Our next regular meeting is October 11th at Upper Pottsgrove Station 79 - 1409 Farmington Avenue, Pottstown…

 

BACKGROUND

The Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Police Association was organized July 9, 1927 and became officially chartered in May 1933.

The first fire police officers in the state of Pennsylvania were appointed in Meadville, Crawford County in 1896. They had no authority other than that which could be provided by their fire company and the municipality in which they served. Legal recognition, Title 35, Act 74 of June, 1941, was passed to grant Special Fire Police officers necessary police power to provide such protection. Fire Police could only act in emergency situations ONLY when their fire department was involved. In 1949, Act 388 was passed and Fire Police were given power to act without fire company involvement, providing a request to do so was made by a municipality.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this Association shall be the general improvement of the Fire Police service, to promote the welfare of the Fire Police, to arouse interest in improving our services as Fire Police in certain phases of the Fire Police procedures, to create the feeling of good will within the community, and to promote fellowship among all of its members.

The Association shall uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Rules and Ordinances of the Municipalities of the County of Montgomery.                 [ From Article II of the MCVFPA Bylaws ]




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Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Police Association
Montgomery County Fire Academy
1175 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone 215-855-7025
Fax 610-825-2280

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