Serving Susquehanna Township Since 1950

Rescue Fire Company is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the safety of the community and protection of public property. With the dedication of over 50 members, we provide fire supression, technical rescue, and emergency medical services out of two fire stations.

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Response District

Rescue Fire Company is located just north of Harriburg, Pennsylvania bordered to the west by the Susquehanna River. Our primary response district totals 4 square miles and includes residences, commercial structures, industrial complexes, 2 miles of river, and one of the largest highway interchanges in central Pennsylvania. We proudly serve a community of over 25,000 residents.


As the township's Heavy Rescue resource, we respond to a wide variety of calls. Fire supression is only the beginning. We spend hundreds of hours training in technical rescue tactics and specialize in advanced vehicle rescue, trench rescue, rope rescue, structural collapse, confined space, water rescue, and rapid intervention.


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Station 1

Station 1 is located at 3701 N. 6th Street in uptown Harrisburg. It was purchases by our founding members in 1950 and has been the cornerstone of the Rescue Fire Company ever since. It currently houses Special Unit 37, Utility 37, and complement of water rescue craft.

Station 1 has a 1,000 sq. ft. conference hall that member’s use for company meetings and events. This hall can also be rented for community functions. In addition, the station has a full commercial kitchen, watch office, engineer’s workshop, day room, and living quarters.

In 2011, the top floor of Station 1 was renovated to accommodate live-in members. The area was completely gutted and now includes a living area, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, and two bunk rooms capable of sleeping 4. In addition, the first floor was redesigned to include a larger workshop, watch office, and administration office. This renovation was made possible by donations from the community.

Station 2

Station 2 is a result of Susquehanna Township’s growth and Rescue Fire Company’s commitment to provide timely emergency services to the community. Located behind the Susuquehanna Township Municipal Building at 1900 Linglestown Road, Station 2 was built in the mid 1980’s by the township. Rescue Fire Company moved in shortly after.

In 2017, Station 2 underwent a renovation to add a new bay and more modern amentities. This station now includes a large day room, full kitchen, watch office, admin office, gym, conference room, and training tower. Bunk rooms house up to 4 live-in members.

This station has three deep bays housing Rescue 37, Engine 37, Squad 37, Tanker 37, and a compliment of water rescue craft. This facility is shared with Susquehanna Township EMS, who has a dedicated dayroom, kitchen, and watch office.

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Our History

Founding Fathers

Rescue Fire Company was founded by residents of Susuquehanna Township and begain responding to emergencies from a small fire station on N. 6th Street.

Station 1 Expansion

As membership and responsibilities grew, the station on N. 6th street (Now called Station 1) was expanded to add a new bay for additional apparatus.

Water Rescue

Rescue Fire Company purchases it's first water rescue craft, starting what is now one of the most highly trained water rescue squads in Central Pennsylvania

Station 2

As the township expanded, Rescue Fire Company needed an additional presence east of the river in order to reduce response times. Susquehanna Township graciously allowed us to expand into a second station, located on Linglestown Road.

Station 1 Renovation

The top floor of Station 1 was completely renovated in order to add live-in quarters. A new day room, kitchen, bathroom, and bunk rooms were added to accommodate up to 4 live-in members.

Station 2 Expansion

With the support of the Township and community, Station 2 underwent a major renovation. An additional bay was added to house larger apparatus. The building was expanded out the back, making room for a new day room, kitchen, conference room, gym, training tower, offices, and bunk rooms for up to 4 live-in members.