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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.
Engine 50's crew who responded as SDE on the Welsh St fire in Chester City Tuesday evening.
Thanks also to Capt. Starrs & FF's Gebhart, Whiteman & Fischer who helped restore the Engine & it's equipment afterwards.
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Strong work fellas!!🚒🚒
Engine 50 with a crew of 6 is currently operating on a commercial building fire at E 7th St & Avenue of the States in Chester
The Engine was originally relocated to Station 82 in the city to cover while city units handled another building fire on 9th St.
Squrt 04 (Darby Fire Co.) and Engine 50 arrived first in on the second building fire with heavy fire throughout the building. ... See MoreSee Less
We wanted to pass along a huge thank you Pete & Marsha from the Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Assoc. for serving up the refreshments for our recent 100th Anniversary Parade! Their efforts were very much appreciated.
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425 S. New Middletown Rd
Media, PA 19063
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