North Penn Volunteer Fire Company
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The North Penn Volunteer Fire Company has been in existence for over 110 years. The purpose of the company is to provide for the prevention of and protection from fires, fire safety education, fire suppression and emergency medical services to the residents and businesses of North Wales Borough, Lower Gwynedd Township and the surrounding communities.
The North Penn Volunteer Fire Company was incorporated in 1930 in Pennsylvania as a nonprofit corporation. Most of their funds are derived from the fund raising activities of their members, and the generous donations of constituents. They are an all-volunteer organization relying on the generous donation of time from their 60+ members. Their membership consists of Volunteer Active (individuals 18 years or over) and Volunteer Junior Active (individuals 16 and 17 years old) members who express an interest in actively participating in firefighting activities. They also have Volunteer contributing members, members who contribute their time or talent to the company in ways other than firefighting.
Volunteer Medical Services Corps
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The VMSC provides emergency ambulance services to the North Penn area and surrounding communities. In addition, they conduct rescue operations and provide support services to other ambulance squads, police departments, fire companies, and industry. They also conduct emergency medical training for their membership and the general public. The Corps fleet is made up of 9 ALS Ambulances, 3 Rescue vehicles, 1 Marine unit, 3 Command vehicles, 1 Special Service, 6 ALS/BLS Mountain bikes, and 1 Montgomery County MCI Trailer. The Corps staffs 3 stations with ALS coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
In October of 1944, the corps revised its Articles of Incorporation and adopted the corporate name used to this day- The Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale. With the change in name, the corps moved from being a paramilitary organization to one devoted exclusively to emergency medical care and rescue services of the residents of the greater Lansdale region. Up to 1986, all staffing of ambulance and rescue calls came from Volunteers. However, as the region’s population grew the annual volume of calls began to overtax available volunteers. The need for supplemental staffing by career Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, and office staff. The career staff works in tandem with our dedicated volunteers to staff the ambulances and various specialized rescue vehicles that form the Corps’ fleet.