About the Meshoppen Fire Department
The Meshoppen Fire Department is composed of approximately 70 active and social members (ALL VOLUNTEER, ALL THE TIME). Approximately 40 of these members are active fire, rescue, and E.M.S. personnel who are dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work. The Meshoppen Fire Department provides emergency medical services to Meshoppen Borough and Township, Auburn Twp, and Braintrim Twp. We provide fire and rescue services to Meshoppen Borough and Twp, Washington Twp, and parts of Auburn Twp. Our volunteers are highly trained and certified in many areas of expertise which include, but are not limited to, fire suppression, vehicle rescue, rope rescue, rural search and rescue, swift water rescue, heavy rescue, hazardous materials operations, and R.I.T. (downed firefighter rescue). We are also licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health/Bureau of E.M.S. to provide Basic Life Support ambulance services. Due to our vast array of expertise and state of the art, it is not uncommon for Station 2 to be requested for assistance in the furthest reaches of Wyoming County and even into neighboring counties. We invite you to stop by and visit the station for a tour of the equipment!
History of the Meshoppen Fire Department.
Currently a few members are working on tracing the history of the Meshoppen Fire Dept. Hopefully after searching through old department documents and the contents of the first known firehouse in town we will learn more about our history.
We did find out some very interesting things about the history of the Meshoppen Fire Dept. At one time there were two fire departments in Meshoppen Boro. "Defender Hose" was located where the old fire house stands today, "Relay Hook and Ladder" was located somewhere in the area of Canal St. We still have the hose cart from Defender Hose Co. from the 1900s. Also, where the old fire house stands today is a concrete block that reads "19 DEFENDER HOSE 03". These are just a few of the highlights found on our search for some history.
Below are pictures of past apparatus
Old Engine unknown location.
Old tanker unknown location
Old Engine Currently privately owned in Scranton
Old Engine 5, Now owned by Mehoopany fire.
No information available at this time.