Jessup Hose Company #2
333 Hill Street
Jessup, PA 18434
Jessup Hose Company Number 2, Station 25, operates out of a 6 bay, 6,000 square foot facility built in 1983 by the company and expanded in 1997.
Station 25 provides primary fire, rescue, and basic life support (BLS) emergency medical services (EMS) to the nearly 5,000 residents of Jessup Borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Station 25 also cross-responds with the Blakely Borough Fire Department (Wilson Fire Company Station 20 and Blakely Hose Company Station 22) to any alarms in Blakely Borough. The company is also a charter member of the Lackawanna County Rescue Task Force #1, a countywide technical rescue team that operates as part of the Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency. The company provides members and equipment to the task force, as well as acting as the medical arm of the organization.
On average the company responds to 175 fire/rescue emergencies and 500 medical emergencies per year with another 20 non-emergency responses.
We own and operate a heavy duty rescue truck, a 2013 Custom KME 100" Predator (Rescue 25), and an engine, 1994 Sutphen 1500 gpm rescue/engine (Engine 25). We also operate a 2000 Ford F-450 forest/brush unit (Brush 25) that was converted into a fire apparatus by the members of the company. The Company also owns and operates two basic life support ambulances, a 2008 GMC Horton (Ambulance 25-8) and a 2016 Ford F-450 Road Rescue (Ambulance 25-9). We also operate Pump Trailer 25 that is used for flooding incidents in the area. We operate two off road vehicles which are a 2011 Polaris 6 x 6 ATV, an off-road vehicle with its transport trailer for accessing patients in the woods and along the streams within the borough, and a John Deere Gator 6x4.
Our active membership of 30 includes Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, First Responders, Fire Fighter 1’s, Basic Rescue Practices Technicians and Vehicle Rescue Technicians. Of these members, four are female Emergency Medical Technicians and two hold a company office. We also have an active Junior Firefighter program which acts as a feeder to our department.
The Company conducts in-house EMS training that is approved for continuing education credits by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and in-house fire/rescue training once a month and on average four state sponsored classes are held in the station each year.
Primary funding for our operations comes from resident envelope fund drives and other fundraisers such as an annual carnival and chicken barbecue. The Borough provides nominal funding from general tax revenues and insurance reimbursements and state and federal grants provide additional funds.
The Borough of Jessup lies near the geographic center of Lackawanna County and encompasses approximately 4,400 acres (6.8 square miles) with approximately 40% of the land area developed in residential, commercial and industrial uses. The population of the Borough as per the 2000 Census was 4,718 persons, approximately 40% over 65. 2009