Elk County Fire Department

Find Elk County Pennsylvania fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.

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

What is a Fire Department?

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.