Get to Know…Chief Logan Volunteer Fire Department

We’re highlighting the amazing departments we insure around the country and all they do for their communities. For this department story we interviewed Chief Logan Volunteer Fire Department in Mifflin County, PA!


Your Name & Title: Eric Moist, Fire Chief

Department Name: Chief Logan Volunteer Fire Department

Department Type: All volunteer


Chief Logan’s 1999 HME-4 Guys (Engine 2).


When was your department founded? The Chief Logan Volunteer Fire Department officially started on January 1, 2020, as the result of a merger of the Highland Park Hose Company (founded in 1905) and the East Derry Volunteer Fire Company (founded in 1940). We operate from two stations now known as Stations 2 and 4 through our county 911 Center.

What community/communities do you support? Our primary response area is the Southeast portion of Derry Township in Mifflin County. We also respond on automatic aid with several other fire companies throughout Mifflin County.



Additional photo of Chief Logan’s 2018 KME (Engine 4).

What kinds of incidents does your department commonly deal with? Like many other fire departments across the country, most of our calls are vehicle accidents and medical assist. In 2021, we responded to 263 calls for service. State Route 322 between Harrisburg and State College runs through our township and we respond to a significant number of vehicle related incidents there, ranging from minor vehicle accidents to commercial vehicle fires. The potential for a major hazardous material incident is a major concern for our department. State Route 522 also dissects our first due area and our neighboring departments first due area. As a result, we respond to a large number of vehicle related incidents in this area too.


Chief Logan Volunteer Fire Department – Station 2

What types of engines do you have? Our fleet consists of a 1999 HME-4 Guys engine (Engine 2), a 2018 KME engine (Engine 4), a 2000 Ford 550 with a rescue style body (Squad 2), a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 (Special unit 2), and we operate a Scott Liberty 2 mobile air trailer.

Engine 2 operates from Station 2 (the former East Derry Fire Station) and is equipped with 500 gallons of water, 1500 feet of 5-inch supply hose.

Engine 4 operates from Station 4 (the former Highland Park Station) and is equipped with 940 gallons of water, two 30-gallon foam tanks, 2000 feet of 5-inch supply hose, and an assortment of rescue tools.

Squad 2 operates from Station 2 and can carry five personnel and is equipped with a 10000-watt generator and 6000-watt light tower, there is a variety of firefighting tools and equipment carried to include a hydraulic rescue tool.

Special Unit 2 operates from Station 4 and can carry five personnel and is equipped with a variety of hand tools and self-contained breathing apparatus and is used most often to tow the Liberty 2 mobile air trailer known as Air 2.


Chief Logan Volunteer Fire Department – Station 4

What fundraisers or other annual events do you host as a department? We participate in a variety of community events, such as National Night Out, Kops for Kids, Wreaths Across America, and more. Each year at Christmas we sponsor a family in need by purchasing food and gifts, as well as provide care packages for the elderly during the holiday season.

How has Provident been able to support your department and its members? Tragically, we lost two members to vehicle accidents while they were working for their employers. The members’ families received benefits from Provident’s 24-Hour Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Group Term Life policies. Most recently, one of our members suffered a stroke, and the Provident Critical Illness policy paid a living benefit to the member.