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.
Come out and see us drive by in the Media Santa’s Parade today at 4pm.
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It was another busy 24 hours for our firefighters responding to 5 incidents beginning with Engine 50 relocating to cover Chester City yesterday afternoon while city firefighters operated on a dwelling fire in the city.
While there, the Engine crew extinguished a car fire in the 700 block of Fulton Street.
Just after 4:30am our firefighters were dispatched to a building fire in Parkside followed by assisting Rocky Run FD on a commercial building fire at 5:30a in our own township.
Just after 6am Our firefighters responded with Spill Unit 50 to assist Broomall FD with a MVA involving a overturned gasoline tanker on the Blue Route at Route 3. ... See MoreSee Less
It was a busy day before Thanksgiving for our firefighters.
From a car fire to start off the day followed by two car accidents, assisting Upper Chichester FD on a search, a brush fire and wrapping up the evening assisting Edgmont FD on a fire alarm.
Whether this holiday finds you celebrating with family and friends or just spending a quiet day at home please accept our warmest wishes for a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving! 🦃 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Thanksgiving guys
Always seems to happen when I leave for upstate...
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Media, PA 19063
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