Recent Calls
Sat. Oct 3rd 2020
STATION 42 WAS TONED OUT JUST AFTER 1500 HRS TODAY TO RESPOND RESCUE 428 TO ROCKDALE TOWNSHIP CRAWFORD COUNTY FOR MOBILE CASCADE ASSIST TO MILL VILLAGE AND CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS. CREWS WERE FIGHTING A ST...
Thu. Oct 1st 2020
SEPTEMBER BREAKDOWN:EMS 111RESCUE 13MVA 12 ( 2 PIN IN )LOCK IN 1FIRE 23STRUCTURE FIRE 2VEHICLE FIRES 2BRUSH / GRASS 3AUTOMATIC ALARMS 16HAZARDOUS CALLS 1TREE ON WIRES 1
Mon. Sep 28th 2020
APPROXIMATELY 2130 HRS AS THE STATION 43 MEMBERS WERE RETURNING FROM TRAINING AT THE STATION 42 TRAINING GROUNDS WHEN THE TONES DROPPED FOR A VEHICLE FIRE ON PEACH STREET AT THE I-90 OVERPASS. E-432 ...
Fri. Sep 25th 2020
JUST AFTER 3PM TODAY STATION 42 WAS REQUESTED TO RESPOND TO A ROLL OVER MVA ON I-79 AT THE KEARSARGE EXIT FOR A ROLL OVER MVA WITH 1 PERSON PINNED IN THE AUTO. KFD WAS OUT ON A FIRE ALARM AND THE CHI...
Tue. Sep 1st 2020
151 CALLS FOR THE MONTHEMS 119RESCUE 12MVA 11ELEVATOR 1FIRE RELATED 19STRUCTURE FIRES 3VEHICLE FIRES 2GRASS / BRUSH FIRE 1FIRE ALARMS 13HAZARDOUS CALLS 1GAS / PROPANE LEAK 1
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Sat. Sep 26th 2020
EVEN WITH THE COVID 19 TRAINING MUST GO ON. WE HAVE HAD TOE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PASS VARIOUS CERTIFICATIONS FROM TRAINING CLASSES LATE THIS SUMMER.VINNY DRAGULIN; HAZ-MAT AWARENESS, HAZ-MAT OPERATIONS...
Sat. Aug 29th 2020
BEN SPAULDING HAS JOINED THE RANKS TODAY AS A NEW JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER. BEN HAS JOINED ON HIS 16TH BIRTHDAY AND LOOKS FORWARD TO ATTENDING TRAINING AND GETTING READY TO ANSWER EMERGENCY ALARMS AS ABLE....
Wed. Jul 1st 2020
PAST MEMBER STEVE SAMPLE HAS RETURNED TO THE FIRE COMPANY AFTER A 12 YEAR BREAK DURING WHICH TIME HE WAS WORKING OUT OF TOWN FOR A RAILROAD COMPANY. HIS WORK HAD HIM OUT OF TOWN MOST OF THE WEEK SO HE...
Mon. Jun 22nd 2020
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SEVERAL MEMBERS TOOK THE AERIAL LINE CLASS OVER 2 MONDAYS AND THE SATURDAY JUNE 22. THIS 16 HR CLASS USED THE LADDER FOR ROPE RESCUE SITUATIONS INCLUDING USE OF THE STOKES BASKET TO EVACUATE PEOPLE F...
Sat. May 16th 2020
MEMBERS GATHERED THIS AM TO INSTALL NEW FIBERGLASS INSULATION IN THE ATTIC SPACE OF STATION 42. WITH THE BUILDING BEING 25 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR IT WAS TIME TO BOLSTER THE ATTIC INSULATION. THE ORIGINA...
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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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