Every volunteer spends hundreds of hours each year practicing fire fighting techniques and training with sophisticated equipment. In addition, they maintain a 24-hour a day readiness to respond to emergency calls, often sacrificing work, sleep or family events in the line of duty.
Fire fighters also strive to prevent fires from happening through education programs. Specially trained fire fighters visit local schools to teach youngsters how to avoid fire dangers. The Fire Expo, held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week each October, offers impressive apparatus demonstrations as well as expert advice on using smoke detectors properly and devising a personal home fire escape plan.
The entire community owes a tremendous debt of gratitude and respect to Cheltenham's volunteer fire fighters. For information on joining their proud ranks, contact the Fire Marshal, or visit the website www.ctfd.net to join the team.
For all fire emergencies, call 9-1-1
Cheltenham Fire Company413 Ryers Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19012
Elkins Park Fire Company (history)7818 Montgomery Avenue, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Glenside Fire Company210 W. Glenside Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038
La Mott Fire Company 7600 Penrose Avenue, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Ogontz Fire Company (history)8215 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Public Safety EducationThe Cheltenham Fire Department offers free Public Safety Education presentations. To schedule one for your group, contact the Fire Marshal.