Fairview Volunteer Fire Department
The volunteer fire service of Fairview Township has a proud history. In 1931, after the installation of hydrants in the former Borough of Fairview, a volunteer fire department was organized in the Borough to operate a fire hose that could be connected to the Borough water system. This group was incorporated as the Fairview Firemen’s Relief Association. At that time the organization had two locations, the first was a garage on Pfeffer Avenue and the second a brick structure on Main Street built in 1941 that is now the home of the Tri-Boro Senior Center. In 1981 Station No. 1 (Erie Co #52) was built at 7190 West Ridge Road. Station No. 2 (Erie Co #53) is located at 7040 West Lake Road. In April of 1998, to provide a quicker response to the needs of the community, (in cooperation with the West County Paramedic Association) a full time Paramedic was assigned to our Station No. 2.
Varying from year to year, the number of calls the volunteers respond to consists of ambulance (emergency medical) calls, vehicle accidents, structure/vehicle/grass fires, fire or carbon monoxide alarms, hazardous material responses, and miscellaneous calls; i.e., basement pump outs, etc. The department owns seven vehicles, including two ambulances, two pumpers, one rescue truck, one grass fire truck and one tanker. The Department also responds to requests for mutual aid from nearby fire departments.
The organization conducts an annual direct mail fund drive to raise money for its operations. The campaign kick–off begins with a letter mailed during the third week of February with follow-up as needed. In addition to needing funds to continue to provide quality service, the organization is always looking for volunteers to assist with the program; in particular, people who can respond to calls during daytime working hours.
For anyone with questions, those wishing to join, or to schedule non-emergency services, the business number is (814) 474-5091. Visit our website www.fvfd52.org
The fire and medical emergency number is 911.
Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Department
Lake Shore Vounteer Fire Department is located at 5310 West Lake Road and is staffed with volunteers to answer fire and ambulance calls for the Northeast section of Fairview Township. The service area covered is from Millfair Road west to Dutch Road and Lake Erie South to the railroad tracks.
An annual fund drive is held to offset expenses for the organization's operation, providing top-notch service to the community. The volunteers spend many hours of training and in service for the safety of the residents. Your financial support is greatly needed and necessary for them to perform with quality equipment and training.
For anyone interested in joining, needing additional information, please call our businees phone (814-833-6508) or visit the website www.lakeshorefire.org