Company History


A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE
BRIDGEVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

In January of 1996, The Ladies Auxiliary celebrated their 60 Year Anniversary. It was the meeting in January of 2004 that the Company adopts two named Line Officer positions of Lieutenant I and II and is appointed by the Fire Chief. Also, when the Ladies Auxiliary was first established, its membership consisted of women volunteers only. Over many years, the organization has grown significantly and includes both men and women. This being recognized, it was deemed that the name “Ladies Auxiliary” be renamed to “The Bridgeville Auxiliary.”

On July 10th, 2005, the family and the membership of the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company endured a great loss in the L.O.D.D. of their beloved Joseph H. Evans. In the year of 2007, the Company made several necessary upgrades and purchases that included: adding new gear lockers, replacing HVAC heating, installing a new ice machine, a electric water cooler for 72-6, a new deck gun for 72-1, painted all Engine bays, relocated air compressor to boiler room, raised the water pipes in East Engine bay, purchased a new 2008 Ford F450 and 40ft Gooseneck Trailer.

In June of 2007, the Company created new official website. This web address can found at www.bridgeville72.com. Later that fall, the Company participates in its 1st Year at the Annual Punkin Chunkin Festival in providing Fire and EMS coverage. Also, the Company suffers a great loss of longtime member, Jimmy “Piggy” Russell.

As the awaited anticipation in celebrating the Company’s 100 Year Anniversary draws near, a meeting is held in December of 2008 and special committees are established in order to plan several building projects and coordinating events.

2009
Happy 100th Birthday to the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company Inc.!
For the Year of 2009, The Bridgeville Fire Company will have responded to approximately 300 Fire Alarms, and approximately 800 Ambulance calls. Currently, the fleet of the Company includes:

  • Tanker 72-5, a 1995 SNS/Spartan
  • Rescue 72-6, a 1991 Pierce
  • Engine 72-9, a 1994 Pierce
  • Engine 72-1, a 2007 Pierce
  • Brush 72-0, a 1989 Ford F-350 Custom
  • Brush/Engine 72-4, a 2002 International
  • Brush 72-00, a 2004 Ford F-350 XL Super Duty
  • 72-10, a 2008 Ford F-450 XL Super Duty Truck
  • 72-36, a 2007 Pace Gooseneck Trailer
  • Engine 72-3, a 1936 REO
  • EMS Kubota 72, a 2009 Kubota RTV1140
  • Command 72-8, a 2001 Ford Expedition XLT
  • 72-14, a 2004 Ford Shuttle Van
  • 72-13, a 1987 Chevy Pick-Up Traffic Control Vehicle
  • A-72, a 2006 Horton/International Ambulance
  • B-72, a 2003 Horton/International Ambulance

In the course of 100 Years, the growth of Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. has left a trail of historical milestones that what makes them who they are today. The volunteers in this Company of the past and present bear an extraordinary commitment to their beloved community that goes unscathed and will continue to for future generations to come. We are humbled by the support we have received throughout the years and are proud to provide Fire and EMS services to those in need. In the 100 Years of our existence, this special occasion would not be especially possible without you; and for that, we sincerely Thank You.

You believe it is better to be “Number One,”
but we know it is best to be “Second to None”


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