The Allison Hook & Ladder Company No. 2 is a Pennsylvania corporation chartered in 1906. (See Allison History). The fire company is recognized as a volunteer fire company within the City of Harrisburg by the Fire Chief. The Allison firefighters are assigned to City Fire Station 2 where Allison members respond on Harrisburg Bureau of Fire apparatus under the direction of Harrisburg Fire Officers.
No fire department operations are carried out at the Allison Headquarters 315 S. 14th Street.
The Allison Fire House is the property of Jason Lloyd who leases the premises to the volunteer fire company. The antique Mack hook and ladder, the pride of the Allison, is also owned by Jason Lloyd.
The Allison Hook & Ladder No. 2 does not operate a social club or any other ancillary business. Any meetings or events held at the Allison are considered private events unless advertised as an open house when the building is open to the public.
Members of the fire service and the public are invited to stop by the Allison to visit and tour the facility anytime members are present.
Membership is by application. An application may be requested at the fire house by persons of high moral character that believe they can contribute to the Mission Statement of the Company. Preference is given to applicants who are or will become certified firefighters and are prepared to respond to alarms. Preference is also afforded to those willing to provide public fire safety education to our community on Allison Hill.
As a volunteer fire company within the city of Harrisburg, we are proud to respond with the members of Local 428 IAFF, a number who are also members of the Allison. It is the policy of the Allison that members of other IAFF Locals may not respond as firefighters in Harrisburg and as an Allison Active Member. IAFF members may apply as an Allison Contributing Member and enjoy all the privileges of Allison membership except the ability to be firefighters in Harrisburg.
Applications for membership are referred to the Membership Committee for investigation. Recommended applicants must be approved by a majority vote of company members.