Londonderry Township Volunteer Fire Company
Volunteering with the fire company is very satisfying and certainly there is always a need for new members. If you are 14 to 18 years old we invite you to join our junior member program. Naturally the tasks for this age group will be somewhat limited and are meant to help teach our younger residents the duties and responsibilities of firefighting. To be an adult member one must be 18 years of age or older. Not everyone that joins the company must be a fire fighter! If you are interested in participating in emergencies naturally one can join as a fire fighter, however other areas for emergency responders include the ambulance and the fire police. Members are also needed for their advice and expertise administratively as well. People are needed to work the ongoing fundraisers such as bingo, chicken BBQ's, and help in the kitchen. If you have a desire to help then we’ll find a position for your skills and talents!
Bart Shellenhamer, Fire Chief
Kim Dodson , President
For more information regarding the Fire Company or on becoming a volunteer, please call the Fire House at 944-2175 or go to the web site www.londonderryfire.com
Londonderry Township Volunteer Fire Company/Ambulance
For information regarding the Fire Company or Ambulance or to become a volunteer, please call the Fire House at 944-2175 or go to the web site www.londonderryfire.com
Pennsylvania State Police
Law enforcement for Londonderry Township is provided by the Pennsylvania State Police - Troop H
EMERGENCIES - Call 911
NON-EMERGENCIES - Call (717) 671-7500
PA State Police - Troop H
8000 Bretz Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Emergency Management Agency
If you need assistance during an event of a State of Emergency (declared by the Governor) please contact the EMA at:
EMA Team Development
Since September 11, 2001 there has been an even bigger demand to be prepared in the event of an emergency and we all need to take a look at what we can do to help. In the past we depended on the local fire company to handle emergencies, but it is at a point where they can’t do it alone. Creating the Emergency Management Agency was the first step, forming a team of volunteers was the second. Some members of the team have been involved with the fire company and/or the ambulance service for many years and we depend on their experience in emergencies. However, you don’t have to have a background such as theirs to help. The EMA has regular meetings and training is provided throughout the year to those wanting to volunteer.
Our team of dedicated men and women look forward to welcoming you aboard, should you decide to become a volunteer. Please call Les Gilbert, Coordinator, 717-350-3492 or the Township Office, 944-1803 for more information on becoming a volunteer.
Make a plan for what you will do in an emergency:
Be prepared to access the situation, use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Depending on your circumstances and the nature of the attack, the first important decision is deciding whether to stay or go. You should understand and plan for both possibilities.
Develop a Family Communications Plan: Your family may not be together if disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another and review and review what you will do in different situations. Consider a plan where each family member calls, or e-mails, the same friend or relative in the event of an emergency. It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-state contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members. You may have trouble getting through, or the phone system may be down altogether, but be patient.
Staying Put: There are circumstances when staying put and creating a barrier between yourself and potentially contaminated air outside, a process known as “shelter-in-place”, can be a matter of survival. Choose an interior room or one with as few windows and doors as possible. Consider precutting plastic sheeting to seal windows, doors and air vents. Each piece should be several inches larger than the space you want to cover so that you can duct tape it flat against the wall. Label each piece with the location of where it fits.
If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may want to “shelter-in-place”. Quickly bring your family and pets inside, lock doors, and close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers. Immediately turn off air conditioning, forced air heating systems, exhaust fans and clothes dryers. Take your emergency supplies and go into the room you have designated. Seal all windows, doors and vents. Watch TV, listen to the radio or check the Internet, if available, for instructions.
Getting Away: Plan in advance how you will assemble your family and anticipate where you will go. Choose several destinations in different directions so you have options in an emergency. If you have a car, keep at least a half tank of gas in it at all times. Become familiar with alternate routes as well as other means of transportation out of your area. If you do not have a car, plan how you will leave if you have to. Take your emergency supply kit and lock your door behind you.
At Work or School: Think about the places where your family spends time: school, work and other places you frequent. Talk to your children’s school and your employer about emergency plans. Find out how they communicate with families during an emergency. A community working together during an emergency also makes sense. Talk to your neighbors about how you can work together.
Making a kit of emergency supplies:
Water: One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation. Children, nursing mothers, and sick people may need more water. Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.
Food: Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable foods such as ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables. Also protein or fruit bars, dry cereal, peanut butter, crackers, nuts, canned juices, vitamins, etc.
First Aid Kit: Items such as sterile dressings, cleaning agents, antibiotic ointment, adhesive bandages, eye wash, thermometer, prescription medicines, scissors, tweezers, petroleum jelly, antacid medication, aspirin, etc.
Miscellaneous Supplies: Items such as flashlights, extra batteries, radio, cell phone, map, clothing, bedding, paper towels, non-electric can-opener, toilet paper, personal hygiene products, tools, etc.
The above items are just suggestions. Please use your own judgment for what your family may need.