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FOR SALE — Water Rescue Boats and Trailer

The Wissahickon Fire Company is looking to add new water rescue assets to our fleet! If you or your organization is interested in purchasing our current water rescue boats and trailer, please contact us via the attached information!

WFC Open House – Monday, October 9th!

Join the Wissahickon Fire Company for our annual Fire Prevention Open House on Monday, October 9th from 5-8pm at 245 Race Street in Ambler Borough! Enjoy fire truck rides, hose spraying, and dinner with a firefighter! Can’t wait to see you there!

Ambler Auto Show

Over the weekend, The Wissahickon Fire Company held a vehicle rescue demonstration at the 2023 Ambler Auto Show! Our firefighters showed the crowd what it’s like to be a firefighter, along with the various techniques we use to extricate patients after a vehicle accident!

Fire in Whitpain Township

At approximately 8:30pm on March 14th, the Wissahickon Fire Company was dispatched to a residential building fire on the 300 block of Maple Street in the Ambler section of Whitpain Township. Originally dispatched as a basement fire, crews confirmed the fire was limited to the first floor before making entry and extinguishing the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Remembering Ray Simonis

It is with a heavy heart that we commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Line of Duty Death (LODD) of Wissahickon Firefighter Raymond Simonis. Firefighter Simonis passed away in the hours after responding to a residential building fire. Ray was known for being able to put a smile on anyone’s face, and the ones who knew him best could always count on him to brighten their day. We will always strive to continue your legacy...
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Purchase your 2023 Lottery Calendar!

It’s that time of year, again, folks! Be sure to purchase your 2023 Wissahickon Fire Company Lottery Calendar before they’re all gone! Not only can you win up to $500, but ALL proceeds directly support our 100% volunteer organization! Contact a local firefighter or stop by Station 7A any Monday night between 7-9pm to purchase!

Fire on Anderson Lane

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Wissahickon Fire Company was dispatched to a residential building fire on the 200 block of Anderson Lane in Ambler Borough. First arriving units reported smoke and fire showing from the garage and first floor of the home. With the assistance of neighboring companies, crews quickly went to work extinguishing the fire. No serious injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are...
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Two PA State Police Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty

The Wissahickon Fire Company extends its condolences to the families of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers who were killed in the line of duty this morning on I-95. The troopers were responding to a report of a pedestrian on the highway when they, along with the pedestrian, were struck by a passing vehicle. Pennsylvania’s “Move Over” law requires that, when passing an emergency vehicle, all drivers safely merge into a lane farther away from the...
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Ladder 7 on Scene at 2nd Alarm Fire in Horsham Twp

On the evening of February 12th, the Wissahickon Fire Company was dispatched to a 2nd alarm fire at the Homewood Suites hotel in Horsham Township. First arriving units found fire on the roof and quickly responded by extinguishing the blaze through the use of aerial ladders and hose lines. While not all 2nd Alarm units directly engaged in firefighting  efforts while on scene at this incident, the decisive and timely action of requesting a 2nd...
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