Crystal Fire Department 319 Erie Avenue St. Marys PA 15857 814-781-1717
Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department Penna Ave James City PA 16734 814-837-6401
Jay Township Volunteer Fire Company Cleveland St Byrnedale PA 15827 814-787-5298
Johnsonburg Fire Department 99 Clarion Road Johnsonburg PA 15845 814-965-4206
North Broad Fire Station 30 North Broad Street Ridgway PA 15853 814-772-8085
Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 117 Wilcox PA 15870 814-929-5550
A fire department is an emergency services agency entrusted with responsibility for firefighting services in a particular area. The line of hierarchy in a fire department begins with a fire chief who is the top-ranking officer in command. Lower-ranking officers include an assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, and lieutenant, as well as paramedics and firefighters.
Fire departments with member firefighters and volunteers serve their communities by ensuring safety during fires and also natural disasters. They help with prevention by providing fire-risk assessments, building permits, fire alarms, and safety education. As first response teams, firefighters are trained and equipped to handle medical emergencies. Some fire departments also have their own ambulance services.