Due to COVID restrictions we are canceling the thrill show this year.
Ever thought about becoming a firefighter? Middletown Fire Company is always looking for new people to join us in the Brotherhood of Fire. .Questions regarding the application process? Stop by the station on Tuesday nights after 7PM.
With 50+ active members and 6 pieces of fire apparatus, the fire company serves the township’s 13.5 square miles and 20,000 residents. US Highway 1, a major thoroughfare, runs through the township. Middletown Fire Company is a Participating Department in the Certification Program through the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner’s Office. As the designated township rescue company, Middletown Fire Company, in 2013, was the first fire company in Delaware County to earn the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition, which recognizes strict levels of certification, proficiency and emergency response.
Ten Red Buckets. According to older residents, it all began with an informal gathering of residents. Their meeting place was the woodpile at the home of William Borton, the village’s founder.
Less than a dozen residents decided the area should to have it’s own firefighting unit. Out of this decision came the Bortondale Fire Company, later to become the Middletown Fire Company.
The residents accumulated enough cash to purchase a two-wheel reel holding 500 feet of hose. It was pulled by hand.
Mr. Borton had a small firehouse built to house the cart on Howarth Avenue.
The apparatus had no pump. Water pressure was supplied by the few fire hydrants in the town. Only one stream of water could be played on a fire at a time, since the equipment included just one nozzle.
After about two years of using the hose cart, The Middletown Firemen bought their first motorized apparatus in 1922. (No picture available at this time). It was a Ford Fire Engine with a 350 gallon per minute (GPM) pump.
Soon afterwards, the residents began work on a firehouse at Bortondale Road and Oak Avenue (Levis Avenue). The volunteers did almost all the construction themselves, working day after day in three teams. The job was finished in 1925.
In 1926, The Middletown Fire Company replaced its engine with a Reo Pumper (shown below). This carried a 350 GPM pump. This truck served the community until 1942.
Responds first out to all building fires, alarm systems, investigations, and gas leaks.
Responds first out to all rescues, motor vehicle accidents, and hazardous materials incidents.
Responds first out on alarm systems. Second out on all motor vehicle accidents, wires, brush, and trash fires.
Responds first out on vehicle, wires, brush, and trash fires. Also responds on medical emergencies.
2019 Ford F-350
2015 Ford Interceptor SUV. Purchased by the residents and council of Middletown Township for use by the Duty Chief of Middletown Fire Company.
It was a busy start to the New Year for our firefighters. Shortly after midnight they responded to the Williamson College of the Trades with Rocky Run Fire Company for what was to be the first fire alarm of the year in Delaware County.
Then, shortly after 1am both fire companies responded to an accident with entrapment on Mount Alverno Rd along with Medic 104 (Riddle) and Medic 59 (Concordville Fire). That also became the first motor vehicle accident of the year in Delco.
We’d like to take time out to wish each of you a safe and Happy New Year! ... See MoreSee Less
Oh my. Thank you for providing our community with awesome emergency services.
Thank you for your great service!
Thanks and stay safe. Happy New year Company 50❤️
Happy New Year, be safe in 2022
Whatever happened here?
it was very foggy at that hour....hope everyone is ok! saw the trucks responding....
Monday evening Engine 50 relocated to Chester City with a crew of 5 to cover Station 82 along with Upper Chichester Fire Department Tower 10. Chester FD's crews were operating at a two alarm fire on Clover Lane in the city's west end.
While there, Engine 50 responded to a motor vehicle accident on E 13th Street. ... See MoreSee Less
🎅🏻 sighting in Middletown today.
Thank you to all of the good little boys and girls, young and old, who came out to greet Santa today.
We wish you all a warm and merry holiday season! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Santa and crew for coming on your sleigh to great us all. Merry Christmas 🎄
We've skipped naps and have been staring out the window for hours. We have to make ammends for telling Santa he's not a very nice guy last time. See you on Pembroke!
Great job 50!
Thank you so much for doing this! Made my kids day ☺️
Wonderful seeing you❤️
A Santa sighting!😱
Thank you station 50
Hoping you're still coming to Dartmouth!
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Media, PA 19063
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