Hazle Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co.
The Hazle Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. was founded in 1976 and covers the entirety of Hazle Township, spanning a 54.5-square-mile area. The department also assists with mutual aid services to many neighboring communities.
The department, which averages between 700 and 900 responses each year, operates out of two stations.
Station #1, the department’s headquarters, is located at the intersection of State Route 309 (North Church Street) and 27th Street, directly in front of the Hazle Township Municipal Complex. Offices for the fire chief, president and administration are located there. The mailing address for the station is 1113 N. Church St., Hazle Township, PA 18202.
Station #2 is on the south side of State Route 924 between Interstate 81’s Exit 143 and the entrance to Humboldt Industrial Park. This station’s physical address is 484 CAN DO Expressway in Hazle Township.
Hazle Township Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co.’s newest equipment includes a 2017 Seagrave 2000 GPM fire engine and 2014 KME Heavy Rescue truck. Additional fire apparatus and support vehicles include a 2009, Seagrave 95-foot Aerial Scope, a 2008 GMC 3500 squad truck with utility body, a 2007 Mack/KME 1500 GPM/2,500-gallon tanker, a 2004 KME 2250 GPM fire engine, a 2002 Haulmark hazardous materials trailer, a 1998 Seagrave 100-foot Tractor Draw Aerial ladder truck, three additional utility trucks and an SUV.
To fund operation and maintenance of its equipment, the fire company conducts an annual mailed fund drive, a monthly hoagie sale from October to March and numerous fundraisers.
Those interested in joining the fire company are invited to stop by Station #1 or call Fire Chief Scott Kostician at (570) 233-0699. For more information about the fire company, visit www.hazletwpfirerescue.com.
Harwood Volunteer Fire Co.
The Harwood Volunteer Fire Company was chartered in 1943 to provide fire protection for the residents of the villages of Harwood and Humboldt and is an all-volunteer organization that operates out of its fire station at 874 Old St. in Harwood Mines.
The company is equipped with fire apparatus and support vehicles including a 1999 International/KME 1,800-gallon tanker, a 1985 Pierce 1,500-GPM pumper, a 6x6 brush truck, a 2002 Suburban quick response support vehicle and a 1985 Chevrolet utility truck.
The Harwood Volunteer Fire Company’s Annual Bazaar in August and monthly fundraisers help pay for administrative, equipment and training costs.
The Hazle Township and Harwood fire companies work together to protect the lives and properties of the residents and visitors throughout Hazle Township. Members in both companies include firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and fire police. Both companies actively support a “Junior Firefighter” program for teens 14 to 17 years old who are interested in the fire service.
A variety of opportunities are available for those interested in getting involved and new members are always welcome.