Hanover Area Fire & Rescue Commission

Current News & Information

What about Fireworks Regulations & Recreational Fires?

Fireworks Regulations                    Recreational Fires

Firefighter Eligibility List

Establishment of Eligibility List for Position of Firefighter posted 11/23/21

Hanover Area Fire & Rescue Commission

On February 1st, 2018, the Hanover Fire Department and Penn Township Department of Fire and Rescue were officially merged into one entity, known as Hanover Area Fire and Rescue. The merged Department operates under the Hanover Area Fire and Rescue Commission. This Commission consists of:

  • Two representatives of Council of the Borough of Hanover
  • Two representatives of the Board of Commissioners of Penn Township
  • One representative of Penn Township Volunteer Emergency Services
  • One representative of the Hanover Fire Department volunteer companies
  • One local business person

On April 14th, 2018, Penn Township Volunteer Emergency Services, Eagle Fire Company Number 2, and Clearview Fire Company Number 3, held their first meeting as a merged volunteer company: Hanover Area Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

They intend to provide the volunteer component of one of the most progressive fire departments in the area. Coupling the 10 to 12 dependable, volunteer responders with a career staff of 30 firefighters and some 40 Emergency Medical Service providers, Hanover Area Fire and Rescue provides the highest quality service to citizens of the Hanover Borough and Penn Township.

Public Relations

As a new Department, we have embraced a philosophy of positive public relations. Look for our staff professionals to attend and participate in community events.

The Greater Hanover Fire Museum

The Greater Hanover Fire Museum is now located at  the site of the former Eagle Fire Station at 134 East Hanover Street. Call the Wirt Park Fire Station at 717-637-6671 for hours of operation or to schedule a tour.
Hanover Area Fire Museum Quarterly Newsletter
2024 1st Quarter Newsletter
2023 4th Quarter Newsletter
2023 3rd Quarter Newsletter
2023 2nd Quarter Newsletter
2023 1st Quarter Newsletter


We are always looking for volunteer members. Anyone wishing to join can stop by the Wirt Park Station for an application. Not only do we need volunteer firefighters, but Fire Police officers as well.