North Penn Volunteer Fire Company
The mission of the North Penn Volunteer Fire Company is to provide safety and protection to life, property and environment through dedicated service of North Wales Borough, Lower Gwynedd Township and surrounding communities. North Penn will provide firefighting, rescue, emergency medical services and community education through professional training, fiscal responsibility and compassion for those served.
What We Do
The fire company responds to fire, rescue, and medical emergencies. Fire emergencies included building fires, vehicle fires, brush/field fires , and more. Our members attend a Pennsylvania State Accredited Fire Academy to earn their "Firefighter 1" certification. This course is over 200 hours of classroom and hands-on training , teaching new fire service members the basics of firefighting. Once members successfully complete their basic fire academy, they go on to complete more advance classes including vehicle rescue, rope rescue, apparatus driver/operator courses, and more.
The most important part our job is teaching fire prevention and safety. The fire company actively visits schools and religious organizations to teach about fire prevention. While October is recognized as "Fire Prevention Month", it is a year-round task for the fire company. The NPVFC is always excited and open to visiting and teaching the community about the fire service and the community.
Every Monday evening at 7 pm, the fire company holds weekly training also known as 'Drill Night.' During weekly drill, we train and refresh the various skills required during an emergency. Each week is a different skill to maintain proficiency and readiness to answer any emergency. The doors are open and
the community is always welcomed to come see and learn!