The Harmony Fire District provides primary fire protection and rescue services for the Boroughs of Harmony and Zelienople as well as the Townships of Jackson and Lancaster in Butler County Pennsylvania. Additionally, we respond to many neighboring areas for a variety of incidents. Our responses can include structure fires and vehicle accidents as well as lower acuity calls such as alarm investigations, flooding, and storm damage.

The HFD is comprised of a 100% volunteer staff of all ages that come from many different backgrounds, some emergency services related but most are not! Many of our members come in with little to no experience and are provided with training to allow them to succeed in their emergency service career. The diversified training can include structural, industrial, and vehicle firefighting as well as vehicle, rope, swift water, trench, and confined space rescue.

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Our Team

Scott Garing


Doug Pickett

Deputy Chief

Justin Hart

Assistant Chief

Jake Bossong

1st Captain

Jason Gueck

2nd Captain

Matt Springer

1st Lieutenant

Chris Pangels

2nd Lieutenant

Ben White

3rd Lieutenant

Kevin Behun


Nate Mallory

Vice President

Rodney Kniess


Evan George

Recording Secretary

Jim John


Jill Madaffari


Scott George


A Letter From The Chief

The Harmony Fire District was founded in December of 2015. The Fire District is a result of a combination of two past fire companies, the Harmony Volunteer Fire Company and the Zelienople Fire Department. The goal of the consolidation was to create a seamless marriage between two organizations to better serve the communities. Both organizations brought some unique benefits to the table in an effort to create a larger & stronger organization.

Moving forward we have done just that! WE (the membership) have all dialed our own unique interests into a membership driven, committee based organization. Through collaborative efforts between groups we manage to continually set the bar as the organization moves forward. The entire process has been new to ALL of us, the best thing that we continually do is own up to and fix mistakes in the process and move forward.

The membership has grown exponentially! Our organization believes that continued training is paramount to our success. We have established a base of training and education that ensures that as we move forward we are professionally recognized and continually improve our level of service. The Harmony Fire District takes pride & ownership to heart and truly embodies the spirit of volunteerism within the community.

We are constantly looking for new motivated members that are interested in joining our team. We are looking for members who live or work in the area that can respond to calls or handle business 24 hours a day. We need people who are interested in fighting fires, directing traffic, auxiliary members, and administrative work. Anyone interested can expect to become part of an aggressive organization that continues to push the limits of what an organization is capable of. They should expect to grow personally and professionally as an individual and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

The best is yet to come!

Chief Scott Garing
Harmony Fire District

The members of Harmony Fire District are dedicated to the protection of life and property of the communities we serve by providing Fire and Life Safety Education, Fire Prevention Programs, and effectively providing mitigation of fire, rescue, and related emergencies with the most professional, highly trained responders, using teamwork and the resources provided the communities we serve.