Recent Calls
Mon. Jul 1st 2019
JUNE 2019 BREAKDOWN:EMS 128RESCUE 14MVA 12 LOCK IN 2FIRE RELATED 23STRUCTURE FIRES 7VEHICLE FIRES 2BRUSH / GRASS FIRES 2FIRE ALARMS 12MISCELANEOUS 1TREE DOWN ON ROADWAY AND AUTO
Sat. Jun 8th 2019
JUST BEFORE 4AM TODAY CREWS WERE CALLED OUT TO A REPORTED UNRESPONSIVE PATIENT THAT WAS UPGRADED TO A CARDIAC ARREST. S-437 WITH 2 VOLUNTEER EMT'S AND THE MEDIC RESPONDED. S-427 WITH THE PAID EMT ...
Sun. Jun 2nd 2019
CREWS WERE CALLED OUT TONIGHT TO ZUCK ROAD AT DINNER TIME FOR A REPORTED KITCHEN FIRE IN A MOBILE HOME. OUR ASSIGNMENT WAS FOR 1 ENGINE TO ASSIST. E-423 RESPONDED FROM STATION 42 WITH PAID STAFF BUT E...
Sat. Jun 1st 2019
MAY 2019 BREAKDOWN:EMS 128RESCUE 8MVA 7CHILD LOCK IN AUTO 1FIRE RELATED 17STRUCTURE 5 (3 WORKING FIRES)VEHICLE 1SMOKE INVESTIGATION 1AUTOMATIC ALARMS 10HAZARDOUS CALLS 2CO RESPONSE 2
Sun. May 26th 2019
Crews were called for a syncopal episode for a worker at the Days Inn 7415 Schultz Road. S-427 & M-42 units responded. On arrival pt was found in the laundry room area unresponsive. The first in b...
News Headlines
Fri. Jul 5th 2019
THE CONTRACT FOR 2 NEW AMBULANCES WAS SIGNED AND A $20,000 DEPOSIT MADE TODAY. 2 NEW PL CUSTOM AMBULANCES WILL BE BUILT ON NEW 2019 FORD F550 CHASSIS. DELIVERY IS SCHEDULED FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF FE...
Sat. Jun 22nd 2019
WE RECEIVED OUR NEW LICENSE FOR QRS, BLS AMBULANCE AND ALS AMBULANCE SERVICE TODAY. WE HAVE MET ALL THE CRITERIA FOR THE STATE DOH IN STAFFING, EQUIPMENT CARRIED AND POLICIES & PROCEDURES TO GRAN...
Tue. Jun 18th 2019
2 MEMBERS OF EMMCO WEST ARRIED AT STATION 43 TO DO THE ON SITE INSPECTION OF OUR 4 QRS TRUCKS AS WELL AS OUR 2 AMBULANCES AND PARAMEDIC "EMS SQUAD" UNIT. TO MAKE FOR EN EVEN MORE HECTIC AND...
Thu. Jun 13th 2019
JUST AFTER NOON TODAY THE NEW PICKUP TRUCK THAT WILL BE USED AS THE NEW PARAMEDIC TRUCK WAS DELIVERED BY THE BOYS FROM BOBBY FISHER CHEVROLET. THE NEW TRUCK WILL BE OUTFITTED WITH A CAP WITH SIDE COM...
Thu. May 30th 2019
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AT THE ANNUAL EMMCO WEST EMS DINNER TONIGHT PERRY HI-WAY WAS ONE OF THE AMBULANCE COMPANIES IN THE EMMCO WEST REGION TO BE RECGONIZED FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING SERVICE. WE WERE AWARDED A GOLD LEVEL QUALIT...
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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