|ADDRESS||1514 Norcross Rd|
Erie, PA 16510
|SERVICES PROVIDED||Fire Suppression
Rescue / Extrication Emergency
Hazardous Materials Mitigation
Fire Prevention / Education
|MILLCREEK PARAMEDICS||Part owner of ambulance service along with the three other Millcreek Township fire departments|
|ORGANIZATIONS||Erie County Firefighters Association|
Millcreek Fire Chiefs Association
National Fire Protection Association
National Volunteer Fire Counsel
Wednesday evenings at 7PM
Other periodic scheduled training
All off-site training is paid for by BVFD (with some exceptions).
|BUSINESS MEETINGS||First Wednesdays of each month at 7PM|
|DISPATCH||Dispatched 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 MEMBERSHIP||You must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED|
|PRIMARY MUTUAL AID||Kuhl Hose, Kearsarge, Perry Hi-Way, Brookside, Erie, Wattsburg, West Ridge,Wesleyville, Lawrence Park, Fairfield, Greenfield|
|POLICE DEPARTMENTS||Millcreek Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police|
|WATER SUPPLY||90% Municipal water supply (fire hydrants).|
Tanker shuttles: one dry hydrant to a pond. If needed, area ponds and creeks.
Ratings are 1 (highest) – 10 (lowest).
|WHY ORANGE FIRE TRUCKS||Back 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.|