-9 responded to a motor vehicle accident on Norland Avenue in the area of Chick-Fil-A. Asst. Chief 1 arrived to find two Read more
CFD Assists New Franklin
Thursday, August 1, 2019
At 4:09 p.m., a mutual aid box was sounded to 2821 Falling Spring Road for a reported garage fire in New Franklin Fire Department's first due. This box sent Engine 1-1, Read more
CFD Provides Mutual Aid
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
At 1:56 p.m., Engine 1-1 was alerted to 185 Smith Road, Cumberland County, to assist with a barn fire. Engine 1-1 arrived on scene and assisted with overhaul operations and clean-up. Read more
Please Help Us Sound the Alarm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The American Red Cross, CFD, and volunteers will work in teams and canvas the community on Saturday, August 24th. Read more
Multi-Dwelling Fire at 37 West Washington Street
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Shortly before 5 p.m., the box alarm went out for a multi-dwelling fire at 37 West Washington Street sending CFD and surrounding departments. Engine 1-4 arrived within four minutes and found a well-advanced fire on the second Read more
Fireworks Safety Tips
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Cookouts, time with family, and watching fireworks are all part of the traditional festivities for the 4th of July. The Chambersburg Fire Department urges all Read more
Multi-Dwelling Fire at 18 Eton Court
Sunday, June 16, 2019
During shift change at 6 a.m., CFD was sent out the door with Engine 1-1, Tower 1, and Ambulance 1-7 to 18 Eton Court for a multi-dwelling Read more
CFD Responds to 708 Tristan Trail
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Fayetteville Fire Department and surrounding agencies, including Engine 1-1, were sent for smoke inside the residence at 708 Tristan Trail at 8:50 p.m Read more
CFD Fights Hay Bales Fire on Coble Road
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Just after 9 p.m., St. Thomas Fire Department was dispatched for a reported hay bales on fire next to a barn at 2106 Coble Road. Engine 1-1 and Tower 1 were dispatched Read more
CFD Assists the Aquatic Center
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
CFD conducted late evening training in an ongoing outreach program to the community as well as other departments within the Borough. The Fire Chief and Assistant Chief provided Read more
MVA at 211 Walker Road
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Shortly after the lunch time rush hour traffic, Engine 1-1 and Ambulance 1-9 were sent to the area of 211 Walker Road for an auto accident. Chief 1 was on the scene Read more
Open House at the Fireman’s Museum
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Stop by the Volunteer Fireman's Museum for a tour of the facility which is dedicated to your relatives, neighbors, and friends who devoted their time to provide community peace and protection. Terry Shaffer and Tracy Barnhart are hosting the Open House on... Read more
Chair Fire at the Highline
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Shortly before 1 p.m., crews were dispatched for an outside investigation on East Ludwig at the highline. Assistant Chief Myers arrived to find a recliner on fire near the railroad tracks. Read more
CFD Hosts Safe Schools Meeting
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
One of Chambersburg Fire Department's missions is to give back to the public as well as prevention of incidents. Part of this is being involved with the Safe Schools Program that is in our area. Every other month, staff from various entities to include... Read more
Fire Alarm Sounds at 1035 Progress Road
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Shortly after the Giant Foods box alarm, another round of storms swept through the area. Crews were sent out to multiple locations to check for downed trees and flooding conditions. Read more
Lightning Strikes Wayne Ave Giant
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
As numerous storms moved through the area, the first of many calls would occur at 993 Wayne Avenue at the Giant. Crews were alerted for fire in the building in the storage area due to an electrical surge. Read more
FF/EMT Eligibility List Application
Friday, May 24, 2019
The Borough of Chambersburg is accepting applications for establishing a new Eligibility List for entry-level Firefighter/EMT in the event of a vacancy. Read more
Inside Investigation at 730 Bassett Drive
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Around 6:30 p.m., CFD was sent for an inside investigation at 730 Bassett Drive. While en route, dispatch advised there was a possible electrical fire out with a person who was electrocuted. Read more
EMS Proclamation Day
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Each year at the beginning of EMS week, the Franklin County Commissioners and local EMS agencies gather to sign the annual EMS Proclamation... Read more