Somewhere between the smoky scene of a spectacular fire, the soggy sight of a flooded basement, the misery-filled moments of a rescue squad call or the tricky trip to a building for an elevator block with nervous office girls trapped in it and calling for help, you were sure to have met a most unusual guy called a fire fighter. Armed with ladders, hose, masks, rope, power tools or other awesome... read more
Become a Member
A volunteer in the Crafton Volunteer Fire Department begins with an application, interview and a physical exam (at the expense of the department). Upon successful completion, you will be brought on to the department as a Probationary Member. Residents of the communities of Crafton, Rosslyn Farms and Thornburg, over the age of 16, are welcome to join as a Crafton Volunteer Firefighter or an... read more
The beginning of fire protection in the borough of Crafton dates back to 1889. At this time, the protection consisted of a bucket brigade. Each man was to respond to the alarm with a bucket of water, use the water sparingly, and then secure more water wherever possible. Many amusing stories are associated with the bucket brigade. There was the night, for example, that a minister responded to the... read more
What is a Firefighter?
Somewhere between the smoky scene of a spectacular fire, the soggy sight of a...
Become a Member
A volunteer in the Crafton Volunteer Fire Department begins with an...
The beginning of fire protection in the borough of Crafton dates back to 1889....
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