Fire Department

To visit the official Perkasie Fire Company web site, please click here.

Volunteers

All membership in Perkasie Fire Company No. 1 is strictly voluntary. Our members are not “on-call”, but if available to respond to the Station when alerted. There are four (4) different types of membership. All monthly meetings and Department training occur on Thursday evenings. Each member is expected to earn 36 points per year and must attend a minimum of four (4) monthly business meetings per year to remain in Active status. Most of our members achieve annual point levels well above the minimum required. The minimum requirement sets a lower limit that allows members flexibility with work, home, school, etc., but by no means sets a minimum expectation. A minimum of four (4) points must be earned in support of fundraising efforts. Fundraising points are earned at a rate of one (1) point for every two (2) hours of work; therefore a minimum of eight (8) hours of fundraising is required per year. Our primary fundraising events are both breakfasts and food service at community events.
FIREFIGHTERS *Over 15 years of service
William Baringer* Brian Black Christopher Bogan Edward J. Boshell, Jr. Joseph Conway* Shawn Eby Joseph Ferrara Jeffery Gahman* Joseph Gilbert Stephen Giles Justen Horn* Thomas Hosgood Thomas Howell Brian Irvin Roger A. Jones* David Keeler Angela Kelly* Jason Kelly Patti Kostrubiak Warren Lauer III Justin Loburak* John R. Maven Greg McManus Timothy W. Metzler* Greg A. Nyce* Christopher Pettit Jr. Leif Pruitt Kathleen Reutlinger* Stephen Reutlinger* Ryan Ross Gerald Rupp* Colby Schoeller Jordan Schoeller Christopher Shelly* Tom Steiner Jason Trotter* Kurt Vaders F. Andrew Wedman* James Wieglus Dylan Woosnam David Worthington* John Yannacone Timothy Yannacone
All Firefighters are expected to complete and pass a nationally recognized Firefighter I program within their first year of membership in the Department. Presently the 120 hour class is administered by the Bucks County Community College – Public Safety Training Center in Doylestown, PA. Firefighters earn the balance of their points via a single (1) point for each drill, fire call, training event, and fire prevention activity they attend.
ASSOCIATE FIREFIGHTERS
Brandon Woodward
FIRE POLICE
Duane Carpenter James Cash Charles Coleman Allan Edwards Paul Ferrara Lauren Ferrara Paul Ferrara James Fitzpatrick Penny Howell Ian Menzies James Pruitt Christopher Pettit, Sr Diana Strawn* Larry Strawn* Kathleen White John Wilcox
The Fire Police unit control crowds and direct traffic at fire and emergency scenes, along with community events. Fire Police Members earn the balance of their points via a single (1) point for each drill, fire call, training event, and fire prevention activity they attend.
CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS
Kate Boshell Stacy Boshell Kevin Bupp Stephanie Ferrara Lief C. Loheide Melissa Schwager Angela Trotter Stewart Warner, Chaplin
Contributing members support fundraising activities and non-firefighting activities within the fire department. Since Contributing Members do not fight fires, nor attend drills or training, their support is through non-emergency activities.
LIFE MEMBERS
One can achieve Life Member status after 15 years of Active service in the Department. When designated as a Life Member, accumulation of points is no longer a requirement for membership. For an application, please the Perkasie Fire Department web site.
 

Appliance & Scrap Metal Drive

4th Saturday, April through November Do you have any old household appliances or other scrap metal lying around? Sure you do, don’t we all? The Perkasie Fire Company will be accepting these items for free and recycling them ecologically. Our collection site will be open from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on the fourth Saturday of every month from April through November. It will be held at Schoeller’s Inc., located at 419 S. 5th Street, Perkasie, PA 18944 (across from Menlo Park). So if you are looking for some extra space in your house, garage or shed, bring them by and we’ll dispose of them for you. Any appliances with refrigerants, (refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc..) will be accepted for a small donation of $30 to properly remove the potentially harmful chemical. For more information, please view our website at www.perkasiefd.org, call the fire house at (215) 257-6950 or Schoeller’s Inc. at (215) 257-5131. Thank you for supporting the Perkasie Fire Company. For more information on the Fire Company’s scrap metal fundraising events, please click here.

Annual Blood Drive

The Perkasie Fire Company hosts an annual Blood Drive in honor of the Memory of Fire Police Captain Ron Dietrich. Date and Time TBA. Ron Dietrich was a long time member of the Perkasie Fire Company and an active member of the community including being a Crossing Guard, an active Church member, and by playing the piano at nursing homes. He always looked out for the safety of the children in the community. Even the dogs in the community knew him as he always carried dog treats for them. A Blood Drive was one of his last wishes before he passed away. Please come out and donate for this worthy cause. The use of the Blood of one human being to save the life of another is one of the world’s greatest medical achievements. Thousands of people are alive today – happy children, young mothers, accident victims, the elderly who have survived major operations because blood and blood components were available to combat many types of diseases and other medical problems. Blood donations are needed daily in every community throughout the country. Every minute, more than 25 units of blood or specialized blood components are transfused. That’s nearly 37,000 units each and every day. So come on out and help save a life. There will be plenty of light refreshments after your donation. To sign up, go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation and enter our sponsor code 14590. Or you can call (800) Give Life. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood, you’ll be glad you did.

Perkasie Fire Company Carnival

During the last week of June at Lenape Park on Constitution Avenue in Perkasie, the Fire Company will hold their annual carnival. Dates TBA.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

The Perkasie Fire Company has an All You Can Eat Breakfast the third Sunday of every month (except July and August)at the Fire Hall on 5th Street.  Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cost is only $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children.  Children age 3 and younger are free.

Fire Hall Is Available For Rentals

Perkasie Social Hall is available for rentals. The hall capacity is 150 people and is handicap accessible. For hall rental call the hall manager, Angela Trotter, at 215 605-2660. E-Mail hall manager for questions and reservations at hallmanager26@comcast.net

Crowd Control, Traffic Control

The Perkasie Fire Police Provide crowd and traffic Control at special events which are sponsored by the Borough and various non-profit organizations in the area. If you need to request the services of the fire police for these events a nominal fee and an application for coverage must be received and approved by the Perkasie Borough Council three months prior to the event.