The Jenkintown Fire Department is an all volunteer department consisting of the Pioneer Fire Company #1 and the Independent Fire Company #2. The Pioneer Company was organized in 1884 and the Independent Company was organized in 1889.
The fire department has a total membership of approximately 150 with 50 members being the active firefighting crew.
The department equipment consists of the following:
Pioneer Fire Company | Station 96
1996 Spartan/3-D 1500 GPM engine | Engine 96
2007 Rosenbauer 1500 GPM pumper | Engine 96-1
Independent Fire Company | Station 16
1994 Pierce ladder truck | Quint 16
1993 GMC Special Service Unit | Special Service 16
Jenkintown Borough Fire Police
1991 GMC Van | Traffic 96
1980 Chevrolet step van | Special Service 96
The fire department provides fire suppression, rescue and prevention to the borough.
In addition to fire and rescue, the fire department also sponsors the Annual Jenkintown 4th of July Parade and Celebration.