Category: Firefighters

Feb 12 2018

Several Rescues At Hanover Fire

Greater Hanover Area Firefighter Bryan McDermitt hands off one of several dogs rescued from burning home to EMS personnel today in Hanover Borough. Two goats were also rescued from the Highland Avenue home.


Feb 03 2018

Gettysburg Townhouse Fire

Firefighters battled this townhouse fire this evening just north of Gettysburg. Units arrived to find fire showing with report of people trapped. Neighbors were reported to have pulled the unconscious occupant prior to fire department arrival. The victim was transported to the hospital by AREMS. Crews worked for nearly 30 minutes to bring this fire under control and remained on the scene for over 2 hours working hot spots.  For more photos visit


Jan 28 2018

House Fire just North of Gettysburg

Gettysburg FD arrived to find a Working House Fire this afternoon on Boyds School Rd just north of Gettysburg. With a Fire progressing rapidly, firefighters put multiple lines in service to extinguish this stubborn fire in the cock-loft.  A Working Fire Dispatch was sounded to bringing Arendtsville, Biglerville, Barlow, UH&L & AREMS. Firefighters remained on the scene for several hours. For more Photos visit:


Jan 19 2018

Building Fire near Gettysburg brings 2 Alarms

A Box Alarm was sounded this afternoon for a Building Fire on Blackhorse Tavern Rd (Box 1-3) just west of Gettysburg. Gettysburg FD arrived to find a large 40×60 commercial farm building with smoke showing from all sides. Engine 1-2 arrived and stretched multiple lines to the fire. Tankers from the 2 alarms shuttled water from a hydrant nearly 2 miles away, while Biglerville E6-2 drafted from a creek. Firefighters worked for nearly an hour to bring the blaze under control. To view the complete Photo Gallery visit below


Jan 03 2018

Woman Rescued From Burning Home

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Just before dawn Wednesday morning, Franklin County 911 center dispatched a house fire on South Mountain Road in Quincy Township. South Mountain fire chief Mike Carbaugh arrived to find a 69 year old female unconscious in the home, making the grab and removing her to the years as engine companies began arriving. Firefighters had the fire knocked within ten-fifteen minutes while EMS transported the victim to a helicopter for flight to a hospital for smoke inhalation. Firefighters from two counties battled the morning fire. Photos used with permission by Franklin’s Fire Dept.

Oct 28 2017

Townhouse Fire in Gettysburg

Gettysburg FD along with surrounding mutual aid fire departments battled a 2-alarm townhouse fire this afternoon on the Fairfield Rd just west of Gettysburg. The fire quickly spread into all 3 units of the townhouse. Approximately 75 firefighters worked to bring this fire under control.  For more photos visit the link below