Recent Calls
Fri. Jul 2nd 2021
EMS 152RESCUE 10MVA 9LOCK IN 1FIRE RELATED 19STRUCTURE FIRES - 2GRASS / BRUSH FIRE - 1`FIRE ALARMS - 1HAZARDOUS CALL - 3WIRE DOWN - 1BOMB THREAT - 1NATURAL GAS LEAK - 1
Tue. Jun 29th 2021
1401 HRS THE TONES DROPPED FOR A HOUSE FIRE ON SAMPSON ROAD IN STATION 68 FIRST DUE. L-429 WAS REQUESTED AS WELL AS AN AMBULANCE. L-429 RESPONDED WITH PAID STAFF FROM STATION 42 AND ARRIVED BEHIND E-...
Sat. Jun 26th 2021
JUST AFTER 2200 HRS WE WERE CALLED OUT TO STAND BY FOR A BOMB THREAT AT THE CASINO ON PERRY HI-WAY. PSP WANTED EQUIPMENT TO STAGE IN THE DISTANT PARKING LOT BY SCHWABELS BREAD STORE. E-434,R-428, S-4...
Fri. Jun 25th 2021
THE MORNING STARTED OUT WITH 2 CALLS WITH IN 7 MINUETS JUST AFTER 8AM TODAY. FIRST WAS A FALL ON HOMEVIEW LANE. 2ND CALL WAS A MVA AT HAMOT AND OLIVER WITH REPORTED ROLL OVER. WITH JUST 3 PAID STA...
Tue. Jun 22nd 2021
JUST AFTER 1200 NOON TODAY CREWS WERE CALLED OUT TO RESPOND ON A FIRST ALARM BOX TO STATION 68 AREA ON HORSESHOE DRIVE. L-429 WAS OUR ASSIGNMENT. L-429 RESPONDED FROM STATION 42 AND ARRIVED BEHIND E-...
News Headlines
Tue. Jun 8th 2021
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ENGINE 432, A 2001 PUMPER TRUCK, HAS BEEN SOLD TO THE PINEGROVE TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN VENANGO COUNTY NEAR OIL CITY PA. THE 1500GPM PUMPER WITH 1000 GALLON WATER TANK WAS SOLD AND THE ...
Sat. Jun 5th 2021
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OUR 2003 FIRE ENGINE WAS SOLD TO THE ROUSEVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN VENANGO COUNTY IN PREPARATION FOR REPLACEMENT WITH A NEW 2022 UNIT. THE CREW FROM ROUSEVILLE PICKED UP THE TRUCK SATURDAY T...
Wed. May 19th 2021
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AFTER 26 YRS OF SERVICE THE OLD 1995 TANKER TRUCK HAS BEEN SOLD. THE TRUCK LEFT FOR ITS NEW HOME AT THE FRUITDALE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN BROWN COUNTY INDIANA TODAY AT 3PM. THE 26 YR OLD TRUCK ...
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.
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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