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

BLS Calls 1,642
Fire Calls 360 
BLS Calls 4,600
Fire Calls 880
Fire Drills 2
Fire Prevention 22
Firehouse Tours 0
Public Displays 13
Attendance 1,625
Child Seat Installation 69
Smoke/CO Alarm Installation          311

Fire alarm activation finds CO emergency

HQ station units were sent to the 900 block of Norland Ave for a fire alarm activation. Ambulance 1-8 arrived on scene, found normal conditions and the building evacuated. Initial reports from contractors was that they were operating a gas powered saw in an enclosed building. Engine 1-1 and Tower 1 arrived and began to investigate the building. Asst. CHief 1 arrived and assumed Command 1. Crews found CO readings over 150 ppm inside the front door of the business. Tower 1 set up ventilation and crews began assessing several occupants, all who denied any illness. Crews operated for an hour and a half clearing several businesses and assisting the Building Code Official.