Welcome to the Official Website for the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Company (JTVFC), Station 29, located in Mount Cobb, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Thank you for stopping by our site! Check back often because we are always adding new photos and information. We try to update the incident log, run photos and schedule of events as often as possible.
Jefferson Township is located in Lackawanna County, Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 10 minutes outside of Scranton. Our coverage area composes 34 square miles of rural terrain populated by 3,608 residents. We cover a busy six mile stretch of Interstate 84. Since we began serving the residents of Jefferson Township and surrounding areas, our call volume have been increasing and a steady rate. We provide Fire Suppression and Rescue Service to the second largest township in Pennsylvania, Jefferson Township, with our fleet of one Rescue Pumper, one Engine, one Brush Truck and one Tanker.
The Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Company was formed in _______, housing its daily operations out of a small 2 bay garage located next to Smokin' Joe's Meats & Deli on Mount Cobb Road at the intersection with Cortez Road. The company began serving the citizens of Jefferson Township with a fleet of __________________. Ambulance coverage was also provided by the Jefferson Township Fire Company until 1986 when the Jefferson Township Ambulance Association was formed. Today basic ambulance service is still provided by the Jefferson Township Ambulance. We'd like to remind township residence that the Jefferson Township Fire Company & Jefferson Township Ambulance are two separately funded organizations who both maintain their own books and records. Improvements continued to be made to the fire company with the purchase and renovation of the old Strachbein's Hardware Store in 1999 to accommodate the increasing size and demands on today's emergency services. The move across the street proved to be a major update for the company allowing the building to comfortably house three large bays, an office area, crew room, meeting room, restrooms, commercial kitchen and air conditioned banquet hall available for rent year round occasions. The fire company again underwent renovations in 2015 with refacing of the exterior of the building to give it the current look.
Over the years we have also begun to update our fleet of apparatus to meet the demands of today's emergencies. In 2003 we purchased the first brand new apparatus for the company, a 2003 Ferrara Rescue-Pumper that served as our first due apparatus on all motor vehicle accidents and structure fires. In October of 2006 we were grateful to receive a FEMA grant in the amount of $238,000 to replace our 1981 International Tanker. In August of 2007 the company received even more good news in that we received another FEMA grant in the amount of $275,000 to replace our 1973 Engine. We were the first department in the country to receive two apparatus grant awards, two years in a row. These awards proved to be a benefit to the residence of the township, allowing us to still provide our services without any major tax increases that may have been needed if these grants were not received due to the rapid deterioration of our equipment. In 2014 we replaced our 1986 Brush Truck with a 1993 Ford F-350 Brush Truck. In 2017 we purchased a 2003 Command Vehicle to be used for nuisance calls, incident command, transporting firefighters to and from training classes and official fire company business.
We are members of theNorth Pocono Fire & Rescue Association.
We currently are dispatched on a frequency of 154.3100 and operate on the Lackawanna County Black Frequency (151.06250).