Trevose Fire Company Welcomes New Stipend Crew Members
By DAN MILLER, Senior Correspondent | August 02, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 080220109
Photo by TrafficDan MillerCaptain Tim Pristatskiy opens the presentation during new member orientation at the Trevose Fire Company on Saturday August 1.
Photo by TrafficDan MillerNew members are shown equipment placement for Trevose Fire Company's Rescue 4.
Photo by TrafficDan MillerDuty Driver Bruce Reeder gives new members an overview of the pump panel on Rescue 4.
Photo by TrafficDan MillerLieutenant Will Durnin goes over re-packing of hose loads with the new members
Photo by TrafficDan MillerLieutenant Fran McClain conducts a post training review with new members following a hose evolution during new member orientation.
Trevose, PA - The Trevose Fire Company in Bensalem Township, Bucks County has run a volunteer shift program for over two years. The program which is funded by a SAFER Grant allows the fire company to staff a crew of four members, twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. Their crews respond to fire and EMS emergencies in both Bensalem Township as well as neighboring Lower Southampton Township. Crews receive a stipend payment for 12 hour shifts staffed,
They continually recruit experienced members for the program. Program requirements include IFSAC/Proboard Firefighter 1, current Hazardous Materials Operations, Proboard or Pennsylvania Department of Health Vehicle Rescue Technician as well as current CPR and First Aid. Emergency Medical Responder or Emergency Medical Technician certifications are considered a plus as Station 4 responds to over 500 QRS EMS responses annually.
The fire company conducts a monthly orientation program to give "new to Trevose" members an opportunity to meet the officers as well as obtain some hands on experience with the equipment on board the Trevose apparatus. The new members familiarize themselves with things such as self contained breathing apparatus, hose loads and radio procedures on the Bucks County radio system.
The Fire Company encourages qualified people interested in the program to visit their Facebook page "TrevoseFireCompanyStation484" or their website http://trevosefireco.com/ to get more information as well as contact information.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.