Lima Fire Company No.1, chartered in 1945, continues to provide fire and ambulance service to Middletown Township (Delaware County) and surrounding communities. Located on Baltimore Pike, south of the Granite Run Mall, our primary district covers about 6 sq. miles of the 13.5 square miles of Middletown Township. Middletown Township is the 3rd largest municipality in Delaware County, PA. with an ISO Class 5 rating.
We are one of three fire services in Middletown Township, the Middletown Fire Company and Lenni Heights Fire Company; also all 100% Volunteer organizations. Helping our neighbors extends in provide mutual aide to many of our surrounding communities including Media Borough, Edgmont Township Aston Township, Upper Providence Township, Upper Chichester Township, Chadds Ford Township, Concord Township and Thornbury Township, Delaware County.
Lima Fire Company responds to approximately 600-800 calls for service each year. We respond not only to fires, but also auto accidents, hazardous materials incidents, homeland security incidents, EMS assists, and public assists. In addition to all the training involved, the members spend countless hours providing fire prevention education, community activities and fund raising; as a registered 501.c.3 non-profit organization, all charitable contributions are tax deductible.
Our members are 100% volunteer. We are men and women of all ages, races and backgrounds who are residents of many different towns, counties and states. Our membership includes lawyers, school teachers, students, 911 dispatchers, business-persons and retired people. There are many opportunities to help serve, including many NON-firefighting roles. If you would like more information on how you can help, please visit our Become a Member page.
We specialize in Truck Company work; but also perform Engine Company and light rescue duties as well as providing BLS ambulance service.
Our rank structure consists of Fire Officers, Fire Tecshnicians, Firefighters, and Apprentices. Newly untrained acquired members and members under the age of 18 start out at the rank of apprentice. After certain schools are complete the member will be promoted to the rank of Firefighter. From the rank of firefighter a member is expected to continue their education to pursue the rank of Fire Technician.