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Last Edit 12/20/2015


     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.

PUBLIC NOTICE*** We DO NOT solicit donations via phone calls, and only send out an annual donation request. If you receive a phone call stating they are soliciting money for Upper Saucon Vol. Fire Department, please try to ask more information and what the name of the company doing the calls is and contact us at the station at usfd@uppersauconfd.com. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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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.

Thank you

Upper Saucon Fire Department membership


The Cost of Outfitting a Firefighter

Firefighter Turn Out Gear

       Turn Out Pants                      

   and Jacket       $ 3,200.00

 Fire Boots        $ 369.00

Nomex Hood     $ 20.00

 Fire Gloves       $ 180.00

 Fire Helmet      $ 300.00

 SCBA Mask       $ 280.00

    SCBA Pack       $ 6,000.00

Streamlight      $ 82.00

GRAND TOTAL     $10,431.00

SCBA = Self Contained Breathing Apparatus


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2015 Alarms

313 Alarms as of 9-30-2015

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Upper Saucon Fire Depart. Alarms  
Incident Type
Building Fire 17
Chimney Fire 6
Passenger Vehicle Fire 9
Road Freight Vehicle Fire 5
Brush Fire 8
Rubbish Fire 6
Assist EMS Crew 11
Motor Vehicle Accident no Injuries 5
Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries 23
Motor Vehicle Accident Spill Control 11
Extrication of Patient from Vehicle 9
Search for Missing Person 1
Oil or other combustible liquid spill 2
Electrical wiring/equip. problem 7
Gas Leak (Natural Gas or LPG) 15
Assist Police or Government Agency 20
Dispatched & Cancelled En Route 33
Carbon Monoxide Incident 5
Animal rescue 5
Power Lines Down 2
False Alarm of Some Nature 79
Unauthorized Burning


Cover Assignment, Standby 15
Smoke Investigation 1
Building or structure collapsed 1
Explosive, bomb removal 1
Water problem 1
No incident found on arrival 4
Authorized controlled burning 3
Gasoline or other flam. spill 1
Alarm system activation unintentional 9
TOTAL CALLS To Date FOR  2015 313

2014 Alarms

 Alarms     425          

 Alarm Man-Hrs:   1636

 Non-Alarm Work  12725

 Details and Public Service

 Training Man-Hrs: 4850

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