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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Upper Providence - Trappe Operational Consolidation

Department of Fire & Emergency Services

On January 24, 2023, Trappe Fire Company will join Black Rock Fire Company and Upper Providence Department of Fire and Emergency Services in an operational consolidation.

Department of Fire & Emergency Services

TOWNSHIP OF UPPER PROVIDENCE 
DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES 
1286 BLACK ROCK ROAD
PHOENIXVILLE, PA 19460
www.uprov-montco.org
PHONE: 610-933-9179



Upper Providence – Trappe Operational Consolidation

On January 24, 2023, Trappe Fire Company will join Black Rock Fire Company and Upper Providence Department of Fire and Emergency Services in an operational consolidation. Over the past year, the three organizations have been working towards the culmination of this project. Black Rock and Upper Providence operationally consolidated in 2021. 

With the decline in volunteerism, and increased demands for services, the benefit of regionalization is a very logical path to follow. We will continue to standardize our procedures, reduce equipment redundancy, coordinate training, and support each other with response capabilities. As we strive to maintain the highest level of service, the residents of both Trappe Borough and Upper Providence Township will benefit from this endeavor. 

This is an exciting time in the evolution of the fire service within Upper Providence Township and Trappe Borough. This partnership serves to streamline the operations by blending the career and volunteer staff, from all three stations, under one operational umbrella to increase the level of cooperation between the organizations. As we move forward, careful considerations of operational efficiencies will be made to support our mission of delivering the highest level of service. 

When this change is implemented on Tuesday January 24th, Trappe Fire Company will still legally remain Trappe Fire Company, but under the new partnership, will become known as Station 68C. All Trappe Fire Company apparatus and officers will use the 68-2 designation (Engine 68-2, Ladder 68-2, Tac 68-2, Deputy 68- 2, etc.). 

We are excited for this new venture and look forward to working closely with our in-township and neighboring mutual aid partners. Deputy 68-2 (John Bolger) will be the operations chief for the former station 77. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mike or John with any questions you may have. 

Many regards, 

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Michael Risell, Fire Chief                                                                                                                    John Bolger, Deputy Chief 
mrisell@uprov-montco.org                                                                                                             jbolger@trappefire.org 

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