PENNSYLVANIA'S 1ST REGIONAL COMBINATION FIRE DEPARTMENT

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
What should I do when I approach an emergency scene in my vehicle?

Answer:
Slow down and be alert. If on a 4 lane road, move to the opposite lane and proceed with caution at a reduced rate of speed.


Question:
What should I do if an emergency vehicle approaches me while driving with its lights and siren activated?

Answer:
Reduce your speed, pull over to the right as far as safely possible, and come to a complete stop and allow the emergency vehicle to pass.


Question:
Why do so many fire trucks show up when I call 911?

Answer:
Many tasks need to be completed at a fire. Crews need to search for anyone that may not have been able to escape; attack the fire to extinguish it; ventilation to evacuate the heat and smoke to name a few. These tasks require numerous personnel and specialized equipment to be completed.


Question:
Do you provide smoke detectors/batteries?

Answer:
Smoke detectors and batteries are free of charge. Call 718-2383.


Question:
What is a Knox Box, why is it on my building, or how do I get one?

Answer:
Information can be found @ www.knoxbox.com or by clicking here


Question:
Why does a fire truck sometimes show up when I called for an ambulance?

Answer:
Depending on the urgency of your emergency, a fire engine staffed with EMTs will be dispatched to assist the ambulance crew. This happens more frequently when the first due ambulance is unable to respond due to another emergency.


Question:
How can I arrange for a fire safety presentation or fire extinguisher training?

Answer:
Contact Battalion Chief Matt Arnold at 430-2501 to schedule.


Question:
Who do I contact if I have a question about my ambulance bill?

Answer:
If you were transported by Grantley Ambulance or Manchester Township Ambulance, you may contact Cornerstone billing service at 877-214-6018. If you were transported by Springettsbury Township EMS, you may contact Sheree Myers at 755-0729.


Question:
I have a question about open burning, fire pits or recreational fires.

Answer:
Click here to view the fire code pdf


Question:
I want to purchase a fire extinguisher. What kind should I get and where should I put it?

Answer:
A 5 lb. ABC fire extinguisher is a good all-purpose extinguisher. It is recommended that you install them close to an exit and maintain an unobstructed area around the location of the extinguisher.


Question:
Hall rental information ?

Answer:
Rental information can be found by clicking here.


Question:
Where can I get a volunteer application?

Answer:
Volunteer application can be picked up at any of our stations and should be returned to Station 891, 50 Commons Drive.