Welcome to the Diamond Fire Company website. Our fire department provides fire, rescue, first responder and fire prevention services for over 2,100 residents across 1 square mile in Walnutport Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania along with supplying mutual aid to our neighboring municipalities. Our department is 100% volunteer and includes men and women of all ages and backgrounds, working together for the safety of and service to Walnutport Borough and surrounding communities. Browse the site to learn more about our department by using the links on the left with details on the great opportunities and advantages that come along with volunteering!
The mission of the Diamond Fire Company is to respond in a safe manner to all reported emergencies in the Borough of Walnutport and other neighboring communities requesting such assistance to help the citizens deal with natural and man-made emergencies using available resources at all times having the utmost regard for the safety of fire personnel of the company and to work to the best of its abilities to limit the loss of life, the environment and property.
WE NEED YOU!
Imagine making a difference in the lives of others in our community. Opportunities and training are available for:
* Firefighting Operations: Explore the exciting world of firefighting and receive the training to do it safely. As a firefighter, you will do the work necessary to advance the hose line, to perform search and rescue, and to position ladders strategically.
* Rescue Operations: As part of Rescue Operations, you will respond to specialized calls, including automobile accidents, carbon monoxide alarms, medical emergencies and rescue calls.
* Fire Police Operations: Fire police assist in traffic management and crowd control, and provide general assistance at emergency scenes.
FIRE FACTS: DID YOU KNOW?
* In 1736, Benjamin Franklin
started the first volunteer fire department. It was called
the Union Fire Company located in Philadelphia, PA.
* Volunteers comprise 70% of all firefighters in the United States.
* There are 30,100 fire departments in the United States which 20,050 are all volunteer.
* Pennsylvania is the birthplace of the volunteer fire service in North America and currently has 2,400 fire departments. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has the largest number of fire departments than any other state in the nation.
* Services contributed by volunteer firefighters save municipalities across the United States an estimated $129.7 billion dollars per year.
* The cost to train and equip a firefighter is more than $27,000.
* Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the U.S.
* According to the NFPA, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,298,000 fires in 2014. These fires resulted in 3,275 civilian fire fatalities, 15,775 civilian fire injuries and an estimated $11.6 billion in direct property loss. Home fires caused 2,745, or 84 percent, of the civilian fire deaths.
* One-and two-family residential building fires accounted for 65 percent of all residential building fires, representing the largest subgroup of residential building fires.
* Cooking, at 35%, was the leading reported cause of one-and two-family residential building fires reported to the fire service. Of these cooking fires, 87% were small, confined fires with limited damage.
* In 52% of non confined one-and two-family residential building fires, the fire extended beyond the room of fire origin. The leading reported causes of these larger fires were other unintentional, careless actions (16%); electrical malfunctions (14%); intentional actions (12%); and open flames (11%).
* Smoke alarms were not present in 23% of non-confined fires in occupied one-and two-family residential buildings. This is a high percentage when compared to the 3 % of households lacking smoke alarms nationally.
Dear Residents and Business Owners of Walnutport Borough,
Your support to the Diamond Fire Company continues to be a huge benefit to our department. Last year's fund drive allowed us to meet our basic fiscal needs and maintain a first class service for our residents and businesses. Continued community support is appreciated by every member of the Department. Your donation is a key part of our budget and allows us to continue to maintain and improve our service to you.
Your donations allow our fire personnel to concentrate on improving their skills through regular training and drills every Wednesday evening. Maintenance of our equipment, apparatus and station duties also require our time and leaves little time left for additional fundraising. This is why your donation is so important in keeping our operation strong.
In addition to our Firefighters and Fire Police Officers, we have a staff of behind the scenes supporters. These volunteers assist us with all non-fire related aspects of running our department including fundraising, maintenance, financials and social functions. Please remember that your donation allows us to continue a great American tradition - The Volunteer Fire Service.
DFC Fire Officers
Communications (610) 437-5252
Fire Station (610) 767-9629
Fire Station-FAX (610) 760-9629
Website designed by Kevin Hartman