Recent Calls
Thu. Apr 1st 2021
MARCH 194 RUNS IS NEW RECORD FOR MONTHLY CALL VOLUMEEMS 152RESCUE 12LOCK IN AUTO 2MVA 10 (1 PIN IN)FIRE RELATED 26STRUCTURE FIRES 7GRASS / BRUSH 7VEHICLE FIRE 2AUTOMATIC ALARMS 9SMOKE INVEST...
Wed. Mar 10th 2021
AT APPROX 1830 HRS TODAY MEDIC 42 WAS CALLED TO ASSIST STATION 113 AT A MOTORCYCLE MVA WITH 2 PATIENTS ON RT 97 NORTH OF TOWN. MEDIC 42 WITH PARAMEDIC RESPONDED AND COMMITTED WITH 1 OF UNION CITY'...
Tue. Mar 9th 2021
CREWS WERE DISPATCHED TO THE PEACH STREET WALMART AT 0842 HRS THIS AM FOR A REPORT OF NATURAL GAS SMELL IN THE BUILDING. WITH S-427 ON AN EMS RUN E-423 RESPONDED WITH 2 AND S-437 RESPONDED WITH 1 AND ...
Sat. Mar 6th 2021
APPROX 1045 PM TONIGHT CREWS WERE CALLED TO A REPORTED MOBILE HOME FIRE AT 7 VIRGINIA COURT IN STATION 40'S FIRST DUE. (McKean HOSE CO.) OUR ASSIGNMENT WAS 1 ENGINE AND 1 TANKER TO RESPOND. E-434 ...
Wed. Mar 3rd 2021
JUST BEFORE 7PM TONIGHT WE WERE CALLED TO ASSIST EMERGYCARE AT A MULTIPLE PERSON SHOOTING AT BOGEY'S TAVERN IN THE 2100 BLOCK OF BUFFALO ROAD. A TOTAL OF 4 GUNSHOT VICTIMS WERE PRESENT ONCE THE PO...
News Headlines
Sun. Apr 4th 2021
https://yourfirstdue.com/manager/data/1236712801/File/perry_hi-way_hose_pumper_truck.pdf click on above to see drawing of new pumper truck.
Sun. Apr 4th 2021
https://yourfirstdue.com/manager/data/1236712801/File/perry_hi-way_hose_tanker.pdf click above for drawing of new unit.
Mon. Mar 22nd 2021
THE TRAINING GROUNDS WAS THE RECIPIENT OF A $110,000 GRANT TO BE USED FOR A NFPA COMPLIANT BURN BUILDING TO REPLACE THE HOMEMADE BURN SYSTEM WE HAVE BEEN USING. THE HOMEMADE UNIT ON SITE NOW IS NOT N...
Thu. Mar 11th 2021
WE HAVE WELCOMED SOME NEW MEMBERS INTO THE VOLUNTEER RANKS AS WELL AS THE PAID STAFF RANKS.VOLUNTEERS:RICHARD SMITH FIRE POLICE, ERIN SMITH JUNIOR FF WHO WILL DO FIRE POLICE WHEN AGE 18, HAYDEN CARR...
Wed. Feb 24th 2021
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPROVED THE SALE OF 3 OLD TRUCKS AND REPLACEMENT WITH 2 NEW TRUCKS AT THE MEETING TONIGHT. THE CURRENT TANKER 435 AND OLDEST 2 ENGINES 423, 432 WILL ALL BE SOLD. THE OLD ...
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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