The Gibraltar Fire Company No.1 was organized at a meeting in the Gibraltar Band Hall August 6,1923.

The company was chartered April 7,1924. The Original Fire House was completed December, 1924 at the cost of $4,825.00. During the past years extensive additions were made to the building, Such as the addition which was built in 1962 at a cost of $22,000. The addition provided space for additional equipment, kitchen facilities, and social quarters. During the same period of time the acquisition of additional ground and building increased the assets to the Fire Company well in excess of $100,000.00.

In 1992 the newest addition was started, the cost of the building would be $141,355.00. The Fire Company got a $100,000.00 mortgage. They had save the remaining $41,355.00. The mortgage, as of July, 2004 is now less than $18,000.00. The assets as of 2004 of the Gibraltar Fire Company are now in excess of $750,000.00.

On March 22, 2002 the IRS granted our application for a 501C3 status. Gibraltar Fire Company is now recognized as a charitable organization by the IRS.

On October 31st,2003, we proudly watched our E~One Rescue Pumper being backed into our engine house. Along with the addition of this truck, we also built a new Brush Jeep and a 86 GMC Brush Truck. In January, 2004, we were notified that FEMA had awarded us $225,000.00 towards the purchase of a 3,500 gal. Tanker/Pumper which was delivered May 2005.

Battle of the Barrel Time!!
3RD Annual Battle of the Barrel contest for 2014 is scheduled for August 9th after the annual lights and sirens parade. More info contact

Barrel contest and parade go over well
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The 2nd annual Battle of the Barrel and our 7th lights and sirens parade has come and gone. With over 50 trucks in the parade and a great Barrel contest every one had a good time and we want to THANK all the companies for participating. CONGRATULATIONS to Cressona fire company for taking first prize and the 750.00 prize money. ALSO, they where able to capture the champions challenge and pick up an additional 100.00. photos and finishing order to follow.

Entry forms coming back quickly for battle of the barrel
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Entry forms for this years battle of the barrel contest are coming in quicker than expected. Anyone who is thinking of doing this should not wait until parade day. We will post as soon as 32 entries have been received.

MVA on 568
Sunday, October 17, 201013:13
At 13:13 company 23 and 24 were disptched to Rt. 568 for a motorcycle accident with unknow injuries. Rescue 23 went responding and found one motorcycle into the guard rail, the rider was over the guard rail with a deep laceration. Companies assisted with the patient removel and EMS. Company cleard at 13:55

2nd Structure Fire for the Day
Saturday, October 16, 201018:48
At 18:48 company 23 was dispatched to assist company 24 on a oven fire. Rescue 23, Tanker 23 and Tanker23-1 went responding from Seyfert Dr. Rescue 23 assisted in ventalation and lighting. Company 23 was cleared at 19:21

Structure fire
Saturday, October 16, 201012:40
At 12:40 companies 23,24,70,25,7,6, were dispatched to 174 Seyferts Dr for a reported structure fire. PD got on location reporting a working fire. Rescue 23 andTanker 23went on location shortly after and went into service with 3 - 1 3/4 handline and a 2 1/2 handline. Companies worked to get the fire under control. Company 23 cleared at 19:21.

Kurtz mill rd. accident
Tuesday, October 12, 201023:03
At 23:03 companies 23,24and72 were dispatched to Kurtz Mill Rd for a motor vehicle accident. When companies got on location there was a vehicle down a 25ft embankment. The vehicle was sitting on a down oak tree and in a stream. Rescue 23 and Utiliy 24 helped with lighting and with getting the vehicle out of the stream and up the embankment. Companies cleared at 02:01

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