Rose Tree Fire Company & Media Fire Company EMS
All residents and businesses in Upper Providence Township will receive two fund drive mailings. One from Rose Tree Fire Company No. 1 for the Fire Fund Drive and one from Media Fire Company EMS for the EMS Fund Drive.
Rose Tree Fire Company No. 1
Rose Tree Fire Company No. 1 located at 1275 North Providence Road in Upper Providence Township serves and provides all the residents, businesses, commuters, employees in the township with free Fire and Rescue protection. We send out a fund drive mailing each year to all of the residents and businesses. A resident or business may receive up to 3 fund drive mailings a year if they do not respond to the first one. If they respond to the first fund drive mailing then do not receive the reminder fund drive mailings. Where if we do not receive a donation from a resident or business by the middle of the year we send out a reminder fund drive mailing to them in case they missed the first fund drive mailing or forgot to donate.
Now these fund drive mailings are just a donation request and they are not required to pay but we do appreciate any amount that is donated to us as we are a 100% volunteer non-profit fire company which we are able to continue to serve the township through everyone's generous donations, fundraiser, and grants we receive. Without them, we would not be able to continue providing the best possible service to the township without adding extra cost to the residents, businesses, and township.
Donations received are used to fund our operating budget and capital expenses. It helps to pay for utilities, building maintenance, vehicle repairs, portable equipment, protective gear, and training, just to name a few. Since we do not charge for our services, our all-volunteer organization relies on your donations.
Media Fire Company EMS
Media Fire Company EMS located at 11 South Jackson Street in Media Borough provides free Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to all the residents, businesses, commuters, employees in Upper Providence Township since they have an ambulance and paramedic service. Rose Tree Fire Company No. 1 does not provide that service. Media Fire Company EMS does send out an EMS fund drive mailing each year to all residents and businesses in the Township. If a resident donates to the Media's EMS Fund Drive any cost that the insurance company does not cover Media Fire Company EMS covers. If the resident does not donate then Media Fire Company EMS bills the remaining balance to the resident that the insurance company does not cover.
Now these fund drive mailings are just a donation request and they are not required to pay but they do appreciate any amount that is donated to continue providing the best possible EMS service to Upper Providence Township without adding extra cost to the residents, businesses, and township.
The donation allows the EMS service to maintain the highest possible service to our residents. Equipment and training are continuously being advanced and updated. The Media Fire Company EMS service provides 2 basic life support ambulances and an advanced life support unit available to our residents 24 hours a day.
Donations & Volunteering
Most Fire and EMS companies in PA and across the country are fully 100% volunteer nonprofit Charitable Organizations that rely on donations to continue serving their residents and businesses. Fire and EMS services continue to dwindle in PA and across the county and it becomes harder and harder for organizations to stay afloat as donations are down, grants amounts are down, and recruiting new members is challenging. All organizations are always looking for new members in any area. A Lot of people think joining a fire or ems company is not for them but it's just not firefighting.
All Fire and EMS organizations are run just like any other business and help is always needed in: firefighting, EMTs, Legal aspects, Secretarial duties, Information Technology, Accounting, Photography, Cleaning, Book/recording keeping, Social Media, Organizing, recruitment, grant writing, fundraisers, etc. are just a few. The areas are endless. That being said we would love to work with you with your fundraising ideas!