Reedsville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
The Fire Company is a 100% volunteer organization providing fire and rescue services to the residents and visitors of Brown Township. The Fire Company responds to and provides these same services as a mutual aid company to Armagh, Derry, Union Townships, and Burnham Borough.
Typical response of the company is over 200 incidents per year and usually averages around 235 incidents a year as dispatched by the Mifflin County 911 Center which also dispatches emergency calls for police and ambulance services in Mifflin County.
A History of Reedsville Fire Company
The Reedsville Fire Company was formed and incorporated in its present organization in 1941. The original station was located at 171 N. Main St. Reedsville until the spring of 2014. The station then moved to the new building located along SR 655 at 16 Firehouse Blvd. where we currently operate and respond from. Over the years, the company has strived to follow National Fire Protection Association standards in trying to keep up to date apparatus, equipment, and training. Staying current is time-consuming and costly, which is why any and all monetary support is needed. The company currently operates with a budget that is supplemented by a Brown Township fire tax and annual appropriations from the Brown Township Supervisors to help offset the costs of apparatus, the building, and equipment. Additional monies are brought in through several fundraising events throughout the year by the volunteer membership. Donations are another way the company helps to offset costs. Donations are welcomed at any time of the year, are tax-deductible, and may be mailed to the following address:
Reedsville Vol. Fire Co.
PO Box 404
Reedsville, PA 17084
Facebook Link: Reedsville Fire Company
How can I join the Reedsville Volunteer Fire Company?
In order to join the Fire Company, a person must be a minimum of 12 years of age. The company is always looking to add to its membership and there are various positions we are always looking for. It could be a person that wants to respond to emergency incidents, a person that wants to help with fundraisers, or a person that has a special skill to help with the day to day operations of the station.
A person must submit a membership application that may be picked up at the station. The applicant must make 1 of 2 company meetings as well as pass and provide a PSP Background and PA Child Abuse Clearance before being voted on by the membership.
PA State Police Background Check: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Click on the New Record Check (Volunteers only) button
PA Child Abuse Clearance: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS/Public/Home
You will need to Create Individual Account before you can use Individual Login. Again, free if you state you are doing this for a volunteer.
Meetings are the first and third Thursday’s of the month beginning at 7:30 pm. You may also call 717-667-2770. Leave your name, phone number, and your call will be returned. We are volunteers but we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.
Here is our membership application form: Application for membership
Does the Fire Co fill swimming pools?
Yes, the company has a 3,000-gallon tanker that is used to haul water and fill swimming pools. Water is supplied by a metered municipal hydrant with multiple locations in Mifflin County which the company is then billed for the water used. Water is from the public system and is clean and chlorinated.
The Fire company charges a minimum per load as follows:
Brown Township Residents: $100 per 3,000-gallon load
Union, Derry, Armagh Townships, Burnham and Lewistown Borough: $125 per 3,000-gallon load
Menno, Decatur, Granville, Oliver, Wayne Townships: $150 per 3,000-gallon load
To schedule filling your pool, call 717-667-2770 or 717-953-2516 and leave your name, number, and address and your call will be returned. We are volunteers but we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.
Is there a burn ordinance?
Reference the ordinance page.
What should I do if my smoke detector continues to beep in a non-emergency situation?
First, check to make sure the battery is good; batteries should be replaced twice a year. If the batteries are good and the problem continues, call 911.
What should I do if my CO detector is alarming or making a beeping sound?
Check the batteries. If they are okay, call 911, exit the building, and close all doors as you exit.
Does the Fire Company rent the building?
Yes. The rental hall is rated to hold 340 people and has enough tables and chairs to seat that many people as well. The company has both rectangular and round tables. Tables and chairs are not rented out for events held elsewhere.
Download the rental agreement here: RFD Rental Agreement
Do I know any of the current members of the Fire Company?
Chances are, YES, and you may not realize or know it. The membership is made up of volunteers from Brown Township as well as surrounding municipalities. See the list below:
President – Wade King, Sr.
Vice President – Gary McClenahen
Secretary – Bill Billet
Treasurer – Teresa King
Trustees – Chad Dippery, Shawn Sheaffer, Jeff Shelly
Chief – Daniel Aumiller
1st Assistant Chief – Greg Wagner
2nd Assistant Chief – Gary McClenahen
Captain – Jeff Shelly
Lieutenant – Matt Yohn
Active Members / Firefighters / EMTs
Wade King, Jr.