About us

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

 

PAST CHIEFS

            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

1988-91                 1992-96

 

Saturday, November 12th, 2022
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On Thursday morning Station 2 and Tanker 3 were dispatched to the Harvest Moon Trailer Court for a reported shed fire. A member for station 2 arrived on scene and found a 12x18 shed well involved with...
Saturday, October 29th, 2022
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Station 2 was dispatched to Palmer Industrial Rd, Appellation Construction Services, for a investigation. It was reported that the dust collection unit had a fire and was believed to be out.Units arri...
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
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On Wednesday December 22, 2021 the Woodward Twp. VFC and other mutual aid companies were dispatched at 04:36 on working box 2-1 for an unknown type fire in the 7800 Blk of N Route 220. First arriving ...
Monday, April 14th, 2014
Penndot and Gannet-Fleming will be a public meeting at the Woodward Twp. Vol. Fire Co. on April 16th, 2014 from 6-8 PM regarding the proposed changes to Route 220 Hwy. in Woodward and Piatt townships....
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Squad 2 arrived lights and sirens at Zachary Bonislawski's birthday party at the request of his parents. Hopefully a future firefighter in the making!
Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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Squad 2 with Engine 10 during the 2013 LLWS.
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