Hanover Township Fire Department
We wish to take a few minutes of your time in regards to the COVID-19 issues that our community is currently faced with.
Your Fire and Rescue Department with support and teamwork from the Township Administrator Sam Guesto, Township Commissioners, Township Municipal Staff, Department of Public Works in addition to our Medical and Police Services is confident that the hands on measures and operating procedures we have in place will provide us with the tools we need to safely navigate through this unfortunate issue at hand. We have been communicating on a daily basis in addition to sharing our resources and supplies with each other so we can keep everyone safe. We are receiving daily updated information internally about COVID-19 and we are using it as a tool to upgrade any responses we may be faced with.
We have taken the approach to secure access to the fire stations, North, South and Fire Headquarters, in an effort to keep our first responders safe. There is no reason for anyone to approach the fire stations looking for information as it is available through many social media outlets from the Hanover Township Fire Department, Hanover Township Police Department, and Hanover Township Community Ambulance. If you have a true emergency please call 911.
We truly appreciate the efforts from the community to ensure we are safe by the outpouring of support we have seen in the form of phone calls, text messages, etc. in addition to the donations of food, refreshments, etc. from the local establishments. These are the types of practices that make us true Americans and make us stronger on a regular basis.
We are asking for your continued support by practicing all of the guidelines that have been available from the onset of the COVID-19 situation. It is so important that you practice these guidelines so that this virus can become short lived. Unfortunately, in travels throughout the township in the last few weeks it has been noted that the grocery stores are to the point of overflowing at times. Please use your best judgement and follow the guidelines below:
** Stay home unless it is an absolute necessity that requires you to go out. ** Utilize hand sanitizer as often as possible when available. ** Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds. ** Practice social distancing of 6 feet from others if you must go out.
** Sneeze or cough into your elbow.
** Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth. ** If you have received notice that you are COVID-19 positive however do not have serious symptoms, please call your doctor, not 911. By doing this you could provide emergency room space for someone who truly needs care. **If you have need to call 911, please be prepared to answer questions about traveling, having contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or naturally if you have tested positive. You should offer any symptoms that you may be experiencing so that all responses can be handled appropriately to protect the first responders.
**If you are coughing or sneezing and have symptoms of the flu-like illness, please wear a mask or face covering to protect those who may be coming to assist you.
We, hopefully with the next posting can indicate that the community and country as a whole have defeated COVID-19 and that everyone can return to what we know as a normal lifestyle.
Yours in Emergency Services,
Hanover Township Fire and Rescue
Joseph Temarantz Jr, Department Chief
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Engine 3 was acquired from the Sugar Notch Fire Co. as part of an intra-governmental agreement for Fire Protection services with the Borough of Sugar Notch and the Sugar Notch Fire Co. Engine 3 will be our Primary RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) response vehicle and will serve as a primary response vehicle for various other emergency responses. Engine 3 is equipped with 6 Scott SCBA's, a compliment of Hurst Hydraulic Rescue Tools, as well as other front line firefighting equipment. Engine...
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 Fire Command/Duty Officer response vehicle. A new 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 Classic SSV is being placed into service. The vehicle was purchased through the COSTARS program from New Holland Auto Group - Commercial and Fleet Vehicles with upfitting completed by 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Service. Ass...
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 to appoint current Department Fire Lieutenant Tyler Gavlick as the newest Full Time Firefighter within our Department. Tyler is currently a Fire Lieutenant within our Department and is a Nationally Registered EMT and Pro-Board Firefighter 1. Best of Luck Tyler!
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 those that do not know Brian, Brian is an outstanding young man who is doing great work in raising funds for his community , fire department, and non-profit organizations to make a much needed difference. With funds raised by Brian, Elm Hill Hose Co. # 3 in Plymouth Borough were able to purcha...
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 recently deceased member. The American Flag measures 5 x 9 and the Memorial Flag is a 3 x 5. Any persons with information on the theft are asked to contact Hanover Township FD Headquarters at 570-371-3888 or the Hanover Township Police Department at 570-825-1254. All information will remain ...
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 memorial services. Part of Joe's role as Chaplain was to assist the Department's Honor Guard as Dress and Drill commander with performing their duty at these types of events, and was the voice behind our memorial prayers . Joe was also a self made cadence caller when our d...
Hanover Township Fire DepartmentInformational ReleaseMarch 26,2020We wish to take a few minutes of your time in regards to the COVID-19 issues that our community is currently faced with.Your Fire and Rescue Department with support and teamwork from the Township Administrator Sam Guesto, Township Commissioners, Township Municipal Staff, Department of Public Works in addition to our Medical and Police Services is confident that the hands on measures and operating procedures we have in place will p...
2020 Firematic Line Officers Chief of Department - Joseph Temarantz Jr. Deputy Chief - Dwayne Taggart 1st Assistant Chief - Michael Yodsnukis 2nd Assistant Chief - Robert WilliamsFire Captain - Dan Harkenreader Fire Lieutenant - Chris HaleckiFire Lieutenant - Tyler Gavlick Fire Lieutenant - Michael Meeker
Through assistance of grant funding the cache of Hydraulic Rescue Tools on Rescue 5 is receiving an upgrade. With an increased number of vehicles on the road consisting of new technology and our Department responding to over 300 Motor Vehicle Incidents in 2019, our Department has recently purchased and are putting into service a compliment of Hurst E-Draulic Rescue tools onto Rescue 5 to increase our capabilities! A special thanks to MESFire and John Sileski, and for the expertise and assistance...
The Hanover Area Fire District is proud to announce District Administrative Officers for the Hanover Area Fire District and Hanover Township Firemen's Relief Association for the year 2020. Hanover Area Fire District President - William McDaniels Jr. Vice President - Joseph Nealon Jr. Treasurer - Frank Rinkevich Secretary - Eric SheederSergeant at Arms - David Shipula Jr. Chaplain - Joseph Nealon Jr. Trustees - Michael Meeker, Sean P. Reilly, Dan Harkenreade...
Cub Scouts from the Hanover Township Boy Scout's Troop visited Fire Headquarters for a presentation put on by FF/EMT S. Reilly. Cub Scouts learned the importance of community volunteerism and had an up close and personal demonstration of the life saving and state of the art equipment housed at Fire Headquarters.
The holiday spirit was out in full force tonight as the Hanover Township Lion's Club held their annual tree lighting ceremony tonight along West End Rd. Members of the Hanover Township Fire Department escorted the Jolly Old Fellow atop one of our fire trucks and joined other community organizations in spreading holiday cheer to all in attendance! A great time was had by all!
Hanover Township Fire Departments Fire Prevention Division under the direction of Lt. Chris Halecki rounded out fire safety month at the Hanover Green Elementary School. Kindergarten and 1st Grade students of the school received fire prevention and safety presentations from HTFD firefighters to assist in keeping them safe during emergencies and situations involving a fire. This October the Fire Prevention division provided presentations to 900 plus students throughout several events at Hano...
The Hanover Township Fire Department was out and about nearing this Halloween of 2019 and with many community events a great time for the Department to get out and mingle with the community and children we serve. The Hanover Township Water Rescue made an appearance at the Trunk or Treat event held at Holy Cross Church in the Buttonwood Section of the Township and a great time was had by all in attendance. A special thank you goes out to Father Cirba and the rest of the Holy Cross Church mem...
from ESI Equipment ...The responders at the Indianapolis Fire Department were dispatched to the aftermath of a high-speed crash and resultant fire involving a battery car with the highly volatile batteries exposed. The lessons learned from the aftermath of that crash is information that all rescuers need to know as the popularity and number of battery vehicles increases…5 Reasons Why Your Department Members Should Attend:The popularity and number of battery vehicles on the road today...
Hazardous Materials Awareness with Pro-Board Certification Date: December 3, 2019Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Location: Hanover Township FD Headquarters 1586 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township,PA 18706 Hazardous Marerials Awareness with Certifcation to follow. Students wishing to attend are asked to pre-register 1 week prior to the start of class via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include your name, e-mail address, phone number, and department) Any questio...
Various levels of Scouts from Troop 55 of Wilkes Barre, PA visited Hanover Township Fire Headquarters for demonstrations on equipment and fire safety. The Scouts and Scoutmasters were on hand for an approximate 1 hour presentation given by Career and Volunteer Staff on the equipment we utilize, tactics and procedures for operations, and fire safety. Thank you to Troop 55 for your interest and attendance at the presentation.
Members of the Hanover Township Fire Department from past and present, as well as members of the Ladies Auxiliary attended the annual Blue Mass held at the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church in the Buttonwood Section of the Township. Every year the Blue Mass is held to honor and pay respects to members of the fire service who have passed on after a lifetime of dedicated public service, whether it be in the fire service , emergency medical services, or law enforcement. This years Blue...
The UFCW Federal Credit Union held it's annual Community Picnic Fundraiser benefiting local fire departments and other charities and once again was a success. The Hanover Township Fire Dept , West Wyoming Fire Dept. and Hanover Township Community Ambulance were on hand promoting fire safety and providing tours of apparatus and Hanover Township Police Dept's K-9 Division with Officer Farver and K9 Rok were on hand for demonstrations. There was also a child and pet costume parade , a ...
The Hanover Township Fire Department hosted tours for students of the Hanover Area School District. Students from the Lyndwood Learning Center Pre-K and the Hanover Area High School's Life Skills class were provided tours of Fire Headquarters and our equipment by Firefighter Sean Reilly as the lead presenter. Students learned the about fire apparatus , equipment, and personal protective equipment. As well as several techniques such as "Stop,Drop, & Roll" , The importance of smo...
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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
Some dates are still available for the remainder of 2020.
Hall Rentals can also be made for 2021 dates
by calling 570-825-1267 and leaving a message for the Hall Manager regarding 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.