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Tue. Jan 6th 2015
Donations are coming in for the new station

We love the support from the community. The Neal and Linda Rhoads Charitable Fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities...

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Sun. Mar 9th 2014
Did You Change Your Batteries?

The HVFD reminds you that the best time to change your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries is when you change your cloc...

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Thu. Nov 21st 2013
Operation Save A Life

The Hershey Volunteer Fire Department in cooperation with WHTM 27 is offering free smoke detectors to the community. If ...

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Thu. Nov 26th 2015

Happy Thanksgiving. We are so blessed and thankful to everyone for your support this year. We look forward to welcoming you to our new fire station in 2016. Have a safe day with your family and friends.

Wed. Nov 11th 2015

The Hershey Fire Department would like to say Thank you!!! To all who have served our great nation.

Sun. Sep 27th 2015

Fall is here! So too, is the 12th Annual Soup Cookoff hosted by the Hershey Partnership.

Come out this Saturday – October 3rd from 11:00am – 2pm as the morning air will begin fill with the aroma that features the best soups in the area prepared by our local...

Sun. Aug 16th 2015

The Hershey Fire Department will be featuring perimeter tours of the new fire station located at 21 West Caracas Avenue from 5 - 6:30pm on Sunday September 13th. The Fire department we will offer children’s activities, free refreshments and music.

Following the fire station tours we i...

Thu. May 28th 2015

The Hershey and Palmyra Fire Departments responded to Somerset Road today for an automatic fire alarm the residences also arrived home to find a fire in the basement, called the alarm company and confirmed a fire. The fire was quickly extinguished. The fire department checked for extension and ve...

Fri. May 22nd 2015

Friday the Hummelstown and Hershey Fire Departments flew the American flag to honor the services of John Kowker. John served Derry Township as a member of the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department and the residents in Dauphin County as a member of the Dauphin County Hazardous Materials Team.


Fri. May 1st 2015

This morning just after midnight the Hershey Fire Department along with Hummelstown and South Hanover units were dispatched to the 500 block of Cedar Avenue for a garage fire. Units arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the garage area. Crews made entry through the front and rear entrances a...

Mon. Apr 6th 2015

Over the past two weeks your Hershey Fire Department transitioned from our current location of 21 West Caracas Avenue to our temporary location in the 500 Block of West Chocolate Avenue where we will protect the township for ...

Mon. Nov 3rd 2014

Company 48 was alerted for a natural cover fire in the 2100blk of Sandhill Rd. at 1410hrs.  It was found that a controlled burn spread to the adjacent field and was burning about an acre of land.  The field fire was threatening to extend into a heavily grown wooded area.  Attack 48...

Sat. Nov 1st 2014

Around 5am, Rescue 48 was dispatched to Swatara Twp. for a working structure fire.  Rescue 48, with 10 volunteers, arrived and assisted with overhaul.  Crews were out for 3 hours.

Wed. Oct 1st 2014

This morning, Company 48 was alerted for an accident with entrapment near 743 and Gates Rd.  Rescue 48 responded with six volunteers and arrived to find a medium box truck had flipped on its side.  The driver was found not to be trapped in the vehicle, just stranded on top of the c...

Thu. Sep 11th 2014

Just after 2300hrs, Company 48 and Mutual Aid was dispatched for a fire in a house at 882 Front St.  Lieutenant 48 responded as the OIC and was advised that the computer in the kitchen was on fire.  Lieutenant Moore arrived to find smoke showing from a 1 1/2 story single-family dwelling...

Mon. Jul 21st 2014

While staging at a Gas Leak call in Hummelstown, an Accident with Entrapment was dispatched just north of the borough in the 47 local.  Command 46 released Engine 48 to assist on the box.  Engine 48 arrived to a 2-vehicle crash and multiple patients.  Crews stabilized one car with ...

Fri. Jul 11th 2014

At 12:04pm, Dauphin County Communications dispatched box 48-2 for the Apartment Fire.  Captain 48-1 went on location with a two-story garden type apartment and smoke showing.  Occupants advised that they were cooking and their pan of oil caught fire.  Engine 48 arrived an...

Wed. Jul 9th 2014

At 0056 hrs, the 48-5 box was struck for a reported oven fire.  Captain 48-1 arrived to a single story ranch with the homeowner stating that the oven exploded.  Engine 48 arrived and crews pulled a 1 3/4" hoseline to the Side A door and investigated.  Engine 46 staged at the h...

Tue. Jul 8th 2014

Shortly after 1900 this evening, a line of strong thunderstorms moved through Central PA.  These storms were packing winds over 60mph and caused many trees to topple, with a handful crashing down onto structures.  One wind gust was powerful enough to take off an entire block wall on a w...

Mon. Jul 7th 2014

This afternoon, Company 48 was alerted for a Garden Apartment fire on Presidents Dr. in Box 45-6.  Truck, Engine, and Air 48 all responded on the box.  Crews from the Truck were assigned Division 3 for searches and extension.  The Engine met up with Truck crews and assisted.  ...

Sun. Apr 13th 2014

This afternoon, crews were dispatched to the 100-Blk of West Grenada Ave. A neighbor called after hearing the smoke alarm in the unoccupied residence sounding. Engine 48 arrived on scene with PD with an odor of smoke and light smoke pushing from the windows. The Engine Company forced the door and...

Wed. Feb 26th 2014

On Tuesday, Feb 25th, members of the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company presented the New Station proposal to the Derry Township Supervisors & the Public. Under the "Files" section of this website under the "New Station" tab, you will find attached renderings, pictures and arc...

Wed. Feb 5th 2014

Early this morning, a significant amount of ice fell in the area creating problems for trees and wires. This morning, crews responded to several incidences involving Power Lines and Trees. Derry Township Police Department and the Public Works handled a large majority of tree incidents as well as ...

Fri. Jan 24th 2014

At 1930hrs, Rescue 48 was dispatched to assist Company 39 with a house fire.  Engine 36 arrived to find a single story ranch with fire showing from the rear and through the roof.  Crews led off with a "Deuce and a Half" line and knocked the bulk of the fire down.  Rescue ...

Thu. Jan 23rd 2014

This evening, HVFD was alerted to a working vehicle fire at the Milton Hershey School. Captain 48-1 (Wilburne) arrived on scene to find a well off engine-compartment fire. Engine 48 arrived shortly thereafter, and rapidly extinguished the vehicle. No one was injured. Crews were on scene for appro...

Wed. Jan 22nd 2014

Community Meeting Announcement:

A panel of local experts will focus on awareness and address concerns about drug and alcohol use, abuse and prevention during a Derry Township community forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 22 at the Hershey Public Library.

This first-of-its-kind...

Mon. Dec 30th 2013

This morning around 0030 hours, HVFD was dispatched to the Grantville Restaurant for a Commercial Structure Fire, with multiple calls reporting flames through the roof. Engine & Rescue 48 responded and assisted in Fire Attack and Overhaul. Crews were on scene for 5 1/2 hours.

Wed. Dec 4th 2013

We will once again be escorting the Jolly Old Elf, also known as Santa Claus, around the township.  Please see the schedule below, and watch for him around town!

Saturday, December 14, 2013.  2 p.m. to finish
Jacobs Creek
Stafford Heights
Cambridge Commo...

Sun. Nov 10th 2013

HVFD Presents Flag at Hershey Bears Game

Sun. Oct 6th 2013

This afternoon, the Department was alerted to the 1100-Blk of Old West Chocolate Avenue for a vehicle fire. Capt 48-1 (Thompson) arrived on scene to find a working fire in the interior of the vehicle. Engine 48-1 (Moose) arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire and performed some overha...

Sat. Oct 5th 2013

Hershey Partnership's 10th Annual Soup Cook-Off

Wed. Sep 4th 2013

This department was recently notified that unidentified individuals reprersenting themselves as part of the Hershey Fire Department arrived at the home of one of our residents. These individuals stated they were there to do a home inspection, and a smoke alarm check. They entered the house with t...

Sat. Aug 31st 2013

Click the below link to view a video of photos taken by our friends at the Union Deposit Fire Company.

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Hershey Volunteer Fire Department
21 West Caracas Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
Non-Emergency: 717-533-2953
Emergency: 911
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