Join Perkasie Fire Company
All membership in Perkasie Fire Company No. 1 is strictly voluntary. Our members are not "on-call", but if available to respond to the Station when alerted. There are four (4) different types of membership. All monthly meetings and Department training occur on Thursday evenings.
Each member is expected to earn 36 points per year and must attend a minimum of four (4) monthly business meetings per year to remain in Active status. Most of our members achieve annual point levels well above the minimum required. The minimum requirement sets a lower limit that allows members flexibility with work, home, school, etc., but by no means sets a minimum expectation. A minimum of four (4) points must be earned in support of fundraising efforts. Fundraising points are earned at a rate of one (1) point for every two (2) hours of work; therefore a minimum of eight (8) hours of fundraising is required per year. Our primary fundraising events are both breakfasts and food service at community events.
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All Firefighters are expected to complete and pass a nationally recognized Firefighter I program within their first year of membership in the Department. Presently the 120 hour class is administered by the Bucks County Community College - Public Safety Training Center in Doylestown, PA. Firefighters earn the balance of their points via a single (1) point for each drill, fire call, training event, and fire prevention activity they attend.
The Fire Police unit control crowds and direct traffic at fire and emergency scenes, along with community events. Fire Police Members earn the balance of their points via a single (1) point for each drill, fire call, training event, and fire prevention activity they attend.
Contributing members support fundraising activities and non-firefighting activities within the fire department. Since Contributing Members do not fight fires, nor attend drills or training, their support is through non-emergency activities.
One can achieve Life Member status after 15 years of Active service in the Department. When designated as a Life Member, accumulation of points is no longer a requirement for membership.