The Hanover Township Fire Department is a combination career/volunteer fire department that covers 22 square miles and a population of over 14,000 residents and covers several key traffic areas such as Interstate 81 and State Routes 309 and 29. The Hanover Township Fire Department is the primary fire protection provider for Hanover Township, Warrior Run Borough, and Sugar Notch Borough handling on average of 900+ calls for service per year, making our department one the busiest fire/rescue only departments in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The Hanover Township Fire Department is made up of 6 chartered hose companies and is overseen by the Hanover Area Fire District which was established in 2011, with the intentions of consolidating operations of five firehouses down to three, and 6 hose companies into 1 overall fire department. The creation of the Hanover Area Fire District had the future in mind to allow for greater fire protection provided to all Hanover Area Municipalities under the operations as one team.
The six hose companies that make up the Hanover Area Fire District are as follows:
Our Department operates out of 3 stations, Fire Headquarters located on the Sans Souci Parkway, North Station located in the Newtown section of the Township on Raymond Drive, and the South Station located on Academy Street in Warrior Run Borough. We operate 4 Class A Engines, 1 Quint , 1 Heavy Rescue , 3 Wildland Fire Vehicles, a Water Rescue Truck , 2 Water Rescue Boats and a Special Operations and Water/Flooding Mitigation Unit.
Various divisions within our department include a Rapid Intervention Team, Wildland Firefighting Crew, Water Rescue Team, Special Operations Group, Ladies Auxiliary Unit, Fire Police Unit, and Fire Prevention Division.
Luzerne County Technical Rescue Team
The Hanover Township Fire Department is a participating Department in the Luzerne County Technical Rescue Team.
A specialized multiple-agency, mutual aid cooperative that was created to respond to technical rescue call-outs and incidents such as:
- Confined Space Emergencies
- Trench Rescues
- Structural Collapses
- Rope Rescues
- Any other emergency situation an agency or municipality may deem necessary
The team is available to respond to any Luzerne County or neighboring county municipality upon request from incident command specifically requesting the team's assistance or by agency or municipality pre-planned box alarm dispatch for such incidents or occurrences.
The Luzerne County Technical Rescue Team is made up of the following agencies and units:
- Avoca Borough Rescue 112
- Fairview Township Rescue 132
- Germania Fire Co Utility 126
- Hanover Township Rescue 137
- Kingston/Forty Fort Rescue 149
- Kingston/Forty Fort Cascade 149
- Nanticoke City Rescue 158
- Plains Township Rescue Collapse Unit 567
- Greenwood Fire Dept. Rescue 98 (Lackawanna County)
- Luzerne County EMA
The Hanover Township Fire Department's Water Rescue Team and The Germania Fire Departments SCUBA team also serves as supplement units to the Technical Rescue Team.
Hanover Township Emergency Management
1267 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township PA 18706
EMA Coordinator : David Lewis (570) 824-1250
Deputy EMA Coordinator: Dwayne Taggart (570) 825-5641
We are in the process of updating our database with emergency contact information for Hanover Township and Warrior Run Borough Businesses. So adequate notification can be made if an emergency were to occur at a business you own or manage! Please complete the form below and mail or scan and email the form with the directions provided.
Fire District Hall at Breslau
2020 Hall Rentals are now able to be booked for the remainder of 2020
All events must maintain CDC recommendations of no more than 250 people present.
Hall Rentals can still be made for 2021 dates by calling 570-825-1267 and leaving a message on your prospective date.
Are you interested in becoming a member of our team?
The Hanover Township Fire Department is always accepting new members into our ranks.
To obtain an application for membership stop by
2 Raymond Dr Hanover Township
316 Academy St Warrior Run
1586 San Souci Parkway Hanover Twp
In order to become a member , individual must successfully pass a criminal background check and PA child abuse and safety clearance. You do not have to have any prior firefighting or EMS experience.
Training will be provided.
The KNOX-BOX Rapid Entry system is specifically developed for fire departments. By using a master key, the fire department can gain access to commercial and residential properties.
The KNOX-BOX system allows property owners of both commercial and residential to store keys, USB Flash Drives, and other floor plans in high-security lock boxes mounted near their building entrances or at specific locations in the facility or home. The lock box is keyed specifically to our departments master key. With the Knox System, the fire department does not have to wait for a property owners to respond to unlock a door in the middle of the night, and it alleviates the fire department in having to force the door open to gain access. The Knox Rapid Entry System reduces property damage, access time and liability for lost keys.
If you are interested in obtaining a KNOX-BOX please contacted the Office of the Fire Chief at 570-371-3888
In cooperation with the American Red Cross the Hanover Township Fire Department provides and/or installs smoke alarms for those who are unable free of charge. If you are in need of smoke alarms please call the American Red Cross at 570-846-3328 today to see if you are eligible to participate in this program.
30th Sean Burridge