Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company
Berwyn Fire Company


Donations Accepted
501(c)(3) organization

2019 Call Stats
Fire EMS Overlaps
Jan 72 161 60
Feb
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Apr
May
Jun
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Total 72 161 60

Past Call Stats
Fire EMS
2018 922 2297
2017 886 2126
2016 920 2164
2015 917 2104
2014 904 2197
2013 813 2168
2012 838 2259
2011 850 2163
2010 771 2094
2009 724 2024

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Fire Police Members

 

Special fire police officers are members of a dedicated unit within a volunteer fire company that receive particular training to perform certain functions more traditionally performed by law enforcement.  Special fire police are granted full power to control traffic and crowds at the scene of any fire or other emergency as well as other necessary police powers to ensure a safe and controlled environment.  Fire police officers have most of the duties, rights, and privileges of regular officers, except they do not carry weapons.  Nevertheless, disobeying one may carry the same penalty as disobeying a full-time police officer.  Unlike some other states, special fire police officers in Pennsylvania are not required to perform fire suppression or other rescue duties; most fire police have elected to consider fire police work as their primary responsibility within the emergency services community.

Although they are members of the fire company, only local municipalities can grant police authority.  Once nominated by the fire company, all special fire police officer candidates from Berwyn are confirmed and sworn to duty by the Easttown Township Board of Supervisors.  While on duty, fire police are considered representatives of their municipality and are subject to the control of the local or state police.  The fire police routinely work closely with the members of the Easttown Township and Tredyffrin Township Police Departments.

The primary responsibility of fire police is to ensure a safe and unobstructed area for all public safety professionals and emergency vehicles, as well as providing crowd control and limiting access to emergency scenes.  Once this is accomplished, fire police officers may set up detours, perform traffic control and take other steps to protect and assist the general public.

In addition to their duties during emergencies, fire police officers also may be called upon to provide traffic, crowd control and security services during non-emergency events, such as parades, fairs and other special events.

Fire police receive significant specialized training for their appointment.  Currently, all fire police at Berwyn are certified to the Special Fire Police Officer I level.  This certification requires approximately 100 hours of classroom training.  Other training is available and is strongly encouraged.  Because of the legal implications of the position, all fire police applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

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