The Lingohocken Fire Company is actively seeking new members!
Whichever type of Membership is for you, we have a job in which your talents can be put to use. Please contact us at 215-598-3500 or stop by the Main Firehouse at 1090 Washington Ave. in Wycombe on any Tuesday night after 7pm.
Becoming a member with the Lingohocken Fire Company is a commitment to giving back to the Community in which you live. There are several ways to become a Member, either as a Firefighter, an Associate or an Assisting Member. Our Membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, such as chemists, students, financial consultants, emergency services, farmers, self employed just to name a few.
Types of Memberships
Our memberships are separated into four different areas:
This is the key type of membership in the department. You respond to calls for service in the Community. There is an all expenses paid training program which starts you out with basic firefighting skills. Once through this program, your advancement and direction in fire service training is largely up to and your interests. There are different advance firefighting classes, some branch off into Rescue classes such as vehicle technical rescue, some into cliff rescue and confined space rescue. All advanced training is paid for by the fire company. Equipment is provided free of cost to all members. All active members have a company paid life Insurance policy as well as paid retirement program.
This class of membership is 18 years and older.
This program falls under some of the duties of a Firefighter but is for members between the ages of 14-17. Junior Firefighters enjoy the benefits similar to Firefighters, however, they are not put into hazardous situations until they are 18 years old as regulated by labor laws and company policy. Junior Firefighters are able to participate in more after the age of 16. They gain all the basic fire knowledge and once they turn 18 years old would have to complete 1 module in live fire training to become an active interior firefighter. Their time around the firehouse is restricted by the child labor. Working papers are required for acceptance and should be submitted with an application.
These are the members behind the scenes. While Firefighters respond to emergencies, Associates work behind the scene. Associate Members play a vital role in Fundraising and assisting the Firefighters in their functions. They assist with Grange Fair parking, Food Truck Festival, Envelope stuffing and often times work to provide refreshments to the Firefighters after an incident.
These are Firefighters who are active with another Fire Organization and either work or spend time in our area. When in the area, they will respond to fire calls with our department.