Currently, the Alburtis Volunteer Fire Department has approximately 35 active members. We operate (1) Class A Engine, (1) Class A Pumper Tanker, (1)Class A Medium Duty Rescue/Engine, (1) Brush Truck, (1) Dewatering / Spill Trailer and (1) Reserve Engine out of one central station. The Alburtis Fire Department has primary coverage area including Alburtis Borough and parts of Lower Macungie Township. Alburtis responds on automatic mutual aid to Lower Macungie Township, Upper Macungie Township, and Longswamp Township.
In addition to the normal fire and rescue duties of the Alburtis Fire Dept., we also specialize in R.I.T operations and assist EMS in our first due area. The Alburtis Fire Dept is QRS certified by the Pa Dept of Health. Please check out out R.I.T and QRS pages below for more information.
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In the early 1980ís the fire department was in need of a larger building. The volunteers spent numerous weekends, framing, laying brick, installing electric and plumbing for an addition that more than doubled the original size. In 1982, a dedication and housing parade was held throughout the borough. The parade ended at the fire department where the new brush truck was housed and a dedication ceremony was preformed for the new addition to the fire department.
Over the years, many fire trucks and have come and gone. Below is a list of all apparatus and their time of service.
1918 Pumper (1st motorized fire truck, bought at a cost of $1250.00)
19xx Mack Tanker
19xx GMC Pumper Tanker
19xx Dodge Brush Truck
19xx Rescue Truck
19xx Squad Van
1976 Mack CF Pumper, refurbished 1994 (1976-present)
1982 GMC Rescue Truck (1999-2005)
1980 Brush Truck (1982-present)
1982 Chevy Step Van (2000-2011)
19xx Police Car (1996-2000)
1992 International/KME Pumper Tanker (1992-2008)
1995 Mack/KME Pumper Tanker (1995-present)
2006 International/Swab Rescue Truck (2006-2012)
2008 KME Predator Panther Pumper Rescue (2008-present)