Welcome to the official website of Penn Forest Township Volunteer Fire Company Station #1!



Mission Statement

To provide fire prevention, suppression and rescue services for the residents of Penn Forest Township and neighboring communities.


Vision Statement

We will continue to transform today's fire & rescue service into a progressive, proactive, and professional service; a service that will exceed today's demand and that of tomorrow.

About Us

Our organization is 100% volunteer who are committed to protecting and serving the Penn Forest Township community, visitors, and neighboring areas. The men and women who volunteer their time and efforts to our organization serve their community as firefighters, fire police, or supporting members who organize community events.

Penn Forest Township is 75 square miles in size and is the fastest growing and most populated municipality within Carbon County, PA. Fire and rescue services are provided by our company as well as our sister station Penn Forest Township Volunteer Fire Company Station #2 which is located on State Route 534 in the Northeastern portion of the township.

On average we run about 200 calls per year. Calls include everything from structure fires to pumping basements, motor vehicle accidents to automatic alarms. When you dial 911, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we'll be there!


2023 Administrative Officers

President - Tom Whiteley

Vice President - Sean McGill

Treasurer -  Melvin Lomax

Secretary - Linda Sott

Financial Secretary - Rich Taylor

Directors - Tom Lynd, Troy Meckes & Mark Ripley

2023 Fire Officers

Chief - Tom Lynd

1st Asst. Chief - Troy Meckes

2nd Asst. Chief - Sean McGill

Captain - Mark Ripley

Lieutenant  - Bernie Kressley

Engineer - Larry Bulanda

Fire Police Captain - Adam Wieckowski

Supporting Businesses

Penn Forest Twp. Vol. Fire Co. #1 recognizes the following businesses and individuals for their continued support of the organization.

All Points Towing, Recovery & Service Center

State Route 903 & Smith Road

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


Dom N Ali's

State Route 903 

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank

12 Broadway

Jim Thorpe, PA  18229


WB Electric

State Route 903

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229


Smith's Country Store

State Route 903

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229




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