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Bucks County Fire Service History Book

This book contains 390 pages, including the written history, pictures and an all-time list of fire apparatus of each of the 62 county volunteer fire companies in full color.

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2019 Scholarship Program

Bucks County Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association 2019 Scholarship Awards Programs “This is a great benefit of membership”The Bucks County Fire Chiefs & Firefighters Association is proud to announce the Scholarship Award Program for 2019. This...

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RETIRED FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE, EMS LOOKING FOR A REWARDING 2ND CAREER $25 an hour Part-time Job SummaryNORA (Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance) works with Organ Procurement Organizations, TransplantCenters, Living Donor Networks, and Laboratories...

Next Steps for State Fire Commission Bill

From: McGarvey, Chief Charles <CMcGarvey@lowermerion.org> Subject: Next Steps for the State Fire Commission Bill All: Please see the email below.  As you are aware I have asked my local Senator to sponsor legislation for the State Fire Commission. ...

Association Challenge Coin

The Bucks County Fallen Firefighters Memorial Committee has created a challenge coin to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the first memorial ceremony in 2004. The cost of each challenge coin is $10.00 and all proceeds will be donated to the Bucks County...

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The 2019 Bucks County Chiefs & Firefighters Association Scholarship Application can be downloaded from our website.  www.buckscandff.com
All applications must be submitted by September 1, 2019.

The 2019 Bucks County Chiefs & Firefighters Association Scholarship Application can be downloaded from our website. www.buckscandff.com
All applications must be submitted by September 1, 2019.
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At our meeting last night a serious conversation came up in regards to the Critical Status of the Fire Service. The Association is trying to tackle this issue and has developed a seperate committee to work on the problem. In future there will be surveys and such coming out to the stations that will need Department attention. We will be asking for real facts such as manpower availability. We want the true info for instance we dont want to hear you have 20 Volunteers during the hours of 6A to 6P if in reality you have 5. We will be using this info to approach both County and Local Governments to show them how critical this problem is. Please respond to this request when you see it quickly!

I also want to address another issue and that is attendance at our Meetings. We took a quick poll last night and the data was not encouraging. For example out of 45 personell in attendance last night 5 were actual sitting Chiefs. I also looked at the company numbers and out of 59 paid departments less than 20 were represented. 

The County looks at us first for input and responce and we try to speak for the Fire service as a whole. This is getting not only harder to do but due to the lack in attendance our word is not as strong as it was years ago. 

This all being said please encourage your Chiefs and Presidents to attend future meetings and participate in these extreamly important conversations. We are much stronger together than seperatly! Just my two cents your President .

At our meeting last night a serious conversation came up in regards to the Critical Status of the Fire Service. The Association is trying to tackle this issue and has developed a seperate committee to work on the problem. In future there will be surveys and such coming out to the stations that will need Department attention. We will be asking for real facts such as manpower availability. We want the true info for instance we dont want to hear you have 20 Volunteers during the hours of 6A to 6P if in reality you have 5. We will be using this info to approach both County and Local Governments to show them how critical this problem is. Please respond to this request when you see it quickly!

I also want to address another issue and that is attendance at our Meetings. We took a quick poll last night and the data was not encouraging. For example out of 45 personell in attendance last night 5 were actual sitting Chiefs. I also looked at the company numbers and out of 59 paid departments less than 20 were represented.

The County looks at us first for input and responce and we try to speak for the Fire service as a whole. This is getting not only harder to do but due to the lack in attendance our word is not as strong as it was years ago.

This all being said please encourage your Chiefs and Presidents to attend future meetings and participate in these extreamly important conversations. We are much stronger together than seperatly! Just my two cents your President .
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If you want attendance to improve at the meetings change the locations. Rotate every other month between the training center in Doylestown and the training center in Bristol. It might get some improvement for attendance.

I know I have been out of Bucks for some years...Is there really 59 paid departments...I can only think of 6...Bensalem, Bristol, Middletown, Lower Southampton, Northampton, Newtown... #StaffedRigs...Sorry 7 I almost forgot Warrington

Would it be a bad thing to go to a county wide system and actually pay people to do this job during the day ? Or around the clock? I know going to a county system a lot of people will get mad and throw there hands up in the air because they aren’t the chief any longer . But sometimes you just need to do what’s best for everyone and not just one person . And if not going to a paid county system why not merge? I’m talking company’s who have man power issues and let’s be honest some/most are worst then others when it comes to man power. And please before anyone says anything. I don’t have the answers for these issues and I don’t attend these meetings . So these question might have already been addressed . Something has to give

Bristol Borough needs to merge

I recommend to you also contact Henderson County chiefs. They’re proposing some regional approaches to the same issue.

Who are the officers of this assoc?

You should have your meetings on different days of the week. My company's drill night is Monday making it difficult to attend.

Sounds like you all are trying to make a no bullshit committee to tackle the issues best of luck hope PAticks don’t hinder to much progress

Where did I hear that before

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1760 S. Easton Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901

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