The Norriton Fire Engine Company protects an approximate population of 13,500 residents in an area of 6.1 square miles in central Montgomery County. The Norriton Fire Engine Company was chartered on May 17, 1917 to protect the ever-growing population of East Norriton Township which is made up of hundreds of residential homes, commercial, and light industrial structures.
We are a volunteer organization made up of your neighbors. Our members serve in various roles. Most of our volunteers are firefighters, but others serve in roles such as fire police and administrative positions. Our members come from many diverse backgrounds with one common desire, to help others.
A joint effort between the fire company and the township has yielded three township employees who can respond to emergency calls during the daytime working hours. These personnel consist of the Fire Marshall and two Code Enforcement Officers. These individuals have the added responsibility to respond as drivers/firefighters for the fire company on weekdays. This is the time of day when most of our volunteers are at work and are not able to respond. These township employees supplement the few volunteers that are able to respond on weekdays. Evenings and weekends continue to be covered by 100% volunteers.
We operate out of two stations, which help give us a quicker response to all parts of the township. We have several pieces of apparatus consisting of: a Tower Ladder, a Squad (Rescue/Engine), an Engine, a Quint (Ladder/Engine), an Air/Light Truck, a Utility Truck, a Command Vehicle, and a Fire Police Van, as well as a Structural Collapse Trailer and a Foam Trailer. The company has weekly training at the station on Monday nights to keep our skills honed in addition to members participating in numerous hours of training outside of the station.
The Norriton Fire Engine Company has been recognized by the Fire Commissioner’s Office of Pennsylvania for our firefighters being trained and certified for firefighting. Our members not only have the basic training, but strive to obtain higher levels of training, all on a volunteer basis. We have members certified both at the state and national levels for many firefighting and rescue disciplines. Besides the Montgomery County Fire Academy, our members receive training from the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, National Fire Academy, PA Department of Health, PA and Federal Emergency Management Agencies, PA Department. of Conservation & Natural Resources, PA Fish & Boat Commission, and many more agencies. Our members go the extra mile, literally sometimes, for training. We have traveled all over Pennsylvania for training, as well as New Jersey, Indiana, Maryland, and even Nevada and Colorado. We realize that training never stops. Most of our more experienced members give back to the fire service by assisting and training others.
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Business address and phone number:
Norriton Fire Engine Company
2830 Swede Road
East Norriton, PA 19401