I am proud and honored to be the Chief of the Fort Washington Fire Company #1.
We have a proud 102-year history of providing service to the citizens of Upper Dublin and neighboring communities, as well as portions of Route 309 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
It is important for all of our citizens to know that the Fort Washington Fire Company is a 100% volunteer organization. Our members are ready to respond to calls for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions. The only compensation we receive is thanks for a job well done. Our operations are completely funded by the taxpayers we protect.
Our membership consists of everyone from 16-year-old junior members to retirees who no longer respond to calls, but help in other ways. It is very important for citizens to know that they can still help the Fire Company even if they don't wish to be a firefighter. We have an administrative member classification for people who wish to contribute skills such as computers/IT, finance, etc. We also have Fire Police, who are responsible for directing traffic and crowd control at scenes.
Fort Washington Fire Company has always prided itself on having well-trained members. The Fire Company conducts weekly training sessions on Monday nights and also holds occasional classes on weekends. In addition, our members attend training classes at Montgomery and Bucks County Fire Academies on both nights and weekends. We are also fortunate that we have our own training facility within the Township that we utilize on a regular basis to enhance our skills.
If you are interested in learning more about the Fire Company or simply want a tour of our trucks, stop at either firehouse on a Monday night at 6:30 PM or call 215-646-2555.
Chief Eric Clauson