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Welcome to the Website for the Pioneer Fire Company No. 1

The Pioneer Fire Company is an all volunteer fire company located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and has been devoted to serving the residents of Jenkintown Borough and its neighboring communities since 1884. 

No Caption Busy Days for Pioneer Members

September 19

It’s been a busy late summer week for the Pioneer Fire Company, as members responded to eight calls for service between Sunday and Tuesday, including a standby at a vehicle accident and three box assignments.

This is in addition to Pioneer members selling food and fundraising at the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts on Sunday. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter Sam Ford hired as Career Firefighter

September 12

Pioneer Fire Company congratulates Firefighter Sam Ford after being sworn in as a career firefighter for the Norristown Fire Department last week. Firefighter Ford has been a member of the Pioneer Fire Company for several years and has been an active and integral member of the firefighting crew. He was named the Eric R. Feltyberger Firefighter of the Year Award for 2022 in honor of his contributions ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Acquired Structure Training

September 08

Throughout the week of September 4, the members of the Jenkintown Fire Department were able to access a commercial property in the borough as it readies for demolition. These "acquired structure" scenarios allow our members more realistic training scenarios as we are able to practice techniques that cause damage to property, that we typically reserve for true emergencies.
Members spent three consecutive, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter Tiffany Kitner Passed Firefighter I

August 18

Pioneer Fire Company member Tiffany Kitner passed her Firefighter I certification this past week after a busy summer of training. Tiffany attended over 200 hours of coursework during a shortened seven week schedule to complete this national certification. Tiffany was also awarded the Outstanding Student Award for her efforts during this course. The Pioneer Fire Company congratulates Tiffany on her ... (Full Story & Photos)

Assistant Chief Joe Connolly, FF-In-Training Chuck Ward, Firefighter Tiffany Kitner, & Firefighter Josh Everetts.
Assistant Chief Joe Connolly, FF-In-Training Chuck Ward, Firefighter Tiffany Kitner, & Firefighter Josh Everetts.

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June 29

In the month of June, members of the Jenkintown Fire Department, including our firefighters from Pioneer performed three weeks of Vent, Enter, Isolate, and Search training on our Thursday night drills. This included classroom instruction and practical evolutions in a simulated residential bedroom with a life-sized, weighted manikin.
Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search (VEIS) is a deliberate tactic for the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Jenkintown Sunset 5K

June 08

On Tuesday, June 6 members of the Pioneer Fire Company assisted with the annual Jenkintown Sunset 5K. Over 500 participants hit the ground running around 7:00 PM for a nice run throughout the streets of Jenkintown, including three members of the fire company who demonstrated their physical fitness and commitment to the community by running the race in their firefighting turnout gear. These dedicated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Firefighters Perform Ladder Training

June 06

Throughout the months of May and June the members of the Pioneer Fire Company performed various ladder trainings with the Independent Fire Company. These trainings began with the basics of ground ladder deployment, which includes carrying, positioning, raising, and climbing ground ladders. These trainings continued into the tactics of ladder company firefighting, search & rescue, vent-enter-isolate-search ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter Sam Ford passes EMT Certification

May 20

Firefighter Sam Ford recently passed his national registry and state certification to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Sam completed over 200 hours of class and practical training in this course, including time with a neighboring ambulance company to perform his required patient assessments. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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