"THE PRIDE OF THE INTERSTATE"
Grantville Fire Company is in need of new members! If you have reached the age of 16, recently retired or just want to become more active in your community and have some extra time, We NEED you!
Our current membership is comprised of ordinary people just like you. Our staff includes retirees, police officers, sheriff deputies, construction workers, truck drivers, college professors, teachers, nurses, business owners along with college and high school students. Whatever your occupation, we’re sure you will fit right in.
WE OFFER PAID TRAINING & FREE GEAR
Junior Firefighter Program
Our Junior Program is ideal for individuals who are ages 16 & 17, who maintain a “C” average in school and a willingness to train in the field of firefighting. Pennsylvania State Law restricts the scope of participation of minors. However, there are many tasks, training and duties performed by Jr. Firefighters.
Grantville Volunteer Fire Company is a fully volunteer run department. We rely solely on the support of taxpayers and the charitable contributions of the community. Your generous donations provide life saving equipment and training for our fire fighters as well as the maintenance and acquisition of life saving equipment to provide emergency services to the community.
It is the privilege for the members of the Grantville Volunteer Fire Company, Pennsylvania, as to provide fire, rescue and emergency medical services to East Hanover Township, Dauphin County and surrounding communities. We have been serving with 100% volunteer professionalism since our foundation was made in 1948. East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, is located approximately 12 miles east of the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's State Capital. The township is surrounded on the west by West Hanover and Middle Paxton Townships, on the south by South Hanover and Derry (Hershey) Townships; on the east by East Hanover Township, Lebanon County and on the north by Rush Township. East Hanover is the third largest township in Dauphin County. It is 39.1 square miles, approximately 10 miles long and 4 miles wide with population hovering around 5,800. It has two villages which are Grantville and Shellsville. The township is made up of several sites which we protect such as the Blue Mountain, (part of the Appalachian Range,) Interstate 81, historical sites such as the Manada Furnace, commercial establishments such as the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, historic churches, East Hanover Township Elementary School and others. The northern part of the township is primarily state owned and contains State Game Land #211 and the Fort Indiantown Gap Military Facility. The department currently operates an engine, rescue engine, pumper tanker, attack truck, 5-Ton brush truck, utility unit, traffic unit and a duty officer vehicle. All this with around 30 emergency personnel. It is our honor to serve this community, and the people that visit where we call our home.