The Mahanoy City Fire Department (MCFD) is an all-volunteer fire service that serves the Borough of Mahanoy City and Mahanoy Township, and a part of Interstate 81. It provides fire and rescue services primarily and also provides emergency medical services to all of the residents within its jurisdiction. But how does one request for help from the MCFD?
Active Public Outreach
The MCFD is a volunteer organization that seems to be very active with its community outreach. It operates several social media properties for each one of the five companies that comprise the fire department. These are the:
- Washington Hook and Ladder Company #1
- Citizens Fire Company #2
- Good American Hose #3
- West End Fire and Rescue
- Humane Fire Company #1
Each one of these fire companies has its own Facebook pages that individuals within Mahanoy can reach at any time. Depending on the fire company, the response time may vary so immediate concerns should not be coursed through this avenue.
You should also be able to reach them through the MCFD Facebook page as well, which is the consolidation of all of these social media properties.
Each of the fire companies and the central command of the MCFD have email addresses. Again, these emails are not for emergencies or immediate concerns, but if you need to inquire about something that the companies or the fire department do or provide, you may do so via these email addresses.
The emails can also be found via the individual Facebook pages of each fire company. However, it is not clear if the emails are monitored regularly by a staff member of the company or the fire department, so responses might not come in a timely manner.
Each fire company and the main office of the MCFD all have a landline number. These numbers can be called for emergency reasons and standard inquiries. Each station is open 24/7 so a representative will be available to take your call at all times.
During emergencies, it would be best to call the central MCFD landline instead, as the central station will be the one to coordinate assistance from the five fire companies. Queries specific to individual companies should be channeled through the contact number provided for the specific company, however.
The MCFD’s Services
The Mahanoy City’s Fire Department provides standard firefighting and EMS services within the Mahanoy Borough and provides joint services with its neighboring fire services as needed. But the FD also provides fire safety seminars and shares tips and information on how to proceed during an emergency via its website and its Facebook pages.
The MCFD also has a special service provided for business owners within their service area. They call this their pre-plan service. The fire department states that its goal is to have a pre-plan for every business within their service area in order to help them improve their emergency prevention and response times.
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By availing of these pre-plans, business owners are provided regular fire and safety inspections from the fire department to help them address potential fire and safety issues within their places of business.
If you would like to know more about the Mahanoy City Fire Department, its fire companies, and its services, you may get in touch with them via any of the contact details mentioned earlier.