Norriton Fire Engine Company Station 61

The Norriton Fire Engine Company has been providing fire protection services to the residents of East Norriton and the surrounding communities since 1917. For over ninety years your neighbors have answered the call to serve their community. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whether it's 3 o'clock in the morning, you know that help is on the way no matter the severity of your emergency. The men and women of the Norriton Fire Engine Company are highly trained professional volunteers in a variety of emergency disciplines. In 2004, the Norriton Fire Engine Company attained BRONZE status from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). This is the Commonwealth's Certification Program for fire departments. The purpose of this program is to identify and recognize emergency service personnel whose accomplishments in training and education meet or exceed nationally recognized standards. NFEC Members are also trained in the following specialized areas: Vehicle Rescue Technicians, Foam Operations, Hazardous Material Operations, High Angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, and Water Rescue.

In 2008 NFEC partnered with East Norriton Township to hire a full-time firefighter. Up until this point, the Norriton Fire Engine Company was a volunteer fire company. Unfortunately, the location of regular employment for many of our members takes them out of the area during work hours. This is a great example of how NFEC and East Norriton Township have worked together to continue to provide prompt and excellent service to the residents of the township.

From your generous donations at our fund drives over the years, we have been able to make upgrades to our equipment and our buildings. Examples of these improvements are new Thermal Imaging Cameras and new non-slip engine room floor at our substation. Both improvements are different in nature but greatly improve how we safely perform our service. Whenever possible, we seek out alternative funding sources to alleviate the burden on our taxpayers. For example, we received a grant for the purchase of 13 sets of turn-out gear.

We are always looking for new members interested in serving their community. Our membership is dedicated and strong. The average length of a volunteer in the State of Pennsylvania is five years. Many of us here are well above the average but new members are always welcomed and encouraged. Any person wishing to join the Department, can contact us at 610-279-3456 or stop by our main station on Swede Road. Our Company meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. and we train every Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Swede Road station. Stop by and ask us how you can join and help the community. For more information, please visit our website at . We are also willing to accept any monetary tax-deductible donations you can give us so our volunteers can continue to provide the fire protection you undoubtedly expect when you dial 911.