Upper Saucon Volunteer Fire Department # 1
Last Edit 02/09/2015
Thank you for visiting our web site. We appreciate the opportunity to tell you about our organization. It is here that you will be able to learn who we are, the duties and activities exercised, the current apparatus, and how as an Upper Saucon Township resident, you can help us to protect you and your property. Please view the various pages of information that we have provided.
Letter to Upper Saucon Residents and Businesses:
We intend this to be a longer version of our fund drive letter. We purposely make the letter brief to hold down expenses. Then only those who are interested will read this. Our only expenses are postage and the purchase of a special mailing form. We do the printing ourselves. We are fortune to have a few (mostly older) people who can do this and maintain the data base. Please correct us if we have errors in your address. Because we do most of it ourselves, we estimate that 97% of the donation goes toward fire protection. This may not be the case if the number of volunteers continues to dwindle.
The Upper Saucon Fire Department is in charge of fire protection for the entire township. The address on your letter is an Upper Saucon Township address even though the post office is Coopersburg, Center Valley, Emmaus, Bethlehem, or Allentown (Yes, the township is served by 5 post offices). The 911 operators will send another fire department as well as us if the call seems serious. Likewise we go out of township on many occasions. The lack of volunteers is a primary reason for this.
Within the next 12 to 16 months we will replace our rescue truck as well as the required updated rescue equipment. Our current truck is over 30 years old. We must update our rescue equipment due to changes in car design as well as better rescue equipment.
We can always use more volunteers. If you are interested, go to the membership page on this website or come to fire practice on the 1st, 2nd, or 4th Monday night at 7:00PM.
Upper Saucon Fire Department membership
The Cost of Outfitting a Firefighter
Burn Prevention Network
Stop, Drop, Roll, Cool, and Call
With Flick the Firefly
You Can Make a Difference! Click to learn how.
35 Alarms as of 1-4-2015
Alarm Man-Hrs: 1636
Non-Alarm Work 12725
Details and Public Service
Training Man-Hrs: 4850
2013 Kid's Day at Promenade
Confined Space Training