The A.F. Dobler Hose & Ladder Co. consists strictly of volunteers who are always ready to commit their time and life to help both Girard and the surrounding communities. Dobler Hose is located within the Borough of Girard in Erie County, Pennsylvania. We serve not only the borough, but a large portion of Girard Township and its surrounding areas for mutual aid when needed. The A.F. Dobler Hose and Ladder Co. specializes in an extensive range of emergency situations including, but not limited to fires, vehicle accidents, emergency medical services, technical rescue, and much more. Our mission is to protect both the lives and property of those in and around our community!
Over this past weekend July 16 our Jr. Firefighters attended a competition in King of Prussia, Pa near Philadelphia the boys competed in 2 events although the were unsuccessful in the single elimination competition their combined times were good enough to give them the overall trophy. All judges commented on the positive attitude and the level of performance our boys displayed, so please if you see Cody Meyer, Tyler Adams, or Noah Maloney shake their hand, congratulate them and let them know how proud we all are of their accomplishment.
Registration for the 2016 Annual Color Run 5k is now open. Sign up now to save 20% on registrations or sign up a team of 4 or more to save $5 per person!
Come and enjoy a fun day in Support of the A.F. Dobler Hose & Ladder Co. Enjoy a Colorful Festival and 5K Run! You will enjoy the festivities and getting covered in Color while you support the Fire Fighters Dobler Hose!
After the Run Come enjoy the Festival with Music, Games, Food, Swag, and More COLOR!!
Saturday, June 18th 2016 - Registration opens 9am
A.F. Dobler Hose & Ladder Co. - 37 Walnut St.
Sign Up Includes
Ages 0-4 = Free
Ages 5-10 = $15.00
Ages 10 and Up = $35.00
*Groups of 4 or more receive $5.00 off per participant!
For more information see the link below.
The A.F. Dobler Hose & Ladder Co. is proud to announce that we will be sending our Junior Firefighters to a competition in Philadelphia, Pa July 15-17. The boys will be participating in two timed events, one being a donning (putting gear on) competition and the other a hose roll event. The expense of this trip will be offset by fundraising and donations. The first fundraiser will be a spaghetti dinner held at the fire station on April 30th from 5pm to 8 pm, the cost is $8 per adult and $5 per child 12 and under. We hope to see all of you there. We will during the dinner have a donning demonstration from the boys.
The evenings menu:
Spaghetti w/ salad and Italian Bread
dessert will be a choice of chocolate or vanilla cupcake w/ frosting
We would like to thank the following for donations:
The Barracks Tavern - Noodles / Parmesan Cheese
members of A.F. Dobler Hose & Ladder Co. - Time and salad dressing
Additional donations are being accepted please contact Junior Advisor Mike Adams with any questions at 814-860-0865 or call the station and leave a message at 814-774-8218.
The American Red Cross and Local West County
Fire Departments Partner for Fire Safety Campaign
Free Smoke Alarms Available
In need of a smoke detector? Click Here!
West County, Pa. – The American Red Cross will partner with local fire departments to distribute smoke alarms in Girard and Lake City this spring. Residents without working smoke alarms can call or register through their local fire department. Firefighters will contact residents to make an appointment at their homes to install free smoke alarms.
According to local Fire Officer Jeff Gadley, working smoke alarms double the chance of surviving a home fire. “Having working smoke alarms can save lives and reduce injuries and damages due to fires in the home. While the alarms will not prevent fires, they do give residents a chance to get out of their homes safely and call 911 for immediate assistance.” Fire Officer Gadley said.
The national Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign with the goal of reducing deaths and injuries from home fires by 25 percent in five years. Smoke alarms cut the risk of death from a fire in half, and is the reason the Red Cross and fire departments are working together to install fire alarms and teach people about fire safety.
The free smoke alarms will be provided by the Red Cross and installed by the firefighters so homeowners can be assured that the alarms are installed correctly in the proper locations. The alarms are of the dual-type which detect both fast and slow-moving fires and have a ten-year battery to increase their useful life.