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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.
Congratulations are in order as well for Lt. Starrs!
Tom got his start in the fire service here at 50’s while in high school and went on to a career with the Baltimore City FD. ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us in congratulating our own Jeremy Lehmann who graduated from the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety's Entry Level Firefighter Training Program Wednesday evening!
Jeremy was one of 25 firefighters from 18 volunteer and combination fire companies in Montgomery, Berks, Chester, and Delaware counties that completed the several month long certification program.
We're sure proud of him and his dedication and commitment to both our Fire Compoany and community! ... See MoreSee Less
Great Job Goose, so very proud of you, keep up the great work, your the best!
Awesome! Congratulations and thank you for your service to the community!
Congratulations, stay safe
That’s awesome! Congratulations Jeremy Lehmann! You rock! Be safe!
Congrats J. Well done!!! 💪🏻💪🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸
Well done, Jeremy. Congrats.
Congrats big dawg Jeremy !!!!
Way to go, Jeremy!
congrats Jeremy Lehmann!🥳
Less than 48 hours later he passed the vehicle rescue operations class as well. That's one impressive weekend!
Thanks Jeremy and Congratulations
Congratulations Jeremy Lehmann
May angels be with you whenever called
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Media, PA 19063
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