Emergency Services

Lower Swatara Township provides the residents with Police, Fire and Ambulance protection. These services are ready to respond to your emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We take pride in knowing our community is safe all day, every day.


Lower Swatara Twp Police Dept

1499 Spring Garden Drive
Middletown PA 17057
Visit Website: http://www.lowerswatarapolice.org

Police Emergency: 911
Police Non-Emergency: 717-558-6900
Administrative Office: 717-939-0463
FAX: 717-939-7360



Lower Swatara Fire Department

1350 Fulling Mill Rd.
Middletown PA 17057
Visit Website: http://lowerswatarafire.com


Member Recruitment


The Lower Swatara Volunteer Fire is just that, 100% Volunteer. We are seeking new members that may or may not have an interest in firefighting. We have many positions available that have nothing to do with actually fighting fires or responding to accidents.


We are looking for new people (our Neighbors) who are looking to help their community, meet new people as well as save the Township Tax payers millions of dollars in taxes. The more non firefighting members we have free up the firefighters to handle the calls.


We are looking for Idea people, organizers, maintenance, financial, repair and anything else you can think of. By joining the company you will meet new people, gain friendships that will last a lifetime as well as the satisfaction that you are helping others and your community.


If you do have an interest in the firefighting side of the company we offer all the training you will need no charge to you. All equipment is provided. You will not be asked to do things that you are not comfortable in doing. On a fire there are many jobs that do not require entering the building or coming face to face with an accident victim. You only do what you are trained and comfortable in doing.


Some of the things you may not be aware that the Lower Swatara Volunteer Fire Company does are as follows:


Are you a boater or good swimmer? We have a rescue boat and help boaters on the Susquehanna River who may need assistance.


Good at making sandwiches? Did you know that your fire company feeds all the firefighters that go out west to fight forest fires? We get to meet and interact with them when they are deployed and when they return.

These are just a few things we do, if you have questions or interest in a tour of the station please contact Chief John Weikle at 717-877-0281



Jr. Firefighter Recruitment


  • Open to ages 14 to 17
  • Must maintain a C average or higher in school or will be suspended from activities
  • Permitted to ride the fire apparatus after proper monitored orientation.
  • Keeps kids active, productive and respectful.
  • Specific training for their age level as permitted by the State child labor laws.
  • Gives them a purpose and keeps them on the right path and out of trouble.
  • They get to know the Police officers and EMS personnel in the township.
  • They meet the township officials responsible for the community.
  • Gives them a place to “hang out” where you know they will be supervised.
  • Gives them a sense of purpose while helping others.
  • All adult members have required child abuse and back ground checks
  • They become part of a brotherhood that can last a lifetime.
  • School working papers are required.
  • Build a work ethic that they will use for a lifetime.
  • Learn skills such as building and repairing items, and yes lifesaving.
  • FULL Support of the parents. If they are grounded at home they are grounded from activities at the station.
  • Not permitted to be at the station without adult supervision.
  • Program works best with parent involvement.
  • They can make a difference in their community no matter their age.





Contact: Chief John Weikle for your personal tour and interview. 717-877-0281








November 12

7 PM

MS4 Informational Mtg. for residential property owners

Mtg. to be held at LS Fire Dept., 1350 Fulling Mill Rd., Middletown

November 13

7 PM

Zoning Hearing Board

November 20


Board of Commissioners Legislative Mtg.

November 21

7 PM

Planning Commission Mtg.

November 25

7 PM

Municiapl Authority Mtg.

7:30 PM (or upon conclusion of the 7:00 mtg.)

Joint MS4 Mtg. of the Board of Commissioners and Municipal Authority


November 28, 29

Thanksgiving Holiday





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