Relationship of Upper Frederick Township and Fire Company

The Upper Frederick Township Board of Supervisors is responsible for ensuring fire protection in the Township, as established by the Second Class Township Code. Similar to many other rural and suburban communities in the Commonwealth, the Board of Supervisors relies on a volunteer fire company to provide fire protection. In Upper Frederick Township, the Upper Frederick Fire Company is to provide fire protection throughout the Township. The Upper Frederick Fire Company relies entirely on volunteers to provide fire protection, and they are always looking for more volunteers.

Funding for the Fire Company comes from a variety of sources, including:

• Emergency management services tax in the amount of 0.11 mils (which is 50 percent of the total emergency management services tax collected),

• Foreign Fire tax from the Commonwealth,

• The Township pays for workers compensation for volunteers, diesel fuel, and vehicle insurance,

• The Township also occasionally assists with the purchase of needed equipment by making contributions to the Fire Company, as needed.

• Fundraisers, and

• Donations.