Fire services in the Borough of Denver are provided by the Denver Fire Company No. 1. Located at 425 Locust Street,, Denver, the fire company houses two (2) engines and one (1) rescue truck that are available to respond to a variety of emergencies.
Staffed with approximately 45 active volunteer firefighters, the Denver Fire Company relies on donations from residents and businesses in the Borough to continue operation.
In 2015, the Denver Fire Company responded to 205 calls for service. An average of 13 firefighters responded to each call. The average response time was 3.5 minutes, meaning that a fire truck was responding to a call in less than 4 minutes after being dispatched by the County 911 center. This is a very good response time in that there are no firefighters “on call” at the station. Firefighters drive to the station, put on their gear and board a truck in less than four (4) minutes.
In addition to 1,461 hours of service last year for fire calls, the firefighters also participated in 2,110 hours of training. Training includes mandated refresher courses and certification courses for new firefighters.
The value of property saved in fire calls last year was almost $3.0 million dollars. The actual property loss was $173,000.00. Using data from the National Volunteer Fire Council, a paid fire department to provide the same level of service would cost each person in the Borough at least $1,200.00.
Denver Fire Company No. 1
425 Locust Street
Denver, PA 17517