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ADDRESS1514 Norcross Rd
Erie, PA 16510
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 Millcreek Township fire departments
ORGANIZATIONSErie County Firefighters Association
Millcreek Fire Chiefs Association
National Fire Protection Association
National Volunteer Fire Counsel
TRAININGWeekly Training:
Wednesday evenings at 7PM
Other periodic scheduled training
All off-site training is paid for by BVFD (with some exceptions).
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.

REGULAR MEMBERSHIPYou must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED
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, 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 decided to go with orange because it was easier to see than red. Then in 1987, we added the crème color to the cabs.