The Palmer Municipal Fire Department has been serving the Palmer Township Community for more then 35 years. We are a totally volunteer department with the exception of the Fire Commissioner who is an employee of the township. The buildings and equipment are fully funded by the taxpayers of the township with much of the safety equipment being purchased using Fireman's Relief funds.
Non-Emergency Activities and Department Information
45th Annual Banquet
The annual event was held on Saturday, May 21 at the Lotus Conference Center-Hampton Inn, Lower Nazareth. Approximately 100 people were in attendance.
The annual Fire Department memorial scholarships were awarded to two area students.Junior Cadet Camp
As part of the Palmer P.D. Junior Cadet Camp the Fire Department held a fire/safety talk for the 25 cadets at Fire Station I. Topics of discussion were, Home Safety Plans, calling 911, “get out, stay out”, and a brief history of the fire department.
Cadets where then given a tour of the fire station and the equipment911 Remembrance
In remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of 911, the City of Easton invited the area Police, Fire, and EMS organizations to Scott Park in the City on Sunday, September 11, 2011 to honor all emergency personnel.
Mayor Sal Panto, Councilmen from Easton and local politicians were part of the ceremony. A Certificate of Commendation was presented to each department.Firemen's Relief Association MinutesThe minutes of the quarterly meeting of the Relief Association are now on the Member Only section of this web site beginning with the September 2011 meeting.Santa Toy Tour
For the third straight year Santa and several firefighters brought presents to 160 homes in the township.
Fire Department Donates to the Miracle League of Northampton County
May 25, 2012. The Board of Trustees of the Palmer Municipal Fire Department, on behalf of the membership, presented a check for $1000.00 to representatives of the Miracle League of Northampton County at the department’s 46th Annual banquet.
Pictured from left to right are MLNC board members Chuck Frantz, Bob Lammi, Debbi Young and Lisa Colver. From the Fire Department Board of Trustees are Emilio DeNisi, Mike Mancino (Chairman), Mike Simko, Keith Soltis, Kenny McPherson.PMFD Receives Donation of Pet Oxygen Masks
Anita Patterson from LVCART delivered 2 pet O2 masks on Monday, June 18, 2012 complete with a training video. The masks where put in service on engine 2711 and 2712.
The donations were made possible through the kindness of Nikki Carr (wife of Assistant Chief Andy Carr) and money raised for LVCART.
In the picture Assistant Chief Andy Carr demonstrates the mask on his dog Harley.Former Captain Passes
David E. Tobias passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012. Dave was very active in the fire department in Riegelsville, PA before moving to Palmer Township.
Dave was a past Captain in Fire Station II as well as a past President of the Relief Association.
In the picture Nancy Run Fire Co. (1421) and P.M.F.D. (2721) form an “arch” across Greenwood Ave. at Grove St. for the funeral procession to pass under.Santa Delivered to the Palmer Park Mall
On Saturday, November 17th the Palmer Municipal Fire Department made their annual delivery to the Palmer Park Mall. Santa rode atop the ladder truck that was part of a parade down route 248 to the main entrance to the mall.
A large crowd of children and parents was on hand to great Santa.PMFD Stands by for EAHS Bonfire 2012
On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 18 Volunteers did a stand by for the annualBonfire at Easton Area High School. Beautiful weather and a good crown made for a good evening.4th Annual Toy Run
Cold temperatures, wind, and snow flurries made a perfect setting for the 2012 Palmer Municipal Fire Department Toy Run. 18 firefighters and 7 pieces of apparatus made their way through the township delivering 370 gifts to over 200 houses.
Young and old stood on street corners and looked through windows to catch a glimpse of Santa and all of his helpers on the fire truck.
7 hours later all was calm, all was bright in Palmer Township.
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Department of Public Welfare (DPW) announced that a disaster distress hotline is available to help citizens cope with stress stemming from severe weather and power outages that are expected to last several days. For the full details please click here.