Welcome to Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Company website. The company was founded on February 23rd 1948. Our primary coverage areas are Woodward and Anthony Townships in Lycoming County, PA. We provide fire, rescue and EMS services. We have a rapid intervention team that serves many local municipalities. We run one brush truck and a UTV to respond to brush and forest fires though out the area. Our primary piece of apparatus is Squad 2. This holds all our rescue and firefighting equipment. We have a full compliment of Hurst e-Draulic Rescue tools and rope rescue equipment on that truck. Tanker 2 has 3000 gallons of water, our main water source since we do not have any fire hydrants.
Our primary source of income is from running Bingo. The department is also supported by a fire tax in Woodward and Anthony Townships. We have numerous other types of fundraisers throughout the year to include tractor pulls and flea markets. We also rent our social hall out for special functions and auctions.
Notable Moments in department history
February 9, 1948 - 45 men met in Linden to discuss the possibility of starting a volunteer fire company in our Community.
February 23, 1948 - 65 men of the township met in the Linden school to form a Fireman’s Organization. The charter was formed this day and the first officers were elected.
November, 1948 - First bingo game held.
February 28, 1949 - The Charter was closed a year and five days later.
November 23, 1948 - First bingo game was held.
December 3, 1948 - the old East Linden Schoolhouse was purchased.
1949 - First Engine was purchased
October 1950 - a new building was erected
1958 - Fire House was dismantled for new Highway 220
1959 - present building was built
October 15 1955 - the 1st mortgage was burned
1979 - Engine bay built on to firehouse
August 1993 - 1st Hovercraft purchased
January 19, 1996 Hover 2 was destroyed during a rescue operation on Lycoming Creek.
November, 1998 - The fire departments first website went online. The first URL was woodward.billtown.com, a few years later the domain name of woodwardfire.com was purchased. The first host was billtown.com, then the site spent several years hosted at bizland.com. In May of 2008 the site came into the age of web 2.0 moving to yourfirstdue.com as a host.
JUNE 2001 - Took delivery of squad 2
October 2004 - Took Delivery of 2005 Ford Central States Brush Truck
Mike Harsch Art Dutter William Carpenter Richard Fulcrod
1949 1950-53 & 1961-75 1954-55 1956
Richard Mchale James Arvin Don Benn Scott Scruggs
1957-60 1976-77 1978-85 1986-87
Richard Sherretz Keith Blair