|Fri. Dec 13th 2013|
Emmaus patch/Community association donation article
Many thanks to the community association for their donation towards our new truck! http://emmaus.patch.com/groups/polic...
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|Wed. Nov 20th 2013|
Seem seedway fire video
Video courtesy of Nester Video Productions.
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The Citizen’s Fire Company, commonly referred to as the Vera Cruz Fire Department, along with our sister department, Upper Milford Western District, commonly known as the Old Zionsville Fire Company, protect approximately 18 square miles and a population of over 7,000. We also provide 15 miles of fire protection to the Northeast extension of the Pennsylvania turnpike (we are located right at mile marker 50.3) and both of our departments provide mutual aid assistance to all neighboring communities.
The Vera Cruz Fire Company is a 100% volunteer fire company that was founded in 1942. Currently we have 26 active volunteer firefighters and fire police. Last year we responded to 162 calls and put in over 250 hours dedicated to fire calls. In addition to responding to emergencies we also have to hold fundraisers to raise money. Our funding sources include a yearly mailing campaign, various drawings, support from the Vera Cruz Community Association and the Ladies Auxiliary.
If you have a scanner, you can listen to our on-scene communications on the following frequencies: Lehigh County Fire South 159.060 is the frequency we primarily use for communicating with the county. Once on scene we switch most of the communications then to a county fire ground channel. The channel our station primarily uses is Fire ground 1: 154.725. The other fire ground channels are Fire ground 2: 155.325, Fire ground 3: 154.2725, and Fire ground 4: 150.7825. Two other channels you might hear us communicating on is Lehigh County Fire North: 158.250 and our private channel 154.205.
It is the mission of the Vera Cruz Fire Department to protect the lives and property of the residents of Upper Milford Township and surrounding Communities by providing the highest quality fire suppression and rescue services. We will continue to seek new opportunities to serve our neighbors and to strive for excellence in the services we provide, through continued education and training.
OUR FAMILY, PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY