Belle Valley Fire Department
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ADDRESS1514 Norcross Rd
Erie, PA 16510
Map of Station Location
PHONES814-825-4359
814-825-1019 (FAX)
SERVICES PROVIDEDFire Suppression
Rescue / Extrication
Emergency Medical Services
Hazardous Materials Mitigation
Service Calls
Fire Prevention / Education
Public Relations
MILLCREEK PARAMEDICSPart owner of ambulance service along with the three other township fire departments
ORGANIZATIONSErie County Firefighters Association
Millcreek Fire Chiefs Association
East Erie County Chiefs Association
National Fire Protection Association
National Volunteer Fire Counsel
TRAININGWeekly Training:
Wednesday mornings at 9AM
Wednesday evenings at 7PM
Other periodic scheduled training
All off site training is paid for by BVFD (with some exception).
BUSINESS MEETINGSFirst Wednesdays of each month at 7PM
DISPATCHDispatched by Erie County Dept. of Public Safety / Erie County Dispatch
Notified of calls via tone encoded pagers carried by all firefighters.
Tones are activated which in turns makes the pager “beep” several times. The dispatcher then announces the location and nature of the call.
RADIO FREQUENCIES
Central453.500Dispatch
East453.375Incident / Fire ground
West453.950Incident / Fire ground
Esper453.412Incident / Fire ground
Presque Isle453.337Incident / Fire ground
BVFD On-Site *PRIVATETraining / Administrative
Fire -PolicePRIVATETraffic Control Operations
*All Millcreek departments have separate on-site channels
We also utilize the Erie County low band frequencies for mutual aid.
NOTE- we do not use these channels for primary communications / dispatch
Channel 133.98Dispatch
Channel 233.96Incident / Fire ground
Channel 333.88Incident / Fire ground
Channel 433.94Incident / Fire ground
REGULAR MEMBERSHIPYou must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED
REQUIREMENTS
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIPYou must be at least 16 years old and maintain a “C” average in school.
REQUIREMENTS
** SEE JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS PAGE **
PRIMARY MUTUAL AIDKuhl Hose, Kearsarge, Perry Hi-Way, Brookside, Erie, Wattsburg, West Ridge,Wesleyville, Lawrence Park, Fairfield, Greenfield
POLICE DEPARTMENTSMillcreek Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police
WATER SUPPLY90% Municipal water supply (fire hydrants).
Tanker shuttles: one dry hydrant to a pond. if needed area ponds and creeks.
ISO RATINGFour
Ratings are 1 (highest) – 10 (lowest).
WHY ORANGE FIRE TRUCKSBack in the late 60’s – early 70’s the insurance companies were urging fire departments to use brighter colors on their vehicles rather than red. With a new rig that was soon to be ordered it was determined to go with orange because it was easier to see than red. Then in 1987 we added the crème color to the cabs.

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