Welcome to the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company Website. Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company proudly protects 7,000 people living in an area of 9.4 square miles. We operate out of 2 stations that protect a primarily residential area. Our Fire company takes great pride in protecting and serving our community as well as preserving our rich history in Valley Forge. We are always looking for new volunteers and help from the community.
On Friday February 28, 2014, Joe Lorman, Fire Prevention Officer and Firefighter Johnathon Shepsko took part in Operation Save A Life in Philadelphia, PA. Sponsored by 6 ABC, Kiddie Smoke Detectors, Hope Depot and the Philadelphia Fire Department, the crew received an allotment of fire detectors to be distributed through different programs throughout the year to the residents of Schuylkill Township...(Full Story and Photos)
Shortly before 2:30pm Berwyn Firefighters were alerted to a chimney fire on Cabot Drive in the Chesterbrook Section of Tredyffrin. While en-route to the fire, reports were indicating that the fire had spread to other parts of the residence. Berwyn, Assistant Chief Eamon Brazunas, after being advised of the conditions, requested the working fire dispatch... (Full story and Photos)
On Thursday November 7 at 7pm, candidates for National Certification at the Firefighter 1 level, gathered at the Montgomery County Fire Academy to receive their credentials after over a year of hard work. Valley Forge's own Firefighter Chase Paugh was among them... (Full Story and Photos)
On Saturday September 28th, 2013, the Fire Company members descended upon West Chester to participate in the 2013 Fireman's Association of the State of Pennsylvania Parade which brings the annual convention of the association to a close. At the event, Fire Apparatus, Fire Companies and Departments from all over the Commonwealth are judged and awarded trophies for their accomplishments... (Full Story and Photos)
Approximately 6 years ago, The company recognized the need for standardization and excellence in preparedness when considering our capabilities as a Rescue Company. At that time we began work on obtaining accreditation with the State Department of Health . Rescue services can be recognized a three different levels based upon their level of training, documentation, policies and procedures, and equipment carried on their apparatus...(Full Story and Photos)
Kael Gilbert was riding his bicycle as many typical 9 year-olds do after school. While enjoying the September afternoon, Kael heard a smoke detector sounding in the area of his house. Understanding the dangers that could be present, Kael quickly alerted a neighbor and friends father, Matthew Kandrick, about the activated alarm...(Full Story and Photos)
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company's 8th annual Poker Run was held on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Once again an outstanding success, the event attracted 205 participants to the annual motorcycle ride fund raiser... (Full Story and Photos)
Upper Providence, PA - Shortly before 9am on Sept. 17, 2013, multiple fire companies were dispatched to a fire on Bridge Street in the Mont Clare Section of Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County (Full Story and Photos...)
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched early Wednesday afternoon to assist Station 5 (East Whiteland) with a vehicle accident with entrapment in the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike... (Full Story and Photos)
On August 7th, Valley Forge firefighters attended the 11th annual UMLY Emergency Services Day held at the YMCA in Berwyn along with Berwyn, Paoli, Malvern, East Whiteland and Radnor Fire Companies. Also in attendance was the Chester County Hazmat team, Chester County Comm 1 and Tredyffrin Twp Police. (Full Story and Photos)
Shortly after noon on July 23rd the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched along with MICU 67-2 for an accident with injuries on Creek Rd. . Engine 68-2, Rescue, Squad and Traffic 68 all quickly made the response. Further notes from CCDES were one vehicle rolled over and the female occupant with multiple injuries. (Full Story and Photos)
Saturday July 20th, 2013 - Two township residents were displaced today as an electrical fire grew into an attic fire. Fire Crews from Valley Forge, Kimberton, Spring City and Phoenixville responded to what was originally reported as smoke from the roof. Crews worked in 90 degree temperatures for about 45 minutes... (Full Story and Photos)
On Saturday June 15th, 2013 the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company loaded up Engine 68-1 with a crew of six including Sprocket the fire dog, followed by the chief, and headed up to Sellersville to celebrate their 125th anniversary. The engine left Valley Forge around 8:30am for the roughly one hour trip to Sellersville, Pennsylvania to begin judging...(Full Story and Photos)
Schuylkill Township, PA – Shortly after 4 pm on a sunny Friday afternoon, the Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to an ‘unknown type fire’ on the 600 block of Pothouse Rd. Engine 68-5 and Traffic 68 responded...(Full story and Photos)
Just after noon on June 13, 2013, Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company was alerted along with MICU 67 (West End) to a residential rescue on Melvin Road. Supplemental information indicated that a male in his twenties had gotten his foot stuck through a hole in the roof and was unable to get out...(Full Story and Photos)
Join us at First Fridays This Summer!
Last month VFVFCo, made its inaugural debut at First Friday. Join us June 7th in the parking lot at Main & Bridge Streets. We’d love to meet the people that support us in and around the Schuylkill Township area. Stay in touch with our activities by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. We hope to see you there!
For years, the Phoenixville Area Jaycees have sponsored The Dogwood Festival held in Reeves Park. This year’s festival ran from May 13th through May 18th. The big event for the festival is the Dogwood Parade, held on the last day of the festival. (Full Story and Photos)
Recently, units from Valley Forge & Kimberton Fire Companies, West End Ambulance and The Schuylkill Township Police gathered at the Renaissance Academy to show the darker sides of distracted and impaired driving.
Just before noon, the companies were dispatched to the area of the student parking lot for an accident with entrapment... (Full Story and Photos)
22nd annual Golf Tournament
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 22nd annual Golf Tournament on May 4, 2013, this has been another successful fund raiser for the fire company. And a sincere thank you to all of our sponsors... (Sponsor List)
Lately there have been some changes in the community to Emergency Medical Services (EMS),and all of the specifics may not have been explained to you. The Township Supervisors and Ithought it would be prudent to explain some of what has occurred in the community... (Full Story and Photo)
The argument between advocates of personal safety and personal freedom has been growing. Indeed, last year there was a very loud debate in Harrisburg that affected the safety of anyone purchasing a newly constructed home as well as the safety of firefighters. .. (Full Story and Photos)
SCHUYLKILL, PA. - On Tuesday, January 29th, three Valley Forge firefighters headed over to Liberty House, a local mental-health housing facility, to discuss fire safety with the staff members. Due to the high occupancy of Liberty House, it is important to constantly review and practice fire safety procedures and fire drills... (full story and photos)
Just after 3:30 a.m. on January 11th, the volunteers of Valley Forge Fire Company were alerted to a fire alarm in a group home for adults with developmental difficulties. A few moments after dispatch, the Deputy Chief arrived on the scene and reported an active alarm and that the house had been evacuated...(Full Story and Photos)
Schuylkill Twp, Pa. - The men and women of Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company got off to a brisk start of the 2013 New Year when they were dispatched, along with two MICU’s from West End EMS, to an automobile crash that was dispatched as “serious” on Pothouse Road, east of S. Norris in Schuylkill Township... (Full Story and Photos)
East Vincent Twp, Pa. - Shortly after lunch on Dec 27th the VFVFCo was dispatched to assist Ridge Fire Co station 62 on a working dwelling fire on Ellis Woods Road in East Vincent Township. Ellis Woods Command had requested an engine and manpower due to the weather and stubborn fire conditions... (Full Story and Photos)
December 3, 2012. Instead of sleeping in on a chilly Saturday morning, five firefighters and their companion, Sproket, loaded up Engine 68-1 with toys and headed East on I-76 to participate in the WXTU Toy Truck Parade. (Full story and photos)
October 26, 2012 - Over the past seven days, Valley Forge Volunteers responded to over 10 calls for service. This was in addition to the weekly trainings held on Monday night. This week’s activities demonstrated the diversity needed in today’s ever changing emergency services...(full story and photos)
SCHUYLKILL TWP, PA - The Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company held an open house on Monday, October 8, 2012, to celebrate Fire Prevention Week. Nearly 110 children attended the event with their parents... (Full Story and Photos)
Attention Patch Collectors We do not respond to inquiries requesting patches for trade, however our fire company patch is now available for purchase through our Online Fire Store. In addition, visit our online store for a variety of Valley Forge Vol. Fire clothing including patches, t-shirts, sweatshirts and more. Thank you.
"Please note, our annual fund drive request is by letter only. We do not solicit any donations by telephone so please be cautious about telephone calls soliciting funds for your local fire company. In addition we do not employ a telemarketer to handle our fund drive. All efforts are handled by our volunteers except for the printing of our letter and the bulk mailing process."