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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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327 entries the in Call History
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 the next 10 months. At 11:00 today we held our official groundbreaking cere...
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 an...
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 cap....
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.&n...
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 two...
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 and s...
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 hydr...
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 ware...
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.  Sea...
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 fo...
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 archit...
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 cab...
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 48 ...
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 approxim...
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 discussion, “Alc...
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 CreekStafford HeightsCambridge CommonsCocoa TownesGlenn AcresChaddsfor...
Tue. Nov 12th 2013
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett used the HVFD as a backdrop to announce his candidacy for a second term as Governor.  Joining him were Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, along with former Governors Tom Ridge, and Mark Schweiker.
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 overhaul....
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 the ...
Sat. Aug 31st 2013
Click the below link to view a video of photos taken by our friends at the Union Deposit Fire Company. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnE6aTB2KYM&feature=youtu.be
Wed. Aug 28th 2013
We regret to announce the passing of Rick Rudisill. Rick has been a member of the department for 45 years, and has served in a leadership role for most of those years. His knowledge of the fire service and HFD history will be impossible to replace.
Thu. Aug 8th 2013
This morning, the Hershey Fire Department along with mutual aid companies were dispatched to the 800-Blk of Stauffers Church Road, when another alert passerby noticed smoke billowing from the house. The Police Department along with FD arrived on the scene and found a working house fire. Firemen quic...
Tue. Aug 6th 2013
This evening, the FD participated in the annual National Night Out located right in front of the firehouse. We had a great turn out as always! Visitors got to learn about the Fire Department as well as use our extinguisher trainer.
Mon. Jul 22nd 2013
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Thu. Jul 11th 2013
Shortly after midnight, the Hershey Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Wood Road and Waltonville Road for an Accident with Injuries, where a vehicle struck a gas main. Subsequent investigation discovered a sizable gas leak in the area of the Oakmont Development off Wood Road. All resident...
Mon. Jul 8th 2013
During the early morning hours of Monday, Harrisburg City was operating on two, 2nd Alarm + Special Call house fires, which stretched lower county resources to the maximum. Truck 48 was alerted to relocate to Station 456 (Chambers Hill) while they were operating in Harrisburg City. When the Truck we...
327 entries the in Call History
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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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