Hope Fire Co. proudly protects 6,000 people living in an area of 15 square miles. We operate out of 1 station located in the northern end of Northern Cambria Borough and protect primarily a residential area.
Our department is a non-profit department whose members are on a volunteer status. We have a ISO rating of 4.
Our apparatus consists of:
2007 Ferrara-Hme Pumper, 1250 waterous pump with a 200cfm CAFS system, 870 gallon water tank, 30 gallon Class A foam tank, 8 man cab, 4 MSA SCBA, fully equipted for structural firefighting,vehicular rescue, and Rapid Intervention Team. Equipped with complete set of preconnected electric GENISIS rescue tools consisiting of cutter, spreader, and 2 rams. Air bags, stabilization jacks, 9,000 lb winch, portable rescue lighting, hazmat equipment, cribbing, 3 bottle 6,000 psi cascade, 2 chain saws, reciprocating saws, various hand tools and refrigerator.
2003 Ferrara-Hme Pumper, 1250 waterous pump with a 200cfm CAFS system, 1000 gallon water tank, 30 gallon Class A foam tank, 8 man cab, 5 MSA SCBA, fully equipted for structural firefighting.
Hope Fire Company was chartered on June 9, 1909. The current Fire Station was constructed in 1956 at the corner of Philadelphia Avenue and 11th Street.
Initial fire protection was furnished be two-wheel hand drawn carts. In 1918 the apparatus became a pump drawn cart led by Bert McAnulty's team. In 1923 we went to "gas age" the 1923 Stutz pumper. In 1939 the company built the Fireman's Roller rink at the park to supplement their finances. In 1947 the Malta building on the present location of the fire hall, was purchased. In 1954 the Malta building was razed and the construction of the present fire hall was begun.
Hope has kept abreast of its building progress by adding and replacing apparatus and equipment as nescessary for adequate and efficient fire and rescue protection..
Our coverage area consists of the northern end of Northern Cambria Borough, parts of Susquehanna Twp., including the villages of Emeigh and Allport. We provide Rescue services to all of Northern Cambria Borough, Cherry Tree Borough, most of Susquehanna Twp., parts of Barr Twp. and Burnside Twp.
1993 Mack 3000 gal. Tanker/Pumper with a 1000 gpm pump and a 4000 gallon dump tank.
1993 Chevy Suburban