Thank for your interest in Cumberland County's Newest Live-In Program at the New Kingstown Fire Company. The New Kingstown Fire Company is located Silver Spring Township, 20 minutes from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s State Capital. Our Company was the 4th busiest in Cumberland County the past two years and responds to a variety of calls for service in the community.
Our Station received a multi-million dollar renovation in 2010 which allowed for the creation of a firefighter live-in program. The program is designed for firefighters to use the station as their full time residence while attending college or holding a full time job and provide staffing for our all-volunteer fire company to maintain a quick response to incidents. In exchange for free living accommodations, live in firefighters are responsible for various station duties, training, emergency and non-emergency calls and participation in fund raising events.
The volunteers at New Kingstown respond to over 700 Fire and Rescue incidents per year. The Station operates a 1998 E-One Engine, 1998 E-One Rescue Pumper, 1993 Autocar Tanker, 2002 International Mini Pumper, 2001 Chevrolet Utility, 2008 E-One Traffic Unit, and a pair of 2005 Chief’s vehicles. Information concerning these vehicles can be found on the links by clicking on each rig above. New Kingstown provides contracted Fire and Rescue services to Silver Spring and Middlesex Townships and twelve (12) miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. We respond to several surrounding municipalities as mutual aid.
As part of our 2010 building expansion, provisions were made for six (6) live-in firefighters in semi-private rooms complete with their own TV. An additional overflow bunk room can accommodate twelve (12) firefighters. The fire station is complete with a full kitchen and lounge, washer and dryers, wireless internet and more including an in house fitness room.
New Kingstown Fire Company participates in bi-weekly evening and daytime in house training at company level and encourages state certified training classes through Harrisburg Area Community College’s (HACC) Fire Training Program. These classes are paid for through the fire company. The fire company also participates in multi-company training exercises on a quarterly basis. Rapid Intervention Training is also encouraged as we respond as “RIT” to several municipalities including the Borough of Carlisle.
New Kingstown is located with only a short commute to several area
colleges which include
Harrisburg Area Community College,
Central Pennsylvania College,
York College of
Pennsylvania, and several more.
A few highlights of our live-in program include: Personal protective equipment which includes Globe Turnout Gear, Leather Boots, Helmet, and other necessary equipment as well as one set of station wear. A Class “A” Dress uniform is available provided eligibility requirements are met. Workers compensation insurance is provided through Silver Spring Township. The fire company relief association offers additional insurance to each member.
Participation requirements include (but not limited to): full time student or part time work, meet minimum availability/staffing, station duties, and compliance of company SOGs
Preferred training includes: Firefighter I, Vehicle Rescue, Hazardous Materials Operations Level, CPR/AED. Firefighters with previous training and experience will be given the first consideration however anyone interested is encouraged to apply as many classes are available through HACC. In addition, live-in members must complete a company level basic knowledge test; therefore live-ins should make arrangements to move in at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of classes. This will allow for proper introductions and familiarization with our company and the community.
As a live-in member of the fire company, you are guaranteed a seat on the first rig out of the station on calls and provide the fire company the benefit of a trained, professional volunteer available to serve our community. If you are interested in additional information, please contact Fire Chief Curtis Hall at 717-648-5871 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also invited to view our website at www.newkingstownfire.com or visit us on facebook.