Come out and see us this Saturday Oct, 19th at 6 pm to help raise money for Movember and to support Making the Stretch Fire Conference!! All kinds of great instructors will be on hand from all over to simply hang out and talk shop! See you Saturday!! ... See MoreSee Less
The Third Saturday at the Museum's lecture series begins in 2 weeks on October 19th. . .Local History Buffs you may want to mark your calendars. Programs are scheduled for each Third Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. and will be held in October, November, December, February and March. Admission and refreshments will be free to anyone wishing to attend. October's program will be an indepth critique by HFD historian Dave Houseal of the multi-alarm Harrisburg Storage Fire on January 12, 1957. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s that time of year to grow those fantastic Man-Staches that we all know and love!! We are working with Makin' the Stretch "Training today, ready tomorrow" to host a Movember event Saturday October 19th to help raise money for the Movember foundation. The goal is to help raise awareness specifically for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health/suicide!! This hits home for a lot of us and we can easily work together to support this worthy cause!!
Besides Chicks love MAN-Staches!!
Please consider joining our team and or making donations to support our efforts to raise $5000!! You.After much anticipation our shirts for the Saturday October 19th Movember event are finished! Another great design by East Cape Clothing! We were happy to join forces this year with the Allison H & L No. 2 to raise awareness to all aspects of health and well-being, its three key focus areas are prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health & suicide prevention. Make sure you join us Saturday October 19 at 6:30 pm for some food, raffles and Brotherhood! Shirts will be sold for $20 and all money will go directly to the Movember Foundation! See you there! #movember
The rich history of the Allison has been captured by Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Historian and Author Dave Houseal. We are proud to announce that Dave has joined the Allison. For those interested in mor...
Today my Long time truck partner and Tower 1 rider Emanuel Stoute told me he is retiring. I cannot lie, when he walked in the lounge and told me this I got choked up. At times Eman was like trying to direct a tornado but trust and believe if someone was trapped in a burning building you didn’t want anyone else coming to get you! With 12 or 13 documented rescues in the department Emanuel is the most decorated member currently on the job!!
This video in my opinion is the Quintessential example of the kind of fireman Eman is. This was taken not to long ago at an early morning job on State St. Eman straight running into harms way and everyone else trying to keep up!! Congratulations on an extraordinary career my friend....... I will miss you!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Historical Preservation Officials Tour Iconic Allison Fire House
Officials from Preservation Pennsylvania, Historic Harrisburg Association, PA State Historic Preservation Office, and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission toured the Allison Fire House in Harrisburg to view the company’s restoration efforts and to meet with officers and members. There was also a discussion about future cooperation between the Allison and the various agencies in the Commonwealth that support and encourage preservation of structures tied to the rich history of Pennsylvania’s Capital City. Vice President Jason Lloyd narrated a tour of the facility. The group then met with President Barry Buskey and other members to discuss fire protection, fire safety education and community engagement. As part of the Mt Pleasant National Historic District, the Allison is already considered part of the National Historic District that was added to the National Registry in 1988. The visit was organized by Julia Chain, Program Director of Preservation Pennsylvania. Also attending were Bryan Van Sweden of the State Historic Preservation Office PA Historic and Museum Commission , David J. Morrison Executive Director of the Historic Harrisburg Association, David Maher of the PA State Historic Preservation Office, Frank Grumbine, Historic Preservation Specialist and Archivist City of Harrisburg, and Melonie Babich, Development and Advocacy Assistant at Preservation Pennsylvania The visitors were pleased to learn that the Allison Hook & Ladder Company No 2 is back in service with the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire. Members provided briefings on efforts to engage the public to improve fire safety. A suggestion from the visitors to consider an Allison community advisory board will be taken under advisement at the next Allison Company meeting in September. As they left the building several of the officials expressed the opinion, “You are doing the right thing here. Keep it up”. ... See MoreSee Less
BREAKING NEWS- ALLISON RETURNED TO ACTIVE STATUS IN THE HARRISBURG BUREAU OF FIRE Chief Brian Enterline of the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire announced August 20, 2019 that Allison Hook & Ladder Co. No. 2 is recognized as an Active and Participating member of the fire department.
In a letter to the Company, Chief Enterline advised he had notified Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse, the Harrisburg Firemen’s Relief Association, fellow active volunteer companies, Mount Pleasant #8, Camp Curtin No. 13 as well as the Office of Auditor General and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
The recognition comes after years of work to restore company membership and to recruit certified volunteer firefighters to assist the city in fire suppression as well as fire prevention activities.
In the early 1980’s a number of the once 16 volunteer fire companies were deactivated by city government for various reasons mostly linked to inactivity. The Allison who was chartered on January 16, 1906 lost its home when the city moved equipment to the then new Station 2. The members of the Allison maintained a dream of returning to active status and under the leadership of President Barry Buskey, rebuilt the company as they worked to rebuild the Allison fire house.
Allison firefighters will respond from Station 2. The Allison fire house remains the company’s official home just as it has since 1909 when the building was dedicated.
In his letter of reinstatement Chief Enterline wrote the following: “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you on your hard work and dedication to once again being active in the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire. The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire has a long and rich history steeped in pride and tradition. I trust your company motto “We Kick For Our Rights” will continue to drive the great work your company will perform.” ... See MoreSee Less
This is outstanding! You have truly set a new level for the fire service to aspire to rise to. Congratulations Jason and all the members.
Congrats Jason and all the members of the Allison. Awesome news!!
Congratulations this is awesome! Proud of you my friend and all of your members who worked so hard on this huge accomplishment!!! Way to go!!
So awesome to hear. Congrats guys. 🤘🏻🤘🏻
Awesome news and Congratulations!!!!
Extremely Proud of you Chief and all your comrades for making this happen! I know it took an exorbitant amount of work that nobody can really appreciated unless they were on the front lines with you, not to mention all the sacrifices your family made.... Well Done and Congratulations My Friend!
Such a cool thing to see come back to life again. Thank you 🙏🏻 & Congratulations!
Congratulations!!! Awesome job ‼️‼️
Wow! That’s awesome! Congratulations!
This is so awesome. Congratulations to Everyone involved!
I’d like to join
This is awesome news!! Congratulations!
Congrats! All the hard work is paying off! Keep up the amazing work!
Congratulations..... And Kudos to Jason, Sharpie and the crew!
How amazing, what an accomplishment! Congratulations!
So awesome!!! Congrats!!!
That is awesome! Congratulations!
Congratulations, great job guys.
How does one join?
Awesome! Congratulations everyone.
Congratulations on your new status, hard work definitely paid off!
A Big Reminder that tomorrow is the Christmas in July fundraiser at the Allison. Tate Yoher chip will be there doing his thing and proceeds support the Kids Christmas efforts!! These are kids from surrounding school districts in need! If anything just come visit! See you tomorrow!!! ... See MoreSee Less
New Hampshire special of the week. With proof of I.D anyone from New Hampshire can get a tour of the Hook for the low low price of FREE’99!! The brothers were in town taking the FD test! Good luck men and thanks for giving us a shout!! Corey Morin... See MoreSee Less