Fire Department

The EMMAUS FIRE DEPARTMENT proudly protects people and properties in Emmaus and its immediate vicinity. Until the 1980’s fire protection operated through three fire companies. In 1980, the Borough completed construction of the Central Fire Station on 6th Street from which all personnel and equipment are currently dispatched.

The Fire Department’s staff is comprised of paid on-call volunteers who respond, on average, 375-400 calls per year. Calls include fire protection, rescue/extrication,  and HAZMAT response, and are dispatched via Lehigh County’s 911 Communications Center.

The Department proudly serves the community by:

  • Providing fire prevention education to the Borough’s 3 elementary schools with over 1500 students
  • Operating and maintaining its fire training facility at 101 Klines Lane, near the Compost Site
  • Conducting Swede Flashover Survival Training classes since 1992
  • Being .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Pennsylvania Test Site No. 7 for Fire Fighter Certification Testing

Its fleet of vehicles includes:

  • Two 1998 Central States 1250 GPM Pumpers
  • One 110’ Simon LTI 1989 Aerial
  • Central States 2002 Heavy Rescue Unit
  • 1989 Chevrolet Fire Police Vehicle
  • 1985 Chevrolet and a 1983 Ford Special response units
  • 1969 Ford bucket utility truck
  • 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, Fire Chief’s vehicle
  • A tactical foam system that expands foam concentrates 28 to 1, which is mounted on a 1986 Keiser Jeep 6x6

The Emmaus Fire Department’s Chief is JAMES REISS, a 31 year department veteran, who oversees 42 volunteer fire fighting professionals, comprised of duty crews, standby drivers, and crews available 24/7, 365 days a year. The Department is always looking for volunteers. We provide training in fire prevention, rescue specialties, photography, fire police, forestry fire fighter, fire investigation, hazmat response. Members receive a complete set of protective equipment, pager, and a free physical exam. Emergency vehicle training is also available.

Please contact the Department at 610-967-5630 to discuss opportunities with the Emmaus Fire Department. We are proud to protect you, your family, and your property.

EMMAUS, PA 18049
Phone: 610-967-5630
Fax: 610-966-3527
For Emergencies: Dial 911
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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