Recent Calls
Tue. Apr 6th 2021
Shortly before noon Hanover Township Fire/Rescue was sent to the SB Route 29 on ramp to Interstate 81 NB for the report of a tractor trailer rollover. Fire Command, Rescue 5, and Engine 6 quickly wen...
Tue. Jul 7th 2020
In the early evening of July 7, Hanover Township FD's Water Rescue Team was dispatched on the Primary Assignment to assist Plymouth Borough FD on the report of a person swimming in the river who w...
Tue. Mar 10th 2020
For the second time in as many days Hanover Township Fire and Medic 9 were dispatched for a 2 vehicle MVA with entrapment on New Commerce Blvd in the area of the Chewy Fulfillment Center. Units arrive...
Mon. Mar 9th 2020
Hanover Township Fire and Medic 9 were dispatched to S Main St near the "Park and Ride" in the Preston Section of the Township for the reported 2 vehicle MVA, 1 vehicle rollover with 2 entra...
Sat. Dec 14th 2019
In the early morning hours of December 14 , Hanover Township Fire/Rescue and Medic 9 were sent to the vicinity of the Route 29 Highway overpass to the Sans Souci Parkway for a report of a vehicle roll...
News Headlines
Fri. Jan 1st 2021
The HTFD is starting off 2021 on a high note. With assistance from Hanover Township Manager Sam Guesto and the Hanover Township Board of Commissioners we are proud to announce the acquisition of a new...
Wed. Sep 23rd 2020
After the hiring process was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are finally starting to get back to normal and on track. This past week the Hanover Township Board of Commissioners have voted ...
Thu. Jul 23rd 2020
The Hanover Township Fire Department would like to extend a special thank you to Jr. Fire Chief Brian Lyons. Brian stopped by Fire Headquarters with an un-expected donation to our Department. For thos...
Thu. Jul 9th 2020
Between 2330 hrs on July 8 and 0030 hrs on July 9 unknown persons vandalized the flag pole area and stole an American Flag and a Black and Red Firefighter Memorial Flag that was flying in honor of a r...
Wed. Jun 3rd 2020
With the passing of Chaplain / Firefighter Joseph Nealon Jr. a huge void has been left in the backbone of our department's operations when it comes to ceremonial event's, parade's, and mem...
About Us


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:

  • Goodwill Hose Company # 1
  • Newtown Fire Company # 2
  • Preston Hose Company # 3
  • Franklin Hose Company # 4
  • Breslau Hose Company #5
  • Askam Hose Company #6

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


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