Many of the fire companies in Bucks County obtained their first piece of firefighting equipment from a Philadelphia Volunteer Fire Co. when they were upgrading and sold off an old piece of fire equipment. This “hand-me-down” process helped lessen the cost to become an established firefighting force. It also established the roots of the Bucks County volunteers with the Philadelphia volunteers and their Fire Chief, Ben Franklin.
Amazingly, today’s Bucks County Fire Service continues as a volunteer service to provide fire and rescue services to the 650,000 citizens of Bucks County.
Books are NOW available for $25.00. They can also be purchased at Parkland and Hartsville Fire Stations on Tuesday nights from 7 pm until 9 PM, at the Perkasie station on Saturday mornings from 9 AM until noon and at the gift shop at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA. Books can also be shipped for a Shipping and Handling charge of $4.50.
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1760 S. Easton Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901
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