Fun Stuff We Do
Look for pictures and
videos of us having a good time on this page, but
please read through the following explanation that
the fun is not just for fun sake.
Every boy imagined
becoming a fireman when he grew up, right? Riding
on that big red truck and wearing fireman's bunker
gear just seemed so cool. Well, maybe not every
boy, but the stereotype persists.
Being a fire fighter
can be fun when you are not fighting fire, or
responding to the many kinds of calls for help we
receive. Part of that fun is doing just what was
mentioned above—riding on that big red truck.
Weraing fireman's bunker gear is not so cool
though, especially on hot summer days.
The most fun we have is
sponsoring and participating in parades associated
with our fundraising events, and those of other
volunteer firefighting companies in the area.
These are fun, because we drive around with our
sirens and horns blasting, and our lights
flashing—but they are not just for fun. These
parades serve a couple impotant purposes.
Parades remind the community that we
are there for our neighbors in an emergency, and
help us bring attention to the events we sponsor
for our fundraising efforts. Importantly, they
also help us cement our relationships with other
area firefighting and EMS teams. When we respond
to an emergency call in our community, you will
also see other fire companies respond. Knowing we
have their support keeps our hopes up that
we can cope with any situation, and knowing their
capabilities is an important aspect of allocating
resources to take control of a potentially
Some of our members also attend
conventions and trade exhibitions to keep up with
the latest developments in firefighting equipment
and technology—and they do so at their own
expense. When they do, they bring that information
back and share it with the rest of us. This helps
us all expand our ability to more effectively cope
with emergency situations.
By the way, after all the work
setting up for our fundraising events, we enjoy
interacting with the members of our community who
Photos & Videos
Over time, we will add more to this page. For
now, we invite you to view and "Like" our Facebook page, and the pictures taken at our Block
Road Trip to Middleport, NY
fire company in Middleport, NY, donated a
truck to us, so Assistant Chief Todd Amos, Fire
Police Captain Russ Hauck and Lieutenant Sylvie
Hauck drove up to bring it home. The photos
chronicling their journey are in two albums on our
Facebook page, here
Before you go, check out this video of the event
by our friend, Andrew Leibenguth of TamaquaArea.com.