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Mon. Jun 19th 2017
Centennial Celebration Planned

In February 1920 concerned residents of the Village of Rheems met and formed the Rheems Fire and Improvement Association...

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Sat. Mar 4th 2017
Annual Awards Banquet Held

Members and guest of the Department attended the Annual Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Harrisburg. Numerous life memberships ...

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Fri. May 29th 2015

Rheems Fire Department is happy to announce that we have been awarded a FEMA Fire ACT Grant in the amount of $133,510 for the...

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On December 16, 2017, Mt. Tunnel Cemetery celebrates its 6th year honoring Elizabethtown Area veterans and supporting WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA Day. The Rheems Fire Department along with many other volunteers will place sponsored wreaths on veterans’ grave markers for the holiday season and provide a moment of reflection for the veteran. At 12:00PM EST, wreaths across the world and at Mt. Tunnel Cemetery will be dedicated to our veterans and their families during a simultaneous ceremony. For every two wreaths sponsored, Wreaths Across America will donate a 3rd wreath.

Help us to remember, honor, and teach by sponsoring a wreath and joining us for the ceremony. To sponsor a wreath for a specific veteran, or for a veteran at another local cemetery (i.e. Bainbridge), or if you have questions, please contact: Marcie Bahn 717-475-6835 or


The Rheems Fire "Company" was founded. In just 3 years, the Rheems Fire Department will be celebrating 100 years of service to our community. Are you a past volunteer? Do you know someone who was? We are looking for any information, photos, memorabilia to add to our celebration we are planning for 2020. Please e-mail us with any information that you may be willing to share!

Recent Calls
Mon. Apr 10th 2017
Tanker 70 was dispatched on mutual aid for a reported commercial building fire in East Donegal Township. Tanker 70 arrived and positioned to supply E79-2. Incident was a boiler malfunction. Boiler room was secure and Command 79 down graded the incident. Tanker 70 remained on scene until 1051 hours.
Sun. Apr 9th 2017
Station 70 was dispatched at 2123 hours for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Chief 701 arrived on the scene with a three vehicle collision. Initial assessment indicated one operator required EMS attention. E702 made the response via Sheaffer Road and controlled hazards and provided initiate...
Sat. Apr 8th 2017
Units were dispatched at 0240 for a reported vehicle accident, vehicle over the embankment, on Route 283 West in the area of mile marker 12.8. Conflicting reports were being received on the number of vehicles involved. Chief 70 arrived with one pick up truck into the guard rail, no injuries. E702 cr...
Thu. Mar 23rd 2017
At approximately 1740 hours Station 70 and E752 were dispatched to Route 283 at Cloverleaf Road for a vehicle accident with reported entrapment. Chief 70 arrived on scene with the actual location being on Cloverleaf Road. One occupant was reportedly trapped but self extricated prior to arrival of Re...
Thu. Feb 16th 2017
At 1653 hours E701 and Tanker 70 were dispatched on automatic mutual aid for a barn fire in the FDMJ first due. Tanker 70 arrived shortly after E75-1 and supplied their LDH until E701 established a draft from the pond at the end of e Lane. E701 crew then proceeded to the fire ground to assist and Ta...
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Rheems Fire Department
350 Anchor Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Non-Emergency: 717-367-1569
Emergency: 911
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