Reliance Hook and Ladder Co. #1 is part of the Upper Chichester Fire Department located 15 miles southeast of Philadelphia, PA. The department is made up of three volunteer fire companies - each station operating with its own budget. Reliance serves as the truck company for Upper Chichester Township, but is not limited to Truck Company Operations.


Reliance Fire Company Photo of The Day

Jimmy & Keith finally caught something

Hung Jury Band Playing live
Friday, November 21, 2014
Tickets are now on sale for the HUNG JURY Band tickets are $20.00 per person and will include: beer wine soda & food. Cash Bar will be available. Don't miss out on this event!

For tickets please call Robin McGhee at 302-246-0078. You can also contact Brandy via Facebook. You can Visit their site at

Applebee's Fundraiser
We will be have a Dine to Donate at the Applebee's in Aston which 10% of dinner sale will go to Reliance. Please come out and support our firehouse. All you have to do is print out a copy of our flyer and give it to your server when paying your check.

Applebee's Flyer
Fire Prevention Week
The officers and members want to remind everyone to change your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries when changing your clocks back. It is also a good time to practice your 2 escape routes out of your home in case of an emergency and have a meeting place for everyone to meet. Remember to Stop, Drop, and Roll when your clothes catch o fire.

Tower 61 cover sta 63
Friday, September 12, 2014 1730
On Thursday, the Tower with a crew of 4 covered station 63 along with Rescue 40, while they had there carnival . The Tower covered from 1730 until 2130. The Tower and Rescue 40 took in one call at approx. 1740 hrs. to assisted Chester Heights as the RIT for a building fire. The Tower and Recuse 40 stood by for approx. 10 mins before being released back to sta 63. Thank you to Green Ridge for having us.

Tower 61 get a face lift
Friday, September 12, 2014 1730
After three weeks Tower 61 has come back to the station from the body shop we would like to thank the guys at northeast auto for the job well done they did .

Bathroom fire at Taco Bell
Friday, August 1, 2014
At 1732 hrs, fire companies were dispatch to the Taco Bell on the Conchester for a building fire. Tower 61 went responding right after dispatch with a crew of 4. 61-9 arrived on location, followed by Tower 61, with nothing showing. Crew from the Tower entered the building to find a smoke condition in the bathroom, and a small fire inside. Tower 61's crew quickly extinguished the fire and the call was held to the Tower and Engine 40 for ventilation. Firefighters remained on location awaiting the fire marshal.

Tying the knot...
Bubba and Bekah
   Bubba and Bekah
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 
Captain Brandon "Bubba" Smith and FF/EMT Rebekah Childs publicly announced their engagement. Bubba and Bekah are planning to be married on 12-13-14! Congrats to both of them and best wishes for a happy future together.

Will Lee returns
Yoshi and his family
   Yoshi and his family
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 
William Lee, aka Yoshi, has just finished a 30 day leave from the Marines, and returned to Camp Lejeune last evening. A bunch of members met for dinner at the firehouse, which was prepared by Deputy Chef (or Chief) Mike Bannon, last evening to wish Yoshi a farewell! While Yoshi was on leave, he was able to make 33 calls. Yoshi has 13 months months left until he will be discharged. Hopefully Yoshi will be joining us in November for our banquet.

61 House to West Chester Burn Tower
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Today the Crews from 61 spent the day at the West Chester Burn Building Number One. Crews practiced Handline advancement into the building, Basement Fires, Stairway Advancement and different styles of fire attack. Crews also deployed Ground ladders. Great job to everyone operating at the training tower.

President Bender Run For Boston
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 
The Officers and Members of Reliance would like to congratulate our President Steve Bender on completing his segment of One Run For Boston. It is a run across the US helping to raise money for the victims who were involved in the Boston marathon bombing. Bender us here back home are proud of you and your support in this cause!

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One Run For Boston made running history by becoming the first ever non-stop relay to run across America from Los Angeles to Boston.

Over 2000 runners helped complete the 3300 mile journey.  They raised $91,000 for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and an inspirational running community was born.

One Run For Boston was set up by three British runners who wanted to show their support for those impacted by the bombings.  They had no idea if the relay would work, let alone take off in the extraordinary way that it did.

One Run For Boston became a symbol of hope and positivity that inspired a powerful grassroots movement that continues to unite the running community. 

In 2014 One Run For Boston returns to blaze an even brighter trail across America

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