Fire Department Mount Joy
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Fire Department Mount Joy is an all volunteer organization located in Northwest Lancaster County, PA, that provides fire and rescue services to all of Mount Joy Borough and portions of East Donegal, Mount Joy and Rapho Townships, encompassing 28 square miles with a population of approximately 10,790 residents and 5810 land parcels (residential, business and agriculture). We also protect 4 miles of state route 283, 6 miles of state route 230 and 6 miles of the Amtrak mainline railway.
We consistently place in the top ten of busiest Lancaster County Fire Departments, placing 6th for 2008 with 682 incidents.
Our first due response is very diverse consisting of densely populated areas of the borough, suburban style developments, commercial/industrial areas and parks, and vast rural farm land.
We also regularly provide and receive mutual aid service to the following departments;
Fire Department Mount Joy is a combination the former Friendship Fire Company (organized 1868) and the Florin Fire Company (organized 1947) which merged in 2001. We operate out of one station located at
We are funded through various sources within the community we serve and strive to provide the most efficient service within these resources.
Fire Department Mount Joy, as well as the former
We currently hold in-house training sessions every Monday night that cover various topics to provide skill enhancement opportunities.
Our firefighters also attend training sessions and seminars at various other locations to include;
We maintain a ride qualification system that provides a systematic pathway of training and certification of firefighters to ride the various apparatus in our fleet. This is a tiered system and includes the completion of certain state certified courses and a task book of apparatus specific skills. Levels include;
Additionally firefighters interested in becoming driver/operators of the apparatus must complete a series of classes and completion of driving and tasks related to the individual apparatus.
All firefighters must maintain annual requirements of certain certifications to remain as qualified, this includes;
All members are required to complete training on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) in accordance to their position held.
Fire Department Mount Joy is registered with the State Fire Commissioners office as a Participating Department in the Volunteer Certification Program to the Bronze level for having at least 50% of our firefighters Certified to Firefighter I. We currently have 22 Nationally Certified Firefighter I, however many members have continued to complete numerous certifications in officer, inspector, instructor, driver/operator and technical rescue levels.
If you are interested in joining, follow this link to the New Member Application page.