Shartlesville lights and sirens parade 2017

Engine 79-2 seen at Shartlesville, Pennsylvania.

๐Ÿš’๐ŸšจFire trucks but no fire! ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿš’

It’s the annual Shartlesville Volunteer Firemans’ Parade!  Volunteer fire companies from far and wide come for the day-long event – including 15 minutes worth of sirens and waving that goes right past our house. Thanks to all the brave men and women who are fire & rescue volunteers! ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿš’

This morning the Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company will be at the intersection of Gilbertsville and Farmington for a boot drive if you are in the area please drive with care

Good morning everyone, today the Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs at the township park in Heather Place next to the Police station. The Egg hunt will start at 10 but the Fire Company will help set up starting at 8. The Easter Bunny just wants to remind everyone to be respectful but have a good time.

Station 79 is staffed with 2 officers and 5 firefighters protecting and serving the township residents we are here if needed, don’t hesitate to call station. Thanks

… WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM MONDAY TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM MONDAY TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS… EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY. * HAZARD TYPES… HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS… SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 18 INCHES. * TIMING… SNOW BEGINS MONDAY EVENING FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE WARNING AREA, BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE TO TWO INCHES PER HOUR LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL DIMINISH BY TUESDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS… THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. * WINDS… NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. * VISIBILITIES… ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY TUESDAY MORNING. * TEMPERATURES… GENERALLY IN THE 20S. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. REPORT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING OUR TRAINED SPOTTER LINE… POSTING TO THE NWS MOUNT HOLLY FACEBOOK PAGE… OR USING TWITTER. SNOWFALL AND ICE ACCUMULATION FORECAST MAPS IN ADDITION TO EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC SNOWFALL INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST EVENT ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/WINTER

Volunteers wanted.

โ€‹The Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company No. 1 welcomes you to become part of a long- standing tradition dating back to the time of Benjamin Franklin.

The Volunteer fire service.
 There is no greater, longer running expression of volunteerism in the United States than that of the volunteer fire service. Unfortunately, in the past two decades there has been a sharp decline in the number of volunteers- but you can help. UPTFCo will guide you in becoming a Firefighter or a member of the fire police, at no expense to you.

Although, our mission statement proclaims, we pledge to protect the life and property of the residence of Upper Pottsgrove township, we also hold social events,participate in parades, as well as supporting various charities.

In return for your involvement in the volunteer fire service, we hope to offer you:

A sense of pride

An increase in self esteem

An Adrenaline rush

Leadership Potential

 

So donโ€™t hesitate Submit an application, and become part of a great organization.

 Please stop by the station for a application. 

We have training night Thursday evenings.