Sunday, August 28th, 2022
CREWS WERE SUMMONED FOE A MVA IN THE AREA OF ROUTE 19 & SHARP ROAD JUST AFTER 0730 HRS THIS AM. DISPATCHER REPORTED A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT. CALL WAS FOR WATERFORD AND PERRY HI...
Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
2025 HRS CREWS RESPONDED TO A REPORTED VEHICLE FIRE IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE S&S BUFFET IN THE 1900 BLOCK OF ROTUNDA DRIVE NEAR TINSELTOWN MOVIE THEATER. E-434 RESPONDED WITH 3 PAID STAFF WITH 1...
Monday, August 22nd, 2022
AT 1345 HRS TODAY CREWS WERE CALLED OUT FOR A MVA IN THE 1400 BLOCK OF ROBISON ROAD IN GREEN TOWNSHIP. THE DISPATCHER REPORTED 1 VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD AND INTO A RAVINE WITH ENTRAPMENT. S-437 RESPOND...
Friday, August 19th, 2022
JUST BEFORE 330PM CREWS WERE CALLED OUT FOR A VEHICLE FIRE IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN THE 6700 BLOCK OF PEACH STREET. E-434 RESPONDED WITH 4 MEMBERS (2 STAFF & 2 VOLUNTEER) F...
Friday, August 5th, 2022
AFTER MANY DELAYS THE NEW ENGINE 432 HAS ARRIVED HOME. 4 MEMBERS WENT TO THE 4 GUYS PLANT IN MYERSDALE PA TO DO THE FINAL INSPECTION AND BRING HOME THE MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW ENGINE. MEMBERS DID A THR...
THE ANBULANCE INSPECTION CREW FROM EMMCO WEST ARRIVED AT STATION 43 TODAY AT 9AM TO COMPLETE THE INSPECTION PROCESS FOR OUT LICENSE TO PROVIDE EMS SERVICE TO SUMMIT TOWNSHIP AND THE STATE IN GENERAL. ...
Sunday, May 1st, 2022
4 MEMBERS OF THE NEW TRUCK COMMITTEE WITH BE TRAVELING TO THE 4 GUYS PLANT IN MYERSDALE PA TO REVIEW THE NEW ENGINE. THE CONSTRUCTION PRINTS WERE SIGNED 2 WEEKS AGO AND THE NEW PIECE OF APPARATUS IS ...
Monday, February 7th, 2022
A big thank you to Bob Sansone from DAVID CORRY auto dealership in Corry PA for the pizza tonight. Crews were treated to pizza after working on the trucks and equipment on our maintenance night drill...
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 $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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