Recent Calls
Wed. Dec 11th 2019
SHORTLY AFTER 5 PM TONIGHT WE WERE CALLED TO ASSIST MPS / STATION 44 ON A ROLL OVER MVA ON I-79 AT THE 180 MILE POST. CHIEF 440 WAS ON SCENE REPORTING 1 SUV ON ITS SIDE OFF THE ROADWAY WITH 1 ENTRAPPE...
Wed. Dec 11th 2019
CREWS WERE TONED OUT TO A MVA ON HIMROD ROAD NEAR THE RAILROAD CROSSING FOR A VEHICLE ROLLED OVER WITH ENTRAPMENT. STATION 14 (WATERFORD) WAS DISPATCHED AS THE PRIMARY AND WE WERE SENT ON THE ASSIST W...
Sat. Dec 7th 2019
CREWS WERE SUMMONED TO THE 8800 BLOCK OF PERRY HIWAY JUST BEFORE NOON TODAY FOR A MVA WITH PSP TROOPER INVOLVED. S-427 AND S-437 RESPONDED FROM STATION 42 AND CHIEF 421 RESPONDED POV. CREWS WERE ON S...
Sun. Dec 1st 2019
JUST AFTER 5AM THIS AM CREWS WERE CALLED OUT TO A REPORTED APARTMENT ON FIRE ON HOMEVIEW LANE IN THE NEW COPPER LEAF SUBDIVISION. E-432, E-423, S-437 ALL RESPONDED WITH 7 MEMBERS AS WELL AS KFD L-449,...
Sun. Dec 1st 2019
NOVEMBER BREAKDOWN:EMS 116RESCUE 15MVA 13ELEVATOR 1LOCK IN CHILD 1FIRE RELATED 20STRUCTURE FIRES 3COOKING FIRE 2VEHICLE FIRES 2FURNACE FIRE 1SMELL OF SMOKE INVEST. 2AUTOMATIC ALARMS 10HAZA...
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Sun. Dec 8th 2019
MEMBERS MET TODAY AT STATION 43 FOR ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON AS WELL AS THE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AND GENERAL MEETING. A MEAL OF ROAST BEEF, MEATBALLS, LASAGNA, AUGRATEN POTATOES, CORN AND GARDEN SALAD W...
Sat. Oct 12th 2019
4 PERRY HI-WAY MEMBERS COMPLETED THEIR HAZ-MAT OPERATIONS PRO BOARD CERTIFICATION TESTING TODAY. CANDIDATES TOOK THE WRITTEN TEST FRIDAY NIGHT THEN COMPLETED THEIR PRACTICAL SKILLS TODAY AT THE TRAIN...
Mon. Oct 7th 2019
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THANKS TO A GRANT FROM THE FIRE ACT GRANT COMPLETED IN 2018 WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE NEW BATTERY POWERED VEHICLE EXTRICATION TOOLS, COMMONLY CALLED "THE JAWS of LIFE" THE NEW TOOLS ARE...
Sat. Sep 28th 2019
CONGRATS GO OUT TO VOLUNTEER KRISSY SERAFIN AND PARAMEDIC BRUCE SHEARER FOR PASSING THEIR FIREFIGHTER 1 TESTING. BOTH RECIEVED NEWS OF THEIR PASSING THE WRITTEN TESTING A FEW DAYS AGO. THEY HAD TAKE...
Thu. Sep 12th 2019
THE FINAL PAPERWORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY EMMCO WEST AND SENT TO THE STATE AS WE RECEIVED OUR CERTIFICATE OF RENEWAL FOR THE STATE VOLUNTARY RESCUE CERTIFICATION. THIS IS A VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION PR...
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MISSION STATEMENT

THE MISSION OF THE PERRY HI-WAY HOSE COMPANY IS TO PROTECT THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN SUMMIT TOWNSHIP AND ERIE COUNTY FROM THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF FIRES, SUDDEN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES OR EXPOSURE TO DANGEROUS CONDITIONS CREATED BY MAN OR NATURE. THIS MISSION WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY DELIVERING PROACTIVE AND REACTIVE FIRE, RESCUE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN A HIGHLY COMPETENT AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER THAT PROVIDES THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF PROTECTION TO SUMMIT TOWNSHIP AND ERIE COUNTY WITH PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED & CERTIFIED PERSONNEL AND A PROPERLY EQUIPPED FIRE / RESCUE & EMS DEPARTMENT.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

PERRY HI-WAY HOSE COMPANY STARTED AN ALL VOLUNTEER FIRE, RESCUE AND EMS COMPANY STARTED BY A GROUP OF CONCERNED CITIZENS IN 1948.  WE SERVE ALL AREAS OF SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, ERIE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA.  WE PROVIDE AUTOMATIC AID TO THE SURROUNDING TOWNSHIPS OF MILLCREEK, GREEN, WATERFORD, AND McKEAN.  WE ALSO PROVIDE MUTUAL AID TO ALL AREAS OF ERIE COUNTY INCLUDING THE CITY of ERIE. FROM OUR HUMBLE BEGINNING WITH A SINGLE HOME MADE FIRE TRUCK THAT WAS STORED AT KASTNER'S GAS STATION TO THE MODERN FLEET OF 11 PIECES OF APPARATUS HOUSED IN 2 STATIONS WE HAVE TODAY.THE HOSE COMPANY HAS MADE MANY IMPROVEMENTS TO KEEP UP WITH THE EVER GROWING TOWNSHIP.  ONE MAJOR CHANGE OCCURED IN 2016 TO BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE INCREASING CALL VOLUME, THE CHANGE TO A COMBINATION DEPARTMENT.  IN 2016 WE HIRED 9 FULL TIME STAFF, ENOUGH TO STAFF A 2 PERSON CREW IN STATION 24/7/365.  IT WAS JULY 12, 2016 THAT PERRY HIWAY UPGRADED FROM A BLS SERVICE TO AN ALS SERVICE WITH A PARAMEDIC ON DUTY 24/ 7/365.  WHAT WAS ONCE PRIMARILY ROLLING FARMLAND AND WIDELY SPACED RURAL HOMES HAS CHANGED INTO A RAPIDLY GROWING SUBURBAN AREA WITH SEVERAL COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, 10 GAS STATIONS, 19 HOTEL COMPLEXES, NUMEROUS EATING / DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS, A RACETRACK / CASINO COMPLEX, A LARGE INDOOR WATER PARK AND MANY HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS OF LIGHT WEIGHT CONSTRUCTED SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS, PATIO HOMES AND DUPLEX CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTS. THE 2015 CENSUS ESTIMATE LIST OUR TOWNSHIP RESIDENTIAL POPULATION AT 6,873.  WE PROVIDE PROTECTION TO A TOTAL POPULATION OF APPROXIMATELY 25,000 WHEN TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE VISITORS, SHOPPERS AND GUESTS AT OUR NUMEROUS BUSINESSES. THE VALUE OF PROPERTIES IN THE TOWNSHIP IS APPROX $1,100,000,000.  PERRY HI-WAY HOSE COMPANY'S CURRENT 13 ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS, 12 PAID STAFF FIRE MEMBERS AND 9 BUSINESS BOARD MEMBERS KEEP THIS ORGANIZATION RUNNING. MONEY FOR THE PAID STAFF COME FROM THE YEARLY LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICE TAX OF $47.00 PER WORKER IN THE TOWNSHIP (The other $10 goes to the school district).  THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND APPARATUS PURCHASES ARE NOT TAX BASED AND RELY ON THE ANNUAL FUND DRIVE AND FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS FEE FOR SERVICE BILLING.

 


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