The Fire Certification Advisory Committee of the State Fire Commissioner's Office has recognized our Company as a Participating Department of the Pennsylvania Fire Service Certification Program at the 50% Level. To receive this recognition, Members had to meet or exceed the 10% level of responding Members who are certified to the National Professional Qualifications Standards level. 50% of our Members have gone above and beyond to get their Fire Fighter I Certification or higher. Click on this link, Office of the State Fire Commissioner to check out the PA Fire Commissioner's home page.
Our Company has obtained QRS (Quick Response Service) Certification from the PA Department of Health (PA DOH). This certification enables us to provide Basic Life Support - Emergency Medical Services to our community. Our Duty Officer vehicle, Engine and our Rescue truck are certified and available to respond to medical calls when dispatched by the York County 911 center. The units are able to assist Basic Life Support Ambulances and an Advanced Life Support Units who also respond to the incident. The additional manpower and equipment is designed to bring aid to heart attack victims more rapidly. Our Members go through continued training to meet recertification standards that are set forth by the Department of Health. Our PA DOH liasion is the Emergency Health Services Federation (EHSF). Click on either of these links, EHSF and PA DOH to check out the home pages of our local and state level EMS authorities.
Union Fire Company No.1 has been honored by the PA Water Rescue Instructors Association for attaining certification as a Water Rescue Team. The 14 Member Team is certified to the Operations Level, able to respond and aid victims of water related emergencies. The Team is a shore based unit, affecting assistance and rescue from the shoreline or, when necessary, inserting Team Members into the water to extricate victims. The Team is automatically dispatched in its primary response area with 2 rescue boats. Union Fire Company's primary response area is along the Conewago Creek as well as mutual-aid responses into East Manchester Township along the Susquehanna River.