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.


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2015 Line Officers
Thursday, January 1, 2015 
Congratulations to the 2015 Line Officers. Chief Mike Byrne Deputy Chief John Bannon First Assistant Chief Jim Smith Second Assistant Chief Scott Wisner Captain Brandon Smith Captain Andrew Bannon Lieutenant Bill Cardwell Chief Engineer Damien D'Orazio Assistant Engineer John Easby

Santa Claus coming to town
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 18:00
. Its that time of year again when Santa Claus makes an early visit to Upper Chichester and takes a ride on the fire trucks. Starting Dec. 20th from 6pm-9pm and Dec 21st from 1pm till we are done. Also in case of rain, we will continue Monday the 22nd. Remeber to listen for Santa these nights . any questions contact the station at (610) 494-9742

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

Dine to Donate at Texas Road House
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Reliance will be doing a Dine to Donate fundraiser at the Texas Road House on Route 1 in Concordville. Members will be there with tags to give to your server to help us to raise money for new equipment. There will also be a raffle for a basket filled with goods from Texas Road House such as gift cards and more. Please come and help support the fire company.

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.

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