The Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 (HTVFC) is the Fire and EMS provider for Hanover Township, Northampton County. This community of approximately 10,000 residents, businesses, industrial parks, business centers, covers 6.79 sq. miles, and is located just north of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
HTVFC is financially supported through support from the citizens of Hanover Township through several fund-raisers (annual fund drive & “Santa Day”) sponsored throughout the year.
HTVFC is comprised of three different services that operate and respond from our main station (Northampton County, Station 15) located at 100 Stoke Park Road. Each year HTVFC responds to more than 550 fire calls, and more than 2500 EMS calls. Without our volunteer members, we would be unable to provide these services.
Each of the services: Fire, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), and Fire Police are vital in assuring that emergencies within Hanover Township are handled in a safe, effective, and professional manner.
Many of our members are cross-trained and volunteer for more than one service. We believe that incorporating all three services in one agency is a significant strength. Combined training assures that we have a working knowledge of each service’s tasks during a particular type of incident. By practicing in a controlled environment, we strengthen both the skills required within each service, and our incident management skills. Many of the incidents to which we respond require multiple services. Fire Police and EMS respond on all Fire dispatches, EMS frequently requests assistance from the Fire service.
The commitment of our volunteer members is our greatest strength.