About Us

Monroe Fire Company is a 100% volunteer organization which proudly provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the more than 5,500 people living in Monroe Township, Cumberland County.

Founded in 1937 as the Williams Grove Fire Company, and with roots dating as far back as 1860, Monroe Fire Company operates out of a single fire station located just outside the Village of Churchtown. The fire company’s fleet of vehicles consists of an engine, tanker, mini-pumper, brush, and utility vehicle; as well as three chief’s vehicles and two water rescue boats.

Monroe Fire Company answers more than 250 incidents each year including non-emergency public assistance incidents, water rescues, vehicle rescues, and building fires. Our 26.5 sq-mile first-due area includes rural farmland, residential developments, the Appalachian Trail, mountain trails, a Class I railroad, and the Yellow Breeches Creek.

Fire Company Officers (Updated 1/17/14)

2018 Company Officers

2018 Administrative Officers President – Mark Farrell Vice President – Jon Kugler Treasurer – Donna March Secretary – Cambria Baish Ass’t Secretary – Jonathan Anschutz 2018 Operations Officers Fire Chief – David A. Heckert Deputy Chief – Mark Farrell Assistant Chief – Christopher Wilkening Captain – Vacant Fire Police Captain – Jeremy Zeigler Fire Police Lieutenant– Dave Connors

Birthday Parties

Monroe Fire Company offers a birthday party program for our community residents.  The program may feature the following (as time and weather permits): Visit from our fire engine and several fire fighters Fire engine tour/ride Fire prevention program geared toward children Free gifts The cost of the program is free; however, donations are accepted, but not …

Monroe Fire Co History

Editors Note: The following text is from “Hands Willing to Serve: A History of the Fire Companies in Monroe Township” by Jacob L. Heisey published in Historic Monroe Township: A collection of articles and images illuminating various aspects of our community’s past by the Monroe Township Historical Society. Preface For one to better understand this …