Front Row: 1st Lt James Cash, Cpt. Paul Ferrara, 2nd Lt Chris Pettit Sr.
Middle Row: Sgt. Larry Strawn, Nelson Hollenback, Lauren Ferrara, Duane Carpenter
Back Row: James Fitzpatrick, Al Edwards, John Wilcox, Diana Strawn
Not Shown: Kathy White, James Pruitt, Jennifer Pruitt
The Fire Police are probably the most visible members of the Perkasie Fire Company. In addition to controlling crowds and directing traffic at fire and emergency scenes, the 13 member force are found at community events such as parades, Community Day, Fall Fest, car shows, and football games. In 2004, the Fire Police logged over 3,000 service hours. They also avail themselves to the Perkasie and Pennridge Regional Police Departments for traffic and crowd control.
When dispatched, Pennsylvania State law entitles the Perkasie Fire Police the authority to regulate traffic and crowds at, or in the vicinity, of any emergency scene. They have the ability to exercise appropriate police authority at an emergency scenes in order to maintain order and facilitate the duties of the fire fighters and police.
The primary responsibility of the fire police is to ensure the safety of the fire fighters, the police, and the general public. They control intersections and aid fire trucks responding to an emergency, they maintain a safe border around an emergency scene, and they do crowd control. Their concern is safety and they appreciate the cooperation of the community while performing their duties.