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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.
Shortly after 10am Tuesday our firefighters responded to a commercial building fire in the 200 block of West State Street in Media borough assisting Media Fire Hook and Ladder #1 - Station 23.
Engine 50’s crew assumed the SDE assignment and took the hydrant at Veterans Sq & State St. Units were on scene just over 3 hours. ... See MoreSee Less
Just after 1pm Tuesday our firefighters were dispatched to assist Aston Twp. Fire Dept on a Tractor trailer fire in the 5000 block of Pennell Road.
Squad & Spill Unit 50 made the response with 11 firefighters and worked to contain the fuel runoff preventing it from entering into Chester Creek until additional mitigation/contract clean up services arrived. ... See MoreSee Less
So that's why people thought Ace Hardware was on fire?
425 S. New Middletown Rd
Media, PA 19063
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