Fire Protection

Career Firefighters


East Whiteland Township employs 10 fulltime and 10 part-time career Firefighter/EMTs working 24/7/365 covering both Fire and Ambulance responses to supplement the Volunteer Firefighter/EMTs in the fire station located at the corner of Mill Lane and Route 401. These career personnel assist the volunteers with emergencies, public safety education, training and maintenance of the building and vehicles.
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Volunteer Firefighters


The East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Association, Chester County Station 5, is a combination department located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. East Whiteland provides Fire, Rescue, Basic Life Support EMS, HazMat, and Fire-Police services to East Whiteland Township and a portion of Charlestown Township. The company is also a "first due" EMS provider to part of neighboring West Whiteland Township.  Our first due coverage area includes the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 202, Route 401, Route 30, Immaculata University, a number of corporate centers, and numerous residential areas. In addition to handling emergencies in the community, members of East Whiteland provide Public Safety Education to schools and other community organizations.

All of our units are dispatched through the Chester County Department of Emergency Services via the 9-1-1 Call Center located in West Chester, PA and operate on a trunked 800Mhz radio system. With a variety of pre-planning and automatic mutual aid from our neighboring fire companies, East Whiteland is always prepared.

Become a Volunteer Member


The company thrives on an active membership constituting of Firefighters, EMTs, Special Fire-Police Officers. These members are proud volunteers, and dedicate countless hours to serving and protecting our community. The company is always looking for motivated individuals who are 16 years of age or older who want to serve their community and make a difference. To find out more about the specific opportunities available, please visit the How Do I Become a Member page of the East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Association's webpage.