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Welcome to Midway Volunteer Fire Company

Welcome to the official website for the Midway Volunteer Fire Company. The members of the Midway Volunteer Fire Company have been providing fire protection and rescue services to the communities of Buckingham and Solebury in Bucks County, PA since 1931. Our fire company is made up of 100% volunteers. These volunteers are your neighbors who are dedicated to protecting the residents as well as the homes and businesses of Buckingham and Solebury and the surrounding communities.

The Midway Volunteer Fire Company has two fire stations. Our main station is located at 5770 Route 202 in Lahaska, PA next to Peddlers Village. Our substation is located at 3879 Route 413, between Long Lane and Cold Spring Creamery Road. Monthly business meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at our main station in Lahaska starting at 7:30 PM. Training drills are held on the second, third and fourth Tuesday’s of each month. Check our calendar of events for times and locations as well as training topics to be covered.


Fire Academy Graduation: 7 Members Complete Basic Fire Academy Summer Class
2014 Summer Basic Fire Academy Graduation.
(l to r)Prob.FF Andrew Smith, Jr.FF Chris Wend, Prob. FF Sean Hurst, FF/EMT-P & Class Instructor John Townsend, Chief Hugh Hager, Past Chief Steve Cronin  (Pres of Bucks Co. Fire Chiefs & Firefighters Assoc.), Jr. FF Joseph Glauber, Prob. FF Alex Plugaru, Porb. FF Tyler Butler
   2014 Summer Basic Fire Academy
      Graduation. (l to r)Prob.FF Andrew
      Smith, Jr.FF Chris Wend, Prob. FF Sean
      Hurst, FF/EMT-P & Class Instructor John
      Townsend, Chief Hugh Hager, Past Chief
      Steve Cronin (Pres of Bucks Co. Fire
      Chiefs & Firefighters Assoc.), Jr. FF
      Joseph Glauber, Prob. FF Alex Plugaru,
      Porb. FF Tyler Butler
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 
On August 6 2014, Seven members of Midway Volunteer Fire Company graduated from the Bucks County Community College, Bucks County Public Safety Training Center having completed the Basic Fire Academy for Firefighter 1. Those members that are 18 years of age or older competed 192 hours of Firefighter 1 training and have obtain their National Professional Qualification System (ProBoard) certification for Firefighter 1.    Please join us in congratulating Tyler Butler, Joseph Glauber, Sean Hurst, Quinn Jones, Alex Plugaru, Andrew Smith, and Chris Wend on this accomplishment and their commitment to serving our community.

Thank You for a Great 2014 Carnival!!
Saturday, July 26, 2014 
Thank you for a Great 2014 Carnival. We would like to thank everyone that came out this year to our annual carnival that just ended on Saturday, July 26. This year's Grand prize of Two Polaris ATV's and a Triton Trailer where won by Keith Pladsen of Newtown, PA. The winning ticket was drawn by our special grand prize ticket drawer, 6 year old Mackenzie of Warrington. Mackenzie was presented a special gift from the fire company, a very large lion. The Auxiliary Prize winners for 2014 are; 1st Prize: Xbox One gaming system - Robin Fetterolf 2nd Prize: 2 Night stay at Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos - Alexis Graham 3rd Prize: 30 min facial, pedicure, and manicure at Skin & Tonic in Peddlers Village - Analyse Fiorawanti Additionally we would want to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers for their support. We look forward to seeing everyone next year when we celebrate our Auxiliary's 75th Anniversary.

Grand Prize ticket drawn by 6 year old Mackenzie, announced by Carnival MC Firefighter/Paramedic John Townsend
   Grand Prize ticket drawn by 6 year old
      Mackenzie, announced by Carnival MC
      Firefighter/Paramedic John Townsend
Mackenzie of Warrington, Pa presented with Special Grand Prize Ticket Drawer's Gift by Carnival MC Firefighter/Paramedic John Townsend.
   Mackenzie of Warrington, Pa presented
      with Special Grand Prize Ticket Drawer's
      Gift by Carnival MC
      Firefighter/Paramedic John Townsend.
Midway Responds to Dwelling Fire During Annual Carnival
Thursday, July 24, 2014 19:59
Midway Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched at 19:59 on Thursday July 24th to a dwelling fire located at 3306 Ephross Cir, Solebury Township, PA. Initial reports from Bucks County Communications Department advised responding units of a garage fire in an attached garage. Enroute to the scene Deputy 5 reports a working fire due to the large smoke header visible. On arrival of Deputy 5 and Chief 5, Chief 5 requested 3 additional tankers and 2 engines. Crews responded from the annual carnival and arrived on scene within 5 minutes of dispatch with the department's entire fleet minus our field truck. Crews arrived to find heavy fire throughout the garage with propane tanks venting and other flammable substances burning, extending up the outside of the structure. All hands were placed into service. Crews made an aggressive stop and prevented the fire from extending fully into the rest of the structure. There was one civilian injury which was transported for burns to an area hospital. The family cat was rescued by Midway Battalion Chief Dave Shapp and treated at the scene by Central Bucks Ambulance. The Bucks County Fire Marshal Department investigated the incident. Midway received assistance from New Hope Eagle Fire Co., Point Pleasant Fire Co., Lingohocken Fire Co., Doylestown Fire Co., Warwick Fire Co., Central Bucks Ambulance and the Bucks County Fire Marshal Department.

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Midway crews going into service. Photo courtesy of Solebury Twp. PD
   Midway crews going into service. Photo
      courtesy of Solebury Twp. PD
Family cat being treated by Central Bucks Ambulance after being rescued by Midway Vol. Fire CO. crews. Photo  courtesy of Solebury Twp. PD.
   Family cat being treated by Central
      Bucks Ambulance after being rescued by
      Midway Vol. Fire CO. crews. Photo
      courtesy of Solebury Twp. PD.
Passing of Life Member Bob Rushton
Bob Rushton (center) with Pres. Dave Hathaway and former Chief Steve Cronin at the company's 2009 annual banquet.
   Bob Rushton (center) with Pres. Dave
      Hathaway and former Chief Steve Cronin
      at the company's 2009 annual banquet.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 
It is with profound sadness that the members of Midway Volunteer Fire Company announce the passing of Life Member and Trustee Emeritus Robert Rushton on Sunday 1 June 2014. Bob joined Midway in March of 1948 and served as Trustee Emeritus until his passing. He served the communities of Buckingham and Solebury for 66 years. Family and Friends are invited to Bob's Life Celebration from 6pm-8pm Thursday 5 June at Leaver-Cable Funeral Home, located at 4865 York Rd. in Buckingham, PA. Services & Internment will be private. Please keep Bob's family in your thoughts and prayers. At the families request: in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Midway Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 296, Lahaska, PA. 18931, would be appreciated.

Midway Welcomes New Members
Monday, April 14, 2014 
Please join us in welcoming  two new members to the Midway Volunteer Fire Company; Cal Blockinger and Michael Pirozzola as a Probationary Members. Cal lives in Buckingham and will be responding out of our station on Route 413. Michael also lives in Buckingham and will be responding out our station in Lahaka. . Cal attends Central Bucks High School East.

Cal Blockinger
   Cal Blockinger
Michael Pirozzola
   Michael Pirozzola
Down Wires Light Up the Night
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 21:45
Midway Volunteer Fire Company responds to report of downed power lines in front of 5970 Upper York Rd, Solebury Township at 21:45 on March 12, 2014.  Responding personnel could see the nightsky illuminated by the sparks generated from the down primary lines before reaching their respective stations. Crews and Solebury PD shut-down Upper York Rd until PECO arrived 2 hours later to secure the down line.

Downed power line lights up night sky visible for miles.
   Downed power line lights up night sky
      visible for miles.
Sparking stops but small visible fire present.
   Sparking stops but small visible fire
Midway Responds for Investigation And Are Faced With Large Wood Chip & Timber Pile Burning.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 05:57
The Midway Volunteer Fire Company responded on March 4, 2014 at 05:57 to an Investigation with reports of large fire in area of Burnt House Hill Rd. & Cold Spring Creamery Rd. in Buckingham Township.  

Deputy 5 arrived in the area and found a large wood chip and timber pile with heavy fire emanating from the backside of the pile at Spark’s Excavation.   The fire was deep seated in the timbers and woodchips with fire blowing out from approximately 10-15 feet inside and halfway down in the pile.

Chief 5 advised Bucks County Communications Department  that the fire was located in Doylestown Fire Company, Station 19's local and to advise Chief 19 of the incident.

Crews advanced around the pile with a 1 ½ CAFS hose line and worked for approximately an hour to knock down the deep seated fire.  Crews used approximately 3,300 gals of water and 2-3 gals of CASF to extinguished bulk of reachable fire. 

Midway crews work on large wood chip & timber pile fire.
   Midway crews work on large wood chip &
      timber pile fire.
Crews making progress on deep seated fire.
   Crews making progress on deep seated
Midway Certified by State Fire Commissioner Training Certification Recognition Program.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 
Midway Volunteer Fire Company has been recognized by the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner’s Fire Service Certification Advisory Committee as a Bronze Level Participating Department of the Pennsylvania Fire Service Certification Program by certifying 50 percent of our members to the National Professional Qualifications Standards. 

New Reflective Driveway Address Signs
Reflective Driveway Adderss Signs
   Reflective Driveway Adderss Signs
Sunday, February 2, 2014 
If we can't find you, We can't help you. 

Now available from Midway Volunteer Fire Company, Reflective Driveway Address Signs. For only $15.00 we will provide you with a highly visible, day or night, driveway address sign with your street number on both sides. The sign is reflective on both sides and is fade resistant to last for years. The sign is pre-drilled for easy mounting.

Print out the order form below to purchase your address sign for your home or someone you care about. It may help save your life or someone you love.

Please mail your order form with $15.00 check per sign payable to Midway Vol. Fire Co. to:Midway Vol. Fire Co., Attn: Sign Committee, P.O. Box 296, Lahaska, PA. 18931.   Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Midway Responds to Farmhouse Fire
Green Hill Rd Fire, crews making progress.
   Green Hill Rd Fire, crews making
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:16
The Midway Volunteer Fire Company responded to a dwelling fire at 6370 Green Hill Road in Solebury Township. The fire was contained to the porch with extension into the kitchen and enclosed foyer of the farmhouse. Due to initial reports of heavy fire and freezing weather conditions, the assignment was upgraded to a full box along with a tanker task force. Crews make a quick knock down and containment of the fire, limiting damage to the porch, foyer and kitchen area. Additional personnel and equipment from the Doylestown, Lingohocken, New Hope, Plumsteadville, Point Pleasant, and Stockton fire companies assisted Midway. Additional support was provided by Central Bucks Ambulance.

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