At 7:30 am on March 23 Centre Square Fire Company along with several neighboring fire departments were dispatched to a residential building fire on the 200 block of Maple Avenue in Whitpain Township. On arrival a working fire was discovered in a vacant 3 story twin home, heavy fire on the second and third floors of both residences. Following a second alarm assignment and an additional call for manpower it took approximately 75 firefighters from 11 company's 1 hour and 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. There were no injuries reported. A special thanks to all our area Fire Company's, Police and EMS units for their assistance.
Bob Gannon Retirement
March 19, 2020
Congratulations to Career Firefighter Robert Gannon on his recent retirement after serving Centre Square Fire Company and Whitpain Township for 20 years. All of the members and staff wish Robert and his wife, Kelly, the very best in their new chapter of life.
Coronavirus: make infection control a priority
March 11, 2020
Details about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) are changing rapidly and it's easy to get information overload, but first responders need to be prepared to encounter possible cases. The immediate risk to the United States is still considered low; however, the potential public health threat globally and to this country is high.
COVID-19 presents as a respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. It is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and spread via respiratory droplets with close contact, like the flu.
Please click the link below for more information on COVID-19.
Another Santa Run in the books! Thank you to all the volunteers from Centre Square Fire Co. for another successful year! And also a big thank you to Santa Claus himself for visiting Whitpain Township!
Burn Boot Camp
December 05, 2019
We wanted to immerse ourselves in our new community and what a better way than by connecting with the people who protect that same community on a daily basis. The men and women of the Centre Square Fire Company welcomed us with open arms and allowed us to invite the community into their space to see what Burn Boot Camp is all about. We will forever be grateful to them and for their sacrifice and service. Burn Boot Camp - Blue Bell will host an annual Hero Fundraiser workout, around 9/11 each year, to continue to raise money for their needs. Thank you so much for the honor of recognizing us for the Mission Moment - we are incredibly blessed and grateful. Thank you Devan Kline for making this all possible!
A Near Miss: The Importance of Blocking Traffic on Highways
November 27, 2019
On Wednesday, October 2nd at 14:44 hours, Stations 33 and 44 were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire at mile marker 21.7 southbound on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Upon arrival at 14:50 hours, Chief 33 staged his vehicle on the shoulder, approximately 30 feet to the north of the incident, while Squad 33 was positioned to block the right-hand lane of travel for scene protection. Chief 33 found a passenger vehicle being towed by a tow truck, parked on the shoulder with no apparent fire. Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike safety vehicles had yet to arrive on scene. As Chief 33 and Captain 33-1 exited their vehicles to investigate and speak with the tow truck operator, an out-of-control minivan veered from the center lane into the right lane, striking the driver’s side rear bumper and side compartment of Squad 33. The vehicle then came to a stop on the shoulder approximately 200 feet south of the original incident. At the time of impact, there were two firefighters on board Squad 33, the driver and one firefighter in a rear jump seat. The former was uninjured in the collision, while the latter suffered a minor back sprain. The driver of the striking vehicle was also hurt, sustaining cuts from flying glass. Chief 33, Captain 33-1, and the tow truck operator were also struck with flying glass but were uninjured. All were treated at the scene and released. The driver of the striking vehicle stated to fire personnel that he fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle was traveling at an estimated speed of 70 to 80 miles an hour at the time of impact. “I am convinced that if there wasn’t a blocking vehicle in place at this incident there would have been serious injuries or fatalities,” said Lee Miller, Chief of the Centre Square Fire Company. Unfortunately, Squad 33 did sustain significant body damage and will be out of service for several weeks.
Congratulations to Ted Moore on his recent graduation from the Montgomery County Fire Academy achieving his Firefighter 1 Entry Level Certification, completing 188 hours of training. Job well done!
Outstanding Service in 2018
June 18, 2019
At the Board of Supervisiors Meeting, the members of CSFC were recognized for their outstanding service in 2018. The following award recipients were recognized:
Firefighter of the Year: Sam Clemmer
Rookie of the Year: Kareem Lee
Training Award: Mike DeDomenico Sr.
Fire Police Award: Robert MacKay Sr.
Chief's Award: Zayne Brunner
President's Award: Fred Saylor
Chief Engineer's Award: Robert Tyler Brunner
Fellowship Award: Ted Fonash
Attendance Award: Sharon Brunner, Matthew Kozeniewski, Ted Fonash, Zayne Brunner, and Robert MacKay Sr.
June 14, 2019
CSFC attended a dedication at American Legion Post, West Ambler.
Centre Square Puts Custom Pumper in Service
January 03, 2019
Centre Square, PA, Volunteer Fire Company, Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, has taken delivery of a 2018 Pierce Impel pumper. It has a four-door cab with seating for six-occupants with a raised roof and full-height rear doors. Click the button below to read more about CSFC new fire truck.
Congratulations to Daniel Fantini on his graduation, completing 188 hours of training and earning his Pa. Entry Level Firefighter l certification at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus. Great accomplishment!
October 16, 2018
Centre Square Fire Police were honored by the Whitpain Township Board of Supervisors and Whitpain Police Chief Ken Lawson on October 16, 2018 for their outstanding service and assistance to the Police Department and Whitpain Township.
New Fire Truck
September 10, 2018
After planning and preparation, CSFC is purchasing a new fire truck. 'Squad 33' is currently in it's final stages of production. Check back to find out when it will be put into service.
June 21, 2018
Welcome Katie Dobush, voted into membership in January as Fire Police. Katie has completed required training and is very active at CSFC. Keep up the great work!
Fireworks Frequently Asked Questions
June 15, 2018
4th of July is right around the corner! There have been some big changes to the laws regarding fireworks in Pennsylvania. Click the link below to find out important information.
David E. Walter, "Fugi" Age 63 of Blue Bell PA, died Saturday May 26, 2018 in the Einstein Medical Center after a brief stay.
Born in Tokyo, JAPAN, at the Tokyo Army Hospital, he was the son of the late Willard and Keiko (nee Sakuma) Walter.
Fugi was a graduate of Wissahickon High School Class of 1973. After graduation, Fugi was employed by Turner Trucking, and worked as a clerk for Genuardi's and Giant Supermarkets. He was a former active member of the Wissahickon Fire Company in Ambler. He was also a life member of the Centre Square Fire Company where he was a firefighting officer and served as Fire Chief in 1991. Fugi was a very active participant in the community, especially with his devotion to the Whitpain Police Association.
He is the beloved husband of Gail E. (nee Miller) Walter and father of David M. Walter of Towamencin, PA, Christopher J. Walter and his Fiancée Erica Rodriguez of Philadelphia, and Michelle L. Walter of Newark, DE
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Wednesday May 30, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00AM at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler
Interment will be private
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to RED PAW EMERGENCY RELIEF TEAM 1328 S. 24th Street Philadelphia PA 19146
Demolition of the old building has started today. It served CSFC well for many years, with several great memories to say the least. In result of knocking down the old firehouse, it will make way for a signalized roadway.
Centre Square Firefighter found better fit in Emergency Services
February 27, 2018
Centre Square Firefighter, Joelle Lesniak, planned a career in the classroom, but found a better fit in emergency services. To read the full story, click the button below.
Philly Pretzel Factory donated pretzels to CSFC on behalf of one of their weekly contest winners, Brendan Gow, who asked that they be given in memory of his mother, Judy, who sadly passed away this past September. Thank you to Brendan Gow & Philly Pretzel Factory.
November 14, 2017
CSFC welcomes, Amanda Kulick into membership, following in her fathers footsteps the late John Kulick, CSFC Firefighter, SPC, Infantry Unit, Army National Guard, KIA Beiji, Iraq August 9th, 2005.
Fire Extinguisher Recall
November 02, 2017
Kidde recalls more than 40M fire extinguishers. Click the link below to read the whole story.
Welcome, Kareem Lee! CSFC is pleased to have you as part of our team!
Two new Firefighters
October 30, 2017
Jonathon Allen and Christian Dobush are our two new Firefighters. CSFC is glad to have you as members! Welcome to the team!
James T. Mitchell
October 22, 2017
Our thoughts & prayers go out to Chief Mitchell's family. He was CSFC past Fire Chief in 1981 to 1984 and is also a Life Member. Services will be held on Thursday, October 26th starting at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home located at 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike in Ambler. Relatives and friends are invited.
Two new Firefighters join CSFC
October 13, 2017
Our two newest Firefighters, Mike Chapman and Dan Fantini. Welcome to CSFC, we are glad to have you as members of our team!
Tompkins VISTA Bank
September 07, 2017
The new Tompkins bank recently donated funds to CSFC. Tompkins Bank's contribution is an enormous help in making this new station become a reality. Thank you.
To view the whole article from Suburban Life Magazine, click the button below.
Meet CSFC new member! John Allen, who is a junior firefighter. CSFC is glad to have you! Welcome.
July 12, 2017
CSFC welcomed a new member, Junior Firefighter, Joe Gordon. Joe is a senior at Wissahickon High School, and will be training in our internship program. Welcome to the brotherhood Joe! We are excited to have you at CSFC.
June 29, 2017
Firefighter, Resin Kerpi. Resin and his family are moving to Florida. We at CSFC would like to thank Resin for everything he has done for the company and wish him and his family the best. Resin first joined CSFC back in January of 2014 and quickly became a hard working, dedicated member culminating into the 2015 Firefighter of the Year Award. We will miss you!
Montgomery County Fire Academy
May 17, 2017
Congratulations to Jessica Brunner & Jeffrey Gold, who graduates tonight from their class 1605 PA Entry Level Firefighter.
May 02, 2017
With much appreciation, we can announce that our volunteer first responders are now granted tax credits, for their courageous work that they do. The Whitpain Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on May 2nd, 2017 meeting.
CSFC welcomed the following new members last year: Brian Lead, Matthew Tobias, Paul VanFossen, Gabriella Saylor, James Thomas, Christina Maguire, Christopher Serianni, and Brianna Ryder Campbell.
Bucks County Fire Academy
November 16, 2016
Congratulations to Brian Leard on successfully completing the Pa. State Fire Academy Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response Curriculum. Brian completed 188 hours of training at Bucks County Fire Academy and received his State Certification as Firefighter Level 1.
In Loving Memory
In Loving Memory of
November 17, 1969 - August 9, 2005
When we think of John the first thought that comes to mind is his contagious smile. His love of life, and his laughter that made you feel that no matter how bad things may seem, there is always a silver lining to every cloud. John taught us all three very valuable lessons that after his death became inspirational in how we view our lives on a daily basis.
1. He taught us to embrace life and every moment that life has to offer. He would say- you never know when something might happen and the world around you could change in an instant.
2. Put your heart and soul into every assignment that God or life places in your path. Your heart and soul will shine through and that will enhance your spirt.
3. Family (all of your family- extended members included) is the most important virtue or gift that you will ever be given, so cherish all of your family, every hour, every minute, every moment, and every second. Amanda Mae is John's daughter and we want her to know now and always that he cherished her this way, every day of his life.
John according to his family was always a fireman. From the time he was a young boy he would chase the fire trucks down the road and back to the station in Hatboro. When he was old enough to joun as a junior member he did just that and signed on for what became his career. John's passions for his career showed in all that he did with the fire companies he worked for including, Johnsville Naval Air Station, Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Horsham Fire Comapny, and Centre Square Fire Company. John put his heart and soul into every project he took on, especially the construction of Squad 33 and so this apparatus is dedicated in his memory. When John would tell you a story he would transport you into that story as if you were reliving it moment by moment with him as the tale unfolded. John had many gifts, but he would always make everyone feel welcome and as if you have been friends with him your entire life just by saying hello!
We want to thank James Jr, and Tina, John's brother and sister for sharing with us all their brother and the love he shared not just with them, but all who he came in contanct with. We want to thank Amanda for sharing her father with us and his love for teaching other children how to be safe and strong. We want to thank Jill for sharing John with us, and his wisdon about out to be a true friend. Most of all we want to thank James Kulick and Tavi (Peal) Kulick for giving us the opportunity to share their beautiful gift to the world- John Kulick and all that his spirt embodied- Love for life and all of mankind.
John will always be with us, in spirit all of the days of our lives, watching over us as our guardian angel.
Rest In Peace Brother Kulick, terribly missed but never forgotten!
Montgomery County Fire Academy
May 15, 2016
Congratulations to Sam Clemmer and Kevin Gross on successfully completing the PA State Fire Academy Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response Curriculum. These students completed 188 hours of training and received their State Certification as firefighter level 1.