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Company ! along with other mutual aid companies were dispatched to assist Company 5 to the 400 block of Custer Ave at 5:45 for a living room fire.Tower 5 arrived with heavy fire showing from a 2 1/2 s...
Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Today just before 15:00 Company 1 was dispatched along with Rescue 43 to Assist Company 5 with and accident with entrapment. Squad 1 and Traffic 1 responded. While enroute FB notified responding units...
Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Today just before 18:00 Company 1 along with other mutual aide companies were dispatched to assist Darby Twp #4 on a building fire. Squad 1 responded with 4. While enroute Chief 76 advised Eng 9 and S...
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
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Around 2:15 am Folcroft fire company along with Holmes Fire Company Station 43 were dispatched to assist Goodwill Fire Company to Oak Ave and Bartram Ave in Darby Township for an MVA with injuries and...
Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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Update Sept 6th. Body is almost done and plumbing is under way. Body should be done and going to paint Thursday or Friday. As of Wednesday August 12th. Truck 1 is taking shape. 2022 Rosenbauer 78ft Vi...
Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Here are more pictures recently Renovated Banquet Hall. Now Accepting reservations for events. Please call 610-461-2256 Ext. 3 and you will be directed to the new management team from Jubilee Catering...
Saturday, January 1st, 2022
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As the New Year begins we look back at a historic year for Station 1. We once again top our all time responses with 680 calls for service which is 72 more than last year. More calls with less members ...
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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On Saturday 7/24 and Tuesday 7/27 Company 1 and Company 77 Goodwill Fire Company gathered to work on Pump Training for new drivers, Hose deployment, Hose Drills and Master stream work. Even though Tem...
Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in the Folcroft Fire Company!

 

100% Volunteer!

 

FIRE FIGHTING AND EMS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, BUT VOLUNTEERING CAN BE

There is plenty of opportunity to serve your community through the volunteer fire and EMS service, and much of it has nothing to do with fire fighting.

Fire and emergency medical services are one of the most challenging professions today. It is this diversity that inspires most men and women to enter the fire and EMS services. This business is not for everyone however. You need more than just desire to help people. You need courage, dedication, assertiveness and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges.

The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the volunteer emergency medical services are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, joy and elation when a child is born or a life is saved, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching fire safety.

We have various committees within the company, all of which you will be welcomed to join. Running and maintaining a company of our size is time consuming and at times, costly, so the volunteering of your time is something we value. Just the maintenance of the building and grounds alone runs into quite a piece of change. We also maintain a computer system, attend to regular truck and equipment maintenance, as well as tending to fundraising, banquets, memorial services, member activities, parades, and a full menu of things that need to be done by the volunteers. Other committees include video, fire prevention, grant research and our maintenance committee.

 

 What does it take to be a firefighter?

Most of our members at Folcroft Fire Company have entered the company with no previous fire or EMS experience. Folcroft fire Company prides itselve on a strong foundation of training that begins on the first day. While formal training to ride is eventually required, new members are able to ride in a limited capacity after receiving basic in-house training.

Initial formal training consists of the Essentials of Firefighting class taught at our Emergency Services Training Center in Darby Township, PA. This class is approximately 190 hours, and spans a total of 18 Weeks (2 weekday Night Class room, All Day Saturday)  Students receive instruction in theories of fire behavior and suppression, forcible entry, ventilation, property salvage, basic hazardous materials training, as well as first aid and CPR. Most of the class is hands-on and successful completion results in National Certification as a Basic Firefighter. Upon completing the Essentials of Firefighting class, members are welcome to take additional specialty classes that are applicable to our operations that interest them. Such classes include vehicle rescue, rope rescue, hazardous materials, and firefighting operations.

Perhaps the most important aspect of our training comes from our weekly crew nights which are held every Tuesday night from 7-9pm, with a crew night Thursday just for new members as well. Officers conduct drills to sharpen everyone's skills or to try out a new procedure.

 

If interested in any membership we offer Please EMAIL : Membership@folcroftfire01.com

 

Remember; What if you call and No one is there to answer it?


Thank you.

 

 


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