The A.F. Dobler Hose & Ladder Co. is proud to announce the addition of Mr. James Gandley to the rank of Jr. Firefighter, we look forward to watching James grow into a well rounded firefighter.

James will be attending in house and state certified training throughout his time with Dobler Hose, James will also be going with the crew to Philadelphia to compete.

Welcome to the brotherhood James!!

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:


Italian Bread

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

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 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.

Rescue Engine 544

New Rescue Engine 544! We are excited to announce the purchase and delivery of 544! Volunteers have been working very hard towards getting this new apparatus in service! This is a huge upgrade to our fleet! Our volunteers are very proud to provide some of the best quality life saving equipment to the community! 544 is going to be scheduled for upgrades including cascade system install, Holmatro rescue tools install, equipment mounting, and more in the near future! We will announce when the new rescue engine is placed into service! Again Thank you very much to Girard Borough and other community supporters for your generous donations!

Our Address:
A.F. Dobler Hose & Ladder Co.
37 Walnut St.
Girard, PA, USA 16417
Contact Us:
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (814)-868-7911
Non-Emergency Station: (814)-774-8218

Incident History

Total Incidents:
2017: 454
2016: 853

2015: 849
2014: 852
2013: 856
2012: 762
2011: 713

Website Information

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