Recent Calls
Sat. Oct 12th 2019
CREWS WERE CALLED TO A REPORTED OD AT THE RED ROOF INN THIS AM. S-437, U-438 AND M-42 ALL RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND FOUND THE PT WAS DOWN FOR TOO LONG TO RESUSCITATE. THE CORNER WAS CALLED TO THE SCE...
Fri. Oct 11th 2019
JUST AFTER 9PM TONIGHT STATION 42 WAS CALLED OUT FOR 2ND ALARM ASSISTANCE ON A WORKING FIRE IN A COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE WITH STATION 38 IN THE 12000 BLOCK OF EDINBORO ROAD. THE ALARM ASSIGNMENT WAS...
Tue. Oct 1st 2019
SEPTEMBER 175 RUN BREAKDOWN:EMS 138RESCUE 7MVA 6LOCK IN 1FIRE RELATED 25STRUCTURE FIRE 1SMOKE ODOR 2VEHICLE FIRE 3OUTSIDE GRASS / BRUSH 2HAZARDOUS CALLS 4CO ALARMS 2NATURAL GASS / PROPANE LE...
Mon. Sep 2nd 2019
LABOR DAY MORNING WAS INTERRUPTED BY A CALL FOR A VEHICLE FIRE IN THE PARKING LOT OF TACO BELL ON UPPER PEACH STREET. THE 911 CENTER STARTED RECEIVING CALLS AT 0948 HRS AND WITHIN 5 MIN HAD APPROX 50...
Sun. Sep 1st 2019
159 RUNS FOR AUGUST 2019EMS 121RESCUE 16MVA 14WATER RESCUE 1HELICOPTER LANDING ZONE 1FIRE CALLS 19STRUCTURE FIRES 3 VEHICLE FIRE 3SMOKE INVESTIGATION 1POLE FIRE 1AUTOMATIC ALARM 11HAZ-MAT C...
News Headlines
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...
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...
Sat. Aug 17th 2019
PERRY HI-WAY MEMBERS BRUCE SHEARER AND KRISTEN SERAFIN WERE AMONG 12 COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS THAT TOOK THEIR FIREFIGHTER 1 TEST THIS WEEKEND. THE WRITTEN TEST WAS DONE FRIDAY NIGHT AND THE PRACTICAL EXER...
Mon. Jul 29th 2019
CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER KRISTINE SERAFIN. SHE HAS MOVED TO THE SENIOR DEPARTMENT ON HER 18TH BIRTHDAY. SHE ALSO COMPLETED HER STRUCTURAL BURN CLASS THIS WEEKE...
About Us

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 $998,000,000.  PERRY HI-WAY HOSE COMPANY'S CURRENT 18 ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS, 9 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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