Become a volunteer firefighter

Lower Paxton Township Bureau of Fire    

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Colonial Park – Paxtonia –Linglestown 

“Greater than the Sum of One” 


We Need You! 

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Join Our Firefighting Team: Stipend Program for Volunteers

Earn Up to $14,392 per Year While Making a Difference in Your Community!

Lower Paxton Township is excited to launch an innovative stipend program, inviting passionate and dedicated individuals from across Central Pennsylvania to join our volunteer firefighting team. Whether you're nearby or from the region, we welcome you to become a part of our esteemed fire companies: Colonial Park, Linglestown, or Paxtonia.

Why Volunteer with Us?

  • Flexible Shifts for Your Convenience: Commit to shifts that suit your schedule – choose from 4, 8, or 12-hour blocks.
  • Earn as You Serve: Receive a stipend of $40 for a four-hour shift, $80 for eight hours, and $120 for twelve hours, with the opportunity to earn up to $14,392 annually.
  • Make a Real Difference: Your contribution directly impacts the safety and well-being of our community, ensuring faster response times and a higher level of protection for our citizens.

Who Can Apply?

  • Anyone qualified and committed, regardless of your residence. You don't need to live in Lower Paxton Township to apply.
  • Individuals ready to join one of our three fire companies and contribute to our mission of community safety.
  • Minimum qualifications:
    1. NFPA 1001 – Firefighter 1
    2. Current Basic First Aid & CPR Training
    3. Hazardous Materials Operations training with a current (no more than 14 months old) Refresher Course
    4. Must be at least Engine Certified according to the Bureau of Fire Training Standards

Our Commitment to You:

Lower Paxton Township, home to Pennsylvania's largest municipality with an all-volunteer firefighting department, is dedicated to providing you with a fulfilling and rewarding experience. This program addresses staffing challenges, ensuring that our response times are swift and our community is well-protected.

Join Us Now! 

Become a part of a rewarding journey that values your time and dedication. Apply today and help us keep Lower Paxton Township safe.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer firefighter

In Lower Paxton Township, we have some specific requirements, such as passing a comprehensive background check. But when it comes down to it, volunteering with one of our fire companies is about having the heart and drive to make a difference where it's needed most. Volunteers are needed as firefighters, EMS providers, and support or administrative members, so you can find an opportunity that fits your interests. 


When you sign up to be a fire service volunteer in Lower Paxton Township, you will receive all the training you need. Depending on our needs and the role you choose as a volunteer, you'll learn skills to help the community during emergencies of all kinds. For operational volunteers, this may mean responding to fires, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, natural disasters, and more. Participating or Support volunteers will assist in non-operational roles, such as administration, public education, fundraising, and more. 


If this is something that sounds interesting to you, please contact one of our fire companies to find out how you can make a difference! 



 *A Child Protective Service Law application must be filed with your volunteer firefighter application. Download the form by clicking here.

Contact Us:


Colonial Park Fire Company 

433 S Houcks Road 
Harrisburg, PA 17109 
Phone: 717-652-8378 
Colonial Park Fire Company Website

Paxtonia Fire Company  

125 S Johnson Street 
Harrisburg, PA 17109 
Phone: 717-657-0768 
Paxtonia Fire Company Website 


Linglestown Fire Company 

5901 Linglestown Road 
Harrisburg, PA 17109 
Phone: 717-545-6801 
Linglestown Fire Company Website