Welcome to Amity Fire Rescue

Amity Fire & Rescue Proudly Protects The Townships Of Amity, And The Southern Half Of Douglass, Located In Historic And Beautiful Berks County, Pennsylvania. Both Townships Are Mostly Rural With Several Medium Density Developments, A Combined Area Of Approximately 25 Square Miles And Population Of About 14,000. Two Major Highways Run Through Our Area, PA State Rt. 422, A Four Lane High Volume Artery And PA State Rt. 662. Calls Presently Average 400+ Per Year.

Burn Ban Lifted
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 
Due to recent rainfall, the Amity Township Fire Marshal has lifted the burn ban placed into effect on May 26th. It is permissible to burn outdoors so long as one remains in compliance with ordinance that governs open burning.

Thank you for your cooperation during the burn ban.

Burn Ban Issued
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 
Amity Township is under a burn ban. The Township's Fire Marshal has determined that the dry conditions increase the potential for fires to spread and cause damage to properties.

Propane, charcoal, or natural gas grills are the only approved open flame source to be used outdoors during the burn ban. Indoor fireplaces may also be used during the ban.

We will advise everyone when the ban is lifted.

Who's ready for a Carnival?
Friday, February 27, 2015 
The dates are set and so are we! If you haven't liked us on facebook yet, then what are you waiting for? Go to our facebook page, like it, adjust your settings and make sure you are receiving the notifications and you'll know all about the upcoming carnival. Below are a few links to get to us more easily!

Carnival Website

Fire Co. Facebook Page

Carnival Facebook Page

Happy Veteran's Day!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 
Happy Veteran's Day to those that serve and have served in our Country's Military. You have supplied us with the freedoms that we have today. Thank You!

Don't Forget to Fall Back This Weekend
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 
This weekend is the weekend to change your clocks, but is also a good weekend to change the batteries in your smoke detectors too! The process only takes a few minutes but means all the difference in an emergency.

Amity Fire Company's 1st Fire Chief passes.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
It is with deepest sorrow that the Amity Fire Company announces the death of John Prinizinger. John passed away on October 14, 2014 surrounded by his family at the age of 96. He was a lifetime member of the fire company and was the first Fire Chief when the organization was founded in 1961.  Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family. As our Company morns we ask that you please keep his family in your prayers.

Quoit Tournament Scheduled for Sat. Nov 1st
Thursday, September 18, 2014 
Our 3rd Annual Quoit Tournament will be on Saturday Nov. 1st.  Team fee is $40 and that includes AT LEAST 5 games and beer/food for the day.  We encourage others to come and join the event.  Spectators can purchase a ticket to enjoy the beer and food for the day also.  Registration begins at 9:30am and first game starts at 10am.  This is an all day event, so feel free to stop by and check out what quoits are all about!  All proceeds benefit the Amity Fire Company Truck Fund. 

Please visit our event website for all information.

Quoit Tournament Website
2014 Official Tournament Flyer
   2014 Official Tournament Flyer
2013 Winning Team
   2013 Winning Team
Remembering 9/11
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
To the 343 and all those innocent who lost their lives on 9/11/2001...

Live Fire at the Burn Building
Sunday, September 7, 2014 
On Sunday, September 7th the company took part in a live fire exercise at the Berks County Fire Training Center. The burn building is a class A fire training site and is able to simulate heavy fire, smoke and realistic heat conditions to that which we would face in normal real world scenarios. Members were involved in 6 evolutions and everyone had gained some great practical experience. Thank you to the site facilitators for keeping the fires HOT and the air cylinders full!

Struck Gas Line on Shadybrooke Dr
Monday, August 4, 2014 
At 0824hrs, Stations 49 & 6 were dispatched to Shadybrooke Drive for a gas line that was struck by a contractor installing a fire hydrant.  Crews from 49 & 6 stood by until UGI was able to safely cap the leak.  As a precaution there were a few residences and businesses that were evacuated.  However, the weather was a cooperating factor and due to the wind direction, a majority of the gas was being vented in the direction of an empty field.  Therefore, the evacuations were very limited.  We would like to thank Amity Township PD for assisting with notifications and evacuations which allowed us to remain on scene to provide protective services.

2 MVAs On Saturday Morning
Saturday, July 12, 2014 07:25
Amity Fire Rescue responded to 2 MVAs on Saturday morning, the first coming in at ~7:25am and the second at ~10:36am. The first accident involved a flat bad truck near the intersection of 662 and 422, the second involved several vehicles near the intersection of Nicholson and 622. 2 patients were taken to the hospital after crews were in-service with hydraulic tools to extricate the patients. For more information click the link for the Pottstown Mercury below: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140713/two-women-hospitalized-after-3-vehicle-crash

MVA - With Injuries on 562 (Near Yellow House)
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 06:34
Crews from Company 49 responded to a motor vehicle accident on 562 in the area of Yellow House this morning at 0634. Two vehicles were involved. Crews arrived on scene and assisted EMS with patient care. Both patients were taken to area hospitals; one of the two were taken by helicopter. For more information, tune into WFMZ.com. (Photos courtesy of Captain 49)

Apparatus Page
Monday, July 7, 2014 
Have you clicked the Apparatus Link lately? Do so to check out the new photos of our fleet.

Earl Township - Structure Fire
Friday, July 4, 2014 11:24
The Amity Fire Company was one of many companies to respond to a structure fire reported on Friday Morning, July 4th. The incident happened in Earl Township in the area of Manatawny and Longview Roads. A Chief Office from the Earl Township Fire Company arrived on scene and indicated a working fire. Company 49 responded and assisted with all aspects of the blaze and remained on scene for several hours. Photo Credit: T. Neiswender & C. Johnson

Did You Visit The Carnival?
Friday, May 2, 2014 
If you attended the carnival or plan to in the next 2 days than please take a few moments after your experience to let us know how things went. We're always looking to improve, (whether its training with ropes, pumping water, cutting vehicles open to keep our skills sharp) and our Carnival is no exception. Help us understand what went right and what we can do better. The link to the survey below will only take 2-3 minutes to complete (10 questions) and your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Click here to take survey

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