Welcome to the Progress Fire Company
4 hours ago
***2nd Alarm City of Harrisburg***
The Truck Company is currently operating in Harrisburg City on Bailey Street at a 2 Alarm Fire.
Engine 32 was sent to Greenhouse Fire in Linglestown but placed inservice while responding.
Dauphin County is currently experiencing multiple fires all over the County and County dispatchers are working to keep units moving to additional calls throughout the area. ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe our wonderful Government should rethink the whole "legalize fireworks" law. There is no reason you should be putting your lives on the line right now. Stay Safe!
I'm in Progress, and a few drunken families have been setting off fireworks for almost 4 solid hours! It's maddening, and the smell of smoke in this hot humid air is stifling. Apparently Susquehanna Township doesn't have any laws against this!
There were so many fireworks displays going on TOO FREAKING CLOSE to houses. It’s been very dry so I’m sad to say I’m not surprised
This has 2 stop the sulfur smell is horrible so close to our homes and it goes on to wee hours in the night
Is this the outcome of all the fire bombs out here? Smh!
Be safe brothers
This is literally right over my garage! I was waiting for my garage to catch on fire or even the grass in my backyard that's had no rain for over a week with temperatures in 90 degrees for over a week and Like Straw!
🙏🙏❤❤ for firefighters
Be safe boys
Thought I smelled something out side
Brandon A. Harriger
Joshua Gunner Knoll
Aaron J. Anderson
And this is why the state legislature never should have allowed the sale of this type of fireworks to novices! I'm sorry fire companies all over this country are going to be overwhelmingly busy because of idiots! Hope nobody loses their life I know many are going to probably lose their home and I hope all firemen stay safe!
My name is Lenny syfor I’m a reporter with Fire Ground buff network LLC we reported on this fire can we use the photo we will give full credit
9 hours ago
The ticket raffle for the Leather Helmet will happen this evening at 9pm. We will be live on Facebook to do this.
Sorry for the delay. ... See MoreSee Less
14 hours ago
Happy 4th of July from the members of Progress. The in house crew is enjoying the day grilling after participating in 2 small community parades this morning.
We want to remind everyone to be safe with their fireworks over the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Units from Progress and Rescue Fire Company #37 are clearing a crash on N Progress Ave in the area of Elmerton Ave. Units were dispatched for a 4 vehicle crash with reported entrapment. Units from Progress arrived finding 3 vehicles involved with 4 patients still in vehicles but not trapped. Crews stabilized the vehicles and assisted with patient care Until all patients were in the care of EMS. ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe someone on the wrong side of the yellow line
4 days ago
***3 Alarm Church Fire in the City***
Last evening as the Company were headed out for training, City units were sent to 17th and State for “Smoke from a Building”. Chief 5 (Lloyd) confirmed a working fire in a church and upgraded to the 1st Alarm. City units had fire in the basement in the ceiling running the floor below the Sanctuary.
Command requested a 2nd Alarm sending Truck 32 to the scene and eventually a 3rd Alarm which transferred Engine 32 in the city to cover calls. Engine 32-1 remained staffed with a 3rd crew in Progress.
Truck 32 took multiple saws to the sanctuary and assisted with opening up. All crews worked for a couple hours due to the labor intensive overhaul that was needed in a church that was built in 1926. Crews found the ceiling and walls covered with concrete and wire mesh. The floors in the church had areas of poured concrete covered by brick in which crews used sledge hammers and a jack hammer to open up.
Thank you to Hampden Township Volunteer FD for transferring over with Truck 30 to cover the area with many units working.
Additional Photos will be posted as time permits to the following sites as photographers publish their work.
Rickey D Weese
Dusty Weese (Facebook won’t let me tag)
Capital City Fire Photos
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Memories of the hotel fire next to the train station in January of around 1976-77. No fire fighting for around 20 minutes as HFD rescued occupants. Went to 3 alarms soon as first units arrived. 32 Truck went to the scene l, can’t recall if 32 Engine , did as well or went to Allison Station 12.? After we “ chopped “ lines out of the ice , and took ladders down with 6-7 men to carry into the train station to thaw so the could be stowed. Anybody got any pictures?
We also had a church fire, downtown,Presbyterian on the square, look on a map and check out that alley. I believe we were sent directly as HFD was on a job uptown, we may have been at the Allison covering. JT got 32 Truck in a very tight alley and positioned it to allow the outriggers to set. Fire was in the basement. I had an 1.5” line and I forget who was with me, but we humped that line all over the basement looking for the fire in pitch smokey dark. We could hear the flames and headed in that direction, only opening the line to get bearings to a wall. Next this we know our line goes limp and we retreated to the alley. I was not happy that no one follwed the line down stairs to see what we had. Our angels had our back.
The Engine Company just cleared a first due dumpster fire in an apartment complex. The engine company cleared to return to quarters as the Truck Company was being placed on stand by while Harrisburg City works another fire with reported people trapped and someone jumped. ... See MoreSee Less
The members of Progress would like to take a moment and thank all those who came out to honor Assistant Chief Mowry at the memorial service today. The show of support from area departments to the Mowry family and the members of Progress was greatly appreciated and showed the meaning of brotherhood.
Thank you to all those departments that sent apparatus to the service as well as set up arches and covered our first due area so we could provide one of the “Pillars of Progress” a proper farewell to his final resting place.
Thank you Dustin Weese for capturing photos of the event. ... See MoreSee Less
Rest In Peace Sir! Job well done!
I am the member carrying the Flag
This is wonderful
***Funeral Arrangements for Assistant Chief Mowry - Retired***
The Funeral Arrangements and contact information for any Company wishing to bring apparatus is listed below. ... See MoreSee Less
The members of Progress regret to announce the passing of Assistant Chief (Retired) Charles (Charlie) Mowry. Charlie served Progress for many years back dating back to at least the 70’s. During Charlie’s later years he was a fixture around the table every Friday morning enjoying Coffee Time with the members and even catching a run or 2 on the Truck.
As details of the service are finalized, we will post the information here. ... See MoreSee Less
Rest is peace Chief! Charlie was a great man. Praying you Chris and the rest of the Mowry family.
Very sorry to hear this. Charlie was instrumental in starting the explorer post at West Hanover Co 36 and was a great mentor to many of us who were beginning our fire service careers there. Thoughts and prayers to the Mowry family.
Was this the same Charlie Mowery that was L and I building Chief in 80s and 90s? If so, I served under him as 2nd Floor searcher/firefighter. Great organizer and instructor. Condolences to the family.🙏
Sorry for your loss. We passed the truck escort with the hearse on our way home today. Very impressive sight. 🚒🚒🚑🚒
Sorry to hear about Charlie, he was a good man, I ran with him in 60's and 70's,rest in peace.
Rest In Peace Chief! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Mowry Family and Company 32 on this sad news.
Charlie was a great guy. God speed prayers to his entire family.
Rest In Peace Chief. Prayers for the Mowry family and the family of the Progress Fire Co. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Will be forever in our hearts. Our condolences to his family. Keith and Dorian
So sorry for your loss. Chief was a good man. Rest In Peace.
I remember him from my time with Station 32. And though my memory is not what it once was, I do remember him as a good man. Rest easy Brother.
Prayers to the Mowry family and Progress family.
Thoughts and prayers to his family 🙏
Thoughts and prayers thank you for your service
I’m so sorry to hear this. We are thinking of all the Mowery family.
Rest easy Chief. You were and and will always be Progress.
May you rest in peace Chief.
Sorry for your loss Brother
Rest In Peace Chief Mowery
Rest in peace Charlie
remember the man well
Sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers
Sorry for your loss. Rest easy Chief.
Congratulations to Progress Alumni Matt Tobia as he has been named the Fire Chief in Harrisonburg,VA.Please join us in congratulating Harrisonburg Fire Department Deputy Chief Matthew Tobia, who has been selected as the new Fire Chief of HFD!
A nearly 30-year veteran of fire services with a diverse skill set and a wealth of experience in leadership roles, Chief Tobia has been with HFD since early 2019 as Deputy Fire Chief of Support Services. Chief Tobia says his immediate goal as Fire Chief will be to ensure the Friendly City continues to receive the outstanding service residents have always experienced from HFD. Having been with the department for 16 months, he has quickly learned how unique and experienced HFD is and the important role they play in the community.
“Matthew has shown time and again since his arrival in Harrisonburg that he is dedicated and focused on the health and wellness of the personnel at HFD, and on being the engaged leader our community needs from its fire department,” Harrisonburg City Manager Eric D. Campbell said. “I am looking forward to seeing what he brings to the position of Fire Chief, knowing that our city is getting a leader who is dedicated to its future.”
Chief Tobia will officially begin service as Fire Chief on June 28.
Press release: bit.ly/2YRXlNc ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations chief 🎉🎉
Congratulations Chief Tobia
Congratulations Chief 🎉👏
Congrats Chief Tobia
Congratulations Chief Tobia! Well deserved!
***1 Trapped in 37’s First Due***
Today units from Rescue Fire Company #37 and Engine 32-1 were dispatched for an accident with 1 person trapped. Engine 32-1 arrived and confirmed an SUV into a Box Truck with 1 trapped. Crews from 32 and 37 worked to remove the occupant in 10 minutes and transfer care to EMS. ... See MoreSee Less
I hope this person was okay. We saw it minutes after the accident happened. We have been thinking of the driver all day.
Well done by the extrication crew. Quick,safe and efficent job.
Where was this at?
Engine and Truck 32 just cleared a small bathroom fire in Penbrook. Engine 32 arrived as the 2nd due Engine staging out of the way as Wagon 4 had their own water. Truck 32 arrived as the 2nd Due Truck Company on the incident. City units had a line on the fire, Engine 32 deployed a back up line to the 2nd Floor and check for extension while the Truck company assisted with opening up. ... See MoreSee Less
The Truck Company is currently set up with Middletown Volunteer Fire Department to pay respects to President McKillip of the Lower Swatara Fire Department as he is laid to rest today. ... See MoreSee Less
The Truck Company is clearing a house fire in Company 38’s first due in Middle Paxton Township. Chief 38 arrived with fire throughout a 1 story vacant house. Crews worked multiple lines on the exterior to knock the bulk. Command marked control approximately 40 minutes into the incident. ... See MoreSee Less