Recent Calls
Mon. Feb 8th 2021
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Since 1-26-2021 Station 1 has responded to 3 different MVA's where the vehicles have left the roadway. Luckily only minor injuries in all MVA's. Please with the weather being bad slow down. Ro...
Sun. Jan 17th 2021
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At 13:36 today Company 1 was dispatched on the building response on Roosevelt Dr. in Company 76 local. Telesqurt 1 responded and assumed first due Engine with nothing showing. Quint 33 and Eng 76 arri...
Sun. Sep 27th 2020
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At 14:44 9/27 the box alarm was struck for the 700 block of School lane. Squad 1 responded and assumed first due Engine assignment. Crews found a small kitchen fire mostly contained to the oven. Crews...
Sun. Sep 27th 2020
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At 05:44 Company 1 was dispatched for R1 to cover Station 4 Darby. Just prior to response the assignment was changed for Telesqurt 1 on the 2nd alarm assignment to responded to Golf Rd. Darby Borough ...
Sun. Aug 9th 2020
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At 20:33 Company 1 was dispatched for the smoke investigation in the 1100 Block of Taylor Drive. While enroute fire board notified Squad 1 and Telesqurt 1 PD advising a car fire at Montgomery park ful...
News Headlines
Mon. Apr 26th 2021
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Over the Last 6 weekends 4 members from Station 1 and 14 others from Delaware County Companies completed Vehicle Rescue Certification. Here are a couple of pictures from the different days.Newly Certi...
Sun. Jan 17th 2021
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Folcroft Fire company would like to Congratulate the 2021 Fire Line Officers and Business Officers. Thank You to Mayor Bob Frey for presiding over the ceremony.Chief-- Tom WeberDeputy Chief-- Matt Bat...
Mon. Jan 4th 2021
January company meetings will be SUNDAY 1/17/2021 Board meeting starts at 1pm Company meeting starts at 2 pm with food and refreshments to follow.
Fri. Jan 1st 2021
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FINAL RUN TOTALS for 2020Fire 608 (Our busiest year in company history)EMS1054 (Our busiest year in company history)A total of 3722 volunteers responded to protect and serve Folcroft Borough and surro...
Tue. Dec 1st 2020
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Last night for Drill once again we joined up with Briarcliffe Fire Company Station 75 to continue our review of vehicle rescue equipment and techniques to stabilize and lift a vehicle. This will be a...
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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